CARSON CITY, Nev. — The Division of State Lands is offering grants for projects that will preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approximately $350,000 generated from the purchase of Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plates will be available to public agencies seeking funding. Proposals which include the implementation of capital improvement projects that further the attainment of the TRPA Environmental Thresholds will be prioritized in this funding cycle.
Projects funded in the past include water quality improvement projects, research and monitoring studies, state park improvements, invasive species research and removal, as well as public education projects.
Applications are due by January 31, 2014 at 5:00 p.m. in the State Lands Office located at 901 South Stewart Street, Suite 5003. Proposals selected for funding can expect to be notified in May of 2014.
Since the first license plate was purchased in 1998, the Tahoe License Plate Program has generated more than six million dollars and funded over 100 projects. Special license plates to benefit Lake Tahoe are available at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles. Those who purchase a Tahoe license plate before April 1, 2014 will receive two Alpine or Nordic ski tickets to the resort of their choice, while supplies last. More information about ski tickets is available at www.tahoefund.org.
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