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

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Harvard, Guangzhou Institute to Share $115 Million Coronavirus Grant
Harvard University has announced a $115 million grant from China Evergrande Group, a Fortune Global 500 real estate company based in Shenzhen, in support of a research partnership aimed at improving the diagnosis and treatment of 2019-nCoV (COVID-19).
Harvard will share the grant with the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease (GIRD) as part of a collaborative five-year research initiative to develop vaccines that prevent new 2019-nCoV infections and develop therapies to treat existing ones. The U.S. effort will be spearheaded by scientists at Harvard Medical School, in collaboration with researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. In China, the Guangzhou Institute of Respiratory Disease will work with Zhong Nanshan, a renowned pulmonologist and epidemiologist who is head of the Chinese 2019n-CoV Expert Taskforce and director-general of the China State Key Laboratory of Respiratory Diseases.
While formal details of the collaboration are still being finalized, the overarching goal of the effort is to elucidate the basic biology of the virus and its behavior and inform disease detection and therapeutic design. In addition to developing vaccines and antiviral therapies that shorten the duration of the illness and mitigate symptoms, areas of research will include rapid, more accurate diagnostic tests, including point-of-care testing; and the body's immune response and host-pathogen interaction, including identification of biomarkers that can help monitor the infection course and disease progression and forecast the onset of critical illness and life-threatening complications among infected patients.
From the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest email, 2/25/20icon

Nonprofits Value Technology, Lack Strategy to Implement, Report Finds
Nonprofit organizations see technology as being critical to their success, but many lack a long-term strategy for how to use it effectively, a report from Salesforce.org finds. 
Based on a survey of more than seven hundred nonprofit leaders in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, and the Netherlands, the second edition of the Nonprofit Trends Report (50 pages, PDF) found that 85 percent of respondents believed that technology was critical to the success of their organizations, but only 23 percent of respondents' organizations had a long-term strategy and vision for how it should be used. Respondents also reported facing challenges in collecting and reporting performance and outcomes data and in accommodating supporters' desire to participate in their work (i.e., creating "constituent-centric experiences"). Other challenges cited by respondents include budgetary constraints (51 percent), lack of organizational flexibility (45 percent), and the inability to demonstrate a return on investment (40 percent).
The survey found that while nonprofits are using technology, rates of adoption and success vary. For example, 79 percent of nonprofits have a customer relationship management system in place, but only 39 percent use CRM to drive social platform engagement and only 38 percent use it in combination with marketing automation or community platforms. And while 86 percent of development professionals believe technology can replace many manual tasks that take them away from fundraising activities, 71 percent of respondents said the technology they use at home enables them be more productive than does the technology they use at work.
From the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest email, 2/25/20icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Enhancing Engagement of People with HIV through Organizational Capacity Development and Leadership Training (E2tDLT): HRSA-20-095
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/18/20.
$ AVAILABLE: $800,000.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public, non-profit, and for profit entities.
*Health departments.
*State and local governments.
*Community health centers, hospitals, medical centers.
*Colleges and universities.
*Faith-based and community-based organizations.
*Tribes and tribal organizations.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding for the Enhancing Engagement of People with HIV through Organizational Capacity Development and Leadership Training (E2tDLT) program, administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). Under this program HRSA will fund an organization to provide training and technical assistance (TA) to support leadership development and enhance community engagement for people with HIV in health care planning and programs. The program also focuses on improving organizational readiness and strengthening the capacity of Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients and subrecipients to employ people with HIV. Funding for this program will be awarded through a cooperative agreement.
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=323198
From Grants.gov web site, accessed 2/27/20icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS

Implementing the HIV Service Cascade for Justice-Involved Populations (U01 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-DA-20-028
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/30/20. Application: 4/30/20 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $4 million in FY 2020 to fund 2-3 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is interested in research that addresses research gaps related to the delivery of integrated treatment services for HIV and opioid use disorder (OUD) among the justice-involved population in the US, with a goal of improving treatment management and implementation. A quarter of all people infected with HIV pass through the justice system each year, making it an important system for HIV prevention and treatment. Community re-entry from incarceration is a time of heightened risk for opioid relapse, mortality, HIV risk behaviors, and discontinuation of HIV treatment. Given these elevated levels of risk, justice-involved people who inject drugs (PWID) should be prioritized for screening and linkage to the full continuum of HIV prevention and treatment services, including Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and highly active antiretroviral therapy (HAART). There is a need to better understand the effectiveness of the clinical interventions as received in this population, as well as the methods by which those interventions are delivered (navigation/mobile services).
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For information see https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-20-028.html
From Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices email, 2/21/20icon
Subject(s) HIV, substance abuse research

Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant: FG-20-005
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/30/20.
$ AVAILABLE: $5 million for up to 25 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Rural emergency medical service agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and non-profit emergency medical service agencies.
Emergency medical services are resources used by a public or private non-profit licensed entity to deliver medical care outside of a medical facility under emergency conditions that occur as a result of the condition or the patient. This includes services delivered by an emergency medical services provider or other provider that is licensed or certified by the State involved as an emergency medical technician, a paramedic or an equivalent profession (as determined by the State).
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.
CFDA: 93.243.
CONTACT: See URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/fy-2020-ems-training-foa.pdf
From SAMHSA web site, accessed 2/27/20icon
Subject(s) emergency medicine, substance abuse, rural health

Self-Advocacy Group Mini-Grants: 2020-04
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $15,000 for up to 12 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and/or professional schools, and for-profit businesses may apply if they can meet the requirements noted elsewhere in this Request for Applications (RFA). The entity that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: TCDD issued an RFA for Self-Advocacy Group Mini-Grants. Through these grants, local self-advocacy groups will build their organizational capacity and expand their impact. Self-advocacy groups can use these funds to strengthen their group to become more established, develop community partnerships, conduct formal activities, and ultimately expand their role and impact. The groups will identify and achieve at least one major activity that will put them in a position to pursue more significant activities and/or grants. Self-advocacy groups can apply for these grants or they can partner with another organization that can receive and disburse funds.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Questions can be sent to apply@tcdd.texas.gov.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, 3/2/20icon
Subject(s) disabilities

Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems: SM-20-015
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/30/20.
$ AVAILABLE: $7,043,597 for 10 to 17 awards (A minimum of four grants will be awarded to tribes/tribal organizations pending application volume).
ELIGIBILITY: *States, District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories health agencies with mental health and/or behavioral health functions.
*Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
*Community-based primary care or behavioral health care organizations.
*Emergency departments.
*Local public health agencies.
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Grants to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems (Short Title: Zero Suicide). The Zero Suicide model is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs for individuals who are 25 years of age or older. This program is designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. Recipients will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system.
CFDA: 93.243.
CONTACT: See URL for contact information. For more information see https://www.samhsa.gov/sites/default/files/grants/pdf/fy-2020-zero-suicide-foa.pdf
From SAMHSA web site, accessed 2/27/20icon
Subject(s) suicide prevention

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Grants
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/10/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards can range from $50,000 to $1 million. Applicants are required to provide a minimum 15 percent match.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include most entities that provide education or health care through telecommunications, including: 
*State and local governmental entities. 
*Federally-recognized Tribes. 
*Nonprofits. 
*For-profit businesses. 
*Consortia of eligible entities.
PURPOSE: The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program provides grants to encourage and improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies to be used by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents.
CFDA: 10.855
CONTACT: USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine, (202) 720-0800, email: dltinfo@wdc.usda.gov. For more information see https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants
From RHIHub this week email, 2/12/20icon
Subject(s) rural health, technology


Private Funding Opportunities

American Cancer Society Seeks Proposals on Role of Health Policy, Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention Outcomes
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards will not exceed $200,000 per year (direct costs) for up to five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by not-for-profit institutions located within the United States, its territories, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are eligible to apply. The usual American Cancer Society (ACS) restriction to investigators within the first six years of their initial independent research appointment for the Research Scholar grant applicants does not apply to this RFA.
PURPOSE: The American Cancer Society (ACS) has issued a request for research on the role of health policy and health insurance in improving access to and the performance of cancer prevention, early detection, and treatment services. Proposals will be accepted for research projects focused on changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to those changes by healthcare systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.
ACS is interested in evaluating the impact of the many changes now occurring in the healthcare system, with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Efforts focused on improving access to care may also impact inequities that contribute to health disparities. Public health policy initiatives such as the new federal and state marketplaces that have expanded insurance coverage, as well as Medicaid expansion in some states, create natural experiments ripe for evaluation. ACS is keenly interested in supporting rapid-learning research on the effects of health policy changes on patients, providers, and health systems, including but not limited to facilitators and barriers to care, unintended consequences, differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care, best practice models for quality care, and economic impact.
CONTACT: Chanda Felton, email: chanda.felton@cancer.org. For more information see https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/rfa-role-healthcare-insurance-cancer.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/28/20icon 
Subject(s) cancer research, health policy research

Donaghue Foundation Invites LOIs for Research to Improve Health of Older Adults in Long-Term Care Facilities
SOURCE: Donaghue Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due 4/25/20. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by 6/24/20.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will invest a total of approximately $750,000 in the program and expects to make 4 or 5 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a PhD-level (or equivalent) investigator at a tax-exempt research institution in the United States.
PURPOSE: The foundation welcomes applications to its Another Look 2020 grant program. The program supports health-related research projects with the potential to improve the quality of care and life for adults age 65 or older who are long-term residents living in nursing homes, assisted living facilities, and other congregate care facilities.
The foundation welcomes all topics related to improving quality in long-term care facilities but is particularly interested in supporting the following topics: increasing the availability and use of palliative, end of life, and hospice care; assessing the impact of innovations in staffing roles and expertise on resident quality of life; assessing the role of family members and informal caregivers on resident quality of life; understanding and reducing the impact of ageism on resident health and well-being; reducing isolation and loneliness and their negative impact on resident health and well-being; addressing racial, ethnic, gender or income disparities in care quality or health outcomes; and enhancing understanding of the specialized care needs of resident populations with developmental disabilities or with serious mental illness.
CONTACT: Stacy Cloud, (860) 521-9011, email: cloud@donaghue.org. For more information see https://donaghue.org/wp-content/uploads/Another-Look-2020-grant-announcement.pdf
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/27/20icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors

Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation Invites Applications for Mental Health Research
SOURCE: Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/20.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a faculty member at an accredited college or university or be affiliated with a nonprofit human service organization in the United States or Canada. Research for which funding is requested must focus on the U.S. or Canada, or on a comparison between the U.S. or Canada and one or more other country. The principal investigator also must have an earned doctorate in a relevant discipline and relevant experience.
PURPOSE: The Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation was established in 1993 to support research that contributes to a greater understanding of and solutions for problems affecting individuals, families, and communities.
To that end, the fund is inviting applications for its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Research Grant Program. Through the program, grants of up to $20,000 will be awarded in support of faculty or postdoctoral research. Areas of interest identified by the fund include studies to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions designed to prevent or ameliorate major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities, or studies that have the potential for adding significantly to knowledge about such problems.
CONTACT: None.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/28/20icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health

Sigma Invites Applications for End of Life Care Research
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/20.
$ AVAILABLE: $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a registered nurse with current license and hold a master's or doctoral degree or be enrolled in a doctoral program.
PURPOSE: Launched in 1922, the mission of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing is to develop nurse-leaders anywhere to improve healthcare everywhere.
To that end, and in partnership with Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care, the organization welcomes applications for the Sigma/Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care research grant program. Through the program, a single grant of $10,000 will be awarded to support the advancement of end-of-life nursing care through research. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted.
Preference will be given to Sigma and/or Hospice and Palliative Nurses Foundation End of Life Nursing Care members, other qualifications being equal.
CONTACT: Research Services, email: research@stti.iupui.edu. For more information see https://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/hospice-and-palliative-nurses-foundation-end-of-life-nursing-care-research-(hpna)-grant
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/28/20icon
Subject(s) nursing, medical research

Sigma Theta Tau Invites Applications from Nurses for HIV/AIDS Research
SOURCE: Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/20.
$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of $2,500 will be awarded in support of clinically oriented HIV/AIDS research being conducted by a nurse.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a registered nurse with a current license and a master’s degree and/or enrolled in a doctoral program.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Sigma/Association of Nurses in AIDS Care Grant research grant is to encourage research career development of nurses through support of clinically oriented HIV/AIDS research and increase the number of HIV studies being done by nurses. This includes studies focused on HIV prevention, symptom management, promotion of self-care and adherence. Proposals for pilot and/or developmental research may be submitted for the grant.
CONTACT: Research Services, email: research@stti.iupui.edu. For more information see https://www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/sigma-theta-tau-international-association-of-nurses-in-aids-care-grant
From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest web site, accessed 2/26/20icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, nursing


Events

Spaghetti Dinners and Raffle Winners: Legal Issues in Nonprofit Fundraising
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation
WHEN: March 17, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Suite 114
(San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Fundraising events can trigger several thorny legal issues: permits for food and alcohol, sales taxes, online solicitations, special restrictions on raffles, donor acknowledgments, live and silent auctions, and more. If your organization wants to raise money and stay legal, this training is for you. This class is intended for board and executive staff of new and established nonprofits that engage in fundraising activities.
Learning Objectives:
*Gain an overview of Texas laws and restrictions on certain fundraising activities;
*Learn about IRS regulations regarding donations;
*Learn legal basics regarding online sales and charitable solicitations (e.g. “donate here” button).
COST: $75.
CONTACT: San Antonio Area Foundation, (210) 225-2243.
From San Antonio Area Foundation web site, accessed 2/28/20icon


Awards in Texas

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) has awarded UT Health San Antonio a $7.2 million contract to lead the Texas Medication for Opioid Use Disorder (TxMOUD) initiative. The program will provide compassionate, evidence-based treatment for opioid use disorder throughout the state, regardless of patients’ ability to pay.
From HHS in the News, 2/25/20icon


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