Asheville, NC (November 22, 2013) - The Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) is pleased to announce that applications for the 2014 Appalachian Trail (A.T.) License Plate Grant Program are being accepted until Friday, January 31, 2014. 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 purchase or renewal, $15.62 is donated to the ATC to support Trail related work in the state. Last year, A.T. license plate sales in Tennessee generated approximately $42,000 helping to support the grant program, the ATC’s land acquisition efforts and the Tennessee work of its Southern Regional Office.
To view the grant guidelines or to obtain an application form, visit www.appalachiantrail.org/plates. 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 www.appalachiantrail.org.