July 2010
Vol. 24, #7
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 Education

The Department of Education is accepting applications for its Extended School Day/School Violence Prevention (ESD/SVP) programs. ESD programs include academic enrichment activities, such as tutoring for reading, math and science and providing students with opportunities to participate in recreation, art, music, drama, student leadership development and community service. SVP programs help maintain a safe and secure school environment for students and school staff. SVP programs must be consistent with the district’s school safety plan. Funds may be used for conflict resolution, peer mediation, diversity awareness, safe corridors programs and parent education.
  • Eligibility: Public school districts and not-for-profit organizations working in collaboration with a public school district(s).
  • Funding: $24.3 million, subject to an appropriation in the approved state budget.
  • Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, July 30, 2010.

  • Contact:
    New York State Education Department
    89 Washington Ave.
    Grants Management
    Room 674 EBA
    Albany, NY 12234

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is providing financial assistance for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through purchasing equipment or constructing facilities. Examples of what the funding may be used for include building state-of-the-art composting facilities, or buying recycling containers and/or new recycling vehicles. In addition, the DEC is also providing financial assistance for recycling coordinator salaries and for public education programs conducted by municipalities. This funding can help expand local recycling and waste reduction programs and increase participation.
  • Eligibility: Municipalities.
  • Funding: The funding for this grant has been reduced in recent years. Applicants will be placed on a waiting list to be reviewed for eligibility upon availability of funding. Contact the Department of Environmental Conservation for more information.
  • Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
  • Contact: The Department of Environmental Conservation
    Bureau of Solid Waste, Reduction and Recycling
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233

On the federal level...

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation is accepting applications through its Methodology, Measurement and Statistics (MMS) Program. The MMS Program is an interdisciplinary program in the social, behavioral and economic sciences that supports the development of innovative analytical and statistical methods and models for those sciences. MMS seeks proposals that are methodologically innovative, grounded in theory, and have potential utility for multiple fields within the social and behavioral sciences. As part of its larger portfolio, the MMS Program partners with a consortium of federal statistical agencies to support research proposals that further the development of new and innovative approaches to surveys and to the analysis of survey data. The MMS Program supports a variety of different types of awards, which are: Regular Research Awards; Mid-Career Research Fellowships; Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grants; and Research Experience for Undergraduates Supplements.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications to advance the science of drug abuse and drug-related HIV prevention through: the development of novel prevention approaches; the testing of novel and adapted prevention intervention approaches; the elucidation of processes associated with the selection, adoption, adaptation, implementation, sustainability and financing of empirically validated interventions; and the development of new methodologies suitable for the design and analysis of prevention research studies. Programs of research are intended to provide pathways toward the discovery of population-level approaches for the prevention of drug abuse and dependence, drug-related problems (such as interpersonal violence, criminal involvement and productivity loss) and drug-related illness (such as comorbid drug and mental health problems or comorbid infections, including HIV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C).

On the private level...

The Captain Planet Foundation

The Captain Planet Foundation’s mission is to fund and support hands-on, environmental projects for children and youths. The foundation’s objective is to encourage innovative programs that empower children and youth around the world to work individually – and collectively – to solve environmental problems in their communities. The foundation believes that through environmental education, children can achieve a better understanding and appreciation for the world in which they live.

The Gerber Foundation

The Gerber Foundation’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of infants and young children. To do that, the foundation supports research projects that investigate health, nutrition, care and development issues for newborns and children up to age 3. Research projects aimed at finding solutions to children’s health and nutritional problems are sought. Of particular interest are those offering a substantial promise of meaningful advances in prevention and treatment of diseases and those with broad applicability to the general population.

Grant writing

The Foundation Center

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

Grantseeking Basics: Aug. 5, 11, 19
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: Aug. 4
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: Aug. 10, 19
This class provides a hands-on introduction to the center’s comprehensive online subscription database.

How to Approach a Foundation: Aug. 11
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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