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Idaho Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee Grant

Grants to Idaho Nonprofits and Agencies
for Historic Trail Preservation and Education

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Idaho State Historical Society (ISHS) - Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee

Deadline Date:

09/15/18 Postmarked


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Grants starting at $500 to Idaho nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects that interpret the history of Lewis and Clark, educate the general public about the Lewis and Clark Trail, or promote the preservation of the segment of the Lewis and Clark Historic Trail that falls within the boundaries of Idaho.

Organizations seeking assistance with Trail stewardship and preservation projects might also want to learn more about grants provided by the Lewis and Clark Trail Heritage Foundation.


The mission of the Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee is to protect the Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail as part of Idaho’s heritage; to encourage appropriate maintenance of the Trail; to engender appreciation of Idaho history through education; and to promote economic stability through cultural tourism. One of the ways the Committee accomplishes this is through a program of grants. Funding for this grant program comes entirely from the voluntary purchase of the special Lewis and Clark license plates.

Examples of Grant Projects:

The Governor’s Committee grants program originated during the Lewis and Clark Bicentennial, 2003-2006, and has been continued since. Grant funds have been used to assist with Lewis and Clark Trail preservation projects, develop interpretive signs, assist in the completion of museum exhibits, develop websites and brochures to encourage cultural tourism, help with educational programs, and in a wide diversity of other ways. The key thing to remember is that any project funded by the Governor’s Committee must be tied directly to the Committee’s mission. In other words, for example, while a project to educate the public about the Oregon Trail is a worthy endeavor, it is not one that this Committee can fund.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 172875

Estimated Size of Grant:

The minimum grant amount is $500. Historically, grants range from $5,000 to $10,000; however, higher amounts may be considered.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants are Idaho nonprofit organizations, as well as tribal, city, and county governments. State and federal agencies are not eligible, but may partner with an eligible organization.

Not Funded:
-Land acquisition
-Building construction, demolition, or removal
-Long-term leasing of real property
-Infrastructure needs, such as roads, sewers, sidewalks

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2018.

These are reimbursable funds; you will pay the bills and then submit an invoice to the Governor’s Committee to receive your reimbursement.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Bob Russell, Committee President

Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee
PO Box 1406
Salmon ID 83467

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho