Vol. 25, #1
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Grants to help construct and/or rehabilitate rental housing for
Grants to help provide environmental, economic and social benefits
to New York State communities
Grants to help support research and education on manufacturing
at the nanoscale level
Grants to help prevent, treat and manage chronic kidney disease
Grants to help support family and adult literacy
Grants to help support innovative projects in the areas of health,
education, human services and community affairs
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Albany, NY 12248
On the state level...
New York State Homes and Community Renewal
The New York State Homes and Community Renewal (HCR) announces the availability
of a tax credit under the New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program
(SLIHC), which is authorized under Article 2-A of the Public Housing Law.
Eligibility: People and firms that construct and/or
rehabilitate rental housing for low-income households.
Funding: A total of $4 million is available. Individual awards
are not to exceed $750,000 (with a maximum award amount of $20,000 per
residential housing unit)
Deadline: For applicants seeking SLIHC in conjunction with
other HCR financing made available pursuant to a Request for Proposals
(available at http://nysdhcr.gov/Funding/ UnifiedFundingMaterials/ 2011/UF2011_RFP_101110.pdf),
the Unified Funding 2011 Capital Applications for early-round projects must be completed and
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting grant applications for urban
and community forestry projects that provide environmental, economic and social benefits
to New York State urban communities. Projects include tree inventories; management plans;
tree planting; and maintenance and green infrastructure projects, such as storm-water
management projects, green roofs or rain gardens. In addition, $1,000 Quick Start Arbor
Day grants are available – with no match requirement – to help communities support the
beginnings of a tree program by having an Arbor Day celebration. In selecting sites,
appropriate consideration should be given to underserved communities, as well as targeting
areas of environmental concern. Applicants are encouraged to form regional partnerships.
Proposals that help implement watershed protection will also be considered.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations; municipal governments;
public-benefit corporations; public authorities; school districts.
Funding: The funding for this grant has been reduced.
Applicants will be placed on a waiting list to receive funding. Contact the
Department of Environmental Conservation for more information.
Deadline: Contact the Department of Environmental
Conservation for more information.
The Department of Environmental Conservation
Albany, NY 12233
On the federal level...
National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation is accepting applications, through its NanoManufacturing
(NM) program, for projects that support research and education on manufacturing at the
nanoscale – and the transfer of research results in nanoscience and nanotechnology – to
industrial applications. The NM program emphasizes a systems approach to the scale-up of
nanotechnology for high-rate production, reliability, robustness, yield, cost, and promotes
integration of nanostructures to functional micro devices and meso/macroscale systems.
Special emphases are on environmental, health and societal aspects of nanotechnology and
Eligibility: Contact the National Science Foundation
for more information.
Funding: Individual grants of approximately $300,000 are available.
Deadline: Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2011.
Funding Opportunity Number: PD-10-1788.
National Institutes of Health
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for projects that test
the effectiveness of interventions for the prevention, treatment and management
of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Projects must have a high likelihood of being
widely adopted and sustained in a wide range of health care settings, including
individuals and communities at highest risk. The approaches to be tested must
be based on interventions previously demonstrated to be efficacious in randomized
clinical trials and widely accepted throughout the CKD community. The proposed
research must target CKD and/or its complications.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations
other than small businesses; small businesses; federally recognized Native
American tribal governments; Native American tribal organizations; state,
county, city or township, and special district governments; state, public
and private institutions of higher education.
Funding: A total of $1.4 million is available.
Deadline: Monday, Feb. 28, 2011.
Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DK-10-011.
Contact: Andrew Narva, M.D.
National Kidney Disease Education Program
6707 Democracy Blvd, Room 644
Bethesda, MD 20892
On the private level...
The Wish You Well Foundation
The Wish You Well Foundation is committed to supporting family and adult literacy
in the United States by fostering and promoting the development and expansion of
new and existing literacy and educational programs.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations.
Funding: Contact The Wish You Well
Foundation for figures.
Deadline: Contact The Wish You Well Foundation
for more information.
The RGK Foundation
The RGK Foundation is committed to supporting innovative projects in the areas of health,
education, human services and community affairs. The foundation strives to advance
knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations.
Funding: Visit The RGK Foundation website for
a listing of grants by year.
Deadline: Letters of Inquiry are accepted on an
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during February 2011:
Grantseeking Basics: Feb. 2, 10, 22
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: Feb. 9
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.
Introduction to Finding Funders: Feb. 2, 25
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 grantmaking institutions.
How to Approach a Foundation: Feb. 25
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
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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