For more information contact:
Albany, NY 12248
or call the
Grants Action News hotline at
Food and Agriculture Industry Development Projects
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites proposals for implementing
innovative and low risk approaches to the research, development, production, processing, and
distribution of agricultural products and foods that capitalize on the State’s unique resources and
strategic location near significant markets. Projects involving new product development; alternative
production, processing, distribution and marketing methods or technologies; the introduction of high
technologies; or organizational methods that further the development of the food and agricultural
industry in New York State are eligible for funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private agencies and organizations, business
and industry, educational institutions, local governments, and individuals are eligible to submit
proposals for funding.
FUNDING: Availability of funding for this program is contingent upon
legislative approval of the State Fiscal Year 2004-2005 Budget.
DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by the Department before
4:30 p.m. on August 31, 2004.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Applicants with questions about requirements
for this program should contact Bill Kimball, New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets,
10B Airline Drive, Albany, New York 12235; phone (518) 457-2713; fax (518) 457-2716;
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. All questions must be submitted to Mr. Kimball by
August 23, 2004. A list of questions about this program, and answers to those questions, as well as
any other addenda to the RFP, will be posted in the “Funding Opportunities” section of the Department’s
web site, www.agmkt.state.ny.us, along with the electronic version of the RFP. Questions and
responses will be posted on the web site starting no later than July 15, 2004 and a final listing will be
posted by August 24, 2004.
Snowmobile Trail Grant Program
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
administers the Snowmobile Trail Grant Program, which establishes a mechanism for
allocating funds to local governmental sponsors that engage in the development and
maintenance of snowmobile trails designated as part of the State Snowmobile Trail
System. Permissible uses of the funds include, but are not limited to, trail development
and the maintenance of existing trails/trail facilities, which includes grooming.
ELIGIBILITY: A municipal government agency (county, city, town,
village) must agree to compile grant applications from within its jurisdiction and agree to
develop one grant application. No trail will be eligible for funding unless it has been
previously designated by OPRHP as being part of the State Snowmobile Trail System.
FUNDING: The annual funding is allocated to the local government
sponsor on a pro-rated basis. The pro-rated amount is derived from the application and is
paid out with a 70 percent “Grant-In-Aid” followed by a 30 percent reimbursement to the
municipality upon documentation of 100 percent of the awarded total cost.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2004.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Debra Dukes, New York State
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Grants Management Bureau, 16th Floor,
Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, New York 12238; phone (518) 474-3831; fax
(518) 486-7377; or visit www.nysparks.com/grants.
…On the Federal Level
Family Planning Service Grants
United States Department of Health and Human Services
The United States Department of Health and Human Services has
announced the anticipated availability of funding for Family Planning Service Grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are sought from public and nonprofit
private entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects,
which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services.
FUNDING: The anticipated Fiscal Year 2005 appropriation
for New York State is estimated to be approximately $9,635,000.
DEADLINE: Applications are due March 1, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Application kits may be requested
from the OPHS Office of Grants Management, 1101 Wootton Parkway, Suite 550, Rockville,
Maryland 20852; phone (301) 594-0758. Kits are also available online at
https://egrants.osophs.dhhs.gov, or by fax at (301) 594-9399.
We the People Bookshelf
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities has established the We the People
Bookshelf to highlight a short list of classic books for young readers at different
grade levels. Each year, NEH selects books that share a theme important to
United States heritage. "Freedom" is the theme for 2004-2005.
ELIGIBILITY: All public libraries, including systems and
branches, and school libraries (K-12) at public, private, parochial, or charter
schools in the United States.
FUNDING: Libraries selected will be awarded copies
of the fifteen books in the We the People Bookshelf.
DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted online within two
time periods: between June 8, 2004 and October 20, 2004 and between
December 16, 2004 and February 16, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.neh.gov/wtp/bookshelf/index.html
for complete program information and application procedures.
...Foundations and Organizations
Funding for Arts
Tiffany & Co. Foundation
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations in the
following areas: crafts and arts education, preservation and conservation of arts
and traditional craftsmanship, decorative arts, and environmental conservation.
ELIGIBILITY: To qualify for a grant, a prospective grantee
must be a U.S.-based tax-exempt organization with 501(c)(3) status. A prospective
grantee must also be engaged in work that fits within the Foundation’s program guidelines.
FUNDING: Contact the Tiffany & Co. Foundation for details.
DEADLINE: November 15 and May 15, annually.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.tiffanyandcofoundation.org.
Active Living Research
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Active Living Research was created to stimulate and support research that identifies
environmental factors and policies that influence physical activity. Findings are expected
to inform environmental and policy changes that will promote active living among Americans.
Proposals are sought that describe research designed to improve understanding of the
environmental and policy correlates of physical activity in one or more of the following
population subgroups: children and adolescents; low-income and ethnic minority groups;
older adults; people with physical challenges; and residents of rural areas.
ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants who
are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under
Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
FUNDING: Proposals will be accepted requesting up to
$150,000 total for up to two years.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2004.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Active Living program web
Quality of Care Grants
The Aetna Foundation has announced the Quality of Care Grants Program to support
initiatives focused on disparities in health (programs to improve the quality of health
care delivered to racial and ethnic minority populations) and end-of-life care (programs
to enhance care and services for both caregivers and patients at the end of life). Priority
consideration will be given to programs that address both areas of interest.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be made only to nonprofit
organizations with evidence of IRS 501(c)(3) designation or de facto tax-exempt status.
FUNDING: Multi-year requests (up to three years) will be considered,
and awards will range from $25,000 to $100,000 annually.
DEADLINE: October 1, 2004 for proposal abstracts.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Foundation’s web
site, www.aetna.com for complete eligibility and program requirements.
Community Football Fields
NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program
The goal of the NFL Youth Football Fund Grassroots Program, a partnership
of the National Football League Youth Football Fund and the Local Initiatives
Support Corporation, is to provide financial and technical assistance to improve
the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields.
ELIGIBILITY: Projects must be sponsored by
nonprofit community-based organizations with 501(c)(3) status or by
middle or high schools. In addition, organizations applying for funds
must be located specifically and exclusively within NFL target markets
and serve low- to moderate-income areas within those markets.
Preference will be given to those proposals that 1) seek to upgrade
existing facilities that are in poor condition or otherwise underutilized;
2) demonstrate active use of the fields; 3) attract matching funds that
exceeds the minimum required match of 1:1; 4) involve local
partnerships with nonprofit community partners to promote youth
and community programming on the fields; and 5) provide for
continuing maintenance and field safety.
FUNDING: Grants of up to $200,000 for capital
improvements are available.
DEADLINE: August 30, 2004.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit
Grantsmanship Training Program
The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI)
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: August 2-6, Deer
Park (Suffolk County), hosted by USCT Institute of Suffolk County, United Way of Long
Island and LITAC Nonprofit Solutions; and August 16-20, Rochester, hosted by
Hillside Family of Agencies.
The class will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) and is kept at a
maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $825, 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 www.tgci.com.
For local information and arrangements: Deer Park, call Sherry Radowitz at (631) 940-3708; Rochester,
call Eileen Sutton at (585) 256-7982.