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

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Funding News and Grant Tips

National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 
National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is held on the first day of Spring to encourage American Indians and Alaska Natives (AI/AN) across the United States and Territorial Areas to get educated, get tested, get involved in prevention and get treated for HIV. This year’s observance will take place on March 20 and the theme is “Zero is Possible Together: Innovation + Awareness.” For more information, go to https://www.ihs.gov/hivaids/.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health email, March 9, 2021.

GoodRx Launches Initiative to Provide Free Prescription Drugs
GoodRx, a medical app company that enables consumers to compare prices for and obtain discounts on prescription drugs and health care services, has announced an initiative aimed at providing free prescriptions and care to those in need. As part of the GoodRx Helps initiative, funded with more than a million GoodRx shares valued at over $40 million as of December 18, 2020, the company has partnered with the National Association of Free and Charitable Clinics to fully subsidize prescriptions for nearly a thousand medications at twenty-three clinics in sixteen states, including Texas, with more clinics to be added. Medical providers at the selected clinics — which primarily serve communities with low-income patients who face additional barriers to accessing health care, including people from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), immigrant, and LGBTQ+ communities — enroll patients in the program, and GoodRx sends the patients' medications for free.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 5, 2021.


Advancing Health Literacy to Enhance Equitable Community Responses to COVID-19: MP-CPI-21-006
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Minority Health (OMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 20, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $250 million. Rural communities will receive approximately 43 awards of up to $3 million each. Urban communities will receive approximately 30 awards of up to $4 million each. The project period is up to two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant eligibility is limited to local municipalities. Examples include county or parish governments and city or township governments. The section of the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act relevant to this program limits awards to states, localities and territories. The appropriation language also allocated separate funding for tribes, tribal organizations and nonprofit urban Indian health organizations.
PURPOSE: This initiative seeks applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of local government implementation of evidence-based health literacy strategies that are culturally appropriate to enhance COVID-19 testing, contact tracing or other mitigation measures (e.g., public health prevention practices and vaccination) in racial and ethnic minority populations and other socially vulnerable populations, including racial and ethnic minority rural communities. Applicant eligibility is limited to localities. OMH encourages applicants to partner with a Minority Serving Institution for quality improvement activities and program evaluation.
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330807.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health email, March 5, 2021.
Subject(s): minority health, health literacy, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

North Texas Cares Invites Applications for Health and Science Research
SOURCE: Communities Foundation of Texas
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: April 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: A total of $20 million in funding is available, with a budget cap of up to $1.5 million per proposal.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt designation from the Internal Revenue Service that has been active for at least two years as of January 1, 2021 and the proposed idea must be relevant to North Texas.
PURPOSE: Administered by Communities Foundation of Texas, North Texas Cares employs a common application that will be reviewed by a collaboration of funders, including thirty North Texas foundations and United Ways that have come together to provide support for organizations working with people and communities most affected by all aspects of COVID-19. Organizations are invited to submit Letters of Intent (LOI) in support of health equity and scientific research in North Texas in the following focus areas:
• Prevention Research — Projects to build healthier, more equitable communities through the identification, research or piloting of evidence-based social interventions that prevent or control a known community health issue. Projects focused on the social determinants of health (SDOH) include (but are not limited to) the study of environmental interventions to influence mental health, housing security and pregnancy outcomes, the built environment and chronic disease, school-based sex education and teen pregnancy rates, social connections and depression, school-based meals and childhood obesity, health care systems' pay-for-success programs.
• Human Capital — Projects to support and expand intentional opportunities for underrepresented individuals to successfully pursue financially secure professional positions and career-building opportunities in the health fields of clinical medicine (e.g., nurse, nurse practitioner, primary care physician, psychologist, optometrist, dentist), biotechnology, health informatics, health data analytics and biomedical research.
• Cancer and Brain Research — Projects may include research focused on prevention, aiding subclinical and clinical diagnosis, treatment and protective factors. In the area of cancer research, funding is available for proposals supporting phase I or phase II clinical trials or translational research in gene and molecular therapies.
• COVID-19 Vaccine Access and Uptake — The goal of this funding stream is to address vaccine hesitancy and build equitable access and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines in North Texas.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. Go to https://northtexascares.org/, scroll down to see more information about the Health and Scientific Research Grants.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 10, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, prevention, health promotion/wellness, human services, health care training, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Positive Action Community Grants
SOURCE: ViiV Healthcare
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications by July 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Eligible organizations applying for Positive Action Community Grants (PACG) may apply for a one-year grant. Please see URL for additional funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: At minimum, eligible nonprofit organizations must meet all the following criteria or engage a fiscal sponsor that meets the following criteria:
• Be a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status.
• Be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
• Provide programs and support primarily to those persons or communities impacted by or affected by HIV in the U.S.
• Received no more than 25 percent of their total operating budget (total annual revenue) in 2020 from ViiV Healthcare and anticipate the same for 2021.
• Organizations applying for the grant must be the same organization receiving the funds and must be responsible for the implementation and management of the project.
PURPOSE: ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action Community Grants initiative is currently requesting proposals to support the health and well-being of people living with HIV through innovative, community-led solutions that address disparities in the epidemic. In light of the impact COVID-19 has had on organizations and those they serve; Positive Action Community Grants funding may be requested to support efforts to respond and adapt to the pandemic. Funding may be requested as part of general operating or program requests to fund program adjustments, personal protective equipment (PPE), technology, emergency supplies, and other specific projects/efforts that ensure people living with HIV or AIDS have access to the care and resources they need. Through Positive Action Community Grants (PACG), ViiV Healthcare supports community-led efforts to increase engagement in prevention and care, address stigma, and build trust in HIV care among communities most disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. Organizations applying to Positive Action Community Grants may request funding for general operating support, special events sponsorships, or project support.
CONTACT: Email: viiv@tccgrp.com. For more information, go to https://viivhealthcare.com/en-us/positive-action-community-grants/.
From ViiV Healthcare website, accessed March 12, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Prostate Cancer Foundation, Pfizer Invite Applications for Health Equity Challenge Awards
SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), Pfizer
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: April 9, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full application by August 30, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Expected individual grant amounts are in the range of $100,000 to $150,000 with a total of approximately $1.5 million to be awarded. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must compose a team of at least three investigators, including one young investigator. Applicant must be the Principal Investigator (PI). The PI must have a medical or doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., Sc.D. or equivalent), an advanced nursing degree (B.S.N. with a M.S./Ph.D.), M.P.H., or an advanced degree in Pharmacy, Psychology, Psychiatry, Sociology, Physiotherapy or Social Work with an expertise in public health disparities relative to prostate cancer; the young investigator may hold the title of Postdoctoral Fellow, Instructor, Research Associate, Assistant Professor, or equivalent and should be within six years following completion of a professional degree or subsequent mentored academic or clinical training program. Applicants must be from a nonprofit/academic research center.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded in support of general research projects aimed at improving the understanding of or reducing disparities in the diagnosis, management and outcomes of prostate cancer patients in minority and underserved communities. General research proposals in the following topic areas are of interest: identification of barriers in the delivery of equitable health care and health services research programs focused on studying and optimizing care delivery.
CONTACT: Dewayne Brumlow, Grant Officer. Email: dewayne.brumlow@pfizer.com. For more information, go to https://pfe-pfizercom-d8-prod.s3.amazonaws.com/2021-02/GMG_2021-Oncology-G_PCF-PfizerHealthEquityChallengeAwards.pdf?qtsGoIlXRCBA0eAJLsWvR2eU1grK9dLM.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, March 10, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, men’s health, medical research. 

Weight Watchers Wellness Impact Award
SOURCE: Weight Watchers (WW)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 9, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Five grants of $15,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Winning organizations must be:
• A 501(c)3, fiscally sponsored organization or mutual aid organization - with no political or religious affiliation and located in the U.S.
• Notably run by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) leadership or a BIPOC leader.
• Founded within the last 10 years.
• Focused on the needs of an individual community by keeping its voice and lived experience at the heart of all efforts.
• Tangibly improving the lives and well-being of individuals and communities using an evidence-based approach.
• Democratizing holistic wellness in the areas of nutrition, fitness, mindset or sleep.
PURPOSE: Every community deserves the resources for healthy living, but in the reality of today’s world, not every community has access to them. Weight Watchers is committed to selecting five organizations that are led by and dedicated to the advancement of wellness in communities of color.
CONTACT: Email: wwgood@ww.com. For more information, go to https://www.weightwatchers.com/us/impactaward.
From Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, March 5, 2021.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness.


Public Funding Opportunities

Clinical Trials to Test the Effectiveness of Treatment, Preventive, and Services Interventions (Collaborative R01 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of RFA-MH-18-700): PAR-21-129
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 15, 2021. Due Date: June 15, 2021. Please see URL for multiple due dates through 2024. Expires: Feb. 15, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit a total of $27 million in fiscal year (FY) 2022 to fund this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and eight companion FOAs. Please see URL for more information about the companion announcements.
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: NIMH solicits clinical trial applications through a series of Funding Opportunity Announcements (FOAs) that cover the intervention development pipeline, from first-inhuman, early testing of new interventions, confirmatory efficacy trials, through to effectiveness trials. This FOA seeks to support clinical trials to establish the effectiveness of interventions and to test hypotheses regarding moderators, mediators, and mechanisms of action of these interventions. 
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-129.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, mental health.

Data Standards for Tobacco Research and Scientific Review Program (U24) Clinical Trial Not Allowed: RFA-FD-22-002
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Center for Tobacco Products (CTP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 1, 2021. Due Date: June 1, 2021. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon FDA appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Awards will provide one year of support and include future recommended support for one additional year contingent upon annual appropriations, availability of funding and satisfactory awardee performance. FDA /Center for Tobacco Products intends to commit up to $750,000 in fiscal year (FY) 2022 to fund two 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The FDA Center for Tobacco Products is encouraging applications for projects to expedite development of data standards and terminologies to facilitate tobacco research, scientific review, harm reduction and information exchange. The primary objective is to facilitate the development of non-proprietary, consensus-based, standards for use in studies of tobacco products. Projects may focus on solutions to general data standards development and implementation challenges or on specific concepts, domains or areas where standardization is needed.
CFDA: 93.103
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-FD-22-002.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): smoking/tobacco.

Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA) Consortia Research Resource (U24) (Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-AA-16-005): RFA-AA-20-012
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: April 26, 2021. Due Date: May 26, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: A total of $10 million will be committed to this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) and companion FOAs. Of this $10 million, $5 million will be dedicated to each consortium. For this FOA, up to $500,000 will be committed to each of two consortia. We anticipate supporting six awards through this FOA.
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 National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA) seeks to continue the Integrative Neuroscience Initiative on Alcoholism (INIA), a translational, multidisciplinary, collaborative research effort studying brain mechanisms of excessive alcohol drinking associated with alcohol use disorder (AUD). Please see URL for more information about the companion announcements.
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-20-012.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse research.

Preventing Violence Affecting Young Lives (PREVAYL): CDC-RFA-CE21-2104
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for eight 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.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding is to address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults by implementing prevention approaches with an emphasis on the outer levels of the social-ecological model (i.e., community/societal levels). Recipients must implement community/societal level strategies and approaches that address multiple forms of violence impacting adolescents and young adults, develop or enhance a jurisdictional violence prevention strategic plan, develop and implement an evaluation plan, develop a sustainability plan, and participate in a multi-sector coalition. 
CFDA: 93.136
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=329981.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 10, 2021. 
Subject(s): family violence prevention, youth services.

Women & Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PA-14-036): PA-18-602
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 7, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ 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 advance identification of male-female differences in drug and alcohol research outcomes, to uncover the mechanisms of those differences and to conduct translational research on those differences, and to advance research specific to women or highly relevant to women. Both preclinical and clinical studies are sought across all areas of drug and alcohol research. 
CFDA: 93.279, 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-602.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse, women’s health.

Zoonosis Control Animal Friendly Spay and Neuter Grant Program for Cats and Dogs: HHS0009329
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 6, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of state funding available for the Zoonosis Control Program Animal Friendly Grant is approximately $200,000 and it is the intention of DSHS to make multiple awards to eligible respondents. One grant award per contract year will be awarded per approved applicant for the sterilization of dogs or cats for a minimum amount of $5,000. Award amounts are at the sole discretion of DSHS, but typically range from $15,000-$30,000 annually. Large requests for state funding may not be fully funded to ensure that funds are available for the broadest possible array of communities and programs. Grants awarded as a result of this request for applications (RFA) will be funded on a cost reimbursement basis. Under the cost reimbursement method of funding, grant recipients are required to finance operations with their own working capital with grant payments made by DSHS to reimburse the grant recipients for actual cash disbursements to be supported by adequate documentation.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include: (1) A private (for-profit or nonprofit) entity; (2) A public releasing agency (animal shelter);
(3) An organization that is qualified as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) and that must provide animal welfare services or services that provide for the sterilization of dogs and cats owned by the general public at minimal or no cost as its primary purpose; or
(4) A local nonprofit veterinary medical association that has an established program for sterilizing animals owned by the general public at minimal or no cost. Respondent must have a Texas business address. Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Zoonosis Control Animal Friendly Grant Program will provide spay/neuter services for cats and dogs owned by the general public at no- or low-cost.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Amy Pearson, CTCD, PCS Grants Specialist. Address: Procurement & Contracting Services, HHSC, 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 2020, Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Phone: 512-406-2638. Email: amy.pearson@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0009329/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed March 9, 2021.
Subject(s): animal welfare, veterinary services.


Private Funding Opportunities

Alcon Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Alcon Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see below.
$ AVAILABLE: Requests for more than $10,000 are accepted online between February 1 and July 31 each year. Qualifying applications will be collectively reviewed before year-end for the following year’s awards. Requests for $10,000 or less are accepted online at any time throughout the year and reviewed on a quarterly basis.
ELIGIBILITY: The Alcon Foundation accepts charitable monetary donation applications from 501(c)(3) charities with:
• High-quality programs and services.
• Well-defined goals.
• A commitment to maximizing available resources.
• A reputation for meeting objectives.
• The ability to report results.
The foundation also supports select cultural, humanitarian and community development programs that meaningfully enhance quality of life in the communities where Alcon has a U.S. facility. Alcon’s Texas facilities are in Fort Worth and Houston.
PURPOSE: The foundation’s primary focus is on supporting programs that improve the quality of eye care services and patient access to care, as well as programs that promote the advancement of eye health education, training and skills-transfer. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.alcon.com/about-us/corporate-social-responsibility, scroll down to the charitable monetary donations section to see how to apply for a grant.
From Alcon Foundation website, accessed March 4, 2021.
Subject(s): vision/eye care, human services. 

Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are typically in the $5,000 to $20,000 range.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization in Texas, New Mexico or Oklahoma. Requests should align with the foundation’s mission and funding priorities as listed in the Purpose section below.
PURPOSE: Preference is given to nonprofits serving rural counties in all three states. Funding for nonprofit organizations located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and Houston area is not a focus of the foundation at this time. The foundation funds nonprofit organizations that provide services supporting these program areas for low-income and vulnerable populations or individuals: 
• Programs that provide basic and essential needs of children and youth. 
• Programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for seniors.
• Programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.theandersonfoundation.org/#mission.
From Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation website, accessed March 11, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, children’s health, adolescent health, youth services, disabilities.  

EyeFind Research Grant Program
SOURCE: Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology (ARVO) Foundation for Eye Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: EyeFind Research Grants provide supplemental funding in grants of up to $5,000 per project to researchers to procure human eye tissue samples from eye banks for use in a well-conceived research project.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicants must be an ARVO member or affiliated with an Eye Bank Association of America (EBAA) member.
• Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., D.O., O.D., or equivalent degree.
• Applicants must be appropriately trained to lead an independent research study and have evidence of the capacity to do research, including infrastructure and institutional support.
• Applicants must be working in a nonprofit or academic research center.
• Applicants must have space available to conduct the research and be qualified to conduct the research according to his/her institution’s guidelines.
• Applicants must demonstrate financial need for procuring human eye tissue.
• Applicant must use an eye bank listed in the EyeFind online tool; for applicants outside the U.S., the applicant must confirm the source eye bank is a member of their national/transnational eye bank association.
• There are no geographic or citizenship restrictions, though the applicant must be able to reliably procure usable human eye tissue.
PURPOSE: The use of human eye tissue in experiments can be critical to effectively addressing a researcher’s scientific question, particularly those involving uniquely human ocular disease. Many preliminary research projects do not have sufficient funding to cover the cost of procuring a sufficient supply of human eye tissue to carry out initial experiments. The applicant must demonstrate financial need related to procuring and using human eye tissue to continue their research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.arvo.org/awards-grants-and-fellowships/research-awards/eyefind-research-grant/.
From ARVO Foundation for Eye Research website, accessed March 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): vision/eye care.  

Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
SOURCE: Mary Kay Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Funds awarded by the foundation may be used for the operating budget of the applicant, with the exception of staff travel. The foundation will award a grant to at least one domestic violence shelter in every state. Any remaining funds will be distributed based on state population. 
ELIGIBILITY: Only applicants operating an emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for victims of domestic violence are eligible for a grant. Applicants must be recognized as tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that operate emergency shelters for victims of domestic violence. The grants are announced each October in observance of National Domestic Violence Awareness Month.
CONTACT: Phone: 877-652-2737. The foundation can also be contacted through their online contact form https://www.marykayfoundation.org/contact-us. For more information, go to https://www.marykayfoundation.org/causes#violence.
From RHIhub website accessed, March 3, 2021.
Subject(s): family violence prevention.

Prostate Cancer Foundation Invites Applications for Young Investigator Awards
SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 12, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $225,000 over three years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants should be within six-years of the completion of a professional degree or clinical training (M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., M.D.-Ph.D., Sc.D., D.D.M, D.D.S, D.M.D or equivalent) and be under the direct supervision of a mentor. In addition, applicants should have received no more than $200,000 in current direct research funding from all other sources, including institutional funds.
PURPOSE: The Prostate Cancer Foundation champions investment in human capital to fast-forward solutions for prostate cancer with the goal of ending death and suffering from metastatic prostate cancer. PCF continues to focus significant efforts on developing gifted cohorts of young prostate cancer researchers. Since 2007, PCF has awarded 314 PCF Young Investigator Awards in 12 countries. PCF is pleased to announce a new round of funding for PCF Young Investigators. The foundation especially encourages young investigators working on prostate cancer health disparities to apply.
CONTACT: Howard R. Soule. Email: applications@pcf.org. For more information, go to https://res.cloudinary.com/pcf/image/upload/v1611086057/2021_YI_Awards_RFA_tmetzx.pdf.
From Prostate Cancer Foundation email, Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, men’s health.


Events

Webinar - Grant Writing 201: Making Your Grant Application Stand Out
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo
WHEN: April 1, noon-1 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: In this live, interactive nonprofit webinar Diane H. Leonard, Grant Professional Certified (GPC) will teach attendees how to go beyond putting together a grant application. She will teach attendees how to customize each proposal to include a compelling need statement and related objectives to engage the grant makers who read the proposals.
COST: $87. For more information and registration, go to https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/how-to-make-your-grant-application-stand-out.
CONTACT: Phone: 617-439-4511. Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo email, March 11, 2021.

Webinar - The Art of Finding Grant Opportunities with Susannah Erler
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College (ACC)
WHEN: April 1, noon-1:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The chances of obtaining funding increase significantly when you find the right funding opportunity. Don’t spin your wheels; make sure you’re applying to funders that align with your nonprofit organization. This online class will clearly lay out the steps and strategies for effective grant prospecting. 
COST: $5-$30. For more information and registration, go to https://www.nonprofitaustin.org/event/get-that-grant-grant-writing-basics-for-nonprofits-susannah-erler/.
CONTACT: For registration and payment questions: Anh Pham. Email: anh.pham@austincc.edu. For questions about course content: Susanna Erler. Email: serler@austincc.edu.
From Nonprofit Austin at ACC email, March 11, 2021.


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