Right now on Buy & Sell there is a 60D and 15-85IS that together come to $1000. That would be a heck of a starter combo.
I have this combo and it's great. There's also http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1192005
that's a good combo for starting out. This would leave you enough for a used 55-250mm lens' I don't know anything about this camera but at least it shows you what's possible.