Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 12 Alert # 4 - December 24, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

FIC Releases Holiday Funding Alert Schedule
The Funding Information Center will distribute the December 24 Funding Alert today, Friday, December 20 and we will not publish a Funding Alert on Tuesday, December 31 due to the holidays.
We will return to our normal distribution schedule the following week with the January 7, 2014 issue.
Happy Holidays from the Funding Information Center staff!
From the Funding Information Center, 12/10/13icon

CDC Introduces Free Workplace Wellness Training to Businesses
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with ASHLIN Management Group, is offering free workplace wellness training to businesses and other organizations through a new initiative called Work@Health.
Work@Health training will provide employers with the knowledge and tools to promote good health in their work places to prevent or reduce chronic illness and disability, which can improve productivity, and their overall competitiveness. Participants will have access to professional trainers and expert coaches who will provide personalized assistance in getting your wellness program started or improving your existing program.
Work@Health is more than sitting in a class, listening to an instructor. The training curricula will be supplemented with a rich set of technical assistance activities and seed money to support your implementation of selected workplace health strategies. The creation and integration of peer learning networks will assist you and other employers in problem solving and overcoming barriers to building or enhancing your workplace health program.
Here is a brief overview of benefits:
* Free Professional training.
* An Organizational Health Assessment to define existing needs.
* Technical Assistance and consultation with experts through live and recorded webinars.
* Seed funding up to $5,000.
* An opportunity to network with peers.
There are two basic ways to get involved with the Work@Health program: employer training and train-the-trainer workshops.
1. The Work@Health Employer curriculum is designed to train employers how to establish, expand and improve science- and practice-based health promotion strategies that will lead to specific, measureable means to reduce chronic disease rates in the workplace.
2. The Work@Health Train-the Trainer curriculum is designed to prepare qualified individuals to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to train other employers and organizations using the Work@Health Curriculum. This is a good option for health departments, business coalitions, non-profits, or trade associations who support workplace health.
Space is limited. So sign up now for on-line training or a seat during one of four regional trainings that will take place in Atlanta, GA; Baltimore, MD; Chicago, IL; and Oakland, CA.
Training will begin in early 2014 (February-April) and continue with program technical support and consultation forums throughout the remainder of next year.
Registration information can be found by clicking the "Get Involved" link on the Work@Health program Web site at http://www.cdc.gov/workathealth. Or, you may contact Hugh Bailey at workatheath@ashlininc.com for more information. Once you register, the Work@Health team will provide you with detailed information regarding the application process and specific training dates and times.
From CDC Work@Health e-mail, 12/13/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Company Relocation Product Development Awards: RFA C-14-RELCO-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: There is no limit on the amount that may be requested. Funding will be milestone driven.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: The goal of the Company Relocation Product Development Award is to finance the research and development of innovative products, services, and infrastructure with significant potential impact on patient care
CPRIT is conducting a survey to help plan for the volume and type of Product Development applications that may be received. Companies that anticipate submitting an application are asked to complete the survey as soon as possible, but no later than January 13, 2014. This information will be used for planning purposes only and not for evaluation of the application. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPRIT_PDev_FY14_1_prelim.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-14-relco-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Established Company Awards: RFA C-14-ESTCO-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: There is no limit on the amount that may be requested. Funding will be milestone driven.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: This RFA solicits applications for the research and development of innovative products addressing critically important needs relating to the diagnosis, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer and the product development infrastructure needed to support these efforts.
CPRIT is conducting a survey to help plan for the volume and type of Product Development applications that may be received. Companies that anticipate submitting an application are asked to complete the survey as soon as possible, but no later than January 13, 2014. This information will be used for planning purposes only and not for evaluation of the application. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPRIT_PDev_FY14_1_prelim.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-14-estco-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, technology, cancer education/prevention

Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services: RFA P-14-EBP-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/27/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request any amount of funding up to a maximum of $1.5 million in total funding over a maximum of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: The Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services (EBP) award mechanism seeks to fund programs that greatly challenge the status quo in cancer prevention and control services. The proposed program should be designed to reach and serve as many people as possible. Partnerships with other organizations that can support and leverage resources are strongly encouraged.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_p-14-ebp-1_1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Health Behavior Change Through Public Education: RFA P-14-PE-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/27/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request any amount of funding up to a maximum of $300,000 in total funding over a maximum of 36 months.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: The Health Behavior Change Through Public Education RFA solicits applications for health promotion, education, and outreach for prevention, early detection, and survivorship of cancer for the public.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_p-14-pe-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention

High Impact/High Risk Research Awards: RFA R-14-HIHR-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request any amount of funding up to a maximum of $200,000 in total funding over a maximum of two years.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: CPRIT High Impact/High Risk Research Awards seek to provide short-term funding to explore the feasibility of high-risk projects that, if successful, would contribute major new insights into the etiology, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancers.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-14-hihr-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention

Individual Investigator Research Awards: RFA R-14-IIRA-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request any amount of funding up to a maximum of $300,000 in total funding over a maximum of three years.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: This RFA solicits applications for innovative research projects addressing critically important questions that will significantly advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-14-iira-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention

New Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-14-NEWCO-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: There is no limit on the amount that may be requested. Funding will be milestone driven.
ELIGIBILITY: The applicant must be a Texas-based entity, such as a community-based organization, health institution, government organization, public or private company, college or university, or academic health institution.
PURPOSE: This RFA is designed to support the formation of oncology-focused companies in Texas.
CPRIT is conducting a survey to help plan for the volume and type of Product Development applications that may be received. Companies that anticipate submitting an application are asked to complete the survey as soon as possible, but no later than January 13, 2014. This information will be used for planning purposes only and not for evaluation of the application. Take the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CPRIT_PDev_FY14_1_prelim.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-14-newco-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 12/9/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research


Private Funding Opportunities

New Directions for School-Based Health Grants
SOURCE: School-Based Health Alliance, CVS Caremark Charitable Trust
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/24/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The School-Based Health Alliance expects to award approximately $600,000 for an estimated seven to 10 SBHC grants in 2014. A maximum of three applicants will be awarded $100,000. The rest of the awardees will receive approximately $50,000. Eligible applicants may propose a maximum of three projects based on the transformational framework options. In addition to the $600,000 distributed to awardees, the School-Based Health Alliance will provide technical assistance and support for each project.
ELIGIBILITY: Grants will be available to SBHCs in the following states: Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Texas.
PURPOSE: The School-Based Health Alliance is pleased to partner with the CVS Caremark Charitable Trust to create the next generation of school-based health centers (SBHCs). The New Directions for School-Based Health Grants – funded by CVS and administered by the School-Based Health Alliance – will build the capacity of the school-based health care field to become integrated and active participants in the larger health care ecosystem through policy and practice solutions.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.sbh4all.org/atf/cf/%7BB241D183-DA6F-443F-9588-3230D027D8DB%7D/SBHC%20New%20Directions%20in%20School-Based%20Health%20RFP%20December%2012%202013.pdf
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 12/13/13icon
Subject(s) school health, children's health


Events

Board Essentials Online - WEBINAR
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: January 28, 11 am to noon.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This live, interactive, online training presentation provides the fundamental principles and best practices that every nonprofit board member…and the staff who work with them…should know.
Join Greenlights from anywhere to learn the top 10 roles and responsibilities of board members, with special emphasis on the board’s role in financial oversight, fundraising, planning, and partnering with the organization’s executive leader. You’ll come away with a clear understanding of the important roles of nonprofit board members and dozens of ideas for enhancing your board's impact and effectiveness.
Web site link and dial-in information will be sent to registrants a few days prior to the training.
COST: $15 members / $30 non-members.
CONTACT: Alanna Fraase, (512) 477-5955 ext. 252, e-mail: alannaf@greenlights.org.
From Greenlights Web site, accessed 12/19/13icon

Social Media Bootcamp
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: February 6, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: It’s not easy to rise above the noise and understand best practices for using new and powerful digital tools. In this fast-paced, interactive workshop, social media strategist, nonprofit expert and author, David J. Neff, will share tips and strategies for managing highly successful social media campaigns.
David will also share future trends in digital media and countless examples of great social networking so your nonprofit can be on the cutting edge. Don’t miss this opportunity to take your digital presence to the next level.
This course requires an intermediate level of social media experience.
COST: $65 members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: Alanna Fraase, (512) 477-5955 ext. 252, e-mail: alannaf@greenlights.org.
From Greenlights Web site, accessed 12/19/13icon


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