Funding Alert Vol. 29 No. 9 Alert # 1 - September 4, 2018

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Many Struggling to Recover One Year After Hurricane Harvey 
One year after Hurricane Harvey brought devastation to the Texas Gulf Coast, 30 percent of residents affected by the storm say their lives remain disrupted, while 42 percent say they are not getting the help they need, a survey by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Episcopal Health Foundation finds.
Based on a survey of 1,651 residents in 24 Texas counties, the report, One Year After the Storm: Texas Gulf Coast Residents' Views and Experiences with Hurricane Harvey Recovery, found that among the 58 percent of respondents who reported property damage or income loss due to Harvey, seven in ten said their lives were largely or almost back to normal, up from 56 percent three months after the storm. However, 20 percent of all residents in the area experienced severe damage to their homes, and 8 percent remained displaced — with both groups reporting high rates of ongoing life disruption.
The survey also found that 42 percent of affected residents said they were not getting the help they need — essentially unchanged from the percentage recorded three months after the storm — including 60 percent of affected residents who are African American, 50 percent of those living in the hard-hit Golden Triangle area (between the cities of Beaumont, Port Arthur, and Orange), and 50 percent of those with incomes below 200 percent of the federal poverty level. The top areas of need included help in applying for financial assistance (28 percent), navigating the different systems for receiving aid (27 percent), home damage repairs (24 percent), getting needed medical care for family members (16 percent), obtaining legal assistance (15 percent), and finding affordable housing (14 percent). In addition, 31 percent of affected residents reported negative storm-related effects on their mental health, while 9 percent said they needed help in getting mental health care for family members.
"This survey shows how much Harvey continues to haunt many across coastal Texas, with significant shares reporting ongoing challenges with their housing, finances, and health," said Kaiser Family Foundation president and CEO Drew Altman. "Residents' top priorities include both preparing for future storms and providing financial assistance and help rebuilding homes for those who need it."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 8/28/18 
 
New Titles Now Available from DSHS Audiovisual Library
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Audiovisual Library has received many new video titles. Below is a sampling of these new additions that would be of interest to Funding Alert readers.

Client Relations: Effective Communication Skills - DV1275
DVD 50 min. 2015 Professional 
This program presents strategies for effective communication in response to behavior changes brought on by aging and disease.

Customers with Disabilities: Delivering Excellent Service - DD0792
DVD 34 min. 2013 Adult 
This program will help employees deliver the best customer services to people with disabilities. Employees learn the proper etiquette when serving people who are blind or have low vision, people who are deaf or hard of hearing, patrons with mobility impairments, people with cognitive disabilities and people of short stature. 

Transition to Work and Self-Sufficiency: The Real Work Begins - DD0784 
DVD 25 min. 2009 Adult
Newly hired employees learn to avoid pitfalls that will lead to being fired. They are encouraged to cultivate the hard and soft skills that will allow them to retain their jobs and climb the ladder of success. They are encouraged to have a positive attitude, ask for extra training, be punctual, be enthusiastic, manage their time wisely, and get along with co-workers.

The DVDs and CDs may be viewed by anyone in Texas at no cost. Contact the library at (512) 776-7260 to check out these materials. The Library catalog is available online at http://www.texashealthlibrary.com
For more information about the library, go to our website at http://www.dshs.texas.gov/avlib
From DSHS Audiovisual Library email, 8/22/18


Public Funding Opportunities

Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource: Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-ES-18-010 (Reissue of RFA-ES-15-011.)
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/29/18. Application: 10/29/18.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $1 million in FY 2019 to fund one award.
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.
PURPOSE: The NIEHS is establishing an infrastructure, the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) as a continuation of the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR). The goal of this consortium is to provide the research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research and to make that data publicly available as a means to improve our knowledge of the comprehensive effects of environmental exposures on human health throughout the life course.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-010.html
From NIH web site, accessed 8/31/18
Subject(s) medical research

Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource: Targeted Exposure Analysis Laboratories (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-ES-18-011 (Reissuance of RFA-ES-15-009.)
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/29/18. Application: 10/29/18.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $2.5 million in FY 2019 to fund one or two awards.
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.
PURPOSE: The NIEHS is establishing an infrastructure, the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) as a continuation of the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR). The goal of this consortium is to provide the research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research and to make that data publicly available as a means to improve our knowledge of the comprehensive effects of environmental exposures on human health throughout the life course.
CFDA: 93.113, 93.399
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-011.html
From NIH web site, accessed 8/31/18
Subject(s) medical research

Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource: Untargeted Exposure Analysis Laboratories (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-ES-18-012 (Reissuance of RFA-ES-15-009.)
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/29/18. Application: 10/29/18.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $2.5 million in FY 2019 to fund one or two awards.
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.
PURPOSE: The NIEHS is establishing an infrastructure, the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) as a continuation of the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR). The goal of this consortium is to provide the research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research and to make that data publicly available as a means to improve our knowledge of the comprehensive effects of environmental exposures on human health throughout the life course.
CFDA: 93.113, 93.399
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-012.html
From NIH web site, accessed 8/31/18
Subject(s) medical research

Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource: Environmental Monitoring Laboratories (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-ES-18-013 
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/29/18. Application: 10/29/18.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $1 million in FY 2019 to fund one award.
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.
PURPOSE: The NIEHS is establishing an infrastructure, the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) as a continuation of the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR). The goal of this consortium is to provide the research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research and to make that data publicly available as a means to improve our knowledge of the comprehensive effects of environmental exposures on human health throughout the life course.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-013.html
From NIH web site, accessed 8/31/18
Subject(s) medical research

Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR): Data Repository, Analysis and Science Center (U2C Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-ES-18-014 (Reissuance of RFA-ES-15-010.)
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/29/18. Application: 10/29/18.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to fund one award, corresponding to a total cost of $2.5 million, for fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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.
PURPOSE: The NIEHS is establishing an infrastructure, the Human Health Exposure Analysis Resource (HHEAR) as a continuation of the Children's Health Exposure Analysis Resource (CHEAR). The goal of this consortium is to provide the research community access to laboratory and statistical analyses to add or expand the inclusion of environmental exposures in their research and to make that data publicly available as a means to improve our knowledge of the comprehensive effects of environmental exposures on human health throughout the life course.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-18-014.html
From NIH web site, accessed 8/31/18
Subject(s) medical research

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-CA-18-027 
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/8/18. Application: 1/8/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit up to $2 million in FY2019 to fund up to three awards.
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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States (U.S.). Responsive applications must propose research that will be conducted with PLWH and will inform efforts to reduce the incidence of tobacco-related disease and death among PLWH. 
CFDA: 93.393, 93.279, 93.307 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-18-027.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 8/30/18
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, smoking/tobacco

Improving Smoking Cessation Interventions among People Living with HIV (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-CA-18-028 
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 12/8/18. Application: 1/8/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Issuing IC and partner components intend to commit up to $1 million in FY2019 to fund up to three awards.
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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for research designed to optimize smoking cessation treatment among people living with HIV (PLWH) in the United States (U.S.). Responsive applications must propose research that will be conducted with PLWH and will inform efforts to reduce the incidence of tobacco-related disease and death among PLWH.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.279 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-18-028.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 8/30/18
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, smoking/tobacco

Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction Program: FR-6200-N-12TC
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/25/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $212 million for 50 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only cities, counties/parishes, and other units of local government, and certain States and Native American Tribes are eligible applicants. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Lead Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant program is to assist states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned rental or owner-occupied housing populations. 
CFDA: 14.900
CONTACT: Shannon Steinbauer, email: Shannon.E.Steinbauer@hud.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308148&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, 8/29/18 
Subject(s) children's health, minority health

NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37): RFA-MD-18-007 (Reissue of RFA-MD-13-002.)
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), Fogarty International Center (FIC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/11/18. Application: New date 10/24/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to fund an estimate of 16 awards, corresponding to a total of $4.5 million in fiscal year 2019. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
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).
PURPOSE: The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites applications for the Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) awards. The Program supports research training activities in minority health and health disparities research for individuals from diverse backgrounds, including groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research, at domestic institutions and/or at specified foreign low and middle income (LMIC) locations. This program is intended to promote both domestic and international training opportunities in a diverse and inclusive environment for eligible undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students, as well as for eligible residents, fellows and postdoctoral students. 
CFDA: 93.307, 93.989
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-007.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/29/18 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, minority health

Packaging and Spreading Proven Pediatric Weight Management Interventions for Use by Low-Income Families: RFA-DP-19-002
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent are due 9/24/18 and applications are due 10/24/18.
$ AVAILABLE: $12.5 million for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: As determined by legislative language, eligible applicants include the following: A city, county, or Indian tribe. A local or tribal educational agency. An accredited university, college, or community college. A Federally-qualified health center. A local health department. A health care provider. A community-based organization.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is to increase the availability and number of packaged effective pediatric weight management interventions (PWMI) that can be used by healthcare, community or public health organizations to serve low-income children and their caregivers. This will be achieved by having researchers take existing evidence based PWMI, and convert them into user-friendly “packaged” materials so that the PWMI can be replicated and pilot tested in real world settings. The demonstration will provide ongoing support to children and families through the PWMI and referral to community-based resources for healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors. The long-term goal of this announcement is to increase the access to and uptake of acceptable, effective, and packaged PWMIs by institutions that serve low-income children.
CFDA: 93.349
CONTACT: Natalie Darling, email: ndh6@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307480
From CDC email, 8/27/18
Subject(s) children's health, obesity

Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-729 (Reissue of PA-17-478.)
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/21.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex. 
CFDA: 93.865; 93.399, 93.396, 93.395, 93.394, 93.393; 93.172; 93.866; 93.273; 93.855; 93.173; 93.113; 93.307; 93.313; 93.242; 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-729.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/29/18 
Subject(s) medical research

Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-728 (Reissue of PA-17-477.)
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/16, 7/16, 11/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/21.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex. 
CFDA: 93.865; 93.399, 93.396, 93.395, 93.394, 93.393; 93.172; 93.866; 93.273; 93.855; 93.173; 93.113; 93.307; 93.313; 93.242; 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-728.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 8/29/18 
Subject(s) medical research

Texans Feeding Texans: Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program 
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are subject to the availability of funds. If funds are not appropriated or collected for this purpose, applicants will be informed accordingly. Funding for this application period is to provide assistance to home-delivered meal providers by supplementing and/or extending their current program. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: In accordance with the Texas Agriculture Code, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) is requesting applications for the Texans Feeding Texans: Home-Delivered Meal Grant Program (HDM). Applicants may include governmental agencies or qualifying nonprofit organizations that deliver meals to homebound persons that are elderly and/or have a disability. 
CFDA: none
CONTACT: TDA Grants Office, (512) 463-4406, email: Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov. For more information see http://www.sos.state.tx.us/texreg/archive/August312018/In%20Addition/In%20Addition.html#101
From Texas Register web site, accessed 8/31/18
Subject(s) aged/seniors, disabilities, nutrition/food services


Private Funding Opportunities

Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test Invites Applications for Innovative Testing Research
SOURCE: Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/15/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $40,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are accepted from both established investigators who have funding but want to embark on a new area, as well as less experienced investigators. In either case, the proposal should represent a new approach to the investigator's area of interest. 
PURPOSE: Earlier.org - Friends for an Earlier Breast Cancer Test is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting awareness and education and to raising funds for research into earlier detection of breast cancer. Since its inception in 1995, the organization has awarded nearly $4 million in seed grants to qualified projects. 
To advance this mission, grants of up to $40,000 over one to three years will be awarded in support of pilot research projects focused on improving the detection of early-stage breast cancer. Priority will be given to projects that lead to the development of new techniques in the areas of biological or immunologic methods of early detection. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.earlier.org/prospective
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/30/18
Subject(s) cancer research

Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance Accepting Applications for 2019 Young Cancer Investigators Prize
SOURCE: Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pershing Square will begin accepting Letters of Intent on 10/1/18. LOIs must be received no later than 11/5/18. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. 
$ AVAILABLE: A prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have between two and eight years of experience running their own laboratories and must have a PhD, MD, or MD-PhD (or equivalent). 
PURPOSE: The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance is accepting applications for its 2019 Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research. 
Through the program, a prize of $200,000 per year for up to three years is awarded annually to at least five New York City-based scientists, enabling them to continue to pursue explorative and high-risk/high-reward research at a stage when traditional funding is lacking. Now in its fourth year, the highly competitive prize program aims to help bridge the gap between academia and the business community while supporting young scientists at a formative stage in their careers. In order to facilitate these collaborations, each prize winner is given a mentor in the pharmaceutical industry and the opportunity to present his or her work to scientific and business audiences. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://psscra.org/prize/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/30/18
Subject(s) cancer research

SVS Foundation Announces Vascular Disease Clinical Research Seed Grant Program
SOURCE: SVS Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded in support of direct costs for a one-year period. Costs for laboratory assays, imaging studies (as appropriate), data collection, and statistical support are allowable. Principal investigator salary, institutional overhead expenses, major equipment, and travel expenses are not allowed.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must be an SVS active member within the first ten years of practice or a fellowship- or integrated residency-trained, board-eligible, vascular surgeon within the first ten years of practice with a full-time faculty position and an SVS active member serving as mentor.
PURPOSE: The SVS Foundation, the charitable arm of the Society for Vascular Surgery, has announced the launch of the Clinical Research Seed Grant program.
Designed to recognize the importance of clinical investigation in vascular disease, the new program is designed to encourage the interest and development of clinical investigators among the SVS membership, particularly junior members or those with limited prior experience as principal investigators; and to provide direct support for pilot clinical projects that have potential to develop into larger studies fundable by industry or governmental sources.
Projects should be clinical research projects, preferably patient-oriented (research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens, and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects). Applications addressing one of the SVS Clinical Research Priorities are encouraged. Small-scale clinical trials and ancillary studies in the setting of existing clinical trials (industry or NIH-supported) will be accepted.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://vascular.org/career-tools-training/clinical-research-seed-grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/30/18
Subject(s) medical research

Truth Initiative Accepting Applications for Tobacco-Free College Program
SOURCE: Truth Initiative 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/13/18.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a minority-serving institution of higher education or public community college in the United States, the District of Columbia, or a U.S. territory (American Samoa, Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, and the United States Virgin Islands).
PURPOSE: Truth Initiative is America's largest nonprofit public health organization dedicated to making tobacco use a thing of the past.
To that end, the organization is accepting applications to its Tobacco-Free College Program from community colleges and minority-serving institutions interested in adopting, implementing, and promoting a 100 percent tobacco-free policy.
Grants of up to $20,000 over seventeen months will be awarded to programs that address the development of a college task force with broad campus representation, including students, staff, faculty, and administrators; assess tobacco-related issues, including behavior, attitudes, and support among students, faculty, and staff; educate and engage the campus community and decision-makers on the need for and benefits of a 100 percent smoke-free or tobacco-free campus; identify a plan to address tobacco treatment for those students, faculty, and staff who are interested in quitting; and develop a policy recommendation for a 100 percent smoke-free or 100 percent tobacco-free policy to present to key decision makers. Recipients also will receive technical assistance through webinars, learning communities, and consultations.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://truthinitiative.org/collegegrant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/30/18
Subject(s) smoking/tobacco


Events

Webinar - Attract and Upgrade Your Monthly Donors 
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: October 11, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: More and more donors are giving each month to causes they care about. Last year the number of monthly donors grew by 40 percent over 2016. These supporters provide a steady stream of funding but attracting and keeping them takes care and attention.
In this webinar you'll get cost-effective strategies for winning more sustaining donors, monitoring participation to minimize dropouts, and tailoring your communications to these loyal supporters.
Reserve your spot today and learn:
* Tactics for attracting new monthly donors.
* How to inspire loyalty and greater giving among these supporters.
* Ways to track donors and prevent unintended dropouts.
COST: $79 before October 4. $99 after October 4. For more information and registration go to https://www.philanthropy.com/webinars/detail/1188?CID=WEBINARS1188E1
CONTACT: For questions about The Chronicle’s webinars email: events@philanthropy.com
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy email, 8/24/18

Webinar - Site Visits: How to Prepare, Impress, and Come Out Finding-Free
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: September 12, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: There are many horror stories about “routine” site visits that go wrong and leave grantees scrambling to recover from a negative report and findings – don't let your organization be next!
Site visits go wrong when individuals are unprepared for interview questions, when they can’t produce requested documents, when the content or quality of recordkeeping falls short of expectations, or even when policies and procedures aren’t in order. A chance comment alone during the site visit can trigger concerns.
Bottom line: Opportunities for mistakes and missteps are everywhere! But with those opportunities for mistakes and missteps comes the opportunity to prepare your team so well that site visits produce ZERO findings.
Register now for Site Visits: How to Prepare, Impress, and Come Out Finding-Free and ensure that you and your entire team are ready for any on-site visit.
In this 90-minute webinar, grantees learn how to prepare for and participate in federal program site visits. An expert on post-award grant management, Toni DeMaglio presents best practices—and horror stories—to explain what it takes to reduce the risk of receiving findings for a site visit that goes wrong.
Know what to expect. DeMaglio clears the confusion in areas such as the authority of the federal awarding agency. She points out how to avoid mistakes and misunderstandings about monitoring expectations under the uniform guidance and what documents you should be prepared to present. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.
COST: Live: $249. On demand: $249. Live and in demand: $349. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Site-Visits-Prepare-Impress-Come-Out-Finding-Free?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=f16e4
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Grants email, 8/30/18


Awards in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission approved up to $6.6 million in grant funds for fiscal year 2019 to support mental health in Texas. 
During the 85th Legislative Session, lawmakers established the Mental Health Grant Program for Justice-Involved Individuals. The program provides $37.5 million in state funds over the 2018-2019 biennium and must be matched by grantees with local and private funds. 
Ten rural mental health authorities were chosen to receive a portion of the $6.6 million for FY 2019. Funds will be used to establish, continue or expand programs to help people with mental illness receive services and support needed to address mental health issues outside of the criminal justice system and reduce wait time for people committed to a state hospital. 
* Bluebonnet Trails Community Center Mental Health and Mental Retardation (MHMR) Services - Bastrop, Burnet, Fayette and Guadalupe counties 
* Center for Life Resources - Brown, Coleman, Mills and Eastland counties
* Coastal Plains - Jim Wells and San Patricio counties 
* Heart of Texas Region MHMR Center - Bosque, Hill, Falls, Freestone and Limestone counties 
* Helen Farabee Centers - Wichita and Wise counties 
* MHMR Authority of Brazos Valley - Washington, Grimes, Burleson, Madison, Robertson and Leon counties
* Permian Basin Community Center for MHMR - Midland and Ector counties 
* Spindletop Center - Chambers County
* Texas Panhandle MHMR - Potter and Randall counties 
* Texoma Community Center - Grayson, Fannin and Cooke counties 
From Texas Government Insider email, 8/17/18

The Hillcrest Foundation has pledged $1 million to build a comprehensive breast health center at Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas.
The facility will be called the Moody Center for Breast Health in tribute to the Moody Foundation's $15 million gift, which was announced in May. It's expected to open in early 2021.
Donors giving $1 million or more include Lyda Hill, Hillcrest Foundation, Eugene McDermott Foundation, Margot and Ross Perot, and Jean and Tom Walter.
Additional supporters are:
$500,000-$999,999: Hoblitzelle Foundation and Parkland Health & Hospital System Auxiliary.
$250,000-$249,999: Theodore and Beulah Beasley Foundation Inc., Elsie & Marvin Dekelboum Foundation, the Horchow family, Marguerite Hoffman and Carolyn and David B. Miller.
$100,000-$249,000: Vicki and Peter Bartholow, Nita and Cullum Clark, Dallas Foundation, Joe M. and Doris R. Dealey Family Foundation, Laurie and Dr. Phil Evans Foundation, Tricia and Bill Miller, Caren Prothro, Evelyn P. Rose and Bill and Gay Solomon.
$50,000-$99,999: Drs. Maureen Murry and Compton Broders III.
$25,000-$49,999: Business Council for the Arts, Janie and Cappy R. McGarr, Mary Blake and Chuck Meadows, Carol Seay, Jeff Tillotson and the Crystelle Waggoner Charitable Trust.
$10,000-$24,999: Susan Breen, Carol and John Levy Family Fund, Dr. Harlan and Hannah Kay Pollock, Rea Charitable Trust and Katie and Mark Robbins.
From HHS News Clips email, 8/30/18 

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced the award of $125 million in Quality Improvement Award (QIA) grants to centers across all U.S. states, territories, and the District of Columbia. 
This year’s QIA recognized achievements in the following categories: Improving quality of care, enhancing access to care, delivering high value care, addressing health disparities, and advancing health information technology (HIT).
In Texas 72 health centers were awarded totaling $5,970,841 in the following categories:
* Electronic Health Record (EHR) Reporters Awards: 56 awards totaling $280,000
* Clinical Quality Improver Awards: 58 awards totaling $1,381,609
* Health Center Quality Leader Awards: 23 awards totaling $1,088,232
* National Quality Leader Awards: 0 awards totaling $0
* Enhancing Access to Care Awards: 29 awards totaling $335,000
* Delivering High Value Health Care Awards: 4 awards totaling $100,000
* Addressing Health Disparities Awards: 19 awards totaling $366,000
* Advancing Health Information Technology (HIT) for Quality Awards: 72 awards totaling $365,000
* Achieving PCMH Recognition Awards: 46 awards totaling $2,055,000
For a complete list of Texas awardees and amounts go to https://bphc.hrsa.gov/programopportunities/qualityimprovement/awards.aspx?state=TX.
From HHS News Clips email, 8/17/18


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