Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 2 Alert # 2 - February 12, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Updates Poverty Guidelines for 2013
Section 673(2) of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (OBRA) of 1981 (42 U.S.C. 9902(2)) requires the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to update the poverty guidelines at least annually, adjusting them on the basis of the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The poverty guidelines are used as an eligibility criterion by the Community Services Block Grant program and a number of other Federal programs. The poverty guidelines issued here are a simplified version of the poverty thresholds that the Census Bureau uses to prepare its estimates of the number of individuals and families in poverty.
As required by law, this update is accomplished by increasing the latest published Census Bureau poverty thresholds by the relevant percentage change in the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U). The guidelines in this 2013 notice reflect the 2.1 percent price increase between calendar years 2011 and 2012. After this inflation adjustment, the guidelines are rounded and adjusted to standardize the differences between family sizes. The same calculation procedure was used this year as in previous years. (Note that these 2013 guidelines are roughly equal to the poverty thresholds for calendar year 2012 which the Census Bureau expects to publish in final form in September 2013.)
The poverty guidelines continue to be derived from the Census Bureau's current official poverty thresholds; they are not derived from the Census Bureau's new Supplemental Poverty Measure (SPM).
The following guideline figures represent annual income.

Poverty Guidelines for 2013
Persons in Family or Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Alaska Hawaii
       
1 $11,490 $14,350 $13,230
2 $15,510 $19,380 $17,850
3 $19,530 $24,410 $22,470
4 $23,550 $29,440 $27,090
5 $27,570 $34,470 $31,710
6 $31,590 $39,500 $36,330
7 $35,610 $44,530 $40,950
8 $39,630 $49,560

$45,570

       
For each additional person, add $4,020 $5,030 $4,620

For more information see https://www.federalregister.gov/articles/2013/01/24/2013-01422/annual-update-of-the-hhs-poverty-guidelines
From Federal Register, January 24, 2013, pp. 5182-5183icon

Peer-Developed Magazine for HIV-Positive Women
Let's Talk About It is a women's magazine written by HIV-positive peer advocates, for their peers.
Their testimonial stories, creative and inspiring writing and fun personal messages are intended to inspire HIV positive women to feel good about themselves, dedicate themselves to their health and encourage others. Let's Talk About It is a project of the Rural Women's Health Project (RWHP). View the magazine on-line on the RWHP Web site at http://rwhp.org/LTAI-mag.html.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 2/7/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Disaster Preparedness Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Disaster Preparedness Award is to help libraries prepare for disasters so that they can assist their communities with health information and other recovery needs after an emergency. Approaches can include, but are not limited to, activities that will integrate the library into their community’s emergency preparedness, response and recovery plan; equipment that will allow the library to have more flexibility in responding to the Internet needs of the community; and partnerships with city emergency planning groups, hospitals, or public health organizations to enhance health information access in library settings.
Partnerships with other libraries, community or faith organizations, state agencies, public health organizations or other community agencies are encouraged. Special consideration will be given to projects involving public libraries.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Cheryl Rowan, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/disaster_preparedness.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, public health

Enterprise Data Warehouse: RFP# 529-13-0018
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funds information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) announces the issuance of Request for Proposal (RFP) # 529-13-0018 for Procurement of Design, Development and Implementation (DD&I) Services for Enterprise Data Warehouse/Business Intelligence (EDW/BI) Solution. HHSC will be seeking qualified vendors for DD&I and optional hosting services of an EDW/BI solution.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Alice Hanna, (512) 206-5277, e-mail: alice.hanna@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/contract/529130018/RFP/529-13-0018.pdf
From Enterprise Contract & Procurement Services e-mail, 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) technology  

Express Outreach Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Express Outreach Award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine's databases to improve access to health information.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Cheryl Rowan, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/exp_outreach.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, public health

Health Disparities Information Outreach Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine's databases by populations which experience significant health disparities, including, but not limited to minority, rural and other medically underserved populations.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Cheryl Rowan, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/health_disparities.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, public health, health disparities, minority health, rural health, underserved populations

Health Information Literacy Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: Health information literacy refers to the ability to read and understand health information and use it effectively. The purpose of the Health Information Literacy Award is to support Network member projects, particularly those from community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and other organizations that serve minority populations, to develop innovative and creative ways to promote health literacy to these target populations.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Cheryl Rowan, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/health_lit.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, public health, minority health

Health Information Needs Assessment Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Health Information Needs Assessment Award is to improve health information outreach through increased knowledge of community needs. Thorough needs assessments serve to analyze community needs in depth, with respect to the community’s cultural, social, economic and physical situations. This award is designed to give organizations an opportunity to study a community in detail and to subsequently design strategies that promote the National Library of Medicine's databases.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Karen J. Vargas, e-mail: karen.vargas@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/needs_award.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, public health

Hospital Library Promotion Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to support projects that promote the value of the hospital library to the hospital administrators and staff. As hospitals expand their services and programs, hospital librarians can play a significant role in areas such as: education and training to address knowledge management, clinical information systems, patient safety programs, electronic health records, health literacy, or patient education.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Karen J. Vargas, e-mail: karen.vargas@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/hlp_award.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information

Library Student Outreach Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/9/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Six awards. This award is intended to cover all expenses, up to $1,400 per student, related to conference attendance, including: registration, travel, lodging, and per diem.
ELIGIBILITY: Library students residing in and currently attending an ALA-accredited Library or Information Sciences program located in the South Central Region (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
Previous recipients and recipients of the 2013 Mayo Drake Award are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to promote the value of outreach to library school students interested in health sciences librarianship.
The award provides funding for students to attend the South Central Chapter of the Medical Library Association (SCC/MLA) Annual Meeting in Fort Worth and participate in meetings, conference sessions and other activities designed for them to learn about the importance of health information outreach and services conducted by librarians in the South Central Region.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Michelle Malizia, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: michelle.malizia@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/lso.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, health professions training

Mobile Applications Project (MAP) Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: One (1) project up to $8,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Mobile Applications Project (MAP) Award is to provide an opportunity for Network members to provide outreach services and increase access to health information by utilizing mobile technologies. Projects may target health professionals, public librarians, public health workers, consumers, or the general public. Recipients are encouraged to promote awareness and utilization of mobile sites and services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/). Applicants may consider using an Application Interface (API) from NLM for the creation and development of mobile apps (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/api/).
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Emily Hurst, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: emily.hurst@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/map_award.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, technology

Professional Development Award (PDA): HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,500 per event/training activity.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to enable individuals at NN/LM SCR Network member institutions to expand professional knowledge and experience to provide improved health information access to healthcare providers and consumers.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Michelle Malizia, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: michelle.malizia@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/pda.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, health professions training

Technology Improvement Project (TIP) Award: HHSN-276-2011-00007-C
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000 per project.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply. Network membership is free and open to institutions interested in providing health information. To apply for membership: http://nnlm.gov/scr/services/member.html.
PURPOSE: The Technology Improvement Project (TIP) Award is intended to improve access to and increase use of free high quality health information including National Library of Medicine's databases. It is designed to meet the health information needs of “underconnected” communities and increase access to health information services within the community.
Preference will be given to organizations that:
1. Demonstrate need to upgrade or maintain technology access to health information.
2. Provide access to health information in rural or inner city areas.
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Emily Hurst, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: emily.hurst@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/tip.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon
Subject(s) health information, technology, underserved populations


Private Funding Opportunities

2013 Quality of Life Grants
SOURCE: Christopher Reeve Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Quality of Life grants are intended to recognize and support organizations that help disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers in ways that improve independence, happiness, and access. The foundation gives special consideration to organizations serving returning wounded veterans and their families, and those that provide targeted services to diverse cultural communities.
PURPOSE: The Christopher Reeve Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations for programs that improve the daily lives of people with paralysis, with an emphasis on, but not limited to, paralysis caused by spinal cord injuries.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4435149/k.A6F7/Program_Overview.htm
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 2/8/13icon
Subject(s) disabilities, caregiver assistance


Events

Essential Grant Skills Training
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center and United Way of Greater Houston
WHEN: February 19-20.
WHERE: United Way of Greater Houston, 50 Waugh Drive, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Essential Grant Skills gives you an overview of the entire grants process, with in-depth emphasis on the key areas where even experienced grant professionals often stumble. Knowing how to identify and overcome these hurdles is crucial to your success. The training is interactive and includes practical exercises.
In this workshop, the agenda includes:
• A sound orientation to the art of grants work.
• An in-depth examination of the four elements most likely to make or break a grant application—the same areas where even experienced grant professionals can falter: identifying and articulating client-based or community-based needs/problems, defining measurable and realistic program outcomes, identifying and articulating methods most likely to achieve those outcomes, and establishing your organization’s credibility and capacity.
Graduates of the Essential Grant Skills Workshop receive six months of access to The Grantsmanship Center's funding databases at no additional charge.
COST: $445, light refreshments in the morning and afternoon are provided. To register online, go to http://www.tgci.com/ or call The Grantsmanship Center’s Registrar at (800) 421-9512.
CONTACT: Stasea Waller, (713) 685-2821, e-mail: swaller@unitedwayhouston.org.
From The Grantsmanship Center e-mail, 2/1/13icon

Influencing Policymakers
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: February 19, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The social sector needs political support to accelerate the growth of the field, but why aren’t policymakers listening? Hear from a former lobbyist and a successful advocate about the secret to influencing policymakers and crafting your message. This session is guaranteed to leave you empowered and ready to become a more successful advocate.
The session, Can You Hear Me Now? Influencing Policymakers to Hear Your Call for Increased Support, is based on a common problem for many social sector organizations the understanding of how to get heard by policymakers. Using best practices based on the research by Dr. Robert Cialdini and real world experience, we plan to use the workshop session to improve their skills at building meaningful relationship with policymakers. We will also assist them with framing their social issues in a way that will improve their success as an advocate.
* Share the “Science of Influence” and the importance of viewing advocacy as a long-term objective of the organization versus a short-term objective.
* Discuss the 3 types of people in Cialdini’s research and how they become a “sleuth".
* Relate important advocacy strategies through the lens of Cialdini’s 6 principles of “Influence” Reciprocation, Scarcity, Authority, Consensus, Consistency, and Liking.
While the session is geared toward advanced practitioners who already understand the nuts and bolts of advocacy, it will be relevant to all audiences. It will be highly interactive by using a pre-test/post-test to engage them and reinforce learning. We will also use story-telling and examples to highlight each principle.
COST: $65 CNM members / $115 CNM non-members. You bring your lunch and CNM provides dessert and a drink.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon

Get Results Guide to Major Gift Fundraising
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: February 26, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: People generally make major gifts to your organization for two reasons: 1) the mission 2) and the organizations' leadership. In this session we will explore these and other critical success factors to demystify the process of major gift fundraising and help you design and execute a major gifts campaign that gets results.
Participants can expect to learn:
* The definition of a major gift.
* How to position your organization for receipt of major gifts.
* To identify donors with major gift capacity.
* To develop the characteristics of a good major gift solicitor.
* Steps to take to secure the major gift.
* Why some donors say "no" and what to do when donors say "yes."
* How to care for the needs of major donors.
COST: $25 CNM members / $35 CNM non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon

Preparing an Effective Employee Handbook
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: February 27, 9 to 10 am.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The well-drafted employee handbook can be an important tool to avoid liability in employee lawsuits. The employer that clearly states policies against harassment and discrimination, outlines grounds and procedures for termination, and follows these guidelines over time will be in the best position to defend against charges in these areas. Distributing a handbook to all employees ensures that the company’s critical standards are accessible to all. This session will focus on best policies and practices with respect to implementation, issuance & maintenance of employee handbooks. Participants will learn:
* What to include and not include.
* Legal disclaimers.
* Best practices for handbook implementation, issuance & maintenance.
COST: $25 CNM members / $35 CNM non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon

Maximizing Sponsorship Partnerships
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM)
WHEN: February 28, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will focus on critical aspects of sponsorships: creating a valuable sponsorship program, understanding the most valued rights and benefits and how to have engaging sponsorship conversations. Sponsorships are a popular funding strategy today, yet they require a specific skill set to maximize the effort. As with any partnership, you have to understand the others’ needs, know how to listen and what to listen for and ultimately how to provide value. This interactive workshop will provide you with what you need to walk out and create more sustainable sponsorship programs.
COST: $65 CNM members / $115 CNM non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) Web site, accessed 2/6/13icon


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