Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 3 Alert # 3 - March 19, 2013

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Your Help Needed with 2011-2012 FIC Client Survey
Please take a few moments to complete the important 2011-2012 Funding Information Center (FIC) Client Survey. Your responses are needed to evaluate the Funding Information Center's services, to direct future services, and to quantify the value of our program.
From 1990 to 2010, the Funding Information Center has helped organizations bring at least $223 million in public and private funding to the state of Texas to support health-related programs and services. This is the FIC's eleventh biennial survey since 1990 and your survey responses will assist the FIC and its mission.
To take the survey, please go to http://fic-survey.questionpro.com
The survey is completely anonymous and should take less than 15 minutes to complete. Please complete the survey by March 29, 2013.
From the Funding Information Center, 3/1/13icon

CPRIT Oversight Committee Proposes Changes, Seeks Comments
At its February 25, 2013 meeting, the CPRIT Oversight Committee approved proposed changes to existing agency rules and the addition of three new rules. The changes proposed are designed to implement many of the State Auditor’s recommendations concerning ethics, conflicts of interest, grant review and documentation of the agency’s grant processes.
The proposed rule changes and new rules appear in the March 15, 2013 edition of the Texas Register. Public comment is accepted for 30 days following publication and is due no later than 5 pm on April 15, 2013. At its meeting in late April, the Oversight Committee expects to consider final rules reflecting the comments received.
Individuals or organizations interested in providing input on the rule changes and new rules may do so by sending written comments to Ms. Kristen Pauling Doyle, General Counsel, Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, P. O. Box 12097, Austin, Texas 78711. Comments may also be submitted by facsimile transmission to (512) 475-2563. Comments must be received no later than 5 pm on April 15, 2013.
From CPRIT e-mail, 3/15/13icon

Treatment Update 2013 from the 20th CROI in Atlanta
IFARA (International Foundation for Alternative Research in AIDS) has produced an HIV-HEP C Treatment Update 2013 direct from the 20th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections, in Atlanta, Georgia. This video media project includes 14 summary panels and 17 interviews hosted by leaders in the treatment community with participants from over 51 academic centers, mostly in the United States. You can view these panels and interviews at http://accesshiv.org/.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 3/15/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Animal Friendly Grants: #ZOONOSIS-0543.1
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Zoonosis Control Branch Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/16/13.
$ AVAILABLE: In Fiscal Year 2014, approximately $200,000.00 is expected to be available. The specific dollar amount awarded to each successful respondent depends upon the merit and scope of the proposal and other best value considerations and is at the sole discretion of DSHS.
One (1) grant award per project period will be awarded per agency for the sterilization of dogs and/or cats in a minimum of $1,000.00 and a maximum of $20,000.00 per contract period. These minimums and maximums are subject to change at the sole discretion of DSHS.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible respondents include 1) a private (for-profit or nonprofit), for-profit entity or public releasing agency (animal shelter); 2) an organization that is qualified as a charitable organization under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) (3), that has animal welfare or sterilizing dogs and cats owned by the general public at no or minimal cost as its primary purpose; or 3) a local nonprofit veterinary medical association.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Zoonosis Control Branch Program announces the expected availability of Animal Friendly funding for the State Fiscal Year (FY) 2014. This funding, to be used for Spay and Neuter Projects, is to make grants to eligible organizations that sterilize dogs and cats owned by the general public at no or minimal cost.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Charlotte Jackson, (512) 776-7470, e-mail: Charlotte.Jackson@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=104474
From Electronic State Business daily Web site, accessed 3/13/13icon
Subject(s) veterinary medicine

Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health through Integration: HRSA-13-177
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/26/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $7.8 million for 57 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State, county, city, township, or special district governments; Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments); and nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant program is to improve the healthy physical, social, and emotional development during infancy and early childhood; to eliminate disparities; and to increase access to needed early childhood services by engaging in systems development, integration activities and utilizing a collective impact approach to strengthen communities for families and young children and to improve the quality and availability of early childhood services at both the state and local levels.
CFDA: 93.110
CONTACT: Dena Green, (301) 443-9768, e-mail: dgreen@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=bc77eefa-309c-4fa1-b3de-2b075e173fb5&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From HRSA Web site, accessed 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, health disparities, health care services, health policy research

Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2): RFA-OD-13-004
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/24/13. Application: 6/24/13.
$ AVAILABLE: It is anticipated that up to five awards will be made each year. Over time, the program is expected to achieve a steady state of approximately 20 to 30 scholars.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications will be submitted directly by the individual PD/PI, not from an organization.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers.
CFDA: 93.140
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-13-004.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Mechanisms of Cellular Immunity in the Female Reproductive Tract (R01): RFA-AI-12-054
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/24/13. Application: 7/24/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $2 million for an unnamed number of 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: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research focused on the discovery of mechanisms that mediate effective antigen-specific memory T cell responses in the female reproductive tract (FRT). The ultimate goal is to develop the knowledge base needed to develop future vaccines that elicit effective and durable T cell responses against infection by HIV and other viral pathogens in the FRT.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-12-054.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research

Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP) (R01): RFA-AI-13-012
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/25/13. Application: 7/25/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The following NIH components intend to commit the following amounts in FY 2014:
* NIAID/DAIDS intends to commit $3,500,000 to fund four to eight awards.
* NICHD/CPR/DBS intends to commit $2,400,000 to fund four to 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: The Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP) FOA is intended to support innovative proof-of-concept/feasibility non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research needed to support and advance the development of safer and more effective microbicides, Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), and Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPT).
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856, 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-012.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research

Preclinical Innovation Program (PIP) (R01): RFA-AI-13-008
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/1/13. Application: 8/1/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID/DAIDS intends to commit $3,500,000 in FY 2014 for funding four to eight 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), the Preclinical Innovation Program (PIP), issued by NIAID, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications in non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research. The PIP is intended to support high risk/innovative research and development efforts designed to establish and maintain a sustainable pipeline of nBP candidates, drug delivery systems (DDS) and supporting technologies for the prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-008.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS research

Texas Disaster Case Management: #529-12-0077
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/9/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding 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) # 529-12-0077 for Texas Disaster Case Management. HHSC seeks to secure a blanket contract for a pool of pre-qualified and readily accessible qualified sub grantee(s) to deliver long-term disaster case management services to Texans who are in need of such services due to the impacts of a disaster in accordance with the specifications contained in this Request for Proposals (RFP).
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/529120077/docs/529120077.pdf
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission e-mail, 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) biodefense/bioterrorism, emergency medicine


Private Funding Opportunities

American Public Health Association (APHA) Public Health Fellowship in Government
SOURCE: American Public Health Association (APHA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Electronic applications, including a CV and three letters of recommendation, are due to APHA by April 8.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: All candidates:
1. must be citizens of the United States or permanent residents;
2. must be APHA members;
3. must have five or more years of experience in a public health setting, not including internships, graduate assistantships or residencies; and
4. must have a master’s degree or doctorate in a public health or related discipline.
PURPOSE: APHA is looking for candidates with strong public health credentials who are interested in spending one year in Washington, D.C., working in a congressional office on legislative and policy issues related to health, the environment or other public health concerns.
The fellowship will begin in January 2014 and continue through December 2014. The fellowship provides a unique learning experience for a public health professional to gain practical knowledge in government and see how the legislative and public policy process works.
CONTACT: Susan Polan, e-mail: susan.polan@apha.org. For more information see http://www.apha.org/advocacy/fellowship/?utm_source=General&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=Fellowship%2Bin%2BGovt%2BPage&utm_campaign=Fellowship%2B2nd%2Bmailing
From APHA e-mail, 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, public health

ChildObesity180's Active Schools Acceleration Project (ASAP)
SOURCE: ChildObesity180.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Completed applications must be submitted by 11:59 ET on 4/22/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,000 to each of 1,000 new schools.
ELIGIBILITY: See http://www.activeschoolsasap.org/node/170 for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The ASAP Acceleration Grants campaign is giving schools across America everything they need to launch a new physical activity program: seed funding, a game plan to follow, and a support network of champions across the country embarking on the same path.
ASAP is now accepting applications for Acceleration Grants - $1,000 to start the program of your choice: 100 Mile Club, BOKS, or Just Move.
CONTACT: See URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.activeschoolsasap.org/acceleration-grants
From ChildObesity180 e-mail, 3/14/13icon
Subject(s) school health, children's health, health promotion/wellness


Events

The Process of Collaboration -- Part I
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. -- Network for Collaboration
WHEN: April 30 to May 2, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Arc of TX, 8001 Centre Park Dr., v.
DESCRIPTION: Part I concerns Linking Leadership, Community Organizing, Program Development and Grant Writing. This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs. C10 professionals have over 60 years combined experience in the nonprofit arena, from direct service delivery to management to grant writing. They are BoardSource Certified &/or hold Nonprofit Management Certification and provide services based on personal real-world experiences.
COST: $1,000. Limited scholarships are avaiable.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., 205 E Commerce, #205, Jacksonville, Texas 75766. (903) 541-0013 
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. e-mail, 3/15/13icon

The Process of Collaboration -- Part I
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. -- Network for Collaboration
WHEN: June 18-20, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Location TBA near the Gulf Coast.
DESCRIPTION: Part I concerns Linking Leadership, Community Organizing, Program Development and Grant Writing. This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs. C10 professionals have over 60 years combined experience in the nonprofit arena, from direct service delivery to management to grant writing. They are BoardSource Certified &/or hold Nonprofit Management Certification and provide services based on personal real-world experiences.
COST: $1,000. Limited scholarships are avaiable.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., 205 E Commerce, #205, Jacksonville, Texas 75766. (903) 541-0013.
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. e-mail, 3/15/13icon

The Process of Collaboration -- Part I
SPONSOR: A Circle of Ten, Inc. -- Network for Collaboration
WHEN: July 16-18, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: A Circle of Ten, Inc. Retreat, 801 CR 4929, (Edom, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Part I concerns Linking Leadership, Community Organizing, Program Development and Grant Writing. This tailor-made workshop builds on existing skills and allows staff to meet individual and agency needs. C10 professionals have over 60 years combined experience in the nonprofit arena, from direct service delivery to management to grant writing. They are BoardSource Certified &/or hold Nonprofit Management Certification and provide services based on personal real-world experiences.
COST: $800. Limited scholarships are available.
CONTACT: A Circle of Ten, Inc., 205 E Commerce, #205, Jacksonville, Texas 75766. (903) 541-0013 
From A Circle of Ten, Inc. e-mail, 3/15/13icon


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