Vol. 21, #9
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
The Land Trust Alliance
The Land Trust Alliance, with support from Governor Eliot Spitzer and the New York
State Legislature, is pleased to announce a sixth round of New York State Conservation
Partnership Program (NYSCPP) grants. A total of $800,000 will be invested for matching
grant awards in four (4) grant categories: Capacity & Excellence, Conservation
Catalyst, Conservation Transaction, and Professional Development. This recently
expanded land trust grants and technical assistance program is administered by the
Land Trust Alliance in coordination with the New York State Department of Environmental
Conservation. The overarching goals of the New York State Conservation Partnership
Program is to dramatically increase the pace of land conservation in New York State and
to guide land trusts toward implementation of the Land Trust Standards and Practices, the
accepted ethical, legal, and operational standards for land trust excellence. Interested
applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the five regional roundtables scheduled
between August 30 and October 11. In addition, the Land Trust Alliance will host conference
calls for prospective applicants on October 17.
Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers (Teacher Centers) provide staff development programs
for teachers and other members of the school community. There are currently 131 Teacher Centers
operating across New York State.
Department of Health
Proposals are being accepted for Hospital-Acquired Infection Prevention Project Grants from
not-for-profit healthcare organizations. Acceptable proposals are those focusing on regional
collaborative initiatives targeted to the reduction of specific types of hospital-acquired infections,
microorganisms associated with hospital-acquired infections and specific hospital-acquired
infections in select population groups. Infection rates must be monitored using the National
Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN), and participating facilities must grant DOH access to the
data for monitoring and evaluation purposes. The infections, organisms, or population groups are
not limited to those currently required to be reported in the implementation of Public Health Law
2819 (public reporting of select hospital-acquired infections). At least one outcome indicator must
be a specific hospital-acquired infection, and the indicator cannot be solely limited to the acquisition
of or colonization with a specific microorganism.
Division of Housing and Community Renewal
To address the problems caused by the continuing presence of drugs and violent
crimes in State-aided low-income public housing projects, the State has appropriated
funding for the purpose of continuing the State’s Public Housing Modernization Drug
Elimination Program. At this time, $400,000 is available to be awarded for capital items.
Under the program, the Housing Trust Fund Board is authorized to make grants to public
housing authorities for use in eliminating drug-related crime in low-income public housing
projects. The application must include a resolution by the housing authority certifying that
there are no funds available from any other source, except as indicated on the application,
to carry out the proposed Public Housing Modernization Drug Elimination Program. All
applications must be timely and complete, with all conditions fully documented. Late
submissions will not be considered. Grants will be awarded pursuant to a contract between
the Housing Trust Fund and the housing authority. Where applicable, the housing authority
will enter into contracts with third parties for performance of the work. All contracts shall be
subject to standard bidding requirements, including, if applicable, a requirement that minority
and women owned firms be solicited for bids. DHCR will review all contracts and payment
documentation. It is recognized that the available funds will provide for only a limited number
of programs and that such funds are insufficient to fully address the broad range of needs
dictated by the severity of the damage caused by illegal drugs and crime in State-aided
low-income public housing projects. Therefore, after reviewing each application carefully,
DHCR will award grants only to those projects whose applications fully meet the funding
criteria established by DHCR and score highest in the rating process.
Office of Children and Family Services
Seven contracts will be awarded statewide to bidders whose proposals meet the stipulated
criteria for programs that continue the Office of Children and Family Services’ Commission
for the Blind and Visually Handicapped’s project goals of: 1) providing assessments of the
assistive technological needs and abilities of legally blind consumers referred from the
Commission and recommending assistive equipment configurations that meet their individual
needs; and 2) providing comprehensive training to assist these consumers in achieving
proficiency in the use of the recommended assistive equipment configuration to maximal
benefit in the employment or educational setting. The Commission proposes to award
contracts in response to this RFP in each of the following seven (7) geographic service
delivery areas: Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Albany, White Plains, New York City, and
Hempstead. Approximately $1M per year is available for this program. Successful bidders
will be expected to have the capacity to provide services at the level identified in the RFP,
dependant upon referrals from the Commission. Bidders should keep in mind that the number
of referrals from the Commission identified in the RFP for each of the delivery areas are
projections based on historical referral levels, and that actual annual referrals from the
Commission may be lower or higher. Reimbursement to the successful bidder will be based
on attainment of assessment and training outcomes as a result of the provision of services to
the consumers referred from the Commission. The contract term for these services will be
January 1, 2008- December 31, 2010.
Citizens Committee for New York City
Citizens Committee wants to hear your ideas about how to improve your community, and help
you turn those ideas into successful projects. Community groups are invited to apply for grants
through the New Yorkers for Better Neighborhoods (NYBN) program. NYBN supports hundreds
of established and new grassroots volunteer groups across NYC. The grants are given to groups
to work on projects that creatively address community issues, as well as stimulate
community involvement, community building, and community improvement.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Troy, September 17 to 21 hosted by the Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region (CEO).
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $875, 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 for the Troy, NY Event, contact: Tonya Milligan at 518-272-6012 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training opportunities during September 2007:
Proposal Writing Basics and Workshops:
Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online:
How to Approach a Foundation:
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, New York Library, 79 Fifth Avenue, 2nd Floor in New York City. Space is limited and you can register on-line at www.fdncenter.org, in person, or by calling (212) 620-4230. You may also visit the Web site for information on other training opportunities available through the Center.
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