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November 27, 2002
Volume 3, Issue 48

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1) National Film Preservation Foundation Offers Funding
for Laboratory Work
2) American Antiquarian Society Invites Applications for
Visiting Academic Research Fellowships
3) New York Foundation for the Arts to Provide Funds for
Technology
4) Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water Offers
Grants to Fight Pollution
5) Health e-Technologies Initiative to Provide Funding for
Research Studies in eHealth
6) Institute for the Future of Aging Services Issues Call
for Proposals for Better Jobs Better Care Program
7) Casey Journalism Center Offers Conference on Reporting
Youth and Crime
8) Nominations Invited for National Family Volunteer Award


1) National Film Preservation Foundation Offers Funding
for Laboratory Work

Deadline: December 12, 2002 (Registration)

The National Film Preservation Foundation
( http://www.filmpreservation.org/ ) invites applications
for its federally funded Preservation Grants. These cash
grants are awarded to nonprofit and public archives for
laboratory work to preserve culturally and historically
significant film materials.

Grants are available to public and nonprofit archives in
the United States, including those that are part of
federal, state, or local government. The grant program
targets films made in the United States or by American
citizens abroad and not protected by commercial interests.
Materials originally created for television or video are
not eligible.

Most preservation awards average in value from $3,000 to
$6,000. Grants must be used to pay for new laboratory work
involving the creation of new film preservation elements
(which may include sound tracks) and new public access
copies. Grant support may not be applied toward laboratory
work commissioned prior to the grant start date of June 1,
2003.

Applicants must register with NFPF in order to be
eligible. See the National Film Preservation Foundation
Web site for complete program and application information.

RFP Link:
http://www.filmpreservation.org/grants_projects_laboratory.html

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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2) American Antiquarian Society Invites Applications for
Visiting Academic Research Fellowships

Deadline: January 15, 2003

The American Antiquarian Society
( http://www.americanantiquarian.org/ ) is a research
library in Worcester, Massachusetts, with collections
documenting American life from the colonial era through
the Civil War and Reconstruction. Collected materials
include books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals,
broadsides, manuscripts, music, children's literature,
graphic arts, genealogy, and local histories.

AAS offers visiting academic research fellowships for a
period of up to twelve months. All awards are for the
use of the library's resources for research and writing.

The National Endowment for the Humanities
( http://www.neh.gov/  ) and the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation ( http://www.mellon.org/  ) fund long-term (four
to twelve months) awards intended for scholars beyond the
doctorate, for which senior and mid-career scholars are
particularly encouraged to apply. Short-term (one to three
months) fellowships are available for scholars holding the
Ph.D. and for doctoral candidates engaged in dissertation
research. Special short-term grants support scholars
working in the areas of the history of the book in
American culture, the American eighteenth century, and
American literary studies, as well as in studies that draw
upon the Society's collections of graphic arts, newspapers,
and magazines.

Application packets containing full details about the
various fellowships must be obtained before an application
can be submitted. See the AAS Web site for information on
the program and on obtaining an application packet.

RFP Link:
http://www.americanantiquarian.org/acafellowship.htm

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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3) New York Foundation for the Arts to Provide Funds for
Technology

Deadline: January 10, 2003

The New York Foundation for the Arts
( http://www.nyfa.org/  ) is accepting applications for the
Arts & Technology Technical Assistance Program (TechTAP).
The program is designed to address the short-term,
problem-specific needs of small to mid-sized New York
State nonprofit arts organizations in the process of
integrating technology into their administration and
programs. TechTAP provides subsidies for consultants,
staff training, and/or professional development.

TechTAP will award between eight and ten grants of up to
$3,000 each in fiscal year 2003. Grants can be used to
engage consultants or other professionals to help
organizations determine their technology needs in
administration, communication, marketing, and delivery of
high-quality arts programming and services.

New York State nonprofit arts organizations with 501(c)(3)
status, or proof of status pending, are eligible to apply.
Organizations without nonprofit status may apply under the
aegis of an incorporated fiscal sponsor.

See the NYFA Web site for further information and to
download complete application guidelines and forms.

RFP Link:
http://www.nyfa.org/level3.asp?id=39&fid=2&sid=23

For additional RFPs in Arts and Culture, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_arts.jhtml

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4) Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water Offers
Grants to Fight Pollution

Deadline: February 1, 2003

The Boat U.S. Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water
( http://www.boatus.com/foundation/  ) is a nonprofit
organization that works to promote safe and environmentally
sensitive boating on America's waterways.

The foundation annually offers grants of up to $2,000 to
local, nonprofit, volunteer-based organizations to support
education and hands-on efforts aimed at cleaning up the
boating environment. Emphasis will be placed on funding
innovative ways to reach boaters and anglers with positive
messages about preventing pollution before it starts.

Eligible applicant include volunteer-based organizations
or local nonprofit or tax-exempt organizations, including
chapters of national organizations. Government agencies,
national or international organizations, and for-profit
businesses or individuals are not eligible. U.S. Coast
Guard Auxiliary and Power Squadrons are eligible (see
specific Coast Guard application guidelines and deadline
on the organization's Web site).

To download a 2003 Clean Water Grants Application with
program guidelines, visit the Foundation for Boating Safety
and Clean Water Web site. Applicants are encouraged to
apply online.

RFP Link: http://www.boatus.com/cleanwater/grants/

For additional RFPs in Environment, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_environment.jhtml

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5) Health e-Technologies Initiative to Provide Funding for
Research Studies in eHealth

Deadline: January 8, 2003 (letter of intent)

The Health e-Technologies Initiative, a new $10.3 million
initiative of the National Program Office of the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation ( http://www.rwjf.org/  ), supports
research on the effectiveness of interactive eHealth
applications (i.e., Internet, interactive TV and voice
response systems, kiosks, personal digital assistants,
CD-ROMs, DVDs) designed to effect health behavior change
or help patients self-manage chronic diseases.

Funds will be awarded in two categories: six-to-twelve-
month grants of up to $100,000 to help address methodology
and design challenges related to the scientific evaluation
of eHealth applications; and longer-term (up to three-year)
grants of up to $600,000 to evaluate applications designed
to produce and/or maintain health behavior change and/or
to enhance patient self-management of chronic disease. A
total of $7.25 million will be granted through program, of
which approximately two-thirds will be awarded through
the 2002 call for proposals. The remaining funds will be
awarded via a CFP in 2003.

The initiative will accept applications from public and
private institutions (no individuals), including both
nonprofit and for-profit organizations. The applicant
organization and the proposed program under evaluation
must be based in the United States or its territories.

Prospective applicants should visit the Health e-Tech-
nologies Initiative Web site for complete information
about the application process and for details on partici-
pating in teleconference calls designed to answer
questions about the program.

RFP Link: http://www.hetinitiative.org/

For additional RFPs in Health, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml

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6) Institute for the Future of Aging Services Issues Call
for Proposals for Better Jobs Better Care Program

Deadline: Various

Better Jobs Better Care, a new four-year, $15.5 million
research and demonstration program funded by the Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation ( http://www.rwjf.org/ ) and
Atlantic Philanthropies
( http://www.atlanticphilanthropies.org/  ), aims to achieve
changes in long-term care policy and practice that help to
reduce high vacancy and turnover rates among direct-care
staff across the spectrum of long-term care settings and
contribute to improved workforce quality. Better Jobs
Better Care is an initiative of the Institute for the
Future of Aging Services ( http://www.futureofaging.org/  ),
which is housed within the American Association of Homes
and Services for the Aging.

The program will be awarding grants during 2003 to two
types of projects:

Demonstration Grants: up to five grants totaling as much
as $7 million will be awarded to teams of long-term care
providers, workers, and consumers working in concert with
state and local officials to develop and implement policy
changes and workplace interventions at the state or
regional level that support the recruitment and retention
of a quality direct-care workforce. Grantees will address
a broad range of long-term care, healthcare, labor,
education, and welfare policy and practice issues that
affect the quality of the direct care worker's job. Both
public and private organizations are eligible to apply to
the program; however, actual grantees must be tax exempt
under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
(Intent to apply form deadline: December 10, 2002.)

Applied Research and Evaluation Grants: up to twleve grants
totaling as much as $3.7 million will be available to
generate practical, empirical knowledge about the
strategies and practices that work best to attract and
retain a high-quality direct care workforce. Grants will
be awarded in four areas: federal and state long-term care
policy interventions; the organization, management, and
culture of the workplace; job preparation and ongoing
education and training of direct care workers; and
approaches to expanding the pool of available workers.
Eligible grantees will include researchers in academic or
other organizations who are working with provider, worker,
or consumer organizations. Provider, worker, consumer, or
other organizations may also apply if they can attract the
requisite research capabilities. (Brief proposal deadline:
January 31, 2003.)

The complete calls for proposals, including program
objectives, eligibility, selection criteria, and
application procedures, can be downloaded at the Institute
for the Future of Aging Services Web site.

RFP Link: http://www.futureofaging.org/proposals.shtml

For additional RFPs in Health, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_health.jhtml

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7) Casey Journalism Center Offers Conference on Reporting
Youth and Crime

Deadline: January 21, 2003

The Casey Journalism Center, part of the Philip Merrill
College of Journalism at the University of Maryland, is a
national resource for journalists who cover children and
families. The Center's mission is to enhance reporting
about the issues and institutions affecting disadvantaged
children and their families and to increase public aware-
ness about the concerns facing at-risk children. The Center
is funded by the Annie E. Casey Foundation and the David
and Lucile Packard Foundation.

As part of its mission, the Center offers national and
regional conferences that introduce experts and story
ideas to journalists who are awarded Casey fellowships.
Applications are now being accepted for the 2003 Casey
Journalism Center national conference, "Today's Tragedy:
Reporting Youth and Crime," March 9-14, 2003, in suburban
Washington, D.C.

Thirty professional print and broadcast journalists will
be selected for an intensive examination of juvenile crime
and justice. Nationally recognized experts will discuss
why some youths become criminals or victims; the causes
of juvenile delinquency; trends in adjudication, detention
and treatment; the politics of juvenile crime; and more.
Fellowships cover lodging, materials, and a subsidy for
travel to the University of Maryland, College Park campus.

For complete program and application information, see the
Casey Journalism Center Web site.

RFP Link: http://casey.umd.edu/home.nsf

For additional RFPs in Journalism, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_journalism.jhtml

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8) Nominations Invited for National Family Volunteer Award

Deadline: March 3, 2003

Family Matters, a national program of the Points of Light
Foundation & Volunteer Center National Network
( http://www.pointsoflight.org/  ), works to promote family
volunteering across America. The National Family Volunteer
Awards are presented by Family Matters to recognize out-
standing family volunteering activities performed at any
time over the past year. These volunteer efforts may
include, but are not limited to, National Family Volunteer
Day activities.

Awards will be presented in each of the following categories:
families, business/corporations, nonprofit agencies, and
volunteer centers. National Family Volunteer Award honorees
are selected based on project or program achievement,
innovation, mobilization, ongoing involvement, and ability
to meet community needs.

For complete program information and nomination forms, as
well as profiles of past winners, see the Points of Light
Foundation Web site.

RFP Link: http://www.pointsoflight.org/awards/nfva.cfm

For additional RFPs in Philanthropy and Voluntarism, visit:
http://fdncenter.org/pnd/rfp/cat_philanthropy.jhtml

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