June 2010
Vol. 24, #6
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:


Naomi Miller
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...

New York State Department of State

The Department of State (DOS) is accepting applications for its Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program. This program is designed to assist communities in redeveloping dormant and blighted land into productive and catalytic areas while restoring environmental quality. BOA provides municipalities and community-based organizations with resources to address local brownfields by providing area-wide redevelopment planning, access to expert environmental and economic analysis, and environmental site assessment for strategic redevelopment parcels.
  • Eligibility: Non-profit community-based organizations; New York State municipalities; community boards.
  • Funding: Contact the DOS for figures.
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • For more information:
    David MacLeod
    Division of Coastal Resources
    NYS Department of State
    99 Washington Ave.
    Albany, NY 12231

New York State Department of Health

The Department of Health (DOH) is accepting applications for its Refugee Medical Assistance (RMA) health assessment program. Applications are for non-competitive, per capita contracts. The program is designed to: identify individuals with health conditions not observed during or developing after the overseas exam; initiate appropriate immunizations; ensure refugees with problems are referred to primary and specialty care; eliminate barriers to successful resettlement; and protect the health of the U.S. population.
  • Eligibility: Licensed health care providers who: demonstrate clinical and staffing capacity, as well as experience in providing health screenings in accordance with established protocols to all eligible refugees; employ bilingual staff or provide interpreter services; and establish connections to services not provided on site, including primary care and mental health services.
  • Funding: Contact the DOH for figures.
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • For more information:
    Refugee Health Coordinator
    NYS Department of Health

On the federal level...

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is accepting applications through its Preservation and Access Education and Training program to support projects that focus on helping the staff of cultural institutions – large and small – obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Examples of humanities collections include books, manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings, moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture collections, electronic records, and digital objects. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications through the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) to support preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics against Neisseria gonorrhoeae, Hepatitis B Virus and Clostridium difficile.

Federal Railroad Administration

The Federal Railroad Administration is accepting applications through its Railroad Safety Technology Grant Program to support projects that have a public benefit of improved railroad safety and efficiency. Priority will be given to collaborative projects between carriers, railroad suppliers, and state and local governments, including public-benefit corporations established to provide rail service. Projects must make train-control technologies interoperable between railroad systems, or accelerate the deployment of train-control technology on high-risk corridors – such as those that carry high volumes of hazardous material shipments or those that carry commuter or passenger trains.

On the private level...

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation’s mission is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research and the prevention of child abuse.

The William T. Grant Foundation

The William T. Grant Foundation, through its scholars program, supports promising early-career researchers from diverse disciplines who have demonstrated success in conducting high-quality research and are seeking to further develop and broaden their expertise. Candidates are nominated by a supporting institution and must submit five-year research and mentoring plans that demonstrate creativity, intellectual rigor and a commitment to continued professional development.

Grant writing

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes during July 2010:

Grantseeking Basics: July 9, 21, 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: July 8
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: July 13, 21, 28
This class provides a hands-on introduction to the center’s comprehensive online subscription database.

How to Approach a Foundation: July 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.

In addition:

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 www.foundationcenter.org.

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