Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 4 Alert #3 - April 19, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

AHRQ Announces Interest in Funding Research on Primary Care
A Special Emphasis Notice from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) signals the agency’s interest in receiving health services research grant applications to advance the science of primary care. AHRQ’s goal is to invest in research that provides evidence about how to improve the delivery of primary care, projects that create and test tools and training that support primary care improvement, and studies that advance the development of primary care research methods. Using R01, R18 and R03 grant mechanisms, the agency will fund projects that develop, implement and evaluate interventions and models of care, including those targeting the specific needs and challenges of disadvantaged populations and people living with multiple chronic conditions. Please visit the AHRQ website for more information.
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, March 29, 2022. 

Community Website Supports the Work of Preparing a Successful Grant Proposal 
Community Tool Box is a free, online resource for those working to build healthier communities and bring about social change. It offers thousands of pages of tips and tools for taking action in communities. The website provides a toolkit for applying for grants. Toolkits help you get a quick start on key activities in community work by providing outlines of key tasks, examples, and links to more detailed instructional sections. In the Applying for Grants Toolkit, you will find supports for applying for grants. Part I gives a step-by-step overview of the grant writing process. Part II provides a general template for writing a grant application. Completing Part II will give you a proposal that can be adapted to meet specific grant opportunities and review criteria for specific funders. The Community Tool Box is a service of the Center for Community Health and Development at the University of Kansas.
From Community Tool Box website, accessed April 13, 2022.  


Public Funding Opportunities

Healthy Start Supplement: Community-Based Doulas: HRSA-22-148
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $4.5 million for 25 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are current recipients funded under HRSA-19-049 Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (start date of April 1, 2019).
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for supplemental funding under the Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health, also known as the Healthy Start (HS) program. The purpose of the HS program is to improve health outcomes before, during, and after pregnancy, and reduce racial/ethnic differences in rates of infant death and adverse perinatal outcomes. The goal of this supplement is to increase the availability of doulas in Healthy Start service areas most affected by infant and maternal mortality and to increase the number of women with a higher risk of poor birth outcomes receiving doula services.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.926
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): pregnancy, health disparities, women’s health.

Improved Drug Susceptibility Testing (DST) for Tuberculosis (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-22-016
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 8, 2022. Due Date: July 8, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $3 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to fund four to six 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 support the development of new diagnostic technologies for tuberculosis (TB) drug susceptibility testing (DST), including point of care (POC) DST and companion diagnostics for new TB drugs.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.855
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 30, 2022. 
Subject(s): tuberculosis.

Improving Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Outcomes for Adults in Reentry
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants.gov Deadline: May 27, 2022, 7:59 p.m. CDT. 
JustGrants Deadline: June 1, 2022, 7:59 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.2 million for eight awards. Four awards will be given to units of state, local, and tribal government and four awards will be given to nonprofit organizations.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state-controlled institutions of higher education.
• Nonprofits with 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• 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.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
PURPOSE: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), Office of Justice Programs (OJP), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA) seeks applications for funding to establish, expand, and improve treatment and recovery support services for people with substance use disorders during their incarceration and upon reentry into the community. This program furthers the DOJ’s mission by seeking to reduce crime and recidivism and promote long-term recovery among people leaving incarceration.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 16.812
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): substance abuse treatment, criminal justice.

Leveraging Health Information Technology (Health IT) to Address and Reduce Health Care Disparities (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-19-093): PAR-22-145
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 5, 2022; Sept. 6, 2022. Due Date: June 5, 2022; Oct. 5, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please visit funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for additional due dates. Expiration Date: May 8, 2025.
$ 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 FOA seeks to support research that examines the impact of leveraging health information technology (health IT) to reduce disparities in access to and utilization of health care services, quality of care, patient-clinician communication, and health outcomes for populations that experience health disparities in the U.S.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.307, 93.242, 93.879, 93.867, 93.286, 93.866
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 14, 2022. 
Subject(s): health disparities, technology.

Reducing Racial and Ethnic Healthcare Disparities in Chronic Conditions by Dissemination and Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Evidence (R18): RFA-HS-22-001
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: May 18, 2022. Due Date: June 17, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ will invest up to $3.67 million annually over three years to support up to six 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).
• 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.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate and implement patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings into innovative, evidence-based interventions to reduce health care disparities in chronic health conditions. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.226
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): health disparities, chronic disease, pregnancy.

Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness and Isolation on Health, Wellbeing, Illness, and Recovery (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required) (Reissue of PAR-21-144): PAR-21-349
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 21, 2022; June 21, 2023; June 21, 2024. 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).
• 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites research projects that seek to explain the underlying mechanisms, processes, and trajectories of social relationships and how these factors affect outcomes in human health, illness, recovery, and overall wellbeing.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.867, 93.399, 93.866, 93.279, 93.865, 93.121, 93.242, 93.307, 93.853, 93.361, 93.273
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed March 23, 2022. 
Subject(s): mental health, health promotion/wellness, medical research.


Private Funding Opportunities

ELCA Domestic Hunger Grants
SOURCE: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2022. Applicants must be registered in ELCA GrantMaker before May 6, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $10,000 per year.
ELIGIBILITY: At a minimum, ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grant applicants must be:
• A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.
• Able to demonstrate a strong, recognized and established relationship with a congregation, ministry or institution of the ELCA.
• Able to demonstrate a strong, recognized and established relationship with the community in which the work will take place.
• Actively engaged in the work described in the application.
Please visit website for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: ELCA World Hunger Domestic Hunger Grants accompany congregations and their partners throughout the United States and Caribbean as they draw on the strengths of communities to address local issues such as food security, clean water, housing, job readiness, human rights, policy change, leadership development and more. 
CONTACT: Phone: 800-638-3522 ext. 2616. Email: hunger@elca.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From ELCA website, accessed April 13, 2022.
Subject(s): hunger, nutrition/food services.

Investigator Studies Program: Health Literacy
SOURCE: Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to all academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide who are interested in conducting their own research.
PURPOSE: Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the areas of interest (AOI). In the area of health literacy, the following are of interest:
• Studies to evaluate the impact of addressing organizational health literacy issues and strategies to promote improved patient activation, patient engagement, health behaviors, health outcomes, or organizational efficiencies.
• Studies to address scalable approaches to improve digital health literacy.
• Studies to evaluate health literacy and strategies that promote post-pandemic Return to Care, (e.g., mitigating avoidance, delay, or lack of availability of care) including technological implementation.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From Merck Investigator Studies Program website, accessed April 13, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, health literacy, technology.

Investigator Studies Program: Patient Input and Engagement 
SOURCE: Merck Investigator Studies Program (MISP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 20, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: This program is open to all academic and community-based physicians and researchers worldwide who are interested in conducting their own research.
PURPOSE: Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the areas of interest (AOI). Decisions will be made on the basis of scientific merit and strategic fit within the areas of interest (AOI). In the area of science of patient input and engagement, the following are of interest:
• Studies to evaluate the effectiveness and value of quantitative or qualitative tools, methods or processes (including digital technologies) to collect, incorporate and assess the value/impact of patient input for medicines discovery, development and utilization.
• Studies to evaluate methods of assessment of patient and caregiver satisfaction and experiences with their health care and participation in clinical research.
• Studies to assess the value and impact of patient engagement including in health care delivery and value assessment.
• Studies to understand the use of patient-centered evidence in policymaking or policies governing the use of patient-centered evidence.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From Merck Investigator Studies Program website, accessed April 13, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, health policy research.

Jefferson Bank Charitable Contributions (Central Texas)
SOURCE: Jefferson Bank Charitable Contributions Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to organizations who are customers and/or within which Jefferson Bank employees and directors are involved as volunteers, officers, or board members. Increased consideration will also be given to entities that benefit low-to-moderate income individuals with low administrative costs to ensure donated funds are efficiently directed to the parties in need. Recipient organizations must serve the bank’s geographic area, specifically Bexar, Comal, and Kendall counties, and fit within the priority charitable categories.
PURPOSE: Jefferson Bank will consider requests for charitable donations from nonprofit organizations that qualify under the following categories:
• Health and wellness.
• Social and civic service.
• Housing.
• Education.
• Culture and arts.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contacts and more information
From Jefferson Bank website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): housing/homelessness, education, human services, health promotion/wellness, health care facilities.

Little Giraffe Foundation Invites Proposals for Neonatal Research
SOURCE: Little Giraffe Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent are due June 24, 2022. Select applicants will then be invited to submit a full application. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants ranging between $5,000 and $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals, and research institutions. To be eligible, applicants must be based in the United States and represent a U.S.-based institution. The foundation does not award grants to individuals or families.
PURPOSE: The foundation is inviting applications for its 2022 Neonatal Research Initiative. Through the initiative, grants will be awarded in support of research that addresses both the immediate and long-term health needs caused by premature birth. Possible research subjects identified by the foundation include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies. 
CONTACT: Email: funding@littlegiraffefoundation.org. Visit Little Giraffe Foundation website for more information.
From Little Giraffe Foundation website accessed, April 13, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, children’s health.

Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation: Legacy Grants
SOURCE: Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of interest must be submitted by April 30, 2022. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by June 30, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Five grants of $100,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit organizations that share the mission of Texas Rangers Baseball and focus on improving and supporting the Rangers community. Please refer to the Purpose section below. Eligible organizations must be:
• Officially designated as a 501(c) (3) by the Internal Revenue code and must have been in operation for a minimum of 3 years.
• School districts and municipalities.
• Athletic departments and organizations. Please note no travel expenses or tournament fees will be approved.
• Must operate within Texas or one of four other states in Texas Rangers territory.
PURPOSE: Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation will fund five $100,000 grants focused on improving and supporting the Rangers community with a focus on education, youth health, athletics (specifically baseball or softball) and military, first responders and their families. Proposals should focus on how these funds will improve the lives of children and families in communities across Texas Rangers five-state territory (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma or Texas). Partnerships between nonprofit organizations are highly encouraged.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details.
From Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation website, accessed April 13, 2022.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, youth services.


Events

Webinar – Effective Grants Management
SPONSOR: GrantStation
WHEN: May 3; 1-2 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: You will learn how to effectively determine if a grant is restricted; five top tips for ensuring reliable grants management; and where to go for more information on tracking restricted grants.
COST: Free. Go to registration and more information.
CONTACT: Email: info@grantstation.com.
From GrantStation email, April 13, 2022.

Webinar – Supervising People - May 2022
SPONSOR: Mission Capital 
WHEN: May 11, May 18; 9 a.m.-Noon. CDT. 
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: By the end of this workshop you will be able to:
• Understand the key difference between management and leadership.
• Access new tools for effective supervisor-supervisee communication.
• Give feedback without fear. Learn how to set clear expectations and deliver feedback in a way that is positive for all.
• Delegate effectively and hold people accountable.
• Employ strategies for priority setting and problem-solving to help your team move forward toward more productive work.
COST: $225-$325. Go to registration and more information.
CONTACT: Email: info@missioncapital.org.
From Mission Capital email, March 28, 2022

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