Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 9 Alert #2 - September 14, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Texas Creates New Donation Fund to Support Youth Survivors of Human Trafficking
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is launching a new donation account to raise funds for youth survivors of human trafficking. The funds will be used to provide dedicated housing and treatment services. HHSC is establishing and administering the human trafficking grant program and will use the new dedicated funding to address the lack of emergency shelter and treatment services for child, youth and young adult survivors of human trafficking in Texas. For more information, go to www.hhs.texas.gov/about-hhs/communications-events/news/2021/09/texas-creates-new-donation-fund-support-youth-survivors-human-trafficking.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021.

FY 2019 Uncompensated Trauma Care (UCC) Fund Distributions
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), EMS & Trauma Systems is pleased to announce that the disbursements for the FY 2019 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund distributions occurred the week of Aug. 16, 2021. Visit the following funding pages for disbursement information.
• FY 2019 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution (Funds 5108 & 5007) – August 2021. www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/FY19UncompensatedTraumaCareFundDistAugust2021.aspx
• FY 2019 Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution (5111) – August 2021. www.dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/UncompensatedTraumaCareFundDistAugust2021.aspx.
From Texas Department of State Health Services email, Sept. 9, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

American Women: Assessing Risk Epidemiologically (AWARE) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AI-21-058
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 9, 2021. Due Date: Dec. 9, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Issuing Institutes/Centers and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4.65 million to fund three to five awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support research that combines epidemiologic methods, digital technology, and data science approaches to better understand HIV prevention, transmission, and early care-cascade points for women living in the U.S. 
CFDA: 93.855, 93.273, 93.865, 93.279, 93.242, 93.313
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-058.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, women’s health.

Clinical Trials Network Award (CTNA): RFA R-22.2-CTNA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 13, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $600,000 annually for stage one and up to $900,000, annually for stage two. Maximum duration: Four years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Clinical Trials Network Award (CTNA) will be made to Lead Institutions (LI) to develop and oversee a network of two cancer care facilities (Network Affiliates) (Stage One) to extend access to a select group of LI cancer clinical trials. Once an initial network is satisfactorily demonstrated, the LI will be eligible to receive additional CPRIT funding to expand its network to two additional facilities that must be located outside the LI current catchment area (Stage Two).
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2576/rfa_r-222-ctna.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Aug. 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.  

Core Facility Support Awards: RFA R-22.2-CFSA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 13, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Award: Up to $4 million (total costs); Maximum duration: Five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications from institutions to establish or enhance core facilities (laboratory, clinical, population-based, or computer-based) that will directly support cancer research programs to advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer or improve quality of life for cancer patients during or after treatment.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2570/rfa_r-222-cfsa.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Aug. 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.  

Early Clinical Investigator Award (ECI): RFA R-22.2-ECI
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 13, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $1.5 million (total costs) Maximum duration: Five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications from institutions to provide cancer physicians early in their academic career the opportunity to develop clinical research skills and to gain experience in advanced methods and experimental approaches needed to become clinical investigators; to provide an opportunity to establish a partnership with a laboratory-based collaborator in order to design and conduct correlative studies needed to interpret the outcome of an interventional trial; to provide the protected time from clinical responsibilities required to develop and conduct investigator initiated clinical trials; and to increase the pool of clinical investigators at Texas academic institutions who are conducting patient-oriented studies, capitalizing on basic discoveries and translating them through conduct of innovative clinical trials involving cancer patients or individuals at risk for cancer.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2574/rfa_r-222-eci.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Aug. 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.  

FY 2022 AmeriCorps State and National Public Health AmeriCorps: AC-09-08-21
SOURCE: AmeriCorps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 8, 2021 by 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Award amounts will vary as determined by the scope of the projects. AmeriCorps anticipates making three-year grants. 
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply: 
• Indian tribes. 
• Institutions of higher education. 
• Local governments. 
• Nonprofit organizations. 
• States and U.S. Territories.
PURPOSE: AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award they can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans. Public Health AmeriCorps will include a $400 million investment, over five years, from the American Rescue Plan Act workforce funding that will enable the recruitment, training, and development of a new generation of public health leaders who are ready to respond to the public health needs of the nation by providing public health service in communities.
CFDA: 94.006
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2022-americorps-state-national-public-health-americorps.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 9, 2021. 
Subject(s): public health, health internships, health professions training.

High-Impact/High-Risk Research Awards (HIHR): RFA R-22.2-HIHR
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 13, 2021 – Jan. 12, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $250,000 (total costs); Maximum duration: two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award provides short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Help Desk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information, go to www.cprit.texas.gov/media/2572/rfa_r-222-hihr.pdf.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Aug. 31, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research.  


Private Funding Opportunities

Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program
SOURCE: Academy of General Dentistry (AGD) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are limited up to a maximum of $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Revenue Code can submit a grant application. All applicants must demonstrate how the grant award would provide needed support for vital community oral cancer awareness education and screening activities for the public. 
PURPOSE: The AGD Foundation Grant Program offers support to AGD constituents and nonprofit community-based outreach programs in the U.S. that provide free oral cancer screenings and education to the public, especially underserved communities that lack access to oral health care, due to geographic and/or economic hardship.
CONTACT: Email: AGDF@adgcommunications.com. For more information, go to www.agd.org/agd-foundation/our-programs/agd-foundation-grant-program.
From AGD Foundation website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer education/prevention, dental health.  

American Association of Birth Centers Foundation Research Grants
SOURCE: American Association of Birth Centers Foundation (AABCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received by Nov. 5, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a complete application by Jan. 13, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: AABCF is offering one-year grant opportunities of up to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: The program is open to individuals or organizations. Nonprofit status or fiscal sponsorship are not required. However, applicants must be able to demonstrate capacity and a plan to complete the research in accordance with the project's timeline. 
PURPOSE: The AABCF is a nonprofit organization established by the American Association of Birth Centers in 1994 to advance public knowledge and understanding of issues related to family-centered childbirth and to support the advancement of the AABC birth center model as the standard for maternity and women's health care. To that end, the organization has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for its Research Grants program. Grants will be awarded in support of research on issues related to the birth center model of care.
CONTACT: Linda Baysore. Phone: 215-234-8068. Email: lindabaysore@aabcfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.aabcfoundation.org/research-grants.
From American Association of Birth Centers Foundation website, accessed Sept. 7, 2021.
Subject(s): pregnancy.

Challenged Athletes Foundation Invites Applications for Annual Grants
SOURCE: Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum grant amount is $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals worldwide with permanent physical disabilities are eligible to apply for the CAF grant. The individual’s permanent disability must impair mobility, affect the neuromuscular system, impair balance or motor control. CAF uses the International Paralympic Committee’s eligibility criteria as a guideline. Individuals with strictly cognitive or intellectual disabilities are not eligible to apply. Teams and organizations are also not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: Eligible applicants can request funds to be used to purchase adaptive sports equipment, coaching, training, travel, or to pay for competition expenses. The foundation supports cancer survivors, people with visual-impairment, spinal cord injuries, limb loss and difference, and cerebral palsy.
CONTACT: Email: cafgrants@challengedathletes.org. For more information, go to www.challengedathletes.org/programs/grants/.
From Challenged Athletes Foundation website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021.
Subject(s) disabilities.

Community Change Grants
SOURCE: America Walks
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information. The most common amount given in the past was $1,500.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Community Change Grant program supports the growing network of advocates, organizations, and agencies working to advance walkability. Grants are awarded to innovative, engaging, and inclusive programs and projects that create change and opportunity for walking and movement at the community level. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to americawalks.org/community-change-grants/.
From America Walks website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness. 
 
Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities
SOURCE: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 26, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NACCHO will make up to 10 awards available with awards up to $20,000 each. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is restricted to nonprofits and municipalities that are conducting the work within a defined local community (e.g. a specific county, city, or a group of zip codes). Applicants may include, but are not limited to, local health departments, community health centers, WIC offices, Healthy Start sites, nonprofit hospitals, local breastfeeding coalitions with a fiscal sponsor, and community-based organizations. Partnerships are critical to advancing continuity of care, so applicants should plan to collaborate with at least one other partner to implement this project and indicate selected partners in the application. Applicants are required to partner with a breastfeeding expert organization and an organization that represents community members. Note that these organizations can be the same entity (i.e., an applicant will partner with one organization that is a breastfeeding expert organization and represents community members). It is expected that part of the budget will support partners and community members in their collaborative work.
PURPOSE: Major medical and governmental organizations recognize that optimal infant and young child feeding includes exclusive breastfeeding for six months and continued with the addition of age-appropriate complementary feeding for at least one and up to two years or longer. With support from the CDC Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO), NACCHO is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to support the implementation of Continuity of Care in Breastfeeding Support: A Blueprint for Communities to strengthen community lactation support.
CONTACT: Email: breastfeeding@naccho.org. For more information, go to www.breastfeedingcontinuityofcare.org/home.
From Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, Sept. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): pregnancy, children’s health, women’s health. 

Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Services
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $200,000 per year for up to five years will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be affiliated with nonprofit institutions located within the U.S., its territories, or Puerto Rico. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are encouraged to apply.
PURPOSE: This grant funds research that evaluates the impact of the many changes now occurring in the health care system with a focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Research to be funded by this Request for Applications (RFA) should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by health care systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/rfa-role-healthcare-insurance-cancer.html.
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, cancer education/prevention, health policy research.


Events

Webinar – Preparation is Key: Getting Started with Media Relations and Crisis Management
SPONSOR: Friends of the Texas Historical Commission (FTHC)
WHEN: Sept. 29, 2-3 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION:  For any business or organization, a relationship with local media is often necessary. Traditional TV news, while very valuable, isn't the only media channel you can use to promote your institution. There are many potential outlets for you to connect with when seeking media coverage – but which do you reach out to and have the best chance at gaining coverage? Participants will learn about building a basic media plan, preparing for unexpected events, and a few tips for on-camera interviews.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to register.gotowebinar.com/register/3666947562144192528.
CONTACT: Reina Andrade. Phone: 512-936-2189. Email: Reina.Andrade@thc.texas.gov.
From Texas Historical Commission email, Aug. 23, 2021.

Virtual – Central Texas Funders Forum 2021
SPONSOR: Austin Community College (ACC) Center for Nonprofit Studies, Austin-Central Texas Grant Professionals Association
WHEN: Oct. 4-6, 9 a.m. to Noon CT.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: This year’s forum explores the theme "Where Do We Go from Here? Reflecting & Re-Energizing" with three days of learning, dialogue, and connection with Central Texas fundraising professionals and grantmakers. The event will feature a keynote presentation by Vu Le, panel discussions, and the ever-popular "relationship relays" with area funders.
COST: $15-$65. For more information and registration, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/2021-virtual-central-texas-funders-forum-tickets-166533515227.
CONTACT: Austin-Central Texas Grant Professionals Association. Email: gpa.austin@gmail.com.
From Austin-Central Texas Grant Professionals Association website, accessed Sept. 9, 2021.


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