Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 2 Alert # 1 - February 2, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

2021 U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines Used to Determine Financial Eligibility for Certain Federal Programs
Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to update the poverty guidelines at least annually, adjusting them on the basis of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The poverty guidelines are used as an eligibility criterion by Medicaid and a number of other Federal programs. The poverty guidelines issued here are a simplified version of the poverty thresholds that the Census Bureau uses to prepare its estimates of the number of individuals and families in poverty.
As required by law, this update is accomplished by increasing the latest published Census Bureau poverty thresholds by the relevant percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The guidelines in this 2021 notice reflect the 1.2 percent price increase between calendar years 2019 and 2020. After this inflation adjustment, the guidelines are rounded and adjusted to standardize the differences between family sizes. In rare circumstances, the rounding and standardizing adjustments in the formula result in small decreases in the poverty guidelines for some household sizes even when the inflation factor is not negative. In cases where the year-to-year change in inflation is not negative and the rounding and standardizing adjustments in the formula result in reductions to the guidelines from the previous year for some household sizes, the guidelines for the affected household sizes are fixed at the prior year's guidelines. As in prior years, these 2021 guidelines are roughly equal to the poverty thresholds for calendar year 2020 which the Census Bureau expects to publish in final form in September 2021. 
The poverty guidelines continue to be derived from the Census Bureau's current official poverty thresholds; they are not derived from the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
Poverty Guidelines for 2021

Poverty Guidelines for 2021
Persons in Family or Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii 
    
$12,880 $16,090 $14,820 
$17,420 $21,770 $20,040 
$21,960 $27,450 $25,260 
$26,500 $33,130 $30,480 
$31,040 $38,810 $35,700 
$35,580 $44,490 $40,920 
$40,120 $50,170 $46,140 
$44,660 $55,850 $51,360 

   
For each additional person, add$4,540 $5,680 $5,220 


For more information, go to https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation website, accessed Jan. 21, 2021.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD)
February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD), an opportunity to raise awareness of HIV within Black communities. This year’s theme, “We’re in This Together,” promotes the importance of social support—from friends, family, colleagues and partners—even when apart. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has content you can share to raise awareness of NBHAAD, help end HIV stigma and increase testing, prevention and treatment. For more information, go to https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/library/awareness/nbhaad.html.
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention email Jan. 21, 2021.


Health Equity Funding Opportunities

Biologic Factors Underlying Dental, Oral, and Craniofacial Health Disparities (R21 - Clinical Trial Not Allowed): PAR-18-874
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Standard Due Dates: Feb. 16, 2021, June 16, 2021. AIDS and AIDS-related Due Dates: May 7, 2021, Sept. 7, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization. Please see URL for additional due dates.
$ 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 support investigator-initiated studies designed to identify and understand biologic factors (microbial, immune, genetic) that contribute to disparities in dental, oral and craniofacial disease onset, progression and persistence.
CFDA: 93.121, 93.307
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-18-874.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 28, 2021. 
Subject(s): dental health, health equity, health disparities.

OVW Fiscal Year 2021 Sexual Assault Services Culturally Specific Program Solicitation
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Justice (DoJ), Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 1, 2021. Due Date: March 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.75 million for 12 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are limited to private nonprofit organizations for which the primary purpose of the organization as a whole is to provide culturally specific services to American Indians (including Alaska Natives, Eskimos and Aleuts), Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, Blacks or Hispanics in the United States or U.S. territories. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Sexual Assault Services (SAS) Culturally Specific Program supports nonprofit organizations that focus primarily on culturally specific communities and have experience in the area of sexual assault or who partner with an organization having such expertise. The goal of the SAS Culturally Specific Program is to establish, maintain and expand sustainable, culturally appropriate services that address the unique needs and challenges of victims of sexual assault from culturally specific communities. 
CFDA: 16.818
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330987.
From RHIhub This Week email, Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): sexual violence prevention, health equity.

Health Equity Research in Cancer Control and Prevention
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Scroll down to the Private Funding Opportunities section in this Funding Alert to view the funding opportunities for the different types of grants offered by the American Cancer Society. Please refer to amount available for each type of grant. 
ELIGIBILITY: Applications using one of the following mechanisms will be accepted; unless specified otherwise, eligibility is unchanged:
• Research Scholar Grant (applicants may be at any career stage).
• Clinician Scientist Development Grant.
• Postdoctoral Fellowship.
• Clinical Research Professor Award (fall deadline).
PURPOSE: The ACS Extramural Research and Training Grants Department identifies research addressing cancer health equity and health disparities as a priority within the Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program. This includes research to understand, identify or define modifiable and unjust factors that contribute to or sustain inequity (e.g. resources, access to care, behaviors, quality of care); and that leads to a sustained reduction in disparities or equitable outcomes in cancer. All applicants must explicitly specify the following within the application: relevance to cancer generally and cancer disparities specifically; how findings from the proposed research will substantially improve equity in access to cancer prevention, early detection, diagnosis or treatment services; and how findings may be applied to more quickly advance efforts to reduce cancer burden or costs, improve quality of care or quality of life or save more lives.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/health-equity-research.html.
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): health equity, cancer research.


Public Funding Opportunities

Advancing Arthritis Public Health Priorities through National Organizations: CDC-RFA-DP21-2106
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 12, 2021. Due Date: April 5, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for seven 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 or their bona fide agents (includes the District of
Columbia).
• Local governments or their bona fide agents.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, the Commonwealth of the Northern Marianna Islands, American Samoa, Guam, the Federated States of
Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau.
• 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 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to improve the quality of life for adults with arthritis, by:
• Expanding arthritis-appropriate evidence-based intervention (AAEBI) availability and access for adults with arthritis.
• Providing arthritis-specific consumer health information.
• Facilitating collaborative public health action to address osteoarthritis and other forms of arthritis.
• Providing technical assistance to state partners.
• Developing a healthcare provider approach to conduct evidence-informed assessments, patient counseling on the benefits of physical activity and referrals to arthritis appropriate physical activity and self-management programs.
CFDA: 93.945 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328396.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): chronic diseases, musculoskeletal diseases.

Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program: HRSA-21-082 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 2, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $4.9 million for up to 14 cooperative agreements. 
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants shall be domestic public or private, non-profit or for-profit entities with demonstrated experience utilizing telehealth technologies to serve rural underserved populations. Faith-based, community-based organizations and federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations are eligible to apply. Services must be provided to rural areas, although the applicant can be located in an urban area.
PURPOSE: This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Evidence Based Telehealth Network Program (EB THNP). The two-fold purpose of this award is (1) to demonstrate how health networks can increase access to health care services utilizing telehealth technologies; (2) to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence base for assessing the effectiveness of telehealth care for patients, providers and payers.
CFDA: 93.211
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?fCycleID=ed1ee134-fa23-4222-9e0b-fb9597d09bd0.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): telehealth, rural health.

Infectious Etiology of Alzheimer's Disease (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AG-21-034
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Feb. 28, 2021. Due Date: March 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $6 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 to fund eight to ten 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support applications aimed at: (1) determining whether microbial pathogens represent a causal component of Alzheimer’s disease (AD); (2) establishing mechanisms by which microbial pathogens impact neurodegenerative processes in AD; (3) informing aspects of future translational studies in AD, including the discovery of candidate therapeutics aimed at regulating pathogen-associated networks and molecules in AD.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-21-034.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 26, 2021. 
Subject(s): Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia, aged/seniors.

Pilot Studies of Biological, Behavioral and Social Mechanisms Contributing to HIV Pathogenesis Within the Mission of the NIDDK (R21 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of PA-18-615): PAR-21-062
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open Date: April 7, 2021. Due Date: May 7, 2021, Sept. 7, 2021, Jan. 7, 2022, May 7, 2022, Sept. 7, 2022, Jan. 7, 2023, May 7, 2023, Sept. 7, 2023. Expires: Jan. 7, 2024. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for innovative basic and translational pilot research projects within the mission of the NIDDK that are aligned with NIH HIV/AIDS research priorities. These priorities were most recently outlined by the NIH Office of AIDS Research (OAR) in NOT-20-018, UPDATE: NIH HIV/AIDS Research Priorities and Guidelines for Determining HIV/AIDS Funding, scientific priorities https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-20-018.html. Potential topics could address multiple overarching priorities. These include elucidation of unique pathophysiological mechanisms contributing to HIV comorbidities, coinfections and complications (CCCs) affecting organs, tissues and processes within the mission of the NIDDK. Likewise, interrogations into biological mechanisms underlying HIV reservoirs in NIDDK-relevant tissues are important for developing strategies for long-term viral suppression or eradication. Finally, health-impeding social determinants of health may affect CCCs or viral reservoirs within NIDDK's mission through multiple pathways.
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to https://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-062.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS, diabetes, chronic diseases.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Cancer Society: Research Scholar Grant (RSG)
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards are for up to four years, for up to $165,000 a year for direct costs, plus 20 percent allowable indirect costs.
ELIGIBILITY: Independent investigators in the first eight years of an independent research career or faculty appointment are eligible to apply. Eligibility is extended for 10 years for clinician scientists who remain active in clinical care. Applicants typically must be within 14 years of receiving a terminal (doctorate) degree and cannot have more than one R01/R01-like grant (>$100,000/year direct costs for more than three years) as Principal Investigator at the time of application.  In the Cancer Control and Prevention Research Program, RSG applicants may be at any stage in their career if they focus their project on either: (1) health policy/health services research or (2) cancer health equity.
PURPOSE: The Research Scholar Grant (RSG) supports investigator-initiated projects across the cancer research continuum. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/research-scholar-grants.html.
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research. 

American Cancer Society: Clinician Scientist Development Grant (CSDG)
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards range from three to five years, for a maximum of $135,000 direct costs, plus eight percent allowable indirect costs per year. The mentor(s) receive a maximum of $10,000 per year (regardless of the number of mentors). The amount mentors receive is included in the $135,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Licensed clinicians who are U.S. citizens and are within the first six years of their initial faculty appointment and who have an active role in patient care are eligible.
PURPOSE: The CSDG fosters the development of clinicians to clinician scientists. Clinician scientists are investigators licensed to provide patient care and trained to conduct research. They pursue research questions across the cancer research continuum of relevance to improving health.
The CSDG provides support for protected time to allow junior faculty who see patients to be mentored and participate in research training to aid their development as independent clinician scientists.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/clinician-scientist-development-grant.html.
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.  

American Cancer Society: Postdoctoral Fellowship (PF)
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Awards may be for three years with progressive stipends of $52,000, $54,000 and $56,000 per year, plus an annual $4,000 fellowship allowance and $1,500 travel allowance in the final year.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers who are within three years of receiving a doctoral degree may apply for initial funding to start training for an independent career in cancer research (including basic, preclinical, clinical, cancer control, psychosocial, behavioral, epidemiology, health services and health policy research). Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents. 
PURPOSE: Please see eligibility section.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/postdoctoral-fellowships.html.
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research.  

American Cancer Society: Clinical Research Professor Award (CRPA)
SOURCE: American Cancer Society (ACS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 1, 2021. Due Date: Oct. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to two awards are made annually for a five-year term that can be renewed once. The award of up to $80,000 per year (direct costs only) may be used for salary or research project support. 
ELIGIBILITY: The American Cancer Society offers a limited number of grants to investigators who have had the rank of full professor for 15 years or less and made seminal contributions in the area of cancer control that have changed the direction of clinical, psychosocial, behavioral, health policy or epidemiologic cancer research. It is expected that these investigators will continue to provide leadership in their research area. Interested individuals should submit their curriculum vitae with a complete bibliography and a letter of intent that briefly describes their seminal contributions to research. This information must be submitted via the Research Professor Letter of Intent on proposal CENTRAL. Upon receipt ACS will provide appropriate guidance either by telephone or email.
PURPOSE: Please see eligibility section.
CONTACT: William Phelps, Ph.D. Vice President of Extramural Research, American Cancer Society Research Department. 250 Williams Street, NW
Atlanta, GA 30303-1002. Email: william.phelps@cancer.org. For more information, go to 
https://www.cancer.org/research/we-fund-cancer-research/apply-research-grant/grant-types/clinical-research-professor-grant.html.
From American Cancer Society website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research. 

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Invites Applications for Spring 2021 Quality of Life Grants: Direct Effect
SOURCE: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or veterans’ hospitals.
PURPOSE: Quality of Life Direct Effect grants (Quality of Life - Tier 1) will have short to mid-range impact. Long-range impact and sustainability are not expected for projects at this level. These grants fund specific budget items up to a total of $25,000 to support the wide range of projects and activities that will clearly impact individuals living with paralysis and their families. Funded projects must be completed within 12 months after the award is received. Examples of funded projects may include (but are not limited to): sports wheelchairs for a wheelchair basketball team; adapted glider in a community playground; kayak for a rowing program; accessible gym equipment; hydraulic lift at a pool; electronic door openers at a community center; workshop education series on sex and sexuality with a spinal cord injury; wheelchair accessible picnic table at a county fairground; program for preventing abuse in adaptive sports; camp programs; subsidized lessons for therapeutic riding; transportation costs for an inclusive afterschool program and support groups. 
CONTACT: Email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. For program guidelines and to apply, go to https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process.
From Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, accessed Jan. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): disabilities.

Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation Invites Applications for Quality of Life Grants: COVID-19 Addressing Social Isolation
SOURCE: Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Though grants will be awarded within the range of $25,000-$50,000, applicants must indicate a specific amount in their request with a corresponding budget.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications are welcome from nonprofit organizations with IRS 501(c)(3) status, municipal and state governments, school districts, recognized tribal entities and other institutions such as community or veterans’ hospitals.
PURPOSE: The aim of the Reeve Foundation’s Quality of Life (QOL) grants program is to address social isolation during the COVID-19 pandemic with the goal of enhancing connectedness of people living with paralysis and their caregivers to their communities and preventing adverse health outcomes. Though the foundation is looking to the field for innovative ways to address the program’s aim and goals, funds may support programs and projects to
connect isolated individuals and remotely foster engagement and connection through virtual support groups, online activities to help support self-care and stress management, virtual and online adaptive physical activity and health promotion programs, art sessions, gaming, adapt services or create new services to continue to support and engage family caregivers, facilitate connection through the use of technology, including increasing access to internet, broadband service and tablets (via loan closets), provide programs with online opportunities for volunteering (volunteering has been shown to have many positive health benefits), create strategies to strengthen or build social networks, provide access to tools and resources to help people remain connected and engaged.
CONTACT: Email: QOL@ChristopherReeve.org. For program guidelines and to apply, go to https://www.christopherreeve.org/get-support/grants-for-non-profits/application-process.
From Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation website, accessed Jan. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), disabilities.

Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The foundation awards grants three times a year. The next application deadline is March 8, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants start at $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Only Section 501(c)(3) organizations may apply for grants from the foundation. In addition, the organization must be qualified as 509(a)(1) or 509(a)(2) and such designation must appear on the IRS Determination letter. If the organization is a 509(a)(3), a legal opinion must be attached. Applications from other organizations or individuals will not be considered. Only 501(c)(3) organizations located and serving children in the following counties will be considered for funding: Bexar, Atascosa, Bandera, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina and Wilson. Grants will only be awarded for the purposes stated below. 
PURPOSE: The specific focus of the foundation is to assist children with food, shelter, clothing, child abuse/neglect, developmental disabilities, education (pre-K-12, out of school, post-secondary), foster care, homelessness, mental health, medical treatment, substance abuse and other children’s charitable purposes. 
CONTACT: Organizations A – J contact Stephanye Almaguer. Email: stephanye.almaguer@najimfoundation.org and Organizations K – Z contact Kathleen Fenlon. Email: kathleen.fenlon@najimfoundation.org. For more information, go to https://najimfoundation.org/guidelines/.
From Harvey E. Najim Charitable Foundation website, accessed Jan. 25, 2021.
Subject(s): children’s health, youth services, human services, education, child welfare. 

Impact100 Wichita Falls Grant
SOURCE: Impact100 Wichita Falls
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 5, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $81,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations eligible to apply for a grant must be:
• Tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, independent of a financial sponsor (local affiliates may apply under the 501(c)(3) of the national organization).
• Located in and serve residents in the counties of Wichita, Archer, Clay and Wilbarger.
• In possession of at least three full years (36 months) of independently prepared, audited or reviewed financial statements.
PURPOSE: One grant will be awarded to a nonprofit working in one of the foundation's five broad focus areas: health and wellness, family, arts and culture, environment and education. The Impact100 Wichita Falls grant award is meant to be transformational, enabling a local nonprofit to pursue a dream that it might otherwise be unable to realize. An appropriate funding request could be for services performed in a new way (innovation), more services of the same kind provided more often to the current population (deepening) or expanding current services to a new population (expansion). Grants will be considered for seed money or start-up grants, program grants and facility or equipment grants.
CONTACT: Email: grants@impact100wf.org. For more information, go to https://www.impact100wf.org/grants/.
From Impact100 Wichita Falls website, accessed Jan. 27, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, education, health promotion/wellness.

PFD Research Foundation Invites Proposals for Pelvic Floor Disorder Research  
SOURCE: PFD Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 4, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Awardees may apply for up to $25,000 for two-year grants based on the Grant Review Committee’s assessment of the proposed budget. ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be an active member of American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) and have a senior research mentor or mentoring team. Mentors or co-investigators need not be members of AUGS. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Formerly named the American Urogynecologic Society (AUGS) Foundation, the mission of the PFD Research Foundation is to improve patients’ lives through public awareness and the comprehensive support of research that advances the prevention, treatment and cure of female pelvic floor disorders. To help advance that mission, the foundation has issued a 2021 call for proposals for research on the causes, prevention, cure and treatment of pelvic floor disorders. Applicants may submit proposals for the following research awards:
• PFD Research Foundation Fellow Research Award — A two-year grant will be awarded to a fellow in support of clinical/patient-oriented, educational or lab-based/basic science research.
• PFD Research Foundation Faculty Research Award — A two-year grant will be awarded to a junior faculty or affiliate member in support of clinical/patient-oriented, educational or lab-based/basic science research.
• June Allyson Memorial Fund Research Award — A two-year grant will be awarded to a fellow in support of lab-based/basic science research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.pfdresearch.org/research/2021-call-for-proposals/.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Jan. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, women’s health. 

Wildfire Community Preparedness Day 
SOURCE: National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), State Farm
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Feb. 26, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NFPA and State Farm will award 150 grants of $500 each for projects that reduce wildfire risk and increase preparedness.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations or individuals may apply. Applicants must be 21 years of age or older and legal residents of the fifty United States or the District of Columbia. Please see URL for additional eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The threat of wildfire is becoming increasingly prevalent and dangerous, posing greater risks to people and property than ever before. With challenges to holding large public gatherings in many areas this year, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and State Farm are hosting the eighth annual Wildfire Community Preparedness Day event on Saturday, May 1, 2021 with a focus on what homeowners can do now to help protect their personal property from wildfire. Wildfire Community Preparedness Day is a national campaign that encourages organizations and people everywhere to come together on a single day to raise awareness and reduce wildfire risks.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to https://www.nfpa.org/Public-Education/Fire-causes-and-risks/Wildfire/National-Wildfire-Community-Preparedness-Day?icid=W252.
From National Fire Protection Association website, accessed Jan. 21, 2021.
Subject(s): fire & emergency response. 


Events

Virtual – Essential Grant Skills
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: Feb. 17-18, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. CST. 
WHERE: Online via Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will learn how to create a successful grant proposal; write a data-based description of the problem their nonprofit cares about; define specific, measurable outcomes; build a basic evaluation plan; outline a budget; plan for future funding; understand the grant proposal review process; and identify tools to help them find grant makers.
COST: $495. For more information and registration, go to https://tgci.com/training/essential-grant-skills-2-day.
CONTACT: Email: registrar@tgci.com
From The Grantsmanship Center email, Jan. 12, 2021.

Virtual - Meet the Grantmakers 
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: Feb. 24, 1-2 p.m. CST
WHERE: Online via Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Join Angela Richardson, Senior Trainer, The Grantsmanship Center as she engages panelists Maurice "Mo" Green, Executive Director, Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation and Wendy Garen, President and CEO, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation in a lively hour of conversation. 
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to https://www.tgci.com/training/grantmaker-panel-online.
CONTACT: Email: registrar@tgci.com.
From The Grantsmanship Center email, Jan. 25, 2021.


Awards in Texas

Governor Abbott, TEA Open Grant Applications for Students with Cognitive Disabilities Impacted by COVID-19
Governor Abbott and the Texas Education Agency (TEA) launched an online application for the Supplementary Special Education Services (SSES) program, which allows eligible families of children with significant cognitive disabilities and complex educational needs to apply for a $1,500 online account to be used in the SSES marketplace. The goods and services in the marketplace can help families mitigate educational setbacks resulting from the extensive disruptions to education prompted by COVID-19. These services do not reduce or eliminate the responsibilities of schools to provide a free appropriate public education (FAPE) to all students. Under the program—which was established last fall with $30 million in funds by Governor Abbott and state leaders—at least 18,000 students with significant cognitive disabilities statewide will be in position to receive a one-time grant of up to $1,500 for the purchase of a broad range of educational resources and services. Priority will be given to Texas families receiving income assistance and to families that have documented financial needs. For more information, go to https://sses.tea.texas.gov/.
From Office of the Governor of Texas website, accessed Jan. 29, 2021.


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Last updated April 15, 2021