Funding Alert Vol. 33. No. 5 Alert #2 - May 10, 2022

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 Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC’s AtlasPlus Interactive Tool
CDC’s AtlasPlus gives you quick access to nearly 20 years of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB) at the national, state and county levels. Users can also view social and economic data in conjunction with HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB infections. New updates are now available including 2020 data on TB diagnoses, along with updated preliminary 2020 and 2021 data on HIV diagnoses, linkage to care, and HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) coverage. Gender data are also now available at the national level for select HIV indicators.
From National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Connections Newsletter email, April 21, 2022.

New Officers for the Texas Nonprofit Council
The Texas Nonprofit Council has appointed officers who will guide and support the council's work of strengthening nonprofit and government coordination. The council extends a warm welcome and gratitude to Amy Ledbetter Parham (Chair), Kile Bateman (Vice Chair), and Kathy Keane (Secretary) for their leadership and dedication to amplifying the voice of the Texas nonprofit sector. View members of the Texas Nonprofit Council
From OneStar Foundation email, April 27, 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Demonstrating Effective Policies To Promote Black Youth Mental Health: MP-CPI-22-001
SOURCE: Office of Minority Health (OMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 22, 2022, 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $3 million for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Examples of eligible organizations include:
• Public/state/private nonprofit controlled institutions of higher education.
• 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).
• 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 from eligible public and nonprofit entities to demonstrate the effectiveness of general health and wellness policies in improving Black youth mental health, including suicide prevention.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.137
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): mental health, health disparities, minority health, suicide prevention.

DFPS Community-Based Care Single Source Continuum-Contractor, Region 3E, 4, 5 and 9: RFA No. HHS0011832
SOURCE: Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 13, 2022, 10:30 a.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: DFPS expects to award one contract under this Request for Applications (RFA) for each designated community service area as DFPS funding allows. DFPS may adjust and prorate actual award amounts at the time of execution based on start dates.
ELIGIBILITY: The Single Source Continuum Contract (SSCC) must be a nonprofit entity that has an organizational mission focused on child welfare or a governmental entity. Please view the RFA for additional details.
PURPOSE: Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) has identified the need to provide community-based care services in a proposed community that includes support services to all children and families that support safety, permanency, and well-being of children in its legal conservatorship. DFPS sees a service delivery model that fully engages communities in serving children, youth, and families provided through a performance-based Single Source Continuum Contract (SSCC) as the approach that can most effectively meet this need in a manner that achieves improved outcomes for children in its conservatorship. The SSCC provider must ensure the full continuum of substitute-care (foster and kinship care), purchased services, case management and reunification services for children and youth in DFPS legal conservatorship from the designated geographic proposed community, those placed in the proposed community through the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children (ICPC), and through interregional agreements.
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 May 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): human services, child welfare.

Enhancing Capacity for Community-Serving Organizations to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs

SOURCE: CDC Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 6, 2022, 11 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are community serving organizations (CSOs) that wish to implement a new HIV Self-Testing (HIVST) program or expand an existing HIVST program and have a history of serving vulnerable populations affected by HIV. Eligible applicants include faith-based organizations, community health clinics/Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), immigrant/migrant support or advocacy organizations, community organizing/mobilization organizations, community coalitions/networking/partnership organizations, social service organizations, AIDS service organizations, and syringe service programs. Priority consideration will be given to eligible CSOs serving clients within the 57 priority jurisdictions identified by the CDC’s initiative Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S and those that are minority-led. In Texas, priority jurisdictions are Bexar, Dallas, Harris, Tarrant, and Travis counties.
PURPOSE: The CDC Foundation was awarded a federal grant to work on Enhancing Community Capacity to Support HIV Self-Testing Programs in partnership with CDC's Division of HIV Prevention. The goal of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to expand the reach and impact of HIVST programs in the U.S. by building the capacity of community-serving organizations (CSOs) focused on populations most affected by HIV. CSOs will implement or expand HIV self-testing programs within their communities and collaborate with CDC Foundation to identify lessons learned and develop promising practices to support the implementation of self-testing programs, including establishing collaborative partnerships with medical clinics, syringe services programs, and local and national organizations.
CONTACT: Rachael Casey. Phone: 440-606-6093. Email: HIVSelfTesting@cdcfoundation.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From Texas Department of State Health Services, HIV/STD Prevention and Care Unit email, May 6, 2022.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Research Program Award (R35 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-NS-21-020): RFA-NS-22-038
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 13, 2022. Due Date: July 13, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please view funding opportunity for additional due dates. Expires: July 16, 2024. 
$ AVAILABLE: NINDS intends to commit up to $20 million per fiscal year and up to 25 new awards per year, for the duration of this Request for Applications (RFA). NINDS will seek to ensure that Research Program Awards (RPAs) are diverse with respect to scientific approach, area of study, perspectives within the Program Directors (PDs)/Principal Investigators (PIs) laboratory and career stage.
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: The purpose of the NINDS Research Program Award (RPA) is to provide longer-term support, and increased freedom and flexibility to PDs/PIs, to allow them to redirect their time away from the administrative burden of writing and managing multiple grant applications and towards engaging in the lab. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.853
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): medical research, brain and nervous system disorders.

Risk and Protective Factors of Family Health and Family Level Interventions (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-21-358
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 5, 2022; Oct. 5, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please view announcement for additional due dates. Expires 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: The purpose of this initiative is to advance the science of minority health and health disparities by supporting research on family health and well-being and resilience. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.307, 93.313, 93.361, 93.399, 93.865
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): health disparities, medical research.

State Maternal Health Innovation & Data Capacity Program: HRSA-22-149
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 13, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $9 million for nine cooperative agreements.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include any domestic public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization. Domestic faith-based and community-based organizations are also eligible to apply. Only one project will be funded per state under this notice.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the State Maternal Health Innovation (MHI) and Data Capacity Program. The purpose of this program is to support state capacity to improve maternal health and address maternal health disparities through quality services, a skilled workforce, enhanced data quality and capacity, and innovative programming that aims to reduce maternal mortality and severe maternal morbidity (SMM). The program addresses the high rates of these adverse maternal health outcomes by engaging public health professionals, providers, payers, and consumers to implement evidence-based interventions and policy changes that address critical gaps in and needs for services within the categories of direct clinical care, workforce training, maternal health data enhancements, and community engagement.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.110
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 5, 2022. 
Subject(s): pregnancy, women’s health, public health.


Private Funding Opportunities

BUILD Health Challenge® (BUILD) Invites Communities with Innovative Ideas to Address Health Disparities
SOURCE: BUILD Health Challenge
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $300,000 in funding over three years. The following awards are available:
• Four awards for cities of 100,000 residents or more from any U.S. state or territory. 
• One award for the 57-county service area of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas. 
• One award for a specific 73-county area in Texas (no city population threshold). 
Go to the buildhealthchallenge.org website and scroll down to open the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document  for a list of the eligible counties in Texas.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible for a BUILD award the following criteria must be met:
• The lead applicant must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community organization.
• Assembly of a partnership including (at minimum) of a nonprofit community organization, a hospital/health system and/or health plan, a local health department, and residents. 
• The participating hospital(s)/health system(s) and/or health plan must demonstrate a 1:1 match met through direct cash support or a combination of cash and in-kind support. 
• Proposal must be focused on a defined zip code(s), census tract(s), or neighborhood(s) experiencing significant health disparities within a city of 100,000 residents or more. 
• Be willing to participate in convenings and learning/evaluation activities, including openly sharing challenges, results, and outcomes. The learning element is a critical component of the award and requires a time commitment of three to five hours per month on average from awardees throughout the award cycle. Go to the buildhealthchallenge.org website and scroll down to open the FAQ document for more details about the eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: BUILD awards are designed to support collaborations working to address upstream challenges and drive sustainable improvements in community health, with a specific focus on strengthening partnerships between community-based organizations, hospitals, and health systems. Funding will be provided over three years, along with training, capacity building, and networking opportunities.
CONTACT: Email: info@buildhealthchallenge.org Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From BUILD Health Challenge website, accessed May 4, 2022.
Subject(s): health policy research, health disparities.

Early-Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Awards
SOURCE: JDRF Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 29, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $200,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The Early Career Patient-Oriented Diabetes Research Award is intended for clinical researchers at a relatively early stage of their independent career. Clinical researchers who have received their first faculty-level appointment less than five years before the submission date are eligible to apply for this award. Applicants must have an M.D., M.D.-Ph.D. or Psy.D., hold an appointment or joint appointment in a subspecialty of clinical medicine in a clinical department, and conduct human clinical research. In exceptional circumstances, non-M.D. candidates will be considered if their work is likely to contribute significantly to a clinical outcome. There are no citizenship requirements for this program. Research may be conducted at foreign, domestic, for-profit, nonprofit, public or private organizations (universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, units of state and local governments, or eligible agencies of the federal government).
PURPOSE: The research project must be type 1 diabetes-related and patient-oriented. This award is designed to provide crucial support to investigators who plan to pursue a career in diabetes-related clinical investigation. Awards are made in the later stages of training and include the ability for recipients to transition to independent faculty or research appointments
CONTACT: Email: preawardsupport@jdrf.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details
From JDRF Foundation website, accessed May 5, 2022.
Subject(s): diabetes, medical research.

FM Global Invites Applications for Fire Prevention Efforts
SOURCE: FM Global
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grant applications are reviewed four times per year. The next deadline is June 30, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The average grant award is $2,500.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a governmental unit of a city, town, county, state, commonwealth, the District of Columbia, possession of the United States, the United States itself or any political subdivision as described in Section 170(b)(1)(A)(v) of the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code or a 501(c)(3) or (4) tax-exempt organization under the U.S. Internal Revenue Service Code.
PURPOSE: Through the program, grants will be awarded to organizations and agencies around the world in support of fire-prevention efforts. Grant funds may be used for a wide range of public fire prevention, preparedness, and control efforts, including pre-incident planning, fire prevention education/training and arson prevention/fire investigation. 
CONTACT: Email: firepreventiongrants@fmglobal.com. For more information, visit the FM Global Fire Prevention Grant Program website.  
From FM Global website, accessed May 4, 2022.
Subject(s): fire and emergency response.
 
Human Vaccines Project Invites Applications for Michelson Next Generation Grants
SOURCE: Human Vaccines Project
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 26, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 for annual grant.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be 35 or younger on June 26, 2022. Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for these awards. Eligible applicants must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academia, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes.
PURPOSE: The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery, and immunotherapy research for major global diseases. The Human Vaccines Project is accepting applications related to Human Immunology and Vaccine Research, including research aimed at tackling the current roadblocks in human vaccine development and expanding our limited understanding of key immune processes that are fundamental to successful vaccine and immunotherapy development.
CONTACT: Email: michelsonprizes@humanvaccinesproject.org. For more information, go to Michelson Prizes - Human Vaccines Project.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 4, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, public health. 

Investigating the Gut-Brain Axis for Applications to Brain and Mental Health
SOURCE: TMCity Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation expects to award up to three grants of up to $250,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be based at a U.S. academic research organization, a nonprofit or government body, or a private-sector organization and must be able to accept TMCity Foundation’s standard grant conditions. 
PURPOSE: This Request for Proposals (RFP) seeks to address the gaps in knowledge of how the gut affects brain health with the goal of harnessing that knowledge to bring about measurable improvements to the prevention and treatment of neuropsychiatric diseases.
CONTACT: Email: info@tmcity.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 4, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research, brain and nervous system disorders.

Workforce Assessment of Local Health Department Staff Capacity Related to Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Resistance Response
SOURCE: National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: May 31, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO will award up to $60,000 for a consultant or consulting firm.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see NACCHO website.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this project is to develop a workforce assessment to assess local health department staff capacity related to Healthcare Associated Infections/Antimicrobial Resistance Response (HAI/AR). The consultant will conduct an assessment that will include analyzing the local health departments (LHDs) HAI/AR workforce, with a focus on understanding the core public health roles and responsibilities of HAI staff, education and training requirements for this labor force, and the ways in which LHDs collaborate with clinical healthcare partners. NACCHO will use the results to help inform potential resources for addressing the needs of the LHD HAI/AR workforce.
CONTACT: Email: infectiousdiseases@naccho.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.
From NACCHO website, accessed May 4, 2022.
Subject(s): public health.


Events

Virtual - Texas Volunteer Management Conference
SPONSOR: Texas Volunteer Management Conference (TVMC)
WHEN: The schedule is as follows:
• June 2; 11 a.m.-4:15 p.m.; Evening Networking: 6-7 p.m. CDT.
• June 3; 9 a.m.-4:40 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Virtual.
DESCRIPTION: The Texas Volunteer Management Conference is the leading educational event for current and emerging volunteer management professionals throughout Texas and the U.S. Throughout its history, the conference has provided an opportunity to learn from top-level speakers, trainers, and leaders who are outstanding in their fields. 
COST: General Admission: $50; Students and AmeriCorps Members: $25. Go to the TVMC website to register and find out more about the conference. 
CONTACT: Email: conference@volnow.org.
From OneStar Foundation email, April 27, 2022.

Webinar – Texas Volunteer Management Conference Webinar Series
SPONSOR: Texas Volunteer Management Conference (TVMC)
WHEN: On demand recordings.
WHERE: Webinars.
DESCRIPTION: VolunteerNow and TVMC are pleased to collaborate on a professional development webinar series to provide guidance, support, and networking opportunities to help you move forward with a fresh perspective.
COST: Free. Visit the TVMC website to view the webinar series and learn more. 
CONTACT: Email: conference@volnow.org.
From Texas Volunteer Management Conference website, accessed May 5, 2022.


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