Public Law 110-161 authorizes the EAC to award $10,000,000 in grants to States to implement a data collection program for the Federal elections scheduled to be held in November 2008. Of that sum, $2 million will be provided to each of five eligible applicants. EAC will solicit proposals from States to improve the collection of data at the precinct-level for the November 2008 Federal elections. State grantees will use the grant funds in part to implement new data collection procedures, systems, and/or methodologies for the November 2008 election.
This just released on the EAC website:
They are soliciting comments on the proposed program. The full document can be found here. (See the Word document link at the bottom of the page).