Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 11 Alert # 1 - November 3, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Texas Grant Management Standards (TxGMS) Published
The Comptroller’s Statewide Procurement Division (SPD) has published the Texas Grant Management Standards (TxGMS). This publication fulfills part of the agency's statutory role in developing uniform assurances and standard financial management conditions to promote the efficient use of public funds in local government and in programs requiring cooperation among local, state and federal agencies. TxGMS is the successor publication to the Uniform Grant Management Standards (UGMS) and is better aligned with the federal Uniform Guidance at 2 CFR Part 200. The TxGMS standards will apply to grants and contracts that begin on or after Jan. 1, 2022. Printable versions of TxGMS and UGMS may be downloaded from the Comptroller's Grant Management website https://comptroller.texas.gov/purchasing/grant-management/.
From Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts email, Oct. 26, 2020.

Cross-border Charitable Giving Totaled $68 Billion in 2018
Global cross-border philanthropy totaled $68 billion in 2018, a recent report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI finds. Based on data from forty-seven countries representing 62 percent of the world's population and 85 percent of global GDP, the 2020 Global Philanthropy Tracker report found that cross-border charitable giving by individuals, foundations, corporations, and other philanthropic organizations in 2018 accounted for 10.3 percent of the $658 billion in total non-governmental capital flows, which also included $481 billion in remittances and $109 billion in private capital investment. By comparison, official development assistance (ODA) from donor governments totaled $175 billion. The report can be found at https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/handle/1805/24144.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 27, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Basic and Translational Oral Health Research Related to HIV/AIDS (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-18-695
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ 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: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages innovative basic and translational exploratory research into mechanisms of HIV transmission, persistence, pathogenesis and co-morbidities in the oral cavity.
CFDA: 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-695.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 29, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, dental health.

A Family-Centered Self-Management of Chronic Conditions (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-14-112): PA-18-383
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ 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 encourage research that seeks to build the science of family-centered self-management (FCSM) in chronic conditions. Family-centered self-management (FCSM) recognizes and addresses family needs and preferences and integrates family members as partners in care while promoting individual self-management. For the purposes of this program announcement, the term family-centered self-management is defined as the purposeful incorporation of health-related behaviors into an individual's daily functioning within the context of the family, considering friendship networks and community relationships. It is intended that FCSM improves health, well-being and quality of life of both individual and family members by strengthening the interdependency and equilibrium of the family, and promoting health care participation that reduces hospitalization and other types of health care utilization. Although benefits are associated with FCSM, little is known about which strategies work most efficiently and for whom, what is needed to capture meaningful short and long-term outcomes, how FCSM varies across life stages and health trajectories and what methods are best for disseminating effective FCSM strategies to sustain health and support healthy behaviors. A coordinated focused research agenda that addresses these gaps will more fully explicate the health benefits of FCSM and develop a definitive empiric base from which the science can advance.  
CFDA: 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-383.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 28, 2020. 
Subject(s): chronic diseases.

Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Farm to School Grant Program: USDA-FNS-F2S-2021
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 8, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for 150 awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• Farmer, rancher or farm landowner.
• 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).
• Independent school districts.
• K-12 public, private or Indian tribal school.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: Funding from the U.S. Department of Agriculture is available to assist farms, schools and every link in between in feeding kids healthy local meals; teaching them about food, farming and nutrition; and supporting local agricultural economies. Eligibility guidelines can be quite specific, so applicants must be sure to confirm their eligibility on the webpage for the grant or loan program before applying. In addition, non-eligible entities can often partner with eligible entities to benefit from programs they might not otherwise have access to.
CFDA: 10.575
CONTACT: Kimberly Shields, Grants Officer. Email: kimberly.shields@usda.gov. For more information, go to Farm to School website https://www.fns.usda.gov/cfs.  For the Farm to School fact sheet, go to https://www.fns.usda.gov/cfs/resources-farm-school-grant-program-applicants.
From Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, Oct. 23, 2020.
Subject(s): school health, nutrition, children’s health.

Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Training Program: HRSA-21-034
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $940,000 (includes $10,000 for annual recipient meeting, which will be determined each year post-award) for up to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Only domestic public or nonprofit private institutions of higher learning may apply for MCH training grants.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Leadership, Education and Advancement in Undergraduate Pathways (LEAP) Training Program (formerly called MCH Pipeline Training Program). The purpose of the LEAP Program is to promote the development of a diverse and representative public health and health care workforce by recruiting undergraduate students from underserved or underrepresented backgrounds into MCH public health and MCH-related health professions to improve levels of representation, reduce health disparities, and increase access to health care for vulnerable and underserved MCH populations, including those from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds.
CFDA: 93.110
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=21439b45-5f16-430b-867a-d8c281870fe8.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Oct. 14, 2020.
Subject(s): health professions training, underserved populations, pregnancy, health disparities.

New Cohorts for Environmental Exposures and Cancer Risk (CEECR; UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-CA-20-049
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec 15, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 29, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $6.5 million for five 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: Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites applications to support innovative scientific research in new prospective cohorts that addresses knowledge gaps in cancer etiology and carcinogenesis process with a focus on environmental exposures. Applicants are encouraged to use validated and reproducible innovative techniques to measure environmental exposures relevant to the proposed scientific research questions. The cohorts should include racial/ethnic minorities and understudied populations to address the unequal burden of cancer that currently exists in those populations. In this FOA, environmental exposures refer to physical, chemical and biological factors external to a person, and related behavioral factors.  
CFDA: 93.113, 93.393, 93.399
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-049.html.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Oct. 21, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, environmental health.

Studies in Neonatal and Pediatric Resuscitation (R03 - Clinical Trial Optional) Department of Health and Human Services (Reissue of PA-14-351): PA-18-491 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 7, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 7, 2021.
$ 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 stimulate research on a wide range of topics related to neonatal and pediatric resuscitation. Possible topics may include but are not limited to fetal-neonatal transitional cardiovascular and pulmonary physiology, optimizing steps of resuscitation, management of third stage of labor and its effect on the fetus, resuscitation of children with malformations, effect of resuscitation on long-term outcomes and post-resuscitation practices. Proposals can include epidemiological studies, studies utilizing fetal-neonatal animal models, computer or other information-technology-based simulations or study designs, clinical observational studies, analyses of pre-existing national or regional datasets, opportunistic studies prospective randomized controlled trials or any combinations thereof. It is anticipated that the results from well conducted studies will enable translation of knowledge into evidence-based resuscitation practices ensuring optimal short- and long-term outcomes for all newborn infants and children.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-491.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 28, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Community Outreach
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 11, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health or patient breast cancer education. While grant applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to apply, all organization types are eligible to apply. If you are a 501(c)(3) organization, please provide proof of nonprofit status (such as a certified copy of the nonprofit’s certificate of incorporation). The grant project must be specific to medically underserved, uninsured or low-income areas.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to partner with community-based nonprofit organizations to provide education on breast health and screening to underserved, uninsured or low-income populations. CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://33376c2f-5acf-4ed2-8444-5fe54757986c.filesusr.com/ugd/4b97b2_3e19ab90df4d42d1b5c97c9ec4a336f6.pdf.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): women’s health, cancer education/prevention, underserved populations.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Education
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 11, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health or patient breast cancer education.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capabilities of effective patient breast health education programs. Education grants are intended to support costs associated with a project (e.g. purchase of educational materials, brochure development printing and so forth) or expenses related to the development and hosting of an educational meeting or conference. 
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://33376c2f-5acf-4ed2-8444-5fe54757986c.filesusr.com/ugd/4b97b2_3e19ab90df4d42d1b5c97c9ec4a336f6.pdf.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): women’s health, cancer education/prevention, conference support.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 11, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees must be practicing physicians, members of American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation and residents in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: The Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is presented to a practicing physician who has been selected by The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation based on the following criteria:
• Demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care.
• Displays competence in scientific endeavors.
• Shows respect for patients, families and co-workers.
• Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds.
• Displays effective, empathetic communication and listening skills.
• Understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension.
• Understands and shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint.
• Is sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being.
• Identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members or engenders trust and confidence.
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://33376c2f-5acf-4ed2-8444-5fe54757986c.filesusr.com/ugd/4b97b2_3e19ab90df4d42d1b5c97c9ec4a336f6.pdf.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer care, women’s health.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Research Grant
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 11, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health or patient breast
cancer education.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to foster research activities of the grantee. Funds may be used for activities necessary to undertake or complete a research project (examples: providing support for ongoing projects, IRB submission fees, clinical research assistance or statistical support).
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://33376c2f-5acf-4ed2-8444-5fe54757986c.filesusr.com/ugd/4b97b2_3e19ab90df4d42d1b5c97c9ec4a336f6.pdf.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, cancer education/prevention, women’s health.

Breastfeeding & Lactation Support for Medical Trainees Implementation Project
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 20, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,000 stipend.
ELIGIBILITY: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) is seeking nine residency programs interested in implementing or revising breastfeeding/lactation support policies over eight months. Interested sites will recruit representatives (one from each of the following categories) from the administration, attending faculty, nurse, and residents to attend six monthly learning collaborative virtual meetings and work toward policy implementation.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) are working together to support a new project, Breastfeeding & Lactation Support for Medical Trainees Implementation Project, funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Medical residents and other medical providers are a surprising risk group for not reaching their breastfeeding goals. This project aims to increase medical trainees’ positive experiences with breastfeeding and lactation. This project will foster uptake and evaluate the AAFP model policy Breastfeeding & Lactation Support for Medical Trainees. Participating practices will receive a $1000 stipend at the completion of the eight-month project (January-August 2021). Sites need not have any residents who are currently breastfeeding or have a breastfeeding policy that covers residents before beginning this project. Apply using this survey before Nov. 20, 2020.
CONTACT: Kera Beskin. Email: kbeskin@aap.org.
From Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, Oct. 23, 2020.
Subject(s): women’s health, pregnancy.

Field of Interest Funds
SOURCE: Dallas Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Submit letters of inquiry between Jan. 2-Jan. 20, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for a grant, an organization must be a tax-exempt, nonprofit agency that serves a variety of charitable purposes. All awarded grants go to agencies that serve Dallas County.
PURPOSE: The Field of Interest funding cycle opens in the spring and consists of various funds that are named for the donors who established them. Field of Interest funds are focused on a specific cause or issue based on the donor's interests. There are various funds that are available for a nonprofit's specific cause, including medical care, critical needs, low-income clients, animal welfare and more. 
CONTACT: You can contact staff by completing this form: https://www.dallasfoundation.org/contact-us-5.aspx. To access the grantmaking portal, go to https://dallasfoundation.spectrumportal.net/. For more information, go to https://www.dallasfoundation.org/field-of-interest.aspx
From Dallas Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): health, human services, children’ s health, hunger, animal welfare, mental health, volunteerism.

Saving Lives Through Swim Lessons
SOURCE: USA Swimming Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2020 by 7 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Funding is awarded based on the number of additional children the organization intends to serve with USA Swimming Foundation Learn to Swim Grant dollars. Funding can be applied towards free or reduced-cost youth swim lessons (i.e. scholarships) and transportation to and from the pool. USA Swimming Foundation funds are not intended to provide budget relief, support facility overhead, construction or renovation, aid in the purchase of material goods (including equipment, apparel, etc.), or be used for advertising, promotional or marketing purposes.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be pre-approved participants of the Swim Lesson Provider Network, having already completed the network application on the SurveyMonkey Apply platform. Please go to CONTACT section below for the link. The program must adhere to the following requirements:
• Instructors and lifeguards hold current CPR and First Aid Certifications.
• Maximum 6:1 student-to-instructor ratio.
• Minimum four hours in-water instruction per child.
• Program maintains current liability insurance with the following minimum limits:
o Each Occurrence: $1 million.
o General Aggregate: $3 million.
• Program maintains formal, practiced Emergency Action Plans for each location or program site.
• Program facilities are regulated by the Department of Health or similar governing agency.
• Program must have and maintain throughout the grant calendar-year, a current insurance certificate naming the USA Swimming Foundation as an additional insured or be self-insured with a signed Indemnification Statement and proof of insurance on record.
• Program must have a valid Federal Tax ID Number/Employer Identification Number (EIN).
PURPOSE: The USA Swimming Foundation’s mission is to save lives and build champions—in the pool and in life; one of the ways they do this is by working to provide opportunities for every child in America to learn to swim. Through partnerships with learn-to-swim providers, the USA Swimming Foundation helps strengthen aquatic programs and provide financial support for children to learn the lifesaving gift of swimming. USA Swimming Foundation Learn to Swim Grants are intended to expand current programming to reach under-served and under-represented populations and communities that would not otherwise have the opportunity to learn to swim. They invite all swim lesson providers offering this essential service to apply.
CONTACT: Phone: 719-866-3520. Email: masinfo@usaswimming.org. For the Swim Lesson Provider Network Application, go to https://usaswimming.smapply.io/prog/usa_swimming_foundation_network_application/. For more information, go to https://www.usaswimming.org/foundation#saving-lives-through-swim-lessons.
From USA Swimming Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): children, health promotion/wellness.

Sigma Invites Applications for Sigma/Jonas Philanthropies Collaborative Research Grant
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Sigma)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2020 
$ AVAILABLE: Three grants of up to $10,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Special consideration given to Jonas Scholars and Sigma members.
• Registered nurse with a current license.
• Doctoral nurse scholar (Ph.D., D.N.P., Ed.D., D.N.Sc., Ph.D.-D.N.P).
• Submission of completed research application packet and a signed research agreement via Sigma’s on-line submission system.
• Ready to implement research project when funding is received.
• Complete the project within one year of funding (10 percent of grant is withheld until final report is submitted via the online system to Sigma).
• Submit to Sigma a final report and submit completed abstract to the Sigma Repository to receive the final grant disbursement, if owed.
PURPOSE: Originally founded in 1922, the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing, known as Sigma, works to develop nurse leaders anywhere to improve health care everywhere. To that end, Sigma is inviting applications for its Sigma/Jonas Philanthropies Collaborative Research Grant. Named in memory of Barbara Jonas, the program aims to support nursing research that will help improve health care for the most vulnerable citizens of the United States. Through the program, three grants are available for projects that address a pressing health care issue in the areas of environmental health, mental health, behavioral health, rural health, veterans’ health care or visual health.
CONTACT: Tonna M. Thomas. Phone: US/Canada: 888-634-7575. International: 317-634-8171. Email: research@stti.iupui.edu. To apply, go to http://stti.grant.confex.com/stti_grant/december2021/cfp.cgi. For more information, go to https://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/jonas-philanthropies-research-grant.
From Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, Oct. 23, 2020.
Subject(s): nursing, environmental health, mental health, behavioral health, rural health, veteran’s services, vision/eye care.


Events

Webinar - 2020 Texas HIV-STD Conference
SPONSOR: Texas Department of State Health Services
WHEN: Dec. 1–3, 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The purpose of the Texas HIV/STD Conference is to educate and inform HIV/STD health professionals who serve Texans living with and affected by HIV and other STDs. Due to the ongoing impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Texas HIV/STD Conference will be virtual. The conference will still deliver the same quality attendees have come to love and expect, but now in the form of a free virtual experience. The virtual event will expand the conference’s reach and provide the opportunity for all HIV/STD health professionals throughout Texas to attend.
COST: Free. For more information, go to https://www.dshs.texas.gov/hivstd/conference/2020/.
CONTACT: Email: dan.warr@dshs.texas.gov.
From DSHS website, accessed Oct. 26, 2020.

Webinar - 8th Annual Rural HIV Research Training Conference
SPONSOR: The AIDS Institute
WHEN: Dec. 4, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Brought to you by Rising Sun Productions and The AIDS Institute, The Rural HIV Research and Training Conference is a forum for exchanging the latest information and learning the newest tools to address the challenges of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in rural communities. The conference brings together health professionals to share innovative strategies, discuss unique challenges and foster advocacy and community partnerships to address HIV/AIDS prevention, intervention and care, working with children, youth and families in rural communities.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: None. 
From RHIhub This Week email, Oct. 26, 2020.


Awards in Texas

Blank Family Commits $20 Million for Stuttering Research
The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation
has announced a ten-year, $20 million grant to the Moody College of Communication at the University of Texas at Austin in support of research on the nature of and effective treatment for stuttering. The grant will establish the Arthur M. Blank Center for Stuttering Education and Research and help drive a scientifically grounded, whole-person therapeutic approach to stuttering that targets core communication competencies established by Courtney Byrd, who founded and directs the Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute, the Dr. Jennifer and Emanuel Bodner Developmental Stuttering Laboratory and the Dealey Family Foundation Stuttering Clinic at Moody.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 22, 2020.

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce More Than $20 Million for Disaster Crisis Counseling Services
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will receive more than $20 million in additional federal funding for disaster crisis counseling services for Texans impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The funding is provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Regular Services Crisis Counseling Program. This grant is in addition to the $5.8 million in FEMA crisis counseling funds health officials announced in May and will extend counseling services to 28 local mental health and behavioral health authorities in Texas. The grant is expected to connect an additional 240,000 Texans throughout the state to short-term crisis counseling services. 
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Oct. 9, 2020.

Gov. Abbott, TEA Establish Targeted Education Funds for Families of Students with Cognitive Disabilities
Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA)
today announced the establishment of the Supplementary Special Education Services (SSES) program to connect eligible students with severe cognitive disabilities with additional support for the critical services they require. This student-centered SSES program will help connect Texas families to high-quality, personalized services through a one-time funding allocation that aims to help offset learning disruptions related to COVID-19. Qualifying families will gain access to a targeted spending account to purchase services costing up to $1,500 dollars per eligible student.  
From Office of the Texas Governor website, accessed Oct. 21, 2020.


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