Assemblyman Phil Palmesano (R,C,I-Corning) is sending his “March Grants Action News Update” to residents, organizations and local governments about a series of grants available from the state, federal government and private entities. Each month, the Assembly provides an updated list of grants for a variety of categories.
“During a time of economic recovery, grants can play an integral part in helping our local communities complete needed infrastructure repairs or support under-funded projects,” said Palmesano. “Many people don’t realize the scope of available opportunities because they aren’t sure where to look. The ‘Grants Action News’ bulletin makes finding these grants much easier by consolidating the information and making it available to everyone. I hope residents, organizations and local governments throughout the Southern Tier and Finger Lakes regions will be able to use this resource to find much-needed support to strengthen communities in our rural area.”
The Grants Action News bulletin is updated at the beginning of each month with newly-available grants and information on how to apply. Continuing his monthly updates, Palmesano will be providing regular updates on his Assembly website at: http://assembly.state.ny.us/mem/Philip-A-Palmesano, as well as posts to his Facebook page – just like “Assemblyman Phil Palmesano” to stay up-to-date on new grant information.
The update can be accessed here:
All not-for-profit applicants must now prequalify on the NYS Grants Reform website at grantsreform.ny.gov/grantees in order to apply for certain New York State grant solicitations. Potential not-for-profit applicants are strongly encouraged to begin the process of registering and prequalifying immediately as this is a lengthy process.
New York State Office of Mental Health, Residential Treatment Facility (RTF) Pilot Program: Reducing Lengths of Stay
Funding is available to RTFs for pilot programs able to set benchmarks to reflect meaningful outcomes, reduced lengths of stay and more successfully transition children home to family and natural supports via community reintegration and family engagement. Proposals should demonstrate the involvement of youth and families as stakeholders in the planning and design process for the pilot project.
■ Eligibility: Applicants must be not-for-profit.
■ Funding: A total of $2 million is available, and maximum proposal award will be $200,000 per program.
■ Deadline: April 11, 2018.
■ Contact: Deborah Merrow
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, Tributary Restoration and Resiliency
This funding, through the Hudson River Estuary Program is for projects to help restore free-flowing waters to benefit water quality, conserve and restore habitat and increase flood resiliency for communities in the Hudson River estuary watershed. This funding may also be used for projects in Marine Habitat Priority Areas.
■ Eligibility: Projects must conserve and restore aquatic habitat connectivity for American eel and/or river herring found in the tributary streams of the Hudson River estuary watershed. Applicants may include governmental entities, municipalities and quasi-governmental entities, public authorities, soil and water conservation districts, school districts, community colleges and not-for-profit corporations.
■ Funding: Approximately $1.25 million is available.
■ Deadline: April 18, 2018.
■ Contact: Susan Pepe
Website: http://www.dec.ny.gov/ lands/5091.html
New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS)
Funds are available for capital development and operating costs associated with the expansion/establishment of Part 820 Residential Services programs in Bronx and Kings counties. Existing providers that can demonstrate the ability to add “instant beds” to their existing residential program without the need for capital funding will be eligible and are not required to establish a minimum number of new beds. For providers seeking OASAS capital funding, existing facilities must establish a minimum of eight beds, and applicants seeking to create a new freestanding facility must apply to establish a minimum of 16 beds and a maximum of 50 beds.
■ Eligibility: Applicants must be voluntary agencies or other not-forprofit organizations. ■ Funding: $4.5 million is available for this initiative.
■ Deadline: April 16, 2018.
■ Contact: Karen Stackrow
New York State Education Department, Title II, Part B Mathematics and Science Partnerships Program (MSP)
The purpose of this grant is to increase the academic achievement of students in mathematics and science through partnerships that enhance the teaching of elementary and secondary teachers (PK-12). Through partnerships between local school districts and institutions of higher education, teachers participate in professional learning opportunities that strengthen instructional practices in mathematics and science. Partnerships between high-need school districts and STEM departments in institutions of higher education are at the core of an innovative, comprehensive systems approach to enhance teaching and learning.
■ Eligibility: Applicants must be a high-need public school district or public charter school that has at least 50 percent of students from low-income families. The applicant must partner with an engineering, mathematics or science department of an institution of higher education.
■ Funding: $7.5 million is available.
■ Deadline: April 6, 2018.
■ Contact: Ann Crotty
New York State Department of Health, Spinal Cord Injury Research Board (SCIRB)
Funding is provided to stimulate the growth of spinal cord injury research and to accelerate the pace with which preclinical findings are translated into clinical benefits for spinal cord-injured persons. The SCIRB welcomes basic, translational and clinical neurological research applications on topics bearing on its mission. Projects targeting tissue regeneration, repair or restoration of function through biomedical and bioengineering research are of strongest interest.
■ Eligibility: Applicants must be a not-for-profit organization or governmental organization in New York State.
■ Funding: $5 million is available to support five to 14 awards.
■ Deadline: April 18, 2018, 4 p.m.
■ Contact: Charles J. Burns
U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), and the National Institute of Justice (NIJ), Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women (VAW): Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking and Teen Dating Violence
The goals of the VAW program research are to promote the safety of women and girls and to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of the criminal justice system’s response to crimes against them. The program seeks to improve knowledge and understanding of teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and stalking in order to reduce these violent crimes and enhance criminal justice engagement with victims.
■ Eligibility: Applicants may include states, units of local government, Indian tribal governments that perform law enforcement functions, nonprofit and for-profit organizations and institutions of higher education.
■ Funding: Up to $4.5 million may become available for multiple awards.
■ Deadline: April 12, 2018.
Phone: 800-851-3420, via TTY at 301-240-6310
Website: www.ojp. gov/funding/Explore/ CurrentFundingOpportunities.htm
Samuel H. Kress Foundation, Interpretive Fellowships at Art Museums
This program is intended to encourage students to explore interpretive careers in art museums, and as such, Kress Interpretive Fellowships provide competitive grants to American art museums that sponsor supervised internships in art museum education. Preference is given to institutional applications that will provide fellows with an opportunity to collaborate closely with both art museum educators and curators, and will advance the appreciation of European art history of the pre-modern era.
■ Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by the art museum proposing to host a Kress Interpretive Fellow. Fellows must have completed a degree (B.A., M.A., or Ph.D. in art history, art education, studio art or museum studies) and be pursuing graduate study or professional placement in those areas.
■ Funding: A minimum of six Kress Interpretive Fellowships are awarded each year to American art museums for nine- to 12-month opportunities. The full fellowship award is $30,000 and must be allocated as a stipend for the fellow.
■ Deadline: March 30, 2018.
■ Contact: Phone: 212-861-4993
Website: www.kressfoundation. org/uploadedFiles/fellowship/ Interpretive%20Fellowship%20 Complete_2018.pdf
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center has scheduled the following free training classes:
Introduction to Proposal Writing: Classroom, April 3
This newly-revised class will provide attendees with an overview of how to write a standard project proposal to a foundation.
Introduction to Finding Grants: Classroom, April 10
In this newly-revised class, attendees will learn what funders want in nonprofits seeking grants and how to find potential funders.
Introduction to Fundraising Resources and Databases: April 24
Discover the resources offered at Foundation Center New York, both in-person and online. Learn about the NEW Foundation Directory Online, the most comprehensive prospect research tool with over 140,000+ grantmaker profiles, and receive a preview of Foundation Maps and Grants to Individuals Online. It’s advisable to allow for time after the class for using the library at your own pace.