NEWS RELEASE: For Immediate Release
Contact: Laurie McConnell
Idaho Commerce – Tourism Development
Idaho Commerce Opens Applications for the 2023 Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program
BOISE, Idaho (December 6, 2022) — Idaho Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program for the 2023 grant cycle. Applications must be submitted via the Department’s online portal by 4:00 p.m. MST, January 27, 2023. Awards will be determined by the Wild Rivers advisory panel in February 2023.
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.
The Wild Rivers advisory panel is made up of five members representing whitewater river communities and the rafting/kayaking industries. The panel is responsible for the award of funds.
Interested applicants can request access to the grant portal by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
For specific questions about the program, contact Grants and Contracts Manager, Ewa Szewczyk, at email@example.com.