Thursday, June 07, 2018

City of Boise hosts open house for applicants seeking open space, clean water and habitat improvement levy funds

The City of Boise will host an open house on Wednesday, June 13 to answer questions related to the Improvement Project Partnership Program, which is the application process to receive funding from the Open Space and Clean Water levy approved by Boise voters in 2015.

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the drop-in open house at the Main Boise Library! Marion Bingham room anytime between 4 pm and 5:30 p.m.

This will be a great opportunity for interested citizens and organizations to learn more about the project application process and ask questions of city employees and committee members. 

So far, Boise City Council has approved levy funding for two projects. Learn more about them here: /open-space/current-levy-projects/

In 2015, Boise voters approved a $10 million levy to support the preservation of open space and the implementation of habitat and clean water improvement project in areas such as the Boise foothills and the Boise River. 

A nine-member volunteer committee, the Open Space and Clean Water Advisory Committee, receives project applications and makes funding recommendations to the mayor and Boise City Council. 

Applications are due by August 31 and can be downloaded on the Boise Parks and Recreation open space web page.