IDPR Seeks RV Grant Funds to Determine Economic Value of RV Use in Idaho
The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation announces that a Recreational Vehicle Grant Application will be submitted for a study to determine The Economic Value of RV Use in Idaho and of Idaho’s State Park System. The grant request is for $75,000. The study will quantify the economic contribution and distribution of RV use in Idaho by both resident and non-resident users and analyze RV and others visitation to and the operation of Idaho’s state park system. This information is needed so as land managers, elected officials, and others make decisions relative to public recreation opportunities and their funding, they will have a complete understanding of the economic impact of RV use in Idaho and of Idaho’s state parks to ensure an effective decision making process. The information derived from this study will identify the economic contributions of in-state and out-of-state RV enthusiasts and Idaho state park visitors allowing for more informed and better funding decisions to ensure continued quality recreation opportunities. Hence, the results of determining the economic value of Idaho’s RV users and state parks will ultimately provide the support data needed to pursue additional and alternative funding for Idaho’s state parks and other RV/recreation providers and to return RV funds to grant committee oversight and statewide allocation. Written comments or letters should be sent to Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, Attn: David White, 2885 Kathleen Ave., Coeur d’Alene, ID 83815 by January 31, 2014.