April 2014
Vol. 28, Issue 4
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:

  • Reimbursement programs for efforts to improve highway safety
  • Funding to support outreach services for runaway and homeless youth
  • Funding to encourage studies on the impact of parental military deployment on children
  • Grants to improve the quality of care for gynecologic cancer patients
  • Fellowships for research on standards and uses of medicines, foods and dietary supplements
  • Fellowships for research on the impact culture has on the criminal justice system
  • Grant writing classes


Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248

On the state level...

All not-for-profit applicants must now pre-qualify on the NYS Grants Reform website at grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees in order to apply for certain New York State grant solicitations. Potential not-for-profit applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the process of registering and prequalifying immediately, as this is a lengthy process.

New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee

The New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee (GTSC) is accepting applications for their Highway Safety Program grants. The GTSC’s Highway Safety grants are intended to support efforts to improve highway safety by providing startup funding for new programs directed at identified highway safety problems. The GTSC has three grant programs. The Child Passenger Safety program and Police Traffic Services program must address specific statewide highway safety problems defined by the GTSC. The General Highway Safety Grant Program must address a highway safety issue defined in the State’s Highway Safety Strategic Plan. More information on the specific projects can be found on the GTSC’s website listed below. The GTSC’s grants, funded by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Federal Highway Safety Program, provide funding for one-year periods, based on the availability of federal funding and the performance of the grantee.

  • Eligibility: State and local government agencies, educational institutions and nonprofit agencies registered with the NYS Grants Gateway and the NYS Charity Bureau. For-profit agencies and individuals are not eligible, nor are applications to develop a product or provide a service for profit.

  • Funding: This is a reimbursement program. The applicant incurs the costs of the project and is reimbursed by the GTSC according to the approved budget.

  • Deadline: May 15, 2014

  • Contact: New York State Governor’s Traffic Safety Committee
    6 Empire State Plaza, Room 411a
    Albany, New York 12228
    Phone: (518) 474-5111
    Email: safeny@dmv.ny.gov
    Website: www.safeny.ny.gov/egrants/default.html

On the federal level...

Department of Health and Human Services

The Administration for Children and Families within the Department of Health and Human Services is accepting applications for their Street Outreach Program (SOP). The purpose of the SOP is to conduct outreach services designed to build relationships between grantee staff and runaway, homeless and street youth in an effort to keep youth safe and help them leave the streets. Successful SOP grantees provide support services that aim to move youth into stable housing and prepare them for independence. The program’s ultimate goal is to prevent the sexual abuse or exploitation of young people living on the streets or in unstable housing.

Department of Health and Human Services

The National Institutes of Health, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has issued a funding opportunity announcement: Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning (R21). The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage developmental and exploratory studies on the impact of parental military deployment, combat-related stress, and reintegration with the family on child social and affective development as well as family functioning.

On the private level...

Ovarian Cancer Research Fund

The Ovarian Cancer Research Fund is requesting proposals for its Woman to Woman grant program. The Woman to Woman program seeks to improve the quality of care for gynecologic cancer patients by strengthening coping capacities through a patient-to-patient support model. The program supports women and families through all phases of treatment, recurrence and recovery, and is offered free of charge to all participants.

Scholar Awards…

United States Pharmacopeial Convention

The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) will present Global Fellowship Awards of up to $50,000 for the 2014–2015 academic year. The goal of the USP Global Fellowship Awards is to advance new research that contributes to innovative or updated quality standards for medicines, food ingredients and dietary supplements, and to support the work of early career scientists in these fields. USP Global Fellowship Awards are presented to the students whose proposed research directly addresses a specific USP scientific or research need.

United States Department of Justice

The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) within the United States Department of Justice is seeking applications for their W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship for Research on Race, Gender, Culture and Crime program. The primary objective of NIJ’s W.E.B. Du Bois Fellowship is to advance the field of knowledge regarding the confluence of crime, justice, and culture in various societal contexts. Applicants should propose research that focuses on the impact of culture at various points of intersection with the criminal justice system. Proposals should include explicit statements discussing how the proposed research follows the Du Boisian tradition of multidisciplinary scientific inquiry and how it will propel the criminal justice research field forward.

The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes.
Grant writing

Grant-seeking Basics: May 8
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.

Introduction to Finding Funders: May 8, 10, 31
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.

Proposal Writing Basics: May 3, 29
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.

Proposal Budgeting Basics:May 29
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.

In addition:

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 www.foundationcenter.org.

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