February 2015
Vol. 29, Issue 2
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Funding to integrate HIV prevention, primary care and linkage and retention in care services in community-based ambulatory care settings
  • Grants to support research and evaluation related to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly individuals
  • Funding to support autism-relevant research
  • Grants for programs providing services in the areas of education, community and health/medicine
  • Postdoctoral fellowship to fund research projects in the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking and/or teen dating violence
  • Fellowships for published creative writers in fiction and creative nonfiction
  • 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 AIDS Institute, Division of HIV and Hepatitis Health Care, Bureau of HIV Ambulatory Care Services, Primary Care and Substance Use Section and Health Research, Inc. (HRI) announce the availability of state and federal funds to integrate HIV prevention, primary care and linkage and retention in care services in community-based ambulatory care settings. The purpose of this Request for Applications (RFA) is to improve medical outcomes among people living with HIV disease through the increased availability of integrated quality HIV prevention and primary care services that recognize HIV as a lifelong chronic disease. To achieve this, primary care programs should include coordinated retention and adherence, behavioral science-based prevention interventions, harm-reduction approaches, and adopt evolving standards of care and best practices to engage, link and retain patients in HIV primary care.

  • Eligibility: In order to apply for this RFA, applicants must:

    • be licensed by the New York State Department of Health under Article 28 of the Public Health Law;

    • be a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) community-based organization or county health department;

    • have a minimum of three years of experience providing services to persons living with HIV/AIDS;

    • currently provide HIV primary care services as part of the organization’s scope of services to a minimum of 90 HIV-positive active patients. Active is defined as having at least one HIV primary care visit during the six-month period from January 1, 2014, to June 30, 2014. Of these active patients at least 25 must be eligible to receive services provided by this grant. The 25 patients include the number of newly diagnosed patients, the number of treatment naïve and the number of patients with an unsuppressed viral load within the aforementioned six month period;

    • be pre-qualified in the Grants Gateway on the date applications are due; and

    • maintain an active registration in the System for Award Management at SAM.gov, have no exclusions or delinquent federal debt.

    An agency may apply for multiple sites. The minimum caseload requirement must be met by each site. A separate application must be submitted for each site. If multiple sites are included in one application, the application will be rejected.

  • Funding: Up to $6,128,393 in state and HRI funding is available to support this RFA.

  • Deadline: Letters of Interest are due February 27, 2015. Applications are due March 12, 2015.

  • Contact: Marc Slifer, Director, Primary Care and Substance Use Section
    New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute
    Bureau of HIV Ambulatory Care Services
    Email: pcsrfp@health.ny.gov
    Website: www.health.ny.gov/funding/rfa/1411120235/index.htm

On the federal level...

National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), through the U.S. Department of Justice, is seeking applications for research and evaluation related to the abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly individuals. NIJ is particularly interested in funding research to: (1) determine an estimate of the financial costs associated with elder abuse; (2) develop a taxonomy of case outcomes that can be used to define success from multiple perspectives; and (3) examine theoretical perspectives on elder abuse that move the field toward a better understanding of why perpetrators abuse, neglect and/or exploit elderly individuals.

On the private level...

Autism Speaks

Autism Speaks is accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) for their Suzanne and Bob Wright Trailblazer Award Program. The Trailblazer Award supports highly novel “out of the box” autism-relevant research that opens new avenues to understanding the causes, diagnosis, subtyping, prevention, treatments and cure of autism spectrum disorders. The Trailblazer Award mechanism is designed to fund small investigator-initiated, high-risk/high-impact projects that are potentially transformative, paradigm shifting, and/or will overcome significant roadblocks in autism research within a 12-month period.

RGK Foundation

The RGK Foundation awards grants on a continuous basis in the areas of Education, Community, and Health/Medicine. The Foundation’s primary interests within Education include programs that focus on formal K-12 education (particularly mathematics, science and reading), teacher development, literacy, and higher education. Within Community, the Foundation supports a broad range of human services, community improvement, abuse prevention, and youth development programs. The Foundation’s interests in the area of Health/Medicine include programs that promote the health and well-being of children, programs that promote access to health services, and Foundation-initiated programs focusing on ALS.

Scholars Awards…

National Institute of Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ), through the U.S. Department of Justice, is accepting applications for their Postdoctoral Fellowship on Violence Against Women. The goals of the Violence Against Women program of research are to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, stalking, and sexual assault issues. NIJ strives to provide objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women and girls and promote justice for victims. The objectives of this solicitation are to support the development of promising new scholars in violence against women research and to fund high-quality research projects in the areas of intimate partner violence, sexual violence, stalking, and/or teen dating violence. Postdoctoral fellows funded under this solicitation are expected to publish one or more peer-reviewed scientific journal articles, but may include law review journals, academic press books or book chapters.

National Endowment for the Arts

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) is accepting applications for their Literature Fellowships program in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction) to published creative writers that enable recipients to set aside time for writing, research, travel and general career advancement. Applications are reviewed through an anonymous process in which the only criteria for review are artistic excellence and artistic merit. To review the applications, the NEA assembles a different advisory panel every year, each diverse with regard to geography, race and ethnicity and artistic points of view.

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

Grant-seeking Basics: March 14, 25
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: March 7, 25
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: March 10
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Proposal Budgeting Basics: March 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 www.foundationcenter.org.

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