Title: grants available
Conservation and environmental non-profit organizations seeking to use
computer mapping technology can apply now for Conservation Technology
Support Program (CTSP) grants of computers, software and training.
Approximately 50 grant packages are available, using computers and
printers donated by Hewlett Packard Company, and Geographic Information
Systems (GIS) software by Environmental Systems Research Institute, Inc.
(ESRI) and Clark Labs. Other vendors may also provide equipment and
software. Land trusts, watershed organizations, groups working to save
plant and animal habitats, environmental justice and urban open space
groups, Indian Tribes, sustainable development groups, and many other
types of groups are all of interest to CTSP.
Interested groups should obtain the application guidelines at
http://www.ctsp.org. Applications are due January 9, 2001 and decisions
will be made by mid-April 2001. To be considered, an organization must
be U.S.-based and have 501c3 tax exempt status (no others allowed),
however, Indian Tribes are also eligible. International groups with U.S. 501c3
sponsors may be eligible and should refer to the CTSP guidelines on the
web site. Be sure to check the News Update link on the CTSP home page to
get the latest information on software additions to the grant packages.