The Division of State Lands is offering grants for projects that will preserve and restore the natural environment of the Lake Tahoe Basin.
About $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 Jan. 31 at 5 p.m. in the State Lands Office located at 901 South Stewart St., Suite 5003, Carson City, NV 89701. Proposals selected for funding will be notified in May.
Since the first license plate was purchased in 1998, the Tahoe License Plate Program has generated more than $6 million and funded more than 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 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.