Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 6 Alert #4 - June 22, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC Awards Texas Nearly $200 Million to Address COVID-19 Related Health Disparities
CDC has awarded the Texas Department of State Health Services and several Texas health jurisdictions $193,304,367 to address COVID-19-related health disparities. The funding, part of a $2.25 billion nationwide investment, seeks to advance health equity by expanding state, local, US territorial, and freely associated state health department capacity and services. The state, local, and territorial health departments receiving the grants can be found at www.cdc.gov/publichealthgateway/docs/partnerships/OT21-2103-Awardees.pdf. This is CDC’s largest investment to date to improve health equity in the United States. For more information, go to CDC’s Public Health Professionals Gateway website. 
From CDC email, June 17, 2021. 

Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) Proposed Changes to Current Agency Rules
During their meeting on May 19, 2021, the CPRIT Oversight Committee approved the release of a proposed amendment to current agency rules for public comment. The proposed change to § 703.26 clarifies that CPRIT may reimburse grantees certain expenses incurred by participants in a cancer clinical trial pursuant to the authority provided by Texas Health and Safety Code Annotated, § 102.203(b). The proposed amendment was published in the June 4 edition of the Texas Register and is available on the CPRIT website cprit.texas.gov/about-us/statute-rules-and-grant-policies-guide/. Written comments about the proposed rule change should be submitted to CPRIT no later than July 5, 2021. Written comments may be sent to Ms. Kristen Doyle, CPRIT’s General Counsel, by email kdoyle@cprit.texas.gov; by fax 512-475-2563; or by mail addressed to the Cancer Prevention & Research Institute of Texas, P.O. Box 12097, Attn: Rulemaking Project, Austin, Texas, 78711.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, June 11, 2021.

Mackenzie Scott Awards Grants Totaling Nearly $2.74 Billion
Philanthropist MacKenzie Scott has announced the recipients of grants totaling nearly $2.74 billion in support of historically underserved communities. Among the recipients of these unrestricted grants were Southwest Texas Junior College, University of Texas at San Antonio, University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, and San Antonio College.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed June 15, 2021.



Accessing Social Determinants of Health Data through Local Data Intermediaries Initiative: MP-CPI-21-002
SOURCE: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), Office of Minority Health (OMH) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 28, 2021 by 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: $500,000 for two awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• 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.
PURPOSE: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health and the Office of Minority Health announce the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 under the authority of 42 U.S.C. §300u-6 (Section 1707 of the Public Health Service Act). OMH is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities. Through its demonstration grants, OMH supports the identification of effective approaches for improving health outcomes with the goal of promoting dissemination and sustainability of these approaches. This initiative is aligned with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) priority on Social Determinants of Health (SDOH), the OASH priority on health disparities, and HHS Strategic Goal 4: Foster sound sustained advances in the science.
CFDA: 93.137
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=328542.
From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, June 9, 2021.
Subject(s): health disparities, minority health.

Johnson & Johnson Nurses Innovate QuickFire Challenge: Improving Access to Care
SOURCE: Johnson & Johnson Innovation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 6, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The nurse innovators with the best idea(s) will receive up to $100,000 in grant funding and access to mentoring from experts across the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies to help bring their ideas to life.
ELIGIBILITY: Nurses and nursing students.
PURPOSE: Johnson & Johnson invites nurses and nursing students worldwide to bring their experiences, ideas and insights to help create nurse-led solutions, protocols, technologies, devices and/or treatment approaches that can help improve access to care amid the current pandemic environment and beyond, including but not limited to health equity, racial disparities and inclusion, vaccine education and delivery, medical deserts and new models and settings for care. Potential solutions will be evaluated by a panel of reviewers and judges on their ability to meet the following criteria:
• Potential impact on human health.
• Uniqueness of the idea.
• Feasibility of the idea and potential path to commercialization.
• Thoroughness of approach.
• Identification of key resources and plan to further ideate.
• Areas of interest are consumer product, health technologies, medical device and screening tools.
CONTACT: Email: jlabsapplication@its.jnj.com. For more information, go to jlabs.jnjinnovation.com/quickfire-challenges/johnson-johnson-nurses-innovate-quickfire-challenge-improving-access-care.
From Johnson & Johnson Innovation (JLABS) website, accessed June 14, 2021. 
Subject(s): nursing, technology, health disparities, public health, health care equipment.


Public Funding Opportunities

Adapting Immunotherapy and Gene Editing Based Strategies for Targeting HIV Reservoirs in the CNS: Potential Benefits and Risks (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-225
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 27, 2021. Due Date: Aug. 27, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit a total of $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund three to five awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion FOA. NINDS intends to commit a total of $1.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund two to three awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion FOA.
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 research grant applications that propose studies for adapting immunotherapy and gene therapy-based strategies to target viral reservoirs in the central nervous system (CNS) and examine the potential risks of applying such technologies to the brain. Basic and translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborations are encouraged but not required. High risk/high payoff projects that lack preliminary data may be most appropriate for the companion R21 FOA, RFA-MH-21-226, while applicants with preliminary data may wish to apply using the R01 mechanism.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-225.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 14, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Adapting Immunotherapy and Gene Editing Based Strategies for Targeting HIV Reservoirs in the CNS: Potential Benefits and Risks (R21 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-MH-21-226
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: July 27, 2021. Due Date: Aug. 27, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit a total of $2 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund three to five awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion FOA. NINDS intends to commit a total of $1.5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund two to three awards in response to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and the companion FOA.
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 research grant applications that propose studies for adapting immunotherapy and gene therapy-based strategies to target viral reservoirs in the central nervous system (CNS) and examine the potential risks of applying such technologies to the brain. Basic and translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborations are encouraged but not required. High risk/high payoff projects that lack preliminary data may be most appropriate for this R21 mechanism, while applicants with preliminary data should apply to the R01 mechanism, RFA-MH-21-225.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-21-226.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 14, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

Mechanism-Focused Research to Promote Adherence to Healthful Behaviors to Prevent Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD) (R01 Clinical Trial Optional): PAR-21-207
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 15, 2021; Dec. 27, 2021. Due Date: Sept. 15, 2021; Jan. 26, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIA intends to commit $2.25 million in both Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 and Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to fund four 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites R01 applications for ancillary studies that address psychological and interpersonal mechanisms driving adherence to behavior or lifestyle change relevant to the prevention of cognitive decline, Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI), and Alzheimer's disease and Alzheimer's disease-related dementias (AD/ADRD). Successful applications will seek to identify malleable, mechanistic, psychological, or interpersonal targets that – if modified – will strengthen adherence to, maintenance of, and continued/renewed engagement in behaviors that may promote cognitive health and prevent AD/ADRD.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-207.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 15, 2021. 
Subject(s): Alzheimer’s disease, aged/seniors.

National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS): CDC-RFA-PS22-2201
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 2, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $97.7 million for 30 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants for this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) include all U.S. state health departments, the six local health departments with independent HIV surveillance programs (the only one 
in Texas is the Houston Department of Health and Human Services), the District of Columbia Department of Health, and the territorial health departments or their bona fide agents. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this NOFO is to support ongoing bio-behavioral surveillance to monitor HIV-related behaviors, detect changes over time in HIV risk behaviors among populations at high-risk for HIV infection, and to inform and evaluate HIV prevention activities. This NOFO will aim to fill gaps in knowledge regarding HIV prevention priorities among populations in geographic areas where current data are limited. Data collected will be used to improve HIV prevention, response, testing and treatment services, and reduce HIV incidence among populations at high-risk for HIV infection.
CFDA: 93.944
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=330121.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 16, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS.

NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2 Clinical Trial Optional) (Reissue of RFA-RM-20-012): RFA-RM-21-016
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), Office of Strategic Coordination (Common Fund)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 20, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to commit approximately $52 million for approximately 35 awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. 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, which does not include the NIH Intramural Research Program.
• 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 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program supports early stage investigators of exceptional creativity who propose highly innovative research projects with the potential to produce a major impact on broad, important areas relevant to the mission of NIH. For the program to support the best possible researchers and research, applications are sought which reflect the full diversity of the research workforce. Individuals from diverse backgrounds, including those from underrepresented groups and from the full spectrum of eligible institutions in all geographic locations are strongly encouraged to apply to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). In addition, applications in all topics relevant to the broad mission of NIH are welcome, including, but not limited to, topics in the behavioral, social, biomedical, applied, and formal sciences and topics that may involve basic, translational, or clinical research.
CFDA: 93.310
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RM-21-016.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed June 15, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.


Private Funding Opportunities

Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio: Community Impact Grants
SOURCE: Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The application opens July 1, 2021 and closes July 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $3,000-$15,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must be classified by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) or under the Internal Revenue Code 170 as an educational organization or governmental unit eligible to receive charitable contributions; in existence for more than one year following date of IRS ruling; and operating in at least one of the eight Texas counties of the foundation’s service area: Atascosa, Bandera, Bexar, Comal, Guadalupe, Kendall, Medina, and Wilson. The organization must have had less than $250,000 in actual revenue during either of the two most recently completed fiscal years (churches are exempt from this requirement). The organization must have an annual operating budget of at least $15,000. The application amount must not exceed 20 percent of the organization’s operating budget.
PURPOSE: Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio provides Community Impact Grants to support smaller initiatives and organizations that have a large impact on community health. Priority is given to the support of grassroots health activities, church health ministry development, and increased capacity to provide health services.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-735-9009. The foundation can also be contacted using a form on their website bhfsa.org/contact-us/. For more information, go to bhfsa.org/ci/.
From Baptist Health Foundation of San Antonio website, accessed June 14, 2021.
Subject(s): health care services, community health services.

Episcopal Health Foundation: Build the Foundation for a Healthy Life Grants
SOURCE: Episcopal Health Foundation (EHF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: July 23, 2021 by noon CDT. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Sept. 24, 2021.
$ 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. To see the map of eligible counties, go to www.episcopalhealth.org/about/our-service-area-map/.
PURPOSE: Through its grantmaking, EHF 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 www.episcopalhealth.org/grantmaking/letter-of-inquiry/.
From Episcopal Health Foundation website, accessed May 24, 2021.
Subject(s): health care services, children’s health.

Hanley Family Foundation Accepting Pre-Proposals for Substance Use Disorder Programs
SOURCE: Hanley Family Foundation (HFF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: July 31, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Sept. 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant amounts are determined on a project-by-project basis.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be considered tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or qualify as a public charity as described in Section 509(a)(1), (2), or (3).
PURPOSE: The Hanley Family Foundation supports organizations whose primary focus is to help individuals to recover from substance use disorder. Due to the lack of treatment services, opportunities to support new or expanding programs that will allow more people to seek recovery are particularly attractive to HFF.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.hanleyfamilyfoundation.org/grantmaking-procedures/.
From Hanley Family Foundation website, accessed June 14, 2021.
Subject(s): substance abuse education/prevention, substance abuse research, substance abuse services, substance abuse treatment.

Hep B United Mini-Grants Program 2021
SOURCE: Hep B United Foundation, Hepatitis B Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 9, 2021 by 7 p.m. CDT. 
$ AVAILABLE: Up to eight awards will be given ranging from $5,000 to $10,000 each.  
ELIGIBILITY: To qualify for this award, applicants should be able to demonstrate that they have in place an active, local coalition focusing on hepatitis B education, screening and linkage to care activities. Eligible applicants must be current Hep B United members with the capacity to directly implement the proposal, collect data as required, provide written reports, manage the funds appropriately and be located within the United States.
PURPOSE: The main purpose of this Request for Proposals (RFP) is to enhance the capacity of Hep B United coalition partners to conduct hepatitis B (HBV) education, testing and linkage to care in their local communities. The emphasis of this RFP is focused on Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AA & NHPI) communities and supporting activities at the local coalition level to advance the hepatitis B priority areas of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Viral Hepatitis National Strategic Plan www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/Viral-Hepatitis-National-Strategic-Plan-2021-2025.pdf.
CONTACT: Email: Catherine.Freeland@Hepb.org. For more information, go to hepbunited.org/assets/5af8f308c8/HBU-Mini-Grant-RFP-2021-Final.pdf.
From Hep B United website, accessed June 17, 2021.
Subject(s): prevention, minority health.   

Marjorie Bowman and Robert Choplin Junior Investigator Award
SOURCE: North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: One award. Amount not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: The nominee must be: 
• A current NAPCRG member.
• A new researcher.
• Within five years of the start of their independent research career. The start of an independent research career may be defined by the following elements:
• Five years since completion of terminal degree (e.g. M.D., Ph.D., M.S.W.).
• Five years since first peer-reviewed publication.
• Five years since obvious career transition (i.e. clinical to academic shift, earned mid-career master’s degree, shifted disciplinary home).
PURPOSE: The Marjorie Bowman and Robert Choplin New Investigator Award is intended to acknowledge outstanding work of a new primary care investigator. The investigator’s achievements will be based upon independent scholarship and entire body of work, rather than a single work.
CONTACT: Leyla Haddad. Email: lhaddad@napcrg.org. For more information, go to www.napcrg.org/programs/awards/marjorie-bowman-and-robert-choplin-junior-investigator-award-formerly-known-as-new-investigator-research-award/.
From North American Primary Care Research Group website, accessed June 16, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, primary health care services.  


Events

Virtual/In-Person - Disparities Leadership Program 2021-2022
SPONSOR: The Disparities Solutions Center (DSC) at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Intent to Apply Form (recommended not required): June 25, 2021. Full Application Form Due Date: July 9, 2021.
WHEN: The Disparities Leadership Program (DLP) begins with a virtual two-day training session on Oct. 7-8, 2021, followed by structured, interactive, distance learning that will allow you to develop a strategic plan or advance an ongoing project focused on quality, equity, and inclusion.
WHERE: Virtual with at least one in-person meeting in Boston (Sept./Oct. 2022 dates to be determined) for the closing session.
DESCRIPTION: The DLP is a year-long, hands-on executive education program focused exclusively on helping health care leaders achieve equity 
in quality. The program is designed to help you translate the latest understanding of disparities into realistic solutions you can adopt within your organization. The DSC has the unique advantage of 14 years of experience developing and implementing the DLP, the only program of its kind in the nation.
COST: $9,500 per person. Partial scholarships may be available for individuals and teams from public hospitals, Medicaid health plans, and community health centers. Other organizations may be considered but are given lower priority. If you require tuition assistance, please include a separate letter of request on your organization’s letterhead with your completed application. Please include the amount of tuition assistance requested for your organization and explain your need for financial assistance. For more information on the DLP and the Disparities Solutions Center at MGH, please visit:
www.mghdisparitiessolutions.org/disparities-leadership-program. To apply for enrollment in the DLP, download and complete an application www.mghdisparitiessolutions.org/application-timeline.
CONTACT: Karey Kenst, MPH, Senior Program Manager, The Disparities Solutions Center, Massachusetts General Hospital, 100 Cambridge Street, Suite 1600, Boston, MA 02114. Phone: 617-724-4613. Email: kkenst@partners.org
From Healthcare Update News Service email, June 14, 2021.

Webinar - Year-End Strategies: Stand Out — and Raise More
SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: July 15, 1-2:15 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: The last few months of the year are critical for nonprofits. On average, charities bring in about 40 percent of their overall revenue during the holidays. How can your organization create appeals that grab donors’ attention during the most competitive fundraising time of the year? Join this webinar to learn from experts how to craft a year-end strategy that sets your group apart and boosts revenue. 
COST: $89. Register before July 8 to receive special discount rate of $69. For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/collections/upcoming-webinars/products/year-end-strategies-stand-out-and-raise-more.
CONTACT: Email: events@philathropy.com.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy Store website, accessed June 14, 2021.

Webinar - Nonprofit Obligations Under a Memorandum of Understanding
SPONSOR: Lorman Education Services
WHEN: July 9, Noon-1 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Many organizations see value in working with other organizations, but they are wary of doing so due to contracts, formalities, etc. How can organizations work together to maximize their ultimate results and operations while not entering into additional formal contracts? This topic will help the persons responsible for the operation of organizations to recognize the need for and utilize Memoranda of Understanding to build relationships and increase the outcomes for the organizations.
COST: Live webinar: $199. Live webinar plus on demand recording: $268. For more information and registration, go to www.lorman.com/training/nonprofit/nonprofit-obligations-under-a-memorandum-of-understanding.
CONTACT: Customer Service. Phone: 866-352-9539. Email: customerservice@lorman.com.
From Lorman Education Services website, accessed June 14, 2021.


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