For more information contact:
Albany, NY 12248
or call the
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Conservancy Small Grants Program
Hudson River Valley Greenway
The Hudson River Valley Greenway has announced the applications for the 2005 Conservancy
Small Grants Program are now available. This program offers funding for trail planning,
construction and amenities, historic landscape preservation, regional and local partnership
development as well as many other resource enhancement and economic development
ELIGIBILITY: This program is an annual competitive grant funding
opportunity available to communities and not-for-profits within the designated Hudson River Valley
Greenway area, which extends from Battery Park in Waterford, Saratoga County to Battery Park,
FUNDING: This is a matching funds program requiring 100% match
of funds awarded, with $125,000 in total funding available. Requests for funds must range from $1,000
to $10,000 for projects involving, or located in, one municipality, and up to $25,000 for projects involving,
or located in, two or more municipalities. Greenway Conservancy grant assistance toward the cost of the
project shall not exceed 50% of the approved project's cost.
DEADLINE: All applications must be delivered or postmarked by March 25, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.hudsongreenway.state.ny.us for more
information or to download an application. Applications can also be requested by calling (518) 473-3835 or by e-mailing
the Greenway Trails Coordinator at Jessica.Noel.DesLauriers@hudsongreenway.state.ny.us.
Industrial Process & Productivity Improvement
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
NYSERDA has announced the availability of funding for innovative or underutilized energy-efficient
industrial process improvements that improve productivity, product quality, emissions, or cost control
at a New York State industrial site. The proposed project must involve an innovative or underutilized
technology or process, and result in quantifiable energy benefits for an industrial facility in New York State.
ELIGIBILITY: Contact NYSERDA for details.
FUNDING: $2,500,000 in total funding is available. NYSERDA anticipates
making multiple awards. Each proposer may request up to $250,000 per project for process development or
demonstration projects, or up to $75,000 for feasibility and proof-of-concept studies. All proposals must be
cost shared; within the above dollar limits, NYSERDA may fund up to 50% of the project cost.
DEADLINE: Proposals are due April 27, 2005 by 5 p.m.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: The full solicitation, including program requirements
and instructions, can be downloaded at www.nyserda.org. A hard copy may be requested from Karen
Whalen by e-mail at email@example.com, by fax at (518) 862-1091, or by mail at NYSERDA, 17 Columbia
Circle, Albany, New York 12203. For all program questions or to discuss ideas and eligibility, call (518) 862-1090.
. . .On the Federal Level
Summer Schools in the Arts
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
The NEA's Summer Schools in the Arts program supports rigorous, challenging summer arts education
programs that enable children and youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as gain
lifelong interest in the arts and culture.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments; county governments; city or township
governments; special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled
institutions of higher education; Federally recognized Native American tribal governments; nonprofits
(other than institutions of higher education) having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS; and private institutions
of higher education are eligible to apply.
FUNDING: The estimated total program funding is not currently available,
but the minimum grant will be $15,000 and the maximum grant will be $35,000.
DEADLINE: All organizations that are interested in applying must submit a
Statement of Interest that must be submitted through Grants.gov. (The CFDA number for this grant is
45.024 and the Federal Opportunity Number is NEA-SS-2006.) The Grants.gov system will accept Statements
of Interest through May 23, 2005, and, following review of these statements, it is anticipated that no more than
100 organizations will be invited to submit a formal application by July 18, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.arts.gov/grants/apply/SummerSchools.html.
If you have trouble accessing the full announcement electronically, you may contact the Learning in the Arts staff at
(202) 682-5438 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
2005 Preserve New York Grant Program
The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts
The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts have
announced the 2005 Preserve New York Grant Program. The program provides funding to
municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, and supports three types of projects only: historic
structure reports, historic landscape reports, and cultural resource surveys. Through the program,
the Preservation League, a statewide, not-for-profit organization, and the Council, the state's art
funding agency, seek to support efforts to plan for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation
of historic buildings and landscapes throughout the state. The Preservation League especially
encourages projects that link preservation to smart growth land use planning; neighborhood and
"Main Street" revitalization; preservation initiatives along rural roads and other historic transportation
corridors; and projects that involve the continued use of historic municipal buildings and historic
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and not-for-profit organizations with
501(c)(3) status are eligible to apply unless they are applying for funding directly from the New
York State Council on the Arts' Architecture, Planning and Design Program (APD) for another project
in 2005. Groups are limited to one project with APD support per year. State agencies and religious
institutions are ineligible for support. Groups that previously received funding through this grant
program must have successfully completed their projects to be eligible for the 2005 grant round.
The grant panel members will evaluate: architectural and historic significance of the building,
landscape or area; the need for the project and for financial support at this time; the applicant
group's ability to carry out the project within a stated schedule; the applicant group's ability to raise
sufficient funds to complete the project; the appropriateness of the project budget and consultant(s);
extent of local support for the project; and the likelihood that significant restoration or planning work
FUNDING: A total of $76,600 is available and will be split among all three project types.
Grants are likely to range between $3,000 and $15,000 each. No formal financial match is required; however, the
Preservation League and the New York State Council on the Arts expect to see a project budget that reflects
the applicant's meaningful commitment to the project. Please note that it is unlikely that this program will be
able to provide full support for any project. It is also expected that the consultant fee structure reflects the applicant's
understanding of the value of these professional services.
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 2, 2005.
Please follow the directions included in the application for assembling the packets.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If your organization and project meet these guidelines,
contact the League to discuss your potential application and to receive an application form. Forms are not available
online. You may contact Tania G. Werbizky, Director, Technical and Grant Programs, at (607) 272-6510 or
Lorraine E. Weiss, Program Manager, at (518) 462-5688, ext. 12, or at email@example.com.
Domestic Grants Program
Mattel and the Mattel Children's Foundation have announced the launch of a new Domestic Grants Program.
Two types of grants will be considered: program-specific grants, which provide funding for the launch of new
programs or expansion of existing programs, and core operating support, which provides support to
organizations to sustain their programs. Funding priority is given to organizations or programs that creatively
address a locally defined need directly impacting children in need and that align with Mattel's philanthropic priorities,
which include health, education and girls' empowerment.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must have 501(c)(3) public charity status.
FUNDING: Grant awards will range between $5,000 and $25,000, depending on
program, organization and individual community need.
DEADLINE: April 8, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.mattel.com for complete program
information, funding priorities and restrictions. Applications must be submitted online through the Mattel web site.
American Greenways Awards
Eastman Kodak Company
The Kodak American Greenways Awards Program, a partnership of the Eastman Kodak Company, The
Conservation Fund, and the National Geographic Society, provides small grants to stimulate the planning
and design of greenways in communities throughout America. Grants may be used for activities such as
mapping, ecological assessments, surveying, conferences, and design activities; developing brochures,
interpretative displays, audio-visual productions, or public opinion surveys; hiring consultants, incorporating
land trusts, building a foot bridge, planning a bike path, or other creative projects. In general, grants can be
used for all appropriate expenses needed to complete a greenway project, including planning, technical
assistance, legal and other costs.
ELIGIBILITY: Local, regional or statewide nonprofit organizations may apply.
Public agencies are eligible to apply, although community organizations will receive preference.
FUNDING: Grants up to $2,500 are available; most grants range from
$500 to $1,500.
DEADLINE: The application period for this program runs from March 1, 2005 to
June 1, 2005. Applications will only be accepted online.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit conservationfund.org.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Buffalo, March 7-11, 2005, hosted by the American
Red Cross, Greater Buffalo Chapter; and Binghamton, April 4-8, 2005, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of
Broome County. 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 and
arrangements, call Ryan St. Louis (Buffalo) at (716) 878-2373, and Jinny Tauss (Binghamton) at (607) 772-8955, ext. 113.