January 2015
Vol. 29, Issue 1
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Funding to address disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias
  • Grants to support the development of neighborhood transformation plans in struggling neighborhoods
  • Funding for research leading to more accessible and affordable hearing health care
  • Grants to support research in the field of emergency medicine in order to improve the availability and quality of emergency medical treatment
  • Scholarships for well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership
  • Legislative and Executive fellowships for students interested in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources
  • 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 (DOH), Division of Long Term Care, Alzheimer’s Disease Program announces the availability of funding to address disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias (AD). Funding will allow one contractor to implement an AD referral and outreach demonstration project. The Department is seeking applications that develop strong working relationships between primary care settings and AD community support organizations and perform intensive community outreach. Primary care settings are defined as outpatient ambulatory settings, as stated in Article 28 of the NYS Public Health Law.

  • Eligibility: Eligible applicants include facilities licensed under Article 28 of the NYS Public Health Law, not-for-profit community service organizations with a primary focus on AD, government entities or established partnerships of two or more of these types of organizations. The applicant must apply to reach one or more of the following targeted counties: Bronx, Dutchess, Kings, Monroe, Nassau, New York, Orange, Queens, Richmond, Rockland and Westchester.

  • Funding: The successful applicant will receive a two-year contract of $250,000 annually with the DOH.

  • Deadline: Letter of Intent (optional) due January 23, 2015. Application due February 18, 2015.

  • Contact: Lindsay Kelly
    New York State Department of Health
    Office of Health Insurance Programs
    Alzheimer’s Disease Program
    ESP, Corning Tower, Albany, NY 12237
    Phone: (518) 486-6562
    Email: alzrfa@health.ny.gov
    Website: www.health.ny.gov/funding/rfa/1409030223/index.htm

On the federal level...

United States Department of Housing and Urban Development

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will award two types of grants through the Choice Neighborhoods Initiative: Planning Grants and Implementation Grants. Planning Grants assist communities in developing a successful neighborhood transformation plan and building support necessary for that plan to be successfully implemented. Implementation Grants support those communities that have undergone a comprehensive local planning process and are ready to implement their “Transformation Plan” to redevelop the neighborhood. Choice Neighborhoods is designed to address struggling neighborhoods with distressed public housing or HUD-Assisted Housing through a comprehensive approach to neighborhood transformation. Local leaders, residents and stakeholders, such as public housing authorities, cities, schools, police, business owners, nonprofits and private developers come together to create a plan that transforms distressed HUD housing and addresses the challenges in the surrounding neighborhood.

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), through the Department of Health and Human Services, issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) soliciting Exploratory/Developmental Phased Innovation grant applications to support research and/or infrastructure needs leading to more accessible and affordable hearing health care. The proposed research aims should lead to the delivery of better health care access and outcomes and be directed to solutions that are effective, affordable and deliverable to those who need them. Outcomes and health services research are also responsive to this FOA. This FOA provides support for up to two years for preliminary/development studies, followed by possible transition of up to four years of expanded research and development support. The total project period for an application submitted in response to this FOA may not exceed five years.

On the private level...

Emergency Medicine Foundation

The Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) has announced their next grant cycle, aiming to promote and provide improved education and research in the field of emergency medicine in order to improve the availability and quality of emergency medical treatment. EMF seeks to support and promote the delivery of quality emergency care by providing funds through the following grants and fellowships:

Scholars Awards…

National Endowment for the Humanities

The National Endowment for the Humanities has announced funding for its new Public Scholar Program. The Public Scholar Program supports well-researched books in the humanities intended to reach a broad readership and aims to encourage scholarship that will be of wide interest and have a lasting impact. Books supported by this program must address significant humanities themes and must be written in a readily accessible style. Making use of primary and/or secondary sources, they should open up important and appealing subjects for wider audiences. The challenge is to make sense of a significant topic in a way that will appeal to general readers.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is accepting applications for the 2016 National Sea Grant College Program Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowship. Through this program, NOAA seeks to fulfill its broad educational responsibilities and legislative mandate of the Sea Grant Act to provide an educational experience in the policies and processes of the legislative and executive branches of the federal government for students enrolled in graduate or professional programs that have an interest in ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and in the national policy decisions affecting those resources. The Sea Grant Knauss Fellowship Program supports NOAA’s mission “to understand and predict changes in climate, weather, oceans, and coasts, to share that knowledge and information with others, and to conserve and manage coastal and marine ecosystems and resources.” The fellowship also contributes to all four of NOAA’s goals: climate adaptation and mitigation, weather-ready nation, healthy oceans and resilient coastal communities and economies.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes during February 2015.
Grant writing

Grant-seeking Basics: February 24
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: February 7, 24
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: February 3, 21
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Proposal Budgeting Basics: February 3
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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