Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 11 Alert # 3 - November 17, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Foundations, Charities Funded $468 Million for Disaster Relief in 2018
Global foundations and charities awarded nearly $468 million in response to humanitarian crises and disasters in 2018, a report from the Center for Disaster Philanthropy and Candid finds. Based on data from thirteen sources, the report, Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy (20 pages, PDF), found that corporate, individual, private and public giving for major disasters and humanitarian crises globally totaled $76 billion in 2018. This included relief and recovery funding in response to hurricanes Michael and Florence, California's historic Camp Fire and other natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, famine and typhoons, as well as humanitarian emergencies in Yemen and Syria and the Rohingya refugee crisis. The report can be found at Candid’s website https://disasterphilanthropy.candid.org/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 13, 2020.

Two in Three Volunteers Stopped or Cut Back Due to COVID, Survey Finds
As of Labor Day, two out of three volunteers in the United States had stopped or cut back on their volunteering activities due to COVID-19, a report from Fidelity Charitable finds. Based on a survey of nearly five hundred Fidelity Charitable account holders conducted in August, the report, The Role of Volunteering in Philanthropy (19 pages, PDF), found that 21 percent of respondents had stopped volunteering as a result of the pandemic, 24 percent were volunteering "a lot" less and 21 percent were volunteering "somewhat" less. By comparison, 23 percent reported volunteering the same amount, while 8 percent were volunteering "somewhat" more and 3 percent were volunteering "a lot" more. Of those who continued to volunteer, 65 percent did so through virtual or remote activities, while 35 percent participated in in-person activities, compared with 19 percent and 81 percent, respectively, before the pandemic. According to the survey, 58 percent of respondents had not heard about virtual or remote volunteering opportunities, 36 percent said they would be interested in participating in such activities and 64 percent said they weren't sure how to connect with such opportunities. The report can be found at Fidelity Charitable’s website https://www.fidelitycharitable.org/content/dam/fc-public/docs/resources/the-role-of-volunteering-in-philanthropy.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Nov. 13, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) Program for Professionals: HRSA-21-089
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 21, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $44 million for 92 awards. Cost sharing is only required for doctoral level psychology, psychiatry, behavioral pediatrics and psychiatric nursing internships, where applicable, to cover any student stipend costs beyond $28,352 per geographic reimbursement requirements set by the applicable association.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the BHWET Program for Professionals is to increase the supply of behavioral health professionals while also improving distribution of a quality behavioral health workforce and thereby increasing access to behavioral health services. A special focus is placed on the knowledge and understanding of children, adolescent and transitional-aged youth at risk for behavioral health disorders. 
CFDA: 93.732
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/Common/EHBDisplayAttachment.aspx?dm_rtc=16&dm_attid=18b67976-9f13-498b-8504-114120fe5a9f.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 6, 2020. 
Subject(s): health professions training, mental health, behavioral health, children’s health, adolescent health.

Characterizing the Natural History of Fragile X Syndrome to Inform the Development of Intervention Outcome Measures: RFA-DD-21-002
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 7, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 21, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $4 million for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to conduct research to better characterize the natural history of fragile X syndrome (FXS) and meaningful outcome measures to improve the lives of children and adolescents with FXS with and without autism spectrum disorder (ASD). The funding will support enrollment and in-person standardized assessments of individuals aged six through 19 years with full-mutation FXS, which can include new and previously enrolled study participants of the Fragile X Online Registry with Accessible Research Database (FORWARD). FORWARD is a national registry of patients enrolled in FXS specialty clinics who are part of the Fragile X Clinical and Research Consortium. Data collection will include assessments to characterize the cognitive, behavioral, adaptive skills and other indicators of functioning of individuals with FXS. Planned coordination of standardized in-person behavioral and functional assessments and follow-up telephone survey questionnaires with CDC’s Study to Explore Early Development (SEED) Follow-up Study (RFA-DD21-001) will facilitate comparison of health and functional outcomes for the FXS population with those for other related and frequently co-occurring conditions such as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and developmental delay. Applicants may propose recruiting study participants from an individual FORWARD clinic or recruiting from a group of FORWARD clinics with which the principal investigator has documented data sharing and collaborative agreements.
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328398.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health, autism spectrum disorders.

FY 2021 Statewide Family Network: SM-21-002
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 4, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $950,000 for 10 awards. SAMHSA will make only one award per state, territory or tribe. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are family-controlled domestic public and private non-profit organizations in states, territories and tribes not operating under the umbrella of another organization. SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to family-controlled organizations to strengthen the capacity of families with children and youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED) to act as agents of transformation in influencing the type and amount of services provided to them and their children and youth and to ensure that mental health care is family-driven and youth-guided. At least one award will be made to family-controlled domestic public or private non-profit organizations in tribes pending sufficient application volume from these groups.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to more effectively respond to the needs of children, youth and young adults with SED and their families by providing information, referrals and support, and to create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. SAMHSA expects that this program will be a catalyst for transforming mental health and related systems in the state by strengthening coalitions among family organizations and between family members, policy makers and service providers.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/sm-21-002.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, Nov. 12, 2020.
Subject(s): youth services, mental health, behavioral health, child welfare.

HIV Administrative/Clinical Quality Monitoring and Technical Services: HHS0007523
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 4, 2020 by 10:30 a.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Initial total compensation under any contract awarded shall not exceed the historical amount of $4.5 million. The initial contract period is 20 months. Subsequent renewals will be for a 12-month period. However, notwithstanding the preceding, HHSC reserves the right to increase this amount if additional state or federal funding becomes available during the term of the contract, including any extensions.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for details about eligibility.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), on behalf of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), announces the expected availability of funds to contract with an entity to assist DSHS with service monitoring and guidance to improve the quality of medical and supportive services for People Living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) (PLWH). The Contractor will perform services including, but not limited to: carrying out data validation audits to improve the quality of HIV program reporting data; maintaining a database with the results of monitoring visits and the results of the data validation audits; provide guidance to and through the HIV Clinical Quality Management Program at DSHS program to improve quality management and improvement plans and actions; work with the DSHS Texas HIV Medication Program (THMP) on quality assurance and improvement systems; and conduct monthly desk audits of client applications, attestations and recertifications. The Contractor must be able to begin carrying out these activities within thirty days of the contract start date.
CFDA: None
CONTACT: Fernando Garcia, CTCD, CTCM, Contract Specialist. Phone: 512-406-2545. Email: Fernando.Garcia03@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to http://www.txsmartbuy.com/esbddetails/view/HHS0007523.
From Texas Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD) website, accessed Nov. 10, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS, HIV/AIDS services.

Implementation Research Consortium to Accelerate Impact of Health Department-Delivered HIV Prevention Activities: RFA-PS-21-002
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 17, 2020. Due Date: Jan. 28, 2021. All applications are due by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: $15 million for four awards for core projects and two for collaborative projects over five years.
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.
• Bona Fide Agents.
• Federally Funded Research and Development Centers (FFRDCs).
PURPOSE: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is designed to support research to enhance the implementation of proven HIV prevention interventions by forming a collaborative research infrastructure between experts in the field. The work of the proposed research will support the goals of the Ending the HIV Epidemic national plan. 
CFDA: 93.084, 93.941, 93.943
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328318.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 12, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Lab to Marketplace: Tools for Brain and Behavioral Research (R43/R44 - Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of PAR-18-565): PA-18-819
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due Date: Jan. 5, 2021 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Only United States small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit applications for this opportunity. Please see URL for more details about eligibility for these awards.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages the translation of technologies for brain or behavioral research from academic and other non-small business research sectors to the marketplace. Encouraged from Small Business Concerns (SBCs) are Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to further develop, make more robust and make more user-friendly such technologies in preparation for commercial dissemination. It is expected that this activity will require partnerships and close collaboration between the original developers of these technologies and SBCs, which may be accomplished in any of a number of ways, including the use of multiple program directors/principal investigators.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-819.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 6, 2020.
Subject(s): technology, brain and nervous system disorders.

Understanding the Role of the M. Tuberculosis Granuloma in Tuberculosis (TB) Disease and Treatment Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-057
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Jan. 22, 2021. Due Date: Feb. 22, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $4 million in Fiscal Year 2022 to fund up 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 institutions).
PURPOSE: To support research to better define the role of the granuloma, the hallmark structure of pulmonary tuberculosis (TB), in TB disease and disease outcomes. Improved understanding of the granuloma will provide a much-needed knowledge base for the development of improved therapeutic approaches.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-20-057.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Nov. 12, 2020. 
Subject(s): tuberculosis, medical research.


Private Funding Opportunities

Academy of General Dentistry Foundation Grant Program
SOURCE:  Academy of General Dentistry (AGD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 1, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: A maximum of $5,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit charitable organizations that are exempt from federal taxes under section 501(c) (3) of the IRS Revenue Code and nonprofit charitable organizations in Canada can submit a grant application. All applicants must demonstrate how the grant award would provide needed support for vital community oral cancer awareness education and screening activities for the public. Organizations previously awarded grant funding from the AGD Foundation cannot apply again until a two-year period has passed.
PURPOSE: The AGD Foundation Grant Program fulfills the Foundation’s mission by offering financial support for programs that promote oral cancer awareness, education or screening that is independent of standard dental practice. The focus of the event/project must be oral cancer.
CONTACT: AGD Foundation. Phone: 312-440-4329. Email: foundation@agd.org. For more information, go to https://www.agd.org/agd-foundation/our-programs/agd-foundation-grant-program.
From RHIhub website accessed, Nov. 13, 2020.
Subject(s): dental health, cancer education/prevention.  

CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 27, 2021 by 3 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program is a national initiative of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Up to $10,000 is awarded to individual pediatricians or fellowship trainees for either a planning grant or an implementation grant for innovative, community-based initiatives that increase children’s access to optimal health or well-being. Funds of up to $150,000 will be awarded this grant cycle. 
ELIGIBILITY: U.S. and Canadian general pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists and fellowship trainees are eligible to apply. National and Chapter AAP memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed.
PURPOSE: Planning or initial implementation activities should lead to a program that will:
• Demonstrate creativity or innovation in the designated community.
• Predominantly serve a population of children with unmet health needs or with demonstrated health disparities.
• Aim to develop strong, broad-based community partnerships.
• Assess children’s health or well-being or increase access to needed health services not otherwise available.
• Be led by a pediatrician who plays a significant role in the project.
• Address an important need and likely achieve stated goals.
• Include plans for sustainability beyond the grant period.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For the Call for Proposals go to https://downloads.aap.org/doccsa/catchplanimpcall.pdf. For more information, go to https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/commpeds/catch/Pages/CATCH-Grants.aspx.
From American Academy of Pediatrics website, accessed Nov. 12, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, community health services, health disparities.

CATCH Planning Grants: Special Funding Opportunity: Rural Communities
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Jan. 27, 2021 by 3 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants up to $10,000 are awarded annually on a competitive basis to pediatricians who plan to build broad-based community partnerships to address unmet child health needs. 
ELIGIBILITY: To be considered for this targeted funding opportunity, applicants must describe in the application how their project will address health issues specific to rural communities. These grants are part of the general Call for Proposals and therefore must follow the same application and reporting procedures and meet the same eligibility and selection criteria as listed in the CATCH Planning and Implementation grants. U.S. and Canadian general pediatricians, pediatric medical subspecialists, pediatric surgical subspecialists and fellowship trainees are eligible to apply. National and Chapter AAP memberships must be current before grant funds can be disbursed. 
PURPOSE: The Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) Program is pleased to offer up to seven grants this funding cycle that address health issues specific to rural communities. Grants can focus on reducing poverty, accessing care in a rural community, assessing the social determinants of health as well as the barriers rural communities face. Grants can also include assessing resources available in rural areas or implementing needed programs/services.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For the Call for Proposals go to https://downloads.aap.org/doccsa/catchplanimpcall.pdf. For more information, go to https://www.aap.org/en-us/advocacy-and-policy/aap-health-initiatives/commpeds/catch/Pages/CATCH-Grants.aspx.
From American Academy of Pediatrics website, accessed Nov. 12, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, rural health, community health services, health disparities.

Central Texas African American Healthy Minds Project
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Dec. 11, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The Hogg Foundation will invest $25,000 in small grant awards to support mental health and wellness among African Americans in the Central Texas area. Applicants can request funding from $1,500 to $5,000 in $500 increments.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible organizations include 501(c)(3) nonprofits, community-based organizations or collaboratives including non-profit mental health and consumer advocacy organizations, student or parent organizations, faith-based/religious entities, public libraries and educational institutions including school districts, colleges and universities. Applicants must be Texas-based or have offices, chapters or affiliates in Central Texas, specifically in Travis, Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays or Williamson counties.
PURPOSE: The Foundation will fund projects that focus on enhancing the mental health and wellness of African Americans in Central Texas through education and awareness opportunities; resources, services and support; or COVID-19 or trauma support (special consideration will be given to proposals that address these issues). Proposals will identify the populations of focus as either African American adults (18 years of age and older) or
African American youth/children (school-age and under 18 years of age and their families).
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go https://hogg.utexas.edu/healthy-minds-project.
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health email, Nov. 10, 2020.
Subject(s): mental health, health disparities.

Health Data for Action (Data Access Award)
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)  
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Brief proposals are due before Dec. 17, 2020 by 2 p.m. CST. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by April 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Most selected projects will not receive a financial award for personnel or other project-related costs. However, limited funding up to $100,000 per project is available for a small number of projects from principal investigators who have not previously received external research funding. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories. 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. Projects may be generated from disciplines including health services research, economics, sociology, program evaluation, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law, business administration or other fields. Use of the data under this Call for Proposals (CFP) is restricted to noncommercial purposes.
PURPOSE: Health Data for Action (HD4A) aims to reduce the barriers often faced in accessing rich data by serving as a conduit between data owners and interested researchers. Through this Call for Proposals, RWJF will make valuable data from unique data owners available to researchers. The purpose of this CFP is primarily to award data access at no cost from one of eight anticipated data providers to successful applicants. The HD4A program will support innovative research that uses the available data to answer important research questions. Applicants under this CFP will write a proposal for a research study using data from one of the following anticipated data providers including: athenahealth, CareJourney VRDC T-MSIS Research Collaborative, the Center for Improving Value in Health Care (CIVHC), Geisinger, the Health Care Cost Institute (HCCI), HealthShare Exchange (HSX), OCHIN ADVANCE Collaborative and TransUnion. Eligible research projects can focus on a variety of topics, including health care utilization and spending, benefit design, quality of care, prescribing patterns and medication adherence, chronic disease, maternal and child care, complex conditions, employer-sponsored insurance, public and private insurance, consolidation, integration, and market competition, social determinants of health and disparities, COVID-19 patient characteristics and outcomes, financial distress, mental health, housing instability, opioid use and treatment and geographic variation in health.
CONTACT: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Email: healthdataforaction@rwjf.org. For more information, go to https://www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2020/health-data-for-action-data-access-award.html.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, Nov. 12, 2020.
Subject(s): health policy research.

Improving Social Determinants of Health – Getting Further Faster
SOURCE: Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO), National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 8, 2020 by 4 p.m. CST.
$ AVAILABLE: Fifty communities will receive up to $50,000 each to evaluate their work to advance health equity by addressing the social determinants of health (SDoH).
ELIGIBILITY: Reviewers will give preference to communities with strong partnerships and involvement from the local or state public health department. Community-based nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, hospitals, community development organizations and local and state health departments, or other government entities, are eligible to apply as the lead applicant/fiscal agent. Organizations representing tribal populations or the U.S. territories are also eligible to apply. The applicant’s selected SDoH area(s) of choice should demonstrate systematic improvements in addressing health inequities related to chronic disease.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to conduct a retrospective evaluation of strategies that aim to improve health outcomes related to chronic disease conditions by addressing the SDoH. This effort will fund up to 50 community multi-sector partnerships or coalitions with demonstrated success implementing strategies in one or more of five SDoH domains: the built environment, clinical-community linkages, food insecurity, social connectedness and tobacco-free policies. The project will evaluate and assess the impact of the implemented SDoH strategies and highlight successes and lessons learned.
CONTACT: Email: chronicdisease@astho.org. For more information, go to https://www.naccho.org/uploads/downloadable-resources/SDOH-RFP_-FINAL1.pdf.
From Division of Nutrition Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) Weekly Digest email, Nov. 13, 2020.
Subject(s): rural health, public health, chronic disease, health disparities.

Retirement Research Foundation: Advocacy Grants
SOURCE: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Dec. 1, 2020. Due Date: Feb. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: RRF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or nonprofit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. RRF does not award grants to governmental agencies, except for state universities, area agencies on aging and programs of the Veterans Administration. Advocacy Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are proposing a project that has a significant impact on persons ages 65 and older and focus on achieving policy change throughout the U.S. Please see URL for a complete list of grant exclusions.
PURPOSE: RRF funds advocacy projects that focus on improving public policy for older persons. Of interest are projects that:
• Advance policy issues of critical importance to older people such as economic security, caregiving and housing.
• Use clearly focused and strategic efforts to address systemic problems.
• Forge partnerships with organizations to achieve better use of resources and to share knowledge.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to http://www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/advocacy-grants/.
From Retirement Research Foundation website, accessed Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, health policy research.

Retirement Research Foundation: Professional Education and Training Grants
SOURCE: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Dec. 1, 2020. Due Date: Feb. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: RRF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or nonprofit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. RRF does not award grants to governmental agencies except for state universities, area agencies on aging and programs of the Veterans Administration. Proposed projects must have a significant focus on those working with persons ages 65 and older and must have national relevance across the U.S. Please see URL for a complete list of grant exclusions.
PURPOSE: RRF funds professional education and training projects that will be broadly disseminated to achieve a national impact. RRF recognizes the importance of a well-trained work force to serve older persons. Of interest are programs that increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older people and expand the capacity and number of professionals and paraprofessionals prepared to meet the growing needs of an aging population.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to http://www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/professional-education-training-grants/.
From Retirement Research Foundation website, accessed Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, health professions training.

Retirement Research Foundation: Research Grants
SOURCE: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Dec. 1, 2020. Due Date: Feb. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: RRF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or nonprofit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. RRF does not award grants to governmental agencies except for state universities, area agencies on aging and programs of the Veterans Administration. Research Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are proposing applied research projects that have immediate and direct implications on the adult population, ages 65 and older. Proposed projects must have national relevance across the U.S. Please see URL for a complete list of grant exclusions.
PURPOSE: RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies and practices to improve the well-being of older adults or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers and the aging network. Of interest are:
• Interventional trials.
• Translational studies.
• Health services and policy research.
• Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies.
• Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/research-grants/.
From Retirement Research Foundation website, accessed Nov. 9, 2020.
Subject(s): aged/seniors.


Events

Virtual - Grantsmanship Training Program
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: The schedule is as follows:
• Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. CST. 
• Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. CST. 
• Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. CST.
• Dec. 10, 10 a.m.-noon. CST.
• Dec. 11, 3-5 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will work with a team of community leaders to develop and review actual grant proposals. They will learn how to identify and reach funders interested in their cause and how to create the eight essential parts of successful proposals. This course will help attendees understand grant funding from the point of view of funders.
COST: $1,095. For more information and registration, go to https://www.tgci.com/training/online-grantsmanship-training-program.
CONTACT: Email: registrar@tgci.com
From The Grantsmanship Center email, Nov. 11, 2020.

Webinar - How to Create a New Donor Welcome System for Your Nonprofit Using Your Website, Email and Social Media
SPONSOR: CharityHowTo
WHEN: Dec. 2, noon-1:30 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will learn how to improve their donor retention with a simple Donor Welcome System that delights new donors, inspires them and increases their loyalty.
COST: $87. For more information and registration, go to https://www.charityhowto.com/nonprofit-webinar/how-to-create-a-new-donor-welcome-system-for-your-nonprofit-using-your-website-email-and-social-media.
CONTACT: Phone: 617-439-4511. Email: support@charityhowto.com.
From CharityHowTo website, accessed Nov. 13, 2020.


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