Vol. 20, #5
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health’s Division of Chronic Disease Prevention
and Adult Health, Bureau of Health Risk Reduction announces the availability of funding
under the Prevention of Childhood Overweight and Obesity – Activ8Kids! Initiative. This
Request for Applications will implement three components of the Activ8Kids! Initiative:
Part A – Centers for Best Practices; Part B – School and Community Partnership Initiatives;
and Part C – Initiatives in Child Care Settings.
. . . On the Federal Level
National Archives and Records Administration
This program provides funds to establish sustainable electronic records programs within archival institutions,
establish and expand electronic records programs, and support electronic records-related professional education,
conferences, consultancies, and similar efforts.
Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
The Partners for Fish and Wildlife Program provides financial assistance on a competitive basis to
landowners interested in restoring fish and wildlife habitat on their own lands. It is a goal of the
program to secure at least 50 percent of project costs from non-Service sources, but this goal applies
to the program as a whole, and does not have to be achieved on a project-by-project basis.
National Endowment for the Arts
The Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review Grants category offers support primarily
to small and mid-sized organizations for projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved populations - those
whose opportunities to experience the arts are limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. Age alone
(e.g., youth, seniors) does not qualify a group as underserved; at least one of the underserved characteristics noted
here also must be present. This category, as an essential component of the Arts Endowment’s goal of providing wide
access to artistic excellence, supports local projects that can have significant effects within communities. Grants are
available for professional arts programming and for projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community
. . . Foundations and Organizations
The Bowling Foundation
The Bowler's Ed Youth In-School Bowling Program promotes lifelong physical activity by providing
elementary and middle school teachers with free bowling curriculum enhanced with math, spelling,
physics, and other important skills. Funds under this program can be used by teachers to purchase
in-school bowling equipment or host an in-school bowling training seminar.
Target supports local giving in the categories of Arts, Reading, and Family Violence Prevention.
The program awards Reading grants to schools, libraries, and nonprofit organizations, supporting
programs such as weekend book clubs, after-school reading programs, and events encouraging
family reading time. Arts grants are given to programs that bring the arts to schools or make it
affordable for families to participate in cultural experiences, such as school touring programs, field
trips to the theater or symphony, or artist residencies and workshops in schools. Family Violence
Prevention grants support groups working to make individual homes and entire communities safer,
such as child abuse counseling programs and shelters.
The Milagro Foundation
The Milagro Foundation seeks grant applications from community-based, grass-roots organizations
that work with underprivileged children and youth in the areas of arts, education and health. Milagro
focuses on three areas that help children and youth: live healthy lives through education and prevention
of disease; live literate lives through learning; and live culturally enriched lives through arts education.
National Educators Association
The National Educators Association's Innovation Grants support collaborative efforts by two or more colleagues
to develop and implement creative project-based learning that results in high student achievement.
. . . Grant Writing
A new network of grantwriters who work with nonprofits has formed, called *The New York and New Jersey Grantwriters Network*. Through this network, you can search for information on available consultants who can help with grantwriting. This service is free to the nonprofit community and can be accessed through a website called Nonprofit Central NY/NJ at http://www.npocentral.net. After visiting this web site, you can search the 'Quick Consultant Search' for a grantwriter. You can also click on "Resources," then “Where You Can Find a Consultant” and then select “NY & NJ Grantwriters Network.”
Nonprofit Works helps organizations build their capacity to do more through, among other things, grant writing and management.
One of their upcoming classes is Researching and Writing Grants, which will be held in Brentwood, New York, May 31 and June 1. This two-day course is designed to demystify the grantwriting process for entry- and mid-level grantwriters.
Topics will include researching and selecting grants, approaching and developing relationships with grantmakers, planning programs prior to writing grants, preparing information commonly asked for in grant applications, building grant budgets, and tracking and following up grant applications.
The cost of the class is $290 per person. For information on this and other courses available through Nonprofit Works, please visit their web site, www.nonprofitworks.com, or contact them at 931 Park Avenue, Rochester, New York 14610; phone (585) 454-4910; fax (585) 454-4912; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
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