Environmental Facilities Corporation
The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) will provide funding
to owners of eligible businesses and municipalities that purchase new emissions
testing equipment capable of testing diesel engine emissions.
On the Federal Level...
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces public program grants for
libraries, museums and special projects. These grants allow institutions to provide
the public with opportunities to explore the humanities through activities such as
exhibitions, reading and film discussion series, catalogs, lectures, symposia and Web
sites. Planning Grants support the development of the project and Implementation
Grants support the realization of the project.
Department of Health and Human Services
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the
Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of FY 2003 funds
for grants to expand substance abuse treatment capacity in targeted areas of need.
The Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) program is designed to address gaps in treatment
capacity by supporting rapid and strategic responses to demands for alcohol and drug
treatment services and/or innovative solutions to unmet needs in communities with
serious, emerging substance abuse problems.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces funding to conduct research to
stimulate advances in the science of risk communication so that more effective methods,
tools and models can be used to empower communities to participate more effectively in
environmental cleanups, especially the cleanup of contaminated sediment sites. Possible
projects under this solicitation might include one or more of the following topics:
tools to measure community preferences, tools to summarize complex data, methods to
extract and utilize community-based knowledge, methods to assess impacts on
societal/cultural practices, outreach tools for large geographic sites, and methods to
evaluate the effectiveness of community involvement programs.
Department of Education
The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is establishing a Local Flexibility
Demonstration Program to provide local educational agencies (LEAs) an opportunity to
enter into local flexibility demonstration agreements. LEAs will have the flexibility
to consolidate certain Federal formula grant funds in order to assist them in meeting
the state’s definition of adequate yearly progress and the LEA’s specific measurable
goals for improving student achievement and narrowing achievement gaps.
The Grantsmanship Center is offering a grant writing class in Stony Brook, September
9-13, hosted by Stony Brook University. The five-day program is kept to a maximum of 27
participants and costs $775 per person, which includes one-year enrollment in the TGCI
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address, including your agency or organization.
The Foundation Center, an independent national service organization which disseminates
information on foundation grants, offers an on-line service through its Internet site.
The Foundation Center’s Electronic Reference Desk allows grant seekers to question an
on-line librarian. Grant seekers may also scan the Web site for information about
upcoming grant training seminars, funding trends, publications, and locations. The
Foundation Center maintains Cooperating Collections of grant resources, including a
database of funding organizations on CD-ROM, at libraries throughout the state.