Vol. 18, #7
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
...On the State Level
New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute
The New York State Department of Health/AIDS Institute has announced the re-solicitation of state
funds for the provision of general legal services for persons living with HIV/AIDS (Component A),
and for the provision of training and technical assistance on legal issues for AIDS service providers
…On the Federal Level
Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS is authorized to enter into agreements to provide training and technical assistance to
volunteers who provide free tax counseling and assistance to elderly individuals in the preparation
of their Federal income tax returns. Grant funds are used to reimburse volunteers for out-of-pocket
expenses including transportation, meals, and other expenses incurred by them in providing tax
counseling assistance at locations convenient to the taxpayers.
...Foundations and Organizations
National Geographic Society Education Foundation
The Grosvenor Grant Program of the National Geographic Society Education Foundation supports
efforts to engage K-12 students and teachers in the exploration of geographic skills and perspectives
leading to an appreciation of the world, its peoples, and its resources. In 2004, the Grosvenor Grant
Program seeks proposals for programs that will raise the visibility of geography education by
demonstrating its vibrancy and relevance to students’ lives and the life of the community, state,
and region. Proposals are sought in the following categories: establishing geography's position
and importance in the K-12 curriculum; engaging K-12 students in real world geographic issues;
supporting innovation in professional development of K-12 geography educators; and supporting the
work of state geography alliances.
The WHO Foundation - Women Helping Others
Women Helping Others nationally supports grassroots charities serving the overlooked needs of
women and children. Specific projects and programs addressing health, education and social
service needs are their priority.
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
The Substance Abuse Policy Research Program is designed to encourage experts in public health,
law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology, and other
behavioral and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. Supported projects
are expected to increase understanding of public and private policy interventions to prevent, treat,
and reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs -- including the
advantages, disadvantages, and potential impact of these policies.
National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)
The NFWF is requesting proposals for projects that assist organizations to be effective
co-stewards of our nation's natural resources within the National Wildlife Refuge System.
This program provides competitive seed grants to creative and innovative proposals that
seek to increase the number and effectiveness of organizations interested in assisting the
refuge system nationwide.
The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI)
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: August 2-6, Deer Park (Suffolk County), hosted by USCT Institute of Suffolk County, United Way of Long Island and LITAC Nonprofit Solutions; and August 16-20, Rochester, hosted by Hillside Family of Agencies.
The class will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center (TGCI) and is 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: Deer Park, call Sherry Radowitz at (631) 940-3708; Rochester, call Eileen Sutton at (585) 256-7982.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center is holding a series of grantwriting related programs in New York City this summer. The schedule is as follows:
July 12-16: Summer Training Institute. Limited to 25 attendees, this program will give you a comprehensive understanding of the entire fundraising process, including proposal writing, proposal budgeting, developing a fundraising plan, funding research, and evaluating funding prospects.
July 19: Foundation Fundraising - An Introductory Course. Among other things, attendees will learn grantseeking terminology, the various types of grantmakers, how to use different resources, and how to get started writing grant proposals.
July 20: Proposal Writing Seminar. Attendees will receive information on techniques for writing proposals, how to fine-tune proposals to match a grantmaker's interest, and more.
July 21: Proposal Budgeting Workshop. Learn the role of a budget in a proposal, how to determine both direct and indirect expenses, how to present a budget, and more.
Program costs vary; for more information, visit www.fdncenter.org.