Vol. 21, #7
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
State Department of Education
For the second year in a row, the New York State Legislature has provided a
special allocation of $14 million in capital funds for public library construction
in the State Budget. These funds are separate from and in addition to the
annual $800,000 allocation for public library construction. Local libraries must
work with their library system and submit all application materials to the system.
The deadline for receipt of applications is set by each library system. Libraries
are strongly encouraged to contact their system as soon as possible if the library
plans to apply for a construction grant.
Greenway Conservancy for the Hudson River Valley
The Hudson River Valley Greenway was established by New York State through the
Greenway Act of 1991. Since then, the Greenway has been committed to the
preservation, enhancement and development of the world-renowned scenic, natural,
historic, cultural and recreational resources of the Hudson River Valley, that is also
consistent with economic development goals and the tradition of municipal home rule.
To assist with realizing these goals, the Greenway is charged with completing a
Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail System. One component of that system is the
“Hudson River Greenway Water Trail Program.” This program provides financial and
technical assistance to site owners to help complete the Hudson River Water Trail.
The Greenway Council has been designated the management entity for this program.
Launch and campsite owners located along the Hudson River and within the designated
Greenway Area and who are, or wish to become, a part of the water trail system are
eligible to participate in the program. Site owners can undertake a variety of projects
under this program.
The Office of New York City School and Community Services has announced grants to help
school districts and BOCES meet the statutory requirement to provide instruction in the
prevention of abduction for all students in kindergarten through eighth grade. Grantees may
use funds to develop or adopt a curriculum and/or implement an instructional program to help
prevent child abduction. All grant funds must be obligated by June 30, 2008.
Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers were established by the New York
State Legislature in 1984 to provide systematic, ongoing professional education services
to the State's teachers. Currently there are 127 Teacher Centers that provide high-quality
professional development services to more than 230,000 educators annually in New York
State. These Centers serve over 680 public school districts, 35 BOCES, and over 1000
non-public and charter schools.
Environmental Facilities Corporation
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC), the Department of
Environmental Conservation (DEC) and the Department of Health (DOH) are pleased
to announce the availability of the draft Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2008 Intended Use
Plans (IUPs) for the Clean Water State Revolving Fund (CWSRF) and the Drinking Water
State Revolving Fund (DWSRF). The IUPs include lists of projects that could receive
low-interest financing between October 1, 2007 and September 30, 2008, the next IUP
financing period. Visit www.nysec.org for detailed information regarding the CWSRF and
the DWSRF. As well as information regarding intended use plans and project listings; due
dates for comments; public meetings and hearings; application packages and due dates; and
Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH), Division of Environmental Health Assessment,
Bureau of Occupational Health, is soliciting applications for contracts for the operation of occupational
health clinics to participate in a statewide clinic network.
Department of Health
The purpose of this revised and re-issued Request for Applications is to invite applications
from Community-Based Organizations (CBOs) in collaboration with researchers from
accredited academic institutions, including medical centers, medical schools, teaching
hospitals, universities and schools of public health, for the planning and assessment of new
breast cancer education programs and materials.
. . . 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 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. July 12, July 18 and July 26.
Proposal Writing Basics and Workshops: Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations. July 26..
Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: This session provides a hands-on introduction to the Center’s comprehensive Web subscription database. July 12 and July 25.
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. 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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