Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 5 Alert # 4 - May

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Percentage of Americans donating to charity hits new low, survey finds
At a time when more families are in need of assistance but fewer are in a financial position to provide such assistance, the percentage of Americans donating to charity has hit a new low, a survey by Gallup finds. 
The survey of more than a thousand adults conducted between April 14-28, 2020, found that 73 percent of respondents reported giving to charity in the past year, down from 83 percent in both 2013 and 2017. The previous low was 79 percent in 2009 during the depths of the Great Recession. The percentage of respondents saying they had volunteered in the past year also fell to 58 percent from 64 percent in 2017 but remained above the 55 percent low recorded in 2009.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 20, 2020.

Amerigroup commits more than $1 Million to support COVID-19 relief efforts in Texas
Amerigroup Texas and the Amerigroup Foundation have announced commitments totaling more than $1 million in support of COVID-19 relief efforts in Texas. The funding will help food banks secure additional resources, meet increased demand, and implement extra social-distancing precautions; enable Boys & Girls Clubs to address urgent community needs, including access to nutritious food and learning opportunities for children and families impacted by school closures; and provide nursing facilities, foster care communities, childcare centers, faith-based organizations, and other community groups with hand sanitizers, digital thermometers, diapers, food, and other basic supplies for distribution to vulnerable seniors, children, unsheltered individuals, and underserved residents. 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed May 20, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Child Health Research Career Development Award (CHRCDA) Program (K12 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-HD-21-017 (Reissue of RFA-HD-18-011)
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 30, 2020. Application: July 30, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NICHD intends to commit up to $1.83 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund up 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 institutional research career development (K12) programs from applicant organizations that propose to support a program of mentored institutional career development programs for junior faculty investigators who have recently completed postgraduate clinical training in a subspecialty area of pediatrics and are committed to launching an independent research career. The program provides supervised biomedical research training to assist the transition of junior faculty investigators into productive and independent physician-scientists.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Commons Help 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 is to complete an online request for help form.) 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 additional contact and general information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325958.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 8, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health, children, disabilities, medical research.

Capacity Building Mini-Grants: Culturally Diverse Groups 2020-12
SOURCE: Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: June 22, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $10,000 for up to 12 months. 
ELIGIBILITY: These grants may only go to small grassroots groups made up largely of people from a certain racial or ethnic group and that work with people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and families from the same racial or ethnic group. Grants may go to groups that consist of, and serve, people who are black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian, or Native American. The entity that applies for this grant must be the entity that will administer the grant and receive, disburse and account for grant funds. Individuals are not eligible.
PURPOSE: The Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities (TCDD) issued a Request for Applications (RFA) for Capacity Building Mini-Grants for Culturally Diverse Groups (RFA 2020-12). Through these grants, small culturally diverse grassroots groups will improve access to culturally competent services and supports for people with IDD. The groups will either build their organizational capacity to become more established, expand and improve their existing efforts to impact more people in their communities, or both.
CONTACT: Email: apply@tcdd.texas.gov. For more information go to tcdd.texas.gov/grants-rfas/funding-available-for-grants/capacity-building-mini-grants-culturally-diverse-groups/.
From Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities email, May 14, 2020.
Subject(s): disabilities.

DoD (Department of Defense) Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes, Clinical Research Award: W81XWH-20-OPORP-CRA
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Defense (DoD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-application submission deadline: July 15, 2020 by 5 p.m. EST. After an initial review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by July 29, 2020. 
$ AVAILABLE: $4.7 million to fund approximately four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Unrestricted.
PURPOSE: Applications to the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Orthotics and Prosthetics Outcomes Research Program (OPORP) are being solicited for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) J9, Research and Development Directorate, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 2358 (10 USC 2358). The OPORP was established by Congress in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 to enhance the lives of Service members, Veterans and others recovering from traumatic neuromusculoskeletal injury by means of improving the outcomes of orthotic and prosthetic device implementation. This includes improving the ability to carry out daily activities, enhancing work productivity and increasing the possibility of returning to duty. The vision of the OPORP is the highest possible quality of life for our injured Warfighters through the advancement of knowledge in orthotics- and prosthetics-related research. The OPORP supports research on outcomes-based best practices through analysis of prosthetic or orthotic device options that are currently available and not on the development of a new technology or the improvement of an existing technology. Outcomes-focused research supported by the program is intended to advance orthotic and prosthetic device prescription, treatment, rehabilitation and prevention of secondary health effects for patients, clinicians, caregivers and policymakers. Applications involving multidisciplinary collaborations among academia, industry, patient advocacy, the military services, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) or other federal government agencies are highly encouraged.
CFDA: 12.420
CONTACT: CDMRP Help Desk. Phone: 301-682-5507. Email: help@eBRAP.org. For more information, go to grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=325903.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 3, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, medical equipment.

Exploring the Roles of Biomolecular Condensates (BMCs) in HIV replication, latency, or pathogenesis in the context of substance use disorders (R21/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-DA-21-004
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 20, 2020. Application: July 20, 2020 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $1.2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund five to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: To support research projects exploring the roles of biomolecular condensates (BMCs) and their regulators in processes relevant to HIV/SIV infection, replication, latency or pathogenesis in the context of substance use disorders. These processes could include studies exploring BMC involvement in HIV infection, HIV replication (including viral gene expression), HIV latency formation or maintenance (including chromatin structure) or HIV pathogenesis (including neurodegenerative processes). Studies could also include investigation of roles for BMCs or their regulators on host cell functions in the context of HIV infection, antiretroviral therapy or exposure to addictive substances.
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 is to complete an online request for help form.). 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=324796.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 3, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-20-158
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2020. All applications are due 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: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support high risk, high impact, early discovery research on vaccine approaches to prevent acquisition of or ongoing infection by HIV. In keeping with the high risk, high impact nature of this research, this FOA supports a Go/No-Go approach to funding high risk research which is significantly different from most R01 projects. Continued funding for the full award duration is dependent upon achieving negotiated “Go/No-Go” criteria by the end of year two.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date, and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (Preferred method of contact is to complete an online request for help form.). 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=325934.
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, April 2, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Long Acting Treatments for HIV and HIV-Associated Co-Infections (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-20-024
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: June 28, 2020. Application: July 28, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.5 million.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity is to stimulate new and innovative multidisciplinary research in the area of long acting therapeutics for HIV and HIV-associated tuberculosis (TB) and viral hepatitis B and C. Applications are sought that lead to new effective therapies for administration once per month or less frequently as oral, injectable, implantable, or transdermal products.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Application Submission Contacts: 
• eRA Service Desk (Questions regarding ASSIST, eRA Commons, application errors and warnings, documenting system problems that threaten submission by the due date, and post-submission issues).
Finding Help Online: grants.nih.gov/support/ (Preferred method of contact is to complete an online request for help form.). 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=325720.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 8, 2020. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-20-164
SOURCE: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days prior to the application due date. Application due date(s): July 14, 2020, July 14, 2021, July 14, 2022. All applications are due 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: 
• 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 promote research to understand the underlying mechanisms of sleep deficiencies among U.S. populations that experience health disparities and how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes.
CFDA: 93.307; 93.837, 93.838, 93.839; 93.233, 93.840, 93.866, 93.273, 93.853; 93.393, 93.394, 93.395, 93.396, 93.399
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 is to complete an online request for help form.). 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=326035.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 7, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research, health disparities.

Public Policy Effects on Alcohol-, Marijuana-, and Other Substance-Related Behaviors and Outcomes (R21) (Reissue of PA-11-089): PA-17-132
SOURCE: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 8, 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) encourages applications to conduct research on the effects of public policies on health-related behaviors and outcomes associated with alcohol, marijuana and other substances. The purpose of the FOA is to advance understanding of how public policy may serve as a tool for improving public health and welfare through its effects on behaviors and outcomes pertaining to alcohol and other drugs. This FOA is intended to support innovative research to examine policy effects that have the potential to lead to meaningful changes in public health. Research projects that may be supported by this FOA include, but are not necessarily limited to: causal analyses of the effects of one or multiple public policies; evaluations of the effectiveness of specific public policies as tools for improving public health through their effects on alcohol-, marijuana- and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes; and research to advance methods and measurement used in studying relationships between public policies and alcohol-, marijuana- and other substance-related behaviors and outcomes.
The R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports exploratory and developmental research projects that are expected to generate subsequent R01 (Research Project Grant) applications by providing support for the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral or clinical research. This FOA for R21 applications is not intended to support projects designed to achieve incremental advances in established research areas.
CFDA: 93.273, 93.279; 93.399
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 is to complete an online request for help form.) 
• General Grants Information (Questions regarding application instructions, application processes, and NIH grant resources): Email: GrantsInfo@nih.gov (preferred method of contact). Phone: 301-710-0267.
• 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=291416.
From Grants.gov website, accessed April 1, 2020. 
Subject(s): telehealth, medical research, substance abuse, health policy research.


Private Funding Opportunities

ALDI Smart Kids Grant
SOURCE: ALDI U.S.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis through Dec. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants can request either cash or ALDI gift cards ranging in value from $100 to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Recipients must be in communities within geographic areas where ALDI has stores, offices or warehouses and conducts business. To find the nearest ALDI store and the division in which it is located, go to aldi.us/stores/?notemplate=true&Mode=SmartKids. Organizations must be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
They must qualify as one of the following:
• Public funded service agency, such as a police or fire department.
• Public or private K-12 school.
• Faith-based organizations that benefit children in the community.
PURPOSE: ALDI is partnering with local organizations to make a positive impact on kids’ health and wellness. Grant funds can be used to support children through education, arts or other activities that help kids stay active and healthy. 
CONTACT: Email: giving@aldi.us. For more information, go to corporate.aldi.us/en/corporate-responsibility/aldi-smart-kids/eligibility/.
From DSHS School Health Program's Friday Beat email, April 10, 2020.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services, obesity, children’s health.
 
American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation Invites Applications from Free Clinics for Family Medicine Cares Grants
SOURCE: American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation (AAFP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 15, 2020 by 7 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have opened or will open within six months of the application deadline date. They must be a clinic nearing completion of the Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) clinic development process and have an AAFP member family physician who maintains active, ongoing involvement with patient care at the clinic. New clinics that have or are developing partnerships/collaborations with hospitals, residency
programs, medical schools, AAFP Chapters or Chapter Foundations, a Medical Director that is an AAFP member or collaborate with other non-medical community organizations (e.g., food pantries, schools, health departments etc.) are given additional consideration.
PURPOSE: Launched in 2011, this humanitarian program helps new and existing free clinics to care for the uninsured in areas of need across the United States by providing new grants for the purchase of tangible items, such as exam tables, EHR (Electronic Health Record) systems and medical equipment. Family Medicine Cares USA also gives AAFP members, residents and students the opportunity to volunteer their time and talents. As of November 2019, Family Medicine Cares USA has awarded a total of $565,827 to 19 new clinics and 33 existing clinics.
CONTACT: Sharon Hunt. Phone: 800-274-2237, ext. 6006. Email: shunt@aafp.org. For more information, go to aafpfoundation.org/foundation/our-work/grants-awards/all/fmc-usa/application.html.
From American Academy of Family Physicians Foundation website, accessed April 9, 2020.
Subject(s): indigent care.

Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education
SOURCE: American College of Psychiatrists (ACP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The award consists of a grant and a certificate. One representative from the program receives travel, hotel and free registration at the annual meeting.
ELIGIBILITY: The Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education is open to any creative/innovative program for psychiatric education that has been in operation for at least two years, includes program outcome data, and has been a part of a U.S. or Canadian approved psychiatric residency training program. Trainees may include: medical students, residents, other physicians, allied mental health professionals, or members of the community. The program must be free from commercial interest or benefit.
PURPOSE: The American College of Psychiatrists comprises more than seven hundred and fifty psychiatrists who have demonstrated excellence in the field of psychiatry, and achieved national recognition in clinical practice, research, academic leadership, or teaching. In support of this mission, ACP is inviting applications for its Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education, which recognizes a teaching program 
that demonstrates innovation in psychiatric education. 
CONTACT: Nathan Zastrow. Email: nathan@ACPsych.org. For more information, go to acpsych.org/awards/education-award-applications-deadline-december-1.
From American College of Psychiatrists website, accessed April 3, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research, mental health.

BBVA Compass Foundation Grants
SOURCE: BBVA Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Only 501(c)(3) organizations may apply. Applicants must be in a state, such as Texas, where BVAA Compass does business.
PURPOSE: BBVA Compass Foundation funds organizations working in the following priority areas: health and human services, community development, diversity and inclusion, education, arts and culture, the environment and natural resources. 
CONTACT: Please consult their webpage of common questions. Submit additional questions through the support request form. For more information, go to bbvausa.com/our-story/corporate-responsibility/foundations.html.
From BBVA USA website, accessed April 3, 2020.
Subject(s): community health services, health care services.

Episcopal Health Foundation Accepting Applications to Build the Foundation for a Healthy Life
SOURCE: Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: July 24, 2020 by noon CST. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Sept. 25, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Please contact EHF for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, candidates must provide services within the boundaries of the 57 counties of the Episcopal Diocese of Texas and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Applicants need not be affiliated with the Episcopal Church or any other faith community to be considered for funding.
PURPOSE: Episcopal Health Foundation supports community-based clinics and community-based organizations that embrace the importance of early childhood brain development and prioritize primary prevention work with vulnerable families beginning before or at the birth of their children. 
CONTACT: 
• If you see alignment with your work across multiple goals/strategies and wish to discuss your ideas, please send an email to: grants@episcopalhealth.org
• Include a brief description of your idea and the multiple goals/strategies to which it may apply. EHF will send a reply or schedule a phone conference as appropriate within 10 working days of receipt of your email.
• For technical assistance with the Letter of Intent or application: applicationassistance@episcopalhealth.org.
• Phone: 713-225-0900. For more information, go to episcopalhealth.org/grantmaking/.
From Episcopal Health Foundation website, accessed 5/20/20.
Subject(s): children’s health.

Healthy Choices Grant
SOURCE: Oliver Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications must be submitted before July 15, 2020 and Oct. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants between $750-$3,000 and two-year grants between $3,000-$5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be awarded to Texas non-profit organizations, agencies and schools that demonstrate the greatest need and likelihood of a sustainable impact on children's nutrition and activity levels through innovative programs. 
PURPOSE: The goal of the Oliver Foundation is to encourage children, families and communities in Texas to improve the eating and physical activity patterns of pre-school, elementary, middle school and high school students. 
CONTACT: Phone: 713-202-2973. Email: info@oliverfoundation.org. For more information, go to oliverfoundation.com/pro_Grants.html.
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat email, May 22, 2020.
Subject(s): nutrition/food services, school health, obesity.

Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation Accepting LOIs for Community-Based HIV/AIDS Efforts
SOURCE: Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent must be received no later than July 31, 2020. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Aug. 28, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be tax exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.
PURPOSE: The Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation is a private foundation dedicated to the fight against HIV and AIDS. To that end, the foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations in the areas of care and direct services, education and research. Grants are awarded semi-annually in support of developing or established programs of direct benefit to clients or target audiences and requests from anywhere in the United States will be considered. Priority will be given to requests from smaller communities, rural areas and other locations with a scarcity of available funding; requests for seed money for new projects, programs or structures; or innovative ideas for meeting basic needs.
CONTACT: Phone: 917-573-0486. Email: krhofmann@gmail.com. For more information, go to krhofmann.org/about-us.
From Kent Richard Hofmann Foundation website, accessed April 6, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services, rural health.


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SPONSOR: Thompson Grants 
WHEN: On demand recording.
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From Thompson Grants email, March 20, 2020.

Webinar - Administering Your Federal Grants in a Crisis
SPONSOR: Federal Fund Management Advisor
WHEN: On demand recording.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The unprecedented interruptions and disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic are leading federal agencies to provide administrative relief to recipients and subrecipients as they try to keep existing grant-funded programs operating. Identify the types of relief that will apply automatically as well as actions that may need to be requested to sustain, restart or re-energize your existing grant-funded programs. For more information and registration, go to federalfundmanagement.com/Administering-Your-Federal-Grants-in-a-Crisis-2020.
COST: $249.
CONTACT: Phone: 888-265-0600. Email: service@federalfundmanagement.com.
From Federal Fund Management website, accessed 4/10/20.

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