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Funding for Community-Based Research Projects and Watershed Protection and Restoration Efforts

The Sociological Initiatives Foundation provides grants of $5,000 to $15,000 to support community-based research projects in the U.S. Areas of interest include social justice, social welfare, human rights, and others. The foundation is also interested in supporting research projects by sociologists and linguists that provide a direct benefit to communities. Grants are restricted to tax-exempt organizations, including academic institutions. More info can be found at http://grantsmanagement.com/sifguide.html. Deadline for proposals is August 16, 2004.

Grants are also available for community-based approaches to protect and restore the nation’s watersheds. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Mike Leavitt announced 14 watersheds (representing 17 states) are eligible for $15 million from EPA?s Targeted Watersheds Grant Program. The selected areas represent more than 20,000 square miles of rivers, lakes and streams across the United States. More details can be found at www.lgean.org/html/whatsnew.cfm?id=783

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Sandy Heierbacher co-founded the National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation (NCDD) with Andy Fluke in 2002, with the 60 volunteers and 50 organizations who worked together to plan NCDD’s first national conference. She served as NCDD's Executive Director between 2002 and 2018. Click here for a list of articles and resources authored by Sandy.

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