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Idaho Commerce Accepting Applications for the 2019 Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program

Friday, December 14, 2018  
Posted by: Gay Dawn Oyler
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The Idaho Department of Commerce is accepting applications for the Idaho Wild Rivers Grant Program for the 2019 grant cycle. Applications must be submitted via the Department’s online portal by 4:00 p.m. Mountain Time on January 31, 2019. Awards will be determined by the Wild Rivers advisory panel in February 2019.

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 and the panel is responsible for the award of funds.


Interested applicants can request access to the grant portal by emailing A sample of the online application is available here.


For specific questions about the program contact Ewa Szewczyk, Grants & Contracts Program Specialist, at

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