2023 Columbia Basin Trust Resident Directed Grants
RDKB – Resident Directed Grants (ReDi)
Regional Districts and Indigenous Partners within the Columbia Basin deliver the Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) on behalf of the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT). The program is intended to be flexible and incorporate community based funding decisions in support of projects that provide additional value and benefits to the communities of the Basin.
Resident Directed Grants (ReDi) support projects that benefit the broad community and public good through community-based decision-making, ensuring an opportunity for resident input on projects.
The 2023 ReDi intake period welcomed project submissions from area organizations from January 9 to February 28, 2023. Fifty-seven (57) submissions were received by fifty-three (53) organizations requesting $396,193.29 in ReDi grant funding support.
During the month of March, resident input sessions were held in Area B, Beaver Valley (Area A, and Villages of Fruitvale and Montrose), City of Rossland, City of Trail, and Village of Warfield. Eligible organizations and community members were encouraged to promote and express their support for the fifty-five (55) eligible project submissions being presented for ReDi funding consideration.
2023 ReDi Grant Funding APPROVED April 12th 2023
The RDKB Board approved project submissions and funding recommendations as presented on April 12, 2023, please view the listing of approved projects.
Resident Directed Grants - 2023 RDKB Area Funding - Approved April 12 2023
ReDi Funding Agreements and Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) Applications:
All organizations will receive communications regarding project funding approval, funding agreements, and EFT application information.
All organizations with approved project submissions are required to sign a funding agreement for each project receiving ReDi funding.
The RDKB is pleased to be able to provide electronic funds transfer for ReDi grant payments. Instead of mailing a cheque, the RDKB will electronically transfer the payment to the organization’s bank account and will notify organizations via email that the bank deposit was made.
Conditions of Funding Disbursements:
Organizations are required to sign and return funding agreements and EFT applications to the attention of the RDKB ReDi Grant Liaison at firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com prior to disbursement of ReDi funding.
2023 approved project submissions will receive seventy-five percent (75%) of the approved funding value in May 2023 pending, receipt of a signed funding agreement and EFT application and, the balance of ReDi funding payable is subject to the completion of the project and submission of the final financial project report (Schedule A).
2023/2024 Project Timelines
The 2023/2024 project year will be recognized as April 13, 2023 to June 30, 2024 and the final reporting deadline is December 31, 2024.
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 needs to be received by December 31, 2024.
All successful applicants are required to, voluntarily and without reminders, submit a Project Financial Report (Schedule A) upon completion of their project or by December 31, 2024 (whichever comes first).
Organizations experiencing difficulty completing their project within the project time period are advised to submit an extension request well in advance of December 31st. Extension requests must be submitted in writing and provide details of circumstances necessitating the extension; use of ReDi funding to-date; project advancement plans; and the anticipated completion date.
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.