Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 2 Alert # 1 – February 5, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Funding Alert Turns 29 Years Old Tomorrow!
On February 6, 1990, the Funding Information Center (FIC) published the first edition of the HIV Funding Watch, now known as the Funding Alert.
The Funding Watch was originally printed and mailed to subscribers twice a month for free and was dedicated to HIV/AIDS-related grant opportunities. When the publication transitioned to email delivery, the name was changed to the Funding Alert. 
Also new at the time, the Funding Information Center was established in January 1990 by the Texas Legislature to:
* Maintain current information on public and private sources of funding for HIV-related prevention, education, treatment, and social support services.
* Maintain information on the type, amount, and sources of funding for HIV-related prevention, education, treatment, and social support services being provided throughout the state.
* To encourage and maximize the use of federal and private funds, the department shall forward the information as soon as possible after receipt to the public and nonprofit agencies that may be eligible for funding and shall make the information available to public and private entities. 
And while HIV/AIDs remains a very important Funding Alert subject, the scope of the Funding Alert has grown to include all health-related grant opportunities as well as trainings and events.
Thanks again go to Cindy Milam Faries and Vivian Brandt who were the first FIC staffers to work on the Funding Watch.
From Doug Jumper, Funding Information Center, 1/30/19icon

Partnerships, Healthy Food Initiatives Boost Communities
According to a new report from Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors (RPA), the Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund's Healthy Food & Community Change initiative improved people's access to healthy food, provided meaningful nutrition education, generated food-sector jobs, and successfully leveraged food and food policy tools to strengthen underserved neighborhoods in New York City.
The report, Healthy Food & Community Change Initiative, 2013-2018, notes that the initiative — to which the Illumination Fund committed $15 million over five years in 2013 — focused on two key strategies: developing neighborhood-based initiatives with a holistic approach to community change, and fostering cross-sectoral public-private partnerships. Leveraging those approaches, the initiative focused on addressing three areas: place-based strategies and resident engagement; food as a strategy to provide job opportunities; and food insecurity as a health issue.
As part of its analysis, RPA reviewed grantee reports and interviewed more than 25 organizational leaders, academics, and policy makers to assess the impact of the initiative and gain insights about the broader field, both in New York and nationally. Among its findings, the analysis found that the Illumination Fund's partnership with the Local Initiatives Support Corporation resulted in fifty-eight new or improved farmers' markets, farm shares, gardens, and healthy bodegas; the distribution of nearly 1.5 million pounds of healthy food via food pantries, gardens, and farmers' markets; the pre-screening, referral, or enrollment of 4,300 families in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program; and outreach to more than 46,000 residents.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 1/22/19icon
 
CPRIT Updates Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide 
The Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide has been updated on Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)’s web site. To see what sections are affected in the December 2018 edition, refer to the version control page within the Guide.
The Guide is meant as a tool for grant applicants and grant recipients. It is important to remember that agency policy is set through the official rulemaking process, as required by state law. CPRIT’s administrative rules can be found in Chapters 701-703 of the Texas Administrative Code at http://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=3&ti=25&pt=11. If there are conflicting provisions, CPRIT’s administrative rules, statute, and contract supersede the Guide.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 1/28/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care and Viral Suppression (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-20-200
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/10/19. Application: 4/10/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal year 2020 to fund this FOA and the companion FOAs. 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications on violence and the HIV care continuum, including: (1) research that will advance understanding of the role of exposure to violence on engagement and retention in HIV care, HIV medication adherence, and viral suppression, and (2) research to develop and test novel interventions to improve HIV care continuum outcomes for individuals who have experienced violence.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.313 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-200.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care and Viral Suppression (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-20-201
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/10/19. Application: 4/10/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal year 2020 to fund this FOA and the companion FOAs. 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications on violence and the HIV care continuum, including: (1) research that will advance understanding of the role of exposure to violence on engagement and retention in HIV care, HIV medication adherence, and viral suppression, and (2) research to develop and test novel interventions to improve HIV care continuum outcomes for individuals who have experienced violence.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.313 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-201.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Addressing the Role of Violence on HIV Care and Viral Suppression (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-20-202
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/10/19. Application: 4/10/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of four to six awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal year 2020 to fund this FOA and the companion FOAs. 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications on violence and the HIV care continuum, including: (1) research that will advance understanding of the role of exposure to violence on engagement and retention in HIV care, HIV medication adherence, and viral suppression, and (2) research to develop and test novel interventions to improve HIV care continuum outcomes for individuals who have experienced violence.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.313 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-20-202.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Computational Models of Immunity (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-19-011 
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/10/19. Application: 6/10/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $4 million in FY 2020 to fund three to four 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications developing computational models of immunity that advance understanding of the mechanisms required to induce and/or maintain protective immunity to infectious pathogens, other than HIV, and/or vaccines against such pathogens. The main goal of this FOA is to advance development and application of computational models of immunity that are refined through iterative immunological experimentation to validate and improve the utility and robustness of the computational models. 
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-19-011.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Economic Modeling for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB: CDC-RFA-PS19-1905
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/14/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for three awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. 
PURPOSE: This notice of funding opportunity announcement is to support epidemiologic and economic modeling of disease transmission to facilitate prevention effectiveness of public health interventions and support state and local disease prevention efforts. Disease transmission and cost-effectiveness models are important tools that can provide information needed to make decisions regarding implementation and prioritization of interventions targeting HIV, viral hepatitis, tuberculosis, sexually transmitted diseases, and school health. 
CFDA: 93.084
CONTACT: Office of Grant Services (OGS), Technical Information Management Section (TIMS), (770) 488-2700. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=CDC-RFA-PS19-1905
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, prevention, public health, school health, sexually transmitted disease

George M. O'Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-DK-17-013): RFA-DK-18-029 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/24/19. Application: 4/24/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $2.4 million in FY2019 to fund up to 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for the George M. O’Brien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54). This program will foster multi- and interdisciplinary collaboration between basic, translational, and clinical researchers with diverse expertise to address questions of underlying etiology and biological and clinical features of benign genitourinary conditions within the NIDDK’s mission. In addition, the program will serve as a national resource for the larger urologic research community and provide opportunities for educational enrichment and engagement of investigators from urology and other, broad disciplines.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-029.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Healthy Community Collaborative Expansion to Rural Areas: HHS0000906
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/15/19 by 2 pm.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks to establish or expand one or more rural community collaboratives serving two or more counties with a population of less than 100,000. Services under the Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC) program must be provided to persons experiencing homelessness, and who suffer from mental illness and/or substance use disorders.
The program goal is to provide access to recovery-oriented services, which will enable individuals to secure independent housing and competitive employment, build or improve existing relationships, and achieve and maintain ongoing recovery.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Valerie Griffin, (512) 406-2458, email: Valerie.griffin@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0000906/HHS0000906-RFA.pdf
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, 2/1/19icon
Subject(s) health care services, housing/homeless, rural health, substance abuse
 
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: * State governments.
* City or township governments.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
* Private institutions of higher education.
* Small businesses.
* County governments.
* Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized).
* Independent school districts.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments).
* Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* For profit organizations other than small businesses.
* Special district governments.
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, 1/30/19icon 
Subject(s) medical research, vision/eye care

Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-MD-18-009): RFA-MD-19-001 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/1/19. Application: 4/1/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $1 million in FY 2019 to fund three to four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations.
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-19-001.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/30/19icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, minority health, rural health, technology, underserved populations

Multidisciplinary Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development Program (K12 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-DK-17-012): RFA-DK-18-027
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/24/19. Application: 4/24/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $1 million in FY 2019 to fund up to 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).
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to support institutional career development programs in urological research that will assist MDs, PhDs, and MD/PhDs with an interest in benign urological disease or urological research to develop the skills necessary to initiate and sustain an independent research career in urological research.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-18-027.html
From NIH web site, accessed 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Technologies for Healthy Independent Living for Heart, Lung, Blood and Sleep Disorders (R43 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HL-19-016 
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/10/19, 8/10/19, 5/10/20. Application: 6/10/19, 9/10/19, 6/10/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to fund up to 15 awards (five per year). NHLBI intends to commit total costs of up to $1,125,000 per year in fiscal years 2019 through 2021 to support up to five awards per year. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for the design and development of technologies to monitor health or deliver care in a real-time, accessible, effective, and minimally obtrusive way for older adults with a chronic heart, lung, blood, or sleep (HLBS) condition. 
CFDA: 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.233, 93.840, 93.286 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-19-016.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/30/19icon 
Subject(s) aged/seniors, chronic diseases, medical research, technology

Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42- Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-MD-17-002): RFA-MD-18-010 
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/1/19. Application: 4/1/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMHD intends to commit $1 million in FY 2019 to fund three to four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to conduct innovative research supporting the development of a product, tool, technology, process or service for commercialization with the aim of eliminating disparities in socioeconomically disadvantaged populations, underserved rural populations, and sexual and gender minority populations or improving health in racial/ethnic minority populations.
CFDA: 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-18-010.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 1/30/19icon 
Subject(s) health disparities, medical research, minority health, rural health, technology, underserved populations
 
Title X Family Planning Services: HHS0003718
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/6/19 at 2 pm.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) or “System Agency” has applied for Federal Title X funding to expand upon and improve upon the success of the Texas Family Planning Program (FPP). In 2016, the FPP was redesigned to expand client eligibility and offer additional needed family planning and women's health services. The Title X funds will augment State General Revenue and leverage the State's current network of contracted service providers, as well as allow the opportunity to fund new contracted service providers, to expand service availability to help address Texas' family planning and related health needs.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Colette Norman, (512) 406-2543, email: Denise.Bunton@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see https://checkout.na1.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=13714797&c=852252&h=db5b9a92d32c03b1310b&_xt=.pdf
From Texas Electronic State Business Daily web site, accessed 1/3/19icon
Subject(s) health care services, women's health


Private Funding Opportunities

Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation Issues RFP for Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials
SOURCE: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 4/12/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 5/10/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $5 million will be awarded based on stage and scope of research. For studies requiring additional support, co-funding from other funding agencies or investors is encouraged.
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is open to researchers, clinicians, and postdoctoral fellows in the U.S. and worldwide working in academic medical centers and universities or nonprofits or biotechnology companies that demonstrate a clear need for nonprofit funding. Funding is provided through mission-related investments that require return on investment based on scientific and/or business milestones.
PURPOSE: The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has issued a Request for Proposals for its Program to Accelerate Clinical Trials.
Since 1998, the Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation has provided more than $29 million in funding for early-stage clinical trials of drugs developed to treat Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. To help propel novel drugs into the clinic, ADDF also has also provided over $6.5 million to support final preclinical studies required by regulatory agencies for the initiation of clinical research studies.
The goal of the foundation's PACT program is to increase the number of innovative treatments tested in humans for Alzheimer's disease and related dementias. To that end, the program will fund (1) clinical trials through Phase 2a of novel drug candidates, including small molecules and biologics (antibodies, oligonucleotides, peptides, gene therapies, cell therapies); (2) proof-of-concept biomarker-based trials in patients for repurposed/repositioned drugs; and (3) regulatory studies for investigational new drug (IND)/clinical trial application preclinical packages that are required before testing novel drugs in human subjects.
Proposed molecular targets will be evaluated based on the strength of available evidence that links the target to the disease and demonstrates that modulating its biological activity will improve symptoms or modify disease progression. Current target areas of interest include but are not limited to neuroprotection, inflammation, vascular function, mitochondria and metabolic function, proteostasis, ApoE, epigenetics, and synaptic activity and neurotransmitters.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.alzdiscovery.org/research-and-grants/funding-opportunities/pact
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 1/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Lupus Research Institute Seeks Applications for Distinguished Innovator Awards
SOURCE: Lupus Research Institute (LRI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 3/15/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
$ AVAILABLE: In this round of funding, LRI expects to award up to four grants of up to $250,000 per year over four years.
ELIGIBILITY: Successful applicants will be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their field of research. Applications from investigators in diverse disciplines, including but not limited to immunology, genetics, molecular-, cell- and systems biology, are encouraged. Scientists who have not previously worked in lupus also are encouraged to apply, as are researchers working outside the United States. Applicants must hold a position at an academic institution.
PURPOSE: The Lupus Research Institute is inviting applications for its Dr. William E. Paul Distinguished Innovator Awards in Lupus and Autoimmunity, a global program designed to provide outstanding scientists with support needed to conduct novel research into the fundamental causes of lupus.
Advances across many disciplines have led to novel treatments that aim to suppress the manifestations of lupus. Yet few interventions are being developed that seek to reverse or prevent the disease. To that end, LRI welcomes novel, hypothesis- or discovery-driven proposals in human and/or animal model-based lupus research. The research must aim to uncover the fundamental causes of lupus and present a compelling vision of how the discovery would lay the groundwork for a potential cure, prevention, or highly effective therapy. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.lupusresearch.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/2019-LRA-RFA_DIA.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 1/25/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Accepting Applications for Scholarship Awards
SOURCE: NLN Foundation for Nursing Education 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The foundation will begin accepting applications on 2/18/19. Deadline is 5/29/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Scholarships of up to $8,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be nurses pursuing advanced degrees in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. In addition, applicants must be NLN members either through individual dues or through their schools’ NLN membership.
PURPOSE: The mission of the National League for Nursing (NLN) Foundation for Nursing Education is to raise, steward, and distribute funds that promote excellence in nursing education to build a strong and diverse nursing workforce.
To that end, the NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards program supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators. Scholarships of up to $8,000 will be awarded to assist in the completion of graduate education, which could include tuition, support for dissertation or thesis, or travel for attendance at an onsite internship or classes.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.nln.org/foundation/overview/foundation-for-nursing-education-scholarship-awards
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Subject(s) nursing, scholarships

The REAM Foundation Accepting Applications for Misophonia Research
SOURCE: The REAM Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: A one-page Letter of Intent should be submitted via the foundation’s online portal by 2/15/19. Applicants selected to advance in the process will be required to submit a formal proposal by 4/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $400,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible projects must be led by a principal investigator who is affiliated with a nonprofit academic or research institution and holds an MD, PhD or related research degree; certain qualified governmental agencies may also apply.
PURPOSE: Established in 2000 by Steve and Diane Miller, The REAM Foundation is a social advocacy-driven, private family foundation dedicated to cultivating wellness, improving education, and advancing arts and culture initiatives to benefit children and their families. In partnership with the Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy, the foundation is currently accepting applications for research projects dedicated to misophonia.
Grants of up to $400,000 over two years will be awarded to creative projects dedicated to increasing the understanding, diagnostic criteria, and effective treatment of misophonia. An under researched condition, those with misophonia exhibit uncharacteristically strong, and often negative reactions (including anger, fear, and anxiety), to specific sensory stimuli. A certain percentage of those with the condition are unable to participate in key day-to-day activities. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://static1.squarespace.com/static/568c91882399a30df61eef49/t/5c3
8de09c2241b46bc8fbd9f/1547230729884/Misophonia+RFP+Final.pdf

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/1/19icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Mission Meet-Up: Team Development
SPONSOR: Mission Capital 
WHEN: February 14, 9 to 11 am.
WHERE: Mission Capital Office, 8303 N. MoPac Expwy, Suite A201, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: How can we build teams that are happy, healthy, and ready to accomplish ambitious mission-driven goals? 80 percent of executives ranked "employee experience" as very important or important to their organization’s success (Forbes, 2018) and providing the best experience for your team in a nonprofit comes with specific challenges and opportunities. 
Join us to learn how you can build a stronger workplace culture by engaging your employees. In this Mission Meetup, we’ll explore Mission Capital's 3 Principles for creating engaging workplace practices and how you can incorporate them into your workplace practices and day-to-day interactions with colleagues. 
This session will be led by Katie Popp and Robin Llewellyn, experts in culture and team development. 
Space in the room is limited so register today to secure your spot! Each organization is welcome to send up to 2 members to allow your team to engage and report on the material. 
COST: Member Fee: $0. Non-Member Fee: $60. For more information and registration see https://www.missioncapital.org/events/event-detail/?EventName=Mission+Meet-Up%3A+Team+Development&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=http%3A//d31hzlhk6di2
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CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
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Data You Can Use
SPONSOR: Mission Capital 
WHEN: February 28, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: TBD (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Data You Use is an interactive course designed to help nonprofits learn to collect and use data to improve their programs and demonstrate their value to the community.
During the course, participants from each nonprofit will work as a team to develop an evaluation plan for a specific program within their organization. You’ll receive in-depth training and real-time coaching and guidance from a Mission Capital expert.
COST: Member Fee: $645. Non-Member Fee: $695. For more information and registration see https://www.missioncapital.org/events/event-detail/?EventName=Data+You+Can+Use&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=http%
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CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
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Revenue Generator Spring 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: March 28, 9 am to 3 pm. 
April 11, 9 am to 3 pm. 
April 25, 9 am to 4 pm. 
WHERE: Mission Capital Office, 8303 N. MoPac Expwy, Suite A201, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: In today’s volatile nonprofit environment, it can be a struggle to generate the dollars you need to run your organization. Maintaining what you offer – let alone expanding the numbers you serve or deepening your impact – can be challenging to do through grants and individual donations alone. 
Are you ready to explore and evaluate new earned revenue or fee-for-service opportunities to meet your mission? Join us for the Revenue Generator! 
COST: Member Fee: $895. Non-Member Fee: $1,195. For more information and registration see https://www.missioncapital.org/events/event-detail/?EventName=Revenue+Generator+Spring+2019&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&
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CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
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Attract, Retain and Rally Your Staff 
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: April 4, 9 am to 4 pm. 
WHERE: Mission Capital Office, 8303 N. MoPac Expwy, Suite A201, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Now more than ever, nonprofit organizations must focus on creating strong internal teams and talent if they plan to attract and retain the workforce of the future. What type of workplace experience leads to employee engagement? We’ll define the ideal workplace experience and evaluate your organization’s practices—what’s working and what isn’t—to craft your own employee engagement plan.
COST: Member Fee: $645. Non-Member Fee: $795. For more information and registration see https://www.missioncapital.org/events/event-detail/?EventName=Attract%2C+Retain+and+Rally+Your+Staff&utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=
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CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org
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Webinar - Connecting Data Standardization and Data Analytics to Grants Management
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: February 14, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: In this 90-minute webinar, one of the grant community’s leading consultants—Sandra Swab—explains how data standardization and analytics can reduce the burden of federal grants reporting while improving how both risk and performance are evaluated. 
Give your own organization the edge. In addition to mastering the basics of how these techniques work, you’ll learn how you can put them into action improving data collection and reporting within your own organization. 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 see http://grants.thompson.com/Connecting-Data-Standardization-and-Data-Analytics-to-Grants-Management-February-2019?src=EM&_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=AH1s4
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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Awards in Texas

The St. David's Foundation in Austin has announced grants totaling nearly $18.2 million in support of health-related initiatives focused on the area's aging population, healthcare education opportunities, women's and reproductive health, and healthy activities.
Grants totaling $9.3 million were awarded to organizations in the five-county region working to help seniors remain active and independent. Recipients include Austin Groups for the Elderly (AGE) of Central Texas, which was awarded $4.28 million to expand programming at its adult day health centers; Meals on Wheels Central Texas, which will receive more than $1.9 million to provide meals and other services as well as funding for equipment purchases at a senior center; and the Ghisalio Foundation's Golden Rollers senior cycling program, which was awarded $236,116 to expand the program and purchase additional equipment.
Other recipients include Capital IDEA, which was awarded more than $1.15 million in support of its efforts to help low-income Texans pursue a career in health care; Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, which will receive $835,193 to study health disparities by ZIP code; and the Women's Health and Family Planning Association of Texas, which was awarded $900,000 to implement innovative strategies designed to reduce the numbers of teen and unintended pregnancies in central Texas. In addition, the foundation awarded $800,000 to the Austin Parks Foundation for renovations in the city's parks and $209,315 to GO! Austin / VAMOS! Austin to bolster its efforts to improve parks in and engage resident of southeast Austin and Rundberg in physical activity.
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Last updated February 4, 2019