Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 6 Alert #5 - June 29, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Updated RHIhub Topic Guide on Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) has recently updated its guide on Community Vitality and Rural Healthcare. The guide includes a section on the role of philanthropy and nonprofit organizations in rural community development with suggestions for locating funding. To view the guide, go to www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/community-vitality-and-rural-healthcare. To view the section on rural philanthropy, go to www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/community-vitality-and-rural-healthcare#philanthropy.
From RHIhub This Week email, June 9, 2021.

Nonprofits Fared Better in 2020 than First Anticipated, Survey Finds
Many nonprofit leaders say that increased financial support from funders and the government helped their organizations fare better through 2020 than originally anticipated, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy (CEP) finds. Based on a survey conducted in February of CEP's Grantee Voice panel, the report, Persevering Through Crisis: The State of Nonprofits, found that 66 percent of respondents said the COVID-19 pandemic has had a "moderate" (38 percent) or "significant" (28 percent) negative impact on their organizations, down from 84 percent (46 percent and 38 percent, respectively) in a survey conducted in May 2020. To see the full report, go to cep.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/CEP_Persevering-through-Crisis_2021.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 18, 2021.



Minority Leaders Development Program: MP-CPI-21-008
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Minority Health (OMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 17, 2021 by 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.5 million for three 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 develop and implement a fellowship program at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to provide training in health equity issues and leadership to early-career individuals to improve the health of racial and ethnic minorities and other disadvantaged populations. The Minority Leaders Development Program aims to enhance skills and competencies necessary for federal leadership among participants through a curriculum focused on health care policy, leadership skill-building, and cultural competence.
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333197.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): health disparities, health care training, health management.

Short-Term Research Education Program to Enhance Diversity in Health-Related Research (R25 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-HL-19-024): RFA-HL-22-012
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 9, 2021; Jan. 24, 2022. Due Date: Aug. 9, 2021; Feb. 23, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: NHLBI intends to commit $22.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 through FY 2028 to fund up to nine new awards in each of the following FYs: FY2022, FY2023, and FY2024.
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 NIH Research Education Program (R25) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NHLBI R25 program is to support educational activities that enhance the diversity of the biomedical, behavioral and clinical research workforce by providing research experiences and related opportunities that can enrich the pool of individuals from diverse backgrounds, including nationally underrepresented groups, who will be available to compete for research opportunities in the mission areas of importance to NHLBI. 
CFDA: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.840
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-22-012.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 21, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research, health disparities, health care training, health management.


Public Funding Opportunities

Multidisciplinary Treatment Approaches to End the HIV Epidemic (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AI-21-024
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), 
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 5, 2021. Due Date: Aug. 4, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ 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 purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to utilize implementation science to develop, implement, and evaluate creative, multidisciplinary approaches to health care delivery that more effectively engage and retain individuals in HIV care and treatment so that they achieve durable viral suppression. Research funded under this FOA will support the goals of the DIAGNOSE and TREAT pillars of the Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) initiative by seeking to achieve more rapid and sustained viral suppression and improved outcomes for people with HIV through better health care engagement.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.242, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-024.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 24, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies (PREIS): HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-AP-1928
SOURCE: Administration on Children, Youth, and Families (ACYF), Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 26, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $9.6 million for 12 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).
• 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).
• Independent school districts.
• Local and regional school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Local affiliates of national organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the PREIS program is to fund projects to implement and conduct a rigorous evaluation of innovative adolescent pregnancy prevention strategies. The services are targeted to high-risk, vulnerable, and culturally under-represented youth populations, which includes but is not limited to youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, victims of human trafficking, pregnant women who are under 21 years of age and their partners, mothers who are under 21 years of age and their partners, and youth residing in areas with high birth rates for adolescents. Personal Responsibility Education Programs (PREP) are required to a) educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception for the prevention of pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, including HIV/AIDS, and b) implement at least three out of six adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills.
CFDA: 93.092
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to ami.grantsolutions.gov/HHS-2021-ACF-ACYF-AP-1928.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): family planning, adolescent health.

Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) Consumer Product Safety Commission: CPSC-21-001
SOURCE: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 19, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million dollars for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a state or local government or U S. territory that has an enacted or amended a state and/or local law(s) that meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), section 1405. 
PURPOSE: The CPSC is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP or grant program) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC’s national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority.
CFDA: 87.002
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=333860.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 21, 2021. 
Subject(s): safety.

Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) EMS/Trauma Systems (EMS/TS) Uncompensated Trauma Care Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information. 
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information. 
PURPOSE: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), EMS/Trauma Systems (EMS/TS) is pleased to announce that the application needed to apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) Funding can be found at dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/DTFEMSHospUncomptedTraumaCareApp.shtm. Scroll to the bottom of the website to find the application. Additionally, the application information was emailed to all designated and “in active pursuit” hospitals to the Trauma Coordinator/Trauma Program Manager. Texas Health and Safety Code §780.004 directs DSHS to use 94 percent of funds in the Designated Trauma Facility/Emergency Medical Services (DTF/EMS) Account (Fund 5111) to fund a portion of uncompensated trauma care provided at hospitals designated as state trauma facilities and facilities that are in active pursuit of trauma designation by the application due date. Texas Health and Safety Code §773.122 directs DSHS to use 27 percent of funds in the Emergency Medical services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5108) and 27 percent of funds in the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Systems Account (Fund 5007) to fund a portion of uncompensated trauma care provided at hospitals designated as state trauma facilities by the application due date.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: fundingapp@dshs.texas.gov. For more information, go to dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/DTFEMSHospUncomptedTraumaCareApp.shtm.
From DSHS website, accessed June 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care facilities.


Private Funding Opportunities

Emergency Connectivity Fund Program for Schools and Libraries
SOURCE: Emergency Connectivity Fund (ECF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 13, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.17 billion. The Emergency Connectivity Fund Program is administered by Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) with oversight from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). Libraries and schools can apply for funding for the purchase of eligible equipment and services made between July 1, 2021, and June 30, 2022. The fund will reimburse reasonable costs of eligible equipment such as Wi-Fi hotspots, modems, routers, devices that combine a modem and router, connected devices, and eligible broadband connections used to help students, staff, and patrons who otherwise lack access to be able to engage in remote learning.
ELIGIBILITY: Schools and libraries – including primary and secondary schools – that provided off-site broadband service and connected devices to students, staff, and patrons who would otherwise lack access during the COVID-19 health emergency. All of the schools, libraries, and consortia of schools and libraries that are eligible for support under the E-rate program are also eligible for support through the ECF Program. Schools and libraries that are not current E-rate participants may also be eligible for funding if they meet ECF Program requirements. Eligible entities that have not applied for E-rate support should be prepared to demonstrate eligibility as a school or library under ECF Program rules during USAC’s application review. To participate, schools and libraries must have an active FCC Registration Number. Schools, libraries, and service providers who agree to invoice on behalf of applicants must also have a System for Award Management (SAM) registration to be able to receive program support sam.gov/content/home.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding is to reimburse reasonable costs incurred by schools and libraries that provide off-site broadband service and connected devices to students, staff, and patrons who would otherwise lack access during the COVID-19 health emergency.
CONTACT: Phone: 800-234-9781. For more information, go to www.emergencyconnectivityfund.org/
From Emergency Connectivity Fund website, accessed June 22, 2021.
Subject(s): telehealth, technology, education, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), health literacy.

Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant
SOURCE: Foundation for Rural Service (FRS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) in association with member companies of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, formerly known as National Telephone Cooperative Association, is offering grants from $250 to $5,000. NTCA member companies will be responsible for a 10 percent match. 
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status. Applicant organizations must be served by NTCA members. NTCA does not publish its membership list. Interested organizations must contact the foundation to see if their area is served by a NTCA member. 
PURPOSE: These grants are designed to provide support to a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. As an example of a previous grant, the foundation awarded a grant to a community food program to purchase hot spots so that students visiting the program with their families can do their homework while at the food program. The foundation will review any application that one of its members is willing to sponsor. The foundation focuses on projects in the following categories:
• Telecommunications applications.
• Community development.
• Education.
• Business and economic development.
CONTACT: Email: foundation@frs.org. For more information, go to www.frs.org/programs/grant-program/community-grant.
From Foundation for Rural Service website, accessed June 22, 2021.
Subject(s): telehealth, rural health, education, health literacy. 

The Mayday Fund Alleviation of Physical Pain Grant
SOURCE: Mayday Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: Previous grants have ranged from $10,000 to $150,000 per year for a period of up to four years for 15 awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: Public charities and educational institutions.
PURPOSE: The Mayday Fund is dedicated to alleviating the incidence, degree and consequence of human physical pain and supports projects that result in clinical interventions to reduce the toll of physical pain; pediatric pain; pain in non-verbal populations; pain in the context of emergency medicine; and to promote networking between veterinary and human medicine.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to maydayfund.org/apply-for-a-grant/.
From Mayday Fund website, accessed June 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

NEXT for AUTISM Invites LOIs for Color the Spectrum Community Grants
SOURCE: NEXT for AUTISM
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 1, 2021 by 5 p.m. CDT. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. 
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: NEXT for AUTISM works to transform the national landscape of services for people with autism by strategically designing, launching, and supporting innovative programs. The organization believes that individuals with autism have the potential to live fulfilling, productive lives when supported by excellent services and connected to their communities. To that end, NEXT for AUTISM is accepting applications for its Color the Spectrum Community Grants, which will help students on the autism spectrum transition from school to adulthood. This year, NEXT for AUTISM is also championing autistic-led and centered organizations and initiatives. Application categories for the program include home, work, and social. An organization may also serve multiple areas of these categories.
CONTACT: Phone: 212-759-3775. Email: grants@nextforautism.org. For more information, go to www.nextforautism.org/grants-guidelines-color-the-spectrum/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 21, 2021.
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders, children’s health.  

Positive Action for Women
SOURCE: ViiV Healthcare
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 23, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Eligible organizations may apply for a 3-year project grant, up to $100,000 per year, pending annual review and approval. Funding will be awarded to between 10 and 20 organizations. Funding cannot be used for the provision of medical care or to cover the staff time of medical professionals.
ELIGIBILITY: At minimum, eligible nonprofit organizations must meet all the following criteria or engage a fiscal sponsor that meets the following criteria:
• Be a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status.
• Be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
• Provide programs and support primarily to those persons or communities impacted by or affected by HIV in the U.S.
• Received no more than 25 percent of their total operating budget (total annual revenue) in 2020 from ViiV Healthcare and anticipate the same for 2021.
• Organizations applying for the grant must be the same organization receiving the funds and must be responsible for the implementation and management of the project.
PURPOSE: ViiV Healthcare’s Positive Action for Women (PAFW) Initiative is currently seeking proposals to support community collaborations that break down isolation and stigma, link women to prevention and care, and advance leadership and advocacy for cis and trans women of color living with, vulnerable to or impacted by HIV.
CONTACT: Email: viiv@tccgrp.com. For more information, go to viivhealthcare.com/en-us/positive-action-for-women/.
From ViiV Healthcare website, accessed June 23, 2021.
Subject(s): women’s health, HIV/AIDS services.

Priddy Foundation Fall Grants (North Texas)
SOURCE: Priddy Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 1, 2021. Due Date: Sept. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Before an application is considered, documentation of an exempt classification is required as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Additionally, the applicant must be considered "not a private foundation" within the meaning of Section 509(a) of the Code. The foundation considers grant applications from organizations that have a physical location within the following counties: Archer, Baylor, Childress, Clay, Cottle, Foard, Hardeman, Haskell, Jack, King, Knox, Montague, Stonewall, Throckmorton, Wichita, Wilbarger, Wise, and Young.
PURPOSE: The Priddy Foundation® is dedicated to the support of programs in human services, education, the arts, and health, which offer significant potential for individual development and community improvement. The foundation is interested primarily in programs that have the potential for lasting and favorable impact on individuals and organizations. 
CONTACT: Phone: 940-723-8720. Email: patm@priddyfdn.org. For more information, go to priddyfdn.org/grants-funding-guidelines/.
From Priddy Foundation website, accessed June 21, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, health, education, arts. 

Virtual Living Room® - Using Technology to Address the Critical Healthcare Needs of Veterans in Rural Areas
SOURCE: Foundation for Rural Service (FRS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) in association with member companies of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association, formerly known as National Telephone Cooperative Association, is offering grants for the Virtual Living Room® program. NTCA member companies will be responsible for a 10 percent match.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status. Applicant organizations must be served by NTCA members. NTCA does not publish its membership list. Interested organizations must contact the foundation to see if their area is served by a NTCA member. Organizations must be located more than an hour away from a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) clinic or hospital. In addition, they must have a space that is appropriate for hosting telehealth consultations: be accessible, be private, have adequate electrical connections to support a computer workstation, lamps and peripherals and have broadband provided by a NTCA member.
PURPOSE: Virtual Living Room® is a FRS grant program that blends rural technology, VA resources and local support to encourage veteran use of telehealth. A Virtual Living Room® saves veterans travel time and costs while enabling connections to skilled physicians and other providers in the VA medical system. The Virtual Living Room® provides free broadband access to VA telehealth and other online services by providing access points in publicly-accessible locations such as a library, Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) hall or firehouse. These venues provide complete computer workstations, privacy and necessary peripherals to connect to VA medical professionals. The Virtual Living Room can provide Veterans with peer and technical support and can be an on-ramp to home use of VA telehealth services. 
CONTACT: Phone: 703-351-2000. Email: foundation@frs.org. For more information, go to www.frs.org/virtuallivingroom.
From Foundation for Rural Service website, accessed June 22, 2021.
Subject(s): telehealth, rural health, veteran’s services.


Events

Virtual - Relationship-Driven Fundraising: Building Donor Trust with Tim Hogan
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Hub, Fundraising Academy
WHEN: July 14, 2-3 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online via Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Presented by Tim Hogan, Vice President of Strategic Partnerships for Roadtrip Nation, in partnership with Fundraising Academy Cause Selling Education, this presentation will introduce the eight steps of Cause Selling, the relationship-driven fundraising cycle that guides fundraisers through every interaction with donors from prospecting to stewardship. 
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4vU4d2uQQ-SpiDpYcjh2XQ.
CONTACT: Please see URL.
From Nonprofit Hub website, accessed June 24, 2021. 

Webinar - The Logic Model: A Grant Writer's #1 Tool for Program Fundability
WHEN: July 14, Noon-1 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Grant funding expert Carolyn Caldwell shows grant professionals how to use the Logic Model to write stronger proposals. You’ll also discover how the model helps improve your program itself.
COST: Live: $99. OnDemand: $99. Live + OnDemand: $199. For more information and registration, go to grants.thompson.com/The-Logic-Model-2021.
CONTACT: Thompson Grants. Phone: 1-800-677-3789. Email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Grants email, June 24, 2021.


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