Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 11 Alert # 2 - November 13, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

DSHS Issues 2017 Texas HIV Annual Report 
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has issued the 2017 Texas HIV Annual Report.
The report can be found at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/legislative/Reports-2018.aspx
For additional information, contact DSHS Government Affairs at email: govtaffairs@dshs.texas.gov.
From Texas Department of State Health Services email, 11/1/18icon
 
Buffett Tops 2017 Forbes Ranking of Biggest U.S. Givers
For the third consecutive year, Berkshire Hathaway chair Warren Buffett tops the Forbes list of U.S. philanthropists who gave the most in the previous calendar year.
In partnership with SHOOK Research, Forbes examined contributions paid out by living philanthropists and their foundations in 2017 and found that Buffett gave shares of Berkshire Hathaway valued at $2.8 billion, with more than $2 billion of the total going to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the rest to four family charities — the Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation, the Sherwood Foundation, the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, and the NoVo Foundation.
Ranked second through tenth for 2017 are Gates Foundation co-founders Bill and Melinda Gates ($2.5 billion); Bloomberg Philanthropies founder Michael R. Bloomberg ($702 million); the Walton family (whose family foundation disbursed a total of $536 million); Open Society Foundations founder George Soros ($531 million); Chan Zuckerberg Initiative co-founders Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ($400 million); Gordon and Betty Moore (whose foundation disbursed a total of $338 million in 2017); Simons Foundation co-founders Jim and Marilyn Simons ($328 million); Wyss Foundation founder Hansjörg Wyss ($315 million); and Good Ventures Foundation co-founders Dustin Moskovitz and Cari Tuna ($298 million).
According to Forbes, the philanthropists on this year's Top 50 Givers list donated a total of $12.6 billion in 2017, up from $12.2 billion in 2016, while their collective lifetime giving exceeded $158 billion. Nine of the top ten and forty of the top fifty givers also appeared on the 2018 Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 10/16/18icon

Most Donors to Maintain Giving Levels
The vast majority of people who itemized deductions on their 2017 tax returns intend to increase or maintain their giving in 2018, a survey of Fidelity Charitable donors finds.
Based on a survey of three thousand Americans who made charitable donations in 2017 and who filed itemized returns, the study found that 82 percent of donors said their giving will not be affected by the increase in the standard deduction passed as part of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December. The study also found that 58 percent of donors plan to file an itemized return in 2018, even though itemizing may not be the best choice in the new tax environment. According to Fidelity Charitable, the findings make it clear that many taxpayers have not worked through how tax reform is likely to affect them personally.
Tax experts have suggested that the increase in the standard deduction could lead to a 60 percent drop in the number of households filing itemized returns. A recent study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute, a conservative think tank, projected a drop in giving of between $16.3 billion (3.3 percent) and $17.2 billion (4 percent) as a result of tax reform.
The study of Fidelity Charitable donors also found that many households are unaware of strategies available to manage deductions, including a strategy known as "bunching" in which deductions over multiple years are taken in a single year so as to exceed the amount of the standard deduction. According to the study, only 30 percent of itemizers have heard of the strategy, meaning 70 percent of donors who have previously itemized tax deductions may be missing out on ways to maximize their tax savings.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 10/16/18icon

Report Finds Gaps in Foundation Efforts to Strengthen Nonprofits
When it comes to strengthening the operational capacity of nonprofits, there is a gap between the support foundations tend to provide and the support nonprofits say they need, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.
Based on a survey of a hundred and seventy nonprofit CEOs and a hundred and eighty-seven foundation leaders who oversee their organization's programmatic work, the report, Strengthening Grantees: Foundation and Nonprofit Perspectives (40 pages, PDF), found that although 87 percent of foundation officials said their organization was aware of their grantees' needs, 58 percent of nonprofit CEOs said none or few of their funders ask about their needs beyond funding. According to the survey, nonprofit CEOs said they most needed help with fundraising (42 percent), staffing (37 percent), and communications (26 percent), while foundation leaders viewed fundraising (51 percent), governance (39 percent), and financial management (33 percent) as most important.
"Most nonprofits do not have the capital or the incentives to invest in their people," Fund the People president and CEO Rusty Stahl told CEP. "Most funders focus on the financial and program strengths and needs of grantees, not on the staffing strengths and needs. This dearth of investment can produce an unjust workplace, weak recruitment, poor work conditions, burnout and turnover, and unhealthy executive transitions."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 10/16/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW): HRSA-19-003
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/8/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $37,250,000 for 53 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete list of eligible organizations.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Advanced Nursing Education Workforce (ANEW) Program. The ANEW program supports academic clinical partnerships to educate and graduate primary care Nurse Practitioners (NP), clinical nurse specialists (CNS) and nurse midwives (NM) who are academically and clinically prepared for the unique challenges of transitioning from nursing school to practice in rural and underserved communities, thereby increasing access to needed primary medical care for these populations.
CFDA: 93.247
CONTACT: Janice Young, (301) 443-6739, email: jyoung2@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=309694&utm_campaign=fyi_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 11/7/18icon 
Subject(s) nursing, rural health, underserved populations

AIDS Education and Training Centers – National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform: Technology Operations and Maintenance: HRSA-19-041
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $500,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private entities and schools and academic health science centers. Faith-based and community-based organizations, and tribes and tribal organizations are also eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP), AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Program for the technological operations and maintenance of the National HIV Curriculum (NHC) e-Learning Platform. This project will manage the technological operation and maintenance of the NHC e-learning Platform. Further, it will maintain the platform’s capacity to support additional modules thereby broadening the subject matter content available on the existing NHC.
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Sherrilyn Crooks, (301) 443-7662, email: scrooks@hrsa.gov.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 11/8/18icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, technology

Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-19-042 
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/5, 7/5, 11/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/21. 
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop and test strategies to increase the engagement of men in HIV prevention and care within global settings and among US domestic populations who have evidenced lower rates of engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care. The R01 mechanism is intended to support a discrete, specified, circumscribed project to be performed by the named investigator(s) in an area representing his or her specific interest and competencies. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-042.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 11/8/18icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services
 
Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-19-050 
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 9/8/21. 
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop and test strategies to increase the engagement of men in HIV prevention and care within global settings and among US domestic populations who have evidenced lower rates of engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care. The R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports studies that may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area; or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models; or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-050.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 11/8/18icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services
 
Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services: RFA P-19.2-EBP
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens: 11/19/18. Closes: 2/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $1 million. Maximum duration of 36 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund projects that will deliver evidence-based cancer prevention and control clinical services. Priority will be given to projects that propose to address CPRIT areas of emphasis and serve areas of the state not well addressed by current CPRIT funded projects.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: CPRIT Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 11/2/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention

Expansion of Cancer Prevention Services to Rural and Medically Underserved Populations: RFA P-19.2-EPS
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens: 11/19/18. Closes: 2/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $2 million. Maximum duration of 36 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support the coordination and expansion of evidence based services to prevent cancer in underserved populations who do not have adequate access to cancer prevention interventions and health care, bringing together networks of public health and community partners to carry out programs tailored for their communities. Projects should identify cancers that cause the most burden in the community and use evidence based models shown to work in similar communities to prevent and control these cancers. Currently funded CPRIT projects should propose to expand their programs to include additional types of prevention clinical services and/or an expansion of current clinical services into additional counties. In either case, the expansion must include delivery of services to nonmetropolitan and medically underserved counties in the state.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: CPRIT Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 11/2/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, rural health, underserved populations

Tobacco Control and Lung Cancer Screening: RFA P-19.2-TCL
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Opens: 11/19/18. Closes: 2/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $1 million. Maximum duration of 36 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund programs on tobacco prevention and cessation, as well as screening for early detection of lung cancer. Through release of this RFA, CPRIT’s goal is to stimulate more programs across the state, thereby providing greater access for underserved populations and reducing the incidence and mortality rates of tobacco-related cancers. This RFA seeks to promote and deliver evidence-based programming designed to significantly increase tobacco cessation among adults and/or prevent tobacco use by youth. 
CFDA: none
CONTACT: CPRIT Helpdesk, (866) 941-7146, email: Help@CPRITGrants.org.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 11/2/18icon
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, tobacco/smoking


Private Funding Opportunities

American College Health Foundation Seeks Applications for Innovative Practices in College Health Fund
SOURCE: American College Health Foundation (ACHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $3,500. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an ACHA institutional or individual members.
PURPOSE: The American College Health Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American College Health Foundation, is accepting applications to its Gallagher Koster Innovative Practices in College Health Fund, which provides financial support to student health centers and their staff for the development of innovative practices that improve access to quality health care for students.
Through the fund, a single grant of $3,500 will be awarded in support of a new idea and/or innovative practice that improves students' access to health care and the dissemination of that idea/practice among other college healthcare professionals via presentations at state, regional, and/or national conferences and publications in college health-related periodicals.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.acha.org/ACHA/Foundation/Gallagher_Koster_Award.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) health care services, health promotion/wellness

American College of Sports Medicine Accepting Application for Research Projects
SOURCE: American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/18/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is primarily targeted to new or junior investigators within seven years of attaining a terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD) and is expected to provide seed money support after which further funding would be sought from other sources.
PURPOSE: With more than 50,000 members and certified professionals from 90 countries around the globe, the American College of Sports Medicine represents 70 occupations within the field of sports medicine. From academicians to students and from personal trainers to physicians, ACSM is dedicated to helping people worldwide live longer, healthier lives.
To advance this mission, the association established the Research Grant Program through the ACSM Foundation, its charitable arm, in 1989. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to support basic and applied research in exercise science.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.acsm.org/acsm-membership/support-acsm-foundation/grants-and-financial-support/research-grants/research-endowment
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Psychological Association Invites Nominations for Distinguished Contributions Award
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The award includes an honorarium of $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have provided services to diverse client groups or patient populations, including but not limited to children/adolescents/adults/older adults; urban/rural/frontier populations; minority populations; and persons with serious mental illness.
All nominees must have excellent overall personal and professional reputations. Nominees must not have received disciplinary action from a state board of examiners in psychology and must have no history of ethical violations at the state or national level.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for the 2018 Award for Distinguished Contributions to Independent Practice.
Nominations will be considered for psychologists working in any area of clinical specialization, health service provision, or consulting and services provided to any patient population or professional clientele in an independent setting. Contributions will be judged by virtue of peer recognition, advancement of the public's recognition of psychology as a profession, relevant professional association honors, and/or other meritorious accomplishments denoting excellence as a practitioner, including advancement of the profession.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/about/awards/private-sector.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

McKnight Endowment for Neuroscience Accepting Applications from Emerging Investigators
SOURCE: McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2018, up to six McKnight Scholars will be selected to receive three years of support. Each McKnight Scholar will receive $75,000 annually. Funds may be used in any way that facilitates the development of the scholar’s research program (but not for indirect costs).
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or other advanced degree; have a record of meritorious research; be able to provide evidence of a commitment to a career in neuroscience; have an appointment with tenure-track status at a U.S.-based sponsoring institution to which the award can be paid; have no more than four years of experience in an independent/tenure-track faculty position (exceptions may be made for parental leave); and provide documentation that the sponsoring institution has government approval for the applicant to work in the U.S.
PURPOSE: The McKnight Endowment Fund for Neuroscience supports innovative research designed to bring science closer to the day when diseases of the brain can be accurately diagnosed, prevented, and treated. To that end, the fund is inviting applications for the 2019 McKnight Scholar Awards.
The awards program was established to encourage emerging neuroscientists to focus on disorders of learning and memory. Preference is given to applicants working on problems that, if solved at the basic level, would have immediate and significant impact on clinically relevant issues.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.mcknight.org/programs/the-mcknight-endowment-fund-for-neuroscience/scholar-awards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

National MS Society Accepting Applications for Pilot Programs
SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-Applications: 1/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of up to $44,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers who have completed their postdoctoral training are invited to apply. Individuals who are currently postdoctoral or the equivalent, or who are graduate/medical students are not eligible for support under this program.
PURPOSE: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society mobilizes people and resources to drive research for a cure and to address the challenges of everyone affected by MS.
To that end, the society is accepting applications for its Pilot Grant Program, which funds high-risk pilot grants for the testing of novel ideas that may serve to advance the society's mission of stopping MS progression, restoring function in MS sufferers, and improving quality of life. The program supports fundamental as well as applied studies, non-clinical or clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care, and rehabilitation.
Through the program, one-year grants of up to $44,000 will be awarded for the testing of innovative, cutting-edge ideas or untested methods and to gather sufficient preliminary data to apply for longer-term funding.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Pilot-Research-Grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Parkinson's Foundation Accepting Applications for Clinical Research Award
SOURCE: Parkinson's Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 1/22/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 4/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $200,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants who are fellows, in a mentored status, or within two years of starting an independent position must identify an appropriate mentor with research experience to provide oversight of the proposed project.
PURPOSE: The Parkinson's Foundation makes life better for people with Parkinson's disease by supporting efforts to improve care and advancing research toward a cure.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its Clinical Research Award. Through the annual program, grants of up to $200,000 over two years will be awarded to support the research expenses of a clinician-scientist whose clinically oriented research involves people living with Parkinson's.
Clinician-scientists of all stages (from fellows to established faculty) may apply but preference will be given to junior investigators. Physicians must have completed a residency in neurology or be able to demonstrate that their training pathway is of benefit to people with PD. Allied health professionals must hold an advanced research degree, typically a PhD. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate a significant research focus on PD.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://parkinson.org/research/Grant-Opportunities/clinical-research-awards
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) medical research

Society of Critical Care Medicine Invites Nominations for 2019 Grenvik Family Award for Ethics
SOURCE: Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The recipient receives $1,000 and complimentary registration to attend the Critical Care Congress.
ELIGIBILITY: Candidates are nominated for the award by an SCCM member or members of the award subcommittee. To be eligible, nominees must have made a significant contribution to addressing an ethical problem in critical care; be an SCCM member in good standing; and have demonstrated commitment to SCCM through involvement in SCCM committees or other SCCM activities at the local, regional, national, or international level.
PURPOSE: The Grenvik Family Award for Ethics Award honors a Society of Critical Care Medicine member who has promoted the ethical and humane delivery of critical care. The award was established in memory of Dr. Christer Grenvik, who died very early in his medical career. During his last two years of life, Christer Grenvik became deeply religious and concerned with the critically and terminally ill patient's autonomy when deciding on choice of treatment. He became particularly interested in the ethical problems in these situations and compassionate care of patients in the terminal stage. The Grenvik Family Award for Ethics Award memorializes Christer Grenvik's great concern for these issues.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.sccm.org/Member-Center/Awards/Grenvik-Family-Award-for-Ethics
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 11/8/18icon
Subject(s) ethics, health policy research


Events

Write to the Point 
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
WHEN: January 29-30, 2019, 8 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: TBA.
DESCRIPTION: A recent survey of Texas government senior managers and executives conducted by the LBJ School Office of Professional Development found that the resounding answer to the question “What skill do members of your agency/team most need to strengthen?” was…WRITING. The need for strong, flexible writing abilities exists at all levels of an organization. This program has been specifically designed to address this skill gap.
In the first half of the session, participants will hone their editing skills and work on recognizing common errors in public policy writing. Exercises in concision, active voice, and direct syntax will allow participants to practice writing clear, effective text. In the second half of the session, participants will evaluate memos, emails, and reports for structure and style. Participants will use recommended elements of strong documents to create and review drafts in class.
COST: $435.
CONTACT: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, (512) 471-3200.
From The University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs email, 11/6/18icon

Performance Based Budgeting
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
WHEN: February 27, 2019, 8 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: TBA.
DESCRIPTION: Performance budgeting may be the best way to respond to increasing customer demand at a reasonable cost. Performance budgeting provides the means to link performance goals to the appropriate resources and then hold managers at each level accountable for achieving the results.
Performance-based budgets put the money where the goals are. Large organizations and the government are increasingly turning to this results-based approach to allocate limited resources.
COST: $280.
CONTACT: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, (512) 471-3200.
From The University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs email, 11/6/18icon

Developing RFPs for Services 
SPONSOR: The University of Texas at Austin - Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs
WHEN: April 17, 2019, 8 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: TBA.
DESCRIPTION: Purchasing services presents a unique challenge for government agencies. While we may think we understand exactly what services we want, actually specifying the requirements within an RFP requires anticipating contract management risks early in the planning phase of the procurement. Case studies will solidify the best practice concepts for developing RFPs for services.
COST: $280.
CONTACT: Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, (512) 471-3200.
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