Grants Announcement

Last Updated 6/2/2023

List of Grants

NYS Urban and Community Forestry Grants

NYS Homeless Housing and Assistance Program

Federal Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program

Artist Residency with Stipend

NYS Water Quality Improvement Program

NYS Grants to Advance River Stewardship

NYS Grants for Green Stormwater Infrastructure

Women's Film Preservation Fund

Photography Fellowships (NYS residents living and working outside NYC)

Artist Residencies in Woodstock

Community Grants and Trail Grants (Hudson River Valley Greenway)

Monthly Short Story Contest

Artist-in-Residence Program (photography)

Rural Surface Transportation Grant

Funding for Various Types of Art Projects

COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant for Musicians

Very Short Story Contest (not a funding opportunity)

Solar Installation Grant Program

Grants to Support Marketing of Area Businesses

The COVID-19 Visual Project

Women Writers Program

Emergency Grant for Creative Arts Professionals

Grants to Support Tapestry Weaving Instruction

Computer Graphics Prize

Financial Grants for Veterans and Eligible Dependents

Service-Dog for Veterans Grant Program

NYS DEC Technical Assistance Grants

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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) - Urban and Community Forestry (UCF)

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Division of Lands and Forests is pleased to announce available Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) funding for the Urban and Community Forestry (UCF) grants. Grant projects must implement tree inventory, community forest management plan, tree planting or tree maintenance projects for urban and community forests in New York State.

Eligible Applicants: Not-for-profit entities, governmental entities, tribal organizations

Deadline: June 21, 2023, 2 PM EST

Total Funding Available: $1.5 million

Total Number of Awards Available: Maximum of 11 available awards

Anticipated Amount of Awards: $10,000 - $100,000

Contact: Gloria VanDuyne

Contact Email: urbanforestry[at]dec.ny[dot]gov

Link to Additional Information:
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New York State Office of Temporary & Disability Assistance - Homeless Housing and Assistance Program (HHAP)

Under HHAP, the NYS Homeless Housing and Assistance Corporation (HHAC) will provide grants and loans for the acquisition, construction, and rehabilitation of properties to expand the supply of housing for low-income persons who are, or would otherwise be, homeless.

Eligible Applicants: Not-for-profit organizations, charitable organizations, municipalities, and public corporations

Deadline: Proposals will be accepted for consideration on a continuous basis until it is determined funds are no longer available for the award.

Total Funding Available: $128 million, of which $5 million may be reserved for the development of projects serving homeless persons with HIV/AIDS, and another $5 million may be reserved for the development of projects serving homeless veterans. Additionally, up to $1 million may be used for emergency shelter repairs in local social service districts with a population of less than five million.

Contact: Rick Umholtz

Contact Email: Richard.Umholtz[at]otda.ny[dot]gov

Link to Additional Information:
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United States Department of Housing and Urban Development - Lead Hazard Reduction (LHR) Grant Program

The LHR grant program seeks to maximize the number of children under the age of six protected from lead poisoning by assisting states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American tribes or other units of local government in funding comprehensive programs to identify and controlled-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental.
or owner-occupied housing.

Eligible Applicants: City or township governments, special district governments, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), state governments, county governments, others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)

Deadline: June 14, 2023, 11:59 PM EST

Expected Number of Awards: 160

Estimated Total Program Funding: $711 million

Award Ceiling: $8 million

Award Floor: $1 million

Contact: Yolanda Brown

Contact Email: Yolanda.A.Brown[at]hud[dot]gov

Link to Additional Information:
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Prairie Ronde - Artist Residency

Artists from a diverse range of disciplines will be provided with a 5 – 7 week residency with the goal of engaging with the Mill and its surrounding 80 acres of property. Three residency sessions are hosted annually with 2-4 residents per session. Accepted residents receive a stipend of $2,000, a $500 travel grant and private housing. Residents share their work with the community (a gallery show, public workshop or other).

Deadline: June 15, 2023, for the fall session

Contact Email: info[at]prairierondeartistresidency[dot]com

Link to Additional Information:
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) - Water Quality Improvement Project (WQIP) Program

WQIP funds implementation projects to improve water quality or aquatic habitat, promote flood risk reduction, restoration, and enhanced flood and climate resiliency, or protect a drinking water source.

Applications are being accepted through the Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) until 4:00 PM on July 28, 2023.

For more information, go to
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New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) - Hudson River Estuary Program

$2.15 million in new competitive grant funding is now available through four separate Requests for Applications (RFAs): Tributary Restoration and Resiliency; Local Stewardship Planning; River Access; and River Education. This funding will help communities in the Hudson River estuary watershed improve water quality, advance stewardship of habitat and natural resources, and enhance river access and education. These grants are funded through the NYS Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and administered by DEC's Hudson River Estuary Program.

The deadline for all applications is July 12, 2023, at 3 p.m.

For more information
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NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation - Green Innovation Grant Program

The Green Innovation Grant Program (GIGP) supports projects across New York State that utilize unique EPA-designated green stormwater infrastructure design and create cutting-edge green technologies. Competitive grants are awarded annually to projects that improve water quality and mitigate the effects of climate change through the implementation of one or more of the following green practices: Green Stormwater Infrastructure, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, and Environmental Innovation.

The deadline is 4pm on July 28, 2023.

For more information, go to
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New York Women in Film and Television - Women’s Film Preservation Fund

Individuals and nonprofit organizations (film archives, educational institutions, media arts centers) are eligible to apply for grants of up to $10,000 for the preservation or restoration of American films from any era in which women have held significant creative positions, including but not limited to writer, director, producer, editor and performer.

Eligible Applicants: Individuals, non-profit organizations having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS

Deadline: June 15, 2023

Award amount: Up to $10,000

Contact email: wfpf[at]nywift[dot]org

Links to Additional Information:


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New York Foundation for the Arts - The JGS Fellowship for Photography

The JGS Fellowship for Photography is a $7,000 cash grant open to New York State photography artists living and working outside of New York City. The Fellowship is awarded to five artists working in traditional and experimental photography or any form in which photographic techniques are pivotal. The support for this funding is provided by The Joy of Giving Something (JGS).

Applications Close: Wednesday, June 14 at 5:00 PM ET

For more information, go to
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Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild - Byrdcliffe Artists-in-Residence (AiR) Programs

Residency options include communal three and a half week sessions and independent 5 month long residencies during the summer months, and 3-5 month long independent cottage residencies during the winter. The primary criterion for acceptance to Byrdcliffe’s AiR program is artistic excellence and demonstrated commitment to one’s field of endeavor. Artists working in a range of disciplines are welcome to apply including visual arts, writing, weaving, ceramics, music composition, darkroom photo, digital photo, filmmaking, theater, and more.

Deadlines for different residencies are in January, February and September of 2023.

For more information, go to
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Hudson River Valley Greenway - Community Grants and Conservancy Trail Grants

Community Grants
The Hudson River Valley Greenway Grant Program provides matching grants to Greenway Communities and Compact Communities. Greenway Communities are eligible to receive up to $10,000 to develop plans or projects consistent with the five Greenway criteria: natural and cultural resource protection, economic development, public access, regional planning, and heritage and environmental education. Higher amounts are awarded for intermunicipal projects.

Greenway Communities Grant Program provides grant funding to help communities develop and implement a vision for their future that balances Greenway criteria of economic development considerations with resource protection and promotion objectives.

Typical grants under the Greenway Communities Grant Program range from $5,000 - $10,000, with greater financial assistance available for projects involving two or more municipalities.

Greenway Compact communities are eligible to receive more than $10,000 for projects that develop, approve, and implement a compact strategy consistent with the Greenway criteria and the Greenway Act. Typical grant amounts range between $5,000 and $25,000.

Conservancy Trail Grants
The Hudson River Valley Greenway Conservancy Trails Grant Program is dedicated to funding recreational trail projects. Special consideration is given to projects that seek to implement the goals of the Greenway Trail Program. The application emphasizes connections to the Empire State Trail.

The deadlines for 2023 are September 1, 2023 and, November 3, 2023.

For more information, scroll to the middle of the following website:
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Olde Wolf - Monthly Short Story Contest

Olde Wolf, a technology company, sponsors a monthly short story contest. There is a limit of 3,000 words per story.  The cash prize is $100.

Submissions are due at the end of the month.

For more information, go to
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Light Work - Light Work Artist-in-Residence Program

Each year Light Work invites 12-15 artists to participate in its residency program, including one artist co-sponsored by Autograph ABP, and two artists co-sponsored by the Darryl Chappel Foundation. Artists selected for the residency program are invited to live in Syracuse for one month. They receive a $5,000 stipend, an apartment to stay in, a private digital studio, a private darkroom, and 24-hour access to our facility.

Light Work is accepting applications for its 2024 residency program.

DEADLINE: July 1, 2023 at 11:59 ET.

For more information, go to
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United States Department of Transportation - The Rural Surface Transportation Grant

The Rural Surface Transportation Grant Program will support projects to improve and expand the surface transportation infrastructure in rural areas to increase connectivity, improve the safety and reliability of the movement of people and freight, and generate regional economic growth and improve quality of life.

The Program is scheduled to end in Federal Fiscal Year 2026 or when funds are fully drawn down.

For more information, go to
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The Russell J. Efros Foundation - RJE Sprout Fund

The RJE Sprout Fund was established in 2021 to support artists across the nation with direct funds in order to provide financial means to projects that will be completed within the next 12 months.

All artists are encouraged to apply – formally trained, self-taught, and those whose creative work falls outside of traditional forms of art. Artists are also encouraged to apply for funds for projects that involve their communities such as art classes, therapy, outreach, and non-traditional projects.

Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
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Musicians Foundation - CV19 Emergency Relief Aid Grant

Modest, one-time grants up to $200 are available to professional performers, educators and composers.  Applicants must earn the majority of their income as performers, educators and composers.  They also must have filed taxes as a musician in 2018 or 2019.

Applications received on a rolling basis.

For more information, go to
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Gotham Writers - #GWstorieseverywhere 

Each month Gotham Writers invites individuals to post a story on Twitter using #GWstorieseverywhere for a chance to win a free class. A story must be no longer than 25 words, with a max of 280 characters, including spaces and the hashtag #GWstorieseverywhere. Stories (which can be true or made up) will be inspired by what you see, know, or do, and they should relate in some way to monthly "themes" for the contest.

Deadline: monthly

Fore more information, go to





NYSERDA - Affordable Solar and Storage Predevelopment and Technical Assistance (Predevelopment Program)

The Predevelopment Program provides grants to address barriers to solar installations serving low-to-moderate income (LMI) households living in rental housing, multifamily buildings or other households not served by traditional on-site residential solar. Individual awards will not exceed $200,000. Funding to proposals through this solicitation will offset costs for predevelopment and technical assistance work needed to implement solar installations for multifamily affordable housing and/or shared solar (Community Distributed Generation) installations that benefit LMI households. 

■ Eligibility: Applications must be submitted by or include the documented participation of any of the following: owners, providers or managers of regulated multifamily affordable housing, community land trusts, land banks or portfolios of single-family affordable housing; local government agencies; Community Development Corporations (CDC), Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) or other community organizations providing services to LMI households and/or demonstrating an LMI constituency; and prior recipients of Predevelopment Program grants seeking to replicate and expand upon the success from a prior completed Predevelopment Program project. 

■ Funding: Up to $10.65 million is available with individual awards not to exceed $200,000. 

■ Deadline: Continuous through December 31, 2024, or until depleted 

■ Contact: Email - affordablesolar[at]nyserda.ny[dot]gov

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Chronogram Media - Chronogram Community Grant Program

Chronogram Media’s Community Grant Program aims to support marketing programs for a variety of Hudson Valley BIPOC-and women-owned small businesses, virtual events, and regional nonprofits. Accepted partners will receive: 

  • Run-of-site digital advertising on properties (,,
  • Social media shout-out on Chronogram channels (over 20,000 followers)
  • Inclusion on quarterly full-page ad in Chronogram about our grant program participants
  • Inclusion in monthly newsletter to our Art of Business newsletter list
  • Exclusive rates (up to 50% off rate card) in Chronogram magazine and our Eat.Play.Stay newsletter

Applicants are evaluated based on financial need, commitment to social change, and alignment with Chronogram Media’s values. Media placements are subject to available inventory.

Applications received on a rolling basis.

To apply, go to





Lens Culture - The COVID-19 Visual Project: A Time of Distance

The COVID-19 Visual Project. A Time of Distance, conceived and produced by Cortona On The Move, international festival of visual narrative in partnership with Intesa Sanpaolo, is an ongoing permanent archive of the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on people’s lives around the globe. The online platform, launched on May 11th, 2020, will continue to grow until a vaccine or a cure is found. The stories from international visual artists will narrate this time of crisis focusing on relevant themes like the health emergency, the economic backlash, as well as social and personal consequences. The ultimate goal is to create a repository that documents global facts and widespread emotions that define this unique historical moment. This is not a grant or award.

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Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation - New ERA Women Writers Program

The Cornelia T. Bailey Foundation is accepting applications for their New ERA Women Writers Program. The purpose of the program is to inspire women and girls to learn to write or to be supported in improving their current abilities. The foundation believes that one of the most important skills in life that one can attain is learning to be an effective writer and communicator. It supports programs that will provide women and girls with the knowledge and skills to express themselves through the art of writing and to encourage higher levels of training designed to assist women in delivering clear and persuasive arguments for change and equality.

■ Eligibility:  The grant application must be submitted by a registered 501(c)(3) organization. The program supports all areas of writing:  journalism, fiction, poetry, prose, blogging, novel, autobiography, book reviews, comic strips, diaries, essays, fables - the sky’s the limit - as long as the program supports women and girls and their writing aspirations. Non-English language programs are included as part of these programs. Programs can be workshops, writing clubs, curriculum-based programs, after-school programs, summer programs, retreats, etc.
■ Funding: up to $25,000
■ Deadline: on a rolling basis
■ Contact: Email - info[at]ctbfoundation[dot]org
■ Website:






Max's Kansas City Project - Emergency Grants

This non-profit welcomes applications throughout the year to professionals in the creative arts. There are no deadlines. Funding is determined according to the individual’s need and is disbursed in the form of a grant not to exceed $1000. Funding will be based on a sliding scale according to each individual’s specific case. All applications are reviewed and given consideration according to the most critical situations and urgency. The organization accepts art or other items that it can auction at one of its events or services in kind in exchange for assistance if that is a possibility but is not mandatory.

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American Tapestry Alliance - Weaving the Future Grants

The American Tapestry Alliance’s Weaving the Future Grants are designed to support weaving opportunities for children and to provide training in tapestry weaving to teachers and others who will, in turn, teach weaving to children. Anyone who can teach tapestry weaving may apply for a grant. The grant recipient for this program is referred to as the Teaching Artist.  The Teaching Artist is expected to teach one or more Program Facilitators, who will teach children.

Weaving the Future provides grants of $250 to the Teaching Artist.  This money will fund a $100 stipend for the Teaching Artist. It will also be used for looms, yarn and bobbins/shuttles/beaters. All funds must be used for purposes related to Weaving the Future.

Grant applications must be received at least 30 days before the start date for the activities that the grant will support.

For more information and a grant application, go to






FlatPyramid - 3D Scholarship

FlatPyramid is offering a $1,000 to anyone interested in Computer Graphics and or related fields of study. It is the company's way to give back to the community and encourage growth and development in the 3D industry.  Prize money is awarded quarterly.  To enter, participants are expected to publish work on its site, either for sale or free.

No deadline. Prize (scholarship) is awarded at the end of each quarter.

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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW), Unmet Needs Program

The Unmet Needs program offers financial assistance to service members, veterans or eligible dependents listed under the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) to assist with basic life needs. All grants are paid directly to the creditor, in amounts up to $1,500.

■ Eligibility: Financial hardship must be due to one of the following reasons: 1) currently on active duty, whose financial hardship is a result of a current deployment, military pay error, or from being discharged for medical reasons; 2) discharged on or after September 11, 2001, whose financial hardship is a direct result of military service-connected injuries and/or illnesses; and 3) discharged before September 11, 2001, are on a fixed income that must include VA compensation and facing an unexpected financial hardship.

■ Funding: All applications are individually reviewed, and VFW reserves the right to make exceptions on a case-by-case basis.

■ Deadline: Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

■ Contact Information
Phone: 866-789-6333
Email: unmetneeds[at]vfw[dot]org





American Humane - Wags4Patriots Program

American Humane provides funding and support to veterans with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) who are seeking lifesaving service dogs through the Wags4Patriots program.

■ Eligibility: Only active or retired military individuals with a PTSD diagnosis are considered for this grant. Successful completion of the service dog agency’s application is necessary, and only applications received through the appropriate online submission process will be eligible.

■ Funding: Funding may be used only to help offset the adoption costs for obtaining a PTSD service dog. Funding is paid directly to the service dog agency.

■ Deadline: The grant is on a rolling basis.

■ Contact: Mary Mackie

Phone: 800-227-4645
Email: marym[at]americanhumane[dot]org






New York State Department of Environmental Conservation – Technical Assistance Grants

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation is continuously accepting applications for Technical Assistance Grants (TAGs). TAGs are a citizen participation tool available to eligible community groups to increase public awareness and understanding of remedial activities taking place in their community. Eligible community groups may apply to receive grants for up to $50,000 per eligible site. There is no matching contribution required on the part of the grant recipient.

Eligibility: A community group must be a non-responsible-party community group incorporated as a not-for-profit corporation having 501(c)(3) status under the Internal Revenue Code; be a group whose members’ health, economic well-being or enjoyment of the environment may be affected by a release or threatened release of contamination at the eligible site; and be a group whose membership represents the interests of the community affected by the eligible site. Sites that are eligible for a TAG include:

  • Class 2 sites on the New York State Registry of Inactive Hazardous Waste Disposal Sites (State Superfund Program significant threat sites); or
  • Sites being remediated under the State’s Brownfield Cleanup Program (BCP) that the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has determined pose a significant threat to public health and/or the environment.

Funding: limited to $50,000 per site.

Deadline: continuous

Contact: TAG Coordinator
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
Division of Environmental Remediation
625 Broadway
Albany, New York 12233-7012
Phone: (518) 402-9711