New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
NYS Education Department
The New York State Education Department intends to support the development,
acquisition, and implementation of a K-8 curriculum on child abduction
prevention education. The curriculum must include staff training and
parent awareness activities. It is intended that parents, schools, and
communities work together to design programs and develop support networks
to keep children safe.
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) is
accepting applications for the 1999 Motor Vehicle Theft and Insurance
Fraud Prevention Demonstration Program. The goal of this program is
to provide an integrated means to prevent, deter, and reduce the incidence
of automobile theft and auto insurance fraud.
NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting applications for the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums Program. Funding may be requested through two categories. Category I, Collection Care Costs, is funding for expenses directly related to the care, security and interpretation of the collections. Category II, Special Purposes, is funding for the development of new exhibits or the rehabilitation of existing exhibits for the permanent collections and for new, innovative projects or programs for the institution.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be public or non-profit organizations; zoos, botanical gardens, herbariums, arboretums, aquariums, bird sanctuaries, natural habitat preserves, natural science museums, or nature and environmental centers which own, house and care for living or systematically organized collections of biological specimens. Organizations must provide such services to the general public on a regular and predictable basis.
DEADLINE: September 6, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Burns, Chief, Bureau of Grants Management, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1, Albany, NY 12238-0001; telephone (518) 474-8372; fax (518) 486-7377.
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The New York State Energy and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
is seeking proposals to develop, improve, and/or commercialize innovative
solar electric and wind energy technology products or wind energy product
manufacturing methods. This program is intended to increase the quantity and
quality of solar electric and wind energy products manufactured in New York
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible technologies for the solar electric area include photovoltaic and solar thermal electric systems, components of these systems, and products that incorporate photovoltaics. Eligible technologies for the wind area include wind energy conversion devices, components, and products that support wind energy systems and power plants. Proposers must demonstrate their intention to have the product manufactured in New York state.
FUNDING: Projects may request up to $300,000 and must have at least 50 percent cost-sharing.
DEADLINE: September 15, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jennifer Harvey, NYSERDA, Corporate Plaza West, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399; telephone (518) 862-1090 ext. 3264; fax (518) 862-1091. Information can also be found on the NYSERDA website: www.nyserda.org. Please refer to Program Number 484-99.
Empire State Developments
Environmental Management Investment Group
The Empire State Developments Environmental Investment
Group (formerly the Office of Recycling Market Development) is offering funding
through its Environmental Investment Program. This program invests in business
waste/pollution prevention and recycling projects in all media, including
solid waste, water, air, and hazardous waste (except out-of-process recycling).
Funds are available for capital projects; research, development and demonstration of new products and technologies; and technical assistance to help businesses achieve pollution prevention and recycling results.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified New York businesses, non-profit organizations and municipalities on behalf of businesses may apply.
FUNDING: Capital projects Up to $500,000 per project; Technical Assistance Up to $75,000 per project; and Research, Development and Demonstration Up to $200,000 per project.
DEADLINE: September 28, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Empire State Development, Environmental Management Investment Group, 30 South Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12245; telephone (518) 292-5340; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The website address is: www.empire.state.ny.us/environment.
...On the Federal Level
Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need
This program provides fellowships in areas of national need
through academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education
to assist graduate students with excellent records who demonstrate financial
need and plan to pursue the highest degree available in their course of study.
Projects must provide fellowships in one or more of the following areas of national need: biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, geological and related sciences, mathematics, and physics.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified academic departments and programs of institutions of higher education are eligible.
FUNDING: The Department of Education estimates the awards will range from $126,875-$750,000.
DEADLINE: October 4, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cosette H. Ryan, Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Program, U.S. Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Program Service, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Suite 600-B, Portals Building, Washington, DC 20202-5247; telephone (202) 260-3608; e-mail email@example.com. The full announcement also can be found at www.ed.gov/news.html.
Sustainable Development Challenge Grant Program
The Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting proposals
for the combined fiscal year 1999/2000 Sustainable Development Challenge Grant
program. The objectives of this program are to : 1) catalyze community-based
and regional projects that promote sustainable development, thereby improving
environmental quality and economic prosperity; 2) leverage significant private
and public investments to enhance environmental quality by enabling community
sustainability efforts to continue past EPA funding; 3) build partnerships
that increase a communitys long-term capacity to protect the environment
through sustainable development; and 4) enhance EPAs ability to provide
assistance to communities and promote sustainable development, through lessons
ELIGIBILITY: Community groups and other non-profit organizations, local governments, universities, tribes and states are eligible.
FUNDING: Proposals may request up to $200,000 each.
DEADLINE: September 29, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Lynn Desaulels at (202) 260-6995 or see the full announcement on the EPA website: www.epa.gov/ecocommunity/sdcg.
Small Business Innovation Research Grants
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) expects to
award project grants for certain areas of research to science-based small
business firms through Phase I of its Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)
This program will support research in the following topic areas: Forests and Related Resources, Plant Production and Protection; Animal Production and Protection; Air, Water and Soil; Food Science and Nutrition; Rural and Community Development; Aquaculture; Industrial Applications; and Marketing and Trade.
ELIGIBILITY: Firms with strong scientific research capabilities in the listed topic areas are encouraged to apply.
FUNDING: $5 million.
DEADLINE: September 2, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Proposal Services Unit, Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 2245, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-2245; telephone (202) 401-5048. Applications also may be obtained by sending your request via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your request should state that you wish to receive materials for the Small Business Innovation Research Grants and include your name, mailing address (not e-mail) and telephone number.
Distance Learning and Telemedicine
The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities
Service is accepting applications for loans and combination loans and grants
for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program. This program was created
to encourage, improve, and make affordable the use of telecommunications,
computer networks and related technology for rural communities to improve
access to educational and/or medical services.
Distance Learning activities include, but are not limited to: linking rural schools within regions to share limited teaching resources; utilizing rural libraries or other community facilities as distance learning centers; and linking a rural school or a grouping of rural schools to institutions located in metropolitan or more populated centers.
Telemedicine activities include, but are not limited to: linking rural facilities to medical expertise or library resources; clinical interactive video consultation; and management and transport of patient information.
ELIGIBILITY: Rural schools, libraries, hospitals, health care clinics, Indian tribes, and related organizations which operate rural educational or health facilities are eligible to apply.
FUNDING: $100 million is available for loans and $55 million is available for loan/grant combinations.
DEADLINE: September 30, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Roberta D. Purcell, Assistant Administrator, Telecommunications Program, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1590, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-1590; telephone (202) 720-9554; fax (202) 720-0810. The full announcement can be found at http://www.usda.gov/rus/dlt/dlml.htm.
Center for Research for Mothers and Children Grants
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Center
for Research and Human Services is accepting applications for project grants.
The objectives of the program are to stimulate, coordinate, and support fundamental
and clinical, biomedical, and behavioral research and research training associated
with normal development from conception to maturity and those factors or special
health problems that may delay or interfere with normal development.
The Center for Research for Mothers and Children (CRMC) supports research for mothers, children, and families, and is designed to: advance knowledge about fetal development, pregnancy, and birth; identify the prerequisites of optimal growth and development through infancy, childhood, and adolescence; and contribute to the prevention and treatment of mental retardation, developmental disabilities, and other childhood and adolescent problems.
The Center offers grants under the following categories: Research Grants, National Research Service Awards, Small Business Innovation Research Grants (SBIR), and Small Business Technology Transfer Grants (STTR).
ELIGIBILITY: Each grant program has its own eligibility requirements. In general, though, universities, colleges, medical, dental and nursing schools, schools of public health, laboratories, hospitals, state and local health departments, other public or private institutions, both non-profit and for-profit, and individuals may apply.
FUNDING: Research Grants range from $36,000 - $2,300,000; Individual National Research Service Awards are $22,176; SBIR Phase I grants average around $75,000 and Phase II grants may be made up to $750,000.
DEADLINES: Research Grants October 1, 1999 (new) and November 1, 1999 (renewals and supplementals). National Research Service Awards December 5, 1999. SBIR December 15, 1999. STTR December 1, 1999.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Sumner Yaffe, Director, Center for Research for Mothers and Children, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, NIH, DHHS, Building 61E, Room 4B05, MSC 7510, Bethesda, MD 20892-7510; telephone (301) 496-5097; fax (301) 480-7773; e-mail email@example.com.
Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence is offering two grant writing seminars in August. The first will be held in Poughkeepsie on August 23, 1999 and the second will be in Rochester on August 26, 1999. The cost for each seminar is $145.00 ($118.00 if two or more people from the same organization register).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact COPE at (914) 756-2673 or firstname.lastname@example.org.