International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association announced at the International Snowmobile Congress held in Iowa in June 2010 that the ISMA Grant Program for excellence will continue. ISMA members are Arctic Cat, BRP, Polaris and Yamaha. This is the 10th year of the ISMA grant program, which has supported hundreds of projects, serving snowmobilers throughout North America. Over $2 million dollars worth of research and promotion has been attributed to the ISMA Grant Program.The program provides money grants, to state and provincial and territorial snowmobile organizations that are members of the American Council of Snowmobile Associations (ACSA) or the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations (CCSO), for specific program activities. The ISMA Grant Program awards grants for promotion of a successful Go Snowmobiling Campaign, Snowmobile Safe Rider related project and actions that improve or maintain land access for snowmobilers. The manufacturers grant program historically has supported the updating of Economic Impact studies and will continue to do so. Avalanche Awareness and related safety training are again "top of mind awareness" issues for the manufacturers. ISMA Grant applications are available through the ACSA or CCSO office and must be submitted to the ISMA office by October 1, 2010. The snowmobile manufacturers Grant Review Committee carefully reviews the grant applications and awards them to the organizations based on the thoroughness and thoughtfulness in the application which must include careful planning and support from the membership and other business/government related entities.Grant Checks are issued from the ISMA office to the associations in early November 2010. Details of the grant application are contained within the application, which is available through the ACSA Office, CCSO Office or through the ISMA Office.
By American Snowmobiler