By David F. Rooney
There was a full house at the Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Program (CIP/AAP) meeting last week as members of Revelstoke’s non-profit groups gathered to hear about the 50 projects seeking a share of the $384,056 available through the Columbia Basin Trust.
A complete list of the projects is available below. They range from the Minor Ball Association’s request for $37,000 for improvements to the Centennial Park ball fields, to $2,990 for upgrades to the Trout Lake Internet Society’s equipment. All told, the projects had an estimated value of $1,984,996 and the funding requests amounted to $745,609.
The Community Initiatives and Affected Areas Programs (CIP/AAP) — the Trust’s oldest programs — support projects identified as priorities within individual communities.
While the City administers the available money, members of the groups seeking a share all have a say in the outcome. The only people who attend the annual meeting are members of the non-profits in question and at the conclusion of the meeting they vote via secret ballot for the Top 10 projects. Those votes are taken into consideration by the committee that determines which projects get how much. Most projects — but by no means all — do receive some money.
The committee’s decision will be released in about a month.