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Central Arizona Project (CAP) will award about $25,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations seeking funding for water and/or environmental education programs. The application deadline is November1, 2007.

CAP awards grants to organizations primarily in Maricopa, Pima and Pinal counties twice a year, in June and December, for projects that depend on Colorado River water, enhance alternative water usage or promote water conservation.

Eight grants totaling about $25,000 was awarded in June 2007, by Central Arizona Project to nonprofit organizations that provide programs to the public which educate people of all ages about water and environmental resources throughout central and southern Arizona.

The recipients were from CAP's three county (Maricopa, Pinal and Pima) service area and ranged from $5,000 to the Natural Resource Education Center for interactive water education opportunities to $4,000 for the East Maricopa Resource Education Center to $1,600 to the Arizona Hydrological Society for its scholarship/intern program and for science fair awards.

CAP's Contributions Committee includes representatives from CAP's elected Board of Directors, staff and customers.

For eligibility criteria and a grant application, visit CAP's website at or contact Crystal Thompson at or call 623-869-2138 or 888-891-5795 (within Arizona).