Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 4 Alert # 4 - April 27, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

OneStar Foundation Launches VolunteerTx Website
OneStar Foundation announces the launch of volunteertx.org, an online hub that makes it easy for Texans to find opportunities to serve and make a difference. VolunteerTX is the first statewide online hub for volunteering and lists more than 2,000 volunteer opportunities across the state, so Texans can explore new causes and organizations that inspire them. For more information, go to https://www.volunteertx.org/.
From OneStar Foundation email, March 21, 2021.

Nonprofit Sector Regained Jobs in March but Faces Long Recovery
The U.S. nonprofit sector regained eighty-one thousand jobs in March, the largest monthly rebound since August, an analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data by the Johns Hopkins Center for Civil Society Studies finds. The gain represents 8.9 percent of the jobs that were lost as of February 2021 and 4.9 percent of jobs losses as of June 2020. For the full report, go to http://ccss.jhu.edu/march-2021-jobs/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed March 21, 2021.


Advancing Equity Through Oral Health Fund
SOURCE: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: New applicants are asked to submit a concept paper. Upon invitation, applicants can submit a full proposal. Please see URL for multiple deadlines.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies. Grant funds, including subgrants, may not be used for direct service.
ELIGIBILITY: CareQuest Institute seeks to fund 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States and U.S. territories.
PURPOSE: The fund will pursue strategies to: 
• Drive federal oral health policy.
• Strengthen community voice and state advocacy by funding a combination of community-based and state-based advocacy organizations that use a health and/or racial equity lens.
• Spread learning models to the broader safety network by funding projects that foster new, safe, and effective guidelines for infection control, broaden the use of telehealth or teledentistry for oral health, pilot value-based metrics, expand health information technology capacity and interoperability, or expand capacity and use of population health management (social determinants of health or social risk factors).  
CONTACT: Email: grants@carequest.org. For more information, go to https://www.carequest.org/grantmaking/advancing-equity-through-oral-health-fund.
From CareQuest Institute for Oral Health website, accessed April 21, 2021.
Subject(s): dental health, health policy research.

Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 28, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $1.75 million will be available under this call for proposals (CFP). Funding will range from $150,000 to $350,000 per project to accommodate studies of 12 to 36 months. Applicants should request the amount of funding they will need to complete the proposed research and to translate and disseminate the results. Applicants should propose a grant period that supports the timely dissemination of findings to inform policy.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
• Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The foundation may require additional documentation.
• Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research; economics; sociology; program evaluation; political science; public policy; public health; public administration; law; business administration; or other related fields.
• Consistent with the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Commitment, RWJF particularly encourages applicants with project directors or team members from backgrounds historically underrepresented in research disciplines as a result of their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, disability, or other factors.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this 2021 Research in Transforming Health and Health Care Systems (RTHS) call for proposals is to fund research studies that evaluate or predict how enrollees are affected by Medicaid policy changes enacted in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given the disproportionate impact of the pandemic on communities of color, RWJF is requesting studies that examine the impact of Medicaid policies on communities of color and/or explore how current or proposed policies may alleviate or exacerbate racial inequity and structural racism in the context of Medicaid. The goal of this funding opportunity is to generate rigorous evidence on the effects of recent Medicaid policy changes on enrollees, states, and others, and to inform and advance equitable policies and racial equity in Medicaid.
CONTACT: Email: transformhealth@rwjf.org. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/research-in-transforming-health-and-health-care-systems.html.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, April 19, 2021.
Subject(s): health policy research.


Public Funding Opportunities

Enhancing NIDCD's Extramural Workforce Diversity through Research Experiences (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-21-186
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 28, 2021, Sept. 24, 2021, Jan. 27, 2022, May 27, 2022, Sept. 21, 2022, Jan. 27, 2023, May 26, 2023, Sept. 26, 2023, Jan. 29, 2024. 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).
• 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 NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The overarching goal of this R25 program is to support educational activities that encourage individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from groups underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences, to pursue further studies or careers in research.
CFDA: 93.173
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-186.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 19, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, health professions training.

Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PA-18-932
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2021, Sept. 7, 2021, Oct. 5, 2021, Jan. 7, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications that seek to understand strategies to reduce disparities in the uptake of evidence-based screening (e.g. screening recommendations proven to be effective based on rigorous systematic review of scientific evidence by authoritative committees) across the adult lifespan. In this program announcement, screening is defined as a preventive service focused on detection of an undiagnosed disease in asymptomatic populations. Research supported by this initiative should enhance the screening process related to use: (1) in diverse populations, (2) in diverse clinical and community settings, and/or (3) with traditional, non-traditional and/or allied health care providers.
CFDA: 93.121, 93.242, 93.273, 93.279, 93.307, 93.399, 93.866, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.849, 93.233
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-932.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 20, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, health care services, prevention, health disparities.

Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects for Prevention of Healthcare-Associated Infections (R18) (Reissue of PA-12-240): PA-17-007
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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).
• Unit of local or state government.
• Eligible agency of the federal government.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by AHRQ invites grant applications for funding to conduct Large Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Projects (R18) that propose to address strategies and approaches for prevention and reduction of Healthcare-Associated Infections (HAIs). 
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-17-007.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Research on Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed): PAR-20-165
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2021, Oct. 5, 2021, Feb. 5, 2022, June 5, 2022, Oct. 5, 2022, Feb. 5, 2023, March 5, 2023. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign organizations).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigator-initiated applications that propose to examine the etiology, diagnosis, pathophysiology and manifestations of myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) in diverse groups and across the lifespan. 
CFDA: 93.853, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.233, 93.840, 93.855, 93.846, 93.350, 93.113, 93.879, 93.213, 93.273, 93.242, 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-165.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 20, 2021. 
Subject(s): musculoskeletal diseases, medical research.

Systems-Level Risk Detection and Interventions to Reduce Suicide, Ideation, and Behaviors in Black Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-185
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 28, 2021. Due Date: June 29, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The National Institute of Mental Health and partner components intend to commit an estimated $2.5 million in fiscal year (FY) 2022 to fund up to four awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion R34 FOA (RFA-MH-21-186). Please see URL for more information about the companion announcement.
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 initiative supports research to test the effectiveness of combined interventions to both detect and intervene to reduce risk of suicide and suicide ideation and behavior (SIB) and/or non-suicidal self-harm (NSSI) among Black children and adolescents. Specifically, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages services research on the effectiveness-implementation continuum aimed at testing easily implemented systems-level interventions and strategies that improve systematic risk identification, coordinated referral to, or engagement and retention in quality care for prevention of SIB and/or NSSI, among Black children and adolescents. 
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-185.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 20, 2021. 
Subject(s): mental health, minority health, suicide prevention.

Understanding HIV Reservoir Dynamics (P01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-21-013
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), 
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 30, 2021. Due Date: July 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4.5 million to fund five to six 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: The Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative, coordinated by the HHS Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health, focuses on the four pillars – Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond - that represent key strategies to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to build upon knowledge of HIV in the U.S. and to use this knowledge to create more effective, timely, and tailored approaches to end the HIV epidemic. Research funded under this FOA will rapidly identify priority populations and where HIV is spreading and provide data-driven evidence-based guidance for public health decision-making to support the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative through the RESPOND pillar. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.242, 93.279 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-023.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 19, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Periodontology Foundation Invites Applications for Teaching Fellowship
SOURCE: American Academy of Periodontology Foundation (AAPF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be in the first three years of full-time teaching (as defined by the institution) at a U.S. periodontal program or have accepted a full-time faculty position at a U.S. periodontal program.
PURPOSE: The American Academy of Periodontology Foundation works to improve the periodontal and general health of the public through support for research and education. To help advance that mission, the foundation welcomes applications for its Teaching Fellowship program. Through the program, fellowships will be awarded to qualified faculty members in their first three years of teaching at a U.S. periodontal training institution. Funding for Teaching Fellows is provided at the end of each year of full-time teaching.
CONTACT: Robert Vitas, Executive Director. Phone: 800-282-4867, ext. 3256 or 312-573-3256. Email: bob@perio.org. For more information, go to https://www.periofoundation.org/awards/29-education-awards/24-aap-teaching-fellowships.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, April 19, 2021.
Subject(s): dental health, health professions training.

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Mary Whiton Calkins Grant for Undergraduate Faculty Research
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $3,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a member of Div. 1 (Society for General Psychology) and teach psychology at a primarily undergraduate-serving institution.
PURPOSE: Through the program, a single grant will be awarded to a faculty member who teaches at a primarily undergraduate-serving institution and who identifies undergraduate education as his/her primary focus.
CONTACT: David Boynton. Email: dboynton@smcvt.edu. For more information, go to https://www.apa.org/apf/funding/calkins-grant?tab=1.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, April 19, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health, health professions training.

Annual Grant Coastal Bend Community Foundation 
SOURCE: Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application opens on May 1 and closes June 15.
$ AVAILABLE: Most grant awards are between $5,000-$10,000. Awards are based on the stated need and the footprint/impact of the project. As requests for funding always exceed funds available, there is no guarantee of funding, and grant awards frequently provide partial (as opposed to full) funding of requests.
ELIGIBILITY: All grant requests must be for services that are performed in CBCF’s seven-county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties. Organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status are eligible. Also, government and school entities applying for projects outside of their basic/core services are eligible. If you are not a 501(c)(3) or eligible school or government entity, please contact CBCF to verify eligibility before submitting a grant application. 
PURPOSE: Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) awards grants from unrestricted and certain other funds yearly through the Annual Grants process. Because of the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, grants will not be made for specific programs or events, but rather for the general operations of the organization at the discretion of the organization’s Board of Directors. Grants made to or for the benefit of a tax-supported college or university are to be used solely for direct student support, including student emergency funds and student food pantries. In addition to its unrestricted funds, CBCF awards annual grants from funds that support the following:
• People with intellectual disabilities.
• People who are elderly.
• Children’s programs.
• Dogs, cats, humane societies, and animal support.
• Historical and ecological preservation projects.
• Cultural activities.
CONTACT: Phone: 361-882-9745. Email: info@cbcfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://www.cbcfoundation.org/?page_id=1697.
From Coastal Bend Community Foundation website, accessed April 19, 2021.
Subject(s): seniors/aged, disabilities, environmental health, volunteerism.

Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program
SOURCE: Clif Bar Family Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The average award is $7,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. based 501(c)3 organizations (or groups with a 501(c)3 sponsor) that support one of the foundation’s focus areas.
PURPOSE: Through the program, general support grants as well as funding for specific projects will be awarded to small-to-midsize nonprofits working in one or more of the foundation's focus areas. Priority is given to applicants that:
• Address two or more of funding priorities at the same time.
• Strengthen the food system.
• Enhance equitable community health outcomes.
• Safeguard the environment and natural resources.
CONTACT: Phone: 510-596-6383. Email: familyfoundation@clifbar.com. For more information, go to https://cliffamilyfoundation.org/grants-program.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, April 21, 2021.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services, health promotion/wellness, environmental health.


Events

Virtual - Board Essentials Session - May 2021
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: May 14, 10 a.m.– noon CST.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: You’ll learn about and discuss the roles and responsibilities of nonprofit board members. The session will focus on board leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic.
COST: $50 for nonmembers. Free for members. For more information and registration, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/board-essentials-virtual-session-may-2021-registration-132578855927.
CONTACT: Email: events@missioncapital.org.
From Mission Capital website, accessed April 19, 2021.

Virtual - Federal Grants Forum for State & Local Governments
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: May 11–12.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Join Thompson Grants virtually for the Federal Grants Forum to learn about coronavirus-related grants considerations, the 2020 compliance supplement and its subsequent addendum, and how new grants will be affected by the uniform guidance changes that went into effect on November 12, 2020.
COST: Virtual: $695. On demand: $595. 
CONTACT: Thompson Grants. Phone: 1-800-677-3789. Email: service@thompson.com. For more information and registration, go to https://www.federalgrantsforum.com/statelocal2021/.
From Thompson Grants email, March 4, 2021.


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