Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 8 Alert # 1 - August 6, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

DSHS Office of EMS/Trauma Systems is Updating FY 20 EMS Allotment/Allocation List of Eligible Providers
The Office of EMS/Trauma Systems (OEMS/TS) at the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is updating the list of potential eligible emergency medical service (EMS) providers for the FY 20 EMS Allotment/Allocation (also referred as EMS/County fund). Funds are distributed through your Regional Advisory Council office(s).
* If you are a Texas licensed EMS Provider providing 911 and/or emergency transfer service you may be eligible for funding through the EMS Allotment/Allocation fund through the EMS Allotment/Allocation fund (also referred to as EMS/County fund).
* If you are a Texas licensed EMS Provider contracted to provide emergency medical services outside your county of licensure, you have until August 31, 2019 to submit a copy of your contract or letter of agreement to the Office of EMS/Trauma Systems to determine eligibility in other counties.
* Please check the Excel sheet at https://dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/sb102elig.shtm for your organization’s name and contract status. 
If you should have any questions contact: Indra Hernandez, Trauma Systems Specialist, email: Indra.Hernandez@dshs.texas.gov, (512) 834-6669.
This service is provided to you at no charge by the Texas Department of State Health Services.
From DSHS Office of EMS/Trauma Systems email, 7/31/19icon

Fundraisers' Salaries Rose Nearly 8 Percent in 2018
Average fundraising salaries in the United States rose nearly 8% in 2018, a report from the Association of Fundraising Professionals finds.
Based on survey responses from nearly thirty-six hundred AFP members across the U.S., the 2019 Compensation and Benefits Report found that the mean salary for fundraising professionals in 2018 was $83,826, an increase of 7.7% from the 2017 average of $77,862, while the median salary was $72,500, an increase of 8% from the 2017 median of $67,100. While a third of respondents reported a salary increase of at least 4%, 45% reported more modest increases of between 1% and 3%, while 22% saw no increase or experienced a cut in pay.
According to the report, there was no significant difference between the mean salaries of fundraisers of color and their white peers ($83,494 vs. $83,179). However, the mean salary for male fundraisers was 27.7% higher than the mean for female fundraisers ($100,008 vs. $78,326), while the median salary for male respondents was 21.4% higher than the median for female respondents ($85,000 vs. $70,000). The report also found that fundraisers with a credential reported an average salary between 3% and 14% higher than those with comparable experience but no credential.
In addition, the survey found that while a majority of respondents were satisfied with their current position, 37% said they were dissatisfied with their opportunities for advancement, 32% were dissatisfied with their compensation and benefits, and 25% said there was insufficient staff to do the fundraising work at their organization.
"After a period of flat growth and even decreases in salaries, we've seen very strong increases in compensation for two years now — a very good sign for the profession," said AFP president and CEO Mike Geiger. "While the increases are not across the board, there's clearly now a very positive job environment for fundraisers. People are coming to the profession, especially younger generations, and seeing they can have a fulfilling career and help change the world."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 7/23/19icon

Education 'Excellence Gap' Widening, Research Brief Finds
The "excellence gap" in education — the difference in the percentage of low-income students who achieve advanced levels of academic performance and the percentage of high-income students who do — is widening, a research brief from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation finds.
Based on an analysis of National Assessment of Educational Progress data tracking student achievement in fourth-, eighth-, and twelfth-grade reading and math, the brief, The Excellence Gap Is Growing, found that not only are students from higher-income families more likely to score at an "advanced" level, but the gap between their performance and the performance of low-income students has widened over the last two decades. Between 1996 and 2017, the gap between the portions of low-income students scoring at an "advanced" level and those of their high-income peers increased 50% in fourth-grade reading, 267% in fourth-grade math, 100% in eighth-grade reading, and 333% in eighth-grade math. And while the gaps in twelfth-grade reading and math performance did not worsen significantly, they remain wide.
According to the analysis, the disparities have been driven by the substantial gains made by high-income students in achieving "advanced" scores, while improvement among low-income students has been slower — due in large part to unequal access to resources, quality instruction, and educational opportunities. The brief further notes that the twenty-five million low-income K-12 students nationwide who qualify for free or reduced-price lunch are increasingly unlikely to reach their full potential, while even high-achieving students from lower-income backgrounds are less likely than their higher-income peers to take AP courses, attend college, and enroll at selective postsecondary institutions.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest News email, 7/23/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Building Resources for the Basic Biology of Aging in Health Disparities Research (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AG-20-035 
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/18/19 and 9/19/20. Application: 10/18/19 and 10/19/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit up to $900,000 in FY 2020 and up to $900,000 in FY 2021 for competing awards. NIA intends to make up to two competing awards in each fiscal 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) will use the NIH Resource-Related Research Project (R24) mechanism to facilitate the development of research networks to advance research on the basic biology of aging in health disparities. The infrastructure-building aspect of this FOA will be to establish collaborations for subsequent research on the biology of aging underlying health disparities. The intention is to provide a platform for discovery and pilot projects to establish feasibility of novel approaches to be used by these collaborations. For this FOA, the key human population feature of health disparities is accelerated aging.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-20-035.html
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Subject(s) medical research

Catalyst Award in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (DP1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-DK-17-011): RFA-DK-19-014 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/3/19. Application: 12/3/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $1.6 million in FY 2020 to fund two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The Catalyst Award in Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases (Catalyst-DEMD) is designed to complement NIDDK's traditional, investigator-initiated grant programs by supporting individual scientists who propose pioneering and transformational studies in DEMD topic areas. Applications should be focused on major scientific challenges and have the potential to produce an unusually high impact on diseases and conditions that are central to the mission of NIDDK's Division of Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. To be considered responsive to this initiative, the proposed research should reflect new and novel scientific directions that are distinct from concepts and approaches being pursued in the investigator’s research program or elsewhere.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-19-014.html
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Subject(s) diabetes, medical research

Mechanism for Time-Sensitive Research Opportunities in Environmental Health Sciences (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-ES-16-005): RFA-ES-19-011 
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for multiple due dates. Expires 10/4/22.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $800,000 per year for fiscal years 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023 to fund four to five awards each year. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is intended to support novel environmental health research in which an unpredictable event or policy change provides a limited window of opportunity to collect human biological samples or environmental exposure data. The primary motivation of the FOA is to understand the consequences of natural and human-made disasters, emerging environmental public health threats, and policy changes in the U.S. and abroad. A distinguishing feature of an appropriate study is the need for rapid review and funding, substantially shorter than the typical NIH grant review/award cycle, for the research question to be addressed and swiftly implemented.
CFDA: 93.113, 93.143
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-19-011.html
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Subject(s) medical research

Revision Applications to Support the Application of Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (U01 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-CA-19-061
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/19. Application: 11/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $600,000 in FY 2020 to fund four awards across all competitive revision FOAs for the ITCR program.
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 revision applications (formerly called "competing revisions") from currently funded NCI U01 research projects proposing to expand upon the original research question(s) or otherwise accelerate progress for the parent study by incorporating informatics methods, tools or resources developed through current or previous support from the NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program. Awards from this FOA are meant to spur novel collaborations and to incentivize the adoption, adaptation, and integration of these informatics technologies in support of the appropriate research communities. As a component of the NCI ITCR program, this FOA aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the adoption and enhancement of innovative informatics methods, tools, and resources that enable cancer research and accelerate scientific discovery.
CFDA: 93.396
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-061.html
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Subject(s) cancer research

Revision Applications to Support the Application of Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (R01 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-CA-19-062
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/19. Application: 11/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $600,000 in FY 2020 to fund four awards across all competitive revision FOAs for the ITCR program.
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 revision applications (formerly called "competing revisions") from currently funded NCI R01 research projects proposing to expand upon the original research question(s) or otherwise accelerate progress for the parent study by incorporating informatics methods, tools or resources developed through current or previous support from the NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program. Awards from this FOA are meant to spur novel collaborations and to incentivize the adoption, adaptation, and integration of these informatics technologies in support of the appropriate research communities. As a component of the NCI ITCR program, this FOA aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the adoption and enhancement of innovative informatics methods, tools, and resources that enable cancer research and accelerate scientific discovery.
CFDA: 93.396
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-062.html
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Subject(s) cancer research

Revision Applications to Support the Application of Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (U24 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-CA-19-063
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/20/19. Application: 11/20/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $600,000 in FY 2020 to fund four awards across all competitive revision FOAs for the ITCR program.
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 revision applications (formerly called "competing revisions") from currently funded NCI U24 resource-related research projects proposing to expand upon the original research question(s) or otherwise accelerate progress for the parent study by incorporating informatics methods, tools or resources developed through current or previous support from the NCI Informatics Technology for Cancer Research (ITCR) Program. Awards from this FOA are meant to spur novel collaborations and to incentivize the adoption, adaptation, and integration of these informatics technologies in support of the appropriate research communities. As a component of the NCI ITCR program, this FOA aims to promote interdisciplinary collaboration in the adoption and enhancement of innovative informatics methods, tools, and resources that enable cancer research and accelerate scientific discovery.
CFDA: 93.396
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-19-063.html
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Subject(s) cancer research

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: HRSA-20-026
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/29/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for 20 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be rural nonprofit private or rural public entities that represent a consortium/network composed of three or more health care providers. Federally recognized tribal entities are eligible to apply as long as they are located in a non-metropolitan county or in a rural census tract of a metropolitan county, and all services must be provided in a non-metropolitan county or rural census tract.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning”). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically with network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts. Network Planning goals are: (i) to achieve efficiencies; (ii) to expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) to strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Jillian Causey, (301) 443-1493, email: JCausey@hrsa.gov. For more information go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315914&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, 7/31/19icon 
Subject(s) health care services, rural health

Service Area Competition: HRSA-20-017 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/26/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $245,574,737 for 83 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, domestic public or nonprofit private entity, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved populations.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Health Resources and Services Administration, email: BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov. For more information go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315889&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, 7/31/19icon 
Subject(s) health care services, underserved populations


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for LGBT Research
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of up to $11,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an advanced graduate student in good standing and endorsed by a supervising professor. IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved. 
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grants.
Lesbians, gays, bisexuals and trans (LGBT) people face many challenges in forming, defining, and maintaining families. Through the Scrivener Memorial grants program, APF seeks to encourage the study of LGBT family psychology and therapy by promising young investigators whose graduate research is oriented toward issues in this general area. 
To that end, a single grant of up to $11,000 will be awarded in support of basic and applied research focused on advancing the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families, including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and family structure diversity; the understanding of successful coping mechanisms, including sources of support and resilience for family members; and the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT. Preference will be given to proposals from students who have demonstrated their commitment to this area through their dissertation research plan.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/scrivner?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

CAP Foundation Invites Applications for Rippey Grant for Laboratory Quality Assurance
SOURCE: CAP Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/11/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a CAP member. All applicants will be considered, regardless of age, race, gender, or national origin.
PURPOSE: For more than 50 years, the CAP Foundation has granted millions of dollars to support pathology education, research, and training, with the aim of enhancing the role of the pathologist in the provision of medical care, advancing pathology through the education of the medical community, and encouraging the clinical application of research developments.
In support of that mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its John H. Rippey Grant for Laboratory Quality Assurance, which honors the memory of John H. Rippey, an advocate of CAP who was devoted to improving laboratory quality assurance. Through the program, grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of innovative projects related to quality assurance and improvement in pathology and/or patient safety initiatives that result in improved patient care. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://foundation.cap.org/what-we-fund/john-h-rippey/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Lymphoma Research Foundation Invites Applications for Career Development Award
SOURCE: Lymphoma Research Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $225,000 over three years including salary support of $70,000 per year.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a clinical physician in an ACGME-accredited specialty (e.g., hematology/oncology, pediatrics, pathology, dermatology, radiation oncology); an advanced fellow or junior faculty member with at least two years (twenty-four months) of fellowship or postdoctoral training and no greater than five years of experience beyond completion of his/her fellowship or postdoctoral training; and a licensed physician at a clinical research institution in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: The Lymphoma Research Foundation remains dedicated to finding a cure for lymphoma by supporting the next generation of lymphoma researchers.
To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Career Development Award Program. Through the program, grants of $225,000 over three years, including salary support of $70,000 per year, will be awarded to physician-investigators at the level of advanced fellow or junior faculty member in support of the development of new lymphoma therapies and diagnostic tools. The foundation considers “lymphoma” to encompass all recognized lymphoma subtypes as well as chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.lymphoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/CDA-RFP-2020.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/31/19icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Nationwide Foundation Invites Applications for 2020 Grant Program
SOURCE: Nationwide Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must serve one of the aforementioned designated communities and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. As a general rule, national organizations are not eligible unless the applicant is a local branch or chapter providing direct services.
PURPOSE: Established in 1959, the Nationwide Foundation seeks improve the quality of life in communities in which a large number of Nationwide members, associates, partners, and their families live and work. 
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for general operating support and project and/or program support from organizations serving the following communities: Brea/Orange County and Sacramento, California; Columbus (Metro), Ohio; Denver, Colorado; Des Moines, Iowa; Gainesville, Florida; Harleysville and Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; Raleigh (Metro), North Carolina; Texas; Scottsdale/Phoenix (Metro), Arizona; and Wausau, Wisconsin. The foundation has identified the following funding priorities:
Tier One: Emergency and Basic Needs — Aligned to its business, the foundation seeks to help in an emergency and partners with organizations that provide life's necessities.
Tier Two: Crisis Stabilization — Before a crisis happens or after one hits, the foundation seeks to mend the safety net and, to that end, partners with organizations that provide resources to help individuals and families pick up the pieces after one occurs.
Tier Three: Personal and Family Empowerment — The foundations partners with organizations to support for at-risk youth and families in poverty situations who need tools and resources to advance their lives.
The foundation prioritizes Tier 1 and Tier 2 categories.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.nationwide.com/about-us/apply-now.jsp
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Subject(s) disaster assistance

Simons, Moore Foundations Invite Applications for Moore–Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell
SOURCE: Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, Simons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for this program, the proposal lead must hold a tenured or tenure-track position (or equivalent independent position). For projects with applicants located in the U.S., the primary institution must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. For international projects, the primary institution must be equivalent to a U.S. 501(c)(3) public charity.
PURPOSE: The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation and Simons Foundation have issued a joint call for proposals for the Moore–Simons Project on the Origin of the Eukaryotic Cell. This major transition in the history of life, estimated to have occurred almost two billion years ago, remains an important yet unsolved puzzle in the biological sciences.
Under this call, the foundations invite proposals for novel research on the origin of the eukaryotic cell, including the processes that may have led to the emergence of the first eukaryotic common ancestor (FECA) and how FECA evolved into the last eukaryotic common ancestor (LECA). Individual and team projects of two to three years in duration will be supported, and the foundations seek to have scientists in both the early and established career stage as well as both current and emerging leaders in their fields. The foundations strongly encourage scientists and engineers from a wide range of disciplines, including those who have not previously worked on this topic, although those new to exploring questions about eukaryogenesis may wish to consider collaborating with those who have previously done research in this area. Disciplines and approaches encouraged to apply include but are not limited to cell biology, evolution, ecology, earth and aquatic sciences, paleontology, genomics, bioinformatics, synthetic biology, biophysics and chemistry.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://symbiosis.smapply.io/prog/origin_of_the_eukaryotic_cell_solicitation/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/31/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

U.S. Soccer Foundation Invites Applications for Safe Places to Play Program 
SOURCE: U.S. Soccer Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The foundation will begin accepting LOIs on September 3. Letters of Intent are due by 9/27/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 10/4/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $15,000 will be awarded for irrigation projects, of up to $25,000 for single-field projects, and of up to $50,000 for multi-field lighting projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be a nonprofit entity, own or hold a ten-plus year lease on the field space, and at the time of application have 50% of the needed funding in hand.
PURPOSE: The U.S. Soccer Foundation is committed to helping young people in underserved communities embrace an active and healthy lifestyle while nurturing their personal growth through trained coach-mentors and partners with local communities to create long-term cost-effective initiatives that meet communities’ youth-development needs and provide safe environments where kids can thrive.
The foundation is currently accepting applications for its Safe Places to Play grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded to cover the cost of lighting, irrigation, construction, surfacing, and/or other enhancements that transform abandoned courts, empty schoolyards, vacant lots, and the like into state-of-the-art soccer fields for kids.
Projects must be completed within a year of the grant award.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://ussoccerfoundation.org/grants/safe-places-to-play-grant-application-process/ 
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 7/31/19icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness


Events

Next Level Leadership Academy Fall 2019
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: Event Dates: 
Day 1: Thursday, September 5
Day 2: Thursday, October 3
Day 3: Thursday, October 31
WHERE: Mission Capital, 8303 North Mopac Expressway, A201, (Austin, TX). 
DESCRIPTION: A 3-day program for mid-career nonprofit professionals ready to grow their ability to lead social change and better understand their role. 
The curriculum draws on Mission Capital’s extensive expertise and research in the nonprofit space in Central Texas and the rapidly evolving social sector. You’ll learn directly from Mission Capital leaders, who have vast knowledge and understanding of nonprofit effectiveness and leadership. Your experience in the Academy will be enriched by the collective wisdom of your classmates, and you’ll be challenged to think about yourself as an individual leader, an organizational leader and a system leader, who is equipped and empowered to create real and lasting social change. 
Based on the belief that “learning and leadership are indispensable to each other” this comprehensive course focuses on your journey and growth as a valued leader in the social sector. 
Class size is limited to allow you to address and learn from your classmates through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation, individualized coaching and group discussion. You’ll walk away with practical materials, real world advice, a cohort of peers and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed.
COST: $595 – $745. For more information and registration go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/next-level-leadership-academy-fall-2019-tickets-60492472614
CONTACT: Mission Capital, (512) 477-5955, email: info@missioncapital.org.
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Webinar - What You Need to Know About the All New (2019) Compliance Supplement
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: August 22, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Are you in step with the major changes in the just-released 2019 Compliance Supplement?
After 2018’s “skinny” version, we are returning to a full-compliance supplement. Part 6 (internal controls) has been overhauled. The idea of “applicable” compliance requirements has been changed, along with procurement guidance.
Don’t miss this chance to learn what’s new and what auditors will be evaluating during single audits from now through May 2020.
COST: $249 live. $249 on demand. $349 live and on demand. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/What-You-Need-to-Know-About-the-All-New-2019?_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=880E5
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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Awards in Texas

University Health System in San Antonio has been awarded two $100,000 grants from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support a new outreach campaign to connect people who have HIV or AIDS with health care services. 
The funding was awarded under the federal government’s Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program, which supports states, cities and community organizations that work to limit the spread of the virus.
From HHS News Clips email, 7/2/19icon


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Last updated August 5, 2019