Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 7 Alert # 3 - July 16, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

USDA Invites Applications for Grants to Bring Improved Educational and Healthcare Services to Rural Communities
USDA is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training, and healthcare resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through the Department's Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) remains focused on carrying out its mission, despite a time of significant budget uncertainty. Today's announcement is one part of the Department's efforts to strengthen the rural economy.
"With access to the latest technology, America's rural citizens can compete in today's global economy," Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack said. "These Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants will modernize equipment and improve healthcare services and educational opportunities for residents in remote areas. They will help generate jobs in small towns and revitalize rural economies."
Under this notice, USDA may provide up to $17.5 million in grants. Funds can be used to buy equipment and provide technical assistance. To be eligible, applicants must serve a rural area, demonstrate economic need and provide at least 15 percent in matching funds. Awards range up to $500,000. In 2012, USDA Rural Development provided 58 DLT grants for projects in 36 states. Since the program began, 1,400 projects have been funded.
Completed applications must be received by August 12, 2013. For further details about eligibility rules and application procedures, see the notice published on page 38915 of the June 28, 2013 Federal Register: http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-28/html/2013-15597.htm.
President Obama's plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President's leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America's economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA's investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values. President Obama and Agriculture Secretary Vilsack are committed to a smarter use of Federal resources to foster sustainable economic prosperity and ensure the government is a strong partner for businesses, entrepreneurs and working families in rural communities.
From USDA News Release / DSHS School Health Program, Friday Beat e-mail, 7/12/13icon

CDC Launches STD Treatment Guidelines Mobile App
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Division of STD Prevention recently announced the launch of its STD Treatment (Tx) Guidelines mobile app. The STD Tx Guide app helps health care providers easily access diagnostic information and current STD Treatment Guidelines. Providers who use this app will have quick access to information about the diagnosis and treatment of 21 STDs and the useful booklet “A Guide to Taking a Sexual History.” The app is available for both Apple and Android devices and can be downloaded for free from the iTunes and Google Play stores.
For more information about the app, please visit the STD Tx Guide app Web page at http://www.cdc.gov/std/std-tx-app.htm.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program, HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 7/3/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir (R21): RFA-AI-13-038
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/13/13. Application: 11/13/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $1.125 million yearly to make 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 purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research on new or improved methods for quantifying latently infected cells in HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy. Quantifying latent HIV reservoirs is critical to evaluating strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo. The current gold-standard method involves a limiting dilution viral outgrowth assay that is slow, resource-intensive, and relatively imprecise. A molecular assay to accurately detect replication-competent provirus, or a viral outgrowth assay with improved efficiency, would facilitate proof-of-concept studies for curing HIV infection.
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-13-038.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 7/8/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01): PAR-13-254
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/25, 5/25, 9/25. Expires 9/8/16.
$ 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 submission of investigator-initiated Program Project (P01) applications. The proposed programs may address scientific areas relevant to the NIAID mission including the biology, pathogenesis, and host response to microbes, including HIV; the mechanisms of normal immune function and immune dysfunction resulting in autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, allergy, asthma, and transplant rejection; and translational research to develop vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to prevent and treat infectious, immune-mediated, and allergic diseases. Each P01 application submitted to this FOA must include at least two related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-254.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 7/8/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, medical research

Researcher Training and Workforce Development in Methods and Standards for Conducting Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Studies (R25): RFA-HS-14-004
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 8/20/13. Application: 9/27/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund an estimate of five to seven awards, corresponding to a total of $2.5 million for fiscal year 2014.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; units of local or state government; eligible agencies of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribal government (other than federally recognized); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations.
PURPOSE: This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) invites applications for grants to develop, implement, and evaluate an education program for researchers on methodologies and methodological standards used to conduct comparative clinical effectiveness and/or patient-centered outcomes research (CER/PCOR). The purpose of this initiative is to build capacity in the national scientific workforce to conduct high quality CER/PCOR studies. Applicants will develop innovative programs that accommodate the educational needs of a respective professional field, employment setting, and/or researcher community.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-004.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) e-mail, 7/11/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health profession training

Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC) (U19): RFA-AI-13-043
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/23/13. Application: 10/23/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIAID intends to commit $11 million total costs in FY 2014 to fund 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: The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the Sexually Transmitted Infections Cooperative Research Centers (STI CRC) program. The STI CRC program facilitates multidisciplinary, synergistic collaborations that will increase our understanding and further our knowledge of co-infections of two or more specific STIs, as well as the interactions between and among different STI pathogens that may cause or enhance polymicrobial infections of the urogenital tract, e.g., bacterial vaginosis (BV), pelvic inflammatory disease (PID), intraamniotic infection (IAI) and non-gonococcal urethritis (NGU).
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-13-043.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 7/8/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, sexually transmitted disease

Supporting the Continuum of Care: Building Ryan White Program Grantee Capacity to Enroll Eligible Clients in Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Programs: HRSA-13-281
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/29/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.9 million for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Entities that are eligible to apply include public groups, nonprofit, private entities (including faith-based and community based organizations) and school and academic health science centers involved in addressing HIV/AIDS related issues at a national level. Preferred applicants should have experience developing and disseminating informational materials, and of providing capacity building assistance to HIV/AIDS related organizations and constituencies on a national level. The applicant’s proposal must include a national scope of work. 
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for Supporting the Continuum of Care: Building Ryan White Program (RWHAP) Grantee Capacity to Enroll Eligible Clients in Affordable Care Act Health Coverage Programs. Under the Affordable Care Act, options for health care coverage for Person Living with HIV and AIDS (PLWH) are expanded through private insurance market reforms, an expansion of Medicaid eligibility, and the establishment of Health Insurance Marketplaces (also referred to as Exchanges).
CFDA: 93.145
CONTACT: Heather Hauck, (301) 443-6745, e-mail: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=ce345ff3-4431-47e3-bcc1-244264b45b6a&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 7/8/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, sexually transmitted disease


Private Funding Opportunities

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants will be awarded for projects requiring more than $100,000 and/or projected to take longer than 12 months.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience. Only organizations and government entities are eligible to receive funding under this program.
Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a).
PURPOSE: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues.
Supported projects include: examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
CONTACT: Please direct all questions to the national program office by e-mail: hcfo@academyhealth.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2011/changes-in-health-care-financing-and-organization--hcfo-.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Web site, accessed 7/15/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization: Small Grants
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants will be for projects requiring $100,000 or less and projected to take up to 12 months or less.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience. Only organizations and government entities are eligible to receive funding under this program.
Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations as defined under Section 509(a).
PURPOSE: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues.
Supported projects include: examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
CONTACT: Please direct all questions to the national program office by e-mail: hcfo@academyhealth.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2011/changes-in-health-care-financing-and-organization--small-grants.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Web site, accessed 7/15/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research

Healthy Environments -- Healthy Food
SOURCE: Kresge Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
$ AVAILABLE: The size and duration of awards will vary based upon the nature and scope of proposed projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit 501(C)(3) organizations and public agencies based in the United States and not classified as private foundations are eligible to apply for a grant or respond to a request for proposals.
PURPOSE: Healthy Environments aims to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children from low-income families by making the places they live, learn, and play safe and supportive of overall good health.
Healthy Food:
Grants will support projects aimed at improving food system policies and practices, especially those that disproportionally affect low-income communities Grants will also support the growth of local or regional food systems and supply chains.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://kresge.org/programs/health/healthy-environments
From Rural Assistance Center Web site, accessed 7/11/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, minority health, food/nutrition services

Healthy Environments -- Healthy Homes      
SOURCE: Kresge Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
$ AVAILABLE: The size and duration of awards will vary based upon the nature and scope of proposed projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit 501(C)(3) organizations and public agencies based in the United States and not classified as private foundations are eligible to apply for a grant or respond to a request for proposals.
PURPOSE: Healthy Environments aims to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children from low-income families by making the places they live, learn, and play safe and supportive of overall good health.
Healthy Homes:
Grants will support projects in the areas of home hazards, weatherization, and neighborhood nuisances. Funding will also be available to build the capacity of government agencies to reduce the incidence of preventable illness and injuries caused by home environments and support the development of best practices. Funding is not available for direct support for supportive housing.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://kresge.org/programs/health/healthy-environments
From Rural Assistance Center Web site, accessed 7/11/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, minority health, health promotion/wellness

Healthy Environments -- Transportation and Built Environments
SOURCE: Kresge Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications accepted on an ongoing basis.
$ AVAILABLE: The size and duration of awards will vary based upon the nature and scope of proposed projects.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit 501(C)(3) organizations and public agencies based in the United States and not classified as private foundations are eligible to apply for a grant or respond to a request for proposals.
PURPOSE: Healthy Environments aims to improve the health and well-being of vulnerable children from low-income families by making the places they live, learn, and play safe and supportive of overall good health.
Transportation and Built Environments:
Grants will support projects that affect air, water, and environmental health due to landscapes, streetscapes, and freight transportation.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://kresge.org/programs/health/healthy-environments
From Rural Assistance Center Web site, accessed 7/11/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, minority health, environmental health, transportation


Events

Human Resources Fundamentals for Supervisors
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: July 24, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: In this course, supervisors will increase their knowledge of effective HR practices and learn the fundamental skills to guide and manage their employees effectively. The supervisor’s role and responsibilities in the administration of employment-related functions is discussed in relation to employment laws and best HR practices. Processes for recruiting, hiring, orienting, and terminating employees are explored.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services Web site, accessed 7/12/13icon

To Be or Not To Be a 501 (c) (3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: July 25, noon to 2 pm.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Course Description/Objectives:
To learn the process for establishing a tax-exempt organization, to discuss the preparation work prior to applying to the IRS for tax-exempt status, and to explore the work needed to start up a tax-exempt organization.
What the workshop will cover?
Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit, the required organizational documents, and a review of the IRS Form 990.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services Web site, accessed 7/12/13icon


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