Tahoe License Plate Program funds grants

Tahoe License Plate Program funds grants

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.  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 seven million dollars and funded over 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.

Special license plates to benefit Lake Tahoe are available at the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles.