Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 2 Alert # 2 - February 9, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

American Heart Association to Raise $230 Million for Health Equity
The American Heart Association has pledged to raise and invest more than $230 million over the next four years in support of efforts to eliminate barriers to equitable health for all. Commitments announced by the organization include $100 million for new scientific research programs and grants focused on evidence-based solutions. The organization also will work to expand diversity-research opportunities for underrepresented racial/ethnic groups in science and medicine through grants, science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs, and its Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) Scholars and EmPOWERED to Serve Scholars programs, and will invest at least $100 million through its Social Impact Fund, Bernard J. Tyson Social Impact Fund and issue-based campaigns in support of hyper-local community-led solutions designed to eliminate barriers to health equity.
In December, AHA announced a $32 million partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to address hypertension — a major source of poor cardiovascular health in Black, Latinx and Indigenous communities — by improving the quality of care at select Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) funded health centers and supporting the efforts of health care providers to engage patients in controlling their hypertension.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 2, 2021.

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Releases Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Fiscal Year 2020 Annual Report highlights the many accomplishments and advances made by CPRIT’s grantees in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020. The new report provides greater insight into CPRIT’s statutory mission, priorities and the economic and social burden that cancer costs the state. In recognition of the unprecedented challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, this report also includes examples of the cancer community’s response and the devastating impact on cancer prevention efforts that will affect Texans for years to come. The report can be found at https://2020annualreport.cprit.texas.gov/.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Feb. 1, 2021.

Hogg Foundation Publishes Mental Health Guide 
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health has published the fifth edition of  A Guide to Understanding Mental Health Systems and Services in Texas. This comprehensive resource is designed to help advocates, policymakers, families and individuals prepare for and navigate mental health systems and services in Texas. In addition to comprehensive summaries of both the Texas and national contexts, this guide provides an overview of the structure and mental health services and supports provided by the following agencies: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Texas Education Agency (TEA) and local school districts, Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ), Texas Juvenile Justice Department (TJJD), Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) and Texas Veterans Commission (TVC). The guide can be found at https://hogg.utexas.edu/what-we-do/policy-engagement/mental-health-guide.
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health website, accessed Jan. 21, 2021.


Grants to Enhance Culturally Specific Services for Victims of Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence and Stalking
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 9, 2021. Applications are submitted through a two-step process with the SF-424 and SF-LLL due in Grants.gov on March 9, 2021 and the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) due on March 23, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $6.2 million for 22 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations with the primary purpose of providing culturally specific services to one or more of the following racial and ethnic communities:
• American Indians, including Alaska Natives, Eskimos and Aleuts.
• Asian Americans.
• Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders.
• Blacks.
• Hispanics. 
The applicant organization must:
• Have an advisory board or steering committee and staffing which is reflective of the culturally specific community it serves.
• Have demonstrated expertise in serving victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking or have entered into a formal partnership with an organization having such experience.
PURPOSE: This program provides grants to support community-based organizations in providing culturally relevant services to victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking, as well as the development of innovative culturally specific strategies to enhance access to services and resources for victims who face obstacles to using more traditional programs.
CFDA: 16.016
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1360141/download.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): sexual violence prevention, women’s health.

2021–2022 TRANScend Community Impact Fund: Community Collaborations
SOURCE: Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBTQ Center, Gilead Sciences
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $30,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofit status – Applicants must be nonprofits with proper 501(c)(3) status. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor.
• Funding Priorities – Proposed efforts must focus on (1) HIV prevention and service provision or (2) social determinants and other factors that put Transgender people at risk for HIV or address barriers for Transgender people living with HIV.
PURPOSE: Community Collaborations projects will award grantees funding support for programming that includes at least one community partner as a part of the project design. Community Collaboration projects must go beyond a general Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) partnership. This project seeks to foster true collaboration that provides opportunity for wide-scale impact and promotes equity. Applicants must demonstrate shared responsibilities in the project design including equitable sharing of funding resources. Applicants must be able to utilize funds within a 12-month period beginning March 31, 2021 and ending March 30, 2022. 
CONTACT: Email: grants@destinationtomorrow.org. To access the Request for Proposals (RFP), go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUr_QwmE0FU1SC-aE_30JpNprrBqdly5/view. For more information, go to https://grantmaking.destinationtomorrow.org/apply-now/.
From Destination Tomorrow TRANScend Community Impact Fund website, accessed Feb. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, health disparities, minority health.
  
2021–2022 TRANScend Community Impact Fund: General Operating Support
SOURCE: Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBTQ Center, Gilead Sciences
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $15,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofit status – Applicants must be nonprofits with proper 501(c)(3) status. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor.
• Funding Priorities – Proposed efforts must focus on (1) HIV prevention and service provision or (2) social determinants and other factors that put Transgender people at risk for HIV or address barriers for Transgender people living with HIV.
PURPOSE: The General Operating Support program prioritizes Trans-led organizations that serve geographical areas disproportionately impacted by HIV, including the U.S. South. This program supports the overall mission and goals of organizations. Applicants must be able to utilize funds within a 12-month period beginning March 31, 2021 and ending March 30, 2022.
CONTACT: Email: grants@destinationtomorrow.org. To access the Request for Proposals (RFP), go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUr_QwmE0FU1SC-aE_30JpNprrBqdly5/view. For more information, go to https://grantmaking.destinationtomorrow.org/apply-now/.
From Destination Tomorrow TRANScend Community Impact Fund website, accessed Feb. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, health disparities, minority health. 
 
2021–2022 TRANScend Community Impact Fund: Rapid Response 
SOURCE: Destination Tomorrow: The Bronx LGBTQ Center, Gilead Sciences
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $3,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofit status – Applicants must be nonprofits with proper 501(c)(3) status. Organizations or coalitions that do not hold 501(c)(3) status must have a fiscal sponsor.
• Funding Priorities – Proposed efforts must focus on (1) HIV prevention and service provision or (2) social determinants and other factors that put Transgender people at risk for HIV or address barriers for Transgender people living with HIV.
PURPOSE: Rapid Response projects will award grantees up to $3,000 in funding support for urgent or emerging issues. The purpose of this project is to address an important issue that requires immediate action for which short-term (up to 3 months) solutions can illustrate impact in addressing the presented need. Applicants must clearly articulate the importance of the issue, the current opportunity to address it and why the applicant is the appropriate entity to address the stated challenge. The application should also demonstrate what makes the issue being addressed essential beyond the rates of HIV in the area or among a specific community. Rapid Response projects must be able to be completed in three months (90 days).
CONTACT: Email: grants@destinationtomorrow.org. To access the Request for Proposals (RFP), go to https://drive.google.com/file/d/1EUr_QwmE0FU1SC-aE_30JpNprrBqdly5/view. For more information, go to https://grantmaking.destinationtomorrow.org/apply-now/.
From Destination Tomorrow TRANScend Community Impact Fund website, accessed Feb. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, health disparities, minority health.  


Public Funding Opportunities

AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grant 2021-2022
SOURCE: OneStar Foundation, OneStar National Service Commission, Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grant recipients are awarded up to $75,000 for a 12-month planning period to start no earlier than Sept. 1, 2021 and are expected
to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the following grant cycle, 2022-2023. A planning grant will not be used to support AmeriCorps members. Applicants must provide 24 percent of the total project costs in match.  
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply:
• Indian tribes.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local governments.
• Nonprofit organizations.
• States.
PURPOSE: A planning grant provides financial support to organizations that will be developing an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. Applications will discuss bringing the AmeriCorps program to an organization for the first time and to prepare the organization to administer an AmeriCorps state program in the future (with priority given to organizations seeking to focus on development of internal controls, hiring and training new staff, re-focusing and training existing staff, developing AmeriCorps specific policies and procedures, training in the areas of AmeriCorps member recruitment, enrollment, data collection systems, member supervision or cost reimbursement grant management). All planning grants must propose a program design that aligns with one of the six CNCS identified focus areas:
• Disaster services.
• Economic opportunity.
• Education.
• Environmental stewardship. 
• Healthy futures.
• Veterans and military families.
CFDA: 94.006
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://onestarfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/Planning-Grant-Notice-and-Instructions_2020-2021.pdf
From OneStar Foundation email, Jan. 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): disaster assistance, volunteerism, veteran’s services, substance abuse education/prevention, human services, rural health, youth services, education, environmental health.

Children’s Advocacy Program Children’s Advocacy Centers: HHS00009648
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $23.59 million per fiscal year for one award. The grant awarded as a result of this Request for Applications (RFA) will be funded on a cost reimbursement basis and only to the extent that expenditures have been approved by HHSC.
ELIGIBILITY: To be awarded a grant as a result of this RFA, a respondent must: 
• Be a nonprofit.
• Be a statewide organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under Section 501(a), Internal Revenue Code of 1986, an organization described by Section 501(c)(3) of that code.
• Be a statewide organization composed of individuals who have expertise in the establishment and operation of children’s advocacy center programs.
• Not debarred from receiving any federal or state funds at the time of the contract award.
• Have a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number at the time of application to be considered for an award. 
• Maintain its own eligibility pursuant to Texas Family Code Chapter 264, Subchapter E.
PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Children’s Advocacy Program (CAP) seeks a qualified applicant from statewide nonprofit organizations that are composed of individuals who have expertise in the establishment and operation of children’s advocacy center programs. The applicant must provide training, technical assistance, evaluation services and funds administration to support contractual requirements under Texas Family Code§ 264.411 for local children’s advocacy center programs. The applicant shall contract with local children’s advocacy center programs that meet the requirements of the Texas Administrative Code (TAC) Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 377 and provide the following services: assess victims of child abuse or neglect to determine needed services and provide the needed services; provide a facility at which a multidisciplinary team can meet to facilitate the disposition of child abuse cases; and coordinate the activities of governmental entities in relation to child abuse investigations and the delivery of services.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Carolyn R. DeBoer, CTCD, CTCM, Grants Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street; Mail Code 2020 Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: Carolyn.deboer@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0009648/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Feb. 4, 2021.
Subject(s): child welfare.

DoD (Department of Defense) Breast Cancer Research Program Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award: W81XWH-21-BCRP-TBCCA
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-Application Submission Deadline: March 12, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST. After an initial review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 23, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $38.7 million for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted.
PURPOSE: The Transformative Breast Cancer Consortium Award is designed to support collaborations and ideas that will transform the lives of individuals with, or at risk for, breast cancer and will significantly accelerate progress toward ending breast cancer. Applicants must bring together different perspectives to develop new paradigms that will solve fundamental yet overarching problems in breast cancer. This award requires a team-based approach by a consortium of exceptional researchers and advocates, whose collaborative efforts will make a transformative impact in breast cancer. The transformation intended by the consortium must be in people’s lives, and not in the health care or research system. 
CFDA: 12.420
CONTACT: CDMRP Help Desk. Phone: 301-682-5507. Email: help@eBRAP.org. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330757.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Improving Epilepsy Education, Systems of Care and Health Outcomes through National and Community Partnerships: CDC-RFA-DP21-2101
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 8, 2021. Due Date: April 12, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $20 million for four awards. Component A of the program will be granted one award of $17.5 million. Component B of the program will be granted one to three awards of $2.5 million. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• 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 or their bona fide agents (includes the District of
Columbia).
• Local governments or their bona fide agents.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of
Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.
• 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 Funding Opportunity (NOFO) aims to address four key areas: (1) improve the social environment for people with epilepsy; (2) strengthen the health system to improve epilepsy care; (3) foster connections between clinical services and community programs; and (4) address social determinants of health (e.g. social isolation, food insecurity, community-clinical linkages) to improve quality of life for people with epilepsy. The NOFO will fund two components: Component A: An organization that will provide services in at least 25 states. The organization funded to complete Component A strategies will address the NOFO content areas. Component B: One to three organizations to work in specific geographic areas (e.g. community, state, region). The organization(s) funded to complete Component B strategies will address one to two content areas through activities. 
CFDA: 93.850
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328415.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): chronic disease.

Nutrition for Precision Health, powered by the All of Us Research Program: Clinical Centers (UG1 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-RM-21-005
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH) Common Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 5, 2021. Due Date: April 6, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH Common Fund intends to commit approximately $7 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, and $9.5 million per year for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 through Fiscal Year (FY) 2026. Approximately five to six awards are anticipated, contingent upon availability of funds and receipt of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to invite applications for Clinical Centers (CC)s to join the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium https://commonfund.nih.gov/nutritionforprecisionhealth.
Awards made through this FOA will support CCs to recruit participants and implement complex, modular protocols for dietary interventions studies. The CCs selected will work collaboratively with each other and other participating components of the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium to develop and implement study protocols. It is anticipated that all participants enrolled by the CCs into the Nutrition for Precision Health dietary studies will be part of the All of Us Research Program, and all Nutrition for Precision Health data will be shared via the All of Us Researcher Workbench. The end products of the Nutrition for Precision Health consortium will be a rich data resource for research use and algorithms to improve the precision of nutrition advice for individuals. 
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-21-005.html.
From Weekly NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices email, Jan. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women, Fiscal Year 2021
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), National Institute of Justice (NIJ) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 8, 2021. Due Date: Applications are submitted through a two-step process with the SF-424 and SF-LLL due in Grants.gov on April 13, 2021 and the full application including attachments in the Justice Grants System (JustGrants) due on April 27, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $2.5 million. NIJ anticipates making six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• 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.
• 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).
PURPOSE: NIJ seeks proposals for rigorous research and evaluation projects to support the development of objective and independent knowledge and validated tools to reduce violence against women (VAW) (including violence against elderly women and American Indian and Alaska Native women and girls), promote justice for victims of crime and enhance criminal justice responses. This solicitation seeks applications for grant funding to conduct research and evaluation projects examining a broad range of topics, including the crimes of domestic and family violence, homicide, intimate partner and dating violence, rape, sexual assault, stalking and sex trafficking, along with the associated criminal justice system response, procedures and policies.
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, NIJ is interested in research responding to the following two priority areas: (1) evaluation research on VAW programs, models, practices; and (2) VAW research.
CFDA: 16.560
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://nij.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-nij-2021-45009.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 3, 2021. 
Subject(s): sexual violence prevention, women’s health.


Private Funding Opportunities

Behmann Brothers Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Behmann Brothers Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grant applications will be accepted between Feb. 1, and May 1, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are only awarded to organizations whose headquarters are in the State of Texas. Grants will primarily be made to organizations in the counties of Nueces, Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Live Oak, Refugio and San Patricio. Applications will be considered only from nonprofit organizations that are currently recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt nonprofit organizations that are public charities (in accordance with the provisions of the Tax Reform Act of 1969).  To be considered, the charity must be currently listed as a public charity that is “not a private foundation” by the IRS on its most current Cumulative List of 501(c)(3) organizations. Absent such a listing, the charity must provide as part of its application package a determination letter issued by the IRS within 90 days prior to the application date verifying such status.
PURPOSE: The Behmann Brothers Foundation focuses its charitable contributions primarily in the areas of agricultural research and education, youth groups, health care and service organizations.
CONTACT: Phone: 361-438-1589. Email: info@behmannbrothersfoundation.org. For more information, go to http://behmannbrothersfoundation.org/index.htm.
From Behmann Brothers Foundation website, accessed Jan. 26, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, education, health care services, youth services.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Invites Applications for Fellowship Award
SOURCE: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021. Due to COVID-19 related laboratory closures earlier this year, Damon Runyon is extending its application eligibility requirements for the March 15 application deadline by three months. Applicants must have received their degrees no more than twenty-one months prior to the application deadline date. Applicants must not have been in their sponsors' labs for more than fifteen months prior to the application deadline date.
$ AVAILABLE: The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., D.O. If applicants have not yet received their Ph.D. diplomas but have successfully completed all Ph.D. requirements, including Ph.D. defense, they may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful Ph.D. defense and date of degree conferral. 
PURPOSE: The Damon Runyon Fellowship Award supports theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies and prevention. Through the program, awards will be made to institutions for the support of a fellow under direct supervision of a sponsor-scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent) capable of providing mentoring to the fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills and capacity for scientific inquiry. Fellowships are granted for a four-year term, with second-, third- and fourth-year funding contingent on satisfactory progress reports. In addition, fellows in their first and third years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats, which are designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.
CONTACT: Phone: 212-455-0520. Email: awards@damonrunyon.org. For more information, go to https://www.damonrunyon.org/for-scientists/application-guidelines/fellowship.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 2, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research. 

Environmental Initiative Program
SOURCE: Laura Jane Musser Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Proposals will be accepted starting Feb. 17, 2021 and must be submitted online by March 17, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: The Musser Fund is likely to make a total of five to seven grants in the Environmental Initiative this year. Planning grants of up to $5,000 or implementation grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations.
• Local units of government.
• Only programs in limited counties in Texas may apply. Eligible counties in Texas are in the Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties), Deep East Texas (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler counties) and the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties).
• Projects will be eligible for either planning or implementation funds during any one grant period.
PURPOSE: The Laura Jane Musser Fund assists public or nonprofit entities to initiate or implement projects that enhance the ecological integrity of publicly owned open spaces, while encouraging compatible human activities. The fund’s goal is to promote public use of open space that improves a community’s quality of life and public health, while also ensuring the protection of healthy, viable and sustainable ecosystems by protecting or restoring habitat for a diversity of plant and animal species.
CONTACT: Mary Karen Lynn-Klimenko, Grants Program Manager. Phone: 612-825-2024. Email: admin@musserfund.org. For more information, go to https://musserfund.org/environmental-initiative-program/.
From Laura Jane Musser Fund website, accessed Feb. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): environmental health, health promotion/wellness.

Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes Grant
SOURCE: Sun Life 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Organizations will have the opportunity to select from three grant options: $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Sun Life has launched a North America-wide diabetes grant program. This initiative provides program support to registered charities in the U.S. and Canada focused on diabetes awareness, prevention, education and care.
PURPOSE: Sun Life’s commitment to the fight against diabetes supports the goal of building sustainable, healthier communities for life. Sun Life’s Team Up Against Diabetes grant program aims to provide programmatic support to 501(c)(3) charities that focus on the following areas:
• Diabetes prevention, awareness, education and care.
• Diabetes management.
• Recovery and support from diabetes-related complications.
• Obesity prevention.
• Nutritional programs—education, management and awareness. 
CONTACT: Email: teamup@sunlife.com. For more information, go to https://www.sunlife.com/us/About+us/Our+community+involvement/Team+Up+Against+Diabetes?vgnLocale=en_CA.
From Sun Life website, accessed Jan. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): diabetes, chronic disease.

Target Grants
SOURCE: The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Register before Feb. 24, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST. Letter of Intent: March 3, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: $200,000 for one year starting July 1, 2021.
ELIGIBILITY: HIV researchers holding a doctoral degree and affiliated with a nonprofit research organization are eligible to apply. If the proposal is a collaboration including subcomponent projects, the Principal Investigator will be expected to lead one of the components and coordinate the implementation and analyses of the projects as a whole and be responsible for overall financial management and submission of required reports. Applications are accepted from nonprofit research institutions worldwide. Applications are not accepted from individuals or for-profit entities. Proposals may include subcontracts or sub-awards to for-profit organizations.
PURPOSE: The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to generate vital data relevant to a cure for HIV.
CONTACT: Email: grants@amfar.org. For more information, go to https://www.amfar.org/Target-Grants-RFP-2021.
From amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research email, Feb. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.


Events

Virtual - NOSORH Rural Health Grant Writing Institute
SPONSOR: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH)
WHEN: Mondays from 2-3:30 p.m. CST starting on Monday March 8 and ending Monday May 10. 
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: These nine online learning sessions will cover grant writing with a unique rural health focus. Beginners from various agencies wishing to gain the skills to research and draft winning proposals will benefit from the class.
COST: $500. Registration ends Feb. 26, 2021. Class size will be limited to the first 50 registered students. For more information, go to https://nosorh.org/nosorh-grant-writing-institute-2/
CONTACT: Beth Kolf. Phone: 888-391-7258 ext. 101. Email: bethk@nosorh.org.
From RHIhub This Week email, Feb. 3, 2021.

Webinar - How Nonprofits Can Leverage Randomized Evaluation Tools and Measure Social Impact Effectively
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
WHEN: Feb. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Cost and complexities are the two major hurdles in measuring social impact for a social sector organization. This 90-minute interactive SSIR Live! webinar (available on-demand later) will outline how organizations can use digital technology to more easily conduct randomized experiments to measure impact and demonstrate why randomized evaluation should become an essential part of every social sector leader’s strategic toolkit. Participants will get exposure to tools that can help them improve their organization’s ability to experiment cost effectively and learn how to design adaptive experiments more efficiently. 
COST: $69. For more information, go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/how_nonprofits_can_leverage_randomized_evaluation_tools_measure_social_impact_effectively?utm_source=Event_Email&utm_campaign=SSIR_Live&utm_medium=Email#.
CONTACT: Email: webinars@ssir.org.
From Stanford Social Innovation Review email Feb. 2, 2021.

Webinar - Steps to Take to Diversify Your Donors
SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: Feb. 25, 1-2:15 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit leaders often focus on white supporters and overlook donors of color who would give more if asked. Those who want to better include people of color in their strategies often don’t know how to start. Join this webinar to learn from expert guests who will outline key steps to take to attract diverse donors and grant makers. The presenters will explain why a diverse staff and board matters, how to ensure communications are inclusive and ways to build a broader base of support.
COST: $89. Register before Feb. 18 to get special discount rate of $69. For more information, go to https://store.philanthropy.com/collections/full-webinar-schedule/products/steps-to-take-to-diversify-your-donors.
CONTACT: Email: events@philathropy.com.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy email, Feb. 2, 2021.


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