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2017 Anova Grant for ASLA Emerging Professionals

$2,000 Grant Opportunity for Emerging Landscape Architects.

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From 4/1/2017 through 4/30/2017, upcoming Landscape Architects can compete in ANOVA’s 2nd Annual Grant Competition for the opportunity to attend the 2017 ASLA (American Society of Landscape Architects) Meeting in Los Angeles. Twenty-one winners will each be awarded $2,000 to help cover attendance, as well as receive national recognition.

How to win? Answer this question: Global climate change is impacting local conditions everywhere – how should Landscape Architects respond? Share your idea and submit a sketch for your chance to win. See full entry information at: http://www.anovafurnishings.com/2017LAGrant.

The grant is designated to accelerate individuals’ careers in Landscape Architecture and was created and funded by ANOVA, a leading manufacturer of outdoor furniture. Eric Gilbert, CEO of ANOVA, believes that education and sharing ideas drives personal growth, and attending the ASLA Annual Meeting will provide an exceptional opportunity for engagement, learning and networking.

Here are some key highlights to be aware of:

  1. To be eligible for the competition, applicants must be a full or associate member of ASLA and have completed a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Landscape Architecture after January 1, 2007.
  2. We are moving up the judging timeline this year. We will be accepting submissions from April 1st-30th, coinciding with Landscape Architecture month. The grant website will stop accepting submissions after 12am PST.
  3. Judging will occur during May, with winners being notified in early June.
  4. Once a winning applicant’s eligibility has been verified, they will receive the 1st half of the grant in June. The balance will be paid after CEU attendance has been verified after the meeting.

 

New in 2017: We are adding a new element to the competition. ANOVA will be awarding an event sponsorship to highlight the work of a specific chapter’s emerging professionals. The total number of applicants will be divided by membership totals to determine the chapter with the highest percentage of participation. ASLA-NY would love to win this event sponsorship so please spread the word and enter!

This competition is sponsored by Anova

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2016 TIGER Grant Application Webinar

The U.S. Department of Transportation has announced $500 million will be made available for transportation projects across the country under and eighth round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) competitive grant program. Fiscal year 2016 TIGER discretionary grants will fund capital investments in surface transportation infrastructure and will be awarded on a competitive basis for projects that will have a significant impact on the nation, a metropolitan area, or a region.

Applications to the TIGER 2016 grant program should be submitted through Grants.govPlease note, all applicants are required to complete the Grants.gov registration process before submitting the Application, and that this process usually takes 2-4 weeks to complete. Learn More.

Historically, TIGER has been extremely popular with state Departments of Transportation, local communities, and landscape architects, with applications far exceeding available funding in all six rounds of funding. The program increases opportunities for landscape architects to plan and design more multimodal transportation networks that allow all users to safely and efficiently access our nation’s rights-of-way.

The U.S. Department of Transportation will be hosting a webinar detailing How to Compete for TIGER Discretionary Grants. The webinar will be held on Tuesday, March 8, from 1:30-3:30 PM EST and is a great resource for anyone either considering applying to TIGER this year or actually preparing a TIGER application, as the webinar comes from the funding source and will share the expertise of USDOT to prospective applicants. Click Here to Register now.

 

 

2015 Hudson River Estuary Grants Available

2015 Estuary Grants and Hudson River Summit April 16

2015 Hudson River Estuary Grants

Hunts Point Rowers in the BronxThe 2015 Request for Applications (RFA) for Hudson River Estuary Grants is expected to be announced soon. Descriptions of the grants will appear in a forthcoming issue of Hudson RiverNet and on our website.

All prospective applicants must register in advance in the New York State Grants Gateway  to be eligible to apply for any New York State grant. The Grants Gateway allows applicants to browse  anticipated and available grant opportunities, providing a one-stop location that streamlines the way grants are administered by the State of New York.

Eligible applicants include 501(c)(3) not-for-profit corporations and municipalities (villages, towns, cities, counties, or New York Indian tribes or nations). Registration cannot be completed online. Register now to allow sufficient time for your application to be processed.

Not-for-profit corporations are also required to complete the Vendor Prequalification Application in the Grants Gateway. Not-for-profits must be prequalified by the grant proposal due date in order for the proposal to be eligible for evaluation and scoring.

If you have not yet registered (both municipalities and not-for-profits) or prequalified (not-for-profits), please take the time to do so as soon as possible. Please visit the NYS Grants Reform website http://www.grantsreform.ny.gov/Grantees for more information and instructions on registration and prequalification.

Register Now for the 2015 Hudson River Summit

Poughkeepsie from Mid Hudson BridgeThe Hudson River Summit, co-sponsored by the Estuary Program and Historic Hudson River Towns www.hudsonriver.com, will take place Thursday, April 16, 9 am to 3:30 pm at the Poughkeepsie Grandview, overlooking the Hudson. We hope you’ll join us!

We’ll be discussing the importance of partnerships throughout the conference. Presentations and panel discussions will focus on river access for everyone; resilient communities; and a restoration plan to improve water-quality and habitat in the Hudson River estuary. We’ll also present the State of the Hudson 2015 and showcase success stories of habitat restoration, rebounding fish populations, land conservation, and students studying and using the river. You’ll also get a chance to see glass eels, the bold and beautiful pumpkinseed (a sunfish), and an unwelcome, new arrival, the weatherfish.

We’re happy to announce that we’ll be joined by DEC Commissioner Joe Martens and many of our partners, including Scenic Hudson, The Nature Conservancy, Hudson River Watershed Alliance, Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, Hudson River Foundation, New York-New Jersey Harbor & Estuary Program, and many others. More program details will be available soon.

Registration for the conference is $35 and we are now offering a student discount fee of $20. To register, please visit  Historic Hudson River Towns. The registration deadline is April 2, 2015– more than 130 people have already signed up. We encourage you to register early—our events often sell-out. See you on the river!

DEC Accepting Applications for Urban Forestry Projects

Grants Will Add and Enhance Green Space In Cities Throughout the State

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) is now accepting applications for urban forestry project grants that can be used to enhance landscapes and provide green spaces in urban areas across the state, Commissioner Joe Martens announced today.

“Trees and green space are an important part of a community, even in densely-populated urban areas where such resources are limited,” Commissioner Martens said. “Governor Cuomo and members of the State Legislature understand the benefits of community and urban forests in protecting our air and water and improving the quality of life, and these grants are a valuable tool to support local projects to develop and manage these resources.”

Trees, parks, and other green space found in cities and high population areas are important to the fabric of the community by supporting wildlife habitat, helping to protect against storm damage from hurricanes or floods, alleviating high local temperatures caused by the “heat island effect,” reducing energy use and stormwater run-off, and minimizing noise.

Under the Urban Forestry Grant program, communities can apply for tree planting, maintenance grants or invasive pest studies in cases involving an infestation of the Emerald Ash Borer or the Asian Long Horned Beetle. Grants are available to municipalities, public benefit corporations, public authorities, school districts and not-for-profit organizations that have a public ownership interest in the property or are acting on behalf of a public property owner. Awards will range from $2,500 to $50,000, depending on municipal population, and have a 50/50 match requirement. Additionally, tree inventories, management plans and $1,000 Quick Start Arbor Day grants – which have no match requirement – will be available to help communities generate support for new municipal tree programs. The grants are available through the state’s Environmental Protection Fund (EPF) and will be managed and allocated by DEC.

Urban forestry grants complement DEC’s ongoing initiatives to address issues of climate change, environmental degradation, environmental justice, and urban sprawl. Grant proposals should detail the scope of work to be done and how the project will provide environmental, economic, and/or social benefits in the community. When applicants select projects, consideration should be given to underserved neighborhoods, as well as targeting local environmental issues. Applicants are also encouraged to form regional partnerships and submit proposals that help to implement watershed protection and Smart Growth initiatives with green solutions that will have the support of their Regional Economic Development Council.

DEC foresters are available to provide applicants with technical assistance (see contact information below). DEC staff will review the completed grant applications and select recipients based on established rating criteria, including cost-effectiveness, projected benefits, use of recommended standards in implementation, community outreach, education, support, and regional economic impact.

Applicants may obtain all necessary directions and forms for the Urban Forestry Grant program on the DEC website. Paper copies of the application are required to be submitted. Applications will be accepted at the DEC Central Office by mail or hand delivery until 4:00 p.m. on December 5, 2013. Mail or hand deliver grant applications to: NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Urban Forestry, Division of Lands and Forests, 625 Broadway, Albany, NY 12233-4253. For more information, call DEC at (518) 402-9425.10-7-13

Download the Brief Here: DEC Announces Deadline Extension for $45 Million In Water Quality Improvement Grants