Grants Action News Logo December 2001
Vol. 15, #12

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Mentoring and Professional Development Program for Folklife and the Traditional Arts

  • Low-Income Housing Credit Program

  • Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE)

  • New York State HOME Program

  • Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF)

  • Grants and Low-Interest Loans for Downtown Manhattan Small Businesses

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  • The Grantsmanship Center

  • Syracuse University

  • ...and much more.
     
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    Certified Local Governments (CLG) Subgrants for Historic Preservation

    NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is accepting applications for subgrants for projects that address the goals of identifying, evaluating, nominating and protecting a community’s cultural resources.

    Project categories identified as priorities are: training for municipal officials, public education programs, surveys and designations undertaken as part of a comprehensive plan, correction of deficiencies in Certified Local Government (CLG) performance, and demonstration projects on critical issues.

    ELIGIBILITY: CLG subgrants can be awarded only to local governments that have enacted historic preservation legislation, established qualified commissions to administer the regulations, and executed formal agreements to participate in the CLG program.
    FUNDING: Approximately $110,000 of federal historic preservation funding will be available for subgrants of between $5,000 and $15,000. Payment is made only on a reimbursement basis.
    DEADLINE: January 11, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Burns, Chief of Grants, NYSOPRHP Grants Management Bureau, Agency Building 1, Empire State Plaza, Albany, NY 12238; telephone (518) 474-0427.

     
    Mentoring and Professional Development Program for Folklife and the 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 hour plus travel; and Professional development exchanges ?up to $250.
    DEADLINE: February 1, 2002.
    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.

     
    Low-Income Housing 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 tax credit under the Low-Income Housing Credit Program (Credit) which is authorized under Section 42 of the Internal Revenue Code. The 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 low-income households may apply.
    FUNDING: The maximum annual credit dollar amount that may be requested is $1.8 million per project.
    DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. March 25, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: 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, Deborah Boatright, Regional Director, 25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004; telephone (212) 480-7644. 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.

     
    Residential Emergency Services to Offer (Home) Repairs to the Elderly (RESTORE)

    NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation

    RESTORE funds may be used to pay for the cost of emergency repairs to eliminate hazardous conditions in homes owned by the elderly when the homeowners cannot afford to make the repairs in a timely fashion.

    To be eligible for assistance, homeowners must be 60 years of age or older with an income that does not exceed 80 percent of the area median income.

    Work undertaken cannot exceed $5,000 per building. Funds must be used for low-income elderly owner-occupied households in one- to four- unit owner occupied dwellings. The program permits not-for-profit corporations to use up to 7.5 percent of the award to cover administrative costs. Municipalities can use up to 5 percent for administrative costs.

    ELIGIBILITY: Not-for-profit corporations and municipalities are eligible.
    FUNDING: $400,000 is available statewide.
    DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. February 11, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: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, Deborah Boatright, Regional Director, 25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004; telephone (212) 480-7644. 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.

     
    online casino philippinesNew York State HOME Program

    NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation

    The HOME Program funds a variety of activities through partnerships with counties, towns, cities, villages, private developers, and community-based non-profit housing organizations. The program provides funds to acquire, rehabilitate, or construct housing, or to provide assistance to low-income home-buyers and renters.

    HOME Program funds may only be used to assist households with incomes at or below 80 percent of area median income. Rental projects must primarily serve households with income at or below 60 percent of area median income. Assisted rental units must remain affordable for a period of between five and 20 years, depending on the initial amount of subsidy provided for the project.

    HOME Program funds may be used to pay for acquisition, rehabilitation, construction, and certain related soft costs. Funds may also be used for relocation costs, tenant-based rental assistance, down-payment and closing costs, and some administration and planning costs. Funds may only be used with respect to residential housing.

    ELIGIBILITY: Any private for-profit or not-for-profit entity that can demonstrate the capacity to develop and operate a qualifying project is eligible to apply. Units of general local government that have not been designated by HUD as participating jurisdictions and not-for-profit corporations that meet certain administrative tests may also apply as local program administrators. Jurisdictions that receive HOME Program funding directly from the federal government may not apply for New York State HOME Program funds.
    FUNDING: Approximately $32 million. Seed money loans of up to $45,000 per project are also available and may be requested at any time.
    DEADLINE: Applications for locally administered programs must be received by 5:00 p.m. February 11, 2002 and site-specific project funding must be received by 5:00 p.m. March 25, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: 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, Deborah Boatwright, Regional Director, 25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004; telephone (212) 480-7644. 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.

     
    Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF)

    NYS Housing Trust Fund Corporation

    The Low-Income Housing Trust Fund Program (HTF) was established to help meet the critical need for decent, affordable housing for people of low-income. Specifically, HTF provides funding to construct low-income housing, to rehabilitate vacant or under-utilized residential property, or to convert vacant non-residential property to residential use for occupancy by low-income homesteaders, tenants, tenant-cooperators or condominium owners. HTF can also provide seed money to eligible non-profit applicants who need financial assistance in developing a full HTF application.

    ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be not-for-profit corporations or charitable organizations or their wholly-owned subsidiaries; housing development fund companies; municipalities; counties; housing authorities; private developers who limit their profits or rate of return of investors; or partnerships in which the non-profit partner has at least a 50 percent controlling interest. Low-income persons may not be direct recipients of payments, grants or loans from the corporation, but may receive such funds from another eligible applicant. Non-profits, charitable organizations, and housing development fund companies must have been in existence for at least one year prior to application and have as one of their primary purposes the improvement or provision of housing for low-income persons.
    FUNDING: Approximately $29 million. Seed money loans of up to $45,000 per project are available and may be requested at any time.
    DEADLINE: 5:00 p.m. March 25, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: 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, Deborah Boatright, Regional Director, 25 Beaver Street, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10004; telephone (212) 480-7644. 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.

     
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    Alliance for Downtown New York, Seedco & Asian Americans for Equality

    Alliance for Downtown New York, Seedco, and Asian Americans for Equality have introduced a program for disbursing grants to assist small business owners.

    Three kinds of services are available: 1) grants and loans for working capital or to bridge the gap before receipt of funding from other services; 2) employment retention/wage subsidies to continue to meet payroll and keep workers working ( up to 50 percent of employee wages may be subsidized) and 3) business support services.

    ELIGIBILITY: Eligible businesses are retailers or manufacturers who are located in lower Manhattan (on or below Canal); have 50 or fewer employees; and can demonstrate that they were adversely impacted by the September 11, 2001 attack. Businesses requesting financial assistance must be able to show financial viability prior to September 11, 2001 and financial viability and the ability to sustain renewed business operations.
    FUNDING: Grants up to $25,000 and subsidies and loans of up to $100,000 are available. The loans have interest rates between one percent and three percent.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Call Alliance for Downtown at (212) 835-2771 or SeedCo at (212) 473-0255.
     
    ...Grant Writing

    The Grantsmanship Center

    Binghamton & New York City

    The Grantsmanship Center is offering grantwriting classes in New York: January 28 - February 1, 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.

    Syracuse University

    Syracuse University is offering an "Introduction to Grant Writing" class March 22, 2002, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The class is geared toward persons working in research, education and community-based organizations. The cost is $159.

    The university is also offering a six-session, online grant writing workshop February 25 ?April 5, 2002. The cost is $189.

    FOR MORE INFORMATION: To register, contact Peg at (315) 443-3271.

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