Press Release

Idaho Fish and Game Commission Community Challenge Grant applications being accepted

Applications are now being accepted for the Idaho Fish and Game Commission Community Challenge Grant, which provides competitive funding for officially recognized non-profit organizations to implement projects broadly supported by the local sportsman community and enhance fish and wildlife habitat, populations, or associated recreational opportunities.

Two different awards are available:

  • Regional Grants: Projects that benefit a local or regional scale are eligible for up to $10,000 made available through each Fish and Game Region.
  • Statewide Grants: Projects that benefit the state or multiple regions are eligible for up to $30,000 made available for the entire state.

Projects will be evaluated on consistency with the Idaho Department of Fish and Game mission: To preserve, protect perpetuate, and manage the fish and wildlife of Idaho and to provide continued supplies for hunting, fishing, and trapping.

Groups eligible for grant monies include any officially recognized non-profit, business, corporation, or recognized regional/state/national sporting organization. Private individuals are not eligible for grant funding. Applicants must be willing to provide match, either cash or in-kind support.

Grant applications will be accepted from March 1 through April 15, 2019, with grant awards announced in May. Successful applicants will have until June 30, 2020 to complete the project.

For more information on how to apply, contact your nearest Fish and Game regional office. In the Salmon-area, visit the Salmon Regional Office, 99 Highway 93 North, or contact Camille Behr at (208)756-2271 or and an application letter will be sent to you.