As part of a collaborative, interagency effort, the Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is soliciting applications for the Decision Support, Education, and Workforce Development through Geospatial Extension Specialists (GES) Program for fiscal year (FY) 2004 to support programmatic activities (1) in states that establish new Geospatial Extension Specialist positions, and (2) in on-going Geospatial Extension Specialist programs. Beginning with the use of FY 2003 funds in this Request for Applications (RFA), the participating agencies anticipate allocating a total of approximately $1 million over three years to fund the GES Program.
The GES Program is supported by CSREES, the Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), and the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Department of Commerce (DOC) as described in this RFA. CSREES will administer GES Program grants and cooperative agreements.
Specifically, the GES Program solicits applications for projects that: improve, through the use of geospatial information, the decision support systems of users at local, county and state levels; improve education in remote sensing and related geospatial technology at the local, county and state levels; and, promote development of a workforce skilled in the use of geospatial technology and integrated with the staffs of user organizations. Examples of activities the GES Program may support are included in the full RFA.
Who can apply:
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Specialized Group (Health Professional, Student, Veteran)
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
Eligible functional categories:
Grants for Agricultural Research_Competitive Research Grants
For the Request for Applications and the amendment to the Request for Applications, click on this link.
If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact:
Department of Agriculture, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, Office of Extramural Programs, 901 D Street, NW Room 2245, Washington, DC, 20024