Vol. 21, #6
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Acceptable projects are proposals to kill and/or permanently remove plants or
animals that meet the definition of aquatic invasive species or aquatic nuisance
species from water bodies or wetlands in New York State. Projects that kill or
remove only a portion of the total population of a target species are eligible for
consideration even though removal of only a portion of the target species
population is something less than eradication. Projects that do not result in
the death or removal of a target species as the main objective would not be
eligible for funding assistance. Likewise, projects that are perceived as routine
maintenance (e.g., knockdown or mowing of annual aquatic plants without
attempting to eliminate them) are not likely to receive funding assistance.
Successful grant applications must match State assistance grant funding
on a 1:1 basis.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is requesting
applications for state assistance under the Hudson River Estuary Grant program.
Grant projects must relate to the implementation of priority goals identified in
DEC's Hudson River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009. The Hudson
River Estuary Action Agenda 2005-2009 and the 2007 Hudson River Estuary
Grant application are available for viewing and downloading on the DEC's web site
. . . On the Federal Level
U.S. Department of Labor
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), Employment and Training Administration (ETA) announces
the availability of approximately $47 million in grant funds for YouthBuild Grants.YouthBuild Grants
will be awarded through a competitive process. Grant funds will be used to provide disadvantaged
youth with: the education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-sufficiency
in occupations in high demand and postsecondary education and training opportunities;
opportunities for meaningful work and service to their communities; and opportunities to develop
employment and leadership skills and a commitment to community development among youth
in low-income communities. As part of their programming, YouthBuild grantees will tap the
energies and talents of disadvantaged youth to increase the supply of permanent affordable
housing for homeless individuals and low-income families and to help youth develop the leadership,
learning, and high-demand occupational skills needed to succeed in today's global economy.
ETA hopes to serve approximately 2,900 youth participants during the first year of this initiative,
with projects operating in approximately 90-100 communities across the country. Under this
announcement, ETA will be awarding grants to organizations to oversee the provision of education
and employment services to disadvantaged youth in their communities.
Administration for Children and Families' Office of Head Start
The Administration for Children and Families' (ACF) Office of Head Start announces the
availability of funds to implement the concluding phase of the Hilton/Early Head Start
Training Program project. This grant will promote the adoption and continued use of
practices developed under the Hilton/Early Head Start Training Program by Early Head
Start and Head Start programs and their community partners. The grantee will identify
existing activities by national, regional, and statewide stakeholders intended to improve
inclusive early childhood service opportunities for young children with disabilities and their
families in Early Head Start, Head Start, and other early childhood settings, and will work
with these various stakeholders to demonstrate how Hilton/Early Head Start Training Program
materials and practices would contribute to their efforts. Since its inception in 1997, the
Hilton/Early Head Start Training Program has provided intensive training and follow-up coaching
support to over 500 Early Head Start (EHS) and Migrant Head Start programs and their community
partners (e.g., agencies implementing Part C of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act,
preschool Head Start programs, child care providers, and parents of children with disabilities).
Given these accomplishments, the Office of Head Start is interested in supporting this final phase
of the project so that Hilton/EHS Training Program practices will have a sustained impact -- contributing
as an integral part of ongoing efforts to increase and improve inclusive early childhood environments
for young children with disabilities.
National Science Foundation (NSF)
The two programs -- the Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation (LSAMP) and Alliances
for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) -- and the Bridge to the Doctorate (BD)
activity included under the Alliances for Broadening Participation (ABP) in Science and Engineering
solicitation seek to increase the number of students successfully completing quality degree programs
in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Particular emphasis is placed on
supporting groups that historically have been underrepresented in STEM: African Americans,
Alaskan Natives, American Indians, Hispanic Americans and Native Pacific Islanders. ABP support
begins at the baccalaureate level with the LSAMP program. For eligible students, significant financial
support is continued for two years of graduate study via the BD activity. Rounding out the ABP cluster
are AGEP, which further the graduate education of minority students through the doctorate level,
preparing them for fulfilling opportunities and productive careers as STEM faculty and research
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Troy, September 17-21, 2007, hosted by the Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region.
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.
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training opportunities during June and July 2007:
Grantseeking Basics: Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources can help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow. June 13, June 20, June 26 and July 6.
Proposal Writing Basics and Workshops: Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations. June 13, June 14, June 27 and July 5.
Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: This session provides a hands-on introduction to the Center’s comprehensive Web subscription database. June 13, June 20 and July 6.
How to Approach a Foundation: Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; and build partnerships with donors. This class is intended for fundraisers with some experience, though not necessarily with foundations. June 19 and July 24.
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, New York Library, 79 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor in New York City. Space is limited and you can register on-line at www.fdncenter.org, in person, or by calling (212) 620-4230. You may also visit the Web site for information on other training opportunities available through the Center.
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