Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 5 Alert #1 - May 7, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The RFP for EMS Local Projects Grants is out. Please see the listing at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/fic/AL24-4-4.shtm#E.
From Funding Alert, 4/23/13icon(1)

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommends Routine HIV Testing
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of national experts in prevention and evidence-based medicine, recently announced a grade “A” recommendation for routine HIV screening. Grade "A" is the highest level of recommendation USPSTF offers and is an indication that there is strong evidence that the test has large potential benefits and small potential harms.
USPSTF reviewed recent research studies on screening for HIV. The final recommendation statement summarizes what USPSTF learned about the potential benefits and harms of this screening:
* USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen adolescents and adults ages 15 to 65 years for HIV infection. Younger adolescents and older adults who are at increased risk should also be screened.
* USPSTF recommends that clinicians screen all pregnant women for HIV, including those who present in labor whose HIV status is unknown.
To learn more about this recommendation, visit the USPSTF web site at http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspshivi.htm.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program, HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 5/1/13icon(1)

Public Funding Opportunities

Closing the Gap in Healthcare Disparities through Dissemination and Implementation of Patient Centered Outcomes Research (U18): RFA-HS-13-010
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/14/13. Application: 7/31/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund one to three awards, for a total of up to $3 million for the three year duration of the initiative. The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
ELIGIBILITY: Public, nonprofit, or for-profit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; 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 organization.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to identify strategies to engage stakeholders through shared decision making that can be used to effectively implement interventions specific to health care delivery systems, clinicians, and/or patients that focus on the reduction of racial/ethnic healthcare disparities in under-resourced settings.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-13-010.html
From AHRQ e-mail, 5/2/13icon(1)
Subject(s) health policy research, health disparities, minority health

Competitive Request for Proposal, Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response: CPS/HOSP-0566.1
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS)
AVAILABLE: In the contract term October 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014, approximately $1,193,831 is expected to be available to fund the Texas Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) and the Healthcare Preparedness Capabilities.       
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible respondents include governmental, non-governmental, not-for-profit organizations, for-profit entities, associations, public and or private entities located within the state of Texas. Individuals are not eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS or Department) announces the expected availability of federal funds from the Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response (ASPR) to provide support and resources for regional healthcare systems/organizations in demonstrating measureable and sustainable progress toward achieving the healthcare preparedness capabilities that promote prepared and resilient communities.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Donna Ockletree, (512) 776-7470, e-mail: Donna.Ockletree@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=1056723
From DSHS Client Services Contracting Unit e-mail, 5/2/13icon(1)
Subject(s) health care facilities, emergency medicine,

Diligent Recruitment of Families for Children in the Foster Care System: HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0593
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/10/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $3.2 million for eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments, county governments, and Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement solicits applications to fund cooperative agreements, for the purpose of developing programs to recruit resource families for children in foster care.
CFDA: 93.652
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-ACYF-CO-0593
From GrantsWire Weekly, 4/24/13icon(1)
Subject(s) children's health

Discretionary Targeted Assistance Grant Program: HHS-2013-ACF-ORR-RT-0589
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/7/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $4,849,282 for 24 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: ORR intends to award grants to a) those agencies of state governments that are responsible for the refugee program and b) agencies that have responsibility for an alternative to the state-administered program, as either a Wilson/Fish grantee, or a replacement designee. State and Wilson/Fish agencies shall submit a single application for the targeted discretionary program. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
PURPOSE: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) announces the funding opportunity and award procedures for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Discretionary Targeted Assistance Grant (TAG) Program. The Discretionary Targeted Assistance Grant Program is designed to assist newly arrived refugees and specific refugee populations with compelling situations who for various reasons have been unable to make the transition to economic self-sufficiency. ORR invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications with programs that address employment, case management and social adjustment services for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency in counties that do not receive Formula TAG funding and do not have other alternative funding resources or services available to address the needs of the target population. ORR will make $4,849,282 million available for this program. The project period will be for three years, with three 12-month budget periods. Awards will be based upon the outcome of the review process and the availability of funds.
CFDA: 93.576
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2013-ACF-ORR-RT-0589
From GrantsWire Weekly, 4/24/13icon(1)
Subject(s) minority health

Methodologies and Formative Work for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches (R01): RFA-MH-14-180
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/3/13. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1.5 million in FY 2014 to fund six to eight awards for this FOA and the companion FOAs.
The NIAID intends to commit approximately $700,000 in FY 2014 towards this FOA.
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: This announcement invites applications to advance science that is needed for optimal HIV combination prevention intervention approaches. Recent advances in biomedical interventions with critical behavioral aspects (e.g., Pre-exposure Prophylaxis [PrEP], Treatment as Prevention) have changed how HIV prevention and treatment are conceptualized. Significant local, city, state, and federally funded efforts are shifting towards community-level interventions to reduce HIV incidence, and these efforts are informed by recent advances regarding: the importance of treatment uptake and retention in care; the effectiveness of combined behavioral and biomedical interventions; and the need to implement interventions community-wide for optimal public health impact. Reductions in HIV incidence will only be achieved through implementation of combinations of interventions that include biomedical and behavioral interventions, as well as components that address social, economic, and other structural factors that influence HIV prevention and transmission. However, combined prevention intervention approaches rely on synergies of multiple elements that can be challenging to design, implement, and evaluate. This initiative will support methodological, formative, and implementation research designed to better understand the processes and outcomes of combination intervention efforts and that will enhance the implementation of these interventions.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-180.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/3/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, mental health

Methodologies and Formative Work for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches (R21): RFA-MH-14-181
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/3/13. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1.5 million in FY 2014 to fund six to eight awards for this FOA and the companion FOAs.
The NIAID intends to commit approximately $206,250 in FY 2014 towards this FOA.
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: This announcement invites applications to advance science that is needed for optimal HIV combination prevention intervention approaches. Recent advances in biomedical interventions with critical behavioral aspects (e.g., Pre-exposure Prophylaxis [PrEP], Treatment as Prevention) have changed how HIV prevention and treatment are conceptualized. Significant local, city, state, and federally funded efforts are shifting towards community-level interventions to reduce HIV incidence, and these efforts are informed by recent advances regarding: the importance of treatment uptake and retention in care; the effectiveness of combined behavioral and biomedical interventions; and the need to implement interventions community-wide for optimal public health impact. Reductions in HIV incidence will only be achieved through implementation of combinations of interventions that include biomedical and behavioral interventions, as well as components that address social, economic, and other structural factors that influence HIV prevention and transmission. However, combined prevention intervention approaches rely on synergies of multiple elements that can be challenging to design, implement, and evaluate. This initiative will support methodological, formative, and implementation research designed to better understand the processes and outcomes of combination intervention efforts and that will enhance the implementation of these interventions.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-181.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/3/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, mental health

Methodologies and Formative Work for Combination HIV Prevention Approaches (R34): RFA-MH-14-182
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/3/13. Applicants are encouraged to apply early to allow adequate time to make any corrections to errors found in the application during the submission process by the due date.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIMH intends to commit approximately $1.5 million in FY 2014 to fund six to eight awards for this FOA and the companion FOAs.
The NIAID intends to commit approximately $206,250 in FY 2014 towards this FOA.
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: This announcement invites applications to advance science that is needed for optimal HIV combination prevention intervention approaches. Recent advances in biomedical interventions with critical behavioral aspects (e.g., Pre-exposure Prophylaxis [PrEP], Treatment as Prevention) have changed how HIV prevention and treatment are conceptualized. Significant local, city, state, and federally funded efforts are shifting towards community-level interventions to reduce HIV incidence, and these efforts are informed by recent advances regarding: the importance of treatment uptake and retention in care; the effectiveness of combined behavioral and biomedical interventions; and the need to implement interventions community-wide for optimal public health impact. Reductions in HIV incidence will only be achieved through implementation of combinations of interventions that include biomedical and behavioral interventions, as well as components that address social, economic, and other structural factors that influence HIV prevention and transmission. However, combined prevention intervention approaches rely on synergies of multiple elements that can be challenging to design, implement, and evaluate. This initiative will support methodological, formative, and implementation research designed to better understand the processes and outcomes of combination intervention efforts and that will enhance the implementation of these interventions.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-182.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 5/3/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, mental health


Private Funding Opportunities

Elder Abuse Projects
SOURCE: Kendal Charitable Funds
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000 will be awarded for pilot projects that address at least one non-institutionalized elderly population, with a focus on the identification or prevention of financial, physical, emotional, and/or sexual abuse. Priority will be given to projects with the greatest potential for change and replication. Grants will be awarded for new programs only.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be recognized as tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Individuals may apply through a nonprofit fiscal agent.
PURPOSE: Kendal Charitable Funds is accepting Letters of Intent for innovative projects that enhance the lives of seniors, whether through services, research, and/or developing new understandings and awareness of elder abuse.
Letters of Intent must be received no later than May 15, 2013. Upon review, selected organizations will be invited to submit full project proposals, which must be completed by August 1, 2013.
CONTACT: Jean Crooks, Kendal Charitable Funds, 1107 E. Baltimore Pike, Kennett Square, PA, 19348, e-mail: jcrooks@kendalcharitablefunds.org.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/30/13icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, mental health

Innovative Childhood Obesity Programs
SOURCE: Safeway Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $100,000 will be awarded to support efforts to expand and enhance services, increase capacity, and/or incorporate new strategies that support healthy body weight among children and/or adolescents; to identify promising approaches that can be replicated, adapted, implemented, and sustained in diverse communities nationwide; and to evaluate the impact of existing programs.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, organizations must be tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and be located in communities where Safeway companies have a business presence.
Safeway operates subsidiary stores known as Vons, Pavilions, Tom Thumb, Randalls, Carrs, and Dominick's.
PURPOSE: The Safeway Foundation is accepting applications from community health programs and hospitals through its Innovative Approaches to Preventing Childhood Obesity grant program, which is conducted in partnership with Children's Hospital & Research Center Oakland.
The initiative aims to foster collaboration between the medical community and local community-based agencies.
CONTACT: If you are experiencing difficulties navigating our donations process or applying online, please go to: http://safeway.versaic.com/ContactUs.aspx. The contact for Randalls/Tom Thumb stores in Texas is Connie Yates at e-mail: Connie.Yates@safeway.com. For more information see http://www.safewayfoundation.org/get-funded/index.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/30/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, obesity, community health services

Nominations for Vaccine Innovation Award
SOURCE: Gates Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/31/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will recognize the winning innovation with a $250,000 prize, to be shared by the award winner and an organization that can further improve vaccine delivery.
ELIGIBILITY: The nomination process is open to any individual or team from any sector, including academic institutions, governments, healthcare facilities, research institutions, nonprofit organizations, and for-profit companies. Nominees are assessed on the tangible health impact, creativity, and scale of their innovation in the science, delivery, and/or funding of vaccines.
PURPOSE: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is accepting nominations for the third annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award, which recognizes, celebrates, and spurs transformative ideas for improving health through the delivery of vaccines.
By focusing on the delivery of vaccines, the award is designed to complement other awards focused on scientific research and vaccine development.
CONTACT: Please send e-mails to vaccine-innovation-award@gatesfoundation.org. For more information see http://foundationcenter.org/pnd/rfp/rfp_item.jhtml?id=418900005
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Proposals for Research Projects in Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
SOURCE: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/3/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of $40,000 each will be awarded to three investigators for research in humans that ultimately leads to improvements in the understanding of idiopathic gastroparesis, its pathophysiology, and the care of patients. Priority will be given to clinical research, as well as basic research that is translational in nature.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, investigators must have completed an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree. Successful applicants must agree to acknowledge IFFGD support in any publications that result from funded research, and to submit a final report to IFFGD within eighteen months of initial receipt of funding.
PURPOSE: The International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders is seeking proposals for innovative research projects related to idiopathic gastroparesis.
CONTACT: Susan Schneck, (414) 964-1799, e-mail: sschneck@iffgd.org.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/30/13icon
Subject(s) medical research

Events

From Quality Writing To Writing Quality Grants
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: May 16, 9:30 to 11:30 am Session 1 - Effective Writing for Nonprofits
12:30 to 3:30 pm Session 2 - Intro to Grant Writing
WHERE: La Mancha Business Center, 2701 W. Berry Street, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Session 1 - Wondering if your writing skills need to be sharpened a bit? Not sure if your writing style is considered concise or wordy? Do you have trouble describing your program service on those grant applications with word limits? Then this class is for you.
Participants will learn to:
* Write light, not trite: in plain language.
* Write tight: concise, direct.
* Write right: edited, proofed.
Session 2 - Introduction to Grant Writing
This practical class covers:
* The various types of foundations and grants.
* The basics of public and private sector research and grant seeking.
* Checklist of information you'll need for most proposals.
* Tips and tricks to write an effective grant.
By the end of the class, you'll have the necessary information to research and submit proposals.
COST: $100 members / $175 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 5/3/13icon

The Power of the Purse
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: May 21, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Men and women are inherently different and not surprisingly, they transact business differently. They have different general goals, different hot buttons, and different needs. And, because women make or influence over 80 percent of all purchasing decisions, you'll want to understand these differences. You want women to buy-in to your goals and objectives. In "The Power of the Purse" you'll learn the four key differences, that when mastered will help you work with, manage and fundraise with women. While this program will provide practical tips and tools, you will also enjoy the fun and insightful stories that you'll hear - they may even sound a little familiar.
COST: $25 members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 5/3/13icon

So You Want To Be an Executive Director
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: May 21, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: What's it like to run a nonprofit organization? The good, the great, and the challenges...from a 35-year professional. We will include strategies for identifying the right ED role for you, and steps you can take to prepare for those interviews.
Target audience: anyone interested in understanding more about being an executive director.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmdallas.org
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 5/3/13icon

Awards in Texas

The San Antonio-based Goldsbury Foundation has made a five-year, $20 million gift to Children's Hospital of San Antonio, members of the Christus Santa Rosa Health System, to help fund renovations at the hospital's downtown campus.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/30/13icon

Children's Medical Center at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has received a $2,551,291 grant from the Moody Foundation of Galveston for a Flow Cytometry Facility.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 4/11/13icon

The Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation of Palo Alto CA. has awarded Parkland Health and Hospital System in Dallas $2 million to develop a software system to identify and flag heart-failure patients at high risk of hospital readmission.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 4/11/13icon

The Moody Foundation of Galveston has given a $2,170,000 grant to The University of Texas at Austin, Department of Radio-Television-Film to create a medical production program that uses 3D technology.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 3/28/13icon

The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) has awarded $9,807,858 to the Dallas-based American Heart Association to advance policies to focus on the root causes of childhood obesity,
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 3/14/13icon

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