New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
NYS Education Department
The Division of Library Development of the New York State Library announces funding to assist libraries in New York State to provide the highest possible level of electronic doorway library services and to emphasize special library services which contribute to improved access to information and library services.
ELIGIBILITY: Public library system and central or co-central library which is not also a system as approved under Section 272 of the Education Law and Yonkers public library as approved under Section 253 of the Education Law; reference and research library resources system as approved under Section 272 of the Education Law; and school library system as approved under Section 282 of Education Law are eligible.
FUNDING: $2.6 million.
DEADLINE: June 16, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Sara B. McCain, Education Department, Division of Library Development, Cultural Education Center, Room 10B41, Albany, NY 12230; telephone (518) 486-4857.
Energy-Efficient Application of Advanced Materials and Processes
NYS Energy Research and Development
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites short proposals that promote development, demonstration, or commercialization of technologies relating to materials processing and application/use. The targeted materials industries/areas include, but are not limited to: thermal insulators; structural materials (components of power generating equipment, etc); electrical/electronic materials (semiconductor, superconductor, etc.); specialty materials (nanomaterials, functional coatings, etc.) and recycled/recyclable materials.
The proposed work must be innovative and address processing- or application-related issues such as development/application/adoption of energy-efficient processing methods; improvement of product yield, quality, or energy-related performance in service; innovative use of new materials in designing energy-efficient products; and other research, development, and demonstration needs with energy benefits.
Proposals are required to emphasize replicability, commercialization, and marketability rather than basic or fundamental research. The proposed work must demonstrate/yield energy benefits such as energy conservation and energy efficiency. Associated environmental and economic benefits are important evaluation criteria.
ELIGIBILITY: Projects must have substantial New York State impact and produce significant economic benefits such as processing or manufacturing at a site or sites in New York State.
FUNDING: NYSERDA will make multiple awards of $50,000 to $200,000 per project up to $750,000. All proposals must be cost-shared at or above 50%.
DEADLINE: June 22, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dana Levy at (518)
862-1090, ext. 3377, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of fiscal year 2001 funds for training grants in occupational safety and health. The program objective is to provide financial assistance to eligible institutions or agencies to assist in providing an adequate supply of qualified professional occupational safety and health personnel.
Projects are supported for Occupational Safety and Health Education and Research Center Training Grants (ERCs) and for Long-Term Training Project Grants (TPGs).
ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private educational or training agency or institution that has demonstrated competency in the occupational safety and health field and is located in a state, the District of Columbia, or U.S. Territory is eligible.
FUNDING: Approximately $13.9 million is available, of which approximately $2.5 million is available for competing continuation or new awards.
DEADLINE: July 3, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To receive additional written information and to request an application kit, call (888) 472-6874. You will be asked to leave your name and address and will be instructed to identify the announcement number of interest (Program Announcement 01001). If you have questions after reviewing the information, contact Sonia Phelix, Grants Management Specialist, (770) 488-2724, e-mail email@example.com. The full announcement can also be found on the CDC home page at www.cdc.gov
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
The Section 8 Family Self-Sufficiency program is intended to promote the development of local strategies to coordinate the use of assistance under the Section 8 certificate and voucher programs with public and private resources to enable participating families to achieve economic independence and self-sufficiency. An FSS Program Coordinator assures that program participants are linked to the supportive services they need to achieve self-sufficiency.
ELIGIBILITY: Public housing agencies (PHAs) eligible to receive funding under this NOFA are only those that received funding under one of the FY 99 NOFA for Section 8 FSS Program Coordinators and that continue to operate a Section 8 FSS program.
FUNDING: $29 million.
DEADLINE: May 30, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: There is no application kit for this
NOFA. For answers to your questions, you may contact the Public and
Indian Housing Resource Center at
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) invites research grant applications in the following areas of special interest to its mission: Valuation of Childrens Health Effects; Recreational Water Quality: Indicators and Interstitial Zones; and Exploratory Research to Anticipate Future Environmental Issues.
Valuation of Childrens Health Effects To promote economic valuation research that would provide new knowledge on how to enhance valuation of childrens health effects, EPA requests applications for research funding in two areas: 1) parental and societal willingness to pay for reductions in risks to childrens health, and 2) improved transfer of benefits from existing adult-oriented analyses to children. All proposals should clearly identify the environmental stressors and resulting health efforts that will be investigated, as well as attributes of children (as children and future adults) that are altered by those effects. Examples of such attributes include: intelligence, fertility, mobility, and life expectancy.
Recreational Water Quality: Indicators and Interstitial Zones
The EPA solicits applications that take new and innovative approaches
to develop methods or exposure assessment information in three water
safety research areas associated with the nations recreational
ELIGIBILITY: Academic and non-profit institutions located in the U.S., and state or local governments, are eligible under all existing authorizations. Profit-making firms are not eligible to receive grants from EPA under these programs. Federal agencies and national laboratories funded by federal agencies (Federally-funded Research and Development Centers, FFRDCs) may not apply.
FUNDING: Approximately $7.5 million is available to fund these projects.
DEADLINE: Valuation of Childrens Health Effects June 6, 2000; Recreational Water Quality: Indicators and Interstitial Zones June 6, 2000; Exploratory Research to Anticipate Future Environmental Issues July 6, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, National Center for Environmental Research and Quality Assurance (8703R), 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington DC 20460; telephone (800) 490-9194. The complete announcement can be found on the EPA home page: www.epa.gov/ncerqa under Announcements.
U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs
The Department of Veterans' Affairs is announcing the availability of funds for assistance under the VAs Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program. Funding may be used for: 1) remodeling or alteration of existing buildings; 2) acquisition of buildings, acquisition and rehabilitation of buildings; 3) new construction; and 4) acquisition of vans for outreach to and/or transportation for homeless vets. Applicants may apply for more than one type of assistance.
ELIGIBILITY: States, units of general local government, Indian tribes, PHAs and private non-profit organizations are eligible.
FUNDING: $10 million is available for grants.
DEADLINE: May 31, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call toll-free (877) 332-0334 or download information from the VAs Special Homeless Assistance Programs and Initiatives web page at: www.va.gov/health/homeless/grants.htm
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program Water Quality to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address water quality priorities in United States agriculture.
The Water Quality Program is targeted directly to the identification and resolution of agriculturally-related degradation of water quality. Proposals are sought that will provide watershed-based information that can be used to: assess sources of water quality impairment in targeted watersheds; develop and/or recommend options for continued improvement of water quality in targeted watersheds; and evaluate the relative costs and benefits associated with clean-up from all responsible sectors (e.g. farming, processing, urban runoff, municipal waste treatment, etc.).
ELIGIBILITY: Colleges and universities may apply.
FUNDING: $12.4 million.
DEADLINE: June 6, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Timothy C. Strickland, Water Quality Chair, Natural Resources and Environmental Unit, CSREES, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 2210, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-2210; telephone (202) 205-5952; fax (202) 401-1706; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program National Food
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service (CSREES) announces the availability of grant funds and requests proposals for the Integrated Research, Education, and Extension Competitive Grants Program National Food Safety Initiative to support integrated, multifunctional agricultural research, extension, and education activities that address food safety priorities in United States agriculture.
Proposals are being solicited in 12 component areas: 1) qualitative and quantitative risk assessments; 2) control measures for food-borne microbial pathogens; 3) sources and incidences of microbial pathogens; 4) antibiotic resistant microbial pathogens; 5) improving the safety of fresh fruits and vegetables; 6) food handler education and training for consumer and youth; 7) food handler education for high-risk and hard-to-reach audiences; 8) food handler education for commercial and non-commercial audiences; 9) hazard analysis and critical control points model development, testing, and implementation; and 10) integrating food safety into related agricultural problems. In addition, proposals are being solicited for 11) national coordination of integrated food safety programs and resources; and 12) a national center for home food processing and preservation.
ELIGIBILITY: Colleges and universities are eligible.
FUNDING: Approximately $12,277,000 is available.
DEADLINE: June 6, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Jan Singleton, National Program Leader, Food Science and Food Safety, Plant and Animal Systems Unit, CSREES, U.S. Department of Agriculture, STOP 2220, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20250-2220; telephone (202) 401-1954; fax (202) 401-5179; e-mail email@example.com
Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is offering a one-day grant writing seminar at the Holiday Inn in Fishkill, New York on May 18, 2000. The seminar costs $145 per person or $118 per person if two or more from the same organization attend.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact COPE at (914) 756-2673 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Grantsmanship Center
Buffalo, Rochester and Oneonta
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York:
The five-day program will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center. The class is kept at a maximum of 26 participants. The cost of the program is $675.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For Buffalo, call David Sampson at (716) 847-8370; Rochester, call Rod Jones at (716) 546-4930, x211; and Oneonta, call Mark Simonson at (607) 278-5744. You can also contact The Grantsmanship Center at 800-421-9512. You might also want to check out The Centers new library of federal grant proposals on CD-ROMwhich lets you download the text of top ranked proposals for dozens of major programs. More information is at the web site: http://www.tgci.com
Syracuse University Continuing Education is offering an online grant writing class. The class runs from May 22 though June 30, 2000 and costs $249.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Syracuse University at (315) 443-1127.