August 2014
Vol. 28, Issue 8
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Funding to support Early Head Start-Child Care Partnerships and expansions
  • Funding for investigators researching global mental health issues
  • Grants to support research on the impact of music on the human condition
  • Grants to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas
  • Fellowships for graduate students studying American art
  • Fellowships for individuals to teach the American Constitution at the secondary school level
  • 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 federal level...

Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families is accepting applications for their Early Head Start Expansion and Migrant and Seasonal Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships program to expand access to low-income, migrant and seasonal infants and toddlers and their families. New entities or existing EHS grantees can apply to use funding to partner with local child care providers to offer comprehensive, high-quality services to eligible infants and toddlers through EHS-CC Partnerships. These Partnerships will enhance and support early learning settings to provide full-day, full-year comprehensive services that meet the needs of low-income working families; enhance access to high-quality, full-time child care; support the development of infants and toddlers through strong relationship-based experiences and prepare them for the transition into preschool.

  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants are any public entities, including states, nonprofit or for-profit private entities, including community-based and faith-based organizations, pursuant to section 645A(d) of the Head Start Act, 42 U.S.C. § 9840a(d).

  • Funding: $22,024,688

  • Deadline: October 6, 2014

  • Contact: Administration for Children and Families Office of Head Start
    Phone: (866) 796-1591

National Institute of Mental Health

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), within the Department of Health and Human Services, has announced their Mentored Career Development Award to Build Research Capacity in Global Mental Health funding opportunity. Through this program, the NIMH will provide support and “protected time” (three to five years) for an intensive, supervised career development experience that will facilitate the entry of early career investigators into the field of global mental health research and lead to research independence. The NIMH invites applications from advanced postdoctoral and/or recently appointed early research scientists (usually with a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and no more than six years of postdoctoral research experience at the time of application) in biomedical, behavioral or clinical sciences who are pursuing global mental health research careers in areas supported by the NIMH. After the first year of the award, award recipients must spend at least four months per year in-country conducting research at research sites or institutions in World Bank-defined low- or middle-income countries.

On the private level...

The GRAMMY Foundation

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program awards grants to organizations and individuals to support research on the impact of music on the human condition. Examples might include the study of the effects of music on mood, cognition and healing, as well as the medical and occupational well-being of music professionals and the creative process underlying music. Priority is given to projects with strong methodological design as well as those addressing an important research question.

The GRAMMY Foundation Grant Program is also awarding grants to organizations and individuals to support efforts that advance the archiving and preservation of the music and recorded sound heritage of the Americas. The Archiving and Preservation area has two funding categories: Preservation Implementation grants and Assistance, Assessment and/or Consultation grants. To determine under which category of preservation grant you should apply, visit their website (

Scholars Awards…

American Council for Learned Societies

The American Council for Learned Societies (ACLS) invites applications for the Henry Luce Foundation/ACLS Dissertation Fellowships in American Art designated for graduate students in any stage of Ph.D. dissertation research or writing. Ten fellowships are available for a non-renewable, one-year term beginning between June and September 2015 for the 2015-16 academic year. The fellowships may be carried out in residence at the fellow’s home institution, abroad or at another appropriate site for the research. The fellowships may not be used to defray tuition costs or be held concurrently with any other major fellowship or grant.

James Madison Foundation

The James Madison Memorial Fellowship Foundation is now accepting applications for their James Madison Graduate Fellowships. Individuals desiring to become outstanding teachers of the American Constitution at the secondary school level are encouraged to apply. The fellowships are intended exclusively for graduate study leading to a master’s degree. James Madison Fellows may attend any accredited institution of higher education in the United States. Each individual entering the James Madison Fellowship Program will be expected to pursue and complete a master’s degree in one of the following (listed in order of the Foundation’s preference):

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes.
Grant writing

Grant-seeking Basics: September 17
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: September 17
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: September 10
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Proposal Budgeting Basics: September 10
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

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