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

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Federal Government Transitions Away from Using the DUNS Number and Toward the New Unique Entity ID 
By April 4, 2022, the federal government will transition away from using the DUNS Number and toward the new Unique Entity ID (SAM) as the primary means of entity identification for federal awards. If you are registered in, you’ve already been assigned a new Unique Entity ID. Go to the U.S. General Services Administration Unique Entity Identifier Update website to learn more:
From U.S. General Services Administration website, accessed Jan. 26, 2022.

New Tools for the All Texas Access Initiative
The All Texas Access initiative is a collaboration between Texas Health and Human Services (HHSC) and rural-serving local mental health authorities and local behavioral health authorities. Background information, data, regional plans and recommendations can be viewed on the All Texas Access website:
From Texas Health and Human Services email, Jan. 24, 2022.

Public Funding Opportunities

Area Health Education Centers Program: HRSA-022-053
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
$ AVAILABLE: $43.2 million for 55 cooperative agreements. 
ELIGIBILITY: Entities eligible to apply are public or nonprofit private accredited schools of allopathic medicine and osteopathic medicine and incorporated consortia made up of such schools or the parent institutions of such schools. In states with no existing Area Health Education Centers (AHEC) Program, schools of nursing may apply for an award in the infrastructure development phase. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of the AHEC Program is to develop and enhance education and training networks within communities, academic institutions, and community-based organizations. In turn, these networks seek to increase diversity among health professionals, broaden the distribution of the health workforce, enhance health care quality, and improve health care delivery to rural and underserved areas and populations.
CFDA: 93.107
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From website, accessed Jan. 26, 2022. 
Subject(s): health care training, health professions training, rural health, underserved populations.

CHART Model Community Transformation Track Hospital Interest Form
SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: Rural hospitals in 13 noncontiguous rural counties and census tracts: Angelina, Brown, Burnet, DeWitt, Dawson, all rural census tracts in Guadalupe County, Haskell, Maverick, Mitchell, Polk, San Augustine, all rural census tracts in Wichita County, and Young.
PURPOSE: The CHART Model is a voluntary opportunity for rural hospitals to test health care transformation supported by payment reform. It is a seven-year funding opportunity from CMS that requires hospitals to participate in multiple activities and reporting requirements. Additionally, hospitals that participate in the CHART Model will be able to take advantage of certain operational flexibilities that include certain Medicare benefit enhancements and beneficiary engagement incentives. Because HHSC as the Lead Organization for the CHART Model in Texas will be responsible for requesting operational flexibilities and selecting certain quality measures for reporting, it is important HHSC identify potential hospitals’ interest in participating in the CHART Model, so that it can begin to prepare hospitals for its role next year. To do this, HHSC requests you complete the form so that it can start working with hospitals that plan to participate, answer questions from those that need more information, and identify any available capacity for participation from hospitals that are no longer interested in the CHART Mode.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: Any eligible hospitals interested in participating in the CHART Model (even if they have submitted a Letter of Intent to HHSC) are asked to complete the Hospital Interest Form on the website
For more information, go to
From Texas Health and Human Services email, Jan. 19, 2022. 
Subject(s): health care facilities, rural health.

Community Advancement Packages Grant Program for Libraries
SOURCE: Texas State Library and Archives Commission (TSLAC)
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may apply for one or two Community Advancement Packages (CAP) on the same application form. Each CAP provides up to $5,000 in reimbursement funds. Total awards will not exceed $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The following entities are eligible to apply for funds through their governing authority: 
• Accredited public libraries.
• Local public library systems.
• Libraries that are members of the TexShare Library Consortium.
• Nonprofit organizations that are applying on behalf of accredited libraries and/or TexShare members. 
• Libraries that serve a population of 60,000 persons or less.
PURPOSE: Community Advancement Packages are designed to help libraries respond directly to identified community needs through the purchase of items that will support and advance community development through library sponsored programming and services. Each Community Advancement Package is designed to include eligible items that will assist libraries as they expand community services in specifically targeted areas. Health related target areas and available packages are the Trauma-informed Library Package, Mental Health Collection Package, COVID-19 Package, and Partners for Health Package.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From Texas State Library and Archives Commission email, Jan. 24, 2022. 
Subject(s): health literacy.

Disaster Case Management Program - Repost: HHS0011309
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 22, 2022 by 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of federal funding available for the Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) will be determined when a Presidentially Declared Disaster occurs. The amount of funding will depend on the severity of the event and is contingent upon the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Grants awarded because of this Request for Applications (RFA) will be funded on a cost reimbursement basis.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), issues this Request for Applications (RFA) to identify qualified applicants to perform Disaster Case Management (DCM) services to Texans due to the impacts of a Presidentially Declared Disaster. It is HHSC's intention to award multiple grant agreements as a result of this RFA to ensure DCM services are in place across the state, in the event multiple Presidentially Declared Disasters occur during the grant term. NOTE: This is a repost of RFA HHS0010219.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Kristen Thatcher, CTCD, Grants Specialist. Email: For more information, go to
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Jan. 24, 2022. 
Subject(s): disaster assistance.

Enhancing Capacity for Community-Serving Organizations to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs
SOURCE: CDC Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 7, 2022 by 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: The CDC Foundation will fund an estimated 75 community-serving organizations (CSOs) serving 57 priority jurisdictions identified by the CDC’s initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. Awards will not exceed $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible CSOs are organizations that intend to implement HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) programs or are expanding their existing HIVST programs, and that have a history of serving vulnerable populations affected by HIV. CSOs are ineligible for this CDC Foundation funding opportunity if they are awarded funding by the CDC through either NOFO PS21-2102 or NOFO PS22-2203. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The CDC Foundation was awarded a federal grant to work on Enhancing Community Capacity to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs in partnership with CDC's Division of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention. The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to expand the reach and impact of HIV Self Testing (HIVST) programs in the U.S. by building the capacity of community-serving organizations (CSOs) focused on populations most affected by HIV. CSOs will implement or expand HIV self-testing programs within their communities and collaborate with CDC Foundation to identify lessons learned and develop promising practices to support the implementation of self-testing programs.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to
From Texas Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Unit email, Jan. 25, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Self-Advocacy Group Mini-Grants
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
$ AVAILABLE: $15,000 for up to 12 months. Funding is available for up to 10 projects. The amount of the match contribution that a grantee is required to include in its budget is based on the counties the project will serve. For counties designated as poverty counties, a match of at least 10 percent of the total project costs is required; and a 25 percent match is required for non-poverty counties.
• Government agencies.
• Nonprofit agencies.
• Colleges or universities.
• Faith-based institutions.
• Technical or professional schools.
• For-profit businesses.
PURPOSE: Through these grants, local self-advocacy groups will build their organizational capacity and expand their impact. Self-advocacy groups can use these funds to strengthen their group to become more established, develop community partnerships, conduct formal activities, and ultimately expand their role and impact. The groups will identify and achieve at least one major activity that will put them in a position to pursue more significant activities or grants. Self-advocacy groups can apply for these grants or they can partner with another organization that can receive and disburse funds.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities website, accessed Jan. 27, 2022. 
Subject(s): disabilities.

Statewide Youth Services Network (SYSN): HHS0011064
SOURCE: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 7, 2022 by 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: DFPS anticipates making two or three awards, with awards per individual grant ranging between $500,000 and $762,500 for each State of Texas fiscal year. Any vendor selected to deliver these services must provide dollar-for-dollar matching funds. Please see URL for additional details.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Prevention and Early Intervention (PEI) Division partners with community-based programs and agencies across the state to provide a variety of opportunities to promote positive outcomes for children, youth, and families. These programs are free of charge to the public and participation is voluntary. As part of its array of prevention efforts, PEI funds SYSN programming in communities throughout the state.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: Kristen Thatcher, CTCD, Grants Specialist. Email: For more information, go to
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Jan. 24, 2022.
Subject(s): youth services.

Private Funding Opportunities

ALDI Smart Kids Grant
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Dec. 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants can request either cash or ALDI gift cards ranging in value from $100 to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Recipients must be in communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices, or warehouses and conducts business. To find the nearest ALDI store and the division in which it is located, go to Organizations must qualify as one of the following:
• 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
• Public funded service agency, such as a police or fire department.
• Public or private K-12 school.
• Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community.
PURPOSE: ALDI is partnering with local organizations to make a positive impact on kids’ health and wellness. Grant funds can be used to support children through education, arts, or other activities that help kids stay active and healthy. 
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From ALDI website, accessed Jan. 27, 2022.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services, obesity, children’s health.

Lupus Research Alliance Invites Applications for Innovation Award
SOURCE: Lupus Research Alliance (LRA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2022. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Aug. 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $300,000 over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Individuals with a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., D.O. or equivalent), holding a faculty, or equivalent, position and leading an independent research team at an academic, nonprofit, or government research institution are eligible to apply. There are no citizenship requirements. Federal government research laboratories are not eligible for this award.
PURPOSE: The Lupus Innovation Award (LIA) provides support for pioneering, high-risk, high-reward approaches to major challenges in lupus research. Special emphasis is placed on lupus studies exploring fundamental mechanisms, novel targets and pathways, novel technologies, and interdisciplinary approaches. Both early career and established investigators new to lupus with highly innovative ideas are encouraged to apply. Early-stage investigators are eligible for an additional third year of funding contingent upon successful completion of the original grant. 
CONTACT: Scientific questions: Jana Barlic-Dicen, Ph.D. Email: Administrative questions: Diomaris Gonzalez. Email:
For more information, go to
From Lupus Research Alliance website, accessed Jan. 27, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, chronic diseases.

Massage Therapy Foundation Research Award 
SOURCE: Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposal application deadline: March 1, 2022. Full proposal deadline: Aug. 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Amount awarded is between $30,000 to $300,000 and must be used in the specific time for which it has been awarded. Funding can be used over the course of multiple years.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants are available to investigators who have experience in the relevant field of research and are presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, or other institution qualified and willing to function as a sponsoring organization for the purpose of this project. 
PURPOSE: Awards are granted to support high quality, independent research which contributes significantly and directly to the knowledge of massage therapy or its application. Basic, applied, and translational research studies which investigate massage therapy as a wellness, medical, or
health/mental health treatment or prevention intervention are supported.
CONTACT: Gini Ohlson, Executive Director. Phone: 847-905-1520. Email:
For more information, go to
From Massage Therapy Foundation website, accessed Jan. 24, 2022.
Subject(s): complementary therapies, mental health, health promotion/wellness, medical research.

Society for Vascular Surgery Welcomes Applications for Clinical Research Seed Grant
SOURCE: Society for Vascular Surgery (SVS) Foundation
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the Principal Investigator must be an SVS active member within the first 10 years of practice, or a fellowship- or integrated residency-trained, board-eligible, vascular surgeon within the first 10 years of practice with a full-time faculty position with an SVS Active Member serving as mentor. 
PURPOSE: The Society for Vascular Surgery is a nonprofit professional medical society of vascular surgeons that seeks to advance excellence and innovation in vascular health through education, advocacy, research and public awareness. To help advance this mission, the organization welcomes applications for its Clinical Research Seed Grant program. Through the program, a grant will be awarded in support of clinical, preferably patient-oriented, research conducted with human subjects or on material of human origin such as tissues, specimens and cognitive phenomena for which an investigator directly interacts with human subjects. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-258-7188. Email: For more information, go to
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 25, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research.

State Farm Neighborhood Assist®
SOURCE: State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The entry period for the program begins at noon CT. on Feb. 16, 2022 and concludes when 4,000 entries have been submitted.
$ AVAILABLE: 100 awards of $25,000 each.
• Educational institutions.
• Programs conducted by municipal, county, state or federal government entities.
• 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofit organizations.
• 501(c)(4) volunteer fire companies.
• Grants will only be given to causes in the 50 United States and the District of Columbia.
PURPOSE: State Farm Neighborhood Assist® is a program that awards grants to causes across the United States. The program has three phases. First, users submit causes they think deserve a $25,000 grant. Next, the State Farm Review Committee narrows down the submissions to the top 200. Finally, the public votes to select the top 100. Each winning cause that meets all entry criteria will receive a $25,000 grant.
CONTACT: Email: For more information, go to
From State Farm Neighborhood Assist website, accessed Jan. 26, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, environmental health, mental health, animal welfare, fire & emergency response, education, health, volunteerism, housing/homeless.  


Webinar – Federal Grant Procurement Under Duress
SPONSOR: Federal Fund Management Advisor
WHEN:  Feb. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. CT. 
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: With your organization’s current federal grant portfolio, the odds are you are doing a lot of purchasing. It follows, then, that the methods you use and the results you achieve are going to receive scrutiny from awarding agencies and auditors. Join Bob Lloyd for this timely and practical session to make sure you don’t cut any corners because of the current challenging circumstances.
COST: Live Webinar: $249.00. On-Demand Recording: $249.00. Live Webinar + OnDemand: $349.00. For more information and registration, go to
CONTACT: Phone: 888-265-0600. Email:
From Federal Fund Management Advisor email, Jan. 26, 2022.

Webinar – Federal Cooperative Agreements: What Recipients Need to Know
SPONSOR: Federal Fund Management Advisor 
WHEN:  Feb. 22, 1-2:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Cooperative agreements are the “go-to” assistance award instrument for many federal agencies. If you have one or more in your award portfolio or you might in the future, this webinar will help you effectively manage your pre-award and post-award decision-making.
COST: Live Webinar: $249.00. On-Demand Recording: $249.00. Live Webinar + OnDemand: $349.00. For more information and registration, go to
CONTACT: Phone: 888-265-0600. Email:
From Federal Fund Management Advisor email, Jan. 26, 2022.

Awards in Texas

Governor Abbott Announces $1 Million In Texas Talent Connection Grants
Governor Greg Abbott announced $1 million in Texas Talent Connection grants supporting a two-year pilot program connecting foster youth and victims of sex trafficking, age 16-25, to workforce education programs and services to help them in finding and maintaining employment leading to independence and self-sufficiency.
From Office of the Texas Governor website, accessed Jan. 27, 2022.

HCA Healthcare Foundation Donates $1.35 Million Grant to Educate Texas
The HCA Healthcare Foundation, through its Healthier Tomorrow Fund, will donate $1.35 million over the next three years to Educate Texas, an initiative of Communities Foundation of Texas. The grant is aimed at increasing student access to programs that enable health care careers.
From Business Wire website, accessed Jan. 27, 2022.

Women’s Fund Gives More than $240,000 in Grants to Nonprofits in Smith County

The Women’s Fund of Smith County announced $247,500 in grants. The money was given to CASA for Kids of East Texas, Cook’s Children’s Clinic and The Mentoring Alliance, which each received $50,000. Next Step Community Solutions also was given more than $97,000 to support their suicide prevention program.
From Women’s Fund of Smith County website, accessed Jan. 27, 2022.

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