Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 3 Alert # 3 - March 19, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Giving Up 1.6 Percent in 2018 Due to Large Gifts
Donations to charities increased 1.6 percent on a year-over-year basis in 2018, down from 2 percent in 2017, a report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project finds. 
Conducted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) and the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, the analysis of a sample of more than 4,500 organizations in AFP's Growth in Giving Database found that the increase was driven exclusively by large gifts, while donor retention rates and the overall number of donors fell. According to the 2018 Fourth Quarter Report, revenue from large gifts of at least $1,000 increased 2.6 percent on a year-over-year basis, while revenue from mid-level gifts of between $250 and $999 and from gifts of under $250 dropped by 4 percent and 4.4 percent, respectively. 
The report also found that the number of people who gave in 2018 fell 4.5 percent, with the numbers of new donors down 7.3 percent, newly retained donors down 14.9 percent, recaptured donors down 1.6 percent, and repeat retained donors (at least three consecutive years) up marginally (0.2 percent). At the same time, the overall retention rate — the percentage of all donors making a gift to the same organization in 2017 and 2018 — dropped nearly two percentage points, to 45.5 percent, while the retention rate for new donors fell to 20.2 percent, from 24.4 percent in 2017; the repeat retention rate dipped to 61 percent, from 63 percent; and the recapture rate dropped to 4 percent, from 4.57 percent.
According to FEP, a direct comparison of giving in the fourth quarter of 2018 and the fourth quarter of 2017 may show the impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that passed in December 2017, with giving spiking at all three giving levels at the end of 2017, just before the bill, which doubled the amount of the standard deduction, was signed into law, whereas in 2018 giving at all three levels fell — down 5 percent for large gifts, 12 percent for mid-level gifts, and 15 percent for small gifts.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 3/5/19icon

Donor-Advised Fund Grantmaking Resilient in Downturns
Median payout rates at Donor-Advised Funds (DAF) remained steady during the Great Recession, as did a new variable called flow rate, a study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania and University of Memphis finds. 
Based on an analysis of Internal Revenue Service data from nearly 1,000 DAF sponsor organizations over the period 2007-2016, the report, Understanding Donor-Advised Funds: How Grants Flow During Recessions, found that grants totaling more than $13.5 billion were awarded through DAFs in 2015, with a median payout rate of 13 percent — a rate that, with the exception of 2008, when it rose to 16 percent, remained fairly flat between 2007 and 2015. 
In addition, the study calculated the flow rate — the ratio of total grant dollars awarded to total contributions received in a given year — and found that the median flow rate in 2015 was 87 percent. That rate also remained fairly flat between 2007 and 2016, with the exception of 2009, when it peaked at 103 percent, meaning that the median DAF sponsor granted out more money than it received that year. During the first two years of the Great Recession — 2008 and 2009 — total contributions to DAFs dropped 36 percent, while total grant dollars awarded fell by only 7 percent. 
According to the report, national sponsors such as Fidelity Charitable, the National Philanthropic Trust, Schwab Charitable, and Vanguard Charitable had the highest median payout rate, about 22 percent, but the lowest median flow rate, around 70 percent, while community foundation DAFs and single-issue charities had higher median flow rates of 82 percent and 100 percent but lower median payout rates of about 10 percent and 19 percent. According to the report's authors, that may be due to a greater emphasis among community foundations and their donors on maintaining a stable asset base.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 3/5/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Announcement of Availability of Funds for Data Analysis and Trends Research Grants: PA-FPR-19-002
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/6/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $600,000 for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private nonprofit entity located in any one of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of the Marshall Islands is eligible to apply for a grant under this announcement. Faith-based organizations and American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American (AI/AN/NA) organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the Office of Population Affairs (OPA), invites applications from public or private nonprofit entities to conduct research that will lead to feasible and effective approaches and/or activities that will increase the ability of individuals and couples in the U.S. (which here, and throughout this FOA, refers to all areas listed in the “Eligible Applicants” section, including U.S. insular areas and former U.S. territories) to achieve their family planning goals. 
CFDA: 93.974
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=PA-FPR-19-002
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-18-055): PAR-19-212
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 7/23/19, 3/23/20, 7/23/20, 3/23/21, 7/23/21, 3/23/22 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage behavioral intervention development research. Specifically, test efficacy, conduct clinical trials, examine mechanisms of behavior change, determine dose-response, treatment optimization, and/or ascertain best sequencing of behavioral, combined, sequential, or integrated behavioral and pharmacological treatments. 
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-212.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Behavioral & Integrative Treatment Development Program (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-18-073): PAR-19-213
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application: 7/23/19, 3/23/20, 7/23/20, 3/23/21, 7/23/21, 3/23/22 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.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage behavioral intervention development research. Specifically, test efficacy, conduct clinical trials, examine mechanisms of behavior change, determine dose-response, treatment optimization, and/or ascertain best sequencing of behavioral, combined, sequential, or integrated behavioral and pharmacological treatments. 
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-213.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

CDC Cancer Genomics Program: Translating Research into Public Health Practice: CDC-RFA-DP19-1905
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,250,000 for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. 
PURPOSE: The CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC) announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2019 funds to implement DP19-1905, The CDC Cancer Genomics Program: Translating Research into Public Health Practice. This program addresses the utilization of cancer genetic services as a strategy for cancer prevention and control. The primary outcomes of this NOFO are to increase screening of cancer family history and to increase the use of genetic counseling and testing for hereditary cancer syndromes, specifically Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer (HBOC) Syndrome and Lynch Syndrome (LS), among individuals meeting recommendations for referral. 
CFDA: 93.380
CONTACT: Juan Rodriguez, email: fph4@cdc.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=310242&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, 3/13/19icon 
Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, cancer research

First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: TI-19-004
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/6/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $16.5 million for up to 45 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * State governments.
* Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
* Local governmental entities including, but not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Eileen Bermudez, (240) 276-1412, email: FOACSAT@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-19-004?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, 3/13/19icon 
Subject(s) emergency medicine, fire and emergency response, opioid overdose epidemic


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Association Inviting Nominations for Theodore Blau Early Career Award
SOURCE: American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A one-time award of $2,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees should be no more than 10-years postdoctoral. Individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability, and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply, and self-nominations are permitted.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Association is accepting nominations for its Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology.
The annual program presents a one-time award of $2,000 to an early-career clinical psychologist in recognition of his/her accomplishments and future promise in the field.
Accomplishments may include promotion of the practice of clinical psychology through professional service; innovation in service delivery; the novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice; positive impact on health delivery systems; the development of creative educational programs for practice; or other novel or creative activities that advance the profession.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/blau?tab=2
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 3/8/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

ASCRS Accepting Applications for Research in Robotic Surgical Technology
SOURCE: Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to single institutions, while grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to collaborative projects.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an ASCRS member (as either co-principal or principal investigator), and the research must be conducted in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: The primary mission of the Research Foundation of the American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons is to raise and award funds in support of research and educational programs related to colon and rectal diseases. Over the past twenty years, the foundation has awarded more than a hundred and twenty grants totaling $4 million to colorectal surgeons and researchers focused on a broad spectrum of colorectal diseases and/or working to develop novel surgical techniques pertinent to the care of colorectal patients.
The goal of the foundation's Research in Robotic Surgical Technology Grant is to provide investigators with the opportunity to pursue a research interest germane to robotic surgical technology in the field of colon and rectal surgery. Innovative projects are encouraged and the organization is particularly interested in collaborative research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.fascrs.org/sites/default/files/FoundationGrants/rrtg_application_and_criteria_march_2018.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 3/8/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research, technology

Brookdale Foundation Group Accepting Applications for National Group Respite Program
SOURCE: Brookdale Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/26/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Seed grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded for the first year of the program, with recipients eligible for a $5,000 renewal grant in year two.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Brookdale Foundation works to advance the fields of geriatrics and gerontology and improve the lives of senior citizens.
Through its National Group Respite Program, the foundation provides seed grants, training, and technical assistance to organizations working to develop dementia-specific social model day programs.
Grants will be awarded to day programs for people affected by Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia-related disorders. Programs must include a regularly scheduled, ongoing, social model day program and provide a minimum of one four-hour session per week (though longer sessions or multiple days is preferable). In addition, services must be made available to family caregivers and care partners, either through the applicant organization or in cooperation with other community agencies. Services may include individual caregiver consultation and support; caregiver support groups; caregiver education and training; and information and referral to appropriate health and social services.
Preference will be given to programs that have strong potential for continuity and expansion when the funding is completed. Funds may not be used to develop in-home or overnight respite programs.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.brookdalefoundation.net/Respite/RespiteForms/2019rfpInfo.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent - Early Childhood Welfare
SOURCE: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 5/31/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation only funds grant proposals that define measurable outcomes, include credible methods for documenting and assessing results, provide for financial accountability in the application of funds, and include prudent, detailed implementation budgets. The foundation does not fund arbitrary or excessive allocations of indirect expenses, even if a project is deemed worthy. The foundation’s board will only approve a maximum of 15 percent of a project’s direct expenses when earmarked as general and/or administrative overhead.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports early-stage projects and promising research with the potential to significantly enhance the development, physical and mental health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age.
Seed grants are awarded to innovative proposals with the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children on a national scale. Because the foundation has limited funding resources, it seeks to maximize the potential impact of every grant it makes.
Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development — intellectual, emotional and physical — are optimally supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment is essential, as is imparting the skills of social living in a culturally diverse world. Therefore, the foundation supports projects that seek to improve and perfect child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young children thrive.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent - Early Childhood Education and Play
SOURCE: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 5/31/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation only funds grant proposals that define measurable outcomes, include credible methods for documenting and assessing results, provide for financial accountability in the application of funds, and include prudent, detailed implementation budgets. The foundation does not fund arbitrary or excessive allocations of indirect expenses, even if a project is deemed worthy. The foundation’s board will only approve a maximum of 15 percent of a project’s direct expenses when earmarked as general and/or administrative overhead.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports early-stage projects and promising research with the potential to significantly enhance the development, physical and mental health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age.
Seed grants are awarded to innovative proposals with the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children on a national scale. Because the foundation has limited funding resources, it seeks to maximize the potential impact of every grant it makes.
Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured early in life if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, and everywhere a child learns — at home, in childcare settings, and in preschool. The foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early-childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood Invites Letters of Intent - Parenting Education
SOURCE: Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than 5/31/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation only funds grant proposals that define measurable outcomes, include credible methods for documenting and assessing results, provide for financial accountability in the application of funds, and include prudent, detailed implementation budgets. The foundation does not fund arbitrary or excessive allocations of indirect expenses, even if a project is deemed worthy. The foundation’s board will only approve a maximum of 15 percent of a project’s direct expenses when earmarked as general and/or administrative overhead.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports early-stage projects and promising research with the potential to significantly enhance the development, physical and mental health, safety, education, and/or quality of life of children from infancy through seven years of age.
Seed grants are awarded to innovative proposals with the greatest chance of improving the lives of young children on a national scale. Because the foundation has limited funding resources, it seeks to maximize the potential impact of every grant it makes.
Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, and prenatal care and diet, as well programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://earlychildhoodfoundation.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) children's health, medical research

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Accepting Applications for Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative
SOURCE: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 5/31/19. After review, selected applications will be asked to submit a complete proposal within forty days of the review and approval of the LOI.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $300,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates can be from any private- or public-sector organization, including any nonprofit or for-profit organization or any unit of local, state, or federal government. All U.S.-based applicant organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Non-domestic components of organizations based in the United States and foreign organizations may also apply, as long as there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. healthcare system, and U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown.
PURPOSE: Authorized by Congress in 2010 as a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) works to help patients, caregivers, clinicians, policy makers, and other healthcare system stakeholders make better-informed health decisions by “advancing the quality and relevance of evidence about how to prevent, diagnose, treat, monitor, and manage diseases, disorders, and other health conditions.”
In support of this mission, the organization is accepting applications for its Eugene Washington Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Engagement Award: Dissemination Initiative. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will be awarded to projects that encourage the active integration of patents, caregivers, clinicians, and other healthcare stakeholders as members of the patient-centered outcomes research/clinical effectiveness research (PCOR/CER) enterprise.
Award funds are intended to allow organizations and communities to bring relevant findings to users in ways that will command their attention and interest, encouraging the incorporation of this information in decision making. Dissemination strategies can include those that increase audience size and participation, increase people’s motivation to use and apply evidence, and/or increase people’s ability to use and apply evidence.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/engagement-award-dissemination-initiative
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program
SOURCE: Walmart Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through 12/31/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; or a recognized government entity (state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments) requesting funds exclusively for a public purpose; or a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large.
PURPOSE: The Walmart Foundation is accepting applications through its Community Grant Program.
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to local nonprofit organizations located within the service area of individual Walmart stores in the areas of hunger relief and healthy eating, health and human services, quality of life, education, community and economic development, diversity and inclusion, public safety, and environmental sustainability.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://giving.walmart.com/walmart-foundation/community-grant-program
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) children's health, community health services, health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food service

WITH Foundation Seeks Applications for Programs Working to Improve Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
SOURCE: WITH (Working for Inclusive and Transformative Healthcare) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due by 4/18/19. Following review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 5/31/19. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While there are no restrictions based on geography, applications from the San Francisco Bay Area will be given preference.
PURPOSE: Established in 2002 as the Special Hope Foundation, the WITH (Working for Inclusive and Transformative Healthcare) Foundation provides financial support to organizations that promote delivery of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities.
To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2019 grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to programs that improve the delivery of health care to adults with developmental disabilities and that also include at least one of the following: improve health practitioner competency through education and/or training programs; address the current inadequate reimbursement system; advance formal care coordination; increase public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally disabled care in order to advance systemic change; promote national efforts in digital health that encourage designers and developers to consider the perspectives/experiences of the IDD community within the design process; social policy research; and identify barriers to high-quality healthcare access.
General operating support will only be considered for previous grantees.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://withfoundation.org/grant-guidelines/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 3/14/19icon
Subject(s) disabilities, health care services


Events

Webinar/eLearning - Grants 101 Understanding the Federal Grants Process from Start to Finish 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: April 8 - June 3. 
WHERE: Webinar / eLearning. Learners move at their own pace and are in complete control over when and where they engage with the training. Learning can take place 24/7 and participants can pause, rewind and re-access any part of the training at any time. 
DESCRIPTION: Learning Objectives:
* Learn the difference between grants, contracts, and cooperative agreements.
* Consider the interrelationship between the chronological phases in the life of a grant.
* Learn where to search for grants. 
* Become familiar with typical grant requirements and how they impact applying for and managing Federal grants.
* Write a realistic “measurable objective” and design realistic deliverables, outputs, and outcomes following a logic model format.
* Understand the steps a Federal agency takes and the different roles that Federal staff play both before and after issuing a grant award. 
* Learn what questions to ask and how to follow-up after grant submission.
COST: One to nine students: $395 each. 10 to 24 students: $195 each. 25+ students: $95 each. For more information and registration see https://learn.columbiabooks.com/courses/grants-101
CONTACT: Customer Support: (888) 265-0600, email: elearnhelp@columbiabooks.com.
From Thompson Grants email, 3/9/19icon

Webinar/eLearning - Navigating Your Uniform Guidance Responsibilities as Prime and Subrecipients 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: April 8 - May 20. 
WHERE: Webinar / eLearning. Learners move at their own pace and are in complete control over when and where they engage with the training. Learning can take place 24/7 and participants can pause, rewind and re-access any part of the training at any time. 
DESCRIPTION: Learning Objectives:
* Understand the various types of sub awards available under the Uniform Guidance. 
* Gain knowledge to determine the type of award instrument that should be used to make a sub award, identify the components necessary for inclusion into a sub award agreement, and how subrecipients can negotiate the terms and conditions of the agreement.
* Determine their readiness to lead a grant as the prime recipient. 
* Learn the steps to take to assess whether or not engaging as a sub recipient with a particular entity will be a “good fit.”
* Understand the necessary steps to take prior to making or accepting a sub award.
* Review the obligations of the Pass-through entity as defined in 2 CFR 200, including risk assessment, monitoring, and closeout of the grant award.
COST: One to nine students: $395 each. 10 to 24 students: $195 each. 25+ students: $95 each. For more information and registration see https://learn.columbiabooks.com/courses/the-secrets-of-subawards
CONTACT: Customer Support: (888) 265-0600, email: elearnhelp@columbiabooks.com.
From Thompson Grants email, 3/9/19icon

Webinar/eLearning - Audit Strategies for Auditors and Auditees 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: April 8 - July 1. 
WHERE: Webinar / eLearning. Learners move at their own pace and are in complete control over when and where they engage with the training. Learning can take place 24/7 and participants can pause, rewind and re-access any part of the training at any time. 
DESCRIPTION: Learning Objectives:
* Understand the focus on risk in the uniform guidance.
* Recognize most common audit findings.
* Identify varied monitoring techniques.
* List steps to prepare for a site visit.
* Review changes to the new SF-SAC form.
* Identify requirements in the compliance supplement.
* Gain awareness of a new audit resolution strategy.
* Review considerations for formal audit appeals.
COST: One to nine students: $395 each. 10 to 24 students: $195 each. 25+ students: $95 each. For more information and registration see https://learn.columbiabooks.com/courses/audit-strategies-for-auditors-and-auditees-an-elearning-course?src=EM
CONTACT: Customer Support: (888) 265-0600, email: elearnhelp@columbiabooks.com.
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Webinar/eLearning - Indirect Cost and Cost Allocation Plans 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: April 8 - July 1. 
WHERE: Webinar / eLearning. Learners move at their own pace and are in complete control over when and where they engage with the training. Learning can take place 24/7 and participants can pause, rewind and re-access any part of the training at any time. 
DESCRIPTION: Learning Objectives: 
* Gain awareness of direct and indirect costs.
* Recognize changes to indirect costs.
* Distinguish between different indirect cost rates.
* Identify formulas for calculating indirect costs.
* Review considerations to obtain an indirect cost rate.
* Identify key requirements for cost allocation plans.
* Detect potential problems with cost allocation plans.
* Recognize changes to cost allocation plans.
COST: One to nine students: $395 each. 10 to 24 students: $195 each. 25+ students: $95 each. For more information and registration see https://learn.columbiabooks.com/courses/indirect-cost-and-cost-allocation-plans-an-elearning-course?src=EM
CONTACT: Customer Support: (888) 265-0600, email: elearnhelp@columbiabooks.com.
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