New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
NYS Energy Research and Development (NYSERDA)
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is funding programs to help New York State businesses and organizations make energy improvements in their facilities. NYSERDAs New York Energy $mart program is funding technical assistance and installation incentives to help customers make wise electrical energy decisions and improvements. Six solicitations that are currently available include:Energy Feasibility Studies (PON 564-00) for engineering assistance to identify cost-effective capital improvements that will reduce energy use and increase economic competitiveness. The application deadline is November 15, 2000.
Energy Operations Management (PON 563-00) for projects that
focus on improving the energy efficiency of facility operations including
developing an energy strategy for a facility, commissioning, technical
training, and acquiring data. The application deadline is November 8,
Rate Analysis and Aggregation (PON 563-00) helps electric customers prepare to negotiate with electric power marketers by evaluating baseline energy consumption, load profiles, and rates. Projects may also facilitate customer aggregation for purchasing electricity and energy services. The application deadline is November 1, 2000.
New Construction Program (PON 459-99) provides cash back for the installation of cost- effective electric energy efficiency measures in new or renovated buildings. It also provides technical assistance to evaluate and design energy-efficient building options. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
Standard Performance Contract Program (PON 566-00) offers financial incentives paid on a performance basis to contractors implementing cost-effective electrical efficiency improvements for eligible customers. The incentive is calculated based on one full year of energy savings. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
New York State Energy $mart Loan Fund (PON 504-99) provides interest reductions of approximately 4.5% on loans from participating lenders for implementing energy efficiency improvements and/or installing renewable technologies. All sectors are eligible. Applications are processed on a first-come, first-served basis.
ELIGIBILITY: Varies by program.
FUNDING: $25 million.
DEADLINES: See individual descriptions.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New York State Research and Development Authority, Corporate Plaza West, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399;telephone (518) 862-1090; fax (518) 862-1091; web site www.nyserda.org
...On the Federal Level
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Office of Community Services, Administration for Children
and Families, Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications
under the Job Opportunities for Low-Income Individuals (JOLI) Program.
The purpose of this program is to conduct projects to create new employment and business opportunities for certain low-income individuals through the provision of technical and financial assistance to private employers in the community, self-employment/micro-enterprise programs,
and/or new business development programs.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations eligible to apply for funding under this program are non-profit organizations (including community development corporations) that are tax-exempt under Section 501(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 by reason of paragraph (3) or (4) of Section 501(c) of such Code.
FUNDING: Approximately $5,500,000 will be available to fund grants up to $500,000.
DEADLINE: November 14, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Nolan Lewis, (202) 401-5282; Carolalene Giles (202) 401-5261; or Aleatha Slade (202) 401-5317; Administration for Children and Families, Office of Community Services, 370 LEnfant Promenade SW, Washington, DC 20447. The full announcement is available at: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/ocs/kits1.htm
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is accepting
applications for Wetland Program Development Grants. The EPA encourages
states, tribes and local governments (S/T/LGs) to build effective, comprehensive
wetland programs in five areas: monitoring and assessment, regulation, restoration,
water quality; and public-private partnerships.
In the past, S/T/LGs have pursued a wide range of activities, such as developing plans and management tools for wetland resources, advancing scientific and technical tools for protecting wetland health, improving publicaccess to information about wetlands, and training/educating wetland managers and the public about wetland and watershed values.
These grants may not be used for the operational support of wetland programs. All projects funded through this program must contribute to the overall development and improvement of S/T/LG wetland programs.
ELIGIBILITY: State, tribal, and local governmental agencies, interstate, intertribal, and local government associations are eligible.
FUNDING: A total of approximately $800,000 is expected, so projects under $200,000 have a better chance of being funded than larger projects.
DEADLINE: January 31, 2001.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Shanna Draheim, Office of Wetlands, Oceans, and Watersheds, Wetlands Division (MC 4502F), U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, Washington, DC 20460, telephone (202) 260-6218; fax (202) 260-8000; e-mail email@example.com
U.S. Department of Education
The United States Department of Education is accepting applications
under its International Research and Studies Program. The program provides
grants to conduct research and studies to improve and strengthen instruction
in modern foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields
to provide full understanding of places in which foreign languages are commonly
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private agencies, organizations and institutions, and individuals are eligible.
FUNDING: The estimated range of awards is $50,000 to $150,000.
DEADLINE: November 6, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jose L. Martinez, International Research and Studies Program, U.S. Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521; (202) 502-7635; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Information can also be found on the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news.html
U.S. Department of Education
he United States Department of Education, Business and International
Education Programprovides grants to institutions of higher education to
enhance international business education programs and to expand the capacity
of the business community to engage in international economic activities.
Of particular interest are applications that propose educational programs abroad, including pre-departure and post-return programs, for undergraduate and graduate students to study or intern, or both, in a foreign country for a semester or more. These programs should be integrated into the curriculum of the home institution or
ELIGIBILITY: Institutions of higher education that enter into agreements with trade associations, business enterprises, or trade organizations that are engaged in international economic activity are eligible.
FUNDING: The estimated range of awards is $50,000 to $95,000 each, with an anticipated total of $2,000,000 available.
DEADLINE: November 3, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Tanyelle Richardson, Business and International Education Program, U.S. Department of Education, International Education and Graduate Programs Service, 1990 K Street, NW, Suite 600, Washington, DC 20006-8521; telephone (202) 502-7626, e-mail email@example.com Information can also be found on the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news.html
U.S. Department of Education
The United States Department of Education, National Institute
on Disability and Rehabilitation Research is inviting applications for Research
Fellowships. The purpose of the fellowships is to build research capacity
by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those with
disabilities, to perform research on the rehabilitation of individuals with
Fellows may address problems encountered by individuals with disabilities in their daily lives that are due to the presence of a disabling condition, problems associated with the provision of rehabilitation services to individuals with disabilities, and problems connected with the conduct of disability research.
ELIGIBILITY: The program provides two categories of Fellowships: Merit Fellowships and Distinguished Fellowships. To be eligible for a Distinguished Fellowship, an individual must have seven or more years of experience in subject areas, methods, or techniques relevant to rehabilitation research and must have a doctorate, other terminal degree, or comparable academic qualifications. To be eligible for a Merit Fellowship, an individual must have either advanced professional trainingor experience in independent study in an area which is directly pertinent to disability and rehabilitation.
FUNDING: Merit Fellowships are $45,000 each. Distinguished Fellowships are $55,000 each.
DEADLINE: October 10, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kym Butler, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3414, Switzer Building, Washington, DC 20202-2645; telephone (202) 205-9250; e-mail Kym_Butler@ed.gov Information can also be found on the following site: http://www.ed.gov/news.html
Grantsmanship Training Program
Oneonta - November 13-17, 2000
New York City, November 13-17, 2000
Albany, December 4-8, 2000
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York:
November 13-17, hosted by Hanford Mills Museum; November 13-17, hosted
by NY State Dept. of Education & The Center for Advanced Studies of
Education at CUNY Graduate Center; and December 4-8, hosted by NY State
Dept. of Education. The five-day class is kept at a maximum of 26 participants.
The cost of the program is $675 ($625 for each additional registrant from
the same agency). A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available
to agencies with annual budgets of less than $250,000.
For more information on each program, contact: Oneonta, Mark Simonson at 607-278-5744; New York City and Albany, Fran Hollon at 518-486-5202. Or, contact The Grantsmanship Center at 800-421-9512. You might also want to check out The Centers 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
New York State Library
The New York State Library, Division of Library Development
is offering a free grant writing workshop September 26, 2000. The workshop
will be held at the Cultural Education Center in Albany, New York and
runs from 9:30 AM until 5 PM. Interested participants need to register
by September 21, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Check the NYS Library web site at www.nysl.nysed.gov or call (518) 474-7890.
Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence
(COPE) is offering a one-day grant writing seminar in Kingston, New York
on September 20, 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
Programs Aiding New Yorks Local Governments
The Catalog of State and Federal Programs Aiding New Yorks Local Governments is now available on the New York State Assembly web page: www.assembly.state.ny.us/Reports/Local/1999/
The catalog, which is published by the New York State Legislative Commission on State-Local Relations, contains information on hundreds of funding programs available to local governments and agencies.
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