Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 11 Alert #1 - November 2, 2021

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 Funding News and Grant Tips

Candid Launches 'U.S. Social Sector' Dashboard
Candid has launched a U.S. Social Sector Dashboard, a free resource designed to demystify the sector by providing data on its scope, constraints, and potential. Developed with funding from Amazon Web Services and Vanguard Charitable, the dashboard offers key data and insights about the makeup and impact of civil society, including previously unreleased statistics on the racial composition of leaders and funding flows to charities. To view the dashboard, go to candid.org/us-social-sector.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 27, 2021.

Hogg Foundation Awards $260,000 for Austin State Hospital Archives
The Hogg Foundation has awarded $260,000 to The University of Texas at Austin for the Austin State Hospital Archives Project. The purpose of this project is to assist Austin State Hospital in the long-term identification, preservation, research, and utilization of the historical archives maintained from its opening in 1857. For more information, go to hogg.utexas.edu/hogg-foundation-awards-260000-for-austin-state-hospital-archives.
From Hogg Foundation email, Oct. 28, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Elucidating the Effects of ART on Neuronal Function in the Context of SUD and HIV (R01 - Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-DA-22-003
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 2, 2022. Due Date: Feb. 2, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $3 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund eight to ten 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: NIDA seeks research applications to identify the effects of anti-retroviral therapy (ART) used for the treatment of HIV/AIDS on neuronal and glial structure and function, particularly when occurring in a background of chronic exposure to addictive substances including opioids, cocaine and other stimulants, cannabinoids, and nicotine.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-22-003.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Expanding Differentiated Care Approaches for Adolescents Living with HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-22-105
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 6, 2021. Due Date: Jan. 6, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund four to six awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion (RFA-MH-22-106).
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 organizations).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Research Project Grants (R01) that will evaluate differentiated models of care for adolescents and young adults (referred to in this FOA as youth) who are living with HIV around the world. Differentiated care models can be designed to maintain or improve health outcomes along the HIV care continuum for youth living with HIV (YLWH). This FOA uses the R01 grant mechanism, while RFA-MH-22-106 uses the R34 mechanism. Applications with preliminary data or those including longitudinal analysis should consider using the R01 mechanism. Applicants proposing to develop and pilot test an intervention should consider the R34 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-22-105.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, youth services.

Expanding Differentiated Care Approaches for Adolescents Living with HIV (R34 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-22-106
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 6, 2021. Due Date: Jan. 6, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund four to six awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion (RFA-MH-22-105).
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 organizations).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for Planning Grants (R34) that will develop and pilot test differentiated models of care for adolescents and young adults (referred to in this FOA as youth) who are living with HIV around the world. Differentiated care models can be designed to maintain or improve health outcomes along the HIV care continuum for youth who are living with HIV (YLWH). This FOA uses the R34 grant mechanism, while RFA-MH-22-105 uses the R01 mechanism. Applications with preliminary data or those including longitudinal analysis should consider using the R01 mechanism. Applicants proposing to develop and pilot test an intervention should consider the R34 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-22-106.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, youth services.

National Priorities: Innovative Sampling Designs for Public Health Surveillance of Coronaviruses and Other Pathogens in Wastewater: EPA-G2022-ORD-B1
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: One award of approximately $1 million dollars. A 25 percent cost share/match is required.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and private nonprofit institutions and public and private universities and colleges located in the United States and its territories or possessions are eligible.
PURPOSE: The COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for effective tools to monitor the emergence and spread of infectious diseases. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking applications proposing innovative research to inform effective wastewater sampling network designs which allow for early detection and can provide evidence of spread of infection from national to local levels in a form that can be readily used by public health agencies nationwide to address current and future epidemics/pandemics. 
CFDA: 66.511
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.epa.gov/research-grants/national-priorities-innovative-sampling-designs-public-health-surveillance.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): public health, Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), environmental health.

Personal Assistance Care (PAC): HHS0004774
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2024.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information. 
PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on behalf of The Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) Adult Protective Services (APS) is issuing this Open Enrollment and seeks to enter into contracts with qualified applicants to provide Personal Assistance Care (PAC) services to DFPS clients in the State of Texas in DFPS Regions 1, 2, 7, 8, 9 and 10. Refer to the DFPS Region map at www.dfps.state.tx.us/Contact_Us/map.asp.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Desra Trahan. Phone: 512-496-7680. Email: region12apscontracts@dfps.texas.gov. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0004774/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Open Enrollment Opportunities website, accessed Oct. 27, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services.

State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP): HRSA-22-048
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) estimates that it will make up to 50 awards of up to $1 million per year, over the program’s four-year project period.
ELIGIBILITY: Entities eligible to apply for this grant program include the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories. 
PURPOSE: HRSA is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2022 State Loan Repayment Program (SLRP). The purpose of this program is to make grants to the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and U.S. Territories to assist them in operating their own state educational loan repayment programs for primary care providers working in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSA) within their state. The American Rescue Plan Act provides funding to expand SLRP to provide grants to current grantees as well as to those states that have not previously participated.
CFDA: 93.165
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to nhsc.hrsa.gov/loan-repayment/state-loan-repayment-program/application-requirements.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): health internships, health professions training, rural health, scholarships.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Diabetes Innovative Clinical or Translational Science Award
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 22, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application by March 7, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: This award provides up to $200,000 per year for up to three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must hold a faculty position (at any level) and be a U.S. citizen or be authorized to work in the United States.
PURPOSE: ADA has issued a request for applications soliciting research to improve the adoption of lifestyle modifications at the individual and community level with interventions tailored to different racial and socioeconomic groups across the life span. Applicants should indicate how the proposed research will have a significant impact on outcomes in those individuals at risk of, or living with, diabetes. These awards support research with novel and innovative hypotheses, performed in human subjects, or research approaches to accelerate the transition of scientific discoveries into clinical application. Studies supported with these awards must directly involve human subjects, human samples and/or data, and offer considerable promise for advancing the cure, prevention or treatment of diabetes. Applications proposing high-risk projects with the potential for high-impact results are encouraged, as are studies that may not be sufficiently developed for traditional funding sources.
CONTACT: Email: grantquestions@diabetes.org. For more information, go to professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/ada-2022_nutritionlifestyle_rfa_final_1.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): diabetes, medical research.

American Diabetes Association Nutrition and Diabetes Junior Faculty Development Award
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 22, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full grant application by March 7, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: This award provides up to $138,000 per year (direct and indirect costs) plus optional student loan repayment of $10,000 per year for up to three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must hold a Ph.D., M.D., Pharm.D., D.O., or D.P.M. degree or, for other health professionals, the equivalent doctoral-level health- or science-related degree, and possess the necessary skills and training to carry out the proposed work. Awards are limited to institutions within the United States and U.S. possessions. All investigators must be legally authorized to work in the U.S. Institutional confirmation of permission to work within the U.S. will be required for all applicants at the time of submission. One person must be specified as the Principal Investigator (PI); multiple PIs/co-PIs are not permitted.
PURPOSE: ADA has issued a request for applications soliciting research to improve the adoption of lifestyle modifications at the individual and community level with interventions tailored to different racial and socioeconomic groups across the life span. Applicants should indicate how the proposed research will have a significant impact on outcomes in those individuals at risk of, or living with, diabetes. These awards support early investigators as they establish independence as diabetes researchers.  
CONTACT: Email: grantquestions@diabetes.org. For more information, go to professional.diabetes.org/sites/professional.diabetes.org/files/media/ada-2022_nutritionlifestyle_rfa_final_1.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): diabetes, medical research.

Bob Woodruff Foundation NFL Grants for Veterans
SOURCE: Bob Woodruff Foundation (BWF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. The most common grant amount given in the past was $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Programs considered for funding must:
• Provide direct services to the military/veteran population.
• Be prepared to begin immediately upon receipt of BWF funding.
• Be administered through a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
• Demonstrate financial responsibility and sustainability and have filed a 990EZ or 990 for the last two fiscal years.
• Provide an audited financial statement or a certified financial statement (to include a balance sheet and income statement).
• Have two years of gross receipts greater than $50,000.
• Clearly articulate an understanding of the issue(s) to be addressed.
• Be evidence-based and/or supported by peer-reviewed research.
• Collaborate with existing community resources and organizations.
• Provide solutions that complement services and resources provided by the Small Business Administration and U.S. Departments of Defense, Labor, and Veterans Affairs.
• Collect and report demographic information for participants.
• Report measurable outcomes to the Bob Woodruff Foundation.
PURPOSE: The Bob Woodruff Foundation, in partnership with the National Football League (NFL), offers NFL Grants, which support nonprofit organizations with programs that help service members, veterans, and their families and caregivers thrive. The focus is on the evolving needs of the military/veteran community in the current pandemic, with special emphasis upon food insecurity, housing and homelessness, mental health, and employment. The foundation encourages all prospective applicants to consider current guidelines for safe delivery of programs. Applications may be submitted throughout the year. 
CONTACT: Email: nfl@bobwoodrufffoundation.org. For more information, go to bobwoodrufffoundation.org/nfl-grants/.
From Bob Woodruff Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services. 

First Horizon Foundation Grants (Houston and Dallas)
SOURCE: First Horizon Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant amount is $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: First Horizon Foundation is the private charitable foundation of First Horizon National Corporation. Founded in 1993 to serve the communities in which First Horizon National Corporation operates, the foundation has donated more than $100 million.
PURPOSE: The foundation contributes to the following areas: health and human services, the environment, education and leadership, financial literacy, and arts and culture.
CONTACT: Ashley Morgan. Email: ashley.morgan@iberiabank.com. For more information, go to www.firsthorizonfoundation.com/
From First Horizon Foundation website, accessed Oct. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, education, environmental health.  

McKnight Foundation Invites LOIs for Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards
SOURCE: McKnight Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 6, 2021. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by April 25, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2022, up to three grants will be awarded, each providing $100,000 per year for two years. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for the McKnight Tech Award must be independent investigators at nonprofit research institutions in the United States
and must hold a faculty position at the rank of assistant professor or higher. Those holding other titles such as research professor, adjunct professor, professor research track, visiting professor, or instructor are not eligible. 
PURPOSE: The McKnight Foundation is inviting applications for its Technological Innovations in Neuroscience Awards. The program aims to advance and enlarge the range of technologies available to the neurosciences but does not support research based primarily on existing techniques. Because the goal of the Technological Innovations awards is to foster collaboration between the neurosciences and other disciplines, collaborative and cross-disciplinary applications are explicitly invited.
CONTACT: Eileen Maler. Email: emaler@mcknight.org. For more information, go to www.mcknight.org/programs/the-mcknight-endowment-fund-for-neuroscience/.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Oct. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, brain and nervous system disorders.

Tourette Association of America Young Investigator Award
SOURCE: Tourette Association of America (TAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposals are due Dec. 11, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 1, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: $80,000 a year for up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have an advanced degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent) and be a postdoctoral fellow and/or independent clinical/research faculty member within five years of their first independent faculty appointment. Investigators from outside the U.S. are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Tourette Association of America works to encourage early-career researchers to invest their efforts and expertise in increasing biological understanding of Tourette syndrome. To that end, the organization is inviting applications for the TAA Young Investigator Award. Through the program, grants of up to $80,000 a year for up to two years will be awarded to early-career investigators in support of career development objectives as well as clinical research aimed at improving patient care and the development and testing of new therapies.
CONTACT: Emma O’Connell. Email: emma.oconnell@tourette.org. For more information, go to tourette.org/research-medical/taa-young-investigator-award/.
From Tourette Association of America website, accessed Oct. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research.  


Events

Webinar – Procuring Professional Services on Your Federal Grants: A Pandemic Challenge
SPONSOR: Federal Fund Management Advisor
WHEN: Nov. 9, 1–2:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Among the most important transactions associated with your federal grants are those where you engage firms or individuals for professional services. That’s particularly true now that you may be implementing programs authorized under the American Rescue Plan Act and other COVID-19-related legislation. You can expect that transactions involving the procurement of professional services will garner plenty of attention going forward. This webinar will help you deal effectively with this scrutiny and get what you pay for.
COST: Live webinar: $249. On demand recording: $249 (available for viewing until Nov. 9, 2022). Live webinar plus on demand recording: $349. For more information and registration, go to www.federalfundmanagement.com/Procuring-Professional-Services-on-Your-Federal-Grants-2021.
CONTACT: Phone: 888-265-0600. Email: service@federalfundmanagement.com.
From Federal Fund Management Advisor email, Oct. 27, 2021.

Virtual – Grant Writing Basics
SPONSOR: Preserve This 
WHEN: This course starts on Nov. 15. It is an asynchronous online course designed to be completed in four weeks. The last day for enrollment is Nov. 12.
WHERE: Online. 
DESCRIPTION: This course is geared to librarians, archivists, and museum professionals. Need funding but not sure how to start? Overwhelmed by grant applications? This course will help to break down grants into an easy-to-digest process, including identifying funding resources, how to recognize key components and include them in your proposal, drafting a budget, and submitting a complete grant package. 
COST: $175. For more information and registration, go to preservethis.org/p/grant-writing-basics-02.
CONTACT: Email: info@preservethis.org.
From Preserve This email, Oct. 27, 2021.


Awards in Texas

T.L.L. Temple Foundation Signs Agreement for New Medical School Loan Repayment Program
In an effort to increase the number of East Texas health care professionals at a time when such providers are in short supply, the T.L.L. Temple Foundation has negotiated a grant agreement for a medical school loan repayment program for physicians and dentists with the State Office of Rural Health at the Texas Department of Agriculture. Funding in the amount of $1.4 million is included for the first cohort of eight participants, which will cover four years of student loan repayments for each participant, with a maximum award of $30,000 per year, per participant.
From T.L.L Temple Foundation website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021.

USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program Announces Awards in Texas
U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program announced awards to several rural distance learning and telemedicine projects in Texas. This program helps fund distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas to increase access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise limited or unavailable. Funds have been awarded to the following: 
• Eastland Memorial Hospital District will use a $896,714 grant to equip twenty-three sites with interactive telehealth equipment in 17 communities located in 14 counties in Texas. 
• Clarendon College is receiving a $670,423 grant to purchase state-of-the-art video communication systems to be located on the main campus of Clarendon College located in Clarendon, as well as three branch locations in Childress, Pampa, and Shamrock. 
• Behavioral Health Management, LLC will use a $346,814 grant to purchase and install telemedicine equipment to increase access to behavioral/mental health and substance/opioid use disorder services to patients located throughout rural Texas. 
• Education Service Center Region XIV is receiving a $322,568 grant to build a telemedicine and distance learning network to provide reliable mental health support in a largely rural area of Texas.
From U.S. Department of Agriculture website, accessed Oct. 26, 2021.


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