Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 4 Alert #4 - April 23, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The RFP for EMS Local Projects Grants is out. Please see the listing in Public Funding Opportunities.

Did You Miss the Grants and Proposal Writing Workshop? Webinar, Handouts Available On-Line
If you missed the Grants and Proposal Writing training on April 17, the slides and handouts for the presentation are linked at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/fic/gwriting.shtm.
The webinar recording is viewable at https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/452803666.
From The Funding Information Center, 4/17/13icon

Survey Finds Charitable Contributions Continued to Rise in 2012
Nearly six in 10 charities in the United States and Canada reported an increase in fundraising revenues in 2012, while more than seven in 10 expect to see revenues grow in 2013, a survey by the Nonprofit Research Collaborative finds.
Released earlier this month at the annual conference of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the Nonprofit Fundraising Study: Covering Charitable Receipts at U.S. and Canadian Nonprofit Organizations in 2012 found that 58 percent of the 1,122 organizations which responded to the survey saw their fundraising receipts increase in 2012, compared with 53 percent in 2011 and 43 percent in 2010. The survey also found that 63 percent of respondents met their 2012 fundraising goal, up from 59 percent in 2011 and 52 percent in 2010. The percentage of organizations seeing an increase was nearly identical in the United States and Canada, across all four regions of the United States, and in most subsectors.
The survey also found that a majority of respondents (55 percent) attributed their fundraising success in 2012 to internal factors such as the addition of new staff (10 percent), a jump in receipts from bequests (six percent), or a successful event (three percent), while roughly 45 percent credited outside factors such as an improving economy, increased awareness, strong leadership, and/or a good development plan.
Looking ahead to 2013, 59 percent of respondents expect their fundraising receipts to be up by as much as 15 percent, 12 percent expect to see even greater increases, while 20 percent expect receipts to remain flat. The report also makes a number of fundraising recommendations, including developing comprehensive plans for engaging donors and potential donors, focusing on engagement strategies that lead to higher donor retention rates, and adapting to changing communication methods.
"Charities that routinely send thank-you letters to every donor were significantly more likely to meet their fundraising goal for 2012 than those that did not send a thank you at all," said Andrew Watt, president and CEO of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. "Surprisingly, 29 percent of charities did not routinely send thank-you letters or emails for contributions received. This basic principle of successful fundraising cannot be stressed enough."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/16/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

The Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Research Network (U19): RFA-HS-13-009
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/15/13. Application: 5/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to commit an estimated total of $2 million in FY 2013 to fund approximately four awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; for-profit private institution; unit of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Research Program Cooperative Agreement (U19) applications from organizations that propose a Research Center in outcomes and effectiveness research and focus in one of two programmatic themes: patients served by (1) Medicare; or (2) State Medicaid and/or Children’s Health Insurance (CHIP) programs.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-13-009.html
From AHRQ e-mail, 4/19/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research

EMS Local Projects Grant FY 2014: # EMS/LPG-0557.1
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma Systems Coordination
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/28/13.
$ AVAILABLE: In Fiscal Year 2014, approximately $1 million is expected to be available to fund LPG contract(s). 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. Only projects with potential benefit and improvement to emergency pre-hospital care or injury prevention will be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible respondents include department licensed Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers, department licensed first responder organizations, Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Councils (RACs), EMS education organizations, and injury prevention organizations involved in emergency pre-hospital care and must comply with the criteria listed in the complete RFP.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS or Department) Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma Systems Coordination announces the expected availability of State Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 funds  from the Permanent Fund for Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care Account to provide Local Project Grants (LPG). Funds shall be used to support and improve the development of the Texas Emergency Services and Trauma Care System and increase the availability and quality of emergency pre-hospital care.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Christine Leos, (512) 776-7470, e-mail: Christine.Leos@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=105338
From DSHS Client Services Contracting Unit e-mail, 4/15/13icon
Subject(s) emergency medicine, fire & emergency response

Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R21): PA-13-154
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16. Expires 5/8/16.
$ 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) invites exploratory pilot/feasibility study and small clinical trial (R21) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to test novel home or family based interventions for the prevention or management of overweight in infancy and early childhood. Tested interventions can use behavioral (including dietary and physical activity), environmental, or other relevant approaches.
CFDA: 93.847, 93.837, 93.865
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-154.html
From NIH e-mail, 4/19/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research, obesity, children's health

Innovative Research Methods: Prevention and Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness (R01): PA-13-165
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5. Expires 5/8/16.
$ 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 seeks to update the randomized control trial (RCT) design using novel research methods that are practical, innovative, and hold promise for producing more effective outcomes. Novel clinical research designs, applied to symptom management trials, may identify those treatment strategies that best alter the course of symptom burden in chronic illness by addressing the issues of varied treatment responses across patients, subject retention, and adherence to treatment regimens.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.399, 93.393
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-165.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 4/15/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention, chronic diseases

Innovative Research Methods: Prevention and Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness (R15): PA-13-166
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/25, 6/25, 10/25. Expires 5/8/16.
$ 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, 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).
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity seeks to update the randomized control trial (RCT) design using novel research methods that are practical, innovative, and hold promise for producing more effective outcomes. Novel clinical research designs, applied to symptom management trials, may identify those treatment strategies that best alter the course of symptom burden in chronic illness by addressing the issues of varied treatment responses across patients, subject retention, and adherence to treatment regimens.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.399, 93.393
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-166.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 4/15/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention, chronic diseases

Innovative Research Methods: Prevention and Management of Symptoms in Chronic Illness (R21): PA-13-167
SOURCE: National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR), National Cancer Institute (NCI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16. Expires 5/8/16.
$ 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 seeks to update the randomized control trial (RCT) design using novel research methods that are practical, innovative, and hold promise for producing more effective outcomes. Novel clinical research designs, applied to symptom management trials, may identify those treatment strategies that best alter the course of symptom burden in chronic illness by addressing the issues of varied treatment responses across patients, subject retention, and adherence to treatment regimens.
CFDA: 93.361, 93.399, 93.393
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-167.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information e-mail, 4/15/13icon
Subject(s) cancer research, cancer education/prevention, chronic diseases

Quality Assurance Review: 529-13-0073
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: HHSC’s objective for this procurement is to enter into a contract for a Quality Assurance Review (peer review) in compliance with the Texas Internal Auditing Act, Texas Government Code, Title 10, Subtitle C, Chapter 2102, Section 2102.007 which states “The Internal Auditor shall … (5) conduct quality assurance review in accordance with professional standards as provided by 2102.011 and periodically take part in a comprehensive external peer review.”
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Alice Hanna, (512) 206-5277, e-mail: Alice.Hanna@hhsc.state.tx.us.
From HHSC e-mail, 4/18/13icon
Subject(s) technology


Private Funding Opportunities

Inaugural Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research Awards
SOURCE: American Diabetes Association (ADA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/16/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $1.62 million over five to seven years will be awarded to support investigators with an innovative basic, clinical, translational, epidemiological, or health services research initiative relevant to any diabetes type, diabetes-related disease state, or diabetes complication.
ELIGIBILITY: Qualified nominees must be outstanding investigators who have demonstrated creativity and productivity in their current field of research. In addition, nominees must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.M.D., D.O., Pharm.D., D.V.M., or equivalent health- or science-related degree and work for a university-affiliated or other nonprofit research institution in the United States or a U.S. possession.
Nominations are invited from U.S.-accredited academic and nonprofit research institutions. Institutions may nominate a maximum of one candidate per annual cycle. Nominations of candidates in diverse disciplines, from medicine, biology and chemistry to engineering, mathematics and physics, are encouraged.
PURPOSE: The American Diabetes Association is accepting nominations of outstanding investigators from academic and nonprofit research institutions for its 2013 Pathway to Stop Diabetes Research initiative.
The program seeks to bring new perspectives to diabetes research by offering three types of funding: support for the transition from trainee to independent investigator, support for early-career diabetes investigators, and support for established investigators new to diabetes research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://professional.diabetes.org/Congress_Display.aspx?TYP=9&SID=695&CID=91814
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 4/17/13icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research

Proposals for Surgical Education Research
SOURCE: Association for Surgical Education Foundation (ASE)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/1/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award grants of up to $25,000 in five broad categories: Innovations in Surgical Education that Improve Patient Care Research, Innovations in Performance Evaluation and Assessment, Innovations in Student Programs, Innovations in Resident and Faculty, and Innovations in Educational Administration. Research studies can include teaching techniques, performance evaluation methods, instructional and curriculum design, and educational program design.
ELIGIBILITY: While ESERT grants are open to members of any national surgical association, priority will be given to ASE members. If a non-ASE member wishes to apply for a grant, the non-member investigators must work in collaboration with, or have their project endorsed by, an ASE member.
PURPOSE: The Association for Surgical Education Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the Association for Surgical Education, is accepting proposals for projects that promote excellence and innovation in surgical education research.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.surgicaleducation.com/cesert-grants
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 4/17/13icon
Subject(s) medical research


Events

Women & HIV International Clinical Conference
SPONSOR: TX/OK AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC)
WHEN: May 3-4.
WHERE: Magnolia Hotel, 1401 Commerce Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) in conjunction with other state and national agencies are working hard to provide health care providers treating women living with or at risk of contracting HIV with up to date medical updates. The 2013 Women & HIV International Clinical Conference will provide health care providers with information and tools to provide timely care to women living with or at risk of contracting HIV.
COST: Early Registration Fee (ends April 30th) - $175. Late & On-site Registration Fee (after May 1st) - $200.
CONTACT: Marcos Alcorn, (214) 590-1650.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 4/19/13icon

Town Hall on Nonprofit Collaborations and Mergers
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: May 7, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: The Blanton Museum of Art, Edgar A. Smith Building, The University of Texas at Austin, 200 E. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Forbes recently released an article on the value of collaborations, concluding that strategic partnerships between nonprofit organizations often have benefits far beyond cost savings. "Once you build a relationship and understand each other’s capabilities, other ideas emerge."
Come to a town hall on May 7 to better understand the many benefits of nonprofit collaborations, hear about national trends, and get local perspectives on what works.
Learn from David La Piana, a leading expert on nonprofit collaborations, as well as a panel of local nonprofit leaders: Chris Earthman, Executive Director, Aragona Family Foundation; Susan McDowell, Executive Director, LifeWorks; Michele Walker-Moak, Program Manager, Applied Materials Foundation; Melba Whatley, Community Volunteer.
COST: $35.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955, e-mail: info@greenlights.org
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success e-mail, 4/17/13icon


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