“Energy for Growth” Marketing Grants

Idaho Power is committed to working to drive economic growth, create jobs and enhance the quality of life in the communities it serves. Through “Energy for Growth” marketing grants, Idaho Power provides financial support to economic development organizations for strategic planning, marketing activities and prospecting campaigns. Provided they meet the criteria included in, and comply with, the Terms and Conditions, all nonprofit organizations engaged in economic development serving communities in Idaho Power’s service area are qualified to submit applications.

Qualifying Marketing Activities

The following types of activities are eligible for financial reimbursement. Other innovative programs will also be considered. Qualifying economic development organizations may apply for grants in multiple categories:

  • Strategic marketing campaigns or initiatives
  • Prospecting, including prospect research, prospecting initiatives, and prospect management
  • Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) registration and examination
  • Website development or redesign
  • Prospect program building with site selectors and real estate executives

Note: All projects must incorporate the Idaho Power logo. Contact Krista West for electronic versions of the logo and details on the branding approval process.

Application Process

Organizations should submit a written application to their Idaho Power Community Relations Representative (CRR) by the March 15 application deadline. The CRR will advise the applicant of Idaho Power’s decision regarding the grant request on or around March 30. Idaho Power’s contribution, if approved, shall not exceed the lesser of (a) 50 percent of actual cost of the campaign or (b) $3,000 per project per participating organization, and will be subject to the availability of funds. Idaho Power retains discretion as to the amount provided, but in no case will it exceed 50 percent of the program cost. Goods and services that are donated, and items that are otherwise provided as in-kind contributions, are not eligible for consideration for, and shall be disregarded in the calculation of, the project cost for purposes of determining the project contributions and grant amount. Acceptance of applications will be in Idaho Power’s sole discretion. After Idaho Power has selected the successful applicants, the CRRs will promptly advise applicants of Idaho Power’s decision regarding approval or non-approval of their application.

Download and print an application.

Award Criteria

Grants are awarded by Idaho Power on a competitive basis. Special consideration will be given to initiatives that promote or benefit Idaho Power’s entire service area.

Successful applicants are encouraged to engage the services of Idaho Power’s Community and Economic Development Team to ensure consistency in messaging and branding approval.

Reimbursement Procedure

Upon successful completion of the marketing project, a request for reimbursement must be made no later than Dec. 1 (of the year in which the grant was approved). Reimbursement shall not exceed the lesser of (a) 50 percent of actual cost of the campaign or (b) $3,000 per project per participating organization. To receive the approved “Energy for Growth” marketing grant, please submit the following:

  1. Summary report on the project and outcome including a description of Idaho Power’s participation in the project.
  2. Photos and programs from the prospecting event or samples from the marketing campaign, marketing plan or website redesign.
  3. An invoice for the amount of the grant including documentation of actual expenses.
  4. A completed IRS Form W-9.

Submit project documentation to:

David Thornton
Community and Customer Relations Coordinator
IDAHO POWER
1221 West Idaho Street
Boise, ID 83702
CC: Your Idaho Power Community Relations Representative

Program Notes

All grants are subject to pre-approval and the availability of funds. All grants awarded under this program will be at Idaho Power’s sole discretion. Idaho Power reserves the right to limit the number of grants awarded to any one organization and to deny any application for any or no reason, in its discretion. The application and award are subject to the Terms and Conditions.

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