Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 10 Alert #1 - October 6, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

State Medicaid Director Stephens Selected for National Medicaid Leadership Institute 
Stephanie Stephens, HHS State Medicaid Director for Medicaid and CHIP Services, has been selected to participate in the Medicaid Leadership Institute (MLI), a national initiative directed by the Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS) and funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. MLI is a 10-month leadership development curriculum designed to support Medicaid directors and their senior staff in their ongoing efforts to successfully strengthen their state programs. Directors are competitively selected to join. For more information, visit the Medicaid Leadership Institute webpage https://www.chcs.org/project/medicaid-leadership-institute/.
From Health and Human Services website, accessed Sept. 28, 2020.

AP, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Conversation Join to Jump-Start Coverage of Nonprofit World
The Associated Press, the Chronicle of Philanthropy and the Conversation announced that they will work together to significantly bolster coverage of philanthropies and charities and their impact on society. The Conversation is part of a global network of newsrooms. The collaboration, funded by a three-year, $3.6 million grant from the Lilly Endowment, is aimed at advancing the public’s awareness and understanding of the people and organizations trying to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems. All three organizations will expand the volume of coverage of the nonprofit world that reflects the broad perspectives and approaches pursued by individuals and organizations committed to advancing the common good. They will regularly produce independent journalism and add staff to provide more robust news and analysis of the philanthropic world. For more details, go to https://www.ap.org/press-releases/2020/ap-the-chronicle-of-philanthropy-and-the-conversation-join-to-jumpstart-coverage-of-nonprofit-world.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program: FOA-ETA-20-12
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 13, 2020 by 3 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $40 million to fund approximately 15-40 grants ranging from $500,000 to $2.5 million based on the scope of the project.
ELIGIBILITY: In keeping with the authority provided by Congress under American Competitiveness and Workforce Improvement Act of 1998 (ACWIA), grants under this program will be awarded to a partnership of public and private sector entities. Grants will be awarded to the lead applicant, which will serve as the grantee and have overall fiscal and administrative responsibility for the grant. The following organizations are eligible to apply as a lead applicant: 
• Healthcare employers.
• Healthcare industry or occupation associations.
• Nonprofit healthcare organizations affiliated with hospitals and other medical facilities.
• Organizations designated as “Primary Care Associations” by Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA).
• Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) State and Local Workforce Development Boards (WDB), under Sections 101 and 107 of WIOA (29 U.S.C. 3111 and 3122).
• Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized).
• Native American Program entities eligible for funding under Section 166 of WIOA (29 U.S.C. 3221).
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the H-1B Rural Healthcare Grant Program. The recent COVID-19 crisis has placed an unprecedented strain on our nation’s healthcare system. Rural areas in particular have struggled with providing needed healthcare services to their communities. The purpose of the grant program is to (1) increase the number of individuals training in healthcare occupations that directly impact patient care and (2) alleviate healthcare workforce shortages by creating sustainable employment and training programs in healthcare occupations (including behavioral and mental healthcare) serving rural populations.
CFDA: 17.268
CONTACT: Linda Forman, Grants Management Specialist, Office of Grants Management. Phone: 202-693-3416. Email: forman.linda@dol.gov. Applicants should e-mail all technical questions to Ms. Forman’s e-mail and must specifically reference FOA-ETA-20-12. Along with questions, include a contact name, fax and phone number.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): rural health, health professions training, health care training, health care facilities.

Mechanistic Studies of the Interaction between SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 and Diseases and Organ Systems of Interest to NIDDK (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DK-20-021 
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 16, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 16, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIDDK intends to commit $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund 11-13 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic and clinical mechanistic research on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) susceptibility, routes of infection, course of disease, morbidity and mortality in people with pre-existing diseases or adverse acute or chronic outcomes in organs, tissues and biological systems of specific interest to NIDDK. These include diabetes and other metabolic diseases, obesity and endocrine, digestive, liver, pancreas, kidney, urological and hematologic tissues and diseases.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), kidney diseases, liver diseases, digestive diseases, chronic diseases.

Monitoring Cause-Specific School Absenteeism for Estimating Community-Wide Influenza and SARS-CoV-2 Transmission: RFA-CK-21-003
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 16, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 18, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $3 million will be available for one award over three years.
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 purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to support a research project that implements an influenza-like illness (ILI)-specific student absentee monitoring system in kindergarten through twelfth grade (K-12) schools and assess its usability for early detection of influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory pathogen transmission in schools and surrounding communities. To achieve this aim, the project team will: 1) rapidly determine the causes of school absenteeism in students across selected school district(s) over a three-year period; 2) detect within-household transmission of influenza and SARS-CoV-2 in a subset of households from which a student has been absent from school due to ILI; and 3) assess comparability between influenza-specific and SARS-CoV-2-specific student absenteeism data from the participating schools and multiple layers of complementary influenza and SARS-CoV2 surveillance data routinely collected in the health care facilities serving the general population of 
this school district.
CFDA: 93.084  
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): influenza, children’s health.

Non-Invasive Diagnostics to Improve Gynecologic Health (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-HD-20-019): RFA-HD-21-020
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 10, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 10, 2020 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $1 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund up to eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage small businesses to collaborate with scientists and clinicians in the field of gynecologic health to develop, advance and validate new devices and methods for non-invasive diagnosis or screening of endometriosis, adenomyosis or uterine fibroids. Projects supported will aim to shorten the time to diagnosis, decrease the invasiveness of current techniques or improve accessibility, safety, convenience and costs of diagnosis or screening.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): technology, medical research, women’s health.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program: HRSA-21-027
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: HRSA estimates approximately $12.7 million to be available annually to fund 60 recipients. HRSA will fund awards in two tracks: Regular Outreach and Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative (HRHI). HRHI seeks to address the underlying factors that are driving growing rural health disparities related to the five leading causes of avoidable death (heart disease, cancer, unintentional injury/substance use, chronic lower respiratory disease and stroke). The Regular Outreach Track will fund 45 awards for up to $200,000 per year. The Healthy Rural Hometown Initiative will fund 15 awards for up to $250,000 per year.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants shall be domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based, community-based, tribes or tribal organizations. The applicant organization may be in a rural or urban area but must have demonstrated experience serving or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations.
PURPOSE: The Outreach Program is a community-based grant program aimed at promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery to rural underserved populations in the local community or region. Through consortia of local health care and social service providers, communities can develop innovative approaches to challenges related to the specific health needs in rural areas that expand clinical and service capacity in rural communities. The overarching goals for the Outreach Program are to:
• Expand the delivery of health care services to include new and enhanced services exclusively in rural communities.
• Deliver health care services through a strong consortium, in which every consortium member organization is actively involved and engaged in the planning and delivery of services.
• Utilize community engagement and evidence-based or innovative, evidence informed model(s) in the delivery of health care services.
• Improve population health and demonstrate health outcomes and sustainability.
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: For business, administrative or fiscal questions: Benoit Mirindi, Ph.D., Senior Public Health Analyst. Phone: 301-443-3986. Email: BMirindi@hrsa.gov. For assistance with submitting the application in Grants.gov, go to: • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726. Email: support@grants.gov
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): rural health, health care services, chronic diseases, health disparities.

Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP) (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-16-262): PAR-20-029
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021, Jan. 7, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate the high-risk research needed to develop new and innovative sustained release antiviral strategies for treatment of HIV disease or the prevention of HIV transmission and acquisition. Adherence to dosing regimens is a shared critical issue for both HIV treatment and prevention. It has been hypothesized that development of approaches eliminating or reducing the impact of individual adherence could increase the efficacy of treatment strategies and provide for prevention of HIV transmission. Although initial development of sustained release methods for prevention and treatment has begun, the effort is limited in scope and is not taking full advantage of available antivirals and the range of new and novel formulation approaches to achieve sustained release of drugs.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
Email: support@grants.gov.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Typical and Atypical Patterns of Language and Literacy in Dual Language Learners (R21-Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-17-448): PA-18-328
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 16, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support investigator-initiated R21 applications that will inform our understanding of the typical and atypical patterns of language and literacy development of dual language learners (DLLs) in the United States. Applicants are encouraged to take advantage of advances in the language sciences and related fields to identify and clarify specific cognitive, linguistic, neurobiological and sociocultural factors associated with normal and impaired language and literacy acquisition in young DLL populations.
CFDA: 93.173, 93.865
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
Email: support@grants.gov.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): hearing/deafness, children, speech and hearing rehabilitation.

Using Syndemics to Understand Heart, Lung, Blood, and Sleep (HLBS) Disease Emergence and Progression in People with HIV (PWH)(R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HL-21-018
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 11, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to commit total costs of up to $2.3 million per year for new awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 and Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund an estimated total of six 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: This funding opportunity announcement solicits research project grant (R01) applications that propose to utilize a syndemics (synergistic epidemic) framework to elucidate the role that social, economic, environmental, behavioral, structural, psychological factors play in promoting the synergistic interactions and clustering of heart, lung, blood and sleep (HLBS) comorbidities and multi-morbidities among people with HIV at the population level. The goal is to identify strategies that foster integrated and holistic approaches in the clinical management of people living with HIV suffering from HLBS comorbidities and multi-morbidities and to generate useful data to assess the feasibility and cost-effectiveness of such approaches.
CFDA: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.840
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date and post-submission issues).
Phone: 301-402-7469 or 866-504-9552 (Toll Free).
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-945-7573.
• Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace): Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
Email: support@grants.gov.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, medical research, cardiovascular/heart disease, respiratory system diseases.


Private Funding Opportunities

AACR Clinical Oncology Research (Core) Training Fellowships
SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2020 by 12 noon CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:
• Have a medical degree (including M.D., D.O. or M.D./Ph.D.). 
• Not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral degree.
• Have enrolled in an accredited hematology/oncology or radiation oncology fellowship program at an academic, medical or research institution within the U.S.
• Not be employees or subcontractors of a U.S. government entity or for-profit private industry or be clinical fellows applying from a U.S. government laboratory (e.g., NIH, CDC, FDA, etc.).
• Be AACR members.
• There are no citizenship requirements. However, by applying for this grant, the applicant who is not a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident assures that the visa status will provide sufficient time to complete the project and grant term.
PURPOSE: This fellowship is designed for early-career clinical scientists who hold a medical degree (M.D., D.O. or M.D./Ph.D.) and are interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills related to clinical trial design and execution from the perspective of the pharmaceutical industry. The fellow will gain real-world experience in clinical development, including drug development, clinical research, clinical trial design and data analysis. It is expected that the fellow will be accountable for executing clinical research project(s) and completing the research within the one-year program. Depending on the background of the fellow, additional focus areas may also be provided (e.g., preclinical research, biomarker discovery). Opportunities for publication and presentation of the research will be provided. The industry partners for this program and their research areas include the following: 
• Agenus (facility located in Lexington, MA): Clinical development of a pipeline of novel immune therapies.
• AstraZeneca (facility located in Gaithersburg, MD): Early-stage and late-stage clinical development in immuno-oncology.
• Bayer Healthcare (facility located in Cambridge, MA): Early-stage or late-stage clinical development in oncology. 
The fellowship lasts for 12 months. Note that the continuous duration of time spent on site at the industry site may be flexible and will be determined on a case-by-case basis between the fellow, the fellow’s academic institution and the industry partner (e.g., if a fellow must return to their academic institution during parts of the 12-month term to complete clinic duties).
CONTACT: Email: grants@aacr.org.
From American Association for Cancer Research website, accessed Sept. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Apha-1 Foundation: Research Grants
SOURCE: Alpha-1 Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 13, 2020. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by March 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 per year for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted from candidates holding an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degrees.
PURPOSE: Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic condition which may result in serious lung disease in adults or liver disease at any age. The Alpha-1 Foundation is committed to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency and to improving the lives of individuals affected by Alpha-1 worldwide. The objective of this grant is to provide funds to encourage the development of new information that contributes to the understanding of the basic biology of alpha-1 antitrypsin expression and the pathogenesis/management of AAT Deficiency. In addition, consideration will be given to those projects that provide insight into the development of information that may contribute to new therapies for AAT Deficiency. All proposals must be hypothesis generating or hypothesis testing and provide sufficient preliminary data to justify the Alpha-1 Foundation’s support.
CONTACT: David Fernandez, Director of Research Administration. Phone: 305-567-9888. Email: dfernandez@alpha1.org.
From Alpha-1 Foundation website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, liver diseases, lung diseases.

Bandera Electric Cooperative Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Bandera Electric Cooperative (BEC) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grant requests are reviewed by the BEC Foundation board of directors monthly. Next Due Date: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Between $2,500 and $10,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Organizations must be a nonprofit organization recognized by the IRS.
• Organizations and groups must provide services to residents living within BEC service areas. For a map of the service area go to https://www.banderaelectric.com/en-us/servicearea.
• Have a physical address in the BEC service area. 
• Submit project-specific requests – not for general fundraising.
• Not use funds towards BEC electric, solar or fiber products or services. 
PURPOSE: Applicants will be notified by a BEC Foundation representative if their request has been approved or denied. The BEC Foundation may request additional information to assist in reaching a decision. The mission of the BEC Foundation is to support qualifying organizations in the communities it serves with a focus on education, safety and overall concern for community. Contributions are often given for the following:
• Community-based health programs and projects.
• Social service programs/projects (food pantry, crisis centers, emergency and elderly assistance).
• Community service programs and projects.
• Education and youth programs and projects.
• Other nonprofits that improve BEC communities.
CONTACT: Phone: 866.226.3372. Email: PublicRelations@BanderaElectric.com.
From Bandera Electric Cooperative website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, hunger, children’s health, community health services, disaster assistance, youth services, safety, education, health. 

Dr. Scholl Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Dr. Scholl Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application form can be submitted between Oct. 1 and March 1 of the following year.
$ AVAILABLE: On average, grants range from $5,000 to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must work in the areas listed below. They must have a valid IRS 501(c)(3) determination letter and at least 3 years of financial activity.
PURPOSE: The Dr. Scholl Foundation is dedicated to providing financial assistance to organizations committed to improving our world. Solutions to the problems of today’s world still lie in the values of innovation, practicality, hard work and compassion. Grants are made annually after an extensive review of the application by the staff and all the directors of the Dr. Scholl Foundation. Applications for grants are considered in the areas of healthcare, social service, civic and cultural charities, environmental charities and education. 
CONTACT: Phone: 847-559-7430. Email: grants@drschollfoundation.com.
From Dr. Scholl Foundation website, accessed Sept. 29, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, hunger, children’s health, health, health promotion/wellness, disabilities, youth development, education.

Policies for Action: Public Policy Research to Advance Racial Equity and Racial Justice
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 24, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST. Due Date: April 7, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million
ELIGIBILITY: 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. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
We welcome applications from all investigators. The following are especially encouraged to apply:
• Interdisciplinary research teams.
• Community-partnered research teams.
• Investigators from diverse backgrounds or with diverse life experiences (e.g., race, gender, class origin/first generation college, LGBTQI, disability, ethnicity, national origin).
• Investigators from a wide range of disciplines.
• First-time applicants for an RWJF grant.
PURPOSE: Achieving racial equity and justice in the United States requires a sustained, multipronged intersectional policy approach that addresses both the immediate social conditions leading to poor health outcomes, but also the long-standing structures fostering such conditions. The goal of the Policies for Action call for proposals is to build the evidence base about how national, state and local policies can improve racial equity in health and well-being in the United States. 
CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Phone: 202-334-1506. Email: policies4action@urban.org.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, Oct. 1, 2020.
Subject(s): health policy research, minority health, health disparities.

Powell Foundation Spring 2021 Grant Cycle
SOURCE: Powell Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: A Letter of Inquiry (LOI) can be submitted between Oct. 10-Dec. 18, 2020. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: The requesting organization must be tax-exempt. The Powell Foundation places priority on organizations and programs that serve residents in Harris, Travis and Walker counties, principally in the fields of public education, the arts, conservation and human services.
PURPOSE: The Powell Foundation’s current emphasis is in the field of public education in the broadest sense. Other areas of interest include community service projects focused on the needs of children, the disadvantaged and the urban environment, especially in the Greater Houston area. The Foundation supports efforts to improve people’s lives through improved access to primary care, mental health services, hunger prevention, homeless prevention and domestic abuse. Many of the health and human service programs supported by the Powell Foundation are focused on children in schools. 
CONTACT: Crystal Ross. Phone: 713-523-7557. Email: cross@powellfoundation.org.
From Powell Foundation website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, housing/homeless, mental health, hunger, domestic violence, education.

Sid W. Richardson Foundation Grant
SOURCE: Sid W. Richardson Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant requests will be considered only from tax-exempt organizations described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and classified as other than a private foundation within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code or from a qualified public entity described in Section 170 of the Code. An organization is limited to one application per calendar year. Grants for human services and cultural organizations are limited to the Fort Worth area.
PURPOSE: The Sid W. Richardson Foundation provides grants in support of educational, health, human service and cultural programs and projects that serve the people of Texas.  
CONTACT: Phone:817-336-0494. Email: info@sidrichardson.org
From Sid W. Richardson Foundation website, accessed Sept. 30, 2020.
Subject(s): education, health, youth development, substance abuse education/prevention, children’s health, hunger, domestic violence.
 
Sterling-Turner Foundation Grant
SOURCE: Sterling-Turner Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are now open and can be submitted through Feb. 15 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Only nonprofits with a 501(c)(3) recognition or governmental agencies that are to be treated as nonprofits will be considered. Only organizations with all services and fiscal/financial management in Tom Green, Kerr, Travis, Fort Bend and Harris Counties will be considered. 
PURPOSE: The Foundation gives for a wide range of concerns including hospitals, health services, AIDS research, hospices, social services, the elderly, youth, the homeless, the disabled, programs for women and children, minorities, urban and community development and civic and urban affairs.
CONTACT: Mrs. Patricia Stilley, Executive Director. Phone: 713-237-1117 extension 301. Email: pstilley@stfdn.org.
From Sterling-Turner Foundation website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/elderly, youth services, homelessness, health care services, HIV/AIDS services, disabilities, women’s health, children’s health. 


Events

Webinar - Elements of Successful Philanthropy: Building a Comprehensive and Sustainable Development Program for Your Organization
SPONSOR: Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
WHEN: Nov. 12, 13, 19, & 20; 9 a.m.- noon CST.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: In response to the continuing remote working situation, The Friends of the Texas Historical Commission, nonprofit partner to the Texas Historical Commission, is thrilled to offer a four-part online development training series to their nonprofit colleagues across Texas and beyond. Registration is available for the full series as well as for individual sessions. However, attendees are encouraged to participate in the full four-part series to get the full benefit of the information and discussions. 
Individual sessions:
• Session 1, November 12, 9:00 a.m.- noon. Understanding the Basics.
• Session 2, November 13, 9:00 a.m.- noon. Getting your Organization "Development Ready".
• Session 3, November 19, 9:00 a.m.- noon. Understanding Grants and Grantors.
• Session 4, November 20, 9:00 a.m.- noon. Individual Giving & Capital Campaigns.
COST: Full Registration: Register for all four sessions for a single price of $189. Register before Oct. 16 to get the special discount rate of $169. Individual Session: $59.
CONTACT: Reina Andrade. Phone: 512-936-2189. Email: Reina.Andrade@thc.texas.gov
From Texas Historical Commission email, Sept. 28, 2020.

Webinar - Compelling Communication
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: Oct. 15, 9:30-10:30 a.m. CST
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will: 
• Identify, understand and leverage the six principles of compelling communications. 
• Identify and utilize the power of personal storytelling, authenticity and repetition.
• Identify and apply the five elements of a compelling communications plan.
• Identify and create a draft communications plan developed during the class. 
COST: $75. 
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation. Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: Learning@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation website, accessed Sept. 30, 2020.


Awards in Texas

2020 Coastal Bend Community Foundation Annual Grants Awarded
Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) Board of Directors approved the awarding of $550,000 to 82 nonprofits through their 2020 annual grants process. The grants support general operations of nonprofits in the Foundation’s seven-county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio. CBCF congratulates the grantees!
Coastal Bend Community Foundation website, accessed Sept. 2, 2020.

HHSC Continues Efforts to Address the Opioid Crisis. Texas Awarded Two-Year, $104 Million Federal Grant
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has secured a two-year, $104 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to help people and families negatively impacted by opioids. The $104 million State Opioid Response 2020 grant will increase access to medication-assisted treatment and reduce opioid overdose-related deaths through prevention and recovery activities. Expanding access to evidence-based medication-assisted treatment helps people by combining Food and Drug Administration-approved medications with counseling and behavioral therapies for a “whole-patient” approach to the treatment of opioid use disorders.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Sept. 24, 2020.

The Permian Basin Area Foundation in Midland Has Announced Nearly $1.3 Million in Grants in Support of Nonprofit Organizations Serving West Texans
In March, the Permian Basin Area Foundation (PBAF) board of governors and grants committee decided to delay the Spring grant cycle and instead began providing emergency grants in response to immediate needs created by the COVD-19 pandemic. Grant recipients include Ballroom Marfa, Humanities Texas, Midland Young Life and the Cody Stephens Foundation.
From Permian Basin Area Foundation website, accessed Sept. 28, 2020.

TCU, UNTHSC School of Medicine Receives $25 Million Gift
Texas Christian University (TCU) has announced a $25 million endowment gift from the estate of Anne Burnett Windfohr Marion in support of the TCU and University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Medicine (UNTHSC). The Anne W. Marion Endowment will support students, faculty and programming at the medical school, which welcomed its inaugural class of sixty students in 2019. With a mission "to transform health care by inspiring empathetic scholars," the school provides communication skills instruction as part of its curriculum, along with flipped classrooms and active learning. In addition, all students are required to complete a four-year mentored research project and receive support through a Physician Development Coaching program.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 18, 2020.


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