Funding Alert

The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center

Gov. Abbott, HHSC Announce Deadline Extension for Medicaid, CHIP Providers to Apply for Federal COVID-19 Relief Funds

Governor Greg Abbott and the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announced that the federal government has further extended the deadline to apply for the CARES Act Provider Relief Fund.
The deadline has now been extended to Aug. 28, 2020 for Medicaid and CHIP providers as the state responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition, starting August 10, 2020, Medicare providers can apply for additional funding from the $20 billion portion of the $50 billion Phase 1 Medicare General Distribution.

More information is available online at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website. 

From Office of the Texas Governor website accessed, Aug. 5, 2020.

 

MacArthur Foundation Awards $1.6 Million for Equitable COVID-19 Tech

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation has announced grants totaling $1.6 million in support of efforts to ensure technological responses to COVID-19 advance equity and to protect civil rights and liberties. According to the foundation, containing the pandemic will require mass testing and contact tracing, but many of those technologies rely on mobile phones and location data. Given existing health inequities in the United States as well as concerns about individual privacy protections, it is critical to devise a contact tracing system that is both trusted and transparent.

From Philanthropy News Digest website accessed, Aug. 6, 2020.

 

 

Public Funding

 

Characterizing Causal Mechanisms to Prevent Dental Fear and Anxiety (R01 Basic Experimental Studies with Humans Required): RFA-DE-21-001

SOURCE: National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 10, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 10, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: NIDCR intends to commit $1.2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund approximately four 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 stimulate research to test causal mechanisms underlying the etiology or prevention of dental fear, anxiety or phobia. Novel insights about the causal forces that initiate, shape or impede the development of dental fear will be essential for informing evidence-based interventions to prevent dental fear.

CFDA: 93.121

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.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-21-001.html.

From Grants.gov website, accessed August 5, 2020.

Subject(s): dental health.

 

OVW Fiscal Year 2020 COVID-19/Violence Against Women Assistance to Tribes Solicitation: OVW-2020-18853

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 16, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Awards under the two programs covered by this solicitation will be in an estimated range of $50,000-$100,000. Awards may be made for a greater amount with sufficient justification. OVW estimates that it will make up to 75 awards for an estimated $5 million.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Tribal organization.
  • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
  • Tribal government.
  • Tribal designee.

PURPOSE: Activities supported under this solicitation are determined by statute, federal regulations and OVW policies. If an applicant receives an award, the funded project is bound by the provisions of this solicitation,
the Department of Justice (DOJ) Financial Guide, including updates to
the financial guide after an award is made, the section of the Solicitation Companion Guide on post-award requirements for all federal award recipients and the conditions of the award. All applications must propose activities that address tribal needs in responding to violent crimes against women that have arisen as a result of the COVID-19 national emergency. Specific activities must be within the purpose areas of one of the OVW grant programs described below, but applicants should not propose to create new projects. The following are some examples of possible proposed activities for each OVW program:

Tribal Governments Program:

  • Operate domestic violence court services online or create physical distancing in courts.
  • Implement cleaning protocols in shelters.
  • Purchase hotel vouchers to meet additional shelter needs.
  • Provide personal protective equipment for law enforcement officers responding to domestic violence calls or advocates providing in-person victim services.
  • Provide COVID-19 testing and medical treatment for inmates convicted under Special Domestic Violence Criminal Jurisdiction or for victims in domestic violence shelters.
  • Increase staffing on a short-term basis to respond to increased calls for services related to the COVID-19 national emergency.

Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program (TSASP):

  • Provide personal protective equipment for sexual assault victim advocates.
  • Purchase equipment needed to offer online sexual assault victim services, including equipment for staff to work remotely.
  • Purchase Plexiglas shields for separation during in-person sexual assault victim services.
  • Add victim advocate time, temporarily, to address increased calls for sexual assault victim services related to the COVID-19 national emergency.

CFDA: 16.029

CONTACT: Marnie Shiels, Attorney Advisor. Phone: 202-598-3522. Email: marnie.shiels@usdoj.gov.

For more information, go to justice.gov/ovw/page/file/1299596/download.

From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 5, 2020.

Subject(s): women’s health, disaster assistance.

 

Palliative Care in Home and Community Settings Research

(R01 and R21 Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-19-320

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 17, 2022.

$ 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.

PURPOSE: This program provides grants to support research aimed at determining needs and best practices for the integration of palliative care into home and community settings. Proposed studies should include a focus on individual or family centered outcomes. Studies may be focused on care across all stages of the lifespan and advanced diseases and conditions including cardiopulmonary, renal, hepatic, multiple chronic conditions, neurologic disorders, dementias and cancers. The integration of social services and supports with health management aspects of palliative care and those that address family caregiver needs are also of interest.

Applications should consider approaches that may be implemented in rural/remote areas, as well as urban areas, and that are sensitive to ethnicities and cultures.

CFDA: 93.361

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=318975.

From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 6, 2020.

Subject(s): aged/seniors.

 

Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MDSRC) (P50 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AR-21-008

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

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

$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of one award, corresponding to a total of $1.6 million for fiscal year 2021. Future year amounts will depend on annual 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit applications for Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Specialized Research Centers (MDSRCs). These Centers promote collaborative basic, translational and clinical research and provide important resources that can be used by the national muscular dystrophy research community. A goal of this Centers program is to support important and innovative research in the muscular dystrophies that is best pursued through this interdisciplinary and collaborative center environment, and projects that may not be as effective if supported by stand-alone research project grants.  The Centers also provide outstanding environments for the training of new scientists electing to pursue careers conducting research in high priority areas of muscular dystrophy. Finally, Center investigators are expected to engage the patient and advocacy communities in conversations to increase awareness of research, encourage patient participation in research and incorporate the perspectives of these communities in the conduct of patient-centered research.

CFDA: 93.846; 93.865; 93.853

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=328403.

From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 6, 2020.

Subject(s): medical research.

 

Sleep Disorders and Circadian Clock Disruption in Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias of Aging

(R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-18-497

SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 12, 2020.

$ 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.

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is aimed at molecular, cellular, genetic, epigenetic and systems biology approaches to advance basic and clinical research on the causes and consequences of sleep deficiency and circadian clock dysfunction in Alzheimer’s disease and the roles of sleep and the circadian clock as modifiers of the progression of neurodegeneration.

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=299441.

From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 6, 2020.

Subject(s): aged/seniors.

 

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Priority Project: HHS0004932

SOURCE: Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 28 by 2 p.m. CST.

$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of funding anticipated for the SNAP-Ed Grant in Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022 is $13 million. Grants awarded as a result of this Request for Applications (RFA) will be funded on a cost reimbursement basis.

ELIGIBILITY: All respondents must:

  • Have a valid DUNS number.
  • Have a current SAM.gov account.
  • Not be on the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Debar List.
  • Not be on the Federal Transit Administration Excluded Parties List.
  • Not be on the U.S. General Services Administration, Excluded Parties List System.
  • Not be on the List of Excluded Individuals/Entities (LEIE) – Federal Exclusions.
  • Be in Good Standing with the Texas Secretary of State, as applicable.
  • Reside and provide services within the State of Texas.
  • Have a minimum of three to five years of demonstrated experience in the proposed SNAP-ED Priority Projects.

PURPOSE: The Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) seeks qualified applicants to provide Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Services. The SNAP-Ed mission is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with current Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2015-2020 8th Edition and the USDA food guidance. The SNAP-Ed vision is to educate, connect and support individuals as they attempt to live healthier lives on a budget through direct education, targeted social marketing efforts, environmental strategies to encourage healthy food selection and use of technology to reach people and communities.

CFDA: none

CONTACT: Kristin Thatcher, Grants Specialist. Phone: 512-406-2596. Email: Kristen.Thatcher@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0004932/HHS0004932-request-for-applications.pdf.

From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Aug 6, 2020.

Subject(s) nutrition, children’s health.

 

Using Human Cell Animal Chimera Brains to Study HIV Latency and Pathology R01 – Clinical: RFA-DA-21-026
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 13, 2020. Due Date: Nov. 13, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: $5 million for three to four 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 pre-clinical and translational research using human cell-mice chimera animals to study HIV pathology in functional live brain environments with the presence of abused substances. Research awards are expected to support replicable mechanistic studies that enable the advancement of translational development for the interventions and treatments of HIV-associated neurological disorders (HAND) and for the eventual eradication of HIV from brain cells containing HIV provirus.

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=328081.

From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 5, 2020.

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

 

 

Private Funding

 

2020 Small Grants Program

SOURCE: The Center for Sharing Public Health Services

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 11, 2020 by 5 pm CST

$ AVAILABLE: Up to five awards will be made for an amount of up to $10,000 for a project period of up to eight months.

ELIGIBILITY: Only organizations in the U.S. or its territories will be considered. In addition, the application must meet the following criteria:

  • State or local government public health agency or a military public health department.
  • American Indian/Alaska Native tribe or tribal entity recognized by the U.S. federal government or by a state.
  • Nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.

The proposal must:

  • Be designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health, the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism or other related issues.
  • Involve multiple jurisdictions, or efforts to facilitate cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) throughout a region or state. 

PURPOSE: The Center for Sharing Public Health Services (the “Center”) is offering small grants to support work on cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health (e.g., affordable housing, jobs with fair pay, quality education, affordable healthy food and public safety), the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism or other related issues.

CONTACT: Phone: 855-476-3671. Email: PHSharing@khi.org.

For more information, go to phsharing.org/small-grant-opportunities/.

To apply, go to phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020_Small_Grants_C-F-P.pdf.

From The Center for Sharing Public Health Services website, accessed Aug. 6, 2020.

Subject(s): public health, health disparities.

 

Community Impact Grants Baptist Health Foundation

SOURCE: Baptist Health Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2020

$ AVAILABLE: $3,000-$10,000.

ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) or under the Internal Revenue Code 170 as an educational organization or governmental unit eligible to receive charitable contributions; in existence for more than one year following date of IRS ruling; and operating in at least one of the eight Texas counties of the Foundation’s service area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. The organization’s operating budget must be less than $250,000 (churches are exempt from this requirement). The application amount must not exceed 25 percent of the organization’s operating budget.

PURPOSE: Small organizations do big things and are incredibly valuable in our community. Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio recognizes this and provides Community Impact Grants of up to $10,000 to support smaller initiatives and organizations that have a large impact on community health. Priority is given to the support of grassroots health activities, church health ministry development and increased capacity to provide health services. CONTACT: Phone: 210-735-9009. The Foundation can also be contacted using a form on their website bhfsa.org/contact-us/.

For more information, go to bhfsa.org/ci/.

From Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio website

Subject(s): health care services.

 

Earl C. Sams Foundation Grants

SOURCE: Earl C. Sams Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Board of Directors meets three times a year, generally the first Monday of March, June and November.  The application deadline for each meeting is generally thirty days before each meeting.  Applications received after the deadline will not be considered at the upcoming meeting but will be considered at the following meeting. The next scheduled meeting is Nov. 2, 2020. The next application deadline is Oct. 5, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. Most previous grants range from $5,000 to $10,000.

ELIGIBILITY: The Earl C. Sams Foundation makes grants primarily in the South Texas area. The Foundation considers grant applications only from public charities as defined under the Internal Revenue Code and applicable regulations.

PURPOSE: The Foundation makes grants to a wide array of charities, for many projects in various medical, educational, social, religious and environmental fields.

CONTACT: Phone: 361-888-6485. Email: sueo@ecsams.org.

For more information, go to ecsams.org/foundation.cfm. For guidelines and instructions on how to apply, go to ecsams.org/grants.cfm.

From Earl C. Sams Foundation website, accessed Aug. 7, 2020.

Subject(s): disabilities, health care services.

 

Equitable Parks and Green Spaces in Small and Midsize Cities: Planning Grant

SOURCE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 9, 2020

$ AVAILABLE: RWJF expects to award one planning grant of up to $400,000

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Applicants may include nonprofit organizations and nongovernmental organizations.
  • Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. RWJF may require additional documentation.
  • Awards will be made to organizations, not to individuals.
  • Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
  • The successful applicant could be one organization or a partnership between up to three organizations. In the case of a partnership between organizations, one organization must be the lead applicant and will be responsible for administrative oversight of the grant.

PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) seeks an organization (or up to three collaborating organizations) to plan an initiative, which, by influencing policy and systems change, rectifies the inequitable distribution of parks and green spaces in low-income communities and communities of color in urban regions, including small and midsize cities (pop. 50,000–500,000). This work will build on the Foundation’s several years of field learning. We seek applicants that have experience, expertise and missions related to elevating equity in decisions, plans and programs that affect the community conditions in which low income people and people of color live. This includes organizations with experience in community power building, community-led planning and programming and community-driven decision-making. We also expect that the applicant team (not necessarily the lead applicant) will possess content knowledge about parks and green spaces and related topics, such as climate resilience. Applicants should have the capacity to implement the planned effort, which will be funded separately.

CONTACT: Pamela Russo, Senior Program Officer. Email: Pauginfo@rwjf.org.

For more information, go to rwjf.org/content/dam/files/rwjf-web-files/CFPs/CFP_PAUG_FINAL.pdf.

From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, Aug. 3, 2020.

Subject(s): health promotion/wellness.

 

Grants for Gardens

SOURCE: Annie’s Homegrown Inc.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Not specified. Previous winners were granted between $3,000 and $5,000.

ELIGIBILITY: The organization must be in the U.S. The following types of organizations are eligible to apply:

  • Public schools.
  • Public charter schools.
  • Private schools with 501c3 non-profit status.
  • Private charter schools 501c3 non-profit status (U.S.).
  • 501c3 or charity non-profit organizations supporting a garden at a public or a non-profit private school.
  • School districts supporting a garden at a public or a non-profit private school.

PURPOSE: Annie’s supports food education and making healthy gardens accessible to hundreds of students across the country. The project must be an edible garden (growing fruits, vegetables, herbs, grains, etc.) to which children have regular access.

CONTACT: Use the form on their website to contact them annies.com/contact-us/.

For more information, go to annies.com/grants-for-gardens/.

From DSHS Texas School Health Program Friday Beat email, Aug. 7, 2020.

Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

 

Louise Bowers Slentz Foundation Grants

SOURCE: Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 25, 2020 by 12 noon CST.

$ AVAILABLE: Requests up to $50,000.

ELIGIBILITY: The Advisory Committee for the Slentz Fund will consider Letters of Inquiry (LOI) from nonprofit and charitable institutions throughout the twenty-six northernmost counties in the Texas Panhandle. Priority areas for funding will be given to nonprofit organizations located in the counties of Gray, Wheeler, Roberts, Donley, Carson and Hemphill.

PURPOSE: The Louise Bowers Slentz Advise and Consult Fund is a component fund of the Amarillo Area Foundation (AAF). This fund will provide grants to support programs and capital projects that have a significant impact in the areas of need based direct health care, post-secondary education, and animal welfare, as well as emergency requests.

CONTACT: Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact AAF staff in advance of developing an LOI. Email:grants@aaf-hf.org. Phone: 806-376-4521. When calling, please ask to speak to someone from the Grants Department. For more information, visit the AAF website.

To apply, go to amarilloareafoundation.org/louise-bowers-slentz-apply/.

For application resources, go to amarilloareafoundation.org/grants/#resources.

From Amarillo Area Foundation website, accessed Aug. 6, 2020.

Subject(s): health care services, animal welfare.

 

Mabee Foundation: Grants for the Purchase of Major Medical Equipment, Construction, Renovation

SOURCE: Mabee Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Mabee Foundation Board of Trustees considers grant requests at its quarterly meetings the second Tuesday in January, April, July and October. Grant requests must be received by the first business day of December, March, June and September to be considered at the corresponding Board meeting. The next deadline is Sept. 1, 2020.

$ AVAILABLE: Mabee Foundation grants are challenge grants, meaning that the organization must raise the remaining funds required to finish the project within one year of the awarding of the grant or risk cancellation of the grant. The Mabee Foundation will grant up to 20 percent of the total costs of the project (with a maximum amount of $2 million).

ELIGIBILITY: The Mabee Foundation makes grants exclusively to non-profit, 501(c)(3) organizations inTexas, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Arkansas, Missouri or Kansas.

PURPOSE: The Mabee Foundation only makes grants for construction projects, renovation projects and for the purchase of major medical equipment.

CONTACT: Email: grants@mabeefoundation.com.

For more information and to apply, go to mabeefoundation.com/guidelines/.

From Mabee Foundation website, accessed Aug. 5, 2020.

Subject(s): health care equipment, health care facilities.

 

Research to Advance Models of Care for Medicaid-Eligible Populations

SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation – Health Systems Transformation Research Coordinating Center (HSTRC)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 2, 2020 by 2 pm CST

$ AVAILABLE: Up to $2.7 million for nine studies will be granted.

ELIGIBILITY: Projects may be generated from health systems, defined as facility-based provider organizations, or other provider organizations (e.g., public or essential hospitals, federally qualified health centers, integrated delivery systems, community-based organizations), which primarily serve a high percentage of Medicaid-eligible individuals. Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private partners working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Researchers do not have to be affiliated with a health system but are expected to partner with a health system for the purposes of this project. Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.

PURPOSE: The HSTRC’s Research Collaborative includes stakeholders from health systems, research institutions, patient advocacy organizations, other foundations and thought leaders, to change the ways in which research is generated, funded and used to transform health systems. The Center’s research agenda was developed to strengthen evidence examining health system models of care that address the interrelated goals and needs of Medicaid-eligible individuals. The goal of the program is to conduct original research and evaluate the extent to which health system models of care are advancing health equity for the Medicaid-eligible populations they serve.

CONTACT: Courtney Ramus. Phone: 202-446-2276. Email: cramus@avalere.com. 

For more information, go to anr.rwjf.org/viewCfp.do?cfpId=1540&cfpOverviewId=.

From Robert Wood Johnson email, Aug. 6, 2020.

Subject(s): health policy research.

 

TJX Foundation Grants

SOURCE: TJX Foundation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.

$ AVAILABLE: There is no typical grant award range.

ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for a grant, organizations must:

  • Provide services within 15 miles of a TJX store, distribution center or office. Go to tjx.com/stores to find locations by city or zip code.
  • Be a registered 501(c)(3) for at least the past 12 months.
  • Not have received funding from TJX in the past 12 months.
  • Have a public nondiscrimination policy that states that the organization does not, by policy or practice, discriminate against a person or group on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital or military status, or based on any individual’s status in any group or class protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

PURPOSE: The mission of the TJX Foundation is to provide value to their communities by helping vulnerable families and children access the resources and opportunities they need to build a better future. The TJX Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry from nonprofits seeking grant support in the following areas only:

  • Basic needs for those in need (food, clothing and shelter).
  • Access to opportunities outside of school that enable school success for at-risk youth (pre-kindergarten to grade 12).
  • Workforce readiness training for at-risk youth (ages 16-24).
  • Safety from domestic violence (shelter, prevention and services).

CONTACT: Email: tjx_foundation@tjx.com.

For more information go to, tjx.com/responsibility/communities/our-us-foundation#giving-guidelines.

From TJX Foundation website, accessed Aug. 7, 2020.

Subject(s): family violence, hunger, housing/homeless.

 

 

Events

 

Webinar – Major-Gift Fundraisers: Learn from Your Peers

SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy

WHEN: Sept. 10, 2020, 1-2:15 p.m. CST.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: Attracting big gifts from wealthy individuals gets more competitive each year, and 2020 presents unique challenges that increase pressure on frontline fundraisers already juggling competing priorities, large portfolios of donors and rising revenue goals. Join this session with successful fundraisers who will share advice on managing one’s time, setting priorities, avoiding burnout and steering clear of donors who may cause trouble for your nonprofit.

COST: $89. Register before Sept. 3 to get special discount rate of $69.

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

For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/products/major-gift-fundraisers-learn-from-your-peers/?variant=31754732503089.

From Chronicle of Philanthropy Store website accessed, Aug. 6, 2020.

 

Webinar – Attract Corporate Support for Your Next Virtual Event

SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy

WHEN: Sept. 24, 2020, 1-2:15 p.m. CST.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: Savvy event planners and veteran fundraisers have reconceptualized galas and in-person events in recent months, creating engaging virtual affairs in response to the Covid-19 crisis. How can nonprofits attract corporate sponsors for online gatherings and recognize their support in new and creative ways? Attendees will learn how to highlight their mission and keep guests engaged.

COST: $89. Register before Sept. 17 to get special discount rate of $69.

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

For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/products/attract-corporate-support-for-your-next-virtual-event/?variant=31754736664625.

From Chronicle of Philanthropy Store website accessed, Aug. 6, 2020.

  • The Texas Department of State Health Services Funding Information Center