Vol. 27, #10
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Grants to help fund contracts for refugee health assessments
Grants to support research on increasing solid organ donation
Funding to support activities that strengthen museums as active resources
Funding to support park and trail planning, development, and stewardship
Grants to support non-fiction documentaries that capture human and social issues
Scholarships for young people working to end hunger in the U.S.
Fellowships for doctoral students promoting child development and maltreatment prevention
Grant writing classes
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
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 Department of Health
The New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) Refugee Health Program seeks applications from qualified licensed health care providers/agencies located throughout New York State (exclusive of New York City) to provide health assessments for new refugee arrivals to the state. The refugee health assessment is designed to: identify individuals with health conditions not observed during or developing after the overseas exam; initiate appropriate immunizations; ensure refugees with problems identified are referred to primary and specialty care; eliminate barriers to successful resettlement and protect the health of the US population.
Applicant must be a licensed health care provider (i.e., physician, hospital, community health center, county health department or clinic); must demonstrate clinical and staffing capacity as well as experience in providing health screenings in accordance with established protocols to all eligible refugees; must employ bilingual staff, or provide interpreter services to overcome language barriers to care; must demonstrate established linkages to services not provided on site, including primary care and mental health services.
Health Assessment services will be reimbursed at an all-inclusive per-capita screening rate. Vaccines provided to adult refugees at the time of the health assessment are reimbursed at cost (up to a maximum of $208 per adult).
Refugee Health Coordinator
Bureau of Tuberculosis Control
New York State Department of Health
Empire State Plaza - Corning Tower Building, Room 575
Albany, NY 12237-0669
Phone: (518) 474-4845
On the federal level...
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is now accepting applications for their Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation grant program. The overall goal of this grant program is to reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs from deceased donors by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase deceased organ donation registration or family consent. Accordingly, this program will support sound applied research efforts to test the effectiveness of strategies that target any of the three program objectives. The specific objectives of this grant program are to increase and improve understanding of how to increase:
Individual commitment to be a deceased organ donor and documentation of that commitment
Consent of family (or others authorized to consent) for organ donation for a deceased relative
Commitment of parents/legal guardians to authorize organ donation for a minor child in the event of the child’s death.
Due to a disproportionately high need for kidney transplants in minority populations and the greater likelihood of finding a donor of similar blood type within the same ethnic or racial group, applications focusing on minority populations are strongly encouraged.
Eligible applicants include federally designated organ procurement organizations (OPO) and other public or nonprofit private entities eligible to receive funds under section 377A(b) of the PHS Act, (42 U.S.C. 274f-1(b)). Eligible applicants may include state and local governments, Indian Tribal Governments, institutions of higher education, other nonprofit organizations such as faith-based and community-based organizations, and Tribal organizations.
Deadline: November 20, 2013
Rita Maldonado, MPH
Organ, Tissue and Blood Stem Cell Donation Branch
Phone: (301) 443-3622
IMLS Museums for America
IMLS Museums for America (MFA) has announced its funding opportunity to support projects that strengthen the ability of an individual museum to serve its public. MFA grants support activities that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning; as important institutions in the establishment of livable communities; and as good stewards of the nation’s collections. MFA grants can fund both new and ongoing museum activities and programs. Examples include planning, managing and conserving collections; improving public access; training; conducting programmatic research; school and public programming; producing exhibitions; and integrating new or upgraded technologies into operations.
Eligible museums must be either a unit of state or local government or a private non-profit organization that has tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Code, be located in the United States, and qualify as one of the following:
A museum that, using professional staff, is organized on a permanent basis for essentially educational or aesthetic purposes; owns or uses tangible objects, either animate or inanimate; cares for these objects; and exhibits these objects to the general public on a regular basis through facilities that it owns or operates.
A public or private non-profit agency which is responsible for the operation of a museum may apply on behalf of the museum.
$5,000 to $150,000 per grant
Deadline: December 2, 2013
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Phone: (202) 653-4779
Supervisory Grants Management Specialist
Community Anchors and Collections Stewardship
Phone: (202) 653-4636
On the private level...
Parks & Trails New York
Parks & Trails New York is offering a new round of Growing the Grassroots Capacity Building Grants to enhance the long-term sustainability of park and trail not-for-profit organizations by helping them better fulfill their missions; improve their reach, effectiveness, and impact; leverage resources; and increase community support for, and involvement in, park and trail planning, development and/or stewardship.
Awards will be made to local or regional organizations that are classified by the IRS as 501(c)(3) or who operate under the fiscal sponsorship of a 501(c)(3) and whose primary mission is stewardship of a specific New York park or trail that is or will be open to the public.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded.
An informational webinar will be held on October 16, 2013. Applications are due November 12, 2013.
Contact: Fran Gotcsik
Director of Programs and Policy
Parks & Trails New York
29 Elk Street, Albany, NY 12207
Phone: (518) 434-1583
Tribeca Film Institute
The Tribeca Film Institute (TFI) Documentary Fund furthers the development of exceptional character-driven, non-fiction works that spotlight contemporary themes with an original focus and bold, creative filmmaking. This fund allows TFI to fund many audience-grabbing genres that fall under the documentary umbrella including arts, sports, hybrid and experimental projects. Grants of at least $10,000 will be awarded in 2014. Grantees will be announced in early 2014. For its second year, the TFI/ESPN PRIZE will award one annual grant of $30,000 to a feature-length documentary work-in-progress (in development or production stage) that captures the human element of the sports world – and brings the dramatic stakes of competitiveness to vivid life. In short, the TFI/ESPN Prize-winning project will strive to change the way people perceive sports.
Submissions must be feature-length documentaries with an intended length of at least 70 minutes and should creatively document unique character(s). Submissions can be in the advanced stages of development, production or post-production (TFI/ESPN Prize projects excluded), but must not have aired on any form of television, been screened publicly or have been distributed in theatres or via the Internet prior to February 2014. Submitted films must show enough footage to highlight character, unique access and storytelling ability. Foreign language documentaries are eligible, but must be subtitled and suitable for an American audience. Applicants must be over 18 years old. Student films and documentary short films are not eligible for submission.
$10,000 to $50,000 per project will be awarded. Additionally, the TFI/ESPN award will provide one annual grant of $30,000.
November 5, 2013
Tribeca Film Institute
32 Ave of the Americas, 27th Fl.
New York, NY 10013
Attn: TFI Documentary Fund
Phone: (212) 274-8080 x28
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships
Sodexo Foundation is now accepting applications for its Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarship program. Through scholarship awards, Sodexo Foundation recognizes and rewards students who are driving awareness and mobilizing youth to be catalysts for innovative models and solutions to eliminate hunger across the country. The scholarship recipients each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a matching grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships are open to students, ages 5-25 (kindergarten through graduate school), enrolled in an accredited educational institution in the United States.
Applicants must have demonstrated ongoing commitment to their community by performing unpaid volunteer services impacting hunger in the United States within the last 12 months. Added consideration is given to students working to fight childhood hunger.
Volunteer services must be helping non-family members.
Multiple applications from the same student will not be accepted. If more than one application for an individual is received, the first application received will be the application accepted and reviewed.
Applicants must obtain a Community Service Recommendation as part of the application process.
Recommenders must be at least 21 years of age, may NOT be your parent, guardian or a family member, and must submit their recommendation by December 10, 2013.
All applicants and recommenders must be citizens or permanent residents of the United States.
Scholarship recipients will each receive $5,000 for their education as well as a $5,000 grant for the hunger-related charity of their choice.
Deadline: October 5 through December 5, 2013
Contact: Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships
Phone: (615) 320-3149
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago invite outstanding doctoral students to apply for the Doris Duke Fellowships for the Promotion of Child Well-Being. These fellowships are designed to identify and develop a new generation of leaders interested in and capable of creating practice and policy initiatives that will enhance child development and improve the nation’s ability to prevent all forms of child maltreatment. Because the prevention of child maltreatment requires knowledge and collaboration from diverse fields, the fellowships are multidisciplinary in scope and approach. Fellows are selected from a range of academic disciplines, including - but not limited to - child development, social work, public health, epidemiology, nursing, psychology, education, anthropology, and medicine. Fellows work on a variety of issues to improve the efficacy of child abuse prevention such as: designing programs that attract and retain the most vulnerable families; creating strategies that better connect public and private efforts; or applying empirical evidence to improve practice and policy.
Fellows must be pursuing their doctoral degree and be based at an academic institution in the U.S. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents in the U.S. Each fellow is required to identify an academic mentor to supervise the fellow’s research, guide the fellow toward completion of the dissertation, and develop the fellow’s skills in conducting effective policy research. Applicants are also required to identify a policy or practice mentor to assist them in better understanding how to frame their research questions with an eye toward maximizing policy and practice relevance.
Fellows will receive an annual stipend of $25,000 for up to two years to support the completion of their dissertation and related research at their academic institution. Up to fifteen fellowships are awarded annually.
December 15, 2013
Contact: Megan Fletcher
Project Associate, at Chapin Hall at the University of Chicago
Phone: (773) 256-5189
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during November 2013.
Grant-seeking Basics: November 15
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: November 15
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: November 2, 26
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their nonprofit organization.
Proposal Budgeting Basics:November 2, 26
Attendees will learn how to prepare and present a budget in a grant proposal. This session is geared toward novice grantseekers.
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
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