Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 4 Alert #4 - April 26, 2022


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Funding News and Grant Tips

Governor's Volunteer Awards Nominations Now Open 
Nominations are now open for the 39th Annual Governor's Volunteer Awards. The Governor's Volunteer Awards are administered by OneStar Foundation and are an opportunity for the State of Texas to honor the exemplary service and volunteerism of individuals and organizations making a significant impact in communities across Texas. Nominations are due by July 29, 2022. Awardees will be honored during next year’s Global Volunteer Month in April 2023 at an evening reception at the Governor's Mansion. Visit the OneStar Foundation website for guidelines and eligibility.
From Office of the Governor of Texas website, accessed April 21, 2022.

Young Americans Shift Attention to Social Issues of Personal Concern
With the isolating phase of the COVID-19 pandemic seemingly at an end, young Americans are turning their attention to issues of personal concern, a report from Cause & Social Influence finds. Based on an online survey of Americans between the ages of 18 and 30 conducted on March 26 and 27, the report, Influencing Young America to Act: Spring 2022 found that mental health (17 percent) and women’s issues (14 percent) topped a list of social interests that also included animal rights (12 percent), COVID-19 (12 percent), the environment (12 percent), and wage increases (12 percent).
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed April 19, 2022. 


Public Funding Opportunities

Development of HIV Broadly Neutralizing Antibody Susceptibility Assays (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-22-022
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 3, 2022. Due Date: August 3, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit an estimated total of $3 million to fund three to five 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: This funding opportunity will support high risk, milestone-driven research for the development of innovative assays designed to enable the measurement of HIV susceptibility to broadly neutralizing antibodies (bNAbs) in clinical laboratories. Proposed studies should target early-stage assay development and demonstrate feasibility and clinical utility, followed by verification and late-stage validation of the method. Collaborative, interdisciplinary research with partnerships between academia and industry is strongly encouraged. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.855
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 19, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) Consumer Product Safety Commission: CPSC-22-001
SOURCE: U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 20, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million dollars for 5 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a state or local government or U.S. territory that has an enacted or amended a state and/or local law(s) that meet the requirements of the Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act (VGB Act), section 1405. 
PURPOSE: The CPSC is seeking applications for a Pool Safely Grant Program (PSGP) offered to state and local governments. CPSC will award up to a total of $2 million in two-year grants to assist jurisdictions in reducing deaths and injuries from drowning and drain entrapment incidents in pools and spas. The PSGP is a part of CPSC’s national campaign to make drowning and drain entrapment prevention a critical public safety priority.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 87.002
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): safety.

STAR Fund - Helping Texas Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Disaster
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: If the applicant's county is included in the Texas Governor’s declaration of disaster, they have 90 days from the date of his proclamation to turn in an application. Dates vary depending on the date of declaration.
$ AVAILABLE: TDA is offering a cost share (50 percent of eligible expense) to qualified agricultural producers not to exceed $4,000 per applicant. Example: A producer would need to submit documentation for $2,000 of eligible expenses to receive $1,000 in reimbursement. STAR Fund money may be used to assist in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief costs needed to rebuild their agricultural operations. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants should submit documentation for agricultural related expenses not paid for by insurance or other governmental sources for costs directly related to rebuild from the natural disaster. Applicant must demonstrate that expenses incurred were related to agriculture production and directly caused by the disaster. An eligible entity is an agriculture business/operation/ranch/farm located in a county declared a disaster by the Texas Governor. If an entity/business/operation/ranch/farm is owned by more than one person, only one application may be submitted. An entity/business/operation/ranch/farm is eligible for only one single award every 24 months, regardless of the number of owners.
PURPOSE: The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and entities to fund disaster recovery efforts. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Kat Neilson, Grant Specialist. Phone: 512-463-6695. Email: Grants@TexasAgriculture.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Department of Agriculture website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): disaster assistance.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities Grant Opportunity: 2022-09
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: TCDD has approved funding of up to $150,000 per year for up to five years. TCDD may fund up to three projects. Funding for projects is dependent on the results of a review process established by TCDD and on the availability of funds. Non-federal matching funds of at least 10 percent of the total project costs are required for projects in federally designated poverty areas. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25 percent of total project costs are required for projects in other areas.
ELIGIBILITY: Government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and professional schools, and for-profit businesses may apply if they can meet the requirements noted elsewhere in the Request for Applications (RFA). The entity that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this RFA is to increase knowledge about the lived experience of people with developmental disabilities (DD) and their families and to improve self-direction, accessibility, and effectiveness of treatment and supports for people with DD. Projects under this RFA will develop resources and training for people with DD, family members, doctors, and service providers to improve DD-related health care. Training programs should result in an expanded capacity to provide more access to care and better health outcomes. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Email: apply@tcdd.texas.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, April 1, 2022. 
Subject(s): disabilities, health disparities, health professions training, health education.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities: Leadership Rural Areas: 2022-08
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Four organizations may receive $75,000 per year for up to five years. Funding for projects is dependent on the results of a review process established by TCDD and on the availability of funds. Non-federal matching funds of at least 10 percent of the total project costs are required for projects in federally designated poverty areas. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25 percent of total project costs are required for projects in other areas.
ELIGIBILITY: Government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and professional schools, and for-profit businesses may apply if they can meet the requirements noted elsewhere in the Request for Applications (RFA). The entity that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible. Organizations with a previous TCDD grant for Leadership Development and Advocacy Training in Rural Areas are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this RFA is to advance opportunities for more people with developmental disabilities (DD), their families, and other professionals to become skilled disability advocates and leaders in rural communities across Texas. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Email: apply@tcdd.texas.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, April 1, 2022. 
Subject(s): disabilities, rural health, training, health education.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities: Leadership Self-Advocates: 2022-06
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: TCDD has approved funding for up to $75,000 per year for up to four organizations for up to five years. Funding for projects is dependent on the results of a review process established by TCDD and on the availability of funds. Non-federal matching funds of at least 10 percent of the total project costs are required for projects in federally designated poverty areas. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25 percent of total project costs are required for projects in other areas.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are limited to local self-advocacy groups and organizations. If the self-advocacy group is not able to receive and disburse funds, another organization may apply on behalf of the self-advocacy group and manage the project’s funding. In either case, the project will be led by the self-advocacy group and trainings will be conducted by self-advocates. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this RFA is to support opportunities for individuals with developmental disabilities (DD) to become leaders and to expand participation of individuals with DD in cross-disability and culturally diverse leadership coalitions. Training provided in this grant can promote self-determination and engagement in community capacity building and policy discussions at the state and local levels. Self-advocates may also be supported to obtain roles on state and local boards and other advisory bodies for disability advocacy organizations, service providers, and agencies that serve people with DD.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Email: apply@tcdd.texas.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, April 1, 2022. 
Subject(s): disabilities, training, health education.

Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities: Leadership Youth Self-Advocates: 2022-07
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: TCDD has approved funding for up to $75,000 per year for up to four organizations for up to five years. Funding for projects is dependent on the results of a review process established by TCDD and on the availability of funds. Non-federal matching funds of at least 10 percent of the total project costs are required for projects in federally designated poverty areas. Non-federal matching funds of at least 25 percent of total project costs are required for projects in other areas.
ELIGIBILITY: Government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and professional schools, and for-profit businesses may apply if they can meet the requirements noted elsewhere in the Request for Applications (RFA). The entity that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse, and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible. Organizations with a previous TCDD youth leadership and advocacy grant are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this RFA is to support opportunities for youth (14-21 years old) with developmental disabilities (DD) to develop as leaders and advocates for themselves and their peers. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Email: apply@tcdd.texas.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, April 1, 2022. 
Subject(s): disabilities, training, health education.


Private Funding Opportunities

Big Lots Foundation Invites Applications from Programs that Enrich Lives of Families, Children
SOURCE: Big Lots Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. Support is provided in the form of monetary gifts, gift cards, and merchandise in-kind.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofits requesting support must be a 501(c)3 public nonprofit charity as sanctioned by the IRS. Giving takes place throughout the United States where Big Lots operates stores, distribution centers, and its corporate office. To find areas of operation, go to Big Lots website. The store locator is on the left-hand side of the website.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded to programs in the areas of health care, housing, hunger, and education, especially those serving women and children.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From Big Lots website, accessed April 20, 2022.
Subject(s): health, housing/homeless, hunger, nutrition/food services, education, children’s health, women’s health.

NIHCM Foundation Grants to Support Investigator-Initiated Research
SOURCE: National Institute for Health Care Management (NIHCM) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Interested researchers must submit a brief letter of inquiry (LOI) outlining their study idea by July 1, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT. Applications are welcome at any time prior to that deadline. Full proposals will be invited from a small number of applicants in August and will be due in September 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: NIHCM will make up to $500,000 available to new and existing grantees.
ELIGIBILITY: NIHCM welcomes applications from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities.
PURPOSE: NIHCM is seeking studies with strong potential to inform policy or have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system. Projects must advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench-science research are not relevant for this solicitation.
CONTACT: Use the contact form. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From NIHCM Foundation email, April 12, 2022.
Subject(s): health policy research.

Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 24, 2022, 2 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $1.3 million will be available under this Call for Proposals (CFP). Funding will range from $50,000 to $350,000 per project to accommodate projects of nine to 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The foundation may require additional documentation. To be considered for funding, the proposed project must be led or co-led by people directly impacted by the policy being studied.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the 2022 Research in Transforming Health and Healthcare Systems (RTHS) CFP is to support policy-relevant, community-engaged research that helps improve the affordability of care for communities most impacted by structural racism, inequities, and discrimination. The foundation seeks proposals for research and policy analysis projects that examine the design, implementation, and/or impact of local, state, and/or national policies related to the affordability of high-quality, equitable care. Studies may include people’s ability to: afford health insurance; pay for health care services (even with insurance); pay for transportation; childcare; and other services that in turn affect access to medical care. The projects’ goals are to generate timely and useful information for use by policymakers and other decision-makers.
CONTACT: Email: transformhealth@rwjf.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, April 6, 2022.
Subject(s): health care policy.

Road Runners Club of America Accepting Applications for Kids Run the Nation Fund Grants
SOURCE: Road Runners Club of America (RRCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The grant application period will open May 1, 2022 and close Aug. 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Small grants ranging from $500 to $1,000 will be awarded to youth running programs throughout the U.S.
ELIGIBILITY: Running clubs, running event sponsors, other organizations with an IRS 501(c)(3) tax exempt designation, parent booster clubs, PTAs, or similar entities are eligible to apply. Elementary and middle schools that provide organized after school running programs also are eligible. 
PURPOSE: In 2007, the Road Runners Club of America developed the Kids Run the Nation Fund to assist running clubs and schools that are interested in implementing or currently have a youth running program. Since then, RRCA has granted over $295,000 and donated more than 88,600 program guides and youth booklets to youth programs around the United States. To advance this mission, RRCA will award grants to running clubs and other nonprofits organizations in support of structured youth running programs that use RRCA youth running materials. Program goals must include motivating kids to run regularly (at least once a week for multiple weeks), as opposed to participating in a single event. Funds may be used to purchase marketing materials; host a program website; offset fees for permits or usage fees for a local park or running track; purchase hydration supplies; purchase participation awards (ribbons, shirts, patches, etc.); and/or purchase mileage logs or other written materials.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details.
From Road Runners Club of America website, accessed April 20, 2022.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, children’s health, adolescent health.

T-Mobile Hometown Grants
SOURCE: T-Mobile
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be open on a quarterly basis. The next deadline is July 1, 2022. 
$ AVAILABLE: Hometown Grants are given every quarter to up to 25 small towns. Towns will receive community improvement grants of up to $50,000 each. 
ELIGIBILITY: Elected leaders, town managers/employees, and nonprofit leaders are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The T-Mobile Hometown Grants Program is intended to help build stronger, more prosperous small towns and rural communities throughout the United States. The focus is on providing support to revitalize community spaces in towns with 50,000 people or less that help foster local connections. Apply for funding to support a community project of your choice, like revitalizing a park, a walking trail, a local little league field, or any space where friends and neighbors gather. 
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details
From T-Mobile website, accessed April 20, 2022.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, rural health.


Events

Virtual – Outcomes Thinking and Management: Shifting Focus from Activities to Impact
SPONSOR: Candid Learning 
WHEN: May 10; Noon-3 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Funders increasingly want to invest in a nonprofit’s impact, not activities. Join Candid Learning to learn how to shift your organization’s focus and communication tactics from activities to outcomes. Following this virtual workshop, you’ll be able to create your own logic model and identify trackable outcomes for your programs. 
COST: $49. Go to the Candid Learning website for more information and to register.
CONTACT: Use Candid’s online form to ask a question.
From Candid Learning website, accessed April 20, 2022.

Webinar – Smart Ways to Strengthen Your Next Grant Proposal
SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy 
WHEN: May 12; 1-2:15 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: How can you write grant proposals that impress program officers and secure grants? Join The Chronicle of Philanthropy to learn what program officers look for in proposals; how to build a persuasive case for support; and ways to convey impact that resonate with grant makers.
COST: $89. Register before May 5 to get special discount rate of $69. Go to the Chronicle of Philanthropy website for more information and to register. 
CONTACT: Phone: 202-466-1032. Email: copevents@philanthropy.com.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy email, April 18, 2022.




Last updated April 25, 2022