Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 1 Alert # 1 - January 8, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

LCRA Awarding Grants Up to $50,000 for Community Projects
LCRA and its wholesale electric customers support local communities through grants of up to $50,000 through the Community Development Partnership Program. The grants help local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects that might otherwise not be possible. Grant-funded projects must have physical addresses located within LCRA's wholesale electric or water service area.
The grants are awarded twice a year to volunteer fire departments, emergency responders, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums, and other nonprofit organizations. Online grant applications are available in January and July.
Examples of recent awards include funding for emergency equipment for first responders; improvements to fire stations, parks and community centers; energy-efficient lighting for community sports fields; air conditioning units in convention centers; rainwater catchment systems; and local museum masonry and other needed repairs. 
Emphasis is placed on projects for volunteer fire departments and those that address needs caused by wildfires or drought conditions, or include water conservation, energy efficiency or educational components. 
Social service projects and limited-use facilities such as food pantries, transitional housing and substance abuse facilities are not eligible for CDPP funding.
Applicants requesting $5,000 or more in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20 percent of the grant amount. 
Grants larger than $25,000 are intended for particularly impressive and noteworthy projects with a far-reaching impact on a broad community.
For more information go to https://www.lcra.org/community-services/Pages/community-grant-program.aspx
From Strategic Partnerships' Texas Government Insider email, 1/4/19icon

Giving for Disaster Relief Declines in 2018
Despite a number of destructive and costly natural disasters, giving for disaster relief efforts has been less of a priority for Americans in 2018 than in 2017, a report from communications consultancy Ketchum finds. 
Based on a survey of 1,000 Americans age 18 and older, the second annual Disaster Relief Holiday Giving Study found that 40 percent of respondents were planning to donate to charity this season, down from 49 percent last year, a drop of some 18 percent. The share of those specifically planning to give in support of disaster relief also was down about 18 percent on a year-over-year basis, even though disaster-related damages in 2018 are likely to exceed the total for 2017, with losses from eleven disasters — including the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history — likely to exceed $1 billion. In 2018, 38 percent of respondents said they did not plan to give in support of disaster relief, compared with 29 percent in 2017.
In addition, while disaster relief fell from fifth place in Ketchum's previous survey, in April, of the most popular charitable causes to eighth place, nearly half of survey respondents — comparable to last year's finding — said they were more likely to buy holiday gifts from companies that support disaster preparedness and relief efforts. 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 12/18/18icon

Social Norms Shape Giving to Women's and Girls' Causes
Social norms — behaviors that are common, valued, and accepted by others — influence charitable giving to women's and girls' causes, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
Based on an online survey of more than 2,500 U.S. residents, the report, Encouraging Giving to Women's & Girls' Causes: The Role of Social Norms, found that when respondents believed others were interested in giving to women's and girls' causes, they were more likely to say they would donate to those causes themselves. According to the report, nearly nine out of ten respondents (89 percent) who believed others were "highly interested" in women's and girls' causes said they were likely to donate to those causes themselves over the next year, compared with 45 percent who were likely to give when they thought others were "somewhat interested" and 6 percent who were likely to donate when they thought others were "not interested at all."
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the study also found that the link between social norms and giving to women's and girls' causes is stronger for men than for women. While men who believed that others were "not interested at all" in giving to women's and girls' causes were significantly less likely than women who believed the same to say they intended to give (1 percent vs. 23 percent), as men's perceptions of others' interest in giving increased, the percentage saying they would donate rose more sharply (from 1 percent to 91 percent) than it did for women (23 percent to 87 percent). 
In addition, both men and women were more likely to express an intention to donate if they received messages that focused on the rising popularity of women's and girls' causes — "Less than half of donors give to women's and girls' charities, but the number of donors is getting bigger and bigger each year" (58 percent) — than if they received messages about current giving levels — "Less than half of donors give to women's and girls' charities" (51 percent) — although those who received no message about the popularity of a cause were just as likely to say they would give (59 percent). 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 12/18/18icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Cooperative Agreement to Support the Southeast (SE) Asia Regional Technology Transfer Center (TTC) for HIV and Substance Use and Mental Health: TI-19-006
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/26/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $700,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public or private universities and colleges that have a proven experience in leading and working with local institutions in SE Asia region and demonstrated history of working with PEPFAR partners and PEPFAR programs in SE Asia.
* Community- and faith-based organizations that have a proven experience in leading and working with local institutions in SE Asia region and demonstrated history of working with PEPFAR partners and PEPFAR programs in SE Asia.
* Currently funded SAMHSA Technology Transfer Centers (TTCs), including Addiction TTCs, Mental Health TTCs and Substance Abuse Prevention TTCs.
These entities are uniquely qualified to implement the program because of their knowledge of, and working experience with the PEPFAR country teams and regional PEPFAR programs in SE Asia.
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Cooperative Agreement to Support the Southeast (SE) Asia Regional Technology Transfer Center (TTC) (Short Title: SEA-TTC) for HIV and Substance Use and Mental Health. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the current work of the SEA-TTC that builds the regional capacity to address the intersection of HIV, substance use and mental health at the policy, systems, and provider level, and increases the skills and abilities of the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) implementing partners in the national HIV/AIDS programs of countries in SE Asia through training, technical assistance, technology transfer, and workforce development. Training and technical assistance by an internationally-based TTC in behavioral health service provision includes integrating screening for and treatment of substance use disorders (SUDs), co-occurring substance use and mental disorders, and recovery support service programs into HIV/AIDS prevention, care, and treatment programs, with the objective of improving patient outcomes. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Eileen Bermudez, (240) 276-1412, email: FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=TI-19-006
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 1/3/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, mental health, substance abuse research
 
HEAL Initiative: HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HEALthy BCD) (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DA-19-036 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/25/19. Application: 3/25/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund 25 to 30 awards (each linked application counted as one award), corresponding to a total of $15 million in FY 2019 with a single period of performance/project period that spans over the course of two years (2019 and 2020) to fund this FOA and the companion FOA. 
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for planning and initial development of a large scale multi-site research study to prospectively examine human brain, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development beginning prenatally through childhood (e.g., age 9-10), and the long-term impacts of pre/postnatal drug (expected oversampling for opioid prenatal exposures) and adverse environmental exposures on brain and behavioral health and risk for substance use and mental disorders. In addition to planning and testing the feasibility of study designs, awardees will be expected to participate in 2-3 grantee meetings to share lessons learned and to begin to form collaborations needed to establish the network of sites that will conduct this study. 
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273, 93.865, 93.242, 93.307, 93.853, 93.113 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-036.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/2/19icon 
Subject(s) medical research, mental health, substance abuse research

HEAL Initiative: HEALthy Brain and Child Development Study (HEALthy BCD) (R34 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DA-19-029 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/25/19. Application: 3/25/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund 25 to 30 awards (each linked application counted as one award), corresponding to a total of $15 million in FY 2019 with a single period of performance/project period that spans over the course of two years (2019 and 2020) to fund this FOA and the companion FOA. 
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for planning and initial development of a large scale multi-site research study to prospectively examine human brain, cognitive, behavioral, social, and emotional development beginning prenatally through childhood (e.g., age 9-10), and the long-term impacts of pre/postnatal drug (expected oversampling for opioid prenatal exposures) and adverse environmental exposures on brain and behavioral health and risk for substance use and mental disorders. In addition to planning and testing the feasibility of study designs, awardees will be expected to participate in 2-3 grantee meetings to share lessons learned and to begin to form collaborations needed to establish the network of sites that will conduct this study. 
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273, 93.865, 93.113; 93.242, 93.307, 93.853 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-19-029.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/2/19icon 
Subject(s) medical research, mental health, substance abuse research

Improving Detection and Management of Glaucoma and Other Eye Diseases Among High Risk Populations: RFA-DP-19-004
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $11,750,000 for four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * For profit organizations other than small businesses.
* City or township governments.
* State governments.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Small businesses.
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* County governments.
* Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Private institutions of higher education.
* Special district governments.
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Independent school districts.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to identify and implement innovative strategies to better engage, detect, and manage glaucoma and other eye diseases among vulnerable populations, in community-based settings, for replication and scaling in the US. 
CFDA: 93.283
CONTACT: Sue Shaw, email: ZGX7@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310172&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, 12/26/18icon 
Subject(s) medical research

Increasing Influenza and Tdap Vaccination of Pregnant Women in Obstetric/Gynecologic Practices in Large Health Systems through Quality Improvement Interventions: RFA-IP-19-002
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/29/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $3 million for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * State governments.
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* County governments.
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
* Special district governments.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* City or township governments.
* Independent school districts.
PURPOSE: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will support a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to evaluate the effectiveness of adult immunization quality improvement interventions to increase influenza and Tdap vaccination coverage among pregnant women in at least two gynecologic/obstetric (OB/GYN) practices (that stock influenza and Tdap vaccines) within a large health system in one or more state, local, or territorial public health jurisdiction(s).
CFDA: 93.185
CONTACT: Deborah Loveys, email: hft6@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=308009&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, 12/26/18icon 
Subject(s) medical research

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-19-093 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB), National Library of Medicine (NLM 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/4/19. Application: 3/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to support research that examines how health information technology adoption impacts minority health and health disparity populations in access to care, quality of care, patient engagement, and health outcomes.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.399, 93.286, 93.879
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-093.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 12/2/18icon 
Subject(s) medical research, technology

Office on Violence Against Women FY 2019 Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program: OVW-2019-15843
SOURCE: Department of Justice (DoJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $7 million for 21 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
PURPOSE: This program supports community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.
CFDA: 16.016
CONTACT: Paule Tessier, (202) 353-8408, email: Paule.Tessier@usdoj.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311158&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, 12/19/18icon 
Subject(s) family violence prevention, women's health

Office on Violence Against Women FY 2019 Rural Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking Program: OVW-2019-15825
SOURCE: Department of Justice (DoJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/14/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $35 million for 50 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* County governments.
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
* City or township governments.
* State governments.
* Special district governments.
PURPOSE: This program furthers the Department’s mission by supporting projects designed to address and prevent sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking in rural jurisdictions.
CFDA: 16.589
CONTACT: Sue Pugliese, (202) 305-1660, email: ovw.rural@usdoj.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=311346&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, 12/26/18icon 
Subject(s) family violence prevention, rural health, women's health

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Program: HRSA-19-031
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $4 million for 26 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and nonprofit private entities, faith-based and community-based organizations, and Tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign entities are not eligible for this award.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C Capacity Development Program. The purpose of this program is to strengthen organizational capacity to respond to the changing health care landscape and increase access to high quality HIV primary health care services for low income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH).
CFDA: 93.918
CONTACT: Mindy Golatt, (301) 443-0717, email: MGolatt@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=307901&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, 1/2/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services


Private Funding Opportunities

Acumed Accepting Applications for Fellowship Programs
SOURCE: Accurate Machine and Design (Acumed) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts will be determined on a case-by-case basis depending on the availability of funding.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program in good standing.
PURPOSE: Orthopaedic- and medical solutions provider Accurate Machine and Design (Acumed) is accepting applications for its 2019-20 Acumed Fellowship Grants program.
Fellowship grants provide support for fellowship programs that are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or for programs outside the United States accredited by that particular country's ACGME equivalent. Grants are intended to be used toward fellows' stipends and direct educational expenses. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.acumed.net/about/grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Invites Applications for Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities
SOURCE: American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: An annual $15,000 award. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must either be an AACAP member or have a membership application pending (not paid by the award) and agree to submit a poster presentation on his or her research for the organization’s 66th annual meeting in Chicago, Illinois, October 14-19, 2019.
In addition, candidates must be board eligible/certified in child and adolescent psychiatry or enrolled in a child psychiatry residency or fellowship program and have a faculty appointment in an accredited medical school, or be in a fully accredited child and adolescent psychiatry clinical research or training program.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking applications for the AACAP Pilot Research Award for Learning Disabilities.
Supported by the Elaine Schlosser Lewis Fund, the program offers an annual $15,000 award for a child and adolescent psychiatry resident or junior faculty member who has an interest in beginning a career in child and adolescent mental health research. The program is designed to support a young investigator at a critical stage, encouraging a future career in child and adolescent psychiatry research.
The award recipient is encouraged to work with a child and adolescent psychiatric investigator with expertise in his or her particular area of interest.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aacap.org/AACAP/Awards/Resident_and_ECP_Awards/AACAP_Pilot_Research_Award_for_Learning_Disabilities.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/4/19icon
Subject(s) disabilities, medical research

Aneurysm and AVM Foundation Seeks Applications for Research Projects
SOURCE: Aneurysm and AVM Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/4/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be awarded to investigators at all levels.
PURPOSE: The Aneurysm and AVM Foundation is a nonprofit dedicated to bettering the lives, supporting networks, and advancing medical care for those affected by aneurysm and other vascular malformations of the brain. TAAF is an all-volunteer organization run by survivors, caregivers, and medical professionals.
As part of this mission, the foundation is seeking applications for scientific research projects that will significantly move the field forward toward effective understanding of the mechanisms of cerebrovascular disease. TAAF grants respond to the cerebrovascular community's need for projects that highlight innovative research strategies that support the development of novel cerebrovascular therapies, clinical management, and recovery for patients.
To that end, grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded to investigators at all levels. In addition, grant recipients will be invited to present their research at the Aneurysm and AVM Foundation's annual meeting or Awareness Walk event.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://taafonline.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Hogg Foundation for Mental Health Accepting Applications for Dissertation-Related Projects
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: The award provides up to $1,500 for research-related expenses such as survey mailings, software purchases, participant stipends, and training.
ELIGIBILITY: Doctoral students at the University of Texas at Austin are eligible to apply. Applicants must plan to conduct a rigorous dissertation that advances the donor's wishes to study the causes, treatments for, and prevention of mental disease, mental illness, and mental disorders. In addition, applicants must have successfully defended their dissertation proposal by the time of application.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health works to advance recovery and wellness in Texas by funding mental health services, policy analysis, research, and public education.
As part of this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Frances Fowler Wallace Memorial Award, which provides financial assistance in support of doctoral dissertation research on the causes, treatments, and prevention of mental disease, mental illness, and mental disorders. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://hogg.utexas.edu/grants-and-scholarships/wallace-memorial-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 12/28/18icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

Klarman Family Foundation Issues 2019 RFP for Anorexia Research
SOURCE: Klarman Family Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/14/19. The foundation will begin accepting applications on January 15, 2019.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $750,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold a faculty appointment at a nonprofit academic, medical, or research institution in the United States, Canada, or Israel. Researchers with a strong track record in another field who can bring a new approach to eating disorders research are encouraged.
PURPOSE: The Klarman Family Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its 2019 Eating Disorders Research Grants Program. 
Through the program, grants of $750,000 over three years will be awarded for research that directly investigates the underlying biology of anorexia nervosa and the questions of how and why it develops and persists. Priority will be given to projects that bridge the gap between human and animal research, as well as collaborative applications that have the deep engagement of both neuroscientists and clinical researchers.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://klarmanfoundation.org/eating-disorders-research/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/4/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Learning Disabilities Foundation of America Accepting Applications for Projects That Meet Unmet Needs
SOURCE: Learning Disabilities Foundation of America 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Individual grant amounts will be considered on a project-by-project basis.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a nonprofit organization that is tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Learning Disabilities Foundation of America was established in 1979 by the Learning Disabilities Association of America to respond to unmet needs in the learning disabilities field and to create, discover, and stimulate innovative services to meet those needs.
To that end, grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations for learning disability-related projects focused on scientific, literary, or educational outcomes, or for the identification, ongoing evaluation, education of, and delivery of services to children and adults with learning disabilities. Examples of project areas that fall within these guidelines include innovative research into the causes, prevention, and/or alleviation of learning disabilities; distinctive public awareness programs that advance public understanding of the needs of persons with learning disabilities; and innovative programs that advance the achievement of persons with learning disabilities, increase the support skills of their families, support academic and professional advisors, and/or enhance the understanding of learning disabilities by colleagues and employers.
Priority will be given to projects of national impact that can be replicated.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.ldfamerica.org/grant-guidelines.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/4/19icon
Subject(s) disabilities, medical research

Massage Therapy Foundation Accepting Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: Massage Therapy Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum award is $30,000 for a one-year project period.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research and are presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified and willing to function as a sponsoring organization for the purpose of the project.
PURPOSE: The Massage Therapy Foundation advances the knowledge and practice of massage therapy by supporting scientific research, education, and community service.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications from investigators conducting studies designed to advance the understanding of specific therapeutic applications of massage, public perceptions of and attitudes toward massage therapy, and the role of massage therapy in healthcare delivery.
The program supports high-quality independent research that contributes to the basic science of massage therapy, including applied research that investigates massage therapy as a health/mental health treatment and/or prevention modality. The maximum award is $30,000 for a one-year project period.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://mtf.amtamassage.org/grants-and-contests/research-grants/ 
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Subject(s) medical research

Melanoma Research Alliance, American Cancer Society Issue Joint Request for Proposals 
SOURCE: Melanoma Research Alliance (MRA), American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 1/16/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: MRA and ACS have each committed $1 million for the awards. The combined amount will be used to fund two team awards with terms of up to three years at $1 million each. Proposals must include at least a 50 percent focus on melanoma research but need not be limited to this disease area.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by a college, university, medical school, or other not-for-profit research organization in the United States, its territories, or the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
PURPOSE: The Melanoma Research Alliance, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, has issued a Request for Proposals for research related to the understanding and management of metastasis in melanoma and other cancers.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.cancer.org/content/cancer/en/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/rfa-metastasis-in-melanoma-and-other-grants.html 
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Subject(s) cancer research


Events

Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series - Find Funding to Support Your Programs 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development
WHEN: January 30, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers: characteristics of grantors; what prospective grantors want to know; factors to consider when applying for grants; characteristics of grant application processes; and research tools and sites.
COST: $25 each in-Harris County; $45 each out-of-Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://workshops.hcde-texas.org/iebms/portalsearch/Results.aspx?Workshop=12259
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development, (713) 694-6300.
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Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series - So, You Want Me to Write a Grant! Grant Writing 101 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development
WHEN: February 20, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers: grant-related definitions, key terms and acronyms; basic components of a grant proposal; proven techniques and tools for pulling a proposal together; review and edit process; and resources that aid in proposal planning, preparation and submission.
COST: $25 each in-Harris County; $45 each out-of-Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://workshops.hcde-texas.org/iebms/portalsearch/Results.aspx?Workshop=12260
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development, (713) 694-6300.
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Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series - Grant Writing Best Practices 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development
WHEN: April 4, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Covers: habits of successful grant specialists; mistakes proposal writers often make; proposal formatting at its best; budget considerations; reviewer’s likes and dislikes and general proposal writing tips.
COST: $25 each in-Harris County; $45 each out-of-Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://workshops.hcde-texas.org/iebms/portalsearch/Results.aspx?Workshop=12261
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development, (713) 694-6300.
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Webinar - Time and Effort Reporting 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: January 15, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Under the uniform guidance, non-federal entities face the very real possibility of having their labor costs disallowed. That’s because while the new rules take a welcome turn away from six-month certifications and monthly personnel activity, they create considerable ambiguity about exactly what is required. 
Unless you eliminate that confusion at the start of 2019, auditors could question the accuracy of your time and effort reporting and the reliability of your documentation. Audit findings could even lead to cost disallowances. 
Don’t put your funding at risk! Instead, put the right practices in system in place to handle time and effort reporting to the high standards auditors will expect. Here is where to begin.
This 90-minute webinar clears the confusion over how federal award recipients and subrecipients should document personnel costs under the uniform guidance. Your guide is Capital Edge Consulting’s Dan Durst, an expert on federal grant and contract accounting and compliance, who provides step-by-step guidance on putting a reliable reporting system in place and preparing for a finding-free audit. 
High-performance procedures for protecting your funds. You will learn proven strategies for cutting through today’s compliance ambiguity with a practical system for documenting and reporting personnel costs. You will get early-warning on what to expect during an audit—and how to be ready to demonstrate accountability and performance. Plus, you will have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.
COST: Live: $249. On demand: $249. Live and on demand: $349. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Time-and-Effort-Reporting-January-2019?src=EM&_zs=emcRL1&_zl=DCpo4 
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789.
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Webinar - Securing Funds for Your Juvenile Justice Program – A Guide
SPONSOR: CD Publications
WHEN: January 16, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Identify the Best Pools of Funds for Your Juvenile Justice Program
The juvenile justice system's three big Cs—containment, confinement, and control—improperly punish youthful behaviors linked to development while preventing positive socialization and academic success. A better way of dealing with youth crime is to create a well-designed, community-based program to replace institutional confinement, reduce recidivism, and facilitate healthy rehabilitation. Even in the most serious cases of personal violence, criminal court sentences should avoid confining adolescents in adult prisons. Reversing long-standing institutional practices won't be easy or cheap – but the resources are indeed available.
Learn where those resources are in this immensely helpful webinar by industry expert Frank Klimko. Klimko will share proven techniques, resources, and insights on the crucial private and federal funders that have joined the effort and are making an impact on the situation – and are focused on making an even bigger impact through funding quality programs.
This webinar will get you started on the right path and help you get the funding you need. You will also receive a links page of grant opportunities to get you started on your funding search.
COST: $129. For more information and registration go to https://www.cdpublications.com/webinar/securing-funds-for-juvenile-justice-program.html?utm_source=CD-IC-TLC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=GCDPDIA2-01022019&utm_term=CDP119B
CONTACT: CD Publications, (855) 237-1396, email: info@cdpublications.com.
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