Information on Available State and Federal Grants October 2000 Vol. 14, #10
Major Project Grants
New York Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities offers Major Project Grants to support public programs on humanities topics.
These programs can take many forms, such as conferences, lecture series, reading and discussion programs, and museum exhibits (this list is not exhaustive). The Council favors applications that display a critical and analytical approach to the humanities, and that include significant involvement by appropriate scholars.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit New York State organizations.
FUNDING: Awards are made in amounts greater than $1,500.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2000 and March 1, 2001.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Applications and guidelines
may be obtained by contacting: NYCH, 150 Broadway, Suite 1700, New
York, NY 10038; telephone (212) 233-1131;
October Program Grants
New York Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities offers October Program Grants to support public programs during State Humanities Month. The goals of State Humanities Month are: 1) to celebrate the humanities; 2) to build a sense of shared community among New Yorkers; 3) to increase public awareness of the humanities; and 4) to foster links among cultural agencies around the state. Recipients become co-sponsors of State Humanities Month.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit New York State organizations are eligible.
FUNDING: Awards are made between $1,000 and $5,000.
DEADLINE: November 1, 2000 and March 1, 2001 (for State Humanities Month 2001).
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Applications and guidelines may be obtained by contacting: NYCH, 150 Broadway, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10038; telephone (212) 233-1131; fax (212) 233-4607; e-mail email@example.com; website: www.culturefront.org
Agricultural Nonpoint Source Pollution Control
and Abatement Program
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets, Soil and Water Conservation Committee, announces the availability of Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act and State Environmental Protection Fund assistance for the planning or implementation of agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects. The projects must consist of agricultural assessments, plans or activities which will reduce, abate, control, or prevent nonpoint source pollution originating from agricultural sources.
ELIGIBILITY: County soil and water conservation districts are eligible.
FUNDING: These grants are available as matching funds.
DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on October 31, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact John Wildeman, Director, Department of Agriculture and Markets, State Soil and Water Conservation Committee, One Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235; telephone (518) 457-3738 or visit the departments website at www.agmkt.state.ny.us
Water Quality Improvement Projects
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Departments of Agriculture and Markets, Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC), and State announce the availability of funds from the Clean Water/Clean Air Act and the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) for state assistance payments toward the cost of Water Quality Improvement Projects, including: wastewater treatment improvement projects; nonagricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects, aquatic habitat restoration projects; and pollution prevention projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible projects are Water Quality Improvement Projects to implement management plans for the Hudson River Estuary, Long Island Sound, Lake Champlain, New York Harbor Estuary, Peconic and South Shore Estuaries, Onondaga Lake, and the NYSDECs Great Lakes Program. Also eligible are approved projects in villages, towns, and cities with a population of 75,000 or less, and other approved projects for the Finger Lakes area, as specified in the Bond Act. Eligible projects for the EPF include municipal nonagricultural nonsource abatement and control implementation projects.
FUNDING: Matching funds are required.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2000, by 5:00 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit NYSDEC website at www.dec.state.ny.us or contact the Bond Act Office, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Room 611, Albany, NY 12233-1080; telephone (518) 485-8300.
Hudson River Estuary Grants
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Conservation is accepting applications for the Hudson River Estuary Grant program under the New York State Environmental Protection Fund. Grants are available for projects under the following categories: Community Interpretive Centers and Education, Habitat Protection and /or Restoration, Local Scenic Resources, Community Conservation and River Stewardship, River Access: Boating, Fishing, Swimming, and Wildlife Recreation.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and non-profit corporations located within the geographic boundaries of the Hudson River Estuary and associated shorelands are eligible.
FUNDING: $1,125,000 is available.
DEADLINE: October 31, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact John Albert, Grants Administrator, Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-4250; telephone (518) 457-4208.
Delinquency Prevention Program
NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services is accepting applications under the Title V Delinquency Prevention Program. Funds are available to localities to support new community-based programs that address delinquency prevention and intervention.
ELIGIBILITY: New community-based programs that address delinquency and intervention are eligible.
FUNDING: Up to $2.4 million is available. Programs that serve municipalities with populations fewer than one million people may request up to $100,000 and programs serving municipalities over one million people may request up to $200,000.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Anne Cadwallader, Office of Funding and Program Assistance, NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services, 4 Tower Place, Albany, NY 12203; telephone (518) 457-6892.
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is accepting applications for the Environmental Education Grants program. The program provides financial support for projects which design, demonstrate, or disseminate environmental education practices, methods, or techniques, including assessing environmental and ecological conditions or specific environmental issues or problems.
Educational education increases public awareness and knowledge about environmental issues and provides the skills to make informed decisions and take responsible actions. It does not advocate a particular viewpoint or course of action. It teaches individuals how to weigh various sides of an issue through critical thinking and it enhances their own problem-solving skills.
This grant money is geared toward providing seed money to initiate new projects or to advance existing projects that are new in some way, such as reaching new audiences or new locations.
ELIGIBILITY: Any local education agency, state education or environmental agency, college or university, 501 (c) (3) organization, or noncommercial educational broadcasting entity may submit a proposal. Tribal education agencies which may apply include a school or community college which is controlled by an Indian tribe, band or nation, and not administered by the Bureau of Indian Affairs. Organizations must be located in the United States and the majority of the educational activities must take place in the United States, Canada and/or Mexico.
FUNDING: The EPA anticipates less than $3 million for this cycle. Projects requesting under $25,000 must submit their applications to the EPA Regional Office where the project takes place. Requests for over $25,000 must be submitted to the EPA Headquarters in Washington, D.C. Regional project requests under $5,000 have a better chance of being funded than larger requests, and Headquarter requests under $100,000 have a better chance than larger requests.
DEADLINE: November 15, 2000.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the EPAs
website at www.epa.gov/enviroed. For proposals requesting
over $25,000, contact Diane Berger or Sheri Jojokian at the EPA
Headquarters, telephone (202) 260-8619. For smaller requests,
contact Teresa Ippolito at the EPA Region II Office; telephone
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: November 13-17, hosted by the NY State Dept. of Education & The Center for Advanced Studies of Education at CUNY Graduate Center; and December 4-8, hosted by the 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: Contact 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: www.tgci.com
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is offering a one-day grant writing seminar at the Holiday Inn in Albany, NY on October 24, 2000. The registration fee is $145 per person and includes a full day of training and a grantsmanship manual. If two or more from the same organization attend, the fee is $118 each.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (845) 756-COPE (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.
The Foundation Center Provides On-Line Services
The Foundation Center, an independent national service organization which disseminates information on foundation grants, offers an on-line service through its internet site. The Foundation Centers Electronic Reference Desk allows grant seekers to question an on-line librarian. Grant seekers 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: 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.