Vol. 25, #7
NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER
Historic preservation funding for park and recreational facilities
Financing for the new construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing
Independent humanities research fellowships
Funding to advance youth oriented programs
Opportunities to promote music education and songwriting
Physical therapy research grants
Grant writing classes
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 Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
The NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (OPRHP) is
accepting grant applications for the Park Development and Planning Program,
Historic Preservation and Planning Program, and Heritage Areas System Development
and Planning Program. Funding will improve, protect, rehabilitate or restore lands,
waters or structures for parks, structures in approved management plans for Heritage
Areas, and properties listed on the State or National Registry of Historic Places.
Municipalities, State agencies, public benefit corporations, public authorities,
and not-for-profit corporations with an ownership interest in the property.
Funding: Between $12,000 and $400,000. If funds are used
as a matching grant, assistance toward the cost of projects shall not exceed
50% of the approved project cost.
Deadline: September 1, 2011.
Contact: Melinda Scott
Chief of Grants, Bureau of Grants Management
Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation
The Governor Nelson A. Rockefeller Empire State Plaza
Agency Building 1, 16th Floor
Albany, NY 12238
New York State Homes & Community Renewal
The NYS Homes & Community Renewal is accepting grant applications
for its Homes for Working Families Program. Funding will provide gap financing
through low interest loans for capital costs, related acquisition, and soft costs
associated with the new construction or rehabilitation of affordable housing.
Priority will be given to applications that leverage other sources of capital subsidy
and advance one of the State’s housing goals including: affordable housing
preservation, transit oriented development, supportive housing, and housing
Eligibility: Projects must meet the statutory provisions
of the Low Income Housing Trust Fund Program. Funds may only be used
to assist the development of residential units affordable to households with
incomes 60% or less of Area Median Income. More than 50% of total project
cost must be financed by tax-exempt bonds.
Funding: The maximum award per project is $2,500,000,
with an award of $45,000 per unit for New York City, Nassau, Suffolk,
Westchester and Rockland Counties and $35,000 per unit for the rest of the
Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.
Vice President, Office of Finance and Development
New York State Homes & Community Renewal
641 Lexington Ave
New York, NY 10022
On the federal level...
National Endowment for the Humanities
The National Endowment for the Humanities is providing grants for fellowship
programs to support advanced study and research in the humanities. Fellowship
programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries,
and museums in the United States, American overseas research centers and American
organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures. Individuals
who are interested in fellowships must apply directly to institutions that run their own
Eligibility: Any United States non-profit institution with IRS
501(c)(3) tax-exempt status, state and local government agencies, and federally
recognized Native American tribal governments. In addition, the institution must
be financed, governed, and administered independently of higher education
institutions and have established and maintained fellowship programs with their
own or other funding
Funding: Awards are generally made to support fellowships
for three years. The grants support two types of substantial expenses:
fellowship stipends ($4,200/month) and costs for selecting fellows (up to $9,000
per year for travel, accommodations and honoraria for members of an external
selection committee). A grantee institution may supplement the stipends of
National Endowment for the Humanities fellows from its own funds.
Deadline: August 17, 2011.
National Endowment for the Humanities
Division of Research Programs
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 45.161
On the private level...
MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation
The MAXIMUS Charitable Foundation is committed to creating opportunities for young
people through youth-oriented programs. The foundation will award cash grants to eligible
organizations and charities that help disadvantaged individuals achieve self-sufficiency
and personal growth.
Eligibility: Documented 501(c)(3) organizations that are committed
to creating opportunities for young people through youth-oriented programs. Audited
financial statements are required. Grants are not generally awarded to individuals;
advertising, ticket events, or dinner programs; political causes or candidates;
endowments or capital campaigns.
Funding: Grant amounts range from $1,000 to $5,000.
Deadline: August 31, 2011
The ASCAP Foundation is dedicated to supporting American music creators and
encouraging their growth through music education and talent development programs.
The foundation is accepting letters of intent from non-profit organizations that promote
songwriting workshops, scholarships, and music education programs. Applicants will
hear within one month of receipt of their letter of intent whether or not their organization
will be invited to submit a grant application.
Eligibility: Non-profit organizations classified as 501(c)(3) that
are involved with music programs.
Funding: Grants are made on an annual one-time basis. Average
grant is between $1,500 and $3,000.
Deadline: Letter of intent due August 1, 2011. Grant application
due October 1, 2011.
Foundation for Physical Therapy
The Foundation for Physical Therapy funds research that supports the development
of evidence-based physical therapist practice, enhances the quality of physical
therapist services for patients and clients, and increases the number of physical
therapist researchers. The Foundation’s Magistro Family Foundation Endowment
Fund will award research grants for projects that develop innovative physical therapist
interventions or evaluate the effectiveness of existing interventions. Preferred consideration
will be given to studies that examine both the therapeutic effectiveness and cost
effectiveness of interventions.
Eligibility: Physical therapists or physical therapist assistants
who have had some previous research experience and have completed graduate,
post-graduate, or post-professional work, but have not yet been awarded a federal
R01 grant; physical therapists or physical therapist assistants beginning in a new
field of research or making strategic changes in research direction within an existing
line of research. Projects to be completed in fulfillment of requirements for an academic
degree are not eligible.
Funding: $40,000 awarded for one or two years.
Deadline: August 17, 2011
Contact: Foundation for Physical Therapy
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in
New York City during August 2011:
Grantseeking Basics: August 11, 31
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: August 3
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.
Introduction to Finding Funders: August 11, 24, 31
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: August 16
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.
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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