RFP Announcement

KEYSTONE 21 Project Seeks Grant Applicants 
and E-Mail Discussion Group Participants

KEYSTONE 21, a partnership between Cheyney University, Penn State's College of
Agricultural Sciences and Commonwealth Educational System, and the Rodale
Institute, is seeking project proposals and has established a public e-mail
discussion list for people interested in the future of Pennsylvania's food

KEYSTONE 21, one of 14 W.K. Kellogg Foundation projects across the nation that
collectively form the Food Systems Professions Education Initiative, aims to
meet challenges created by the rapid changes occurring in the food system.

Project organizers plan to fund proposals to develop and implement educational
programs to prepare food system professionals for the 21st century.  Two types
of competitive grants are available: a 12-month, nonrenewable Mini-grant of
$7,500, and Keystone Grants, which have a maximum funding level of $30,000 per
year, not to exceed $75,000 for three years.

For the first round of proposal funding, Mini-grant proposals, are due by June
15, 1997 and Keystone Grant proposals, are due by August 15, 1997.  Funding
for Mini-grants will begin on August 1, 1997.  Funding for Keystone Grants
will begin on November 1, 1997.

World Wide Web users can learn more from the project's Internet site:

For more information about the grants, or to request an RFP contact:
Elise Gurgevich, Project Coordinator
KEYSTONE 21 --The Pennsylvania Food System Professions Education Project
139 Agricultural Administration Bldg.
University Park, PA 16802
(814) 865-0114
(814) 863-7277 fax

KEYSTONE 21 E-Mail List
Participants in the new KEYSTONE 21 e-mail list can informally discuss
proposal ideas, food system issues, collaboration opportunities, and other
concerns related to the project.

The discussion list is intended to improve the flow of information and ideas
among academic disciplines and between higher education and other segments of
society.  It is also intended to help establish collaborative partnerships at
all levels of the educational system as well as among the private, public and
non-profit sectors.

To subscribe to the listserv, send an e-mail message to
keystone21@lists.cas.psu.edu.  In the subject line of the address, type
"subscribe."  Leave the body of the message blank.  Within a few hours, you
should receive a message confirming your subscription to the KEYSTONE 21
discussion list.