New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver
FUNDING: $2 million.
DEADLINE: May 7, 2002.
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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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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