October 2011
Vol. 25, #10
Information
on available
state, federal
and private
grants


NEW YORK STATE ASSEMBLY
SPEAKER SHELDON SILVER


Look
inside for:

  • Grants to create and retain jobs
  • Funding for training workers and infrastructure development
  • Funding for health centers in underserved communities
  • Support for health care services in rural areas
  • Green jobs and green energy grants
  • Funds for K-12 service learning projects
  • Grant writing classes

Questions?

Contact:
Grants Action News
New York State Assembly
Alfred E. Smith Building
80 S. Swan St.
Suite 1710
Albany, NY 12248
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On the state level...

NYS Empire State Development Corporation

The NYS Empire State Development Corporation is promoting the Regional Council Capital Fund to advance the priorities of the Regional Economic Development Councils (REDC). Through the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), this program will provide funds to create or retain jobs, reduce unemployment, and/or increase business activity in a community or region. Potential projects include acquisition or leasing of land, buildings, machinery and/or equipment; demolition and environmental remediation; acquisition of furniture and fixtures; and planning and feasibility studies that relate to a capital project.

  • Eligibility: For-profit businesses, not-for-profits, business improvement districts, local development corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development organizations, research and academic institutions, incubators, technology parks, municipalities, counties, regional planning councils, tourist attractions, and community facilities.

  • Funding: $130 million in capital funding.

  • Deadline: October 31, 2011

  • Contact:Edwin Lee
    NYS Empire State Development Corporation
    (212) 803-3618
    www.empire.state.ny.us/ BusinessPrograms.html

  • Link to NYS CFA:
    www.esd.ny.gov/ConsolidatedFundingApplication.html



NYS Empire State Development Corporation

The NYS Empire State Development Corporation is soliciting applications for its Economic Development Purposes Grants program. Through the NYS Consolidated Funding Application (CFA), grants are available for initiatives that create or retain jobs, generate increased economic activity and improve the economic and social viability and vitality of local communities. Potential projects include site and infrastructure development; new construction, renovation or leasehold improvements; inventory; training; soft costs; working capital; and marketing and advertising.

  • Eligibility: For-profit businesses, not-for-profits, business improvement districts, local development corporations, public benefit corporations, economic development organizations, research and academic institutions, incubators, technology parks, municipalities, counties, regional planning councils, tourist attractions, and community facilities.

  • Funding: Up to $19.2 million.

  • Deadline: October 31, 2011.

  • Contact: Edwin Lee
    NYS Empire State Development Corporation
    (212) 803-3618
    www.empire.state.ny.us/BusinessPrograms.html

  • Link to NYS CFA:
    www.esd.ny.gov/ConsolidatedFundingApplication.html



On the federal level...

Health Center Program, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Center Program seeks to improve the health in underserved populations and communities throughout the United States. The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is currently accepting grant applications for its Health Center Program through the Service Area Competition (SAC). A SAC application is a request for Federal financial assistance to support comprehensive primary health care services for a competitively announced underserved area or population. All announced service areas are currently served by Health Center Program grantees whose project periods are ending in FY 2012.

Health centers must serve an announced service area as defined by the HRSA in order to be eligible to receive funds. All individuals in the service area must be given access to the center; for example, applicants cannot serve a single age group or a specific disease category.


Rural Health Care Services Outreach Grant Program, Health Resources and Services Administration

The Outreach Program supports projects that demonstrate effective models of outreach and service delivery through collaboration, adoption of an evidence-based or promising practice model, demonstration of health outcomes, replicability and sustainability. Proposed projects will have an outcomes-oriented approach that will enhance and sustain the delivery of effective health care in rural communities by tracking specific health indicators that will demonstrate the impact of their project at the end of their grant period. They will be based on evidence-based or promising practice models in order to avoid “reinventing the wheel” and demonstrate health status improvement in rural communities. Proposed Outreach projects can take the framework of an evidence-based or promising practice model and tailor it to their community’s need and organization.


On the private level...

Surdna Foundation

The Surdna Foundation’s Sustainable Environments program is accepting proposals for grants focusing on the development of the green economy. The Foundation seeks to help organizations make investments in the new energy economy that create green jobs, expand the green manufacturing sector, and focus on employment for low-income Americans as a pathway out of poverty. Grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis. The Surdna Foundation asks that a letter of inquiry be submitted online as the first step in the application process.


Youth Service America/State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants

State Farm and Youth Service America are offering grants of up to $1,000 for service learning projects in U.S. K-12 schools. The program will fund semester-long projects that begin on the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service (January 16, 2012) and end on Global Youth Service Day (April 20-22, 2012). To be eligible, applicants must be a teacher, service-learning coordinator or student in a K-12 public school; or a staff member or youth in a community-based organization working with a public school. Projects must serve a community need. Up to 125 grants will be awarded.


Grant writing

The Foundation Center

The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes in New York City during November 2011:

Grantseeking Basics: November 8, 21
Attendees will learn how the center’s resources can help make them more effective grantseekers. For beginners, this introduction to the library provides instruction in foundation research and identification of potential funders. A tour of the library will follow.

Proposal Writing Basics: November 6, 11, 21
Attendees will learn about the basics of writing a proposal for their non-profit organizations.

Introduction to Finding Funders: November 14, 21, 31
This class provides a hands-on introduction on how to use the center’s comprehensive online database – the Foundation Directory Online – to research and identify potential funders. The Foundation Directory Online contains over 100,000 profiles of grantmaking institutions.

How to Approach a Foundation: November 27
Attendees will learn how to initiate contact with potential donors, plan calls and meetings, and build partnerships with sponsors. This class is intended for fundraisers who have some experience but are not experts.

In addition:

Classes are held at The Foundation Center, located at:

New York Library
79 Fifth Ave. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10003

Space is limited, so register as soon as possible.

For additional training opportunities, to register, or for more information, call 212-620-4230 or visit online casino philippineswww.foundationcenter.org.

The Grantsmanship Center

The Grantsmanship Center’s trainings are coming to New York State in November:

Grantsmanship Training Program

An intensive 5-day workshop that combines expert instruction with practical exercises to take you step-by-step through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals.

Host: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County

Location: Oriskany, NY

When: October 24-28, 2011

Cost: $895

Essential Grant Skills

A two-day workshop that provides an overview of the entire grants process, with an in-depth emphasis on the key areas where even experienced grant professionals often stumble.

Host: Catholic Charities Community Services
Location: New York, NY
When: January 23-24, 2012
Cost: $445

Grantsmanship Training Program

An intensive 5-day workshop that combines expert instruction with practical exercises to take you step-by-step through all the stages of planning programs, locating funding sources, and writing grant proposals.

Host: Cornell Cooperative Extension, Oneida County
Location: Oriskany, NY
When: October 24-28, 2011
Cost: $895

A limited number of partial scholarships are available for agencies with budgets less than $300,000. For more information, to inquire about scholarships, or to register, please contact The Grantsmanship Center at 800-421-9512, or visit its website at www.tgci.com.


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