Vol. 19, #8
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
|...On the State Level|
State Education Department
The 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, historical records, and educational uses of local
government records projects.
State Education Department
This program is an education program for school bus drivers and school bus driver instructors in the
latest techniques and information concerning safe pupil transportation.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Hasbro Children Foundation
The foundation awards grants to support the development and/or expansion of programs for children.
The Tiffany and Co. Foundation
The Tiffany & Co. Foundation provides grants to nonprofits committed to arts education and
preservation, and environmental conservation. The foundation is seeking proposals in decorative
arts and environmental conservation.
Laura Jane Musser Fund
The Laura Jane Musser Fund assists for-profit and nonprofit organizations in rural areas to oversee consensus-based
activities in either environmental stewardship or dispute resolution. The fund is most interested in new programs, or in
funding the initial phase of projects or ongoing support.
Cooper Tire and Rubber Foundation
The Cooper Tire and Rubber Foundation was established in 1953, and its fields of interest include
museums, arts, elementary and secondary education, higher education, and youth-oriented programs.
The Prudential Foundation Ready to Learn Program supports education reform efforts that strengthen public
education at the elementary school level: systemic school reform; improving the quality of teachers, principals
and other school leaders, and arts education; early childhood care and education initiatives, and strategies to
improve literacy that address professional development for teachers, family literacy programs or literacy in the
Captain Planet Foundation
The Captain Planet Foundation funds hands-on environmental projects to encourage youth around the world
to work individually and collectively to solve environmental problems in their neighborhoods and communities.
Lifescan supports nonprofit organizations that tackle diabetes-related issues and other health-related concerns.
Special emphasis is given to programs that educate the public about diabetes, increase awareness of the disease
and teach diabetes management. Other areas of interest include programs that advocate for insurance reform and
medical rights for people, as well as general charitable giving.
The Goodrich Foundation, Inc.
The Goodrich Foundation supports organizations working in arts and culture, education, human services,
and civic and community.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Potsdam, August 22-26, 2005, hosted by SUNY Potsdam. The classes will be conducted by The Grantsmanship Center and are kept at a maximum of 30 participants. The cost is $825, which includes one-year enrollment in TGCI Membership Program. A limited number of half-tuition scholarships are available to agencies with annual budgets of less than $300,000. To register, or to apply for a scholarship, contact TGCI at (800) 421-9512 or visit www.tgci.com. For local information and arrangements, call Phyllis Charleson at (315) 267-2397.
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following classes: Proposal Writing Seminar, Proposal Budgeting Workshop, and Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course.
Attendees of the Proposal Writing Seminar will learn, among other things, techniques for writing proposals, how to foster working relationships with grantmakers, how to resubmit a grant proposal, and how to develop an organized, focused approach to conducting funding research on the Web. The class costs $195, and will be held September 8, 2005 at the Foundation Center's New York City office, located at 79 Fifth Avenue.
The Proposal Budget Workshop, scheduled for September 9, 2005 at the Foundation's New York City office, will, among other things, focus on the budget's role in a proposal, how to present a budget, and how to determine full costs and direct vs. indirect expenses. The class costs $195.
Foundation Fundraising: An Introductory Course, is being held September 16, 2005 at the Foundation's New York City office, and costs $125. The class, which is designed for beginners, will show how to identify potential funders and how to prepare to seek a grant. Attendees will be assisted to assess their organization's fundraising readiness.
For more information on these classes, visit www.fdncenter.org, or call (800) 424-9836.
New York State Assembly
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