Palmesano September ‘Grants Action News’ Update

September 8, 2017

Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is sending his “September Grants Action News Update” to residents, organizations and local governments about a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities. Each month, the Assembly provides an updated list of grants for a variety of categories.

“During a time of economic recovery, grants can play an integral part in helping our local communities complete needed infrastructure repairs or support under-funded projects,” said Palmesano. “Many people don’t realize the scope of available opportunities because they aren’t sure where to look. The ‘Grants Action News’ bulletin makes finding these grants much easier by consolidating the information and making it available to everyone. I hope residents, organizations and local governments throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions will be able to use this resource to find much-needed support to strengthen communities in our rural area.”

The Grants Action News bulletin is updated at the beginning of each month with newly-available grants and information on how to apply. Continuing his monthly updates, Palmesano will be providing regular updates on his Assembly website at:, as well as posts to his Facebook page – just like “Assemblyman Phil Palmesano” to stay up-to-date on new grant information.

The update can be accessed here:

State Grants

New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)

OASAS is seeking proposals from organizations that specialize in recruiting physicians to staff 12 Addiction Treatment Centers (ATCs) that are state-owned and operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. OASAS will pursue recruitment companies that can fill vacancies for full-time and part-time physicians to work in OASAS ATCs as permanent state employees in facilities in the following locations: Brooklyn, Bronx, Buffalo, Middletown, Ogdensburg, Orangeburg, Ovid, Queens Village, Rochester, Staten Island, Utica and West Brentwood.

  • Eligibility: The companies must have a minimum of five years’ experience providing full-service recruiting/staffing operations and specialize in recruiting New York State- licensed physicians who are interested in employment with state-operated behavioral health inpatient addiction treatment facility for full- or part-time employment. Bidders should provide metrics and data supporting performance claims.
  • Funding: The recruitment company will be paid a fee for each candidate who is employed and retained by OASAS for a minimum of 90 days.
  • Deadline: October 19, 2017.
  • Contact: Dianne Dion-Jones, Contract Management Specialist Email: Website: Recruitment_RFP_WJR_072517.pdf

New York State Department of Health (DOH) and the New York State Health Research Science Board (HRSB)

The Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Projects’ Request for Application (RFA) is the result of funding through the New York State Breast Cancer Research and Education Fund, which is financed by income tax check-off contributions and proceeds from the sale of Drive for the Cure specialty license. Questions? Contact: Grants Action News, New York State Assembly, Alfred E. Smith Building, 80 S. Swan St., Suite 1710, Albany, NY 12248 or plates. This RFA is intended to stimulate and support research related to breast cancer biology, causation, prevention, detection or screening, treatment, survivorship or cure. Any investigative approach appropriate to this topic may be pursued, including, but not limited to, basic translational, clinical, demographic, mapping, epidemiological, environmental, behavioral or psychosocial research.

  • Eligibility: The applicant must be a not-for-profit organization or governmental organization in New York State with the skills, knowledge and resources necessary to carry out the proposed work plan and may not be a postdoctoral fellow or other dependent research staff.
  • Funding: Approximately $1.8 million is available to support approximately five awards from this RFA. The funding is for a period of up to two years.
  • Deadline: October 26, 2017, 4:00 p.m.
  • Contact: Charles J. Burns Phone: 518-474-7002 Email: Website: breastcancer/research-support

Federal Grants

National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAA) Epidemiology of Prevention in Alcohol Research

This funding opportunity announcement encourages the submission of investigator- initiated research grant applications to support research investigating the epidemiology of alcohol use, alcohol-related harms and alcohol use disorders and the prevention of underage drinking.

  • Eligibility: Higher education institutions, nonprofits, for-profit organizations, state and local governments are eligible to apply.
  • Funding: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations. No more than $200,000 can be requested in any single year. The two-year project period may not exceed $275,000.
  • Deadline: Submissions can be made between September 8, 2017, and January 8, 2018.
  • Contact: Marcia Scott, Ph.D. NIAAA Phone: 301-402-6328 Email: Website: PA-14-188.html

The National Science Foundation Training-based Workforce Development for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure (CI)

This solicitation calls for developing innovative, scalable training programs to address the emerging needs and unresolved bottlenecks in scientific and engineering workforce development of targeted, multidisciplinary communities, at the postsecondary level and beyond, leading to transformative changes in the state of workforce preparedness for advanced CI in the short and long terms. The following are the three tracks of submissions: professionals (CIP), domain science and engineering (DSE) and computational and data science literacy (CDL).

  • Eligibility: Universities and colleges, nonprofit, nonacademic organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local governments and certain unaffiliated individuals are eligible to apply.
  • Funding: An anticipated amount of $4.5 million is available, and 10 to 15 awards will be made from $300,000 to $500,000 for up to three years in duration.
  • Deadline: October 9, 2017.
  • Contact: Sushil Prasad Phone: 703-292-5059 Email: Website: jsp?pims_id=505342

Private Grants

The Recording Academy, GRAMMY Museum Grant Program

The GRAMMY Museum is now accepting letters of inquiry for its 2018 grant cycle. With funding provided by The Recording Academy, the GRAMMY Museum Grant Program awards grants each year to organizations and individuals for audio preservation projects, as well as scientific research efforts. The purpose is to advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition.

  • Eligibility: Individuals and many kinds of organizations are eligible for funding, but there is a long list of the types of organizations and projects that are not funded. It’s advisable to review this list on the website.
  • Funding: The maximum award given for projects or research is $20,000. Assistance, assessment and/or consultations are funded for up to $5,000.
  • Deadline: October 1, 2017.
  • Contact: Derek Spencer, Phone: 310-581-1260 Email: Website: grants-program

Japan Foundation

The Japan Foundation is accepting proposals for Performing Arts Japan (PAJ) touring and collaboration grants for the 2018-19 fiscal year. The PAJ program supports initiatives to provide geographically diverse audiences with greater exposure to Japanese performing arts and encourages collaborations which will further an appreciation of Japanese culture when presented to audiences in the United States and Canada.

  • Eligibility: Eligible projects must present Japanese performing arts and/or conduct performing arts collaboration between Japanese and American/Canadian artists. Collaboration projects must include educational and/or community outreach activities that enhance appreciation of Japanese culture. The artists must be professional artists with an American/Canadian-based nonprofit organization. The project must take place between July 1, 2018 and June 30, 2019, and may not be for religious or political purposes. For tours, the project must tour to at least two locations outside New York and Los Angeles. For collaborations, the project must be a new work jointly explored and created by Japanese artists and American/Canadian artists. Revivals are ineligible. One project for one category may be submitted.
  • Funding: The maximum grant awarded in the 2016-17 fiscal year was for $29,750.
  • Deadline: October 31, 2017.
  • Contact: Koji Nozaki: Phone: 212-489-0299, ext. 135 Email: Website:

Scholar Awards

New York State Department of Health and the New York State Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB)

The SCIRB wishes to stimulate the growth of spinal cord injury (SCI) research and accelerate the pace with which basic (preclinical) findings are translated into clinical benefits for spinal cord-injured persons. In addition, the SCIRB wishes to fill fundamental gaps in knowledge that are barriers to scientific advances in SCI research. Through funding individual pre-doctoral and postdoctoral fellowships, New York State hopes to attract and retain the most promising and exceptionally talented fellows.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must be a not-for-profit organization or governmental organization in New York State. For pre-doctoral fellowship applications, the applicant organization is a degree-granting institution whereby the fellow is committed to 100 percent professional effort. The pre-doctoral fellow has a baccalaureate degree and is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent research degree program. The postdoctoral fellow has earned a Ph.D. or equivalent and will have no more than two years of prior postdoctoral training under the current sponsor’s supervision and no more than three years total fellowship experience.
  • Funding: Approximately $1.5 million will be available to fund approximately six awards. Pre-doctoral fellowships will be a three-year award with total annual costs of up to $45,200 per year. Postdoctoral fellowships will be a three-year award with total annual costs of up to $71,910 per year.
  • Deadline: October 5, 2017.
  • Contact: Charles Burns Phone: 518-474-7002 Email: Website: NYSGG/module/nysgg/goportal.aspx

Getty/American Council of Learned Societies, Postdoctoral Fellowships in the History of Art

These fellowships, made possible by the generous support of the Getty Foundation, are intended to support an academic year of research and/or writing by early career scholars for a project that will make a substantial and original contribution to the understanding of art and its history.

  • Eligibility: Applicants must have a Ph.D. that was conferred between September 1, 2012 and December 31, 2016. Applicants who earned their Ph.D.s in and/or are currently employed in any humanistic field may apply so long as they demonstrate that their research draws substantially on the materials, methods and/or findings of art history and contributes to the field. There is no restriction to citizenship, country of residency, location of work proposed or employment.
  • Funding: Ten fellowships, each with a salary-replacement stipend of $60,000, plus $5,000 for research and travel during the award period.
  • Deadline: October 25, 2017.
  • Contact: Email: Website:

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes:

Introduction to Proposal Writing: Classroom, October 17

This newly-revised class will provide attendees with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.

Introduction to Finding Grants: Classroom, October 24

In this newly-revised class, attendees will learn what funders want in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.

Introduction to Project Budgets (Proposal Budgeting Basics): Classroom, October 3

This class will provide attendees with step-by-step instructions on how to generate a standard project budget for a foundation proposal. Prior attendance at Introduction to Proposal Writing is strongly recommended.