Vol. 25, #9
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Funding for Brownfield redevelopment
Opportunities for archival research
Funds to promote science, technology, engineering and math in colleges
School garden project grants
Grants to help low-income children with medical costs
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 NYS Department of Environmental Conservation and the Department of State
are accepting applications for their Brownfield Opportunities Area (BOA) program.
The BOA program assists municipalities and community-based organizations with
revitalization plans, implementation strategies and site assessments for areas affected
by Brownfields. An inter-agency partnership between the Department of State and
Department of Environmental Conservation provides communities with technical advice
to ensure successful Brownfield redevelopment.
Eligibility: Community-based organizations and
municipalities within New York State.
Funding: Up to 90% of total eligible project costs
Deadline: Applications accepted on a continuous basis;
applications received by the Department of State by September 29, 2011
will be evaluated and funding recommendations made by November 30.
Larry J. Hackman Research Residency Program
The New York State Archives and the Archives Partnership Trust announce
the availability of funding for research using historical records in the New
York State Archives through the Larry J. Hackman Research Residency
Program. Advanced work in New York State history, government or public
policy is supported by the program. Previous residents have included
academic and public historians, graduate students, independent researchers
and writers, and primary and secondary school teachers. For a project to
qualify for funding, the topic of study must draw on government records in the
New York State Archives.
Eligibility: Projects that use historical records in the New
York State Archives.
Funding: $100 to $4,500
Deadline: Applications must be postmarked by January 15, 2012.
On the federal level...
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced funding
for its 2012 Summer Stipends program. Summer Stipends support
individuals pursuing advanced research that is of value to humanities
scholars, general audiences, or both. Recipients typically produce
articles, books, translations, or other scholarly resources. The program
supplies an award of $6,000 to support full-time work for a two month period.
Eligibility: Researchers, teachers, and writers.
Applicants with college or university affiliations must be nominated
by their institutions.
Funding: $6,000 per grant
Deadline: September 29, 2011
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is now providing funding for its Science,
Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Talent Expansion Program (STEP).
The Program seeks to increase the number of students receiving associate or
baccalaureate degrees in emerging or established fields within science, technology,
engineering, or mathematics (STEM). Type 1 proposals are invited from academic
institutions accredited in and having a campus located in the United States and its
territories. The institutions must grant associate or baccalaureate degrees in STEM.
Type 2 proposals are invited from individuals or organizations eligible to submit
proposals to the NSF.
Eligibility: U.S. based and accredited academic
institutions; individuals/organizations eligible to submit proposals to the NSF.
Funding: $30 million available for up to 23 awards
Deadline: September 27, 2011
On the private level...
The Whole Kids Foundation
The Whole Kids Foundation, in partnership with Whole Foods Market and FoodCorps,
is offering $2,000 grants to support school garden projects in the United States. To be
eligible for a grant, organizations must be developing or maintaining a school garden
project that connects children with fresh fruits and vegetables. Garden projects may
be at any stage of development, planning, construction or operation. There is a limit
of one garden grant per school.
Eligibility: 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations and nonprofit
K-12 schools (public, private, or charter)
Funding: $2,000 per grant
Deadline: December 31, 2011
UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation
The UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation is accepting applications for grants
that provide funding to children who need critical medical treatment, services or
equipment not covered or not fully covered by their parents’ health benefits plans.
Types of services covered by the grants include (but are not limited to) speech
therapy, physical therapy, wheelchairs, hearing aids, and prescriptions. Awards
of up to $5,000 per applicant are available.
Eligibility: Children 16 years old and under. Families
must meet economic guidelines, reside in the United States, and be
covered by a commercial health benefit plan.
Funding: Up to $5,000 per grant.
Deadline: Applications accepted on a continual basis.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during October 2011:
Grantseeking Basics: October 14, 25*, 31
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. *Note: The October 25 class
is titled “Grantseeking Basics for Individuals in the Arts.”
Proposal Writing Basics: October 6
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.
Introduction to Finding Funders: October 14, 31
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: October 27
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
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center’s trainings are coming to New York State in October:
Essential Grant Skills
A two-day workshop that provides an overview of the entire grants process, with an
in-depth emphasis on the key areas where even experienced grant professionals
Host: Iroquois Healthcare Association
Location: Clifton Park (Albany area), NY
When: October 6-7, 2011
Grantsmanship Training Program
An intensive 5-day workshop that combines expert instruction with practical exercises
to take you step-by-step through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding
sources, and writing grant proposals.
Host: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County
Location: Oriskany, NY
When: October 24-28, 2011
A limited number of partial scholarships are available for agencies with budgets less than
$300,000. For more information, to inquire about scholarships, or to register, please contact
The Grantsmanship Center at 800-421-9512, or visit its website at www.tgci.com.
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