January 2011
Vol. 25, #1
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Grants to help construct and/or rehabilitate rental housing for low-income households
  • Grants to help provide environmental, economic and social benefits to New York State communities
  • Grants to help support research and education on manufacturing at the nanoscale level
  • Grants to help prevent, treat and manage chronic kidney disease
  • Grants to help support family and adult literacy
  • Grants to help support innovative projects in the areas of health, education, human services and community affairs
  • Grant writing


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 Homes and Community Renewal

The New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) announces the availability of a tax credit under the New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (SLIHC), which is authorized under Article 2-A of the Public Housing Law.

  • Eligibility: People and firms that construct and/or rehabilitate rental housing for low-income households.

  • Funding: A total of $4 million is available. Individual awards are not to exceed $750,000 (with a maximum award amount of $20,000 per residential housing unit)

  • Deadline: For applicants seeking SLIHC in conjunction with other HCR financing made available pursuant to a Request for Proposals (available at http://nysdhcr.gov/Funding/ UnifiedFundingMaterials/ 2011/UF2011_RFP_101110.pdf), the Unified Funding 2011 Capital Applications for early-round projects must be completed and

    submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 12, 2011. All other Unified Funding 2011 Capital Applications must be completed and submitted by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 9, 2011. For applicants seeking SLIHC without other HCR financing, HCR will accept applications for such funding throughout the year until further notice.
  • Contact:
    NYS Homes and Community Renewal
    Hampton Plaza
    38-40 State St.
    Albany, NY 12207

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting grant applications for urban and community forestry projects that provide environmental, economic and social benefits to New York State urban communities. Projects include tree inventories; management plans; tree planting; and maintenance and green infrastructure projects, such as storm-water management projects, green roofs or rain gardens. In addition, $1,000 Quick Start Arbor Day grants are available – with no match requirement – to help communities support the beginnings of a tree program by having an Arbor Day celebration. In selecting sites, appropriate consideration should be given to underserved communities, as well as targeting areas of environmental concern. Applicants are encouraged to form regional partnerships. Proposals that help implement watershed protection will also be considered.

On the federal level...

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation is accepting applications, through its NanoManufacturing (NM) program, for projects that support research and education on manufacturing at the nanoscale – and the transfer of research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology – to industrial applications. The NM program emphasizes a systems approach to the scale-up of nanotechnology for high-rate production, reliability, robustness, yield, cost, and promotes integration of nanostructures to functional micro devices and meso/macroscale systems. Special emphases are on environmental, health and societal aspects of nanotechnology and nanomanufacturing.

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for projects that test the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention, treatment and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Projects must have a high likelihood of being widely adopted and sustained in a wide range of health care settings, including individuals and communities at highest risk. The approaches to be tested must be based on interventions previously demonstrated to be efficacious in randomized clinical trials and widely accepted throughout the CKD community. The proposed research must target CKD and/or its complications.

On the private level...

The Wish You Well Foundation

The Wish You Well Foundation is committed to supporting family and adult literacy in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of new and existing literacy and educational programs.

The RGK Foundation

The RGK Foundation is committed to supporting innovative projects in the areas of health, education, human services and community affairs. The foundation strives to advance knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential.

Grant writing

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in New York City during February 2011:

Grantseeking Basics: Feb. 2, 10, 22
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: Feb. 9
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.

Introduction to Finding Funders: Feb. 2, 25
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 grantmaking institutions.

How to Approach a Foundation: Feb. 25
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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