New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
DEADLINE: August 31, 2000
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Burns, Chief, Bureau of Grant Management, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building One, 16th Floor, Albany, New York 12238; telephone (518) 474-0427; fax (518) 486-7377.
NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites proposals for projects that promote the development, demonstration, or commercialization of control and sensor technologies applicable to industrial manufacturing or building systems. Proposed activities should be innovative and seek to increase energy efficiency, reduce the environmental impacts associated with the industrial process or building operation or improve productivity.
ELIGIBILITY: Proposals must emphasize replicability, commercialization, and marketability rather than basic or fundamental research. The proposed work must result in energy benefits such as energy conservation, improved energy efficiency, etc. 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 has $1,000,000 available for grants up to $200,000 each. All proposals are preferred to be cost-shared at or above 50%.
DEADLINE: 3:00 PM on September 12, 2000
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For questions concerning industrial process, contact Barbara Caropolo at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3266 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions concerning building systems, contact Dave Coup at (518) 862-1090, ext. 3379 or email@example.com. Proposals must be clearly labeled for [A] Industrial or [B] Building Systems and submitted to Jane Powers, PON No. 551-00, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, New York 12203-6399.
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Department of Agriculture announces the 2000 Grow New York Grant Program which will provide funds for demonstration projects, feasibility analyses and applied research designed to address New Yorks agricultural development needs and opportunities.
Projects involving new or alternative production, processing, distribution and marketing technologies, practices or organizational arrangements with the potential for near-term commercial application will be considered for funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private agencies, organizations, business and industry, educational institutions, local governments and individuals are eligible to apply.
FUNDING: $500,000 is available to fund grants of up to $50,000 on a one-to-one matching basis.
DEADLINE: August 31, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Bill Kimball, Business Development Administrator, at (518) 457-7076.
...On the Federal Level
United States Institute of Peace
The United States Institute of Peace is offering support for research, education and training, and the dissemination of information on international peace and conflict resolution. The Institute invites proposals for projects that will carry out basic and applied research on the causes of war; develop curricula and texts for high school; conduct training and continuing education programs; undertake public information efforts; and increase and enhance access to information on international peace and conflict resolution.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations, including institutions of post-secondary, community, and secondary education; public and private education, training or research institutions; and libraries, and individuals are eligible. The Institute prefers individuals to be affiliated with an institution.
FUNDING: Most awards range from $25,000 to $45,000.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact the United States Institute of Peace, Grant Program, Unsolicited Grants, 1200 17th Street, NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036-3011; telephone (202) 429-3842; fax (202) 429-6063; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are available on line at their web site: www.usip.org
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is accepting applications for Brownfields Job Training and Development Demonstration Pilots. These funds are to be used to bring together community groups, job training organizations, employers, investors, lenders, developers, and other affected parties to address the issue of providing training for residents in communities impacted by brownfields. The goals of the pilots are to facilitate cleanup of brownfield sites contaminated with hazardous substances and prepare the trainees for future employment in the environmental field. The pilot projects must prepare trainees in activities that can be usefully applied to a cleanup employing an alternative or innovative technology.
EPAs Brownfields Initiative is an organized commitment to help communities revitalize abandoned, contaminated properties, and to thereby eliminate potential health risks and restore economic vitality to areas where these properties exist. EPA defines brownfields as abandoned, idled or under-used industrial and commercial facilities where expansion or redevelopment is complicated by real or perceived environmental contamination.
ELIGIBILITY: Pilot applicants must be located within or near one of the 362 pre-2001 brownfields assessment pilot communities. Colleges, universities, non-profit training centers, community-based job training organizations, states, cities, towns, counties, U.S. Territories, and Federally recognized Indian Tribes are eligible to apply. EPA welcomes and encourages applications from coalitions of such entities, but a single eligible entity must be identified as the legal recipient. Entities with experience in providing environmental job training and placement programs are invited to apply.
FUNDING: EPA intends to select ten projects with each funded up to $200,000.
DEADLINE: October 16, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact EPA’s Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response, Myra Blakely, Outreach and Special Projects Staff, (202) 260-4527 or Doris Thompson at (202) 260-4483.
U.S. Department of Justice
The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) is requesting applications for two new programs to address the youth gang problem and one new evaluation program under its Fiscal Year 2000 Gang-Free Schools and Communities Initiative. The two new programs are the Gang-Free Communities Program and the Comprehensive Gang Model: An Enhanced School/Community Approach to Reducing Youth Gang Crime Program. An evaluation of the second program, An Enhanced School/Community Approach, will also be competitively awarded.
The purpose of the Gang-Free Communities Program is to provide up to 12 communities an opportunity to implement the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model as a way of addressing its local youth gang program. The purpose of the second program is to provide up to four communities an opportunity to assist in developing and implementing the OJJDP Comprehensive Gang Model and enhancing the Models school component. The evaluation effort will focus on the latter program in order to measure its success. Under each program, the initial funding year will consist of a planning and assessment process to better identify the youth gang problem locally and to better develop a plan for addressing the problem(s) using the OJJDP Model.
ELIGIBILITY: Communities with youth gang problems may apply.
DEADLINE: Applications for the Gang-Free Communities Program and the National Evaluation of the Comprehensive Gang Model: An Enhanced School/Community Approach to Reducing Youth Gang Crime are due by September 1, 2000. Applications for the Comprehensive Gang Model: An Enhanced School/Community Approach to Reducing Youth Gang Crime programs are due by September 15, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jim Burch, Gang Programs Coordinator, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, (202) 307-5914. For the National Evaluation of OJJDP’s Comprehensive Gang Model: An Enhanced School/Community Approach to Reducing Youth Crime, contact Phelan Wyrick, Program Manager, Research and Policy Development Division, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention at (202) 353-9254.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announces
the availability of funds in the HRSA Preview for Summer 2000. This edition
of the preview is a comprehensive review of HRSAs Fiscal Year 2001
competitive grant programs. The purpose of the preview is to provide the
general public with a single source of program and application information
related to the Agencys competitive grant offerings.
HRSA funds Health Professions Programs, HIV/AIDS Programs, Maternal and Child Health Programs, Office of the Administrator Programs, Rural Health Programs and other programs.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To obtain a copy of HRSA Preview, call (877) 477-2123 or e-mail email@example.com. The preview is also available on the HRSA homepage at www.hrsa.gov/grantsf.htm
Programs Aiding New York’s Local Governments
The Catalog of State and Federal Programs Aiding New York’s Local Governments is now available on the New York State Assembly web page:
The catalog contains information on hundreds of funding programs available to local governments and agencies.
The New York State Library, Division of Library Development is offering a free grant writing workshop September 26, 2000 at the Cultural Education Center in Albany, New York and runs from 9:30 AM until 5 PM. Please register by September 21, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check the NYS Library website at www.nysl.nysed.gov/
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is offering a one-day grant writing seminar at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany, New York on August 23, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Syracuse University, Continuing Education, is offering an Introduction to Grant Writing class on September 15, 2000 from 9 AM to 4 PM on the Syracuse University campus. Tuition is $169 per person.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Peg DeGuire at (315) 443-3271.
Rochester, Oneonta and Albany
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York:
· August 21-25 hosted by the Eastside Community Center in Rochester
· November 13-17 hosted by Hanford Mills Museum in Oneonta
· December 4-8 hosted by the NYS Department of Education in Albany
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 Rochester call Rod Jones at (716) 546-4930, X211; Oneonta, call Mark Simonson at (607) 278-5744; and Albany, call Fran Hollon at (518) 486-5202. Or contact The Grantsmanship Center at 800-421-9512. More information is on the web site: http://www.tgci.com
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