Vol. 19, #7
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
|...On the State Level|
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
The Snowmobile Trail Grant Program establishes a mechanism for allocating funds to local
government sponsors that engage in the development and maintenance of snowmobile trails
designated as part of the State Snowmobile Trail System.
. . . On the Federal Level
National Endowment for the Arts
Through this category, the NEA seeks to make the excellence and diversity of the arts widely available to the
American public through nationally distributed television and radio programs. Grants are available to support
the development, production, and national distribution of radio and television programs on the arts. Projects
may include high profile multi-part television and radio series, single documentaries, performance programs,
or arts segments for use within an existing series. Programs may deal with any art form, e.g. visual arts; music;
dance; literature; design; theater; musical theater; opera; film/video/audio art; folk; and traditional arts.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Keep America Beautiful
Keep America Beautiful, a nonprofit public education and community improvement organization, is
accepting entries for the Graffiti Hurts National Award program to recognize programs that are bringing
innovation and best practices to erase graffiti vandalism. Graffiti Hurts, a community-based graffiti
prevention program developed in 1997 through a partnership between Keep America Beautiful and
the Sherwin-Williams Company, provides resources to help community leaders assess the graffiti
problem, initiate graffiti prevention activities, and educate youth and adults about the impact of graffiti
vandalism on neighborhoods. The program is open to all anti-graffiti projects that have taken place
within the last twelve months.
Bamford-Lahey Children's Foundation
The Bamford-Lahey Children's Foundation was established in July 2000 for the purpose of conducting
and supporting programs that will enhance the linguistic, cognitive, social, and emotional development
of children. The Foundation's Program for Childhood Language Disorders funds projects that have broad
implications for the learning and use of spoken language in children with developmental language disorders.
Interested parties must submit a one or two page letter-of-inquiry to the Foundation at
info@Bamford-Lahey.org. Selected applicants will be invited to submit additional information in a fully
Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation
The Melody Program is designed to provide musical instruments and instrument repairs to existing K-12
school music programs that have no other source of financing to purchase additional musical instruments
The Allen Foundation
The Allen Foundation supports educational nutrition programs, with priority given to training programs for children
and young adults to improve their health and development. The Foundation's priorities are to 1) fund relevant nutritional
research; 2) support programs for the education and training of mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children,
so that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; 3) assist in the training of persons to work as educators and
demonstrators of good nutritional practices; 4) encourage the dissemination of information regarding healthful nutritional
practices and habits; and 5) make grants, in limited situations, to help solve immediate emergency hunger and malnutrition
Northeast SARE Program
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program will be offering Sustainable
Community Grants. The purpose of this new grant effort is to reconnect rural revitalization and farming on
a local level, and projects can address issues such as land use, nutrition, employment, markets, education, farm
labor, public policy, and environmental quality.
SHOPA Kids in Need Foundation
The mission of the SHOPA Kids in Need Foundation is to recognize, promote, and support initiatives that foster
educational excellence. Kids in Need Teacher Grants provide K-12 educators with funding to help them realize
their dreams of providing innovative learning opportunities for their students. The Foundation helps to engage
students in the learning process by supporting our most creative and important educational resource - our nation's
teachers. National sponsors of the Kids in Need Teacher Grants are Jo-Ann Stores and Office Depot, and regional
sponsors include Fred Meyer, Publix, and Price Less Drug Stores.
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Potsdam, August 22-26, 2005, hosted by SUNY Potsdam. The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are 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, call Phyllis Charleson at (315) 267-2397.
The Foundation Center has scheduled a Proposal Writing Seminar.
Attendees of the Proposal Writing Seminar will learn, among other things, techniques for writing proposals, how to foster working relationships with grantmakers, how to resubmit a grant proposal, and how to develop an organized, focused approach to conducting funding research on the Web. The class costs $195.
The class will be held August 3, 2005 at the Foundation Center's New York City office, located at 79 Fifth Avenue. For more information, visit www.fdncenter.org, or call (800) 424-9836.
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