Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 9 Alert # 4 - September 22, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Nonprofits Seeing Less Long-Term COVID-19 Impact on Fundraising
The share of nonprofits expecting COVID-19 to have a significant impact on their fundraising over the long term fell at the beginning of September to the lowest level since June, a weekly tracking survey by Grenzebach Glier and Associates finds. Based on a survey of nearly eighteen hundred nonprofits conducted between August 24 and September 6, the report, Survey of COVID-19 Impacts on Fundraising Operations (35 pages, PDF), found that 42 percent of respondents anticipated a "high" negative impact on fundraising over the next ninety days, down from 47 percent in early August and 45 percent in July and just above the 41 percent recorded in June. Another 35 percent expected a "moderate" negative impact, up from 29 percent in early August, 24 percent in July and 32 percent in June, while the share expecting a "low" negative impact fell to 10 percent, from 14 percent in early August, 11 percent in July and 12 percent in June. The report can be found at Grenzebach Glier and Associates website 
http://www.grenzebachglier.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/GGA-SurveyLab-COVID-19-Survey-Results-Impact-on-Fundraising-Operations-9-6-20.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 14, 2020.

COVID-19 Could Derail Progress on AIDS, TB, Malaria, Study Warns
While global efforts to reduce the number of deaths from AIDS, tuberculosis (TB) and malaria have saved the lives of thirty-eight million people since 2002, the COVID-19 pandemic could wipe out that progress, an annual report from the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria finds.
According to the Results Report 2020 (39 pages, PDF), the Global Fund's various partnerships helped save six million lives in 2019, a 20 percent increase from 2018, thanks in part to greater efficiencies in service delivery, increased success in finding and treating people, additional cost savings from a range of health products and more effective collaboration. In 2019, 20.1 million people received antiretroviral therapy for HIV, 5.7 million people were tested and treated for TB and a hundred and sixty million mosquito nets were distributed. Overall, annual deaths from AIDS, TB and malaria have been reduced by nearly half since the peak of those epidemics in countries where the Global Fund invests. The report can be found at https://www.theglobalfund.org/media/10103/corporate_2020resultsreport_report_en.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors: EPA-G2020-STAR-E1
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 12, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.9 million.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private nonprofit institutions/organizations, public and private institutions of higher education, hospitals located in the U.S., state and local governments, federally recognized Indian tribal governments and U.S. territories or possessions are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), as part of its Science to Achieve Results (STAR) program, is seeking applications to support a Center for Early Lifestage Vulnerabilities to Environmental Stressors. EPA is interested in supporting a transdisciplinary research center to better understand potential causal relationships among cumulative exposures to chemicals and non-chemical environmental stressors during early lifestages and modifying factors that result in adverse developmental health effects. Developmental health outcomes may include attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), reduced IQ, obesity, lessened self-regulatory capacities, anxiety, depression, attention problems, lower memory function or structural changes to the brain. The application should include the development and demonstration of novel and revolutionary quantitative methods and approaches to integrate multidisciplinary data (epidemiology, toxicology, exposure science, risk assessment, public health, social 
science and environmental science).
CFDA: 66.509
CONTACT: 
• Technical Contact: Intaek Hahn. Phone: 202-564-4377. Email: hahn.intaek@epa.gov.
• Eligibility Contact: Ron Josephson. Phone: 202-564-7823. Email: josephson.ron@epa.gov.  
• Electronic Submissions Contact: Debra M. Jones. Phone: 202-564-7839.   Email: jones.debram@epa.gov. For more information, go to https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2020-08/documents/2020_star_ceh_center_rfa.pdf.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 31, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, environmental health.

Collaborative Centers in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation (P2C Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-ES-20-001
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 23, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to fund an estimate of five to six awards, corresponding to a total of $5 million, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. 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: To accelerate the movement of research findings to action, NIEHS invites grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to build a Collaborative Center in Children's Environmental Health Research and Translation (CEHRT Center). Centers are charged with developing effective strategies to translate key children's environmental health (CEH) research findings to relevant stakeholders in the community, academia and practice.
The overall goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is the creation of a national network of children's environmental health translation centers. Through external collaboration with the children's environmental health community, centers will protect and improve children’s health by developing and testing new scientific questions and public health interventions/strategies with an eye towards translation and mentoring a pipeline of new investigators interested in translational CEH.
CFDA: 93.113 
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-ES-20-001.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health, medical research.

Exploratory Clinical Trial Grants in Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (R21 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of PAR-17-293): PAR-18-595
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 3, 2020 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) is designed to facilitate clinical trials that can be completed within a limited timeframe and budget. A broad range of types of exploratory studies may be submitted to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The trials must address research questions related to the mission and goals of the NIAMS and may evaluate interventions with drugs, biologics, device, or surgical, dietary, behavioral or rehabilitation therapies.
CFDA: 93.846  
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-18-595.html
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Hearing Health Care for Adults: Improving Access and Affordability (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-438
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 6, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
• 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) encourages applications for research on hearing health care in adults in support of improving access and affordability.  Further research is needed to strengthen the evidence base with a goal of delivering better hearing health care outcomes in adults.
CFDA:  93.173
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/pa-files/PA-18-438.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 11, 2020. 
Subject(s): hearing/deafness.

Integrative Research to Understand the Impact of Sex Differences on the Molecular Determinants of AD Risk and Responsiveness to Treatment (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AG-21-029
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 10, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 10, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $5.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to support two to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY:
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that apply a cross-disciplinary and team science approach to gain comprehensive mechanistic understanding of the impact of sex differences on the trajectories of brain aging, phenotypes and risk of Alzheimer's Disease (AD) and AD-related dementia (ADRD) and on precision medicine for treatment and prevention of AD/ADRD, including the responsiveness to pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions.
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-21-029.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research.

PrEP for HIV Prevention among Substance Using Populations (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-DA-20-013): RFA-DA-21-024
SOURCE: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 12, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 12, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund two to three awards. NIAID commits $500,000 per year for all five years. The total equals $2.5 million over five years.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: NIDA is interested in research that addresses research gaps related to Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and its use among substance users, with the goals of improving PrEP management and implementation. Current U.S. Public Health Service PrEP guidelines recommend PrEP for people who inject drugs (PWID) and mention alcohol and illicit drug use as potential concerns for clinical management. Only one clinical trial has evaluated PrEP among PWID and systematic data regarding the broader use of PrEP among substance users are limited. There is a need to better understand the effects of substance use on PrEP effectiveness and better inform PrEP implementation among substance users. More systematic data are needed regarding the impact of substance use on PrEP management and adherence, along with investigating potential unintended consequences of PrEP use that may be unique to substance users. This Request for Applications (RFA) is restricted to projects conducted in the United States, although foreign components are permitted where they support domestic research in the United States. Applications are encouraged that propose research in states and counties identified in the U.S. Government’s Ending the HIV Epidemic (EtHE) initiative https://www.hiv.gov/federal-response/ending-the-hiv-epidemic/overview. The following Texas counties have been identified as priority jurisdictions: Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant and Travis.  Applications to work in locales that are not included in the EtHE initiative must provide an epidemiologic justification for their inclusion in the research.
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://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327925.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 15, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse.

Research Answers to National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Provocative Questions (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-CA-18-020):  RFA-CA-20-005
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 17, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 17, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $3 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund approximately 8-12 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 purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research projects designed to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the National Cancer Institute Provocative Questions Initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI's priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.394, 93.395, 93.396, 93.399
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-20-005.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): cancer research, medical research.

Rural Health Research Dissemination Program: HRSA-21-025
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 17, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: One award of $145,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit organizations. Eligible organizations may include state, local and tribal governments; institutions of higher education; other non-profit organizations (including faith-based, community-based and tribal organizations) and hospitals. 
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Research Dissemination Program. The purpose of this program is to disseminate and promote rural health services research funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) to diverse audiences, such as decision makers and rural stakeholders at national, state and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities. FORHP funds health services research through the Rural Health Research Center (RHRC) Program and other cooperative agreements. The successful applicant for this program will develop and maintain a website that catalogues the entire body of research funded by FORHP and allows that research to be easily and freely accessible to the public. The successful applicant will also develop and maintain strategies to effectively disseminate this research through a variety of innovative mechanisms including (but not limited to) a listserv, social media accounts, presentations and exhibits at national conferences and webinars.
CFDA: 93.155
CONTACT: Jennifer Burges. Phone: 301-443-1493. Email: jburges@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=4aeaa9d3-d453-4493-949d-ad510404eb4d.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020. 
Subject(s): rural health, technology.

Texas Nurse Family Partnership (TNFP): HHS0007919
SOURCE: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 17, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funding anticipated annually for the TNFP program is $15.9 million. DFPS anticipates making 15 to 18 awards. Annual awards may range between $50,000 and $2 million. The anticipated minimum award for the five-year term of the grant is $250,000 and the anticipated maximum award is $10 million. To account for potential increases to available funding, this request for applications (RFA) is valued at up to $100 million for the five-year period. DFPS may not fully fund applications to ensure that funds are available for the broadest possible array of communities.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be a public or private entity, including counties, municipalities or other political subdivisions of the state. This grant opportunity includes current grantees with DFPS for the provision of Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) services, entities who seek to implement a new NFP program, and entities proposing to initiate planning and readiness activities, with the intention to progress toward full implementation of an NFP program. Applicants who currently provide Nurse-Family Partnership services may propose to continue existing services or may propose to expand their program to serve additional families.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on behalf of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) and pursuant to DFPS’ affiliation with and use of the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership program, seeks applications from qualified entities to develop and implement a local Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) program that provides education, information and support services for low-income, first-time pregnant mothers enrolled prior to 29 weeks of pregnancy, continuing until the child’s second birthday in communities throughout Texas.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Jennifer Kim, CTCD, CTCM, Contract Specialist V. Address: 1100 West 49th Street; Mail Code 2020 Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: Jennifer.Kim@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0007919/HHS0007919-RFA-Texas-Nurse-Family-Partnership.pdf.
From Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applications website, accessed Sept. 14, 2020.
Subject(s) children’s health, nursing, women’s health. 


Private Funding Opportunities

AEGON Transamerica Foundation: Community Grants
SOURCE: AEGON Transamerica Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in a community where there is a significant company and employee presence. The only community in Texas with a significant presence is in the city of Plano. The organization must focus on one of the Foundation’s categories of support: health and wellness, human services, community development and civic engagement, education and financial literacy and arts and culture.
PURPOSE: Through a combination of financial grants and the volunteer commitment of their employees, the AEGON Transamerica Foundation supports nonprofit organizations focused on the health, well-being and education of communities where AEGON Transamerica employees live and work.
CONTACT: If your charitable organization or focus is geographically tied to the Transamerica location in Plano, you may direct your request to 6600 Chase Oaks Blvd, Suite 140. Plano, TX 75023. Phone: 972-881-6000.  For all other requests, questions or to submit a grant application, please contact the Foundation by email. Email: shaegontransfound@aegonusa.com. For more information, go to https://www.transamerica.com/individual/why-transamerica/who-we-are/aegon-transamerica-foundation/.
Subject(s): community health services, health care services.
From AEGON Transamerica Foundation website, accessed Sept. 16, 2020.

American Association of Orthodontists Foundation: Biomedical Research Awards (BRA)
SOURCE: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 13, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum award for this type of project is $30,000. The number of awards made each year will vary depending on the quality of the applications submitted and the level of support available.
ELIGIBILITY: The BRA is available to full-time orthodontic faculty who are in years three and above of their academic careers. Applicants are required to produce evidence for institutional commitment to the project in the form of a letter of support from appropriate institutional official/officials. Applicants who are American Association of Orthodontists (AAO) members who serve as a member of an American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association (ACPA) accredited Cleft/Craniofacial Team affiliated with an academic institution or hospital are also eligible to apply. These applicants must be engaged in teaching activities at their institution/hospital and this must be verified in the letter/letters of support from an institutional official or chair or supervisor.
PURPOSE: The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) announces its interest to fund investigator-defined applications for studies of the business of orthodontic practice and COVID-19 related outcomes in orthodontics. The BRA is designed to assist mid-career and senior faculty in the U.S. and Canada to conduct independent research activities. Such activities are critical for academic and faculty development in orthodontic graduate programs. BRA proposals are generally expected to be either (i) small, well-defined and self-contained studies leading to publications in professional or scientific journals or (ii) pilot and feasibility studies to generate preliminary data in preparation of larger grant proposals to National Institutes of Health (NIH) or other research funding organizations. 
CONTACT: Email: aaof@aaortho.org.  For more information, go to https://www.aaofoundation.net/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=1262577.
From American Association of Orthodontists Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, dental health.

American Association of Orthodontists Foundation: Research Aid Awards (RAA)
SOURCE: American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 13, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum funding is $5,000 with a maximum of two proposals per year per program.
ELIGIBILITY: Part-time (PT) orthodontic faculty of any academic rank at accredited U.S. or Canadian institutions are eligible. Orthodontic residents at accredited U.S. or Canadian institutions who demonstrate a strong interest in an academic career are eligible for up to one RAA while a resident. Letters of support should specifically indicate and describe the resident’s progression to entry into an academic career. In addition, orthodontic residents must apply while in their first or second year and must have one year from the start of the award (on July 1 of the award cycle year) to complete the project prior to graduation.
PURPOSE: The American Association of Orthodontists Foundation (AAOF) announces its interest to fund investigator-defined applications for studies of the business of orthodontic practice and COVID-19 related outcomes in orthodontics. Institutions generally have considerable resources (i.e. materials, laboratories and people with specialized expertise) from which researchers may draw to conduct investigations. Individuals in clinical practice seldom have the same level of access to resources. Thus, while good ideas and appropriate materials for study may be available in practice, it is somewhat difficult for a private practitioner to carry out well-designed research projects. To strongly encourage orthodontists in private practice to consider the initiation of a research project, the AAOF created this award category so that resources could be directed toward establishing a productive relationship between interested clinicians and cooperating research collaborators (e.g., orthodontic faculty, researchers, 
statisticians).
However, beginning in 2013, the RAA was expanded to include proposals submitted by orthodontic residents interested in an academic career and part-time faculty, including part-time clinical faculty, neither of whom might otherwise be eligible for Foundation funding. Proposals of this nature may involve the resources of a private, clinical practice, as noted immediately above, but that is no longer a requirement.
CONTACT: Email: aaof@aaortho.org.  For more information, go to https://www.aaofoundation.net/common/pages/UserFile.aspx?fileId=1262577.
From American Association of Orthodontists Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, dental health.

Brown Foundation Grants
SOURCE: The Brown Foundation, Inc.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The pre-application window opens Oct. 1, 2020 and closes Oct. 31, 2020 by 5 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. Invited applicants will be notified of the final deadline for the full proposal and will have approximately one month to submit a proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Many factors influence the size of grant awards, including the scale of the organization and its budget; the age and maturity of the organization; prior relationship with the organization; program area and more. To identify an appropriate request level, please review The Brown Foundation’s annual report for data on past grants https://www.brownfoundation.org/annual-report-2019/.
ELIGIBILITY: Only 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organizations may apply. The Foundation primarily makes grants in Houston and the surrounding areas. The Foundation reviews requests for general operating funds, program support and capital campaigns/projects. For capital requests, additional documentation is required.
PURPOSE: Although education and the arts are The Brown Foundation’s top grantmaking priorities, it also funds organizations working in the following priority areas: health and medicine, human services, civic assets, parks and urban green space, conservation and land protection and more.
CONTACT: Phone: 713-523-6867. Email: bfi@brownfoundation.org. To apply, go to https://www.brownfoundation.org/application-process/. For frequently asked questions, go to https://www.brownfoundation.org/frequently-asked-questions/. For more information, go to http://www.brownfoundation.org.
From The Brown Foundation webpage, accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): community health services, health care services. 

Hoblitzelle Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Hoblitzelle Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications open on Oct. 15, 2020. Due Date: Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The Foundation makes grants in the funding categories outlined below.  Although there are not specific granting targets within each category, historical funding is reflective of general preferences. Go to https://hoblitzelle.org/whatwefund to see the specific granting targets within each category.
ELIGIBILITY: The Foundation supports capital projects (i.e., building construction, acquisition, renovation, equipment, vehicles and technology) of nonprofit organizations in the Dallas area.  
PURPOSE: Projects include support for capital initiatives at medical facilities, equipment for research or treatment, and a variety of health and welfare organizations. The Foundation supports therapy facilities, assisted and independent living communities, sheltered workshops, adaptive resources and educational projects. It also contributes to the funding of the capital needs of a variety of organizations that address food insecurity, access to shelters and housing, special needs of seniors, family planning, counseling, children and youth needs and general social service agencies. Additionally, The Foundation makes grants for civic projects, environmental projects, arts and culture, environment and education. 
CONTACT: Email: info@hoblitzelle.org. Phone: 214-373-0462. For application instructions, go to https://hoblitzelle.org/how-to-apply. For more information, go to https://hoblitzelle.org/about.
From Hoblitzelle Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): health care facilities, technology, housing/homeless, disabilities, aged/seniors, youth services, mental health. 

Theodore Blau Early Career Award for Outstanding Contribution to Professional Clinical Psychology
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 19, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $2,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees should be no more than 10 years post-doctoral degree and be a psychologist with an Ed.D., Psy.D. or Ph.D. from an accredited university. Individuals who represent diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, age, disability and sexual orientation are encouraged to apply. Candidates can be simultaneously considered for multiple awards, although a psychologist may receive only one Division 12: Society of Clinical Psychology award in any given year. No voting members of the Division 12 Board of Directors will be eligible to receive awards from the division while serving their term. Self-nomination is permitted.
PURPOSE: This award honors a clinical psychologist for accomplishments and promise in clinical psychology. Accomplishments may include:
• Innovation in service delivery.
• Novel application of applied research methodologies to professional practice.
• Positive impact on health delivery systems.
• Development of creative educational programs for practice.
• Other novel or creative activities advancing the service of the profession.
CONTACT: Division 12 Central Office. Phone: 404-254-5062. Email: division12apa@gmail.com. For more information, go to https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/blau?tab=1
From American Psychological Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, mental health.

Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation: Community Grant
SOURCE: Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation (WFACF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 15, 2020. Due date: Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The amount varies. Please contact the Foundation for specifics.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are awarded to 501(c)(3) charitable organizations and other charitable activities/projects that relieve government of duty. Grants are awarded primarily throughout the North Central Texas area which includes the following Texas counties: Archer, Baylor, Clay, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, Knox, Montague, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger and Young.
PURPOSE: WFACF will consider requests for funding that include the following:
• Scientific or medical research for the advancement of human knowledge and alleviation of human, animal or environmental suffering.
• Care of senior citizens, people with disabilities or people who are sick.
• The physical, mental, religious and spiritual care of men, women and children.
• Aid for people who struggle with substance use disorders, adults released from prison, juveniles released from detention centers.
• Improvement of people’s living and working conditions.
• Facilities for public recreation, comfort and convenience.
• Collaboration with other organizations to meet emerging charitable needs.
CONTACT: Phone: 940-766-0829. Email: wfacf@wfacf.org. For application forms, go to https://www.wfacf.org/grants/grant-forms/. For more information, go to https://www.wfacf.org/grants/grant-policies/.
From Wichita Falls Area Community Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2020.
Subject(s): health care services, community health services, substance abuse, mental health, children’s health, homelessness.


Events

Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series: Grant Writing, It’s Not Just About Math
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: Nov. 11, 1:30-3 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: This workshop covers grant budget preparation and process; required budget categories and items of cost; federal guidelines including allowable and dis-allowable costs; requirements for match/leveraging of resources; and line-item budget with budget narrative/justification.
COST: $25 each for attendees from Harris County. $45 for attendees from outside of Harris County.
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education. Phone: 713-694-6300.
From Harris County Department of Education email, June 12, 2020.

Webinar - HRSA Telehealth Learning Series-Telehealth for HIV Care: A Follow-up Discussion
SPONSOR: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
WHEN: Sept. 29, 1 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will understand how telehealth is transforming access to quality care and treatment for people with HIV during the coronavirus pandemic. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the telehealth technical resources available to care for HIV and be able to identify opportunities to leverage existing resources and infrastructure development to support the extension of telehealth services.
CONTACT: Veronica Roa. Email: VRoa@hrsa.gov.
From HRSA eNews email, Sept. 17, 2020.

Webinar – AIDSWatch: The Road to Resiliency
SPONSOR: AIDS United
WHEN: Sept. 29-30, 2-5:45 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This special session of AIDSWatch, to be held Sept. 29-30, 2020, will bring together everyone in the HIV field, from funders to activists. They will discuss how to sustain advocacy around ending the HIV epidemic in the United States amid the COVID-19 pandemic and with a focus on racial justice. There will also be scheduled social time, so attendees can visit with other HIV activists across the country.
CONTACT: None.
From AIDS United email, Sept. 1, 2020.


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