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Child Abduction Prevention Education Program
New York State Education Department
The New York State Education Department is seeking applications to support the
development, adoption, and implementation of the Child Abduction Prevention
Education Program. The program seeks to educate and train K-8 students, parents,
teachers, school staff, and members of the community in abduction prevention.
It is intended that schools work with families and community organizations to
design and implement programs, and develop support networks to prevent the
abduction of children.
Applications may be submitted in one of two categories: 1) Demonstration Plus
Projects. Grants will be awarded to previously funded school districts/BOCES to
help new applicants replicate some or all components of the experienced
applicant’s project; or 2) Local Implementation Projects. Grants up to $25,000
per district ($50,000 for New York City Districts, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse,
Yonkers, and BOCES) will be available to develop or adopt a curriculum and
ELIGIBILITY: Public school districts, New York City community school
districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), and consortiums
FUNDING:$900,000 is available.
DEADLINE:September 27, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Doris Hill-Wyley, Education Department, Office
of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Room 671 EBA, Albany, NY 12234; phone
Teacher Resource and Computer
New York State Education Department
The New York State Department of Education is seeking applications from schools
and/or BOCES to establish new Teacher Resource and Computer Training Centers.
Teacher Centers have developed successful, cost effective programs that: 1)
assist educators in assessing and meeting the learning needs of students; 2)
provide computer demonstration, training sites, and programs for educators; 3)
promote educators’ use of and involvement in educational research to develop
and produce curricula and curricular material; 4) provide educators with
training for the improvement of teaching skills; 5) provide a location and
atmosphere to foster sharing and increased understanding of resources, ideas,
methods, approaches, information, and materials among educators; and 6) train
educators to prepare students to use high technology and to teach critical
thinking. Currently, more than 650 public school districts and BOCES participate
in a Teacher Center.
ELIGIBILITY:School districts and/or BOCES, or consortium of two or more
school districts and/or BOCES are eligible.
FUNDING:$31 million is available. Grants will range from $20,000-$60,000.
DEADLINE:August 15, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Visit NYSED’s Web site at http://www.nysed.gov or contact
Isabel Pickett, Teacher Center Program Office, 467 EBA, Albany, NY 12234; phone
(518) 473-123 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Minority Health Mini-Grant
New York State Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health is seeking applications for its Minority
Health Mini-Grant Program. The program’s purpose is to support local community-based
projects that protect and promote the health of New York’s minority community.
Applicants must propose a concept and program design aimed at engaging the target
community in addressing a public health issue (i.e., infant mortality, cancer
screening and management, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV, child and adult
immunizations, etc.) impacting minority populations.
The program is intended to augment "grassroots" health promotion and
disease risk reduction activities by: 1) strengthening the capacity of local
community-based organizations to provide culturally and linguistically appropriate
services; and 2) enhancing outreach to minority populations.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations and community groups are eligible.
FUNDING:Four awards of up to $5,000 will be awarded.
DEADLINE:July 26, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Michael A. Acosta, Grants Administrator, New
York State Department of Health, Office of Minority Health, Empire State Plaza,
Corning Tower Building, Room 690, Albany, NY 12237-0092; phone (518) 474-2180.
New York State Energy Research
and Development Authority (NYSERDA)
Natural Gas and Petroleum Exploration and Production for
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) invites
proposals for the Natural Gas and Petroleum Exploration and Production for
Economic Development Program. The program seeks to identify, produce, and gather
New York’s natural gas and petroleum resources to help improve regional economic
performance. Selected projects will target resource exploration and development
projects that can bring new production online within less than three years.
Eligible projects include: 1) resource characterization studies; 2) prospect
development projects; and 3) end-use economic development projects.
ELIGIBILITY: All oil- or gas-bearing formations are eligible.
FUNDING:$450,000 is available.
DEADLINE: August 21, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:To receive a full solicitation, visit the NYSERDA Web
site at www.nyserda.org or contact Karen Whalen, request for PON No. 715-02,
NYSERDA, 17 Columbia Circle, Albany, NY 12203-6399; or phone (518) 862-1090.
On the Federal Level...
Parent Information and Training
Department of Education
The U.S. Department of Education seeks applications for its Parent Information
and Training Program. Funding will be used to establish programs which provide
training and information to enable individuals with disabilities, and the parents,
family members, guardians, advocates, or other authorized representatives of the
individuals, to participate more effectively with professionals in meeting the
vocational, independent living, and rehabilitation needs of individuals with
disabilities. These grants are designed to meet the unique training and information
needs of those individuals who live in the area to be served, particularly those who
are members of populations that have been unserved or underserved.
Applicants must provide information on how they will: 1) better understand
vocational rehabilitation and independent living programs and services; 2) provide
follow-up support for transition and employment programs; 3) communicate more
effectively with transition and rehabilitation personnel and other relevant
professionals; 4) provide support in the development of the individualized plan
for employment; and 5) provide support and expertise in obtaining information about
rehabilitation and independent living programs, services, and resources that are
appropriate, and understand provisions relating to employment, supported employment,
and independent living.
ELIGIBILITY:Private non-profit organizations.
FUNDING:Approximately $700,000 is available.
DEADLINE: August 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:For applications contact: Education Publications Center
(ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398; phone (toll free) 1-877-433- 7827;
fax (301) 470-1244. If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), you
may call (toll free) 1-877-576-7734. You may also contact ED Pubs at its Web site
http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html or e-mail email@example.com (Be sure to identify
this competition as CFDA number 84.235F.) Contact Joyce Libby, U.S. Department of
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Room 3332, Switzer Building, Washington, D.C.
20202-2650; phone (202) 205-5392.
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities announces funding for its Scholarly
Editions Grants program. Scholarly Editions grants support preparation of
authoritative and annotated texts and documents of value to humanities scholars
and general readers. These materials have been either previously inaccessible
or available only in inadequate editions. Projects involve the editing of
significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials, but other types
of work, such as the editing of musical notation, are also eligible.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations, state and local governmental
agencies, U.S. citizens, or foreign nationals who have been living in the United
States or its jurisdictions for at least three years prior to the time of
application are eligible.
FUNDING: Awards are made for one to three years and range from $50,000
to $100,000 per year.
DEADLINE: September 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact NEH’s Division of Research Programs at
(202) 606-8200 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Application materials can also be
obtained by: phone (202) 606-8446; e-mail email@example.com; or write NEH, Office
of Public Affairs, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20506.
Schools for a New Millennium
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications for its Schools
for a New Millennium Program. The program offers K-12 educators an opportunity to
improve the teaching of a humanities subject throughout their entire school. A p
roject will engage teachers, administrators, students, scholars, and others in two
years of intensive collaborative work. It should emphasize professional and
curricular development and the use of new technology. It will serve as a model of
long-term curricular improvement for other schools.
The program seeks to: 1) engage educators – most often in a single elementary, middle,
or high school – in the sustained study of humanities subjects, such as history/social
studies, English/language arts, and foreign languages; 2) help teachers master
technology in teaching the humanities; 3) implement a school-wide plan of professional
development that combines new content and teaching approaches; 4) encourage school
collaboration with colleges, libraries, museums, parents, and local businesses; and
5) spread these practices throughout the school district or similar network.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations and state and local governments are
FUNDING:Grants provide up to $100,000 for a project lasting up to two years.
DEADLINE:October 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact NEH’s Division of Education Programs at (202)
606-8500; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or visit
Higher Education Multicultural
Scholars Grants Programs
United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) seeks applications for its
Higher Education Multicultural Scholars Grants Program (MSP). The purpose of this
program is to increase the multicultural diversity of the food and agricultural
scientific and professional workforce, and advance the educational achievement
of all Americans.
ELIGIBILITY: Institutions eligible to apply for these grants are: 1)
land-grant colleges and universities; 2) 4-year colleges and universities having
significant minority enrollments and demonstrable capacity to carry out the
teaching of food and agricultural sciences; and 3) other 4-year colleges having
a demonstrable capacity to carry out the teaching of food and agricultural
sciences. No scholarship grants will be made directly to students.
FUNDING:Approximately $1.88 million is available.
DEADLINE: August 5, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Dr. S. Sureshwaran, National Program Leader,
CSREES/Higher Education Programs, U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence
Ave., S.W., Stop 2251 Washington, D.C. 20250-2251; phone (202) 720-1973; fax (202)
720-2030; e-mail email@example.com or visit
Buffalo & Stony Brook
The Grantsmanship Center is offering grant writing classes in Buffalo: July 15-19,
hosted by the Junior League of Buffalo and Every Person Influences Children (EPIC);
and in Stony Brook: September 9-13, hosted by Stony Brook University. The five-day
program is kept to a maximum of 27 participants and costs $775 per person, which
includes one-year enrollment in the TGCI Membership Program.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: For Buffalo, call Patti Montaldi (716) 884-8865. For
Stony Brook, call Sandra M. Czybora at (631) 632-4134. Or contact The
Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512
New York Council for the
The New York Council for the Humanities will present a series of free grant workshops
across New York in July and August. They are designed for grant writers, program
directors, development officers, and other representatives of non-profit cultural
institutions seeking funding for humanities programs. Workshop locations will be
Southampton, Poughkeepsie, Albany, Cooperstown, Syracuse, Watertown, Lake Placid,
Bronx, Buffalo, Corning, and Rochester.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To make reservations, call (212) 233-1131 ext. 43 or