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Project ID: 2002VA2B

Title: Information Dissemination

Project Type: Information Transfer

Focus Categories: Education

Keywords: Community Outreach, Service-Learning

Start Date: 03/01/2002

End Date: 02/28/2003

Federal Funds: $63,429

Non-Federal Matching Funds: $128,578

Congressional District: Ninth

Principal Investigator:
Leonard Shabman
Virginia Tech


During this application period,104 funds will be used to provide full editorial support for the Water Center's newsletter (Virginia Water Central). Five to six issues of “Virginia Water Central” are produced each year. Hard copies and electronic copies are distributed and also posted on the Water Center's website.

Other activities include: 1. Partial funding of personnel cost for program development of “Service Training for Environmental Progress” (STEP). STEP is a community outreach and servicelearning program of the Water Center. Center staff works closely with community leaders to identify water-related problems, serve as a link between community and university faculty and students who will take on the projects. Center staff seeks external funding to support the ongoing program. 2. Personnel cost to maintain the Water Center's library, videos and slide shows. University faculty, students, local and state agency personnel and citizens are clients of the Water Center's library. Center staff responds to numerous requests each month.

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