Grants Action News Logo July 2001
Vol. 15, #7

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Hudson River Estuary Grant Program

  • Child Abduction Prevention Education Program

  • Mentoring and Professional Development Program for Folklife and Traditional Arts

  • Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program

  • North American Wetlands Conservation Act

  • Controlling Asthma in American Cities

  • Grants Action News by E-mail
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    Environmental Protection Fund and the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act ?2001 Application Cycle

    NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (NYSOPRHP)

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting applications in three program areas, as well as separate applications for acquisitions under any of the program areas. The funds are made available through the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and the 1996 Clean Water/Clean Air Bond Act (Bond Act).
    Parks - for projects to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures for park, recreation or conservation purposes, including such things as playgrounds, courts, rinks, bandshells, community gardens and facilities for swimming, boating, picnicking, hunting, fishing, camping or other recreational activities.
    Heritage Areas (HAS) - for projects to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures, identified in a management plan approved by the Commissioner in accordance with section 35.05 of the Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Law. To be eligible under this program, a project must fall within one of the New York State Designated Heritage Areas.
    Historic Preservation (HP) - for projects to improve, protect, preserve, rehabilitate or restore properties on the State or National Register for use by all segments of the population for park, recreation, conservation or preservation purposes, in accordance with the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards and Guidelines for Archeology and Historic Preservation. Note: Properties not currently listed but scheduled for presentation to the State Review Board by September 7, 2001 are eligible for funding. Any questions on a current or proposed listing on the State or National Register can be directed to (518) 237-8643.
    Acquisition - for the acquisition of a permanent easement in or fee title to lands, waters or structures for use by all segments of the population for park, recreation, conservation or preservation purposes, including open space or properties on the State or National Register or identified in a local heritage area management plan.
    ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and not-for-profit corporations with an ownership interest in the property may apply.
    FUNDING: Under EPF, there is a funding cap of $350,000, with a funding cap of $1 million for projects over $4 million. Under the Bond Act, there is a $500,000 funding cap, with a $1 million funding cap for projects over $4 million.
    DEADLINE: August 31, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Burns, Chief of Grants, NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Agency Building 1, 16th Floor, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238; telephone (518) 474-0427; fax (518) 486-7377. You may also contact your regional grant representative listed below.
    Allegany Region (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Chautauqua) George Wyman, Allegany State Park, RD 1, Salamanca, NY 14779; telephone (716) 354-9101; fax (716) 354-2255
    Niagara Region (Erie, Niagara) Pat McKeon, Niagara Reservation, Niagara Falls, NY 14303; telephone (716) 278-1761; fax (716) 278-1744
    Genesee Region (Orleans, Monroe, Genesee, Wyoming, Livingston) Leo Downey, Letchworth State Park, Castile, NY 14427; telephone (716) 493-3613; fax (716) 493-5272
    Finger Lakes Region (Wayne, Ontario, Yates, Steuben, Seneca, Cayuga, Schuyler, Tioga, Tompkins, Chemung) Jack Clancy, Taughannock Falls State Park, Box 1055, Trumansburg, NY 14886; telephone (607) 387-7041; fax (607) 387-3390
    Central Region (Oswego, Oneida*, Onondaga, Cortland, Chenango, Otsego, Madison, Broome, Herkimer*) Jean Egenhofer, Clark Reservation, Jamesville, NY 13078; telephone (315) 492-1756; fax (315) 492-3277
    Thousand Islands Region (Jefferson, Lewis*, St. Lawrence*, Franklin*, Clinton*) Jan Maas Keewaydin State Park, Alexandria Bay, NY 13607; telephone (315) 482-2593; fax (315) 482-9413
    Saratoga/Capital District Region (Fulton*, Montgomery, Saratoga*, Schoharie, Albany, Greene**, Warren*, Washington*, Rensselaer, Schenectady) Kathleen Damiani, Saratoga Spa State Park, 19 Roosevelt Drive, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-6214; telephone (518) 584-2000; fax (518) 584-5694 Palisades Interstate Park Commission (Palisades: Orange, Rockland, Sullivan**, Ulster**) and
    Taconic Region (Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Westchester) Ron Rader, Mills Mansion, Staatsburg, NY 12580; telephone (845) 889-4100; fax (845) 889-8321
    New York City Region (Bronx, New York, Kings, Queens, Richmond) Merrill Hesch, Mailing Address: NYS OPRHP, Grants Office, 163 W. 125th Street, 17th Floor, New York, NY 10029; telephone (212) 694-3720; fax (212) 694-3741
    Long Island Region (Nassau, Suffolk) Carolyn Casey, Belmont Lake State Park, PO Box 247, Babylon, NY 11702; telephone (631) 669-1000; fax (631) 669-4671.
    FOR PROJECTS WITHIN THE ADIRONDACK OR CATSKILL PARK: John Albert, Department of Environmental Conservation, Bureau of Preserve Protection and Management, 50 Wolf Road, Room 412, Albany, New York 12233-4255; telephone (518) 457-7433; fax (518) 457-8988 (Effective July 16, 2001: 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12233; telephone (518) 402-9401; fax (518) 402-9392)
    * Adirondack Park - including all of Essex and Hamilton Counties and parts of Clinton, Franklin, Fulton, Herkimer, Lewis, Oneida, St. Lawrence, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties ** Catskill Park - including parts of the following counties: Delaware, Greene, Sullivan and Ulster

    Hudson River Estuary Grant Program

    NYS Department of Environmental Conservation

    The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is accepting applications for the 2001 Hudson River Estuary Grant Program. Recipients will be expected to provide at least a 25 percent match to award grants.
    ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit corporations and municipalities, or a combination of both, located within the Hudson River Estuarine District are eligible. Municipalities include local public authorities, public benefit corporations, counties, cities, towns, villages, school districts, supervisory districts, district corporations, improvement districts within a county, town or village, and Indian nations or tribes.
    FUNDING: $1,125,000 is available.
    DEADLINE: August 31, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact John Albert, Grants Administrator, Department of Environmental Conservation, 50 Wolf Road, Albany, NY 12233-1080; telephone (518) 457-6558 or e-mail jwalbert@gw.dec.state.ny.us. After July 16, 2001, call (518) 402-9401.

    Child Abduction Prevention Education Program

    NYS Department of Education

    The New York State Department of Education is accepting applications for the Child Abduction Prevention Education Program. Funding is available to support the development, adoption, and implementation of a child abduction prevention education curriculum and training project for K-8 students, parents, teachers, other school staff and members of the community. It is intended that schools work with families and community organizations to design programs that support networks to keep children safe.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public school districts, community school districts, boards of cooperative educational services (BOCES), and consortia of these organizations are eligible.
    FUNDING: It is anticipated that $900,000 will be available for grants up to $25,000.
    DEADLINE: October 9, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Doris Hill-Wyley, NYS Department of Education, Office of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, Room 671 EBA, Albany, NY 12234; telephone (518) 474-5922.

    Mentoring and Professional Development Program for Folklife and Traditional Arts

    New York Folklore Society

    The New York Folklore Society, in partnership with the Folk Arts Program of the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) and the National Endowment for the Arts, offers technical assistance and professional growth services to the folk arts field through its Mentoring and Professional Development Program.
    Folklife and traditional arts programming requires knowledge and skills in many areas, including fieldwork, artist self-management, marketing and publicity, concert production, interpretation and presenting, editing, graphic design, exhibit design, documentation, archives, and organizational management. People involved in this work need to keep current with developments in the field.
    This program provides opportunities for organizations and individuals engaged in or planning folklife and traditional arts programs in New York State to work with a consultant who offers expertise in the needed area. In this way, professional staff, folk artists, and leaders of community-based cultural organizations gain knowledge and develop or improve skills that help them become more successful in their work.
    ELIGIBILITY: Individuals and organizations engaged in or planning folklife and traditional arts programs in New York State are eligible to apply. This includes, but is not limited to, folk artists, community organizations, folk cultural specialists, arts councils, museums, historical societies and public libraries. Highest priority will be given to consultancies that directly benefit 1) folk artists, or 2) community-based organizations in African-American, Asian, Latino, Native American, European ethnic, rural or other underserved communities of the state.
    FUNDING: Short-term consultancies ?up to $1,200; Quick response consultancies ?up to $800; Ongoing consultancies ?up to $1,800; Folk artist mentoring ?$30 per hour plus travel, and Professional development exchanges ?up to $250.
    DEADLINE: September 15, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Ellen McHale, Executive Director, or Dale Johnson, Director of Services, New York Folklore Society, P.O. Box 764, Schenectady, New York 12301; telephone (518) 346-7008; fax (518) 346-6617.
    ...On the Federal Level

    Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program

    U.S. Department of Labor

    The Departments of Labor (DOL), Justice (DOJ), and Health and Human Services (DHHS) are accepting applications for the 2001 Young Offender Initiative: Reentry Grant Program. Funding is available for demonstration grants to provide services aimed at youth who are or have been under criminal justice supervision or involved in gangs.
    The funding provides an opportunity for selected work force investment areas to address the needs of a special youth population ?young offenders, gang members, and at-risk youth ages 14 to 24. In addition, the models developed through this program will enhance public safety by assisting communities to develop and sustain an infrastructure to reintegrate offenders. These models will also allow DOL, DOJ, and DHHS to evaluate the program, identify effective practices, and disseminate these practices to other communities.
    ELIGIBILITY: Local Workforce Investment Boards (local boards), other political subdivisions of the state, and private entities are eligible. There are limitations on eligibility for local boards who have received previous awards.
    FUNDING: $11.5 million.
    DEADLINE: October 1, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: The full announcement is published on the Employment and Training Administration’s Web site at: http://www.doleta.gov and questions may be faxed to B. Jai Johnson at (202) 693-2879.

    North American Wetlands Conservation Act ?Small Grants

    U.S. Department of the Interior, Fish and Wildlife Service

    The United States Fish and Wildlife Service and the North American Wetlands conservation Council are accepting proposals that request matching funding for wetland and wetland-associated upland conservation projects under the Small Grants program. Projects must meet the purposes of the North American Wetlands Conservation Act of 1989 (NAWCA), as amended.
    The purpose of NAWCA is, through partnerships, to promote long-term conservation of North American Wetland ecosystems and the waterfowl and other migratory birds, fish and wildlife that depend upon such habitats. Principal conservation actions supported by NAWCA are acquisition, enhancement and restoration of wetlands and wetlands-associated uplands habitat.
    ELIGIBILITY: Priority will be given to projects from new grant applicants with new partners, where the project ensures long-term conservation benefits. Projects are likely to receive a greater level of attention if they are part of broader effort to bring or restore wetland or wetland-associated upland conservation values to a particular area or region.
    FUNDING: To be considered for funding, proposals must have a grant request no greater than $50,000. At least $1 million in total funding is anticipated for this program.
    DEADLINE: November 30, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Dr. Keith A. Morehouse, Small Grants Coordinator, or Office Secretary, Division of Bird Habitat Conservation; telephone (703) 358-1784; fax (713) 358-2282.

    Controlling Asthma in American Cities

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    The United States Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is accepting applications for the Controlling Asthma in American Cities Project (CAACP) . The purpose of CAACP is to utilize past successes and other innovative approaches to improve overall asthma management in order to decrease asthma-related morbidity among children (0-18 years) in a defined urban population with a large and unmet asthma control need. Research will not be funded through this program.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public and private non-profit organizations, or local chapters of national advocacy associations that deal primarily or largely with asthma are eligible. These include universities, hospitals, and city or county public health departments.
    FUNDING: Approximately $3 million is available to fund approximately four to six planning projects.
    DEADLINE: August 10, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: The full announcement can be found on the CDC Web site: http://www.cdc.gov ?click on “Funding?then “Grants and Cooperative Agreements.?To request an application kit or additional information, call (888) 472-6874. You will be asked to leave your name and address and will be instructed to identify the Program Announcement number of interest (#01117).

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