Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 5 Alert # 2 - May 11, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

AHRQ Announces Interest in Health Services Research to Advance Health Equity
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) released a Special Emphasis Notice (SEN) to inform the research community of AHRQ’s interest in receiving health services research grant applications that propose innovative and evidence-based interventions that advance the nation’s goal of achieving equity in the delivery of health care services including reducing disparities in quality of care, patient safety, health care utilization and access, and ultimately, health outcomes. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-HS-21-014.html.
From What's New at AHRQ email, May 4, 2021.

Report Calls for Shift to More Equitable Evaluation Practices
A report from the Equitable Evaluation Initiative (EEI) and Grantmakers for Effective Organizations highlights how foundations are working to integrate an equity lens into their evaluation practices. Based on discussions with staff at six EEI partner foundations, the report, Shifting the Evaluation Paradigm: The Equitable Evaluation Framework™, found that while foundations have begun to more intentionally integrate equity into their program, governance, operational, and investment decisions, most have not done so with regard to their evaluation practices. To access the report, go to https://www.geofunders.org/resources/shifting-the-evaluation-paradigm-the-equitable-evaluation-framework-1332.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 5, 2021.


Addressing Social Determinants of Health to Eliminate Oral Health Disparities (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-DE-22-002
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 8, 2021. Due Date: July 8, 2021. Due Date AIDS application: July 26, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $3 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund three to four awards, 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research on how to effectively identify and optimally address upstream social determinants of health that can often present a barrier to optimal oral health, impede the effectiveness of interventions, and contribute to oral health disparities in vulnerable and underserved groups.
CFDA: 93.121, 93.313
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-22-002.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 5, 2021. 
Subject(s): oral health, health disparities.

Perinatal Safe Zones: Supporting Healthier Pregnancies Together
SOURCE: St. David's Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 21, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Projects eligible for funding under this Request for Proposals (RFP) fall into the following categories:
• Planning grants, for organizations exploring launch of new initiatives, projects, or programs. Planning grants will be one-time funding, for a six- month period. Receipt of a planning grant does not guarantee additional
implementation funding. Maximum award per applicant is $25,000.
• Implementation grants, for the launch of new or expansion of existing initiatives, projects, or programs. Funding will be for 12 months. Maximum annual award per applicant is $150,000. Total funding for planning and implementation grants awarded in 2021 is approximately $1 million.
Additional funding will be made available in 2022 for implementation of competitive workplans originating from planning grants, and for implementation grant renewals. 
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations applying for either planning or implementation grants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
• Be a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization or a public entity (e.g. a municipality, health department, or university/school).
• Unincorporated organizations submitting a proposal must identify a 501(c)(3) organization that has agreed to function as its fiscal sponsor.
• Provide services to people living in at least one of the following Central Texas counties: Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, or Williamson. Note: applicants may have business or headquarter offices located outside of Central Texas.
• Statewide and national organizations able to demonstrate meaningful partnerships with local organizations and communities. The work must clearly benefit Central Texas residents.
• Demonstrate strong fiscal management, which at a minimum requires: program operations for at least three years; two consecutive years of a clean audit; and the ability to access working capital or line of credit that could cover at least two months of organizational expenses.
• Organizations with existing St. David’s Foundation funding may apply.
Collaborations among multiple organizations are eligible to apply for either planning or implementation grants. Each organization must serve as the lead entity for their own, independent but complementary application that references the collaborative aspects of the work.
• Organizations that exclude participants or job applicants on the basis of race/ethnicity, religion, or sexual orientation are not eligible for funding.
PURPOSE: St. David’s Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of funds to address timely and effective support for women in Central Texas most likely to be disproportionately impacted by poor perinatal outcomes. Healthy pregnancy outcomes require a supportive environment prior to, during, and after the pregnancy itself. This RFP seeks to support the establishment of a Perinatal Safe Zone in Central Texas by building on the foundation’s existing investments in the Healthy Women and Girls strategic area. The population of focus for this RFP is women of reproductive age who are low-income and/or women of color due to their increased risk for lack of access to perinatal services and resulting birth inequities. The foundation acknowledges self-determination as an important way to achieve health equity. To that end, the RFP will prioritize efforts designed by and led by the population most impacted by birth inequities.
CONTACT: Email: RFP@stdavidsfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://stdavidsfoundation.org/grantmaking/funding-opportunities/perinatal-safe-zone/.
From St. David’s Foundation website, accessed May 3, 2021.
Subject(s): pregnancy, women’s health.


Public Funding Opportunities

Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Site-Based Program: O-BJA-2021-94008
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants.gov Deadline: June 7, 2021. JustGrants Application Deadline: June 21, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $163 million for 110 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• City or township governments.
• County governments.
• Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
• State governments.
PURPOSE: The Comprehensive Opioid, Stimulant, and Substance Abuse Program (COSSAP) was developed as part of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA) legislation. COSSAP's purpose is to provide financial and technical assistance to states, units of local government, and Indian tribal governments to develop, implement, or expand comprehensive efforts to identify, respond to, treat, and support those impacted by illicit opioids, stimulants, and other drugs of abuse.
CFDA: 16.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://bja.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-bja-2021-94008.
From RHIhub This Week email, May 5, 2021.
Subject(s): opioid overdose epidemic, substance abuse treatment.

Limited Interaction Targeted Epidemiology (LITE-2): To Advance HIV Prevention (UG3/UH3 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-AI-16-031): RFA-AI-21-018
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 6, 2021. Due Date: Aug. 4, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund five to six total awards:
• NIAID $3.5 million.
• NIMH $300,000.
• NICHD $2 million.
• NIDA $1 million.
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 (FOA) is to solicit applications that use innovative technology to conduct epidemiologic studies of large cohorts of U.S. populations at high risk of HIV: men who have sex with men (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), and transgender women and men, focusing especially on the minority and age groups at highest risk of HIV transmissions. The major goal is to support investigators who will use innovative electronic methods to recruit and retain large samples of persons at high risk of HIV, comparing those who become HIV-positive to those who do not, and optionally to develop and test digitally-delivered interventions that promote HIV risk reduction to reduce HIV-incidence. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.242, 93.865, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-018.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research.

OVC FY 2021 Emergency and Transitional Pet Shelter and Housing Assistance Grant Program
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants.gov Deadline: June 15, 2021. JustGrants Application Deadline: June 29, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $2.5 million for five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Local governments.
• Any other organization that has a documented history of effective work concerning domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including: a domestic violence and sexual assault victim service provider;
a domestic violence and sexual assault coalition; a community-based and culturally specific organization; and any other nonprofit, nongovernmental organization. 
• Any organization that works directly with pets, service animals, emotional support animals, or horses and collaborates with any organization referred to above, including an animal shelter or an animal welfare organization.
PURPOSE: This program will provide funding for shelter and transitional housing and other assistance to victims of domestic violence and their companion animals. 
CFDA: 16.582
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-ovc-2021-96005.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): family violence prevention, animal welfare, housing/homeless.

Using Innovative Digital Health Care Solutions to Improve Quality at the Point of Care (R21/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional): PA-21-164
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 16, 2021, Oct. 16, 2021, Feb. 16, 2022, June 16, 2022, Oct. 16, 2022, Feb. 16, 2023, June 16, 2023, Oct. 16, 2023, Feb. 16, 2024, June 16, 2024, July 16, 2024. 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 AHRQ appropriations and submission of 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).
• 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).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• 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 propose research projects that test promising digital health care interventions aimed at improving quality of care and health care services delivery at the point of care. This FOA will use the Phased Innovation Award (R21/R33) mechanism to provide up to two years of R21 support for initial developmental activities, and up to three years of R33 support for expanded activities.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/pa-21-164.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 5, 2021. 
Subject(s): technology, health care services.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation Invites Applications for Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators
SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 7, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Individual applicants must identify a mentor in sleep and circadian research with the skills, knowledge, and resources to provide effective mentorship. Eligible applicants include sleep scientists (MD, DO, DDS, DMD, DNP, DNSc, PharmD, PhD, or equivalent) who have applied for a multiyear career development award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), or other awarding body in the field of sleep or circadian science within the past two years that was scored in the peer-review process but fell below (or is likely to fall below) the funding agency’s pay line. 
PURPOSE: The foundation invites applications for its Bridge to Success Award for Early Career Investigators. The program is designed to provide bridge funding to promising early-career sleep and circadian scientists who have applied for a career development award (e.g., a K-award grant) from the NIH, a career development award (CDA) from the VA, or an equivalent career development grant from another federal or non-federal funding agency but whose funding request was not within the agency’s funding range. The aim of the program is to support sleep researchers during the time needed for revision and resubmission of a promising application in response to reviewer critiques. 
CONTACT: Phone: 630-737-9724. Email: foundation@aasm.org. For more information, go to https://foundation.aasm.org/bridge-success-award-early-investigators/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 4, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research.

Bank of America: Economic Mobility Focused on Needs of Community
SOURCE: Bank of America Charitable Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted from May 31, 2021 to June 25, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts in larger markets can range from $5,000 to $50,000. Grant amounts in smaller markets can range from $2,500 to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a local grant, your organization:
• Must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation.
• Must be based and serve communities in eligible local markets. In Texas, the eligible markets are Amarillo, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio.
• Should be aligned with Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s funding priorities of affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization.
PURPOSE: Bank of America Charitable Foundation is focusing on strengthening community vitality by addressing needs related to affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Examples of efforts supported include:
• Minority homeownership programs.
• Technical assistance supporting business planning.
• Revitalization, preservation, and stabilization initiatives that engage community stakeholders in building livable communities for all with focus on environmental health, community safety, and economic growth.
• Short and long-term plans to prepare, withstand, and recover from extreme weather events and the long-term impacts of climate change.
• Environmental efforts through the preservation, creation, or restoration of open space, parks, and community gardens. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-218-9946. Email: Foundation@bankofamerica.com. For more information, go to https://about.bankofamerica.com/en/making-an-impact/charitable-foundation-funding.
From Bank of America Charitable Foundation website, accessed May 3, 2021.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, environmental health, disaster assistance.

NIHCM Research Grants
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: A Letter of Inquiry outlining your study idea must be received before June 30, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: NIHCM Foundation is making a total of $1 million available to support research and journalism grant programs. This funding will be allocated across the two programs according to the merits of the proposals received.
ELIGIBILITY: NIHCM welcomes applications from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Multiple organizations may apply jointly, but one must be named as the principal organization and others will have a subcontract relationship with that organization. There is no limit on the number of project ideas that may be submitted by a given researcher, organization or academic department.
PURPOSE: NIHCM Foundation wishes to support innovative investigator-initiated health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench-science research are not relevant for this solicitation. 
CONTACT: Julie Schoenman. Email: jschoenman@nihcm.org. Use "RESEARCH GRANT QUESTION" in the subject line of email. For more information, go to https://nihcm.org/grants/research-grants.
From NIHCM Foundation website, accessed May 3, 2021.
Subject(s): health policy research. 

Saucony Run for Good Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Running Programs
SOURCE: Saucony Run for Good Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger, and the foundation will prioritize programs that serve populations not traditionally exposed to running programs.
PURPOSE: To help address the childhood obesity epidemic, Saucony invites community nonprofit organizations that initiate and/or support running programs for kids to submit applications for grants.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.saucony.com/on/demandware.static/-/Sites-saucony_us-Library/default/dwdbbce2e4/downloads/Saucony_RunForGood_application.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 3, 2021.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, children’s health, adolescent health. 
 
William T. Grant Foundation Welcomes Applications for 2021 Scholars Program
SOURCE: William T. Grant Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Mentor and Reference Letter Deadline: June 16, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST. Due Date: July 7, 2021 by 2 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The total budget can be up to $350,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Grants are made to organizations, not individuals. Grants are limited, without exception, to tax-exempt organizations. A copy of the Internal Revenue Service tax-exempt status determination letter is required from each applying organization. 
• Applicants must be nominated by their institutions. 
• Applicants must have received their terminal degree within seven years of submitting their application. 
• Applicants outside the United States are eligible. 
PURPOSE: The William T. Grant Scholars Program supports career development for promising early-career researchers. The program funds five-year research and mentoring plans that significantly expand researchers’ expertise in new disciplines, methods, and content areas. The foundation’s mission is to support research to improve the lives
of young people ages 5-25 in the United States. The William T. Grant Scholars Program pursues this mission by supporting research within two focus areas: (1) reducing inequality in youth outcomes, and (2) improving the use of research evidence in decisions that affect young people.
Proposed research plans must address questions that are relevant to policy and practice in one of the foundation’s focus areas. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to http://wtgrantfoundation.org/grants/william-t-grant-scholars-program.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, April 19, 2021.
Subject(s): health policy research, adolescent health.  

Women & Girls Development Fund: Turning Fires into Beacons of Light
SOURCE: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2021 by 5 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2021, the Women & Girls Development Fund (WGDF) will award one $10,000 grant to a nonprofit serving Bexar County and surrounding counties. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Women & Girls Development Fund has distributed funding to nonprofit organizations inspiring confidence and building capacity on a range of issues including domestic violence intervention, health screenings and referrals, transitional housing, athletics, afterschool programs, and workforce development. In 2021, the WGDF will award one $10,000 grant to a nonprofit serving Bexar County and surrounding counties in one of two program areas. These programs promote leadership and/or mentorship of women and girls to foster empowerment and self-leadership that enables them to reach their full potential. These programs are divided according to age and grade:
• Leadership development and/or mentorship of girls in grades 6th through 12th.
• Leadership development and/or mentorship of women aged 18 years and older. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://wgdf.org/.
From San Antonio Area Foundation email, April 29, 2021.
Subject(s): volunteerism, women’s health, youth services.  


Events

Webinar - Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
SPONSOR: National Funding Foundation
WHEN: June 14.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Through the completion of interactive exercises, live online lectures and discussions, question and answer sessions, and virtual instructor feedback, participants will learn the entire proposal writing process. Attendees will complete the course with a solid understanding of not only the ideal proposal structure, but a holistic understanding of the essential factors, which determine whether a program gets funded. Through the completion of interactive exercises and activities, participants will complement expert lectures by putting proven techniques into practice. This course is designed for both beginners looking for a thorough introduction and intermediate writers looking for a refresher course that will strengthen their grant acquisition skills. 
COST: $398. For more information and registration, go to https://nationalfundingfoundation.com/.
CONTACT: Phone: 626-385-8211. Email: info@nationalfundingfoundation.com.
From National Funding Foundation email, April 12, 2021.

Webinar - Do We Have to Get Bids? Grant Purchasing Fundamentals for Program Specialists
SPONSOR: Federal Fund Management Advisor
WHEN: May 26, 1-2:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This webinar will provide grants program staff a basic understanding of what’s required by the federal government procurement standards for awardees. 
COST: Live webinar: $249. On demand recording: $249 (available for viewing until May 26, 2022). Live webinar plus on demand recording: $349. For more information and registration, go to https://www.federalfundmanagement.com/Do-We-Have-to-Get-Bids-2021.
CONTACT: Phone: 888-265-0600. Email: service@federalfundmanagement.com.
From Federal Fund Management Advisor email, May 5, 2021.


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