Vol. 18, #9
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
...On the State Level
Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation has announced the availability of
funding under the Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquarium Program. At this time, there are
two categories within this program under which funds may be requested. Category I,
Collections Care Costs, is funding for expenses directly related to the care, security, and
interpretation of the collections. Category II, Special Purposes, is funding for the development of
new exhibits or the rehabilitation of existing exhibits for the permanent collections, and for new,
innovative projects or programs for the institution.
Housing Trust Fund Corporation and Division of Housing and Community Renewal
The New York Main Street program will help revitalize communities by funding building
renovations, downtown business or cultural anchors and streetscape enhancements
that are ancillary to other program activities.
Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites proposals
for funding to implement agricultural and farmland protection plans that have
been developed by counties and municipalities.
...Foundations and Organizations
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private not-for-profit preservation organization
that administers the Sacred Sites Fund, which provides matching grants for the preservation
of historic religious buildings located in New York State. Grants can be used for planning
and executing repair and restoration work on historic properties and sites owned by
religious institutions and listed on the State/National Register of Historic Places or locally
landmarked. The funding is provided for financial and technical assistance for the repair
and restoration of religious properties of all denominations throughout New York State.
The Conservancy works closely with clergy, building committee members, and trustees,
providing vital information and necessary funding to historic churches, synagogues,
mosques, and meeting houses. The Conservancy helps to ensure that the buildings
will be properly preserved, and can save congregations time and money as they begin
New York Council for the Humanities
The New York Council for the Humanities funds projects that stimulate public
consideration of the humanities, through several different kinds of grants. These
matching grants are for projects that must be rooted in one or more of the humanities
disciplines, integrally feature humanities scholars, be intended for the general public,
and comply with federal nondiscrimination statutes, federal debt statutes, debarment
and suspension requirements, and drug-free workplace requirements. Recent
examples of grant recipients can be found on the New York Council for the
Humanitiesí Web site.
J.M. Kaplan Fund
The Fund's Furthermore program provides grants to support nonfiction books on art,
architecture, and design; conservation; cultural history; and public issues. The
program seeks work that appeals to an informed general audience; gives evidence
of high standards in editing, design, and production; promises a reasonable
shelf life; and might not otherwise achieve top quality or even come into being.
Book proposals to which a university press or trade publisher is already committed
and for which there is a feasible distribution plan are usually preferred.
Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble provides funding to local and regional efforts to promote
literacy and the arts in K-12 education. Proposals should include a literacy or
arts component that fosters both student achievement and community growth.
Grant recipients must plan to promote the program with Barnes & Noble
and be willing to work with the local store(s) on in-store programming.
Cable television channel Nickelodeon has announced the first call for
entries for its Let's Just Play program. The program will offer awards to
schools and after-school programs to help provide resources to create
and expand opportunities for physical play.
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Utica, November 1-5, 2004, hosted by Utica Public Library.
The class will be conducted by the Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) and is kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $825, which includes one-year enrollment in the TGCI Membership Program. A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available to agencies with annual budgets of less than $300,000.
To register, or to apply for a scholarship, contact TGCI at (800) 421-9512 or visit http://www.tgci.com. For local information and arrangements: Utica, call Nancy McGowan at (315) 735-2279.
Take grant writing online at your pace, at your home or office. Cazenovia College is offering an online beginning level grant writing course focusing on the basics of writing successful grant proposals. Students critique sample proposals and write a mock or real grant proposal applying skills learned in the online class. Students will conduct web searches and report on best practices for finding and writing grants.
This online course begins September 13 and costs $159. Registration information that is needed from students include full name, home address, and home telephone. This information can be sent to jrees@ cazenovia.edu; a confirmation will be sent upon receipt.
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