Vol. 19, #10
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly·|
|...On the State Level|
New York State Department of State
The New York State Department of State has announced the availability of funding through the
New York State Quality Communities Program. Under this program, funds are available for
planning projects that revitalize downtowns, develop strong economies and protect environmental
resources. Eligible applicants may apply for grants by submitting proposals that incorporate one
or more of the following programs: Intermunicipal Growth, Community Growth, Community Open
Space, Mountain Communities, and Community Center.
New York State Education Department, Division of Library Development
The New York State Education Department has announced the availability of funding for projects that contribute
to the preservation of significant research materials in libraries, archives, historical societies and other agencies
in the state. These projects can be for conducting surveys, improving collection storage environments, reformatting
or treating collections or other preservation activities described in the program guidelines.
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation has announced the availability of funding under
three categories: 1) municipal governments, public benefit corporations, public authorities, school districts and
not-for-profit corporations for urban tree planting; 2) city governments over 65,000 in population for the development
of urban forest/street tree management plans and implementation of forestry work prescribed in existing urban
forestry management plans; and 3) municipal governments under 65,000 in population for the development of urban
forest/street tree inventory and management plans.
. . . On the Federal Level
The Institute for Museum and Library Services
The Institute for Museum and Library Services has announced the availability of funding that will support projects
that strengthen museums as active resources for lifelong learning and as key players in the establishment of
. . . Foundations and Organizations
The Public Welfare Foundation
The Public Welfare Foundation is a non-governmental grant-making organization dedicated to
supporting organizations that provide services to disadvantaged populations and work for lasting
improvements in the delivery of services that meet basic human needs. Grants have been awarded
in the areas of criminal justice, disadvantaged elderly and youth, environment, population, health,
community and economic development, human rights, and technology assistance.
The Starr Foundation
The Starr Foundation offers funding to New York City nonprofits for medicine and health care; human
needs (emergency food programs, job training, literacy programs, programs for the disabled and
programs that provide emergency or transitional housing for the underprivileged); public policy and
culture (both to large cultural institutions such as museums and to small, community-based groups
providing special services to specific populations, such as the elderly and the disabled.)
The New York Landmarks Conservancy
The New York Landmarks Conservancy is a private not-for-profit preservation organization that
administers the Sacred Sites Fund, which provides matching grants for the preservation of historic
religious buildings located in New York State. Grants can be used for planning and executing repair
and restoration work on historic properties and sites owned by religious institutions and listed on the
State/National Register of Historic Places or locally landmarked. The funding is provided for financial
and technical assistance for the repair and restoration of religious properties of all denominations
throughout New York State. The Conservancy works closely with clergy, building committee members,
and trustees, providing vital information and necessary funding to historic churches, synagogues,
mosques, and meeting houses. The Conservancy helps to ensure that the buildings will be properly
preserved, and can save congregations time and money as they begin restoration projects.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Buffalo, November 7-11, 2005, hosted by Junior League of Buffalo.
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 the 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 Julie Ricchiazzi at (716) 608-8345.
The Foundation Center is holding a Proposal Writing Seminar on November 14, 2005.
The class will teach attendees techniques for writing proposals, how to foster strong working relationships with grantmakers, new trends in grantmaking, and more. The class will be held at the Center's New York City office, located at 79 Fifth Avenue; the cost is $195.
For more information, visit www.fdncenter.org, or call (800) 424-9836.
New York State Assembly
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