August 2010
Vol. 24, #8
on available
state, federal
and private


inside for:


Naomi Miller
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services

The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services is accepting applications for local emergency response entities that provide Targeted Technical Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) related services. This grant focuses on technical rescue and USAR related services involving structural collapse, trench, confined space, swift water and/or rope rescues in an all-hazards environment. The three primary objectives of this grant are: advancing Targeted Technical Rescue and USAR capabilities; developing regional response capabilities; and increasing the resource typing of technical rescue and USAR resources in New York State.
  • Eligibility: Municipalities.
  • Funding: A total of $150,000 is available.
  • Deadline: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2010.

  • Contact:
    NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
    1220 Washington Ave.
    State Office Building Campus, Bldg. 7A
    Albany, NY 12242
New York State Department of Health

The Department of Health is providing financial assistance for programs that transition young adults with sickle cell disease and other hemoglobinopathies (subsequently referred to as sickle cell disease) to adult medical care on a regional or targeted-area basis. This program is limited to teams that include both pediatric and adult-care physicians defined as hematologists, and other physicians who have documented interest and expertise in caring for patients with sickle cell disease. In addition, physicians must be affiliated with New York State Public Health Law non-profit Article 28 Hospitals or Diagnostic and Treatment Centers or other New York State non-profit organizations exempt from taxation pursuant to section 501(c)(3) of Title 26 of the United States Code.
  • Eligibility: Pediatric and adult-care physicians.
  • Funding: A total of $226,000 is available.
  • Deadline: Monday, Aug. 16, 2010.
  • Contact: Katharine B. Harris
    NYS Department of Health
    Wadsworth Center, Room E-297
    Empire State Plaza
    P.O. Box 509
    Albany, NY 12201

On the federal level...

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is accepting applications for projects that will advance research on women and sex/gender differences in drug/alcohol abuse and dependence. Funding for this grant opportunity will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant award mechanism and runs in parallel with two other grant opportunities of identical scientific scope, which are PA-07-329 and PA-07-331. These grant opportunities solicit applications under the Small Research Grant and Exploratory/Developmental award mechanisms, respectively. Research on drug and alcohol abuse/dependence is addressed separately in this Funding Opportunity Announcement under Research Objectives. The grant mechanism supports different types of projects, such as pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

United States Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), through its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is accepting applications that propose to do research in black carbon (BC), related co-pollutants, other short-lived climate forcers (SLCF), and their effects on climate change and air quality. The EPA is interested in research that investigates the emission sources, the global-to-local scale emissions inventory, and the modeling of tools to assess BC, related co-pollutants and other SLCF in a climate and air-quality context. Applications may also evaluate the impact of long-range transport of BC, related co-pollutants and SLCF, or develop and assess metrics for comparing the impacts of BC, related co-pollutants and SLCF simultaneously in a climate and air-quality context on the time scale of a decade to a century. In addition to regular awards, this solicitation includes the opportunity for early-career projects. For more information on what is required and details on how to apply, visit the EPA’s website, listed under eligibility and contact, and read through the solicitation.

The Appalachian Regional Commission

The Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) is a federal-state partnership that works to promote sustainable community and economic development in Appalachia. The commission has released a Request for Proposals to develop community infrastructures that build local demand – and grow markets for – clean energy enterprises. The ARC will fund two complementary activities, which are developing community energy plans, and implementing energy-efficient or renewable-energy projects in target communities. Only parts of New York State are eligible. Therefore, visit the ARC’s website before sending an application.

  • Eligibility: Non-profit organizations; local governments; economic development organizations; local and regional development districts; regional commissions; state governments; public and non-profit educational institutions.
  • Funding: Individual awards are not to exceed $75,000.
  • Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010.
  • Contact: The Appalachian Regional

On the private level...

The Gannett Foundation

The Gannett Foundation, a corporate foundation sponsored by the Gannett Company Inc., serves local organizations in communities where Gannett Company Inc. has a local daily newspaper or television station. The foundation was established to help improve the quality of life for people by addressing the most pressing social and civic issues facing Gannett communities. Grants focus on projects that help advance education, neighborhood improvement, economic development, youth development, community problem-solving, assistance for disadvantaged people, environmental conservation, and cultural enrichment. Only parts of New York State are eligible. Therefore, visit The Gannett Foundation’s website and contact list before sending an application.

  • Eligibility: Non-profit organizations.
  • Funding: Grant amounts typically range from $1,000 to $5,000.
  • Deadline: Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010.
  • Contact:
    The Gannett Foundation

Grant writing

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes during September 2010:

Grantseeking Basics: Sept. 2, 8, 21
Attendees will learn how the center’s resources can 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.

Proposal Writing Basics: Sept. 1
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.

Introduction to the Foundation Directory Online: Sept. 2, 8, 21
This class provides a hands-on introduction to the center’s comprehensive online subscription database.

How to Approach a Foundation: Sept. 15
Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential donors, plan calls and meetings, and build partnerships with sponsors. This class is intended for fundraisers who have some experience but are not experts.

In addition:

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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