Grants Action News Logo November 2001
Vol. 15, #11

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund

  • Documentary Heritage Program

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  • Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials

  • Health Resources and Services Administration Availability of Funds Preview

  • National Boating Safety Activities

  • Relatives as Parents Program

  • Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)

  • Grants Action News by E-mail

  • ...and much more.
     
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    AmeriCorps* VISTA Program

    The Corporation for National and Community Service

    The Corporation for National and Community Service invites applications for new AmeriCorps* VISTA projects in New York State. The purpose of the program is to mobilize more Americans to help alleviate and eliminate poverty in our country.

    AmeriCorps* VISTA provides full-time, full-year members to eligible local organizations. Each project must focus on the mobilization of community resources, the transference of skills to community residents, and the expansion of the capacity of community-based and grassroots organizations to solve local problems.

    Programming should encourage permanent, long-term solutions to problems confronting low-income communities, rather than short-term approaches for handling emergency needs. Programming should fall within one of the following areas: Children and Youth; Welfare to Work; Financial Asset Development; or Seniors in Poverty.

    ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be public or non-profit organizations. They must have resources available to support AmeriCorps* VISTA members in the performance of their tasks; be able to mobilize community, public, and private resources; and have the capacity to build community partnerships and collaborative efforts in order to achieve project self-sufficiency. Projects should be designed to utilize at least five full-time VISTA members.
    FUNDING: In most cases, the Corporation covers the costs of childcare, health insurance and a living allowance for each VISTA member.
    DEADLINE: Applications should be received by one of the following deadlines to qualify for quarterly review: January 4, 2002; April 1, 2002 and July 1, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Cheryl A. Hurd, State Program Specialist, CNS New York State Office, Suite 900, Leo O’Brien Federal Building, 1 Clinton Square, Albany, NY 12207; telephone (518) 431-4149.

     
    Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund

    NYS Education Department

    The New York State Department of Education is accepting applications for grants from the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund to improve records management and archival administration in New York’s local governments. Grants are available for Inventory and Planning, Active Records, Inactive Records, Microfilm, Historical Records, and Educational Uses of Local Government Records projects.

    ELIGIBILITY: Local governments, including but not limited to Boards of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), cities, counties, fire districts, school districts, towns and villages are eligible.
    FUNDING: Three types of grants are available: Individual projects involving a single government may request up to $75,000; Cooperative projects involving two or more local governments acting on one activity may request up to $100,000; and Complex projects involving a single local government addressing extremely complex records management issues may request up to $125,000.
    DEADLINE: February 1, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New York State Archives, Training and Grants Support Services, Room 9A81 Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230; telephone (518) 474-6926 or e-mail archgrants@mail.nysed.gov
    Grant applications and reference materials are also available online at http://www.archives.nysed.gov

     
    Documentary Heritage Program

    NYS Education Department

    The New York State Education Department is accepting applications for the Documentary Heritage Program. All projects must focus on activities that document life in New York State. These include:

    • Projects to identify, survey and plan for the systematic collection of records relating to underdocumented subjects, institutions or activities, particularly mental health activities; environmental affairs; the Latino/a-Hispanic community; as well as New York’s changing industries and other population groups
    • Projects to arrange and describe historical records already in repositories
    • Projects to develop strategic plans for historical records repositories

    ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit archives, libraries, historical societies and similar institutions in New York State and consortia or cooperating groups of such agencies, historical service agencies, colleges and universities, professional associations or other non-profit institutions or systems which provide services to historical records programs are eligible.
    FUNDING: A total of $100,000 is available for grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.
    DEADLINE: March 1, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New York State Archives, Documentary Heritage Program, Room 9C71, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230; telephone (518) 474-6926. Grant application and reference materials are also available online at http://www.archives.nysed.gov

     
    Conservation and Preservation of Library Research Materials

    NYS Education Department

    The New York State Library is offering grants for projects that contribute to the preservation of significant research materials in libraries, archives, historical societies and other agencies in New York State, whether by conducting surveys, improving collection storage environments, reformatting or treating collections or other preservation activities described in the program guidelines.

    ELIGIBILITY: Non-profit archives, libraries, museums, historical societies and similar institutions in New York State and consortia or cooperating groups of such agencies, colleges and universities, professional associations or other non-profit institutions or systems which provide services to libraries are eligible.
    FUNDING: A total of $500,000 is available for grants ranging from $1,500 to $30,000.
    DEADLINE: Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m., December 7, 2001.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New York State Library, Conservation/Preservation Program, Room 10-C-47, Cultural Education Center, Albany, NY 12230; telephone (518) 486-1967; or e-mail bmastria@mail.nysed.gov

    ...On the Federal Level

    Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Availability of Funds Preview

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    The United States Department of Health and Human Resources announces the availability of funds in the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Preview. This edition is a comprehensive preview of Fiscal Year 2002 competitive grant programs, including: Health Professions Programs; Special Populations Programs; HIV/AIDS Programs; Maternal and Child Health Programs; Rural Health Policy Programs; and Primary Health Care Programs.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Individuals may obtain the HRSA Preview by calling the toll free number at (877) 477-2123. The preview may also be accessed on the HRSA’s Web site at http://www.hrsa.gov/grants.htm
     
    National Boating Safety Activities

    U.S. Department of Transportation ?Coast Guard

    The Coast Guard seeks applications for grants and cooperative agreements for projects promoting boating safety on a national level. Some projects of interest include: Develop and Conduct a National Annual Safe Boating Campaign; Develop and Conduct a National Recreational Boating Safety Outreach and Awareness Conference; State/Federal/Boating Organizations Cooperative Partnering Efforts; Voluntary Standards Development Support; Develop and Conduct Boating Accident Seminars; National Estimate of Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) Wear Rate; Uniform Implementation of National Boating Education Standards; Boating Accident Analysis; and Boating Risk Analysis Information System (BRAINS).

    ELIGIBILITY: National, non-profit, public service organizations are eligible.
    FUNDING: It is anticipated that $2,950,000 will be available.
    DEADLINE: January 11, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: To obtain an application, call the Coast Guard Infoline at (800) 368-5647. Information is also available at http://dms.dot.gov
    For questions related to the program, contact Mr. Albert Marmo or Ms. Vicki Hartberger, Office of Boating Safety, U.S. Coast Guard (G-OPB-1/Room 3100), 2100 Second Street, S.W., Washington, DC 20593-0001; telephone (202) 267-0950 or (202) 267-0974.
     
    ...Foundations

    Relatives as Parents Program

    The Brookdale Foundation Group

    The Brookdale Foundation Group announces the Relatives as Parents Program (RAPP) Local Seed Grant Initiative for the year 2002. RAPP is designed to encourage and promote the creation or expansion of services for grandparents and other relatives who have taken on the responsibility of surrogate parenting, when the biological parents are unwilling or unable to do so. The program is intended to:

    • Award seed grants to local agencies to provide support groups and at least two other supportive services to relative caregivers and their families
    • Encourage cooperation and collaboration among various service systems (such as child welfare, health care, aging, family services, and mental health)
    • Ensure the development, expansion and future continuity of local services
    • Create replicable models of service

    ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) entity or have equivalent tax-exempt status. Priority will be given to those agencies that have access to relative caregivers, provide supportive services, and demonstrate broad community involvement and support.
    FUNDING: Up to fifteen local agencies will receive a $10,000 grant over a two-year period, as well as training and technical assistance. Matching support in cash or in kind will be required.
    DEADLINE: January 31, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Copies of the guidelines and application form may be downloaded from the Foundation’s Web site: www.ewol.com/Brookdale. Requests for packets, written on agency letterhead, may also be submitted to: The Relatives as Parents Program, The Brookdale Foundation Group, 126 East 56th Street, New York, NY 10022-3668 (No faxes or phone calls please).
     
    ...Grant Writing

    The Grantsmanship Center

    Binghamton & New York City

    The Grantsmanship Center is offering grantwriting classes in New York: November 26-30, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension in Binghamton and January 28 - February 1, hosted by Cicatelli Associates in New York City. The five-day program is kept to a maximum of 26 participants and costs $675 per person.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: For Binghamton, call Vicki Giarratano at (607) 772-8956, x140. For New York City, call Banghee Chi at (212) 594-7741. Or contact The Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512.

    Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE)

    Kingston

    The Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence (COPE) is offering a one-day grantwriting seminar November 29, 2001 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Ramada Inn in Kingston, New York. The registration fee is $145 per person or $125 per person if two or more from the same organization register. The manual is included in the fee.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call (845) 756-2673.

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