Funding Alert Vol. 32 No.7 Alert #1 - August 3, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) Funding Deadline Extended 
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), EMS/Trauma Systems (EMS/TS) announced that the submission deadline for the application needed to apply for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) Funding has been extended to October 20, 2021. To access the application, go to dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/DTFEMSHospUncomptedTraumaCareApp.shtm
From Texas Department of State Health Services EMS/Trauma Systems (EMS/TS) email, July 26, 2021.

Governor Abbott, TDHCA Announce $52.9 Million In Housing Stability Services Grants for Veterans, Vulnerable Texans
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) board has awarded $52.9 million in Housing Stability Service Grants to 31 organizations around the state. These grants will be used for housing stabilization activities, including outreach and shelter services, and will also allow the Texas Veterans Commission and TDHCA to work in partnership to connect veterans experiencing homelessness or those at risk of homelessness with direct local assistance, including housing, transportation, and mental health services.
From Office of the Texas Governor website accessed, July 27, 2021. 


Public Funding Opportunities

Development & Testing of Novel Interventions to Improve HIV Prevention, Treatment and Program Implementation for People Who Use Drugs (R34 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of PA-18-780): PA-21-205
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 7, 2021; Jan. 7, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Expires May 7, 2024. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign organizations).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages formative research, intervention development, and pilot-testing of interventions for people who use drugs. Primary outcomes of interest include the feasibility, tolerability, acceptability, and safety of novel or adapted interventions that target HIV prevention, treatment, or services research. Intervention here may include behavioral, social, or structural approaches, as well as combination biomedical and behavioral approaches that prevent the acquisition or transmission of HIV infection or improve clinical outcomes for persons living with HIV.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-21-205.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

DSHS to Award $10 Million in Grants to Support Local Vaccination Efforts Across Texas
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Immunization Unit, Texas A&M University Health Science Center
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 20, 2021 by 5 p.m. CT. Proposals will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and applicants are encouraged to submit before the deadline.
$ AVAILABLE: Estimated award amount: $50,000 to $150,000. Project Period: Six to nine months.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are community-based organizations (CBOs), community coalitions, nonprofit organizations, associations, education agencies, faith-based organizations, and government entities. Local health departments and entities that are deemed a 501(c)(4) organization engaged in lobbying activities are not eligible for funding under this project. Applicants providing women’s health services must certify they meet eligibility requirements as defined in Texas Administrative Code Title 1, Part 15, Chapter 382, Healthy Texas Women; specifically, Section 382.17(b)-(d).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant program is to fund strategies that ensure greater knowledge of and access to COVID-19 vaccines by those disproportionately affected by COVID-19. Community-based organizations (CBOs) will be awarded funds to engage their community in proactive COVID-19 vaccine education and outreach activities with the goal of increasing the number of people fully vaccinated for COVID-19 in Texas. Priority will be given to applicants who focus on reaching:
• Communities of color. 
• Texans with disabilities. 
• Rural communities.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: vaccinegrant@tamu.edu. For more information, go to health.tamu.edu/vaccinegrant.html.
From Texas Department of State Health Services email, July 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), public health.

Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Microbial Metabolites for Advancing Research on Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-21-253
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 20, 2021; May 20, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 20, 2021; June 22, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Expires Oct. 19, 2023. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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).
• 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 invite applications to identify and characterize microbial metabolites that will establish causal associations between microbial metabolism and host health and disease. Data acquired through this initiative will be used to create a knowledgebase of microbial metabolites and associated functions that will be provided to the research community. Development of the database and knowledge portal for these awards will be supported under a separate initiative: RFA-DK-21-014, Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Microbial Metabolites for Advancing Research on Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions Knowledgebase Management Center (Clinical Trial Not Allowed).
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-253.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Microbial Metabolites for Advancing Research on Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions Knowledgebase Management Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DK-21-014
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 20, 2021; May 20, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 20, 2021; June 22, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Expires Oct. 19, 2023. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $250,000 in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and $750,000 per year in Fiscal Years 2023-2026, to fund one award.
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites U24 cooperative agreement applications for a Knowledge Management Center (KMC) to support the grantees funded by a companion announcement PAR-21-253: Identification and Characterization of Bioactive Microbial Metabolites for Advancing Research on Microbe-Diet-Host Interactions (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed).
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-21-014.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Open Enrollment Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services (CRS): HHS0010370
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2026.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), seeks to contract inpatient, outpatient hospital services, and acute inpatient comprehensive medical rehabilitation services provided to individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI). The purpose of HHSC’s Comprehensive Rehabilitation Services
program is to help eligible individuals who have a TBI or a TSCI, or both, to improve their ability to function independently in the home and the community. The program focuses on improving self-care, communication, and mobility. 
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0010370/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Open Enrollment Opportunities website, accessed July 27, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, disabilities.

Open Enrollment Post-Acute Rehabilitation Services (PARS): HHS0007728
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2024 at 5 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is seeking applications to contract for the provision of Post-Acute Rehabilitation Services (PARS) for people who have a traumatic brain injury (TBI), traumatic spinal cord injury (TSCI), or both.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0007728/
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Open Enrollment Opportunities website, accessed July 27, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, disabilities.

Service Area Competition: HRSA-22-005
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) grants.hrsa.gov/2010/WebEPSExternal/Interface/Common/AccessControl/Login.aspx?controlName=ContentTabs. The Grants.gov application must be submitted by Sept. 7, 2021 and the HRSA EHB application must be submitted by Oct. 7, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $252.5 million for 58 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, domestic public or nonprofit private entities, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
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 public or private, nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the nation’s medically underserved populations. 
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334313.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, underserved populations.


Private Funding Opportunities

AFA Anne and Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 17, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see purpose section below.
PURPOSE: The Anne and Irving Brodsky Innovation Grant is an annual grant that provides funding to one Alzheimer’s Foundation of America nonprofit member organization in good standing (membership dues must be paid up-to-date) per year for an innovative program that improves the lives of individuals with Alzheimer’s disease or other related illnesses, and their families. The program must demonstrate creativity and uniqueness, greatest need, and replication potential.
CONTACT: Phone: 866-232-8484. Email: grants@alzfdn.org. For more information, go to alzfdn.org/membership-grants/grant-information/23876-2/.
From Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website, accessed July 27, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

AFA Bi-Annual Grant
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 27, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $6,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see purpose section below.
PURPOSE: The Bi-Annual Grant seeks proposals from AFA's nonprofit member organizations in good standing (membership dues must be paid up-to-date) for new or existing programs and services that improve the lives of those affected by Alzheimer's disease or a related dementia.
CONTACT: Phone: 866-232-8484. Email: grants@alzfdn.org. For more information, go to alzfdn.org/membership-grants/grant-information/bi-annual-grant/.
From Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website, accessed July 27, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia.

American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons Accepting Applications for General Surgery Resident Research Initiation
SOURCE: American Society of Colon and Rectal Surgeons (ASCRS) Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be general surgical residents or recent graduates (within two years) of an approved U.S. or Canadian general surgery training program and must have designated time for research and no clinical responsibility. Preference will be given to applicants with research or clinical career goals in the field of colon and rectal surgery and whose research mentor or co-investigator is a fellow of ASCRS.
PURPOSE: ASCRS welcomes applications for its General Surgery Resident Research Initiation Grant program, which aims to attract general surgery residents into the field of colon and rectal surgery by providing opportunities to engage in clinical or laboratory-based research. One-year grants will be awarded with an opportunity for a second year of funding available via a competitive renewal application.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to fascrs.org/my-ascrs/research-foundation/grants-awards/general-surgery-resident-research-initiation-grant.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, accessed July 27, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research.  

FORE Releases Request for Proposals Focused on Engaging and Empowering Vulnerable Families and Communities to Prevent Opioid Use Disorder
SOURCE: Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 20, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may apply for a grant of up to $500,000 a year for up to three years.
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: FORE will provide grant support for specific projects that aim to improve, expand, and/or scale evidence-based family-, school-, and/or community-based prevention services for children and families, particularly for those at highest risk. This Request for Proposals (RFP) targets projects which can develop, adapt, explore, and/or evaluate promising evidence-based models of family- and community-based prevention for Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) and overdose.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to forefdn.org/grants-and-funding/.
From Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts email, July 26, 2021.
Subject(s): opioid overdose epidemic, substance abuse research, substance abuse services, children’s health, prevention, mental health.

Nationwide Foundation 2021 Grant Program (San Antonio)
SOURCE: Nationwide Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Rather than suggesting an amount to request, Nationwide Foundation asks applicants to carefully consider their organization’s needs and greatest priorities while considering other funding that they have secured and determine a request amount based on those factors.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation is inviting applications for general operating support and project or program support from organizations serving a few communities in the United States. The only city eligible in Texas is San Antonio. Organizations must be tax exempt under paragraph 501(C)(3) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Code. 
PURPOSE: Through Nationwide’s Community Impact Model, the foundation assesses the needs in communities and awards grants to support organizations that focus on food security, addiction services, disaster relief, youth development, domestic violence, homelessness, behavioral health, children’s well-being, and criminal justice.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.nationwide.com/personal/about-us/giving/nationwide-foundation.
From Nationwide Foundation website, accessed July 26, 2021.
Subject(s): behavioral health, children’s health, criminal justice/correctional, disaster assistance, family violence prevention, human services, hunger, housing/homeless, substance abuse services, youth services.


Events

Webinar – Re-Evaluating Your Policies and Procedures
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: Sept. 14-15, 10 a.m.-12:15 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Since the Revised Uniform Guidance (UGG) was issued, a clearer picture has emerged of what policies and procedures grant recipients need to review—and, most likely, change. In addition, grant recipients who received special or emergency pandemic funding also need to update their recordkeeping and reporting practices. Join Thompson Grants, virtually, for a workshop that takes place over two half-days and will help grant recipients balance their operational practices against the new requirements created by both the revised UGG and pandemic funding requirements.
COST: $295. For more information and registration, go to www.thompsongrantsworkshop.com/policiesandprocedures2021.
CONTACT: Phone: 1-800-677-3789. Email: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Grants email, July 28, 2021.
 
Webinar – Competing for Federal Grants
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: The schedule is as follows:
• Aug. 23, 10 a.m.-Noon and 3-5 p.m. CT. 
• Aug. 24, 10 a.m.-Noon and 3-5 p.m. CT. 
• Aug. 25, 10 a.m.-Noon and 3-5 p.m. CT.
• Aug. 26, 10 a.m.-Noon and Noon-5 p.m. CT. group work.
• Aug. 27, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. group work and 3-5 p.m. CT. online event.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Competing for Federal Grants provides you with proven approaches and tools to tip the odds in your favor, making your grant applications more competitive and more likely to succeed.
COST: $1,395. For more information and registration, go to www.tgci.com/training/online-competing-for-federal-grants.
CONTACT: Email: registrar@tgci.com
From The Grantsmanship Center email, July 26, 2021.


Awards in Texas

Northeast Texas Habitat for Humanity, Inc. Announces Grant from The Fund for Veterans Assistance-Homes for Texas Heroes Program
The $200,000 grant is designated to correct health and safety hazards in the homes of military veterans residing in Gregg, Harrison and Upshur counties.
From Kilgore News Herald website, accessed July 28, 2021.
 
SRB Charitable Corp. Awards Gift to Baylor College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston has announced a $10 million gift from the SRB Charitable Corp., a Fort Worth-based private foundation, in support of ophthalmology research.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 28, 2021.

United Way of the Brazos Valley Announces Community Impact Grant Recipients
United Way of the Brazos Valley (UWBV) announced 26 recipients of Community Impact Grants for the next two years. The grants, which support measurable efforts toward health, education, and financial stability in the Brazos Valley, are raised through annual campaigns, sponsorships, and one- time giving events. During this grant cycle, United Way of the Brazos Valley will invest $350,000 annually, an increase of $25,000.
From United Way of the Brazos Valley website, accessed July 28, 2021.

UTRGV Earns NIH Grant for Pancreatic Cancer Research
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine was recently awarded a $1.45 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support its goal of developing a treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer.
From University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) School of Medicine website, accessed July 28, 2021.


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