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Applications due for environmental project funds

project funds The Puget Sound Water Quality Authority is requesting proposals for Public Involvement and Education (PIE) Model Projects Funds.
   To apply for PIE funds, call 1-800-54-SOUND or 360-407-7300 to request a copy of the Round 10 "Request for Proposal," or fax your request to 360-407-7333.
   More than a third of a million dollars in contracts will be awarded during this round of funding to projects relating directly to the cleanup and protection of Puget Sound.
   Any individual, business or community organization, tribe, school, or local government may receive PIE funds. State colleges, universities, and community colleges may also apply. Maximum funding is $40,000 per project.
   Proposals are due to the Puget Sound Water Quality Authority January 31, 1996.
   The previous round of PIE contracts awarded $305,654 to 23 organizations to develop projects to educate and involve the public in restoring and safeguarding Puget Sound.
   The Puget Sound Water Quality Authority is a non-regulatory state agency, charged with developing and overseeing the implementation of the Puget Sound Water Quality Management Plan.
   Since 1987, the Authority has allocated $3,883,843 for 219 PIE projects. The funding for the PIE program comes from the Centennial Clean Water Fund and is allocated by the state legislature.