July 2012
Vol. 26, #7
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Assistance for demonstration programs that advance the electrification of vehicles
  • Grants to assist communities raise public awareness of local remedial activities
  • Funding to assist health centers in underserved areas
  • Grants for Rural Cooperative Development Centers
  • Funding to enhance the quality of physical therapist services
  • Assistance for programs that help low income, disadvantaged populations
  • Grant writing classes


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 Energy Research and Development Authority

The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting proposals for the Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Demonstration Program. The EVSE Program seeks to advance the electrification of vehicles in New York through demonstration projects that showcase technologies that supply electricity to vehicles in an innovative manner. Funding for the EVSE demonstration projects is available through two separate rounds.

  • Eligibility: Funding is available to incorporated nonprofit entities, corporations, limited liability companies or partnerships and public entities such as counties, villages, towns and cities.

  • Funding: Approximately $4 million is available for Round 2 of this Program

  • Deadline: August 22, 2012 by 5:00 p.m. (The deadline for Round 2 of funding has been extended.)

  • Contact: Patrick Bolton
    Senior Project Manager
    NYSERDA - AFV Programs
    17 Columbia Circle
    Albany, New York 12203
    Phone: 518-862-1090 ext. 3322
    Fax: 518-862-1091
    Email: ppb@nyserda.org

NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) is currently accepting applications for Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). TAGs are tools available to eligible community groups to increase public awareness and understanding of remedial activities taking place at certain contaminated sites in their communities. The grants are intended to help the recipient and the community it represents understand existing environmental data developed about the site, comment on site remedial activities and proposals, and share them with the community. No matching contributions are required on the part of the grant recipient.

On the federal level...

The Health Center Program, Health Resources & Services Administration

The Health Center Program seeks to improve health in underserved populations and communities throughout the United States. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is currently accepting grant applications for its Health Center Program through the Service Area Competition (SAC). A SAC application is a request for Federal financial assistance to support comprehensive primary health care services for a competitively announced underserved area or population. All announced service areas are currently served by Health Center Program grantees whose project periods are ending in FY 2013.

Health centers must serve an announced service area as defined by the HRSA in order to be eligible to receive funds. All individuals in the service area must be given access to the center; for example, applicants cannot serve a single age group or a specific disease category.

U.S. Department of Agriculture

The USDA’s Rural Cooperative Development Grants (RCDG) program’s main objective is to enhance the economic condition of rural areas. Grants are awarded competitively on an annual basis to Rural Cooperative Development Centers that offer technical assistance to individuals and organizations. The Centers then award funds to individuals or entities to aid in the creation, expansion or operational enhancement of rural cooperatives and other business entities.

On the private level...

The Foundation for Physical Therapy

The Foundation for Physical Therapy funds research that supports the development of evidence-based physical therapist practice, enhances the quality of physical therapist services for patients and clients, and increases the number of physical therapist researchers. The Foundation’s Magistro Family Foundation Endowment Fund will award research grants for projects that develop innovative physical therapist interventions or evaluate the effectiveness of existing interventions. Preferred consideration will be given to studies that examine both the therapeutic effectiveness and cost effectiveness of interventions.

MAXIMUS Foundation

The MAXIMUS Foundation is committed to supporting eligible nonprofit organizations, with an emphasis on programs that serve low income, disadvantaged populations. Particular focus areas for grant making include youth and child development, health care access and services, and community development.

Grant writing

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in New York City during August 2012:

Proposal Budgeting Basics:August 2
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.

Proposal Writing Basics: August 2
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Grant-seeking Basics: August 8, 22
Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources 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.

How to Approach a Foundation: August 15
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.

Introduction to Finding Funders: August 22
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 grant-making institutions.

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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