Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 3 Alert #3 - March 15, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

HHSC Launches $23.2 Million Substance Use Prevention Awareness Campaign Effort
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is launching a $23.2 million public awareness campaign to prevent substance use disorders and help Texans access necessary treatment and services. The projects that are part of the campaign are funded from the $252.8 million HHSC received in 2021 in federal Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant supplemental funds through H.R. 133 and the American Rescue Plan Act. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) directed states to use the funding to address local substance use disorders-related needs, improve efficiency, and improve planning and oversight of substance use disorder (SUD) prevention, intervention, treatment, and recovery services. Texas residents can dial 2-1-1 to learn about programs and services.
From Texas Health and Human Services website, accessed March 10, 2022.

Texas Launches Streamlined Website to Connect Parents to Early Childhood Services
Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), the Texas Workforce Commission, the Texas Education Agency and other state agencies have teamed up to launch a streamlined website to connect Texas parents to a variety of free or low cost early childhood services and resources, available through different state agencies and programs. Read more here.
From Texas Health and Human Services website, accessed March 10, 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Individual Investigator Research Awards: RFA R-23.1-IIRA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $350,000 per year. Exceptions permitted if extremely well justified. Maximum duration: three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view website for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing critically important questions that will significantly advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. Areas of interest include laboratory research, translational studies, and/or clinical investigations. Competitive renewal applications accepted. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed March 8, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents: RFA R-23.1-IIRACCA
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $350,000 per year. Applicants that plan on conducting a clinical trial as part of the project may request up to $500,000 in total costs. Exceptions permitted if extremely well justified; maximum duration: four years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view website for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing questions that will advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, progression, detection, or treatment of cancer in children and adolescents. Laboratory, clinical, or population-based studies are all acceptable. CPRIT expects the outcome of the research to reduce the incidence, morbidity, or mortality from cancer in children and/or adolescents in the near or long term. Competitive renewal applications accepted.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed March 8, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Individual Investigator Research Awards for Clinical Translation: RFA R-23.1-IIRACT
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $500,000 per year. Maximum duration: Four years. Exceptions permitted if extremely well justified.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view website for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications that propose innovative cancer clinical studies that are hypothesis driven and involve patients enrolled prospectively in a clinical trial. Areas of interest include clinical studies of new or repurposed drugs, hormonal therapies, immune therapies, surgery, radiation therapy, stem cell transplantation, combinations of interventions, or therapeutic devices. Clinical trial must be planned to begin when contract is awarded.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed March 8, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Individual Investigator Research Awards for Computational Systems Biology of Cancer (IIRACSBC): RFA R-23.1-IIRACSBC
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $400,000 in total costs per year for up to three years. Exceptions permitted if extremely well justified.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view website for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications for innovative mathematical and/or computational research projects addressing questions that will advance current knowledge in the (a) mechanisms that tie altered gene expression and downstream molecular mechanisms to functional cancer phenotypes and/or (b) mechanisms that tie tumor morphology to functional cancer phenotypes and/or mechanisms that tie treatment sequence and combination to evolving functional cancer phenotypes (that emerge as a result of treatment selection). 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed March 8, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection: RFA R-23.1-IIRAP
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted through June 8, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $400,000 per year. Exceptions permitted if extremely well justified; maximum duration: five years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view website for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications which propose clinical and population-based projects designed to develop effective prevention and early detection interventions to reduce cancer risk, mortality, and morbidity among Texans. Projects that propose such research collaborations with existing CPRIT Prevention Program awardees including the CPRIT funded Texas Collaborative Center for Hepatocellular Cancer are strongly encouraged. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas website, accessed March 8, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research.

Substance Abuse and HIV Prevention Navigator Program for Racial/Ethnic Minorities Cooperative Agreement: SP-22-002
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 2, 2022. Note: Letters from State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in response to E.O. 12372 are due no later than July 2, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $4.5 million for 18 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private non-profit entities. Prevention Navigator grant recipients that received funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and FY2021 under SP-20-001 are not eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to provide substance misuse and HIV prevention services to racial/ethnic minority males at risk for HIV/AIDS. The program will provide evidence-based substance misuse and HIV and hepatitis programming in hard to serve communities to reduce infections and increase protective factors using SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.243
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 9, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, substance abuse.


Private Funding Opportunities

Alcon Foundation Grants (Ft. Worth/Houston)
SOURCE: Alcon Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Please see below.
$ AVAILABLE: Requests for more than $10,000 are accepted online between February 1 and July 31 each year. Qualifying applications will be collectively reviewed before year-end for the following year’s awards. Requests for $10,000 or less are accepted online at any time throughout the year and reviewed on a quarterly basis.
ELIGIBILITY: The Alcon Foundation accepts charitable monetary donation applications from 501(c)(3) charities with:
• High-quality programs and services.
• Well-defined goals.
• A commitment to maximizing available resources.
• A reputation for meeting objectives.
• The ability to report results.
The foundation also supports select cultural, humanitarian and community development programs that meaningfully enhance quality of life in the communities where Alcon has a U.S. facility. Alcon’s Texas facilities are in Fort Worth and Houston.
PURPOSE: The foundation’s primary focus is on supporting programs that improve the quality of eye care services and patient access to care, as well as programs that promote the advancement of eye health education, training and skills-transfer. 
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details. Scroll down to the charitable monetary donations section to see how to apply for a grant.
From Alcon Foundation website, accessed March 9, 2022.
Subject(s): vision/eye care, human services. 

Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are typically in the $5,000 to $20,000 range.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a 501(c)3 organization in Texas, New Mexico or Oklahoma. Requests should align with the foundation’s mission and funding priorities as listed in the purpose section below.
PURPOSE: Preference is given to nonprofits serving rural counties in all three states. Funding for nonprofit organizations located in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area and Houston area is not a focus of the foundation. The foundation funds nonprofit organizations that provide services supporting these program areas for low-income and vulnerable populations or individuals: 
• Programs that provide basic and essential needs of children and youth. 
• Programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for seniors.
• Programs that improve or enhance the quality of life for people with disabilities.
CONTACT: View the contact information on the website. For more information, go to the Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation website.
From Carl C. Anderson Sr. & Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation website, accessed March 11, 2022.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, children’s health, youth services, disabilities.

John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant for Psychologists Investigating Serious Emotional Disturbance (SED)
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: APF will be awarding grants of up to $22,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an early career psychologist (no more than 10 years post-doctoral with a degree from an accredited university). 
PURPOSE: The John and Polly Sparks Early Career Grant supports early career psychologists conducting research in the area of early intervention and treatment for serious emotional disturbance in children. The John and Polly Sparks Foundation partnered with APF to empower early career psychologists to produce scientifically-based research and programs that could provide models for broad-based applications across the country.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From American Psychological Foundation website, accessed March 11, 2022.
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health.

Max and Victoria Dreyfus 2022 Grants
SOURCE: Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 10, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards typically range from $1,000 to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation will consider grants for IRS-qualified nonprofit organizations located within the United States.
PURPOSE: The foundation aims to support organizations and programs for which a relatively small amount of funding might make a large difference. The foundation will consider requests to support museums, cultural and performing arts programs; schools and hospitals; educational, skills-training and other programs for youth, seniors and persons with disabilities; environmental and wildlife protection activities; and other community-based organizations and programs. 
CONTACT: Email: info@mvdreyfusfoundation.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From Max and Victoria Dreyfus Foundation website, accessed March 10, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, education, health care facilities, youth services, aged/seniors, disabilities, environmental health, volunteerism.

MGN Family Foundation Grants
SOURCE: MGN Family Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant amount was $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Not specified. No grants to individuals.
PURPOSE: The foundation awards grants in the areas of health care with an emphasis on hospitals and their care of patients, medical research, excellence in education, and the assistance of military personnel and their families. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-839-1754. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From MGN Family Foundation website, accessed March 9, 2022.
Subject(s): health care services, veteran services, education, medical research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders (IRL)
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 4, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Total awards will be up to $395,000 per team for the duration of the three-year fellowship program.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must apply to the IRL program as a team. Each team must consist of three individuals, including two researchers and one community partner. Researchers are people with a terminal degree in their field (e.g., Ph.D.) or who have extensive research or evaluation experience. Community partners are defined as individuals with close ties to a community of interest. These individuals must have the potential to take action on the issue themselves or have relationships with entities that can.
Teams must include members from different disciplines and perspectives. Teams do not need to be in the same geographic area but must work cohesively together. 
PURPOSE: Interdisciplinary Research Leaders embark on a transformational journey using action-oriented, community-engaged research to help build a Culture of Health, one that enables everyone in America to live longer, healthier lives. Some are advancing existing projects; others represent new and unexpected collaborations that bring many perspectives to a critical issue. All are using the power of applied research, done in collaboration with the community and applied in real-time, to create change. Each annual class of fellows addresses a theme in their leadership training and project work. Learn more about the 2022 theme at the Interdisciplinary Research Leaders website.
CONTACT: Phone: 844-210-9072. Email: ResearchLeaders@umn.edu. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, March 2, 2022.
Subject(s): health policy research, medical research.


Events

Virtual – Bureau of Health Workforce to Hold First Ever Virtual All Grantee and Stakeholder Meeting
SPONSOR: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Bureau of Health Workforce (BHW) 
WHEN: April 5-6, 11 a.m.- 3:45 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: This meeting brings together BHW’s network – grantees and their trainees, stakeholders, Federal Advisory Committees, and BHW staff – to discuss their programs, develop partnerships, and share successes to impact the larger rural and underserved health care landscape.
COST: Free. Learn more and register.
CONTACT: Use their online contact form.
From Health Resources and Services Administration email, Feb. 28, 2022.

Webinar – Measuring Volunteer Program Outcomes 
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College (ACC). 
WHEN: March 29, noon - 1:15 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This course will enable participants to develop a clear path to incorporating volunteers into the overall mission and vision of their nonprofit.
COST: $5-$30. Go to registration and more information.
CONTACT: Email: centerfornonprofitstudies@austincc.edu
From Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College website, accessed March 10, 2022.


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