Vol. 17, #10
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
...On the State Level
New York State Library
The New York State Library announces a 2003-2004 Adult Literacy Services grant program to help public
libraries and public library systems develop or expand adult literacy services in collaboration with a local
literacy provider. The program is a state aid, competitive grant program.
New York State Archives
The Documentary Heritage Program is designed to encourage more inclusive documentation of New York
history and culture by supporting projects that identify, survey, collect, and make available important records
relating to traditionally under-represented groups and topics.
New York State Library
The Conservation/Preservation Program provides State funding to promote efforts to preserve deteriorating
library research materials. The purposes of the program are to encourage the proper care and accessibility
of research materials, to promote the use of development of guidelines and technical standards for
conservation/preservation work, and to support the growth of local and cooperative activities within the
context of emerging national preservation programs.
...Foundations and Organizations
Great Lakes Aquatic Habitat Network and Fund (GLAHNF)
The mission of the GLAHNF is to empower citizens to take action at the community level to protect and
restore wetlands, shorelines, rivers, lakes, and other aquatic habitats throughout the Great Lakes Basin.
The Special Opportunity Grants Program is one of the GLAHNFís funding programs.
New York Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities funds projects that stimulate public consideration of the
humanities, through several different kinds of grants. These matching grants are for projects that
must be rooted in one or more of the humanities disciplines, integrally feature humanities scholars,
be intended for the general public, and comply with federal nondiscrimination statutes, federal debt status,
debarment and suspension requirements, and drug-free workplace requirements. Recent examples of grant
recipients can be found on the New York Council for the Humanitiesí Web site.
Grant applications are now being accepted for the National Book Scholarship Fund (NBSF), sponsored by
ProLiteracy Worldwide. NBSF grants distribute New Readers Press books and educational materials to
qualified adult literacy providers in the United States.
PETsMART funds programs to further individual animal welfare organizationsí missions. Grants are awarded for
activities that reduce the homeless population of animals through methods other than euthanasia, including
adoption programs, post-adoption follow-up programs, spay/neuter programs, training or behavior modification
programs, identification programs such as microchipping or tagging or proactive lost-and-found programs,
and pet-parent education programs.
Target Stores and the Tiger Woods Foundation
Target Stores and the Tiger Woods Foundation have restructured Start Something, a program that helps young
people pursue their dreams and goals and encourages youth leadership and community stewardship. The
program is designed to help students identify their goals and choose and prepare for an Action Project based
on one of those goals.
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Binghamton, November 3-7, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension; and Buffalo, November 10-14, hosted by Junior League of Buffalo and EPIC.
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $775, which includes one-year enrollment in the TGCI Membership Program. A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available to agencies with annual budgets of less than $300,000.
To register, or to apply for a scholarship, contact TGCI at 800-421-9512 or visit the TGCI Web site. For local information and arrangements: Binghamton, call Jinny Tauss (607) 772-8955, ext. 113; Buffalo, call Alex Montante at (716) 741-6973.
Syracuse Universityís Continuing Education/University College Humanistic Studies Center is holding three all day grant writing workshops: Introduction to Grant Writing, October 3; Preparing Successful Grant Proposals, October 24; and Advanced Grant Writing Workshop, November 14. Each session costs $159 per person.
For more information or to register, call Pat at (315) 443-3271.
CCSNYS is offering these workshops: Connecting to the Power of Grantsmanship will cover how to conduct grants research, initiate and nurture funder relations, engage the team in the process, produce proposals, create budgets and manage the grant. Workshops will be held November 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh; November 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Everett Hodge Community Center, Kingston; and December 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catskill Community Center, Catskill.
Grant Writing will provide a step-by-step walk through of the grant development process with a focus on the essential elements of proposal writing, and will be held December 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta.
Cost is $30-$40 per workshop with discounts for CCSNYS members. For more information and to register, visit the CCSNYS Web site or call (845) 454-5062, ext. 100 for Newburgh, Kingston and Catskill workshops, and (518) 515-5010, ext. 106 for the Oneonta workshop.
COPE will be holding a Grant Writing Seminar, Guerilla Grantsmanship©, on October 30, 2003 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Kingston Ramada Inn. Attendees will learn the latest in how to construct outcome-based grant proposals, as well as the latest in trend tracking, proposal software, grants management tools, and much more. To register for one of three registration packages, please call (914) 466-0797 for registration fees; e-mail COPE at their Web site; or you can leave your name, phone number and fax number at (845) 756-COPE. You may also visit their Web site for more information on the Guerilla Grantsmanship© curriculum.