Grants Action News Logo May 2001
Vol. 15, #5

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Environmental Protection Funding

  • COPS in Schools

  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program

  • Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) Program

  • Community Facilities Loan Program

  • Fire/Rescue Ambulance Loan Program

  • The Grantsmanship Center

  • Grants Action News by E-mail

  • Programs Aiding New York’s Local Governments
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    Industrial Process and Productivity Improvement Grants

    NYS Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) announces the availability of funding for projects that develop, demonstrate, showcase, or commercialize technologies that improve the energy efficiency and productivity of industrial processes. NYSERDA invites proposals involving: engineering or proof-of-concept studies of innovative technologies; development or demonstration of technologies, products, or components manufactured in New York State; demonstration of feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and replicability of innovative, improved, or underutilized process modifications at New York State sites; and technology transfer, product/process showcase, or commercialization.
    ELIGIBILITY: All proposed projects must provide energy, environmental, or economic benefits to at least one New York State industrial facility. Demonstration projects must be located in New York State and must provide an energy benefit to the site.
    FUNDING: $2.5 million is available. Maximum funding levels by project area are: engineering or proof-of-concept studies of innovative technologies - $75,000; development or demonstration of technologies, products, or components manufactured in New York State - $250,000; demonstration of feasibility, cost-effectiveness, and replicability of innovative, improved, or underutilized process modifications at New York State sites - $250,000; and technology transfer, product/process showcase, or commercialization - $50,000.
    DEADLINE: June 20, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact NYSERDA at (518) 862-1090 or via e-mail. For technical questions, contact: Miriam Pye, ext. 3370; mep@nyserda.org; Ed Kear, ext. 3269, ebk@nyserda.org; Jessica Zweig, ext. 3346, jlz@nyserda.org; or Amy Poole, ext. 3245, abp@nyserda.org. For contractual questions, contact Gina Wilder, ext. 3232, gmw@nyserda.org

     
    Environmental Protection: Industrial Pollution Prevention, Waste Treatment, and Environmental Products

    NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

    The New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) seeks proposals to support feasibility studies and the development, demonstration, marketing and commercialization of energy-efficient technologies in the areas of:
    Pollution Prevention ?methods, products, technologies to reduce, reuse, and recycle industrial wastes at the point of generation. Strategies may include, but are not limited to: process changes, separations, feedstock substitutions, product modifications and reformulations, and recovering and treating process wastes for reuse on-site or by another company.

    Waste Treatment ?treating or pretreating waste at the facility where it is generated. Treatment projects will only be considered in cases where the proposer demonstrates that pollution prevention (reduction, recovery, and reuse) options have been evaluated. Pretreatment must result in waste that can be discharged into a sewer system without affecting downstream sewage treatment processes. Municipal water and wastewater treatment plant demonstrations will not be funded under this program.
    Environmental Products ?developing environmental technology projects for potable and process water treatment, industrial wastewater treatment, municipal wastewater treatment, solid and hazardous waste management, sludge and process residuals management, combustion efficiency improvements for solid waste or sludge incineration, air pollution control and instrumentation, sensors, and pollution monitoring devices.
    ELIGIBILITY: All proposals must have substantial New York State impact and produce significant economic benefits, such as processing or manufacturing at a site or sites in New York State. Contractors must be a New York State private business enterprise. Demonstration sites must be in New York State.
    FUNDING: On most projects, NYSERDA will contribute up to a maximum of 50% of total project costs or $250,000. If a proposer’s facility (or a majority of facilities) or demonstration site is located in a New York State Empire Development Zone (EDZ), NYSERDA will contribute up to a maximum of 60% of total costs or $250,000.
    DEADLINE: Proposals must be received at NYSERDA by 3:00 pm on June 6, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact one of the following individuals by e-mail, or by calling (518) 862-1090: Adele Ferranti, ext. 3206, Senior Project Manager, Pollution Prevention, af1@nyserda.org or Barry Liebowitz, ext. 3248, Project Manager, Waste and Env. Products, bnl@nyserda.org.

    ...On the Federal Level

    COPS in Schools Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Justice

    The United States Department of Justice is accepting applications for its Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) in Schools Grant Program. The program is designed to help law enforcement agencies fund the hiring of community policing officers to work in schools. It builds an incentive for law enforcement agencies to build working relationships with schools and use community policing to combat school violence.
    ELIGIBILITY: Local law enforcement agencies are eligible.
    FUNDING: COPS in Schools will award grants to provide for a designated portion of the salary and benefits of each new officer hired over the three year grant period. The maximum award per officer is $125,000 with any remainder to be paid with state or local funds.
    DEADLINE: June 15, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the Department of Justice Response Center at (800) 421-6770 or visit their Web site at www.usdoj.gov

     
    online casino philippinesDrug-Free Communities Support Program

    Office of National Drug Control Policy/U.S. Department of Justice

    The Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) and the United States Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) are accepting applications for the 2001 Drug-Free Communities Support Program to reduce substance abuse among youth and, over time, among adults. Programs must address the factors in a community that serve to increase or decrease the risk of substance abuse and establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, including federal, state, local and tribal governments and private non-profit agencies to support community coalition efforts to prevent and reduce substance abuse among youth.
    ELIGIBILITY: Community coalitions whose members have worked together on substance abuse reduction initiatives for a period of not less than six months are eligible to apply.
    FUNDING: Approximately 144 grants of up to $100,000 will be made.
    DEADLINE: June 25, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: The application is available from the Juvenile Justice Clearinghouse at (800) 638-8736 or the ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse at (800) 666-3332. The application package is available at OJJDP’s Web site: http://www.ojjdp.ncjrs.org (click on “Grants & Funding? and ONDCP’s Web site at http://www.whitehousedrugpolicy.gov/prevent/drugfree.html

     
    Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) Program

    U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)

    The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is accepting applications for the Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC) Program. The main purpose of this program is to assist in establishing or carrying out outreach and applied research activities addressing the problems of urban areas. HUD also looks to the program to encourage structural change, both within an institution of higher education and in the way the institution relates to its neighbors. Funding under this program is used to establish and operate local Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC). The five key concepts that a COPC program should include are:
    1)  Outreach, technical assistance, and applied research should be provided to neighborhoods and neighborhood-based organizations based on what the residents decide is needed, rather than what the institution concludes is appropriate for the neighborhood;
    2)  Community-based organizations and residents should be empowered by the project and be partners throughout the life of the project and beyond;
    3)  Applied research should be related to the outreach activities and be used to influence activities within the grant period or shortly after it ends. HUD will not fund research without practical application;
    4)  The assistance provided should be primarily by faculty, students, or to a limited extent, by neighborhood residents or community-based organizations funded by the institution;
    5)  Programs should be part of the institution’s broader effort to meet its urban mission, and be supported by its senior officials.
    HUD will award two kinds of grants this year ?New Grants to applicants who have never received a COPC grant before and New Directions Grants to fund previous COPC recipients to undertake new directions in their activities.
    ELIGIBILITY: Accredited public and private non-profit
    institutions of higher education granting two- and four-year degrees are eligible.
    FUNDING: Up to $6.4 million is available to fund approximately 16 New Grants and up to $1.2 million is available to fund approximately eight New Directions Grants.
    DEADLINE: June 1, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call the HUD SuperNOFA Information Center at (800) HUD-8929. When requesting an application kit, refer to COPC and provide your name, address (including zip code), and telephone number (including area code). The application may also be downloaded from http://www.hud.gov

     
    Community Facilities Loan Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    The United States Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, has announced its Community Facilities Loan program to assist in the development of essential community facilities in rural areas. A Community Facilities Loan would be approved to finance the following type of activities: Health Care ?clinics, ambulatory care centers, hospitals, and nursing homes; Telecommunications ?medical and educational telecommunication links; Public Safety ?communication centers, police and fire stations, fire trucks, rescue vehicles, and jails; Public Services ?adult and child care centers, town halls, courthouses, libraries, museums, schools and fairgrounds.
    Rural Development also guarantees loans made by a bank, savings and loan, insurance company, Federal Land Bank, or other qualified lender against a certain percentage of loss under this program.
    ELIGIBILITY: Rural towns of 20,000 people or less are eligible.
    FUNDING: Funds are available as loans.
    DEADLINE: There is no deadline.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact any Rural Development Office listed in the telephone book under the U.S. Department of Agriculture or contact Eileen McGrath at (315) 477-6434.

     
    Fire/Rescue Ambulance Loan Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, has announced the Federal Fire/Rescue Ambulance Loan Program. This program makes loans available to replace existing facilities, equipment, and vehicles that provide service to rural areas of 20,000 or less. Rural Development can finance ambulances and some rescue vehicles at a 4.5% rate of interest. Other firefighting vehicles and equipment can be financed at a slightly higher rate of interest depending on the median income of the service area. Rural Development has a "fast track" system to speed up the application process.
    ELIGIBILITY: Rural towns of 20,000 people or less are eligible.
    FUNDING: Funds are available as loans.
    DEADLINE: There is no deadline.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact any Rural Development Office listed in the telephone book under the U.S. Department of Agriculture or contact Eileen McGrath at (315) 477-6434.

     
    Grant Writing

    The Grantsmanship Center
    Buffalo

    The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to Buffalo, July 16-20, hosted by the Diocese of Buffalo & Junior League of Buffalo. The five-day program is geared towards individuals in the nonprofit community and government agencies. The class is kept at a maximum of 26 participants. The cost of the program is $675 ($625 for each additional registrant from the same agency).
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jeane Hawthorne at (716) 847-8372. Or to register, contact The Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512. You might also want to check out The Center’s library of federal grant proposals on CD-ROM—which lets you download the text of top ranked proposals for dozens of major programs. More information is at the Web site: http://www.tgci.com

     
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    Programs Aiding New York’s Local Governments

    The Catalog of State and Federal Programs Aiding New York’s Local Governments is now available on the New York State Assembly Web site: www.assembly.state.ny.us/Reports/Local/1999/ The catalog, which is published by the New York State Legislative Commission on State-Local Relations, contains information on hundreds of funding programs available to local governments and agencies.


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