October 2013
Vol. 27, #10
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Grants to help fund contracts for refugee health assessments
  • Grants to support research on increasing solid organ donation
  • Funding to support activities that strengthen museums as active resources
  • Funding to support park and trail planning, development, and stewardship
  • Grants to support non-fiction documentaries that capture human and social issues
  • Scholarships for young people working to end hunger in the U.S.
  • Fellowships for doctoral students promoting child development and maltreatment prevention
  • Grant writing classes


Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248

On the state level...

All not-for-profit applicants must now pre-qualify on the NYS Grants Reform website at grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees in order to apply for certain New York State grant solicitations. Potential not-for-profit applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the process of registering and prequalifying immediately, as this is a lengthy process.

New York State Department of Health

The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Refugee Health Program seeks applications from qualified licensed health care providers/agencies located throughout New York State (exclusive of New York City) to provide health assessments for new refugee arrivals to the state. The refugee health assessment is designed to: identify individuals with health conditions not observed during or developing after the overseas exam; initiate appropriate immunizations; ensure refugees with problems identified are referred to primary and specialty care; eliminate barriers to successful resettlement and protect the health of the US population.

  • Eligibility: Applicant must be a licensed health care provider (i.e., physician, hospital, community health center, county health department or clinic); must demonstrate clinical and staffing capacity as well as experience in providing health screenings in accordance with established protocols to all eligible refugees; must employ bilingual staff, or provide interpreter services to overcome language barriers to care; must demonstrate established linkages to services not provided on site, including primary care and mental health services.

  • Funding: Health Assessment services will be reimbursed at an all-inclusive per-capita screening rate. Vaccines provided to adult refugees at the time of the health assessment are reimbursed at cost (up to a maximum of $208 per adult).

  • Deadline: Continuous

  • Contact: Refugee Health Coordinator
    Bureau of Tuberculosis Control
    New York State Department of Health
    Empire State Plaza - Corning Tower Building, Room 575
    Albany, NY 12237-0669
    Phone: (518) 474-4845
    Website: http://www.health.ny.gov/funding/rfa/rma/

On the federal level...

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for their Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation grant program. The overall goal of this grant program is to reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs from deceased donors by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase deceased organ donation registration or family consent. Accordingly, this program will support sound applied research efforts to test the effectiveness of strategies that target any of the three program objectives. The specific objectives of this grant program are to increase and improve understanding of how to increase:

  1. Individual commitment to be a deceased organ donor and documentation of that commitment
  2. Consent of family (or others authorized to consent) for organ donation for a deceased relative
  3. Commitment of parents/legal guardians to authorize organ donation for a minor child in the event of the child’s death.

Due to a disproportionately high need for kidney transplants in minority populations and the greater likelihood of finding a donor of similar blood type within the same ethnic or racial group, applications focusing on minority populations are strongly encouraged.

IMLS Museums for America

IMLS Museums for America (MFA) has announced its funding opportunity to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning; as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities; and as good stewards of the nation’s collections. MFA grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections; improving public access; training; conducting programmatic research; school and public programming; producing exhibitions; and integrating new or upgraded technologies into operations.

On the private level...

Parks & Trails New York

Parks & Trails New York is offering a new round of Growing the Grassroots Capacity Building Grants to enhance the long-term sustainability of park and trail not-for-profit organizations by helping them better fulfill their missions; improve their reach, effectiveness, and impact; leverage resources; and increase community support for, and involvement in, park and trail planning, development and/or stewardship.

Tribeca Film Institute

The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Documentary Fund furthers the development of exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works that spotlight contemporary themes with an original focus and bold, creative filmmaking. This fund allows TFI to fund many audience-grabbing genres that fall under the documentary umbrella including arts, sports, hybrid and experimental projects. Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded in 2014. Grantees will be announced in early 2014. For its second year, the TFI/ESPN PRIZE will award one annual grant of $30,000 to a feature-length documentary work-in-progress (in development or production stage) that captures the human element of the sports world – and brings the dramatic stakes of competitiveness to vivid life. In short, the TFI/ESPN Prize-winning project will strive to change the way people perceive sports.

Scholar Awards…

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships

Sodexo Foundation is now accepting applications for its Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program. Through scholarship awards, Sodexo Foundation recognizes and rewards students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger across the country. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.

Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Because the prevention of child maltreatment requires knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the fellowships are multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including - but not limited to - child development, social work, public health, epidemiology, nursing, psychology, education, anthropology, and medicine. Fellows work on a variety of issues to improve the efficacy of child abuse prevention such as: designing programs that attract and retain the most vulnerable families; creating strategies that better connect public and private efforts; or applying empirical evidence to improve practice and policy.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in New York City during November 2013.
Grant writing

Grant-seeking Basics: November 15
Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources 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.

Introduction to Finding Funders: November 15
This class provides a hands-on introduction on how to use the center’s comprehensive online database – The Foundation Directory Online – to research and identify potential funders. The Foundation Directory Online contains over 100,000 profiles of grant-making institutions.

Proposal Writing Basics: November 2, 26
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Proposal Budgeting Basics:November 2, 26
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.

In addition:

Classes are held at The Foundation Center, located at:

New York Library
79 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.

For additional training opportunities, to register, or for more information, call 212-620-4230 or visit www.foundationcenter.org.

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