Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 7 Alert #4 - July 27, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

HIV Challenge: Innovative Community Engagement Strategies to Reduce HIV-Related Stigma 
In partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) Office of Infectious Disease and HIV/AIDS Policy (OIDP), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) is seeking innovative and effective approaches to improve pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) medication and antiretroviral therapy (ART) utilization among racial and ethnic minority individuals who are at increased risk for HIV infection or are people with HIV (PWH). The Challenge provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to participate in developing novel innovative approaches that can be successfully implemented within their local communities. Participants must register before Sept. 23, 2021. For more information, go to www.challenge.gov/challenge/reduce-HIV-related-stigma/.
From Office of Minority Health email, July 22, 2021.

July 28 is World Hepatitis Day
World Hepatitis Day (WHD) takes places every year on 28 July, bringing the world together under a single theme to raise awareness of the global burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change. The theme for 2021 is “Hepatitis Can’t Wait.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) provides information on liver disease and COVID-19, which includes guidance for people living with hepatitis A, B, or C. For more information, go to www.worldhepatitisday.org/.
From National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention Connections Newsletter email, July 20, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Centers for HIV Structural Biology (U54 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-AI-21-030
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 13, 2021. Due Date: Oct. 13, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $30 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund five to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support dynamic, multidisciplinary consortia of structural biologists, virologists, and computational scientists to resolve complex biological structures relevant to HIV prevention, treatment, and cure. The consortia are expected to leverage common resources, facilitate new collaborations, and engage and support the next generation of HIV structural biology researchers.     
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-030.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 19, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

DSHS Tuberculosis (TB) Binational Program Services: HHS0010066
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 12, 2021, 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: $2.4 million. The grant awarded as a result of this Request for Applications (RFA) will be funded on a cost reimbursement basis and in accordance with an approved categorical budget.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), on behalf of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) (System Agency) Tuberculosis and Hansen's Disease Unit, seeks applications from qualified respondents with the ability to ensure tuberculosis (TB) services are performed by binational TB programs located outside the United States territory in accordance with standards set forth by System Agency. The Grantee serves as the fiduciary agency and provides operational oversight to binational TB programs located in Mexico. Grantee shall also be responsible for ensuring permitted travel across international boundaries for specimen submission, medication and other supplies as needed to maintain effective binational TB operations in Mexico. 
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Carolyn R. DeBoer, CTCD, CTCM, Grants Specialist. Address: 1100 W. 49th Street; Mail Code 2020 Building S, Austin, TX 78756. Email: Carolyn.Deboer@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0010066/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Grants Request for Applications website, accessed July 19, 2021. 
Subject(s): tuberculosis.

Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program: HRSA-22-109
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $68.4 million for 30 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Health professions schools, academic health centers, state or local governments, Indian tribes and tribal organizations, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities (or consortia of such entities, including entities promoting multidisciplinary approaches).
PURPOSE: The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Health and Public Safety Workforce Resiliency Training Program (HPSWRTP). The purpose of this program is to plan, develop, operate or participate in health professions and nursing training activities using evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies, to reduce and address burnout, suicide, mental health conditions and substance use disorders and promote resiliency among health care professionals, including health care students, residents, professionals, paraprofessionals, trainees, public safety officers, and employers of such individuals, collectively known as the “Health Workforce,” in rural and medically underserved communities. HPSWRTP supports the HRSA Bureau of Health Workforce’s (BHW) priority on behavioral health by improving the quality of training and increasing access to care through partnerships and linkages to reduce and address burnout, suicide, mental health conditions and substance use disorders and promote resiliency among health care professionals.
CFDA: 93.732
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-109.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 21, 2021. 
Subject(s): mental health, behavioral health, substance abuse education/prevention, occupational health/safety.

Network of the National Library of Medicine All of Us Program Center (U24) (Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-LM-21-002
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Aug. 17, 2021. Due Date: Sept. 17, 2021. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NLM intends to commit $4.47 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund one award.
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 cooperative agreement (U24) applications for the Network of the National Library of Medicine (NNLM) All of Us Program Center (NAPC). The NNLM All of Us National Program Center (NAPC) will serve as the coordinating center and be responsible for the engagement, programs, partnerships, activities, and training offered by NNLM in support of the NIH All of Us Research Program. All of Us is working to improve health care through research by building a diverse database that can inform thousands of studies on a variety of health conditions. The NACP will continue to improve and innovate in two main functional areas: training and education, and community engagement.
CFDA: 93.879
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-21-002.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 19, 2021. 
Subject(s): health information, medical research, technology, underserved populations.

Promoting Resilience and Mental Health Among Health Professional Workforce: HRSA-22-110
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 30, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: $29.5 million for 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are entities that provide health care, including health care providers associations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to provide support to entities providing health care, health care providers associations, and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs), taking into consideration the needs of rural and medically underserved communities, to establish, enhance, or expand evidence informed or evidenced-based programs or protocols to promote resilience, mental health, and wellness among their providers, other personnel, and members, collectively known as the “Health Workforce.”
CFDA: 93.732
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-110.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 21, 2021. 
Subject(s): mental health, behavioral health, rural health, occupational safety/health.

The Role of Work in Health Disparities in the U.S. (R01 Clinical Trials Optional): PAR-21-275
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 5, 2021; Nov. 5, 2021. Expires Sept. 7, 2024. Please see URL for additional due dates. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• 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 innovative population-based research that can contribute to identifying and characterizing pathways and mechanisms through which work or occupation influences health outcomes and health status among populations with health and/or health care disparities, and how work functions as a social determinant of health.
CFDA: 93.307, 93.393, 93.396, 93.399, 93.113, 93.866, 93.279, 93.242, 93.313
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-275.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed July 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): occupational safety/health, health disparities.


Private Funding Opportunities

Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Invites Applications for Dr. David L. Epstein Award
SOURCE: ARVO (Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant must be an ARVO member, the principal investigator of an active research program, and an employee of a tax-exempt academic institution and have a history of obtaining at least two National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants in the U or R series (or two grant equivalents if the applicant is from outside the United States), at least one of which is current.
PURPOSE: ARVO advances research worldwide into understanding the visual system and preventing, treating, and curing its disorders. To that end, ARVO is inviting applications for the Dr. David L. Epstein Award to address complex issues of glaucoma through well-conceived and executed scientific research focused on finding the causes and new treatments for the disease. The award will provide $100,000 to a well-established, senior-level investigator with a documented history of conducting eye and vision research in glaucoma and who has a record of successfully mentoring clinician-scientists through their independent academic and research careers and will fund a research project that supports the applicant's mentee in the mentor's lab. The mentee must be committed to becoming a clinician-scientist.
CONTACT: Phone: 240-221-2950. Email: info@arvofoundation.org. For more information, go to www.arvo.org/awards-grants-and-fellowships/research-awards/dr.-david-l.-epstein-award/.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, July 19, 2021.
Subject(s): health professions training, scholarships, vision/eye care.

Gilead Research Scholars Invites Applications for HIV Research
SOURCE: Gilead Research Scholars Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 30, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $130,000 over two years will be awarded in support of basic and clinical research in the field of HIV.
ELIGIBILITY: This award is for junior faculty who meet the criteria for Early Stage Investigator as defined by the National Institutes of Health. To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or equivalent degree at the time of award and be within five years of a faculty appointment in association with an academic research institution in Canada or the United States at the time of application. Applicants must have a research mentor with extensive experience in the field of HIV.
PURPOSE: Areas of study may include but are not limited to basic, translational, clinical, behavioral, and epidemiological research; management of complications, comorbidities and/or co-infections; prevention; and health economics outcomes research.
CONTACT: Phone: 919-534-7621. Email: gileadsciences@bcdme.com. For more information, go to researchscholars.gilead.com/en/hiv_portal.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, July 19, 2021.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.  

Meadows Foundation Grants (Dallas)
SOURCE: Meadows Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: There are no application deadlines, and grant applications are accepted at any time. Each organization is limited to one application within a 12-month period.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation provides grants throughout the state of Texas but tries to allocate between one-third and one-half of its grant resources to organizations helping those in the Dallas area. Applications for specific programs or projects, capital projects, and less often, for general operations, are considered. The foundation also considers program-related investment loans as part of its grantmaking activities. Requests of any amount are considered.
ELIGIBILITY: The Meadows Foundation awards grants only to qualified public entities or 501(c)(3) charities serving the people of Texas. 
PURPOSE: Grants are made in five categories:
• Health.
• Human services.
• Civic and public affairs.
• Education.
• Arts and culture.
Within these categories of giving, there are currently three initiatives, each with an individual strategic plan:
• Mental health.
• Environment.
• Public education.
The foundation also seeks to strengthen the capacity of the nonprofit sector, support efforts to reduce crime and recidivism, and fund projects that improve animal welfare and address the importance of the human-animal connection.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.mfi.org/GrantAppGuide.html.
From Meadows Foundation website, accessed July 19, 2021. 
Subject(s): mental health, human services, education, health care services, criminal justice/correctional, animal welfare. 

Medline Foundation Invites Applications for Community Impact Grant Program
SOURCE: Medline Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE Aug. 27, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $25,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be based in the United States or its territories and be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Health care providers, or any organization that provides medical treatment, care and service to patients, are not eligible.
PURPOSE: Medline Foundation partners with organizations that help address important challenges in breast cancer, heart disease and population health. 
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.medline.com/pages/community-impact-grant/.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, July 21, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer education/prevention, cardiovascular/heart disease, public health.

Sigma/AACN Critical-Care Nursing Research Grant
SOURCE: Sigma Foundation for Nursing (Sigma), American Association of Critical-Care Nursing (AACN) 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Registered nurse with a current license.
• Earned master's degree.
• Be a member of AACN and/or Sigma.
PURPOSE: The Sigma/AACN grant program encourages qualified nurses to contribute to the advancement of nursing through critical care nursing practice research and supports experienced nurses in conducting clearly articulated research studies.
CONTACT: Email: research@aacn.org. For more information, go to www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/american-association-of-critical-care-nurses-(aacn)-grant.
From Sigma website, accessed July 19, 2021.
Subject(s): nursing, medical research. 

Sigma/AORN Perioperative Nursing Research Grant
SOURCE: Sigma Foundation for Nursing (Sigma), Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2021. 
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the principal investigator is required to be a registered nurse (with a current license) in the perioperative setting or a registered nurse who demonstrates interest in or significant contributions to perioperative nursing practice. The principal investigator must have, at a minimum, a master’s degree in nursing. Membership in either organization is acceptable but not required.
PURPOSE: The Sigma/Association of periOperative Registered Nurses (AORN) Grant program encourages qualified nurses to conduct research related to perioperative nursing practice and contribute to the development of perioperative nursing science. 
CONTACT: Lisa Spruce. Phone: 303-755-6304 ext. 207. Email: lspruce@aorn.org. For more information, go to www.sigmanursing.org/advance-elevate/research/research-grants/association-of-perioperative-registered-nurses-(aorn)-grant.
From Philanthropy News Digest email, July 21, 2021.
Subject(s): nursing, medical research.


Events

Webinar - Connecting with Small Foundations: What to Know Now
SPONSOR:  Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: Aug. 12, 1-2:15 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Join expert guests to get answers and guidance on which grant-seeking strategies are working now and tips for seizing new opportunities.
COST: $89. Register before Aug. 5 to get special discount rate of $69. For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/collections/upcoming-webinars/products/connecting-with-small-foundations-what-to-know-now.
CONTACT: Email: events@philanthropy.com.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy email, July 6, 2021.

Webinar - The 2021 Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Webinar Series
SPONSOR: The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
WHEN: Aug. 4, Aug. 11, Aug. 18; Sept. 8; Oct. 13, Oct. 27; Nov. 10; 10-11 a.m. CT and Sept. 9, Sept. 12; noon – 1 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Please see URL for a full description of the webinar series.
COST: Each webinar is $25 and includes free continuing education credit for multiple disciplines. Scholarships are also available. For more information and registration, go to txcampaign.org/2021-webinar-series/.
CONTACT: Melanie Chasteen. Email: melanie@txcampaign.org.
From Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy email, July 20, 2021.

Virtual - The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy 10th Annual Symposium
SPONSOR: The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
WHEN: Sept. 27-29; 7 a.m.-3:45 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Virtual using the CVENT platform.
DESCRIPTION: Three days of programming will showcase more than 20 breakout sessions, four plenary sessions, and provide ample opportunities to connect with friends and colleagues. Each year, more than 250 youth-serving professionals with an interest in adolescent health outcomes attend this signature event, bringing with them a diverse range of expertise and experiences. This year’s event will be 100 percent virtual.
COST: Three Day: $195, Two Day: $175, One Day: $150. Scholarships are also available. For more information and registration, go to www.txsymposium.org.
CONTACT: Melanie Chasteen. Email: melanie@txcampaign.org.
From Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy email, July 20, 2021.


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