Idaho Governor’s Lewis and Clark Trail Committee
Grants starting at $500 to Idaho nonprofit organizations and local governments for cultural and preservation projects related to the Lewis and Clark Trail. Eligible projects include interpretation, education, preservation, and other activities that disseminate and preserve the story Lewis and Clark and their Trail in Idaho.
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.
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.
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.
GrantWatch ID#: 172875
The minimum grant amount is $500. Historically, grants range from $5,000 to $10,000; however, higher amounts may be considered.
Idaho nonprofit organizations, as well as tribal, city, and county governments are eligible. State and federal agencies are not eligible, but may partner with an eligible organization.
Examples of projects the Governor’s Committee cannot fund:
-Building construction, demolition, or removal
-Long-term leasing of real property
-Infrastructure needs, such as roads, sewers, sidewalks
Questions regarding the grant program or application process can be directed to Bob Russell. Applicants are strongly encouraged to discuss their proposed project with Russell prior to applying for a grant.
The completed applications must be postmarked no later than September 15, 2017.
These are reimbursable funds; you will pay the bills and then submit an invoice to the Governor’s Committee to receive your reimbursement.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.