Vol. 20, #8
|Information on Available State and Federal Grants|
|· New York State Assembly · Speaker Sheldon Silver ·|
New York State Departments of Health and Labor
The New York State Departments of Health and Labor have announced that funding
is available under the Health Workforce Retraining Initiative for projects to train or
retrain health industry workers to obtain positions in occupations with documented
shortages of workers and provide employment for health industry workers who need
new skills due to changes in the health care system.
New York State Education Department
The New York State Education Department has announced the availability of funding for
two programs: the Welfare Education Program, which provides funding to school districts
and boards of cooperative educational services to operate adult basic education and
literacy programs for public assistance recipients at least 16 years of age who are not
enrolled in a regular school program and have educational needs associated with poverty;
and the Adult Literacy Education program, which provides funding to not-for-profit
organizations to operate adult literacy education programs including adult basic education,
English for speakers of other languages, and high school equivalency programs.
. . . Foundations and Organizations
Christopher Reeve Foundation
The Christopher Reeve Foundation offers grants to nonprofit organizations working to address
the needs of persons living with paralysis (particularly spinal cord injury), their families, and
caregivers. Funding is awarded in thirteen categories: accessibility, advocacy, arts, assistive
technology, children, counseling, education, employment, health promotion, independent living,
practical service, sports and recreation, and therapeutic riding. Except for the health promotion
category, the primary focus is paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries. The health promotion
category provides funding to address paralysis caused by spinal-cord injuries and/or other
injuries, diseases, and birth conditions.
Women Helping Others
The WHO (Women Helping Others) Foundation supports grassroots charities around the
country serving the overlooked needs of women and children. Specific projects and
programs addressing health, education, and social service needs are the foundationís
priority. The foundation recognizes the value of new programs created to respond to
changing needs and will consider funding projects of an original or pioneering nature
within an existing organization.
Public Welfare Foundation
The Public Welfare Foundation supports organizations that address human needs in
disadvantaged communities, with strong emphasis on organizations that include service,
advocacy and empowerment in their approach: service that remedies specific problems;
advocacy that addresses those problems in a systemic way through changes in public
policy; and strategies to empower people in need to play lead roles in achieving those
policy changes and in remedying specific problems. The Foundation provides general
support and project-specific grants.
New York State Health Foundation
The New York State Health Foundation's mission is to 1) expand health insurance coverage
to state residents who cannot afford to purchase their own coverage or whose coverage is
inadequate; 2) increase access to high-quality health care services for underserved people;
and 3) improve public and community health by educating New Yorkers about health issues
and empowering communities to address them. The Foundation is currently seeking
proposals for innovative projects that address one or more of the three elements of their
mission. Grants made under this request will be one-time awards.
American Psychiatric Foundation
The American Psychiatric Foundation is making grants available to fund new and innovative
public education, information and outreach initiatives that promote public awareness of
mental illness, the effectiveness of treatment, and the importance of early intervention.
The Graffiti Hurts National Award helps to recognize and honor programs that are bringing
innovation and best practices to erase graffiti vandalism. The three award categories are:
communities under 300,000 populations; communities over 300,000 population; and Paint
Brush Mural. The latter category is for eligible groups with projects using one or more
paint brush murals to successfully prevent graffiti or respond to persistent graffiti.
. . . Grant Writing
The Grantsmanship Training Program is coming to New York: Oriskany (Utica area), September 25-29, hosted by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oneida County; Buffalo, October 16-20, hosted by Junior League of Buffalo; and Troy, November 6-10, hosted by Commission on Economic Opportunity for the Greater Capital Region.
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.
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