Vol. 18, #3
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
...On the State Level
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of
funding for projects that identify peak shaving opportunities in the New York State industrial sector through the
adoption of manufacturing technologies that reduce peak electricity demand and operating costs. The proposed
work must show quantifiable energy benefits and should emphasize near-term application and replicability
opportunities at other New York State industrial sites, rather than basic or fundamental research. NYSERDA
encourages projects that also yield environmental or economic benefits, such as reducing industrial waste or
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
Through the New York Energy $mart Premium-Efficiency Motors program, the New York State Energy Research
and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced the availability of financial incentives to motor vendors
for the sale of qualified premium-efficiency motors.
New York State Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health (DOH) is issuing an RFP to obtain the services of a pharmacy
management contractor for a three-year term. The contractor will develop, administer and maintain a
comprehensive program to control pharmacy costs and improve services for beneficiaries of the New York
State Medicaid program.
...Organizations and Foundations
Entergy Charitable Foundation
The Entergy Charitable Foundation (ECF) is a private foundation dedicated to supporting charitable organizations
in the communities Entergy serves, including New York. The foundationís goal is to support initiatives that help
create and sustain thriving communities. ECF has a special focus on low-income initiatives as well as
educational and literacy programs.
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is committed to funding research that develops treatments
and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The foundation
also works to improve the quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis
resource center, and advocacy efforts. Two types of grants are offered, one that supports nonprofit organizations
that address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and caregivers, and one that
offers health promotion awards to nonprofit organizations that address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries
and various other injuries, diseases, and birth defects.
The Pathways Within Literacy Program supports libraries in rural communities and organizations that
conduct family literacy programs with books and other education supplies. The program primarily seeks to
help prepare young children to learn to read and to motivate older children to read regularly.
Princess Grace Foundation
The Princess Grace Awards are dedicated to identifying and assisting emerging young artists in theater, dance and
film to realize their career goals through scholarships, apprenticeships, and fellowships.
Southern Poverty Law Center
The Teaching Tolerance project of the Southern Poverty Law Center offers grants to K-12 classroom teachers
for implementing tolerance and youth activism projects in their schools and communities. Grants tend to be
small-scale, resourceful and student-focused, promoting acceptance of diversity, peacemaking, community
service or any other aspect of tolerance education. In addition, projects funded by Teaching Tolerance tend to
be sustainable in some way, rather than one-time-only events or activities.
The College of Saint Rose
The College of Saint Rose will be presenting a grant writing and research workshop on March 9, 2004. Topics covered in the workshop include the fundamentals of grant research and writing, the challenges of grant seeking, how to obtain funding in a competitive climate and tips on local funders and resource materials located in the Capital Region. The workshop's instructor has over 25 years of nonprofit experience.
The cost of the workshop is $250 per person and includes the workshop, all materials, a reference guide to keep and lunch. If you would like to register, please call (518) 454-5143 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. The registration deadline is March 2, 2004.
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Albany, March 1-5, hosted by the New York State Department of Education and the Magellan Foundation; Buffalo, March 8-12, hosted by the American Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter; and Brooklyn, April 5-9, hosted by Roots Revisited.
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) and is kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $825, 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, contract TGCI at (800) 421-9512 or visit the TGCI Web site. For local information and arrangements, Albany, call Shanna Maher at (518) 782-7764; Buffalo, call Loren Smith at (716) 878-2374; Brooklyn, call Michael Hooper at (718) 778-0009.
Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is holding a Grant Writing seminar -- Guerilla Grantsmanship -- in Kingston, New York on March 24, 2004.
Participants will learn the latest on proposal writing and grants management and learn how to write hard hitting proposals that work and then learn how to work the proposals they write.
Since 1998, COPE has trained over 3,700 nonprofit and corporate organizations in the artful science on grant writing and funding development.
COPE offers three different registration packages. For more information on packages and the seminar, please call COPE at (845) 756-2673 or (914) 466-0797 or e-mail them. You can also register online at the COPE Web site.