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The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center

CEPI commits $14 million for consortium to develop Chikungunya vaccine

The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), in collaboration with the Indian government’s Ind-CEPI initiative, has announced a $14.1 million partnership with Bharat Biotech (BBIL) and the International Vaccine Institute to develop a vaccine for chikungunya disease. First identified in Tanzania in 1952, chikungunya is a viral disease spread by female Aedes albopictus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes that causes fever, muscle pain, headache, nausea, fatigue, rash and severe joint pain that can persist for weeks or even years.

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 8, 2020.

Google, Alphabet pledge $14.5 million to address racial inequity

Google and its parent company, Alphabet, have announced initial commitments totaling $14.5 million in support of efforts to address racial injustice, inequity and violence. In an internal email shared on Google’s blog, Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai pledged $12 million in support of racial justice organizations. The company also will match $2.5 million in donations made through a Google employee giving campaign.

From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 4, 2020.

Public Funding Opportunities

Avenir Award Program for Genetics or Epigenetics of Substance Use Disorders (DP1 Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-20-225

SOURCE: National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 19, 2020. Application: Oct. 19, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $300,000. The number of awards is contingent upon National Institutes of Health (NIH) appropriations.

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: Avenir means future in French and this award looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators proposing highly innovative studies. The award will support those in an early stage of their career who may lack the preliminary data required for an R01 grant, but who propose high impact research and who show promise of being tomorrow’s leaders in the field. NIDA has developed two Avenir Award Programs, one for HIV/AIDS research and the other for genetics or epigenetics studies.

CFDA: 93.279

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).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 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).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.go v/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327417.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 4, 2020.

Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Use Disorders and HIV/AIDS (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-DA-18-004): PAR-20-224

SOURCE: National Institutes of Drug Abuse (NIDA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 13, 2020, July 13, 2021,
July 15, 2022. Application: Aug. 13, 2020, Aug. 13, 2021, Aug. 15, 2022
by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations.

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: Avenir means future in French, and the Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS looks toward the future by supporting early stage investigators (ESI) proposing highly innovative studies that address NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities. The Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS will support creative individuals who wish to pursue innovative research at the nexus of substance abuse and HIV/AIDS. The nexus with drug abuse should be clearly described. The Avenir Award Program for Research on Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS will support research approaches, both basic and clinical, which have the potential to benefit substance using populations with or at risk for HIV/AIDS by reducing HIV incidence, improving therapies for HIV, reducing the impact of comorbid conditions, and ultimately, eradicating HIV.

CFDA: 93.279

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).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 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).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=327435.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 4, 2020.

Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research.

Food Service Guidelines – Food Bank Network: HHS0007216

SOURCE: Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Obesity Prevention Program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 23, 2020, 2 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: $173,332.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be a registered non-profit organization; serve low-income, food-insecure populations in Harris County, Southeast Texas; coordinate a network consisting of one or more Texas-based food banks; and provide nutrition education in schools, public housing facilities, food pantries or sites that provide meals throughout the grant term.

PURPOSE: The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Division of Community Health Improvement, Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention Section, Obesity Prevention Program is issuing the Request for Applications (Solicitation) to engage a respondent to coordinate efforts with DSHS’ Obesity Prevention Program (the Program) and a food bank in Southeast Texas to implement an internal nutrition policy by exploring technology, reviewing food service practices, exploring partner agency behaviors, and initiating conversations with internal procurement, inventory and communications teams. Grantee will provide services to system agency through collaborative efforts with a food bank and food bank network of stakeholders to improve operating procedures and to address consumption of healthy foods by a low-income food-insecure target population in Southeast Texas. The program will begin Sept. 1, 2020 and end on Aug. 31, 2021.

CFDA: None.

CONTACT: Ross Hoffpauir, CTCM, Grants Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street/MC2020, Austin, TX 78756. Phone: 512-406-2479. Email:Ross.Hoffpauir01@hhsc.state.tx.us.

For more information, go to HHS Food-Service-Guidelines-Food-Bank-Network-RFA.pdf.

From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Serviceswebsite, accessed June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

 

Healthy Food Financing Initiative Targeted Small Grants Program(HFFI TSG Program)

SOURCE: Reinvestment Fund, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Interest: July 10, 2020 by 7 p.m. CST.

Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application. Applications will be due 45 days after invitations are sent.

$ AVAILABLE: Grants will range from $20,000 to $200,000. The HFFI TSG program expects to make 20-30 grant awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include for-profit organizations, tax-exempt nonprofit corporations, cooperatively owned businesses, institutions of higher education, state governments, local governments and tribal governments. Applicants may include food retailers or non-retail food enterprises. Grants will be available to eligible organizations in eligible underserved areas to implement a project that is designed to improve access to fresh, healthy food through food retail.

PURPOSE: The purpose of HFFI TSG is to improve access to healthy foods
in underserved areas, to create and preserve quality jobs, and to revitalize low-income communities by providing loans and grants to eligible fresh, healthy food retailers and enterprises to overcome the higher costs and initial barriers to entry in underserved areas. All Americans deserve access to fresh, healthy and affordable food. Research indicates that when people

have local access to fresh food, they make healthier choices about their diets, have better health outcomes and benefit from improved local economic development. Equitable access to healthy food is enabled by a

food system where enterprises across the food supply chain can thrive and deliver fresh, healthy and affordable products. The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed how essential grocery stores, food suppliers and their employees are to communities. The economic impact of the pandemic will only further constrain low income families’ ability to afford and access healthy food. The goal of the Healthy Food Financing Initiative is to address this critical issue by investing in food retail and food enterprises throughout the food system that contribute to improved fresh food retail access in low-income and underserved communities across the country.

CFDA: 10.872

CONTACT: Molly Hartman. Phone: 215-574-5862.  (Please leave a voicemail if the phone line isn’t answered. Someone will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible). Email: help@investinginfood.com.

For frequently asked questions go to investinginfood.com/faq/. For more information, go to investinginfood.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/HFFI-2020-TSGP-RFA.pdf.

From RHIhub This Week email, June 3, 2020.

Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

NIAMS Resource-based Centers for Bone, Muscle and Orthopaedic Research (BMOR) (P30 – Clinical Trials Not Allowed): RFA-AR-21-004

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 11, 2020. Due Date: Aug. 11, 2020 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: NIAMS intends to commit up to $1.5 million direct costs in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund a maximum of three awards.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
  • Hispanic-serving institutions.
  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
  • Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
  • Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
  • Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
  • Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
  • Small businesses.
  • For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
  • State governments.
  • County governments.
  • City or township governments.
  • Special district governments.
  • Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
  • Eligible agencies of the federal government.
  • U.S. territories or possessions.
  • Independent school districts.
  • Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
  • Faith-based or community-based organizations.
  • Regional organizations.

PURPOSE: The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) requests applications for the NIAMS Resource-based Centers Program (P30) for rheumatic diseases research areas within its mission. The Resource-based Centers will provide critical research infrastructure, shared facilities, services or resources to groups of investigators conducting research on rheumatic diseases, enabling them
to conduct their independently-funded individual or collaborative research projects more efficiently or more effectively, with the broad overall goal of accelerating, enriching and enhancing the effectiveness of ongoing basic, translational and clinical research and promoting new research within the NIAMS mission.

CFDA: 93.846

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).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 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).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325282.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 4, 2020.

Subject(s): chronic diseases, medical research.

Planning Projects for Clinical Trials on Effects of Sustained Reductions in Caloric Intake and Related Dietary Practices
in Younger and Older Persons
(U01 Clinical Trial Optional):
RFA-AG-21-016

SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of intent: Sept. 1, 2020. Application: Oct. 1, 2020 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.

$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit up to $1.85 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund up to 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: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for three year planning projects for trials in either of two age ranges (25 to 50 or ? 50 years of age) to determine the effects of sustained (e.g. 5-year) caloric restriction (CR) and other interventions that modify the amount, timing or composition of nutrient intake on risk factors for aging-related conditions and mechanisms that may influence health span and longevity. Proposed projects must plan for trials with a minimum of three arms: a control group, a CR group, and at least one other nutritional intervention that modifies level, timing or composition of nutrient intake. Narrower age ranges within the younger and older age groups may be proposed. The projects will support organizational, planning, and protocol development activities, addressing elements such as selection and design of interventions, recruitment, eligibility criteria, selection of pre-specified study outcomes, outcome ascertainment, behavioral interventions to achieve and maintain adherence, adherence measurement and outcome analysis. The projects will also support pilot studies and data analyses needed for these planning activities.

CFDA: 93.866

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).
  • Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (preferred method of contact). Phone: 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).
Phone: 301-945-7573.

  • Grants.gov Customer Support (Questions regarding Grants.gov registration and Workspace):
    Contact Center Phone: 800-518-4726.
    Email: support@grants.gov.

For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324799

From Grants.gov website, accessed April 14, 2020.

Subject(s): nutrition/food services, aged/seniors.

Rural Communities Opioid Response (Planning): HRSA-20-109

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for 50 awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include all domestic public or private,
non-profit or for-profit entities, including faith-based and community-based organizations, tribes, tribal organizations and organizations based in the territories and freely associated states. To be eligible, you must serve rural communities at the highest risk for substance use disorder and meet the Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Planning (RCORP-Planning)specifications for the applicant organization as described in the funding opportunity announcement.

PURPOSE: RCORP-Planning is a multi-year HRSA initiative with the goal of reducing morbidity and mortality resulting from substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD), in high risk rural communities. This funding opportunity will advance RCORP’s overall goal by strengthening and expanding the capacity of rural communities to provide SUD/OUD prevention, treatment and recovery services.

CFDA: 93.912

CONTACT: Sarah O’Donnell. Phone: 301-443-0298. Email:sodonnell@hrsa.gov. For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=324246.

From Grants.gov website, accessed June 4, 2020.

Subject(s): rural health, substance abuse research.

Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): School Based Mental Health Services Grant Program: ED-GRANTS-052820-001SOURCE: U.S. Department of Education

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 13, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $10 million.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include State Educational Agencies (SEA) that serve Local Educational Agencies (LEA) with a demonstrated need. Preference will be given to applications that address:

  • The respecialization of existing mental health service providers to qualify them for work in LEAs with a demonstrated need.
  • Rural areas, Qualified Opportunity Zones and American Indian/Alaska Natives.

PURPOSE: The School Based Mental Health Services Grant Program provides competitive grants to SEAs to increase the number of qualified mental health service professionals providing school based mental health services to students in local educational agencies (LEAs) with demonstrated need.

CFDA: 84.184H

CONTACT: Amy Banks, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Room 3E257, Washington, DC 20202–6450. Phone: 202-453–6704.

Email: OESE.School.Mental.Health@ed.gov. For more information, go to School Based Mental Health Services Grant Program Announcement.

From RHIhub This Week email, June 3, 2020.

Subject(s): mental health, school health, children’s health.

Private Funding Opportunities

Funding Opportunity for nonprofit organizations in COVID-19 Recovery, Preparedness or Transformation

SOURCE: Paso del Norte Health Foundation (PDNHF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 10, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 24, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: There is no predefined sum of funds for any specific activity or round of grants.

ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit agencies [501(c)(3), 509(a)(1), 509(a)(3)], international organizations designated by executive order, or exempt operating foundations; organizations formed outside the United States, private non-operating foundations, veterans groups under 501(c)(19), fraternal orders under 501(c)(10), trade associations under 501(c)(6),
labor unions under section 501(c)(5) and social welfare organizations under section 501(c)(4) within the Paso del Norte region are eligible to apply. The Paso del Norte Health Foundation operates in a unique binational environment, which stretches across two countries and three states. This region serves the 2.4 million people living in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties in far west Texas, Doña Ana, Luna and Otero Counties in southern New Mexico and the municipality of Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico.

In addition, under this Letter of Intent (LOI) and subsequent Request for Proposal (RFP), the Health Foundation seeks to avoid funding for:

  • Costs covered by the federal CARES act(s), municipal, county or other government entities.
  • General support or agency operations.
  • Replenishing savings/endowments or general lost revenue.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic, to help grantees prepare for a potential second wave or future crisis and to help them transform their operations for future success.
CONTACT: Michael Kelly, Vice President for Programs for the Paso del Norte Health Foundation. Email: mkelly@pdnfoundation.org.

For more information, go to funding-opportunity-for-nonprofit-organizations-in-covid-19-recovery.

From Paso del Norte Health Foundation email, June 3, 2020.

Subject(s): disaster assistance.

NIHCM Foundation Seeks Letters of Inquiry for Investigator-Initiated Health Services Research Grants

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

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Brief letters of inquiry are due June 29, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: NIHCM is making a total of $1 million available for the combined 2020-2021 funding cycles for our research and journalism grant programs. Funding will be allocated across the two programs according to the merits of the proposals received. In all awards, we will be assessing the efficiency of the proposed budget relative to expected impact and project scope.

ELIGIBILITY: We welcome applications from individual researchers as well as from all types of organizations and institutions, including both non-profit and for-profit entities. Multiple organizations may apply jointly, but one must be named as the principal organization and others will have a subcontract relationship with that organization. There is no limit to the number of project ideas that may be submitted by a given applicant, organization or academic department.

PURPOSE: To support innovative health services research that will advance the existing knowledge base in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management or policy. Studies must have strong potential to yield insights that can be used to have a positive impact on the U.S. health care system by improving efficiency, quality, access to care, preparedness or equity. Studies involving direct patient care or clinical, bench science research are not relevant for this solicitation.

CONTACT: Julie Schoenman. Phone: 202-296-4192.

Email: nihcm@nihcm.org. Please specify “Research Grant Question” in the email subject line.

For more information, go research-grants-application-information.

From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): health policy research.

 

North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Clinical Care Grant

SOURCE: North American Society for Pediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition Foundation (NASPGHAN)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 1, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Two grants of between $2,000 and $5,000 will be awarded to clinically focused gastroenterologists working on innovative approaches to optimizing health care delivery and the quality of care to children with digestive diseases.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants must have been a NASPGHAN, Association of Pediatric Gastroenterology and Nutrition Nurses (APGNN), or Council for Pediatric Nutrition Professionals (CPNP) member in good standing for at least a year. APGNN and CPNP members and post-doctoral fellows are invited to submit grant applications under the clinical mentorship of a NASPGHAN member.
  • Be employed, either full or part-time, in providing clinical care in the field of pediatric gastroenterology, hepatology and nutrition.
  • Not have independent R01, P01 (or similar) or CIHR operating grant at the time of application. Recipients of U.S. mentored grants such as a K08, K23, or equivalent Canadian or Mexican and National Foundation grants are eligible to apply, if application does not have significant scientific overlap. Applicant may not currently hold a NASPGHAN Foundation grant.
  • Only one submission per organization will be reviewed.

PURPOSE: The aim of this grant is to encourage and support the development of innovative approaches to optimize the quality of care and health care delivery to children with digestive diseases by the clinically focused pediatric gastroenterologist. The grant will be for a duration of one year and selection criteria include potential impact of the project on patient care and the applicability of the project to the general NASPGHAN community.

CONTACT: Contact between the applicant or sponsors with committee members regarding applications is strictly prohibited prior to grant

review and will lead to potential disqualification. Phone: 215-641-9800.

For more information, go to

naspghan.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/Innovations_2020.pdf

From The Foundation Center’s Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research, children’s health.

 

Livable and Resilient Communities Grants

SOURCE: San Antonio Area Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts are determined by the size of the grantees budget. Organizations should ask for the amount needed to fund the program, but applicants should keep in mind that the funding pool for the 2019 annual responsive process was $3 million.

ELIGIBILITY: San Antonio Area Foundation competitive grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; this includes schools, churches or governmental bodies. Nonprofits must provide services in Bexar or any of the following surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. For this process, your organization must have a minimum of one year as an IRS designated 501(c)(3) by the open date of our application (May 28, 2020). It must have a minimum organization expense budget of $40,000 in your fiscal year 2019. Nonprofits may apply only once each year and in one of our four focus areas. Nonprofits should choose the focus area that best serves their unique mission, vision and services. Nonprofits who applied for a COVID-19 Response Fund grant are encouraged to apply for our annual, responsive grantmaking process. This fund was established to meet the emerging needs and longer-term recovery of the crisis and is separate and distinct from the annual grantmaking process.

PURPOSE: This grant award supports organizations, programs and initiatives that further access to affordable, safe and stable housing; transportation; access to health and wellness resources; public spaces; public-private partnerships to create sustainable opportunities and address disparities in these areas across the greater San Antonio area; and platforms for community/stakeholder voice and leadership.

CONTACT: Jennifer Cook, Program Officer. Phone: 210-228-3753. Email:jcook@saafdn.org. For technical issues related to the online application contact Catherine Garcia, Grants Administrator. Phone: 210-228-3757. Email:cgarcia@saafdn.org.

For more information, go to saafdn.org/Nonprofits/Grants

From San Antonio Area Foundation email, June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): community health services, social services, transportation.

NBCC Foundation Rural Scholarships

SOURCE: NBCC (National Board-Certified Counselor) Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug 1, 2020.

$ 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.
  • 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 May 1, 2021 – Dec. 31, 2023.
  • Commit to apply for the National Certified Counselor (NCC) credential prior to graduation.

PURPOSE: The NBCC Foundation is pleased to announce the 2020 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, please review the Frequently Asked Questions and go to the rural scholarship webpage. Links to submit the application are at the bottom of the webpage.

From RHIhub This Week email, June 3, 2020.

Subject(s): rural health, mental health.

 

Successful Aging Grants

SOURCE: San Antonio Area Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 30, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts are determined by the size of the grantees budget. Organizations should ask for the amount needed to fund the program, but applicants should keep in mind that the funding pool for the 2019 annual responsive process was $3 million.

ELIGIBILITY: San Antonio Area Foundation competitive grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations exempt from federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code; this includes schools, churches or governmental bodies. Nonprofits must provide services in Bexar or any of the following surrounding counties: Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. For this process, your organization must have a minimum of one year as an IRS designated 501(c)(3) by the open date of our application (May 28, 2020). It must have a minimum organization expense budget of $40,000 in your fiscal year 2019. Nonprofits may apply only once each year and in one of our four focus areas. Nonprofits should choose the focus area that best serves their unique mission, vision and services. Nonprofits who applied for a COVID-19 Response Fund grant are encouraged to apply for our annual, responsive grantmaking process. This fund was established to meet the emerging needs and longer-term recovery of the crisis and is separate and distinct from the annual grantmaking process.

PURPOSE: This grant award supports organizations and programs that address the needs of aging adults and their caretakers; recognizes their ongoing contributions to diverse communities across the San Antonio area; provides opportunities to engage and connect; and builds awareness of and collaboration between existing resources.

CONTACT: Cadence Corbin, Program Officer. Phone: 210-242-4721. Email:corbin@saafdn.org. For technical issues related to the online application contact Catherine Garcia, Grants Administrator. Phone: 210-228-3757. Email:cgarcia@saafdn.org.

For more information, go to saafdn.org/Nonprofits/Grants

From San Antonio Area Foundation email, June 1, 2020.

Subject(s): aged/seniors.

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Webinar – Perfect Your Corporate Partner Prospecting Strategy

SPONSOR: Grantspace

WHEN: July 23, 2020, 1-2:30 p.m. CST.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: In recent years, corporate giving and volunteering has been on the rise, as is competition for companies’ attention and resources. As corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs become more specific and strategic, nonprofits that craft customized partnership strategies are the most successful in securing corporate funding. Given the changes and challenges the coronavirus (COVID-19) has brought to our sector, nonprofits considering corporate funding as a revenue stream need to be more focused and strategic than ever in their approach. This session will cover how to prospect companies for partnership, build corporate relationships and design/pitch customized partnerships that meet the needs and interests of all parties.

Cost: $25.

CONTACT: You must complete an online form to contact Grantspace.

For more information and registration, go to perfect-your-corporate-partner-prospecting-strategy.

From Grantspace email, June 3, 2020.

 

Webinar – How to Thank Donors – and Bring Them Closer to Your Cause

SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy

WHEN: JULY 16, 2020, 1-2:15 p.m. CST.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: How can you show appreciation to donors, deepen their involvement and inspire them to give more? Many supporters have stepped up in a big way to help nonprofits respond to the pandemic. Yet, research shows that fewer than 40 percent of groups properly thank their donors. Join the Chronicle of Philanthropy for this 75-minute webinar, so you can keep supporters in the fold as your organization responds to the crisis ― and even inspire greater giving. Our expert guests will share tips and real-world examples of how to best thank your donors, keep them engaged and strengthen relationships over time.

COST: $79. Register before July 9 to get special discount rate of $59.

CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy. Email: events@philathropy.com.

For more information and registration, go to how-to-thank-donors-and-bring-them-closer-to-your-cause.

From Chronicle of Philanthropy Store email, May 25, 2020.

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