Press Releases

State Seeks Nominees for Recreation and Tourism Award

NEWS RELEASE:  For Immediate Release Contact: Laurie McConnell Idaho Tourism 208.287.0781 laurie.mcconnell@tourism.idaho.gov State Seeks Nominees for Recreation and Tourism Award Lifetime Achievement Award winner will be selected by the Governor BOISE, Idaho (July 20, 2021) – Nominations are now open for outstanding lifetime achievement in the fields of Idaho recreation and tourism. Idaho Governor Brad

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Challenge Period Open for Broadband Grant Applications

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Challenge Period Open for Broadband Grant Applications BOISE, Idaho (July 20, 2021) – The Idaho Department of Commerce has opened the challenge period for the $10 million CARES Act Broadband Grant Applications, which have been posted for review on the Commerce website. According to the

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Idaho Travel Council Announces July Meeting

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Laurie McConnell Idaho Tourism 208.287.0781 laurie.mcconnell@tourism.idaho.gov Idaho Travel Council Announces July Meeting  BOISE, Idaho (July 16, 2021) —The Idaho Travel Council (ITC) will meet in Lewiston at the Hells Canyon Grand Hotel on Monday, July 26, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (PDT) and Tuesday, July 27, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

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Idaho Broadband Advisory Board Announces July Meeting

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Idaho Broadband Advisory Board Announces July Meeting BOISE, Idaho (July 15, 2021) – The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board will meet on Monday, July 26, 2021, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. MDT. During the meeting, the board will review Idaho Broadband Grant Applications for the

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Idaho Department of Commerce Announces IGEM Grant Recipients

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Idaho Department of Commerce Announces IGEM Grant Recipients BOISE, Idaho (July 8, 2021) — Idaho Commerce is pleased to announce the latest recipients of Idaho Global Entrepreneurial Mission (IGEM) grants. IGEM funds are awarded to Idaho public research universities to partner with industry leaders on

Notice of Request for Information

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Notice of Request for Information BOISE, Idaho (June 25, 2021) – The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board is requesting information on broadband infrastructure needs in the state of Idaho. This information will be submitted in the form of a broadband infrastructure project proposal. Broadband project proposals

Idaho Broadband Grant Program Applications Open June 18

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Idaho Broadband Grant Program Applications Open June 18 BOISE, Idaho (June 18, 2021) — The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board and Idaho Department of Commerce will begin accepting applications for the Idaho Broadband Grant program on June 18 at 5:00 p.m. MST. Applications must be submitted

Idaho Broadband Advisory Board Announces Special June Meeting

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Idaho Broadband Advisory Board Announces Special June Meeting BOISE, Idaho (June 15, 2021) – The Idaho Broadband Advisory Board will meet on Thursday, June 17, 2021, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. MST. The board is responsible for creating a statewide broadband plan for structuring,

Idaho Commerce Request for Public Comment

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   Notice of Request for Public Comment BOISE, Idaho (June 7, 2021) – The  Idaho Broadband Advisory Board is seeking public comment on revisions to the Idaho Broadband Fund grant guidelines. The revisions reflect the board’s decision to remove the cap on the award amount and

New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Could Assist Nearly One-Third of Idahoans

MEDIA ALERT Contact: Cody Allred Idaho Commerce 208.334.2470 cody.allred@commerce.idaho.gov   New Emergency Broadband Benefit Program Could Assist Nearly One-Third of Idahoans   Program may lower the monthly cost of broadband service for hundreds of thousands of Idahoans for remote work, learning and other uses BOISE, Idaho (June 7, 2021) — Nearly one-third of Idahoans may