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Recreational Grant Program - Recreational Road and Bridge Fund (R&B)

Grants to Idaho Agencies and Tribes to Enhance
Road Access to Parks and Recreational Areas

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Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR)

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Deadline Date:

01/26/18 5:00 PM MST Receipt


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Grants to Idaho government agencies and Indian Tribes to improve transportation amenities connected to and located within parks and other recreation areas throughout the state. Funding may be used for the development, construction, maintenance, and repair of roads, parking areas, and bridges.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182331

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Term of Contract:

These funds are typically available after July 15th and applicants have one year to expend the funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include governmental entities and Indian Tribes.

Pre-proposal Conference:

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) will be conducting grant workshops. The purpose of these workshops 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 these free workshops.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP no later than September 29, 2017.


October 10th, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation Headquarters
5657 Warm Springs Ave.
Boise, ID 83716

October 11th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation Headquarters
5657 Warm Springs Ave.
Boise, ID 83716

Twin Falls:

October 12th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Twin Falls County West Building
Conference Room B
630 Addison Avenue West
Twin Falls, ID 83301

Idaho Falls:

October 25th, 1:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation
East Region Office
1st Floor Conference Room
4279 Commerce Circle
Idaho Falls, ID 83401

Coeur d’Alene:

November 1, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Idaho Dept. of Parks and Recreation & Idaho Fish and Game
2885 W. Kathleen Avenue
Coeur d’Alene ID 83815


November 2, 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Jack O’Connor Education Center
Hells Gate State Park
5600 Hellsgate Road
Lewiston, ID 83501

More information about workshops may be found here:

Pre-Application Information:

The first step in project preparation is working with the appropriate agency staff. IDPR employs regional staff to cover statewide needs. Please contact your regional specialist.

Please note the Recreational Trails Program and Land & Water Conservation Fund awards are not announced until federal partners approve applications, which is delayed beyond state awards. Do not start work on a project until you have a signed agreement or costs will not be reimbursed.

Applicants are encouraged to submit a draft application in December, giving department staff time to request any needed changes to make the project eligible.

Grants must be received in the new electronic system by 5:00 PM, Friday, January 26, 2018 to be eligible for the grant cycle.

Applications received during this grant period will be rated by the advisory committees in March, and awarded by the Idaho Park and Recreation Board in April or May.

Important Dates:
-Summer 2017: Contact IDPR for field review.
-September 2017: Announce grant workshops/availability of funds.
-October 2017: Conduct grant workshops throughout the state.
-December 2017: IDPR preliminary review of draft applications.
-January 26, 2018: All applications must be received by IDPR by 5:00 PM Mountain Standard Time. Applications received after the deadline are automatically ineligible to compete for funding. The new electronic system will close and you will be unable to submit applications after this deadline
-February 2018: IDPR staff review applications for eligibility and distribute to respective advisory committee members.
-March 2018: Advisory committee evaluates and rates applications.
-May 2018: IDPR Park Board approves grants for award.
-June 2018: Applicants contacted.
-After July 15, 2018: Funding is available.

For more information on the Federal Highways Administration rules, please refer to the interim guidance:

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

For Boise and Twin Falls workshops, please contact:
Nicole Bohrn
(208) 514-2448

For the Idaho Falls wrokshop, please contact:

Jennifer Park, East Idaho Grant Specialist
(208) 525-7121

For the Lewiston and Our d’Alene workshops, please contact:

Nicole Bohrn
(208) 514-2448

Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
5657 Warm Springs Ave
Boise, ID 83716-8700

North Region Grant Specialist (Districts 1 & 2):
Tiffany Brunson
(208) 769-1511

South Region Grant Specialist (Districts 3 & 4):
Taylor Kaserman
(208) 514-2432

East Region Grant Specialist (Districts 5 & 6):
Jennifer Park
(208) 525-7121

(208) 334-4199

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho