USDA Technical Assistance and Training Grant deadline Dec. 31

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting proposals from private nonprofit organizations that have the proven ability, background, experience, legal authority, and actual capacity to provide technical assistance and/or training on a regional basis to associations eligible for Rural Utilities Service water and wastewater assistance...

REDLANDS, CA, Dec. 9, 2004 -- The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting proposals from private nonprofit organizations that have the proven ability, background, experience, legal authority, and actual capacity to provide technical assistance and/or training on a regional basis to associations eligible for Rural Utilities Service water and wastewater assistance.

The deadline to apply is Dec. 31.

GIS can be very beneficial to the focus areas of this grant including the identification and evaluation of solutions to water and waste disposal problems in rural areas and the improvement of the operation and maintenance of existing water and waste disposal facilities in rural areas.

ESRI solutions for this grant and links to the full grant guidelines can be accessed by clicking the sample text link at www.esri.com/grants/nonesri/04074_usda_tech.html, registering or updating your information on the ESRI Grant Notification System, clicking the Submit button at the bottom of the registration page, and downloading the sample text document.

For additional information, please contact ESRI's grant coordinator at grantcoord@esri.com or call 208-898-3447.

Or visit the USDA-RUS webpage for water: www.usda.gov/rus/water/programs.htm.

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