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  • December 18, 2023 - Gov. Little, Superintendent Critchfield reflect on Empowering Parents success

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Superintendent of Public Instruction Debbie Critchfield reflected on the success of the Empowering Parents grant program today, noting the unique microgrants to support educational needs outside the classroom have served more than 49,000 students and 25,000 families in Idaho, with another round of funds open for application now. […]

  • November 1, 2023 - Gov. Little highlights apprenticeships and LAUNCH, proclaims November Idaho Apprenticeship Month

    Meridian, Idaho – Governor Brad Little proclaimed November “Idaho Apprenticeship Month” and promoted Idaho LAUNCH alongside healthcare workers in Meridian today. “There are multiple pathways to success. We need more young Idahoans to go on to postsecondary education, and we’ve been very intentional about expanding ‘go-on’ to include opportunities outside of the traditional four-year college […]

  • October 3, 2023 - OPINION: LAUNCH is live!

    Grants to support education and training after high school now open for applications By Governor Brad Little High school seniors looking ahead to life after graduation are thinking, “What’s next?” So are their parents! We know they want fulfilling careers and higher incomes. We know their loving parents want the same for them, too. And […]

  • September 21, 2023 - LAUNCH grants go live Oct. 3, sign up now for alerts

    Boise, Idaho – The application window for the Idaho LAUNCH grants opens Oct. 3, and Idahoans can sign up now at to get notified when high school seniors are able to apply. Idaho LAUNCH is an education and training grant program that was expanded this year to provide graduating high school seniors a one-time […]

  • June 15, 2023 - Governor’s Cup Scholarship recipients announced

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little announced today the recipients of the 2023 Governor’s Cup Scholarships. Fundraising from last year’s Governor’s Cup brought in enough money for 39 scholarships to be awarded this year. Recipients were chosen from among more than 3,000 applicants by the Idaho Governor’s Cup Scholarship Fund Inc.’s 13-member board of directors. […]

  • June 15, 2023 - Little, Critchfield roll out “The Story of America” history curriculum for Idaho schools

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little and Superintendent Debbie Critchfield announced today the availability the fair, factual American history resource for Idaho schools called “The Story of America.” “The Story of America” is an American history curriculum for middle school and high school students that tells the factual story of our nation’s history while reinforcing […]

  • May 25, 2023 - Parent Advisory Council members chosen for Empowering Parents grant program

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little, Senate President Pro Tem Chuck Winder, and House Speaker Mike Moyle announced the members of the new Parent Advisory Council today. The purpose of the Parent Advisory Council is to advise the State Board of Education on ways to “implement, administer, and improve” the Empowering Parents grant program. The […]

  • April 18, 2023 - Gov. Little marks “100 Days of Achievement”

    Boise, Idaho – Governor Brad Little wrapped up the first 100 days of his second term as Idaho’s 33rd Governor last week, noting historic achievements in education, infrastructure investments, and tax relief. “Idaho’s success is no accident. When we improve schools, roads, water systems, internet access, outdoor opportunities, and public safety while delivering historic tax […]

  • April 6, 2023 - Gov. Little applauds productive legislative session

    Boise, Idaho – The Idaho Legislature adjourned “sine die” today, and Governor Brad Little thanked his legislative partners for working with him to advance his “Idaho First” plan this session. The Idaho Legislature approved 99-percent of the Governor’s “Idaho First” plan for tax relief and education and infrastructure investments. “Working together, we achieved major investments […]