March 2011
Vol. 25, #3
Information
on available
state, federal
and private
grants


NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER


Look
inside for:

  • Grants to support projects that use Smart Growth Principles for the Adirondack Park
  • Grants to develop educational, cultural and recreational programs interpreting our natural heritage
  • Grants to support postdoctoral associates in chemistry
  • Grants to encourage collaboration between alcohol researchers in the extramural community and those within the NIAAA
  • Grants to help teens excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop life and leadership skills
  • Grants to support community programs that benefit children and families
  • Grant writing

Questions?

Contact:
Naomi Miller
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248
grants@assembly.state.ny.us

On the state level...

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for projects that implement Smart Growth Principles as they apply within the special conditions of the Adirondack Park. Projects eligible for funding must be located within the geographic boundaries of the Adirondack Park. Categories may include: local, which involves one municipal government. Applicants may request grant funding up to the maximum amount of $40,000; regional, which involves three or more municipalities in a similar geographic region of the Adirondack Park. Applicants may request grant funding up to the maximum amount of $80,000; and park-wide, which involves multiple municipalities and have a park-wide scope. Applicants may request grant funding up to the maximum amount of $190,000. This grant program will give special consideration to strategic planning projects for economic development and job creation. Applicants must choose one of three eligible project categories, which are: village, hamlet, and town center revitalization; sustainable economic development; and cultural, environmental and natural Adirondack resources.

  • Eligibility: Municipalities located wholly or partially within the geographic boundaries of the Adirondack Park.

  • Funding: A total of $500,000 is available.

  • Deadline: Friday, March 18, 2011.

  • Contact: Dylan Walrath
    NYS Department of Environmental Conservation
    Division of Lands and Forests
    625 Broadway
    Albany, NY 12233
    518-402-9405
    dfwalrat@gw.dec.state.ny.us
    www.dec.ny.gov/lands/50029.html


New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting applications for its Zoos, Botanical Gardens and Aquariums (ZBGA) program. Applications are available for organizations that are not currently receiving funding under the ZBGA program. The ZBGA program, which is funded through annual appropriations from the state Environmental Protection Fund, provides the stimulus to develop educational, cultural and recreational programs interpreting our natural heritage, as well as support for the permanent collections of eligible institutions throughout the state of New York. ZBGA grants provide eligible local governments and non-profit organizations timely and stable annual funding for operation costs and program support. Applicants will be evaluated based on the administrative and fiscal strength of the organization, the quality and care of its collections and its level of service to the public.


On the federal level...

National Science Foundation

The National Science Foundation is accepting applications for the American Competitiveness in Chemistry-Fellowship program. The program supports postdoctoral associates in chemistry and seeks to: build ties between academic, industrial, national laboratory, and/or the National Science Foundation Chemistry Division-funded center researchers; and involve beginning scientists in efforts to broaden participation in chemistry. Fellows will pursue research with industrial, national laboratory, and/or Chemistry Division-funded center partners that will enrich their in-house research program. In addition, fellows will develop and implement their own plans for broadening participation in the chemical sciences. Successful applicants must propose a well-integrated, synergistic research plan with their chosen affiliate, as well as an effective outreach plan that will broaden participation by underrepresented groups in chemistry. The research must be in a thematic area that is supported by the National Science Foundation Division of Chemistry. The program will support fellows for two years of postgraduate study.


National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health, through its National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), is accepting applications for projects that encourage collaboration between alcohol researchers in the extramural community and those within the NIAAA intramural research program. Projects should bring experts from the two groups together as a functioning collaborative unit and address key alcohol-based research questions that they would not otherwise be able to address working separately. The goal of the research proposed by the collaborating investigators should address questions that advance the alcohol-research field with respect to issues surrounding alcohol-use disorders, including dependence and the effects of alcohol on health. Because the nature and the scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, itís anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the quality, duration and costs of the applications received.


On the private level...

The Best Buy Childrenís Foundation

The Best Buy Childrenís Foundation strengthens communities through national and local grant-making programs. With @15, the foundationís philanthropic focus, its goal is to empower teens to thrive by helping them excel in school, engage in their communities, and develop life and leadership skills.


The BJís Charitable Foundation

The BJís Charitable Foundation is committed to creating a positive, long-lasting impact on communities that have a BJís Wholesale Club. The mission of the foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families. BJís Charitable Foundation contributes the bulk of its funding to organizations that provide services (in the form of hunger prevention, self-sufficiency, health care and education) to those in need. All organizations are asked to visit its website, www.bjs.com/charity, as a first step in the application process.


Grant writing

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in New York City during April 2011:

Grantseeking Basics: April 8, 13, 28
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: April 2, 6
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.

Introduction to Finding Funders: April 8, 28
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.

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 www.foundationcenter.org.


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