Vol. 20, #7
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets
The New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets is providing funding for New
York State wineries to help enhance the appearance and functionality of their web sites.
For the general promotion of the industry, wineries participating in the program will be
required to link their sites to the Department's web site.
New York State Education Department
The New York State Education Department has announced the availability of funding to
assist school districts in the recruitment, retention, and certification activities necessary
to increase the supply of qualified teachers. Grant funds may be distributed to fund
activities in each of the following six categories: Teacher Recruitment Incentives; Summer
in the City internships for city school districts in Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, and Yonkers,
and the New York City Department of Education; Master Teacher Program; Tuition
Reimbursement Program; Science and Mathematics Tuition Reimbursement program;
and summer teacher training programs for New York City Department of Education schools
. . . On the Federal Level
Institute of Museum and Library Services
This program helps museums identify conservation needs
and priorities and perform activities to ensure the safekeeping
of their collections.
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Funding under this program is used to sustain cultural heritage, support learning and
to help museums be centers of community endowment by supporting high-priority
activities that advance the institution’s mission and strategic goals.
National Endowment for the Arts
The Big Read Program is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership
with the Institute of Museum and Library Services. This program will engage libraries and
other community and school partners across the country to encourage citizens to read for
pleasure and enlightenment. The program is designed to revitalize the role of literature in
American popular culture and bring the transformative power of literature into the lives of
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Planet Dog Foundation
The Planet Dog Foundation supports innovative initiatives that bring people and pets together
for mutual benefit and support. Areas of emphasis may include service dogs; therapy dogs;
animal-assisted therapy; search and rescue dogs; police, fire and military dogs; and other
types of canine service programs.
Tourism Cares for Tomorrow
Tourism Cares for Tomorrow awards grants to tourism-related nonprofit organizations worldwide
for conservation or preservation of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural sites. Tourism Cares
for Tomorrow considers projects or programs with either or both of the following goals: 1) projects
that protect, restore, or conserve sites of exceptional cultural, historic, or natural significance;
and 2) programs that educate local host communities and the traveling public about conservation
and preservation of sites.
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
The vision of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation is “to change the face of disability on the planet.”
In order to accomplish this vision, ELA’s mission is to promote, through grants and scholarships, the
inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of arts, advocacy, and education. The foundation funds
program grants in the areas of arts, advocacy, and education for adults with disabilities (over 22 years
Nutrition Consortium of NYS
The Nutrition Consortium of NYS (NCNYS) is the contract administrator of the Nutrition Outreach and
Education Program (NOEP). NCNYS will be releasing a Request for Proposals (RFP) this summer to
identify agencies that work with low-income populations, and to provide successful applicants with the
funding and the training to allow them to conduct food stamp outreach and provide food stamp application
assistance to eligible people in their communities. NOEP contracts will be awarded to community-based
agencies annually, for up to four consecutive years, starting July 1, 2007. In 2005, over 20,000 households
received food stamps directly due to the assistance of the NOEP.
. . . Grant Writing
New York City Opportunities Fund
A new network of grantwriters who work with nonprofits has formed, called "The New York and New Jersey Grantwriters Network." Through this network, you can search for information on available consultants who can help with grantwriting. This service is free to the nonprofit community and can be accessed through a website called Nonprofit Central NY/NJ at www.npocentral.net. After visiting this web site, you can search the 'Quick Consultant Search' for a grantwriter. You can also click on "Resources," then “Where You Can Find a Consultant” and then select “NY & NJ Grantwriters Network.”
Nonprofit Works is holding a Grants Camp July 24 – 28 in Rochester, New York. The camp is designed for entry- and mid-level grantwriters, who, through a combination of presentations and group activities, will learn how to provide grantmakers with the information they want. Materials include Word and Excel document templates that you can customize for use with your own grant applications. The cost is $495 per person, which includes materials, lunch, and parking. For more information, call (585) 454-4910 or visit www.nonprofitworks.com.
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