Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 7 Alert # 4 - July 23, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Electronic Filing of Nonprofit Tax Returns Signed into Law
President Trump has signed the final version of a bill requiring the electronic filing of nonprofit tax returns and the release of those forms to the public free of charge in a searchable, machine-readable format.
A provision in H.R. 3151 (the "Taxpayer First Act"), a bipartisan Internal Revenue Service reform measure that was passed by Congress in June, makes e-filing of Forms 990 by exempt organizations mandatory beginning with the 2020 tax year. A delay in implementation may be granted for small organizations, organizations for which the U.S. Department of Treasury determines that the law would cause an undue burden, and organizations filing Form 990-T.
The requirement is intended to make it easier and cheaper for researchers and the public to access information on 501(c)(3) organizations, according to the Aspen Institute Program on Philanthropy and Social Innovation (PSI). Since 2008, the institute has worked to improve the quality, timeliness, accessibility, and efficiency of the nonprofit data collection system through its Nonprofit Data Project, which is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates and Charles Stewart Mott foundations and includes representatives from Candid (formerly GuideStar and Foundation Center), the Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy at the Urban Institute, the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy, and the Center for Civil Society Studies at Johns Hopkins University.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 7/9/19icon
 
Kaiser/UNAIDS Analysis Finds Donor Governments Spent US$8 Billion for HIV in 2018, Similar to a Decade Ago; U.S. Remains Top Donor, Providing More Than Half the Total
Donor government disbursements to combat HIV in low- and middle-income countries totaled US$8 billion in 2018, little changed from the US$8.1 billion total in 2017 and from the levels of a decade ago, finds a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).
Half of the 14 donor governments analyzed in the study increased their spending on global HIV efforts from 2017 to 2018; five decreased their spending; and two held steady. Donor government funding supports HIV care and treatment, prevention and other services in low- and middle-income countries.
The United States remains the world’s largest donor for HIV by far, disbursing US$5.8 billion last year, and also ranks first in disbursements relative to the size of each donor’s economy. The next largest donors are the United Kingdom (US$605 million), France (US$302 million), the Netherlands (US$232 million) and Germany (US$162 million).
Since 2010, donor governments, other than the United States, significantly reduced their funding for HIV, which fell by more than $1 billion in the aftermath of the global financial crisis, and with the competing aid demands of a global refugee crisis and other humanitarian challenges. Most of the decline was in bilateral support. 
These donors increased their support for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria over this period, but not by enough to offset a large drop in bilateral support. When factoring how the Global Fund divides its resources among the three diseases, and reduced funding for UNITAID, multilateral support for HIV has also fallen since 2010.
The data on donor government funding for HIV feed into the broader UNAIDS report Communities at the Centre, which examines all sources of funding for HIV relief, including local governments, non-governmental organizations and the private sector, and compares it to need. According to estimates from that report, there was a decline of $1 billion across all sources of funding between 2017 and 2018, leaving a $7 billion gap between resources and need in 2020 after adjusting for inflation.
From Kaiser Family Foundation email, 7/16/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

DSHS Storage Facilities Public Health Emergency: HHS0005146
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS) on behalf of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is seeking the following: Contractor to provide cold-chain transport and temperature monitoring services and storage facilities (climate and non-climate controlled) for medical supplies, pharmaceuticals and materials for new and existing DSHS inventory, referenced within as (inventory), received from various entities related to a public health emergency response, training, and/or exercise referenced within as an (Event).
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Jennifer Kim, (512) 406-2537. For more information see http://www.txsmartbuy.com/sp/HHS0005146 
From Electronic State Business Daily web site, accessed 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) disaster assistance

Mainstream Voucher Program: FR-6300-N-43
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $150 million for 300 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only Public Housing Authorities (PHA)s that already administer Housing Choice Vouchers are eligible to apply. Indian housing authorities (IHAs) are not eligible because they do not administer Housing Choice Vouchers. Nonprofits that already administer Mainstream voucher assistance are considered PHAs for the purpose of administering this assistance. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
PURPOSE: Mainstream vouchers are a subset of the Housing Choice Voucher program that are awarded competitively to serve non-elderly persons with disabilities.
CFDA: 14.879
CONTACT: Mainstream Vouchers, email: MainstreamVouchers@hud.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317920&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, 7/17/19icon 
Subject(s) disabilities, housing/homeless

Modeling HIV Neuropathology Using Microglia from Human iPSC and Cerebral Organoids (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-DA-19-009): RFA-DA-20-023 
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/12/19. Application: 11/12/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of three to five awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal year 2020. 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) invites grant applications to study mechanisms underlying the neuropathophysiology of HIV-associated neurological disorders (HAND) using induced microglia and cerebral organoids generated from human derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-20-023.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 7/18/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Substance Use Disorder Prevention that Promotes Opioid Recovery and Treatment for Patients and Communities (SUPPORT) Act: Section 1003 Demonstration Project to Increase Substance Use Provider Capacity: CMS-2C2-19-001
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/9/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $50 million for 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity is to solicit applications for participation in the Demonstration Project to Increase Substance Use Provider Capacity under the Medicaid program.
CFDA: 93.664
CONTACT: Grants.gov Contact Center, (800) 518-4726. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317491&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, 7/17/19icon 
Subject(s) substance abuse education/prevention, substance abuse treatment
 
WIC Special Project Innovation Grant (Cooperative Agreement): USDA-FNS-WSP-19
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $8 million for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: This Request for Application (RFA) is open to all accredited institutions of higher education (colleges/universities), nonprofit research entities, and nonprofit organizations.
PURPOSE: This RFA intends to select one academic or nonprofit organization to establish a USDA “WIC Special Project Innovation Grant” or WSPI. The role of WSPI will be to award sub-grants to State and local WIC agencies to develop interactive tools and/or technical resources; modernize or redesign clinic processes, or develop other innovative solutions and program enhancements that improve customer service in WIC clinics; and ultimately, improve the WIC certification and eligibility determination process within Program rules. Projects (sub-grants) will in part build on and improve our understanding of the diverse personal experiences, perceptions, and attitudes of those eligible for WIC services and allow the Program to refine and enhance service delivery and customer service based on our understanding of the participant experience. Project strategies/solutions, suitable for implementation and testing, will be evaluated for their impact on clinic wait time, participant satisfaction, and other customer service related measures. 
CFDA: 10.557
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=317253&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, 7/17/19icon 
Subject(s) nutrition/food services


Private Funding Opportunities

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology Invites Applications for Research Awards
SOURCE: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/12/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $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) was 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 Research Awards. Through the program, grants of up to $100,000 over up to two years will be awarded to two psychiatrists and two neurologists in support of research projects related to the mission of ABPN, which is to promote and assess the competency of psychiatry and neurology candidates for initial and continuing certification (maintenance of certification).
ABPN is particularly interested in research in the following areas: the effect of initial or continuing certification on quality of patient care; evaluation of innovative educational programs for effective residency and fellowship training of psychiatrists and neurologists; evaluation of innovative lifelong learning programs that support psychiatrists and neurologists in providing excellent care for their patients; the validity and reliability of state-of-the-art testing methods to evaluate candidate and diplomate competencies; value of initial and continuous certification; the relationship of certification to training, clinical practice, and lifelong learning; patient and public perceptions of board certification; and psychiatry and neurology workforce trends.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.abpn.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/03/2020-21-ABPN-Research-Award-Information-for-Applicants.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Invites Applications for Women’s Health Policy Research Award
SOURCE: American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $10,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be junior fellows or fellows of the college at the time of their application.
PURPOSE: The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists is inviting applications for its Warren H. Pearse Women’s Health Policy Research Award.
The award is named for Warren H. Pearse, MD, who was the executive director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists from 1975 until his retirement in 1993 and whose professional life’s work was dedicated to the advancement of women’s health care. Pearse authored more than fifty scientific papers and was an honorary member and leader of numerous obstetric and gynecologic societies.
Through the award program, a single grant of $10,000 will be awarded in support of research that explores an aspect of healthcare policy that assists, defines, or restricts the ability of a physician to deliver health care to women in the general population, or in a specific area. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.acog.org/About-ACOG/ACOG-Departments/Awards-and-Professional-Recognition/Research?IsMobileSet=false
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) health policy research, women's health

American Gastroenterological Association Invites Applications for Research Award in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
SOURCE: American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/4/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $30,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must hold an MD, PhD, and/or equivalent degree (e.g., MB, ChB, MBBS, DO) as well as a full-time faculty position at an accredited institution in North America (U.S., Canada, or Mexico). AGA membership is required at the time of application submission. Applicants who are physician-scientists, female, or from racial/ethnic groups underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: The American Gastroenterological Association is inviting applications for the AGA-Allergan Foundation Pilot Research Award in Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease.
Through the program, a single grant of $30,000 will be awarded to an investigator at any career stage in support of research into the pathophysiology and/or treatment of non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. The objective of the AGA Research Foundation Pilot Research Award is to provide funds for an early-career investigator to help establish his/her research career or support a project that represents a new research direction for an established investigator. Basic, translational, or clinical research relevant to digestive disorders is eligible for a grant.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.gastro.org/research-and-awards/research-awards/apply-for-awards/award/aga-allergan-foundation-pilot-research-award-in-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Barlow Grant
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of up to $8,500. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral) and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution, or a governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant.
Through the program, a single grant of up to $8,500 will be awarded in support of innovative basic or clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by a graduate student or early-career researcher.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/barlow?tab=4
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) 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 9/30/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects with potential to improve the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, familial support, acculturation, and societal integration of young children….
Research shows that for children to succeed in school and work, they need to be stimulated as well as nurtured early in life. Because that kind of preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, from birth to age seven, 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 on 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 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) children’s health, health promotion/wellness

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 9/30/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects with potential to improve the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, familial support, acculturation, and societal integration of young children….
Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development are supported. Because providing a safe and nurturing environment is essential, the foundation supports projects that advance child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which 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 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) children’s health, health promotion/wellness

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 9/30/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood is an incubator of promising research and development projects with potential to improve the physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, familial support, acculturation, and societal integration of young children….
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, 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 7/18/19icon
Subject(s) children’s health, health promotion/wellness

Health Care's Role in Meeting Patients' Needs
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Deadline for receipt of brief proposals: 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: The Foundation plans to identify two grantee organizations or one collaborative of organizations who will receive up to $3,000,000 for the Clear Principles programmatic component, and up to $2,000,000 for the Guidance component, for a 24-month period. We expect the two program components to operate concurrently, or with a short delay (e.g., 3–4 months) before the start of the Guidance component. If applying as a collaboration, one organization should act as the lead organization and primary grant recipient, with the other organization(s) presented as subcontractor(s) within the application.
ELIGIBILITY: Must have existing organizational infrastructure that indicates sufficient capacity for this work to perform the functions outlined in the section titled “The Program” in the Call for Proposals. Organizations may apply as a collaboration among two or more organizations, with a lead organization and subcontractors to execute various program components. 
Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. 
Preference will be given to applicants that are 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 Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this call for proposals is to identify grantees who can lead an effort to provide: 
Part I: Clear Principles that set a high standard for the health care sector to provide equitable care that fully addresses people’s physical, emotional, and social needs; and 
Part II: Guidance for implementing care delivery that is fully responsive to patients’ goals, needs, and life circumstances, using maternal morbidity and mortality as a case example. 
We expect that these component parts may be led by separate organizations and we invite applicants to apply to lead either one or both component parts. 
The goals of the program are to:
Use evidence and engagement to articulate a set of principles describing bold aspirations for the health care sector to be responsive to patients’ goals, needs, and life circumstances, along the full spectrum of population health improvement activities. These principles should be supported by a set of clear, tested messages that resonate with audiences we aim to reach and influence (Part I, Clear Principles);
Demonstrate—with concrete examples, and using the principles identified in Part I—how health care can and should help the people they serve live their healthiest lives, with a focus on making change within health care delivery systems (Part II, Guidance); 
Identify and execute communications strategies targeted to health care leaders and stakeholders (Parts I and II, Clear Principles and Guidance).
CONTACT: Emmy Hall Ganos, (609) 627-6252, email: eganos@rwjf.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/health-cares-responsibility-to-address-patients-goals-and-needs.html?rid=0034400001rmJwfAAE&et_cid=1772276
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 7/12/19icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Kelly Brush Foundation Invites Applications from People with Spinal Cord Injuries for Adaptive Sports
SOURCE: Kelly Brush Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants rarely exceed $5,000 and the average grant amount generally is around $2,500.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an individual with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury who reside in the United States. Other conditions not eligible for KBF grant programs include but are not limited to spina bifida, cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis, post-polio, Guillain-Barre´ Strohl Syndrome, ALS, all other neuropathies, and conditions causing disability.
PURPOSE: The Kelly Brush Foundation is dedicated to making active lifestyles a reality for those who have experienced a spinal cord injury.
To that end, KBF is inviting applications for its Active Fund. Through the fund, the foundation will provide grants to individuals with paralysis caused by spinal cord injury for the purchase of adaptive sports equipment. Although the foundation gives preference to equipment that provides some fitness benefit, it will consider applications for power equipment where the applicant can persuasively explain why that type of equipment is the best and most appropriate piece of equipment for him/her to live an active lifestyle. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://kellybrushfoundation.org/theactivefund/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 7/12/19icon
Subject(s) disabilities

National Eczema Association Invites Applications for Catalyst Research Grants
SOURCE: National Eczema Association 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Two early-career researchers will be awarded grants of up to $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include assistant professors (or equivalent) without current or previous NIH R funding as a senior or co-PI, postdoctoral fellows, medical residents or fellows, research associates, and nurse practitioners. Applicants need not be a U.S. citizen and the research need not take place in the United States.
PURPOSE: The National Eczema Association acts as a voice, resource, and hub for the millions of Americans who are living with eczema.
To advance its mission, the organization is inviting applications for its Catalyst Research Grant program. Through the program, two early-career researchers will be awarded grants of up to $50,000 in support of novel and promising eczema research aimed at gathering a preliminary yet meaningful body of data that advances the field. 
The foundation has identified the following research priorities: cutting-edge basic and translational science; novel insights with respect to eczema heterogeneity; innovations in clinical practice and care; understanding and alleviating disease burden; and eczema prevention. For projects solely dedicated to cutting-edge basic and translational science that might require additional funding, an increased maximum award of up to $75,000 may be considered.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://nationaleczema.org/research/research-we-fund/for-researchers/catalyst-research-grant/#
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Subject(s) medical research

National Hearing and Research Foundation Invites Applications for Hearing and Balance Research
SOURCE: National Hearing and Research Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Six to 10 grants of up to $50,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, AuD, or equivalent degree(s) and be associated with a university or hospital in the United States.
PURPOSE: The National Hearing and Research Foundation is accepting applications for its Regular Grants program.
Through the program, six to ten grants of up to $50,000 each will be awarded in support of research on various aspects of hearing and balance disorders related to the inner ear. Both basic and clinical research that investigates aspects of the auditory and vestibular systems, including but not limited to genetics, neurotology, anatomy, auditory processing, molecular and cellular biology, therapeutic studies, and investigations of current or experimental devices (i.e., cochlear implants), may be proposed. Priority will be given to investigators early in their careers who need seed funding to generate results and data that can be used to support applications for larger grants (i.e., NIH) in the future.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.american-hearing.org/research-grants/grants-we-offer/
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Subject(s) medical research

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition Foundation Invites Applications for Advanced Fellowship Training in Pediatric Nutrition
SOURCE: North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition (NASPGHAN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/19/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single award of $75,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible applicants must hold an MD or DO, be within 10 years of their GI fellowship training, and a member in good standing of the North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition. Applicants are expected to identify a mentor and a host nutrition research program prior to application for funding.
PURPOSE: The North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition is inviting applications for its NASPGHAN Foundation/Abbott Nutrition Advanced Fellowship Training in Pediatric Nutrition.
Pediatric nutrition is one of the fastest-growing areas of scientific and clinical importance to child and population health. In an effort to address this growing interest and to accelerate the training of pediatric experts, the NASPGHAN Foundation has partnered with Abbott Nutrition to develop a pathway for advanced fellowship training in pediatric nutrition.
To that end, a single award of $75,000 will be granted in support of one year of advanced training in pediatric nutrition. The fellowship may be conducted in a variety of settings, including a hospital-based program, university nutrition program, government program, or not-for-profit entity. Examples of areas for emphasis include but are not limited to fetal growth and neonatal nutrition; typical development of feeding skills/behaviors and feeding disorders; nutritional aspects of eating disorders such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia; malnutrition and failure to thrive; nutrition education; nutrition in specific systemic diseases or clinical states such as cystic fibrosis, liver disease, intestinal failure, and organ transplantation; nutrition support; community nutrition; nutrition epidemiology; energy homeostasis; nutrition and the microbiome; micronutrient homeostasis; nutrigenomics; obesity; breast milk and breast feeding; and basic laboratory nutritional science.
Although not required, strong preference will be given to applicants seeking training at a location distinct from the institution in which their fellowship training occurred.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.naspghan.org/files/11019Nutrition%20Fellowship%202019%20BKW.pdf
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Subject(s) adolescent health, children’s health, nutrition/food services

St. David’s Foundation Invites Proposals for Parks for Health and Equity Funding Opportunity
SOURCE: St. David’s Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/20/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging between $20,000 and $200,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or have a fiscal sponsor with such status, and the proposed project must serve residents of Bastrop, Caldwell, and/or Travis County, Texas. Applicants may have business or headquarter offices located outside these counties if the project clearly benefits local residents and the organization has strong partnerships with local organizations and communities. Collaboratives are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The St. David’s Foundation has issued an RFP focused on leveraging the power of parks to improve community health in the Texas counties of Bastrop, Caldwell, and Travis.
The foundation believes that all people in Central Texas need and deserve parks, which are a crucial component of any community’s public health strategy. Park inequity maps to the same places that disproportionately harbor health inequities. There are numerous historical (e.g., segregation, underinvestment) and modern (e.g., long commutes, technology) barriers that prevent underserved residents from using parks and, by extension, reaping the health benefits.
While getting 100 percent of the community to use parks on a regular basis is beyond aspirational, opportunities to convert more seldom and non-users into park lovers exist at every turn. Inspired by successful work done in Harris County that was funded by the Houston Endowment, St. David’s Foundation engaged the Trust for Public Land to create a Healthy Parks Plan for Travis, Bastrop, and Caldwell Counties featuring more strategic investments. This RFP is informed by and builds on the data, tools, and resources of the plan, which was driven by an eighteen-month stakeholder and community-engaged process.
Through the RFP, grants ranging between $20,000 and $200,000 will be awarded in three categories:
Activation Grants — For organizations seeking to learn how to more effectively bring existing parks to life and build community. Grants will support a variety projects, including but not limited to marketing, programs, community engagement, and evaluation. Activation grants are about learning how to build community around a community asset — in this case parks — for health. The projects should be vehicles for inquiry, learning, and planning, and grants are not intended to fund the operations of off-the-shelf programs not tied to a higher parks purpose.
Infrastructure/Amenity Grants — For organizations seeking to add or renovate park infrastructure or amenities that promote health. Applicants must demonstrate that the community wants and will use the proposed improvement(s). Grants will support projects ranging from small to midsize that can include but are not limited to shade structures over swimming pools, playgrounds, outdoor fitness equipment, and trails. Infrastructure/amenity grants are about park users’ experiences over building things, and grants are not permitted to fund infrastructure commonly considered a municipal responsibility (e.g., sidewalks, lighting).
Hybrid Grants — For organizations that want to bring together complementary activation efforts with amenity improvements in one proposal.
In addition to funding, recipient organizations may be convened by the foundation during the grant period for learning sessions and may be invited to work with capacity building, evaluation, and/or communications professionals to enhance and promote their work.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://stdavidsfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/Parks-with-Purpose-RFP.pdf
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Subject(s) health promotion/wellness

WITH Foundation Issues RFP for Supported Decision-Making for Adults with Intellectual, Developmental Disabilities
SOURCE: WITH Foundation, American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, Ability Central
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/4/19.
$ AVAILABLE: At least four one-year grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded, with two to nonprofits located in California and at least two located outside California.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD), Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) Programs, and other healthcare, community, and disability not-for-profits that are tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The WITH Foundation, the American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry, and Ability Central have issued a request for proposals for its Enhancing the Resources, Programmatic Efforts, and/or Advocacy Regarding Supported Decision-Making for Adults who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) program.
Supported Decision-Making (SDM) allows people to obtain guidance and support without relinquishing their legal right to make personal choices about their lives. Using supported decision-making, a person with a disability selects a person or a team of trusted people to help understand, make, and communicate their decisions. The individual may rely heavily on their supporters when making choices, but the final decision ultimately remains within their control. Supported decision-making is a flexible process; as the person gains experience, the areas in which they seek support and the people who they choose to support them may change.
With a goal to promote innovation in the use of supported decision-making within healthcare settings and beyond, the foundation is inviting collaborative proposals focused on the development of additional resources, programmatic models, and/or advocacy related to Supported Decision-Making (SDM) for adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities who use Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). Proposals should use one of the following approaches:
Educational materials and/or process development — the development of additional educational resources and/or process information related to SDM.
Place-based Implementation — place-based implementation of SDM models (i.e., projects that support the implementation of supported decision-making within a specific healthcare institution or system, community organization, etc.).
Advocacy — local, regional, or national advocacy related to SDM.
The foundation encourages the development of new partnerships between community, healthcare, disability, and/or UCEDD, and LEND programs. If the proposed project includes organizations that have an established/existing partnership(s), the proposed project should include significant and new efforts undertaken by the partnership and/or new partners joining the existing collaborative effort.
A conference call will be held on Thursday, 8/8/19 at 1 pm to answer any questions pertaining to the project design and/or application process. The call-in phone number is (866) 317-5076 (no passcode required).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://withfoundation.org/current-grant-cycle/
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Subject(s) disabilities


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Webinar - Programmatic Internal Controls and the False Claims Act
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: August 1, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Uniform Guidance references internal controls over 100 times, so it’s no secret internal controls are key to grant compliance. Did you know internal controls are equally critical in complying with the False Claims Act (FCA)? Without the right controls, virtually any cost you submit for payment could put you at risk for violating the FCA. That’s because any cost deemed “false” can be disallowed plus you’re liable for damages of $10,781 to-$21,563. Here’s what it takes to safeguard the way you spend federal funds.
COST: Live $249. On demand $249. Live and on demand $349. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Programmatic-Internal-Controls-2019?_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=FNKC5
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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Webinar - President’s Management Agenda: More Than Goal 8
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: August 6, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: You’ve known Goal 8 of the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) relates to grants. But other goals also deeply affect how we manage grants. Unless you comply with all the relevant PMA goals, you risk violations throughout the grant lifecycle. Don’t miss this opportunity for expert guidance on current requirements plus developing issues that could affect the PMA and your grant. Karen Norris explains how the PMA fits with the uniform guidance and other requirements as you take a deep dive into Goal 8 and other PMA goals that 
relate to grants.
COST: Live $249. On demand $249. Live and on demand $349. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Presidents-Management-Agenda-More-Than-Goal-8-2019?_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=GNKC5
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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