California, USA, 30 August 2006: ESRI has joined forces with Stratus Technologies, an ESRI hardware partner, to create the 2006 ArcGIS Server Demonstration Project Grant Program. Designed to help users improve government processes, this grant program will help state, regional, and local government agencies demonstrate concepts and create models for an integrated server-based GIS architecture. The grant serves to promote and distribute reusable applications that can be shared between governments by way of an ArcGIS Server public domain Web site.
Ten states, regional, or local governments within the United States will be awarded grants. Totaling more than $814,000, the grants will include software, hardware, and training resources.
The program is open to all forms of state and local governments in the United States including all departments within a government organization. Applications developed by grant recipients will be posted on ESRI Web site beginning May 2007.
Stratus Technologies based in Massachusetts, USA, provides customers worldwide with services and systems designed to provide complete, continuous-availability solutions for critical computer-based operations.