Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 6 Alert #3 - June 15, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

OneStar Announces $21.6 Million in Americorps Funding for Texas
Texas has received $21.6 million from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and community volunteerism, to support 3,598 AmeriCorps members placed with 38 organizations throughout the state, including the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS). These AmeriCorps members will address some of the toughest social challenges in Texas by serving as tutors in low-income schools, providing college access services to first-generation college students, training adults in job readiness skills, distributing food to children and families in need, assisting with case management for the homeless, responding to Texas communities recovering from disaster, and much more.
From OneStar email, June 8, 2021.

CDC Reflects on 40 Years of HIV
June 5, 2021 marked 40 years since the first official reporting, in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), of five cases describing what later became known as Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS) and what is now HIV Stage III. On this 40th anniversary, CDC remembers the more than 32 million people who have died from HIV worldwide since the start of the global epidemic, and the 38 million people currently living with HIV. The David J. Sencer CDC Museum has created an online exhibit with a collection of representative materials about the early years of AIDS and CDC’s response to the epidemic. To view the exhibit, go to www.cdc.gov/museum/online/40yearsofprogress.html.
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, accessed June 10, 2021.


Prostate Cancer Research Program: W81XWH-21-PCRP-HDRA
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-Application Submission Deadline: July 15, 2021 by 4 p.m. CDT. Application Submission Deadline: July 29, 2021 by 10:59 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $10.8 million for nine awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21) Prostate Cancer Research Program (PCRP) Health Disparity Research Award supports promising research ideas that have high potential to make a significant impact in eliminating disparities in prostate cancer incidence, morbidity, mortality, and survivorship. 
CFDA: 12.420 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=332647.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research, health disparities.


Public Funding Opportunities

Company Relocation Product Development Research Awards (RELCO): RFA C-22.1-RELCO
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2021 to Aug. 4, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early stage “startup” and established companies in the development of innovative products and services with significant potential impact on cancer patient care. The proposed project must further the development of new products or services for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must foster a robust biotechnology industry ecosystem; or must fulfill a critical unmet need in cancer patient care. Companies must relocate to Texas upon receipt of award. Strong candidates for the RELCO award have developed a sufficiently robust data package, value proposition, regulatory strategy, manufacturing plan, and experienced business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested. Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each Request for Applications (RFA) and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2530/rfa_c-221-relco.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, May 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.

NIMH Research Education Mentoring Program for HIV/AIDS Researchers (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-17-485): (PAR-21-228)
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to application due date. Due Date: Sept. 7, 2021; Sept. 7, 2022; Sept. 7, 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 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 complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nation’s biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-228.html.
From NIH Funding Opportunities and Notices email May 7, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, medical research.

Lead Hazard Reduction Grant Program: FR-6500-N-13
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $356.8 million for 80 awards. Please see URL for information about required cost sharing or matching.
ELIGIBILITY: Only cities, counties/parishes, and other units of local government, and certain states and Native American Tribes (those that have an EPA-authorized lead abatement certification program on the submission deadline) are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Lead-Based Paint Hazard Reduction (LHR) grant program is to maximize the number of children under the age of six years protected from lead poisoning by assisting states, cities, counties/parishes, Native American Tribes or other units of local government in undertaking comprehensive programs to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in eligible privately-owned target housing.
CFDA: 14.905
CONTACT: Yolanda A. Brown. Email: Yolanda.A.Brown@hud.gov. For more information, go to www.hud.gov/program_offices/spm/gmomgmt/grantsinfo/fundingopps/fy21_lhrgp.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): children, health promotion/wellness.

Rural Communities Health Care Investment Program (RCHIP)
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2021 by 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Selected applicants will receive awards of $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible health professionals include but are not limited to: physician assistants; nurses; physical and occupational therapists; pharmacists; optometrists; emergency medical technicians; speech pathologists; dentists; and licensed non-physician mental health practitioners. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) utilizes funds to assist rural communities in recruiting health care providers, other than physicians, to practice in their community by providing partial student loan reimbursements or stipend payments to non-physicians. 
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Alexandra Colemere. Email: Alexandra.Colemere@TexasAgriculture.gov. For more information, go to www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/RCHIP.aspx.
From Texas Department of Agriculture website, accessed June 9, 2021. 
Subject(s): rural health, health professions training.

Seed Awards for Product Development Research (SEED): RFA C-22.1-SEED
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2021 to Aug. 4, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage "startup" companies in the development of innovative products, services, and infrastructure with significant potential impact on cancer patient care.
The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust cancer biotech industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Company applicants must be headquartered in Texas or be willing to relocate to Texas upon receipt of award. Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each Request for Applications (RFA) and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2528/rfa_c-221-seed.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, May 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Technical Assistance for Small, Rural, Vulnerable Hospitals
SOURCE: Texas A&M Rural and Community Health Institute, Center for Optimizing Rural Health (CORH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: No money is awarded by CORH. This application is for technical assistance only. If your hospital is selected for the year-long Vulnerable Rural Hospital Assistance Program (VRHAP), your staff will receive technical assistance from a team of rural hospital experts, interactive sessions with peer hospitals, and learning opportunities tailored to topics that can benefit your hospital. Each year 30 hospitals are selected for VRHAP. Those chosen will have access to CORH’s team of rural hospital specialists and receive technical support, as well as virtual learning opportunities through webinars and tools. A handful of hospitals in the program will also be selected to receive onsite support from CORH.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Prospective Payment System (PPS) hospitals defined as rural. 
• All Critical Access Hospitals.
• Hospitals operated by tribes and tribal organizations under the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act.
• Rural hospitals evaluating health care services provided to the community which may exclude in-patient services, i.e., “right servicing” its local health care services.
If unsure of rural eligibility, please check the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) Eligibility Analyzer at data.hrsa.gov/tools/rural-health?tab=Address or check with the Texas State Office of Rural Health at www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/RuralEconomicDevelopment/StateOfficeofRuralHealth/ContactUs.aspx.
PURPOSE: This technical assistance will help hospitals and their communities to address economic challenges, understand community needs and resources, and find ways to ensure hospitals and communities can keep needed care locally. CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Phone: 855-234-0712. Email: corh@tamu.edu. For more information, go to optimizingruralhealth.org/. The application can be accessed from docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfXRBzgctwib9VzU0olQ7oSD4vxKH9KStU1CfVeTSlYLEtOfg/viewform.
From RHIhub This Week email, June 2, 2021. 
Subject(s): rural health, health care facilities, health care training.

Texas Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-22.1-TXCO
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2021 to Aug. 4, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum amount $20 million. Maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage "startup" and established companies in the development of innovative products, services and infrastructure with significant potential impact on cancer patient care.
The proposed project must further the development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer; must establish infrastructure that is critical to the development of a robust cancer biotech industry; or must fill a treatment or research gap. Companies must be headquartered in Texas. Strong candidates for the TXCO award have developed a sufficiently robust data package, compelling value proposition, valid regulatory strategy, robust manufacturing plan and an experienced business/management team to warrant the amount of funding requested. Please note that in any given application round, applicants may apply for one Product Development award (TXCO, RELCO or Seed) at a time. Applicants are advised to review each Request for Applications (RFA) and select the program that best fits their development status. Please see the RFAs for additional instructions.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2532/rfa_c-221-txco.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, May 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.


Private Funding Opportunities

Equipment Support for Free Health Clinics
SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2021 by 7 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have opened or will open within six months of the application deadline date. They must be a clinic nearing completion of the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinic development process and have an AAFP member family physician who maintains active, ongoing involvement with patient care at the clinic. New clinics that have or are developing partnerships/collaborations with hospitals, residency
programs, medical schools, AAFP Chapters or Chapter Foundations, a Medical Director that is an AAFP member or collaborate with other non-medical community organizations (e.g., food pantries, schools, health departments etc.) are given additional consideration.
PURPOSE: Launched in 2011, this humanitarian program helps new and existing free clinics to care for the uninsured in areas of need across the United States by providing new grants for the purchase of tangible items, such as exam tables, EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems and medical equipment. Family Medicine Cares USA also gives AAFP members, residents and students the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents. As of November 2019, Family Medicine Cares USA has awarded a total of $565,827 to 19 new clinics and 33 existing clinics.
CONTACT: Sharon Hunt. Phone: 800-274-2237, ext. 6006. Email: shunt@aafp.org. For more information, go to www.aafpfoundation.org/grants-awards/family-medicine-cares-usa/application-details.html#.
From American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website, accessed June 9, 2021.
Subject(s): indigent care, health care equipment, health care facilities.

Glaucoma Research Foundation Invites Applications for Shaffer Grants
SOURCE: Glaucoma Research Foundation (GRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Preliminary proposal form due July 15, 2021. 
Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Sept. 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must possess a graduate degree. Interdisciplinary teams and collaborations are encouraged.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded in support of novel and promising research dedicated to clinical, epidemiological, and laboratory research on glaucoma, including protecting and restoring the optic nerve; accurately detecting glaucoma and monitoring its progress; providing better understanding and treatment for congenital/juvenile glaucoma; finding the genes responsible for glaucoma; understanding the intraocular pressure system and developing better treatments; and determining the risk factors for glaucoma damage using systematic outcomes data.
CONTACT: Email: research@glaucoma.org. For more information, go to www.glaucoma.org/research/applying-for-a-grant.php.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, June 8, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, vision/eye care.

Guide Dog and Assistance Animal Grants
SOURCE: Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 2, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common amount given in the past was $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant recipients must be charitable organizations as described in Section 501(C)(3) and 509 (a)(1), 509(a)(2), or 509(a)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation provides grants to organizations that support guide dogs to assist the visually impaired and other assistance animals that aid people with physical disabilities. The foundation’s highest priority is dogs that assist the visually impaired, followed by dogs or other animals individually trained to do work or perform tasks for a person with a physical disability. The foundation does not fund therapy, medical alert, autism, PTSD, facility, or emotional support animals. If your organization funds such animals in addition to animals to assist people with physical disabilities, you are strongly encouraged to provide an accounting of how many of each type of animal is placed as part of your application. The foundation does not fund organizations that require recipients to pay (other than a nominal fee) or to do significant fund raising for the organization. 
CONTACT: David Hammerslag, Managing Trustee. Phone: 602-538-5810. Email: david@aljfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.aljfoundation.org/granting.
From Arthur L. & Elaine V. Johnson Foundation website, accessed June 7, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities, veterinary services. 

Innovative Local Models to Provide Volunteer Non-Medical Assistance to Older Americans, Adults with Disabilities, and Family Caregivers
SOURCE: Community Care Corps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 9, 2021 by 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: There is a 21 percent match requirement for grant funds that may be cash and/or in-kind. The administrators will award grants ranging in size from $30,000 to $150,000 to applicants who have not previously been awarded funding. Federal funds are not secured beyond one year. 
ELIGIBILITY: Examples of the types of organizations that are eligible to apply are:
• Domestic public or private nonprofit entities.
• Local communities.
• State, county, and local governments.
• Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American).
• Faith-based organizations.
• Community-based organizations.
• Hospitals and health care systems.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local aging services organizations.
• Centers for independent living.
• AmeriCorps.
• Time-banking or volunteer agencies with expertise in the delivery of home and community-based services to older adults and adults with disabilities.
• Entities with expertise in the delivery of services and supports to older adults, adults with disabilities, and family caregivers.
PURPOSE: Community Care Corps has released a Request for Proposals (RFP) for innovative local models in which volunteers assist family caregivers or directly assist older adults or adults with disabilities with non-medical care to maintain their independence.
CONTACT: Email: Info@CommunityCareCorps.org. For more information, go to www.communitycarecorps.org/rfp.
From Community Care Corps website, accessed June 10, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, volunteerism.  

National Multiple Sclerosis Society Invites Applications for Clinical Care Physician Fellowship
SOURCE: National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-applications: July 28, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a formal application by Aug. 4, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The stipend offered is $75,000, payable to the institution, to cover salary, fringe benefits, and administrative costs. The society plans to fund up to six fellowships in this cycle.
ELIGIBILITY: It is the responsibility of the applicant to arrange the proposed training with an appropriate mentor/institution. Applicant and mentor teams are expected to propose a program that largely involves direct, supervised MS patient care along with other activities that expose the applicant to a multidisciplinary health care team and didactic activities. The focus of the fellowship is clinical care (not research). To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D. or D.O. degree (or equivalent) and be licensed to practice medicine in the United States. Residents who have or will have received training in neurology or psychiatry in the United States and who are in the postgraduate year three (PGY3) or postgraduate year four (PGY4) stage (or beyond) are eligible to apply. There is no citizenship requirement for this opportunity.
PURPOSE: The program offers a one-year post-residency fellowship designed to train a board eligible/certified neurologist or psychiatrist in specialized MS clinical care, including the opportunity to perform new patient consultations and follow-up evaluations under the supervision of an MS specialist physician. The fellow also will participate in multidisciplinary team activities, lectures, and professional meetings. 
CONTACT: Hope Nearhood. Email: Hope.Nearhood@nmss.org. For more information, go to www.nationalmssociety.org/For-Professionals/Clinical-Care/Resources-for-You-and-Your-Practice/Clinical-Fellowships-and-Grants/MS-Clinical-Care-Physican-Fellowship.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, June 4, 2021.
Subject(s): health care training, health professions training.

Texoma Health Foundation Community Grants
SOURCE: Texoma Health Foundation (THF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are due early to mid-September.
$ AVAILABLE: The average grant award is $58,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations eligible to apply include public agencies, public charities or tax-exempt organizations located in Grayson and Fannin counties and classified under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Foundation will grant funds to projects that address mental wellness, the nursing pipeline, COVID-19 workplace or community safety and applications in response to closure of needed services due to COVID-19.
CONTACT: Shunnay Gilmore. Phone: 903-337-0755. Email: gilmore@texomahealth.org. For more information, go to www.texomahealth.org/community-grants.
From Texoma Health Foundation website, accessed June 8, 2021.
Subject(s): health care services, nursing, mental health, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).


Events

Virtual - Two Day Grant Writing Training
SPONSOR: Grant Writing USA
WHEN: June 30-July 1; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Grant Writing USA and other regional hosts present a two-day grant writing training delivered live and online via Zoom. This grant writing class covers how to write grant proposals start to finish and how to locate and track relevant grant opportunities. Beginning and experienced grant writers from city, county and state agencies as well as nonprofits, K-12, colleges and universities are encouraged to attend.
COST: $455. For more information and registration, go to web.cvent.com/event/e6d243a9-10ad-41e3-b924-a3ca91651275/summary.
CONTACT: Phone: 800-814-8191. Email: cs@grantwritingusa.com.
From Grant Writing USA email, June 10, 2021.

Virtual - Coffee and Community – Social Media Deep Dive with Jade Tate
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
WHEN: June 29, 9:30-11 :30 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will learn to identify the social media platforms that work best for their organization; to create effective and eye-catching content for various platforms; and to use metrics to gauge audience interest and message effectiveness.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to saafdn.org/event/free-coffee-and-community-social-media-deep-dive-jade-tate/.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: info@saafdn.org
From San Antonio Area Foundation website, accessed June 8, 2021.

Webinar - Achieving Health Equity for People with Disabilities During the Pandemic and Beyond
SPONSOR: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
WHEN: June 28, Noon-1  p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Expert panelists will discuss the pandemic’s impact on individuals with disabilities; how a health plan supported people with disabilities during the pandemic; and addressing the intersection of disability, race, and ethnicity to achieve health equity and the importance of cultural and linguistic competency in supporting individuals with developmental disabilities.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to nihcm.org/events/achieving-health-equity-for-people-with-disabilities-during-the-pandemic-and-beyond.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information.
From CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity Weekly Digest email, June 8, 2021.


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