Vol. 21, #4
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is continuously accepting
applications for Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). TAGs are a citizen participation tool
available to eligible community groups to increase public awareness and understanding of
remedial activities taking place in their community. TAGs, in the form of State Assistance
Contracts (SACs), are available to eligible community groups for the purpose of obtaining
independent technical assistance in interpreting existing environmental information about
an eligible "significant threat" site being remediated in the State Superfund Program or
Brownfield Cleanup Program. Technical assistance is intended to help the grant recipient
and the community it represents understand existing environmental data developed about
the site, comment on site remedial activities and proposals, and share this information
with the public.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces that organizations
with an ownership interest in the property may apply for funds under Title 9 of the Environmental
Protection Act of 1993 for the acquisition, development, and improvement of parks, historic properties,
and heritage areas. In addition, municipalities may apply for funds under the Federal Land and Water
Conservation Fund for acquisition and development of outdoor recreation facilities.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
NYSDEC administers statewide and municipality-specific state assistance programs for waste reduction, recycling and household hazardous waste (HHW) programs. This investment leverages local funding in these program areas.
Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling Program (MWR&R): Capital Projects (since 1993) - DEC is authorized to provide State assistance for projects that enhance municipal recycling infrastructure through purchasing of equipment or construction of facilities. Some communities used funding to construct materials recycling facilities and others are constructing state-of-the-art composting facilities. Other communities have been able to purchase recycling containers and new recycling vehicles with their MWR&R funding.
Recycling Coordinators (since July 2000) - DEC is authorized to provide State assistance for Recycling Coordinator salaries and public education programs to municipalities to expand local recycling and waste reduction programs and increase participation in those programs.
Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program (HHWSAP) (since 1995) - HHWSAP is an Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) program administered by DEC. The HHWSAP provides State assistance for HHW collection days, and construction of permanent HHW collection facilities in order to provide a safe alternative for recycling or disposal of household hazardous materials.ELIGIBILITY: Counties, cities, towns, villages, local public authorities, local public benefit corporations (organizations established by State law), school districts, supervisory districts & improvement districts, Native American tribes or nations residing in New York State.
FUNDING: Payments are limited to 50% of the eligible costs incurred by the applicant or a maximum of $2 million. If any Federal or other assistance is received for the project, reimbursement will be limited to 50% of the net eligible cost. Payments will be made only after a State contract for the eligible portions of the proposed project is executed by all required State agencies.
DEADLINE: Additional projects are accepted on an ongoing first-come-first-served basis. New applicants who inquire about funding are being asked to file a pre-application to help to provide a preliminary review of their proposed projects, and to establish their position on the waiting list.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/redrecy/sap.htm
New York State Department of Economic Development
Through the Environmental Investment Program (EIP), the New York State Department of Economic
Development (DED) and its Environmental Services Unit (ESU) support projects that lead to
measurable pollution prevention and economic development results. EIP awards are made on a
competitive basis. Projects with a strong likelihood of creating results in a timely fashion receive
more favorable reviews.
. . . On the Federal Level
Environmental Protection Agency
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results
(STAR) program, is seeking applications proposing development and evaluation of innovative
approaches to quantitatively detect pathogens or toxigenic cyanobacteria or the identified
high priority cyanotoxins: microcystins, anatoxin-a, and cylindrospermopsins, in drinking
water. The purpose of this request for applications is to improve the suite of available
detection methods for known and emerging microbial drinking water contaminants
including freshwater algae or its toxins. Any proposed method should be applicable
to source water, treated water, and/or water in the distribution system.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: New York City, April 16-20, 2007, hosted by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and East Farmingdale, June 4-8, 2007, hosted by Molloy College.
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $825, which includes one-year enrollment in the TGCI Membership Program. A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available to agencies with annual budgets of less than $300,000.
To register, or to apply for a scholarship, contact TGCI at (800) 421-9512 or visit www.tgci.com.
For local information for the New York City Event, Contact: Banghee Chi at (212) 594-7741, x201; or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training opportunities during April 2007:
Grantseeking Basics: 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. April 17, April 26 and May 5.
Proposal Writing Basics: Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organizations. May 3.
Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: This session provides a hands-on introduction to the Center’s comprehensive Web subscription database. April 26, May 2 and May 5.
How to Approach a Foundation: Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential funders; plan calls and meetings; and build partnerships with donors. This class is intended for fundraisers with some experience, though not necessarily with foundations. April 18 and May 17.
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, New York Library, 79 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor in New York City. Space is limited and you can register online at www.fdncenter.org, in person, or by calling (212) 620-4230. You may also visit the Web site for information on other training opportunities available through the Center.
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