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

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 Funding News and Grant Tips

Members Sought for the e-Health Advisory Committee
If you’re interested in health information technology, health information exchange systems, telemedicine, telehealth and home telemonitoring services issues, you can apply to be a member of the e-Health Advisory Committee. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission executive commissioner will appoint members to the committee to serve a term expiring Dec. 31, 2023. For more information about the committee and how to apply, visit the committee website.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, Feb. 21, 2022.

Texas State Agencies & Nonprofits Collaborate for Impact
The Interagency Coordinating Group has released its annual report which highlights best practices for state agencies collaborating with faith-based and community organizations. Collaborations with the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), including collaborations with the DSHS Audiovisual Library and the Medical & Research Library, are mentioned in the report. 
From OneStar Foundation email, Feb. 22. 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Biomarker Signatures of TB Infection in Young Children With and Without HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-22-015
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 8, 2022. Due Date: June 8, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $ 2.2 million for two to three 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.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to advance research to discover and validate novel biomarkers of Tuberculosis (TB) infection and subsequent risk of progression to TB disease in young children with and without HIV.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.855, 93.865
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, children’s health, tuberculosis.

Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs Research Network: HRSA-22-076
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $1 million for one cooperative agreement.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility is limited to domestic public or nonprofit institutions of higher learning and public or private nonprofit agencies engaged in research or in programs relating to maternal and child health and/or services for children with special health care needs. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, and tribal organizations are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to establish and maintain a national, multi-site, interdisciplinary research network (RN) for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building. Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN) Research Network (CYSHCN-RN) will provide national leadership in research to address critical knowledge gaps related to the implementation and measurement of a comprehensive, coordinated, family-centered system of services for CYSHCN and their families.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.110
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022. 
Subject(s): children’s health, children with special health care needs.

Emergency Awards: RADx®-UP - Social, Ethical, and Behavioral Implications (SEBI) Research on Disparities in COVID-19 Testing among Underserved and Vulnerable Populations (U01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-OD-22-005
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 2, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $11 million over two years for approximately 7-10 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 goal of this RADx®-UP Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to conduct social, ethical, and behavioral implications (SEBI) research to understand and reduce barriers to COVID-19 testing, as well as COVID-19 disparities that arise from barriers to testing among underserved and vulnerable populations. The funding for this initiative is provided from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, PL 117-2.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.310, 93.837, 93.838, 93.233, 93.839, 93.840, 93.853, 93.865, 93.867, 93.350, 93.172, 93.855, 93.113, 93.143, 93.361, 93.279, 93.173, 93.273, 93.859, 93.286, 93.307, 93.242, 93.846, 93.213, 93.847, 93.393, 93.394, 93.395, 93.396, 93.399, 93.866, 93.121
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022. 
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), medical research, underserved populations.

Fiscal Year (FY) 22 AmeriCorps State and National Tribal Grants: AC-09-15-21
SOURCE: AmeriCorps
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 4, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Award amounts will vary, as determined by the scope of the projects. Applicants are required to match funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Indian Tribes and tribal organizations that are controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by federally recognized Indian Tribes are also eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: AmeriCorps State and National grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence informed interventions/practices to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans. AmeriCorps is committed to working on a nation-to-nation basis with tribal nations and upholding the federal government’s tribal trust responsibility. AmeriCorps’ priorities for this grant competition are: 
• Efforts to help local communities respond to and recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. 
• Educational opportunity and economic mobility. 
• Programs that prioritize civic engagement/social cohesion. 
• Economic opportunity. 
• Education. 
• Veterans and military families, caregivers, and survivors. 
• Environmental stewardship.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 94.006
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022. 
Subject(s): human services, volunteerism, Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), education, veteran’s services, environmental health.

National Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center: 693JJ321NF00008
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $2.6 million for one award. Cost share must be a minimum of 20 percent.
ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to all sources.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity solicits applications for a cooperative agreement to operate a national Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC); conduct pedestrian and bicycle research; and provide technical assistance on topics related to pedestrian and bicycle activities.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 20.200
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022. 
Subject(s): transportation, health promotion/wellness.

Research Enhancement Award Program (REAP) for Health Professional Schools and Graduate Schools (R15 Clinical Trial Required)(Reissue of PAR-19-135): PAR-21-357
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 25, 2022. Expires Jan. 8, 2025. Please visit website 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).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to support small scale research grants at institutions that do not receive substantial funding from the NIH, with an emphasis on providing biomedical research experiences primarily for health professional, undergraduate and graduate students and enhancing the research environment at applicant institutions.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.865, 93.172, 93.393, 93.394, 93.395, 93.399, 93.867, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839, 93.840, 93.233, 93.866, 93.279, 93.273, 93.173, 93.242, 93.307, 93.853, 93.361
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022. 
Subject(s): health professions training, medical research, scholarships.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Cancer Society: The Role of Health Policy and Health Insurance in Improving Access to and Performance of Cancer Prevention, Early Detection and Treatment Services
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards will not exceed $200,000 per year (direct costs) for more than five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by not-for-profit institutions located within the United States, its territories and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Independent investigators at all stages of their career are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The American Cancer Society is accepting proposals for research projects designed to evaluate the impact of the many changes now occurring in the health care system with a particular focus on cancer prevention, control, and treatment. Research to be funded by this Request for Applications (RFA) should focus on the changes in national, state, and/or local policy and the response to these changes by health care systems, insurers, payers, communities, practices, and patients.
CONTACT: Chanda Felton. Email: chanda.felton@cancer.org. For more information, visit the American Cancer Society website
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer education/prevention, health policy research.

Brookshire Corporate Donations Program
SOURCE: Brookshire Grocery Company (BGC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Amounts range from $500 to $5,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Your organization must be in Brookshire’s market area to be eligible for a grant. Go to a map of their locations to find the nearest store. Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status that support the issues listed below are eligible to apply.  
PURPOSE: Brookshire Grocery Company supports hundreds of organizations in the communities they serve through their corporate donations program. Grant donations are spread across their market areas to support more than 100 communities in Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana. They have chosen to concentrate their philanthropic efforts specifically on organizations that support hunger relief, education, health, child and family wellbeing, and veterans. 
CONTACT: Email: GivingBack@brookshires.com. For more information, visit Brookshire’s website
From Brookshire Grocery Company website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, children’s health, nutrition/food services, hunger, veteran’s services, education.
  
Call for Proposals to Participate in the Health Systems Implementation Initiative (HSII)
SOURCE: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Notices of Intent are due on March 29, 2022. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by May 10, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: PCORI’s Board of Governors recently committed five years of funding, up to $50 million, to support implementation under The Health Systems Implementation Initiative (HSII). 
ELIGIBILITY: PCORI seeks health care delivery system applicants, as well as provider-affiliated health plan applicants that have significant involvement in health care delivery (e.g., provider-aligned, provider sponsored, and provider-led health plans), to participate in HSII by entering into Master Funding Agreements (MFAs) to become “HSII Participants.”
PURPOSE: To improve health outcomes or health care delivery, HSII Participants will have the opportunity to apply for Implementation Project funding to accomplish the uptake of evidence generated from specific PCORI-funded research projects within their health care organizations. HSII Participants will benefit from a streamlined pathway to potential PCORI funding support, as well as opportunities to collaborate with and learn from other like-minded organizations.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details.
From Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.
Subject(s): health policy research.

Creag Foundation Grants 
SOURCE: Creag Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant amount is $2,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation will consider proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations that are innovators in the field of human services. The focus is on smaller organizations that are just starting or established organizations that are looking for funding to take their organization in a new direction. Applications to the Creag Foundation are by invitation only. If your organization fits the funding criteria, you are welcome to submit a Letter of Inquiry. Format requirements for the letter are available in the Apply section of the website.
PURPOSE: The foundation will consider proposals from 501(c)(3) organizations that are innovators in the nonprofit community. It will consider proposals from organizations that propose a new approach to an existing social problem or address a previously unaddressed social issue.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details.
From Creag Foundation website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.
Subject(s): human services.

Episcopal Health Foundation: Activate Communities Grants
SOURCE: Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: May 2, 2022, noon CT. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by June 6, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: In previous years the smallest competitive award was $10,438 and the largest was $2.6 million. The median award was $209,756. Please see website for additional funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must provide services within the boundaries of the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants need not be affiliated with the Episcopal Church or any other faith community to be considered for funding.
PURPOSE: The Episcopal Health Foundation grants for projects in Texas that activate communities by strengthening organizations and congregations to build health-promoting communities. EHF’s grantmaking supports community-based organizations to develop the capacity to engage community members, particularly low-income populations, to become advocates for health, and to support communities in adopting new ways of problem solving. All efforts should have a goal of developing positive influence on the health of community members.
CONTACT: Phone: 713-225-0900. Email: grants@episcopalhealth.org. For more information, visit the Episcopal Health Foundation website.
From Episcopal Health Foundation website accessed, Feb. 23, 2022.
Subject(s): health care services, health promotion/wellness.

Walmart Foundation Accepting Applications for Community Grant Program Funding
SOURCE: Walmart Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Dec. 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) or (19) of the Internal Revenue Code; or a recognized government entity (state, county, or city agency, including law enforcement or fire departments) requesting funds exclusively for a public purpose; or a K-12 public or private school, charter school, community/junior college, state/private college or university; or a church or other faith-based organization with a proposed project that benefits the community at large. such as food pantries, soup kitchens, and clothing closets. All organizations applying for a Local Community grant must be CyberGrants FrontDoor verified prior to applying.
PURPOSE: Local Community grants are awarded through an open application process and provide funding directly from Walmart and Sam’s Club facilities to local organizations in the U.S. 
CONTACT: Please go to Walmart.org FAQs for contact information. For more information, visit the Local Community grants website
From Walmart.org website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.
Subject(s): children's health, community health services, health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food service, human services, education, environmental health.



Events

Webinar – Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas Grantee Training 
SPONSOR: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
WHEN: March 8,9,10; 1-2:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join CPRIT for a redesigned and interactive webinar that will help current grantees successfully navigate compliance and reporting requirements. The training will include an overview of essential grantee resources, relevant administrative rule changes, programmatic updates, and a Q&A with staff. CPRIT’s administrative rule § 703.22 requires all grantees to complete an annual compliance training by December 31 of each year. The Authorized Signing Official (ASO) and at least one other individual from each organization must attend the annual compliance training; however, CPRIT encourages all staff who use its grants management system, including Principal Investigators, to participate in this training. Attendance at this webinar will satisfy the training requirement for 2022. CPRIT staff participating in the webinar will include representatives from the compliance department, program staff, operations staff and the legal department. PLEASE NOTE: Grantee compliance trainings are program specific. Organizations with grants across multiple programs should attend the training that pertains to the majority of their awards.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: Phone: 512-463-3190. Email: cprit@cprit.texas.gov. For more information and to register, go to the CPRIT Ethics and Compliance website.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.

Virtual and In-Person – Texas Partners in Policymaking Class of 2023
SPONSOR: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD). 
WHEN: Applications close on March 25, 2022. The program consists of six two-day training sessions held monthly from September to April. Sessions are generally held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Fridays and 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Sessions may be held in-person or online via video conference. In-person sessions are held in San Antonio and Austin. In addition to the weekend sessions, participants attend monthly online meetings held on weekday evenings.
WHERE: Online and in-person in San Antonio and Austin.
DESCRIPTION: Texas Partners in Policymaking (Partners) is a leadership training program organized by the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD). It is designed to empower adults with developmental disabilities (DD) and family members of people with DD to become effective advocates for policy change. Partners teaches leadership skills for fostering positive partnerships with elected officials and other policymakers who make decisions about the services that people with developmental disabilities and their families use.
COST: Free. Go to registration and other information
CONTACT: Genessee Klemm. Email: genessee.klemm@tcdd.texas.gov.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities website, accessed Feb. 23, 2022.



Awards in Texas

CPRIT Supports Work on Combo Cancer Therapy
The lab of bioengineer Gang Bao of Rice’s George R. Brown School of Engineering won a 3-year grant for more than $1 million to develop a strategy that combines magnetic nanoparticles, free radical generation and immune checkpoint blockade (ICB) therapy to kill cancer cells.
From Rice University website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.

MD Anderson Receives over $31 Million in CPRIT Funding
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center was awarded $31.73 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) in support of clinical, translational and prevention research across the institution.
From The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.

The Rose Awarded a Healthy Kids, Healthy Families® (HKHF) grant by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX)
The $35,000 grant will fund The Rose Empower Her® Sponsorship Program, providing breast cancer screenings and care for uninsured women across Texas.
From The Rose Center for Breast Health Excellence website, accessed Feb. 24, 2022.


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