Vol. 17, #9
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
...On the State Level
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
NYSERDA has announced a program opportunity notice entitled "Environmental Product and
Process Technology Development." Proposals are being sought by NYSERDA for the
development, demonstration and verification of energy-efficient environmental product and
process technologies addressing air, water and soil issues across a full range of
applications in municipal, commercial and industrial sectors. The three categories for
which funding is available under this program are Early Development Proposals, Demonstration
and Commercialization Proposals, and Environmental Testing & Technology Verification
Proposals. The program will support efforts of New York State manufacturers and others to
provide improved environmental quality in New York State. Many of these companies are small
businesses with limited research capabilities.
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP)
OPRHP has announced two categories within the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquarium Program
under which funds may be requested. Category 1, Collections Care Costs, is funding for
expenses directly related to the care, security and interpretation of the
collections. Category II, Special Purposes, is funding for the development of new exhibits
or the rehabilitation of existing exhibits for the permanent collections and for new,
innovative projects for the institution.
...Foundations and Organizations
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private not-for-profit preservation organization
that administers the Sacred Sites Fund, which provides matching grants for the preservation
of religious buildings located in New York State. Grants can be used for planning and
executing repair and restoration work on properties and sites owned by religious
institutions. The funding is provided for financial and technical assistance for the
maintenance, repair, and restoration of religious properties of all denominations throughout
New York State. The Conservancy works closely with clergy, building committee members, and
trustees, providing vital information and necessary funding to historic churches, synagogues,
mosques, and meeting houses. The Conservancy helps to ensure that the buildings will be
properly preserved, and can save congregations time and money as they begin restoration
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is committed to funding research that develops
treatments and cures for paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous
system disorders. The foundation also works to improve the quality of life for people
living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy
efforts. Two types of grants are offered, one that supports nonprofit organizations that
address the needs of persons living with spinal cord injuries, their families, and
caregivers, and one that offers health promotion awards to nonprofit organizations that
address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and various other injuries, diseases, and
The Lowe’s Charitable and Educational Foundation has refocused grantsmaking to emphasize:
scholarships for trades education; community improvement initiatives, such as park
improvement, playground renovation or creation of housing for the underprivileged; and
environmental initiatives that support the enhancement of the natural landscape.
Organic Farming Research Foundation (OFRF)
The Organic Farming Research Foundation funds research into organic farming/food systems and
dissemination of research results to organic farmers and growers interested in making the
transition to organic production systems.
Hasbro Children’s Foundation
The Foundation seeks to improve the emotional, mental and physical well-being of children
birth through age twelve by supporting innovative direct service programs in the areas of
health, education and social services. Three types of direct-service funding support are
provided: innovative programs with local impact, national replication/addition/expansion of
innovations, and innovative programs with national impact.
The Allen Foundation
The Foundation provides grants to improve human nutrition through education, training, and
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Binghamton, November 3-7, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension; and Buffalo, November 10-14, hosted by Junior League of Buffalo and EPIC.
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $775, 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 their web site. For local information and arrangements: Binghamton, call Jinny Tauss (607) 772-8955, ext. 113; Buffalo, call Alex Montante at (716) 741-6973.
Syracuse University’s Continuing Education/University College Humanistic Studies Center is holding three all day grant writing workshops: Introduction to Grant Writing, October 3; Preparing Successful Grant Proposals, October 24; and Advanced Grant Writing Workshop, November 14. Each session costs $159 per person.
For more information or to register, call Peg at (315) 443-3271.
CCSNYS is offering the following workshops:
Connecting to the Power of Grantsmanship will cover how to conduct grants research, initiate and nurture funder relations, engage the team in the process, produce proposals, create budgets and manage the grant. Workshops will be held November 5 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Newburgh Free Library, Newburgh; November 20 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Everett Hodge Community Center, Kingston; and December 4 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Catskill Community Center, Catskill.
Grant Writing will provide a step-by-step walk through of the grant development process with a focus on the essential elements of proposal writing, and will be held December 9 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., Holiday Inn, Oneonta.
Cost is $30-$40 per workshop with discounts for CCSNYS members. For more information and to register, visit the CCSNYS web site or call (845) 454-5062, ext. 100 for Newburgh, Kingston and Catskill workshops, and (518) 515-5010, ext. 106 for the Oneonta workshop.