American Legacy Foundation
The American Legacy Foundation, created as a result of the settlement of the
multi-state lawsuit against tobacco companies, is a nonprofit organization that
works to reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects. Legacy is currently funding
unsolicited grants through its Small Innovative Grants Program, which is designed
to support projects that advance innovative, evidence-based solutions to remedy
the harm caused by tobacco use in America. Legacy intends the Small Innovative
Grants Program to seed new projects, enable an organization to pilot a new idea
or approach, or help an organization gain a different perspective or better
understanding of tobacco control through research. Special consideration will be
given to applications addressing: tobacco prevention, cessation and education
for 18 to 24 year olds; secondhand smoke education and policy; and projects
targeting rural settings.
Environmental Protection Agency
The Office of Environmental Justice of the Environmental Protection Agency
(EPA) has announced the Small Grants Program. The purpose of this program is
to provide financial assistance to eligible community groups that are working
on or plan to carry out projects to address environmental justice issues.
Environmental justice is defined as the fair treatment and meaningful
involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, culture,
education or income with respect to the development, implementation, and
enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education
The Office of Postsecondary Education of the United States Department of
Education has announced that it is accepting applications for new awards
for FY 2003 for two programs – the Upward Bound Program and the Upward Bound
Math and Science Program. The Upward Bound Program is designed to generate
in students the skills and motivation necessary for success in education
beyond secondary school. The Upward Bound Math and Science Program is designed
to prepare high school students for postsecondary education programs that
lead to careers in the fields of math and science.
Federal Transit Administration, Department of Transportation
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) of the United States Department of
Transportation has issued a request for grant proposals from community groups
and public and private transportation providers currently establishing,
operating, coordinating, or brokering a rural transit service for an
operational test, which is funded at $1,000,000 to demonstrate and evaluate
innovative approaches to integrating Advanced Public Transportation System
(APTS) technologies and available Information Technology (IT) systems. The
purpose of the test is to better coordinate subsidized transportation
services in rural areas among multiple transit operators. The cooperative
project will require coordination among various funding agencies, such as
the FTA , Department of Health and Human Resources, Department of Interior,
Department of Agriculture, and Department of Labor. The integration and use
of APTS technologies and IT systems will enable rural transit providers to
coordinate their services better and operate their transit and/or paratransit
system(s) more efficiently, thus improving subsidized rural transportation
services. FTA may award multiple grants for this project.
The Coast Guard seeks applications for grants and cooperative agreements
from national, non-governmental, non-profit, public service organizations.
These grants and cooperative agreements would be used to fund projects on
various subjects promoting boating safety on the national level. The Coast
Guard welcomes any initiatives that supports the organizational objectives
of the Recreational Boating Safety Program to save lives, reduce the number
of boating accidents, injuries and property damage, and lower associated
health care costs.
DEADLINE EXTENDED FOR LOCAL FLEXIBILITY DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM
In the August 2002 issue of the Grants Action News, information was included (bottom of Page 3) on the Local Flexibility Demonstration Program. The United States Department of Education has announced the extension of the deadline for this program from September 17, 2002 to December 6, 2002. For more information, contact Ms. Milagros Lanauze at (202) 401-0039 or via the Internet at LocalFlex@ed.gov.
It was erroneously reported in the September issue that Rural New York grants are available from the Preservation League of New York State. These grants are not available; however, the League does run the Preserve New York Grant Program. Information will be forthcoming on this program in a future newsletter.