Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 5 Alert #1 - May 3, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Members Sought for the Policy Council for Children and Families
If you’re interested in improving services for families of children who have a disability, you may want to apply to be a member of the Policy Council for Children and Families. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) executive commissioner will appoint members to the council to serve a term expiring Dec. 31, 2025 or Dec. 31, 2026. Applications are due by May 15. Review the Policy Council for Children and Families Application for Membership application letter to find out who the council is seeking as representatives and if you qualify. After reviewing the application letter and verifying you meet the qualifications for at least one category, click on the application to apply to be on the council. For more information about the committee visit the council website.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, April 21, 2022.

TakeChargeTexas (TCT) Online Portal for People Living with HIV 
The TakeChargeTexas (TCT) online portal allows people living with HIV to apply for and access their benefits through a single gateway. Previously, clients had to use several systems to apply separately for medications, insurance assistance, medical care, and other benefits. 
From Texas Department of State Health Services HIV/AIDS services website, accessed April 26, 2022.

Public Funding Opportunities

Colonia Fund: Construction – Program Year 2022
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 8, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 to $1 million with matching funds anticipated based on community size.
ELIGIBILITY: This fund is available to eligible county applicants for projects in severely distressed unincorporated areas which meet the definition as a “colonia” under this fund. Eligible areas are units of general local government limited to non-entitlement areas (with the exception of Hidalgo County) located within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. The term “colonia” means any identifiable unincorporated community that is determined to be a colonia on the basis of objective criteria, including lack of potable water supply, lack of adequate sewage systems, and lack of decent, safe, and sanitary housing; and was in existence as a colonia before the date of the enactment of the Cranston-Gonzalez National Affordable Housing Act (Nov. 28, 1990). Except for fund categories where additional restrictions apply, a county can only submit applications on behalf of eligible colonia areas located within 150 miles of the Texas-Mexico border region, except that any county that is part of a standard metropolitan statistical area with a population exceeding 1 million is not eligible under this fund.
PURPOSE: The Colonia Fund - Construction provides eligible applicants with grants to fund water and wastewater improvements, housing rehabilitation for low- to moderate-income households, the payment of assessments levied against properties owned and occupied by persons of low and moderate income to recover the capital cost for a public improvement and other improvements including street paving and drainage. Apply in the TDA-GO grant management system.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Email: CDBGApps@TexasAgriculture.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Department of Agriculture website, accessed April 3, 2022. 
Subject(s): environmental health, housing/homeless.

Community Health Worker Training Program (CHWTP): HRSA-22-124
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 14, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $226.5 million for 75 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Health professions schools, including accredited schools or programs of public health, health administration, preventive medicine, or dental public health or schools providing health management programs. 
• Academic health centers.
• State or local governments including state, local and territorial public health departments.
• Any other appropriate public or private nonprofit entity such as, but not limited to community colleges, community health centers, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), and community-based organizations, and tribal entities that train public and allied health workers. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to expand the public health workforce through the training of new Community Health Workers (CHWs) and health support workers and to extend the knowledge and skills of current CHWs and other health support workers. Through this program, HRSA plans to train 13,000 new and current CHWs and other health support workers to support essential public health services and to focus on experiential training and employment through registered apprenticeships and job placements. The CHWTP aims to increase access to care, improve public health emergency response, and address the public health needs of underserved communities. Note: advance notice of this opportunity appeared in Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 1 Alert #2 - January 11, 2022.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.516
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 27, 2022. 
Subject(s): health internships, health professions training, public health, training.

Epidemiologic Research on Emerging Risk Factors and Liver Cancer Susceptibility (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PA-18-678): PAR-22-084
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 16, 2022; Oct. 16, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Expires May 8, 2025. View funding opportunity 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).
• 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 promote epidemiologic research investigating novel and innovative hypotheses on emerging risk factors (biological, environmental, and social) and their interplay with established risk factors (e.g., viral hepatitis) associated with the development of liver cancer (hepatocellular carcinoma and other histological subtypes) in the United States.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.393
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Gus Schumacher Nutrition Incentive Program: USDA-NIFA-FINI-009063
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $33.9 million for 25 grants. Applicants must provide matching contributions on a dollar-for-dollar basis for all federal funds awarded under this grant. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligibility to receive a nutrition incentive grant is limited to government agencies and nonprofit organizations. Institutions of higher education that are local, county, tribal, territory, or state government agencies must provide documentation in support of eligibility as a government agency. Applicants for GusNIP grants are encouraged to seek and create partnerships with public or private, nonprofit, or for-profit entities, including links with academic institutions (including minority-serving colleges and universities) and/or other appropriate professionals; community-based organizations; tribal nations and local government entities; and/or partnering entities. 
PURPOSE: The GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program presents the opportunity to bring together stakeholders from various parts of the food and health care systems to foster understanding of how they might improve the health and nutrition status of participating households. NIFA requests applications for the GusNIP Nutrition Incentive Program to support and evaluate projects intended to increase the purchase of fruits and vegetables by providing incentives at the point of purchase among income eligible consumers participating in the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) in all 50 States, the District of Columbia, and U.S. territories and possessions. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 10.331
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) Program email, April 15, 2022. 
Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

Investigating Transposable Elements and Mobile DNA as Targets of Integration for Establishing HIV Reservoirs in the Brain (R61/R33 - Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-23-003
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 3, 2022. Due Date: Aug. 3, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $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 support research examining the potential contributions of mobile DNA elements and addictive substances in HIV integration, reservoir formation, and maintenance in the brain. NIDA is specifically interested in studies exploring the contributions of molecular, genetic, and epigenetic factors in HIV integration, reservoir formation, and maintenance in microglia and/or the brain in the context of addiction.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.279
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 27, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

Research to Practice Center Grants for Adolescent Health Promotion in Order to Prevent Teenage Pregnancy: PA-PHE-22-001
SOURCE: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Population Affairs (OPA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 14, 2022, 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $ 2.5 million for up to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Examples of eligible organizations include: • Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• 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).
• 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.
PURPOSE: This notice solicits applications for projects that will synthesize and translate existing research into practice for health promotion activities that will lead to adoption of healthy behaviors, improve adolescent health more broadly, and ultimately help to reduce teen pregnancy. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.343
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 26, 2022. 
Subject(s): adolescent health, family planning.

Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program (CIP)
SOURCE: Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA), Texas State Office of Rural Health (SORH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 16, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant awards up to $75,000 are available per applicant. A minimum 25 percent match is required. Awards are subject to the availability of funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for CIP include public and nonprofit hospitals located in rural counties.
PURPOSE: The Rural Health Facility Capital Improvement Program (CIP) provides funding for rural public and nonprofit hospitals to make capital improvements to existing facilities, construct new health facilities, or to purchase capital equipment.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Phone: 512-936-7875. Email: RuralHealth@TexasAgriculture.gov. Please view grant opportunity for more information.
From Texas Department of Agriculture website, accessed April 26, 2022. 
Subject(s): health care facilities, rural health.


Private Funding Opportunities

Coastal Bend Community Foundation Grants 
SOURCE: Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Most grant awards are between $5,000-$10,000. Awards are based on the stated need and the footprint/impact of the project. As requests for funding always exceed funds available, there is no guarantee of funding, and grant awards frequently provide partial (as opposed to full) funding of requests.
ELIGIBILITY: All grant requests must be for services that are performed in CBCF’s seven-county service area of Aransas, Bee, Jim Wells, Kleberg, Nueces, Refugio, and San Patricio counties. Organizations with 501(c)(3) IRS status are eligible. Also, government and school entities applying for projects outside of their basic/core services are eligible. If you are not a 501(c)(3) or eligible school or government entity, please contact CBCF to verify eligibility before submitting a grant application. 
PURPOSE: Coastal Bend Community Foundation (CBCF) awards grants from unrestricted and certain other funds yearly through the Annual Grants process. Grants made to or for the benefit of a tax-supported college or university are to be used solely for direct student support, including student emergency funds and student food pantries. In addition to its unrestricted funds, CBCF awards annual grants from funds that support the following:
• People with intellectual disabilities.
• People who are elderly.
• Children’s programs.
• Dogs, cats, humane societies, and animal support.
• Historical and ecological preservation projects.
• Cultural activities.
CONTACT: Cathy Friese, Grants Director. Phone: 361-882-9745, Ext. 107. Email: cfriese@cbcfoundation.org. Visit the Coastal Bend Community Foundation website for more information
From Coastal Bend Community Foundation website, accessed April 19, 2022.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, disabilities, environmental health, volunteerism, animal welfare.

Positive Action Community Grants
SOURCE: ViiV Healthcare
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 7, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Eligible organizations applying for Positive Action Community Grants (PACG) may apply for a one-year grant. Please see website for additional funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: At minimum, eligible nonprofit organizations must meet all the following criteria or engage a fiscal sponsor that meets the following criteria:
• Be a nonprofit with 501(c)(3) IRS status.
• Be in the U.S. or Puerto Rico.
• Provide programs and support primarily to those persons or communities impacted by or affected by HIV in the U.S.
• Received no more than 25 percent of their total operating budget (total annual revenue) in 2021 from ViiV Healthcare and anticipate the same for 2022.
• Organizations applying for the grant must be the same organization receiving the funds and must be responsible for the implementation and management of the project.
PURPOSE: Through Positive Action Community Grants (PACG), ViiV Healthcare supports community-led efforts to disrupt disparities in 
prevention and care. Grant funding supports community-led efforts to increase engagement in prevention, treatment and care, address stigma, build trust, and elevate the voices of those in communities most disproportionately impacted by HIV and AIDS. Organizations applying to Positive Action Community Grants may request funding for general operating support, special events sponsorships, or project support.
CONTACT: Email: viiv@tccgrp.com. Visit the ViiV Healthcare website for more information.
From ViiV Healthcare website, accessed April 26, 2022.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Salad Bars to Schools
SOURCE: Salad Bars to Schools
APPLICATION DEADLINE: On going.
$ AVAILABLE: Salad bar grants will be awarded based on a formula that takes into account: A) readiness to implement a salad bar lunch program, and B) application date. Review the application guidelines posted on the Salad Bars to Schools website for more information.
ELIGIBILITY: Any district or independent school participating in the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is eligible to apply. To qualify for a Salad Bars to Schools grant, you must offer the salad bar as part of the reimbursable meal served in your district. The 6-foot, five-well salad bar package is for locations that serve at least 100 reimbursable meals daily.
PURPOSE: The goal of this program is for every school in the United States to have a salad bar as part of their school food service program so that every child—from elementary school, to middle school, to high school—has daily access to fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and healthy proteins.
CONTACT: Email: saladbargrant@chefannfoundation.org. For more information, go to the Salad Bars to Schools website. 
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email, April 22, 2022.
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, school health.

Texas Mutual Community Funding: Generational Learning
SOURCE: Texas Mutual  
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 27, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts vary by market and organization size. Applicants should request funding between $25,000-$100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to apply, organizations must be able to demonstrate that they are actively delivering technical assistance and services to Texas communities. Organizations must be incorporated as a 501(c)(3).
PURPOSE: Texas Mutual is seeking to invest in initiatives that support generational change in its effort to build a stronger, safer Texas for working families. This funding cycle will invest in nonprofit organizations that are focused on health and wellness and are expanding access to child-care. Texas Mutual will also consider those that are supporting clients by providing or coordinating services so that they are receiving integrated care that addresses multiple barriers.
CONTACT: Organizations interested in applying should use the online application portal. Email: communityaffairs@texasmutual.com. Please view the grant opportunity for additional details.
From Texas Mutual website, accessed April 26, 2022.
Subject(s): children’s health, education, health promotion/wellness, human services.

Union Pacific: Local Grants Program
SOURCE: Union Pacific Foundation (UPF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Typical grant awards will range from $2,500 to $25,000. The average grant for the last several years was less than $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• The program or project for which grant funds are sought must primarily benefit a community that is served by Union Pacific; further it is preferred that the organization requesting funds be in a community served by Union Pacific. Visit the grant criteria & eligibility webpage to determine if you are in eligible community. Scroll down to the section on geographic eligibility.
• All grant recipients must be nonprofit, charitable organizations tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and further, be classified as an organization described in sections 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) under 170 (b)(1)(A)(vii) of the code. The foundation no longer funds governmental entities without a 501(c)(3) public charity designation from the IRS.
• Emergency service providers such as fire and police departments must apply under their own public charity with 501(c)(3) designation.
• Religious organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues may qualify only if they have established a separate 501(c)(3) organization to operate the funded program and the outreach program is offered to the general population regardless of religious affiliation.
• Elementary and secondary schools cannot be funded directly; programs administered within a school environment by a separate 501(c)(3) organization may be considered.
PURPOSE: Union Pacific Foundation prioritizes funding for direct services and efforts that build the capacity of organizations focused on safety, workforce development, and community spaces within its local operating communities.
CONTACT: Email: upf@up.com. For additional details, go to the Union Pacific Foundation website.
From Union Pacific Foundation website, accessed April 26, 2022.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response, safety, housing/homeless. 


Events

Virtual – 2022 Public Health Improvement Training (PHIT)
SPONSOR: Public Health Foundation
WHEN: June 6-8; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: PHIT 2022 features the theme of "Leading with Performance Improvement in Times of Change." The event will continue the goal of offering a one-of-a-kind professional development experience to health department professionals and their partners. Attendees can select from a variety of interactive learning and skill-building sessions designed for all experience levels, including peer learning and purposeful networking. 
COST: $129. Registration is scheduled to close on June 1 but may close early if capacity is reached. Go to their website to register and to learn more
CONTACT: For questions about meeting logistics contact Melissa Jones. Email: mejones@nnphi.org. For questions regarding the meeting content or speaker preparation contact Meghan Wolfe, Program Manager. Email: mwolfe@nnphi.org.
From PHF E-News: News for Public Health email, April 24, 2022.

Webinar – How to Identify and Attract the Best Corporate Sponsorship Matches for your Nonprofit
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo 
WHEN: May 17; Noon-1:30 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: You'll learn step-by-step, how to ask for a corporate sponsorship for your nonprofit and reach potential sponsors that will help your nonprofit organization have a better impact and raise more money. 
COST: $87. Go to the CharityHowTo website to register and learn more.
CONTACT: Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo email, April 27, 2022.


Awards in Texas

Hogg Foundation Awards $50,000 for 2022 Healthy Minds Grants for African American Mental Health, Well-being
Ten organizations have been chosen for this special opportunity to support mental health and wellness among African Americans in the Central Texas area. Visit the Hogg Foundation website for a list of the chosen organizations.
From Hogg Foundation website, accessed April 26, 2022.

Texas State University Awarded $2 Million for Director Of Translational Health Research Center to Create Central Texas Mental Health Map Tool
Two million dollars will be used by Melinda Villagran, director of Texas State University Translational Health Research Center and project lead, to create a dashboard that will be a “one-stop-shop” resource fueled by publicly available data that will be available to service providers, clinicians, health care facilities, policy makers and anyone who is involved in understanding mental health issues. 
From Community Impact Newspaper website, accessed April 26, 2022.

Transforming the Future of Biomedical Sciences 
Rick and Ginger Francis committed a historic gift of $10 million to endow the L. Frederick Francis Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
From Paso Del Norte Community Foundation website, accessed April 26, 2022. 

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