Network World reports that Colorado State University established phase 1 of the Colorado Grid Computing Initiative in 2004, and is now looking to expand the program. The initiative used grant money as well as technology from Sun, the Department of Homeland Security, and others. The first project to use the grid was an animal tracking project. In phase 2, CSU would teach other Colorado institutions how to use the grid. Phase 3 would involve getting other grids donated to other schools, so the overall grid could be expanded.