Appalachian Trail Conservancy is Now Accepting Grant Applications for 2013 Trail Projects in Tennessee

Date Published: Nov 05, 2012

Asheville, NC (November 5, 2012) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2013 Appalachian Trail (A.T.) License Plate Grant Program are being accepted until Monday, January 21, 2013. The ATC will be awarding a total of $10,000 for a broad range of A.T. related projects in Tennessee. These funds are generated from the sales and renewals of Tennessee A.T. specialty license plates.
The ATC is seeking individuals and partner organizations, including Trail clubs; schools; botanists and ecologists; environmental and conservation groups; and civic organizations, to submit applications for this grant program. Projects can be related to the physical Trail and its facilities; major public-service projects; the enhancement of Trail clubs’ long-term A.T. management abilities; natural heritage and environmental monitoring; education and outreach; and Appalachian Trail Community™ partnerships.
Grant funds must be spent in Tennessee. Individual grant requests should not exceed $5,000. 
From each license plate, $15.62 is donated to the ATC to support Trail related work in the state, including the grant program, the ATC’s land acquisition efforts and the work of its Southern Regional Office located in Asheville, North Carolina.

To view the grant guidelines or to obtain an application form, visit For more information about the A.T. License Plate Grant Program, contact [email protected]. 

About the Appalachian Trail Conservancy
The Appalachian Trail Conservancy’s 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

Contact: Becky Smucker
Appalachian Trail Conservancy
Tel: 828.254.3708
Fax: 828.254.3754
Email: [email protected]

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  1. Houmeid | Jan 10, 2013
    You seem to have the single most itmropant attribute required to complete the AT -Desire. It will challenge you physically, but in the end its's really a mental game. Being able to keep a reign on your emotional self especially when you're cold, wet, dirty, tired and hungry is the key. It's not complicated at all, just paying attention to the little things as they arise, tends to take care of the big ones. Good luck. Have fun. Laugh everyday.jjj

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