IDPR ANNOUNCES THE AVAILABILITY OF GRANT FUNDS AND WORKSHOP DATES
IDAHO – (September 14, 2012) The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will accept applications for funds from the recreational programs listed below until January 25, 2013.
The Recreational Vehicle Program (RV) is used to provide facilities, programs, or services for the health, safety or enjoyment of recreational vehicle users. Recreational vehicles are motor homes, travel trailers, pickup campers, tent trailers, and van conversions.
The Waterways Improvement Fund (WIF) is used for the protection and promotion of safety, waterways improvement, creation and improvement of parking areas for boating purposes, boat ramps and moorings, marking of waterways, search and rescue, and all things incidental to such purposes including the purchase of property.
The Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fund (ORMV) is used to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, maintain, furnish, and equip off-road vehicle facilities on public or private land and to assist with the enforcement of laws and regulations governing the use of off-road vehicles.
The Motorbike Fund (MB) is for securing, maintenance, construction or development of trails and other recreational facilities for off-highway vehicle use on state and federal lands.
The Recreation Trails Program (RTP) is used to acquire, purchase, improve, repair and maintain trails, trail facilities and sites for both motorized and non-motorized trail uses.
The Recreational Road and Bridge Fund (R&B) is to develop, construct, maintain and repair roads, bridges and parking areas within and leading to parks and recreation areas of the state.
The Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) is granted to local governments for outdoor recreation enhancements such as playgrounds, ball fields, swimming pools, tennis courts, etc.
The Cutthroat License Plate Fund is for the construction and maintenance of non-motorized boating access facilities for anglers.
If you are considering a project that may qualify for IDPR grant funding, it is recommended that you contact your regional Grants Specialist now. For northern Idaho call Tami Johnson at (208) 769-1511; for the southwest Idaho area call Jill Murphey at (208) 514-2432; and for eastern Idaho call Jennifer Park at (208) 525-7121.
Below is a notice announcing the upcoming IDPR grant workshops for the above-listed programs. Agency representatives that plan to apply for funding from any of these programs are strongly encouraged to attend. If you plan to attend one of these workshops, please RSVP prior to October 5, 2012.
Recreation Vehicle Program, Waterways Improvement Fund,Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fund
Motorbike Fund,Recreational Trails Program, Recreational Road & Bridge Fund
Land and Water Conservation Fund, Cutthroat License Plate Fund
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will be conducting grant workshops on the above-listed programs, in various areas of the state. The purpose of these workshops will be to review the administrative rules and guidelines, give instruction on how to fill out an application, and explain the evaluation process. All prospective grantees are encouraged to attend these free workshops.
If you plan to attend, please RSVP no later than October 5, 2012.
DATE TOWN LOCATION TIME
October 15th, Meridian, Meridian Police Department, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1401 W. Watertower Avenue
Meridian, ID 83642
October 16th, Twin Falls, Twin Falls County Courthouse, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
3rd Floor Conference Room
425 Shoshone Street North
Twin Falls, ID 83301
Please contact Jill Murphey a Jill.Murphey@idpr.idaho.gov or
(208) 514-2432 for Boise and Twin Falls workshops
October 18th, Idaho Falls, IDPR East Region Office, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
1st Floor Conference Room
4279 Commerce Circle
Idaho Falls, ID 83401
Please contact Jennifer Park at Jennifer.Park@idpr.idaho.gov or
(208) 525-7121 for the Idaho Falls workshop.
October 23rd, Lewiston Jack O’Connor Education Center, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Hells Gate State Park
5600 Hellsgate Road
Lewiston, ID 83501
October 24th, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho Department of Lands, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
3284 W. Industrial Loop
Coeur d’Alene ID 83815
Please contact Tami Johnson at Tami.Johnson@idpr.idaho.gov or
(208) 769-1511 for Lewiston and Coeur d’Alene workshops.