Grants Action News Logo February 2005
Vol. 19, #2
Information on Available State and Federal Grants

· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·

...On the State Level


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Grants to Provide Transportation Service to Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities

New York State Department of Transportation (DOT)

DOT will initiate the annual cycle for the Federal Section 5310 Grant Program, which provides transportation grants to provide service to elderly persons and persons with disabilities. This is a capital-only assistance program for the purchase of vehicles to transport the elderly and individuals with disabilities.
ELIGIBILITY:  Private non-profit corporations, public bodies in rural counties who are approved by DOT as the coordinator of transportation services to elderly persons and persons with disabilities, and public bodies in rural counties who can certify that no non-profit corporations or associations are available in their area to provide these services.
FUNDING:   In Fiscal Year 2002, New York State received approximately $5.8 million from the federal government for this program.
DEADLINE:   Requests for application forms and instructions must be made to DOT prior to the end of February 2005. The applications are due April 15, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  To request an application form and instructions, please contact the New York State Department of Transportation, Passenger Transportation Division, 50 Wolf Road, POD 54, Albany, New York 12232; phone (518) 457-8335. You may also contact Barry Kessler at bkessler@dot.state. online casino philippines www.luckystrikeresources.com.

. . .On the Federal Level

Economic Development Assistance Programs

Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is soliciting proposals for the following programs: Grants for Public Works and Economic Development Facilities; Economic Development - Support for Planning Organizations; Economic Development - Technical Assistance; Economic Adjustment Assistance; and Economic Development - Trade Adjustment Assistance. EDA's mission is to promote innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA invests in the following: public works, infrastructure and development facilities; the crafting and implementation of comprehensive economic development strategies; local, national and university center-based technical assistance programs; and revolving loan funds.
ELIGIBILITY:  Eligible applicants for and eligible recipients of EDA financial assistance include Economic Development Districts; Indian tribes or consortia of Indian tribes; states; cities or other political subdivisions; institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education; public or private nonprofit organizations or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state.
FUNDING:   Funds in the amount of $253,984,652 have been appropriated for Fiscal Year 2005 and shall remain available until expended. Generally, the amount of the EDA grant may not exceed 50 percent of the cost of the project.
DEADLINE:   Proposals are accepted on a continuing basis and applications are invited and processed as received.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  For a copy of the FFO announcement for this request for proposals, please visit www.eda.gov. For additional information or for a paper copy of the FFO announcement, contact the regional office for New York at Economic Development Administration, Philadelphia Regional Office, Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street, Suite 140 South, Philadelphia, PA 19106; telephone (215) 597-4603; fax, (215) 597-1063.

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Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education

The Early Reading First Program supports local efforts to enhance the oral language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-age children, especially those from low-income families, through strategies, materials, and professional development that are grounded in scientifically-based reading research.
ELIGIBILITY:  a) One or more local educational agencies (LEAs) that are eligible to receive a subgrant under the Reading First program; b) one or more public or private organizations or agencies, (including faith-based organizations) located in a community served by an eligible LEA; or c) one or more eligible LEAs, applying in collaboration with one or more eligible organizations or agencies. To qualify under b), the organization's or agency's application must be on behalf of one or more programs that serve preschool-age children (such as a Head Start program, a child care program, or a family literacy program such as Even Start, or a lab school at a university), unless the organization or agency itself operates a preschool program.
FUNDING:   $104,160,000 in total funding is estimated to be available, with awards ranging from $750,000 to $4,500,000. It is estimated that the number of awards will be 23 to 139.
DEADLINE:   The deadline for transmittal of pre-applications is February 7, 2005 and the deadline for transmittal of full applications is May 2, 2005 (for applicants invited to submit full applications only).
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Rebecca Haynes, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Room 3W234, Washington, DC 20202-6132; telephone (202) 260-0968; e-mail Rebecca.Haynes@ed.gov.

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Economic Development Administration

The Economic Development Administration (EDA) is soliciting proposals for the National Technical Assistance Program. This notice also announces general policies and application procedures for grant-based technical assistance investments that aim to increase prosperity by advancing comprehensive, entrepreneurial, and innovation-based economic development efforts.
ELIGIBILITY:  Eligible applicants for and eligible recipients of EDA financial assistance include Economic Development Districts; Indian tribes or consortia of Indian tribes; states; cities or other political subdivisions; institutions of higher education or consortia of institutions of higher education; public or private nonprofit organizations or associations acting in cooperation with officials of a political subdivision of a state.
FUNDING:   Funds in the amount of $1,122,000 are available for this program. These funds are available until expended.
DEADLINE:   May 31, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  The text of the full FFO announcement is available at www.grants.gov. EDA's web site also contains additional information on this program at www.eda.gov. For additional information or for a paper copy of the FFO announcement, contact the regional office serving New York State - Economic Development Administration, Philadelphia Regional Office, Curtis Center, 601 Walnut Street, Suite 140 South, Philadelphia, PA 19106; telephone (215) 597-4603; fax, (215) 597-1063.

. . . Foundations and Organizations

Wilderness Stewardship Challenge Grant

National Forest Foundation

The National Forest Foundation (NFF) engages Americans in community-based and national programs that promote the health and public enjoyment of the National Forest System. The NFF funds action-oriented projects that enhance the viability of natural resources while considering the benefits to, and the involvement of, surrounding communities. Projects will address NFF's four programmatic priorities - community-based forest stewardship, watershed health and restoration, wildlife habitat improvement, and recreation.
ELIGIBILITY:  Community-based nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations, Resource Conservation and Development Districts, Native American tribes and educational institutions, especially those with a focus on wilderness areas, are eligible to apply. State and county governments are also eligible, provided that their matching funds are not federally sourced.
FUNDING:   Matching grants of up to $50,000.
DEADLINE:   March 4, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Contact Mary Mitsos, Vice President, Community Conservation, NFF, at (406) 542-2805, ext. 15 or at mmitsos@nationalforests.org; or Alexandra Kenny, Director, Grants Programs, NFF, at (202) 298-6740, ext. 3, or at akenny@nationalforests.org.

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Institute for Museum and Library Services

The Institute, in conjunction with the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, has released guidelines for the Partnership for a Nation of Learners Community Collaboration Grants, which are designed to support new and existing lifelong learning collaborations between museums, libraries, and public broadcasters. These grants are intended to strengthen the ability of museums, libraries, and public broadcasting licensees to work together to help audiences gain knowledge, skills, attitudes, behaviors, and resources that enhance their engagement in community, work, family, and society. The program funds ongoing or new collaborative activities and projects among museums, libraries, and public broadcasting licensees that are designed to address community civic and educational needs, increase the organizations' capacity to serve as effective venues and resources for learning, or enhance infrastructure and technology in order to serve audiences more effectively.
ELIGIBILITY:  Applicants must be either a unit of state or local government or a private nonprofit organization that has tax-exempt status under the IRS Code.
FUNDING:   Grants will range from $25,000 and $250,000.
DEADLINE:   March 1, 2005.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:  Visit www.partnershipforlearners.org for complete application information.

. . . Grant Writing

Grantseeking on the Web and Foundation Fundraising

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled two upcoming classes, Grantseeking on the Web and Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course.

Foundation Fundraising will provide an introduction to the world of foundations and instruction in identifying prospective funders. Attendees will learn what steps need to be taken before approaching funders, what different types of funders are available, and how to conduct research in order to find the most receptive donors. The class is scheduled for February 24, 2005 and costs $125.

Attendees of Grantseeking on the Web will learn how to develop an organized, focused approach to conducting funding research on the Web. The class will be held February 25, 2005 and costs $195.

Both classes will be held at the Foundation Center's New York City office, located at 79 Fifth Avenue. For more information, visit www.fdncenter.org, or call (800) 424-9836.


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