Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 5 Alert #4 - May 24, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

COVID-19 Funding Filtering Map
View the interactive CDC COVID-19 State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Funding map to learn about previously distributed COVID-19 federal funding. Filter funding information by jurisdiction, supplemental appropriation, topical area (vaccine preparedness, public health workforce, and emergency response), and award.
From Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity, and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, May 13, 2022. 

OneStar Foundation Releases 2021 Annual Report 
Rising to the Challenge: OneStar 2021 Annual Report celebrates the resilience of Texas communities addressing the unique obstacles of 2021—including the COVID-19 pandemic and Winter Storm Uri. In addition to showcasing OneStar’s impact and providing transparency into its operations, the foundation tells the stories of its partners across Texas to illustrate the power of collaboration. The 2021 Annual Report spotlights the work of the Texas Department of State Health Services. 
From OneStar Foundation email, May 12, 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Cancer Screening and Early Detection: RFA P-23.1-CSD
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $1 million for new projects and $2.5 million for expansion projects for a maximum duration of 60 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view the Request for Applications for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support the delivery of evidence-based clinical services to screen for cancer and pre-cancer in underserved populations who do not have adequate access to cancer early detection interventions and health care, bringing together networks of public health and community partners to carry out programs tailored for their communities. Projects should identify cancers that cause the most burden in the community, have nationally recommended screening methods, and use evidence-based methods to screen for these cancers.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email May 6, 2022. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Dissemination of CPRIT-Funded Cancer Control Interventions: RFA P-23.1-DI
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $450,000 for a maximum duration of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view the Request for Applications for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund projects that will facilitate the dissemination and implementation of successful CPRIT-funded, evidence-based cancer prevention and control interventions across Texas. The proposed project should be able to develop one or more "products" based on the results of the CPRIT-funded intervention. The proposed project should also identify and assist others to prepare to implement the intervention and/or prepare for grant funding. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email May 6, 2022. 
Subject(s): cancer research.

Enhancing HIV Reservoir Susceptibility to Elimination (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-22-025
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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: Issuing Institutes and Centers (IC) and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3.3 million to fund three to six awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023.
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 organizations).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support basic research to define cellular and molecular mechanisms within persistent HIV reservoir cells that promote survival and resistance to virus-induced and immune-mediated cell death, and to identify novel therapeutic targets that could sensitize HIV-infected cells to eradication strategies.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: 93.855, 93.279, 93.242
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed May 17, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program of Rural Texas: RFA No. HHS0011160
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 20, 2022, 10:30 a.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for Fiscal Year 2022 and $2 million for Fiscal Year 2023.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a nonurban health care facility as defined by Section 541.001 of the Texas Government Code, which is a hospital licensed under Chapter 241, Health and Safety Code, or other licensed health care facility in Texas located in a rural area as defined by Section 845.002 of the Texas Insurance Code. Please see Request for Applications for more eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is accepting applications for the Pediatric Tele-Connectivity Resource Program for Rural Texas. The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance to enable eligible, nonurban health care facilities to establish and/or support a program for providing telemedicine services, connect with pediatric specialists who provide telemedicine services, and to cover related expenses, including necessary equipment. 
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): telehealth, rural health, children’s health.

Primary Prevention of Cancer: RFA P-23.1-PPC
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2022, 4 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Maximum of $1 million for new projects and $2.5 million for expansion projects; maximum duration of 60 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Please view the Request for Applications for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism focuses on increasing implementation of evidence-based strategies to ensure that all Texans benefit from the cancer prevention knowledge that we currently have. CPRIT seeks to fund multilevel interventions to reduce cancer risk, disease burden, and cancer disparities. Modifiable risk behaviors include tobacco use, obesity, physical inactivity, unhealthy eating, alcohol use, sun exposure, HPV vaccination, Hepatitis B vaccination, and environmental/occupational cancer exposures. Applications should also assess and address social determinants that contribute to cancer burden and disparities (e.g., cultural factors, unmet needs, access barriers). Interventions and communications should be structured to address the unique circumstances of the population to be served.
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Helpdesk. Phone: 866-941-7146. Email: Help@CPRITGrants.org. Please view grant opportunity for additional details.  
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email May 6, 2022. 
Subject(s): cancer education/prevention, cancer research.

Texas Healthy Building Blocks (THBB) Obesity Prevention Program:  RFA No. HHS0012074
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2022, 10:30 a.m.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see RFA for award amount.
ELIGIBILITY: A successful applicant will be designated among one or more of the following: 
• Governmental entity. 
• Quasi-governmental agency to which state agencies delegate authority and responsibility for planning, supervising, providing, or ensuring the provision of state services. 
• 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. 
Applicants must be authorized to do business in the State of Texas and have an office located within the U.S. 
Please see Request for Application for more eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to provide obesity prevention services to improve environments related to nutrition and physical activity in licensed and registered early childcare education centers. 
ASSISTANCE LISTING NUMBER: None.
CONTACT: Amy Pearson, Grants Specialist, HHSC Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS). Email: amy.pearson@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): obesity, children’s health.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation (APF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Through the fund, a single grant of up to $8,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, familiarity with the Clarks’ work is essential. Please visit website for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation invites applications for the Kenneth B. and Mamie P. Clark Fund, which is named in honor of the first and second African Americans to receive Ph.D.s from Columbia University. The Clarks’ doll experiments, in which they asked children to express their likes and dislikes about brown- and white-skinned dolls, led them to conclude that segregation in schools and society was psychologically damaging to children. Through the fund, a single grant will be awarded in support of research and demonstration activities that promote the understanding of the relationship between self-identity and academic achievement, focusing on children in grades K-8. The grant award alternates every other year between an early-career psychologist and a graduate student and, in 2022, will support a graduate student. 
CONTACT: For complete program guidelines, application instructions, and information about previous recipients, see the American Psychological Foundation website
From Philanthropy News Digest email, May 13, 2022. 
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health.

Bank of America: Economic Mobility Focused on Needs of Community
SOURCE: Bank of America Charitable Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted from May 30, 2022 to June 24, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts in larger markets can range from $5,000 to $50,000. Grant amounts in smaller markets can range from $2,500 to $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a local grant, your organization:
• Must be tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and not classified as a private foundation.
• Must be based and serve communities in eligible local markets. In Texas, the eligible markets are Amarillo, Austin, Dallas/Ft. Worth, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio.
• Should be aligned with Bank of America Charitable Foundation’s funding priorities of affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization.
PURPOSE: Bank of America Charitable Foundation is focusing on strengthening community vitality by addressing needs related to affordable housing, small business, and neighborhood revitalization. Examples of efforts supported include:
• Revitalization, preservation, and stabilization initiatives that engage community stakeholders in building livable communities for all with focus on environmental health, community safety, and economic growth.
• Short and long-term plans to prepare, withstand, and recover from extreme weather events and the long-term impacts of climate change.
• Environmental efforts through the preservation, creation, or restoration of open space, parks, and community gardens. 
• Minority homeownership programs.
• Technical assistance supporting business planning.
CONTACT: Phone: 800-218-9946. Email: Foundation@bofa.com. Go to the Bank of America Charitable Foundation website to learn more. 
From Bank of America website, accessed May 18, 2022.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, environmental health, disaster assistance, health promotion/wellness.

Foster G. McGaw Prize
SOURCE: American Hospital Association (AHA), Baxter International Foundation, Health Research & Educational Trust
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 30, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The winner receives $75,000, a large bronze award, a miniature bronze award, and travel to Washington DC to receive the award. Up to three finalists will each receive $10,000, a miniature bronze award, and travel to Washington DC to receive the award.  
ELIGIBILITY: The following types of organizations are eligible:
• Health care system.
• Hospital or unit within a health care system. 
• Independent hospital or other health delivery organization. 
• Other. Additional examples of an eligible entity include a non-hospital/health system health delivery organization working collaboratively with a health care system or hospital or community collaboratives providing health care, local health clinics, etc.
Note: For organizations that are part of a system, applicants are welcome to apply as a system or individual unit/subsidiary organization. 
PURPOSE: The prize honors health delivery organizations (hospitals, health systems, integrated networks, or self-defined community partnerships) that have demonstrated exceptional commitment to community service. 
CONTACT: Email: fostermcgaw@aha.org. Please view American Hospital Association website for additional details.
From American Hospital Association website, accessed May 18, 2022.
Subject(s): health care facilities, health care services.

NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships
SOURCE: NBCC (National Board-Certified Counselor) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Five $8,000 scholarships will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicants must be enrolled in good standing in a Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP) accredited master's degree counseling program.
• Applicants must be currently enrolled full time for the fall 2022 semester and be in good standing in a CACREP-accredited counseling master’s-level program. Applicants must have taken courses during the spring 2022 semester. Applicants may not have a pending status, deferred status, or other future start date for coursework.
• Reside in a rural area as defined by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA).
• Display a commitment to provide counseling services in a rural area for at least two years after graduation.
• Have an anticipated program completion date between Sept. 1, 2023 – Dec. 31, 2025.
• Commit to apply for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential prior to graduation.
PURPOSE: The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2022 rural scholarships for students pursuing a career in professional counseling. The rural scholarships were created to increase the number of counselors available to serve people in rural areas.  
CONTACT: Phone: 336-232-0376. Email: foundation@nbcc.org. If you experience any issues with the Submittable application platform, please email: Support@submittable.com.
For more information and to apply visit the National Board for Certified Counselors Foundation Submission Manager - 2022 NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarship webpage. Links to submit the application are at the bottom of the webpage.
From RHIhub This Week email, May 4, 2022. 
Subject(s): scholarships, health professions training, rural health, mental health.

Saucony Run for Good Foundation Invites Applications for Youth Running Programs
SOURCE: Saucony Run for Good Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Program participants must be 18 years of age or younger. The foundation will prioritize programs that serve populations not traditionally exposed to running programs.
PURPOSE: To help address the childhood obesity epidemic, Saucony invites community nonprofit organizations that initiate and/or support running programs for kids to submit applications for grants.
CONTACT: Please visit the website for more information and to access the application
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 17, 2022.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, children’s health, adolescent health. 

Therapeutic Garden Grant
SOURCE: National Garden Bureau
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000 is available and will be divided among the gardens chosen as follows:
• First place award: $3,000.
• Second place award: $1,000.
• Third place award: $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Schools, nonprofits, hospitals, retirement centers, rehabilitation facilities, veteran’s facilities, community centers, day camps, treatment facilities, and inter-generational groups throughout the United States and Canada are eligible. Applicants must document that they have had a therapeutic garden program completed for at least one year at the time of application with at least a five-year commitment for the garden to remain on that property. Gardens applying must:
• Have a defined therapeutic program, with a Registered Horticultural Therapist on staff or serving as an advisor, that uses the garden to achieve outlined goals for participants. Examples include horticultural therapy, occupational, physical, vocational, or rehabilitation therapy in a garden setting, or using gardening to promote positive social relationships within a community.
• Offer a gardening experience where there is significant people and plant interaction for the population served.
• Be used for food growing, job training, skill-building, socialization skills, improved quality of life, stress reduction, environmental education, or any other possibility that can be gained by working in nature.
• Involve a significant number of gardeners, clients, patients, visitors, or students monthly.
PURPOSE: The National Garden Bureau, American Meadows, Corona Tools, and Sakata Seed America fund the Therapeutic Garden annual grant. The National Garden Bureau funds programs that promote the health and healing powers of human interaction with plants. Each year, the National Garden Bureau selects three established (meaning at least one year of programming experience) therapeutic gardens to be the recipients of a grant that will help expand or perpetuate that therapeutic garden. The three gardens selected as finalists will then compete via social media, for a first, second, and third-place prize for a financial contribution to their garden. The three finalists will also receive a set of Corona Gardening Tools.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for contact information and additional details.
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email, May 13, 2022.
Subject(s): health promotion/wellness, nutrition/food service, mental health.


Events

On Demand Training – How Your Grant Budget Tells Your Story
SPONSOR: Thompson Grants
WHEN: On demand recordings.
WHERE: Virtual.
DESCRIPTION: This eLearn course will dive into the different aspects of budgets that often confuse or confound grant writers and finance pros alike and unravel some of those mysteries. 
COST: Students 1-5: $395 each. Students 6+: $95 each additional student. Visit the Thompson Grants website to register and learn more.
CONTACT: Thompson Grants is a division of Columbia Books and Information Services (CBIS). Columbia eLearn Help. Phone: 1-888-265-0600. Email: elearnhelp@columbiabooks.com.
From Thompson Grants website, accessed May 18, 2022.

Virtual – Texas Conference on Health Disparities
SPONSOR: Texas Center for Health Disparities (TCHD)
WHEN: June 9-10. The schedule is as follows:
• June 9; 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. CDT. 
• June 10; 8:45 a.m.-Noon CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The annual Texas Conference on Health Disparities, in its seventeenth year, serves as the central advocate of TCHD's efforts in reducing health disparities in the community and the U.S.
COST: Free. Visit the conference website to learn more and to register
CONTACT: Coleen Franckowiak, Conference Coordinator. Email: coleen.franckowiak@unthsc.edu.
From Texas Center for Health Disparities website, accessed May 11, 2022.


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