Rockwell Collins Seeking Green Communities Grant Program proposals

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Rockwell Collins is accepting proposals for its 2009 Green Communities Grant Program.

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Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes and wildfires have affected the communities in which we operate over the last several years and we want to do our part to help restore the natural habitat in those areas

Rockwell Collins is accepting proposals for its 2009 Green Communities Grant Program. Launched four years ago, the program helps fund environmental projects in communities where the company operates. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 27, with grant winners being announced in conjunction with activities on or around Earth Day, April 22, 2009.

Eligible projects must improve the environmental condition of the community. In addition to traditional conservation and restoration projects, the Green Communities program will also emphasize the rebuilding of communities through restoring environmental habitats that have been damaged by natural disasters.

"Natural disasters such as floods, tornadoes and wildfires have affected the communities in which we operate over the last several years and we want to do our part to help restore the natural habitat in those areas," said Cindy Dietz, manager of community relations at Rockwell Collins. "With 134 projects funded since 2004, Green Communities has established a track record of making a difference. Credit goes to our employees around the globe who have taken ownership of the program by participating in and promoting these environmental initiatives."

Grant awards will range from $500 to $2,500. Only projects conducted or sponsored by qualified non-profit organizations or public/government entities are eligible.

A grant review committee will judge project applications based on criteria including:

  • Tangible environmental benefits of the project
  • Sustainability of the project benefits
  • Participation in the project by Rockwell Collins employees and/or retirees
  • Completion of the project within the calendar year of the grant award
  • Agreement to participate in publicizing the grant and the completed project

To download a copy of the grant guidelines and application, go to
http://www.rockwellcollins.com/about/community/green_communities.

A list of 2008 Rockwell Collins Green Community grant recipients is available at http://www.rockwellcollins.com/news/page10712.html

A photo of a Green Communities project is available at the following link: http://www.rockwellcollins.com/content/images/img_11357.jpg

Rockwell Collins is a pioneer in the development and deployment of innovative communication and aviation electronic solutions for both commercial and government applications. Our expertise in flight deck avionics, cabin electronics, mission communications, information management, and simulation and training is delivered by 20,000 employees, and a global service and support network that crosses 27 countries. To find out more, please visit http://www.rockwellcollins.com.

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Dave Gosch
319.295.2908
djgosch @ rockwellcollins.com

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