Vol. 24, #8
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Grants to help support emergency response entities
Grants to help pediatric and adult-care physicians aid young adults
who have sickle cell disease
Grants to help advance research on women and sex/gender differences in
drug/alcohol abuse and dependence
Grants to help advance research in black carbon, related co-pollutants
and other short-lived climate forcers
Grants to help promote sustainable community and economic
development in Appalachia
Grants to help address important social and civic issues
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New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...
New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is accepting applications
for local emergency response entities that provide Targeted Technical Rescue and
Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) related services. This grant focuses on technical
rescue and USAR related services involving structural collapse, trench, confined space,
swift water and/or rope rescues in an all-hazards environment. The three primary objectives
of this grant are: advancing Targeted Technical Rescue and USAR capabilities; developing
regional response capabilities; and increasing the resource typing of technical rescue and
USAR resources in New York State.
Funding: A total of $150,000 is available.
Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.
NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
1220 Washington Ave.
State Office Building Campus, Bldg. 7A
Albany, NY 12242
New York State Department of Health
The Department of Health is providing financial assistance for programs that transition
young adults with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies (subsequently
referred to as sickle cell disease) to adult medical care on a regional or targeted-area
basis. This program is limited to teams that include both pediatric and adult-care
physicians defined as hematologists, and other physicians who have documented
interest and expertise in caring for patients with sickle cell disease. In addition,
physicians must be affiliated with New York State Public Health Law non-profit
Article 28 Hospitals or Diagnostic and Treatment Centers or other New York State
non-profit organizations exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of Title
26 of the United States Code.
Eligibility: Pediatric and adult-care physicians.
Funding: A total of $226,000 is available.
Deadline: Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.
Contact: Katharine B. Harris
NYS Department of Health
Wadsworth Center, Room E-297
Empire State Plaza
P.O. Box 509
Albany, NY 12201
On the federal level...
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications for projects that will
advance research on women and sex/gender differences in drug/alcohol abuse and
dependence. Funding for this grant opportunity will utilize the NIH Research Project
Grant award mechanism and runs in parallel with two other grant opportunities of
identical scientific scope, which are PA-07-329 and PA-07-331. These grant opportunities
solicit applications under the Small Research Grant and Exploratory/Developmental award
mechanisms, respectively. Research on drug and alcohol abuse/dependence is addressed
separately in this Funding Opportunity Announcement under Research Objectives. The grant
mechanism supports different types of projects, such as pilot and feasibility studies; secondary
analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research
methodology; and development of new research technology.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations other than
small businesses; small businesses; federally recognized Native American tribal
governments; Native American tribal organizations; state, county, city or township,
and special district governments; state, public and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: Contact the National Institutes of Health for figures.
Deadline: Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010.
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-07-330.
Mariela C. Shirley, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
5635 Fishers Lane, Rm 2086, MSC 9304
Bethesda, MD 20892
Cora Lee Wetherington, Ph.D.
Women and Gender Research Coordinator
National Institute on Drug Abuse
6001 Executive Blvd., Rm 4282, MSC 9555
Bethesda, MD 20892
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its Science to Achieve
Results (STAR) program, is accepting applications that propose to do research in
black carbon (BC), related co-pollutants, other short-lived climate forcers (SLCF),
and their effects on climate change and air quality. The EPA is interested in research
that investigates the emission sources, the global-to-local scale emissions inventory,
and the modeling of tools to assess BC, related co-pollutants and other SLCF in a
climate and air-quality context. Applications may also evaluate the impact of long-range
transport of BC, related co-pollutants and SLCF, or develop and assess metrics for
comparing the impacts of BC, related co-pollutants and SLCF simultaneously in a
climate and air-quality context on the time scale of a decade to a century. In addition
to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early-career projects.
For more information on what is required and details on how to apply, visit the EPA’s
website, listed under eligibility and contact, and read through the solicitation.
Eligibility: Federally recognized Native American tribal governments;
state, county, city or township governments; state, public and private institutions of
higher education. See Request for Application for more details:
Funding: Approximately $7 million for all awards is anticipated.
Individual awards are not to exceed $900,000 for regular awards and $450,000 for
Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2010.
Funding Opportunity Number: EPA-G2010-STAR-L1.
For more information:
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The Appalachian Regional Commission
The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a federal-state partnership that
works to promote sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia.
The commission has released a Request for Proposals to develop community
infrastructures that build local demand – and grow markets for – clean energy enterprises.
The ARC will fund two complementary activities, which are developing community energy
plans, and implementing energy-efficient or renewable-energy projects in target communities.
Only parts of New York State are eligible. Therefore, visit the ARC’s website before sending
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations; local governments; economic
development organizations; local and regional development districts; regional
commissions; state governments; public and non-profit educational institutions.
Funding: Individual awards are not to exceed $75,000.
Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.
Contact: The Appalachian Regional Commissionwww.arc.gov/energy
On the private level...
The Gannett Foundation
The Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by the Gannett
Company Inc., serves local organizations in communities where Gannett
Company Inc. has a local daily newspaper or television station. The foundation
was established to help improve the quality of life for people by addressing the
most pressing social and civic issues facing Gannett communities. Grants
focus on projects that help advance education, neighborhood improvement,
economic development, youth development, community problem-solving,
assistance for disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and
cultural enrichment. Only parts of New York State are eligible. Therefore,
visit The Gannett Foundation’s website and contact list before sending an
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations.
Funding: Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
The Gannett Foundation
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes during September 2010:
Grantseeking Basics: Sept. 2, 8, 21
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.
Proposal Writing Basics: Sept. 1
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.
Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: Sept. 2, 8, 21
This class provides a hands-on introduction to the center’s comprehensive online subscription database.
How to Approach a Foundation: Sept. 15
Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential donors, plan calls and meetings, and build
partnerships with sponsors. This class is intended for fundraisers who have some experience but are
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, located at:
New York Library
79 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.
For additional training opportunities, to register, or for more information, call 212-620-4230 or visit
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