Information on available state, federal and private grants
March 2015
Vol. 29, Issue 3

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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 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 pre-qualifying immediately as this is a lengthy process.

New York State Office of
Temporary and Disability Assistance

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance has announced a request for proposals (RFP) for their Educational Resources (ER) program. This program is designed to assist social services districts in addressing the educational needs of their TANF-eligible population and enable them to improve their literacy skills and become productive and successful in the workplace, home and community. Through this RFP, the services of eligible organizations will be secured to provide the educational activities that are needed to enable participants to become employed, qualify for a better job or meet the entry requirements for job skills training.

On the federal level...

Administration for Children and Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) supports organizations and communities that work every day to put an end to homelessness, adolescent pregnancy and domestic violence. FYSB’s Runaway and Homeless Youth (RHY) program is accepting applications for the Street Outreach Program (SOP). The purpose of the SOP is to provide prevention services to runaway and homeless and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse or sexual exploitation. The scope of work is to include outreach, individualized assessment, service linkages, case planning and follow-up for youth. FYSB’s intent is to increase young people’s safety, social and emotional well-being and self-sufficiency, and help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools and other positive social networks.

National Institute of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for funding for social and behavioral science research and program evaluations that address the effectiveness of programs, practices and policies designed to reduce firearms violence. Applicants may propose to study any of the wide variety of activities that are intended to accomplish this purpose, but they are encouraged to focus on efforts with firearms violence reduction as a primary goal. NIJ anticipates proposals for the following types of research: evaluations of programs or practices and research that focuses on the effects of laws or policies intended to reduce firearms violence. For more information, please see the full announcement posted in the link below.

National Institute of Justice

The U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is seeking applications for research and evaluation related to the investigation and adjudication of sexual assaults on college and university campuses. As colleges and universities are adopting and experimenting with new methods of responding to incidents of campus sexual assault, it is important that these efforts are studied, both for victim impact and offender accountability. The objectives of this solicitation are to fund high-quality research projects that should result in guides and tools for implementing similar practices and protocols at other institutes of higher education including replicable methods for continued testing and evaluation.

On the private level...

Mary Kay Foundation

In October, The Mary Kay Foundation will observe National Domestic Violence Awareness Month by awarding grants to deserving women’s domestic violence shelters across the United States. Grants will be awarded to organizations that assist survivors of domestic violence by operating emergency shelters.

Scholars Awards...

Lupus Foundation of America

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is accepting applications for their Career Development Award. The purpose of this award is to facilitate the professional development of rheumatology, nephrology and dermatology fellows interested in lupus research. This grant is meant to support fellows who want careers as an independent clinician-scientist at an academic, medical or research institution, with a research program having considerable focus on the investigation of basic, clinical, translational, behavioral or epidemiological lupus research.


GreenPal is accepting applications for their Small Business Scholarship which aims to assist a motivated, driven student and future business leader. GreenPal’s scholarship is open to any graduating high school senior, college freshman or sophomore who owns and operates his/her own small business or has put together a business plan to start a business while in college.

Grant writing

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

Intro to Finding Grants
(Grantseeking Basics):

Classroom in English: April 3, 23
Classroom in Spanish: April 22
Webinar: April 13

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.

Intro to Proposal Writing
(Proposal Writing Basics):

Classroom in English: April 4, 14
Classroom in Spanish: April 18
Webinar: April 21

Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Proposal Budgeting Basics:
Classroom in English: April 14
Classroom in Spanish: April 18
Webinar: April 28

Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.

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