Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 11 Alert #4 - November 30, 2021


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From OneStar Foundation email, Nov. 18, 2021.

World AIDS Day
World AIDS Day, observed each year on December 1, is an opportunity for people worldwide to unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV, and remember those who have died from an HIV-related illness. Started in 1988, World AIDS Day was the first-ever global health day. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has created a World AIDS Day 2021 digital toolkit. To access the toolkit, go to www.cdc.gov/worldaidsday/index.html.
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, accessed Nov. 29, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Centers of Excellence (COE) Program: HRSA-22-042
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $10.3 million for 15 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are accredited allopathic schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, and graduate programs in behavioral or mental health that meet the requirements of Section 736(c) of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act. Section 736 of the PHS Act authorizes funding for education and training enhancement programs to increase opportunities for underrepresented minority individuals to enter and successfully complete a health professions academic program. The four designated Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) listed in Section 736(c)(2) are not eligible for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO); they are eligible to compete under a separate funding announcement to be issued in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023. Other HBCUs not listed in Section 736(c)(2) are eligible to compete for this NOFO under the “Other COE” designation. 
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits new and competitive continuation applications for the FY 2022 Centers of Excellence (COE) program. The purpose of this program is to strengthen the nation’s capacity to produce a diverse, culturally competent health care workforce. COE will provide funding for innovative resource and education centers to recruit, train, and retain underrepresented minority students and faculty at health professions schools. 
CFDA: 93.157
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334361.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): minority health, health disparities, scholarships, health professions training, health care services.

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program: USDA-NIFA-CFP-008683
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 20, 2021 by 4 p.m. CT. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $4.8 million. Average award is $298,000 over 36 to 48 months. The maximum award is $125,000 over 12 months and $400,000 over 48 months. Applicants must provide matching funds on a dollar-for-dollar basis for all federal funds awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners, are eligible to apply. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: NIFA’s Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program (CFPCGP) is soliciting applications to fund two types of grants: (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution; assist community outreach in participation in federally assisted nutrition programs, or improve access to food as part of a comprehensive service; increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and meet specific state, tribal, local, or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; planning for long-term solutions; or the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
CFDA: 10.225
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to nifa.usda.gov/funding-opportunity/community-food-projects-cfp-competitive-grants-program.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

High Priority HIV and Substance Use Research (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAS-18-915): RFA-DA-22-040
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 15, 2022; July 15, 2022. Due Date: Feb. 15, 2022; Aug. 15, 2022. Expires Feb. 16, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $3.5 million in Fiscal Years 2022, 2023, and 2024 to fund three 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support high priority research at the intersection of HIV and substance use. This FOA invites innovative research projects with the potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention, treatment and cure of HIV among people who use drugs (PWUD). 
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-22-040.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

Innovative Screening Approaches and Therapies for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R21 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-18-691): PAR-21-355
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 16, 2022; June 16, 2022. Expires Nov. 17, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages research relevant to the development of innovative new screening approaches and therapeutic interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions that have been identified through newborn screening, as well as "high priority" genetic conditions where screening may be possible in the future.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-355.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): children’s health.

Mood and Psychosis Symptoms during the Menopause Transition (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-MH-21-105): PAR-22-035 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 5, 2022; June 5, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Expires Jan. 8, 2025. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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 encourage applications that will advance mechanistic and translational research on the onset and worsening of mood and psychotic disorders during the menopausal transition (or perimenopause). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) uses the R01 grant mechanism, while the companion FOA (PAR-22-036) uses the R21 mechanism. Investigators proposing high risk/high reward projects, projects that lack preliminary data, or studies that utilize existing data may wish to apply using the R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data who seek longer-term funding may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-035.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): women’s health, mental health.

Mood and Psychosis Symptoms during the Menopause Transition (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-MH-21-106): PAR-22-036 
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 16, 2022; June 16, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Expires Jan. 8, 2025. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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 encourage applications that will advance mechanistic and translational research on the onset and worsening of mood and psychotic disorders during the menopausal transition (or perimenopause). This FOA uses the R21 mechanism, while the companion FOA (PAR-22-035) uses the R01 grant mechanism. Investigators proposing high risk/high reward projects, projects that lack preliminary data, or studies that utilize existing data may wish to apply using the R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data who seek longer-term funding may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-036.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): women’s health, mental health.

NLM Grants for Scholarly Works in Biomedicine and Health (G13 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-19-032): PAR-21-046
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 24, 2022; Jan. 24, 2023. Due Date: Feb. 24, 2022; Feb. 24, 2023. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. 
$ AVAILABLE: NLM anticipates making up to three new awards each year.
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).
• 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 grant applications for the preparation of book-length manuscripts and other works of academic and/or public health policy value to U.S. health professionals, public health officials, biomedical researchers and historians of the health sciences.
CFDA: 93.879
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-046.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): health literacy, public health, health policy research.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Institute for Cancer Investigator-Initiated Research Grant
SOURCE: American Institute for Cancer Research (AICR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 21, 2022. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by May 20, 2022.          
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for award information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Investigator-Initiated Research Grant Program welcomes proposals for research addressing the effects of diet, nutrition, body composition and physical activity on cancer risk and outcomes.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.aicr.org/research/aicr-grant-program/apply-for-grant.
From American Institute for Cancer Research website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.  

Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant Program
SOURCE: Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 31, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 28, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum amount an organization can apply for is $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Institutions of higher education.
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status.
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(4) IRS status.
PURPOSE: The Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Capacity Building Grant program provides grants to organizations who provide support to veterans and disabled veterans alike. These grants are awarded to organizations around the country who are addressing the mental and physical recovery of veterans. Service dogs, equine therapy, yoga, art therapy, and recreational therapy are just a few of the innovative programs that DVNF supports. 
CONTACT: Email: grants@dvnf.org. For more information, go to www.dvnf.org/capacity-building-grants/.
From Disabled Veterans National Foundation website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services.  

Emergency Medicine Foundation Invites Proposals for Pilot Project Grant Program
SOURCE: Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 4, 2022 by 5 p.m. CT.
$ 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. Grantees are expected to attend a grantee workshop in Bethesda, MD. 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 www.emfoundation.org/globalassets/emf-pilot-project-research-grant---2022-2023-1.pdf.
From Emergency Medicine Foundation website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): emergency medicine, medical research.

Georgetown Health Foundation Grant
SOURCE: Georgetown Health Foundation (GHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent: Jan. 28, 2022 by 5 p.m. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 8, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $10,000-$50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations must serve Georgetown, Texas children, youth, elders, and families who are low-income or have significant need. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Georgetown Health Foundation is dedicated to improving the health of greater Georgetown, Texas residents through partnerships, experience, knowledge, and funding. The foundation provides grants to nonprofit organizations that serve low-income children, youth, elders, and their families within the greater Georgetown area. Due to the ongoing and prolonged impact of COVID-19, the foundation's funding in 2022 will prioritize basic needs, as well as social determinants of health supporting such basic needs. Specific areas of interest include:
• Food, shelter, and housing.
• Personal security, mental health, health care, transportation, child care, out-of-school care, and homebound adult care. 
• Emergency financial assistance and job training.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to gthf.org/grants/.
From Georgetown Health Foundation website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, nutrition/food services, mental health, health care, minority health, health disparities. 

Pilot International Issues RFP for Research and Development of Brain-Related Disorders
SOURCE: Pilot International
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Proposal deadline: Dec. 31, 2021. Proposals will go through a review and selection process. Pilot International will notify winners by May 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000 in grants for brain research and development in the form of one large grant and another smaller grant.
ELIGIBILITY: Only qualified individuals or firms with prior experience in similar projects should submit proposals in response to this Request for Proposals (RFP).
PURPOSE: Pilot International's mission is to influence positive change in communities worldwide by coming together in friendship and service while encouraging brain safety and health and supporting those who care for others. To that end, the organization has issued an RFP for research and development of brain-related disorders
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.pilotinternational.org/wp-content/uploads/Brain-Research-RFP.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): brain and nervous system disorders.  


Events

Webinar – Meet with CMS to Find Out More about the CHART Model
SPONSOR: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
WHEN: Dec. 14, 1:30-2:30 p.m. CT. 
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: If you have been mildly or seriously considering participating in the new federal Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model - Community Transformation Track for rural hospitals, then this is your chance to get your questions answered. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) is hosting a webinar to answer your questions about CHART. Specific topics to be discussed may include but are not limited to: financial methodology for hospitals’ Medicare capitated payment amount, its calculation, payment policies, transformation plan development, needs assessment and asset mapping, and more.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) strongly encourages all potential participant hospitals, aligned payers, and other interested stakeholders to attend.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to deloitte.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUvdu6uqTgjHtKExYihT5iBV9iyZfnlEXZ2.
CONTACT: Email: HHSC_CHART@hhsc.state.tx.us.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, Nov. 19, 2021.

Virtual – 3-Day Grant Writing Workshop
SPONSOR: Friends of the Texas Historical Commission
WHEN:  December 7, 8, & 9; 2-3 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: This three-day grant writing workshop (one hour per day) is designed to help staff, board members, or volunteers with organizations of any size in developing a strong grant proposal. For those new to grant writing, it will introduce the application process, writing a Letter of Inquiry, structuring your proposal, and frequently asked application questions. For those more experienced with writing grants, the workshop will provide an opportunity for detailed feedback from presenters and peers. The link to attend, reading materials, and resources will be sent to registrants prior to the first date of the workshop.  Friends of the Texas Historical Commission is planning for a small group so that the workshop is interactive. Limited registration available.
COST: $80. You must register before Dec. 5. For more information and registration, go to thcfriends.org/development-training.
CONTACT: Anjali Zutshi. Email: Anjali.Zutshi@thc.texas.gov.
From Friends of the Texas Historical Commission website, accessed Nov. 23, 2021.


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