Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 3 Alert # 1 - March 5, 2013

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Registration has opened for the Funding Information Center's annual Grants and Proposal Writing workshop. Please see the Events section of this Funding Alert for details and instructions.

CDC releases 2011 HIV Surveillance Report
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released its 2011 HIV Surveillance Report. This report presents data on diagnoses of HIV infection through 2011, and reported to CDC through June 2012.
"For the first time, CDC is able to present data on diagnosed HIV infection from all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 territories. Now we have a complete picture of diagnosed HIV infection in the U.S. and potential trends in HIV diagnoses for the U.S. can be examined. Surveillance data shows that HIV remains a significant threat. From 2008-2011, the annual estimated number and rate of diagnoses of HIV infection among Americans remained stable in the U.S., yet in 2011, an estimated 49,273 Americans were diagnosed with HIV—far too many," according to Jonathan H. Mermin, director of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.
As evidenced by this report and other previously released data, HIV continues to have a devastating toll on Americans, particularly men who have sex with men (MSM) and racial/ethnic minorities:
* MSM represents two percent of the U.S. population but 62 percent of all HIV diagnoses are attributed to male-to-male sexual behavior.
* African-Americans represent 12 percent of U.S. population but 47 percent of diagnoses of HIV infection.
* Latinos account for 16 percent of U.S. population, but 21 percent of HIV diagnoses.
At the end of 2010, there were an estimated 872,990 persons in the U.S. living with diagnosed HIV infection. For all people with HIV, it is important to encourage prevention practices and to ensure everyone is fully engaged in care including testing, getting linked to HIV medical care, remaining in care, and receiving treatment.
"In addition to new data on diagnosed HIV infection in the U.S., CDC’s 2011 HIV Surveillance Report has some new elements. HIV diagnosis data by region of residence are presented for the first time to give a better understanding of the geographic distribution of diagnosed HIV infection in the U.S. Also, data in this report are presented using stage of disease to classify HIV infection, as defined by the 2008 revised HIV case definition. CD4 information and the presence or absence of AIDS defining condition is used to determine HIV infection stages. The term “diagnosis of HIV infection” is defined as HIV regardless of stage of disease. The term “HIV infection, stage 3 (AIDS)” refers specifically to persons with diagnosed HIV whose infection was classified as stage 3 (AIDS) during a given year (for diagnoses) or whose infection has ever been classified as stage 3 (AIDS) (for prevalence and death data). In previous reports, stage 3 (AIDS) was described simply as “AIDS”," according to Mermin.
To put the surveillance report’s findings in context, CDC has also released a fact sheet, "HIV in the United States," which draws on multiple sources to provide an overall picture of the HIV epidemic in the United States. The 2011 HIV Surveillance Report and accompanying fact sheet are posted on the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention’s web site at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/index.htm.
From CDC e-HAP FYI Updates e-mail, 2/28/13icon

Legacy’s 13th Annual Grace Project HIV+ Women’s Conference Goes National
Legacy Counseling Center expands its Grace Project HIV+ Women’s Conference to not only the HIV+ Women of North Texas, but to HIV+ women nationwide. This conference, designed to bring HIV+ women together, had 150 attendees last year and will expand to over 200 HIV+ women this year. The 2013 Grace Project Conference features over 15 health and social service speakers, a Texas Instruments Computer Lab, the Resource Center Knitting Lounge and will have a variety of activities to promote education, empowerment and advocacy for HIV+ women. This year's Grace Project Conference is scheduled for May 17-19 in Dallas.
The conference has support from the HIV community of North Texas with practically every HIV organization partnering with the event. Individuals can sponsor the conference fee for one deserving HIV+ woman for only $50 and larger sponsorships are also welcome. The Conrad Hilton Sisters Fund has sponsored 100 North Texas area women to attend the conference with hotels stays included. Pride Pharmacy and Kroger Food Store have also sponsored women to attend the conference. Women not from the North Texas area may apply for conference scholarships, but must make travel and hotel arrangements at their own expense.
To learn more about this conference including registration, scholarships and abstract submission, visit the Legacy Grace Project web site at http://www.legacygraceproject.org/. For more information, contact Melissa Grove at (214) 520-6308 ext. 383.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 2/28/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1): RFA-CA-13-007
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/30/13. Application: 5/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund up to six awards, corresponding to a total of $5.8 million in total costs for fiscal year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), state governments, and U.S. territories or possessions.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this announcement is to support the Collaborative (currently "Cooperative") Human Tissue Network (CHTN). The goal for CHTN is to collect and distribute high quality human tissue specimens to facilitate basic and early translational cancer research.
CFDA: 93.394
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-13-007.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/1/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research

FY 2013 Rapid Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Referral: TI-13-009
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/5/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $1 million for up to 25 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: SAMHSA is limiting eligibility for this program to certified OTPs because OTPs are optimal settings in which to provide comprehensive hepatitis prevention and control services.
PURPOSE: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Rapid Hepatitis C Virus Screening and Referral grants. The purpose of this program is to address the high prevalence of viral hepatitis C infection among IV drug users in selected opioid treatment programs (OTPs). In addition to providing rapid hepatitis C virus (HCV) testing, applicants must develop a plan for providing referrals for care and treatment that include, but are not limited to primary health care, public health, mental health, and medical services for those who are HCV positive or are at high-risk of HCV infection.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: For questions about program issues contact Anthony Campbell, (240) 276-2702, e-mail: tony.campbell@samhsa.hhs.gov. For questions on management and budget issues contact: Eileen Bermudez, (240) 276-1412, e-mail: Eileen.Bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2013/ti-13-009.aspx
From SAMHSA web site, accessed 2/27/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, substance abuse treatment

NINDS Stroke Trials Network - Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U10): RFA-NS-13-011
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/1/13. Application: 5/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
NIH intends to fund an estimate of up to 25 awards, corresponding to a total of $8,750,000 for fiscal year 2013. 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 purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate as a Regional Coordinating Stroke Center in the NINDS Stroke Trials Network. The primary goal of this network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches.
CFDA: 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-13-011.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/1/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

NINDS Stroke Trials Network - National Clinical Coordinating Center (U01): RFA-NS-13-012
SOURCE: National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 4/1/13. Application: 6/4/13 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.
NIH intends to fund one award, corresponding to a total of $2,250,000 for fiscal year 2013. 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 purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate as a National Clinical Coordinating Center for the NINDS Stroke Trials Network. The primary goal of this network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site exploratory phase 1, 2 and confirmatory phase 3 clinical trials focused on key interventions, as well as biomarker-validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials, in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches.
CFDA: 93.853
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-13-012.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/1/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research

Specialized Cooperative Centers Program in Reproduction and Infertility Research (U54): RFA-HD-14-017
SOURCE: Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/25/13. Application: 7/25/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The NICHD intends to commit approximately $3,500,000 in total costs [Direct + Facilities and Administrative (F&A) costs] in FY 2014 to fund up to two new and/or renewal 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 Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), through the Fertility and Infertility Branch (FIB), provides funding for a limited number of research centers in the reproductive sciences. These centers provide an arena for multidisciplinary interactions among basic and clinical scientists interested in establishing high quality translational research programs in the reproductive sciences.
CFDA: 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HD-14-017.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/1/13icon
Subject(s) women's health, medical research

Undergraduate Summer Institutes in Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (R25): RFA-DK-13-005
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/3/13. Application: 6/3/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDDK intends to commit $500,000 in FY 2014 to support up to five 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) solicits applications to establish summer research institutes for qualified undergraduates to participate in summer research experiences relevant to the mission of the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases/NIDDK (NIDDK/DKUH).
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-13-005.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/1/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

CHAMP (Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool Meal Programs)
SOURCE: National League of Cities (NLC), Food Research Action Center (FRAC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/25/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Twenty city teams will be chosen to participate in one of two leadership academies that provide training on the Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs. The three person city teams can be comprised of a city official and other key stakeholders, such as anti-hunger advocates and school officials. Cities that participate in the leadership academies will have the opportunity to apply for a grant to increase access to the Afterschool and Summer Meal Programs.
PURPOSE: With a 1.5 million grant from the Wal-Mart Foundation, the National League of Cities’ (NLC) Institute for Youth, Education and Families in partnership with the Food Research and Action Center (FRAC) has launched the second phase of CHAMP (Cities Combating Hunger through Afterschool Meal Programs, which now also includes the summer nutrition programs).
The CHAMP initiative provides an excellent opportunity for anti-hunger advocates to engage with city leaders and encourage them to apply to participate in the leadership academies in order to make afterschool and summer meals for low-income children a priority in their cities.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Denise Belser at (202) 626-3028 or e-mail: belser@nlc.org or Imani Hope at (202) 626-3180 or e-mail: ihope@nlc.org. For more information see http://frac.org/federal-foodnutrition-programs/afterschool-programs/ and http://frac.org/federal-foodnutrition-programs/summer-programs/
From National League of Cities e-mail, 2/28/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services, children's health

Projects that Benefit Rural Communities
SOURCE: Land O’ Lakes Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: This year's application deadlines are 4/1/13 for education proposals; 7/1/13 for hunger/food-related proposals; and 10/1/13 for all other proposals.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Typically, the foundation funds national programs and programs in the following twenty states: Arkansas, California, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas, Washington, and Wisconsin.
Generally speaking, grants are restricted to organizations that have been granted tax-exempt status under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Grants are limited to one per organization per calendar year.
PURPOSE: The Land O'Lakes Foundation was established to benefit nonprofit organizations working to improve communities where the Land O'Lakes company has a significant concentration of employees. The foundation is currently accepting applications for its 2013 Community Grants program for projects that address hunger, youth and education, civic improvements, and arts and culture in rural communities.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.landolakesinc.com/company/corporateresponsibility/foundation/communitygrants/giving/default.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/22/13icon
Subject(s) rural health, nutrition/food services, obesity

Social and Environmental Justice Project
SOURCE: Ben & Jerry's Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award one-year grants of up to $20,000 to nonprofit, grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to further social and environmental justice and support sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used to support either programming or operations costs.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation will only consider proposals from grassroots, constituent-led organizations with annual budgets under $500,000 that are using direct action, grassroots, and/or community-organizing strategies to accomplish their goals.
PURPOSE: The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.benandjerrysfoundation.org/grantees/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/22/13icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food service, health promotion/wellness, environmental health


Events

Grants and Proposal Writing -- In person or Webinar
SPONSOR: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Information Center
WHEN: April 17, 1:30 to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: In Person -- DSHS main Campus, Dr. Robert Bernstein Building, Room K-100, 1100 W. 49th Street, (Austin, TX).
Webinar -- Your desk or office.
DESCRIPTION: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing a work plan, evaluation plan and dissemination plan. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:
* Identify online resources to search for funding.
* Describe the basic sections of a proposal.
* Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal.
* Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers.
The presenter will be Michelle Malizia, associate director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
COST: Free, but registration is required.
To register to attend in person in the K-100 Lecture Hall in Austin, go to https://www.dshs.state.tx.us/fic/Grants-Proposal-Writing-Registration.aspx.
To register to attend remotely via webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/452803666.
CONTACT: Doug Jumper, (512) 776-7684, e-mail: doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us.
From DSHS Funding Information Center, 3/1/13icon

Nonprofit Career Trends: Implications for 2013 and Beyond
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: April 4, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: How does the latest local and national data regarding nonprofit career trends impact you and your nonprofit...and how should you respond? In this highly interactive session, you'll learn the top 5 career trends in the evolving nonprofit workplace, explore generational transitions at work, and discover why the nonprofit sector is becoming a career of choice.
You will develop an action plan to make your nonprofit a more attractive workplace to the employees of today and tomorrow. In addition, you'll develop a personal development plan to chart a course for your own career.
COST: $55 Greenlights members / $95 non-members.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 2/27/13icon

ED Essentials: Intensive Training for Nonprofit Executives
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: April 11, 9 am to 4 pm.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 7703 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 400, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: ED Essentials is the ideal course for nonprofit executive leaders who are new to the role or who want to be sure they have a solid understanding of all major aspects of nonprofit management. This popular, intensive program takes place over 4 full days of training (9am to 4pm on Thursday, April 11, Friday, April 12, Thursday, April 18 and Friday, April 19).
Led by Matt Kouri, Greenlights executive director, and featuring several other nonprofit management experts, the course covers the following topics: overview of the nonprofit sector in Central Texas; the role of the executive director/CEO; analysis and discussion of communication and leadership styles; organizational life cycles; change management; healthy and effective board/ED relationships; financial management and fiscal planning; fundraising theories, strategies, and best practices; staff and volunteer management; program development; evaluation and outcomes reporting; partnerships and collaborations; and nonprofit communications and external relations.
Class size is limited so that participants can be part of an intimate network of leaders as they strengthen their skills and address each member's own organizational issues through problem-solving exercises, role-play, presentation and discussion. You'll walk away with lots of practical materials, real-life advice, a cohort of peers and countless strategies to help you and your organization succeed.
COST: $450 Greenlights members / $525 non-members.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success Web site, accessed 2/27/13icon


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