2023 Columbia Basin Trust Resident Directed Grants
The Community Initiatives Grant Program has a new name! "Resident Directed Grants (ReDi)"
Regional Districts and Indigenous Partners within the Columbia Basin deliver the Trust’s ReDi Grant program, formally known as the Community Initiatives Program (CIP) on behalf of the Trust (Columbia Basin Trust).
ReDi grants support projects that benefit the broad community and public good through community-based decision-making and ensuring an opportunity for resident input on projects. This program is funded by the Trust and delivered in partnership with local governments and First Nations throughout the Basin. Funding decisions are made by delivery partners that are based on resident input.
The 2023 RDKB Application Intake Opens January 9, 2023
Go to Regional District of Kootenay Boundary ReDi Program application (ourtrust.org)
- Create a login (if you don’t have one already)
- Once you are logged in, you will be able to click the “Apply Now” button to begin testing.
- The top navigation bar will bring you to your drafts and submissions to edit or delete. These capabilities are available to each applicant.
- Check out the 2023 APPLICATION GUIDE - This guide identifies what types of projects are eligible and gives you important information on how to complete an application form.
- Check out the Worksheet
- The submission emails will go to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Organizations within the RDKB with a project that meets program criteria are welcomed to submit their application for ReDi Grant funding consideration from Areas A and Villages of Fruitvale and Montrose, Area B, City of Trail, City of Rossland, and Village of Warfield from January 9th to February 28th.
The Trust’s online application system allows you to apply to various programs offered by the Trust. You will need to create an account to access application forms, save drafts and submit completed forms. You have the option to use a worksheet to prepare your application entries and/or collaborate with others involved in your project. The worksheet is a Word document and will not be accepted as your application to the program. All of the questions you will be asked on the online application form are included on this worksheet.
Application Intake Deadline: February 28, 2023 at 4:00pm
All project funds must be spent as outlined in the approved proposal (application). The 2023 project is expected to be completed by June 30, 2024 and the final project financial report must be completed by December 31, 2024.
All successful applicants are required to, voluntarily and without reminders, submit a Project Financial Report (Schedule A) by December 31, 2024. Applicants need to use the current Schedule A or B that is available on the RDKB website.
Organizations approved for CIP Funding in years 2019-2021 with outstanding or incomplete Project Financial Reports or expired project extension authorizations as of December 31, 2022 will not be eligible for ReDi grants consideration for the 2023 intake period.
Final Financial Project Report (Schedule ‘A’) – 2023 ReDi projects and CIP projects 2022 and earlier
Organizations submit a final report to request final project funding. The intact pdf final report needs to include:
- Schedule A (the final financial report form)
- An expense summary listing, and
- legible copies of invoices displaying business name, date of purchase, and purchase details showing how the funding was spent
Interim Project Report (Schedule ‘B’)
Request for Funding Disbursement – CIP Funded Projects in 2022 and earlier
Organization can submit an interim report to:
- request interim funding
- provide a project status update
- request a project extension
Organizations with a project that won’t be completed during the project time period are advised to apply for a project extension well in advance of December 31st. The extension request must be submitted in writing and include details relating to project activity to-date, circumstances necessitating an extension, and the new anticipated completion date for the project. Extensions need to be authorized by the RDKB and are only for addition time to complete the project up to one (1) additional year.