Vol. 25, #12
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Grants for hazardous waste collection programs
Funding for the reduction, abatement, control, or prevention of nonpoint source pollution
Student development grants for biomedical and behavioral research
Funding for research to improve prevention and treatment services for drug and alcohol abuse
Grants for community-wide reading programs
Funding to assist farmers in improving living conditions for farm animals
Grant writing classes
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...
Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications
for the Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program. These programs can
consist of single-day collections, mobile collections or a permanent facility. Collection-day
sponsors must submit a detailed plan to the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
at least 60 days before a collection day takes place. Sponsors must also obtain the DEC’s
written approval prior to collection day.
County, city, town, or village;
Local public authority or public benefit corporation;
School district or supervisory district; or
Native American tribe or nation located within New York State.
Funding: The state can provide funding for up to 50 percent reimbursement of the municipal HHW collection program costs. Funding is limited to a maximum of $2 million per project.
Deadline: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis for consideration in January, April, July or October.
Division of Materials Management Bureau of Permitting and Planning
Albany, NY 12233-7253
The New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee
The New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee is accepting proposals for funding under the Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and Control Program (ANPSACP). The goal of the program is to reduce, abate, control or prevent nonpoint source pollution originating from agricultural sources. Funding is available for projects that plan (AEM Tier III) or implement (AEM Tier IV) Agricultural Best Management Practices on New York State Farms.
Deadline: Monday, January 9, 2012 at 4:30 p.m.
Contact: Brian Steinmuller
New York State Soil & Water Conservation Committee
10 B Airline Drive
Albany, NY 12235
On the federal level...
Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD), National Institutes of Health
IMSD is a student development program for institutions with research-intensive environments. The goal of the program is to increase the number of students from underrepresented groups in biomedical and behavioral research who complete Ph.D. degrees in these fields. The program offers an opportunity to develop new or expand existing effective academic developmental programs, including student-research internships, in order to prepare students from underrepresented groups for competitive research careers and leadership positions in the biomedical or behavioral sciences.
Eligibility: Public, private and state controlled institutions of higher education.
Funding: The total amount to be awarded is approximately $5 million per year for new and renewal applications. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon quality, duration and costs of applications received.
Deadline: January 25, 2012
Alberto L. Rivera-Rentas Ph.D.
National Institute of General Medical Sciences, NIH
Health Services Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, National Institutes of Health
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) is offering funding for research focused on improving prevention and treatment services for drug and alcohol abuse. Specific research projects could highlight the following subjects: clinical quality improvement; organizational/managerial quality improvement; systems of care and collaborative research; and/or development or improvement of research methodology, analytic approaches and measurement instrumentation used in the study of drug and alcohol services. This research grant will support small research projects that can be completed in a short period of time with limited resources.
Eligibility: County, city, township or special district governments; independent school districts; public, private or state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments or organizations; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofit organizations; for-profit organizations; small businesses.
Funding: The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration and costs of the applications received.
Deadline: January 15, 2012
Chief, Grants Management Branch
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
On the private level...
The Big Read, Community-Wide Reading Program Grants
The Big Read, a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest, is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations to develop community-wide reading programs. Community organizations participating in the Big Read are required to create structured, well-attended reading programs that encourage community involvement and participation. Those organizations that are selected will receive a grant, access to online training resources and educational and promotional materials.
Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations; a division of local or tribal governments; literary centers; libraries; museums; colleges and universities; art centers; historical societies; arts councils; humanities councils; literary festivals; arts organizations.
Funding: Organizations may apply for grants ranging from $2,500 to $20,000.
Deadline: February 1, 2012
FACT’s Healthy and Humane Farm Funds
Food Animal Concerns Trust (FACT) has created the Health and Humane Farm Funds
Project for livestock and poultry farmers across the United States interested in improving
the treatment of farm animals. FACT will award small grants for projects designed to assist
farmers’ transition to pasture-based systems, improve the marketing of their humane products
or improve the conditions where farm animals are raised. Proposed on-farm animal welfare
improvement projects must impact at least one of the following animal species: pigs, broiler
chickens, laying hens, dairy cows and/or beef cattle. The grant application and supporting
materials are available online at www.humanefarmfunds.org.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during January 2012:
Grantseeking Basics: January 4, 7, 17
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: January 5, 24
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.
Introduction to Finding Funders: January 4, 7, 17
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: January 17
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.
Proposal Budgeting Basics: January 24
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. The session is geared toward novice grant seekers.
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
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