Grants Available in New York.

Whether it is education, health care, or other needs that need to be met, below is a listing of the various grants that are available in New York.

New York Energy $martSM Program is a a partnership between the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC). This government sponsored program can provide low interest loans, cash grants, and rebated for acquiring energy efficient appliances and household goods. 1-866-NYS-ERDA

New York State Education Department is the leading organization in the state that oversees the college system. The goal is to help ensure all residents receive the most knowledge possible. Telephone number is (518) 474-3852.

  • Grants Finance Office
  • Office of K-16 Initiatives and Access Programs Home Page (Office of Higher Education)
  • Vocational and Applied Technology Education Grants (Office of Elementary, Middle, Secondary, and Continuing Education (EMSC))
  • Elementary, Middle, Secondary and Continuing (EMSC) Education Funding Opportunities
    • Current Grant Applications
  • Science and Technology Entry Program Grants
  • Collegiate Science and Technology Entry Program Grants
  • State Education Department Grants Available to Help New York's Libraries Increase and Improve Access to Information (Office of Cultural Education, New York State Library)
  • Grants Resource Collection at the New York State Library
  • New York State Archives Awards and Grants (Office of Cultural Education, New York State Archives)

Department of Agriculture and Markets. Call (718) 722-2830





Arts Grants (from the New York State Council on the Arts)

Crime Victims Board Grants Unit

NYS Higher Education Services Corporation - This New York state agency will help students apply for scholarships, cash grants, and other educational assistance programs. They also partner with the federal government on Pell Grants and other aid. Phone 1-888-697-4372.

Bureau of Justice Funding (Division of Criminal Justice Services)

Department of Environmental Conservation (see Subject Index for Grants)

Tuition Assistance Program in New York can assist qualified lower income residents who are in the process of attending in-state post secondary institutions. The state can help them pay for tuition, textbooks  and various expenses. Grants from the so called TAP program will be based on the applicants total household income and needs. Aid may also be provided to people who are attending in state colleges and other approved postsecondary institutions on a part time only basis. 1-888-697-4372

Grants Program Information from New York State Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation

NYS Health Department Funding and Grants. This is one of the state’s primary agencies for applying to medical and health care type grants. 1-866-881-2809

Division of Housing and Community Renewal administers the federal Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP) and other Development Funding Programs within New York.

Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance Contracts & Grants provides those who qualify with cash assistance for basic needs. This can include grants for heating and energy bills, food, and other expenses. Call 1-800-342-3009.

Grant and Funding Opportunities (NYS OASAS: Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services)

Financially disadvantaged students and the very low income can turn to the Educational Opportunity Program. Aid may be offered to people who satisfy certain academic guidelines. You will need to ask your local college about this program.



By Jon McNamara

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