Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 9 Alert #3 - September 21, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Governor Abbott, HHSC Announce Up To $5 Million in Federal Funding for Rural Hospitals
Governor Greg Abbott announced that the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is receiving up to $5 million in federal funding from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) as part of an innovative program to help serve underserved Texans in rural hospitals throughout the state. For more information, go to gov.texas.gov/news/post/governor-abbott-hhsc-announce-up-to-5-million-in-federal-funding-for-rural-hospitals.
From Office of the Texas Governor website accessed, Sept. 15, 2021. 

University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication Announces Project with HHSC  
The Center for Health Communication (CHC), Moody College of Communication, University of Texas at Austin finalized a contract for a new project with the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), with the grant title "Development of Interactive Resources to Promote Coping and Reduce Substance Use Disorders among Texas Families." According to the CHC, this project, co-led by CHC steering committee member Erin Donovan, will be a great chance to do good work and promote health across the state.
From UT Center for Health Communication email, received Sept. 15, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

AmeriCorps VISTA Sponsoring Agency Request for Concept Papers
SOURCE: AmeriCorps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 3, 2021 by 4 p.m. CT; Jan. 26, 2022; March 23, 2022; June 1, 2022. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations, Native American Tribes, and state and local government agencies are eligible to apply to be AmeriCorps VISTA sponsors. Sponsorship is not limited to those designated by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) specifically as 501(c)(3). Nonprofits with other IRS-designated 501(c) statuses that focus on anti-poverty outcomes are eligible to apply. Organizations that focus solely on advocacy or lobbying are not eligible. Sponsoring organizations may be local, statewide, or national and must be able to manage the project, recruit, supervise, and provide logistical support (e.g. supplies and materials, on-the-job training, mileage reimbursement or other transportation support) to AmeriCorps VISTA members. An AmeriCorps VISTA project may be continued on a year to year basis based upon available resources, performance, and AmeriCorps priorities. 
PURPOSE: Founded in 1965, Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) is a federal anti-poverty national service program designed to provide resources to nonprofit organizations and public agencies to address poverty and poverty-related problems in the U. S. Projects must be developed in accordance with four core principles: an anti-poverty focus; community empowerment; sustainable solutions; and capacity building. 
CFDA: 94.006
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to americorps.gov/funding-opportunity/fy-2022-americorps-vista-request-concept-papers.
From Americorps website, accessed Sept. 15, 2021. 
Subject(s): volunteerism.

Multilevel Approach to Connecting Underrepresented Populations to Clinical Trials (CUSP2CT U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-CA-21-057
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 19, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 19, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit $4.6 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund four 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.
PURPOSE: The National Cancer Institute (NCI) solicits applications for Connecting Underrepresented Populations to Clinical Trials (CUSP2CT), a program that will implement and evaluate multilevel and culturally tailored outreach and education interventions with the primary goal of increasing referral and ultimately, accrual of underrepresented racial/ethnic (R/E) minority populations to NCI-supported clinical trials (CTs).  
CFDA: 93.395
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=335518.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 9, 2021. 
Subject(s): cancer research, medical research, minority health.

Multipurpose Prevention Technology: Novel Systemic Options for Young Adults (R41/R42 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-HD-18-101): PAR-21-298
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 9, 2021; Nov. 9, 2022; Nov. 9, 2023. Due Date: Dec. 9, 2021; Dec. 9, 2022; Dec. 9, 2023.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. Please see URL for complete eligibility information. 
PURPOSE: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development of new and innovative long-acting systemic and non-systemic multipurpose prevention technologies (MPT). Please see URL for additional information.
CFDA: 93.865, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-298.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 15, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Multipurpose Prevention Technology: Novel Systemic Options for Young Adults (R43/R44 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-HD-18-102): PAR-21-297
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 9, 2021; Nov. 9, 2022; Nov. 9, 2023. Due Date: Dec. 9, 2021; Dec. 9, 2022; Dec. 9, 2023.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. Please see URL for complete eligibility information. 
PURPOSE: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the development of new and innovative long-acting systemic and non-systemic multipurpose prevention technologies (MPT). Please see URL for additional information.
CFDA: 93.865, 93.242, 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-297.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 15, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Open Enrollment Home and Community Based Services – Adult Mental Health Provider Agency: HHS0010736
SOURCE: Texas Health & Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2023.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: HHSC is seeking applications to establish contract(s) for the provision of Home and Community-Based Services - Adult Mental Health (HCBS-AMH) for adults with a diagnosis of serious mental illness and who have a history of at least one of the following additional criteria:
• Long-term psychiatric hospitalization(s).
• Frequent arrests and psychiatric crisis.
• Frequent emergency department (ED) visits and psychiatric crisis.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0010736/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Open Enrollment Opportunities website, accessed Sept. 16, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health.

Stand Down Grants: VPL-02-18
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis until Dec. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum amount awarded per applicant in a fiscal year (Oct. 1 – Sept. 30) is $7,000 for a one-day event and $10,000 for a multi-day event.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted from:
• State and local workforce boards.
• Veterans service organizations.
• Local public agencies.
• Nonprofit organizations including community- and faith-based organizations.
PURPOSE: Stand Down Grants are provided to organizations to host Stand Down Events. Funds must be used to enhance employment and training opportunities or to promote the self-sufficiency of homeless veterans through paid work. Access to basic hygiene supplies, showers, haircuts, attention to health concerns, and other collaborative services may be provided.
CFDA: 17.805
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=299798.
From RHIhub website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021. 
Subject(s): veteran’s services.


Private Funding Opportunities

Archer Foundation Fall Grant
SOURCE: James B. and Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: See purpose section below.
PURPOSE: The James B. and Lois R. Archer Charitable Foundation was formed to further the philanthropic objectives of James and Lois Archer. The Archer Foundation provides grants to worthy 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations, especially those that serve children. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.thearcherfoundation.org/grant-information2/.
From Archer Foundation website, accessed Sept. 13, 2021.
Subject(s): child welfare, children’s health, human services. 
 
Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: There are two distinct grant programs, Board Grants and President’s Grants. Board Grants are generally one to three years in duration. Letters of Inquiry are accepted on a rolling basis. President’s Grants are awarded by the foundation’s president, align with priority areas, are one year or less in duration, and are no more than $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation is interested in projects that focus on medical students, medical residents, undergraduate nursing students, and/or graduate nursing students and the clinical learning environment. Grants are made only to tax-exempt institutions or agencies. No grants are made directly to individuals. The foundation supports U.S.-based and U.S.-focused projects only.
PURPOSE: The foundation aims to prepare future health professionals to meet the needs of the 21st century with a population that is the most diverse in U.S. history and who may live longer than any previous generation. The foundation is focusing on the learning environments where future health professionals train so that they learn not only prevention and the social determinants of health but are well prepared to care for people when they are ill. This means learning the scientific basis of disease and taking advantage of the discoveries and breakthroughs in diagnosis and treatment so that they make wise choices while providing compassionate care. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to macyfoundation.org/our-grantees/apply.
From Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation website, accessed Sept. 8, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, health professions training, minority health, health disparities. 

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Invites Applications for Quality of Life Grants: Direct Effect
SOURCE: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 14, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or veterans’ hospitals.
PURPOSE: Quality of Life Direct Effect grants (Quality of Life - Tier 1) will have short- to mid-range impact. These grants fund specific budget items up to a total of $25,000 to support the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months after the award is received. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; workshop education series on sex and sexuality with a spinal cord injury; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; program for preventing abuse in adaptive sports; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic horseback riding; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program; and support groups. 
CONTACT: Email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. For program guidelines and to apply, go to www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process.
From Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Invites Applications for Quality of Life Grants: Priority Impact
SOURCE: Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 14, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Quality of Life Priority Impact Grants consist of three tiers (Tiers 2,3,4) of increasing levels of grant funding. Each tier is targeted to focus on a high priority issue for the community of individuals living with paralysis and their families, as follows:
Tier 2: Grants of $30,000 for the following Priority Areas:
• COVID-19: Addressing social isolation.
• Respite/Caregiving.
• Assistive technology.
Tier 3: Grants of $40,000:
• Nursing home transition.
Tier 4: Grants of $50,000:
• Employment.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or veterans’ hospitals.
PURPOSE: See section on availability. 
CONTACT: Email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. For program guidelines and to apply, go to www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process.
From Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research
SOURCE: amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Register before Oct. 6, 2021 by 2 p.m. CT. Letter of Intent: Oct. 13, 2021 by 2 p.m. CT. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 for two years. The grantee institution is required to provide funds or in-kind support to enhance the career development of the fellow (CFAR development funds, mentoring program, reduced-rate use of core facilities and such). The institution must provide support for attendance at an NIH grant-writing workshop or a similar training activity approved in advance by amfAR.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Hold a research or clinical doctorate completed between three and six years prior to Sept. 8, 2021.
• Be positioned to secure an independent research position no later than July 2024.
• Be the first author on significant publications in leading peer-reviewed journals.
• Propose a line of research sufficiently distinct from the mentor’s own research that it indicates future independence.
• Have made oral and poster presentations at major scientific conferences and meetings.
• Be affiliated with a nonprofit research institution anywhere in the world.
• Be mentored by an experienced investigator at the same institution who: (a) is qualified to oversee the proposed research; (b) has successfully supervised postdoctoral fellows; and (c) is at the associate professor level or higher.
PURPOSE: The goal of amfAR’s Mathilde Krim Fellowships in Biomedical Research is to facilitate the exceptional postdoctoral researcher’s transition to an independent career in HIV/AIDS research within an academic or nonprofit institution.
CONTACT: Email: grantapps@amfar.org. For more information, go to www.amfar.org/KrimFellowships2021/.
From amfAR email, Sept. 8, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.  

Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation: Responsive Grants
SOURCE: Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Requests up to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The Legacy Foundation supports programs that promote healthy lifestyles and increase access to health care in Cameron, Hidalgo, Starr, and Willacy counties.
PURPOSE: The Legacy Foundation funds programs that measurably improve the health of those living in the lower Rio Grande Valley by promoting healthy lifestyles and providing increased access to health care for all. The foundation’s number one strategic priority is obesity and diabetes prevention. However, it will consider funding for all types of health-related initiatives that fall under the following program areas: obesity and diabetes, 
healthy lifestyles, access to care, mental health, aging in place, dental health, scholarship program, medical education, and other funding areas.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.vblf.org/grantmaking/
From Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation website, accessed Sept. 15, 2021.
Subject(s): diabetes, obesity, aged/seniors, scholarships, dental health, health professions training, minority health.  


Events

Virtual – 2021 Public Health Learning Forum
SPONSOR: Public Health Foundation (PHF) TRAIN Learning Network 
WHEN: Oct. 12-21.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: This virtual event is an opportunity for public health, health care, and emergency preparedness professionals to explore the latest in workforce development, education, and promising practices in the field.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to www.phf.org/events/Pages/2021_Public_Health_Learning_Forum.aspx.
CONTACT: Anastasia Brennan. Phone: 202-218-4424. Email: abrennan@phf.org
From Public Health Foundation email, Sept. 16, 2021.

Webinar – How to Use Gratitude to Build and Strengthen Relationships with Donors and Supporters
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo
WHEN: Oct. 5, 2-2:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will learn to use proper gratitude to help them succeed in meeting their organizational goals.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/build-relationships-with-donors-and-supporters?list=Free+Courses.
CONTACT: Phone: 617-439-4511. Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo website, accessed Sept. 16, 2021.


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