Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 8 Alert # 4 - August 24, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI)
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health developed the Minority Health Social Vulnerability Index (SVI) to enhance existing resources to support the identification of racial and ethnic minority communities at greatest risk for disproportionate impact and adverse outcomes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Given evidence on common factors contributing to social vulnerability, the Minority Health SVI could potentially be applied to other public health emergencies. Click on the following link to access the Minority Health SVI through the CDC's website onemap.cdc.gov/Portal/apps/MapSeries/index.html?appid=3384875c46d649ee9b452913fd64e3c4.
From Office of Minority Health website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Advancing Technologies to Improve Delivery of Pharmacological, Gene Editing, and Other Cargoes for HIV And SUD Mechanistic or Therapeutic Research (R01- Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-22-010
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 25, 2021; Sept. 26, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 25, 2021; Oct. 25, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA expects to fund four to six projects in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 totaling $2 million in direct cost and four to six projects in FY 2023 totaling $2 million in direct cost.
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 institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop technologies to improve the delivery of pharmacological, gene editing, or other cargoes for HIV and SUD mechanistic research.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-22-010.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

Emotion Regulation, Aging and Mental Disorder (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-19-094
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct 5, 2021. Expires Jan. 8, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. 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 institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for mechanistic research on age-related changes in emotion regulation and how they may contribute to mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults. PA-19-094 uses the R01 grant mechanism while PA-19-095 uses the R21 mechanism. Investigators proposing high risk/high reward projects, projects that lack preliminary data, or studies that utilize existing data may wish to apply using the R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-094.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, mental health.

Emotion Regulation, Aging and Mental Disorder (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PA-19-095
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct 16, 2021. Expires Jan. 8, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. 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 institutions).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages applications for mechanistic research on age-related changes in emotion regulation and how they may contribute to mental disorders in middle-aged and older adults. PA-19-095 uses the R21 grant mechanism while PA-19-094 uses the R01 mechanism. Investigators proposing high risk/high reward projects, projects that lack preliminary data, or studies utilizing existing data may wish to apply using the R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-19-095.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, mental health.

Organoid Modeling of Neural Stimulants and HIV Comorbidity of Human Brain (R01- Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-DA-20-023): RFA-DA-22-009
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 17, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 17, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 22 to fund three 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign organizations).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications to study mechanisms underlying the neuropathophysiology of HIV-associated neurological disorders (HAND) using induced microglia and cerebral organoids generated from human derived induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) lines. Specific emphasis is on the comorbidity of HIV and neural stimulants, including methamphetamine, amphetamine, cocaine, and nicotine, studied at the single cell and neural circuits levels.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-22-009.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 9, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.


Private Funding Opportunities

Adient Foundation Grants (Del Rio/El Paso)
SOURCE: Adient Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies. Their most common grant amount is $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The Adient Foundation provides charitable contributions to U.S.-based nonprofit organizations that are recognized by the Internal Revenue Service as tax exempt. When evaluating applications, Adient Foundation gives priority to organizations that directly benefit the communities where Adient operates and where employees live and work. It also gives priority to organizations involving Adient employees in either board leadership or volunteer engagement. In Texas, Adient has locations in Del Rio and El Paso. 
PURPOSE: The Adient Foundation supports tax-exempt organizations in the following sectors:
• Health and social services. 
• Education.
• Civic activities.
• Culture and the arts.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.adient.com/about-us/adient-foundation.
From Adient Foundation website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, children’s health, safety, education.  

Brothers Helping Brothers Equipment Grant
SOURCE: Brothers Helping Brothers
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for a Brothers Helping Brothers grant are limited to fire departments or EMS organizations operating in any of the 50 states plus the District of Columbia. Applicant organization must serve a population of fewer than 10,000 people or organization must have less than 30 employees which a majority is volunteer or paid per call personnel.
PURPOSE: Brothers Helping Brothers helps small and rural fire departments within the United States of America with equipment needs by donating vital life-saving tools. These underfunded fire departments receive tools and equipment that ensure they can perform their duty, to save lives and protect property, safely and as efficiently as possible. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.brothershelpingbrothers.org/grant-request/.
From Brothers Helping Brothers website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response.  

Healthy Generations Grants
SOURCE: Anthem Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The program grant application is accessible year-round. The timeline of review will be determined by a number of factors, including request scope, prioritization of need, and alignment with Anthem’s corporate responsibility strategy.
$ AVAILABLE: The Anthem Foundation does not give advice on grant amounts, as they can vary widely depending on the proposal, how many people are affected, the strength of the success metrics, and other factors.
ELIGIBILITY: The organizations the Anthem Foundation supports are from those classified by the Internal Revenue Service as tax-exempt public charities under section 501(c)(3). The following are the 501c3 subsections of the Internal Revenue Code that the foundation currently supports:
170(B)(1)(a)(vi) - Organization that receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the public.
509(A)(2) - Organization that normally receives no more than one-third of its support from gross investment income and unrelated business income and at the same time more than one-third of its support from contributions, fees and gross receipts related to exempt purposes.
509(A)(3) - Organizations operated solely for the benefit of and in conjunction with other exempt organizations, typically other public charities.
The foundation’s primary support base is spread across the states in which Anthem, Inc., does business, including Texas. To be eligible for funding, organizations must:
• Not duplicate or significantly overlap the work of public agencies on the federal, state or local level.
• Serve the community without discrimination on the basis of age, disability, religion, veteran status, race, creed, sexual orientation or sexual preferences, gender, gender identity or national origin.
• Keep books available for regular, independent outside audit and make the results available to all potential contributors.
• Comply with applicable laws regarding registration and reporting.
• Observe the highest standards of business conduct in relationships with the public. Be able to produce a current list of board directors (including board affiliations with the submitting nonprofit, plus professional titles); a detailed project budget, including annual itemizations if a multiyear request; current audited financials; and documented confirmation of eligible tax-exemption status.
• Meet the additional criteria on the eligibility quiz within the grant application.
PURPOSE: The Healthy Generations program focuses resources on the following key issues:
• Food insecurity.
• Behavioral health.
• Healthy hearts.
• Cancer prevention.
• Healthy maternal practices.
• Diabetes prevention.
• Healthy active lifestyles.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.anthemcorporateresponsibility.com/funding-options.
From Anthem Foundation website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.
Subject(s): behavioral health, human services, hunger, cancer education/prevention, cardiovascular/heart disease, pregnancy, diabetes, health promotion/wellness.  

The Lawrence Foundation Grants
SOURCE: The Lawrence Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The foundation has two grant cycles: June and December. A completed application must be submitted online by midnight CT on either April 30 or Oct. 31.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants typically range from $5,000 to $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations that qualify for public charity status under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or public schools and libraries are eligible for contributions or grants. The foundation is based in Santa Monica, CA but has no geographical restrictions.
PURPOSE: The foundation makes grants to U.S. based qualified charitable organizations. It has funded organizations that address the following areas of interest: 
• Human services.
• Disaster relief (U.S. headquartered organizations responding to disasters in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world on an occasional basis).
• Environment (U.S. headquartered organizations operating programs in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world).
• Other (U.S. headquartered organizations operating programs in the U.S. or elsewhere in the world).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to thelawrencefoundation.org/application-process. For instructions on how to apply, go to thelawrencefoundation.org/apply-for-a-grant. To apply, go to www.commongrantapplication.com.
From The Lawrence Foundation website, accessed Aug. 17, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, disaster assistance, domestic violence, disabilities, cancer care.

Nominations for the 2022 Dickson Prize are Now Open 
SOURCE: University of Pittsburgh 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The winner of the 2022 Dickson Prize in Medicine will receive a $50,000 award along with a medallion and will present the Dickson Prize in Medicine Lecture at the University of Pittsburgh. 
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees for the Dickson Prize in Medicine should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research that is worthy of significant and broad attention. This is a prize for someone whose career has been building, who is at an especially productive point currently, and whose research is—or will be—so influential that it deserves major recognition now. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen. See URL for more information.
PURPOSE: See eligibility section.
CONTACT: Phone: 412-383-7382. Email: pittsom@pitt.edu. For more information, go to www.dicksonprize.pitt.edu/nomination/.
From University of Pittsburgh, School of Medicine website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.
Subject(s) medical research.

Rural Initiative Program (South Texas/East Texas)
SOURCE: The Laura Jane Musser Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Proposals will be accepted starting Sept. 1, 2021 and must be submitted online by Oct. 1, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Planning grants of up to $5,000 or implementation grants of up to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Local units of government.
• Only programs in limited counties in Texas may apply. Eligible counties in Texas are in the Rio Grande Valley (Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr and Willacy counties), Deep East Texas (Angelina, Houston, Jasper, Nacogdoches, Newton, Polk, Sabine, San Augustine, San Jacinto, Shelby, Trinity and Tyler counties) and the Brazos Valley (Brazos, Burleson, Grimes, Leon, Madison, Robertson and Washington counties).
• The applicant community must have a population of 10,000 or less and must be able to demonstrate rural characteristics of their location. 
• Projects will be eligible for either planning or implementation funds during any one grant period.
PURPOSE: The Laura Jane Musser Fund wants to encourage collaborative and participatory efforts among citizens in rural communities that will help to strengthen their towns and regions in civic areas including, but not limited to, economic development, business preservation, arts and humanities, public space improvements and education. The fund has a history of granting to projects tackling issues of food insecurity and senior citizen social isolation.
CONTACT: Mary Karen Lynn-Klimenko, Grants Program Manager. Phone: 612-825-2024. Email: admin@musserfund.org. For more information and to apply, go to musserfund.org/rural-initiative-program/.
From Laura Jane Musser Fund website, accessed Aug. 9, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, mental health, hunger, education.


Events

Webinar – How to Write a Grant Budget That Tells (and Sells) Your Application’s Story
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo 
WHEN: Sept. 8, Noon-1:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The instructor and attendees will look at the steps necessary to write a grant budget that regardless of the form provided will tell the complete story of your grant proposal. During the webinar, attendees will walk through each step of creating a budget and look at numerous budget form examples to discuss how the specific form helps tell your application’s story.
COST: $87. For more information and registration, go to www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/how-to-write-a-grant-budJuneget-that-tells-your-applications-story.
CONTACT: Phone: 617-439-4511. Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo website, accessed Aug. 13, 2021.


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