Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 9 Alert # 1 - September 1, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Report Shows Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits in Texas
A report from United Ways of Texas and OneStar Foundation highlights key themes from various surveys assessing the impact of COVID-19 on Texas nonprofits and offers opportunities for improvements to strengthen the nonprofit sector. The report includes data on the role of nonprofits in the state, a summary of survey findings and suggests specific actions policymakers, funders and the business sector can take to ensure nonprofits have the resources they need to continue their pivotal work. The report can be downloaded from the Built for Texas website https://txnonprofits.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/08/Impact-of-COVID19-on-Texas-Nonprofit-Orgs_August-2020.pdf.
From Built for Texas website, accessed Aug. 25, 2020.

Quest Diagnostics pledges $100 million to address health disparities
Quest Diagnostics and the Quest Diagnostics Foundation have announced a multiyear, $100 million initiative to address and reduce health disparities in underserved communities, including those impacted by COVID-19. The effort will include donated testing services, education programs, partnerships and financial support aimed at closing gaps in COVID-19 testing availability, addressing key social determinants of health that have limited access to testing and better health in underserved communities and raising awareness about the importance of appropriate diagnostic testing for health and wellness. To that end, Quest Diagnostics will partner with Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), long-term care facilities, community organizations and schools and universities.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Aug. 25, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Core Infrastructure Support for Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-17-233): PAR-20-136
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 9, 2020, April 9, 2021, Nov. 9, 2021, April 7, 2022, Nov. 9, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ 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: Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) encourages grant applications for support of the core functions of Cancer Epidemiology Cohorts (CECs), as well as methodological research. This FOA is intended to support the maintenance of existing CECs infrastructure and resource sharing with broader scientific communities.
CFDA: 93.393
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).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). 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. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-136.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Fertility Status as a Marker for Overall Health (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-20-282
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 19, 2020, May 19, 2021, Jan. 19, 2022, Sept. 19, 2022, May 19, 2023. Due Date: Oct. 19, 2020, June 19, 2021, Feb. 19, 2022, Oct. 19, 2022, June 19, 2023.
$ 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 exploratory/developmental research that explores the premise that fertility status can be a marker for overall health. Chronic conditions such as cancer, diabetes and obesity can impair fertility; however, less is known about the extent to which fertility status can impact or act as a marker for overall health. Data suggest that infertility is not necessarily a unique disease of the reproductive axis but is often physiologically or genetically linked with other diseases and conditions. Recent epidemiologic studies demonstrate links between fertility status in both males and females and various somatic diseases and disorders. Taken together, these data strongly suggest that fertility status can be a window into overall health. 
CFDA: 93.865, 93.399, 93.113, 93.313
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).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). 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. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-282.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Martin Delaney Collaboratory for Pediatric HIV Cure Research (UM1 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-036
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 6, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 7, 2020. 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: $6.25 million.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is soliciting applications to support research on HIV cure in pediatric populations. This FOA will support coordinated basic, clinical and applied research focused on developing strategies to achieve an HIV cure, defined as either sustained viral remission or eradication of HIV infection. The cure of HIV infection in people living with HIV is one of the highest priorities of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The goal of this program is to accelerate progress towards developing strategies to achieve either eradication of HIV infection from the body or a sustained viral remission, as defined by sustained viral suppression following cessation of antiretroviral therapy. Funded projects under this FOA will be expected to expand the knowledge base on HIV latency and persistence in pediatric populations, design and evaluate innovative cure strategies, develop and evaluate assays and other 
modalities to accurately characterize HIV reservoirs and translate findings to the clinical settings. This funding opportunity will target perinatally infected children and adolescents and young adults up to 24 years of age with a primary focus on early treated children.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.865, 93.279, 93.242
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).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). 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. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-20-036.html
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS medical research, children’s health.

NCI Pediatric In-Vivo Testing Program (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-CA-14-018): RFA-CA-20-034
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 9, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 9, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit approximately $5.1 million to fund up to eight awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021.
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 the NCI Pediatric In-Vivo Testing Program (Ped-In Vivo-TP) will be to generate, analyze and disseminate preclinical data using genomically characterized in-vivo models to help inform the development of new and more effective treatments for children with cancer. As such, the proposal is specifically designed to align with objectives of both the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for preclinical testing as well as to contribute to the NCI Childhood Cancer Data Initiative (CCDI). 
CFDA: 93.395
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).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). 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. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-034.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, children’s health, cancer research.

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-20-283
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine (NLM) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 23, 2020, Sept. 22, 2021, Sept. 21, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 23, 2020, Oct. 22, 2021, Oct. 21, 2022.
All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Because this FOA focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI)) are encouraged to apply.
CFDA: 93.879; 93.313
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).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). 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. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-283.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020. 
Subject(s): health disparities, technology.

Service Area Competition: HRSA-21-006
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 19, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $4.9 million for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations include domestic public or nonprofit private entities, such as tribal, faith-based or community-based organizations, that propose to serve an announced service area and its associated population to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Contact BPHC SAC Team. Phone: 301-594-4300. Email:  BPHCSAC@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=de04fed5-98e7-4e7e-ac28-684fc5aa9dd3.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 25, 2020. 
Subject(s): health care services, underserved populations.

Visualization Methods and Tools Development for Enhancing Cancer Moonshot Data (R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-CA-20-044
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 30, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 30, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit a total of $1.25 Million for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, to fund three to four 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: Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites submission of applications requesting support for projects that will accelerate cancer research. Specifically, this FOA falls under a scientific priority designated by the Blue-Ribbon Panel (BRP) as Recommendation J, the development of New Enabling Cancer Technologies.
CFDA: 93.394, 93.396
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).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). 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. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-044.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020. 
Subject(s): cancer research.


Private Funding Opportunities

The ADHA Institute for Oral Health is Accepting Applications for the 2021 Mars Wrigley Foundation's Healthier Smiles Grant Program
SOURCE: American Dental Hygienists’ Association (ADHA), Mars Wrigley Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $2,500-$5,000 per grantee.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a United States citizen and a licensed dental hygienist. Applicant must also be an active member of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association. Current ADHA Institute Board of Directors and ADHA Board of Trustees may not apply, nor may members of the Community Service Grant Review Committee apply as a principal investigator
PURPOSE: The Mars Wrigley Foundation Community Service Grant will be awarded to applicants who are involved in a specific community service health project. Applicants will need to demonstrate that the project is in harmony with the mission and vision of the American Dental Hygienists’ Association Institute for Oral Health. The project should demonstrate its capacity to improve the public’s oral health and should provide oral health education with strong preventive components. This grant program is designed to encourage dental hygienists to design and implement community health programs for underserved communities where they live and work.
CONTACT: Email: institute@adha.net. For a sample application, go to https://www.adha.org/resources-docs/The_Mars_Wrigley_Foundations_Healthier_Smiles_Grant_Program_Sample_Application.pdf. To apply, go to https://www.abstractscorecard.com/cfp/submit/login.asp?EventKey=MSYIQOWE.
From the American Dental Hygienists’ Association website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020. 
Subject(s): oral health.

AHA/ASA Young Investigator Database Research Seed Grant
SOURCE: American Heart Association (AHA), American Stroke Association (ASA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators eligible to apply for the Young Investigator (YI) Grant are Ph.D.s or M.D.s who are current residents, fellows in training or have completed training within the last five years or other doctoral prepared professionals who are early in their career development and have interest in cardiovascular or stroke research.
PURPOSE: The YI Grant provides statistical analysis and support coordinated by AHA/ASA, Get With The Guidelines (GWTG) Program Leadership and Mentorship. Data analysis will be done by Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) or University of Pennsylvania, the AHA analytical partners. The YI Grant may also include reimbursement of expenses for the recipient to travel to a national scientific conference to present the research results and journal publication expenses if the award recipient meets required writing deadlines.
CONTACT: Email: QualityResearch@heart.org.
From American Heart Association website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.

American Epilepsy Society: Seed Grant Program
SOURCE: American Epilepsy Society (AES)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 19, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Seed grants provide up to $20,000 for one year. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may come from individual investigators or from two or more collaborating investigators. The primary investigator or at least one of the primary investigators in a seed grant with multiple primary investigators must be:
• A member of AES.
• An established investigator with at least an associate professor or equivalent level appointment.
• An epilepsy-focused academic investigator. An assistant professor may serve as a collaborator or co-primary investigator on the project provided that the application is submitted by the established professor and the award is contracted at least in part for use by the established professor. 
• Although collaborations between academic and industry investigators will be considered, the grant must go to an academic institution and the academic investigator should be the primary investigator. Preference will be given to collaborations between academic investigators. 
• Preference will also be given to applications for research to be conducted at U.S. institutions. Depending on available funds, applications may be considered from investigators outside the U.S. who otherwise meet the eligibility criteria.
PURPOSE: The AES Seed Grant Program provides support to established investigators to:
• Pursue new and innovative directions in epilepsy research.
• Bring new research methods to their research programs.
• Begin new collaborations with other investigators in epilepsy or in different, complementary disciplines.
These small awards are designed to enable preliminary investigations that will lay the groundwork for subsequent substantial grants from government, industry or other funding sources for research to advance the understanding, treatment and prevention of epilepsy.
CONTACT: Email: grants@aesnet.org
From American Epilepsy Society website, accessed Aug. 25, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research. 

Livestrong Solution Grants: Acceleration Grants 
SOURCE: Livestrong Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Expression of interest applications: Oct. 16, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Dec. 7, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000 to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Organizations must be based in the U.S. with a valid Tax ID number and U.S. bank account.
• Organizations must be doing business for at least one year (from Sept. 1, 2020) and be able to demonstrate how they currently generate impact.
• Organizations are eligible to submit one application for each funding tier (i.e. Acceleration Grant or Transformation Grant, or both) per funding cycle.
• There are no restrictions for reapplication for both successful and unsuccessful grant seekers.
• Projects must have measurable outcomes and be sustainable for the duration of the grant.
• Projects must not replicate existing Livestrong programs.
PURPOSE: Several annual grants will be awarded. Projects must be aligned with the Livestrong mission, Livestrong purpose statement and focus areas/funding priorities of post-treatment care, patient and caregiver education, comprehensive quality of life services and streamlining systems and care.
CONTACT: Email: grants@livestrong.org. Go to https://www.livestrong.org/what-we-do/livestrong-solution-grants, scroll down to see more information about the acceleration grants. To complete an expression of interest application via the online portal, go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=Livestrong. For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://livestrong.org/sites/default/files/LSGrants_FAQ2021.pdf#_ga=2.102004865.1298289197.1598638566-69130472.1598638566.
From Livestrong Foundation webpage, accessed Aug. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer care.

Livestrong Solution Grants: Transformation Grants 
SOURCE: Livestrong Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Expression of interest applications: Oct. 16, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Dec. 7, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000 to $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Organizations must be based in the U.S. with a valid Tax ID number and U.S. bank account.
• Organizations must be doing business for at least one year (from Sept. 1, 2020) and be able to demonstrate how they currently generate impact.
• Organizations are eligible to submit one application for each funding tier (i.e. Acceleration Grant or Transformation Grant, or both) per funding cycle.
• There are no restrictions for reapplication for both successful and unsuccessful grant seekers.
• Projects must have measurable outcomes and be sustainable for the duration of the grant.
• Projects must not replicate existing Livestrong programs.
PURPOSE: A small number of multi-year grants will be awarded. Projects must be aligned with the Livestrong mission, Livestrong purpose statement and focus areas/funding priorities of post-treatment care, patient and caregiver education, comprehensive quality of life services and streamlining systems and care.
CONTACT: Email: grants@livestrong.org. Go to https://www.livestrong.org/what-we-do/livestrong-solution-grants, scroll down to see more information about the transformation grants. To complete an expression of interest application via the online portal, go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=Livestrong. For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://livestrong.org/sites/default/files/LSGrants_FAQ2021.pdf#_ga=2.102004865.1298289197.1598638566-69130472.1598638566.
From Livestrong Foundation webpage, accessed Aug. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer care.

Livestrong Solution Grants: Livestrong Racial Equity Subgrant
SOURCE: Livestrong Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Expression of interest applications: Oct. 16, 2020. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Dec. 7, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Organizations must be based in the U.S. with a valid Tax ID number and U.S. bank account.
• Organizations must be doing business for at least one year (from Sept. 1, 2020) and be able to demonstrate how they currently generate impact.
• There are no restrictions for reapplication for both successful and unsuccessful grant seekers.
• Projects must have measurable outcomes and be sustainable for the duration of the grant.
• Projects must not replicate existing Livestrong programs.
PURPOSE: This subgrant provides funding dedicated to finding lasting solutions that fill gaps and improve the cancer experience for Black Americans.
CONTACT: Email: grants@livestrong.org. Go to https://www.livestrong.org/what-we-do/livestrong-solution-grants, scroll down to see more information about the racial equality subgrant. To complete an expression of interest application via the online portal, go to https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=Livestrong. For answers to frequently asked questions, go to https://livestrong.org/sites/default/files/LSGrants_FAQ2021.pdf#_ga=2.102004865.1298289197.1598638566-69130472.1598638566.
From Livestrong Foundation webpage, accessed Aug. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer care, health disparities, minority health.

Susan S. Spencer, M.D. Clinical Research Training Scholarship in Epilepsy
SOURCE: American Epilepsy Society (AES), Epilepsy Foundation (EF) and American Brain Foundation (ABF) in collaboration with the American Academy of Neurology (AAN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The award will consist of a commitment of $65,000 per year for two years, plus a $10,000 per year stipend to support education and research-related costs for a total of $150,000. Supplementation of the award with other grants is permissible, but to be eligible to apply for this award, the other grant sources cannot exceed $75,000 annually.
ELIGIBILITY: For this scholarship, research is defined as “patient-oriented research specifically designed to enhance the diagnosis and therapeutics in patients with epilepsy. These areas of research include epidemiologic or behavioral studies, clinical trials, studies of disease mechanisms, the development of new technologies and health services and outcomes research.” Recipient must be an AAN and AES member trained as a clinical care provider, interested in an academic career in epilepsy research who has completed residency or a Ph.D. no more than five years prior to the beginning of this award (July 1, 2021). If you have completed both residency and a Ph.D., your eligibility is based on when you completed residency. If you completed a fellowship of any kind after residency, your eligibility is based on the date you finished residency. At the time of application, applicants can be epilepsy fellows, postdoctoral fellows or newly appointed junior faculty members (first two years of appointment). During the award period, it is acceptable for the candidate to be pursuing formal graduate coursework (e.g., M.PH.) as part of the 75 percent protected time for research.
PURPOSE: This two-year award supports clinical research training in the field of epilepsy. It is hoped that this program, targeting clinicians who are fellows or new faculty, will foster the development of clinical care providers interested in pursuing careers in patient-oriented research. The late Susan Spencer, M.D., an internationally renowned epileptologist, exemplified the qualities of a clinician-investigator. The award recognizes the importance of good clinical research and encourages young investigators in clinical studies in epilepsy.
CONTACT: Michelle Maxwell, Program Manager, Science Committee Activities Phone: 612-928-6001. Email: mmaxwell@aan.com
From American Epilepsy Society webpage, accessed Aug. 25, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.
  
Teaching Gardens Network Grant Program
SOURCE: American Heart Association (AHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: 40 organizations will receive grants. The amount is not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: Only schools and educational facilities that are members of the Teaching Gardens Network may apply. To join the Teaching Gardens Network, go to https://www.heart.org/en/professional/educator/teaching-gardens/join-the-teaching-gardens-network.
PURPOSE: Teaching Gardens address the healthy eating challenges that are facing our nation’s children and families by supporting school and community gardens.
CONTACT: Contact the Teaching Gardens Network by completing the form listed above. For more information, go to https://www.heart.org/en/professional/educator/teaching-gardens/teaching-gardens-grant.
From American Heart Association website, accessed Aug. 24, 2020.
Subject(s): nutrition, children’s health.


Events

Webinar - The 2020 Healthier Texas Summit Series
SPONSOR: It's Time Texas and The University of Texas System
WHEN: The next live webinar will be presented on Sept. 3, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The Healthier Texas Summit is a collaboration between It's Time Texas and The University of Texas System that brings together thought leaders and health champions from all sectors to advance a shared vision: transforming health in Texas. As the only conference of its kind bringing together cross-sector thought leaders and local health champions to unite for a healthier Texas, the Summit will be offered as a free, digital series in 2020. In weekly sessions running from June through October, attendees will hear from experts on issues spanning social determinants of health, community health, cross-sector partnerships, health disparities and health communication. Sessions from June, July and August have been archived and are available for viewing.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Coco Plunkett. Email: coco@itstimetexas.org. To learn more about summit collaborator It’s Time Texas, go to https://itstimetexas.org/about/. To learn more about The Healthier Texas Summit, go to https://healthiertexassummit.com. For a schedule of events and to register, please visit https://healthiertexassummit.com/schedule/.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) email, July 21, 2020.


Awards in Texas

AARP Community Challenge 2020 Grantees
For the fourth annual AARP Community Challenge, AARP (American Association of Retired Persons) received more than 2,800 applications from nonprofits and government entities, resulting in a highly competitive selection process. A total of more than $2.4 million is being distributed to fund 184 quick-action projects across the country, helping urban, rural and suburban communities make immediate improvements and jumpstart long-term progress to support residents of all ages. Awards were given to the following Texas organizations: Walk Austin, Bike Friendly South Dallas, Eco El Paso, City of Houston Planning and Development Department, City of San Antonio — World Heritage Office.
https://www.aarp.org/livable-communities/community-challenge/info-2020/2020-grantees.html?cmp=EMC-DSM-NLC-LC-HOMFAM-20200820_LivableCommunities_899300_1358305-082020-F1-grantees-CTA_Button-CTRL-4796052&encparam=La4KtcN7EG6BBqadGxyzUCR4RFgYiDAFsnFMTwhpBz4%3d.
From AARP.org website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020.

All Together ATX Awards $2.2 Million in Second Round of Funding
All Together ATX
, a joint effort of the Austin Community Foundation and United Way for Greater Austin, has announced $2.2 million in grants to seventy nonprofits working to assist communities in Central Texas impacted by COVID-19. Grants ranging from $5,000 to $70,000 will support nonprofits working to reduce and prevent domestic violence and child abuse, advance digital equity, deliver mental health services, assist the elderly and provide help with utility bills. Recipients include Austin Free-Net, the Central Texas Food Bank, Family Eldercare and AVANCE Austin
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Aug. 26, 2020.


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