Funding Alert Vol. 31 No. 7 Alert # 4 - July 28, 2020

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Funding News and Grant Tips

HHS extends deadline to apply for Medicaid and CHIP provider relief fund to Aug. 3
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that it will begin distributing $10 billion in a second round of high impact COVID-19 area funding to hospitals starting next week. Additionally, HHS announced that it is extending the Medicaid and CHIP Provider Relief Fund distribution provider application deadline to apply to Aug. 3, 2020. In June, HHS announced the opening of the application period and plans to distribute approximately $15 billion to eligible providers that participate in state Medicaid and CHIP programs who had not yet received a payment from the $50 billion general distribution. HHS has hosted a number of webinars targeted at providers and provider organizations to answer questions and assist those eligible through the application process. 
From Office of the Texas Governor website, accessed July 24, 2020.

Seven in ten U.S. corporate funders increased giving during COVID-19
In response to the coronavirus pandemic, seven in ten U.S. corporate funders increased their charitable contributions, while 43.7 percent awarded more grants, a report from the Charities Aid Foundation of America (CAF America) finds. Based on a survey of 73 corporations and corporate foundations conducted between June 25 and July 10 in partnership with CyberGrants and the Association of Corporate Citizenship Professionals, the report, The voice of corporate philanthropy in response to COVID-19 worldwide (13 pages, PDF), found that 71.8 percent of respondents had ramped up their giving over the last three months, including 12.7 percent of respondents who reported a year-over-year increase for the first quarter of more than 50 percent, while 19.7 percent said they gave about the same and 8.5 percent gave less. Nearly all respondents, which ranged from small and midsize enterprises to global Fortune 100 companies, reported giving to a U.S.-based charity, while 58.9 percent made grants internationally, with food security and agriculture, health and well-being, disaster relief and education topping the list of most widely supported issue areas. 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 24, 2020.

Value of volunteer time rose nearly seven percent in 2019
Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the United States reached $27.20 in 2019, up nearly seven percent, from $25.43, in 2018. The estimate is based on the average hourly earnings — plus 15.7 percent, an updated figure, to account for fringe benefits — of all production and non-supervisory workers on private non-farm payrolls as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The estimated value of a volunteer hour was highest in Washington, D.C. ($44.14), followed by Washington ($33.02), Massachusetts ($32.96), Connecticut ($32.07), California ($31.51), and New York ($31.29). 
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 24, 2020.


Public Funding Opportunities

Feasibility and Planning Studies for Development of Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPOREs) to Investigate Cancer Health Disparities (P20 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-CA-17-033): RFA-CA-19-034
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 18, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 18, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NCI intends to commit (total costs) $5.2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 and $5.2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund up to eight awards for both rounds.
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 development of translational research programs that are focused upon investigating cancer health disparities. The P20 grants will support feasibility and planning activities to build comprehensive cancer health disparities research programs. It is the expectation that the research programs developed by the P20 awards should be competitive with other applications for a full Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE), addressing cancer health disparities as a cross-cutting research theme.
CFDA: 93.393; 93.394; 93.395
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=313717.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): health disparities, cancer research.

Implementation and Evaluation of New Health Information Technology (IT) Strategies for Collecting and Using Patient-Reported Outcome (PRO) Measures (U18): PA-17-247 
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The Agency for Healthcare, Research and Quality released an extension of the program that extends the deadline to Sept. 27, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations. Total project costs may not exceed $400,000 in any given year or $1.2 million for a three-year project period.
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 U18 cooperative agreement applications to stimulate innovative and collaborative research by utilizing new health information technology (IT) strategies for collecting and using patient-reported outcome (PRO) measures in primary care and other ambulatory care settings.
CFDA: 93.226
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=292957.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): health information, technology.

Interventions to Prevent Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) Use Among Adolescents (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-DA-21-009
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 19, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 19, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $1 million to fund one to three awards. NCI intends to commit $1 million to fund one to three awards
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to support (1) research to test the efficacy or effectiveness of interventions to prevent initiation or escalation of ENDS (electronic nicotine delivery system) use among adolescents; and (2) research on the impact of tobacco control policies, including ENDS-specific policies, on adolescent ENDS use behavior. Of priority is research that is theoretically based and identifies specific risk and protective factors to target through prevention intervention or research on policies that can impact adolescent ENDS use. Particularly, for prevention intervention research (e.g., school, community and clinic-based), collaboration with stakeholders and likely program adopters is required to ensure feasibility for implementation, scalability, dissemination and sustainability. For this funding announcement, individuals as young as 12 and as old as 18 encompass the core target age range. Justification for the specific age or age range of the target population is required, including studies that propose targeting youth outside the core age range.
CFDA: 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). 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=327741.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 23, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health, smoking/tobacco.

New/Unconventional Animal Models of Alzheimer’s Disease (R24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AG-21-003
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 7, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 7, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit a total of $5.25 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund four awards pending review and submission of sufficiently 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) invites research to develop, characterize and validate new, unconventional or innovative non-rodent mammalian models of late-onset (sporadic) Alzheimer's Disease (AD). These new models are expected to recapitulate molecular, cellular, neuropathological, behavioral or cognitive hallmarks and aspects of late-onset AD. Research supported under this FOA is expected to provide new investigative tools to identify the gaps in current knowledge related to molecular mechanisms of late-onset AD and identify potential therapeutic targets.
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=323638.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 23, 2020. 
Subject(s): aged/seniors, medical research.

NIDCD Cooperative Agreement for Clinical Trials in Communication Disorders  (U01 - Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of PAR-15-116): PAR-18-340
SOURCE: National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 21, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 21, 2020, by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon 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 NIDCD is committed to identifying effective interventions for the treatment or prevention of communication disorders by supporting well designed and well executed clinical trials. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports a cooperative agreement between an NIDCD Project Scientist and an investigator to support a clinical trial that meets ANY of the following criteria: requires FDA oversight, has annual direct costs equal to or greater than $500,000, that is intended to formally establish efficacy or has a higher risk to potentially cause physical or psychological harm. These investigator-initiated clinical trials are perceived to benefit from close interaction, oversight and guidance resulting from a cooperative agreement. Only one clinical trial may be proposed in each NIDCD Clinical Trials in Communication Disorders U01 application.  
CFDA: 93.173
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=298674.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): hearing/deafness.

Practice-Based Research for Implementing Scalable Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions in Primary Care Settings (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-20-505
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 15, 2020. Due Date: Oct. 15, 2020 by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to fund an estimated four to nine awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for this and the companion R34 announcement (RFA-MH-20-506).
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 encourage practice-based research aimed at testing the effectiveness of developmentally-focused theory-based efficacious prevention interventions which may impact mental health outcomes, including suicide behaviors and serious mental illness. The research should test prevention approaches that are both scalable and sustainable for implementation in pediatric-serving primary care settings, with an emphasis on populations experiencing mental health disparities. This FOA seeks to support clinical trials to establish the effectiveness of scalable prevention interventions when implemented using available resources within pediatric-serving primary care settings.
CFDA: 93.242
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=322714.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): children’s health, mental health, health disparities.

Practice-Based Research for Implementing Scalable Evidence-Based Prevention Interventions in Primary Care Settings (R34 Clinical Trial Required): RFA-MH-20-506
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 15, 2020. Due date: Oct. 15, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to fund an estimated four to nine awards, corresponding to a total of $2 million for fiscal years 2020 and 2021 for this and the companion R01 announcement (RFA-MH-20-505).
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 encourage practice-based research aimed at refining and pilot testing developmentally-focused, theory-based efficacious prevention interventions that may impact mental health outcomes, including suicide behaviors and serious mental illness. The research should test prevention approaches that are both scalable and sustainable for implementation in pediatric-serving primary care settings, with an emphasis on populations experiencing mental health disparities. This FOA is published in parallel to a companion FOA (RFA-MH-20-505) that uses the R01 funding mechanism to support larger-scale, fully powered trials with this focus.  
CFDA: 93.242
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=322714.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health.


Private Funding Opportunities

APhA Foundation Incentive Grants 
SOURCE: American Pharmacists Association Foundation (APhA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 8, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amount is not mentioned. Past grants have been no more than $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Residents and their preceptor may apply for a grant. 
A project proposal with any community/ambulatory-pharmacy based practice innovation is acceptable but preference will be given to projects with a focus in the following areas:
• Behavioral health.
• Diabetes or cardiovascular care.
• Pain management.
• Patient care workflow.
• Pharmacist-Patient communication.
• Pharmacogenomics.
• COVID-19 prevention/treatment/testing.
Student pharmacists and pharmacists may apply for an Immunization Incentive Grant. Preference will be given to projects within the following focus areas:
• Implementing and delivering immunization services in a COVID-19 environment; gaining public trust, overcoming vaccine hesitancy.
• Optimizing engagement of pharmacy team members in the provision of immunization-related services in a COVID-19 environment - expanding or reinstating routine vaccinations.
• Development of referral mechanisms for immunization services within the community and strengthening the immunization neighborhood.
• Advance usage of Immunization Information System (IIS) for immunization assessment and enhanced immunization delivery methods.
• Increasing vaccination rates in the adult population, pregnant patients and college-age students.
• Increasing access to and administration of HPV vaccines.
• Implementation of new ACIP (Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices) recommendations in pharmacy practice (i.e., pneumococcal).
PURPOSE: APhA Foundation Incentive Grants offer pharmacists seed money to implement or support an innovative patient care service within their pharmacy practice. Grants focus on ambulatory pharmacy-based innovation.  
CONTACT: John Little. Phone: 202-558-2709. Email: jlittle@aphanet.org. For more information, go to aphafoundation.org/incentive-grants.
From RHIHub website accessed July 22, 2020.
Subject(s): medical research.

COMPASS Initiative Core Grants: Technology
SOURCE: Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $4,500.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Funding requests should not include items currently covered by other funding resources.
• Requests must have the support of the applicant organization’s leadership.
• Must be a 501(c)(3) organization (or an organization with a fiscal sponsor). 
• Must reside in one of the nine Deep South states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX).
• Must be currently doing HIV work for at least two years.
• Applicants must be Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and at least one of the following: 
o An AIDS Service Organization (ASO).
o A community-based organization that prioritizes HIV/AIDS prevention or care services.
o A community-based organization with a substantial budgetary investment in HIV-related programming.
• Treating healthcare organizations are NOT eligible for Core Grant funding.  
• Treating healthcare organizations are defined as organizations that provide medical care directly to patients, including services or medical care provided by an M.D., D.O., N.P., P.A. or Pharm.D. who either (1) practices medicine with patients; (2) prescribes drugs to patients; or (3) dispenses drugs to patients.
• Funds are NOT available to support medical staff, medical devices or equipment or to medical services or medically-related programming.
• Funds are NOT available for technology to help provide medical care, services or support.
• Purchases for technology from Amazon or wholesale stores are not allowed.
• Organizations can be awarded once in each funding type within the same year.
PURPOSE: The technology grant provides funding support for equipment, software or related training.
CONTACT: Email: emory@gileadcompass.com. For more information, go to compassinitiative.secure-platform.com/a/page/Core.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 23, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS.

COMPASS Initiative Core Grants: Capacity Building Support
SOURCE: Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $7,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• 501(c)(3) organizations (or organizations with a fiscal sponsor). 
• Applicant organizations must reside in one of the nine Deep South states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX).
• Must be currently doing HIV work for at least two years.
• Applicants must be Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and at least one of the following: 
o An AIDS Service Organization (ASO).
o A community-based organization that prioritizes HIV/AIDS prevention or care services.
o A community-based organization with a substantial budgetary investment in HIV-related programming.
• Treating healthcare organizations are NOT eligible for Core Grant funding.  
• Treating healthcare organizations are defined as organizations that provide medical care directly to patients, including services or medical care provided by an M.D., D.O., N.P., P.A. or Pharm.D. who either (1) practices medicine with patients; (2) prescribes drugs to patients; or (3) dispenses drugs to patients.
• Funds are NOT available to support medical staff, medical devices or equipment or to medical services or medically related programming.
• Organizations can be awarded once in each funding type within the same year.
PURPOSE: Applicants must propose a capacity building project that pertains to one of Emory University COMPASS Coordinating Center’s eight capacity building areas: (1) governance and leadership; (2) mission, values and strategy; (3) finance and administration; (4) resource development; (5) strategic relationships and coalition building; (6) communications; (7) internal management and operations; or (8) service delivery and impact.
• Request cannot contain programmatic services.
• Project must exhibit strengthened capacity to expand the ability to carry out the mission of the organization.
• Project must be able to be accomplished by December 2020.
• Project may relate to the impact of COVID-19 such as office or organization modifications to assist with health guidelines and social distancing.
CONTACT: Email: emory@gileadcompass.com. For more information, go to compassinitiative.secure-platform.com/a/page/Core.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 23, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS.

COMPASS Initiative: Spark! Grants
SOURCE: Gilead COMPASS (COMmitment to Partnership in Addressing HIV/AIDS in Southern States) Initiative
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications will be accepted as long as funds are available.
$ AVAILABLE: up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• 501(c)(3) organizations (or organizations with a fiscal sponsor). 
• Applicant organizations must reside in one of the nine Deep South states (AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, TX).
• Must be currently doing HIV work for at least two years.
• Applicants must be Community-Based Organizations (CBO) and at least one of the following: 
o An AIDS Service Organization (ASO).
o A community-based organization that prioritizes HIV/AIDS prevention or care services.
o A community-based organization with a substantial budgetary investment in HIV-related programming.
• Treating healthcare organizations are NOT eligible for Core Grant funding.  
• Treating healthcare organizations are defined as organizations that provide medical care directly to patients, including services or medical care provided by an M.D., D.O., N.P., P.A. or Pharm.D. who either (1) practices medicine with patients; (2) prescribes drugs to patients; or (3) dispenses drugs to patients.
• Funds are NOT available to support medical staff, medical devices or equipment or to medical services or medically related programming.
PURPOSE: Track One: SPARK! (Southerners Promoting Awareness, Resources & Knowledge) Connections supports programs that combat social isolation and loneliness through virtual programming.
Track Two: SPARK! Change supports community-level education addressing HIV-related stigma.
CONTACT: Email: emory@gileadcompass.com. For more information, go to compassinitiative.secure-platform.com/a/page/Core.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 23, 2020.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS.

Amgen Invites Applications for Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research
SOURCE: Amgen Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2020 by 11:59 p.m. PST.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000–$150,000.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Proposals are limited to those from U.S. based early career investigators.
• Early career investigators may be interns, residents, fellows and healthcare professionals within five years of completion of the most recent training/academic program and must provide a letter of recommendation from their department or laboratory head. 
• Early career investigators who completed their training in another
related area other than headache (e.g., pain) and are proposing migraine research are eligible to apply. 
• Early career investigators may not be medical students.
PURPOSE: The Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research aims to advance the medical knowledge of migraine in predefined areas of interest.
Any research proposal involving the use of an interventional drug treatment for migraine is out of scope for this proposal. Specific predefined areas of research eligible for a Competitive Grant Program in Migraine Research award include:
• Non-interventional clinical research with a focus on early diagnosis and treatment, epidemiology and Patient Reported Outcomes (PRO)/Quality of Life (QOL) measures.
• Biomarkers for diagnosis and prognosis.
• Preclinical research focused on mechanism of disease not including Calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) and Pituitary adenylate cyclase-activating polypeptide (PACAP).
CONTACT: Email: amgenmigraine-competitive-grant-program@amgen.com. For more information, go to amgenscientificgrants.com/migraine/Migraine_Brochure.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed July 24, 2020. 
Subject(s): medical research. 

The Harold Simmons Foundation Grants
Source: The Harold Simmons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Request should not exceed $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have 501(c)(3) IRS status and must be in Dallas or Dallas County. 
PURPOSE: The Foundation strives to invest strategically in programs that support systems change and scalability of impact. To further this end, they support organizations that promote early health and development, safe and enriching environments, and comprehensive support systems for individuals, children and families. The Foundation believes advocacy and research are key elements in this work. They seek well-researched grant proposals for projects that address current community needs only in the Dallas, Texas area. Projects that complement other public and private efforts or agency collaboration are encouraged. 
CONTACT: For instructions on how to apply, go to haroldsimmonsfoundation.org/how-to-apply/. Please contact the Foundation using their online form haroldsimmonsfoundation.org/contact-us/.  For more information, go to haroldsimmonsfoundation.org/our-grants/.
From Harold Simmons Foundation website, accessed July 23, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, community health services.

IP Foundation Grants
SOURCE: International Paper (IP) in North America Foundation 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Mid-September.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Only organizations that have International Paper locations in their communities are eligible. (Use their map of operations to find locations in Texas map.ipaper.com/Map.aspx). Grant applicants must be nonprofit charitable organizations classified under Section 501(c)(3) or Section 509(a) (1), (2) or (3) of the United States Internal Revenue Service Code or exempt operating foundations. Certain municipal, county, state and federal entities (such as a school district or fire department) are eligible if a fiscal conduit letter from an affiliated tax-exempt organization (such as a school district or municipality) is attached to the online application. The letter must state that the affiliated tax-exempt organization will disperse Foundation funds for use on the approved project as the Foundation directs. International Paper Foundation does not support private foundations. To be considered for support, requests should fit within their funding priorities. 
PURPOSE: International Paper makes sustainable investments to protect and improve the lives of their employees and mobilize their people, products and resources to address critical needs in the communities where employees live and work. IP Foundation grants will support projects or programs focused on their signature causes: health and wellness, education, hunger and disaster relief.
CONTACT: Complete their support request form: https://www.cybergrants.com/pls/cybergrants/ao_support.support?x_gm_id=3098&x_source_flag=&x_style_id=&x_proposal_type_id=12864&x_language_code=en-US&x_popup=Y to contact them. To apply for a grant go to internationalpaper.com/company/regions/north-america/ip-foundation-usa/apply-for-a-grant. For more information, go to internationalpaper.com/docs/default-source/english/company/regions/north-america/ipgiving_international-paper-giving-guidelines-and-restrictions-6-11-20.pdf?sfvrsn=1495bd33_4.
From International Paper in North America Community Engagement website, accessed July 23, 2020.
Subject(s): children’s health, hunger, disaster assistance.

Rural Health Fellows Program
SOURCE: National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 3, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Not given. Applicants must have a sponsor (employer, corporate or self) responsible for all travel and lodging costs to attend the training sessions.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must: 
• Be members of the NRHA and their state rural health association or be willing to join before the start of the program.
• Demonstrate a strong commitment to improving the health of all people residing in rural America, through the provision of equitable healthcare services.
• Be willing and able to commit to monthly conference calls as part of the program and complete a project as a member of an Action Project Team.
• Commit to attend all Rural Health Fellows training sessions.
PURPOSE: The Rural Health Fellows Program is designed to educate and develop a community of rural health leaders who will choose to serve in key positions in the National Rural Health Association, affiliated rural health advocacy groups and local and state legislative bodies. Selected participants will meet in person three times for intensive leadership and advocacy training. Applicants will also participate in conference calls and mentorship activities and should be dedicated to advocating on behalf of rural health.
CONTACT: Juanita Rogers. Phone: 202-639-0550. Email: jrogers@nrharural.org. For more information, go to ruralhealthweb.org/programs/rural-health-fellows.
From RHIHub website, accessed July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): rural health, health professions training.

Increasing the Body of Knowledge for Cross-Jurisdictional Sharing in Public Health: Small Grants Program
SOURCE: Center for Sharing Public Health Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 11, 2020.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $10,000 for a project period of up to eight months.
In addition to funding, Center staff will provide technical assistance tailored to each grantee's needs.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• State and local government public health agencies.
• Military public health departments.
• American Indian/Alaska Native tribes and tribal entities recognized by the U.S. federal government or by a state.
• Nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service Code.
PURPOSE: The Small Grants Program offers grants for organizations that wish to explore, plan, implement or improve specific aspects of cross-jurisdictional sharing in public health. Priority is given to cross-jurisdictional sharing arrangements designed to advance health equity by addressing social determinants of health, the public health response to COVID-19, structural racism and related issues. 
Proposals should fall into one of the categories:
• Cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) initiatives aimed to explore, plan, implement or improve a specific CJS arrangement in public health practice.
• Projects that encourage or demonstrate on a small scale the use of CJS as a systems change tool for public health service delivery.
CONTACT: Phone: 855-476-3671. Email: phsharing@khi.org. Application instructions - https://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020_Small_Grants_C-F-P. Application template -  https://phsharing.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/2020_SmallGrants_ApplicationTemplate.docx. Program website - https://phsharing.org/small-grant-opportunities/. Email the completed application to phsharing@khi.org.
From RHIHub This Week email, July 22, 2020. 
Subject(s): rural health, public health, disaster relief.


Events

Webinar - Small Business Funding Opportunities from the National Cancer Institute
WHEN: Aug. 11, 2020 at 1 p.m. CST. Note: The registration deadline is July 31, 2020.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Team Leader Greg Evans and Program Directors Christie Canaria and Nancy Kamei of the National Cancer Institute Small Business Innovation Research Development Center (NCI SBIR) will provide funding, networking and mentoring assistance to small businesses with early-stage innovative cancer technology projects. NCI SBIR staff are available to meet with select researchers to discuss potential projects one-on-one following the virtual event. This event is hosted by the Texas Medical Center Accelerator for Cancer Therapeutics (TMC ACT) program, a CPRIT-backed accelerator launched in collaboration with the Gulf Coast Consortia (GCC) and The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB). This program provides life science entrepreneurs an accelerated drug development timeline by bringing together cancer researchers, oncologists, executive mentorship, drug development experts and investors.
COST: Free. For registration and more information, go to eventbrite.com/e/small-business-funding-opportunities-from-the-national-cancer-institute-registration-110300929048.
CONTACT: Ashley Francis. Email: afrancis@tmc.edu.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) email, July 21, 2020.
 
Webinar - Quest for Grants Training Series: Grant Writing Best Practices 
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: Sept. 23, 1:30 to 3 p.m. CST.
WHERE: Webinar. 
DESCRIPTION: This workshop covers habits of successful grant specialists; mistakes proposal writers often make; proposal formatting at its best; budget considerations; reviewers likes and dislikes and general proposal writing tips.
COST: $25 each for attendees from Harris County. $45 for attendees from outside of Harris County. For more information and to register, go to hcde-texas.org/workshop-registration/; in Title box, type in Quest for Grants and click search, then click on the Sept. 23 workshop to register.
CONTACT: Harris County Department of Education. Phone: 713-694-6300.
From Harris County Department of Education email, June 12, 2020. 
  
Disclaimer: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Information Center provides information on upcoming grantsmanship training as a public service for informational purposes only. DSHS does not endorse any of the products, vendors or consultants referenced.


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