Grants Action News Logo August 2002
Vol. 16, #8

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Experimental Pre-Kindergarten Program

  • Child Abduction Prevention Education Grants

  • Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grants

  • Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program ?Emissions Testing

  • Public Program Grants For Libraries and Museums

  • Substance Abuse Targeted Capacity Expansion Program

  • Community Participation in Environmental Cleanups

  • Local Flexibility Demonstration Program

  • The Grantsmanship Center

  • Grants Action News by e-mail

  • The Foundation Center Provides On-Line Services

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    Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Funding

    New York State Education Department

    The purpose of Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities funding is to develop, expand, and improve local drug and violence prevention programs in elementary and secondary schools in New York State. This funding will support the existing statewide regional programs of training, technical assistance and coordination.
    ELIGIBILITY:Public school districts, Boards of Cooperative Educational Services, and non-profit organizations.
    FUNDING: Approximately $400,000 will be available for the 2002-2003 school year.
    DEADLINE:August 31, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the New York State Education Department, Comprehensive Health and Pupil Services, Room 318-M EB, Albany, NY 12234 or call Arlene Sheffield at (518) 486-6090.

     
    Experimental Pre-Kindergarten Program

    New York State Education Department

    The New York State Education Department is offering grants for public school districts currently operating Experimental Pre-Kindergarten Programs to continue in the 2002-03 school year.
    ELIGIBILITY:Public school districts currently operating an experimental pre-kindergarten program.
    FUNDING: $50.2 million.
    DEADLINE: August 23, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact Patricia Chmielewski at (518) 474-5807.

     
    Child Abduction Prevention Education Grants

    New York State Education Department

    The New York State Education Department has competitive grant applications for funds to assist public school districts to develop or adopt a curriculum and training program designed for K-8 grade students, parents, teachers and support staff to aid in the prevention of child abduction.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public school districts and BOCES.
    FUNDING:$900,000 total funding.
    DEADLINE:September 27, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Doris Hill-Wyley at (518) 474-5922.

     
    Universal Pre-Kindergarten Grants

    New York State Education Department

    The New York State Education Department has grants for eligible public school districts to operate pre-kindergarten programs.
    ELIGIBILITY: Public school districts that operated universal pre-kindergarten programs in 2001-02 and public school districts with funds in reserve.
    FUNDING: $204.5 million.
    DEADLINE:August 23, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact the Child, Family and Community Services Team (518) 474-5807.

     
    Heavy Duty Inspection and Maintenance Program ?Emissions Testing

    Environmental Facilities Corporation

    The New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation (EFC) will provide funding to owners of eligible businesses and municipalities that purchase new emissions testing equipment capable of testing diesel engine emissions.
    ELIGIBILITY:Owners of public heavy duty inspection and maintenance stations, other service stations providing emissions tests to the public, and municipalities that purchase new emissions testing equipment capable of testing diesel engine emissions.
    FUNDING: $1,000 for each eligible smokemeter purchased by eligible downstate businesses; $2,000 for each eligible smokemeter purchased by municipalities and eligible upstate businesses. There is a maximum of five state assistance payments per applicant.
    DEADLINE: December 31, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Application form and further information can be obtained by contacting the Environmental Facilities Corporation, Financial Assistance to Business Program, Laurie A. Allen, Program Manager, 625 Broadway, Albany, New York 12207-2997; (800) 200-2200; fax (518) 486-9248.

    On the Federal Level...

    Public Program Grants For Libraries and Museums

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

    The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) announces public program grants for libraries, museums and special projects. These grants allow institutions to provide the public with opportunities to explore the humanities through activities such as exhibitions, reading and film discussion series, catalogs, lectures, symposia and Web sites. Planning Grants support the development of the project and Implementation Grants support the realization of the project.
    Public Program grants support projects that: convey significant humanities ideas to the public, use formats and programs creatively to engage audiences and have regional or national impact, through extending their geographic reach, involving new audiences, or serving as models.
    ELIGIBILITY:Any U.S. nonprofit, IRS tax-exempt organization is eligible to apply. State and local government agencies are also eligible. Individuals must have an institutional affiliation.
    FUNDING:$40,000 for Planning Grants; $300,000 for Implementation Grants.
    DEADLINE: September 16, 2002 for Planning Grants for projects to begin no earlier than April 2003; February 3, 2003 for Implementation Grants for projects to begin no earlier than September 2003.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Contact the staff of the National Endowment for the Humanities?Division of Public Programs at (202) 606-8267 or via e-mail at publicpgms@neh.gov

     
    Substance Abuse Targeted Capacity Expansion Program

    Department of Health and Human Services

    The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) of the Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of FY 2003 funds for grants to expand substance abuse treatment capacity in targeted areas of need. The Targeted Capacity Expansion (TCE) program is designed to address gaps in treatment capacity by supporting rapid and strategic responses to demands for alcohol and drug treatment services and/or innovative solutions to unmet needs in communities with serious, emerging substance abuse problems.
    ELIGIBILITY: Available only to local governments (cities, towns, counties, and their respective departments and political subdivisions, such as a Department of Health and Human Services); Tribes, Tribal governments, or other federally recognized tribal authorities and organizations.
    FUNDING: $28 million in FY 2003 funds.
    DEADLINE: September 10, 2002 and January 10 and September 10 thereafter.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Application kits may be obtained from the National Clearinghouse for Alcohol and Drug Information (NCADI), P.O. Box 2345, Rockville, MD 20847-2345; telephone (800) 729-6686. The PHS 5161-1 application form and the full text of the activity are also available electronically via SAMHSA’s World Wide Web home page: http://www.samhsa.gov

     
    Community Participation in Environmental Cleanups

    Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announces funding to conduct research to stimulate advances in the science of risk communication so that more effective methods, tools and models can be used to empower communities to participate more effectively in environmental cleanups, especially the cleanup of contaminated sediment sites. Possible projects under this solicitation might include one or more of the following topics: tools to measure community preferences, tools to summarize complex data, methods to extract and utilize community-based knowledge, methods to assess impacts on societal/cultural practices, outreach tools for large geographic sites, and methods to evaluate the effectiveness of community involvement programs.
    ELIGIBILITY:Universities and non-profit organizations are eligible.
    FUNDING: $100,000 to $500,000 total over a period of one to three years is available.
    DEADLINE: September 19, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:Visit the NCEA Web site http://www.epa.gov/ncea/. Contact David Kelley, U.S. EPA, Mail Code 8623D, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20460; preferably by e-mail kelley.dave@epa.gov; phone (202) 564- 3263; or fax (202) 564-2268.

     
    Local Flexibility Demonstration Program

    Department of Education

    The Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is establishing a Local Flexibility Demonstration Program to provide local educational agencies (LEAs) an opportunity to enter into local flexibility demonstration agreements. LEAs will have the flexibility to consolidate certain Federal formula grant funds in order to assist them in meeting the state’s definition of adequate yearly progress and the LEA’s specific measurable goals for improving student achievement and narrowing achievement gaps.
    ELIGIBILITY: LEAs in certain states, including New York, that receive formal grant funds from their state educational agency under the Federal programs subject to consolidation may seek Local-Flex authority. There will be no more than three LEAs from any one state.
    DEADLINE: September 17, 2002.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact Ms. Milagros Lanauze at (202) 401-0039 or via the Internet at LocalFlex@ed.gov

     
    Grant Writing

    The Grantsmanship Center

    Stony Brook

    The Grantsmanship Center is offering a grant writing class in Stony Brook, September 9-13, hosted by Stony Brook University. The five-day program is kept to a maximum of 27 participants and costs $775 per person, which includes one-year enrollment in the TGCI Membership Program.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: For information, call Stephanie Tarantino at Stony Brook at (631) 632-4733.

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    The Foundation Center Provides On-Line Services

    The Foundation Center, an independent national service organization which disseminates information on foundation grants, offers an on-line service through its Internet site. The Foundation Center’s Electronic Reference Desk allows grant seekers to question an on-line librarian. Grant seekers may also scan the Web site for information about upcoming grant training seminars, funding trends, publications, and locations. The Foundation Center maintains Cooperating Collections of grant resources, including a database of funding organizations on CD-ROM, at libraries throughout the state.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Foundation Center at 79 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003; or call: (800) 424-9836 / (212) 620-4230.


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