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The Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

June, 2016

Public Review Scheduled for Strategic Plan to Reduce HPV-Associated Cancers, Deaths

As mandated by Senate Bill 200, 84th Legislature, the Texas Department of State Health Services in collaboration with the Health and Human Services Commission and the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, is developing a strategic plan to reduce human papillomavirus (HPV)-associated cancers and deaths. An outline of the plan will be presented for public review. Anyone interested is welcome to attend.

WHEN: June 3, 10 am to noon.

WHERE: Texas Department of State Health Services, Room K-100, 1100 W. 49th Street, Austin, TX 78756.

From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, 5/25/16

 

Failure to Fund Overhead Penalizes Nonprofits

Funders' reluctance to fully fund overhead costs prevents many nonprofits from maximizing their impact, a report from the Bridgespan Group finds.

According to the report, Pay-What-It-Takes Philanthropy, the typical 15 percent cap on reimbursement for nonprofit overhead falls short, in many cases, of the actual indirect costs associated with the delivery of a service or services. In response to the finding, the report, which appears in the Stanford Social Innovation Review, urges grant makers to re-think the 15 percent cap on nonprofit overhead reimbursement and calls for an approach that takes into account the actual costs associated with providing a given type of service, or what it calls "pay what it takes" philanthropy.

To see the report go to http://ssir.org/articles/entry/pay_what_it_takes_philanthropy

In conducting the study, Bridgespan examined the financial records of 20 well-known high-performing nonprofits and discovered that indirect costs make up a much larger percentage of their total costs than is widely understood. Indeed, for the study group, organizations' actual indirect costs comprised between 21 percent and 89 percent of their direct costs, leading the study's co-author and Bridgespan partner Jeri Eckhart Queenan to comment, "We now have proof that we are systematically and chronically underfunding nonprofit organizations, and this evidence should inform foundation and government policy on the reimbursement of indirect costs."

The report's authors also argue that there is no one-size-fits-all reimbursement model and explore how new models could be established by segmenting nonprofits based on what they do and how they do it, whether it’s providing direct service, working to influence policy, providing humanitarian assistance overseas, or conducting research. The article further notes that Ford Foundation president Darren Walker, one of the more outspoken foundation leaders on the issue, pushed his foundation to double its overhead reimbursement rate to 20 percent, and in so doing said he "hoped to encourage more honest dialogue about the actual operating costs of nonprofit organizations."

From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 5/24/16



New Overtime Regulations Could Affect Nonprofits

The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has announced changes to its overtime regulations that will automatically extend overtime pay protections to more than four million workers, including many who work at nonprofit organizations.

The changes, which were first proposed in July 2015 and then modified after the DOL received more than 270,000 comments, update the salary and compensation levels needed for executive, administrative, and professional workers to be considered exempt, setting the standard salary level at the fortieth percentile of earnings of full-time salaried workers in the lowest-wage census region, currently the South ($47,476 annually for a full-year worker). In addition, the changes establish a mechanism for automatically updating the salary and compensation levels every three years to maintain the new levels and ensure that they continue to provide useful and effective tests for exemption.

As a result of the changes, most salaried workers earning up to $47,476 must receive time-and-a-half overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours in a week. The previous cutoff for overtime pay, set in 2004, was $23,660, the New York Times reports. While the change, which goes into effect December 1, will mean many workers receive more pay when they work overtime, it may also cause some employers to limit overtime for their employees and cause others to raise employees’ salaries so they no longer qualify for overtime.

The changes do not exempt nonprofits, but not all nonprofits are subject to the regulations. The DOL also released a guide for nonprofit organizations to help clarify which ones are subject to the Fair Labor Standards Act and thus the new regulations. Most hospitals and schools, for example, are covered by the rule, while all employees are covered if a nonprofit earns at least $500,000 from “commercial activities.” However, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy, even if a nonprofit is not covered by the law, an individual employee may be if he or she engages in activities that fall under the interstate commerce category, including making interstate calls, sending mail and email, and processing credit card transactions.

To see the guide go to https://www.dol.gov/whd/overtime/final2016/nonprofit-guidance.pdf

From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 5/24/16

Public Funding Opportunities

 

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP): HRSA-17-008

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/2/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $400,000 for eight awards.

ELIGIBILITY: As cited in 42 CFR § 51a.3(a), any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b), is eligible to apply for federal funding under this announcement. Community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, are eligible to apply. An eligible applicant must have both direct fiduciary and administrative responsibility over the project. Foreign entities are not eligible for HRSA awards, unless the authorizing legislation specifically authorizes awards to foreign entities or the award is for research. This exception does not extend to research training awards or construction of research facilities.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to promote access to health care for children, youth and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies through innovative community-based programs.

CFDA: 93.110

CONTACT: Madhavi M. Reddy, (301) 443-0754, email: mreddy@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=284005  

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 5/25/16

Subject(s) adolescent health, children's health, health care services, prevention

 

Mechanisms of Mycobacterial-Induced Immunity in HIV-Infected and Uninfected Individuals to Inform Innovative Tuberculosis Vaccine Design (R01): PAR-16-254

SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/6/16, 9/6/17, 9/6/18 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

* Small businesses.

* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages innovative, high risk, high impact research to investigate the innate and/or adaptive immune responses induced by mycobacterial infections, Bacillus Calmette-Guérin vaccine (BCG) and/or candidate Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) vaccines in HIV-infected or uninfected individuals. Studies that will provide insights into the immune mechanisms required for protection from Mtb infection/re-infection or progression to active disease in latently infected individuals are encouraged. This research is expected to provide data to advance new hypotheses on immune mechanisms that contribute to the advancement of new tuberculosis (TB) vaccines, including in populations also infected with HIV.

CFDA: 93.855, 93.856 

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information seehttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-254.html

From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/19/16

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

 

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Building Care and Prevention Capacity: Addressing the HIV Care Continuum in Southern Metropolitan Areas: HRSA-16-187

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/12/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $1 million for one award.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations may include public entities (including state, local, and Indian tribal governments); institutions of higher education; nonprofit organizations (including faith-based, community-based, and tribal organizations); and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV-related issues on a national level and within governmental public health structures. Applicants must have a minimum four year history of developing and disseminating TA to RWHAP recipients and subrecipient providers. 

PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to implement innovative models of service delivery that result in improvements in RWHAP Part A jurisdictions’ HIV care continuum for minority populations.

CFDA: 93.145

CONTACT: Steven R. Young, (301) 443-9091, email: SYoung@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=HRSA-16-187

From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/19/16

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, minority health

 

Substance Abuse Youth Prevention Services 

SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/24/16 by 2 pm.

$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.

ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.

PURPOSE: DSHS’s missions for this procurement is to provide substance abuse prevention services in Region 3 and Region 11 of the state.

CFDA: none

CONTACT: Robert Sonnier, (512) 406-2613, email: ROBERT.SONNIER@HHSC.STATE.TX.US. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=124659

From ESBD Web site, accessed 5/25/16

Subject(s) substance abuse education/prevention, youth services



Sustained Release of Antivirals for Treatment or Prevention of HIV (SRATP) (R01): PAR-16-262

SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/4/17, 1/4/18, 1/4/19 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

* Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).

* Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).

* Small businesses.

* For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

* Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

* Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

* Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage grant applications that address the long term goal and objective of developing sustained release strategies for HIV treatment or prevention. Applications may propose treatment or prevention products delivered using sustained release platforms (oral, injection, implant or direct delivery to HIV target mucosa) that will provide a minimum of 1 week for oral (treatment) or a minimum of once a month for all other drug delivery systems for prevention and treatment protection/efficacy. 

CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.242

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information seehttp://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-16-262.html

From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/19/16

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

 

Private Funding Opportunities

 

Aniara Seeking Applications for 2016 Coagulation Research Grant Program

SOURCE: Aniara 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/1/16.

$ AVAILABLE: One grant of up to $10,000. 

ELIGIBILITY: Funding is restricted to researchers in North America, South America, Latin America, and the Nordic countries. The grant is not intended to cover the cost of tuition, nor does it represent a scholarship or fellowship of any kind.

Applicants are expected to have an advanced degree (Ph.D. or equivalent) and be associated with an educational organization or institution. Independent researchers or those pursuing a Ph.D.-level degree may apply, but awards to non-Ph.D. applicants are rare. As a general rule, all applicants are expected to have published a minimum of three articles in a peer-reviewed scientific journal.

PURPOSE: Diagnostic and research company Aniara is inviting applications from established investigators for its 2016 Aniara Coagulation Research Grant program.

A single grant will be awarded in support of a specialized coagulation/hematology research project. In 2016, Aniara will consider projects that deal specifically with EDS — Ehlers-Danlos syndrome — and its effects on hemostasis and thrombosis.

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information seehttp://www.aniara.com/Aniara-Grant/About-the-Grant.aspx

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/20/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

American Association of Kidney Patients Issues RFP for Patient Safety Award Lecture

SOURCE: American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/16.

$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of up to $5,000 will be awarded in support of speaker travel and accommodation expenses and honorarium costs associated with the delivery of the lecture.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be employed by a nonprofit organization with 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) status as defined by the Internal Revenue Code or a public or government agency.

PURPOSE: For more than 40 years, the American Association of Kidney Patients has been the patient voice advocating for improved access to high-quality health care through regulatory and legislative reform at the federal level. The association’s work has improved long-term outcomes in both quality of health and the ability for patients and family members affected by kidney disease to lead a more productive and meaningful life.

AAKP is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for the Jenny Kitsen Patient Safety Award. The award funds a lecture that helps advance patient safety by exploring innovation in health systems management.

CONTACT: Diana Clynes, email: dclynes@aakp.org. For more information see https://www.aakp.org/community/programs-events/jenny-kitsen-patient-safety-award

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/20/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

SOURCE: Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/8/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Grants request amounts generally should not exceed $25,000. The Foundation prefers request for less than the maximum.

ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.

PURPOSE: The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation raises funds to fight the spread of HIV/AIDS and to provide assistance for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWAs). Foundation grants support: organizations delivering direct care and services to HIV/AIDS patients, organizations that provide HIV/AIDS education to the public, and organizations conducting research to develop treatments and a cure for HIV/AIDS.

Applicants may email the Grants Director at LelaHung@etaf.org to request the guidelines for a letter of intent. If your program is of interest to the foundation, you will then be forwarded a copy of the application guidelines and forms. You may contact the grants director to discuss a particular proposal if you are uncertain as whether it falls within the guidelines.

CONTACT: Lela Hung, email: LelaHung@etaf.org. For more information see http://elizabethtayloraidsfoundation.org/

From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 5/19/16

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services

 

National Alliance for Grieving Children Announces Capacity-Building Grants Program

SOURCE: National Alliance for Grieving Children (NAGC)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/11/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Twenty one-time grants of $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.

PURPOSE: The National Alliance for Grieving Children promotes awareness of the needs of children and teens grieving a death and provides education and resources for anyone who wants to support them.

NAGC, in association with the New York Life Foundation, will award 20 one-time grants to childhood bereavement organizations that have identified a need and seek funding to help them operate more effectively by addressing their organizational strengths and weaknesses and proposing goals that are achievable in a twelve-month period with the funds allocated.

Proposals should fit one of five major categories: — planning activities, staff/board development, strategic relationships/collaboration, internal operations, and technology improvements (i.e., improving IT capacity through upgrades to hardware and software, networking, website updates, and staff training). Projects should have an impact on the organization itself as opposed to its clients.

CONTACT: Megan Lopez, email: Megan.Lopez@childrengrieve.org. For more information see https://childrengrieve.org/index.php?q=capacity-building-grants

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/20/16

Subject(s) children's health 

 

National Foundation for Cancer Research Accepting Nominations for 2017 Szent-Györgyi Prize

SOURCE: National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/30/16.

$ AVAILABLE: The prize recipient will be honored at a formal dinner and award ceremony and will receive a $25,000 cash prize. In addition, the recipient will lead the next Szent-Györgyi prize committee as honorary chair.

ELIGIBILITY: Nominations may be made by individuals from the research community, industry, government, or other organizations who are sufficiently familiar with the research accomplishments and contributions of the nominee. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Candidates must have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has led to better prevention, earlier diagnosis, or new treatments for patients with cancer.

PURPOSE: The National Foundation for Cancer Research is accepting nominations for the 2017 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research.

The annual prize, named in honor of Albert Szent-Györgyi, Nobel laureate and co-founder of NFCR, is awarded to an outstanding researcher whose scientific achievements have expanded our understanding of cancer and whose discoveries have made possible new approaches to the prevention, diagnosis, and/or treatment of cancer.

The prize is designed to stimulate continued investment in pioneering research with the potential to produce scientific breakthroughs and lead to a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts underlying the genetics and molecular makeup of cancer.

CONTACT: National Foundation for Cancer Research, (800) 321-CURE (2873), email: info@nfcr.org. For more information see http://nfcr.org/szent-gyorgyi-prize/

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/20/16

Subject(s) cancer education/prevention, cancer research

 

National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Healthcare Management Research Projects

SOURCE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation (NIHCM)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: LOIs must be received no later than 7/11/16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.

$ AVAILABLE: Four to five grants totaling $250,000. 

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include individual researchers and all types of organizations and institutions, including both nonprofit and for-profit entities. Multiple organizations may apply jointly, but one must be named as the principal organization, with the others having a subcontractual relationship with that organization.

PURPOSE: The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is a nonprofit, nonpartisan research and educational foundation dedicated to improving the effectiveness, efficiency, and quality of the U.S. healthcare system.

The foundation is inviting Letters of Inquiry outlining an innovative research project with the potential to advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of healthcare financing, delivery, management, and/or policy.

In its 2016-17 funding cycle, the foundation will award grants for studies that have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the United States healthcare system by reducing spending, improving quality of care, and/or expanding access to insurance coverage and health care services. Grant amounts will be determined on a project-by-project basis.

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information seehttp://www.nihcm.org/grants/research-grants

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/20/16

Subject(s) health policy research

 

Sigma Theta Tau International Accepting Applications from RNs for Educational Assessment Research

SOURCE: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/1/16.

$ AVAILABLE: A single grant of up to $6,000. 

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a registered nurse with a current license and a master's or doctoral degree (or enrolled in a doctoral program).

PURPOSE: The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International is accepting applications for its 2016 Educational Assessment Nursing Research Grant, which is co-sponsored by ATI Nursing Education.

A single grant will be awarded for research demonstrating the use of standardized assessments and curriculum support materials in nursing education. Possible areas of research include but are not limited to admission and retention of students, assessing student performance, and simulation.

CONTACT: Sigma Theta Tau International, (888) 634-7575. For more information seehttp://www.nursingsociety.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/stti-ati-educational-assessment-nursing-research-grant  

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 5/20/16

Subject(s) health policy research, nursing

 

Events

 

Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series Webinar - Diversify Your Funding Through Government Grants

SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education Center for Grants Development

WHEN: June 22, 1:30 to 3 pm.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: This webinar teaches participants to learn characteristics of government grantors including application process; study an overview of federal, state and local government appropriation processes; gain an understanding of what prospective grantors want to know and how to respond to their questions; learn proposal development strategies that can affect your success; and share knowledge of grant-related forms and typical attachments.

COST: $45 out of Harris County. $25 in Harris County. To register go to http://hcde-texas.org/default.aspx?name=WorkshopRegistration

CONTACT: Martha Froude, email: mfroude@hcde-texas.org.

From Harris County Department of Education Center for Grants Development email, 5/25/16

 

The Process of Collaboration - Part I

SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. - Network for Collaboration

WHEN: June 21-23.

WHERE: A Circle of Ten Retreat Center, (Edom, TX).

DESCRIPTION: Linking Leadership, Community Organizing, Program Development and Grant Writing. This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs.

COST: $800. Limited scholarships are available.

CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., (903) 541-0013, email: circleof10@circleof10.org.  

From A Circle of Ten, Inc. email, 5/24/16



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