New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The Bond Act provides funding for a variety of clean water projects,
including park and heritage area projects which develop, expand and enhance
public access to water bodies, promote water based recreation, or enhance
the natural, cultural, or historic aspects of water. The Bond Act also
funds historic preservation projects that contribute to our cultural heritage
and the environment.
Allegany Region (Allegany, Cattaraugus and Chautauqua counties) Michael J. Miecznikowski, Allegany State Park, RD 1, Salamanca, NY 14779, (716) 354-9101, FAX (716) 354-2255. Niagara Region (Erie and Niagara counties) Pat McKeon, Niagara Reservation, Niagara Falls, NY 14303, (716) 278-1761, FAX (716) 278-1744. Genesee Region (Orleans, Monroe, Genesee, Wyoming and Livingston counties) Leo Downey, Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427, (716) 493-3613, FAX (716) 493-5272. Finger Lakes Region (Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Seneca, Cayuga, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins and Chemung counties) Kathleen Damiani, Taughannock Falls State Park, Box 1055, Trumansburg, NY 14886, (607) 387-7041, FAX (607) 387-3390. Central Region (Oswego, Oneida, Onondaga, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, Madison, Broome, Herkimer and Delaware counties) Jean Egenhofer, Clark Reservation, Jamesville, NY 13078, (315) 492-1756, FAX (315) 492-3277. Thousand Islands Region (Jefferson, Lewis, St. Lawrence, Franklin and Clinton counties) Jan Maas, Keewaydin State Park, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607, (315) 482-2593, FAX (315) 482-9413. Saratoga/Capital District Region (Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schoharie, Albany, Greene, Warren, Washington, Rensselaer and Schenectady counties) Harold Hagemann, Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6214, (518) 584-2000, FAX (518) 584-5694. Palisades Interstate Park Commission and Taconic Region (Palisades: Orange, Rockland, Sullivan and Ulster counties; Taconic: Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester counties) Ron Rader, Mills Mansion, Staatsburg, NY 12580, (914) 889-4100, FAX (914) 889-8321. New York City Region Merrill Hesch, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, c/o NYS Department of State, 123 William Street, 20th Floor, New York, NY 10031, (212) 417-3172, FAX (212) 417-3170. Long Island Region Jim Hunting, Belmont Lake State Park, PO Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702, (516) 669-1000, FAX (516) 669-4671.
For projects within the Adirondack or Catskill Park, contact John Albert, Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Preserve Protection and Management, 50 Wolf Road, Room 412, Albany, NY 12233-4255, (518) 457-7433, FAX (518) 457-8988.
Empire State Development will accept applications for the September round of
the Environmental Investment Program (formerly known as the Recycling Investment
Program). The purpose of the program is to support projects that lead to the
reuse, remanufacturing or recycling of secondary materials, or that reduce the
volume or toxicity of waste before it is generated. Project categories include
Capital Investment, Technical Assistance, and Research, Development and Demonstration.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility varies according to project category. For Capital Investment and Technical Assistance projects, eligible applicants include not-for-profit corporations or municipalities (on behalf of a NYS business). For Research, Development and Demonstration projects, eligible applicants include not-for-profit corporations and small to medium-sized businesses.
FUNDING: To be determined upon passage of the New York State budget.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 3:00 p.m. on September 28, 1999 by the Environmental Management Investment Group, One Commerce Plaza, Albany, NY, 12245.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For an application packet, call the Environmental Management Investment Group (EMIG) at (518) 486-6291, send a fax to (518) 474-0596, or e-mail us at email@example.com. For faxes and e-mail requests, include your name, business/organization, address and telephone number. For program information, visit the Environmental Management Investment Group web site at www.empire.state.ny.us/environment. EMIG will also host a series of forums in each of the States 10 economic development regions in June and July to provide additional information on the Environmental Investment Program. Contact EMIG for dates and locations.
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces
a program to support the development, demonstration, and commercialization of
innovative transportation products and systems. Proposals must lead to building
or demonstrating a working prototype of a transportation product or system.
Proposals must also clearly identify energy, environmental and economic benefits
the product will provide in New York state.
ELIGIBILITY: New York businesses are eligible.
FUNDING: $1 million is available to award cost-shared contracts of up to $250,000.
DEADLINE: July 20, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact one of the following people by e-mail or by calling (518) 862-1090 and selecting the appropriate extension: Richard Drake, Program Manager, ext. 3258, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; James Kattoor, Assistant Project Manager, ext. 3361, e-mail email@example.com; Joe Wagner, Senior Project Manager, ext. 3228, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Karen Villeneuve, Senior Project Manager, ext. 3275, e-mail kev@nyserda. To request Program Opportunity Notice (PON) #485-99, contact Jane Powers, PON No. 485-99, NYSERDA, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399, fax (518) 862-1091 or e-mail email@example.com.
...On the Federal Level
Department of Health and Human Services
Runaway and Homeless Youth Programs
The Administration on Children, Youth and Families, U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services announces the availability of funds for the Basic Center
Program for Runaway and Homeless Youth, Transitional Living Program for Homeless
Youth and Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreements.
The Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), within the Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), administers programs that support services to an adolescent population of runaway, homeless and street youth.
The purpose of the Basic Center Program for Runaway and Homeless Youth is to establish or strengthen locally-controlled, community-based programs that address the needs of runaway and homeless youth and their families. Services must be delivered outside the law enforcement, child welfare, mental health and juvenile justice systems.
The purpose of the Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth is to establish and operate transitional living projects for homeless youth. This program is structured to help older, homeless youth achieve self-sufficiency and avoid long-term dependency on social services.
The purpose of the Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement is to enhance the programmatic and administrative capacities of public and private agencies to provide services to runaway, homeless and street youth and their families.
ELIGIBILITY: For the Basic Center Program and the Transitional Living Program Any state, unit of local government, public or private non-profit agency, organization or institution is eligible to apply for these funds. For the Training and Technical Assistance Cooperative Agreement, non-profit organizations and combinations of such organizations with demonstrated capacity to provide services to runaway and homeless youth service providers on a statewide or regional basis are eligible.
FUNDING: It is anticipated that $10.4 million will be available for new BCP projects, $7 million will be available for new TLP projects and $2 million will be available for new T&TA Cooperative Agreements.
DEADLINE: BCP and T&TA June 25, 1999. TLP June 28, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Administration on Children, Youth and Families, Family and Youth Services Bureau, Program Announcement, 1815 North Fort Myer Drive, Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22209; telephone (800) 351-2293. You may also find the full announcement on the FYSB website at http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/FYSB.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Adolescent Pregnancy Programs (OAPP) requests applications for
care, prevention and combination care/prevention grants under the Adolescent
Family Life (AFL) Demonstration Projects Program. These grants are for community-based
and community-supported demonstration projects to: (1) find effective means
of preventing pregnancy by encouraging adolescents to abstain from sexual activity
through provision of age-appropriate education on sexuality and decision-making
skills, and (2) establish comprehensive and integrated approaches to the delivery
of services to pregnant adolescents, adolescent parents and their children.
ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private non-profit organization or agency is eligible.
FUNDING: $12 million is available to support an estimated 40 new projects (25 care projects and 15 prevention projects).
DEADLINE: June 28, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the OAPP Program Office at (301) 594-4004. For an application kit, see the following Internet address: www.hhs.gov/progorg/opa/titlexx/oapp.html or fax your request to (301) 594-5981.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability
of fiscal year 1999 funds for a cooperative agreement program to support community-based
organizations (CBOs) to develop and implement effective community-based HIV
prevention programs for African American populations. These CBOs should have
evolved from and be located within the communities they serve.
The goals of this program are to 1) provide financial and technical assistance to CBOs so they can provide HIV prevention services to African American populations for which gaps in services are demonstrated, 2) promote HIV prevention programs that are consistent with the regions prevention plan, and 3) promote collaboration and coordination of HIV prevention efforts among CBOs, HIV prevention groups and other local, state, federal and privately funded programs.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible CBOs must have 501(c)(3) status, have a governing body composed of greater than 50 percent African Americans, and provide services for African Americans in one of 20 designated high AIDS prevalence metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs); including New York City, NY; Newark, NJ and New Haven-Bridgeport-Stamford-Danbury-Waterbury, CT.
FUNDING: The average award is expected to be $200,000. Requests over $300,000 will not be considered.
DEADLINE: June 28, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call CDCs National Prevention Information Network at (800) 458-5231, visit their website at www.cdcnpin.org/program , fax request to (888) 282-7681 or e-mail request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Legal Services Corporation
The Legal Services Corporation (LSC) is the national organization charged with
administering federal funds provided for civil legal services to the poor. They
are currently soliciting grant proposals from interested parties who are qualified
to provide effective, efficient and high quality civil legal services to eligible
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations that have as a purpose the furnishing of legal assistance to eligible clients; private attorneys; groups of private attorneys or law firms; state and local governments; and substate regional planning and coordination agencies which are composed of substate areas and whose governing boards are controlled by locally elected officials are eligible to apply.
FUNDING: The exact amount has not yet been determined.
DEADLINE: July 1, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Office of Program Performance, Competitive Grants Service Desk at telephone number (202) 336-8900; fax (202) 336-7272; e-mail email@example.com or visit the LSC website at www.lsc.gov.
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is holding two grant writing seminars in June. COPE will hold the first seminar on June 24, 1999 in Kingston, NY at the Ramada Inn. The second will be held on June 30, 1999 in Utica, NY at the Holiday Inn. The cost for each seminar is $145.00. If two or more people from the same organization attend, the cost is reduced to $118.00 per person. To register, please call (914) 756-2673 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation Center, an independent national service organization which disseminates information on foundation grants, is now offering an on-line service through its internet site. The Foundation Centerís new Electronic Reference Desk will allow grantseekers to question an on-line librarian. Grantseekers 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: To find out about the Foundation Center, 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.