Funding Alert Vol. 30 No. 8 Alert # 3 - August 20, 2019

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Funding News and Grant Tips

HHS Accepting Letters of Interest for Rural Healthy Community Collaborative Learning Communities 
Healthy Community Collaborative Program Rural Learning Community 
Senate Bill 1849, 85th Legislature, Regular Session, 2017 requires The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) to establish or expand community collaboratives serving two or more counties each with a population of less than 100,000. The goals of the Healthy Community Collaborative (HCC) program are to assist homeless individuals with mental illness or substance use problems achieve recovery and re-integration in their communities. These goals are achieved by providing permanent housing, providing competitive employment, and/or connecting participants with support services such as mental health treatment, substance use treatment, and employment services. To aid the expansion of the HCC program into rural counties, HHSC will utilize learning communities. 
HHS Accepting Letters of Interest for Rural Healthy Community Collaborative Learning Communities 
If your organization serves two or more Texas counties, each with a population of less than 100,000, and want to expand or establish a community collaborative, HHSC invites you to submit a letter of interest to participate in a learning community. HHSC has contracted with the University of North Texas to establish the learning community and support efforts to expand the HCC program into rural Texas. Learning community participants will learn how to: 
* Develop a community collaborative. 
* Identify community needs. 
* Build stakeholder partnerships. 
* Create plans to secure private cash and in-kind match to state-awarded funds. 
* Develop sustainability strategies. 
HHSC plans to release a Request for Application (RFA) for the procurement of provider services under the HCC program in counties that meet the above population criteria. Successful applicants who are awarded HCC funds will operate community collaboratives that coordinate and provide the services as described below. Although participation in a learning community is not a prerequisite, participating agencies will have support from the University of North Texas in preparing their submission to the RFA. 
Community Collaboratives 
Community collaboratives in the HCC program are made up of nonprofit community organizations, local government entities, and faith-based organizations. Collaboratives help homeless adults experiencing mental health or substance use disorders achieve recovery and community reintegration by connecting them with housing and support services, such as employment services and mental health and substance use treatment. 
Submit a Letter of Interest 
If your organization meets the criteria described above and would like to participate in a learning community, please submit a letter of interest by 5 pm, August 30, 2019. Submit completed letters by email to helen.eisert@hhsc.state.tx.us
Your letter of interest must include: 
1. Your statement of intent to participate in the learning community to gain information on forming a collaborative within the HCC program. 
2. A description of organizations in your community currently working together to provide homeless services. Please focus on aspects related to housing, mental health and substance use treatment, and post-arrest jail diversion. If there is no such collaborative effort within your community, please describe your ability to form one. Please also emphasize the types (and names, if possible) of organizations and individuals who could comprise a collaborative. 
3. A description of your community’s ability to match grant funds in one of the below ways: 
* Private cash match or private in-kind match for the full grant amount.
* A combination of private cash and in-kind match up to the full grant amount.
* Private cash match for 25% of the full grant amount for counties with a population of 250,000 or less. 
Please direct inquiries to Helen Eisert, (512) 838-4341, email: helen.eisert@hhsc.state.tx.us
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, 8/13/19icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Advancing State and Urban Maternal and Child Health (MCH): HRSA-20-044
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $2,317,500 for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b) is eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to strengthen state and urban MCH programs’ capacity to deliver quality public health and health care services to improve MCH outcomes, with an emphasis on innovation, collaboration, impact, and effectiveness.
CFDA: 93.110
CONTACT: Kate Marcell, (301) 443-4656, email: KMarcell@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=319237&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, 8/14/19icon 
Subject(s) children's health, health care services, women's health

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America — Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Parts A and B: HRSA-20-078
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $55,125,000 for 47 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are: 
* RWHAP Part A Funded Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) or Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs) whose service area includes one or more of the identified 48 HIV high burden counties; and the EMAs of Washington, D.C. and San Juan, PR. 
* RWHAP Part B Funded States/Territories identified as having a substantial rural HIV burden: Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina. 
* The RWHAP Part B Program of the State of Ohio on behalf of Hamilton County.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this initiative is to focus resources in 48 counties, Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR), and seven states (hereafter referred to as “jurisdictions” and listed in Appendix A) to implement effective and innovative strategies, interventions, approaches, and services to reduce new HIV infections in the United States. 
CFDA: 93.686
CONTACT: Heather Hauck, (301) 443-1993, email: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-20-078 
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 8/15/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Systems Coordination Provider: HRSA-20-089
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,250,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations may include: Public and nonprofit private entities, including institutions of higher education and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV related issues on a national scope. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations also are eligible to apply. Applicants have the option to submit proposals with collaborating organizations if the partnership enhances the approach, capability and reach of the cooperative agreement.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to fund technical assistance and systems coordination for the 48 counties, Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR), and seven states (hereafter referred to as “jurisdictions”) identified in and funded through HRSA-20-078 (the funded entities hereafter referred to as “recipients”). 
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Heather Hauck, (301) 443-1993, email: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-20-089 
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 8/15/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention
 
Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America – Technical Assistance Provider: HRSA-20-079 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $3,750,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations may include: Public and nonprofit private entities, including institutions of higher education and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV related issues on a national scope. Faith-based and community-based organizations, Tribes, and tribal organizations also are eligible to apply. Applicants have the option to submit proposals with collaborating organizations if the partnership enhances the approach, capability and reach of the cooperative agreement.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to fund technical assistance and systems coordination for the 48 counties, Washington, D.C., San Juan, Puerto Rico (PR), and seven states (hereafter referred to as “jurisdictions”) identified in and funded through HRSA-20-078 (the funded entities hereafter referred to as “recipients”). 
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Heather Hauck, (301) 443-1993, email: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-20-079
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 8/15/19icon 
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Meaningful Day Mini-Grants 
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/13/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A maximum of $15,000 per project for up to 10 organizations.
ELIGIBILITY: Medicaid Waiver service providers are the primary audience for this RFP. Individuals are not eligible. 
PURPOSE: TCDD issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to fund Meaningful Day Mini-Grants that will improve the design and delivery of services related to daily activities so more people with disabilities have access to meaningful day activities, supports, and services. Through the grant-funded projects, Medicaid Waiver service providers will explore, implement, and test methods designed to support more people with disabilities to get a meaningful job in their community and to have purposeful days when not working. 
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Danny Fikac, (512) 437-5415, email: danny.fikac@tcdd.texas.gov. For more information see http://tcdd.texas.gov/rfp-meaningful-day-mini-grants/ 
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, 8/14/19icon
Subject(s) disabilities

Service Area Competition: HRSA-20-018 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: $223,584,997 for 62 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Special district governments.
* Public and State controlled institutions of higher education.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* County governments.
* State governments.
* Independent school districts.
* Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
* City or township governments.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments).
* Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized).
* Private institutions of higher education.
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. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: HRSA/BPHC SAC Team, (301) 594-4300, email: BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=315890&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, 8/14/19icon 
Subject(s) health care services, underserved populations


Private Funding Opportunities

Advancing Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in Policy and Law Research: 2019 Call for Proposals for Early Career Investigators
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/2/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000 each will be awarded through this program.
A total of up to six grants will be awarded.
Grants will be up to 24 months in duration.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Policies for Action (P4A), a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, is issuing a special call for proposals (CFP) to advance health equity by actively seeking new and diverse perspectives from the policy research field. This opportunity is designed to support researchers from multiple disciplines to better understand and find solutions that will promote health equity and foster action on policies and laws that ensure all people in America can attain and preserve good health and well-being.
This opportunity will support early career researchers from underrepresented and historically disadvantaged backgrounds to:
* Engage in career development activities and mentorship that will enhance their research capacity;
* Develop a research project that examines existing policies or policy changes that can influence population health, well-being, and equity;
* Produce and translate timely research results; and
* Collaborate with other researchers to create a healthier, more equitable future for all people in America.
P4A will provide support and training for up to six investigators. Two of these six will be researchers located in and conducting research within the state of New Jersey. 
CONTACT: Policies for Action National Coordinating Center, (202) 261-5300, email: policies4action@urban.org. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/policies-for-action-increasing-diversity-in-policy-and-law-research.html?rid=0034400001rlpkgAAA&et_cid=1795400
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Subject(s) health policy research

American Academy of Neurology Invites Applications for Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer's, Dementia Research
SOURCE: American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single award of $65,000 per year for two years plus a $10,000 annual stipend. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an AAN member and must have completed residency or a PhD no more than five years prior to the beginning of the award (7/1/20). If applicants have completed both their residency and a PhD, eligibility is based on when residency was completed.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Neurology strives to promote the highest quality patient-centered neurologic care and enhance member career satisfaction.
To that end, and in collaboration with the Alzheimer’s Association and the American Brain Foundation, AAN is inviting applications for the Robert W. Katzman, MD, Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Alzheimer's and Dementia Research.
Through the award, a single award of $65,000 per year for two years plus a $10,000 annual stipend will be awarded to a young investigator in support of clinical research related to Alzheimer’s and related dementias. For this scholarship, research is defined as “patient-oriented research conducted with human subjects, or translational research specifically designed to develop treatments or enhance diagnosis of neurologic disease. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies, diagnostic tests after clinical trials in phase 1, and health services and outcomes research.” Disease-related studies not directly involving humans or human tissue are also encouraged if the primary goal is the development of therapies, diagnostic tests, or other tools to prevent or mitigate neurological diseases.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aan.com/siteassets/home-page/education-and-research/research/aan-research-program/2020-katzman-updated-5-22.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/15/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Hospital Association Invites Applications for Quest for Quality Prize
SOURCE: American Hospital Association (AHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/19.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2020, the Quest for Quality prize will award $75,000 to a single winner, $12,500 to up to two finalists, and up to four citations of merit.
ELIGIBILITY: Hospitals and health systems eligible to apply for the award include those committed to advancing health by providing access to safe, quality, patient- and family-centered care that promotes individual and community well-being; those partnering with other community organizations and agencies to improve the health status of their communities; those developing new models of care, services, and collaboration; and those partnering with patients and families to design the patient care experience and engage them fully in their health.
PURPOSE: Nearly 5,000 hospitals, healthcare systems, networks, other providers of care and some 43,000 individual members have come together to make the American Hospital Association (AHA) the leading national organization representing and serving all types of hospitals, healthcare networks, and their patients and communities.
AHA currently is inviting applications for its Quest for Quality Prize. Through the program, a $75,000 prize is presented annually in recognition of the innovation and leadership of a hospital or system in providing and improving quality health care and advancing health in communities. Quest for Quality honorees inspire other hospitals and systems with the story of their journey, their accomplishments, and their aspirations.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.aha.org/about/awards/quest-for-quality
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/15/19icon
Subject(s) health care facilities, health care services

American Philosophical Society Invites Applications for Fellowships in Clinical Investigation
SOURCE: American Philosophical Society 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Stipends of $40,000 over one year. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree and have held it for fewer than eight years. Preference is usually given to candidates who have not more than two years of postdoctoral training and research. Applicants must expect to perform their research at an institution in the United States under the direct supervision of a scientific advisor, although foreign nationals are eligible.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1743 by Benjamin Franklin for “promoting useful knowledge,” the American Philosophical Society is the oldest learned society in the United States. Today the society sustains this mission by honoring and engaging leading scholars, scientists, and professionals; supporting research and discovery; and serving scholars through a research library of manuscripts and other collections internationally recognized for their enduring historic value.
To that end, the society is inviting applications for its Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation. Through the program, stipends of $40,000 over one year (with the possibility of renewal for a second year) will be awarded in support of patient-oriented research in several branches of clinical medicine, including internal medicine, neurology, pediatrics, psychiatry, and surgery. 
Direct contact with patients is mandatory, and candidates must be nominated by their department chair.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.amphilsoc.org/grants/daland-fellowships-clinical-investigation
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Subject(s) medical research

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/15/19.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $15,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit as defined under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. If human participants are involved, IRB approval must be received from the host institution before funding can be awarded.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation is inviting applications for its Bruce and Jane Walsh Grant in Memory of John Holland.
Through the program, a single grant of $15,000 will be awarded in support of scientific, scholarly, or applied research and/or educational activities focused on how personality, culture, and environment influence work behavior and mental and physical health.
Preference will be given to early-career psychologists (ten years or less postdoctoral), pilot projects that, if successful, would be strong candidates for support from major federal and foundation funding agencies, and "demonstration projects" that promise to generalize broadly to similar settings in other geographical areas and/or settings.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/walsh?tab=1
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/15/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Foundation for Prader-Willi Research Invites Research Applications
SOURCE: Foundation for Prader-Willi Research (FPWR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 9/16/19. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by 11/22/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation accepts applications from academic, government, nonprofit, or for-profit research entities. Academic research applicants should have a primary faculty appointment at the level of Instructor or higher. 
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Prader-Willi Research was established in 2003 by a small group of parents who saw the need to foster research that would help their children with Prader-Willi syndrome (PWS) lead healthier and fulfilling lives. Today, FPWR addresses the many issues related to PWS, including childhood obesity, developmental delay, psychiatric disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.
To advance this mission, FBWR is inviting LOIs for its Grants Program. Through the program grants of up to $100,000 (with the possibility of a second year of funding) will be awarded in support of research that advances the understanding and treatment of Prader-Willi syndrome. Funding priorities identified by the foundation include understanding how loss of PWS-critical genes leads to the phenotype; neurobiology of hunger/feeding behavior in PWS; neurobiology of cognitive deficits, maladaptive behavior and mental illness in PWS; clinical care research: evaluation of existing drugs and interventions to improve health and quality of life in PWS; therapeutics development for PWS-genetic therapies; novel pharmaceuticals; and drug repurposing for PWS.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.fpwr.org/request-for-applications
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/15/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Kenneth Rainin Foundation Invites Applications for Synergy Awards
SOURCE: Kenneth Rainin Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are given in increments of $100,000 for each investigator, with a maximum value of $300,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, nonprofit institutions must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be classified as "not a private foundation" under section 509(a)(3). (For institutions outside the United States, NGOSource will conduct an Equivalency Determination.) For-profit institutions must demonstrate that their proposed project furthers the foundation’s charitable mission of promoting scientific and medical research. On occasion, the foundation may award grants to government and public agencies, as well as to independent projects that have a qualified tax-exempt fiscal sponsor.
PURPOSE: The Oakland-based Kenneth Rainin Foundation is committed to change through inquiry, creativity, and compassion and works to enhance quality of life by championing the arts, promoting early childhood literacy, and supporting research on chronic diseases.
To advance this mission, the foundation is accepting applications for its Synergy Award, which is designed to encourage collaboration among health researchers working to advance the study of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) and/or ground-breaking or unconventional methodologies whose riskiness is justified by the possibility of a major breakthrough.
Synergy Awards may have up to three investigators at the same or different institution(s). Grants will be awarded to a single lead institution that will need to generate a sub-award(s). Researchers from any scientific discipline are eligible for funding. Typically, researchers hold an advanced degree (MD, PhD, or the equivalent) and an academic position at a university, medical center, or research institution. Awards are given in increments of $100,000 for each investigator, with a maximum value of $300,000.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://krfoundation.org/health/grants/synergy-award/guidelines/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 8/15/19icon
Subject(s) medical research

Lymphoma Research Foundation Invites Applications for Postdoctoral Fellowships
SOURCE: Lymphoma Research Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/5/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $105,000 over two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an MD, PhD, or equivalent degree. MD applicants must have completed at least two years of their fellowship work at the start of the award period. All applicants should not have completed more than five years of their fellowship or postdoctoral work at the start of the award period. In addition, applicants must be affiliated with a sponsoring institution in the U.S. or Canada for the duration of the award (although U.S. citizenship is not required) and must secure a primary sponsor at their home institution who will supervise the proposed research project.
PURPOSE: The Lymphoma Research Foundation remains dedicated to finding a cure for lymphoma by supporting the next generation of lymphoma researchers.
To advance this mission, the foundation is inviting applications for its Postdoctoral Fellowship Grant program. Through the program, grants of $105,000 over two years will be awarded to investigators at the level of advanced fellow or postdoctoral researcher in support of laboratory or clinic-based research with results and conclusions clearly relevant to the treatment, diagnosis, or prevention of Hodgkin and/or non-Hodgkin lymphoma, including chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Areas of research may include but are not limited to etiology, immunology, genetics, therapies, and transplantation.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.lymphoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/LRF-Fellowship-RFP-2020.pdf
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Subject(s) cancer research

Scleroderma Foundation Invites Applications for Established Investigator Grant Program
SOURCE: Scleroderma Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/16/19.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by U.S. nonprofit organizations such as universities, colleges, hospitals and laboratories. Foreign organizations and institutions also are eligible. The principle investigator on the study must have a doctoral degree in medicine, osteopathy, veterinary medicine, or one of the sciences; have completed a postdoctoral fellowship; and have been principal investigator on grants from the Scleroderma Foundation or other national, private, or government agency in the past.
PURPOSE: The Scleroderma Foundation is accepting applications from promising established investigators both inside and outside the field of scleroderma research for pilot studies aimed at obtaining preliminary data related to a highly innovative and/or relevant theme related to the disease. Grants are intended to support pilot research likely to lead to more substantial unlimited research project grants from federal or non-federal sources. Applicants may request up to $75,000 per year for up to two years.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.scleroderma.org/site/SPageServer/?pagename=prof_research_types#.XVWo5bpFy71
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Subject(s) medical research

Systems for Action: Systems and Services Research to Build a Culture of Health
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/6/19.
$ AVAILABLE: This call for proposals will support studies that can be completed over a 36-month period with up to $500,000 in total funding from RWJF. Up to four awards will be selected for funding under this solicitation. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Systems for Action (S4A) is a signature research program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that helps to build the evidence base for a Culture of Health by rigorously testing new ways of connecting the nation’s fragmented medical, social, and public health systems. Studies conducted through the S4A program test innovative mechanisms for aligning delivery and financing systems for medical, social, and public health services, with a focus on the effects of these mechanisms on health and health equity. S4A uses a wide research lens that includes and extends beyond medical care and public health to incorporate social service systems—such as housing, transportation; education; employment; food and nutrition assistance; child and family support; criminal and juvenile justice; and economic and community development. 
Research studies supported through S4A must: 1) focus on solutions to high-priority system alignment problems that involve medical, social, and public health services; 2) test the effectiveness of these solutions using rigorous scientific methods; and 3) engage stakeholders from medical, social, and public health systems in the design and conduct of the research, so that findings can be readily used in practice. 
Studies funded through the S4A program must test a specific system alignment mechanism that engages all three of the broad sectors referenced in this call for proposals (CFP), including medical care, public health, and social services. These sectors are defined in greater detail below. The S4A Research Agenda uses the term “system alignment mechanism” broadly to include any action that an organization, network, or community may undertake to reduce fragmentation and improve coordination in the delivery of medical, social, and public health services.
CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, (303) 724-3759, email: systemsforaction@ucdenver.edu. For more information see https://www.rwjf.org/content/rwjf/en/library/funding-opportunities/2019/systems-for-action-systems-and-services-research-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html?rid=0034400001rlpkgAAA&et_cid=1797900
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Subject(s) health care services, health policy research


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SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: October 10, 1 to 2 pm.
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How can you create a budget that instills confidence in foundation decision makers? 
In this one-hour session, you'll learn directly from program officers why and how to address financial gaps, highlight your track record, share projections for growth, and avoid common pitfalls. 
COST: $79 before October 3. $99 after October 3. For more information and registration go to https://store.philanthropy.com/products/how-to-create-a-proposal-budget-to-impress-a-grant-maker/?variant=15686463029297?cid=WEBINARS1204E1
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy, (202) 466-1032.
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Webinar - Are Your Policies & Procedures Aligned with the Uniform Guidance? 
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: September 5, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The Uniform Guidance requires federal grant recipients and subrecipients to have a wide range of written policies and procedures in place. Unfortunately, grantees may not understand all the areas in which policies and procedures are now required, or the updated language OMB auditors will expect to see.
What about your own policies and procedures? Have you covered all the bases? Are they appropriate for your specific organization? Is the way they are written up to date and aligned with the Uniform Guidance? Are you following correct procedures for updating and maintaining them?
With compliance—and your stewardship of federal funds—on the line, this is no time for guesswork. Let a federal grants expert help make sure you have the right policies and procedures to meet the OMB’s higher expectations.
COST: $249 live. $249 on demand. $349 live and on demand. For more information and registration go to http://grants.thompson.com/Are-Your-Policies-Procedures-Aligned-with-the-Uniform-Guidance-2019?_zs=hXbRL1&_zl=PDHF5
CONTACT: Thompson Grants, (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com.
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