Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 3 Alert # 1 - March 5, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Giving by Top 50 U.S. Donors Totaled $7.8 Billion in 2018
Giving by the 50 biggest donors in the United States totaled $7.8 billion in 2018, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. 
Although the total is down significantly from the $14.7 billion given by the top 50 donors in 2017, it is well above the $5.6 billion given by the top 50 in 2016 and the nearly $7 billion given in 2015. Topping the Chronicle's Philanthropy 50 list are Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos, who launched a $2 billion fund focused on helping struggling families, followed by Michael Bloomberg, who gave $767 million in support of the arts, education, the environment, health, and other causes. Others on the list include Pierre and Pam Omidyar, who directed $392 million to organizations working to promote democracy, civic engagement, and an independent news media; Stephen A. Schwarzman ($390 million), who made a $350 million commitment to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology to advance the study of artificial intelligence; and Steve and Connie Ballmer ($295 million), whose giving supported health care, education, and economic mobility initiatives, with a focus on Los Angeles, Detroit, and Washington State.
Rounding out the top 10 were the late Paul G. Allen ($261.4 million), Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan ($213.5 million), John and Laura Arnold ($204.3 million), Jay Alix ($200 million), and Edward P. Bass ($160 million). Bill and Melinda Gates ($138 million), who ranked first in 2017, fell to twelfth place, while Craig Newmark debuted on the list at eleventh place with $143.8 million in giving, most of it in support of journalism. 
According to the Chronicle, one striking feature of last year's giving by the biggest donors was their emphasis on the future, with many gifts supporting efforts to advance artificial intelligence or other technological advances. At the same time, more donors indicated they plan to give some or all of their fortunes to charitable causes more quickly. The list includes 14 signatories to the Giving Pledge, an initiative launched by the Gateses and Warren Buffett in 2010 to encourage billionaires to commit at least half their wealth to charity during their lifetimes. The Chronicle also notes that the wealthiest individuals and couples are not necessarily the ones giving the most; only 21 of those on the Forbes 400 list of the richest Americans appeared on this year's Philanthropy 50 list.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 2/19/19icon

Citizens in Only One State Can Pass U.S. Citizenship Exam
Vermont is the only U.S. state in which a majority of residents would pass a U.S. citizenship exam, a study conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation finds.
According to a nationwide survey of 4,100 adults, 53 percent of Vermont's residents earned a passing grade on a multiple-choice test of questions adapted from a U.S. citizenship exam, while a majority of residents in every other state and Washington, D.C., failed. In the lowest-performing state, Louisiana, only 27 percent of citizens were able to pass the test, which included questions regarding the Constitution and its amendments, as well as key dates and important historical figures. Among other things, the survey found that a quarter of those surveyed did not know that freedom of speech is a protected right under the First Amendment and that only 27 percent of those under the age of 45 could successfully demonstrate a basic understanding of U.S. history.
The survey was conducted as part of the Woodrow Wilson American History Initiative, which seeks to transform how history is taught and learned in U.S. schools by making it more interesting to different types of learners and highlighting the contemporary relevance of historical events. Driven by the latest cognitive learning research, the initiative plans to produce a digital platform featuring interactive learning tools such as digital games, videos, and graphic novels and will build on its HistoryQuest Fellowship, which provides professional development opportunities for K-12 social studies and civics teachers.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 2/19/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18) (Re-Issue of PA-14-290): PA-18-793
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 1/25, 5/25, 9/25 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/28/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on funding availability. 
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.
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).
* 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.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ. 
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-793.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 2/26/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03) (Re-Issue of PA-15-147): PA-18-794
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/6/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on funding availability. 
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.
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).
* 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.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This announcement encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications, and expresses AHRQ priority areas of interest for ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-794.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 2/26/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01) (Re-Issue of PA-14-291): PA-18-795
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/6/21.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on funding availability. 
Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.
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).
* 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.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-795.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 2/26/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Award (K01): PA-16-223 
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/12, 6/12, 10/12 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 11/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, faith-based, or community-based organization. 
* Unit of local or state government.
* Eligible agency of the federal government. 
* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization.
* 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 primary purpose of the AHRQ Mentored Research Scientist Research Career Development Awards (K01) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers that have a significant impact on the quality, safety, efficiency, equity, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. This program represents an AHRQ program to provide support and “protected time” to individuals with a research doctoral degree for an intensive, supervised research career development experience in health services research. The K01 award can be used both by individuals who propose to newly embark in health services research training and those who had a hiatus in their research careers because of illness or family circumstances. The K01 award is also available to promote research workforce diversity by providing enhanced research career development opportunities. 
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-16-223.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 2/26/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

AHRQ Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award (K08) (Reissue of PA-13-039): PA-17-232
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application: 2/12, 6/12, 10/12 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/13/22.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits individual Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development (K08) grant applications from applicant organizations. The overall goal of AHRQ-supported career development programs is to help ensure that a diverse pool of highly trained health services researchers is available in adequate numbers and in appropriate research areas to address the mission and priorities of AHRQ. 
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-232.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 2/26/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Building Communities of Recovery: TI-19-003
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/2/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $521,000 for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Domestic private nonprofit entities in states, territories, or tribes.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to mobilize resources within and outside of the recovery community to increase the prevalence and quality of long-term recovery support from substance abuse and addiction. These grants are intended to support the development, enhancement, expansion, and delivery of recovery support services (RSS) as well as promotion of and education about recovery. Programs will be principally governed by people in recovery from substance abuse and addiction who reflect the community served.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Eileen Bermudez, (240) 276-1412, email: FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312579&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, 2/27/19icon 
Subject(s) substance abuse treatment 

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants - Opioid: RUS-19-01-DLT
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for 40 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * 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.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Small businesses.
* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.
* State governments.
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
* Nonprofits having 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:  Applications submitted under this announcement should address how they will strengthen local capacity to address one or more of the following focus areas: 
1. Prevention - for example, educating community members and care providers or implementing harm reduction strategies to reduce the number of fatal opioid-related overdoses and the occurrence of opioid use disorder among new and at-risk users. 
2. Treatment - for example, implementing or expanding access to evidence-based practices for opioid use disorder treatment, such as medication-assisted treatment. 
3. Recovery - for example, expanding peer recovery and treatment options that help people with opioid use disorder start recovery and avoid relapse.
CFDA: 10.855
CONTACT: Randall Millhiser, (202) 720-0800. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312936&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, 2/27/19icon 
Subject(s) substance abuse treatment 

HIV Prevention Activities: HHS0000778
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/8/19 at 2 pm.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas by and through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS or System Agency) announces the expected availability of state and federal funding for grants to provide human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention services as set forth in this Request for Applications (RFA). The projects supported through this RFA reflect the priorities and strategies in the Texas HIV Plan (Plan) and the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. This RFA includes the following five (5) funding opportunities: A. Routine HIV screening in health care settings; B. Core HIV prevention programs that include community engagement, condom distribution and focused testing and linkage/re-engagement activities; C. Pre-exposure HIV Prophylaxis (PrEP) and non-occupational post exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) programs; D. Client-level behavioral interventions; and E. Structural Interventions that address social determinants of health. Eligible Applicants may apply for more than one of the funding opportunities. 
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Valerie Griffin, (512) 406-2458, email: Valerie.griffin@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see https://checkout.na1.netsuite.com/core/media/media.nl?id=13981901&c=852252&h=f1c2df4414575aadcf86&_xt=.pdf 
From Electronic State Business Services web site, accessed 2/28/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

National Center for HIV-AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention: CDC-RFA-PS19-1907
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $24 million for 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments.
PURPOSE: Three curable bacterial sexually transmitted diseases (STDs): chlamydia (CT), gonorrhea (GC), and syphilis are nationally notifiable and have historically been the focus of federally funded STD prevention programs throughout the U.S. In 2017, 2.3 million cases of these STDs were reported to CDC, reflecting an increase of 35 percent since 2013. However, these cases do not fully reflect the burden of STDs as many infections are asymptomatic and never diagnosed and reported - and this does not include other STDs that are not nationally notifiable. STDs can have long-term health consequences in addition to the immediate impact on an individual's health. STDs are also an economic burden on the U.S. healthcare system costing billions annually.
CFDA: 93.997
CONTACT: Constance Jarvis, (770) 488-2859. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=CDC-RFA-PS19-1907
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 2/21/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS prevention, prevention, sexually transmitted disease

Performing Regulatory-Required Medical Examinations for U.S. Bound Populations by U.S. Screening Physicians: CDC-RFA-CK19-1902
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $500,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity). 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to improve the medical examination of U.S. bound immigrants and refugees. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of Global Health. Program Implementation Recipient Activities 1. Develop a website for information exchanges and links for technical and training information for panel physicians. 2. Develop newsletter for panel physicians that provides technical update information. The newsletter would be distributed on an appropriate regular interval. 3. Provide on-site training, including proficiency in CDC Technical Instructions, for panel physicians. Activities may include traveling to panel physician sites to share information, providing technical assistance, or participating in CDC panel physician seminars. 4. Develop a set of proficiency standards or accreditation criteria for panel physicians worldwide. 5. Continue to develop and implement a panel site efficiency program which improves the logistics and management of panel site activities In a cooperative agreement, CDC staff is substantially involved in the program activities, above and beyond routine grant monitoring. 
CFDA: 93.318
CONTACT: Zachary White, email: ikx9@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=CDC-RFA-CK19-1902
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 2/21/19icon
Subject(s) refugee services

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants: SP-19-003
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $1 million for 20 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: The statutory authority for this program (stated in the STOP Act CFDA: 93.243, Legislative Authority, 42 U.S.C. 290bb–25b, Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act) limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities Support Program (DFC) recipients. Past STOP Act recipients are also eligible to apply. However, recipients who received funding under SP-16-007 are not eligible to apply for funding.
PURPOSE: The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Odessa Crocker, (240) 276-1400, email: DGMSAMHSA@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=312199&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, 2/27/19icon 
Subject(s) substance abuse education/prevention 

Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA): 7200AA19RFA00008 
SOURCE: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $300 million for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity). 
PURPOSE: The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is seeking applications from qualified entities to implement the Tuberculosis Implementation Framework Agreement (TIFA) program with the intention to issue up to two cooperative agreements. 
CFDA: 98.001
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=7200AA19RFA00008
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 2/21/19icon
Subject(s) chronic diseases, health care services


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Accepting Applications for Visionary Grant Program
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral) affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or a government operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is accepting applications for its Visionary Grants program.
Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded to programs that use psychology to address social problems in one of four priority areas: violence prevention; understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g., wellness, diabetes, obesity); understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and socioeconomic status); and applying psychology to vulnerable, at-risk populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated, and the economically disadvantaged).
Preference will be given to pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies as well as “demonstration projects” that promise to generalize findings broadly to similar settings.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/visionary?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 2/22/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Rockwell Fund Accepting Community Health Proposals
SOURCE: Rockwell Fund 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due by 3/29/19. After an initial review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 4/26/19. 
$ AVAILABLE: The fund provides general operating, program, and capacity building and planning/evaluation support.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must be located in the greater Houston area and have tax-exempt status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or be a church/political subdivision that is not required to have 501(c)(3) status.
PURPOSE: Established in 1931, the Rockwell Fund seeks to promote positive community change in the greater Houston area.
To that end, the fund is accepting applications from community-based providers and health centers working to increase the availability of and access to physical and behavioral healthcare for uninsured and underinsured populations; advance an innovative approach to community health; address the social determinants of health; and/or leverage existing resources to expand their reach. For organizations or programs focused on substance abuse, the fund is interested in interventions that target the co-occurring conditions of mental health and substance abuse.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.rockfund.org/grant-process/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 2/22/19icon
Subject(s) community health services, mental health, substance abuse, underserved populations

Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation Invites Letters of Inquiry for Myelodysplastic Syndromes Research Fund
SOURCE: Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: LOIs must be received no later than Friday, 3/22/19 (5:00 p.m. EDT).
Full proposals will be by invitation only.
$ AVAILABLE: The fund is inviting Letters of Inquiry from 501(c)(3) institutions in two categories: Early Career Awards, which provide funding of up to $125,000 per year for two years, and Established Investigator Awards, which provide funding of up to $250,000 per year for two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: To advance the understanding and treatment of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and related blood disorders (such as MDS/myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPN) overlap syndromes, secondary acute myeloid leukemia following MDS, idiopathic cytopenia of undetermined significance (ICUS), or clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP)), the Vera and Joseph Dresner Foundation established the MDS Research Fund (MDSRF) to continue the work that Joseph Dresner initiated with a gift to establish the Joseph Dresner Family Clinic for Hematologic Malignancies & Stem Cell Transplantation at the Karmanos Cancer Institute. 
The fund is committed to expanding the foundation’s investments in support of cutting-edge MDS research and related programs that will lead to future standards of care — and, ultimately, a cure — by facilitating the advancement of innovative basic, translational, or clinical research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.dresnerfoundation.org/mdsrf-description/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/1/19icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

The Process of Collaboration - Part 1
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc.
WHEN: April 23-25, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: A Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Linking leadership, community organizing, program development, and grant writing. This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs.
COST: $800. Limited partial scholarships are available. For more information and registration call (903) 541-0013.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., (903) 541-0013, email: circleof10@circleof10.org.  
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. email, 2/25/19icon

The Process of Collaboration - Part 2
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc.
WHEN: March 26-28, 8:30 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: A Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Picks up where the first workshop left off, with four real grants worked on. A team can work on your grant idea or you can learn from being on someone else’s team. Study an application, make a checklist, plan the community organizing and program development, and organize and write an application.
Prerequisite - completion of Part 1.
COST: $800. Limited partial scholarships are available. For more information and registration call (903) 541-0013.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., (903) 541-0013, email: circleof10@circleof10.org.  
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. email, 2/25/19icon

Webinar - Top 10 Mistakes in Organizational Policies and Procedures That Put You at Risk for Noncompliance
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: March 19, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Even if you’re an expert on federal grant rules and regulations, you may be at risk for common mistakes that lead to serious audit findings. 
That’s because knowing the regulations is just the start. You must also understand how those regulations affect organizational policies throughout the grant lifecycle. And you must make sure your entire staff translates those policies into compliant grant and financial procedures every day. 
Start by learning where these 10 top mistakes arise—and the best strategies for avoiding them.
COST: Live: $249. On demand: $249. Live and on demand: $349. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Top-10-Mistakes-in-Organizational-Policies-and-Procedures-2019?src=EM&_zs=emcRL1&_zl=Xagu4
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, email: service@thompson.com.
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Webinar - Donor-Advised Funds: A Regulator's Perspective 
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: April 18, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Assets in donor-advised funds totaled more than $110 billion in 2017, but while this giving vehicle has grown in popularity, there are still questions about the many technical aspects of DAFs — from IRS regulations and compliance, to devising contracts and establishing sponsor expectations. 
You'll learn about the practical issues and main regulatory concerns surrounding DAFs from the expert team at the Charities Bureau of the New York State Attorney General's office, who monitors the compliance of sponsoring organizations.
COST: Free but registration is required at https://www.philanthropy.com/webinars/detail/1206?CID=WEBINARS1206E1
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, email: events@philanthropy.com
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