Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 4 Alert # 1 - April 6, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips


Fewer Couples Making Charitable Giving Decisions Jointly, Study Finds
More than three in five couples (61.5 percent) report making their charitable giving decisions together, down from 73.4 percent in 2005, a report from the Women's Philanthropy Institute at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds. Based on an online survey of nearly thirty-five hundred Americans, the report, Women Give 2021: How Households Make Giving Decisions, found that women are responsible for the giving decisions in 15.3 percent of households, up from 6.5 percent in 2005; men make the decisions in 12.1 percent of households, up from 3.9 percent; and individual partners make the decisions separately in 11.1 percent of households, down from 16.2 percent. For the full report, go to https://scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/25383/women-give2021.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 31, 2021.

Governor Abbott Appoints Five to OneStar National Service Commission
Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Brenda Dees, Marcos Delgado, and Charles “Chuck” Wright and reappointed Ronnie Hagerty, Ph.D. to the OneStar National Service Commission for terms set to expire on March 15, 2024. Additionally, the Governor appointed Michelle Brewer for a term set to expire March 15, 2023. The commission serves as the state's liaison to the Corporation for National and Community Service, fulfilling the duties prescribed and oversees Texas' participation in Corporation for National and Community Service programs, and prepares a comprehensive three-year national service plan for the state annually. Additionally, the Commission helps to oversee the Rebuild Texas Fund to help Texans recovering from Hurricane Harvey.
From Office of the Governor of Texas website, accessed March 31, 2021.

RWJF Welcomes Applications for Health Equity-Related Sports Grants
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 5, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to five awards of $25,000 each may be given annually.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States or Canada. Applicants that are not a charitable organization or public entity must apply with an organization that is. Chapters within a larger organization are not eligible to apply, although umbrella organizations are. 
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Sports Award recognizes professional sports teams, athletes, coaches and community-based organizations that use sports to catalyze and sustain changes to make communities healthier places to live, learn, work, and play. Through this award RWJF lifts up community-based organizations that bring a deep understanding of community needs and acknowledge the power of sports to connect us and make us healthier, no matter our race, gender, abilities, or economic background.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-sports-award-2021.html.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 30, 2021.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness.

William T. Grant Foundation Invites Applications for Research Grants on Reducing Inequality
SOURCE: William T. Grant Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Inquiry: May 5, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $600,000 over three years will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The William T. Grant Foundation is inviting applications for its Research Grants on Reducing Inequality program, which supports high-quality field-initiated studies from a range of disciplines relevant to policies and practices that affect the lives of young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of research that aims to build, test, or increase understanding of programs, policies, or practices that can reduce inequality in the academic, social, behavioral, or economic outcomes of young people. Descriptive studies that clarify mechanisms for reducing inequality or elucidate how or why a specific program, policy, or practice operates to reduce inequality are welcomed.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/research-grants-reducing-inequality.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 30, 2021.
Subject(s): adolescent health, health policy research, mental health.

Public Funding Opportunities

2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network Operations: HHS0009792
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The anticipated total amount of funding available for all grant awards under the 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network (TIRN) Program for the initial grant term, beginning September 1, 2021 and continuing until August 31, 2023, is $21 million with the option to renew for three (3) one (1) year periods (estimated grant cost of $10.5 million per State Fiscal Year). Additionally, state government revenue COVID funding is available for only State Fiscal Year 2022 in the total amount of $954,000 for all grant awards under the 2-1-1 TIRN Program. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks qualified Applicants to provide 2-1-1 Texas Information and Referral Network (TIRN) Operations.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Ross Hoffpauir, CTCM, CTCD, Grants Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street; Mail Code 2020, Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Phone: 512-406-2479. Email: Ross.Hoffpauir01@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0009792/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applications website, accessed April 1, 2021. 
Subject(s): human services.

Analgesic, Anesthetic and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) (U01) Clinical Trials Not Allowed: RFA-FD-21-026
SOURCE: U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: It is anticipated that up to one award will be made, not to exceed $600,000 in total costs (direct plus indirect) per year.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• 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 is to provide support for developing and maintaining an organizational infrastructure to support a broad-based public-private partnership under FDA's Analgesic, Anesthetic, and Addiction Clinical Trial Translations, Innovations, Opportunities, and Networks (ACTTION) Initiative. Specific projects under the ACTTION Initiative may also be funded.
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-21-026.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse research.

First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants: TI-21-009
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 17, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.9 million for 15–20 awards over four years. (Approximately $4.5 million is for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse).
ELIGIBILITY: 
• State governments.
• Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, Urban Indian Organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.
• Local governmental entities including, but not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships.
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2021 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants. The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state, tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or devices approved or cleared under the FD&C Act for emergency reversal of known or suspected opioid overdose. Recipients will also establish processes, protocols, mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery support services, and safety around fentanyl, carfentanil, and other dangerous licit and illicit drugs.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-21-009.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): substance abuse, opioid overdose epidemic, fire & emergency response.
  
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging (R21 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-18-190): PAR-21-069
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: May 7, 2021, Sept. 7, 2021, Jan 7. 2022, May 7, 2022, Sept. 7, 2022, Jan. 7, 2023, May 7, 2023, Sept. 7, 2023, Jan. 7, 2024. 
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages applications at the intersection of HIV and aging by addressing two overarching objectives: (1) to improve understanding of biological, clinical and socio-behavioral aspects of aging through the lens of HIV infection and its treatment; and (2) to improve approaches for testing, prevention and treatment of HIV infection, and management of HIV-related comorbidities, co-infections and complications in different populations and cultural settings by applying our current understanding of aging science. Studies that move the science of HIV and aging into new directions with little or no preliminary data are appropriate for this activity code. Applications appropriate for this FOA should be consistent with the scientific priorities outlined by the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) as described in NOT-OD-20-018 https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-018.html.
CFDA: 93.866, 93.846, 93.121, 93.847, 93.853, 93.393, 93.396
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-069.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, aged/seniors.

Screening for Conditions by Electronic Nose Technology (SCENT) (U01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-TR-21-009
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 10, 2021. Due Date: June 10, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to commit $18 million in total costs over a five-year period, i.e. up to $3 million for years 1 and 2 and up to $4 million for years 3 - 5. NIH anticipates funding 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.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is seeking applications for a portable sensing device to detect volatile organic compounds (VOCs, i.e. scents or odors) emanating from skin and to develop a catalog of VOCs as distinct signatures for at least 20 human diseases and conditions. These sensing devices must be able to associate VOC patterns using artificial intelligence to patients with various conditions for diagnostic purposes along with capabilities to incorporate and integrate vital signs. For VOC monitoring, these sensing devices can be Electronic-nose (E-nose) technology, Gas Chromatography (GC) or any sensing technology able to detect VOC patterns associated with disease. This new program is called SCENT, which stands for Screening for Conditions by E-Nose Technology.
CFDA: 93.350
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-TR-21-009.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-up Program: HRSA-21-036
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 29, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.68 million for 20 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. § 450b). Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-up Program (Follow-Up Program). The purpose of the Follow-Up Program is to facilitate access to quality sickle cell disease (SCD) care by: 1) conducting outreach and working with individuals and families with SCD from the time a newborn screen identifies a child with possible SCD, through diagnosis, treatment and follow-up; 2) providing education to families and providers; 3) disseminating resources; 4) collaborating with state newborn screening programs; and 5) linking individuals and families to community resources, evidence-based SCD care, and care coordination within the communities where they reside to the fullest extent possible.
CFDA: 93.110
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=1507f1ca-fc29-4721-9097-00d4ddaea3b0.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): chronic diseases, minority health.

Targeted RFA Texas Nurse-Family Partnership Program - Rio Grande Valley: HHS0009996
SOURCE: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funding anticipated annually for the Texas Nurse-Family Partnership (TNFP) program in the service delivery area is $836,000. DFPS anticipates making one award. To account for potential increases to available funding, this request for applications (RFA) is valued at up to $5.2 million for the five-year period.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on behalf of the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS), Texas Nurse-Family Partnership (TNFP) program seeks applications from qualified entities within the State of Texas to develop and implement local Nurse-Family Partnership programs that provide education, information, and support services for low-income, first-time pregnant women during pregnancy, continuing through the child's second birthday in the Rio Grande Valley of Texas. This is a targeted RFA to identify a qualified eligible applicant to provide TNFP programming and services in the service delivery area of Cameron, Hidalgo, and Willacy counties.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Kristen Thatcher, CTCD. Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS), Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC). Email: Kristen.Thatcher@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to https://apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0009996/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applications website, accessed April 1, 2021. 
Subject(s): nursing, women’s health, pregnancy.

Private Funding Opportunities

Pride Foundation Crisis Community Care Fund
SOURCE: Pride Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are expected to range between $1,000 - $10,000.
$250,000 is budgeted for 2021, and awards will be made monthly until funding is depleted. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is open to all organizations and programs that align with the program guidelines. Organizations in rural areas where there is limited access to services are more likely than urban areas to qualify for funding. See URL for more information.
PURPOSE: The Crisis Community Care Fund provides grants for groups and organizations who are meeting the emerging needs of LGBTQ+ communities due to the impacts of COVID-19. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://pridefoundation.org/find-funding/grants/crisis-community-care-efforts/.
From RHIhub This Week email, March 31, 2021.
Subject(s): Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), minority health.

Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative Invites Proposals for 2021 Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science
SOURCE: Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 3, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum budget is $750,000 or less, inclusive of 20 percent indirect costs, over a period of up to three years.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, all applicants and key collaborators must hold a Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent degree and have a faculty position or the equivalent at a college, university, medical school, or other research facility. 
PURPOSE: The mission of the Simons Foundation Autism Research Initiative (SFARI) is to improve the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) by funding innovative research of the highest quality and relevance. To advance this mission, SFARI has issued a request for applications for its 2021 Human Cognitive and Behavioral Science program. The request for applications (RFA) will prioritize research that produces foundational knowledge about the neurobehavioral differences associated with ASD and directly informs the development or refinement of tools needed for translational efforts (e.g., biomarkers and outcome measures). 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.sfari.org/grant/2021-human-cognitive-and-behavioral-science-request-for-applications/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 31, 2021.
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders. 

When Everyone Survives Foundation’s 2021 Request for Proposals in Leukemia Research
SOURCE: When Everyone Survives Foundation (WES Leukemia Research Foundation)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL.
PURPOSE: This request for proposals (RFP) is offered by the When Everyone Survives Foundation (WES Leukemia Research Foundation) to solicit innovative research in leukemia. Grants of $50,000 for one year are offered to new and established investigators who are requesting support for laboratory, translational, or clinical research related to acute leukemia. The WES Foundation supports leukemia research because it recognizes that significant advances in the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of leukemia are needed to achieve the goal of “When Everyone Survives.” 
CONTACT: Email: grants@wesfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://www.wheneveryonesurvives.org/grant_application.
From WES Leukemia Research Foundation website, accessed March 31, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Events

Webinar - Grants Management in the Times of Disasters
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: April 22, 1-2 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: When the president designates disaster areas, federal funding may be available for your program. In fact, you may be able to add multiple funding sources to your existing federal grant. The challenge is that disaster funding can come with different guidelines than your original award—including how the money can and can’t be used. How do you decide what funds to use where? How do you establish priorities and allocate costs? And how do you avoid triggering compliance issues? You will learn the best way to establish a cost allocation plan when you have multiple sources of funding. You’ll also gain practical pointers on managing several grants. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the question and answer portion of the webinar.
COST: Live: $249. OnDemand: $249. Live + OnDemand: $349. For more information, go to https://grants.thompson.com/Grants-Management-in-the-Times-of-Disasters-2021.
CONTACT: Thompson Grants. Phone: 1-800-677-3789. Email: service@thompson.com
From Thompson Grants email, March 31, 2021.

Virtual - Board Boot Camp
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
WHEN: May 1, 9:30 am-12:30 pm CST.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Nonprofit boards play a critical role in overseeing their organization’s mission, finances and strategic direction. Yet, exceptional boards don’t just happen. Building and engaging an enthusiastic board requires a commitment of personal time and resources, effective governance and committee structures and a clear understanding of the board and chief executive partnership. Whether you are new to nonprofit board service, or need a refresher course, this on-line workshop will provide you with comprehensive tools and interactive opportunities to help you strengthen your board and ensure your organization’s success.
COST: $95. For more information and registration, go to https://saafdn.org/event/board-boot-camp/.
CONTACT: Email: info@saafdn.org. SAAF can also be contacted using a form on the website https://saafdn.org/connect-with-us/contact-us/.
From San Antonio Area Foundation email, March 4, 2021.

Awards in Texas

UT's Dell Medical School Receives $2 Million for Homelessness Services
The University of Texas at Austin has received $2 million from John Paul DeJoria and his wife, Eloise, in support of homelessness services at Dell Medical School, the Austin American-Statesman reports.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 31, 2021.

TCU and UNTHSC Medical School Receives Anonymous Gift
Texas Christian University (TCU) and the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) School of Medicine in Fort Worth has announced a gift from a couple who wishes to remain anonymous in support of the school's second class of students. The gift from the couple, who have made anonymous gifts to the school in the past, will fund tuition for the 2021-22 academic year for the entire class of sixty students.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 31, 2021.

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