Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 9 Alert # 3 - September 17, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC Finds 200,000 Heart Disease, Stroke Deaths Could be Prevented
More than 200,000 preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke occurred in the United States in 2010, according to a new Vital Signs report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than half of these deaths happened to people younger than 65 years of age, and the overall rate of preventable deaths from heart disease and stroke went down nearly 30 percent between 2001 and 2010, with the declines varying by age.  Lack of access to preventive screenings and early treatment for high blood pressure and high cholesterol could explain the differences among age groups.
* Age: Death rates in 2010 were highest among adults aged 65-74 years (401.5 per 100,000 population).  But preventable deaths have declined faster in those aged 65–74 years compared to those under age 65.
* Race/ethnicity: Blacks are twice as likely—and Hispanics are slightly less likely—as whites to die from preventable heart disease and stroke.
* Sex: Avoidable deaths from heart disease, stroke and high blood pressure were higher among males (83.7 per 100,000) than females (39.6 per 100,000). Black men have the highest risk. Hispanic men are twice as likely as Hispanic women to die from preventable heart disease and stroke.
* Location: By state, avoidable deaths from cardiovascular disease ranged from a rate of 36.3 deaths per 100,000 population in Minnesota to 99.6 deaths per 100,000 in the District of Columbia. By county, the highest avoidable death rates in 2010 were concentrated primarily in the southern Appalachian region and much of Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Oklahoma.  The lowest rates were in the West, Midwest, and Northeast regions.
To save more lives from these preventable deaths, doctors, nurses, and other health care providers can encourage healthy habits at every patient visit, including not smoking, increasing physical activity, eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, and taking medicines as directed.  Communities and health departments can help by promoting healthier living spaces, including tobacco-free areas and safe walking areas. Local communities also can ensure access to healthy food options, including those with lower sodium. Health care systems can adopt and use electronic health records to identify patients who smoke or who have high blood pressure or high cholesterol and help providers follow and support patient progress.
From Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Weekly Digest Bulletin e-mail, 9/9/13icon

Colleges, Universities Implementing ‘Success’ Steps
At the recent Disabled American Veterans Nat'l Convention in Orlando, President Obama praises the 250 community colleges and universities implementing the Eight Keys to Success program on their campuses.
Developed by the White House, DoEd and VA in conjunction with more than 100 education experts, the eight steps help veterans and service members' transition and thrive in a higher education setting.
The steps include: implementing an early alert system to pinpoint those struggling; collaborating with local nonprofits and government agencies to align and coordinate various services for veterans; and utilizing a uniform set of data tools to collect and track information on veterans. "With more and more service members returning home in the next year, it has never been more important for schools to have a roadmap in place to make sure veterans are getting the best possible educational experience," the president says. "By adopting the Eight Keys to Success, schools are taking a positive step in that direction."
Colleges and universities with efforts underway to help veterans and wanting to get involved in the program can contact DoEd's Marc Cole at (202) 453-6358 or e-mail at Marc.Cole@ed.gov. For more information see http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2470.
From Federal and Foundation Assistance Monitor, 9/9/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

2013 Awards for Excellence in Texas School Health
SOURCE: Texas Department of State Health Services (DHSH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/4/13.
$ AVAILABLE: $13,500 total funds available.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This initiative, now in its 24th year, grants programs just getting started with seed money and honors and rewards existing, successful programs and those that have made improvements or expansions to programs awarded in the past.
The program awards cash prizes to schools or districts that implement effective school health programs that promote lifelong student health.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Ellen Smith, (512) 776-2140, e-mail: ellen.smith@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/schoolhealth/awards.shtm
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 9/6/13icon
Subject(s) school health

Home and Family Based Approaches for the Prevention or Management of Overweight or Obesity in Early Childhood (R01): PA-13-153
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), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
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 Announcement (FOA) invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose randomized clinical trials testing 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-13-153.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 9/12/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, obesity, prevention

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), Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR)
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 Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose randomized clinical trials testing 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 Web site, accessed 9/12/13icon
Subject(s) children's health, obesity, prevention

Silvio O. Conte Digestive Diseases Research Core Centers (P30): RFA-DK-12-023
SOURCE: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/15/13. Application: 11/15/13.
$ AVAILABLE: The NIDDK intends to commit $3.6 million for three awards in FY2014 and $4.8 million for four awards in FY 2015.
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 Centers program is to bring together basic and clinical investigators as a means to enhance communication, collaboration, and effectiveness of ongoing research related to digestive and/or liver diseases. 
CFDA: 93.847
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-12-023.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 9/12/13icon
Subject(s) diabetes, medical research

Service Area Competition: HRSA-14-026
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/30/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, city or township governments, county governments, state governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, special district governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support for an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including Community Health Center (CHC, section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC, section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH, section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC, section 330(i)). For the purposes of this document, the term "health center" refers to the diverse types of health centers (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and/or PHPC) supported under section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=c7c073ee-88b5-49fa-9df7-44d06c89214c&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From HRSA Web site, accessed 9/16/13icon
Subject(s) health care facilities, community health services, minority health

Service Area Competition: HRSA-14-027
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/4/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, city or township governments, county governments, state governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, special district governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support for an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including Community Health Center (CHC, section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC, section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH, section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC, section 330(i)). For the purposes of this document, the term "health center" refers to the diverse types of health centers (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and/or PHPC) supported under section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=0e345e40-e1c9-4858-af28-0fe6c5f1cada&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From HRSA Web site, accessed 9/16/13icon
Subject(s) health care facilities, community health services, minority health

Service Area Competition: HRSA-14-028
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/8/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Private institutions of higher education, public and state controlled institutions of higher education, city or township governments, county governments, state governments, independent school districts, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, special district governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized).
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC). The FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support for an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including Community Health Center (CHC, section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC, section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH, section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC, section 330(i)). For the purposes of this document, the term "health center" refers to the diverse types of health centers (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and/or PHPC) supported under section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended.
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see https://grants3.hrsa.gov/2010/Web2External/Interface/FundingCycle/ExternalView.aspx?&fCycleID=584476e3-a2fa-4e79-b004-b1b9703776ce&txtAction=View+Details&submitAction=Go&ViewMode=EU
From HRSA Web site, accessed 9/16/13icon
Subject(s) health care facilities, community health services, minority health


Private Funding Opportunities

Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching
SOURCE: Texas Medical Association (TMA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: The deadline for nominations is Oct. 19 and for applications is Dec. 28.  (All nominees will be contacted by TMA and asked to complete an application.)
$ AVAILABLE: Three Texas science teachers will receive $5,000 each and an all-expense paid trip to TMA’s annual conference for the presentation ceremony in May 2014!  Their schools will receive a $2,000 award to use toward the science curriculum! In addition, second-place winners receive $500 for their schools.
ELIGIBILITY: All Texas state-certified, full-time public and private school science teachers with a minimum of two years’ classroom experience who will return to teach during the 2014-15 school year are eligible.  All areas of science are welcome.
PURPOSE: Each year, TMA’s Ernest and Sarah Butler Awards for Excellence in Science Teaching recognizes and rewards schoolteachers at the elementary, middle, and high school levels who share their energy and enthusiasm for science with their students.  We do this because innovative teaching supports the basic premise of medicine, that of healthcare having a scientific foundation.
To nominate science teachers or to apply, visit our Web site at http://www.texmed.org/teachers, where you will find more information and the appropriate forms.
CONTACT: Gail Schatte at TMA at (800) 880-1300, 1600, or (512) 370-1600, or e-mail: gail.schatte@texmed.org. For more information see http://www.texmed.org/teachers/
From Texas Medical Association e-mail, 9/11/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/13/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2014. Fellowship funds of up to $104,000 may be used for the residential stay (not to exceed the fellow’s salary prior to entering the program) from September 1, 2014 through August 31, 2015.  The continuation of fringe benefits at levels corresponding to the level of stipend support being requested may be covered with the award, and sponsoring institutions may supplement fellowship funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy promoting the health of the nation.  Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy.
CONTACT: Please direct inquiries to (202) 334-1506 or e-mail: info@healthpolicyfellows.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/cfp/hpf5?cid=XEM_A7545
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) e-mail, 9/10/13icon
Subject(s) health policy research, health professions training, public health

Voices for Healthy Kids
SOURCE: American Heart Association (AMA), Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/18/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Voices for Healthy Kids is a new collaboration between the American Heart Association and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation working to engage, organize and mobilize people to improve the health of their communities and reverse the childhood obesity epidemic. The “Safe Routes to School National Partnership’s Voices for Healthy Kids: Active Places” initiative is seeking applications from organizations and communities in need of technical assistance to support campaign efforts related to shared use agreements and street scale improvements. Campaign efforts may include passing Complete Streets policies, securing funding for shared use agreements, and ensuring that MAP-21 funding at the state and regional levels supports walking, bicycling and Safe Routes to School.
CONTACT: Please see URL for complete contact information. For more information see http://saferoutespartnership.org/resourcecenter/activeplaces/technicalassistance
From DSHS School Health Program Friday Beat e-mail, 9/6/13icon
Subject(s) school health


Events

Introduction to Grantwriting
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: September 24, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: New to writing grants or need a refresher?
This practical class covers:
* The various types of foundations and grants;
* Basics of public and private sector research and grant seeking;
* Checklist of information you'll need for most proposals; and
* 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.
Target Audience: Beginners and for anyone who would like a refresher on the fundamentals of identifying funders and writing grants.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 9/13/13icon

Is Your Fundraising Successful?
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: September 25, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management West, La Mancha Business Centre, 2701 W. Berry Street, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are your fundraising efforts on the upswing? Or are you stuck in the same rut with the same activities year-after-year?
If asked by a Board member or a colleague regarding your fundraising strengths and weaknesses… would your response be based on A) a wild guess? B) a scientific wild guess with basic data? or C) hard data?
It is time to ready your organization for optimum fundraising impact. This half-day class provides a realistic method to review your activities; in order to improve your efforts in the immediate future. (Just in time for your end-of-year campaign too!)
By the end of class, participants will have the tools to:
* Inventory the scope, depth, history and recent performance of your fundraising program;
* Look at the full breadth of a successful fundraising program in comparison to the size and capacity of your organization; and
* Evaluate your strengths and opportunities for realistic growth.
Target Audience: Executive Directors and those who work with fundraising and development activities.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 9/13/13icon

Affordable Care Act - What You Need To Know
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: September 26, 8:30 to 11 am.
WHERE: Center for Community Cooperation, 2900 Live Oak Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The Center for Nonprofit Management (CNM) and BeCovered invite you to a complimentary program outlining the implications of the Affordable Care Act for both individuals and nonprofit organizations. Representatives from a variety of sectors will detail the changes that the law will bring and will help to inform citizens on how to get registered for health care in this new environment.
COST: This session is free and open to the public.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 9/13/13icon

Introduction to Grantwriting
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: October 3, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management West, La Mancha Business Centre, 2701 W. Berry Street, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: New to writing grants or need a refresher?
This practical class covers:
* The various types of foundations and grants;
* Basics of public and private sector research and grant seeking;
* Checklist of information you'll need for most proposals; and
* 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.
Target Audience: Beginners and for anyone who would like a refresher on the fundamentals of identifying funders and writing grants.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 9/13/13icon


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