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News | 10/30/2002 5:00 am EST

Feds pump $4 million into new Francommunautés sites
Industry Canada and Canadian Heritage have announced 36 winners of the $4-million Francommunautés virtuelles program contest for 2002-2003. The project will encourage use of state-of-the-art Internet technologies and the creation of French content for francophone and Acadian communities. Popular themes among the winning projects included women, ethnocultural minorities, lawyers, small- and medium-sized enterprises, artists, professionals and students. This year, the initiative is providing non-refundable financial contributions equal to 50% of eligible costs, to a maximum of $75,000, for regional projects and up to $250,000 for national projects. A full list of winners is available at http://francommunautes.ic.gc.ca.

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