Grants Action News Logo March 2002
Vol. 16, #3

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and AquariumsProgram

  • Math and Physical Science Internships in Public Science Education

  • Drug-Free Communities Support Program

  • Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities and Training

  • Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks Development

  • Community Facility Loans: Federal Fire/Rescue Ambulance Program

  • Save Americaís Treasures, Historic Preservation Fund

  • Community-Based Habitat Restoration Projects

  • Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

  • The Grantsmanship Center

  • Grants Action News by e-mail

  • ...and much more.
     
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    Preserve New York Grants

    Preservation League of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts

    The Preservation League of New York and the New York State Council on the Arts announce funding for the Preserve New York program.
    The program supports efforts to plan for the preservation, restoration, and rehabilitation of historic buildings and landscapes throughout the state. Three types of projects are available: 1) historic structures reports; 2) historic landscape reports; and 3) cultural resource surveys. ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and non-profit organizations with 501 (c)(3) status are eligible.
    FUNDING: $92,450 is available for grants ?ranging from $3,000 to $15,000.
    DEADLINE: May 6, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Call Tania G. Werbizky, Director, Technical and Grants Programs, at (607) 272-6510.

     
    Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums Program (ZBGA)

    NYS Office of Parks, Recreation & Historic Preservation

    The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation is seeking applications for its Zoos, Botanical Gardens, and Aquariums Program (ZBGA). The program provides the stimulus to develop educational, cultural, and recreational programs interpreting our natural heritage as well as support for the permanent collections of eligible institutions.
    ELIGIBILITY:Public or non-profit organizations which own, house, or care for living or systemically organized collections of objects of natural origin and which primarily provide such services to the general public on a regular and predictable basis are eligible.
    FUNDING: To be determined.
    DEADLINE: May 15, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Kevin Burns, Chief, Bureau of Grants Management, Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, Empire State Plaza, Agency Building 1, 16th Floor, Albany, NY 12238; telephone: (518) 474-0427; fax: (518) 486-7377.

     

    On the Federal Level...

    Math and Physical Science Internships in Public Science Education (MPS-IPSE)

    National Science Foundation

    The National Science Foundation is inviting applications for the Math and Physical Science Internships in Public Science Education (MPS-IPSE) project.

    The program will allow undergraduate and graduate students and K-12 teachers to work in conjunction with mathematics and physical science (MPS) researchers and professionals at science centers and museums on public education programs.

    The goal of the program is to bring current science research results from MPS disciplines to the public by promoting partnerships between the MPS research community and specialists in public science education.

    ELIGIBILITY: Two- and four-year degree granting higher education institutions, science centers, museums, and MPS-funded centers, facilities, and institutes are eligible. Proposals must show evidence of partnerships between academic institutions and science centers or museums.
    FUNDING: $2 million.
    DEADLINE: May 7, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Visit the National Science Foundationís Web site at www.nsf.gov or contact Dr. Henry Blount, Head, MPS/Office of Multidisciplinary Activities; telephone: (703) 292-8803; e-mail: hblount@nsf.gov

    Drug-Free Communities Support Program

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)

    The Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) announces funding under the Drug-Free Communities Support Program. The programís goal is to reduce substance abuse among youth and over time, among adults and establish and strengthen collaboration among communities.

    The programís objectives include: 1) serving as a catalyst for increased participation and collaboration among all sectors of the community; 2) enhancing community efforts to promote and deliver effective substance abuse strategies among multiple sectors of the community; 3) assessing the effectiveness of community substance abuse initiatives directed towards youth; and 4) providing information about effective substance abuse initiatives for youth that can be replicated in other communities.
    ELIGIBILITY: A coalition must be a non-profit, charitable, or educational organization, a unit of local government, or part of, or affiliated with, an eligible organization or entity. A coalition must represent the targeted community and include representation from several groups.
    FUNDING:Approximately 70 grants of up to $100,000.
    DEADLINE: April 24, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact James M. Simonson, Program Manager, Northeast/East Region, at (202) 353-9313; e-mail: simonson@ojp.usdoj.gov or Lauren Ziegler, Program Coordinator, at (202) 616-8988; e-mail: zieglerl@ojp.usdoj.gov or visit: http://ojjdp.ncjrs.org

     
    Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities, and Training

    National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD)

    The National Institutes for Health, National Center on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) announces a new program, Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research on Health Disparities, and Training (Project EXPORT).

    The program is intended to promote minority health research and ultimately eliminate health disparities.

    The objectives of Project EXPORT include: 1) promotion of the conduct of minority health and/or other health disparity research; 2) building research capacity for health disparities research in minority serving and other designated institutions; and 3) promotion of the participation of health disparity groups in biomedical and behavioral research and prevention and intervention activities.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public and private institutions in partnership with for-profit and non-profit organizations, state and local governments, and faith-based organizations are eligible.
    FUNDING: It is anticipated that approximately $4 million will be available to fund 10-12 grants.
    DEADLINE: April 24, 2002 ?letters of intent; May 24, 2002 ? applications.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Jean Flagg-Newton at (301) 402-1366; fax: (301) 480-4049; e-mail: flaggnej@od.nih.gov; or visit: http://ncmhd.nih.gov

     
    Primary Care Practice-Based Research Networks Development

    Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

    The National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) announces the availability of developmental/exploratory grants to assist new or established primary care practice-based research networks (PBRNs).

    The program seeks to enhance the ability of PBRNs to conduct research and transition findings into practice. Potential uses include: 1) planning and design of information technology to collect/aggregate research data; 2) expanding the numbers or types of clinicians or practices enrolled in the network; and 3) increasing the range of research expertise available to the network.
    ELIGIBILITY:Non-profit organizations linked to primary care practice-based research networks are eligible.
    FUNDING: $2 million is expected: 25-30 awards for infrastructure/development, not to exceed $50,000; and 5-7 awards for pilot projects for feasibility testing ?up to $100,000.
    DEADLINE: April 14, 2002 ?letters of intent; May 14, 2002 ?applications.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: David Lanier; telephone: (301) 594-1489; fax: (301) 594-3721; e-mail: dlanier@ahrq.gov; Web site: http://grants.nih.gov

     
    Community Facility Loans: Federal Fire/Rescue Ambulance Program

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    The 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 people 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 developed a "fast track" system to speed up the application process.
    ELIGIBILITY: Rural towns of up to 20,000 people.
    FUNDING: Funds are available.
    DEADLINE: There is no deadline.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact Eileen McGrath at (315) 477-6434 or any Rural Development Office listed in the telephone book under the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

     
    Save Americaís Treasures, Historic Preservation Fund

    National Park Service & National Endowment for the Arts

    The National Park Service, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts, is seeking applications for the Save Americaís Treasures program.

    Grants are available for preservation and/or conservation of the nationís cultural heritage. The grants will focus on the preservation of: 1) intellectual and cultural artifacts ?including collections, documents, monuments, artifacts, and works of art; and 2) historic structures and sites ?including historic districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects.
    ELIGIBILITY: Federal agencies, non-profit organizations, state, local, and tribal governments are eligible.
    FUNDING: Collections projects: minimum grant $50,000; Historic property projects: minimum grant $250,000; the maximum grant request for all projects is $1 million.
    DEADLINE: April 5, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the National Park Service; telephone: (202) 343-9570; e-mail: treasures@nps.gov; Web site: www2.cr.nps.gov/treasures or the National Endowment for the Arts; telephone: (202) 682-5489; e-mail: mclaughm@arts.endow.gov or jeffersk@arts.endow.gov

     
    Community-Based Habitat Restoration Projects

    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

    The U.S. Department of Commerce is inviting the public to submit proposals for funding to implement grass-roots habitat restoration projects that will benefit living marine resources, including anadromous fish, under the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Community Based-Restoration Program (CRP).

    Projects funded through the CRP will be expected to have strong on-the-ground habitat restoration components that provide educational and social benefits for people and their communities in addition to long-term ecological habitat improvements for NOAA trust resources.

    NOAA trust resources are living marine resources that include commercial and recreational fishery resources (marine fish and shellfish and their habitats); anadromous species (fish, such as salmon and striped bass that spawn in freshwater and then migrate to the sea); endangered and threatened marine species and their habitats; marine mammals, turtles, and their habitats; marshes, mangroves, seagrass beds, coral reefs, and other coastal habitats; and resources associated with National Marine Sanctuaries and National Estuarine Research Reserves.
    ELIGIBILITY:Institutions of higher education, hospitals, other non-profits, commercial organizations, organizations under the jurisdiction of foreign governments, international organizations, state, local, and Indian tribal governments are eligible.
    FUNDING: $2 million.
    DEADLINE: April 15, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Robin J. Bruckner or Alison Ward at (301) 713-0174; e-mail: Robin.Bruckner@noaa.gov or Alison.Ward@noaa.gov

     
    Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Programs

    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announces funding for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs. These programs both seek to increase the participation of small businesses in Federal Research/Research and Development (R/R&D). The National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration are currently accepting applications.
    ELIGIBILITY: See Web site for more details.
    FUNDING: Differs by agency.
    DEADLINE: The National Institutes of Health: April 1, August 1, and December 1, 2002; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: August 1, 2002; and the Food and Drug Administration: April 1, August 1, and December 1, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Visit http://grants.nih.gov/grants/funding/sbir.htm

    Grant Writing

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    Buffalo, New York City, & Bath

    The Grantsmanship Center is offering grant writing classes in Buffalo: March 18-22, hosted by the American Red Cross; in New York City: April 8-12, hosted by Cicatelli Associates; and in Bath: May 13-17. The five-day program is kept to a maximum of 27 participants and costs $775 per person.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: For Buffalo, call Michele Barnes at (716) 878-2373. For New York City, call Banghee Chi at (212) 594-7741 and for Bath, call Benita Nesbitt at (607) 776-8634. Or contact The Grantsmanship Center at (800) 421-9512 or visit http://www.tgci.com.

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