Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 1 Alert # 2 - January 12, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Donor Confidence Up but Uncertainty about 2021 Remains, Survey Finds
A recent survey finds that while donor confidence has improved since April, the outlook for 2021 remains uncertain, the NonProfit Times reports.
According to a survey of six hundred and twenty-nine donors conducted by Campbell Rinker during the first week of December, the share of U.S. donors who said they would stop giving or give less to charity over the next twelve months fell to 18 percent, from 34 percent in April. Fifteen percent of respondents who planned to give less said they were unsure about how much they would give in 2021, up from 5 percent in April, with higher percentages among households with annual incomes under $25,000 (22 percent), self-described political moderates (18 percent), and women (17 percent). The survey also found that 31 percent of respondents reported making a charitable donation in the week prior to and including GivingTuesday on December 1 — including 40 percent of boomer and older respondents, 38 percent of political conservatives, and 25 percent of moderates — while half of all respondents said they hadn't wrapped up their giving for 2020. To learn more about the poll, go to https://www.thenonprofittimes.com/npt_articles/poll-shows-shaky-donor-confidence-for-2021.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 2, 2021.

MacKenzie Scott Awards $4.1 Billion for COVID-19 Relief, Racial Equity 
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott, the former wife of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos, has announced a round of grants totaling more than $4.15 billion in support of COVID-19 response efforts. Among the recipients in Texas were Prairie View A&M University, Texas A&M International University in Laredo, East Texas Food Bank, El Pasoans Fighting Hunger, the United Way of El Paso County and the YWCA Paso del Norte Region.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 6, 2021.


Digital Healthcare Interventions to Address the Secondary Health Effects Related to Social, Behavioral, and Economic Impact of COVID-19 (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-20-243
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 2, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Application budgets are limited to $750,000 direct costs per year and need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project. The scope of the proposed project should determine the project period. The maximum project period is 3 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to strengthen the healthcare response to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) caused by the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) and future public health emergencies, including pandemics. While research related to the direct clinical effects of COVID-19 are supported by other funding opportunities, the purpose of this funding opportunity is to focus on the role and impact of digital health interventions [e.g., mobile health (mhealth), telemedicine and telehealth, health information technology (IT), and wearable devices] to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions for secondary effects (e.g., behavioral health or self-management of chronic conditions) that are utilized during and following the pandemic, particularly in populations who experience health disparities and vulnerable populations.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-243.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 5, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), technology, telehealth, health disparities.

Improving Health Disparities in Alcohol Health Services (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AA-21-001
SOURCE: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 15, 2021. Due Date: March 15, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to fund an estimate of four to seven awards, corresponding to a total of $5 million for fiscal year 2022. 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications on health disparities and health services-related research focusing on access to treatment; making treatment more appealing; costs; and dissemination and implementation. All applications are expected to emphasize health disparities in addition to the other four areas of focus mentioned above.
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-001.html.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s): health disparities, substance abuse.

Notice of Special Interest (NOSI): Research to Address Vaccine Hesitancy, Uptake and Implementation among Populations that Experience Health Disparities: NOT-MD-21-008
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 7, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
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 Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) highlights the need for research strategies and interventions to address vaccine hesitancy, uptake and implementation among populations who experience health disparities in the U.S. Research is needed to understand and address misinformation, distrust and hesitancy regarding vaccines (e.g., SARS-CoV-2, pneumococcal, influenza, hepatitis B, human papilloma virus (HPV) and herpes zoster) among adults in the United States and territories, especially in populations at increased risk for morbidity and mortality due to long-standing systemic health and social inequities and chronic medical conditions. The purpose of this NOSI is to solicit community-engaged research to: 1) evaluate intervention strategies (e.g., expand reach, access) to facilitate vaccination uptake in clinical and community contexts; and 2) address the barriers to increasing reach, access and uptake of vaccinations among health disparity populations at high risk and likely to experience vaccine hesitancy.
CFDA: Please see URL for CFDAs of related announcements.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-MD-21-008.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): health disparities, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), influenza.

Partnering and Communicating Together: CDC-RFA-PS21-2104
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 17, 2021. Due Date: April 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $11 million dollars for 12 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted.
PURPOSE: The intent of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to develop, disseminate and monitor HIV communication messages through strategic partnerships to populations with the greatest health disparities. Given that there are limited resources to devote to partner activities, the NOFO focuses efforts on communities highly impacted by HIV (e.g., gay and bisexual men, transgender women, black/African American communities, Hispanic/Latino communities and youth and emerging adults) and in jurisdictions where the epidemic is most prevalent, new infections are taking place, and that have been previously overlooked by similar programs. In addition, the NOFO seeks to leverage organizations from across a variety of sectors including but not limited to civic and social organizations, LGBT organizations, health care provider associations, faith-based institutions, media outlets and foundations. The NOFO applicants must demonstrate ability to leverage existing organizational structure, networks and communication platforms to disseminate Let’s Stop HIV Together campaigns and other CDC HIV resources via one or both categories (A: Digital and Social Media, B: Events). 
CFDA: 93.118
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329018.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, Jan. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS education/prevention.

2021 Women’s Fund Grant Cycle
SOURCE: Austin Community Foundation (ACF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 28, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $400,000 will be awarded to 20 nonprofit organizations. 
ELIGIBILITY: All applicants must be tax-exempt organizations or units of government serving Bastrop, Burnet, Caldwell, Hays, Travis or Williamson Counties. Preference will be shown to applicants whose board, staff and leadership reflect racial and gender diversity and whose work addresses multiple Women’s Fund impact areas. Please see URL for additional eligibility considerations.
PURPOSE: Austin Community Foundation believes that maintaining the economic security of women and children is essential to closing the opportunity gap in Central Texas, and ACF knows it cannot do this without addressing the racial wealth and health divide faced by women of color. The Women’s Fund will award funding to organizations and programs in the categories of housing, child care, education, women’s health and unintended pregnancy prevention.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.austincf.org/womens-fund-grantmaking/.
From Austin Community Foundation website, accessed Jan. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): health disparities, women’s health, pregnancy, homelessness, education, human services.

Equity-Focused Policy Research: Building Cross-Cutting Evidence on Supports for Families with Young Children
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Brief proposals are due before Feb. 16, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 11, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The Foundation expects to make up to 20 awards ranging from $50,000 to $200,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicant organizations include academic institutions, public entities and private nonprofit organizations, state and local government agencies and for-profit organizations. All organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Applicants also may represent partnerships between service providers or practitioners and researchers. 
PURPOSE: The Equity-Focused Policy Research (EFPR) grant program seeks to fund a body of research that illuminates strategies and policies that enhance families’ equitable access to key resources for supporting their children’s healthy development. EFPR grants are guided by a research agenda that focuses on: (1) understanding the sources of inequities in families’ access to and use of key resources; (2) identifying and testing innovations to advance equity; and (3) strategies for scaling up policies and approaches that are effective in advancing equity. The agenda addresses three policy areas as providing critical resources for families: (1) access to early care and education (ECE); (2) income supports (such as the Earned Income Tax Credit [EITC] and cash transfer programs) and income generation/replacement; and (3) nutrition supports (such as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program [SNAP])
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/equity-focused-policy-research--building-cross-cutting-evidence-on-supports-for-families-with-young-children.html?rid=0034400001rmJwfAAE&et_cid=2353328.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, Jan. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): heath disparities, health policy research, minority health, children’s health.


Public Funding Opportunities

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG): DHS-20-GPD-044-00-98
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 12, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $319.5 million for 2,000 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Fire departments.
• Nonaffiliated EMS organizations.
• State fire training academies.
PURPOSE: The Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) program is designed to enhance the health and safety of public and firefighting personnel and to provide support for emergency responders regarding fire, medical and all hazard events. Funds may be used for operations and safety activities such as training, equipment, personal protective equipment (PPE), wellness and fitness programs, modifications to facilities, vehicle acquisition and joint/regional interoperability projects.
CFDA: 97.044
CONTACT: Phone: 866-274-0960. Email: FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov. For more information, go to https://www.fema.gov/sites/default/files/documents/fema_fy-2020_afg_notice-of-funding-opportunity.pdf.
From RHIhub This Week email, Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response.

Co-infection and Cancer (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-20-061
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see URL for multiple due dates. This funding opportunity expires on Jan. 8, 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to enhance mechanistic and epidemiologic investigations addressing the roles of co-infection and cancer to shed light on presently unestablished pathways in carcinogenesis that may inform prevention and treatment strategies for infection-related cancers. Co-infection is defined as the occurrence of infections by two or more infectious (pathogenic or non-pathogenic) agents – either concurrently or sequentially – and includes both acute and chronic infections by viruses, bacteria, parasites or other microorganisms. Investigations of cancer-related to co-infections with known oncogenic agents and of co-infections that engender novel opportunities for prevention and treatment are appropriate. Applications where the focus is on co-infection with Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) and Epstein Barr virus (EBV) are of specific interests while applications including co-infection with HIV are not encouraged.
CFDA: 93.393
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-061.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.

NICHD Program Project Grants for HIV Research (P01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-HD-21-023
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 26, 2021. Due Date: March 31, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit $3 Million in FY 2021 to fund up to two 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 submission of Program Project (P01) applications to support integrated, multi-project research programs that address HIV scientific areas relevant to the NICHD mission as a well-defined, central research focus or objective.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-21-023.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 6, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

System of Care (SOC) Expansion and Sustainability Grants: SM-21-004 
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 5, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for up to 15 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is limited to public entities such as: state governments and territories (i.e., the District of Columbia; the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; the Northern Mariana Islands; the Virgin Islands; Guam; American Samoa; the Republic of Palau; the Federated States of Micronesia; and the Republic of the Marshall Islands); governmental units within political subdivisions of a state (e.g., county, city, town); and federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal organizations, as defined in Section 5304(b) and Section 5304(c) of the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act. Recipients who received funding in 2018 under SM-17-001 or under SM-19-009 or SM-20-007 are not eligible to apply for funding under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to improve the mental health outcomes for children and youth, birth through age 21, with serious emotional disturbances (SED), and their families. This program will support the implementation, expansion and integration of the SOC approach by creating sustainable infrastructure and services that are required as part of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program (also known as the Children’s Mental Health Initiative or CMHI).  
CFDA: 93.104
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/SM-21-004.
From RHIhub This Week email, Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s): youth services, mental health, behavioral health, child welfare, children’s health.
 
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Health Care Priority Project: HHS0004919
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 3, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funding anticipated for the SNAP-Ed grant in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 is $3 million.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must reside and provide services within the State of Texas. Please see URL for additional details about eligibility. 
PURPOSE: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks qualified applicants to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) services for Health Care Priority. The SNAP-Ed mission is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the USDA food guidance. The SNAP-Ed vision is to educate, connect and support individuals as they attempt to live healthier lives on a budget through direct education, targeted social marketing efforts, environmental strategies to encourage healthy food selection and use of technology to reach people and communities. Health Care Priority Projects include evidence-based projects/programs delivered by, or in partnership, with health care organizations, as defined in Section 2.3, Eligible Applicants of the HHS0004919 Request for Applications (RFA). Health promotion and primary prevention of disease should be the focus and aim of proposed SNAP-Ed activities for projects proposed under this project.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Kristen Thatcher, CTCD, Grants Specialist. Email: kristen.thatcher@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0004919/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Jan. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services, health promotion/wellness.


Private Funding Opportunities

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Laurell's Training Award (ALTA)
SOURCE: Grifols
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: EUR 50,000 per fellowship.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcomed from early career clinicians, fellows-in-training, scientists, and other Alpha-1 health care professionals from hospitals, universities and independent research institutes under the age of 40. Individuals who are already working in the extended field of alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD) as well as those new to the area are eligible to apply. Investigators seeking to conduct some or all of their research during the fellowship at another national or international institution are especially encouraged to enter the competition. Projects in basic or clinical research aimed at providing new insights into the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical course or treatment of AATD are invited to enter. Proposals focusing on AATD associated diseases such as Wegener's granulomatosis, vasculitis, diabetes or panniculitis will also be considered.
PURPOSE: A primary goal of the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Laurell's Training Award (ALTA) is to identify and engage investigators (both physicians and scientists) who are early in their careers in a longstanding commitment to AATD. In awarding two grants, the goal/intention is to award one grant for a clinical proposal and a second for a basic research proposal. Another objective of the ALTA award is to strengthen the network between scientists and clinicians working in the field of AATD.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.alta-awards.com/en/home.
From Grifols Scientific Awards website, accessed Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s):  medical research, liver diseases, lung diseases.

Community Development Partnership Program Grants
SOURCE: Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: LCRA supports local communities in its service area through grants of up to $50,000 through the Community Development Partnership Program (CDPP). Applicants requesting more than $5,000 in grant funding must supply matching funds of at least 20 percent of the total project cost. Grants larger than $25,000 are intended for particularly impressive and noteworthy projects with a far-reaching impact on a broad community. The larger grant category is extremely competitive, as funding in the $25,000 plus category is limited to 30 percent of the grants awarded. There is a minimum request of $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: CDPP grants help local governments, emergency responders and nonprofit organizations fund capital improvement projects that might otherwise not be possible. Grant-funded projects must have physical addresses located within LCRA’s wholesale electric or water service area or areas in which LCRA Transmission Services Corporation provides transmission services. Please see URL for a map of LCRA service areas.
PURPOSE: CDPP grants are awarded twice a year for capital projects for volunteer fire departments, emergency responders, cities and counties, schools, libraries, civic groups, museums and other nonprofit organizations. The projects must benefit or be available to an entire community and must improve the value of a capital asset by building, renovating or purchasing equipment. The CDPP program places emphasis on projects for volunteer fire departments and those that address needs caused by wildfires or drought conditions, or include water conservation, energy efficiency or educational components.
CONTACT: Sheila Slagel. Phone: 800-776-5272, ext. 3140. Email: grants@lcra.org. For more information, go to https://www.lcra.org/community-services/community-grant-program/.
From Lower Colorado River Authority website, accessed Jan. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response, human services, education. 

Dental Trade Alliance Foundation Grant
SOURCE: Dental Trade Alliance (DTA) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 12, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 20, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000 for multiple awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include, but are not limited to dental organizations, dental schools, universities, government agencies and community-based nonprofit groups.
PURPOSE: Grants are given to projects designed to increase access to oral healthcare. Priority is given to projects that can leverage additional funding and expansion in other geographic areas. Programs that are solely local in scope and do not appear to be reproducible nationally or over a greater population will not be considered. Among other things, past grants have included projects related to children's oral health education and literacy, dental care integration into medical services, staff training in oral health procedures and teledentistry to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission.
CONTACT: Phone: 703-379-7755. The Foundation can also be contacted through their online contact form https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScvXJTndM5lqrFVwK9adouu2NH6H-9kPbjseQuxPjbOjuNOJw/viewform. For more information, go to https://dentaltradealliance.org/mpage/grants.
From RHIhub This Week email, Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s): dental health.

Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust Grants
SOURCE: Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Charitable Service Trust
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 29, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number and amount of grants awarded vary based upon the total funds available for distribution.
ELIGIBILITY: Tax-exempt organizations that are specifically dedicated to serving sick and injured American veterans and their families are eligible to apply. Applicants are required to provide their most recent audited financial statements and IRS form 990.
PURPOSE: Disabled American Veterans Charitable Service Trust awards grants to organizations that work to meet the needs of ill and injured veterans and their families. Projects that have been funded include:
• Food, shelter and other necessary items for homeless or at-risk veterans.
• Mobility items for veterans that have experienced vision loss, hearing loss or amputations.
• Therapeutic or recreational activities for those with physical or psychological limitations.
• Education and training for veterans seeking career-readiness and skill development.
• Support for the families and caregivers of veterans in recognition of the extended barriers faced by countless military families.
CONTACT: Potential applicants must sign in on the program website to get instructions and the link to the application. Request sign in credentials by email or by phone. Phone: 859-441-7300, ext. 3313. Email: cst@dav.org. For more information, go to https://cst.mydav.org/CST/CST_Landing.aspx.
From RHIhub This Week email, Jan. 6, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, disabilities.

Emergency Medicine Foundation Invites Proposals for Pilot Project Grant Program
SOURCE: Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000 for one grant.
ELIGIBILITY: The principal investigator must have a primary faculty appointment in emergency medicine. The applicant must demonstrate that access to a suitable caseload, patient population or database will be available for study during the funding period. Research must be approved by the institutional review board (IRB), or its equivalent, and a copy of the approval or pending approval sent with this application. The applicant must also submit a letter from the Chair/Director of Emergency Medicine stating that adequate funds and time will be available to the applicant to complete the proposed project. The principal investigator's institution must be organized for humanitarian purposes and must not be a profit-making organization.
PURPOSE: The goals of the EMF Pilot Project Grant are to promote research within the specialty of emergency medicine by providing funding for a starter or pilot project that will produce findings that ultimately lead to a larger project (e.g., K or R grant) and to advance emergency medical care. The research may be in the basic sciences or any other emergency medicine-related field and have the potential to have a meaningful impact on patient care or future research. EMF encourages application partnerships between research universities and community emergency departments.
CONTACT: Cynthia Singh, Deputy Executive Director. Email: csingh@acep.org. For more information, go to https://www.emfoundation.org/globalassets/general/pdfs/2021-2022/emf-pilot-project-research-grant.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Dec. 31, 2020.
Subject(s): emergency medicine, medical research.


Events

Virtual - Rural Health Policy Institute
SPONSOR: National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
WHEN: Feb. 9-11.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: The National Rural Health Association will host its 32nd Annual Rural Health Policy Institute via NRHA’s virtual platform. Rural Health Policy Institute is the largest rural advocacy event in the nation and provides attendees the opportunity to learn first-hand about the development and implementation of rural health care policy at the federal level. This year’s event will feature key policymakers and health care leaders from the Executive Branch and Congress, as well as a dedicated time to discuss addressing health disparities facing rural communities. 
COST: $250 for standard members. $125 for students. For more information and registration see https://www.ruralhealthweb.org/events/event-details?eventId=17.
CONTACT: Phone: 816-756-3140. Email: registration@nrharural.org.
From National Rural Health Association website, accessed Dec. 15, 2020.

Virtual - Proposal Writing Boot Camp
SPONSOR: Candid Learning
WHEN: Feb. 2-23, 1-3 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Learn the essential knowledge and skills to develop effective foundation grant proposals in this three-week course. In this interactive course, attendees will connect with expert Candid trainers and their peers to learn the practical skills needed to: build the key components of a competitive grant proposal to a foundation, develop a well-organized budget and identify a targeted list of foundation funding prospects. Attendees will be encouraged to approach their proposals from the perspective of a funder and to think critically about what makes a compelling pitch. To accommodate diversity in learning styles, the three weeks are grounded in project-based learning and include individual writing time, self-paced e-learning, live virtual lectures and small group discussions and peer activities. 
COST: $525. For more information and registration, go to https://learning.candid.org/training/2021-02-02-proposal-writing-boot-camp/.
CONTACT: Use Candid’s online form to ask a question https://support.candid.org/case.html?mode=popup&return=https://learning.candid.org/thank-you.
From Candid Learning website, accessed Dec. 15, 2020.


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