Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 7 Alert # 2 - July 9, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Texas EMS Award Nominations Accepted Until September 27
Texas EMS Award nominations are being accepted until Sept. 27, 2019. Don't miss your opportunity to nominate a person or organization that best exemplifies what the Texas EMS/Trauma system has to offer.
Winners are announced at the Texas EMS Conference Awards Luncheon in November. 
Visit https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/emstraumasystems/conference.shtm for submission information.
From DSHS EMS email, 6/24/19icon

Global Impact Investing Market Continues to Grow
The global impact investing market continues to mature, with most investors reporting their investments had met or outperformed expectations, a report from the Global Impact Investing Network finds.
Based on data and insights from 266 impact investors managing $239 billion in impact investing assets — or nearly half the total market as measured by assets under management — the 2019 Annual Impact Investor Survey (76 pages, PDF) found that 98 percent of respondents said their investments had met (82 percent) or exceeded (16 percent) expectations for impact, while 91 percent said their investments had met (77 percent) or exceeded (14 percent) expectations for financial performance. A subset of 80 respondents who also participated in the survey four years ago reported that their impact assets grew at a compound annual rate of nearly 17 percent.
According to the report, the global impact investing market continues to grow, with respondents reporting a total of thirteen thousand deals in 2018 and plans to invest in another fifteen thousand deals in 2019. The top sectors by capital allocation were energy (15 percent of assets under management); microfinance (13 percent); financial services excluding microfinance (11 percent); food and agriculture (10 percent); housing (7 percent); water, sanitation, and hygiene (7 percent); and health care (6 percent). About half of the global respondents said they plan to increase their allocations to food and agriculture (50 percent) and energy (48 percent) in 2019, with growing interest in increasing allocations to housing (43 percent), health care (40 percent), and education (37 percent), while 6 percent of respondents plan to scale back allocations to financial services, microfinance, or manufacturing.
Funded by USAID, the survey also found that about two-thirds of respondents only make impact investments while the rest said they make conventional investments as well; that 66 percent of respondents mainly target market-rate returns; and that 56 percent of respondents target both social and environmental impact objectives, while 36 percent and 7 percent focus exclusively on social and environmental objectives. Nearly all respondents (98 percent) reported measuring and managing impact using a mix of qualitative information, proprietary metrics, and metrics aligned to GIIN's IRIS catalog of performance metrics or other standard frameworks, while 62 percent said they specifically track their investment performance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
In addition, the report found that survey respondents were committed to further development of the impact investing industry, with more than four in five making some contribution toward the various actions recommended in GIIN's 2018 Roadmap for the Future of Impact Investing — including sharing best practices for impact measurement and management (61 percent), supporting the development of businesses focused on impact (52 percent), and training finance professionals (43 percent).
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 6/25/19icon

CPRIT Grantee Policies and Procedures Guide Has Been Updated 
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 June 2019 edition, refer to the version control page within the Guide at https://cprit.texas.gov/about-us/statute-rules-and-grant-policies-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. If there are conflicting provisions, CPRIT’s administrative rules, statute, and contract supersede the Guide.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 6/27/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Diversity Program Consortium Dissemination and Translation Awards (U01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-RM-19-003 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund initiative 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/8/19, by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. 
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund up to 12 awards in FY 2020 and commit $3 million total costs per year. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications from sites not currently part of the Common Fund Enhancing Diversity in the Biomedical Research Workforce initiative, also known as the Diversity Program Consortium (DPC), to expand the national impact of the program. The purpose is to provide funds to institutions to implement DPC scientific approaches to understanding the effectiveness of biomedical research training, mentoring or research capacity building interventions aimed at enhancing diversity in the biomedical research workforce. 
CFDA: 93.310
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-19-003.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 6/26/19icon 
Subject(s) diversity, medical research

Human Dignity and Civil Rights for People with Disabilities: HHS-2019-ACL-AOD-DNHC-0362
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $442,868 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: * County governments.
* Special district governments.
* 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.
* City or township governments.
* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
* Private institutions of higher education.
* Individuals.
* Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.
* Small businesses.
* For profit organizations other than small businesses.
* State governments.
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: The Administration on Disabilities (AOD) seeks to fund a three-year cooperative agreement for the development, testing and dissemination of resources for the medical community to better support the rights of all individuals with ID/DD to access all forms of health care.
CFDA: 93.631
CONTACT: Katherine Cargill-Willis, email: katherine.cargill-Willis@acl.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316964&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, 6/26/19icon 
Subject(s) disabilities, health care services, minority health

Leveraging Big Data Science to Elucidate the Mechanisms of HIV Activity and Interaction with Substance Use Disorder (R01 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-DA-20-008
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/14/19. Application: 11/14/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $1 million in FY2020 to fund three to five awards from this R01 and the R21. 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: The purpose of this announcement is to attract data and computational scientists to propose novel ways to integrate data of different types and scales to allow new types of analysis through big data science approaches. It is expected that the development and application of novel computational, bioinformatics, statistical, and analytical approaches can be leveraged to reveal the effects of the interaction of the HIV virus and drugs of abuse on viral activity, latency, and disease progression, as well as new aspects of addiction biology. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-20-008.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 6/27/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research
 
Leveraging Big Data Science to Elucidate the Mechanisms of HIV Activity and Interaction with Substance Use Disorder (R21 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-DA-20-009
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/14/19. Application: 11/14/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $1 million in FY2020 to fund three to five awards from this R21 and the R01. 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: The purpose of this announcement is to attract data and computational scientists to propose novel ways to integrate data of different types and scales to allow new types of analysis through big data science approaches. It is expected that the development and application of novel computational, bioinformatics, statistical, and analytical approaches can be leveraged to reveal the effects of the interaction of the HIV virus and drugs of abuse on viral activity, latency, and disease progression, as well as new aspects of addiction biology. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-20-009.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 6/27/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Sponsored Programs Administration Development (SPAD) Program (UC2 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-RM-19-004 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund initiative 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/25/19 and 7/26/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. 
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund up to 10 to 15 awards and commit $3 million total costs per year. 
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications that propose to establish Offices of Sponsored Programs (OSPs) or enhance the services of existing OSPs or similar entities at domestic institutions of higher learning. Program priorities include funding primarily undergraduate institutions with emerging biomedical research and/or undergraduate research training programs. 
CFDA: 93.310
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-19-004.html
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 6/26/19icon 
Subject(s) diversity, medical research

Tribal Opioid Response Grants: TI-19-012
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/6/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $35,985,372 for 163 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations. 
PURPOSE: Please see URL for complete purpose.
CFDA: 93.788
CONTACT: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, email: OPIOIDTOR@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=316792&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, 6/26/19icon 
Subject(s) minority health, opioid overdose epidemic


Private Funding Opportunities

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Invites Applications for Faculty Innovation in Education Award
SOURCE: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be certified by ABPN; participate in its continuing certification (maintenance of certification) program; hold an unrestricted license to practice medicine in a state, commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United States; comply with ABPN’s conflict-of-interest policies and procedures; and hold a faculty appointment in a psychiatry or neurology department (or its equivalent) in a U.S. LCME-accredited medical school.
PURPOSE: The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Inc. (ABPN) is a nonprofit corporation founded in 1934 following conferences of committees appointed by the American Psychiatric Association, the American Neurological Association, and what was then the Section on Nervous and Mental Diseases of the American Medical Association to identify qualified specialists in psychiatry and neurology.
ABPN currently is inviting applications for its Faculty Innovation in Education Award. Through the program, grants of $100,000 over two years will be awarded to one or two psychiatrists and one or two neurologists in support of education and/or evaluation projects that promote effective residency/fellowship training or lifelong learning for practicing psychiatrists and neurologists.
While any project relevant to the education and/or assessment of psychiatrists and neurologists will be considered, ABPN is particularly interested in innovative approaches to training program directors how to implement clinical skills evaluations; innovative approaches to faculty development with respect to clinical skills evaluations; innovative approaches to the development and assessment of professional competence; strategies to promote lifelong learning; innovative curricula for continuing certification (maintenance of certification), including teaching about MOC in residency; strategies to promote public education about and input into board certification; and strategies to promote physician resilience and prevent burnout.
Preference will be given to projects that have the potential for use in more than one site and to applicants who are at a junior or mid-faculty level.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.abpn.com/about/abpn-awards-program/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/2/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

A-T Children's Foundation Accepting Applications for Ataxia-Telangiectasia Research Projects
SOURCE: Ataxia-Telangiectasia (A-T) Children’s Project
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received by 8/1/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 9/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $75,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Junior investigators, scientists in related disciplines, and individuals with innovative new ideas for A-T research are encouraged to apply for a grant, as are laboratories and teams from industry and teaching universities.
PURPOSE: The A-T Children’s Project is accepting applications for its Research Grant Program.
Through the program, grants of up to $75,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded in support of basic science, translational, and clinical research grants related to ataxia-telangiectasia. Consistent with the urgency felt by all families impacted by the disease, A-TCP’s current focus is on funding innovative research strategies that look at A-T in new ways and that include a clear “yes” or “no” answer to the hypotheses rather than merely define a mechanism. Highest priority will be given to projects that, while drawing on basic discoveries, include creative strategies for suggesting and evaluating specific disease-modifying and symptomatic interventions.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.atcp.org/research/research-grant-program-and-awards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/2/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Building Capacity to Reduce Tobacco Inequities in the South and Midwest
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Deadline for receipt of brief proposals: 8/29/19. 
$ AVAILABLE: Total funding through this solicitation will be up to $4 million. Budgets for each proposal can be up to $1.5 million, but we may require budgets to be reduced if we fund more than two projects. We will fund up to six projects. Projects should run 24 months and may be renewed.
ELIGIBILITY: The successful applicant organization should have: 
A demonstrated history of managing funds (e.g., foundation or government) to support nonlobbying advocacy efforts; strong previous or current relationships with legal counsel with expertise in the lobbying and political activity restrictions that apply to public charities and private foundations; applicant organizations must be either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or nonfunctionally integrated Type III supporting organizations. 
The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
PURPOSE: Through this funding opportunity, RWJF seeks to support and engage black community members, persons of lower socioeconomic status, and rural residents in the South and Midwest in order to increase their ability to advocate for stronger, locally or regionally driven tobacco-control and prevention policies and practices. We recognize that these are not the only populations in the United States that experience tobacco-related inequities. We hope that planned additional programming will help us understand how we can support other marginalized populations that face tobacco-related inequities.
This funding stream will support up to six, two-year projects with the possibility of a second round of funding. The total available funding for this round is $4 million, and individual project budgets should not exceed $1.5 million. As part of the review and selection process, we may ask applicants to alter the scope of their proposed work and/or reduce their budgets to ensure we maximize the reach and impact of the selected grantees. We are interested in and encourage applications that include regranting to support community-based organizations or efforts. We anticipate that applications that do not include regrant to support community-based organizations would have lower budgets.
CONTACT: Matthew Pierce, email: mpierce@rwjf.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/building-capacity-to-reduce-tobacco-inequities-in-the-south-and-midwest.html?rid=0034400001rmJwfAAE&et_cid=1764976
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 7/1/19icon
Subject(s) prevention, smoking/tobacco

Global Lyme Alliance Invites LOIs for Research in Lyme and Babesiosis
SOURCE: Global Lyme Alliance (GLA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The online LOI portal will open on the GLA website on 7/15/19 and will close at midnight on 7/22/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates include scientists and clinicians from accredited degree-granting academic or not-for-profit institutions. Applicants typically have MD and/or PhD degrees, although other certifications of higher learning will also be considered.
PURPOSE: The Global Lyme Alliance has awarded nearly $12 million for Lyme and tick-borne disease research to date, leading to unprecedented advances in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of tick-borne illnesses.
To that end, GLA is seeking LOIs for its research grants program. Through the program, one-year grants will be awarded for research on Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. 
Research priorities identified by GLA include:
Lyme disease — Priority will be given to proposals focused on Lyme disease, host immunology/immune dysregulation (with an emphasis on pathogenesis), post-treatment Lyme disease, direct diagnostics, and improved treatment. Molecular biology and bioinformatics-oriented proposals also will be considered. Proposals focused on improved treatment based on novel antimicrobials and drug combinations are encouraged.
Babesiosis — Priority will be given to proposals that address critical needs in diagnostics, treatment, pathogenesis, and strain differences. Proposals exploring the basis for the emergence of antibiotic resistance will be considered.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://globallymealliance.org/the-research/grant-application/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 6/27/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation Offers $500,000 in Research Grants to Study Possible Links to Alzheimer’s
SOURCE: Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Five one-time grants of $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for a grant, the research must be narrowly focused on identifying the possible role of an infectious agent or agents in causing Alzheimer’s disease. Awards will support innovative research, including basic, clinical, and/or non-traditional approaches.
Proposals will be accepted from both IDSA and non-IDSA members.
PURPOSE: The cause of and cure for Alzheimer’s disease remain frustratingly elusive. More than 47 million people worldwide live with the devastating condition, which steals their memories and prevents them from living fully and independently, making it the sixth-leading cause of death in the United States.
Some evidence suggests that Alzheimer’s may be triggered or driven by an infectious agent or microbial mechanism, whether it is a bacterium, virus, fungi, parasite, or prion. In an effort to advance science regarding any possible connection, the Infectious Diseases Society of America Foundation, with generous support from Alzheimer’s Germ Quest, Inc. and the Benter Foundation, is offering five, one-time grants of $100,000 to researchers seeking to identify a potential infectious link to the disease.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.idsafoundation.org/alz-research-grant/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/3/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Invites Applications for MS Research
SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-applications are due 7/31/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a formal application by 8/7/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Research grants for periods of one to five years will be awarded to fundamental as well as applied studies, both clinical and non-clinical in nature, including projects in patient management, care, and rehabilitation.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator must hold an MD, PhD, or the equivalent at the time of submission and be affiliated with a nonprofit institution.
PURPOSE: The National Multiple Sclerosis Society is inviting applications for its Research Grants program.
Through the program, the organization will provide support to investigator-initiated studies with relevance to multiple sclerosis and the organization’s research priorities, which include defining the contribution of genetics risk factors and their modifiers to the risk for developing MS and disease course, and strategies to prevent, treat and cure all forms of MS; understanding MS pathology and pathophysiology; understanding and treating MS progression; identifying strategies for neuroprotection and nervous system repair; and elucidating the cause of MS symptoms, the impact of comorbidities, and rehabilitation, wellness behaviors and lifestyle approaches that impact disease course, symptoms, and overall health.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Researchers/Society-Funding/Research-Grants
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 6/28/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Sally and John Morley Fund Invites Proposals for Long-Term Health, Mental Health Solutions
SOURCE: Sally and John Morley Fund 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Cleveland Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging between $5,000 and $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: In 2019, the fund has indicated a geographic focus on Cleveland and Austin, Texas.
PURPOSE: The Cleveland Foundation is accepting applications for its affiliate, the Sally and John Morley Family Fund, which provides support to organizations striving to achieve significant systemic change in the area of mental health and/or at the intersection occurring among two or more of the following areas: education, health, the environment, and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.
Grants ranging between $5,000 and $50,000 will be awarded to organizations that provide services or conduct research that enables long-lasting, systemic, and/or prevention benefits to target populations (i.e., solutions with long-term impact rather than the provision of short-term necessities such as food and clothing) and organizations/areas in which the fund’s giving can make an impact.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.clevelandfoundation.org/grants/affiliated-funds/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/2/19icon
Subject(s) health care services, medical research, mental health

Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation Issues RFP for Lyme and Tickborne Disease Initiative
SOURCE: Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The grant management portal will open for applications on 8/1/19 and will close on 8/15/19. After a scientific review, the foundation will announce its funding decisions between 9/15/19 and 10/15/19. (Projects requesting more than $300,000 in any year will receive additional financial review.)
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. be based in the United States, and request funding for activities and operations exclusively in the United States. Applicants typically are researchers, scientists, and/or medical providers from accredited academic or other nonprofit institutions.
PURPOSE: Lyme and tickborne disease are a constant and growing threat to public health. Each year, the number of new cases rise and the number of patients with persistent illness grows. However, diagnostic and therapeutic breakthroughs remain out of reach and scientific debate rages over the pathogenesis and diagnosis of and treatment strategies for the disease.
Since 2015, the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, through its Cohen Lyme and Tickborne Disease Initiative, has committed over $60 million to more than twenty-five Lyme and tickborne disease projects. The foundation has announced that it is continuing its support for past recipients while selectively seeking out new investment opportunities to combat these complex illnesses and has issued an RFP to that end.
The foundation is requesting new proposals in the following areas: diagnostics for Lyme and other tickborne diseases; pathogenesis of post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) and/or persistent symptoms after confirmed or suspected Lyme disease; pathogenesis of co-infection /co-morbidity; pathogenesis of other tickborne disease; therapeutic development for tickborne disease; economic analysis of Lyme and tickborne disease diagnosis and treatment; and support for new/emerging researchers or clinicians.
Proposals will be based on six criteria: Does the project address an important issue or barrier in the field? Are the researchers well-suited to the project and goals? Does the project challenge current research or clinical practices? Are the methods and strategy appropriate to accomplish project goals? Does the working environment contribute to probability of success? What is likelihood of the project making an important contribution to the field?
Grants will support discrete, time-bound projects over a period of one to four years.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.steveandalex.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Cohen-Lyme-TBD-RFP-Research_2019-06-28.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/3/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Wells Fargo Housing Philanthropy Invites Applications for Homeownership Counseling Grant Program
SOURCE: Wells Fargo Housing Philanthropy 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a tax-exempt nonprofit organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and have completed at least two consecutive years of operations as of the date of the application.
PURPOSE: Wells Fargo Housing Philanthropy builds stronger communities by investing in sustainable housing initiatives and neighborhood revitalization efforts. 
In support of this mission, the fund is inviting applications for its Homeownership Counseling Grant Program. Through the program, local nonprofit housing organizations are invited to apply for grants in support of the creation of affordable and sustainable homeownership opportunities for low-to-moderate income (LMI) populations, including seniors, veterans, and underserved families and individuals. The grant program focuses exclusively on homebuyer counseling, homebuyer education, and foreclosure prevention activities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.wellsfargo.com/about/corporate-responsibility/community-giving/housing-philanthropy/index
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/2/19icon
Subject(s) housing/homeless


Events

Innovations in Cancer Prevention and Research Conference VI
SPONSOR: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
WHEN: July 30-31.
WHERE: Austin Convention Center, 500 E. Cesar Chavez St. (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: CPRIT Innovations VI will be a two-day event with distinguished speakers, informative panels, and notable cancer research, prevention, and product development research sessions showcasing innovative CPRIT-funded projects.
COST: For cost and more information go to http://www.cprit2020.org/
CONTACT: For contact information go to http://www.cprit2020.org/
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 6/24/19icon

Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series: Find Funding to Support Your Programs
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: August 28, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: Covers: characteristics of grantors; what prospective grantors want to know; factors to consider when applying for grants; characteristics of grant application processes; and research tools and sites.
COST: $25 each in Harris County. $45 each out of Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/ and search Quest for Grants.
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, (713) 694-6300.
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Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series: So, You Want Me to Write a Grant! Grant Writing 101 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: September 25, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: Covers: grant-related definitions, key terms and acronyms; basic components of a grant proposal; proven techniques and tools for pulling a proposal together; review and edit process; and resources that aid in proposal planning, preparation and submission.
COST: $25 each in Harris County. $45 each out of Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/ and search Quest for Grants.
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, (713) 694-6300.
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Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series: Team Approach to Proposal Writing 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: October 23, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: Covers: creating an effective proposal writing team; steps taken toward the planning, preparation and submission of grant proposals; proven strategies used in the development of proposals; tools and techniques to organize your grant proposal files; and ways to promote proposal writing team success.
COST: $25 each in Harris County. $45 each out of Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/ and search Quest for Grants.
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, (713) 694-6300.
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Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series: Grant Writing Best Practices 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: November 27, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: Covers: habits of successful grant specialists; mistakes proposal writers often make; proposal formatting at its best; budget considerations; reviewers likes and dislikes and general proposal writing tips.
COST: $25 each in Harris County. $45 each out of Harris County. For more information and registration go to https://hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/ and search Quest for Grants.
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education, (713) 694-6300.
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