Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 5 Alert # 1 - May 4, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Roadmap to Develop Sharing Initiatives in Public Health 
The Center for Sharing Public Health Services has developed a guidebook to help local and county governments learn how they might share public health services regionally for more effective and efficient operations. The guide is based on a national public health learning community that includes rural public health organizations. To access the guide, go to https://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/CSPHS-Roadmap-v4.pdf.
From Center for Sharing Public Health Services website, accessed April 28, 2021.

Updated Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Grant Policies and Procedures Guide
The Grant Policies and Procedures Guide has been updated on the website of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). To see what sections are affected in the new edition, refer to the version control page within the guide. The guide is meant as a tool for grant applicants and grant recipients. It is important to remember that agency policy is set through the official rulemaking process, as required by state law. CPRIT’s administrative rules can be found in Chapters 701-703 of the Texas Administrative Code. If there are conflicting provisions, CPRIT’s administrative rules, statute, and contract supersede the guide. To access the guide, go to https://cprit.texas.gov/media/2503/policy_and_procedure_guide_032021.pdf. To access the relevant chapters of the Texas Administrative Code, go to https://texreg.sos.state.tx.us/public/readtac$ext.ViewTAC?tac_view=3&ti=25&pt=11.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed April 28, 2021.


Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grants: Culturally Specific Special Issue Resource Centers (CSSIRCs): HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-EV-1936
SOURCE: Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 22, 2021. Due Date: June 21, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $2.25 million for three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to receive a grant to establish or maintain a CSSIRC under 42 U.S.C. 10410, an entity shall be a private nonprofit organization that focuses primarily on issues of domestic violence in a racial or ethnic community or a public or private nonprofit educational institution that has a domestic violence institute, center, or program related to culturally specific issues in domestic violence.
PURPOSE: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB), Family Violence Prevention and Services (FVPSA) Program seeks to award three cooperative agreements under the Family Violence Prevention and Services Act, to establish and maintain three Culturally-Specific Special Interest Resource Centers (CSSIRC) that will enhance intervention and prevention efforts for victims of domestic violence for members of racial and ethnic minority groups: African American, Asian American/Pacific Islander, and Latino/Latina.
The award will be a cooperative agreement, which is an award instrument used when substantial involvement is anticipated between the awarding office and the grantee during performance of the contemplated project. 
CFDA: 93.592
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://ami.grantsolutions.gov/files/HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-EV-1936_0.htm.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 29, 2021. 
Subject(s): family violence prevention, domestic violence, underserved populations.

National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program: MP-CPI-21-005
SOURCE: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Minority Health (OMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 29, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for four to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• 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.
PURPOSE: This notice solicits applications for projects to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions for increasing minority participation in lupus-related clinical trials to help reduce lupus-related health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations. Projects will seek to develop public-private and community partnerships to support and/or sustain effective practices to increase racial and ethnic minority enrollment and retention in lupus clinical trials, and tailor existing outreach or education interventions that focus on health care providers/practitioners and/or racial and ethnic minority populations.
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grantsolutions.gov/gs/preaward/previewPublicAnnouncement.do?id=91751.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, health disparities, minority health.

Health Equity Scholars for Action 
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 16, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $250,000 each are available for research projects. Up to 15 grants will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for Health Equity Scholars for Action
(HES4A), the individual applicant must:
• Be from a systematically marginalized group that has historically been underrepresented in research disciplines.
• Have completed a doctoral degree within the last five years. 
• Be a junior faculty member in an accredited school in the U.S. or its territories (“home institution”), with a full-time academic position that could lead to tenure, or a postdoctoral fellow poised to be in such a position by the start of the grant.
• Have a home institution that agrees to administer and receive the grant. 
• Have never served as a project director or principal investigator on any grant since receiving their doctoral degree. 
• Not have received support from other post-graduate research fellowships/traineeships (e.g., NIH K award, or equivalent). 
• Be a U.S. citizen, permanent resident, or granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application. 
• Not be related by blood or marriage to any Officer or Trustee of RWJF, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.  
• Federal, state, tribal, and local government employees are eligible to apply unless they are considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code. 
Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The goal of HES4A is to support the career development and academic advancement of researchers from historically underrepresented backgrounds who conduct health equity research. Grants will be awarded to address the challenges that underrepresented researchers experience; help them overcome obstacles to earning tenure; and make progress toward acquiring independent research funding. Grants will support three aspects of career development: research, mentorship, and connection with a community of support.
CONTACT: Sheldon Oliver Watts, Program Officer. Phone: 609-627-5846. Email: HES4A@rwjf.org. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/health-equity-scholars-for-action.html.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, April 27, 2021.
Subject(s): public health, health professions training. 

Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children's Mental Health Innovation Awards
SOURCE: Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 2 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Selected organizations have opportunities to:
• Be awarded with a grant of up to $100,000.
• Receive six weeks of consultation and training from industry professionals.
• Learn from peers and build powerful connections.
• Raise their profile and showcase their solutions at the final awards presentation day.
ELIGIBILITY: Registered 501(c)(3) public charities based in the U.S. are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health is looking for new or piloted projects from direct-service organizations that will help address the far-reaching challenge of stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues in children and young adults on a national or local level in the U.S. Projects must tackle specific issues and address unmet needs, with a goal of reducing stigma, increasing access to care, improving equity in mental health, enabling early identification/prevention or enhancing intervention, especially among disadvantaged and vulnerable populations.
CONTACT: Email: acmhinnovation@morganstanley.com. For more information, go to https://www.morganstanley.com/about-us/giving-back/childrens-mental-health-awards.
From Morgan Stanley Alliance for Children’s Mental Health website, accessed April 26, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health. 


Public Funding Opportunities

Community Health Workers for COVID Response and Resilient Communities (CCR): CDC-RFA-DP21-2109
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 24, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Over a three-year period of performance, CDC will award approximately $100 million each budget year for three years with the average award varying. These grants will range approximately from $350,000 to $3 million per year depending on the size and scope of activity.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• State, county, or local governments or their bona fide agents. 
• Territorial governments or their bona fide agents.
• American Indian/Alaska Native tribal government (federally recognized).
• American Indian/Alaska Native tribally designated organization.
• American Indian/Alaska Native Urban Indian Center.
• Health Service Provider to federally recognized tribes.
• Organization must have at least one year of experience working with Community Health Workers (CHW).
PURPOSE: This new grant will address (1) disparities in access to COVID-19 related services, e.g., testing, contact tracing, immunization services etc., and (2) health outcomes and factors that increase risk of severe COVID-19 illness (e.g., chronic diseases, smoking, pregnancy) and poorer outcomes (e.g. health and mental health care access, access to healthy food, health insurance, etc.) which have been exacerbated by COVID-19 by scaling up and sustaining a nation-wide program of Community Health Workers 
(CHWs) who will support COVID-19 response and prevention in populations at high risk and communities hit hardest by COVID-19. 
CFDA: 93.495 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/programs-impact/nofo/covid-response.htm.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), community health services, health care services.

The Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving Cooperative Agreement Program: EPA-OP-OEJ-21-02
SOURCE: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Environmental Justice
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: EPA anticipates awarding approximately 46 cooperative agreements of up to $200,000 per award. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education) including grassroots organizations and environmental justice networks.
• Nonprofits recognized by the state, territory, commonwealth, or tribe in which the nonprofit is located.
• U.S. territories, possessions, or freely associated states.
• Tribal governments (either federally-recognized or state-recognized).
• Tribal organizations. 
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This announcement places emphasis on projects focusing on COVID-19 impacts, as well as climate and disaster resiliency. The purpose of the Environmental Justice Collaborative Problem-Solving (EJCPS) Program is for EPA to provide financial assistance to support community-based organizations to collaborate and partner with other stakeholders (e.g., local businesses and industry, local government, medical service providers, academia and so forth) to develop solutions that will significantly address environmental and/or public health issue(s) at the local level. The program’s objective is to support projects that demonstrate the utility of the EJCPS Model. Because this program requires substantial involvement and interaction between the applicant and EPA, these awards will be made in the form of cooperative agreements. 
CFDA: 66.306 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.epa.gov/environmentaljustice/ej-collaborative-problem-solving-cooperative-agreement-program-fy-2021-request.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): environmental health, public health, underserved populations, Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Pilot Effectiveness Trials of Interventions for Preschoolers with ADHD (R34 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-MH-21-230
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 1, 2021, Jan. 31, 2022. Due Date: July 1, 2021, March 1, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit a total of $1.25 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to fund up to five awards depending on 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: NIMH seeks applications for pilot projects to evaluate the preliminary effectiveness of interventions targeting preschool attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms and impairments. 
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-21-230.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): children’s health, mental health.

Prevention Strategies to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AI-21-025
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
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 $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) focuses on the four pillars – Diagnose, Treat, Prevent, and Respond - that represent key strategies to end the HIV epidemic in the U.S. Research funded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support the goals of the DIAGNOSE and PREVENT pillars of the initiative towards reducing HIV incidence. The purpose of FOA is to increase the sustainable, high quality implementation of evidence-based HIV prevention interventions among populations in priority areas identified as highly impacted by HIV. Creative, multidisciplinary approaches are needed to meet the needs of specific populations and localities.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.279, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-025.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Invites Applications for Osteoarthritis Research
SOURCE: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing. 
PURPOSE: The AOSSM welcomes applications for its Osteoarthritis Research Grant program. Through the program, a single grant will be awarded in support of a research project related to early osteoarthritis (OA) and/or the prevention of OA progression. The grant opportunity reflects the recognition of the importance of osteoarthritis and the preponderance of post-traumatic osteoarthritis (PTOA) within sports medicine and orthopaedics. While basic science or translational projects are preferred for this opportunity, innovative study designs integrating clinical patients are eligible. Proposals are not required to relate specifically to sports injuries and should also have broad applicability to OA or PTOA in the general population. There are no limitations on previous peer-reviewed funding and any investigative team seeking such a grant must include at least one member of AOSSM in good standing. 
CONTACT: Kevin M. Boyer, Director of Research. Phone: 847-655-8628. Email: kevin@aossm.org. For more information, go to https://www.sportsmed.org/aossmimis/members/downloads/research/2021-OA-Guidelines.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 26, 2021.
Subject(s): musculoskeletal diseases, medical research.

Human Vaccines Project Invites Applications for Michelson Next Generation Grants
SOURCE: Human Vaccines Project
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 18, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 for annual grant.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be 35 or younger at the time of application submission (born on or after June 18, 1985). Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for an award. An eligible applicant, regardless of ethnicity, nationality or citizenship status, must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academic institutions, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes. Individuals from such organizations, including organizations based outside the U.S., are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: Through the program, research grants are awarded annually to promising young researchers age 35 and younger who are using disruptive research concepts and inventive processes to significantly advance the development of vaccines and immunotherapies for major global diseases. The 2021 Michelson Prizes will focus on human immunology and vaccine research and climate change and human immunology.
CONTACT: Email: michelsonprizes@humanvaccinesproject.org. For more information, go to https://michelsonprizes.smapply.org/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 26, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, public health. 

Local Grants Program
SOURCE: Union Pacific Foundation (UPF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply between June 1 and July 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Typical grant awards in the UPF Local Grants program will range from $2,500 to $25,000. The average grant for the last several years was less than $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• The program or project for which grant funds are sought must primarily benefit a community that is served by Union Pacific; further it is preferred that the organization requesting funds be in a community served by Union Pacific. For a list of Union Pacific communities, go to https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/foundation/local-grants/criteria-eligibility/index.htm and scroll down to the section on geographic eligibility.
• All grant recipients must be nonprofit, charitable organizations tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and further, be classified as an organization described in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) under 170 (b)(1)(A)(vii) of the code. The foundation no longer funds governmental entities without a 501(c)(3) public charity designation from the IRS.
• Emergency service providers such as fire and police departments must apply under their own public charity with 501(c)(3) designation.
• Religious organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues may qualify only if they have established a separate 501(c)(3) organization to operate the funded program and the outreach program is offered to the general population regardless of religious affiliation.
• Elementary and secondary schools cannot be funded directly; programs administered within a school environment by a separate 501(c)(3) organization may be considered.
PURPOSE: Union Pacific Foundation has carefully aligned its Local Grants cause areas to the company's unique heritage, strengths, and assets. Specifically, it prioritizes funding for direct services and efforts that build the capacity of organizations focused on the following causes within its local operating communities: safety, workforce development, and community spaces.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.up.com/aboutup/community/foundation/local-grants/index.htm.
From Union Pacific website, accessed March 31, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response, safety, housing/homeless.

Neilsen Foundation Seeks Applications for Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum
SOURCE: Neilsen Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: June 11, 2021 by 4 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Nov. 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award grants of up to $150,000 per year over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible candidates must have a doctoral or equivalent terminal degree such as an M.D., D.V.M., or Ph.D. and be conducting research at a nonprofit academic and/or research institution or rehabilitation facility in the United States or Canada. 
PURPOSE: The Craig H. Neilsen Foundation supports organizations that are driving creative scientific research, education, training, and innovative programing for those impacted by spinal cord injuries (SCI). To that end, the foundation welcomes applications for its Spinal Cord Injury Research on the Translational Spectrum (SCIRTS) grants program. Through the program, grants will be awarded in support of novel approaches designed to improve function and the development of curative therapies after SCI. The research should be focused on improving understanding and advancing the treatment of acute and chronic SCI and include mechanistic, preclinical, translational, or clinical studies. This portfolio emphasizes SCI (vs. spinal cord disease or related disorders) and is intended to fill gaps in the field and to further develop new strategies to restore function resulting from SCI. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://chnfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/SCIRTS-2022-Application-Guide_FINAL-3.19.21.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 26, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities, medical research. 

Newly Expanded Incyte Ingenuity Award Program Issues Call for Submissions
SOURCE: Incyte
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Following feedback received from the graft-versus-host disease (GHVD) community after the award program's inaugural year in 2020, the Incyte Ingenuity Award program will expand to include two awards. Incyte has added a $35,000 award to the 2021 program, in addition to the original $100,000 award, to better support smaller scale projects.
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to nonprofit 501(c)(3), patient, policy, and caregiver organizations; health care providers and mid-level/junior faculty at health care organizations; and individuals or companies collaborating with such organizations and institutions.
PURPOSE: Programs must be independent of any ongoing activities, with the exception of significant expansions of an existing program. Programs cannot include indirect costs with the proposed budget. Applications will be disqualified if the focus of the proposed program is a particular therapeutic agent, translational research, or clinical research that is interventional in nature; the organization is improperly identified as a 501(c)(3) organization; the application is submitted by a health care professional as an individual; the defined scope of the program does not serve or plan to address a specific need of the GVHD community; the request in funding exceeds 25 percent of an organization’s overall funding and/or includes indirect costs; the program exceeds the maximum application limit per organization (more than five); and/or the program is based on an existing initiative, with no evidence of ingenuity.
CONTACT: Email: IncyteIngenuity@Vozadvisors.com. For more information, go to https://www.incyteingenuityawards.com/.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, April 19, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research.


Events

Webinar - Achieving Health Equity: What’s Next?
SPONSOR: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
WHEN: May 21, 1-2:15 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Leaders in public health will discuss key issues that harm health in America’s Indigenous, Black and Latino communities, as well as solutions.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to https://nihcm.org/events/achieving-health-equity-whats-next.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
From NIHCM email, April 29, 2021.

Webinar - Grant Writing for Nonprofits 101: How to Write a Grant That Wins
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo
WHEN: May 19, 2-3:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Participating in this class will provide you with the basic knowledge and understanding of what elements go into a successful grant application.
COST: $87. For more information and registration, go to https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/grant-writing-101-how-to-write-a-competitive-fundable-grant?list=Upcoming+Live+Webipacificnars.
CONTACT: Phone: 617-439-4511. Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo website, accessed April 29, 2021.


Awards in Texas

The Kresge Foundation Announces Grants to Combat Climate Change, Improve Health in Low-Income Communities
The Kresge Foundation announced $8.4 million in new grants to combat climate change and improve health in low-income communities. Among the recipients were Go Austin/Vamos Austin of Austin and the Coalition for Environment, Equity, and Resilience (fiscal sponsor Healthy Gulf) of Houston.
From Kresge Foundation website, accessed April 29, 2021.

Foot Locker, Inc. and LISC Launch $3 Million, Multi-City Program
LISC (Local Initiatives Support Corporation) and Foot Locker, Inc. have announced the launch of their new Community Empowerment Program, a $3 million grant program available in Houston and 11 other cities to empower youth in Black, Indigenous, and people of color (BIPOC) communities. Over the next two years, the program will support nonprofit organizations working to promote community health, wellness and recreation, racial justice and equity, youth empowerment and career readiness.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 29, 2021.  
 
Investigating Vaccine Hesitancy in Houston's Underserved Communities
The University of Houston's (UH) Helping Everyone Achieve a Lifetime of Health (HEALTH) Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention in partnership with the Houston Health Department received a grant of $711,773 from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The UH center seeks to discover what's driving disparities in vaccine uptake and to develop a culturally responsive vaccine education program to increase the reach, access, and uptake of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine in underserved minority communities.
From University of Houston website, accessed April 28, 2021.


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