Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 8 Alert #3 - August 17, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Funding Alert Grant Database Available on FIC website
A database containing past Funding Alert entries is available on the Funding Information Center (FIC) website www.dshs.texas.gov/fic/default.shtm. To access the Funding Alert Grant Database from the website, go to the links on the left-hand side of the website and choose the fourth link from the top labeled “Grant Database.” You can also go directly to the link www.dshs.texas.gov/fic/search.asp. You may limit your search by grant title, keyword, subject, funding source, funding level, Funding Alert issue, and active or inactive funding. Past Funding Alerts are useful sources for possible future funding opportunities. 
From Funding Information Center website, Aug. 17, 2021.

Philanthropic Sector Increased Diversity Between 2018 and 2020
Diversity among professionals in the philanthropic sector increased between 2018 and 2020, a report from CHANGE Philanthropy (formerly Joint Affinity Groups) finds. Funded by the Blue Shield of California Foundation and based on survey responses from 2,390 staff and board members at 124 foundations, the 2020 Diversity Among Philanthropic Professionals Report found that 45.3 percent of respondents identified as people of color, up from 37.8 percent in 2018. For the full report, go to changephilanthropy.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/The_2020_Diversity_Among_Philanthropic_Professionals_Report.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Aug. 9, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Healthy Homes Production Grant Program: FR-6500-N-44
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 21, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $40 million for 25 awards. Programmatic leverage of ten percent of the federal funds requested is required for all applicants.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• State governments.
• County governments.
• Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
• City or township governments.
• Native American tribal governments (federally recognized). 
Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Healthy Homes Production Program (HHP) is part of HUD’s overall Healthy Homes Initiative launched in 1999. The program takes a comprehensive approach to addressing multiple childhood diseases and injuries in the home by focusing on housing-related hazards in a coordinated fashion, rather than addressing a single hazard at a time. The program builds upon HUD’s successful Lead Hazard Control programs to expand the department’s efforts to address a variety of high-priority environmental health and safety hazards.
CFDA: 14.913
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335132.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 16, 2021. 
Subject(s): children’s health, housing/homeless, safety, aged/seniors, disabilities.

Integration of Imaging and Fluid-Based Tumor Monitoring in Cancer Therapy (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-19-363): PAR-21-290
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 5, 2021; Jan. 6, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 5, 2021; Feb. 5, 2022. Expires: Sept. 8, 2024. Please see URL for additional due dates. 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).
• 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: Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) invites R01 grant applications describing projects that integrate imaging and fluid-based tumor monitoring (liquid biopsy) assays during cancer therapy in patients to determine the optimal use of these modalities in the characterization of therapy response and/or emergence of treatment resistance.
CFDA: 93.393, 93.395, 93.394
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-290.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 16, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Open Enrollment Senior Citizens Program Office of Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services (ODHHS)
SOURCE: Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2025 by 5 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: HHSC is seeking applications to establish contracts for the provision of senior citizens services listed at www.hhs.texas.gov/services/disability/deaf -hard-hearing/dhhs-senior-citizens-program to persons who are deaf or hard of hearing ages 60 or older.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0010078/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Open Enrollment Opportunities website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, hearing/deafness.

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program: HRSA-22-105
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 21, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $45.9 million for 85 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: See URL for complete eligibility requirements. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the THCGME Program is to support the training of residents in primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities.
CFDA: 93.530
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-105.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 11, 2021. 
Subject(s): health education.

Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program Clinical Trial Award: W81XWH-21-S-TBIPH1
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-Proposal/Pre-Application Submission Deadline: Sept. 15, 2021 by 4 p.m. CT. After an initial review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Dec. 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $58.5 million for 28 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations eligible to apply include national, international, for-profit, nonprofit, public, and private organizations.
PURPOSE: The intent of the Fiscal Year 21 Traumatic Brain Injury and Psychological Health Research Program Clinical Trial Award (TBIPHRP CTA) is to support the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on traumatic brain injury (TBI) and/or psychological health through clinical applications, including health care products, technologies, and/or practice guidelines.
CFDA: 12.420
CONTACT: CDMRP Help Desk. Phone: 301-682-5507. Email: help@eBRAP.org. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335162.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): disabilities, medical research, brain and nervous system disorders.


Private Funding Opportunities

The 2022 American Hospital Association Quest for Quality Prize
SOURCE: American Hospital Association (AHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The amount to be given has not been finalized. In previous years, the Quest for Quality prize awarded $75,000 to a single winner, $12,500 to two finalists, and up to four citations of merit.
ELIGIBILITY: Hospitals and health systems eligible to apply for the award include those committed to providing access to exceptional quality, safe and patient- and family-centered and affordable care that promotes individual and community well-being; those partnering with other community organizations and agencies to improve the health status of their communities and address disparities; those developing new and innovative models of care, services and collaboration to provide seamless care; and those partnering with patients and families to design the patient care experience and engage them fully in their health.
PURPOSE: The quest for quality is a journey without end; you should apply if your organization is striving to: 
• Raise awareness of the value of a hospital-wide/system-wide commitment to advancing health in America by providing access to exceptional quality, safe, and patient- and family-centered and affordable care that promotes individual and community well-being and adds value to lives.
• Showcase successful efforts to develop and promote new and innovative models of care, services and collaboration to provide seamless care.
• Inspire hospitals and systems to lead and partner with other community organizations to improve health status and address health care disparities.
• Recognize hospital and system leadership to improve efficiency and effectiveness of care.
CONTACT: Cecily Pew, Senior Director, Association Governance. Email: cpew@aha.org. For more information, go to www.aha.org/about/awards/quest-for-quality.
From American Hospital Association website, accessed Aug. 9, 2021.
Subject(s): health care facilities, health care services. 

Ed Rachal Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Ed Rachal Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Ed Rachal Foundation accepts applications at any time. 
$ AVAILABLE: Most grants awarded are between $5,000 and $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are only awarded to exempt organizations qualified under IRS Code 501(c)(3) or governmental entities and must be used for charitable, scientific, literary or educational purposes in accordance with IRS 501(c)(3) guidelines. All grant funds must be expended for exempt purposes within the State of Texas.
PURPOSE: Please see eligibility section.
CONTACT: Email: info@edrachal.org. For more information, go to www.edrachal.org/grant-guidelines.
From Ed Rachal Foundation website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, education.  

Hearst Foundations Grants
SOURCE: Hearst Foundations
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Proposals are accepted year-round. 
$ AVAILABLE: The most common first grant size is $75,000. 
ELIGIBILITY:  Organizations must: 
• Have audited expenses over $1 million.
• Be nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status.
• Be at the national/headquarters level not the local chapter level.
• Have leadership that has been in place for more than one year.
• Demonstrate long-term impact on populations served.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Hearst Foundations is to identify and fund outstanding nonprofits to ensure that people of all backgrounds in the United States can build healthy, productive and satisfying lives. Through its grantmaking, the Hearst Foundations support well-established nonprofit organizations that address significant issues within their major areas of focus—culture, education, health and social service—and that primarily serve large demographic and/or geographic constituencies. In each area of funding, the foundations seek to identify those organizations achieving truly differentiated results relative to other organizations making similar efforts for similar populations. The foundations also look for evidence of sustainability beyond their support.
CONTACT: Phone: 415-908-4500. Email: hearst.sf@hearstfdn.org. For more information, go to www.hearstfdn.org/faq.
From Hearst Foundations website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, health, education.

Rees-Jones Foundation Grants (Dallas/Fort Worth)
SOURCE: Rees-Jones Foundation (RJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Rees-Jones Foundation accepts grant applications throughout the year. However, it is a good idea to apply at least four months before the funding is needed. 
$ AVAILABLE: As a guideline, the foundation typically will not fund more than 25 percent of a project’s budget or more than 10 percent of an organization’s total annual operating budget. The foundation will fund general operating expenses, requests for specific programs or projects and capital requests.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation makes grants to organizations in the Dallas/Fort Worth area and adjoining counties. Most of their grants go to agencies that work in underserved communities in this region. The foundation distributes grants only to qualified public entities or organizations exempt from tax under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Rees-Jones Foundation partners with nonprofit organizations in North Texas that work to defend the welfare of children suffering from abuse or neglect, afford relief to those facing mental health challenges, provide youth with opportunities for enrichment and character development, encourage healthy families and communities, enhance the lives of children, youth, and families dealing with disabilities, and promote the humane treatment of companion animals. 
CONTACT: Phone: 214-751-2977. Email: info@rees-jonesfoundation.org. To apply and for answers to frequently asked questions, go to rees-jonesfoundation.org/apply. For more information, go to rees-jonesfoundation.org/what-we-fund.
From Rees-Jones Foundation website, accessed Aug. 10, 2021.
Subject(s): children’s health, youth services, disabilities, animal welfare.

Domestic Violence Safe Housing Grant
SOURCE: RedRover
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $60,000 are offered throughout the United States. Grant funds may be used to pay for building materials and supplies to create dedicated housing for the pets of people staying at, or receiving services from, a domestic violence organization where pets are not allowed. This housing should be offered at no charge to the survivor or domestic violence organization.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be:
• Recognized by the IRS as 501(c)(3) organizations.
• An animal shelter or animal rescue organization with the ability to house animals at their facility (i.e. not solely foster based).
• Partnered with one or more domestic violence organizations (i.e. an organization whose main goal is assisting people affected by domestic violence).
• Use grants to build new pet housing, or to renovate or expand existing pet housing to accommodate Safe Housing program pets.
PURPOSE: RedRover Relief Safe Housing Animal Shelter grants enable animal shelter or rescue organizations to partner with domestic violence organizations in their community. These grants will allow the shelter or rescue organization to build housing at their facility specifically for animals whose owners are staying at, or receiving services from, a domestic violence organization.
CONTACT: Email: grant@redrover.org. For more information, go to redrover.org/relief/safe-housing-animal-shelter-grants/.
From RedRover website, accessed Aug. 9, 2021.
Subject(s): domestic violence, animal welfare.  


Events

Virtual - Grant Writing Hosted by Rose Mary Fry
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
WHEN: Sept. 14, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: This two-day course will provide an overview of the grant writing process as well as an understanding of the components of a grant request.
COST: $100. For more information and registration, go to saafdn.org/event/grant-writing-rose-mary-fry-2/2021-09-14/.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation website, accessed Aug. 9, 2021.

Virtual – Quality in Long-Term Care Conference
SPONSOR: Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
WHEN: Aug. 30–31.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: HHSC and DSHS are hosting a free virtual conference on quality in long-term care. “Navigating the New Normal in Texas Long-Term Care” will address approaches to caring for people with dementia, pandemic lessons learned, the scope of nursing practice, infection prevention and control, staff emotional well-being and other topics.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to learningportal.hhs.texas.gov/course/index.php?categoryid=46.
CONTACT: Email: QLTCC@hhs.texas.gov.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Aug 13, 2021.


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