Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 1 Alert # 1 - January 8, 2012

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Grants.gov Reminds Users to Check Adobe Reader Compatibility
Applicants who submit proposals electronically through Grants.gov should be mindful about software updates that may impact compatibility with its site. Because software companies routinely update the version of their applications, January is a good time of year to verify the version of Adobe Reader.
Any applicant who is applying for a grant through Grants.gov must have Adobe Reader software and must be alert to the latest update, or submission errors will occur. It is possible that applicants may not be able to complete the submission process at all without the right Adobe Reader software, and it would be beneficial to check ahead of time rather than wait until a submission deadline is near.
Generally, Grants.gov considers it likely that applicants have a compatible version of Adobe Reader if the proposal package is displaying properly. To be sure, Grants.gov has provided a test package on its site that can be used to verify the correct version of Adobe Reader. If an error message displays while using the test, Adobe Reader must be updated.
For More Information:
To verify the version of Adobe Reader, click on the test application package link at Adobe Versioning Test Application Package.
To download the compatible version required for completing and submitting grant applications on Grants.gov, users may visit the download software page at http://grants.gov/help/download_software.jsp.
From Local/State Funding Report, 1/7/13icon

How Prepared is Your State for a Public Health Emergency?
The answer, in too many cases: not prepared enough. The 2012 Ready or Not? Protecting the Public from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism report suggests that persistent gaps remain in states’ ability to respond to emergencies, ranging from bioterrorist threats to hurricanes to disease outbreaks.
Thirty-five states and Washington, D.C., scored a six or lower out of 10 in preparedness indicators, such as the ability to fund public health programs, and to assemble decision-makers in an emergency. Texas scored a five.
The Trust for America’s Health and Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) issued the report. To access the complete report go to http://www.rwjf.org/en/about-rwjf/newsroom/newsroom-content/2012/12/majority-of-states-score-6-or-lower-out-of-10-indicators-in-repo.html?cid=XEM_A6694.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Advances newsletter, 1/3/13icon

Report Finds Foundation Support Fuels Millions of Jobs, Billions in Economic Activity
Foundation investments not only support millions of jobs and generate billions of dollars in wages and tax revenues, they also have a deep, far-reaching impact on America's communities that extends over generations, new research from the Philanthropic Collaborative finds.
According to Economic Impacts of 2010 Foundation Grantmaking on the U.S. Economy (http://www.philanthropycollaborative.org/economicimpacts/EconomicReport.pdf), $37.85 billion in foundation grantmaking in 2010 helped create nearly 500,000 jobs directly, one million jobs indirectly, and $63.58 billion in gross domestic product. Moreover, these investments lead to long-term benefits for society — things like higher-quality education, more employment opportunities, and urban revitalization — as well as nearly 4.5 million new jobs in subsequent years. The report estimates that, over the long term, foundation investments will create more than 8.8 million jobs, contribute more than $570.5 billion to GDP, and generate $117.9 billion in tax revenue.
The report also includes eight case studies that illustrate the economic and social impact of foundation activity at the community level and highlight the virtuous circle in which a strong philanthropic sector contributes to a strong economy, which in turn strengthens philanthropy.
"Although public and elected officials may be familiar with specific foundation-supported charitable organizations, the broader importance of the sector to our society and the size of its impact is less well known," said John Tyler, chairman of the Philanthropic Collaborative and general counsel and secretary of the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. "Fortunately, appreciation is growing for the far-reaching effect that foundations and charitable giving have in our communities. That is a good trend, but there is more to be done."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 12/11/12icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Advanced Nursing Education: HRSA-13-186
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $12 million is expected to be available annually to fund approximately 30 grantees.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are schools of nursing, nursing centers, academic health centers, state or local governments, and other public or private nonprofit entities accredited by a national nurse education accrediting agency recognized by the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Advanced Nursing Education (ANE) Program is to provide federal
funding for projects that support the enhancement of advanced nursing education and practice.
For FY13, HRSA invites applications for projects that integrate the care of individuals with
Multiple Chronic Conditions (MCC) into interprofessional education opportunities for advanced
nursing education students. Eligible projects would engage advanced nursing education students
and other health occupation trainees in shared clinical and didactic learning opportunities to
develop competency in the provision of comprehensive health care for individuals with MCC.
CFDA: 93.247
CONTACT: Nancy Douglas-Kersellius, (301) 443-5688, e-mail: ndouglas@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppHRSA-13-186-cfda93.247-cid5455-instructions.pdf
From HRSA Web site, accessed 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training

Competitive Request for Proposal Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: CPS/HOSP-0543.1
SOURCE: Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/4/13.
$ AVAILABLE: In the contract term July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, approximately $13,000,000 is expected to be available to fund the Texas Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities designed to facilitate and guide healthcare system preparedness planning and ultimately assure safer, more resilient, and better-prepared communities. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is not limited to this source of funding if other sources become available for this project.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible respondents include governmental, non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit entities, associations, public and or private entities located within the state of Texas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS or Department) announces the expected availability of federal funds from the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to provide support and resources for regional healthcare systems/organizations in demonstrating measureable and sustainable progress toward achieving the healthcare preparedness capabilities that promote prepared and resilient communities.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Donna Ockletree, (512) 776-3683, e-mail: donna.ockletree@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=103875.
From DSHS Client Services Contracting Unit e-mail, 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) biodefense/bioterrorism, community health services, emergency medicine, public health

Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program: HRSA-13-199
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/8/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $3,946,000 for 20 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be 1) psychology schools and programs with doctoral programs in clinical and/or counseling psychology or 2) state and local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities serving vulnerable and underserved.
PURPOSE: This program supports doctoral-level psychology education and training programs to prepare psychologists to address the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations. For the purposes of this funding announcement, vulnerable and underserved populations include, but are not limited to, those populations in rural areas, children and adolescents, the elderly, victims of abuse, the chronically ill, disabled, returning war veterans, military personnel and their families, and tribal populations.
CFDA: 93.191
CONTACT: Cynthia Harne, (301) 443-8998, e-mail: charne@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=42cec9f4-b8fd-4385-942b-19d3bf67e217&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From HRSA Web site, accessed 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, mental health, health disparities

Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities: HRSA-13-142
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/3/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $3,800,000 is expected to be available annually to fund nine grantees.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include only Governor-appointed, state government entities. In addition to U.S. states, eligible applicants include: District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Private institutions are not eligible to apply for these grant dollars.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program. The purpose of this program is to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas in a manner that is appropriate to the states’ individual needs.
CFDA: 93.236
CONTACT: Denis Nikiema, (301) 443-8007, e-mail: dnikiema@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://apply07.grants.gov/apply/opportunities/instructions/oppHRSA-13-142-cfda93.236-cid5387-instructions.pdf
From HRSA Web site, accessed 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) dental health, health professions training

HIT Capacity Building Initiative for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Grantees: HRSA-13-152
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/14/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.8 million for 20 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) fiscal year (FY) 2013 HIT Capacity Building Initiative for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Grantees. The SPNS Program supports the development of innovative models of HIV care to quickly respond to the emerging needs of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs. SPNS evaluates the effectiveness of the design, implementation, utilization, cost, and health related outcomes of these models, while promoting the dissemination and replication of successful projects. The SPNS Program also supports special programs to develop standard electronic client information data systems to improve the ability of grantees to report grantee-level and client-level data to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This initiative will support grantees funded under Part B Grants to States and Territories to improve and enhance their health information technology (HIT) capacity to collect and report AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) data (including grantee-level data and client-level data) to the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). Grants will be awarded to eligible entities based on whether the funding will promote collecting and reporting of both ADAP grantee-level and client-level data, as it relates to the requirements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Funding will allow grantee organizations to purchase qualified HIT systems to improve and enhance their current HIT data collection and reporting capacity. Awardees will be required to evaluate and document the entire system implementation process.
CFDA: 93.928
CONTACT: Adan Cajina, (301) 443-3180, e-mail: acajina@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/search/search.do;jsessionid=dyNKQRScH0kXTnYQZcVZ5s1vGvDDytZK5MzsxcgcmJmtTnz5KGyc!1358363001?oppId=211853&mode=VIEW
From HRSA Web site, accessed 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, technlogy

Mechanisms of HIV-Related Lung Disease (U01): RFA-HL-13-026
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/19/13. Application: 3/19/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to fund an estimate of eight to nine awards, corresponding to a total of $5,280,000 for fiscal year 2013, with a total cost commitment of $26.4 million over a five-year period. All future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to investigate and define cellular and molecular events, including host genetic factors, underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-associated lung diseases (e.g., COPD and pulmonary hypertension). Biospecimens and clinical data from HIV-infected patients and controls should be utilized. Clinical translation is encouraged to the extent that it is possible. Both independent (site-specific) and collaborative research with other groups funded by this FOA will be conducted under this program. The goals are to identify disease sub-phenotypes, potential biomarkers to predict risk, progression, and outcome, and molecular targets to help design therapeutic interventions.
CFDA: 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-13-026.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 1/3/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Mechanisms of HIV-Related Lung Disease Data Coordinating Center (DCC) (U01): RFA-HL-13-028
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 2/19/13. Application: 3/19/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to fund one award corresponding to a total of $720,000 for fiscal year 2013, with a total cost commitment of 3.6 million over a five-year period, but all future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Mechanisms of HIV-Related Lung Disease Program which is designed to investigate and define cellular and molecular events, including host genetic factors, underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-associated lung diseases (e.g., COPD and pulmonary hypertension). The DCC will facilitate collaborative activities among the individual U01 Clinical/Basic research sites including support for a Steering Committee, advisory groups, development and execution of collaborative protocols and projects, data coordination, quality control, safety surveillance, and data analysis for collaborative projects.
CFDA: 93.838
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-13-028.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 1/3/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, technology

Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Program: Interprofessional Collaborative Practice: HRSA-13-188
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/25/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Accredited schools of nursing, health care facilities, and partnerships of health care facilities with schools of nursing.
PURPOSE: The purpose is to solicit three-year cooperative agreements proposing innovations in IPCP that promote interprofessional team work and team-based care; to prepare nurses and other health care staff to work together and deliver high quality, team-based care; and to assist NEPQR IPCP applicants to prepare and submit competitive applications.
CFDA: 93.359
CONTACT: Nandini Assar, (301) 443-4920, e-mail: nassar@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/nursing/fundingopportunity.pdf
From HRSA Web site, accessed 1/4/13icon
Subject(s) nursing

Research in Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) in the Setting of HIV Co-Infection (R01): PAR-13-061
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/25/13, 7/25/14, 7/24/15 by 5 pm 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, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, at the National Institutes of Health invites grant applications which propose research to increase our understanding of the microbiologic adaptive mechanisms, host immunologic factors, and their interactions involved in the development, maintenance, and activation of latent tuberculosis infections (LTBI) with a focus on HIV co-infection.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-061.html
From CDC Prevention news Funding: HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 12/31/2012icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

Clinical and Scientific Research Grants Addressing Spinal Cord Injury
SOURCE: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 2/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see PURPOSE section for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants for any grant may address basic-applied science, translational-preclinical, or clinical (human subjects) research projects. Applicants also must work in a nonprofit academic institution, research organization/institution, or rehabilitation facility with a demonstrated capability to conduct grant funded research. Applicants are not required to be a citizen of the U.S. or Canada; however, they must be employed by an eligible organization or institutions located in either country and have a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or other equivalent professional degree at the time of submission.
PURPOSE: The mission of the Craig H. Neilsen Foundation is to improve the quality of life for those living with spinal cord injury (SCI) and to support scientific exploration for effective therapies and treatments leading to a cure.
The foundation sponsors two cycles of clinical and scientific research grants each year: basic-applied research in the United States and Canada that seeks to understand the biological basis for recovery of function after SCI and enables the translation of these findings to a clinical setting; and translational-preclinical or clinical research in the U.S. and Canada designed to develop new treatments for SCI. The foundation is interested in funding projects that are designed to improve and advance the current treatment for acute and chronic spinal cord dysfunction.
Applications are invited for the following research grant funding categories:
The Neilsen Postdoctoral Fellowship Research Grant is available to individuals with a Ph.D., M.D., D.V.M., or comparable research degree received within five years of the application due date. Grants are intended to provide mentored research training for scientists engaged in SCI research and provide two years of funding at $75,000 per year.
The Neilsen Pilot Research Grant is for junior investigators beyond the postdoctoral level (i.e., instructor, assistant professor, or equivalent research position), or for research projects that are considered "high risk/high gain." Grants provide two years of funding at $150,000 per year.
The Neilsen Senior Research Grant is for established investigators (i.e., at the level of associate professor or above). Applicants should have a proven track record of SCI research experience. Grants provide three years of funding at $200,000 per year.
CONTACT: Craig H. Neilsen Foundation, (702) 567-7072, e-mail: contact@chnfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.chnfoundation.org/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/28/12icon
Subject(s) medical research, disabilities

Concept Proposals for Signature Employment Grants Program
SOURCE: Kessler Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online Concept Application: 2/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may seek funding for $100,000 to $250,000 per year, for maximum project funding of $500,000 over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization recognized as a tax-exempt entity according to the Internal Revenue Code may apply for funding. This includes nonprofit agencies, public and private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) agencies in the United States or any of its territories.
PURPOSE: The Kessler Foundation is accepting applications for its Signature Employment Grants program, an annual program that supports non-traditional solutions and/or social ventures designed to increase employment outcomes for individuals with disabilities.
The program awards grants nationally to fund new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities. Preference is given to interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance, advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner, or launch a social enterprise or individual entrepreneurship project. Signature grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities.
Projects must be collaborative, serve a large geographic area, and include multiple funding partners and stakeholders. In addition, initiatives or projects must have the potential for growth, scalability, or replication.
CONTACT: Kessler Foundation, (973) 324-8362, e-mail: info@kesslerfoundation.org. For more information see http://kesslerfoundation.org/grantprograms/signatureemploymentgrants.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/21/12icon
Subject(s) medical research, disabilities

Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care Grant Program
SOURCE: Alzheimer's Association, Intel Corporation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letters of Intent: 2/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The association anticipates funding two awards under this program. Each award is limited to a total of $200,000 (direct and indirect costs) for up to three years. Requests in any given year may not exceed $90,000 (direct and indirect costs). Indirect costs are capped at 10 percent.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers with full-time staff or faculty appointments (assistant professor and above) are encouraged to apply. ETAC applications from postdoctoral candidates will not be accepted.
PURPOSE: Established in 2003 as a cooperative research initiative between the Alzheimer's Association and Intel Corporation, the Everyday Technologies for Alzheimer Care program seeks proposals having to do with personalized diagnostics, preventive tools, and/or interventions for adults coping with the spectrum of cognitive aging and neurodegenerative disease, particularly Alzheimer's disease.
Submissions should be for groundbreaking studies on emerging information and communication technologies as well as their clinical and social implications. Strongest consideration will be given to innovative ideas rather than more evolutionary incremental research. Originality of the study is more important than extensive evidence for why it is a logical next step in a research program.
The program is designed to support exploratory multidisciplinary research that would not typically be funded by national health and science granting foundations. Collaboration between social science/medical/public health and computer science/engineering researchers is valued. Funding will be provided for research that integrates emerging technology capabilities with leading directions in behavioral science and biomedical research. Grants that merely create Internet-based versions of existing services or paper tools will not be considered. Submissions must be original ideas, not continuations of previously funded ETAC projects.
CONTACT: For more information: Contact grantsapp@alz.org or call (312) 335-5747.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/21/12icon
Subject(s) medical research, mental health, technology, aged/senors


Events

The Best Laid Plans: A Guide to Brand Planning and Development
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 15, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 East Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Multiple challenges hinder the creation of effective marketing plans. In this session we will evaluate the hindrances of effective plans and lay the ground work for building a brand that gets recognized.
Participants will leave this session with:
* An understanding of the value that brand plays for a nonprofit.
* Examples of strong nonprofit brands and why they are so effective.
* Seven steps to begin your own nonprofit brand development.
* Tips & tricks to develop your brand and position your nonprofit for growth.
What the workshop will cover: Brand evaluation, Identity, and Development.
Who should take this class? Brand stakeholders (Executive Directors/Board Members) & marketing employees.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 1/3/13icon

Outcomes Assessment Workshop: Accomplishing what you set out to do
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 22, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 East Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: When you're up to your elbows in alligators, you forget you came to drain the swamp. Many nonprofit leaders have to deal with alligators -- urgent, everyday issues -- that can keep them from assessing how they are doing. However, demonstrating that you are accomplishing what you set out to do is often the single biggest factor that funders look for in making donor decisions. This workshop will help you develop outcome assessment tools driven by program goals and improved services.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 1/3/13icon

Lunch and Learn: Auctions -- The Five Ways for Nonprofits to Increase their Bottom Line
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 29, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: 303 East Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Five Ways for Nonprofits to Increase Their Bottom Line Will show nonprofits the proven methods that have raised more than $25 million techniques to over hundreds of auctions.
Nonprofits, learn the proven methods:
* How the live auction can substantially increase the amount of money raised.
* Silent auction bidding technology that is increasing the number of bidders and setting silent auction records.
* Operational support that is mission critical for auctions.
* How to identify items that are unique and sellable for live and silent auctions.
* Value-added services to take your auction over the top.
Who should take this class? Any nonprofit, school, church, or other organization that raises funds through auctions.
COST: $20 includes lunch.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 1/3/13icon


Awards in Texas

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) awarded $26 million in grants to multi-family housing developments to convert apartments into assisted-living or service-enriched environments so that elderly residents can remain in their homes.  Nine states received awards and in Texas Fowler Christian Apartments received $2.4 million.
For more information about HUD’s Assisted Living Conversion Program, go to http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/housing/mfh/progdesc/alcp.
From Local/State Funding Report, 1/7/13icon


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