Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 1 Alert #2 - January 11, 2022


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Funding News and Grant Tips

DSHS and Texas A&M Health Announce Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Program Grants
The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), in partnership with the Texas A&M University Health Science Center, has awarded more than $8.6 million to local organizations across the state through the Texas Vaccine Outreach and Education Grant Program. Grant awards range from $40,000 to $210,000 for projects with a duration of six to nine months. Awardees include a wide array of groups in the public, private and nonprofit sectors including grassroots community-based organizations, faith-based organizations, those who serve rural and immigrant populations, university institutions and others. To learn more about the grant program, please visit health.tamu.edu/vaccinegrant/index.html.
From Texas Department of State Health Services email, Dec. 16, 2021.

Guide to Applying for Grants to Support Rural Health Projects
This guide, created by Rural Health Information Hub (RHIhub), can help you get started with writing grants and raising funds. It includes a new frequently asked questions (FAQ) section on designing a needs statement. For more information, go to www.ruralhealthinfo.org/topics/grantwriting.
From RHIhub email, Dec 8, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Advance Notice: Community Health Worker and Paraprofessional Training Program: HRSA-22-124
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
ESTIMATED APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 18, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $239.5 million for 80 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• City or township governments.
• State governments.
• Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
• Private institutions of higher education.
• Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: The Community Health Worker and Paraprofessional Training Program (CHWPTP) will expand the public health workforce through the training of new Community Health Workers (CHWs) and paraprofessionals and extend the knowledge and skills of current CHWs and paraprofessionals. The CHWPTP aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities.
CFDA: 93.516
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336498.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): health internships, health professions training, public health, training.

Advance Notice: Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP): HRSA-22-122
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
ESTIMATED APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 18, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: $39 million for 26 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• City or township governments.
• State governments.
• Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
• Private institutions of higher education.
• Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP) is to strengthen the public health workforce by supporting organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue careers in public health. Through PHSP, scholarship recipients will gain the knowledge and skills they need to help prevent, prepare, respond to, and recover from public health emergencies, including COVID-19. This program will provide scholarships to individuals receiving training in professional, graduate, and/or certificate programs in public health and employees receiving training in public health. Applicants will be required to have an existing public health training program as well as public health partnerships in place, along with an existing system to assist scholarship recipients maintain or obtain employment in public health upon completion of their training.
CFDA: 93.516
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336478.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): scholarships, health internships, health professions training, public health, training.

AmeriCorps Texas: Operating Grant 2022-2023
SOURCE: OneStar Foundation, AmeriCorps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Notice of Intent to Apply: March 3, 2022. Due Date: March 24, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants must provide 24 percent of the total project costs in match. All AmeriCorps members must serve solely within Texas. Grant amount awarded is based on the number of AmeriCorps members serving with your program. Please see URL for additional information.
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply:
• Indian tribes.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local governments.
• Nonprofit organizations.
• States.
PURPOSE: This notice is for new applicants that do not currently have an AmeriCorps Texas grant through OneStar. To be considered for a Fall Operating Grant Start, organizations must have the resources, capacity, and AmeriCorps knowledge to launch an AmeriCorps program without an advance planning grant. This operating grant would have a budget period of Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 30, 2023. Selected organizations will receive grants to support the development of an AmeriCorps program and AmeriCorps member positions that engage members in service to meet critical needs in Texas. AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of resources in:
• Disaster services.
• Economic opportunity.
• Education.
• Environmental stewardship. 
• Healthy futures.
• Veterans and military families.
CFDA: 94.006.
CONTACT: Email: americorps@onestarfoundation.org. For more information, go to onestarfoundation.org/actx_funding/2022-2023-americorps-texas-new-applicant-spring/.
From OneStar Foundation email, Dec. 7, 2021. 
Subject(s): public health, veteran’s services, disaster assistance, child welfare, youth services, education, volunteerism, human services.

AmeriCorps Texas: Planning Grant 2022-2023
SOURCE: OneStar Foundation, AmeriCorps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Notice of Intent to Apply: March 3, 2022. Due Date: March 24, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants must provide 24 percent of the total project costs in match. This notice is for AmeriCorps Texas Planning Grants. A planning grant provides financial support to organizations that will be developing an AmeriCorps program that will place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. Grant recipients are awarded up to $75,000 for a 12-month planning period to start Sept. 1, 2022 and are expected to be better prepared to compete for an AmeriCorps program grant in the 2023-2024 grant cycle. A planning grant will not be used to support AmeriCorps members. 
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply:
• Indian tribes.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local governments.
• Nonprofit organizations.
• States.
PURPOSE: AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to improve lives and foster civic engagement utilizing AmeriCorps Members in full- or part-time terms of service. Members commit their time to address critical community needs. Applications will discuss bringing the AmeriCorps program to an organization for the first time and to prepare the organization to administer an AmeriCorps state program in the future (with priority given to organizations seeking to focus on development of internal controls, hiring and training new staff, re-focusing and training existing staff, developing AmeriCorps specific policies and procedures, training in the areas of AmeriCorps member recruitment, enrollment, data collection systems, member supervision, or cost reimbursement grant management). All planning grants must propose a program design that aligns with one of the six AmeriCorps identified focus areas:
• Disaster services.
• Economic opportunity.
• Education.
• Environmental stewardship. 
• Healthy futures.
• Veterans and military families.
CFDA: 94.006
CONTACT: Email: grants@onestarfoundation.org. For more information, go to onestarfoundation.org/actx_funding/2022-2023-americorps-texas-planning-grant/.
From OneStar Foundation email, Dec. 7, 2021. 
Subject(s): public health, veteran’s services, disaster assistance, child welfare, youth services, education, volunteerism, human services.

Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program: HRSA-22-049
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.5 million for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Domestic accredited schools of dentistry.
• Public or private nonprofit hospitals.
• Public or private nonprofit entities which the Secretary has determined are capable of carrying out a grant or contract such as an academic health center which holds its own accreditation for a primary care dental residency program.
• Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, if otherwise eligible.
• Federally recognized Indian tribes and tribal organizations, if otherwise eligible.
• Applicant institutions must be accredited by the Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) at the time of application. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Dental Clinician Educator Career Development Program is to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career development of dental faculty who teach primary care dentistry and primary care physicians via a collaborative project between departments of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry and a department of primary care medicine. Awards are made to successful applicant institutions to strengthen the primary care workforce by supporting the academic career of faculty who teach primary care dentistry or focus their teaching on the integration of oral health in family medicine, general internal medicine, or general pediatrics.
CFDA: 93.976
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334466.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 5, 2022. 
Subject(s): dental health, health professions training.


Private Funding Opportunities

CH Foundation Grant (Lubbock)
SOURCE: CH Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be received no later than May 1, but earlier submission is preferable.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant amount given is $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY:
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status or 170(c)(1) or (c)(2)(B) status.
• Organizations that provide services that benefit Lubbock and the surrounding area.
PURPOSE: The mission of The CH Foundation is to significantly improve
human services and cultural and educational opportunities for the residents of the South Plains of Texas. The foundation supports initiatives, driven by innovative, energetic leadership that are designed for long-term viability. Broad program interests that can be funded are:
• Health.
• Human services.
• Youth services.
• Education.
• Research.
• Agriculture and ranching.
• Community and neighborhood improvement and development.
• Cultural programs.
CONTACT: Heather Hocker. Phone: 806-792-0448. Email: hhocker@chfoundation.com. For more information, go to www.chfoundationlubbock.com/.
From CH Foundation website, accessed Jan. 4, 2022.
Subject(s): health care services, human services, education, youth services.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation’s Health & Comfort Program
SOURCE: Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see purpose section. Applications are accepted on a case-by-case basis and funding is limited. 
ELIGIBILITY: Your organization should be equipped to unload, handle, and store up to 24 pallets worth of goods. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Through the Health and Comfort program DVNF distributes its signature Comfort Kits to struggling veterans throughout the country. These kits provide vital necessities such as health and hygiene items, clothing, and more to veterans of all walks of life. The contents of the Comfort Kits vary based on inventory, but DVNF always strives to include items such as shampoo/conditioner, soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, razors, deodorant, a t-shirt, a pair of socks, sunscreen, adhesive bandages, etc.
CONTACT: Email: grants@dvnf.org. For more information, go to www.dvnf.org/health-comfort-program/.
From Disabled Veterans National Foundation website, accessed Jan. 3, 2022.
Subject(s): veteran’s services.  

EMF/ENAF Health Safety Measures for ED Professionals Research Grant
SOURCE: Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF), Emergency Nurses Association Foundation (ENAF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 4, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The principal investigators must be an emergency physician and emergency nurse and demonstrate a true partnership in the research project. Experienced, mid-career or senior emergency physician and emergency nurse researchers are eligible to apply. The principal investigators will make all arrangements for conduct of the proposed research projects and assume responsibility for conducting the research projects and supervising the work of all associate investigators.
PURPOSE: Many hospitals utilize physical barriers, police officers, and/or self-defense or de-escalation training to improve the safety of emergency department (ED) staff and patients but evidence demonstrating the effectiveness of these interventions is lacking. This grant will support research that evaluates strategies to reduce harm to ED personnel (e.g., physicians, nurses, and other staff) from physical, verbal, or emotional abuse. Strategies evaluated may include, but are not limited to, behavioral management strategies, physical measures taken in the ED, or educational or training programs for ED staff.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.ena.org/foundation/#research.
From Emergency Nurses Association Foundation website, accessed Jan. 4, 2022.
Subject(s): nursing, safety.  

Foundation for AIDS Research: Target Grants
SOURCE: The Foundation for AIDS Research (amfAR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling Submissions. You can submit queries at any time. Full proposals will be reviewed each February, May, and August, with funding to start in March, June, and September.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: HIV researchers holding a doctoral degree and affiliated with a nonprofit research organization are eligible to apply. Applications are not accepted from individuals or for-profit entities. Proposals may include subcontracts or sub-awards to for-profit organizations.
PURPOSE: The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to generate vital data relevant to a cure for HIV.
CONTACT: Email: grants@amfar.org. For more information, go to www.amfar.org/target-grants-rfp-new/.
From amfAR, The Foundation for AIDS website, accessed Jan. 6, 2022.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation Grant (Houston)
SOURCE: George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation funds education, scientific, medical, charitable and religious organizations within Texas who are qualified under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.
PURPOSE: The foundation prefers giving in the Houston area but funds projects throughout Texas. The foundation was established to give assistance to students in the pursuit of higher education through scholarships; to promote the arts; to fund qualified institutions in the furtherance and development of scientific projects; to aid churches, associations and conventions of churches in the advancement of religion; to aid colleges and universities in both operating and capital needs; to provide aid for the needy; and to assist hospitals, medical colleges and research institutions for the study, treatment and cure of disease. 
CONTACT: Phone: 713-522-9891. Email: HammanFdn@aol.com. For more information, go to hammanfoundation.org/general-information/.
From George and Mary Josephine Hamman Foundation website, accessed Jan. 3, 2022.
Subject(s): education, health care facilities, medical research, human services. 

Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health Grant
SOURCE: Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 4, 2022. Due Date: March 25, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The average grant given was $47,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing.
PURPOSE: The Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health is dedicated to enhancing women’s sexual health and well-being through research and education. The foundation focuses on key areas that have a dramatic impact on women’s sexual health including physical and sexual abuse.
CONTACT: Email: pbf@ignitephilanthropy.com. For more information, go to pattybrisbenfoundation.org/research-education/#focus
From Patty Brisben Foundation for Women’s Sexual Health website, accessed Jan. 6, 2022.
Subject(s): women’s health.

TJX Foundation Grant
SOURCE: TJX Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: There is no typical grant award range.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a grant, organizations must:
• Provide services within 15 miles of a TJX store (T.J. Maxx, Marshalls, HomeGoods), distribution center or office. Go to tjx.com/stores to find locations by city or zip code. 
• Be a registered 501(c)(3) for at least the past 12 months. 
• Not have received funding from TJX in the past 12 months.
• Have a public nondiscrimination policy that states that the organization does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.
PURPOSE: The mission of the TJX Foundation is to provide value to communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future. The TJX Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofits seeking grant support in the following areas only:
• Basic needs for those in need (food, clothing and shelter).
• Access to opportunities outside of school that enable school success for at-risk youth (pre-kindergarten to grade 12).
• Workforce readiness training for at-risk youth (ages 16-24).
• Safety from domestic violence (shelter, prevention and services).
CONTACT: Email: tjx_foundation@tjx.com.
For more information, go to tjx.com/responsibility/communities/our-us-foundation#giving-guidelines.
From TJX Foundation website, accessed Jan. 7, 2022.
Subject(s): family violence prevention, hunger, housing/homeless.


Events

Virtual – McGovern Lecture in Health Communication
SPONSOR: Center for Health Communication, a joint academic center of the Moody College of Communication and the Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin.
WHEN: Feb. 9, 1-2 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Scott Gottlieb will present a lecture, Communicating Amidst Uncertainty: Lessons from COVID-19 and Next Steps.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to moody.utexas.edu/centers/health-communication/2022-mcgovern-lecture-health-communication.
CONTACT: Email: healthcomm@austin.utexas.edu.
From University of Texas at Austin Center for Health Communication email, Dec. 9, 2021.

Virtual – 2022 Advancing HIV, STI and Viral Hepatitis Testing Conference
SPONSOR: American Sexual Health Association, American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association, Association of Public Health Laboratories, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention
WHEN:  March 29-April 1.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: The goals of this conference are to foster the development and use of new testing technology in the United States to improve testing practices. The conference offers an opportunity for attendees to share data and become familiar with test performance, best practices, implementation of testing algorithms, quality assurance, and the application of newer testing technology in a variety of settings. Attendees include, but are not limited to, public health officials, clinicians, laboratorians, HIV/STI/viral hepatitis testing program managers, surveillance coordinators, and diagnostic industry representatives. 
COST: $525 regular registration. For more information and registration, go to hivtestingconference.org/.
CONTACT: Email: ASTDA@ASTDA.org.
From HIV Testing Conference website, accessed Jan. 4, 2022.


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