Contact: Laurie McConnell
Idaho Commerce – Tourism Development
Idaho Commerce Announces Wild Rivers Grant Awards
BOISE, Idaho (February 14, 2019)—During its meeting held in Boise February 13, the Wild Rivers advisory panel granted $28,525 from the Wild Rivers specialty license plate fund to eligible applicants through the Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program.
Under Section 49-419C, Idaho Code, proceeds from the sale of Wild Rivers specialty license plates may be used for one of the following purposes:
- To promote whitewater river tourism within Idaho.
- To promote, encourage or ensure safe use of Idaho’s whitewater rivers.
- To improve user facilities or access to whitewater rivers.
- To help clean up litter or promote good conservation practices by river users.
Eligible recipients of Wild Rivers grant funds are federal, state or local government agencies, or incorporated non-profit organizations related to whitewater river recreation.
Grant award recipients are:
|Team River Runner||$5,000|
|North Fork Championship||$7,500|
|Dare to Kayak – New Meadows||$1,000|
|Dare to Kayak – Salmon River Dive Team||$1,000|
|Idaho Outfitters & Guides Assoc. (IOGA)||$6,000|
|Idaho White Water Association||$4,025|
For a history of the grant awards, click here.
For specific questions about the program, contact Idaho Commerce Grants and Contracts Program Specialist, Ewa Szewczyk, at firstname.lastname@example.org.