Pew and JEHT Foundation Announce $2 Million in Grants Available to Study and Improve U.S. Elections

Contact: Lorie Slass, 215.575.4818

Washington, DC - 04/23/2007 - The Pew Center on the States, a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts, and the JEHT Foundation have announced $2 million in grants available to help diagnose how well U.S. elections are run and plan pilot projects to be conducted in 2007 and 2008.

The request for proposals (RFP) is part of a larger Pew initiative called Make Voting Work. Make Voting Work is focused on improving the accuracy, convenience, efficiency and security of U.S. elections. Proposals will be accepted through June 4, 2007.

The RFP targets election officials and academics studying elections issues, diverse academic disciplines (e.g., computer science, economics, engineering, human factors and design, operations and management, mathematics), private-sector companies with applicable expertise, non-profits and non-governmental organizations.

For more information, visit the Pew Center on the States Web site.

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