April 2009
Vol. 23, #4
Information on available State, Federal and private grants
• New York State Assembly • Speaker Sheldon Silver •
Gary Ginsburg
Grants Action News
LOB 945-A
Albany, NY 12248
... On the State Level

Crime Victim Assistance Grant Program

Crime Victims Board

Part of the New York State Crime Victims Board’s mission is to award grants to community-based organizations, both municipal and not-for-profit, to establish victim/witness delivery systems. Pursuant to the Federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA), the Crime Victims Board awards grants in order to sustain and expand these community-based crime victim/witness programs. This grant is intended to fund programs that provide crime victim services to victims and/or witnesses of crime, demonstrate a record of providing effective services to victims of crime through support in the community and financial support from other sources and promote coordinated public and private efforts to aid crime victims. Grant recipients should also offer services including reassurance, counseling, guidance and help resolving practical problems created by the victimization.

ELIGIBILITY:  Eligible applicants include not-for-profit organizations and municipalities.

FUNDING:  The New York State Crime Victims Board shall select programs for funding and shall determine the amount of funds to be awarded for each program within available appropriations.

DEADLINE:  May 8, 2009.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Ray Parafinczuk, Supervisor of Contract Administration, Grants Unit, Crime Victims Board, One Columbia Circle, Suite 200, Albany, NY 12203; call (518) 485-2763; or e-mail: rayparafinczuk@cvb.state.ny.us. Applications may be accessed on-line at www.cvb.state.ny.us/Services/GrantsUnitServices.aspx.

Long-Term Care Grant Program

Department of Health

This grant program is intended to provide nine grants for not-for-profit entities to identify and conduct outreach to Department of Health (DOH) selected nursing home residents. Grant recipients will be expected to provide objective information on home and community-based long-term care options and make referrals to and work with nursing home discharge planners as requested. Recipients will also be expected to assist those who choose to leave nursing facilities in the transition/relocation to community-based, integrated, accessible and affordable housing with the support services they need to live as independently as possible. This will involve a coordinated effort between selected contractors, nursing home discharge planners and other entities that arrange for and/or authorize home and community-based services.

ELIGIBILITY:  Not-for-profit corporations or must be sponsored by a not-for-profit corporation.

FUNDING:  Grants will cover expenses related to contracted activities as identified in the Request for Application (RFA). For more information contact the Department of Health, Bureau of Medicaid Long Term Care Waivers.

DEADLINE:  May 11, 2009.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Tracie Crandell, Bureau of Medicaid Long Term Care Waivers, Division of Home and Community Based Services, Office of Long Term Care, 99 Washington Avenue, Suite 826, Albany, NY 12260; or call: (518) 486-3154. A copy of the RFA is available on the DOH Web site at: http://www.nyhealth.gov/funding/.

Green Innovation Grant Program

Environmental Facilities Corporation

The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) has established a new program, the Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP), designed to preserve and create jobs, promote economic recovery, and invest in environmental protection and green innovation to provide short- and long-term economic benefits. Funding for the program was authorized by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA), the federal Clean Water Act (CWA), and the federal Safe Drinking Water Act (SDWA). The GIGP is intended to create and retain jobs, and construct and implement sustainable, green innovation projects in NYS. Grant recipients must demonstrate the sustainability of their projects, meaning the capacity for continued financial stability, environmental benefits, and the efficient operation and maintenance of the project through appropriate management.

ELIGIBILITY:  Eligible applicants may include any municipality, Indian reservation wholly within New York State, school district, or not-for-profit corporation. Eligible projects must be located in a city, town or village with a population of less than one million.

FUNDING:   The Environmental Facilities Corporation estimates that a minimum of $35 million in funding will be made available to the Green Innovation Grant Program.

DEADLINE:  May 9, 2009.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact the Environmental Facilities Corporation, Green Innovation Grant Program, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12207-2997; call (800) 882-9721; or e-mail: IGP@nysefc.org. You can also visit www.nysefc.org/GreenGrants.

... On the Federal Level

Family Centered Substance Abuse Treatment Grants for Adolescents

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The purpose of this program is to provide substance abuse services to adolescents, their families/primary caregivers and older transition-age youth and where appropriate, any significant others/mentors or other appropriate adults. Grantees will implement evidence-based practices, specifically the Adolescent Community Reinforcement Approach (A-CRA) coupled with Assertive Continuing Care (ACC), that are context specific focusing on the interaction between youth and their environments, family centered and community-based. Families/primary caregivers and other identified and appropriate adults are an integral part of the treatment process and their inclusion increases the likelihood of successful treatment and reintegration of the adolescents and transition-age youth into their communities following the period of formalized treatment. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award.

ELIGIBILITY:  State and local governments, federally recognized American Indian organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; and community- and faith-based organizations.

FUNDING:  Individual grants may receive up to $300,000.

DEADLINE:  April 24, 2009.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Kathleen Sample, Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, 1 Choke Cherry Road, Room 7-1089, Rockville, Maryland 20857; call: (240) 276-1407; or e-mail: kathleen.sample@samhsa.hhs.gov.

... On the Private Level

Regional Community Health Grants Program

The Aetna Foundation

The Aetna Foundation is the independent charitable and philanthropic arm of Aetna Inc. Founded in 1972, the Foundation helps build healthy communities by promoting volunteerism, forming partnerships and funding initiatives that improve the quality of life where their employees and customers live and work. Through the Regional Community Health Grants Program, Aetna is committed to enhancing the quality of health care, with a special emphasis on improving racial and ethnic health care equality through their business practices and charitable giving. Aetna and the Aetna Foundation will award grants for philanthropic initiatives focused on obesity prevention and health literacy.

ELIGIBILITY:  Not-for-profit corporations or must be sponsored by a not-for-profit corporation.

FUNDING:  Grant requests ranging from $25,000 to $50,000 will be considered.

DEADLINE:  June 15, 2009.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact the Community Grants Program information line at (860) 273-6747; or the Aetna Foundation e-mail at AetnaFoundation@aetna.com.

... Grant Writing

Grantsmanship Center

The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: East Farmingdale, June 1-5, 2009, hosted by Molloy College.

The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $895, 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

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training opportunities during April 2009:

Grantseeking Basics:
April 9, 15 and 30
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:
April 8 and 29
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organizations.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online:
April 9, 15 and 30
This session provides a hands-on introduction to the Center’s comprehensive Web subscription database.

How to Approach a Foundation:
April 4
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.

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 online 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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