Vol. 21, #2
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Department of Health, AIDS Institute
The AIDS Institute has announced that funding is available for HIV prevention interventions
and HIV-related supportive services in communities of color. Program services and
interventions may include outreach, prevention interventions and activities, supporting
services, and peer-delivered services.
New York State Office of Children and Family Services (OCFS)
Healthy Families New York (HFNY) offers home based services to expectant and new parents,
beginning prenatally or shortly after the birth of the child. Families who participate in the program
are offered long-term in-home services until the child is in school or Head Start. HFNY follows the
standards of Healthy Families America, a national initiative of Prevent Child Abuse America.
Grant funds may be utilized for, but not limited to home visiting staffing and fringe benefits; project
equipment and furniture; computers and appropriate software for the project; supplies, mailing and
printing costs of project-related flyers, pamphlets and educational materials; staff travel costs at the
approved State travel rate; telephone installation and monthly billing; consultants retained by a formal
agreement; rental of space; and a maximum of 10% federally approved Indirect Cost Rate with
appropriate documentation. A 10% local share is required.
New York State Department of Health
The Tobacco Free Schools Support Programs will assist in the development, implementation,
and enforcement of effective tobacco-free school policies. Partners funded for this service will
focus on middle and high schools, unless entire school districts can be engaged.
New York State Education Department (SED)
SED has announced the availability of funding to help school districts and boards of
cooperative educational services meet the statutory requirement to provide instruction
in the prevention of abduction for students in K-8. Grantees may use funds to develop
or adopt a curriculum and/or implement an instructional program to help prevent child
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts
The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts announce the
2007 Preserve New York Grant Program. The program provides funding to municipalities and not-for-profit
organizations, and supports three types of projects only: historic structure reports, historic landscape
reports and cultural resource surveys. Through the program, the Preservation League, a statewide,
not-for-profit organization, and the Council, the state’s arts funding agency, seek to support efforts to plan
for the preservation, restoration and rehabilitation of historic buildings and landscapes throughout the state.
In 2007, the Preservation League especially encourages projects that advance the preservation of
neighborhoods that qualify for the New York State residential rehabilitation tax credit; preserve historic
buildings and transportation corridors including rural roads and canals; continue the use of historic
municipal buildings; and support Main Street revitalization.
Dollar General Literacy Foundation
The Foundation's Adult Literacy Grants Program awards grants to direct service providers in the
following focus areas only: adult literacy; adult basic education; GED preparation; and English for
speakers of other languages. The Family Literacy Grants Program awards grants to organizations
that have the following four components: adult education instruction; children's education; parent
and child together time; and parenting classes that teach parents to be the primary teacher for
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation
The vision of the Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation is “to change the face of disability on the
planet.” In order to accomplish this vision, the Foundation's mission is to promote, through grants
and scholarships, the inclusion of people with disabilities in the areas of arts, advocacy, and
education. The foundation funds program grants in the areas of arts, advocacy, and education for
adults with disabilities (over 22 years old).
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Buffalo, March 26-30, 2007, host to be determined; New York City, April 16-20, 2007, hosted by the NYC Department of Housing Preservation and Development, and East Farmingdale, June 4-8, 2007, hosted by Molloy College.
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.
The Foundation Center will hold Proposal Writing Seminars on March 13, 2007, April 4, 2007 and April 24, 2007 in New York City. This class will teach techniques for writing proposals and is designed for beginners and for experienced grantseekers in need of a refresher course. For details, visit www.fdncenter.org or contact the Foundation Center at 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, New York 10003; (212) 620-4230.
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