Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 2 Alert # 3 - February 23, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Giving through DAFS Increased 29.8 Percent in First Half of 2020
Total grant dollars and the number of grants awarded through donor-advised funds (DAF) increased 29.8 percent and 37.4 percent in the first half of 2020, a report from the National Philanthropic Trust finds. Based on data reported by thirteen DAF sponsors accounting for just under half the grant dollars disbursed by DAFs annually, the Donor-Advised Fund COVID Grantmaking Survey found that nearly 1.3 billion grants totaling $8.32 billion were facilitated in the first half of 2020. Partly in response to the pandemic, the number of grants awarded was up in every sector, while many sectors, including human services (+78.9 percent), health (+54.2 percent), international affairs and development (+34 percent), the environment and animal welfare (+31.1 percent) and religion (+28 percent), saw significant increases in total grant dollars awarded. According to the survey, arts and culture was the only sector to see a decline (-9 percent) in grant dollars awarded. The report can be found at https://www.nptrust.org/reports/daf-covid-survey/
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021.

Top Fifty U.S. Donors Gave $24.7 Billion to Charity in 2020
Giving by the fifty biggest donors in the United States totaled $24.7 billion in 2020, with Jeff Bezos topping the list, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.
The total represents a significant increase over the $15.8 billion given by the fifty biggest donors in 2019, when Michael R. Bloomberg topped the Chronicle's annual Philanthropy 50 list, and the $7.8 billion given in 2018, when Bezos and his then-wife, MacKenzie Scott, ranked first. In 2020, Bezos committed a total of $10.15 billion to charity, including $10 billion to launch the Bezos Climate Fund; the Amazon.com founder was followed on the list by Scott ($5.73 billion), Bloomberg ($1.6 billion), Phil and Penny Knight ($1.36 billion), Jack Dorsey ($1.1 billion), John and Laura Arnold ($567 million), Eric and Wendy Schmidt ($469 million), Pierre and Pam Omidyar ($441 million), Frederick and June Kummer ($300 million), and Denny Sanford ($224 million).
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021.


American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Invites Applications for Family Medicine Cares Resident Service Award
SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021 by 7 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: This program provides up to two award packages totaling $16,500. The award package includes $10,000 for the resident whose service project is selected for funding; $5,000 for the free clinic (or similar health care facility) where the service project will be implemented; a $500 stipend to the residency program to celebrate and recognize the awardee; and a $1,000 travel award reimbursement for the resident to attend the national conference of Family Medicine Residents and Medical Students for the purpose of presenting the results of the project.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a member of AAFP and a first- or second-year family medicine resident.
PURPOSE: This program provides up to two award packages to a first- and second-year family medicine resident with a desire to address health disparities by tackling the health needs of the most vulnerable in their local communities. 
CONTACT: Interested applicants must request an application from Rollie Brock. Phone: 800-274-2237, ext. 6239. Email: rbrock@aafp.org. For more information, go to https://www.aafpfoundation.org/our-programs/humanitarian-initiatives/family-medicine-cares-resident-service-award.html#.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 5, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, health care facilities, conference support.

Gateway Discovery Grant to Address Cancer Disparities in Clinical Trials
SOURCE: Conquer Cancer®, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 15, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Aug. 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The grant will provide up to $1.5 million in funding for the direct costs of the research over a three- to five-year project period.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by entities that engage in cancer research. Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Gateway Discovery Grant to Address Cancer Disparities in Clinical Trials is designed to provide funding to catalyze innovative clinical research with a strong potential impact on mitigating cancer health disparities and improving equitable access to cancer clinical trials.
CONTACT: Email: grants@conquer.org. For more information, go to https://www.asco.org/research-guidelines/grants-awards/funding-opportunities/gateway-discovery-grant-address-cancer.
From ASCO Foundation website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, health disparities. 

Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP)
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 17, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award as many as 10 awards of up to $420,000 comprising an annual stipend of $75,000 and an annual grant of $30,000 in support of the recipient’s research activities. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a physician, dentist or nurse from an historically disadvantaged background (ethnic, financial or educational); be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States; and have completed or be in the process of completing their formal clinical training. Preference will be given to those who have recently completed their formal clinical training. 
PURPOSE: The Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (AMFDP) offers four-year postdoctoral research awards to physicians, dentists and nurses from historically marginalized backgrounds. Scholars should be committed to working toward eliminating health disparities by achieving senior rank in academic medicine, dentistry or nursing.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/harold-amos-medical-faculty-development-program.html?rid=0034400001rmJwfAAE&et_cid=2387217.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, Feb. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): health professions training, minority health.  


Public Funding Opportunities

Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Local Drug Crises Grants: CDC-RFA-CE21-2103
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for 60 awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: The statutory authority for this program (Section 103 of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act) limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients. Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing opioid, methamphetamine or prescription drug use/misuse by local youth. Applicants must document rates of misuse of opioids or use of methamphetamines that are higher than the national average over a sustained period. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program was created by the Drug-Free Communities Act of 1997 (Public Law 105-20). The Executive Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) are accepting applications for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) Community-based Coalition Enhancement Grants to Address Local Drug Crises Grants (CARA Local Drug Crises Grants) as an enhancement to current or formerly funded Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program recipients. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce the abuse of opioids or methamphetamines and the abuse of prescription drugs among youth ages 12-18 in communities throughout the United States.
CFDA: 93.799
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329980.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 11, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse services, adolescent health, youth services.

Developing and Disseminating Targeted Immunization Materials: CDC-RFA-IP21-2104
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.75 million for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Open competition.
PURPOSE: Project activities include developing educational materials for providers to share with patients, parents and the public; disseminating materials on current immunization recommendations and practices; translating vaccine information statements (VISs) into foreign languages; developing training for and providing technical assistance to immunization coalitions; and providing rapid response to outbreaks, emergencies or trending priorities. One of these activities, translating VISs into languages other than English, supports the federal requirement that VISs be provided to patients in their native/preferred language when they receive vaccines. 
CFDA: 93.268 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329411.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): public health, health literacy.

Primary Health Care (PHC) Targeted: HHS0009635
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.9 million for a four-year term for multiple awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Medical and Social Services Division announces the availability of funding for Primary Health Care (PHC) services. HHSC PHC services are intended to ensure that low-income Texas residents, whose gross family income is at or below 200 percent of the adopted federal poverty income guidelines and who are not eligible for similar services through any other publicly funded programs/benefits, have access to primary health care. To be eligible, PHC program rules require that at a minimum, applicants in regions 4/5N, 6/5S, 7, 9/10 and 11 must provide six priority primary health care services including diagnosis and treatment; emergency medical services; family planning services; preventive health services; health education; and laboratory, x-ray, nuclear medicine or other appropriate diagnostic services. To locate the applicable Regions 4/5N, 6/5S, 7, 9/10 and 11 for the HHSC PHC services, please refer to Attachment A, HHSC Regional Coverage Map https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0009635/HHS0009635-Exhibits-Attachments.zip.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Jennifer Kim, CTCD, CTCM, Grant Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 2020, Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: jennifer.kim@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0009635/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Feb. 8, 2021.
Subject(s): health care services, community health services.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program-Psychostimulant Support: HRSA-21-091
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.5 million for up to 15 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include all domestic public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, tribal organizations and organizations based in the territories and freely associated states. To be eligible, you must serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder and meet the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP-Planning) specifications for the applicant organization as described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). 
PURPOSE: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative by HRSA aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under RCORP-Psychostimulant Support (RCORP-PS). The purpose of RCORP-PS is to advance RCORP’s overall goal by strengthening and expanding prevention, treatment and recovery services for rural individuals who misuse psychostimulants and to enhance their ability to access treatment and move towards recovery.
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=15fcff11-13f5-493e-8595-b30c82daafb0&dm_attinst=0.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse, rural health.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program: HRSA-21-056
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $9 million for up to 56 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are limited to accredited dental schools and other accredited dental education programs, such as dental hygiene programs or those sponsored by a school of dentistry, a hospital, or a public or private institution that offers postdoctoral training in the specialties of dentistry, advanced education in general dentistry or a dental general practice residency. 
PURPOSE: The Health Resources and Services Administration, HIV/AIDS Bureau, Division of Community HIV/AIDS Programs is accepting applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP). The purpose of this program is to improve access to oral health care services for low income, uninsured and underserved people with HIV and to train dental students, dental hygiene students and dental residents to deliver dental care to people with HIV. The DRP accomplishes this by defraying a portion of unreimbursed dental care costs incurred by treating low income, uninsured and underserved people with HIV at accredited dental or dental hygiene education programs recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation.
CFDA: 93.924
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=66e2ec16-e479-4604-8d00-dfa2a4417a35&dm_attinst=0.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): dental health, HIV/AIDS services.

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AA-21-002
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 14, 2021. Due Date: April 14, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to commit a combined $1 million in total costs to fund applications in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and its companion FOAs, RFA-AA-21-003 and RFA-AA-21-004, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. For this R01 Request for Applications (RFA), NIAAA expects to fund up to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of (1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or (2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered. Applications to this FOA should be accomplished within a three-year project duration.
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-002.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), substance abuse.

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R03 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AA-21-003
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 14, 2021. Due Date: April 14, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to commit a combined $1 million in total costs to fund applications in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and its companion FOAs, RFA-AA-21-002 and RFA-AA-21-004, for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. In response to this R03 Request for Applications (RFA), NIAAA expects to fund up to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of (1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or (2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered. This FOA uses the R03 mechanism, which is intended to support research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources and that may provide preliminary data to support a subsequent R01, or equivalent, application.
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-003.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), substance abuse.

SARS-CoV-2, COVID-19 and Consequences of Alcohol Use (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AA-21-004
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 14, 2021. Due Date: April 14, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to commit a combined $1 million in total costs to fund applications in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and its companion FOAs, RFA-AA-21-002 and RFA-AA-21-003 for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021. For this R21 Request for Applications (RFA), NIAAA expects to fund up to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This FOA will support research grants to address urgent, time-sensitive research questions on the relationships between alcohol consumption and COVID-19 related outcomes and consequences. The principal area of focus is research that can improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current COVID-19 pandemic, in view of (1) the impact of alcohol misuse on incidence and severity of COVID-19 disease or (2) the effect of the COVID-19 disease and pandemic-induced restrictions on alcohol use and alcohol use disorder (AUD). Time-sensitive applications for which standard NIH review and funding timelines would compromise either the ability to conduct the research or the value of the knowledge and with the potential to inform responses to the current pandemic will be considered. This FOA uses the R21 grant mechanism, which is intended to support investigation of novel scientific ideas or new model systems, tools, or technologies that have the potential for significant impact on biomedical or biobehavioral research.
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-004.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), substance abuse.


Private Funding Opportunities

Angelman Syndrome Foundation Invites Research to Address Gastrointestinal Complications
SOURCE: Angelman Syndrome Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Angelman Syndrome Foundation is to advance the awareness and treatment of Angelman syndrome through education and information, research and support for individuals with Angelman syndrome, their families and other concerned parties. To help advance this mission, the foundation has issued a call for proposals for research to address gastrointestinal complications in Angelman syndrome. 
CONTACT: Email: research@angelman.org. For more information, go to https://www.angelman.org/as-research/call-for-proposals/.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 5, 2021. 
Subject(s): disabilities, children’s health.

Brookshire Corporate Donations Program
SOURCE: Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Your organization must be in their market area to be eligible for a grant. To find the nearest store, go to https://www.brookshires.com/stores/?coordinates=33.081696254439834,-95.94856100000001&zoom=6. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status that support the issues listed below are eligible to apply.  
PURPOSE: Brookshire Grocery Company supports hundreds of organizations in the communities they serve through their corporate donations program. Grant donations are spread across their market areas to support more than 100 communities in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. They have chosen to concentrate their philanthropic efforts specifically on organizations that support hunger relief, education, health, child and family wellbeing and veterans. 
CONTACT: Email: GivingBack@brookshires.com. For more information, go to https://www.brookshires.com/giving-back.
From Brookshire Grocery Company website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, children’s health, nutrition/food services, hunger, veteran’s services, education. 
 
DxQI Seed Grant Program
SOURCE: Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 25, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Each annual cohort, approximately 20 grantees, will receive up to $1 million in budget-justified grants capped at $50,000 each to support specific quality improvement (QI) work directed towards improving diagnostic safety. 
ELIGIBILITY: Health care entities that provide direct patient care are eligible to apply. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to stimulate innovation in a field where QI activity is lagging and to elevate the importance of addressing diagnostic error within health care delivery systems.
CONTACT: Email: dxqiseedgrant@Improvediagnosis.org. For more information, go to https://www.improvediagnosis.org/dxqi/.
From Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine website, accessed Feb. 10, 2021.
Subject(s) medical research, patient safety.

Garden Grant Program
SOURCE: Whole Kids Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The Garden Grant Program provides a $3,000 monetary grant to support a new or existing edible educational garden located at either a K–12 school or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that serves children in the K-12 grade range.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to apply for this grant, the school or organization must meet the following criteria:
• Be a charter or public school including tribally controlled and Bureau of Indian Education schools, nonprofit private school or a nonprofit organization or tribal entity that serves children in the K-12 age range.
• Engage at least 10 children on a regular basis.
• Be growing edible plants in your garden.
In addition, the applicant must have the support of a specific partner organization from the community (such as a nonprofit, a farm, a local business, a Whole Foods store or a garden club) that brings added support and sustainability to the initiative. The applicant, if a nonprofit, may be the community partner for this grant. Previous Whole Kids Foundation Garden Grant recipients are eligible to re-apply if they received previous grant funds in 2019 or earlier and have completed the required follow-up documentation.
PURPOSE: Through the Garden Grant Program, schools and nonprofit organizations turn outdoor spaces into powerful hands-on learning gardens that connect kids with food, spark their curiosity and support the classroom curriculum.
CONTACT: Email: grants@wholekidsfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://www.wholekidsfoundation.org/programs/school-gardens-grant.
From Whole Kids Foundation website, accessed Feb. 5, 2021.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food services.

John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: APF will be awarding grants of up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an early career psychologist (no more than 10 years post-doctoral with a degree from an accredited university). 
PURPOSE: The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/sparks-early-career.
From the Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 11, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health.

Organization for Autism Research Invites Applications for Applied Research
SOURCE: Organization for Autism Research (OAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposals: March 21, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Aug. 2, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Eight grant awards for $40,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: International researchers are eligible to apply. At least one member of the research team must hold a Ph.D., M.D. or equivalent degree and maintain a faculty position or equivalent at a college, university, medical school or other research facility.
PURPOSE: The Organization for Autism Research strives to use science to address the social, educational and treatment concerns of self-advocates, parents, autism professionals and caregivers. To that end, OAR invites applications for its Applied Research Competition. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of research with the potential to expand the body of knowledge related to autism intervention and treatment, shape public policy and provide outcomes that enhance quality of life for persons with autism and their families. Emphasis will be placed on research that addresses the following targeted areas: community-based assessment and interventions for challenging behavior; community-engaged research, effectiveness of augmentative communications systems; improving access to and effectiveness of existing systems and services; integrated employment; intersectionality, equity and diversity; mental health assessment and intervention; mid-life and older adults; and residential/community services and supports. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://researchautism.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/2021-Applied-RFP.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 5, 2021. 
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders, children’s health. 


Events

Virtual - Nonprofit Conference: Reimagine!
SPONSOR: Paso del Norte Community Foundation
WHEN: March 10, 6-7:30 p.m.; March 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: The Paso del Norte Community Foundation is pleased to announce the inaugural Nonprofit Conference: Reimagine! Given the challenges of the current pandemic, nonprofit organizations have had to serve more people in need with fewer resources. The Nonprofit Conference: Reimagine! is designed for nonprofit executive leadership, staff and board members to come together to think, develop and grow. The virtual conference will feature three plenary speakers, three lightning talks and three break-out sessions/panels. Panelists and speakers include locally and nationally respected authors, thinkers, philanthropists and corporate leaders. 
COST: Early Bird Pricing (through Feb. 25):
$90 for a single ticket/$400 for 5-ticket bundle/$700 for 10-ticket bundle.
Regular Pricing (Feb. 26-March 10):
$99 single ticket/$445 for 5-ticket bundle/$790 for 10-ticket bundle. First 300 tickets sold receive a special attendee box (first-come, first-served basis for attendees in the Paso del Norte region). For more information and registration, go to https://pdnfoundation.org/events/npc-reimagine.
CONTACT: Casie Pedregon, Development Coordinator. Phone: 915-218-2644. Email: cpedregon@pdnfoundation.org.
From Paso del Norte Community Foundation email, Feb. 5, 2021.

Webinar - 2021 Texas Brain Injury Conference and Webinar Series
SPONSOR: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Office of Acquired Brain Injury (OABI)
WHEN: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; noon-1:00 p.m. CST and March 25, 1-5 p.m. CST; March 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Each Wednesday in March from noon-1:00 p.m., the Texas Brain Injury Webinar Series will feature the following topics:
• Session 1, March 3: Introduction of Person-Centered Thinking Principles and Brain Injury.
• Session 2, March 10: Co-occurring Disorders: Substance Use and Brain Injury.
• Session 3, March 17: Brain Injury among the Veteran Population
• Session 4, March 24: Correlations with Domestic Violence and Brain Injury.
• Session 5, March 31: Bridging the Silos - National and State Initiatives.
In addition, the Texas Brain Injury Conference will feature brain injury-related topics:
March 25, 1-5 p.m.
• Stroke and Cardiovascular Disease.
• Brain Injury and Health Disparities/Racial Equity.
• Brain Injury and Vocational Rehabilitation.
March 26, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
• Brain Injury: Criminal and Juvenile Justice.
• Mental Health and Emotional Needs Following a Brain Injury.
• Acquired Brain Injuries-Educational Needs for Students.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/TXHHSC/bulletins/2ba1dd0.
CONTACT: Email: OABI@hhsc.state.tx.us.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Jan. 21, 2021.


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