Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 9 Alert # 2 - September 8, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Global COVID-19 response totaled $11.9 billion in first half of 2020
Global philanthropic giving in support of COVID-19 response and relief efforts during the first half of 2020 totaled more than $11.9 billion, a report from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy (CDP) and Candid finds. Based on Candid data as of July 7, the report, Philanthropy and COVID-19 in the First Half of 2020 (20 pages, PDF), found that corporate giving accounted for 66 percent of total dollars pledged or awarded (including in-kind contributions), 11 percent of the donations and 57 percent of the donors, with corporate foundations comprising 14 percent of all COVID-related giving by corporations. Independent foundations, the next largest category in dollar terms, accounted for 14 percent of dollars, 19 percent of donations and 16 percent of donors, followed by high-net-worth individuals (13 percent of dollars, one percent of donations and five percent of donors), grantmaking public charities (three percent of dollars, 20 percent of donations and 10 percent of donors), and operating foundations (three percent of dollars and less than one percent each of donations and donors). While community foundations accounted for just one percent of the dollars committed, they awarded the largest number of grants (49 percent) and represented 12 percent of the donors. The report can be downloaded from Candid’s IssueLab website https://www.issuelab.org/resources/37232/37232.pdf.

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Extension of Emergency SNAP Benefits for the Month of September
Governor Greg Abbott announced the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) will provide approximately $188 million in emergency Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) food benefits for the month of September as Texas continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 972,000 SNAP households will see the additional amount on their Lone Star Card by Sept. 15. The emergency September allotments are in addition to the more than $1 billion in benefits previously provided to Texans between April and August. HHSC received federal approval from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to extend the maximum allowable amount of SNAP benefits to recipients based on family size. 
From Office of the Governor of Texas website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network (GTN) (U19 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-CA-20-047
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 19, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 19, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $6 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund four to five awards. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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 overall goal of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to improve the treatment of adult glioblastoma (GBM) by developing novel effective agents that can cross the blood brain barrier (BBB) and testing them in the clinic. To implement this initiative, multi-institutional teams are invited to participate in the Glioblastoma Therapeutics Network (GTN). Each GTN team is expected to drive therapeutic agent(s) from pre-clinical development through investigational new drug (IND) studies into pilot clinical studies in humans.
CFDA: 93.394, 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 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-20-047.html
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, cancer research.

Grants for Early Medical/Surgical Specialists' Transition to Aging Research (GEMSSTAR) (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-AG-20-018): RFA-AG-21-023
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 13, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 13, 2020. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit a total of $2.4 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund approximately 15 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 goal of the GEMSSTAR program is to provide support for early-career physician-scientists trained in medical or surgical specialties or early-career dentist-scientists to launch careers as future leaders in aging- or geriatric-focused research. To achieve this goal, the GEMSSTAR Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) provides small grants to conduct transdisciplinary aging research that will yield pilot data and experience for subsequent aging research projects. The GEMSSTAR program also encourages candidates to seek out a supportive research environment to achieve the program's goal of fostering the development of early-career physician and dentist-scientists in aging or geriatric-focused research, particularly as it applies to their clinical specialty/discipline. In selecting GEMSSTAR awardees, NIA will consider the extent to which a candidate's environment is supportive of aging or geriatric focused research.
CFDA: 93.866
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-AG-21-023.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research.

Integrated Viral Hepatitis Surveillance and Prevention Funding for Health Departments: CDC-RFA-PS21-2103
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 1, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $341.2 million for 58 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
* State governments or their bona fide agents (including the District of Columbia).
* Local governments or their bona fide agents.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments. 
PURPOSE: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) supports integrated viral hepatitis surveillance and prevention programs in states and large cities in the United States. Key strategies include viral hepatitis outbreak planning and response; and surveillance for acute hepatitis A, B and C, and chronic hepatitis C. Recipients should develop a jurisdictional viral hepatitis elimination plan, increase comprehensive hepatitis B and C reporting, improve HBV and HCV testing and increase healthcare providers trained to treat hepatitis B and C. Contingent on funding, the following activities can be supported: surveillance for chronic hepatitis B and perinatal hepatitis C; increased hepatitis B and C testing and referral to care in high-impact settings (syringe services programs (SSPs), substance use disorder (SUD) treatment centers, correctional facilities, emergency departments and sexually transmitted disease clinics); and increased access to services preventing viral hepatitis and other infections among people who inject drugs (PWID). Contingent on funding, an optional component will support improved access to prevention, diagnosis and treatment of viral, bacterial and fungal infections related to drug use in settings disproportionately affected by drug use. Expected outcomes include improved surveillance for viral hepatitis, increased stakeholder engagement in viral hepatitis elimination planning and improved access to viral hepatitis prevention, diagnosis and treatment among populations most at risk.
CFDA: 93.270
CONTACT: Gilberto Ramirez, Project Officer. Email: GHR0@cdc.gov. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326479.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Aug. 27, 2020. 
Subject(s): prevention.

Kidney Cancer Research Program Clinical Research Nurse Development Award: W81XWH-20-KCRP-CRNDA
SOURCE: U.S. Department of the Army - CDMRP (Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-Application Due Date: Oct. 13, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 3, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $960,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. This award is granted to organizations. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The inclusion of clinical trial research nurses on a multi-disciplinary clinical research team is thought to be an asset in executing the day-to-day management of a clinical trial. Clinical research nurses (CRNs) perform an essential role to ensure that the integrity and quality of clinical trials are maintained while also safeguarding the welfare of clinical research or trial participants. CRNs are involved in all aspects of the clinical trial continuum from the initial development of a trial protocol through post study patient care, trial closeout and the dissemination of research findings. The intent of the Clinical Research Nurse Development Award is to support research that allows the preparation of nurses for the kidney cancer CRN specialization through a mentored research training approach.
CFDA: 12.420
CONTACT: CDMRP Help Desk. Phone: 301-682-5507. Email: help@eBRAP.org. For more information, go to https://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/pa/FY20-KCRP-CRNDA.pdf.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Multi-disciplinary Machine-assisted, Genomic Analysis and Clinical Approaches to Shortening the Rare Diseases Diagnostic Odyssey (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-TR-20-030
SOURCE: National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 12, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 12, 2020. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. 
$ AVAILABLE: NCATS intends to commit $1 million per year Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2026 to fund up 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites researchers to submit applications for multidisciplinary diagnostic strategies for rare diseases that combine machine-assistance, genomic analysis and clinical consultation. These strategies must be able to be adopted and performed at the primary or secondary care levels by front-line healthcare providers and be readily integrated into their clinical care workflow.
CFDA: 93.350
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-TR-20-030.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research.

New Models of Integrated HIV/AIDS, Addiction, and Primary Care Services (R01 Clinical Trial Required): PAR-20-273
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 18, 2020, Aug. 11, 2021, Nov. 18, 2021, Aug. 11, 2022, Nov. 18, 2022, Aug. 11, 2023.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA expects to fund a total of $1.5 million in new awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 across both the R01 and R34 mechanisms. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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 the testing of enhanced models of care that optimally integrate HIV, addiction and primary care services. NIDA is interested in research that addresses gaps related to the delivery of comprehensive, integrated health services to include the full continuum of HIV/AIDS services, addiction prevention and treatment services and primary care services with a goal of improving the coordination of care and improving health outcomes related to HIV and substance use disorder (SUD) in the U.S.
CFDA: 93.279
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-20-273.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, substance abuse research.

Secondary Analysis and Integration of Existing Data to Elucidate the Genetic Architecture of Cancer Risk and Related Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PA-17-239): PAR-20-276
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 5, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
* Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
* Hispanic-serving institutions.
* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
* Small businesses.
* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
* State governments.
* County governments.
* City or township governments.
* Special district governments.
* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
* Eligible agencies of the federal government.
* U.S. territories or possessions.
* Independent school districts.
* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
* Faith-based or community-based organizations.
* Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: Through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) along with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR) encourages submission of applications proposing to conduct secondary data analysis and integration of existing datasets and database resources, with the ultimate aim to elucidate the genetic architecture of cancer risk and related outcomes (e.g., risk prediction or reduction, survival or response to treatment). The goal of this initiative is to address key scientific questions relevant to cancer genomic and epidemiology by supporting the analysis of existing genetic or genomic datasets, in combination with other omics and environmental, clinical, behavioral, lifestyle and molecular profiles data. Applicants are encouraged to leverage existing genetic data and perform innovative analyses of the existing data. Applications may include new research aims that are being addressed with existing data, new or advanced methods of analyses or novel combinations and integration of datasets that allow the exploration of important scientific questions in genomic and epidemiology cancer research.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.396, 93.172, 93.121
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-20-276.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020. 
Subject(s): cancer research, technology.

Texas Veterans + Family Alliance Grant Program: HHS0007424
SOURCE: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 2, 2020, 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The anticipated amount of state funding available for the Texas Veterans + Family Alliance (TV+FA) Grant Program is $10 million per year for State Fiscal Years (SFY) 2022 and 2023. HHSC anticipates issuing multiple awards. Grant awards are funded on a cost-reimbursement basis and only to the extent the grantee provides matching funds for the duration of the grant agreement.
ELIGIBILITY: An applicant must be a nonprofit organization or a governmental entity that will lead a community collaborative. The following are eligible:
* Nonprofit organizations that have obtained a federal income tax exemption under Internal Revenue Code (IRC) Title 26 USC Subtitle A, Chapter 1, Subchapter F, Part 1, Sections 501(c)(3), (4), (8), (10) or (19).
* Governmental entities such as local government bodies, their agencies and departments.
* School districts.
* Schools. 
* Colleges and universities. 
* Other political subdivisions.
In addition, eligible applicants must:
* Eligible to apply for funds under this Request For Applications (RFA) due to not being debarred currently, suspended or otherwise excluded or ineligible for participation in federal or state assistance programs. 
* Be in Good Standing with the Texas Secretary of State, as applicable.
* Have a Texas business address and conduct business at a physical location in Texas prior to the date that the grant agreement is executed.
* Submit only one grant application. Applicants are not considered eligible if they are listed as partner organizations of or within any other grant application submitted in response to this RFA.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks to implement the TV+FA Grant Program as directed by Texas Government Code, Title 4, Subtitle I, Chapter 531, Section 531.0992, Grant Program for Mental Health Services for Veterans and their Families. The purpose of the TV+FA Grant Program is to provide community-based, sustainable, evidence based and accessible behavioral health services to Texas veterans and their families to augment the work of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Amy Pearson, Grants Specialist. Phone: 512-406-2638. Email: amy.pearson@hhsc.texas.gov.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, mental health.


Private Funding Opportunities

2021 Research Scholar Award
SOURCE: Urology Care Foundation (UCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 8, 2020, 4 p.m. CST. Due Date: Nov. 5, 2020, 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: At least 12 awards of $40,000 per year for one or
two years of support are expected to be available for the 2021 Research Scholar Award competition. However, funding of these awards will be contingent on the availability of funding, which, due to the current effects of the coronavirus pandemic, cannot be determined at this time. Final determinations regarding award funding will be made at the time of awardee selection. Funding is available for research training in all urologic disease areas and across all research types: basic, translational, clinical and health services/outcomes. Research Scholar Awards require cost-sharing from the sponsoring institution.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to compete for a 2021 Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Award, applicants must, by July 1, 2021, be either:
* Track 1 (clinical or post-doctoral fellows):
o Urologists in accredited clinical fellowships (available for research year starting July 1, 2021)
o Post-doctoral fellows no more than five years beyond completion of the Ph.D. 
* Track 2 (early-career faculty):
o Early-career M.D. (urologist) or Ph.D. investigators within the first five years after beginning their faculty positions.
PURPOSE: Urology Care Foundation Research Scholar Awards support future research leaders and ensure they receive the necessary training and guidance for a successful research career. These awards provide funding for one- and two-year mentored research training for clinical and postdoctoral fellows or early-career faculty. To date, the program has invested over $25 million to support over 600 Research Scholars. 
CONTACT: Grants Manager. Email: grantsmanager@AUAnet.org (preferred method of contact). Phone: 410-689-3945. Business hours, Monday–Friday, 7 a.m.–4 p.m. CST. For the award announcement and proposal agreement, go to http://www.auanet.org/research/research-funding/aua-funding/research-scholar-awards. To apply, go to https://proposalcentral.com/GrantOpportunities.asp?GMID=179. For more information, go to http://www.auanet.org/.
From American Urological Association website, accessed Sept. 3, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.

AFA Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 6, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $6,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant eligibility is open to any AFA nonprofit member organization in good standing (membership dues must be paid
up-to-date). Individuals are not eligible to apply. AFA seeks to provide grant funding to organizations that have limited funding to provide scholarships sufficient to meet community demand. Eligible organizations must serve clients with the greatest need for respite services as determined by the selection criteria of the AFA. 
PURPOSE: As the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias increases nationally much of the care provided to people with the disease is by unpaid family members. Research indicates that these responsibilities increase the risk of illness and mortality for the caregiver and result in earlier institutionalization for the person living with dementia. AFA created the Family Respite Care Grants in response to this demand for relief. These grants will provide funds to organizations, so they may offer scholarships to qualified families in need of respite services. To qualify for a scholarship, families must have a loved one with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Respite services include social model adult day care programs, in-home aides, companion care and overnight respite. 
CONTACT: Phone: 866-232-8484. Email: grants@alzfdn.org. For more information, go to https://alzfdn.org/membership-grants/grant-information/milton-phyllis-berg-family-respite-care-grants/. To apply, go to https://alzfdn.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/2020-Respite-Grant-Application_Fillable.pdf.pdf.
From Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Invites Applications for Quality of Life Grants: Direct Effect
SOURCE: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 20, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or veterans’ hospitals.
PURPOSE: Quality of Life Direct Effect grants (Quality of Life - Tier 1) will have short- to mid-range impact. Long-range impact and sustainability are not expected for projects at this level. These grants fund specific budget items up to a total of $25,000 to support the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months after the award is received. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; workshop education series on sex and sexuality with a spinal cord injury; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; program for preventing abuse in adaptive sports; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program and support groups. 
CONTACT: Email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. For program guidelines and to apply, go to https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process.
From Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Invites Applications for Quality of Life Grants: High Impact Priority
SOURCE: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 20, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Quality of Life High Impact Priority Grants consists of three tiers (tiers 2,3,4) of increasing levels of grant funding. Each tier is targeted to focus on a high priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families, as follows:
Tier 2: Grants of $30,000 for the following Priority Areas:
* Transportation.
* Respite/Caregiving.
* Disaster preparedness.
Tier 3: Grants of $40,000:
* Nursing home transition.
Tier 4: Grants of $50,000:
* Employment.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or veterans’ hospitals.
PURPOSE: The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation has created High Impact Priority grants (Tiers 2, 3 & 4) with higher maximum award amounts that focus on targeted high priority issues for people living with paralysis and their families. This enables the Reeve Foundation to continue to support valuable projects and services in communities throughout the United States, as well as to highlight, fund and publicize high priority issues and successful solutions.
CONTACT: Email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. For program guidelines and to apply, go to https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process.
From Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Curing Kids Cancer: Individual Research Awards
SOURCE: Curing Kids Cancer (CKC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 5, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Three individual grant awards of $150,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY:
* Limit of one application per institution with endorsement of the Division Chief of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology.
* Applications to fund correlative studies associated with clinical trials in the focus areas will be considered.
* Funding for the associated clinical trial must have already been secured and applications must include a description of the developmental pathway for the therapeutic approach.
* The NIH (National Institutes of Health) salary cap must be employed.
* Ten percent indirect costs from the total award will be allowed (e.g., maximum $15,000 indirect and $135,000 direct costs per award).
* Must be a North American institution (no citizenship requirements).
* Open to all applicant levels with M.D. or Ph.D.
PURPOSE: The goal of these grants is to overcome barriers to clinical application of new treatment approaches for childhood cancer. A priority is to fund projects that have already shown great promise, but that have a
specific funding need to move forward. The three focus areas for this Request for Proposal (RFP) are:
* Cancer immunotherapy/targeted therapy.
* High-grade brain tumors.
* Therapeutic targeting through genomics/epigenetics.
Application of novel technologies in these areas are welcome.
CONTACT: Mikaela Hopkins. Email: mikaela@curingkidscancer.org. For technical questions regarding the online submission process, contact Proposal Central customer service during business hours, Monday–Friday, 7:30 a.m.–4 p.m. CST. Phone: 800-875-2562. Email: pcsupport@altum.com. For more information, go to https://curingkidscancer.org/grants. For application instructions, go to https://curingkidscancer.org/pdfs/ckc-rfp-2020.pdf.
From Curing Kids Cancer website, accessed Sept. 1, 2020.
Subject(s): cancer research, children’s health.

FBJSL Community Assistance Fund (CAF)
SOURCE: Fort Bend Junior Service League (FBJSL)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must have 501(c)(3) status and must be in Fort Bend County or the applicant must serve Fort Bend County residents. The applicant must provide programs or services in the areas listed below. Additionally, an application shall be considered if it meets one or more of the following criteria:
* Addresses a critical or basic need.
* Funds a pilot program.
* Expands a significant service to the Fort Bend County community.
PURPOSE: The Fort Bend Junior Service League is an organization of women dedicated to providing volunteer services, leadership and philanthropy to enrich Fort Bend County. The League is committed to programs and services that: 
* Support and promote quality education, environmental awareness, and affordable health and human services. 
* Benefit senior citizens, children and dependent persons with disabilities. 
* Promote education and intervention to prevent substance abuse. 
* Are designed to understand the problem of violence, to assist, educate and protect victims and to work effectively with abusers. 
* Recognize the needs of those families and individuals in Fort Bend County who are considered homeless.
* Feed the hungry. 
* Support the arts and promote cultural enrichment.
* Reflect awareness of the increasing racial, religious and ethnic diversity of the Fort Bend area. 
* Ensure the intellectual, economic, social, mental, physical and emotional well-being of women. 
* Ensure the future of volunteers in the community and the promotion of trained volunteers in direct community service.
CONTACT: Email: brccom@fbjsl.com. To apply, go to https://www.fbjsl.org/wp-content/uploads/3c.-CAF-Application.pdf. For more information, go to http://www.fbjsl.com/.
From Fort Bend Junior Service League website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): homelessness, women’s health, substance abuse, mental health, health care services, domestic violence, volunteerism.

Kronkosky Charitable Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Kronkosky Charitable Foundation (KCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: The Foundation makes grants only to organizations that are exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. In addition, the Foundation has a geographic limitation that requires that grant funds be used in Bandera, Bexar, Comal and Kendall counties in Texas. The Foundation will only accept Letters of Inquiry from 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations that have become GuideStar Exchange Program Members at the Silver, Gold or Platinum level, a free service provided by GuideStar. The purposes of this requirement are to increase the transparency of nonprofit organizations in their service area and to reduce paperwork associated with grant applications.
PURPOSE: When applying to the Foundation for support, please make certain that your request addresses one or more of the KCF program goals as listed below:
* To improve the quality of life and contribute to a social safety net for individuals in the counties of interest; including the elderly, children and youth and those living with illness or disabilities.
* To expand or improve public parks, zoos and wildlife sanctuaries and to prevent cruelty to animals.
* To foster meaningful arts and cultural activities.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-475-9000. Email: kronfndn@kronkosky.org. To apply, go to https://kronkosky.org/Grants/Apply-for-a-Grant. For more information, go to https://kronkosky.org/
From Kronkosky Charitable Foundation website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): health care services, aged/seniors, children’s health, animal welfare.

Texas Women’s Foundation: Resilience Fund Grants
SOURCE: Texas Women’s Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants will be awarded in the range of $5,000 - $30,000 based upon availability of funds.
ELIGIBILITY: 
Grant proposals are being accepted from nonprofits which:
* Have a current 501(c)(3) status.
* Demonstrate a three-year operating history.
* Serve Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant Counties, and the immediate surrounding North Texas area.
* Agree to provide a report on the use of funds and the impact on women, girls and their families, including number served and race/ethnicity.
* Accept grant payment by Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)-Automated Clearinghouse Authorization (ACH).
* Have operations that are consistent with the Texas Women’s Foundation mission, vision, values and core competencies.
PURPOSE: In response to the impact of the current pandemic environment, Texas Women’s Foundation has established the Texas Women’s Foundation Resilience Fund. This fund was established to support those who we know are both impacted first and will feel the impact for the longest: lower income women and their families who already live at the margins or below the poverty line. Focus areas include:
* Access to physical and behavioral health services and support, including mental health and substance abuse needs.
* Child care and adult care services and caregiver support.
* Services for victims of gender-based violence and prevention of gender-based violence.
* Support for an economically secure future.
* Access to legal services.
* Workforce development.
* Education support services (not scholarships).
* Other emerging needs unique to the current pandemic environment.
CONTACT: Roselle Tenorio, Coordinator, Grants and Programs. Email: rtenorio@txwf.org. For more information, go to https://www.txwf.org/grants/.
From Texas Women’s Foundation website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): women’s health, mental health, substance abuse, domestic violence.

Texoma Health Foundation: Community Grants
SOURCE: Texoma Health Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 18, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The average grant award is $58,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations eligible to apply include public agencies, public charities or tax-exempt organizations located in Grayson and Fannin counties and classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Foundation will grant funds to projects that address mental wellness, the nursing pipeline, COVID-19 workplace or community safety and applications in response to closure of needed services due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Phone: 903-337-0755. Shunnay Gilmore. Email: gilmore@texomahealth.org.
From Texoma Health Foundation website, accessed Sept. 2, 2020.
Subject(s): healthcare services, disaster assistance, nursing, mental health.


Events

Webinar: The HeART and Science of FUNdraising
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Learning Lab
WHEN: Sept. 15, 11-11:45 a.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Through years of experience, Susan Kramer has created a methodology for taking a donor from a transactional giver to a donor you have a relationship with. The method is ICE=DILA: Identifying individuals, Creating a community, Engaging in your organization to secure Donors, Investors, Leaders and Advocates. Participants will be guided through the journey of ICE=DILA.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Phone: 303-549-2764. Email: info@nonprofitlearninglab.org.
From Nonprofit Learning Lab webpage, accessed Sept. 1, 2020.

Webinar: Transform Your In-Person Event with a Virtual Giving Day
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Learning Lab
WHEN: Sept. 23, 12-12:45 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: A global pandemic doesn’t make your mission any less important to the community. Instead of canceling major fundraising events altogether, why not host a virtual giving day that could cost 10 times less, take 80 percent less time to plan and can help raise thousands more?
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Phone: 303-549-2764. Email: info@nonprofitlearninglab.org.
From Nonprofit Learning Lab webpage, accessed Sept. 1, 2020.


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