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Boise, ID – This week, U.S. Sen. Jim Risch (R-Idaho) and U.S. Representative Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) will host workshops in Southern and Eastern Idaho to help state and local leaders learn about and better utilize grants available from federal and state agencies. The Funders Fair workshops will feature lectures, webinars, and exhibits from state and federal agencies directly responsible for the grant application process. Events are free to the public. Registration for the events can be found at



May 15, 2019 at the College of Southern Idaho - Twin Falls, 8am – 5pm MT

May 16, 2019 at the College of Eastern Idaho - Idaho Falls, 8am – 5pm MT


One-hour long webinar to learn about  

Presentation on endowments from Idaho Community Foundation

Congressional presentation on grants assistance available in a congressional office

Library of Congress Surplus Book Program

Participants can learn about funding from the following agencies:


  • USDA Rural Development
  • Idaho Division of Environmental Quality
  • Idaho Bond Bank
  • Idaho Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Economic Development Association
  • Environmental Protection Agency


  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Idaho Housing and Finance Association
  • USDA Rural Development
  • Idaho Nevada Development Financial Institution


  • Serve Idaho
  • Corporation of National and Community Service


  • Idaho Arts Commission
  • Idaho Humanities Commission
  • Idaho Heritage Trust
  • Idaho States Historical Society

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Hazard Mitigation grants
  • Fire Assistance grants
  • Idaho Office of Emergency Management