We made the deadline and got the TIIAP grant application out last week. I extend my thanks on behalf of the Foundation and all its supporters for the following who provided formal input and/or letters of support: National Public Telecomputing Peter Harter, Executive Director Oregon State Library Jim Scheppke, Or State Librarian Yakima Valley Regional Library Richard Ostrander, Director Northwest Nonprofit Resources Sandy Gill, Director Wa State Dept of Information George Lindamood, Director Morino Institute, Reston, Va Mario Morino/Chairman City of Milton-Free-Water, Oregon Robert O. Bloch/City Councilor Washington State Employment Robert Wlaznak/Director Securities Department. Pasco, Wa Prosser Public Library, Wa Robert Witcraft/Board Secretary Sunnyside High School, Wa Bob Thomas/Principal Sunnyside School District Mac Chambers/Superintendent Benton/Franklin Human Services Ed Frost/Chairman Coalition (charter members listed below) Benton County Prosecutor's Victim Assistance Unit Benton-Franklin Community Action Committee Benton-Franklin Dept. of Human Services Benton-Franklin Developmental Services Benton-Franklin District Health Department Benton-Franklin Head Start Benton-Franklin Volunteer Center Lane Bray, State Representative Carondelet Psychiatric Care Center Catholic Family & Child Service Chinook Camp Fire Columbia Basin Domestic Violence Columbia Industries Community Services Office, DSHS CONTACT Tri-Cities Council for Children Division of Developmental Disabilities, DSHS Families & Friends of Violent Crime Victims Jim Jesernig, State Senator Juvenile Justice Center Lutheran Social Services Neurological Center Planned Parenthood Donna K. Raines Sexual Assault Response Center The ARC of the Tri-Cities Tri-Cities Advocates for the Mentally Ill Tri-Cities Chaplaincy Tri-Cities Family YMCA Tri-Cities Residential Services The final Project included a three phase plan of action. This includes: Phase One: Needs Assessment and Asset Identification (one day). An initial meeting with community representatives to introduce the Community Computing Network Project Guide and start a process to determine overall goals and objectives. This phase will also help determine existing assets. Phase one will be administered in 50 communities. Phase Two: Information Highway Workshop (two days). For those locations that desire additional education and training. Elements of the Project Guide will be covered as well as community specific curricula. Phase two is planned for 25 phase one communities. Phase Three: Community Network Implementation (ten days). Assistance in installation and operation of a fully functional community network. Phase three is planned for 15 communities from phases one and two. We are ready to implement phase one in any community *now* - without waiting for any grant funding. If you are interested, please let us know. The cost for phase one is $500.00 for the day (includes two staff from the Foundation). Or, if you are in a communities that was not targeted in the TIIAP grant but want to be included in future grant applications, please let us know ASAP - we are sending out additional applications starting this week. Anyone desiring a copy of the complete grant application narrative (8 pages) and/or the COMMUNITY COMPUTING NETWORK PROJECT GUIDE (24 pages), please let me know and I will send it to you via e-mail.