Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 11 Alert # 1 - November 5, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Revenue at Largest Charities Up Slightly in 2012, Expected to Be Flat in 2013
America's largest charities continued to battle fundraising headwinds in 2012, with only about half of them raising as much as they did in 2007, the last full year before the Great Recession, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.
According to the Chronicle's annual Philanthropy 400 list, which ranks the largest U.S. charities by amount raised, fundraising revenue increased just 4 percent in 2012, or half the increase seen in 2011. Based on responses from eighty-eight groups that provided estimates, the Chronicle also projects that fundraising revenue at the largest U.S. charities will fall 1 percent in 2013.
United Way Worldwide topped this year's list, raising a total of $3.9 billion in 2012 — a year-over-year increase of less than 1 percent — even though its donations have dropped more than 16 percent since 2007. "Where we are is the case of so many nonprofits: We have not returned to pre-recession levels," Sherrie Brach, executive vice president for investor relations at the organization, told the Chronicle. "I think the whole sector is trying to regain lost ground, and we are one of those organizations."
While traditional charities that rely on donations from donors at all income levels continue to struggle, organizations with donor-advised funds and those that depend on large gifts from the wealthiest philanthropists had a strong year, the Chronicle reports. Ranked at number two for the second consecutive year is Fidelity Charitable, which collected $3.3 billion in 2012, up 89 percent over 2011. Of the twenty organizations that saw the largest percentage increase in revenue between 2007 and 2012, five were community foundations or for-profit entities that offer donor-advised funds.
After United Way and Fidelity Charitable, the Salvation Army ranked third on this year's list, followed by the Task Force for Global Health, Feeding America, Catholic Charities USA, Stanford University, the Silicon Valley Community Foundation, Goodwill Industries International, and Food for the Poor.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 10/22/13icon

Texas Department of State Health Services Now Under Sunset Advisory Commission Review
The mission and performance of the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are under review by the Legislature as required under the Texas Sunset Act. The Act provides that the Sunset Commission, composed of legislators and public members, periodically evaluate a state agency to determine if the agency is still needed and to explore ways to ensure that the agency's funds are well spent. Based on the recommendations of the Sunset Commission, the Texas Legislature ultimately decides whether an agency continues to operate into the future.
The Sunset review involves three steps. First, Sunset Commission staff will evaluate the Department of State Health Services and issue a report in May 2014 recommending solutions to problems found. A month or so later, the Sunset Commission will meet to hear public testimony on the Department and the recommendations of the Sunset staff. Based on public input and the Sunset staff report, the Sunset Commission will adopt recommendations for the full Legislature to consider when it convenes in January 2015. Please refer to the Sunset Commission website or call the office for updated information on specific dates for these meetings.
Through the Sunset review, every Texan has the opportunity to suggest ways in which the mission and operations of the Department of State Health Services can be strengthened. If you would like to share your ideas about the Department, please send an email to the address below, use the comment form on the Sunset Commission web site, or contact Katharine Teleki of the Sunset staff. Suggestions are preferred by December 16, 2013, so they can be fully considered by the Commission staff.
Sunset Advisory Commission
P.O. Box 13066
Austin, Texas 78711
(512) 463-1300
Fax: (512) 463-0705
E-mail: sunset@sunset.state.tx.us
Information about the Sunset process, Sunset Commission meetings, and how to receive Sunset Commission email updates is available at: http://www.sunset.state.tx.us/.
From Sunset Advisory Commission Web site, accessed 10/24/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funds (ERF): HRSA-14-049
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/25/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $75 million for an unknown number of awards.
ELIGIBILITY: States that reported an ADAP waiting list and/or cost containment measures to HRSA since calendar year 2011 are eligible to apply for Limited New Competitive ADAP ERF Awards. All 50 states, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands are eligible to apply for funding if they meet the above requirement.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funding (ERF), which enables the secretary to utilize resources to control epidemics of any disease. ADAP is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs. Limited New Competing ADAP ERF grant awards are intended for states/territories that can demonstrate the need for additional resources to prevent, reduce or eliminate waitlists or implement cost-cutting and/or cost-saving measures.
CFDA: 93.917
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
From HRSA Web site, accessed 10/31/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services

Basic Research in the Pathogenesis of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children (R01): RFA-HL-14-024
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days before the application due date. Application: 1/8/14, 5/8/14, 10/9/14, 1/8/15 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to commit $7.6 million in FY 2014 to fund an estimated 10 awards and $9.12 million in FY 2015 to fund an estimated 12 awards.
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites basic research project grant (R01) applications to investigate the fundamental mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-related heart, lung, and/or blood (HLB) diseases alone and in the context of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
CFDA: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-024.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/31/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, cardiovascular/heart disease, children's health

Basic Research in the Pathogenesis of HIV-Related Heart, Lung, and Blood (HLB) Diseases in Adults and Children (R21): RFA-HL-14-029
SOURCE: National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 30 days before the application due date. Application: 1/8/14, 5/8/14, 10/9/14, 1/8/15 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NHLBI intends to commit $920,000 in FY 2014 to fund an estimated four awards and $1.4 million in FY 2015 to fund an estimated six awards.
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites basic research project grant (R01) applications to investigate the fundamental mechanisms underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-related heart, lung, and/or blood (HLB) diseases alone and in the context of antiretroviral therapy (ART).
CFDA: 93.233, 93.837, 93.838, 93.839
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HL-14-029.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/31/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, cardiovascular/heart disease, children's health

Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS (R01): PA-13-377
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/7, 5/7, and 9/7. Expires 9/8/16.
$ 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
CFDA: 93.393, 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-377.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/31/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, cancer research

Research on Malignancies in the Context of HIV/AIDS (R21): PA-13-378
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/7, 5/7, and 9/7. Expires 9/8/16.
$ 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: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to continue advancing our understanding of the risks, development, progression, diagnosis, and treatment of malignancies observed in individuals with an underlying Human Immunodeficiency (HIV) infection or Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS).
CFDA: 93.393, 93.121
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-378.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 10/31/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, cancer research


Private Funding Opportunities

2014-2015 Health Policy Fellowship
SOURCE: AcademyHealth, National Center for Health Statistics
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/6/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants may be at any stage in their career, from doctoral students who have completed course work and be at the dissertation phase of their program to senior investigators. In addition, all applicants must demonstrate training and/or experience in health services research and its methodology, especially quantitative data analysis, or the health professions (e.g., medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacology, etc.). All applicants must be U.S. citizens or have a green card.
PURPOSE: AcademyHealth and the National Center for Health Statistics have announced a Call for Applications for the NCHS/AcademyHealth Health Policy Fellowship.
The fellowship program brings visiting scholars to NCHS in Hyattsville, Maryland, for a period of thirteen months to conduct studies of interest to policy makers and the health services research community. Fellows have access to NCHS data resources for use in their proposed studies and also work on collaborative projects with NCHS staff.
CONTACT: AcademyHealth, (202) 292-6700 or submit the on-line form found at http://www.academyhealth.org/applications/Forms/FormDisplay.cfm?FormID=14943&navItemNumber=562. For more information see http://www.academyhealth.org/Training/content.cfm?ItemNumber=1441&navItemNumber=2332
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest, RFP Bulletin, 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research

ADDF/Belfer ApoE Therapeutics Innovation Program
SOURCE: Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation (ADDF), Robert A. and Renée E. Belfer Family Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 11/21/13. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full applications due two weeks later.
$ AVAILABLE: ADDF will award one- or two-year grants of up to $300,000 each for pre-clinical programs, and up to $1 million for clinical trials of novel agents such as phase 1b or 2a studies employing biomarkers as outcome measures.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications may be submitted by nonprofit academic institutions and for-profit biotechnology companies, both public and private, worldwide.
PURPOSE: The Alzheimer's Drug Discovery Foundation funds drug discovery and development research programs in the field of Alzheimer's disease, related dementias, and cognitive aging.
ADDF and the Robert A. and Renée E. Belfer Family Foundation established the ADDF/Belfer ApoE Therapeutics Innovation Program to accelerate the development of novel therapeutics specifically designed to target ApoE pathological mechanisms. This Request for Proposals will support both preclinical and clinical stage programs.
CONTACT: See URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.alzdiscovery.org/assets/content/static/2013_ApoE_RFP_FINAL.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest, RFP Bulletin, 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Trauma-Informed Care for Children with Intellectual Disabilities and Co-occurring Mental Health Conditions
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/2/13 at 1 pm Central Time.
$ AVAILABLE: One three-year grant of approximately $300,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Texas-based 501(c)(3) entities, universities, and governmental organizations.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) to assist with coordinating a project to increase the awareness and provision of trauma-informed care for children with intellectual and other developmental disabilities (IDD) through the development of a comprehensive training curriculum and toolkit, and by conducting trainings utilizing these resources. This project offers the opportunity for a Texas organization to work with national child trauma experts to increase awareness of the impact of trauma on children with IDD, build Texas expertise on trauma-informed care for children with IDD, and improve mental health treatment for children with IDD who have experienced trauma.
CONTACT: Questions about the RFP must be submitted by email to hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. No phone calls please.
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health e-mail, 10/31/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, children's health, disabilities

Youth-Led Hunger Service Projects
SOURCE: Youth Service America, Sodexo Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $500 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Young people between the ages of 5 and 25 in the United States are eligible to apply. Projects will take place on or around Global Youth Service Day, April 11 to 13, 2014.
PURPOSE: Youth Service America and the Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to join the fight to end childhood hunger. Sodexo Foundation Youth Grants will provide grants for youth-led service projects that bring together young people, families, Sodexo employees, and other community members to address childhood hunger.
CONTACT: Youth Service America, (202) 296-2992, e-mail: info@ysa.org. For more information see http://www.ysa.org/grants/sodexoyouth
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest, RFP Bulletin, 10/25/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, hunger


Events

WEBINAR -- Cultivating Prevention Champions: Making the Case to Local Elected Officials
SPONSOR: Prevention Institute
WHEN: November 12, 1 to 2:30 pm.
WHERE: Your home or office.
DESCRIPTION: Community prevention efforts are flourishing across the country. Working together, communities are finding unique local solutions to create safe, walkable streets, promote healthy food environments, support workplace wellness and safeguard tobacco-free air. Educating local elected officials about this process is often key to building a robust prevention coalition, and can result in high-profile prevention champions in local government.
COST: Register at https://calcasa.ilinc.com/perl/ilinc/lms/register.pl?activity_id=frwccmt&user_id=
CONTACT: Prevention Institute, (510) 444-7738, e-mail: prevent@preventioninstitute.org.
From Prevention Institute e-mail, 10/31/13icon

WEBINAR -- Primary Care of the Newly Diagnosed HIV Infected Patient
SPONSOR: Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center (TX/OK AETC)
WHEN: November 20, noon to 1 pm.
WHERE: Your home or office.
DESCRIPTION: The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education and Training Center (TX/OK AETC) will present the webinar, "Primary Care of the Newly Diagnosed HIV Infected Patient" on November 20. As the field of HIV medicine rapidly evolves, practitioners need to stay up-to-date with the latest screening recommendations, indications for treatment and evaluation of the newly diagnosed HIV-infected individual. This lecture highlights the key recent advances in screening, indications for treatment & reviews abnormal physical exam findings to watch-out for.
Free medical and nursing CEs are available for this webinar.
COST: To learn more and to register, visit the TX/OK AETC website at https://aetcnec.virtualforum.com/pifidform.cfm?erid=25051&sc=351303&aetccode=16.
CONTACT: Ashley Tijerina, e-mail: ashley.tijerina@phhs.org
From DSHS HIV/STD Insider Update e-mail, 10/29/13icon


Awards in Texas

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation of Princeton, N.J., has granted $50,000 to the Texas Health Institute in Austin "to unite 16 Southern states in support of strategies to reduce and prevent obesity."
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 9/26/13icon


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