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Tahoe License Plate Program Has $350,000 in Grant Funds Available

By ThisIsReno

CARSON CITY — The Nevada Division of State Lands is offering grants for projects that preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin. Approximately $350,000 generated from the purchase of Nevada Lake Tahoe License Plates is available. Proposals that include the implementation of construction projects listed on the TRPA 5-year Environmental Improvement Program list will be prioritized in this funding cycle.

Since the first license plate was purchased in 1998, the Tahoe License Plate Program has generated more than $7 million and funded more than 120 projects.

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 April 24, 2015, at 5 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 June 2015.

Applications and program procedures (which outline match requirements, selection criteria and grant requirements) can be downloaded at http://lands.nv.gov.

Lake Tahoe plates are available at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.

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