Funding Alert Vol. 33 No.1 Alert #4 - January 25, 2022


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Funding News and Grant Tips

AHRQ Releases Annual Update on U.S. Health Care Quality, Disparities
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has released its 2021 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Report, which details the state of health care quality and disparities in the United States. The report identifies improvements in HIV and colon cancer care, nursing home care, and medication prescribing to older adults. It notes that the numbers of people covered by health insurance and those who have a usual source of health care have increased significantly. The report also indicates that there is more to do to address disparities in care, substance abuse, and mental health issues. To access the report, go to www.ahrq.gov/research/findings/nhqrdr/nhqdr21/index.html.
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, Jan. 13, 2022.

HHSC Launches Human Trafficking Prevention Training Course
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is encouraging health care practitioners and interested members of the public to take its new online human trafficking awareness and prevention training course. The free online course, “HEART”—which stands for “Hearing, Evaluating, Activating, Resourcing and Training”—teaches physicians, nurses and other health care providers how to recognize the signs or red flags of trafficking, support the well-being of at-risk individuals, and understand how trauma impacts overall health outcomes. To learn more, go to www.hhs.texas.gov/services/safety/texas-human-trafficking-resource-center.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Jan. 18, 2022. 


Public Funding Opportunities

Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities: EPA-OAR-OAQPS-22-01
SOURCE: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Intent to Apply: Feb. 25, 2022. Due Date: March 25, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $20 million. Overall, EPA anticipates awarding a total of approximately 50-70 assistance agreements (cooperative agreements or grants). Approximately $2 million dollars of this amount will be awarded to tribal governments under a tribal government set-aside, and approximately $2 million will be awarded to eligible community-based organizations under a community-based organization set-aside.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be accepted from states; local governments; U.S. territories and possessions; Indian tribes; public and private hospitals and laboratories; and other public or private nonprofit organizations.
PURPOSE: The Enhanced Air Quality Monitoring for Communities program provides support to conduct ambient air monitoring of pollutants of greatest concern in communities with environmental and health outcome disparities stemming from pollution and the COVID-19 pandemic. Funding is available for community and local efforts to monitor their own air quality and to promote air quality monitoring partnerships between communities and tribal, state, and local governments.
CFDA: 66.034
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=336951.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 18, 2022. 
Subject(s): environmental health.

HEAL Initiative: National K12 Clinical Pain Career Development Program (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-NS-22-045
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 24, 2022. Due Date: March 24, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ 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).
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is to invite applications to the NIH HEAL Initiative’s Clinical Pain Career Development Program (HCPDP). The HCPDP supports the NIH HEAL Initiative’s long-term goals of providing effective non-opioid options for the treatment of pain by addressing the increased need for clinical pain researchers.
CFDA: 93.853, 93.866, 93.865, 93.393, 93.213, 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-22-045.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 18, 2022. 
Subject(s): medical research, opioid overdose epidemic.

Health Care Models for Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions from Populations that Experience Health Disparities: PAR-22-092
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 17, 2022; May 7, 2022. Due Date: March 18, 2022; July 5, 2022. Expires: Sept. 8, 2024. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates. 
$ 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: This initiative will support innovative, collaborative, and multi-disciplinary research designed to study the effective adaptation, integration, and implementation of recommended guidelines of care of persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCCs) from populations that experience health disparities. Projects would be expected to involve more than one component and/or more than one level of influence within existing or newly proposed health care models.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.866, 93.393, 93.867, 93.846, 93.279, 93.173, 93.313, 93.361
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-22-092.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022. 
Subject(s): medical research, health disparities, chronic diseases.

HRSA Announces School-Administered Health Professions Loans 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: Only publicly controlled institutions of higher education are eligible to participate in these loan programs. Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: HRSA offers four loan programs to schools. Schools then offer loans to students in need who pursue a health professions degree. Each loan is long-term and low interest. The four programs are:
• Health Professions Student Loans.
• Loans for Disadvantaged Students.
• Nursing Student Loans.
• Primary Care Loans.
CFDA: Not specified.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to bhw.hrsa.gov/funding/schools-apply-loan-program#hpsl.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 18, 2022. 
Subject(s): health professions training, scholarships.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part F Dental Reimbursement Program: HRSA-22-020
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 11, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $9 million for 50 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are limited to accredited dental schools and other accredited dental education programs, such as dental hygiene programs or those sponsored by a school of dentistry, a hospital, or a public or private institution that offers postdoctoral training in the specialties of dentistry, advanced education in general dentistry, or a dental general practice residency.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) to improve access to oral health care services for low income people with HIV and to support related education and training for the delivery of dental care to people with HIV. 
CFDA: 93.924
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334403.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 18, 2022. 
Subject(s): dental health, HIV/AIDS services.

Texas Home Visiting (THV): HHS0011054
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 22, 2022 by 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: DFPS estimates the total amount of annual funding for awards under this Request for Applications (RFA) at $29.2 million per State of Texas fiscal year. It anticipates making 20-25 awards with annual awards per individual grant ranging between $350,000 and $1.5 million. Grants awarded from this RFA are on a cost reimbursement basis. Please see URL for more details.
ELIGIBILITY:  Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through HHSC on behalf of DFPS, seeks applications from qualified public or private entities, including counties, municipalities, and other political subdivisions of the state to implement the Texas Home Visiting (THV) program, as directed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Program, assistance listing number 93.870. The purpose of the program is to enhance maternal and child health, child development, children’s school readiness, and family well-being. 
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/HHS0011054/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Jan. 21, 2022.
Subject(s): child welfare, community health services.


Private Funding Opportunities

Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation Invites Applications for 2022 Pediatric Oncology Student Training Program
SOURCE: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 21, 2022 by 7 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded. Indirect costs are not allowed.
ELIGIBILITY: Mentors must be ALSF grantees (past or present, including those who have previously mentored students in the program), advisory board, or review board members; the mentor’s institution must be in the U.S. or Canada (though the mentor/mentee need not be a U.S. citizen); mentor/student pairs must be identified prior to submitting an application; and student must currently be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate, or medical degree-granting program.
PURPOSE: Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation is dedicated to raising money and awareness of the causes of childhood cancer. To that end, the foundation invites applications for the 2022 Pediatric Oncology Student Training (POST) Program, a summer research internship designed for undergraduate, graduate, and medical students interested in pursuing a career in pediatric oncology research that provides an opportunity for students to train with a mentor who is conducting research in the field of pediatric oncology. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.alexslemonade.org/2022_post_program_guidelines_final.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research, children’s health.

Andrews Foundation Grants (Houston)
SOURCE: Andrews Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant amount given was $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The Andrews Foundation provides grants to 501(c)(3) organizations only.
PURPOSE: The Andrews Foundation is dedicated to helping people and communities help themselves and emphasizes support of organizations throughout Texas that help low-income people take control of their lives and permanently escape poverty. It prefers to award grants to organizations in Houston with a focus on:   
• Child and family welfare.
• Disaster relief.
• Education.
• Physical and mental health.
• International/domestic poverty focused development.
• Religious and spiritual development.
CONTACT: Email: andrewsfoundationhouston@gmail.com. For more information, go to www.andrewsfoundationhouston.org/apply-for-a-grant.
From Andrews Foundation website, accessed Jan. 12, 2022.
Subject(s): child welfare, children’s health, mental health, health, education, disaster assistance, human services.

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio: Responsive Grants
SOURCE: Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Feb. 28, 2022. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000-$300,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) or under the Internal Revenue Code 170 as an educational organization or governmental unit eligible to receive charitable contributions; in existence for more than one year following date of IRS ruling; and operating in at least one of the eight Texas counties of the foundation’s service area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson. Additionally, organizations must have a dedicated checking account with ability to receive electronic direct deposits; financial and program records kept and maintained; and an operating budget, approved annually by the organization’s board. The application amount must not exceed 25 percent of the organization’s operating budget. The organization must have had at least $250,000 in actual revenue during either of the two most recently completed fiscal years. The organization must not have received a Responsive Grant in the most recent grant year. 
PURPOSE: Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio recognizes the many ways organizations are working to improve the quality of health in the community and understands such work must be supported financially to thrive. Responsive Grants allow the foundation to provide funding for mid- to large-sized organizations.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-735-9009. The foundation can also be contacted using a form on their website bhfsa.org/contact-us/.
For more information, go to bhfsa.org/responsive-grants/.
From Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022.
Subject(s): health care services.

Human Animal Bond Research Institute Issues RFP for Human-Animal Interaction Research
SOURCE: Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 24, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: On average, HABRI awards five or six grants of up to $45,000 each over 20 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be from the U.S. or from other countries.
Applicants from academic institutions and nonprofit organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: HABRI works to establish the vital role of companion animals in the health and well-being of individuals, families, and communities. To that end, the organization has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for research to investigate the health outcomes of pet ownership or animal-assisted activity or therapy, both for people and the animals involved. Proposals should have a strong theoretical framework and focus on innovative approaches to studying the health effects of companion animals on humans within the following broad categories: child health and development; healthy aging; and mental and physical health and wellness. To help address larger societal challenges, proposals that have potential to impact current public health crises or issues at the forefront of public concern are welcomed. Topics include (but are not limited to) social isolation and loneliness, suicide prevention, addiction, trauma and/or post-traumatic stress, obesity, and heart health.
CONTACT: Email: submissions@habri.org. For more information, go to habri.org/grants/funding-opportunities/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022.
Subject(s): veterinary medicine, health promotion/wellness, aged/seniors, mental health, cardiovascular/heart disease, obesity.

Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery Invites Applications from Medical Students
SOURCE: Ray Charles Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will provide a salary dependent on the student's education, skills, and research experience. 
ELIGIBILITY: Open to undergraduate, graduate, M.D., and Ph.D. students with interest in neuroscience, the program enables a qualified medical student to actively participate in clinical research and get a rare insider's view of cutting-edge neurological research; provides a student with mentorship opportunities from distinguished neuroscience researchers, including Keith L. Black, neurosurgeon and chair of the Department of Neurosurgery at Cedars-Sinai; assists the student in developing relationships with fellow medical students, scientists, and health care providers; and gives the student a chance to submit research findings at national meetings. Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Ray Charles Foundation Scholars Fund in Neurosurgery provides a unique opportunity for one individual to spend a full year at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, where the successful applicant will gain valuable hands-on experience in the neurosciences and learn directly from a team of neuroscience innovators. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.cedars-sinai.org/ray-charles-scholars.html.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, health professions training, health internships.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2022 by 2 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: The Health Policy Research Scholars (HPRS) program will award stipends for up to 40 scholars for the 2022 cohort. Scholars will receive annual stipends of $30,000 for up to four years or until they complete their doctoral program, whichever occurs first. Home institutions may include an administrative fee of $1,000 per year, $4,000 in total to the grant amount to cover the administrative costs of managing the award.  
ELIGIBILITY: The HPRS program is open to full-time, second-year (as of Sept. 2022) doctoral students from underrepresented populations and/or disadvantaged backgrounds, from any research-focused discipline. Eligible second-year students must have at least three years remaining in their doctoral program and must not be expecting to graduate before spring/summer 2025. Students must be interested in learning to apply their discipline-based research to affect health policy research. Prior experience or knowledge in health policy is not required or expected. This program is not intended for students pursuing a clinical doctorate without a research focus. Rather, it is designed for doctoral students from any academic discipline (e.g., urban planning, political science, economics, anthropology, education, social work, sociology, engineering, geography, lab/bench sciences) in a research-focused program. Examples of eligible individuals include, but are not limited to, first-generation college graduates; individuals from lower socioeconomic backgrounds; individuals from communities of color; and individuals with disabilities. Applicants must be at least 21 years old as of Sept. 1, 2022. Federal, state, tribal, and local government employees are eligible to apply unless they are considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants must be U.S. citizens, permanent residents, or individuals granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) status by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services at the time of application. Applicants cannot be related by blood or marriage to any Officer, Manager, or Trustee of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, or be a descendant of its founder, Robert Wood Johnson.
PURPOSE: The Health Policy Research Scholars is a four-year national leadership development program for full-time doctoral students from nonclinical, research-focused disciplines in which policy is a key driver of change.
CONTACT: Phone: 410-502-5530. Email: hprs@jhu.edu. For more information, go to www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2022/health-policy-research-scholars.html.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, Jan. 12, 2022.
Subject(s): health policy research, health professions training.


Events

Virtual – Outcomes Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Impact
SPONSOR: Candid Learning
WHEN: Feb. 8, noon-3 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online via Zoom.
DESCRIPTION: Funders increasingly want to invest in a nonprofit’s impact, not activities. In this workshop, learn to shift your nonprofit organization's focus and communication tactics from activities to outcomes.
COST: $49. For more information and registration, go to learning.candid.org/training/2022-02-08-outcomes-thinking-and-management-shifting-focus-from-activities-to-impact/.
CONTACT: Use Candid’s online form to ask a question support.candid.org/case.html?mode=popup&return=https://learning.candid.org/thank-you.
From Candid Learning website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022.

Webinar – Get Your Board to Give Their Biggest Gifts and Help You Fundraise
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo 
WHEN:  Feb. 10, 2-3:15 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Brian Saber teaches attendees how to create a thought-out, formal board solicitation process and a detailed plan for strategically involving board members in fundraising. 
COST: $87. For more information and registration, go to www.charityhowto.comhow-to-get-your-nonprofit-board-to-donate.
CONTACT: Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo website, accessed Jan. 20, 2022.

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