IDAHO-IDPR Seeks Recreation Enthusiasts To Fill Vacancies On Grant Advisory Committees

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May 17, 2013 8:32 AM

The following information was forwarded to us by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation. The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the following Grant Advisory Committees. Grant Advisory Committee's evaluate grant applications based on established criteria and make recommendations to the Idaho Park and Recreation Board for funding. If you know of anyone who might be interested in this position, please forward this information on to them.Thanks for your help in this matter, Ric

IDAHO - IDPR Seeks Recreation Enthusiasts To Fill Vacancies On Grant Advisory Committees

Dear BRC Action Alert Subscriber,

The following information was forwarded to us by the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation.

The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the following Grant Advisory Committees. Grant Advisory Committee's evaluate grant applications based on established criteria and make recommendations to the Idaho Park and Recreation Board for funding.

If you know of anyone who might be interested in this position, please forward this information on to them.

Thanks for your help in this matter,
Ric Foster
Public Lands Department Manager
BlueRibbon Coalition
208-237-1008 ext 107


Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 83720 • Boise ID 83720-0065 • 208-334-4199 • fax: 208-334-5232

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Date:          May 15, 2013  
Contact:    Angela Manning, Grants Department Office Specialist, (208) 514- 2448, angela.manning@idpr.idaho.gov
                   -OR-
                   Jennifer Okerlund, Communications Manager, 208-514-2254, cell: 208-841-9198, Jennifer.Okerlund@idpr.idaho.gov

IDPR SEEKS RECREATION ENTHUSIASTS TO FILL VACANCIES
ON GRANT ADVISORY COMMITTEES

IDAHO (May 15, 2013) - The Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation (IDPR) provides a variety of funding programs and grants to government entities in Idaho for the provision of equipment and for the creation and renovation of outdoor recreational facilities.

Grant Advisory Committee's evaluate grant applications based on established criteria and make recommendations to the Idaho Park and Recreation Board for funding.

IDPR is accepting applications to fill vacancies on the following Grant Advisory Committees:

  •  Recreational Vehicle (RV) Advisory Committee;
  •  Recreational Trails Program (RTP) Advisory Committee;
  •  Waterways Improvement Fund (WIF) Advisory Committee
  •  Off-Road Motor Vehicle (ORMV) Committee;

Members are required to attend meetings during the year with travel expenses reimbursed. Vacancies are regional. Applications must be received by June 28, 2013 for consideration. Grant detail and committee member vacancy description follows.

RV Advisory Committee - The purpose of the Recreational Vehicle Program is to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, and maintain RV facilities and sites.  There are currently two (2) advisory committee member openings, one for Region I (1) and one for Region IV (4).  Those applying for the RV Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a 3-year term, be an RV owner with valid Idaho RV registration, actively participate in the activity they represent, and attend required meetings.

RTP Advisory Committee - The purpose of the Recreational Trails Program is to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, and maintain trail facilities and sites.  There are currently two (2) advisory committee member openings statewide for the following interests:  Bicycling and Equestrian. Those applying for the RTP Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a 3-year term, be an active participant in the trail activity they represent, and attend required meetings.

WIF Advisory Committee - The purpose of the Water Improvement Fund provided for the promotion of boating safety and improvement protection and promotion of safety, waterways  improvement, creation and improvement of parking areas for boating purposes, making and improving boat ramps and moorings, marking of waterways, search and rescue and including purchase of property for boat related purposes of boating facilities. The WIF Advisory Committee represents boaters' interests to the Idaho Park and Recreation Board.  There are currently two WIF advisory committee member openings; one in Region V (5) and one in Region VI (6). Those applying for the WIF Advisory Committee must live in Idaho, within the respective regions, be willing to serve a three-year term, own a registered vessel, be knowledgeable about boating activities, and attend required meetings.

ORMV Advisory Committee - The purpose of the Off-Road Motor Vehicle Fund is to acquire, purchase, improve, repair, maintain, furnish, and equip off-road motor vehicle facilities and sites or areas used by off-road motor vehicles on public or private land, and to assist with the enforcement of laws and regulations governing the use of off-road vehicles in the State of Idaho. There are currently three ORMV advisory committee member openings: one for Regions III (3) and Region IV (4) representing Motorbike/ATV; one for Regions III (3) and IV (4) representing Snowmobiling; and one for Regions V (5) and VI (6) representing Motorbike/ATV. Those applying for the ORMV Committee must live in Idaho, be willing to serve a three-year term, be an active participant in the off-road activity they represent, and attend required meetings.

Download a map of Idaho Regions.

For additional information on IDPR grant programs or to obtain an application, contact Angela Manning: (208) 514-2448.

Completed applications should be returned to: Angela Manning, Grants Department Office Specialist, angela.manning@idpr.idaho.gov, 5657 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise, ID 83716, or P.O. Box 83720, Boise, ID 83720-0065.

 


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