Press Release

Upper Snake Region is accepting applications for the 2019 Commission Community Challenge Grant

The Idaho Fish and Game Commission is pleased to announce the development of the Commission Community Challenge Grant program. This exciting new grant program provides competitive funding for officially recognized non-profit organizations to implement projects that are broadly supported by the local sportsman community and enhance fish and wildlife habitat, populations, or associated recreational opportunities.

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.

The Commission Community Challenge Grant program consists of two different awards:

- 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.

Who may apply: Groups eligible for Community Challenge 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.

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

For more detailed information on how to apply please visit the Upper Snake Regional Office at 4279 Commerce Circle, Idaho Falls, Idaho or send an e-mail to Jeanne Salisbury at and an application letter will be sent to you.