Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 9 Alert #1 - September 7, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Community Groups to Receive More Than $1 Million for At-Risk Families
More than 1,500 Texas families will have access to one-stop centers of community support during a multi-year program to prevent child abuse and neglect. The effort is being funded through grants from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS). Five Texas organizations with long-standing ties to their communities will offer the services through the creation of new, innovative Family Resource Centers (FRCs). The five FRC Grantees are BCFS Health and Human Services (Cameron County), Children’s Center (Harris County), El Paso Center for Children (El Paso County), Easter Seals Rio Grande Valley (Hidalgo County), and The SAFE Alliance (Travis County).
From Texas Department of Family and Protective Services email, received Sept. 1, 2021.

Updated RHIhub Topic Guide Healthcare Access in Rural Communities
The Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub) has recently updated its guide on Healthcare Access in Rural Communities. The guide covers barriers to health care access in rural areas, such as transportation, insurance, and workforce issues and highlights strategies to improve access to care for rural residents. To view the guide, go to www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/healthcare-access.
From RHIhub website, accessed Sept. 2, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers (P50 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-HD-17-009): RFA-HD-22-008
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 9, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 9, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NICHD and partnering institutes intend to commit an estimated total of $24.5 million for this funding opportunity and the companion Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for ACE Networks (RFA-HD-22-007) to fund eight to ten 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 NICHD and partnering institutes invite applications for the Autism Centers of Excellence: Centers Program (ACE Centers). The P50 mechanism allows for integrative, multi-disciplinary, coordinated programs of research that demonstrate cohesion and synergy across research projects and cores. 
CFDA: 93.865, 93.242, 93.173, 93.113, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-22-008.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2021. 
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders.

Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-HD-17-008): RFA-HD-22-007
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 9, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 9, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NICHD and partnering institutes intend to commit an estimated total of $24.5 million for this funding opportunity and the companion Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for ACE Centers (RFA-HD-22-008) to fund eight to ten 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 NICHD and partnering institutes invite applications for the Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks Program (ACE Networks). Each ACE Network will consist of a multi-site project focusing on a specific topic of research for R01 support through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Each ACE Network will submit one R01 application that includes sub-awards to the collaborating sites.
CFDA: 93.865, 93.242, 93.173, 93.113, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-22-007.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2021. 
Subject(s): autism spectrum disorders.

Innate Immune Memory Impacting HIV Acquisition and/or Control (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-21-041
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 6, 2021. Due Date: Dec. 6, 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 $2.5 million to fund seven to eight awards for fiscal year 2022.
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 Announcement (FOA) is to investigate innate immune cell effector functions and innate immune memory to prevent HIV infection and/or establishment of disease. Exploratory research from basic molecular mechanisms, translational work, and clinical research examining innate memory are encouraged.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-041.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 2, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

School Health Grant: Reaching for Excellence in Texas
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 12, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in the form of reimbursements.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas schools and school districts.
PURPOSE: The Reaching for Excellence (RFE) in Texas school health grant will fund new projects that focus on nutrition education, physical activity or injury prevention. Eligible projects should engage students, their families and the community. They also should include plans to continue the project past the initial year.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Phone: 512-776-7279. Email: schoolhealthawards@dshs.texas.gov. For more information, go to www.dshs.texas.gov/schoolhealth/awards/.
From DSHS Texas School Health Program email, Sept. 1, 2021. 
Subject(s): school health.  

Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01-Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PAR-16-355): PAR-19-372
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 8, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 8, 2021.
$ 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 purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support and accelerate human epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life, both positive and negative, affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and other health disparity populations.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.866, 93.172
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-19-372.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 1, 2021. 
Subject(s): minority health, health disparities, medical research.

Workplace Violence Against Nurses Prevention Program: HHS0010240
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 29, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant agreements will be funded on a cost reimbursement
basis. The total amount available is $667,000 for multiple awards. The maximum amount awarded per selected applicant will not exceed $150,000 for the life of the grant.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility.
PURPOSE: Grant funds are available to support innovative approaches for reducing verbal and physical violence against nurses in hospitals, freestanding emergency medical care facilities, nursing facilities, and home health agencies.
CFDA: None
CONTACT: Amy Pearson, CTCD, PCS Grants Specialist. Address: Procurement & Contracting Services, HHSC, 1100 W. 49th Street, Mail Code 2020, Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Phone: 512-406-2638. Email: amy.pearson@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0010240/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Aug. 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): nursing.


Private Funding Opportunities

AFA Milton & Phyllis Berg Respite Care Grant
SOURCE: Alzheimer’s Foundation of America (AFA) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $6,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant eligibility is open to any AFA nonprofit member organization in good standing (membership dues must be paid
up-to-date). Individuals are not eligible to apply. Eligible organizations must serve clients with the greatest need for respite services as determined by the selection criteria of the AFA. 
PURPOSE: As the incidence of Alzheimer's disease and related dementias increases nationally, much of the care provided to people with the disease is by unpaid family members. Research indicates that these responsibilities increase the risk of illness and mortality for the caregiver and result in earlier institutionalization for the person living with dementia. AFA created the Family Respite Care Grants in response to this demand for relief. These grants will provide funds to organizations, so they may offer scholarships to qualified families in need of respite services. To qualify for a scholarship, families must have a loved one with a diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease or related dementia. Respite services include social model adult day care programs, in-home aides, companion care, and overnight respite. 
CONTACT: Phone: 866-232-8484. Email: Grants@alzfdn.org. For more information, go to alzfdn.org/membership-grants/grant-information/milton-phyllis-berg-family-respite-care-grants/.
From Alzheimer’s Foundation of America website, accessed Sept. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia, caregiver assistance.

Clinical Workforce Development Training, Technical Assistance, and Learning Collaboratives for FQHCs
SOURCE: Community Health Center, Inc., Weitzman Institute
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see purpose section. 
ELIGIBILITY: Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Health Center Program look-alikes are eligible.
PURPOSE: Training, technical assistance, and learning collaboratives for FQHCs and Health Center Program look-alikes is provided in the areas of comprehensive primary clinical care teams, HIV prevention, sustainable training models, and postgraduate residency and fellowship programs. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.weitzmaninstitute.org/nca.
From RHIhub This Week email, Aug. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): health care training, health care facilities, primary health care services, HIV/AIDS education/prevention.  

Communities for Immunity: Round Two
SOURCE: Association of Science and Technology Centers (ASTC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Application window: Oct. 4–29, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: 154 awards (estimated) ranging from $1,500–$100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: This funding opportunity is for museums, libraries, science centers, zoos, aquariums, gardens, tribal organizations, and other cultural institutions located in the United States, including territories and tribal lands. To be eligible for this award, your organization must be either a private nonprofit organization with tax-exempt status or part of a state or local government or a multipurpose nonprofit entity, such as a municipality, university, historical society, foundation, or cultural center. Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Communities for Immunity is seeking proposals that address COVID-19 vaccine confidence and uptake, with an aim to reach vaccine-hesitant populations. Funding awards will be provided to museums and libraries to leverage their deep relationships with local communities to improve vaccine confidence. By providing funding awards to these trusted community institutions, the initiative will use new and existing resources to reach Americans across the nation. 
CONTACT: Email: info@communitiesforimmunity.org. For more information, go to community.astc.org/communitiesforimmunity/funding-opportunities.
From Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, Aug. 27, 2021. 
Subject(s): public health, Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

National Ataxia Foundation: Seed Money Research Grants
SOURCE: National Ataxia Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 21, 2021. Upon review selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Oct. 19, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: One-year seed money grants not to exceed $50,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Faculty member or senior scientist at a research institution.
PURPOSE: The Seed Money Research Grants are for new and innovative studies that are relevant to the cause, pathogenesis or treatment of the hereditary or sporadic ataxias. These grants are offered primarily as seed money to assist investigators in the early or pilot phase of their studies and as additional support for ongoing investigations on demonstration of need.
CONTACT: Beth Bowerman. Email: beth@ataxia.org.  For more information, go to www.ataxia.org/researcher-resources/#spnResearchGrants.
From National Ataxia Foundation website, accessed Aug. 30, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

National Ataxia Foundation: Young Investigator Awards
SOURCE: National Ataxia Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 28, 2021. Upon review selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Oct. 26, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the Principal Investigator must have attained an M.D. or Ph.D. degree and have an appointment as a junior faculty member, senior post-doc, or clinical fellow. Clinicians must have finished their residency no more than five years prior to applying and Ph.D.s must be no more than five years from the end of completion of their post-doc training.
PURPOSE: The National Ataxia Foundation is committed to funding the best science relevant to hereditary and sporadic types of ataxia in both basic and translational research. To that end, the foundation invites applications for its Young Investigator award, which will award grants to encourage young clinical and scientific investigators to pursue a career in the field of ataxia research.
CONTACT: Beth Bowerman. Email: beth@ataxia.org.  For more information, go to www.ataxia.org/researcher-resources/#spnResearchGrants
From National Ataxia Foundation website, accessed Aug. 30, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

Reimagining Nursing Initiative
SOURCE: American Nurses Foundation (ANF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 25, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $15 million to as many as 11 innovative pilot programs. Each pilot may request $500,000– $1.5 million over three years.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status.
• Government entities or public agencies.
• For-profit entities. Please see URL for more details.
PURPOSE: This initiative will fund pilots in three priority areas to catalyze transformative change in the nursing field: Practice-Ready Nurse Graduates, Technology-Enabled Nursing Practice, and Direct-Reimbursement Nursing Models.
CONTACT: Email: rni@ana.org. For more information, go to www.nursingworld.org/foundation/programs/rninitiative/.
From American Nurses Foundation website, accessed Aug. 30, 2021.
Subject(s): nursing.  


Events

Virtual - Two Day Grant Writing Training
SPONSOR: Grant Writing USA
WHEN: Sept. 22-23; 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CT.
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/c6c960a7-8945-4f71-afc3-81fda4c15d68/summary.
CONTACT: Phone: 800-814-8191. Email: cs@grantwritingusa.com.
From Grant Writing USA email, Aug 25, 2021.

Virtual – Nonprofit Legal, Finance, and Grants Conference
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Legal, Finance and Grants Conference
WHEN: Sept. 22-23.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: The conference takes place virtually and will feature general sessions as well as defined tracks covering nonprofit legal issues, finance and tax guidance, and federal grants compliance. The conference is designed especially for CFOs, CEOs, directors, comptrollers, counsel and accountants of nonprofit organizations. 
COST: $745 (nonprofit/govt.), $845 (corporate). For more information and registration, go to www.nplfgconference.com.
CONTACT: Please see URL. 
From Nonprofit Legal, Finance and Grants Conference website, accessed Sept. 3, 2021.


Awards in Texas

CPRIT Awards $2.5 Million to UTRGV to Help Support Cancer Research
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) recently received a $2.5 million Cancer Prevention and Research Institute (CPRIT) grant for an Integrated Cancer Research Core facility that will serve as a foundation for building the region's growing cancer research network.
From University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) website, accessed Sept. 1, 2021.

Hogg Foundation Awards $3.75 Million in Grants to Address Well-being in Rural Communities
The Hogg Foundation has awarded $3.75 million in grants to five organizations for the second phase of the Well-being in Rural Communities initiative. The grantees are Bastrop Cares, Be Well Victoria, Better Together (Nacogdoches County), BHOLD Collaborative (Brooks County), and Morris County Collaborative.
From Hogg Foundation website, accessed Sept. 2, 2021.

Texas Christian University Receives $5 Million for Nursing College
Texas Christian University in Fort Worth has announced a $5 million gift from Marilyn and Morgan Davies to endow a dean position at the Harris College of Nursing & Health Sciences.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 1, 2021.

University of Houston Receives $1 Million For Education, Health Literacy Research
The University of Houston has announced a $1 million gift from a donor who wishes to remain anonymous in support of research to address pandemic-related learning loss and vaccine hesitancy. The gift will expand a reading intervention and health literacy research project being conducted by the Texas Center for Learning Disabilities, which includes six middle schools in Houston, Austin, and San Antonio.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 1, 2021.


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