On August 20, 2021, Governor Brad Little established the Coeur d’Alene Lake Advisory Committee and directed $2 million to fund projects that will reduce phosphorus loads to Coeur d’Alene Lake.
On August 31, 2021, the committee announced an open solicitation period for projects that meet the following criteria:
- On-the-ground projects that reduce phosphorus loads to Coeur d’Alene Lake.
- Projects located within Idaho and the watershed area draining to Coeur d’Alene Lake
- Projects that reduce levels of phosphorus entering Coeur d’Alene Lake and its tributaries
- Community support for the project
Priority will be given to proposals that are ready to implement quickly and that provide the largest reductions in phosphorus loading to Coeur d’Alene Lake. Federally-owned or managed lands are ineligible. Monitoring, education, and outreach may be a component of a project but not the primary focus.
The solicitation for pre-applications is open until September 21, 2021, at 5 p.m. PDT. Individuals interested in submitting a proposal are encouraged to submit a pre-application to Jamie Brunner by mail or email:
DEQ Coeur d’Alene Regional Office
2110 Ironwood Parkway
Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 8381