Vol. 20, #9
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The Recreational Trails Program is a State-administered, Federal assistance
program to provide and maintain recreational trails for both motorized and
non-motorized recreational trail use. Among other criteria, the proposed
project must be legally and physically accessible to the public, or be a portion
of an identified trailways project which, when completed, will be legally and
physically accessible to the public. In addition, the proposed project must be
physically and environmentally developable as a trailway.
New York State Office of Real Property Services
The Real Property Tax Administration Technology Improvement program has been
established by the Office of Real Property Services to advance the agency's
mission to support local governments in their pursuit of real property tax equity.
Funding will be provided for the implementation of projects that improve real property
tax administration through the use of innovative technology. Different types of project
categories will be considered: one will result in providing taxpayers with the ability to
access parcel level data and sales information with greater ease and efficiency and
another will allow local governments to implement improvements to real property tax
business processes to gain increased efficiencies and effectiveness.
. . . On the Federal Level
Institute of Museum and Library Services
This program helps museums identify conservation needs and priorities and perform
activities to ensure the safekeeping of their collections.
United States Environmental Protection Agency
These grants are used to build a collaborative partnership, identify the local environmental
and/or public health issues to be addressed, envision solutions, and empower the
community through education, training and outreach.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Northeast SARE Program
The Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education Program will
be offering Sustainable Community Grants. The purpose of this grant effort is
to reconnect rural revitalization and farming. Projects can address issues such
as land use, nutrition, employment, markets, education, farm labor, public policy,
and environmental policy.
Northeast SARE Program
The Sustainable Community Grant Appalachian Initiative will provide grants to support
sustainable agriculture either by adding value to farm products or by exploring alternative
renewable energy. Projects should be technically sound, entrepreneurial, appropriate
to the county or community, and draw on local farm resources. Projects should also have
the potential to create new jobs, income streams, and markets in the agricultural sector.
Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation makes small grants for worthy hands-on environmental projects
that help kids learn about the importance of the environment in their own communities and
worldwide. It is hoped that while participating in projects individually and as part of a team,
youths will gain a better appreciation of the world they live in.
Tony Hawk Foundation
The Tony Hawk Foundation funds projects that improve the lives of children by creating
well-constructed, public skate parks, particularly in low-income areas.
Youth Service America
Youth Service America and the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and
Delinquency Prevention have announced the YouthRising grant program. This program offers
grants to organizations to engage high risk and/or gang-involved youth ages 12-25 in volunteer
service to their communities and seeks projects that are co-led by youth and adult allies such
as parents, counselors, coaches, teachers, youth leaders, etc. A significant portion of the
project must take place on National and Global Youth Service Day, April 20-22, 2007.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Oriskany (Utica area), September 25-29, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County; Buffalo, October 16-20, hosted by Junior League of Buffalo; and Troy, November 6-10, hosted by Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region.
The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $825, 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 and arrangements for the Oriskany workshop, please contact Ron Bunce at (315) 736-3394 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Local contacts for the Buffalo and Troy workshops will be announced in future issues of the Grants Action News. In addition, interpreters will be present at the Buffalo workshop to assist participants who are deaf or hard of hearing. If you require the services of an interpreter, notify the TGCI Registrar at least two weeks prior to the workshop.
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