Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 1 Alert #3 - January 18, 2022


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Funding News and Grant Tips

$15 Billion to Gates Foundation Tops 2021 Chronicle List of Big Gifts
A $15 billion commitment from Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates to the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s endowment tops the Chronicle of Philanthropy’s list of the largest gifts from U.S. philanthropists or their foundations in 2021. Announced following the disclosure in May that Gates and French Gates were divorcing but would stay on as the foundation’s co-chairs, their largest contribution since they transferred $20 billion in Microsoft stock in 2000 will boost the endowment to approximately $65 billion.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022.

2021 Fundraising Through Q3 Kept Pace with 2020 but with Fewer Donors
A report from the Fundraising Effectiveness Project of the Association of Fundraising Professionals found that while fundraising through the first three quarters of 2021 kept up with 2020 levels, the number of donors continued to decline. For more information about the report, go to www.thenonprofittimes.com/npt_articles/third-quarter-fundraising-dollars-increased-from-fewer-gifts/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN) Scientific Leadership Center (UM2 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-HD-23-020
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 28, 2022. Due Date: March 31, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $11 million to fund one award.
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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to participate in a research program cooperative agreement to support the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN). The network will have the capacity to develop and conduct innovative behavioral, community-based, translational, therapeutic, microbicide and vaccine trials in youth ages 13-24 years at-risk for HIV and living with HIV, with a focus on the inclusion of minors. 
CFDA: 93.865, 93.279, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-23-020.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-MD-21-006): RFA-MD-22-004
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 5, 2022. Due Date: April 4, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. 
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites eligible United States small business concerns (SBCs) to submit Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing and ultimately eliminating health disparities in one or more NIH-defined population groups who experience health disparities. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.847, 93.286, 93.350, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.840, 93.233, 93.866, 93.279, 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-22-004.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022. 
Subject(s): technology, minority health, health disparities.

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention-Mobile Health Training Program (NEPQR-MHTP): HRSA-22-056
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 22, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $35 million for 35 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible entities are:
• Accredited schools of nursing.
• Health care facilities, including federally qualified health centers or nurse-managed health clinics, or a partnership of such a school and facility.
• States and territories. 
• Tribes and tribal organizations. 
Individuals and for-profit entities are not eligible to apply. A trainee receiving support from grant funds under this program must be a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible to participate. Please see URL for more details about eligibility.
PURPOSE: Through the expansion of experiential training opportunities in nurse-led community-based settings, the purpose of this mobile health training program is to increase and strengthen the diversity, education, and training of the nursing workforce to provide culturally aligned quality care in rural and underserved areas where there are health care disparities related to access and delivery of care. The NEPQR-MHTP aims to expand on the nursing education provided by emphasizing leadership and effective communication skills as well as innovative technological methods (i.e. telehealth) to deliver quality care in a rural or underserved environment.
CFDA: 93.359
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334453.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022. 
Subject(s): nursing, telehealth, rural health, health disparities, health professions training.

Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant: TI-22-001
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $5.4 million for 27 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are rural emergency medical service (EMS) agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and rural nonprofit emergency medical service agencies.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas with a focus on addressing mental and substance use disorders. Grants will fund:
• Specific training to meet federal or state licensing or certification requirements. 
• Training of EMS personnel to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to service in an EMS agency.
• Acquisition of emergency medical services equipment.
• Purchase of opioid overdose antidote Naloxone and the training of EMS personnel on its use in emergency opioid overdose situations.
CFDA: 93.243 CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-22-001.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): substance abuse, mental health, fire & emergency response, rural health, opioid overdose epidemic.

Rural Public Health Workforce Training Network Program: HRSA-22-117
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $47.8 million for 31 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be a domestic public or private, nonprofit or for-profit entity with demonstrated experience serving, or the capacity to serve, rural underserved populations. This includes faith-based, community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations. Please see URL for complete eligibility information. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to expand public health capacity by supporting health care job development, training and placement in rural and tribal communities. The expected impact of this program is to enhance clinical and operational capacity to adequately address the population health needs of rural communities affected by COVID-19, including those dealing with the effects of long COVID. 
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336038.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022. 
Subject(s): rural health, health professions training, Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Capacity Development Grants: HRSA-22-019
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: $4 million for up to 50 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and nonprofit private entities, faith-based and community-based organizations and tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign entities are not eligible for this award.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C Capacity Development Program. The purpose of this program is to strengthen organizational capacity to respond to the changing health care landscape and increase access to high-quality HIV primary health care services for low-income and underserved people with HIV. 
CFDA: 93.918
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336958.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 10, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

TxCDBG 2021 Planning & Capacity Building Fund
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Texas Community Development Block Grant Program (TxCDBG)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $35,000 to $75,000, with matching funds required based on community size.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible non-entitlement cities and counties with a need for comprehensive or targeted planning are eligible.
PURPOSE: The Planning and Capacity Building Fund is a competitive grant program for local public facility and housing planning activities. Localities apply for financial assistance to prepare a comprehensive plan or any of its components. Typical activities are base mapping, land use, housing, population, economic development or tourism, central business district, street conditions, thoroughfares, parks and recreation, water distribution and supply, wastewater collection and treatment, drainage (streets & flood hazard areas), gas or electric systems (if owned by the locality), community facilities, capital improvements program, zoning ordinance, and subdivision regulation.
CFDA: None
CONTACT: Email: CDBGApps@TexasAgriculture.gov. For more information, go to www.texasagriculture.gov/GrantsServices/RuralEconomicDevelopment/CDBG.aspx.
From Texas Department of Agriculture website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022. 
Subject(s): housing/homeless.


Private Funding Opportunities

Danone North America Invites Applications for Gut Microbiome Research
SOURCE: Danone North America
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 14, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the program, two grants of $25,000 will be awarded to graduate student researchers interested in exploring the gut microbiome, probiotics, and yogurt and how they help support and maintain human health and wellness.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an incoming, current, or full-time enrolled graduate student who is at least 18 years of age and a citizen or permanent resident of the United States and who is studying during the 2021-22 academic year at an accredited institution in the U.S.
PURPOSE: Topics may include the role that probiotics or yogurt play on brain function, growth and development, digestive health, weight management or heart health; and factors such as foods or nutrients that influence the gut microbiome. The grant is not designed for the investigation of disease treatment or clinical management and should focus on health and wellness, long-term health and longevity, growth and development, and/or performance.
CONTACT: Christina Deecken. Email: cdeecken@pollock-pr.com. For more information, go to www.danonenorthamerica.com/fellowship-application/ 
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Jan. 7, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, nutrition/food services.

Kessler Foundation Invites Applications for Signature Employment Grants Program
SOURCE: Kessler Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: All interested candidates must submit an online concept application no later than Feb. 22, 2022 by 4 pm CT. Upon review, select candidates will be invited to submit a full proposal. 
$ AVAILABLE: A 15 percent match of the total request amount is required, with the additional percentage added to the total project budget. Matching funds must be newly acquired and available for the grant project. Grants of up to $500,000 over two years will be awarded in support of qualified pilot projects.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicant organizations must be tax-exempt as defined by the Internal Revenue Code, including nonprofit agencies, public or private schools, and public institutions, such as universities and governmental entities (state, local, federal) based in the United States or any of its territories.
PURPOSE: The Kessler Foundation’s grantmaking is grounded in the belief that all people with disabilities have a right to pursue competitive, integrated employment and live with dignity within their communities. Inclusion in the workplace is the primary focus of the foundation’s grant funding, which helps people with disabilities find meaningful work and gain independence. To that end, the foundation is inviting applications for its Signature Employment Grants, which will award grants in support of pilot initiatives or demonstration projects for models that increase employment for individuals with disabilities.
CONTACT: Email: KFgrantprogram@KesslerFoundation.org. For more information, go to kesslerfoundation.org/what-we-fundcenter-grantmaking/signature-employment-grants.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, received Jan. 10, 2022.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Oliver Foundation: Healthy Choices Grants
SOURCE: Oliver Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: These grants have rolling deadlines up to April 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants between $750-$3,000 and two-year grants between $3,000 to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be awarded to Texas nonprofit organizations, agencies, and schools that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of a sustainable impact on children's nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs.
PURPOSE: The Oliver Foundation’s goal is to encourage children, families, and communities in Texas to improve eating and physical activity patterns. Physical activity and nutrition education components are required for the grants.
CONTACT: Phone: 713-202-2973. Email: info@oliverfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.oliverfoundation.com/pro_Grants.html.
From Oliver Foundation website, accessed Jan. 13, 2022.
Subject(s): children’s health, health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food services, obesity, school health.

Optimizing Technology Solutions Innovation Grant
SOURCE: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The amount of grant funding awarded will depend on the proposed grant period. The minimum amount that will be awarded is $5,000 with a maximum amount of $30,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant program is available for interprofessional healthcare teams with a pharmacist as a principal investigator.  
PURPOSE: The ASHP Foundation is offering a competitive grant program to support projects that demonstrate the impact of optimizing health information technology and digital transformation that enhance safe and effective use of medications. Priority will be given to demonstration projects in health services delivery that are innovations and measure outcomes, including: 
• Enhanced efficiency and effectiveness of care.
• Improved outcomes for patients, clinicians, and organizations.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.ashpfoundation.org/grants-and-awards/research-grants/optimizing-technology-solutions-innovation-grant.
From ASHP Foundation website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, technology, patient safety.

Texas Women’s Foundation Spring 2022 Community Grant (Dallas/Ft. Worth)
SOURCE: Texas Women’s Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 16, 2022 by noon.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant proposals are being accepted from nonprofits which: 
• Have a current 501(c)(3) status. 
• Demonstrate a three-year operating history. 
• Serve Dallas, Collin, Denton and Tarrant Counties, and the immediate surrounding North Texas area. 
Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Texas Women’s Foundation promotes women’s philanthropy and raises money to support community programs that help women and girls realize their full potential. The foundation partners with grantees to provide responsive, community-based programming that advances economic and leadership opportunities for women, girls and families to build stronger communities for all.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to txwf.org/grants/.
From Texas Women’s Foundation website, accessed Jan. 11, 2022.
Subject(s): women’s health, youth services.


Events

Virtual – CEO Coaching Circles - Spring 2022
SPONSOR: Mission Capital
WHEN: All times listed are Central Time.
• Feb. 8, 9 a.m.- noon. 
The remaining sessions take place from 9:30 a.m.- noon: 
• Feb. 22. 
• March 8.
• March 22.
• April 5.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: This event is for Mission Capital members. This Coaching Circle uses the Action Learning Model to further develop nonprofit CEO and Executive Director leadership skills and to identify creative solutions to complex challenges with the guidance and support of an understanding network of peers.
COST: $75 for members. To learn about membership, go to www.tfaforms.com/4934115. For more information and registration, go to www.eventbrite.com/e/ceo-coaching-circles-spring-2022-tickets-164903734509?aff=ebdsoporgprofile.
CONTACT: Email: events@missioncapital.org.
From Mission Capital website, accessed Jan. 13, 2022.

Webinar – Craft an Annual Communications Plan That Pays Off at Year’s End
SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: Feb. 10, 1-2:15 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: You’ll learn how to tailor messages to a variety of communication channels and ensure no donors hear from your nonprofit too much or too little. Plus, the Chronicle of Philanthropy will share simple ways to personalize your outreach, strengthen ties with supporters, and boost giving.
COST: $89. Register before Feb. 3 to get special discount rate of $69. For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/collections/upcoming-webinars/products/craft-an-annual-communications-plan-that-pays-off-at-year-s-end.
CONTACT: Email: events@philathropy.com.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy email, Jan. 11, 2022.


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