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Vol. 17, #1

 
 
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

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  • Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund

  • Consultation Grants for Museums, Libraries, and Special Projects

  • Challenge Grants: Special Initiative for Local History

  • Substance Abuse Policy Research

  • Circle of Friends ?Women Unite to Be Smoke Free

  • Preserve New York

  • Grant Writing

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    Documentary Heritage Program

    New York State Education Department

    The New York State Education Department, State Archives, has announced the availability of funding through the Documentary Heritage Program. This program provides funding for projects that focus on activities that document life in New York State. Projects can 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 and Hispanic community; as well as New York’s changing industries and other population groups. Projects can also arrange and describe historical records already in repositories and develop strategic plans for historical records repositories.
    ELIGIBILITY: Not-for-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 not-for-profit institutions or systems that provide services to historical records programs.
    FUNDING: A total of $100,000 is available with grants ranging from $1,000 to $25,000.
    DEADLINE: March 3, 2003.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION:For eligibility criteria, additional information, or to request a copy of the grant application and reference materials, potential applicants should contact the New York State Archives, Documentary Heritage Program, Room 9C71, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York 12230; phone (518) 474-6929. Grant application and reference materials are also available from gbartows@mail.nysed.gov or online at http//www.archives.nysed.gov.

     
    Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund

    New York State Education Department

    The New York State Education Department, State Archives, has announced the availability of grants from the Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund to improve records management and archival administration in New York State’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, cities, counties, fire districts, school districts, towns and villages.
    FUNDING: Up to $50,000 for individual projects involving a single government; up to $75,000 for cooperative projects involving two or more local governments acting on one activity; up to $100,000 for complex projects involving a single local government addressing extremely complex records management issues.
    DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted postmarked no later than February 3, 2003.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: For eligibility criteria, additional information or to request grant application and reference materials, local governments should contact the New York State Archives, Grants Administration and Program Support Unit, Room 9A81, Cultural Education Center, Albany, New York 12230; phone: (518) 474-6926; e-mail: archgrants@mail.nysed.gov. Grant application and reference materials are also available online at http://www.archives.nysed.gov.

    ...On the Federal Level

    Consultation Grants for Museums, Libraries, and Special Projects

    National Endowment for the Humanities

    Consultation grants are designed to help museums, libraries, historical organizations, and community organizations develop a new project or chart a new interpretive direction for an institution. By using a consultation grant, institutions can confer with a team of advisors to help identify key humanities themes and questions that will guide the early stages of a project’s development.
    Consultation grants can be used for bringing in outside consultants, travelling to relevant collections or sites to learn from model projects and consult with advisors, identifying key advisors and other organizations that could collaborate on the project, covering reasonable costs associated with consultation activities and developing a preliminary plan for the format and design of a project.
    Support is available for projects in the following three program categories ? Libraries and Archives, Projects in Museums and Historical Organizations, and Special Projects. Projects should convey significant humanities ideas to the public, use formats and programs creatively to engage audiences, examine topics and ideas in a regional or national context, and extend their impact by reaching beyond a local level, involving new audiences, or serving as models.
    ELIGIBILITY: Any nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status from the IRS. State and local governmental agencies are also eligible.
    FUNDING: Grants of up to $10,000 are made for a period of 6 to 12 months.
    DEADLINE: April 7, 2003 for projects beginning in September 2003.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Complete details on the Consultation Grants program can be found at www.neh.fed.us/grants/guidelines/public-consult.html. Printed application materials are also available by calling (202) 606-8446, by sending an e-mail to info@neh.gov, or by writing to NEH, Office of Public Affairs, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20506. Questions about Consultation Grants can be answered by the staff of NEH’s Division of Public Programs at (202) 606-8267 and publicpgms@neh.gov.

     
    Challenge Grants: Special Initiative for Local History

    National Endowment for the Humanities

    NEH Special Initiative for Local History grants help institutions strengthen their ability to sustain long-term humanities programs in local history. These awards afford recipients that ability to transform their humanities capacity and secure permanent support from an endowment to 1) build opportunities for research, education, and public programs in local history, especially in communities underserved by humanities activities; 2) establish long-term partnerships among educational and cultural organizations in a community; and 3) broaden the base of financial support for long-term programming.
    ELIGIBILITY: Historical societies and historic sites, museums, public libraries, and other nonprofit entities including colleges, community colleges, and universities.
    FUNDING: Requested grant amount should be appropriate to the humanities needs and the fund-raising capacity of the institution. The federal portion of NEH local history initiative grants can range from $10,000 to $100,000. One dollar of non-federal donations must be raised to match each federal dollar offered.
    DEADLINE: February 3, 2003 for programs beginning in September 2003, and May 1, 2003 for programs beginning in January 2004. Applicants may apply either at the February 3 or May 1 deadline, but not both.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Complete details on the Challenge Grants: Special Initiative for Local History and application material can be found at www.neh.fed.us/grants/guidelines/localhistory.html. Application materials can also be obtained by calling (202) 606-8446, sending an e-mail to info@neh.gov, or by writing NEH, Office of Public Affairs, 1100 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. 20506. Questions about Challenge Grants: Special Initiative for Local History can be answered by the staff of NEH’s Office of Challenge Grants at (202) 606-8309 and challenge@neh.gov.

    ...Foundations and Organizations

    online casino philippinesSubstance Abuse Policy Research

    Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

    The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, America’s largest philanthropy devoted exclusively to health and health care, invites applications for the eighth round of funding of its Substance Abuse Policy Research Program (SAPRP).
    The Foundation is requesting proposals for research projects that will produce policy-relevant information about ways to reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs in the United States. SAPRP is intended to encourage experts in public health, law, political science, medicine, sociology, criminal justice, economics, psychology, and other behavior and policy sciences to address issues related to substance abuse. The projects supported are expected to increase understanding of public and private policy interventions to prevent, treat, and reduce the harm caused by the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, including the advantages, disadvantages, and potential impact of these policies.
    ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a).
    FUNDING: Up to $4 million total funding.
    DEADLINE: February 7, 2003 for letters of intent for projects requesting amounts of $100,000 to $400,000. Letters of intent for projects requesting less than $100,000 will be accepted at any time.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Contact the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, Route 1 and College Road East, P.O. Box 2316, Princeton, New Jersey 08543-2316. Or visit the Foundation’s Web site.

     
    Circle of Friends ?Women Unite to Be Smoke Free

    American Legacy Foundation

    The American Legacy Foundation is a non-profit organization established as part of the settlement of a state attorneys general lawsuit against tobacco companies and works to reduce tobacco use and its harmful effects.
    As part of this effort, the foundation has announced the Circle of Friends ?Women United to Be Smoke Free Small Grants Program. Grants must be used to advance efforts to reduce and prevent the toll tobacco takes on women in the United States.
    ELIGIBILITY: State and local political subdivisions and legally constituted tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organizations.
    FUNDING: A total of $1 million will be awarded. Legacy will issue one-year, non-renewable grants for up to $50,000.
    DEADLINE: Applications accepted on a rolling basis until June 2003.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: Legacy requests that applicants use its online application system to electronically submit applications. For complete program guidelines and application procedures, visit the American Legacy Web site.

     
    Preserve New York

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

    The Preservation League of New York State and the New York State Council on the Arts have announced the Preserve New York Grant Program, which provides support for three types of projects: cultural resource surveys, historic structure reports, and historic landscape reports.
    ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be not-for-profit groups with tax-exempt status or a unit of local government. Religious institutions are not eligible to apply.
    FUNDING: A total of $92,450 will be available in 2003. The program generally provides partial support on a competitive basis. Awards typically range between $3,000 and $15,000.
    DEADLINE: The postmark application deadline is May 5, 2003.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION: The 2003 guidelines will be available online or by phone in mid-January. To discuss your project or to receive an application, contact Tania G. Werbizky at (607) 272-6510, or Lorraine E. Weiss at (518) 462-5658, ext. 12.

     
    ...Grant Writing

    Council on Opportunities for Professional Excellence, Inc. (COPE)

    COPE, a for-profit corporation dedicated to helping non-profit and for-profit corporations find and/or generate funding, has announced two upcoming grant-related seminars. On January 23, 2003 in Kingston, New York, "Guerilla Grantsmanship" will provide the opportunity to learn how to write effective grant proposals. The registration fee is $145 per individual or $125 if two or more attend from the same organization. Attendees will receive a copy of the Guerilla Grantsmanship Manual and get to view the latest in grant writing software, as well as learn about some of the latest information in the world of grantsmanship.

    The second seminar will be held on February 7, 2003 in Albany, New York. This special half day training seminar will focus on the latest on P2G grant writing technology and how to organize and process grant proposal information in the 21st Century. This is a no-cost seminar, and seating will be very limited. Registration will be at 9 a.m. and the seminar is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.

    You can register for these seminars by calling COPE at (845) 756-COPE (2673).


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