Vol. 25, #8
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Research and education funding for environmental risk mitigation
Grants to fund advocacy services for Supplemental Security Income beneficiaries
Promotion of healthy diets through communication strategies
Funding to encourage opportunities for homeownership
Opportunity for enhancement of care in health facilities
Grants for improvement of literacy and K-12 education
Grant writing classes
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...
Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Office of Environmental
Justice is currently accepting grant applications for Environmental Justice Community
Impact Grants. These grants will support research and education projects that address
multiple environmental harms and risk to communities. A wide variety of projects can
also be supported by these grants, including community gardens, air and water quality
monitoring, lead poison prevention, urban forestry, subsistence fishing education,
environmental education, inventories of local pollution sources, and green worker training.
Funding: Individual awards range from $2,500 to $50,000;
a total of $1,012,000 is available for these grants.
Deadline: September 9, 2011.
For More Information: Visit www.dec.ny.gov/public/31226.html
Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
The NYS Commission on Quality of Care and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities
(CQCAPD) is accepting applications for its Protection and Advocacy for Beneficiaries
of Social Security Program (PABSS). CQCAPD will provide funding to not-for-profit
organizations to provide protection and advocacy services by establishing PABSS
offices in 4 regions throughout the state. Each organization that receives funds will be
required to provide certain services, including: investigate/review employment-related
complaints, provide consultation/legal representation on behalf of beneficiaries, and
assist beneficiaries in disputes before the Social Security Administration. The four
regions comprising the statewide program are: Downstate Region (8 counties),
Greater Hudson Valley Region (22 counties), Central Region (17 counties) and
Western Region (15 counties).
Eligibility: Not-for-profit organizations, which will
operate regional offices.
Funding: Four contracts with a total of approximately $285,044
available during the first one-year contract period of February 1, 2012 - January 31, 2013.
Funding for years two to five of the program is subject to availability of grant funds.
Deadline: September 2, 2011
Thomas Gilbert, PABSS Program Director
CQCAPD401 State St.,
Schenectady, NY 12305
On the federal level...
National Institutes of Health
This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer
Institute (NCI), the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), the National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences
Research (OBSSR), the NIH-Office of Disease Prevention (ODP), the Office of Dietary
Supplements (ODS), the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and the Centers for
Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages applications for research projects
focused on the development and implementation of effective communication strategies
related to diet and health. Specifically, this FOA is designed to promote interdisciplinary
research, conducted at multiple levels (e.g., individuals, community/environment, and
policy) and across diverse populations, to evaluate effective communication approaches
for changing dietary behaviors.
Eligibility: Local governments; Independent school districts;
Public and private higher education institutions; Non-profits; Small businesses;
Faith or community based organization; For-profit organizations.
Funding: Direct costs are limited to $275,000 over a two-year period,
with no more than $200,000 allowed in any single year.
Deadline: September 7, 2011.
Funding Opportunity Number: PA-08-240
Office of Grants Administration
National Cancer Institute
Department of Housing and Urban Development
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is now accepting
applications for the Self-Help Homeownership Opportunity Program (SHOP). SHOP
funds are awarded to encourage innovative homeownership opportunities. Grants may
be used for land acquisition, the installation of improvement of infrastructure, and for
reasonable and necessary planning, administration and management costs.
Eligibility: National and regional non-profits that have completed
at least 30 self-help housing units within the 24-month period prior to July 2011.
Funding: The average SHOP grant for the combined cost of
infrastructure and land cannot exceed $15,000 per dwelling unit.
Deadline (tentative): September 6th, 2011
Office of Departmental Grants Management and Oversight
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
On the private level...
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation
The Arthur Vining Davis Foundation’s Health Care Program funds projects that
support the enhancement of humane care in health facilities. The Foundation
welcomes proposals that promote caring attitudes through inter-professional
collaboration, provide training in patient-centered care, and improve the culture
of physician education at the undergraduate and graduate levels. Institutions
with the capacity to implement programs that are likely to be replicated nationally
are given preference.
Eligibility: Independent non-profit organizations, higher
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
The Verizon Foundation
The Verizon Foundation supports the advancement of literacy and K-12 education
through its free educational website, Thinkfinity.org, and fosters awareness and
prevention of domestic violence.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations.
Funding: Contact the Verizon Foundation for more information.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during September 2011:
Grantseeking Basics: September 8, 15, 28
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: September 7
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.
Introduction to Finding Funders: September 15, 28
This class provides a hands-on introduction on how to use the center’s comprehensive online
database – the Foundation Directory Online – to research and identify potential funders. The
Foundation Directory Online contains over 100,000 profiles of grantmaking institutions.
How to Approach a Foundation: September 14
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 not experts.
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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