Funding Alert – Grants and Opportunities

The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center

Funding News and Grant Tips

Episcopal Health Foundation has announced a $10 million plan to help address the long-term impact of COVID-19, including a grant program, an emergency loan fund, and a research project. The grant program will help current grantees and partners continue their operations during the public health emergency with a focus on those directly involved in COVID-19 response and serving disproportionately affected populations, while the
loan fund will offer two-year zero-interest loans of up to $1 million.

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed 5/7/20.

 

More than half of nonprofits that submitted applications for the initial round of Paycheck Protection Program loans were accepted, a survey conducted
by the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and The NonProfit Times has found. However, almost a quarter (24 percent) of the organizations whose applications were denied have begun to lay off or furlough staff. Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed 5/7/20.

 

 

Public Funding Opportunities

Adults with IDD and Their Caregivers

SOURCE: The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/25/20.

$ AVAILABLE: $175,000 for up to five years. Funding is available for up to two projects.

ELIGIBILITY: Government agencies, nonprofits, colleges and universities, faith-based institutions, technical and/or professional schools, and for-profit businesses may apply if they can meet the requirements noted elsewhere in this Request for Applications (RFA). The entity that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse,
and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.

PURPOSE: The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities announces the availability of funds for organizations to develop new initiatives to support people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) who are aging and their caregivers. As this population continues to grow, our system must be better-equipped to serve the unique needs of older individuals with IDD and their caregivers to adequately provide support during this life stage.

CONTACT: Email questions to apply@tcdd.texas.gov. For more information, go to tcdd.texas.gov/grants-rfas/funding-available-for-grants/rfa-older-adults-with-idd-and-their-caregivers/.

From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities website, accessed 5/1/20.

Subject(s) disabilities, training, aged/seniors

 

Community Food Projects Program: USDA-NIFA-CFP-007312

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/3/20.

$ AVAILABLE: $4.8 million.

ELIGIBILITY: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Appendix III of this RFA), meeting the following four requirements are eligible to receive a CFP (Community Food Project) or PP (Planning Project) award:
1. They must have experience in the area of:
  a. community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers;
  b. job training and business development activities for food-related activities in low-income communities;

  c. efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs.
2. Demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation;
3. Demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results;
4. Collaborate with one or more local partner organizations to achieve at least one of the hunger-free communities goal.
PURPOSE: In FY 2019, NIFA’s Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in federally-assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; planning for long-term solutions; or the creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.

CFDA: 10.225

CONTACT: If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement, please contact: NIFA Help Desk at (202) 401-5048. Business hours are M-F, 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET, excluding Federal holidays.
If you have any questions related to preparing application content, please contact email: electronic@nifda.usda.gov.

For additional contact and general information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325881.

From CDC’s DNPAO weekly digest email, 4/24/20.

Subject(s) nutrition/food services

 

Developing and Disseminating Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Partnerships: CDC-RFA-DP15-15110501SUPP20

SOURCE: National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent requested but not required: 5/12/20. Deadline: 6/26/20.

$ AVAILABLE: $2.67 million for two awards.

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

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

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

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

* Small businesses.

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

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

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

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

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

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the NOFO (notice of funding opportunity) is to support organizations implementing national efforts to help increase the number of healthcare providers recognizing the signs and symptoms of lupus and what to do if lupus is suspected, and to increase the number of people with lupus referred to and engaged in self-management tools/services and showing improvements in self-management behaviors. This NOFO will focus on two key strategies:
* Increase awareness, knowledge and skills among healthcare providers to appropriately recognize the signs and symptoms of lupus, what to do if lupus is suspected, and provide quality, well-coordinated lupus care that is culturally and linguistically appropriate.

* In collaboration with key stakeholders, including healthcare organizations, professional organizations, national health organizations, electronic medical technology organizations and/or other, raise awareness about lupus signs and symptoms and what to do if you have lupus, and promote the use of effective lupus self-management tools and/or services.

CFDA: 93.068

CONTACT: Margaret Kaniewski, Project Officer Department of Health
and Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Telephone: (770) 488-1371, email: mgk6@cdc.gov.

For additional contact and general information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325995.

From Grants.gov website, accessed 4/30/20.

Subject(s) medical research

 

Engineering Immunity to HIV-1 Through Next Generation Vaccines (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-015

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/29/20. Application: 7/28/20.
All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $5 million in FY 2021 to fund four to five awards.

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

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

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

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

* Small businesses.

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

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

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

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

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

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

*  Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations)

PURPOSE: The objective of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to pair bioengineers and immunologists to leverage emerging innovative knowledge in physical and computational sciences for the design and development of an HIV-1 vaccine.

CFDA: 93.855

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date, and post-submission issues)

Submit a Web Ticket (preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: (866)-504-9552 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

Phone: (301) 402-7469 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (closed on federal holidays)

  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact)
    Telephone: (301) 402-7469 or (866)-504-9552 (Toll Free)
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes, and NIH grant resources)
    Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact)
    Telephone: (301) 945-7573
  • Grants.gov Customer Support
    (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace)
    Contact Center Telephone: (800)-518-4726
    Email: support@grants.gov

For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325257.

From Grants.gov website, accessed 4/20/20.

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

 

Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network: USDA-NIFA-OP-007413

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/23/20.

$ AVAILABLE: $7.18 million for four awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are collaborative state, tribal, local, and regionally-based networks or partnerships of qualified public and/or private entities. One award will be made in each region as described in the application instructions.

PURPOSE: Farm and Ranch Stress Assistance Network (FRSAN) Program provides grants to initiate, expand, or sustain programs that provide behavioral health counseling, referral, and other forms of assistance for agricultural workers in crisis. The program intends to create regional frameworks for stress assistance programs, training, and services that connects individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other agriculture-related occupations to stress assistance programs, including:

  • Farm telephone helplines and websites
  • Training programs and workshops for:

o   Advocates for individuals who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other occupations relating to agriculture.

o   Other individuals and entities that may assist people who are engaged in farming, ranching, and other occupations relating to agriculture who are in crisis.

  • Other activities, including the dissemination of information and materials.

CFDA: 10.500

CONTACT: Brent Elrod, (816) 926-2535, email: richard.elrod@usda.gov or  
Sydney Turner, (816) 926-2500, email: sydney.turner@usda.gov.

For more information go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=326533.

From RHIhub This Week email, 4/29/20.

Subject(s) mental health, behavioral health, rural health

 

Harnessing Natural Killer (NK) Cells to Prevent, Control, or Eradicate HIV (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-016

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/29/20. Application: 7/28/20.

$ AVAILABLE: NIAID and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $3,250,000 in FY21 to fund four to six 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support basic, translational, and clinical research to improve the understanding of the effector or immunoregulatory potentials of NK cells for HIV prevention, control and/or eradication.

CFDA: 93.242; 93.855

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date, and post-submission issues)

Submit a Web Ticket (preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: (866) 504-9552 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

Phone: (301) 402-7469 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (closed on federal holidays)

  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact)
    Telephone: (301) 402-7469 or (866) 504-9552 (Toll Free)
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes, and NIH grant resources)
    Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact)
    Telephone: (301) 945-7573
  • Grants.gov Customer Support
    (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace)
    Contact Center Telephone: (800) 518-4726
    Email: support@grants.gov

For additional contact and general information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325188

From Grants.gov website, accessed 4/20/20.

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

 

HIV/Part B Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI): RFA No. HHS0006894

SOURCE: Department of State Health Services (DSHS)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/5/20 by 2 p.m. CT

$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of state funding available for the HIV MAI grant is $555,000.00 dollars and it is HHSC’s intention to fund two (2) applicants for Fiscal Year 2021. One (1) in the Houston HIV service delivery areas (HSDA) and one (1) in the Dallas HSDA.

ELIGIBILITY: To be awarded a contract because of this RFA (Request for Application), a Respondent must:
a) Include CBOs (Community Based Organizations), domestic public and private nonprofit entities, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes (“AI/AN”) tribal organizations, and urban Indian organizations. That means non-profit CBOs, faith-based organizations, colleges and universities, health care delivery organizations, territories, and local governments are eligible to apply.
b) Be authorized to conduct business in Texas and have a physical business address in the Houston or Dallas HSDAs.
c) Demonstrate experience working with racial/ethnic minority populations PLWH (People Living with HIV), and/or working with previously incarcerated individuals with chronic health conditions.
d) Have minority representation on its board of directors like the minority community it proposes to serve (e.g., one or more Latinx members on the board of an entity proposing to serve the Latinx community).
e) Entities that have been under sanctions from any funding source within the last twenty-four (24) months prior to issuance of this RFA must provide details and the status of sanctions. Page 15 of 49 RFA Version 1.2 9.1.17 Respondents who are not considered eligible:
f) State, city or county health departments.
g) Entities that have had state or federal contracts terminated within the last twenty-four (24) months for deficiencies in fiscal or programmatic performance.

PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (“HHSC”), on behalf of the Department of State Health Services (“DSHS”) HIV/STD Prevention and Care Branch (“Program”) is accepting applications for fiscal year (“FY”) 2021 for Ryan White (“RW”) Part B Minority AIDS Initiative (“MAI”).
The purpose of the MAI program is to provide transitional services to incarcerated and recently released racial/ethnic minorities living with HIV by increasing enrollment into the Texas HIV Medication Program (“THMP”) and facilitating linkage to HIV medical and support services to ensure a continuity of care when returning to the community. The Request for Applications is not limited to HHSC DSHS MAI funding if other sources become available for this Project.

CONTACT: Jennifer Kim, CTCD, CTCM, Contract Specialist, email: Jennifer.kim@hhsc.state.tx.us. Grants Address: 1100 W. 49th St., Mail Code 2020, Building S, Austin, TX 78756. For more information, go toapps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0006894/HHS0006894-HIV-MAI-RFA-Document.pdf

From Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applicationswebsite, accessed 5/6/20.

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services

 

Leadership and Advocacy Training by a Local Self-Advocacy Organization

SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/15/20 by 5 p.m. CT.

$ AVAILABLE: Up to $150,000 for up to five years.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants are limited to local self-advocacy groups and organizations. If the self-advocacy group is not able to receive and disburse funds, another organization may apply on behalf of the self-advocacy group and manage the project’s funding. In either case, the project will be led by the self-advocacy group and trainings will be conducted by self-advocates.

PURPOSE: Funding is available for one local self-advocacy organization to provide leadership and advocacy skills training. Self-advocates will take the lead and conduct the training, but training participants may include people with disabilities, students with developmental disabilities (DD), people living in institutions, family members of people with disabilities, and other community members. People who participate in the training will become active in creating change in their communities. The funding amount for this RFA is open-ended based on activities proposed. Funding for typical TCDD projects that address leadership and advocacy range from $25,000 to $150,000 per year.

CFDA: None listed.

CONTACT: (512) 437-5432, email: apply@tcdd.texas.gov.
For more information, go to tcdd.texas.gov/grants-rfas/funding-available-for-grants/rfa-leadership-and-advocacy-training-by-local-self-advocacy-organization/.

From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities website, accessed 4/9/20.

Subject(s) disabilities, training

 

Partnerships for Countermeasures against Select Pathogens (R01 Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-028

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent Due Date(s)

30 days prior to the application due date. Application Due Date(s) 6/29/20.

$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $10.5 million in FY2021 to fund 10-15 awards.

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

* Hispanic-serving institutions.

* Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

* Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).

* Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.

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

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

* Small businesses.

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

* State governments.

* County governments.

* City or township governments.

* Special district governments.

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

* Eligible agencies of the federal government.

* U.S. territories or possessions.

* Independent school districts.

* Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.

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

* Faith-based or community-based organizations.

* Regional organizations.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA)
is to solicit research applications for milestone-driven projects focused on preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related countermeasures against select NIAID Emerging Infectious Diseases/Pathogens. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant.

CFDA: 93.855

CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts:

  • eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date, and post-submission issues)

Submit a Web Ticket (preferred method of contact)
Toll-free: (866) 504-9552 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

Phone: (301) 402-7469 (Press 1 for eRA Commons or ASSIST)

Hours: Mon-Fri, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. ET (closed on federal holidays)

  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact)
    Telephone: (301) 402-7469 or 9866) 504-9552 (Toll Free)
  • General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes, and NIH grant resources)
    Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact)
    Telephone: (301) 945-7573
  • Grants.gov Customer Support
    (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace)
    Contact Center Telephone: (800) 518-4726
    Email: support@grants.gov

For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325335.

From Grants.gov website, accessed 4/25/20

Subject(s) medical research

 

School-Based Health Center Program (SBHC): RFA No. HHS0006991

SOURCE: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/26/20 by 2:00 p.m. CT.

$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of Federal funding available for the DSHS SBHC Grant Program is $500,000 dollars and it is DSHS’ intention to make multiple awards. Each award will be a maximum value of $125,000. The specific dollar amount awarded to each successful respondent depends upon the merit and scope of the proposal and other considerations. Final-funding decisions are at the sole discretion of DSHS.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible respondents include school districts or local-health departments, hospitals, healthcare systems, universities, or nonprofit organizations that have contracted with school districts to establish and operate school-based health centers. All respondents must comply with the criteria listed in the RFA (Request for Application) at the time the proposal is submitted and throughout the grant term(s). Please see URL for complete eligibility information.

PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC or State) School-Based Health Centers (SBHCs), announces the expected availability of grant funds for State Fiscal Year (SFY) 2021 to partner with other community organizations and entities to achieve better health care and health for students. SBHCs are an integral part of the schools where they exist, demonstrating the close relationship between quality physical and mental health care and academic success. They are an ideal venue in which to eliminate many barriers to health care for children and families, address the health problems that prevent or impair academic success, and achieve measurable improvements in the health status of children and families in Texas communities.

CFDA: None listed.

CONTACT: Amy Pearson, email: amy.pearson@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information, go toapps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0006991/HHS0006991-School-Based-Center-Health-Program-RFA.pdf.

From DSHS Texas School Health Program Friday Beat email, 5/1/20.

Subject(s) children, health care services, school health                                                                                        

 

 

Private Funding Opportunities

 

Clif Bar Family Foundation Accepting Applications for Small Grants Program

SOURCE: Clif Bar Family Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/20.

$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL.

ELIGIBILITY: U.S. based 501(c)3 organizations (or groups with a 501(c)3 sponsor) that support one of the foundation’s five focus areas.

PURPOSE: Through the program, general support grants as well as funding for specific projects will be awarded to nonprofits working in one or more of the foundation’s five focus areas – promoting Earth’s beauty and bounty; creating a robust, healthy food system; increasing opportunities for outdoor activity; reducing environmental health hazards; and building stronger communities.

CONTACT: (510) 596-6383, email: familyfoundation@clifbar.com.
For more information go to, clifbarfamilyfoundation.org/Grants-Programs/Small-Grants.

From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email, 4/24/20.

Subject(s) small grants

 

IBD (Inflammatory Bowel Disease) Ventures Initiative

SOURCE: Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of intent can be submitted at any time and will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

$ AVAILABLE: Funding up to $500,000 per project per year will be considered.

ELIGIBILITY: Small for-profit biotechnology companies and academic or research institutions. Please see URL for more information.

PURPOSE: This grant supports research that advances the discovery or development of a specific product candidate with potential for positive impact in the IBD field. Projects should be approximately 12 months in duration. Funds up to $500,000 per project per year.

CONTACT: Gerard Honig, PhD, Associate Director, Research Innovation, Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation. (646) 943-7479, email: ghonig@crohnscolitisfoundation.org. For more information, go tohttp://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/sites/default/files/2019-07/2019-0_2.PDF

From Crohn’s Colitis Foundation website, accessed 4/17/20.

Subject(s) medical research

 

Little Giraffe Foundation Invites Proposals for Neonatal Research

SOURCE: Little Giraffe Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/26/20. Applications will then be evaluated by the funding committee and awards will be announced during the month of September.

$ AVAILABLE: $5,000 – $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY: We invite qualified scientists, doctors, and nurses at universities, hospitals and research institutions, to submit applications for research grants directed at addressing both the long term and immediate health needs caused by premature birth. All applicants must be based in the United States and represent a U.S. based institution. Little Giraffe Foundation does not award grants to individuals or families. In addition, a grant award cannot be transferred from the original institution to which the award was issued.

PURPOSE: Established in 2011, the Little Giraffe Foundation funds neonatal research and supports patients and parents of the NICU. The foundation is dedicated to the memory and unrealized potential of Cheyenne, the founder’s daughter, who at 590 grams was tough and determined but was lost to the world too soon. The organization is dedicated to funding neonatal research and supporting patients and parents of the NICU. Research subjects appropriate for support by the Little Giraffe Foundation include basic biological processes governing development, genetics, clinical studies, studies of reproductive health, environmental toxicology, and social and behavioral studies. Please note that studies related to development of educational interventions or to address quality improvement initiatives will not be considered for funding.

CONTACT: Email: funding@littlegiraffefoundation.org. For more information, go towww.littlegiraffefoundation.org/Neonatal-Research-Initiative-Request-For-Proposals.

From Little Giraffe Foundation website, accessed 4/3/20.

Subject(s) children, medical research

Little Giraffe Foundation Invites Proposals for NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit) Support Grants

SOURCE: Little Giraffe Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/26/20. Applications will then be evaluated by the Funding Committee and awards will be announced during the month of September.

$ AVAILABLE: $50 – $1,000.

ELIGIBILITY: We invite all qualified doctors, nurses, NICU staff, and any institutions directly supporting NICUs to submit applications for grants directed at easing the experience of spending time in the NICU.

All applicants must be based in the United States and represent a U.S.-based institution. Little Giraffe Foundation does not award grants to individuals or families.

PURPOSE: Little Giraffe Foundation is offering grants to help NICUs make
the experience of having a child in the NICU easier.

CONTACT: Email: funding@littlegiraffefoundation.org. For more information, go towww.littlegiraffefoundation.org/Preemie-Parents-and-NICU-Support-Grants

From Little Giraffe Foundation website, accessed 4/3/20.

Subject(s) children, medical research

 

Magistro Family Foundation Research Grant

SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/1/20 by 12 pm (noon).

Application Deadline: 8/5/20.

$ AVAILABLE: $100,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Funds are available for research done in U.S. institutions only. FPTR supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants, under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. Proposals may be submitted by an individual or a group of investigators through a U.S. sponsoring organization/ institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one (1) member as the Principal Investigator responsible for therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study.

PURPOSE: One $100,000 grant is to be awarded for research projects to evaluate the effectiveness of interventions most commonly delivered by physical therapists as determined by current practice standards and developing innovative physical therapist interventions and evaluating their effectiveness.

CONTACT: For content questions and guidance, please contact Liz Jackson at lizjackson@foundation4pt.org. For any technical assistance in using the submission site, please email foundation4pt@aibs.org. For more information, go tofoundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MFFRG-Guidelines_March-2019.pdf.

From Foundation for Physical Therapy Research email, 4/9/20.

Subject(s) medical research

 

Moffat Geriatric Research Grant

SOURCE: Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/5/20.

$ AVAILABLE: $70,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Funds are available for research done in U.S. institutions only. FPTR supports only those intervention studies in which the interventions are provided by physical therapists, or selected components of the interventions are provided by physical therapist assistants, under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. Proposals may be submitted by an individual or a group of investigators through a U.S. Sponsoring Organization/Institution with which they are affiliated. Groups must designate one (1) member as the Principal Investigator responsible for directing the project. Other members of the group may be physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, or persons from other disciplines that are relevant to the proposed study.

PURPOSE: One $70,000 is awarded for research on the practice and impact of front loading and treatment intensity of physical therapy home visits for geriatric patients.

CONTACT: For content questions and guidance, please contact Liz Jackson at lizjackson@foundation4pt.org. For any technical assistance in using the submission site, please email: foundation4pt@aibs.org. For more information, go tofoundation4pt.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/MFFRG-Guidelines_March-2019.pdf.

From Foundation for Physical Therapy Research email, 4/9/20.

Subject(s) physical therapy interventions, geriatrics

 

Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health

SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open. 

$ AVAILABLE: The average Pioneer grant in 2019 was $315,031. However, there is not an explicit range for budget requests. Grant periods are flexible, though generally range from 1 to 3 years.

ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. Submissions from teams that include both U.S. and international members are eligible,
but the lead applicant must be based in the United States.

PURPOSE: Pioneering Ideas: Exploring the Future to Build a Culture of Health seeks proposals that are primed to influence health equity in the future. We are interested in ideas that address any of these four areas of focus: Future of Evidence; Future of Social Interaction; Future of Food; Future of Work. Additionally, we welcome ideas that might fall outside of these four focus areas, but which offer unique approaches to advancing health equity and our progress toward a Culture of Health.

We want to hear from scientists, anthropologists, artists, urban planners, community leaders – anyone, anywhere who has a new or unconventional idea that could alter the trajectory of health and improve health equity and well-being for generations to come. The changes we seek require diverse perspectives and cannot be accomplished by any one person, organization or sector.

CONTACT: Email: pioneeringideas@rwjf.org. For more information, go to www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/pioneering-ideas-2020-exploring-the-future-to-build-a-culture-of-health.html?cid=xsh_rwjf_em.

From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 4/16/20.

Subject(s) health policy research

 

Salad Bars to Schools

SOURCE: Salad Bars to Schools

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing.

$ 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. For more information, go to www.saladbars2schools.org/get-a-salad-bar/schools/application-guidelines/.

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: Our goal 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 www.saladbars2schools.org/get-a-salad-bar/schools/application-guidelines/.

From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email, 4/17/20.

Subject(s) nutrition/food services, school health

 

 

Events

Webinar – Nonprofit Austin Presents: Self-Care for Nonprofit Practitioners

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: May 19, 9 to 10 am.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: This experiential workshop series provides an interactive and engaging opportunity to explore and understand self-care in a new way. If you are struggling to balance your own needs and the needs of others in
the midst of the increasing demands of your work – you are not alone.

As a nonprofit professional during this pandemic, you are likely experiencing both heightened demands and diminishing resources, which can make selfcare feel hard – if not impossible – to keep up with. Though you know that self-care is important, it may feel like your favorite self-care “go-tos” aren’t meeting your needs right now or are feeling out of reach.

By weaving applied improvisation, therapeutic frameworks, and interpersonal neurobiology together, workshop attendees will be guided through experiential learning and exercises that will enable them to both explore and experience self-care during the workshops, and also to walk away with new learning and understanding about what integrating self-care can really look like during our current global crisis.

In this workshop lead by Lacy Alana, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, you can expect engaged learning, connection, and fun.

COST: Free. For more information and to register, go to www.eventbrite.com/o/center-for-nonprofit-studies-at-acc-17172983256.

CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College,
(512) 223-7111, email: anh.pham@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 3/27/20.

 

Webinar – Nonprofit Austin Presents: Humor for Nonprofit Practitioners – Improv Skills for Work & Life

SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College

WHEN: June 3, noon to 1 pm.

WHERE: Webinar

DESCRIPTION: Join us for this learning opportunity to explore the fundamentals of improvisational theatre. This class’s interactive exercises provide a perfect opportunity to develop new skills, have fun, and create
a diversion from work and COVID-19 stress. During each session, you will develop core improv theatre skills including heightening your awareness, improving communication and listening skills, and tapping into your playfulness, flexibility, and spontaneity. This class offers guaranteed laughs and fun. All are welcome, and no experience is needed!

In this workshop lead by Lacy Alana, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, you can expect engaged learning, connection, and fun.

COST: Free. For more information and to register go to www.eventbrite.com/o/center-for-nonprofit-studies-at-acc-17172983256.

CONTACT: Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College,
(512) 223-7111, email: anh.pham@austincc.edu.

From Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College email, 3/27/20.

 

Webinar/eLearning – Revising Your Policies for a Standard Emergency Policy Frameworks

SPONSOR: Thompson Grants

WHEN: May 14, noon to 1:30 pm.

WHERE: Webinar/eLearning.

DESCRIPTION: If you receive or manage federal funding, chances are your grant policies will need to be revised. For starters, OMB has proposed uniform guidance revisions. Many of the requirements would also tie in new ways to CAP Goal #8, Results-Oriented Accountability for Grants. Plus, OMB’s issuance of exceptions for the COVID-19 emergency raises questions about where new SOPs may be needed. Remember, many of the coming changes will have implementation deadlines. Prepare now with expert help on what policies you may need to revise – and how long it will take. Plus, determine if you need to create SOPs for managing grants during emergencies or when exceptions are issued by OMB and agencies, as has happened during the COVID-19 crisis.

COST: Live Webinar: $249. On Demand Recording: $249. Live Webinar + On Demand: $349. For more information and to register go to grants.thompson.com/Revising-Your-Policies-for-Standard-Emergency-Policy-Framework-2020.

CONTACT: (800) 677-3789, email: service@thompson.com

From Thompson Grants email, 4/23/20.

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