Vol. 26, #12
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Grants for brownfield redevelopment
Funding to improve energy efficiency in new and renovated buildings
Grants for studying the impact of human needs on the environment
Grants to fund medical trials for the prevention of Alzheimerís disease
Funding for scholarships in educational nursing programs
Donations to aid non-profits in job training, education and growth opportunities
Grant writing classes
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...
Department of State
Under the Brownfield Opportunity Areas (BOA) program, the New York State Department of State (DOS) provides financial and technical assistance to municipalities and community-based organizations to complete revitalization and implement strategies for areas affected by the presence of brownfield sites or economic distress. Brownfields are dormant properties where contamination or perceived contamination has impeded investment and redevelopment, making them an economic and environmental drain on localities. Through BOA funded strategies, brownfields are transformed from liabilities to community assets that generate businesses, jobs and revenues for local economies and provide new housing and public amenities.
Eligibility: Community-based organizations and municipalities within New York State.
Funding: Up to 90% of total eligible project costs.
Deadline: Applications are accepted on a continuous basis.
Contact: Office of Communities & Waterfronts
New York Department of State
One Commerce Plaza
99 Washington Ave.
Albany, New York 12231-0001
Phone: (518) 474-6000
New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) is accepting applications from eligible building owners and leaseholders for financial incentives to improve the energy efficiency of new and substantially renovated buildings. The New Construction Program offers technical assistance to identify and evaluate energy-efficiency measures, capital financial incentives for installation of cost-effective electric measures and additional incentives for green buildings.
Eligibility: Businesses, local governments, not-for-profits and private institutions, public and private schools, colleges and universities, multi-family buildings (seeking green building certification), and health care facilities. Eligible applicants are New York State electricity or firm gas distribution customers of a participating utility company and who pay into the System Benefits Charge.
Funding: A total of $90,981,268 is available.
Deadline: Funding is available on a first-come, first-served basis from January 4, 2012 through December 31, 2015 or until funds are fully committed, whichever comes first.
On the federal level...
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundationís Science, Engineering, and Education for Sustainability (SEES) activities aim to understand how human needs can be met equitably without sacrificing the ability of future generations to meet their needs. Through interdisciplinary research and education, SEES works to increase our understanding of the integrated system of society, the natural world, and the alterations humans bring to Earth. The purpose of the Coastal SEES grant is to understand the dynamics of this coupled human-natural system in order to inform societal decisions about the uses of coastal systems, including for economic, aesthetic, recreational, research and conservation purposes.
Eligibility: U.S. academic institutions that have research and degree-granting education programs in any area of research supported by the NSF. U.S. academic institutions include universities as well as four-year colleges accredited in, and having a campus located in the U.S., acting on behalf of their faculty members. Proposals may also be submitted by non-profit, non-academic organizations, including independent museums, observatories, research laboratories, professional societies, and similar organizations in the U.S. associated with educational or research activities.
Funding: Estimated total funding is $15,000,000
Deadline: January 17, 2013
Contact: Lewis Incze, Program Director, Ocean Sciences
Phone: (703) 292-7585
National Institutes of Health
The objective of the Alzheimerís Disease Prevention Trials initiative is to enable the testing of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in asymptomatic at-risk individuals and/or individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and in doing so identify avenues for prevention of Alzheimerís disease (AD).
Eligibility: State, county, city or township, and special district governments; independent school districts; public and state controlled institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status, other than institutions of higher education; private institutions of higher education; for-profit organizations; and small businesses.
Funding: NIH intends to fund an estimate of 1-3 awards, corresponding to a total of $45 million in fiscal year 2013. Each grant is limited to $4,500,000 per year for up to five years.
Deadline: Letter of intent due by December 17, 2012. Application due by January 13, 2013.
Contact: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone: (301) 435-0714
On the private level...
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
New Careers in Nursing, an initiative of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the American Association of Colleges of Nursing, is designed to help alleviate the nursing shortage in the United States and increase the diversity of nursing professionals. Through grants to schools of nursing, the program will provide scholarships to college graduates without nursing degrees who are enrolled in accelerated baccalaureate and masterís nursing programs.
Eligibility: Applicants must be accredited by a nursing accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and offer an entry-level accelerated baccalaureate nursing program or masterís nursing program for non-nursing college graduates.
Funding: A school of nursing may apply for between five and 30 scholarships per year to be awarded to students from groups underrepresented in nursing or who are economically disadvantaged. A total of up to 400 scholarship awards of up to $10,000 each will be made during this funding cycle.
Deadline: January 9, 2013
Contact: Vernell DeWitty, PhD, RN, Deputy Director
Phone: (202) 463-6930
TD Charitable Foundation, funded by TD Bank N.A.
TD Charitable Foundation offers the Non-Profit Training Resource Fund to provide donations to support job training, education, and growth opportunities for employees of nonprofit organizations. The fund provides donations for eligible community-based organizations for employees to attend approved classes/courses that will enhance their job performance.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations with a 501(c)(3) status. The organization must be focused on supporting affordable housing for low- and moderate-income individuals; to promote small business development; or to provide financial literacy programs to low- and moderate-income youth, individuals or families.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during January 2013:
Grant-seeking Basics: January 5, 23
Attendees will learn how the Center’s resources help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow.
Proposal Budgeting Basics:January 2
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.
Introduction to Finding Funders: January 5, 23
This class provides a hands-on introduction on how to use the center’s comprehensive online database – The Foundation Directory Online – to research and identify potential funders. The Foundation Directory Online contains over 100,000 profiles of grant-making institutions.
How to Approach a Foundation: January 22
Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential donors, plan calls and meetings, and build partnerships with sponsors. This class is intended for fundraisers who have some experience but are not experts.
Proposal Writing Basics: January 2
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.
Classes are held at The Foundation Center, located at:
New York Library
79 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003
Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.
For additional training opportunities, to register, or for more information, call 212-620-4230 or visit
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