Appalachian Trail Conservancy is Accepting Grant Proposals for 2012 Trail Projects

Date Published: Dec 16, 2011

Asheville, NC (December 16, 2011) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce that applications are being accepted for grant funds from proceeds of North Carolina Appalachian Trail (A.T.) specialty license tag sales. 

For the 2012 grant cycle, $35,000 is available for a broad range of A.T. related projects.   The plate sales in North Carolina brought the ATC about $135,000 in 2011, of which $35,000 was granted to ten individuals and partner organizations including Trail clubs, schools, botanists and ecologists, environmental and conservation groups, and civic organizations.

The North Carolina A.T. License Plate Grant Program seeks eligible projects for 2012 that are suited to these categories: physical Trail and facilities projects; major public-service projects; enhancement of Trail clubs’ long-term A.T. management abilities; natural heritage and environmental monitoring; education and outreach; and the ATC community partnerships.  Grant funds must be spent in North Carolina.

The grant program is funded by drivers who purchase and renew their North Carolina A.T. specialty license plates. Twenty dollars from each license plate is returned to the organization to support its work in the state.  This money is used to fund the grant program, for the ATC land acquisition, and to help support the work of the Southern Regional Office of the ATC in Asheville, North Carolina.

Completed requests are due by Friday, February 17, 2012.  Individual grant requests should not exceed $5,000. Grant guidelines and application form are available by visiting www.appalachiantrail.org/NCgrantform.

Individuals interested in supporting the license plate program by purchasing an Appalachian Trail plate can visit www.appalachiantrail.org/plates.

Persons with further questions about these programs can contact [email protected]

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy

The Appalachian Trail Conservancy mission is to preserve and manage the Appalachian Trail – ensuring that its vast natural beauty and priceless cultural heritage can be shared and enjoyed today, tomorrow, and for centuries to come. For more information please visit www.appalachiantrail.org.

Contacts: Morgan Sommerville
Regional Director
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 828.254.3708
Fax: 828.254.3754
Email: [email protected]
Web:
www.appalachiantrail.org

Becky Smucker
Office Administrator
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 828.254.3708
Fax: 828.254.3754
Email: [email protected]
Web: www.appalachiantrail.org





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