Rural System, Inc.
 Sustained rural lands; sustained profits




Fund Sources

Department of Energyhttp://www.sustainable.doe.gov/management/financl.shtml Keep abreast of potential sources of financing for sustainability projects in this expanded section. For more information on funding issues in general, visit our financing section at http://www.sustainable.doe.gov/financing/intro.shtml.

Laura Jane Musser Fund Environmental/Community Initiative http://www.musserfund.org/environmental.htm The Laura Jane Musser Fund encourages communities - whether represented by local governments, state agencies or grass roots nonprofit organizations - to use a consensus-based approach to environmental decision-making. The Fund will consider requests that propose a process or initiative in a rural or non-urban community that develops a stewardship program through a consensus-based approach with the goal of preserving and managing a significant natural resource, or uses a consensus-based approach to resolve an environmental issue or dispute. The Fund is willing to consider grants of up to $35,000 for eligible programs. Proposals are due September 15, 2003.

EPA State Innovation Grant Program http://www.epa.gov/innovation/stategrants/ The Environmental Protection Agency announces its intent to request proposals for the FY03/04 State Innovation Grant Program. In addition, EPA seeks input from State Environmental Regulatory Agencies on the topic areas for the solicitation. Guiding principles will include: Strengthening EPA's innovation partnerships with States and Tribes, focusing on priority environmental areas (GHG, smog, water, waste water efficiency), diversifying environmental protection tools and approaches, and fostering "innovation- friendly" systems. The RFP is expected to open in early to mid-August.
Perhaps you will share ideas with me
about some of the topic(s) above at

RHGiles@RuralSystem.com.

Maybe we can work together
... for the good of us all
... for a long time.

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