Fees collected from the sale of Idaho’s “goat plate” by the Idaho Transportation Department are available to fund recreation-related projects in the Sawtooth National Recreation Area. Nonprofit groups and governmental agencies operating in the SNRA are eligible for grants administered by the Sawtooth Society. Funded under a memorandum of understanding with the Idaho Department of Parks and Recreation, the Sawtooth Society’s License Plate Fund Grants Program awards about $45,000 annually through applications received on a quarterly basis.
Criteria and applications are available at sawtoothsociety.org/issues.
By the end of 2018, the society had funded or implemented nearly 200 recreation-related projects, including public safety services and trail maintenance. One of the grant recipients is Friends of the Sawtooth Avalanche Center.
Formed in 1997, the nonprofit, nonpartisan Sawtooth Society is the only organization dedicated to protecting, preserving and enhancing the Sawtooth National Recreation Area.