In addition to Greenway Grants, the following grant opportunities are available. For more information on these grants, please consult the individual grant websites:
- National Endowment for the Humanities is accepting applications through its Preservation and Access Education and Training program to support projects that focus on helping the staff of cultural institutions obtain the knowledge and skills needed to serve as effective stewards of humanities collections. Grants also support educational programs that prepare the next generation of conservators and preservation professionals, as well as projects that introduce the staff of cultural institutions to new information and advances in preservation and access practices. (Deadline May 2, 2017)
- Environmental Protection Fund Parks Program for the acquisition or development of parks and recreational facilities for projects to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures for park, recreation or conservation purposes. Funds may be awarded to municipalities or not-for-profits with an ownership interest, for indoor or outdoor projects and must reflect the priorities established in the NY Statewide Comprehensive Outdoor Recreation Plan (SCORP).
- Environmental Protection Fund Heritage Areas Program for projects to preserve, rehabilitate or restore lands, waters or structures, identified in a management plan approved by the Commissioner. Projects must fall within a New York State Designated Heritage Area.
- Environmental Protection Fund Acquisition Program for the acquisition of a permanent easement or fee title to lands, waters or structures for use by all segments of the population for park, recreation, conservation or preservation purposes. To be used for all three program areas where acquisition is of more importance than development.
- The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), administered by the Office of Community Renewal for the State of New York. The NYS CDBG program provides financial assistance to eligible cities, towns, and villages with populations under 50,000 and counties with an area population under 200,000, in order to develop viable communities by providing decent, affordable housing, and suitable living environments, as well as expanding economic opportunities, principally for persons of low and moderate income.
Rolling Acceptance of Grant Applications:
- BJ’s Charitable Foundation was established with the goal of creating a positive, long-lasting impact on communities that have a BJ’s Wholesale Club. The mission of the foundation is to enhance and enrich community programs that primarily benefit children and families.
- Captain Planet Foundation invests in high-quality, solution-based programs that embrace STEM learning and empower youth to become local & global environmental change-makers. Educators, both K-12 classroom and informal, who are interested in receiving support for students to design and implement hands-on environmental solutions are eligible for project funding.