The Boise Language Project (BLP) was inaugurated in Spring 2010. Its main goal is to document the languages spoken by those arriving to Boise as refugees while serving that community through outreach activities. Since its inception, undergraduate students and faculty have worked on several documentation projects involving Somali-Chizigula (Bantu; G.311; xma), Maay (Cushitic; ymm), Ebembe (Bantu; D.54; bmb), Tshiluba (Bantu; L.31; lua), Kikoongo (Bantu; H.16; kng), and Kifuliiru (Bantu; D.63; flr).
Initial funding for the BLP is provided through an Arts and Humanities Block Research Grant from the College of Arts and Science. Since then, several projects have been funded by grants and fellowships from the Arts and Humanities Institute at Boise State, in addition to the Idaho Humanities Council.