Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 4 Alert #2 - April 12, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Public Health Workers Burned Out, Considering Leaving, Study Reveals
More than half of America’s public health workers report at least one symptom of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a new survey of nearly 45,000 employees in state and local government public health departments. The study reveals high levels of stress, burnout, and intent to leave among public health employees, many of whom have faced threats and harassment from officials and community members who have opposed their guidance on pandemic mitigation efforts, including masking, social distancing, and vaccination. Read the research brief.
From de Beaumont Foundation website, accessed April 5, 2022.

Reimagining Mental Health Care Delivery Through Public Libraries
In response to inadequate community mental health services, St. David’s Foundation is reimagining the delivery of mental health by building upon trusted community networks and piloting Libraries for Health, an initiative that enables non-clinical mental health supports and practices within libraries. Eight library entities (reflecting 15 library locations) in Central Texas have been selected to participate in the pilot, totaling nearly $1 million to support expanded access to behavioral health pathways. To learn more about the initiative, visit St. David’s Foundation website.
From St. David’s Foundation website, accessed March 30, 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Legal Assistance, Benefits Counseling Services, and Training (LABCST): HHS0011069
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 26, 2022, 10:30 a.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $2.4 million for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must:
• Be a public or private nonprofit entity.
• Employ attorneys licensed to practice law by the state.
• Be located, and have a business address, in Texas.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to provide legal advice and assistance to Medicare-eligible individuals and their representatives; and to provide legal consultation and training to the Health Information Counseling and Advocacy Program (HICAP) network program staff and volunteers. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: John Norton, Grant Specialist, HHSC Procurement and Contracting Services. Email: John.Norton2@hhs.texas.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed April 5, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, community health services.

Maternal and Child Health - Technical Assistance and Capacity Building: HHS0011081
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 11, 2022, 10:30 a.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: DSHS will make one award. The total amount of funding available for this program is $300,000 annually. The initial term will be for three years totaling $900,000, with the option of two (2), one (1) year renewal periods, for a total maximum award amount of $1.5 million. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must:
• Be established as a legal entity. 
• Have a physical business address in Texas, located within the proposed service area. 
• Have the authority to do business in the State of Texas. 
• Be in good standing with the U.S. Internal Revenue Service.
Eligible applicants must be one of the following:
• Community-Based Organization (CBO) in Texas.
• Nonprofit organization.
• Faith-based organization.
• Clinic.
• Hospital.
• Governmental entity. 
• Local government as defined by Texas Government Code Section 791.003(4).
Please refer to the Request for Applications (RFA) for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Section and the Children with Special Health Care Needs (CSHCN) Systems Development Group seeks one Grantee to identify and work with Community-based Organizations (CBOs) serving children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and their families, including those families experiencing health disparities. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Ross Hoffpauir, Grants Specialist, HHSC Procurement and Contracting Services. Email: Ross.Hoffpauir01@hhs.texas.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed April 5, 2022. 
Subject(s): children’s health, children with special health care needs, pregnancy, women’s health.

Provider's Clinical Support System – Universities: TI-22-011
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.4 million for six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are domestic public and private nonprofit entities, states, political subdivisions of states, Indian tribes or tribal organizations (as such terms are defined in section 5304 of title 25), health facilities, or programs operated by or in accordance with a contract or grant with the Indian Health Service.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to provide resources to graduate-level students in medical (M.D./D.O.), physician assistant (P.A.), nurse practitioner (N.P.) and other eligible nursing programs to receive the theoretical knowledge and practical training required for them to treat opioid use disorders (OUD) and prescribe medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) in office-based settings upon graduation and receipt of licensure. In addition, this grant program is focused on the broader integration of substance use disorder (SUD) related education into the medical and nursing curricula of the respective academic institution.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.243
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 30, 2022. 
Subject(s): substance abuse, health professions training, opioid overdose epidemic.

Public Health Scholarship Program (PHSP): HRSA-22-122
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 1, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: $39 million for 26 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• City or township governments.
• State governments.
• Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS.
• Private institutions of higher education.
• Public and state-controlled institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the PHSP is to strengthen the public health workforce by providing support to organizations to develop scholarship programs that incentivize individuals to pursue training and careers in public health. Through the PHSP, scholarship recipients will gain the requisite knowledge and skills necessary to prevent, prepare for, and respond to recovery activities related to COVID–19, as well as other public health emergencies. Awarded recipients will provide scholarships to individuals for the purpose of public health training in professional, graduate, degree, and/or certificate programs. These examples are not an exhaustive list of training opportunities. Applicants will be required to have an existing public health training program as well as public health partnerships in place, along with a system for scholarship recipients to maintain or be transitioned into employment in public health upon completion of their training. Training participants will include individuals currently working in state or local governments, including state, local, territorial or tribal public health departments, and individuals in public health-related training programs. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.516
CONTACT: Please see website for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 7, 2022. 
Subject(s): scholarships, health internships, health professions training, public health, training.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation: Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must possess a doctoral degree and must have demonstrated research productivity in the area of serious mental illness for a minimum of eight years; be significantly involved in the training and development of younger investigators; and be affiliated with an accredited college, university, or other research/treatment institution.
PURPOSE: The APF Alexander Gralnick Research Investigator Prize recognizes exceptional individuals working in the area of serious mental illness, including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and paranoia (delusional disorder). The goals of the annual program are to encourage psychologists to assume a leadership role for psychology in the area of serious mental illness; encourage the training of future psychologists to become leaders in the field; and provide funding for recipients so as to ensure that psychologists work to advance understanding and treatment for those who are affected by serious mental illnesses.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From American Psychological Foundation website, accessed April 7, 2022.
Subject(s): mental health, medical research.

Leveraging Pharmacies for STI Services and Care
SOURCE: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022. If this due date poses a problem for your jurisdiction, please reach out to NACCHO in advance of the deadline to discuss options.
$ AVAILABLE: NACCHO, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Sexually Transmitted Diseases Prevention (DSTDP) will fund two to five health department pharmacy partnerships up to $75,000 (per site).
ELIGIBILITY: This funding is open to health departments to work with at least one pharmacy with a committed interest in partnering to expand sexually transmitted infection (STI) services in the jurisdiction. The applicant is the health department. The applicant must have the organizational and project management capacity over the project period to design and implement a model that creates a network between the pharmacy and the health department.
PURPOSE: This project will offer essential information about the provision of expanded STI patient care via pharmacy settings. To establish models of practice, NACCHO, with support from the CDC DSTDP, will fund health department pharmacy partnerships to develop, design, and implement a collaborative partnership with local health departments to expand STI services and care. Findings will be shared broadly with STD programs and pharmacies across the country.
CONTACT: Rebekah Horowitz, Senior Program Analyst, HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis. Email: rhorowitz@naccho.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From National Association of County and City Health Officials email, March 31, 2022.
Subject(s): sexually transmitted disease, community health services.

Leveraging Retail Health Clinics for STI/HIV Services and Care for Underserved Minorities
SOURCE: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2022. If this due date poses a problem for your jurisdiction, please reach out in advance of the deadline to discuss options.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to three health department-retail health clinic teams will be funded up to $300,000 (per partnership) to develop, design, and implement a collaborative partnership to expand sexually transmitted infection (STI)/HIV services and care.
ELIGIBILITY: This funding is only available to partnerships in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) priority jurisdictions. This funding is open to local health departments (LHDs) that have at least one Retail Health Clinic (RHC) with a committed interest in partnering to expand STI/HIV services in their jurisdiction.
PURPOSE: This funding is to support integration of sexual health services for underserved and under-diagnosed racial/ethnic and sexual minorities, including young people, across RHCs, health department, primary care, and other health care settings.
CONTACT: Rebekah Horowitz, Senior Program Analyst, HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis. Email: rhorowitz@naccho.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From National Association of County and City Health Officials email, March 31, 2022.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, sexually transmitted disease, minority health.

NFL Foundation Grassroots Program Invites Proposals for Field Improvement Projects (Dallas/Houston)
SOURCE: National Football League (NFL) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: There are two levels of funding available: general field support and field surface grants. 
General Field Support: Applicants may submit requests of up to $50,000 for capital projects not associated with the actual field surface. This support includes the installation/refurbishment of bleachers, concession stands, lights, irrigation systems, etc.
Field Surface Grants: Matching grants of up to $250,000 will be available to applicants seeking to install or resurface synthetic sports turf surfaces on a community, middle school, or high school football field. A smaller number of matching grants of up to $100,000 will be available to help finance the resurfacing of a community, middle school, or high school football field utilizing natural grass/sod surfaces.
ELIGIBILITY: In Texas, only organizations located in low-moderate income areas within the target markets of Houston and Dallas are eligible to apply. Projects must be sponsored by nonprofit community-based organizations registered as tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or middle or high schools. 
PURPOSE: The NFL Foundation Grassroots Program is a partnership of the NFL Foundation, which provides funding for the program, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), which provides technical assistance and manages the program. The goal of the program is to provide nonprofit, neighborhood-based organizations with financial and technical assistance that enables them to improve the quality, safety, and accessibility of local football fields. Strong preference will be given to those proposals that (1) seek to upgrade existing facilities that are in poor condition or otherwise underutilized; (2) demonstrate active use of the fields; (3) attract matching funding that exceeds the minimum required match of 1:1; (4) involve local partnerships with nonprofit community partners to promote youth sports safety and community programming on the fields; (5) provide for continuing maintenance and field safety; and (6) involve youth football programs that are currently registered and compliant with USA Football’s Football Development Model education program.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 5, 2022.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, youth services.

Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship
SOURCE: American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: There are 12 fellowship positions. The cost of the sessions, including most meals during the meetings, are included in the program. Fellows and/or their sponsoring institutions are responsible for travel, accommodations, non-program meals, and other incidental costs.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are expected to demonstrate five or more years of experience in professional settings in addition to their practice (i.e., a minimum of five years post-Residency), and provide a demonstrable interest in policy issues. The minimum requirements for non-physician applicants are a graduate degree and a demonstrated history of interest and involvement in health policy. Most successful non-physician applicants will have an appointment at an osteopathic institution, such as a college, health care setting, foundation, or state or regional association.
PURPOSE: The Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF) is a year-long training program designed for osteopathic physicians and other individuals with an established connection to the profession to develop the skills they need to analyze, formulate, and implement health policy on the local, state, and national levels. The Osteopathic Health Policy Fellowship (OHPF) is primarily sponsored by AACOM. For the 2022-2023 year, Fellows will attend an intensive four-day academic orientation before entering a regimen of nine three-day weekend seminars, usually beginning Friday at 8 a.m. and finishing Sunday at noon. Six of the seminars will be held in-person and rotate among osteopathic colleges, the AACOM offices, and other relevant sites, with the remaining four held virtually. Between monthly seminars, fellows are expected to devote a minimum of 20 hours to reading, research, and completing written assignments.
CONTACT: Email: OHPPrograms@gmail.com. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From RHIhub This Week email, March 30, 2022.
Subject(s): health professions training, health policy research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation: Food and Health Research Using the Consumer Food Data System
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Brief Proposal Deadline: May 16, 2022, 2 p.m. CDT. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by Aug. 4, 2022, 2 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000 per project. Approximately 12 to 15 projects will receive awards
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for an award, researchers must be affiliated with U.S. academic organizations that are either institutes of higher education, public entities, or nonprofits that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations.
PURPOSE: RWJF is partnering with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) Economic Research Service (ERS) on an opportunity to make their valuable data on food and nutrition available to researchers. RWJF and ERS are announcing a Call for Proposals (CFP) for researchers who will use one or more restricted-use data assets from the Consumer Food Data System (CFDS). RWJF seeks to develop a cohort of researchers from diverse academic disciplines and institutions who will produce policy-relevant research on food policy; food retail markets; consumer behaviors related to food purchases and diet; and USDA nutrition assistance programs. 
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, April 5, 2022.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services, hunger.

T.E.A.L.® Accepting Applications for 2022 Ovarian Cancer Research Program
SOURCE: The Tell Every Amazing Lady® (T.E.A.L.) About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded in support of ovarian cancer research studies that are aligned with T.E.A.L.®’s mission, which is to offer women’s health and wellness services (including public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer), provide support to those impacted by the disease, and raise funds for research in order to find a screening test and a cure.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a U.S.-based organization that is tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies.
PURPOSE: Founded in 2009 by two sisters from Brooklyn, the Tell Every Amazing Lady (T.E.A.L.®) About Ovarian Cancer Louisa M. McGregor Ovarian Cancer Foundation works to promote public awareness and education of the signs, symptoms, and risk factors of ovarian cancer while providing support to survivors and raising funds for research to find a screening test and cure for ovarian cancer. 
CONTACT: Please view website for contact information and additional details. Scroll down to Research Beneficiaries section.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 5, 2022.
Subject(s) women’s health, cancer research.

Texas Hill Country Community Impact Fund Grants (Central Texas)
SOURCE: Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 7, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant requests should not exceed $15,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be nonprofits classified as a 501(c)(3) organization. They must be in or provide services to residents in Bandera, Blanco, Edwards, Gillespie, Kendall, Kerr, Kimble, Mason, Real, or Uvalde counties. They must have a minimum of 12 months of operating history after their 501(c)(3) determination.
PURPOSE: The Community Impact Fund is the foundation’s competitive grantmaking process for nonprofit organizations. It is a responsive, open application process with one annual deadline. The fund invests in four focus areas:
• Arts and culture.
• Basic needs.
• Environment.
• Youth development.
CONTACT: Ingrid Cunyus, Grants & Scholarships Manager. Phone: 830-896-8811. Email: ingrid@communityfoundation.net. Go to Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country website for more information.
From Community Foundation of the Texas Hill Country website, accessed March 30, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, environmental health, youth services.


Events

Webinar – Cause Camp 2022
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Hub
WHEN:  May 2-3; 8 a.m-4 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This virtual conference offers speakers, breakout sessions, and networking with peers from the nonprofit sector. Topics include networking, collaboration, and establishing a nonprofit brand.
COST: $99. Go to registration and more information.
CONTACT: Contact Cause Camp using their contact webpage.
From Nonprofit Hub website, accessed April 5, 2022.

Webinar – Executive Presence - Two Part Series with Alice Mar Rocher
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College (ACC)
WHEN: April 28-29; 9 a.m.-Noon CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Executive presence is essential to successful leaders. Establishing it can sometimes feel elusive. It means making great impressions, having a keen awareness of yourself and others, demonstrating emotional intelligence, building strong relationships, and maximizing your influence for high impact. Build your leadership presence in this two-part series.
COST: $30-$50. Go to the website for registration and more information.
CONTACT: Email: centerfornonprofitstudies@austincc.edu
From Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College website, accessed April 5, 2022.


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