For more information contact:
1 Commerce Plaza, Suite1125
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or call the
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Transportation Grants to Provide
Service to Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities
NYS Department of Transportation
The New York State Department of Transportation is accepting applications
for the Federal Section 5310 Grant Program. Grants are available to eligible
applicants to acquire buses to provide elderly persons and persons with
disabilities transportation services.
ELIGIBILITY: Private non-profit corporations, public bodies in rural
counties who are approved by the Department of Transportation as the
coordinator of transportation services for elderly persons and persons with
disabilities, and public bodies in rural counties who can certify to the
Governor that no non-profit corporations or associations are available in
their area to provide these services are eligible.
FUNDING: Approximately $5.5 million is anticipated.
DEADLINE: Requests for applications must be made by the end of February.
Applications are due April 15, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michael R. Baker, Program Manager, NYS
Department of Transportation, Specialized Transit Section, Governor Harriman
State Office Campus, Building 4, Room 134, Albany, NY 12232-0414; (518) 457-8335.
Advanced Transportation Technologies
The NYS Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces
a program to support the development, demonstration, andcommercialization of
innovative transportation products and systems.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, proposals must, at a minimum: 1) lead to building
or demonstrating a working prototype of a transportation product or system. For
projects that will produce a working prototype within 36 months, NYSERDA may provide
up to $250,000. For all other projects, NYSERDA may provide up to $100,000; 2)
clearly identify direct energy, environmental, and economic benefits the proposed
project will provide in New York State; 3) offer co-funding in the form of cash,
labor, or other resources that the proposer or others plan to contribute to the
project. NYSERDA prefers its share of project costs to be at most 50% of the estimated
cash value of all resources required to complete the project; 4) provide for royalty
payments to NYSERDA upon product commercial-ization; and 5) projects dealing with
transportation systems and infrastructure must be consistent with existing regional
transportation plans in New York State.
FUNDING: Approximately $1 million.
DEADLINE: February 15, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Send a request to Karen Whalen, Request for PON No. 617-01,
NYSERDA, 286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399.
For questions about technical issues or the scope of the program, contact the
following individuals at (518) 862-1090: Richard Drake, Program Manager, ext. 3258; Joe
Wagner, Sr. Project Manager, ext. 3228; Frank Ralbovsky, Project Manager, ext. 3260; or
Joe Tario, Assoc. Project Manager, ext. 3215.
State Humanities Month
NY Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities offers grants to support public programs
during State Humanities Month. The goals of State Humanities Month are: 1) to
celebrate the humanities; 2) to build a sense of shared community among New Yorkers;
3) to increase public awareness of the humanities; and 4) to foster links among
cultural agencies around the state. Recipients of Council grants for events in October
become beneficiaries of a statewide publicity campaign. Funding is available for
Major Project Grants and Mini Project Grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Not-for-profit New York State organizations.
DEADLINES: March 1, 2002 for Major Project Grants (Last opportunity to
participate in State Humanities Month 2002). May 15, 2002 for Mini Project Grants
(Applications are accepted year-round, however, this deadline ensures participation
in State Humanities Month 2002).
FUNDING: Major Project Grants are made in amounts greater than $1,500. Mini
Project Grants are made in amounts below $1,500.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Applications and guidelines may be obtained by
contacting: New York Council for the Humanities, 150 Broadway, Suite 1700, New York,
NY 10038; (212) 233-1131; Fax (212) 233-4607.
Innovation in Agriculture Program
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces
the availability of funding for agriculture innovation, and invites proposals for
projects involving: energy conservation or productivity improvement; distributed
power/co-generation; new value-added crops/products; optimizing composting and
anaerobic digester system operations and profitability; developing markets or uses
for manure management byproducts such as: compost, digested solids and liquids;
demonstrating strategies for composting and digester systems to serve multiple farms;
the application of underutilized technologies on farms, in greenhouses, orchards,
vineyards, etc.; innovative cooperatives, collaboratives, or partnerships; or other
innovative activities which enhance the profitability of agriculture in New York
ELIGIBILITY: All proposed projects must include work designed to contribute
to improving the overall energy effectiveness of New York State’s agricultural sector;
provide a direct energy, environmental, or economic benefit to at least one New York
State agricultural facility; and enhance the commercialization or replication of the
FUNDING: $1,750,000 is available for multiple awards. Each proposer may
request up to $250,000 for development or demonstration projects; or up to $50,000 for
feasibility studies of innovative technologies, or for technology transfer activities
involving commercially available, energy-efficient technologies not yet widely used
(underutilized technologies). NYSERDA may fund up to 50% of the total project cost.
DEADLINE: February 28, 2002, 3:00 pm.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please contact nyserda at (518) 862-1090 to discuss your
ideas or eligibility. For specific areas, contact Tom Fiesinger, ext. 3218 - manure,
nutrient, odor management/treatment; Judy Jarnefeld, ext. 3293 - value-added products;
liquid biofuels; Ed Kear, ext. 3269 - process/productivity improvement; distributed
generation; Jaime Ritchey, ext. 3517 - underutilized, energy-efficient technologies.
Contractual questions should be directed to Jane Powers, ext. 3342. Proposals must be
submitted to: PON 668-01, NYS Energy Research and Development Authority, 286 Washington
Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399.
Agriculture Nonpoint Source Pollution Control and
NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee announces the availability of
funding to implement the New York State Agricultural Nonpoint Source Abatement and
Control Grant Program.
Projects must consist of agricultural assessments, plans or activities which will
reduce, abate, control or prevent nonpoint source pollution origination from
ELIGIBILITY: Soil and water conservation districts or groups of districts
acting jointly may apply for matching funds for the planning or implementation of
agricultural nonpoint source abatement and control projects.
FUNDING: Funding is available through the Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act
and State Environmental Protection Fund.
DEADLINE: January 31, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Emily Dodd, Senior Environmental Analyst,
Department of Agriculture and Markets, State Soil and Water Conservation Committee,
One Winners Circle, Albany, NY 12235; telephone (518) 457-3738. Or visit
...On the Federal Level
Integrated, Multi-Level Interventions to
Improve Adolescent Health Through the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases,
Including HIV, and Teen Pregnancy
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces funding for a
cooperative agreement research program for Integrated, Multi-Level Interventions to
Improve Adolescent Health through the Prevention of Sexually Transmitted Diseases,
including HIV, and Teen Pregnancy.
The goal of this program is to develop, implement, and evaluate interventions to
prevent STD, including HIV, and pregnancy among targeted adolescents. These
interventions should be multi-level and should be integrated, interactive, and
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit
organizations and by governments and their agencies – that is universities, colleges,
research institutions, hospitals, other public and private non-profit organizations,
state and local governments or their bona fide agents.
Applications should also include three groups of adolescents: 1) younger adolescents
(11-13 years of age) who will be followed through late adolescence (16-18 years of age);
2) middle adolescents (14-16 years of age) who will be followed through late
adolescence (2 to 3 years); and 3) younger adolescents (11-13 years of age) who will
be recruited for 2 to 3 years after groups 1 and 2 and followed for a shorter duration
(2 to 3 years).
FUNDING: Approximately $100,000 is available to fund up to three awards.
DEADLINE: On or before March 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the CDC home page Internet Address at www.cdc.gov
– click on "Funding" then "Grants and Cooperative Agreements."
To receive additional written information or to request an application kit, call
1-888-GRANTS4 (1-888-472-6874). You will be asked to leave your name, address, and
identify the announcement number of interest, which is Program Announcement 02008.
If you have any further questions contact Kang Lee, Grants Management Branch, Procurement
and Grants Office, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Room 3000, 2920 Brandywine
Road, Atlanta, GA 30341-4146; (770) 488-2733; E-mail address: email@example.com
Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers Program
U.S. Department of Education
The Department of Education is providing grants for vocational rehabilitation services
to individuals with disabilities who are migrant or seasonal farmworkers and to the
family members who are residing with those individuals.
ELIGIBILITY: State designated agencies; non-profit agencies working in
collaboration with a State agency; and local agencies working in collaboration with a
FUNDING: Estimated available funds: $639,498; Estimated range of awards:
$150,000 – $170,000.
DEADLINE: February 5, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For applications contact the Education Publications Center
(ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; telephone (877) 433-7827; fax (301)
470-1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) call: 1-877-576-7734.
Visit ED Pubs at its Web site: http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or E-mail
For additional information contact: Mary E. Chambers, U.S. Department of Education, 400
Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3322, Switzer Building, Washington, DC, 20202-2647; telephone
(202) 205-8435. If you use a TDD, you may call the Federal Information Relay Service
(FIRS) at (800) 877-8339.
Technology Opportunity Program
U.S. Department of Commerce
The Commerce Department is accepting applications for the Technology Opportunity Program
(TOP). The program provides underserved communities the opportunity to improve education,
community, health, economic, and government services through computer technologies.
Project categories identified as priorities: involving high-speed technologies – bringing
high speed technologies to end users; mobile wireless communication technologies;
encouraging end users to move to distributing services; emerging data sharing
technologies that facilitate the exchange of information across organizational boundaries
– seamlessly and securely.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profits, including religious organizations.
FUNDING: $12.5 million for total matching grants of $200,000 to $750,000.
DEADLINE: March 21, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Stephen Down, telephone (202) 482-2048; fax: (202)
501-5136; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; or visit www.ntia.doc.gov/top
Higher Education Challenge Grants Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) announces the
availability of grant funds and requests applications for the Higher Education Challenge
Grants Program (HEC) to stimulate and enable colleges and universities to provide the
quality of education necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level graduates
capable of strengthening the nation’s food and agricultural scientific and professional
It is intended that projects will: 1) address a state, regional, national, or
international educational need; 2) involve a creative or nontraditional approach toward
addressing that need which can serve as a model to others; 3) encourage and facilitate
better working relationships in the university science and education community, as well
as between universities and the private sector, to enhance program quality and
supplement available resources; and 4) result in benefits which will likely transcend
the project duration and USDA support.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications must be submitted by land-grant colleges and
universities and other U.S. public or private non-profit colleges and universities
offering a baccalaureate degree or any other higher degree, and having a significant
ongoing commitment to, the teaching of food and agricultural sciences.
FUNDING: Approximately $4,058,000.
DEADLINE: February 11, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Mr. P. Gregory Smith, National Program Leader, Higher
Education Programs, Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Services, 1400
Independence Avenue, SW, STOP 2251, Washington, DC, 20250-2251, telephone (202)
720-2211; E-mail: email@example.com; fax: (202) 720-2030.