Vol. 26, #7
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Assistance for demonstration programs that advance the electrification of vehicles
Grants to assist communities raise public awareness of local remedial activities
Funding to assist health centers in underserved areas
Grants for Rural Cooperative Development Centers
Funding to enhance the quality of physical therapist services
Assistance for programs that help low income, disadvantaged populations
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...
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting proposals for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Demonstration Program. The EVSE Program seeks to advance the electrification of vehicles in New York through demonstration projects that showcase technologies that supply electricity to vehicles in an innovative manner. Funding for the EVSE demonstration projects is available through two separate rounds.
Funding is available to incorporated nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships and public entities such as counties, villages, towns and cities.
Approximately $4 million is available for Round 2 of this Program
August 22, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. (The deadline for Round 2 of funding has been extended.)
Senior Project Manager
NYSERDA - AFV Programs
17 Columbia Circle
Albany, New York 12203
Phone: 518-862-1090 ext. 3322
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is currently accepting applications for Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). TAGs are tools available to eligible community groups to increase public awareness and understanding of remedial activities taking place at certain contaminated sites in their communities. The grants are intended to help the recipient and the community it represents understand existing environmental data developed about the site, comment on site remedial activities and proposals, and share them with the community. No matching contributions are required on the part of the grant recipient.
Under the TAG program, eligible sites include State Superfund Program and Brownfield Cleanup Program sites that pose a significant threat to public health or the environment. Eligible groups must be non-responsible parties incorporated as not-for-profit corporations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. An eligible community group must certify that its membership represents the interest of the community affected by the site, and that its members’ health, economic well-being or enjoyment of the environment is potentially threatened by the site.
Up to $50,000 per site.
Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
Division of Environmental Remediation
Bureau of Program Management
Albany, NY 12233
On the federal level...
The Health Center Program, Health Resources & Services Administration
The Health Center Program seeks to improve health in underserved populations and communities throughout the United States. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is currently accepting grant applications for its Health Center Program through the Service Area Competition (SAC). A SAC application is a request for Federal financial assistance to support comprehensive primary health care services for a competitively announced underserved area or population. All announced service areas are currently served by Health Center Program grantees whose project periods are ending in FY 2013.
Health centers must serve an announced service area as defined by the HRSA in order to be eligible to receive funds. All individuals in the service area must be given access to the center; for example, applicants cannot serve a single age group or a specific disease category.
Eligibility: Public or nonprofit private entities, such as tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations that propose to serve an announced service area.
More information, including the available service areas, is available at www.hrsa.gov/grants/apply/assistance/SAC/.
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The USDA’s Rural Cooperative Development Grants (RCDG) program’s main objective is to enhance the economic condition of rural areas. Grants are awarded competitively on an annual basis to Rural Cooperative Development Centers that offer technical assistance to individuals and organizations. The Centers then award funds to individuals or entities to aid in the creation, expansion or operational enhancement of rural cooperatives and other business entities.
Nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education; public bodies and individuals are not eligible to apply for the program.
August 6, 2012
$5.8 million total funding available, may be awarded a maximum of $175,000; 25% of the total project cost sharing requirement.
Bryan Clerkin, Acting State Director of New York
The Galleries of Syracuse
441 South Salina Street, Suite 357
Syracuse, NY 13202-2541
Phone: (315) 477-6400
Fax: (315) 477-6438
Website: www.rurdev.usda.gov/NYHome.html or www.rurdev.usda.gov/BCP_RCDG.html
On the private level...
The Foundation for Physical Therapy
The Foundation for Physical Therapy funds research that supports the development of evidence-based physical therapist practice, enhances the quality of physical therapist services for patients and clients, and increases the number of physical therapist researchers. The Foundation’s Magistro Family Foundation Endowment Fund will award research grants for projects that develop innovative physical therapist interventions or evaluate the effectiveness of existing interventions. Preferred consideration will be given to studies that examine both the therapeutic effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions.
Eligibility: Physical therapists or physical therapist assistants who have had some previous research experience and have completed graduate, post-graduate, or post-professional work, but have not yet been awarded a federal R01 grant; physical therapists or physical therapist assistants beginning in a new field of research or making strategic changes in research direction within an existing line of research. Projects to be completed in fulfillment of requirements for an academic degree are not eligible.
Deadline:August 15, 2012, noon EDT
Funding: $40,000 awarded for one or two years
Foundation for Physical Therapy
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The MAXIMUS Foundation is committed to supporting eligible nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on programs that serve low income, disadvantaged populations. Particular focus areas for grant making include youth and child development, health care access and services, and community development.
Documented 501(c)(3) organizations that are committed to promoting personal growth and community development. Audited financial statements are required. Grants are not generally awarded to individuals, advertising, ticket events or dinner programs, political causes or candidates, endowments or capital campaigns.
Funding: Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Deadline: August 31, 2012
John F. Boyer, Ph.D.
1891 Metro Center Drive
Reston, VA 20190-5207
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during August 2012:
Proposal Budgeting Basics:August 2
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.
Proposal Writing Basics: August 2
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.
Grant-seeking Basics: August 8, 22
Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources 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.
How to Approach a Foundation: August 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 not experts.
Introduction to Finding Funders: August 22
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 grant-making institutions.
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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