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The W.K. Kellogg Foundation's multi-year Rural People, Rural Policy initiative is designed to energize and equip rural organizations and networks to shape policy that will improve the lives of rural people and the vitality of rural communities. One of the primary components of the initiative is Regional Rural Policy Networks.

Regional Rural Policy Networks are a set of selected organizations from four specific geographic regions and one "at-large" region in the United States. Network organizations will engage in a multi-year process designed to help develop their individual and collective strategies, skills, and efforts to improve the impact of public and private policy on rural people and rural places. Starting this year, RPRP will recruit a cohort of five organizations from each region to take part in the initiative.

Four Regional Rural Policy Networks will be based in specific regions where the W.K. Kellogg Foundation has invested considerable resources in recent years. These four regions are: 1) Central Appalachia (i.e., West Virginia and the Appalachian counties of Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, and Virginia); 2) the Mid South (Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi; 3) the Midwest/Great Plains (Nebraska, Montana, and North and South Dakota; and 4) the Southwest (New Mexico and Arizona).

Organizations that are not based in these eligible regions but that consider themselves to be very connected to one of these regions may make a case to be included in that network. In addition, the foundation is considering organizing one At-Large Network to include up to five organizations that meet all the criteria for participation but are from outside the four specified geographic regions.

Because MU is limited to one application for this program, letters of intent must be submitted to the Office of Research, ltdsub@missouri.edu, no later than 5:00 pm Friday, February 3, 2006. Letters of intent should be limited to 3 pages and should summarize the project’s geographic focus, goals, administration and rural benefits.

Amount: $100,000 for a duration of 5 years
MU Deadline: 5:00 p.m., Friday, February 3, 2006 (letter of intent)
Sponsor Deadline:

February 20, 2006

URL for more information: http://fconline.fdncenter.org/pnd/10000540/wkkf

This notice is being sent to deans, directors, and chairs in social science disciplines.  Please forward it to faculty members who may be interested.

All limited submission announcements can be tracked by deadline via the Calendar at www.research.missouri.edu or by announcement date via the Limited Submissions listing at http://www.research.missouri.edu/ogwp/lsa.htm.

         
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