Vol. 19, #1
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
|...On the State Level|
New York State Council on the Arts
The Museum Program of the New York State Council on the Arts has announced a pilot funding project, "Sites
Re-seen," which fosters collaboration between professional artists and historic houses and historic sites in New York
State. "Sites Re-seen" will consider proposals from artists in all media. Projects should not illustrate history in the
general literal sense; rather, they will incorporate history within artistic expression. Proposals must relate to the site's
interpretive themes, and the completed project must be site-specific and accessible to the general public.
. . .On the Federal Level
United States Environmental Protection Agency
The United States Environmental Protection Agency is soliciting grant proposals from eligible entities to conduct activities to
reduce incidences of childhood lead poisoning in vulnerable populations, including projects to 1) address areas with high
incidences of elevated blood-lead levels, 2) identify and address areas with high potential for heretorfore undocumented elevated
blood-lead levels, 3) develop tools to address unique and challenging issues in lead poisoning prevention, and 4) identify tools that
are replicable and scalable for other areas. Activities eligible for funding include outreach and public education, data gathering,
monitoring, training, inspections and assessments, demonstrations, and new, innovative approaches for identifying or reducing
United States Department of Justice
The Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program is intended to increase the availability of legal assistance necessary to
provide effective aid to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, or sexual assault who are seeking relief in legal
matters arising as a consequence of that abuse or violence.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts
The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts announce the 2005 Preserve New
York Grant Program. The program provides funding to municipalities and not-for-profit organizations, and supports three
types of projects only: historic structure reports, historic landscape reports and cultural resource surveys. Through the
program, the Preservation League, a statewide, not-for-profit organization, and the Council, the state's arts funding agency,
seek to support efforts to plan for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings and landscapes
throughout the state. The Preservation League especially encourages projects that link preservation to smart growth land
use planning; neighborhood and "Main Street" revitalization; preservation initiatives along rural roads and other
historic transportation corridors; and projects that involve the continued use of historic municipal buildings and historic
Quality of Life Grants
Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Paralysis Foundation is committed to funding research that develops treatments and cures for
paralysis caused by spinal cord injury and other central nervous system disorders. The foundation also works to improve the
quality of life for people living with disabilities through its grants program, paralysis resource center, and advocacy efforts.
Two types of grants are offered, one that supports nonprofit organizations that address the needs of persons living with spinal
cord injuries, their families, and caregivers, and one that offers health promotion awards to nonprofit organizations that
address paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries and various other injuries, diseases, and birth defects.
General Mills Champions Program
The General Mills Foundation and the American Dietetic Association Foundation are partnering to improve youth nutrition and
fitness through the General Mills Champion Program. The initiative consists of grants to community-based groups, with the
goal of encouraging communities to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of young people, ages 2-20.
Clean Water Grant Program
The BoatU.S. Foundation, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting safe and environmentally sensitive boating, is accepting applications for its 2005 Clean Water Grant Program. The 2005 "focus topic" is reducing the spread of aquatic nuisance species. All applications that educate boaters about reducing their impact on the environment while boating will be considered, but applications with a majority of the project devoted to the focus group will be given preferential treatment.
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York State: New York (lower Manhattan), January 24-28, 2005, hosted by Institute for Community Living. The class will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center 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 www.tgci.com. For local information and arrangements, call Ben Sher at (212) 385-3030, x198.
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