IDPR Recreational Grant Cycle Begins

Wednesday September 16, 2020

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The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will accept applications for funds from the recreational programs listed below until January 29, 2021. All applications must be submitted electronically via the application portal at; no hard copy applications will be accepted.

  • 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 Recreational 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 Cutthroat License Plate Fund (CLPF) is for the construction and maintenance of non-motorized boating access facilities for anglers.
  • The Mountain Bike Program Fund (BK) is for the preservation, maintenance and expansion of recreational trails within the State of Idaho and on which mountain biking is permitted.
  • 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.

If you are considering a project that may qualify for IDPR grant funding, we recommend that you contact your regional Grants Specialist now. We will be training this year via the Webex platform. Space is limited so call early to ensure registration.



The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will conduct training webinars throughout the month of October regarding the above programs and how to apply. The webinars are designed based on levels of understanding of our programs. The purpose of these webinars 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.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP no later than September 30, 2020

  • Intro to IDPR Grant Programs. This session is designed for those who have never attended a workshop in the past. Included is basic information about programs, contact and resource guidance, as well as a brief introduction to the application process.
  • Intro to Survey Monkey Apply! This session guides you through the application portal. Step by step instruction on how to register, log in, and navigate the electronic application platform. Whether you are new or have applied in the previous system, this is a MUST session if you wish to apply.
  • Application Tips & Guidelines. This session is designed for the experienced grant writer, but new applicants are encouraged to attend. We take a close look at the questions and provide guidance on the “do’s and don’ts” of writing your grant.
  • Land & Water Conservation Fund. Everything you need to know about the rules and regulations of this federal program. This session will include basic information on how to apply and resources available to guide you through the process.

Webinar Schedule*
October 5, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 Intro to IDPR Grant Programs
1:00 - 2:30 Intro to Survey Monkey Apply!
3:30 – 4:30 Application Tips & Guidelines

October 6, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 Land & Water Conservation Fund
1:00 - 2:30 Intro to Survey Monkey Apply!
3:30 – 4:30 Application Tips & Guidelines

October 8, 2020
10:00 - 11:00 Intro to IDPR Grant Programs
1:00 - 2:30 Intro to Survey Monkey Apply!
3:30 – 4:30 Application Tips & Guidelines

October 20, 2020
1:00 - 2:00 Intro to IDPR Grant Programs
3:30 – 4:30 Land & Water Conservation Fund

October 21, 2020
10:00 - 11:30 Intro to Survey Monkey Apply!

October 22, 2020
10:00 – 11:30 Application Tips & Guidelines

*All times listed are in Mountain Time. Additional webinars may be provided if necessary.
To RSVP, contact the appropriate regional grants specialist below no later than September 30th.
Only individuals who RSVP will receive a link to the webinar. The webinars may have an attendance cap. Participants will select the webinar type and date when they RSVP.

For these counties: Use these contacts to RSVP:
North Region
Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Clearwater, Idaho, Kootenai, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce, Shoshone
Tiffany Brunson
North Region Grants Specialist
South Region
Ada, Adams, Blaine, Boise, Camas, Canyon, Cassia, Elmore, Gem, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Owyhee, Payette, Twin Falls, Valley, Washington
Adam Straubinger
South Region Grants Specialist
East Region
Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Bonneville, Butte, Caribou, Clark, Custer, Franklin, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Oneida, Power, Teton
Tammy Golder
East Region Grants Specialist