Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 8 Alert #2 - August 10, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC Announces Second Round of EHE Funding to State and Local Health Departments
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has awarded $117 million to state and local health departments to help rebuild and expand HIV prevention and treatment efforts as the United States recovers from COVID-19. The awards are part of the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE) initiative, which funds 57 priority areas to expand and tailor key HIV prevention strategies to community needs. For more information, go to www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/dear-colleague/dcl/072721.html.
From HIV in the United States: What's New from the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention website, accessed Aug. 4, 2021. 

Only Half of American Households Gave to Charity in 2018, Study Finds
The share of American households that donate to charity has been steadily declining since the Great Recession and fell to just under half in 2018, a report from the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy finds.
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the report, The Giving Environment: Understanding Pre-Pandemic Trends in Charitable Giving, found that only 49.6 percent of respondents in the school's Philanthropy Panel Study reported giving to charity in 2018, the lowest level since the study began tracking the philanthropic behaviors and attitudes of more than nine thousand households in 2000, when 66 percent gave to charity. The full report can be found at scholarworks.iupui.edu/bitstream/handle/1805/26290/giving-environment210727.pdf.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Children’s Healthy Learning Environments in Low-Income and/or Minority Communities: EPA-OA-OCHP-21-01
SOURCE: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 10, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: EPA intends to award up to 10 cooperative agreements. The total estimated funding for the awards is $2 million and the agency expects that each award will be for approximately $200,000. EPA expects to award one cooperative agreement in each of its 10 regions; however, EPA may adjust the funding and awards based on the quality of applications received and other relevant considerations.
ELIGIBILITY: Assistance under this competition is available to states or state agencies, territories, city or township governments, county governments, the District of Columbia, American Indian Tribes (federally recognized), and possessions of the U.S. It is also available to public and private universities and colleges, hospitals, laboratories, or public or private nonprofit institutions. Nonprofit organizations described in Section 501(c)(4) of the Internal Revenue Code that engage in lobbying activities as defined in Section 3 of the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995 are not eligible to apply for funding. For-profit organizations, including proprietary colleges and universities, are not eligible for cooperative agreements under this Request for Applications (RFA).
PURPOSE: The purpose of this solicitation is to provide funds for capacity building activities to address disproportionate children’s environmental health harms and risks in school and/or childcare settings in, or that primarily serve, low-income and/or minority communities. This RFA provides funding directly to organizations to support school- and/or childcare center-based capacity building projects that help school communities understand and address local environmental and public health issues that affect children. Projects must take place in schools and/or childcare centers that are in minority and/or low-income communities and/or primarily serve student populations that are minority and/or low income (e.g., Head Start and Early Head Start programs, Title I schools, tribal schools).
CFDA: 66.609
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334805.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): children’s health, minority health.

Innovative Models for Delivering PrEP and STI Services to Stop HIV in the United States (R61/R33 Clinical Trial Optional): RFA-AI-20-069
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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: Issuing Institutes and Centers (IC) and partner components intend to commit an estimated total of $4 million 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage and support the development of effective strategies for expanding the provision of HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) in sexually transmitted infection (STI) service settings in high priority jurisdictions identified by the presidential initiative, Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America. Funding for the fourth and fifth years will be dependent upon achieving negotiated go/no go criteria and milestones.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.242, 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-20-069.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Open Enrollment Interpreter and CART Services ODHHS: HHS0010063
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Aug. 31, 2022 by 5 p.m. CDT.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: HHSC is seeking applications to establish contracts for sign language or oral interpreters and Communication Access Realtime Translation (CART) for clients and staff who are deaf or hard of hearing.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/pcs/HHS0010063/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission Procurement and Contract Services, Open Enrollment Opportunities website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021. 
Subject(s): health care services, hearing/deafness.

Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R01 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of PAR-18-428): PAR-21-291
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 5, 2021; Jan. 6, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 5, 2021; Feb. 5, 2022. Expires: Sept. 8, 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).
• 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 research applications to develop and test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement, coordination and optimization of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-291.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health, adolescent health.

Pilot Studies to Test the Initiation of a Mental Health Family Navigator Model to Promote Early Access, Engagement and Coordination of Needed Mental Health Services for Children and Adolescents (R34 Clinical Trial Required) (Reissue of PAR-18-429): PAR-21-292
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Sept. 16, 2021; Jan. 17, 2022. Due Date: Oct. 16, 2021; Feb. 16, 2022. Expires: Sept. 8, 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).
• 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 research applications to develop and pilot test the effectiveness and implementation of family navigator models designed to promote early access, engagement and coordination of mental health treatment and services for children and adolescents who are experiencing early symptoms of mental health problems.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-21-292.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Aug. 4, 2021. 
Subject(s): mental health, children’s health, adolescent health.


Private Funding Opportunities

AAPD Foundation: Access to Care Grant
SOURCE: American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 1, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation offers Access to Care Grants of up to $20,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicant organizations must be a United States/U.S. territory applicant/organization providing care to children in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. Qualified initiatives must be dentist-led, with priority given to projects with pediatric dentist leadership. Projects led by general practitioners also may apply. Qualified applicants/organizations include, but are not limited to:
• Nonprofit 501(c)(3) or 501(c)(6) organizations.
• Local health jurisdictions.
• County health departments.
• Hospitals and clinics.
• State government agencies.
• Colleges/schools of dentistry.
• Colleges/schools of medicine (pediatric and family medicine departments only).
• National, state and local dental societies.
PURPOSE: The AAPD Foundation is committed to supporting community-based initiatives providing Dental Homes to children whose families cannot afford dental care. Funds may be applied to cover costs such as, but not limited to, child oral health care; clinic supplies, instruments, and equipment; salaries; and, education and outreach to recruit dentist participation in program activities. Funded initiatives must be dentist-led, with priority given to projects with pediatric dentist leadership. Projects led by general practitioners also may apply. Special consideration is given to programs:
• Supporting the age-one dental visit.
• Emphasizing care to patients up to age five.
• Addressing the needs of specific underserved demographic groups; and, incorporating systemic health, i.e., diabetes, cancer, etc.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to aapdfoundation.org/what-we-do/apply-for-grants/.
From AAPD Foundation website, accessed July 26, 2021.
Subject(s): dental health, children’s health.

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $7,500 for one grant.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a graduate student or early career researcher (no more than 10 years postdoctoral), and be affiliated with nonprofit charitable, educational, or scientific institution or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. You must have a demonstrated knowledge of anxiety and anxiety research, either basic or clinical. You have demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work. 
PURPOSE: The David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers. 
CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation. Phone: 202-336-5843. Email: foundation@apa.org. For more information, go to www.apa.org/apf/funding/barlow?tab=1.
From American Psychological Foundation website, accessed Aug. 4, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health.  

American Psychological Foundation Invites Applications for Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Sept. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $3,000.
ELIGIBILITY: You must be a graduate student or early-career researcher (no more than ten years postdoctoral), and be affiliated with a nonprofit charitable, educational or scientific institution or governmental entity operating exclusively for charitable purposes.
PURPOSE: Grants will be awarded in support of innovative research, education, and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas: applying psychology to at-risk, vulnerable populations (e.g., serious mental illness, returning military, those who are incarcerated or economically disadvantaged); preventing violence; understanding the connection between behavior and health (e.g., wellness, diabetes, obesity); and understanding and eliminating stigma and prejudice (e.g., race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, and socioeconomic status).
CONTACT: American Psychological Foundation. Phone: 202-336-5843. Email: foundation@apa.org. For more information, go to www.apa.org/apf/funding/weiss?tab=2
From American Psychological Foundation website, accessed Aug. 4, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health.  

Faculty Scholars Program
SOURCE: Greenwall Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: Sept. 20, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Jan. 10, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: The award supports 50 percent of a Scholar’s salary plus benefits for three years, up to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) salary cap, with 10 percent institutional costs for the salary and benefits. This funding is intended to ensure that at least 50 percent of the Scholar’s time is devoted to bioethics research. In addition, the foundation provides $5,000 each year for limited project support and travel (no indirect costs are provided for these items). 
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must be junior faculty members at a university or nonprofit research institute that has tax-exempt status in the United States. Applicants must hold a faculty appointment (or other long-term research position outside a university) that allows at least 50 percent of their effort to perform research (often this is a faculty position with at least a 60 percent appointment in a tenure-track position or its equivalent). Priority will be given to applicants who have not yet been considered for tenure or an equivalent promotion; whose research will have an impact on clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy and practice; and who will make important contributions to the field of bioethics over their careers. Only one applicant from a university or nonprofit research institute will be considered in each application cycle.
PURPOSE: The Greenwall Faculty Scholars Program in Bioethics is a career development award to enable junior faculty members to carry out innovative bioethics research. It supports research that goes beyond current work in bioethics to help resolve pressing ethical issues in clinical, biomedical, and public health decision-making, policy, and practice, and creates a community that enhances future bioethics research by scholars and alumni.
CONTACT: Kyle Ruempler. Email: kruempler@greenwall.org.
For more information, go to greenwall.org/faculty-scholars-program/scholars-rfp-2022.
From Greenwall Foundation website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, health policy research, ethics.

Massage Therapy Foundation Research Award 
SOURCE: Massage Therapy Foundation (MTF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Pre-proposal deadline: Sept. 10, 2021. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Dec. 6, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Amount awarded is between $30,000 to $300,000 and must be used in the specific time for which it has been awarded. Funding can be used over the course of multiple years.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Applicants must demonstrate experience in the relevant field of research. The applicant must have access to the necessary resources, including the proposed patient population, facilities, and other resources. 
• Applicants outside the U.S. are eligible to apply; however, payment of award funds must be accepted by the institution in U.S. dollars.
• Applicants who are the Principal Investigator on a currently-funded MTF grant are not eligible to apply.
• Applicants must be presently associated with or have secured the cooperation of a university, independent research organization, health center, or other institution (the “Sponsoring Organization”). A Sponsoring Organization must have sufficient facilities as well as human and informational and Institutional Review Board (IRB) resources available to support the proposed research project and to perform the proposed work and expected outcomes.
• Research Grants are not awarded to individuals. 
• Research Grants will not be awarded to Sponsoring Organizations which employ or otherwise have an ownership or contractual relationship with officers or trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation, members of the Research Proposal Review Committee (“Review Committee”) or any spouses, domestic partners, children, descendant, spouses of descendants, or any other individual related to any officers or trustees of the Massage Therapy Foundation or to members of the Review Committee.
PURPOSE: Awards are granted to support high quality, independent research which contributes significantly and directly to the knowledge of massage therapy or its application. Basic, applied, and translational research studies which investigate massage therapy as a wellness, medical, or
health/mental health treatment or prevention intervention are supported.
CONTACT: Gini Ohlson, Executive Director. Phone: 847-905-1520. 
Email: gohlson@massagetherapyfoundation.org. Principal Investigators wishing to apply for a Research Grant must complete the application online www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=massagetherapy
For more information, go to massagetherapyfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/Fall-2021-Research-Award-guidelines.pdf.
From Massage Therapy Foundation website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): mental health, health promotion/wellness.

PCORI Invites Applications for Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research
SOURCE: Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Oct. 5, 2021 by 4 p.m. CT. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Jan. 11, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $750,000 over three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include U.S.-based nonprofit research organizations, for-profit research organizations, universities and colleges, hospitals and health care systems, laboratories and manufacturers, and units of state, local, or federal government. Foreign organizations and non-domestic components of U.S. organizations may apply if there is demonstrable benefit to the U.S. health care system and the essential scientific needs will be met by conducting the study outside the United States or having the study conducted by non-U.S. research organizations, U.S. efforts in the area of patient-centered research can be clearly shown, and the engagement plans include U.S. patients and stakeholders and are relevant to U.S. health care system.
PURPOSE: The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) has issued a funding announcement for Improving Methods for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research. Under this call, grants of up to 750,000 over three years will be awarded in support of projects that address important methodological gaps and lead to improvements in the strength and quality of evidence generated by PCOR/CER studies. PCORI has identified the following areas of interest as programmatic priorities: 
• Methods to Improve the Use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Clinical Research.
• Methods to Improve Study Design.
• Methods to Support Data Research Networks.
• Methods Related to Ethical and Human Subjects Protections Issues in PCOR/CER.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to pcori.org/funding-opportunities/announcement/improving-methods-cycle-3-2021.
From Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): medical research, ethics, technology. 
 
PositiveNRG Program Grants
SOURCE: NRG Energy, Inc.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Not specified. 
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant amount is $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The PositiveNRG program gives preference to organizations and initiatives that have a meaningful and direct impact on the community, as well as nonprofit organizations and initiatives that are supported in partnership with the community. The program strengthens communities by investing in the places where NRG Energy does business. To view areas of operation, go to www.reliant.com/en/areas-we-serve/index.jsp.
PURPOSE: NRG Energy focuses on giving back to the community in three main areas:
• Education.
• Human welfare.
• Environment.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.nrg.com/about/community/grant-requests.html.
From NRG Energy website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021.
Subject(s): human services, education, environmental health.


Events 

Virtual - Nonprofit Management Institute 2021: Building a Healthier Future: Creating Personal, Organizational & Societal Well-Being
SPONSOR: Stanford Social Innovation Review (SSIR) Institute
WHEN: The schedule is as follows:
• Sept. 21, 11 a.m.-4:20 p.m. CDT. 
• Sept. 22, 10 a.m.-4:20 p.m. CDT. 
• Sept. 23, 11 a.m.-3:40 p.m. CDT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Over the course of three half-day sessions, SSIR will bring together nonprofit and business executives, noted academics, and prominent public-sector leaders to explore pathways to strengthening and renewing a collective commitment to improving society.
COST: $695. Register before Aug. 15 to get special discount rate of $599. For more information and registration, go to www.ssirinstitute.org.
CONTACT: Phone: 650-721-2344. Email: eventhelp@ssir.org
From SSIR Institute website, accessed Aug. 3, 2021.

Webinar – Conflict Management: Examining the Person Within – Gloria Rodriguez
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF)
WHEN: Aug. 24, 9:30-11:30 a.m. CDT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This session takes a holistic approach to work/life conflict situations and will help you identify obstacles and roadblocks to effective communication with resolution styles and strategies to reduce situational tensions and more.
COST: $75. For more information and registration, go to saafdn.org/event/conflict-management-examining-the-person-within-gloria-rodriguez/.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: info@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation accessed Aug. 4, 2021.


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