RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A legislative committee that oversees Chesapeake Bay restoration funds says nearly $372,000 is available for education and conservation efforts to benefit the bay.

The Chesapeake Bay Restoration Advisory Committee says it’s accepting applications for grant funding for project proposals from nonprofit conservation groups, government agencies and schools and universities. The application deadline is Oct. 1, and the state will award the grants next May and June.

The grants come from money raised by the sale of Virginia’s special “Friend of the Chesapeake” license plates.

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