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CBT Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program

Grants to British Columbia Nonprofits, Schools, First Nations,
and Agencies in Eligible Regions to Benefit Local Communities

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Village of Valemount and Columbia Basin Trust (CBT)

Deadline Date:

02/20/20 12:00 PM


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Grants to British Columbia nonprofit organizations, registered schools, first nations, and local governments in eligible regions to benefit local communities. Funding is intended for specific projects that meet the needs of the public or add value to local neighborhoods. This program is intended to be flexible and incorporate community-based funding decisions. Project proposals must benefit either the Village of Valemount or the Fraser Fort George Regional District Rural Area H.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 150213

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Estimated Size of Grant:

There is no project maximum but note that the overall program budget is limited and there is an expectation that the program not be concentrated on a single project.

Term of Contract:

Proposals requesting multi-year funding will not be considered – if your project is expected to extend beyond December 31, 2020 it must be broken into phases and only the phase ending in December can be considered at this time. All project funds must be spent as outlined in the approved proposal and the project must be completed by December 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include registered organizations that are not-for-profit, first nations, registered schools, and local government. Any private sector proposal that comes forward must be sponsored by an eligible organization and must clearly demonstrate community benefits. If sponsored, the proposal and financial report must be submitted by the eligible organization on behalf of the sponsored group. An organization with an outstanding or incomplete Project Financial Report from a previous year is not eligible to submit a proposal until the outstanding or incomplete Project Financial Report is submitted to the Village of Valemount.

Project proposals must benefit either the Village of Valemount or the Fraser Fort George Regional District Rural Area H.

The Columbia Basin Trust Act requires that Trust funding not relieve any level of government of its normal obligations. Program funds should not be used to fund basic infrastructure activities that are normally funded through the government tax base such as roads, sewers, municipal water systems and fire protection. Proposals for small non-profit fire societies or volunteer fire brigades may be considered to be within the spirit of the Program where the fire protection is not provided, primarily funded or operated by government.

Operational costs are not eligible for funding except as described below. On-going operational costs are those costs which are intended to support staff positions and regular payments expected to be made by the organization to ensure the continuity of its operations. These include costs such as rent payments, utilities, levies, and other contractual obligations.
Exceptions to the guideline include:
- Projects to be undertaken by the organization for a designated period of time for no more than 3 years;
- Start-up costs for an organization, with a clear plan for on-going support of the operations in the future and that the time frame for the longer term operational funding is outlined in the proposal;
- Designated as emergency funding for a period of no more than the given calendar year. An organization applying for emergency funding for ongoing operational costs must: (i) include financial statements from the last three years, (ii) include proof of loss of expected/typical source(s) of funding, (iii) seek an amount of funds no greater than the amount of funds lost from other funding sources (plus inflation), and (iv) include a clear plan and time frame for seeking/applying for other sources of funding for subsequent years.

Pre-Application Information:

- The deadline for submission of proposals through the online application process is 12:00 pm on Thursday, February 20, 2020.
- The community meeting will be held on March 8, 2020 to present the proposals to the public.
- Between March 12, 2020 and March 16, 2020, the Village of Valemount Community Initiatives Committee will review and make recommendations on the applications.
- On March 24, 2019 the Village of Valemount Council will make the final funding decisions. Applicants will then be advised of the Council’s decision.

Applicants are encouraged to seek funding from other sources to assist with their projects and not to rely solely on Columbia Basin Trust funding.

If your application includes a power point presentation for the public input night, you must mail or deliver the USB stick with the prepared presentation to the Village office within one week following the application deadline.

Applicants are required to attend the community meeting to provide a brief, oral overview of their proposal and answer questions. The public will then have an opportunity to vote on each proposal. If you are presenting a PowerPoint you must include it on a memory stick within one week of the application deadline.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

To apply online, click here:

Krista Etty
Grant Clerk
Village of Valemount
Tel. 250.566.4435
Fax 250.566.4249

Mailing Address
Village of Valemount
Box 168
Valemount, BC V0E 2Z0

Grant Coverage Areas:

Village of Valemount or the Fraser Fort George Regional District Rural Area H

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