Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 1 Alert # 1 - January 7, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Now That a Budget Agreement is in Place, What Comes Next?
The 2014-2015 budget agreement Congress approved December 18 is the first of what will be several important developments in the coming weeks that likely will have a direct impact on grant-making and other domestic funding.
FY 2014 Appropriations
While the budget agreement establishes overall spending parameters, appropriators still need to approve a FY 2014 bill by Jan. 15 – or, at a minimum, approve a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the government running. Most Capitol Hill observers say it’s unlikely any individual funding bill will be ready by mid-January, which means a short-term CR is probable.
Congressional sources say that a CR will give lawmakers more time to work on a more comprehensive funding bill, which means there is a good chance that at least some individual appropriation measures will be approved (the most likely candidates being the Departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Commerce, and Justice, thanks in part to support from Senate Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).
Individual funding bills will mean line-item funding for individual programs. This allows Congress to increase funding and/or promote targeted programs, which in turn could mean new programs may actually receive support.
But not all federal agencies will be so fortunate. Eventually, a number of agency funding bills will likely be combined into a final year-long CR. Even so, this should allow existing presidential initiatives, including the Education Department’s “Promise Neighborhoods” program and HUD’s “Choice Neighborhoods” program, could continue receiving support.
The Debt Ceiling
In and of itself, the budget agreement does not have much of an impact on the debt ceiling debate, which should heat up this spring. Technically, an agreement on the debt ceiling is required by Feb. 7. However, as a result of various accounting maneuvers, the government should be able to avoid default until sometime in early March.
If the government does default as a result of Congress failing to reach an agreement, it would lose the power to borrow additional funds. Beginning slowly at first, various activities would be placed on hold, including discretionary spending. A good description of the impact of the debt ceiling crisis on government operations is available through the Congressional Research Service at http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/misc/R41633.pdf.
Hill staffers as well as outside observers say they doubt we’ll see a repeat of the sort of brinksmanship games lawmakers played in connection with the debt ceiling debate in early 2013. Next year is an election year, and no right-thinking politician wants to be blamed for derailing the U.S. economy. Besides, Republican lawmakers – many of whom previously made the debt ceiling a top priority -- already have their issue for 2014. They’ll undoubtedly continue to trumpet the flawed implementation of the Affordable Care Act, which has caused an erosion of President Obama’s political capital, much of which he accrued during the earlier debt ceiling/budget debate.
The FY 2015 Budget
The Obama administration is already at work crafting a proposed budget for FY 2015. Most observers we talk to say it’s likely the budget plan will again be late 8though perhaps not as late as last year’s April release date). While the FY 2015 budget is expected to reflect many of the spending levels approved in the two-year budget agreement, the president – particularly in his non-defense priorities – will probably call for increased support for certain programs. The proposed budget is, after all, a political document. And, with 2014 an election year, the White House will want to lay out its own political priorities – just as the GOP will respond with a list of its own.
From Community Health Funding Report e-mail, 12/20/13icon

Report Finds Foundation CEOs Saw Limited Overall Progress toward Goals
While few foundation CEOs believe significant progress has been made toward achieving key philanthropic goals, a majority say their own foundations have contributed greatly to any progress that has been made, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.
Based on a survey of full-time CEOs of U.S.-based foundations that award at least $5 million a year in grants, the report, How Far Have We Come? Foundation CEOs on Progress and Impact, found that just 25 percent of respondents believe a lot of progress has been made by organizations working toward goals to which their foundation devotes the largest share of its resources, while 53 percent said they saw a moderate amount of progress and 21 percent saw a little progress.
In contrast, when asked to gauge their own foundation's contribution to progress in its priority areas, 60 percent of CEOs said their foundation had contributed a lot — based on knowledge of a concrete result (38 percent), measurable data (36 percent), or knowledge of the foundation's leadership role (19 percent). The report also found that foundation leaders believed external factors were among the greatest obstacles to their foundations making more progress toward their goals, with government policy and the economic climate each cited as a factor by 76 percent of respondents. Other obstacles mentioned include the lack of evidence-based practices and grantees' difficulty in assessing their progress.
To see the complete report, go to http://www.effectivephilanthropy.org/assets/pdfs/HowFarHaveWeCome_CEPreport%5B1%5D.pdf
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 12/18/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Family Violence Program Services: RFP # 529-14-0069
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/21/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $2.5 million for fiscal years 2014 and 2015.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Family Violence Program provides emergency shelter and support services to survivors of domestic violence and their children, education to the public, and training and prevention support to various agencies.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Ricardo Guimbarda, (512) 206-4715, e-mail: ricardo.guimbarda@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/contract/529140069/docs/529-14-0069.pdf
From HHSC Procurement and Contracting Services e-mail, 12/23/13icon
Subject(s) health care services

NIH/PEPFAR Collaboration for Implementation Science (Admin Supp): PA-14-024
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Extended to 1/31/14 per NOT-AI-14-017, originally 1/21/14, by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $7 million in FY14 to fund approximately 14 to 20 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 National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), with the NIH Institutes and Centers (ICs) named in the RFP, in collaboration with the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), is encouraging applications for implementation science projects that will provide results to directly inform PEPFAR programs in order to increase their impact, efficiency, and sustainability. The research projects must be limited no more than one year in duration.
CFDA: 93.855; 93.856; 93.394; 93.393; 93.395; 93.396; 93.397; 93.398; 93.399; 93.273; 93.865; 93.279; 93.847; 93.279; 93.242; 93.989
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-024.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/31/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, HIV/AIDS research

Public Health Impact of the Changing Policy/Legal Environment for Marijuana (R01): PAS-14-020
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/8/17.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of six to 10 awards, corresponding to a total of $3 million for fiscal year 2015. 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 initiative encourages research on the impact of changing marijuana policies and laws on public health outcomes, including marijuana exposure among children, adolescents, and adults; other licit and illicit drug use; education and professional achievement; social development; risky behaviors (e.g., drugged driving); mental health; HIV, etc.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAS-14-020.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 12/31/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research


Private Funding Opportunities

2014 Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award
SOURCE: American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/21/14.
$ AVAILABLE: A grant of $135,000 over two years will be awarded for expenses related to the research project, including salary and benefits of the grant recipient, postdoctoral or clinical research fellows, graduate students, and/or research assistants; research/laboratory supplies and equipment; publication charges for manuscripts that pertain directly to the funded project; other research expenses; and the costs of attendance at an AACR annual meeting, AACR Frontiers in Cancer Prevention Research Conference, or other AACR meeting for the purpose of participating in scholarly exchange about the funded research.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants must have a medical and/or doctoral degree (Ph.D., M.D., D.O., D.C., N.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., Sc.D., D.N.S., Pharm.D., or equivalent doctoral degree) in a related field and not currently be a candidate for a further doctoral or professional degree. At the start of the grant term on July 1, 2014, applicants must hold a full-time faculty position with the title of instructor, research assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty position; have held a full-time faculty position or the equivalent for no more than five years; and work at an academic, medical, or research institution anywhere in the world.
AACR membership is required. Non-members interested in this grant opportunity must apply for AACR membership no later than January 23, 2014.
PURPOSE: Through its programs and services, the American Association for Cancer Research fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world.
With support from the Kirk A. & Dorothy P. Landon Foundation, the organization is inviting applications for the Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research. The annual award was established to recognize the outstanding achievement of a junior faculty-level scientist working in the field of cancer prevention and to support novel and innovative research that, if successful, will have the potential for high impact in the cancer prevention field.
The goal of the grant program is to encourage junior faculty who are in the first five years of a faculty appointment (at the start of the grant term) to pursue novel, high-risk, high-reward cancer prevention research. Travel support is included to help foster interactions and collaborations among cancer scientists studying various aspects of cancer biology and to disseminate scientific knowledge about cancer prevention research within the field.
Proposed projects may differ from current accepted practice, break new ground, and/or extend previous findings in new directions and therefore may not be supported by substantial preliminary data. Accordingly, such projects will be evaluated based on their conceptual framework, level of innovation, and potential for high reward. The research proposed for funding may be basic, translational, clinical, or epidemiological in nature and can be in any discipline of cancer prevention research.
CONTACT: Ashley S. Jones, (215) 446-7280, e-mail: grants@aacr.org. For more information see http://www.aacr.org/home/scientists/aacr-research-funding/current-funding-opportunities-for-junior-faculty.aspx#prev
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/27/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, cancer research

2014 Signature Employment Grants
SOURCE: Kessler Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/7/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $500,000 over two years will be awarded for qualified projects. Signature grants are not intended to fund project expansions or bring proven projects to new communities. Innovation lies at the core of all Signature Employment grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Any organization recognized as tax-exempt under the Internal Revenue Code may apply for funding. This includes nonprofit agencies, public or private schools, and public institutions such as universities and government (state, local, federal) based in the United States or any of its territories. The foundation will not fund projects that discriminate in hiring or provide services on the basis of race, gender, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, age, and/or national origin.
PURPOSE: The Kessler Foundation is dedicated to improving quality of life for people with disabilities through discovery, innovation, demonstration, application, and dissemination. To that end, the foundation is inviting concept applications from nonprofit organizations for its annual Signature Employment grants program, which supports new pilot initiatives, demonstration projects, and social ventures that lead to the generation of new ideas to solve the high unemployment and underemployment of individuals with disabilities.
Preference is given to interventions that overcome specific employment barriers related to long-term dependence on public assistance, advance competitive employment in a cost-effective manner, or involve a social enterprise or individual entrepreneurship project. Projects must be collaborative, serve a large geographic area, and include multiple funding partners and stakeholders. In addition, initiatives or projects must have the potential for growth, scalability, and/or replication.
Interested candidates must submit an online concept application. Upon review, select candidates will be invited to submit full proposals by 5/16/14. Grants will be awarded in December 2014 for the grant period 1/1/15 to 12/31/16.
CONTACT: Contact the Kessler Foundation at KFgrantprogram@KesslerFoundation.org. For more information see http://kesslerfoundation.org/grantprograms/signatureemploymentgrants.php
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/20/13
Subject(s) disabilities

Aetna Student Health Award
SOURCE: American College Health Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One $5,000 grant will be announced at the 2014 ACHA Annual Meeting, May 28-June 1, 2014, in San Antonio, Texas.
ELIGIBILITY: Only campus health professionals who are American College Health Association individual members or employed at an ACHA member institution are eligible to apply. If an applicant is not an individual member but is employed at a member institution, the institution's individual member representative must also sign the application.
PURPOSE: The American College Health Foundation, the charitable arm of the American College Health Association, is accepting applications in support of a novel program that addresses an issue related to the retention and overall well-being of college students.
The project should be creative in its scope, formulated on the basis of published research, measurable in its effects, and applicable to the health enhancement of college students who participate in it. Specifically, the foundation will support programs that advance understanding of students' concepts of wellness; assess students' knowledge of available wellness resources on campus; strengthen methods of delivery of wellness information, including the development of community and public health strategies that reach out to populations at risk; strengthen the use of technology to integrate wellness activities into an educational system focused on appropriate utilization of wellness services to improve health status; generate novel strategies to support continued use/access of wellness activities and services; and measure wellness activities as a means of increasing student retention or decreasing student drop-out rates.
CONTACT: Marthea J. Proudfoot, (410) 914-5575, e-mail: mproudfoot@acha.org. For more information see http://www.acha.org/ACHF/aetna_award.cfm
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/27/13icon
Subject(s) medical research, health promotion/wellness

Applications for 2014 Pilot Grants
SOURCE: Interstitial Cystitis Association
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants of up to $25,000 over one year will be awarded in two equal installments of $12,500. The first installment will be provided to the awardee(s) at the start of the award period (June 1, 2014). Funding of the second installment is contingent upon final approval by the ICA Research Committee of both a six-month progress report and final report that must be submitted within thirty days of the conclusion of the award period (May 31, 2015). The number of awards granted will depend on the amount of funding available and the caliber of proposed projects.
ELIGIBILITY: In order to be eligible for the award, applicants must have a sponsoring institution, be able to complete the proposed project within a year, and not hold other research awards for the same or a similar project.
PURPOSE: The Interstitial Cystitis Association is accepting applications for its 2014 Pilot Research grant program, which funds novel and useful basic, clinical, or translational research studies that attempt to solve the many questions surrounding interstitial cystitis, a bladder condition that usually consists of multiple symptoms, including recurring pelvic pain, pressure or discomfort in the bladder and pelvic region, and urinary frequency and urgency.
Specific areas of interest include but are not limited to epidemiology/burden of disease (especially in children), etiology of IC, serum or urine markers, treatment modalities, neurophysiology, pain management, pregnancy and IC, and diet and nutrition.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.ichelp.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=1262#eligibility
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/27/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Bayada Award for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice
SOURCE: Drexel University
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One $10,000 prize.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Drexel University is accepting applications for the annual Bayada Awards for Technological Innovation in Nursing Education and Practice.
The award program, which was created in 2004 to acknowledge nurses who have made a significant contribution to nursing education or practice through the development and/or adoption of a new technology, offers one prize each to a nursing educator or a practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved nursing education and student outcomes and to a nurse educator or practicing nurse whose innovation leads to improved patient care and patient care outcomes.
Entries will be judged on the innovativeness of the technology and its impact on nursing education or direct patient care. The innovation must be new and have been in use for six months or more prior to submission of application. Applications must be submitted under one of the following categories:
1) Nursing education (both didactic and clinical): Innovation may be related to curriculum delivery methods; improving student clinical competency, and efficiency. Examples include developing a software program that assists nursing students with collection of patient data and the creation of an electronic nursing care plan.
2) Patient care: Innovation may be related to improving efficiency of patient care delivery and/or preventing errors in patient care or improving outcomes. Examples include using current technology/equipment to develop a new way to monitor patient assessment data, alerting staff of status change; developing new technological tools to assess patients; and decision support tools.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.drexel.edu/cnhp/newsEvents/events/BayadaAwards/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/27/13icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training, medical research

Midcareer Consultants Program
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Preliminary Proposals due 1/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation will award up to two Midcareer Consultant grants of up to $100,000 each for a 12-month period.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have no less than ten and no more than fifteen years of research and/or evaluation experience related to relevant health and healthcare fields; be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application; be from a group that has historically been underrepresented in research activities, such as people from ethnic or racial minority groups, first-generation college graduates, and people from low- income communities; and have never received a grant from the foundation.
In addition, an applicant's host institution must be either a public entity or a nonprofit organization that is tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and is not a private foundation or non-functionally integrated Type III supporting organization. Host institutions must be based in the U.S. or its territories.
PURPOSE: Through its New Connections: Increasing Diversity of RWJF Programming initiative, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aims to expand the diversity of perspectives that inform its programming and introduce new researchers and scholars to the foundation to help address research and evaluation needs.
The program provides support and training to midcareer consultants -- scholars from historically disadvantaged and underrepresented communities who have ten to fifteen years of research or evaluation experience -- to address priorities related to the foundation's program areas: Childhood Obesity, Coverage, Human Capital, Pioneer, Public Health, Quality/Equality, and Vulnerable Populations. This round of New Connections funding will focus on projects addressing health disparities. Midcareer consultants will address program area priorities in their proposals by using the most relevant methodology as determined through the application process. Approaches might include qualitative methods (i.e., focus groups or interviews), environmental scans, mixed methods, or other innovative approaches to research and/or evaluation.
CONTACT: Howard M. Walters, (215) 732-2200 ext. 276, e-mail: info@rwjf-newconnections.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2013/new-connections-midcareer-consultants-2013-cfp.html?cid=XEM_A7766
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/27/13
Subject(s) health professions training, diversity, minority health

Post-Polio Research Projects
SOURCE: Post-Polio Health International (PHI)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The maximum amount awarded in a calendar year is $50,000. Requests for $100,000 over a period of two years will be considered.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be affiliated with a nonprofit organization or an educational institution.
PURPOSE: Post-Polio Health International exists to enhance the lives and independence of polio survivors and home ventilator users through education, advocacy, research, and networking. PHI established a Research Fund in 1995 to support scientific research leading to eventual amelioration of the consequences of poliomyelitis and/or neuromuscular respiratory diseases.
Through the fund, PHI offers two annual grants: the Thomas Wallace Rogers Memorial Respiratory Research Grant and the Post-Poliomyelitis Research Grant.
The Thomas Wallace Rogers Memorial Respiratory Research Grant supports research that investigates the management of neuromuscular respiratory insufficiency and explores historical, social, psychological, and independent living aspects of long-term home mechanical ventilation.
The Post-Poliomyelitis Research Grant supports research that investigates the cause(s), treatment, and management of the late effects of polio and explores historical, social, psychological, and independent living aspects of living with polio.
CONTACT: Post-Polio Health International (PHI), (314) 534-0475, e-mail: info@post-polio.org. Inquiries should include name and mailing address. For more information see http://www.post-polio.org/res/rfcall.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/20/13icon
Subject(s) disabilities, medical research

Proposals for CADASIL Research
SOURCE: United Leukodystrophy Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation expects to award one grant of $25,000. The grant award will be announced on May 1, 2014, and the grant recipient is expected to present research results at the annual ULF scientific meeting in the summer of 2015.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: Founded in 1982, the United Leukodystrophy Foundation is a volunteer health organization dedicated to providing patients and their families with information about their disease and assistance in identifying sources of medical care, social services, and genetic counseling; establishing a communication network among families; increasing public awareness and acting as an information source for healthcare providers; and promoting and supporting research into causes, treatments, and prevention of the leukodystrophies. Leukodystrophies are a group of genetic nervous system disorders affecting the myelin sheath, which insulates the axon through which nerve impulses are conducted.
The foundation is accepting applications to support research on cerebral autosomal dominant arteriopathy with subcortical infarcts and leukoencephalopathy (usually called CADASIL), which causes stroke and other impairments.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://ulf.org/archives/909
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/27/13icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

Proposals for Educational Projects
SOURCE: Paralyzed Veterans of America Education Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation supports one-year projects with a maximum award of $50,000, while conferences and symposia are supported with awards of up to $15,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants should be affiliated with an academic institution, a healthcare provider or organization, or a consumer advocate/organization. Grantee institutions must be located in the United States or Canada. However, project directors and fellows are not required to be citizens of the U.S. or Canada. All applications must be submitted in the name of the project director by the fiscally responsible organizational entity.
PURPOSE: Paralyzed Veterans of America advocates for better health care and benefits for paralyzed veterans, aids in their search for a truly satisfying career, and provides them with a path to adventure through adaptive sports. Through its charitable arm, the Paralyzed Veterans of America Education and Training Foundation, the organization supports educational projects that benefit, serve, and enhance the quality of life of veterans with spinal cord injury/disease, their families, and caregivers.
The foundation will consider five categories for funding: consumer, caregiver, and community education; professional development and education; research utilization and dissemination; assistive technology; and conferences and symposia. Projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for veterans with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D healthcare professionals, and prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.
CONTACT: Marietta Jimmerson, (202) 416-7651, e-mail: marietta@pva.org. For more information see http://www.pva.org/site/c.ajIRK9NJLcJ2E/b.6305829/k.6E40/PVA_Education_Foundation.htm
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 12/20/13icon
Subject(s) disabilities


Events

WEBINAR -- Common Grant Applications: Connecting with Foundation Grant Makers
SPONSOR: Thompson Information Services
WHEN: January 22, 1 to 2:30 pm EST.
WHERE: Your office or conference room.
DESCRIPTION: With the seemingly endless string of budget crises in Washington, many grant seekers are turning to private foundations. But this approach has its own problems. Foundations have a myriad of individual formats, information requirements, and writing styles—resulting in confusion, duplicated efforts, and even the loss of potential funding.
What if you could know what specific foundation grant-makers value in proposals before you even start writing?
And what if you could craft a highly targeted proposal in the time it takes other grant writers to approach a single foundation?
Well, you can—if you gain an understanding of the Common Grants Application (CGA) process. This webinar will show you how to prepare a CGA from the grant maker’s perspective, by explaining what information foundations ask for, and how they use it.
This webinar is of value for nonprofit and public organizations and state and federal grant recipients wanting to expand their reach—and success—with private grant-makers. It is of particular value to:
* Grant writers
* Development directors
* Fundraisers
* Executive directors
* Teachers and administrators
* Foundation representatives interested in revision or developing application forms and instructions for applicants.
COST: $249 per telephone connection. Go to http://www.thompsoninteractive.com/site/offer.jsp?promo=001760EM&priority=00295709235&utm_source=00295709235&utm_medium=email&elq=
9bac08613bba47ee866b4fcb3bc19194&elqCampaignId=9198
to register.
CONTACT: If you have any questions or concerns, call (800) 925-1878 or e-mail: service@thompson.com.
From Thompson Information Services e-mail, 12/27/13icon

Basic Grantwriting Proposals
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 22, 9 am to 2 pm.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are you learning to write grant proposals and unsure how to start or what's involved? Do you represent a new nonprofit organization and need to learn the process of responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP)? Come to this session and learn the basics of writing successful proposals from an experience proposal writer. Learn what funders expect to see in a well thought out proposal and tips on organizing the needed information to begin the writing process. During this workshop, attendees will develop a general letter of inquiry for their organization that can be used for submitting to prospective funders.
COST: $80. Combo Package: $205 for both Basic and Government Grantwriting Classes.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services Web site, accessed 12/31/13icon

Government Grant Writing
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: February 13, 9 am to 2 pm.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This is a comprehensive workshop that will cover components of government grant writing. This workshop will include the following:
* Read and interpret application guidelines.
* Identify data resources in developing compelling case statements.
* Conduct literature reviews and citations.
* Register and apply for federal and state funding via online submission.
* Develop a time line for grant submission.
* Understand and effectively write key elements of a federal proposal.
* Conduct a community needs assessment.
* Develop realistic budgets.
* Write project abstracts and narratives.
* Develop logic models.
* Understand how federal grants are scored.
* Build your application online.
* Avoid pitfalls of Federal grant writing.
COST: $125. Combo Package: $205 for both Basic and Government Grantwriting Classes.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
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To Be or Not to Be a 501 (c) (3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 23, 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.
* 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.
Who should take this class?
Individuals considering the establishment of a tax-exempt organization.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services Web site, accessed 12/31/13icon

Getting Results through Others
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 24, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Often times in small and mid-sized companies, managers and supervisors are promoted because they happen to be in right place at the right time or because they have the longest tenure at the firm. Did this happen to you? Congratulations! You have become an MBA … Manager By Accident!
Unfortunately, this promotion cycle doesn't ensure that you as a manager have been given the fundamental skills needed to get effective results through others. In this workshop, we will provide the training that leaders deserve but rarely receive. We will include three key leadership skills: Increasing productivity, effectively connecting when communicating, and improving client and staff satisfaction.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services Web site, accessed 12/31/13icon

Organizational Management: Strategic Planning
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: January 28, 9 am to 3 pm.
WHERE: 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will cover the purpose of the strategic planning process, the steps in the planning process, the benefits and limitations of strategic planning, and follow-up techniques for planning goals and objectives.
Learning Objectives:
* To learn the role of strategic planning in a nonprofit organization.
* To understand the benefits and limitations of a strategic planning process.
* To highlights the components of a strategic plan.
* To discuss the types of facilitation skills needed.
* To learn how to make the strategic plan a guiding document for your nonprofit organization.
Who should take this class? Board members, executive directors, managers, and supervisors.
COST: $80.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: cns@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation -- Nonprofit Support Services Web site, accessed 12/31/13icon


Awards in Texas

Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas has awarded more than $915,000 in grants to Fort Worth and Dallas organizations that work with children.
The organizations and grant amounts are: Mary Crowley Cancer Research Center, $500,000; Fort Worth Public Library, $125,000; Camp John Marc in Bosque County, $125,000; NASCAR Ride of a Lifetime, $53,650; CALF Program (Cowtown Marathon Inc. program), $25,000; Feed the Children, $16,800; Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, $15,000; Kids Who Care (Fort Worth), $15,000; The WARM Place (Fort Worth), $10,000; Cancer Care Services (Fort Worth), $24,190; Recovery Resource Council (Fort Worth), $5,000.
Also 100 patients from Fort Worth/Dallas area pediatric hospitals received new bicycles.
From Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 12/4/13icon

Exxonmobil Foundation in Irving has awarded a $3.1 million grant jointly to Baylor College of Medicine and Texas Children's Hospital, both in Houston, to improve maternal health and reduce child mortality rates in Papua, New Guinea.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy, 12/12/13icon

Children's Medical Center Research Institute at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas has received a 10-year, $7.5 million grant from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation, also of Dallas, for faculty recruitment and startup costs for new physicians and scientists working to discover breakthroughs in pediatric medicine.
Also, LifeNet Community Behavioral Healthcare received a Caruth Foundation grant of $100,000 toward the purchase of a facility that will serve those in the Dallas-area suffering from mental illness.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 12/31/13icon


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