STATE GOVERNMENT AND STATE AFFAIRS
DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
67-4717. Regional and statewide grant program. There is hereby established within the state of Idaho a travel and convention industry grant program. Such program shall be administered jointly by the council and the department. The source of funding for the program shall be from the assessment imposed by section 67-4718, Idaho Code.
Fifty percent (50%) of all funds derived from this act less one-half (1/2) of the administrative costs, shall be returned to local nonprofit organizations having as their primary purpose the promotion of travel and conventions within a planning region, to expend for the promotion of travel and conventions within their area. Each planning region shall be awarded grants totaling an amount equal to the regional proportion of one-half (1/2) the total sum raised by the assessment imposed by section 67-4718, Idaho Code. No allocations to a planning region shall lapse, but shall be continuously available for use for promotion purposes within the planning region.
The remaining fifty percent (50%) of all funds derived from this act, less one-half (1/2) of the administrative costs, shall be expended by the department for the promotion and development of statewide travel and convention programs. The department shall be counseled and advised in its creation and execution of such programs by the council as provided by section 67-4712, Idaho Code.
[67-4717, added 1981, ch. 216, sec. 2, p. 403; am. 1985, ch. 160, sec. 17, p. 435.]
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