New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will administer
the Volunteer Fire Assistance Program. This program provides matching
grants to assist rural fire companies in the purchase of wildlife fire
suppression equipment. Grants are for use in townships with populations
NYS Education Department
The New York State Education Department is offering grants for adult
literacy/library projects. Activities must be planned and carried out
with at least one other community literacy provider such as a public school,
college, volunteer group or other non-profit organization. Projects must
provide services to anyone 16 years of age or older not attending school
full time and teach the minimum skills needed to read and comprehend English
through the 6th grade level.
NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal
The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal is accepting applications
for its Public Housing Drug Elimination Program. Under the program, the Commissioner
of Housing and Community Renewal is authorized to make grants for use in eliminating
drug-related crime in State-aided public housing projects.
ELIGIBILITY: State-aided low-income public housing projects are eligible.
DEADLINE: May 14, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jane I. Berrie, Division of Housing and Community Renewal, Housing Management Section, Grants Unit, Room 633, 25 Beaver Street, New York, NY 10004; telephone (212) 480-7256.
NYS Education Department
The New York State Education Department is accepting applications for Teacher
Resource and Computer Training Centers. These centers provide professional development
programs for teachers and other members of the school community. Grants are
awarded based on the quality and scope of the application and program, the size
of the population to be served, geographic considerations and available funding.
ELIGIBILITY: School districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and consortia of school districts and/or BOCES are eligible.
FUNDING: It is anticipated that $20 million will be available.
DEADLINE: June 30, 1999 or 60 days following the adoption of the state budget, whichever is later.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Isabel Pickett, Education Department, Regional School Services/Compensatory Education, Teacher Center Program Unit, Room 467 EBA, Albany, NY 12234; telephone (518) 473-1234; or e-mail Ipicket@mail.NYSED.gov.
On the Federal Level
1999 Family Violence Prevention and Services Program
The Office of Community Services (OCS) invites applications for Fiscal Year
1999 funding of competitive grants under the Family Violence Prevention and
Services Discretionary Program. Priority areas to be funded include: Improving
the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence; Training Grant Stipends in Domestic
Violence for Historically Black, Hispanic-Serving and Tribal Colleges and Universities;
and Public Information Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention
of Family Violence.
Successful applicants must provide at least 25% of the total cost of the project.
ELIGIBILITY: Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence State and local domestic violence coalitions or advocacy programs, health agencies, health professional associations or societies, non-profit health care facilities, and entities with experience in the field of family violence prevention are eligible. Training Grant Stipends in Domestic Violence for Historically Black, Hispanic-Serving and Tribal Colleges and Universities Historically Black Colleges and Universities, Hispanic/Latino Institutes of Higher Education, and American Indian Tribally-controlled Community Colleges and Universities are eligible. Public Information Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention of Family Violence State and local public agencies and private non-profit agencies experienced in the field of family violence prevention and public and private non-profit educational institutions, community organizations and community-based coalitions, and other entities that have designed and implemented family violence prevention information activities or community awareness strategies are eligible.
FUNDING: Improving the Health Care Response to Domestic Violence $75,000 maximum per grant. Training Grant Stipends in Domestic Violence for Historically Black, Hispanic-Serving and Tribal Colleges and Universities - $300,000 maximum per grant. Public Information Community Awareness Campaign Projects for the Prevention of Family Violence - $35,000 maximum per grant.
DEADLINE: May 3, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Sunni Knight, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, Division of State Assistance, 370 LEnfant Promenade, SW, Washington, DC 20447; telephone (202) 401-5319. Application kits are available on the OCS website at: http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs.
The Office for Victims of Crime 1999 Discretionary Programs
The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) announces the availability of the 1999
Discretionary Program Application Kit. This years kit contains 10 competitive
solicitations. Among them is Action Partnerships with Professional and Membership
Organizations which will help professional membership organizations promote
policies and practices that enhance crime victims access to health and
mental health services. The solicitation entitled State Victim Assistance Academies
will support State efforts to provide academic-based, foundation level education
for victim assistance providers, victim advocates, and criminal justice personnel.
Victim-Oriented Practices in the Healthcare Community will allow for the development
of resource materials showcasing innovative victim-oriented practices in health
care settings. Various other solicitations provide funding for projects in Indian
Country. These grants will provide funding for: victim assistance programs for
Indian tribes on Federal jurisdiction; a video on post-traumatic stress following
sexual assault; a demonstration Tribal victim-witness program; an analysis of
victims rights among tribal governments; and two solicitations to provide
training and technical assistance for OVCs Native American grantees. Finally,
the kit requests proposals to develop resource materials for National Crime
Victims Rights Week in the year 2000.
ELIGIBILITY: Varies by solicitation.
FUNDING: Action Partnerships with Professional and Membership Organizations - $300,000 total, awards will range from $50,000-$75,000 per grant. State Victim Assistance Academies - $140,000 for four planning grants at $35,000 each. Victim-Oriented Practices in the Healthcare Community - $75,000. Indian Country Programs: Victim Assistance - $1 million for 20 grants; Training and Technical Assistance for Victim Assistance - $100,000; Demonstration Victim-Witness Program - $50,000; Issues Report on Victims Rights - $100,000; Post-Rape Stress Video - $75,000; and Training and Technical Assistance for Childrens Justice Act Partnerships - $100,000; National Crime Victims Rights Week - $100,000.
DEADLINE: April 27, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Office for Victims of Crime Resource Center at (800) 627-6872 or the Reply line at (202) 616-1926. The application kit can be obtained through the OVC home page at: http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/fund/.
SAMHSA Community-Initiated Interventions
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center
for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) announces the availability of community-initiated
intervention grants to support Knowledge Development with At-Risk Populations.
This program, Community-Initiated Prevention Interventions, solicits applications for studies that field test effective substance abuse prevention interventions that have been shown to prevent or reduce alcohol, tobacco, or other illegal drug use as well as associated social, emotional, behavioral, cognitive and physical problems among at-risk populations in their local communities. Through this initiative, grants will be made for projects that test these interventions in local community settings and/or with diverse populations, or replicate those proven to be effective in other populations and or communities, or assess how well they can be sustained as subjects progress through normal developmental stages.
ELIGIBILITY: Units of state and local government and private, non-profit and for-profit organizations, such as community-based organizations, as well as universities, colleges, faith-based organizations and hospitals are eligible.
FUNDING: Approximately $8 million is available to fund grants ranging from $300,000-$400,000.
DEADLINE: May 18, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Soledad Sambrano, Ph.D., Division of Knowledge Development and Evaluation, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Rockwall II, Room 1075, 5600 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857; telephone (301) 443-9110. For application kits, contact National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; telephone (800) 729-6686.
Mainstream Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities
The Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of the Assistant Secretary
for Public and Indian Housing is accepting applications for its 1999 Mainstream
Housing Opportunities for Persons with Disabilities Program. The purpose of
this program is to provide Section 8 rental vouchers to enable persons with
disabilities (elderly and non-elderly) to rent affordable private housing.
ELIGIBILITY: Public Housing Authorities and non-profit disability organizations that provide services to disabled families are eligible.
FUNDING: $48.5 million.
DEADLINE: May 7, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact George C. Hendrickson, Housing Program Specialist, Office of Public and Assisted Housing Delivery, Department of Housing and Urban Development, Room 4216, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Washington, DC 20410-8000; telephone (202) 708-1872, ext. 4064.
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration
(ETA) announces the third round of competitive grants under the Welfare-to-Work
(WtW) grant program. The WtW program assists states and local communities to
provide the transitional employment assistance needed to move hard-to-employ
recipients of Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and certain noncustodial
parents, who have experienced or have characteristics associated with long-term
welfare dependence, into lasting unsubsidized jobs.
The Department of Labor is placing a high priority on funding applications targeted to specific populations who face particular challenges in moving from welfare to work: noncustodial parents, individuals with disabilities, individuals who require substance abuse treatment, victims of domestic violence and individuals with limited English proficiency.
Grant funds may be used to provide needed basic and/or vocational skills training as a post-employment service in conjunction with either subsidized or unsubsidized employment.
ELIGIBILITY: Private Industry Councils, political subdivisions of the state, and private entities are eligible. Eligible private entities include community development corporations, community action agencies, community-based and faith-based organizations, disability community organizations, public and private colleges and universities, and other qualified organizations.
FUNDING: Approximately $240 million is available, with most awards ranging from $1 million to $5 million.
DEADLINE: April 30, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Questions should be faxed to Mamie D. Williams, Grant Management Specialist, Division of Federal Assistance; fax (202) 219-8739. Questions may also be sent via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. All inquiries should include the solicitation number DFA 99-003. Information can also be found on the ETAs home page at: http://wtw.doleta.gov.
The Foundation Center, an independent national service organization which disseminates
information on foundation grants, offers an on-line service through its internet
site. The Foundation Centers Electronic Reference Desk allows grant seekers
to question an on-line librarian. Grant seekers may also scan the website for
information about upcoming grant training seminars, funding trends, publications,
and locations. The Foundation Center maintains Cooperating Collections of grant
resources, including a database of funding organizations on CD-ROM, at libraries
throughout the state.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Foundation Center at 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; on line at www.fdncenter.org; or call (800) 424-9836/ (212) 620-4230. E-mail comments can be sent to email@example.com.
Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)
Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) will be holding a grant training seminar in Buffalo, NY on May 26th, 1999 from 9 am until 4 pm. The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn Gateway. The fee is $145.00. To register, call (914) 756-2673 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please leave your fax and phone number.