Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 11 Alert #3 - November 16, 2021


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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Thanksgiving Schedule
There will be no Funding Alert next week due to the Thanksgiving holiday. We will return the following week with the November 30 issue.
From the Funding Information Center, Nov. 16, 2021.

National Rural Health Day
The National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health sets aside the third Thursday of every November to celebrate National Rural Health Day. This year the celebration falls on November 18. National Rural Health Day (NRHD) is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded spirit that prevails in rural America. NRHD showcases the efforts of rural health care providers, State Offices of Rural Health and other rural stakeholders to address the unique health care challenges that rural citizens face today and into the future.
From National Rural Health website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition (R03 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-18-916): PAS-21-270
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 7, 2022; May 7, 2022. Expires Sept. 8, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of 12 awards, corresponding to a total of $1 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The AIDS-Science Track Award for Research Transition (A-START) seeks to facilitate the entry of investigators into research that combines substance use and/or substance use disorder (SUD) with HIV/AIDS. 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-21-270.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG): DHS-21-GPD-044-00-98
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 17, 2021 by 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: $414 million for 2,500 awards. A cost share of up to 15 percent is required based on the population of the jurisdiction served.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Fire departments.
• Nonaffiliated EMS organizations.
• State fire training academies.
PURPOSE: The AFG program provides direct financial assistance to fire departments, nonaffiliated Emergency Medical Service (EMS) organizations, and State Fire Training Academies (SFTA) to equip and train emergency personnel to foster interoperability, strengthen community resilience, and enhance the safety of the public and emergency responders before, during, and after hazardous events. 
CFDA: 97.044
CONTACT: Phone: 866-274-0960. Email: FireGrants@fema.dhs.gov. For more information, go to www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/firefighters.
From RHIhub This Week email, Nov. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response.

Community-Based Workforce to Build COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence: HRSA-22-120
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for approximately seven cooperative agreements.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include nonprofit private or public organizations with demonstrated experience in implementing public health programs. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to strengthen vaccine confidence, provide further information and education on the vaccines and improve rates of vaccination across the country. This program will mobilize community outreach workers, which includes community health workers, patient navigators and social support specialists to the most vulnerable and medically underserved communities, including racial and ethnic minority groups. Community outreach workers will educate and assist individuals in receiving the COVID-19 vaccination.
CFDA: 93.011
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336494.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Farm to School Grant: USDA-FNS-2022-F2S
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Food and Nutrition Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 10, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $12 million for 165 awards. A funding match of 25 percent cash or in-kind is required.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Institutions, including schools or school districts that operate the National School Lunch or Breakfast Programs.
• Institutions that have an agreement with a state agency to operate Child and Adult Care Food Programs (CACFP) and/or Summer Food Service Programs (SFSP).
• State agencies.
• Local agencies.
• Indian tribal organizations.
• Agricultural producers.
• Nonprofit entities.
PURPOSE: Section 18 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) established a Farm to School program to assist eligible entities through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. To be competitive, applications must be complete and of high quality. Award amounts and periods of performance vary by grant track. Turnkey grant awards will range up to $50,000, with no minimum award amount. Implementation and State Agency grants will range from $50,000 - $500,000. 
CFDA: 10.575
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336252.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): nutrition/food service.

Midlife in the United States Study (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-21-156
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 1, 2022. Due Date: Feb. 1, 2022
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to make one award pending the availability of funds.
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).
• 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 solicit an application for the next six-year cycle of the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS) Study. The goals of this next phase are to complete the fourth wave of longitudinal data collection for the core MIDUS sample and the second wave of the MIDUS refresher sample. In conjunction with a companion announcement, PAR-21-157, this FOA solicits applications to continue biopsychosocial integrations using multiple subprojects that collect data on sociodemographic and psychosocial factors, daily experience, cognitive capacities, biomarkers, neuroscience, and gene expression and that connect these content areas through innovative analyses. 
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-156.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug 18, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, aged/seniors.

Midlife in the United States Study - Cognitive and Neurocognitive Precursors of AD/ADRD (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-21-157
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 1, 2022. Due Date: Feb. 1, 2022
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to make one award pending the availability of funds.
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).
• 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 solicit an Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease related dementias (AD/ADRD)-focused U01 that is ancillary to, but integrated with, the Midlife in the United States Study (MIDUS) U19 (see PAR-21-156) to provide in-depth information to elucidate behavioral, social, psychological and biological pathways of risk and resilience to cognitive decline and AD/ADRD.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-157.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug 18, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, aged/seniors.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program: Implementation: HRSA-22-057
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 13, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $50 million for 50 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are all domestic public or private, nonprofit and for-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations that serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder (SUD). All activities supported by the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) - Implementation must exclusively target populations residing in HRSA-designated rural counties or rural census tracts in urban counties.
PURPOSE: RCORP - Implementation provides funding to strengthen and expand substance use disorder /opioid use disorder prevention, treatment, and recovery service delivery in high-risk rural communities. Award recipients are expected to work with an assigned technical assistance provider and plan to sustain programs beyond the three-year project period.
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334413.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse treatment, opioid overdose epidemic, rural health, substance abuse education/prevention, substance abuse services.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Kidney Fund Invites Applications for 2022 Clinical Scientist in Nephrology Program
SOURCE: American Kidney Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 17, 2021
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $80,000 per year for up to two years will be awarded. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have completed a residency in internal medicine or pediatrics, be qualified to sit for the American Board of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics and be in the process of completing or have completed at least one year of training in clinical nephrology in an accredited U.S. program. Preference will be given to applicants in their first or second year of fellowship.
PURPOSE: For three decades, the CSN fellowship program has funded researchers whose work is designed to improve the quality of care for patients living with chronic kidney disease and has promoted clinical research in nephrology. CSN fellows conduct prevention and outcomes research while receiving advanced training in essential skills such as medical ethics, health services, health policy, biostatistics, and epidemiology. To that end, grants will be awarded in support of career development. 
CONTACT: Professional Education. Email: Education@kidneyfund.org. For more information, go to www.kidneyfund.org/training/clinical-scientist-in-nephrology/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research. 

Community Investment Grants: Success by 6 Early Childhood Support (Austin)
SOURCE: United Way for Greater Austin
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 17, 2022 by 5 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: United Way for Greater Austin anticipates making the following awards as part of the Success by 6 program:
• Perinatal mental health: two to four grants totaling approximately $100,000. 
• Family support services: four to five grants totaling approximately $420,000. In addition to funds for the direct services provision, applicants can also choose to request funds to support their clients’ basic needs, including, but not limited to direct cash assistance, gift cards, food, rent, utilities, safe sleep resources, car seats, etc. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must:
• Be a registered nonprofit organization and have an official letter of determination of 501c3 status from the Internal Revenue Service.
• Have operated in Austin/Travis County for at least one year (in operations in Austin/Travis County on or before Jan. 1, 2021).
• Provide services for families with low income in Austin/Travis County.
• Not be delinquent on any state or federal debt.
PURPOSE: United Way for Greater Austin (United Way) seeks to award grants to local nonprofit organizations whose work supports the goals of the Success By 6 Coalition. These goals were created collaboratively by the community and focus on providing services and creating systems that support families with children. The coalition works to ensure that all children in Austin/Travis County enter Kindergarten happy, healthy, and prepared to succeed in school and beyond.
CONTACT: Sara Reeves. Email: missionadvancement@uwatx.org. For more information, go to unitedwayatx.smapply.io/prog/cig/.
From United Way for Greater Austin website, Nov. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): children’s health, mental health.  

Medical Library Association Invites Applications for Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant
SOURCE: Medical Library Association (MLA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of the MLA and be a citizen of or have permanent residence in either the United States or Canada. The applicant may be a recent graduate or a librarian with significant experience in health sciences libraries and a member of the Latinx under-represented group or have an interest in providing Latinx community information services.
PURPOSE: With the aim of enhancing health care, education and research around the world, the Medical Library Association has worked since 1898 to foster excellence in the professional practice and leadership of health sciences library and information services. To help advance that mission, the association welcomes applications for the Naomi C. Broering Latinx Heritage Grant. Endowed by MLA past-president Naomi C. Broering on the occasion of her more than forty-plus years as a member of the MLA, the award provides $1,000 to a person of Latinx ethnicity or a person who has an interest in Latinx community information services. Librarians who want to pursue a professional activity in the latest medical information services using the latest technical formats are encouraged to apply.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.mlanet.org/p/cm/ld/fid=306.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): health literacy, scholarships.  

Misophonia General Research Award
SOURCE: Misophonia Research Fund, REAM Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: Dec. 10, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a formal proposal by March 11, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The Misophonia Research Fund intends to award five to ten misophonia research grants in 2022. Each grant will provide up to $200,000 in total funding per year for up to two years for a maximum, aggregate total of $400,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a grant, applicant organizations must be a domestic or non-U.S. nonprofit academic or research institution (including colleges, universities, medical schools and other related academic research institutions) or a qualified government agency with an active biomedical research program. All proposed research projects must be led by a principal investigator (PI) who holds a doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., M.D., Psy.D., Au.D.) or related research doctorate degree. PIs must be either an independent investigator or a postdoctoral fellow. PIs must be selected by and identified by the applicant organization.
PURPOSE: Misophonia is a condition where individuals experience strong negative emotions in response to specific sensory stimuli such as the sounds of a person chewing. Some studies have found that as many as one in five individuals report strong feelings of disgust, rage, or anxiety in response to specific sounds. Many of those suffering from misophonia report being unable to participate in important activities such as attending school or participating in family gatherings. The field sits at the intersection of psychology, neuroscience, and audiology and the program hopes to attract novel proposals across these fields. Proposals must address one or more of the following three broad areas in human, animal, or relevant research models: 1) research focused on characterizing misophonia, including exploring its underlying mechanisms, expression, natural history, or development; 2) development or validation of physiological and/or
behavioral methods (i.e., objective assessments) to assess misophonia.; 3) development or evaluation of interventions for misophonia, including novel treatment approaches (e.g. pharmacotherapy; multidisciplinary treatment approaches; digital health platforms) and controlled comparative efficacy trials of promising treatments. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to misophoniaresearchfund.org/
From Misophonia Research Fund website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): hearing/deafness, mental health, medical research, brain and nervous system disorders. 

WITH Foundation Seeks Applications for Programs Working to Improve Care for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
SOURCE: Working for Inclusive and Transformative Healthcare (WITH) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: Dec. 13, 2021 by 7 p.m. CT. Following review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 4, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants typically range from $30,000 to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt according to section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. While there are no restrictions based on geography, applications from the San Francisco Bay Area will be given preference.
PURPOSE: Established in 2002 as the Special Hope Foundation, the WITH (Working for Inclusive and Transformative Healthcare) Foundation provides financial support to organizations that promote delivery of comprehensive health care for adults with developmental disabilities. To that end, the foundation is accepting applications for its 2022 grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to programs that improve the delivery of health care to adults with developmental disabilities and that also include at least one of the following: improve health practitioner competency through education and/or training programs; address the current inadequate reimbursement system; advance formal care coordination; increase public awareness regarding the inadequacies of developmentally disabled care in order to advance systemic change; promote national efforts in digital health that encourage designers and developers to consider the perspectives/experiences of the intellectual or developmental disability (IDD) community within the design process; perform social policy research; and identify barriers to high-quality health care access. General operating support will only be considered for previous grantees.
CONTACT: Email: grants@withfoundation.org. For more information, go to withfoundation.org/current-grant-cycle/.
From WITH Foundation website, accessed Nov. 12, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities.  


Events

Virtual – Grant Management Boot Camp
SPONSOR: MyFedTrainer.com. 
WHEN: Dec. 14-17, Noon-3 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Expert-led federal grant training webcast format covers the Uniform Guidance including the Administrative Requirements and Cost Principles.
COST: $797. Register before Dec. 6 to get special discount rate of $397. For more information and registration, go to myfedtrainer.com/portfolio/webcast-grant-training-december/.
CONTACT: Phone: 970-744-3214. Email: CustomerService@MyFedTrainer.com.
From MyFedTrainer.com website, accessed Nov. 10, 2021.

Virtual – Health Communication Training Series: Mental Health, Stigma, and Communication
SPONSOR: University of Texas Center for Health Communication
WHEN: Enrollees have 60 days to complete requirements after they register.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: This self-paced course is a part of the Health Communication Training Series and aims to highlight the importance of communicating effectively about mental health. You'll learn how language can contribute to stigma regarding mental illnesses, identify how stigma impacts the patient-provider relationship, and how to be more thoughtful in the use of language as it relates to treating patients with mental illnesses.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to hcts.uthealthcommtraining.org/courses/hctsmental-health-stigma-and-communication.
CONTACT: Email: healthcomm@austin.utexas.edu.
From University of Texas Center for Health Communication email, Nov. 10, 2021.


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