...On the State Level
Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling State Assistance Program
and Household Hazardous Waste State Assistance Program
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is authorized to provide State
assistance for Municipal Waste Reduction and Recycling Capital Projects, Municipal Waste
Reduction and Recycling Coordinator Projects, and Household Hazardous Waste Projects.
For complete details on eligible projects, visit DEC’s web site.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities including counties, cities, towns, villages,
local public authorities, local public benefit corporations, school districts, supervisory districts
and improvement districts, Native American tribes or nations residing in New York State, or
any combination of the above.
FUNDING: Both programs provide up to 50 percent reimbursement to
local governments for eligible project costs, with reimbursement limited to $2 million per
project. Anticipated funding from the Environmental Protection Fund is subject to annual
DEADLINE: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit DEC’s web site, www.dec.state.ny.us.
Applications are available at http://www.dec.state.ny.us/website/dshm/redrecy/sap.htm.
Funding for Parks, Historic Properties and Heritage Areas
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) has announced
the availability of funding for municipalities and not-for-profit organizations under Title 9 of the
Environmental Protection Act of 1993 for the acquisition, development and improvement of parks,
historic properties and heritage areas. In addition, municipalities may apply for funds under the
Federal Land and Water Conservation Fund (FLWCF) for the acquisition and development of
outdoor recreation facilities.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and not-for-profit organizations with an ownership
interest in the property. Such an interest may be outright ownership (fee simple), or a lesser interest
such as development rights, an easement or a long term lease of duration equal to the period of
OPRHP's oversight of the project. For the FLWCF, only municipalities can apply.
FUNDING: This is a matching grant program; therefore, grant recipients will
be expected to provide at least a 50 percent match to these awards.
DEADLINE: May 26, 2006.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.nysparks.com/grants
or contact T. Kevin Burns, Chief of Grants, Bureau of Grants Management, New York State OPRHP,
Empire State Plaza, Agency Building One, 16th Floor, Albany, New York 12238; phone (518) 474-0427;
fax (518) 486-7377.
Advanced Transportation Technologies
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) has announced a
program to support the development, demonstration, and commercialization of innovative transportation
products, systems, and services. Two rounds are scheduled under this program.
ELIGIBILITY: Contact NYSERDA for eligibility details.
DEADLINE: The deadline for Round 1 is April 26, 2006 at 5:00 p.m. EST and the
deadline for Round 2 is September 27, 2006 at 5 p.m. EST.
FUNDING: Total funding available is $3,000,000. All, or none, of the
available funds could be allocated in either round.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: This is not a solicitation for proposals. To receive the
full solicitation, visit NYSERDA’s web site at www.nyserda.org, or submit your request to Roseanne
Viscusi by fax at (518) 862-1091, by e-mail at email@example.com, or by mail to Roseanne Viscusi,
PON 1003, NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, New York 12203-6399.
Farmers' Market Grant Program
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets invites proposals for the construction, reconstruction,
improvement, expansion, or rehabilitation of farmers' markets in New York State.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipal corporations, regional market authorities, public benefit corporations,
not-for-profit corporations, and agricultural cooperatives organized pursuant to the Cooperative Corporations Law.
For-profit entities and individuals are not eligible to apply for funding under this program.
FUNDING: Grant awards for any individual project shall not exceed $50,000. Contact the
Department for additional funding information.
DEADLINE: Proposals must be received by the Department by 4:30 p.m. EST on May 9, 2006.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Please visit www.agmkt.state.ny.us for an electronic version
of the request for proposals. Questions regarding this program must be submitted in writing (facsimile or e-mail will
be accepted) to Meg McCabe, NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets, 10B Airline Drive, Albany, New York
12235; fax (518) 457-2716; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. A list of questions submitted, and
answers to those questions, will be posted in the "Funding Opportunities" section of the web site.
Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program
New York State Department of State
The Brownfield Opportunity Areas Program provides municipalities and community based organizations with
assistance (up to 90 percent of eligible costs) to complete revitalization plans and implementation strategies
for areas or communities affected by the presence of brownfield sites, and site assessments for strategic sites.
ELIGIBILITY: New York State municipalities, including cities, villages, towns, counties, local public
authorities, local public benefit corporations, school districts, improvement districts, and Indian nations or tribes;
community based organizations defined as 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations whose stated mission is promoting
community revitalization and reuse of brownfield sites; municipalities and community based organizations acting in
FUNDING: Please contact the Department of State for specific funding information.
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked by May 26, 2006.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: You can obtain information, as well as an application, by visiting
www.nyswaterfronts.com, or by contacting the New York State Department of State, Division of Coastal
Resources, 41 State Street, Albany, New York 12231; phone (518) 474-6000; fax (518) 473-2464.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Preserve New York Grant Program
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 2006 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 bridges.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and not-for-profit organizations with 501(c)(3) status are eligible to
apply unless they are applying for funding directly from the New York State Council on the Arts’ Architecture, Planning
and Design Program (APD) for another project in 2006. Groups are limited to one project with APD support per year.
State agencies and religious institutions are ineligible for support. Groups that previously received funding through
this grant program must have successfully completed their projects to be eligible for the 2006 grant round. The grant
panel members will evaluate: the architectural and historic significance of the building, landscape or area; the need
for the project and for financial support at this time; the applicant group's ability to carry out the project within a stated
schedule; the applicant group's ability to raise sufficient funds to complete the project; the appropriateness of the
project budget and consultant(s); extent of local support for the project; and the likelihood that significant restoration
or planning work will result.
FUNDING: A total of $82,200 is available and will be split among all three project types. Grants
are likely to range between $3,000 and $10,000 each. No formal financial match is required; however, the Preservation
League and the New York State Council on the Arts expect to see a project budget that reflects the applicant’s meaningful
commitment to the project. Please note that it is unlikely that this program will be able to provide full support for any
project. It is also expected that the consultant fee structure reflects the applicant’s understanding of the value of these
DEADLINE: Applications must be postmarked no later than Monday, May 1, 2006. Please follow
the directions included in the application for assembling the packets.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: If your organization and project meet these guidelines, contact the
League to discuss your potential application and to receive an application form. Forms are not available online. You
may contact Tania G. Werbizky, Director, Technical and Grant Programs, at (607) 272-6510 or Lorraine E. Weiss,
Program Manager, at (518) 462-5658, ext. 12, or at email@example.com.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Albany, April 24-28, 2006, hosted by
the New York State Department of Education; and New York City, May 8-12, 2006, hosted by the
Institute for Community Living.
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are 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 Yolanda Lee (Albany) at (518) 486-5202 and Ben Sher
(New York City) at (212) 385-3030, ext. 3198.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is holding a Proposal Writing Seminar on May 11, 2006. The class
will teach attendees techniques for writing proposals, the components of a grant proposal package, how
to foster strong working relationships with grantmakers, how to resubmit a grant proposal, new trends in
grantmaking, how to report on a grant's progress and impact, and more. Attendees will receive a free
copy of The Foundation Center's Guide to Proposal Writing, as well as a workbook outlining all major
The class will be held at the Foundation Center's New York City office, located at 79 Fifth Avenue (at 16th Street),
2nd Floor; the cost is $195. For more information, visit www.fdncenter.org, or call (800) 424-9836.