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DEC Seeks Grants Administrator

DEC is seeking an administrator to provide grants to assist environmental justice focused community-based-organizations to develop administrative, technical and programmatic capacity and expand services protecting public health and the environment. DEC will award one Not-For-Profit organization $1,000,000 to develop and administer streamlined capacity building grants. In accordance with the Scope of Work provided in Appendix II, the
selected administrator will distribute $900,000 and retain the remaining $100,000 for program administration/overhead and technical assistance. All applicants must apply through the NYS Grants Gateway.

Proposals Due February 1, 2019 3 p.m.

Eligible applicants are required to:

  1. Have demonstrated knowledge of environmental justice, a history of prioritizing
    environmental justice issues, and experience building a diverse and inclusive
    environmental movement
  2. Have experience and/or demonstrated ability to provide capacity building training to
    other NFPs
  3. Have experience and/or demonstrated ability to administer grant funding to other
  4. Ability to provide assistance to all capacity building funding recipients following
    disbursement of funds to help each recipient draft and complete a Capacity Building
  5. Be in good standing and will have submitted all required progress and final reports for
    previously awarded Office of Environmental Justice grants

Important Dates:
Proposals Due February 1, 2019 3 p.m.
Applicants notified of funding decisions March 18, 2019
Project Start Date June 18, 2018
End Date June 17, 2021

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Basil Seggos, Commissioner

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