A sampling of available funding and information resources


Community Development Block Grant through HUD

NYS Quality Communities Clearinghouse

NYS CDBG Small Cities Program

NYS Governor's Office for Small Cities

NYS Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation: Parks Development, Historic Preservation, Acquisition, Barns. See also their NYS Historic Preservation Plan (.pdf), particularly the long list of NYS resources that starts on p. 20.

NYS Department of Agriculture: Farmland, Farmers Markets.

Long Island Communitiy Foundation

NYS Division of Housing and Community Renewal: House NY, NY Main Street Program, et al. See also NOFAs.

New York Main Street Program

HUD Hope VI Main Street

Historic Preservation

National Trust for Historic Preservation

New York State Historic Preservation Office

New York Landmarks Conservancy

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Park Service Heritage Preservation Services

National Endowment for the Humanities and their Preservation Assistance Grants for Smaller Institutions

Preserve New York

New York State Council on the Arts


Justice Courts

See my Justice Court Assistance Program page.




NYS DEC Division of Environmental Remediation: Brownfields, Environmental Restoration et al. See also: the NYS DEC remediation and spill databases, the EPA CERCLIS database, the EPA Brownfields Management System (BMS), and the EPA envirofacts warehouse for info on NPDES permits and other items.

EPA Region 2

Green Buildings

NYS Energy Research and Development Authority

Local Waterfront Revitalization (EPF). See also the South Shore Estuary Reserve Comprehensive Mgmt Plan


US Department of Homeland Security:  Assistance to Firefighters, SAFER, Fire Prevention and Safety. 

USDA Community Facilities Grant Program (see also USDA's direct loan and guaranteed loan programs)

Volunteer Fire Assistance from NYS DEC

Rural Fire Assistance Program from Dept of Interior

Fireman's Fund 

FM Global Fire Prevention Grants 

Leary Firefighters Foundation


Records Management and GIS

NYS Local Government Records Management Improvement Fund

NYS Office of Real Property Services Real Property Tax Administration Technology Improvement Grant Program (RPTATIP)

Good resources on GIS are NYS CSCIC and LIGIS.  Also NYSGIS.


Police and Emergency Management

Mitigation programs at the NYS Emergency Management Office

NYS Governor's Traffic Safety Committee: BUNY, STEP, Child Safety Seats, Highway Safety 402. 

    See also the GTSC's 2006 Highway Safety Plan.

Bullt Proof Vest Partnership of the US Department of Justice.

Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) at USDOJ

NYS Office of Homeland Security listing. Also see these links.





Arts, Culture and Humanities

NYS Council on the Arts

Suffolk County Office of Film and Cultural Affairs

Huntington Arts Council

Creative Capital Foundation

Long Island Arts in Education Roundtable

Lower Manhattan Cultural Council

Preserve New York

NYS Music Fund

American Music Center

National Endowment for the Arts

Institute of Museum & Library Services

National Endowment for the Humanities

Arts Funding Library from Artslynx

The Alliance of NYS Arts Organizatons

Americans for the Arts

Arts & Business Council of NY


Arts Extension Service University of Massachusetts

Art Table

Empire State Partnership (arts in education)


Clinton Global



NYC Public Art Fund


Public Art Network


Health and Workforce

NYS Department of Labor Employment & Training

NYS Department of Health

Community Health Care Services Foundation

NYS Health Foundation



CTAA and CTAA JobLinks

United We Ride and other FTA grants. UWR infor for NY is here. Discussion of NY Legislative action is here (see p.77)

CMAQ Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality

NYS Transportation Enhancements Program

NYS DOT Federal Transit Funding. See also Procedures for Locally Administered Federal Aid Projects.

NYS DOT Bicycle and Pedestrian




Nonprofit Brain Food

Mesiano Consulting is not currently serving nonprofit organizations.  The links below are provided as an informational resource.   Highly recommended for Long Island nonprofits is an investment in capacity building services provided by the Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership. Organizations with high functioning boards are well positioned to improve their performance with regard to fundraising and grants.  

Long Island Center for Nonprofit Leadership

Nonprofit Coordinating Committee of NY


Center for Nonprofit Management

Craigslist Foundation

Foundation Center Cooperating Collections

Great Fundraising Book

Kim Klein's Fundraising for Social Change


Various and Sundry

NYS Assembly Grants Action News

NYS Register

Foundation Center

Catalog of State and Federal Assistance for Local Governments - 2001 (PDF)

Ministry of Silly Walks

Issues in the Arts

Doris Duke Foundation:  National Performing Arts Issues


Research Tools

US Census - urban vs. rural salary surveys