Grants Action News Logo June 2001
Vol. 15, #6

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

  • Safe and Drug Free Schools

  • Community Gun Violence Prosecution Program

  • Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Programs

  • Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program

  • Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness and Education Project

  • The Grantsmanship Center

  • Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)

  • Grants Management
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    Environmental Investment Program (EIP)

    NYS Department of Economic Development

    The New York State Department of Economic Development announces the availability of funding, through its Environmental Investment Program (EIP), for projects that will improve the productivity and competitiveness of New York State firms through enhanced environmental performance.

    Eligible projects include activities designed to reduce wastes or prevent pollution, at the source, or increase recycling capacity. Recycling includes reuse, remanufacturing and organics composting.

    Awards are made on a competitive basis for research activities that test, evaluate and/or demonstrate the technical and/or economic feasibility of technologies or practices that prevent pollution or that reuse or recycle solid or industrial wastes, for technical assistance activities that directly assist New York businesses in preventing pollution, or in reuse or recycling, and for capital financing activities that also assist New York businesses in reducing wastes or pollution prevention at the source, or in recycling.
    ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit organizations may submit applications for contracts to perform research, provide technical assistance or finance capital expenditures. Municipalities may submit applications for contracts to provide technical assistance or to finance capital expenditures. For-profit firms doing business in New York may submit applications for contracts to perform research. All projects must be completed by or on behalf of a New York business.
    FUNDING: It is anticipated that a minimum of $3 million will be made available. Costs eligible under a research contract include any expenses associated with the conduct of the test, evaluation, or demonstration. The Department will not pay for equipment purchases under a research contract. Research contractors will be required to provide at least 20 percent of the total project costs, and contracts will not exceed $200,000. Costs eligible under a technical assistance contract include project-related personnel costs, (e.g. salaries, fringe benefits), and non-personnel costs, (e.g. supplies, materials, travel, rent, utilities). Technical Assistance contractors will be required to provide, at a minimum, 50 percent of the total project costs, and the Department does not foresee contracts exceeding $75,000. For capital projects, the Department will pay for physical assets, real property improvements, infrastructure and professional services related directly to the project. Capital Projects contractors will be required to provide at least 50 percent of the total project costs, and the Department does not foresee contracts exceeding $500,000.
    DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a continuous basis for the 2001-2002 State Fiscal Year. Awards will be made approximately six times during the year.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: To obtain a copy of the program guide, contact Dorothy Diegel, Environmental Management Investment Group, at (518) 292-5340 or via e-mail at emig@empire.state.ny.us.

    online casino philippinesLow-Income Housing Tax Credit Program

    NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal

    The New York State Division of Housing and Community Renewal (DHCR) announces the availability of a state tax credit under the New York State Low-Income Housing Tax Credit Program (State Tax Credit) which is authorized under Article 2-A of the Public Housing Law. The State Tax Credit amount is based upon the actual cost of acquisition, rehabilitation and/or construction of rental properties for low-income households.
    ELIGIBILITY: Persons or firms that construct and/or rehabilitate rental housing that is reserved for households earning up to 90 percent of area median income may apply.
    FUNDING: Funds are based upon State Tax Credit availability.
    DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted continuously until further notice. Applicants should call Michael F. Sullivan at DHCR or visit the Web site before applying to check availability.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the DHCR Web site at: www.dhcr.state.ny.us. For an application, contact your nearest Regional Office listed below.

    Regional Offices: Capital District Regional Office, Frank McKay, Regional Director, Flanigan Square, Suite 1000, 547 River Street, Troy, NY 12180; telephone (518) 402-7377. Buffalo Regional Office, Thomas Van Nortwick, Regional Director, Statler Towers, 107 Delaware Avenue, Suite 600, Buffalo, NY 14202; telephone (716) 842-2244. New York City Regional Office, Ronald Agnese, Deputy Regional Director, 25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004; telephone (212) 480-7492. Syracuse Regional Office, Frank McKay, Regional Director, 800 South Wilbur Avenue, Syracuse, NY 13204; mailing address: P.O. Box 1127, Syracuse, NY 13201; telephone (315) 473-6930.

    ...On the Federal Level

    Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Program

    U.S. Department of Education

    The United States Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is accepting applications for the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities National Program. The purpose of the program is to fund the implementation and enhancement of comprehensive community-wide strategies for creating safe and drug free schools and promoting healthy childhood development.
    ELIGIBILITY: Local education agencies (LEAs) are eligible.
    FUNDING: Awards will range from up to $3 million for LEAs in urban areas; up to $2 million for LEAs in suburban areas; and up to $1 million for LEAs in rural areas. Approximately $31 million is available.
    DEADLINE: July 16, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the U.S. Department of Education's Web site at www.ed.gov/offices/OESE/SDFS or call them at (202) 260-3954.

    Community Gun Violence Prosecution Program

    U.S. Department of Justice

    The Bureau of Justice Assistance, United States Department of Justice is accepting applications for the Community Gun Violence Prosecution Program. The program will be administered completely online via the Internet. The goals of the program are to: 1) allocate resources directly to chief prosecutors across the country in order for them to assign assistant prosecutors who are dedicated to the prosecution of firearm-related violent crime; 2) to improve the long-term ability of prosecution agencies to more fully address the issue of firearm-related violent crime within their jurisdictions; and 3) to deter firearm-related violent crime through prosecution.
    ELIGIBILITY: State, county, city, and tribal public prosecutor offices, including state attorney general offices, which have responsibility for prosecuting matters involving "firearm-related crime" may apply.
    FUNDING: This program is intended to cover 80 percent of the salary and benefits costs of full-time prosecutors, up to a maximum of $40,000 per year per prosecutor, for three years. Applicants serving populations greater than 150,000 may request funding for up to four prosecutors. Applicants serving populations smaller than 150,000 may request funding for one or two prosecutors. Total 2001 funding is $75 million.
    DEADLINE: July 20, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the Office of Justice Programs Web site at: www.ojpusdoj.gov/BJA/html/fund1.html or call (202) 616-6500.

    Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Programs

    U.S. Department of Education

    The United States Department of Education is accepting applications for its Early Childhood Professional Development Programs. The purpose of the grant program is to provide replicable high-quality professional development programs to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in early childhood programs located in urban or rural high-poverty communities, and who serve primarily children from low-income families.

    These programs must primarily provide research-based training that will improve early childhood pedagogy and will further children’s language and literacy skills to prevent them from encountering reading difficulties when they enter school.
    ELIGIBILITY: One or more institutions of higher education, state agencies for higher education, local educational agencies, educational service agencies, state educational agencies, and other public and private agencies, organizations, and institutions such as child care consortiums, and Head Start programs are eligible.
    FUNDING: The estimated range of awards is $600,000 - $1,400,000.
    DEADLINE: June 25, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Doris F. Sligh, Compensatory Education Programs, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20202-6132; telephone (202) 260-0999 or e-mail Doris_Sligh@ed.gov

    Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program

    United States Department of Agriculture

    The United States Department of Agriculture, Office of Outreach announces the availability of grants for the Outreach and Assistance for Socially Disadvantaged Farmers and Ranchers Program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2001. Cooperative agreements will be awarded competitively to eligible organizations and institutions for a one-year project to conduct outreach and technical assistance to encourage and assist socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers to own and operate farms and ranches, and to provide information on application and bidding procedures, farm management, and other essential information to participate in agricultural programs.
    ELIGIBILITY: Proposals may be submitted by 1890 Land-Grant Colleges, Indian tribal community colleges and Alaska native cooperative colleges, Hispanic serving post-secondary educational institutions, and other post-secondary educational institutions with demonstrated experience in providing agricultural education or other agriculturally related services to socially disadvantaged family farmers and ranchers in their region. Community-based organizations that have demonstrated experience in providing agricultural education or other agriculturally related service to socially disadvantaged farmers and ranchers may also apply.
    FUNDING: The total funds available for this program are approximately $6 million.
    DEADLINE: June 29, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Director, USDA Office of Outreach, telephone (202) 720-6350; fax (202) 720-7489. Or contact Geraldine Herring, Special Outreach Program Coordinator, telephone (202) 720-1637; fax (202) 720-7489.

    Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Awareness and Education Project

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    The United States Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announces the availability of funding for the Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) Awareness and Education Project. The purpose of the program is to develop, implement, and evaluate materials to educate parents and professionals working in public health services, social service agencies, and school systems about FAS and how to secure access to appropriate diagnostic and treatment services for affected children and their families.
    ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by public and private non-profit organizations and by governments and their agencies: that is, universities, colleges, research institutions, hospitals, other public and private non-profit organizations, and state and local governments.
    FUNDING: Approximately $500,000 is available to fund approximately two to four awards.
    DEADLINE: June 29, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the CDC Web site at: http://www.cdc.gov and click on "Funding" then "Grants and Cooperative Agreements." To receive additional written information and to request an application kit, call (888) GRANTS4. You will be asked to leave your name and address and to indicate the announcement number (#01073).
     
    Grant Writing

    The Grantsmanship Center
    Buffalo

    The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to Buffalo, July 16-20, hosted by 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. 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.

    Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)
    Albany

    Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is offering a full-day grant writing seminar June 25, 2001 at the Holiday Inn on Wolf Road in Albany. The class costs $145 per person or $118 per person if two or more from the same organization attend.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (845) 756-COPE.

    Grants Management
    Kingston

    Hudson Valley Staff Limited (HVSL) and the Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence, Inc. (COPE) are offering a seminar on grants management on June 27, 2001 from 9 am to 11 am at the Ramada Inn in Kingston. There will be no charge for non-profit organizations.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact HVSL at (845) 876-1987 or contact COPE at (845) 756-COPE.


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