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

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Governor's Volunteer Awards Nominations Now Open 
OneStar is now accepting nominations for the 38th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards, which honor the exemplary service and volunteerism of individuals and organizations making a significant impact in communities across Texas. Nominations are due by Friday, July 16, 2021. Award recipients will be honored at the Texas Governor's Mansion this fall at a reception hosted by Honorary Chair of the Governor's Volunteer Awards, Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott. For guidelines and eligibility, visit http://onestarfoundation.org/governors-volunteer-awards.
From OneStar Foundation email, May 25, 2021.

CHART Model Application Submitted
The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) submitted its application for the federal Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model (Community Transformation Track) funding opportunity. HHSC applied as the Lead Organization for this federal funding opportunity. As the Lead Organization this means that, if awarded, HHSC will manage the cooperative funding agreement award and be responsible for working with the participating hospitals to redesign the health care delivery system through the development and implementation of a transformation plan with its hospitals and community partners. In its application, HHSC defined the geographic boundaries of its chosen Community as 13 non-contiguous rural Texas counties and census tracts across the state. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) anticipates issuing the Notice of Award to Lead Organizations by Sept. 10, 2021. If awarded as a Lead Organization, HHSC will notify stakeholders with information about the next steps. No additional action needs to be taken by hospitals interested in participating in the CHART Model at this time. HHSC encourages stakeholders to review the frequently asked questions and other resource information about the CHART Model that is available on the Rural Hospital Grant Facilitation web page because it is complex and has multiple benefits and requirements. HHSC will add any updates to their website in addition to sending out email announcements. For more information, go to https://hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/medicaid-supplemental-payment-directed-payment-programs/rural-hospital-grant-facilitation
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, May 25, 2021. 


Opioid Crisis Innovation Challenge 2021
SOURCE: Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $300,000 for a two-year project period.
ELIGIBILITY: Generally, FORE will consider grant requests for specific projects from U.S.-based public charities that are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, as well as from nonprofit, tax-exempt universities. The foundation will also consider grant requests from state, local, and Native American tribal government units or agencies for specific charitable projects.
PURPOSE: The Foundation for Opioid Response provides funding for multi-disciplinary teams to develop innovative projects that address the national opioid crisis by reducing overdoses, increasing access to treatment, and supporting long-term recovery. Priority is given to proposals with a focus on health equity and/or patient-centered solutions. Projects should focus on vulnerable populations, which includes rural communities. Focus areas include:
• Professional education and training projects.
• Timely and actionable data projects.
• Projects to support the transition from treatment to recovery that may include new uses of technology. 
CONTACT: Phone: 646-880-3585. Email: info@forefdn.org. For more information, go to https://forefdn.org/grants-and-funding/.
From RHIhub This Week email, May 26, 2021.
Subject(s): opioid overdose epidemic, substance abuse research, rural health.


Public Funding Opportunities

Developmental AIDS Research Centers on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-18-833): PAR-20-307
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application due date. Due Date: Aug. 25, 2021, Aug. 25, 2022, and Aug. 25, 2023. 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 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research (DAR) encourages applications for Center Core grants (P30) to support Developmental HIV/AIDS Research Centers (D-ARC). The D-ARC is intended to provide infrastructure support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, NeuroHIV, behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science. The intent of D-ARC support is that the proposed core activities will allow the D-ARC to compete successfully for a full NIMH AIDS Research Center (ARC) after the D-ARC award period. Scroll down in this Funding Alert to see details about the companion funding opportunity NIMH AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-18-832): PAR-20-308.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/par-20-307.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, mental health.

Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention: MP-CPI-21-001
SOURCE: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Minority Health (OMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.5 million for four 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).
• 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 organizations.
PURPOSE: This notice solicits applications to fund projects that test interventions to identify family-centered factors that promote self-management and prevention of Type 2 diabetes among racial and ethnic minority and disadvantaged families who have a member(s) aged 12 and older with Type 2 diabetes. Through the testing of family-centered interventions, OMH expects the Family-Centered Approaches to Improving Type 2 Diabetes Control and Prevention initiative to identify specific family-centered factors (e.g., structural, instrumental, functional, cultural and social needs) that affect patient self-management of diabetes (e.g., physical activity, healthy nutrition) and family members' health outcomes. 
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328505.
From Office of Minority Health email, May 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): diabetes, minority health, health disparities.

NIMH AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-18-832): PAR-20-308
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application due date. Due Date: Aug. 25, 2021, Aug. 25, 2022, and Aug. 25, 2023. 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 National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Division of AIDS Research (DAR) encourages applications for Center Core grants (P30) to support HIV/AIDS Research Centers (ARC). The ARC is intended to provide infrastructure support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, NeuroHIV, behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-20-308.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, mental health.

OVC FY 2021 Advancing Hospital-Based Victim Services
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP),
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants.gov Deadline: June 28, 2021. Application JustGrants Deadline: July 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for four 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).
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
PURPOSE: The Department of Justice is committed to advancing work that promotes civil rights, increases access to justice, supports crime victims, protects the public from crime and evolving threats, and builds trust between law enforcement and the community. The Office for Victims of Crime (OVC) is committed to enhancing the nation’s capacity to assist crime victims and provide leadership in changing attitudes, policies, and practices to promote justice and healing for all victims of crime. This solicitation seeks to improve linkages between the victim services field and hospitals and other medical facilities that increase support for victims of crime, improve victim outcomes, and reduce chances of further victimization.
CFDA: 16.582
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://ovc.ojp.gov/funding/opportunities/o-ovc-2021-16001.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 24, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, criminal justice/correctional.

Optimizing Virtual Care: HRSA-22-097
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: HRSA uses a two-tier submission process for Service Area Competition (SAC) applications through Grants.gov and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/WebEPSExternal/Interface/Common/AccessControl/Login.aspx?controlName=ContentTabs.
The Grants.gov application must be submitted by July 16, 2021 and the HRSA EHB application must be submitted by Aug. 17, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $50 million for 25 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations currently receiving Health Center Program operational (H80) grant funding.  
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity for current Health Center Program award recipients to apply for funding under the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Optimizing Virtual Care. The purpose of the Optimizing Virtual Care funding is to support health centers to develop, implement, and evaluate innovative, evidence-based strategies that optimize the use of virtual care to increase access and improve clinical quality for underserved communities and vulnerable populations; and can be adapted and scaled across the Health Center Program. 
CFDA: 93.527 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333611.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 24, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, telehealth.

Service Area Competition: HRSA-22-002
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: HRSA uses a two-tier submission process for Service Area Competition (SAC) applications through Grants.gov and HRSA Electronic Handbooks (EHB) https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/WebEPSExternal/Interface/Common/AccessControl/Login.aspx?controlName=ContentTabs. The Grants.gov application must be submitted by July 12, 2021 and the HRSA EHB application must be submitted by Aug. 11, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $344 million for 66 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Domestic public or private, nonprofit entities, including tribal, faith-based, or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports domestic public or private, nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the nation’s medically underserved populations. The purpose of the SAC notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services for communities and populations currently served by the Health Center Program.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333516.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 24, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services.


Private Funding Opportunities

Big Lots Foundation Invites Applications from Programs that Enrich Lives of Families, Children
SOURCE: Big Lots Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits requesting support must be a 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity as sanctioned by the IRS. Giving takes place throughout the United States where Big Lots operates stores, distribution centers, and its corporate office. To find areas of operation, go to https://www.biglots.com/. The store locator is on the left-hand side of the website.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded to programs in the areas of health care, housing, hunger, and education, especially those serving women and children.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.biglots.com/corporate/community/support.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, May 21, 2021.
Subject(s): health, housing/homeless, hunger, nutrition/food services, education, children’s health, women’s health.

Build it with KaBOOM! Grant 
SOURCE: KaBOOM!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants are awarded in cycles throughout the year. Contact KaBOOM! for more information.
$ AVAILABLE: $15,000. Applicants must match the grant with $9,000 toward the cost of playground equipment and recruit 100 community volunteers to participate in playground build day.
ELIGIBILITY: Must be in Dallas, Ft. Worth, or Houston. Municipalities and nonprofits serving low-income children of playground age in these cities are eligible to apply. Applicants must own the land on which they wish to build or possess a long-term lease and obtain permission from the landowner to construct a playground. In addition, they must complete any needed site preparation on at least 2,500 square feet of flat dirt surface; secure soil tests, utility checks, and appropriate build permits in a timely manner; and accept ownership, insurance, and maintenance responsibilities for the playspace upon completion of project.
PURPOSE: KaBOOM! provides eligible communities with most of the funds, tools, and resources they need to build a custom-made playground in a single day.
CONTACT: Phone: 202-659-0215. Email: grants@kaboom.org. For more information, go to https://kaboom.org/grants/interest-form.
From DSHS Texas School Health Program Friday Beat email, May 21, 2021.
Subject(s): children’s health, health promotion/wellness. 

ConocoPhillips Grants
SOURCE: ConocoPhillips Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: An organization must be:
• Located in a community where the company operates. Go to https://www.conocophillips.com/operations/lower-48/ for a map of company operations.
• Recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as an organization exempt
from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and classified by the Internal Revenue Service as a public charity, or 
• A government subdivision (e.g., county, parish, state, municipality or its departments such as police and fire departments), or 
• An accredited school or an organization within an accredited school system. 
PURPOSE: In addition to its two signature causes of habitat and species conservation and math education, ConocoPhillips also offers grants to address the unique needs of the communities where the company operates. Contributions are given in the following categories: disaster relief, education, health, natural resources, safety, social services, arts, and civic interests. Proposals are evaluated based on alignment with local community needs, community and stakeholder engagement, proximity to ConocoPhillips areas of operation, and alignment with ConocoPhillips business objectives. 
CONTACT: Phone: 281-293-1000. For more information, go to https://www.conocophillips.com/sustainability/creating-shared-value/global-giving/grant-requests/.
From ConocoPhillips Foundation website, accessed May 26, 2021.
Subject(s): disaster assistance, education, safety, human services, arts. 
  
Home Depot Community Impact Grants Program
SOURCE: The Home Depot Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until Dec. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation offers grant awards up to $5,000. Grants are given in the form of The Home Depot gift cards for the purchase of tools, materials or services and are required to be completed within six months of approval date.
ELIGIBILITY: Only IRS-registered 501(c)(3)-designated nonprofit organizations and tax-exempt public service agencies in the United States are eligible to apply. In addition, grants must support work completed by community volunteers in the U.S. Projects must begin within six to 12 weeks of application submission and be completed within the following six months. 
PURPOSE: The grant program supports housing modifications and repair projects for vulnerable and underserved populations (projects serving veterans or in response to disasters will receive priority). It also supports veteran service organization projects directly impacting the lives of veterans.
CONTACT: Email: THDF_CIG@homedepot.com. For more information, go to https://corporate.homedepot.com/foundation/communityimpactgrants.
From The Home Depot website, accessed May 26, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, disaster assistance, housing/homeless. 

Insperity, Inc. Corporate Giving Program Grants
SOURCE: Insperity, Inc. Corporate Giving Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant requests usually range from $500 to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Giving is limited to areas of company operations. In Texas, the company operates in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. The applicant must be a nonprofit and tax exempt, as set forth in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Clients and business alliances of Insperity are given priority in funding requests.
PURPOSE: Insperity makes contributions to organizations involved with health and human services, military and veterans, animal welfare, and education. 
CONTACT: Email: corporate.citizenship@insperity.com. For more information, go to https://www.insperity.com/corporate-citizenship/contributions/.
From Insperity website, accessed May 26, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, health, veteran’s services, animal welfare, education. 


Events

Virtual - Grant Proposal Writing Workshop
SPONSOR: National Funding Foundation
WHEN: June 14.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: The Grant Proposal Writing Workshop is an intensive and detailed introduction to the process, structure, and skill of professional proposal writing. 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. 
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 8, 2021.

Webinar - Disruption & Innovation in Organizational Culture & Change Management in Uncertain Times
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR)
WHEN: June 15, 1-2 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Speakers will explore how successful leadership teams are tackling the moment at-hand while concurrently implementing the necessary changes to prepare for the future. This session will be an open discussion with organizational leaders about their strategies for success and where their biggest challenges lie.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to https://ssir.org/webinars/entry/disruption_innovation_in_organizational_culture_change_management_in_uncertain_times#.
CONTACT: Email: info@ssir.org.
From Stanford Social Innovation Review website, accessed May 20, 2021.


Awards in Texas

Commissioners Award 147 Grants Statewide Totaling Over $33.4 Million & Serving Over 32,500 Veterans
On May 13, 2021, the Texas Veterans Commission (TVC) awarded $33.4 million in Fund for Veterans’ Assistance (FVA) grants to 147 organizations throughout the state. The 2021-2022 TVC grant recipients are projected to provide direct services to over 32,500 veterans, their dependents, and surviving spouses.
From Texas Veterans Commission website, accessed May 14, 2021.

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce $2.5 Billion in Pandemic Food Benefits for Texas Families
Gov. Abbott announced HHSC has received federal approval for a second round of P-EBT food benefits for families with children who have temporarily lost access to free or reduced-price school meals due to COVID-19 during the 2020-2021 school year.
From HHSC website, accessed May 27, 2021.

Hogg Foundation Awards $1 Million to Support Children’s Well-being Across Texas
Nine Texas organizations have been awarded $1 million in grants to enhance existing programs focused on positively impacting well-being, improving academic achievement , and providing relief from COVID-19 for students of color and their families.  
From Hogg Foundation Mental Health Headlines email, May 8, 2021. 

It’s Time Texas Awards Sub-Grant Funding Through Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® From Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas 
Through the Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® grant, It’s Time Texas awarded eight sub-grants totaling $300,000 to community-based organizations who are able to mobilize and rapidly deploy resources where they are needed most within four designated areas of Texas (Austin, Beaumont, Brazos Valley, Rio Grande Valley).
From It’s Time Texas website, accessed May 12, 2021.

NIH Awards $2.7 Million for Clinical Trial to Develop, Test Digital Therapeutic
A University of Houston researcher is developing a behavioral health care app to address COVID-related health disparities in racial and ethnic populations, where health inequality has been magnified during the pandemic. The National Institute of Mental Health awarded Michael Zvolensky $2.7 million for further development and testing of the downloadable application named EASE (Easing Anxiety Sensitivity for Everyone). 
From University of Houston website, accessed May 27, 2021.


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