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Technology Acceleration Program
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority
The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority is seeking applications
for its Technology Acceleration Program. NYSERDA wants to stimulate early stage
product development and encourage the commercialization efforts of New York State
businesses and institutions whose products and/or processes result in the generation
or conservation of energy, or environmental benefits.
The program is designed to provide funding opportunities that will support exploratory
research/proof-of-concept validation of new technology (i.e., bench-scale tests,
prototype development); or develop successful business strategies.
ELIGIBILITY: NYSERDA is soliciting all New York businesses and institutions
for a wide range of research, development, and commercialization projects whose products
and/or processes result in the generation or conservation of energy, or environmental
FUNDING:Maximum award - $25,000.
DEADLINE: June 13, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:To receive a full solicitation, visit the NYSERDA Web site
at: www.nyserda.org or contact C. Anthony Owens, Request for PON No. 587-02, NYSERDA,
286 Washington Avenue Extension, Albany, NY 12203-6399; telephone: (518) 862-1090 ext. 3262;
e-mail email@example.com; fax (518) 862-1091.
The New York State Library, Parent and
Child Services Program
NYS Education Department
The New York State Education Department is accepting applications for programs that will
create models using the approaches to learning and the materials and programmatic
resources of cultural institutions and encourage, advocate, and support preschool, after
school, weekend, and summer learning programs for children using public television, museums,
historical societies, environmental centers, libraries, and other cultural resources.
ELIGIBILITY: Public libraries in New York State are eligible.
FUNDING: Grants will be available in amounts from $5,000 to $50,000.
DEADLINE:May 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.nysl.nysed.gov/libdev/parchld/ or
contact the New York State Library, Parent and Child Library Services Program, NYS
Education Department, Division of Library Development, Room 10B41 Cultural Education Center,
Albany, NY 12230; telephone: (518) 474-7890.
Rural Volunteer Fire Assistance
NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation will administer the Volunteer
Fire Assistance matching grant program to assist rural fire companies in the purchase of
wildland fire suppression equipment and wildland fire suppression safety equipment. Grants
are based on federal guidelines and are for use in townships with populations under 10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Fire companies serving rural townships are eligible.
FUNDING: Approximately $340,000 will be awarded to approximately 300 fire companies
as matching grants.
DEADLINE:May 15, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Joseph Zeglen, NYS Department of Environmental Conservation,
Division of Forest Protection and Fire Management, 625 Broadway, 8th Floor, Albany, NY
12233-2560; telephone: (518) 402-8839.
On the Federal Level...
Challenge Grants Program
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces funding for its Challenge Grant
program. The program’s goal is to help institutions and organizations secure long-term
support for, and improvements in, their humanities programs and resources.
The program provides public and non-profit organizations, such as museums and libraries, funding
to improve their financial stability, through fundraising and/or endowment initiatives. Through
these awards, many are able to shift programs from dependence on term funding to more secure
support from endowments. Funding can be used to endow staff positions and improve financial support
through increased attendance, membership, and enrollment. Grants can also help support an
organization’s direct costs, including acquisitions, construction, and renovation.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and non-profit organizations are eligible.
FUNDING: Up to $1 million is available. Grants range from $20,000 to $500,000 each.
DEADLINE: May 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit www.neh.gov/ or contact the NEH Office of Challenge Grants,
telephone: (202) 606-8309; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
National Community Centers of Excellence in
Women’s Health (CCOE)
The Office of Women’s Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The National Community Centers of Excellence in Women’s Health (CCOE) announces funding to
assist underserved women. Projects must integrate comprehensive women’s health services delivery
with training, community-based research, public education, outreach, leadership development, and
technical assistance to enhance and improve health services for underserved women.
ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit and community-based organizations are eligible.
FUNDING: The maximum grant is $150,000.
DEADLINE:May 1, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.4women.gov/owh/ccoe/index.htm or contact Barbara
James, CCOE Program Director, Office of Women’s Health, Parklawn Building, Room 16A-55, 5600
Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD, 20857; e-mail email@example.com
Early Head Start Program
Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) is accepting applications to provide
child and family development services for low-income families with children under the age of
three and pregnant women.
Early Head Start programs provide early, continuous, intensive, and comprehensive child care
development and family support services on a year-round basis to low-income families.
The purpose of the Head Start program is to enhance children’s physical, social, emotional,
and intellectual development; to support parents’ efforts to fulfill their parental roles and
to help parents move to self-sufficiency.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private non-profit and for-profit entities.
FUNDING:$72 million is available.
DEADLINE:May 13, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Early Head Start Nationwide Competition, 1901 North
Fort Myer Drive, Suite 301, Arlington, Virginia 22209; Web site: www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb;
Transitional Living Program (TLP)
Department of Health and Human Services
The Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF) requests applications for the
Transitional Living Program (TLP) to assist runaway and homeless youth. The program seeks
to assist youths 16-21 to achieve self-sufficiency and avoid long-term dependency on social
TLP funds should be used to provide 1) safe, stable living conditions, 2) skills to enable
them to live independently, 3) education and counseling aimed at preventing, treating, and
reducing substance abuse, 4) access to mental and medical treatment, 5) services and referrals
to assist them in gaining employment, 6) services and referrals to assist them in gaining
access to a higher education and vocational training, 7) services to assist pregnant women and
parenting homeless youth to become skilled and self-sufficient.
ELIGIBILITY: State and local governments, Indian tribes, non-profit organizations,
faith-based groups, and community-based organizations are eligible.
FUNDING:$19 million for 100 grants.
DEADLINE: May 10, 2002.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit http://www.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/fysb or contact ACYF
Operations Center, telephone: (800) 351-2293.
Community Facilities Loan Program
U.S. Department of Agriculture
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, has announced its Communities Facilities
Loan Program to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas. The
loan program finances the following types of activities: Health Care – clinics, ambulatory care
centers, hospitals, and nursing homes; Telecommunications – medical and educational
telecommunications links; Public Safety – communication centers, police and fire stations, fire
trucks, rescue vehicles, and jails; Public Services – adult and child care centers, town halls,
courthouses, libraries, museums, schools, and fairgrounds.
Rural Development also guarantees loans made by a bank, savings and loan, insurance company,
Federal Land Bank, or other qualified lender against a certain percentage of loss under this
ELIGIBILITY: Rural towns of 20,000 people or less.
FUNDING: Funds are available.
DEADLINE: There is no deadline.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact any Rural Development Office listed in the telephone book under
the U.S. Department of Agriculture or Eileen McGrath at: (315) 477-6434.
Council on Opportunities for Professional
Excellence, Inc. (C.O.P.E.)
The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence, Inc. (C.O.P.E.) is holding a Grant
Training Seminar on April 22, 2002. The seminar will be held at the Holiday Inn – Wolf Road,
Albany, NY – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The program costs $145.00 per person or $125.00 per attendee
if 2 or more attend from the same organization.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: To register, call (845) 756-COPE (2673).
The Grantsmanship Center
The Grantsmanship Center is offering grant writing classes in Bath, May 13-17. The five-day
program is kept to a maximum of 27 participants and costs $775 per person.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Benita Nesbitt at: (607) 776-8634; or the Grantsmanship
Center at: (800) 421-9512.
Syracuse University is offering an "Introduction to Grant Writing" class May 17,
2002 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is geared toward persons working in research, education,
and community-based organizations. The cost is $159. The university is also offering a
six-session, online grant writing workshop May 20 – June 28, 2002. The cost is $189.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:To register, contact Peg at: (315) 443-3271.
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The Foundation Center Provides On-Line Services
The Foundation Center, an independent national service organization which disseminates
information on foundation grants, offers an on-line service through its Internet site. The
Foundation Center’s Electronic Reference Desk allows grant seekers to question an on-line
librarian. Grant seekers may also scan the Web site for information about upcoming grant
training seminars, funding trends, publications, and locations. The Foundation Center
maintains Cooperating Collections of grant resources, including a database of funding
organizations on CD-ROM, at libraries throughout the state.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Foundation Center at 79 Fifth Avenue, New York,
NY 10003; telephone (800) 424-9836/ (212) 620-4230.