Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 3 Alert # 1 - March 4, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Registration in now open for the Funding Information Center's annual Grant and Proposal Writing Workshop. Please see the Events section of this Funding Alert for details and instructions.icon

Studies Examine Fundraising, Federal Grants Ties
A study by Garth Heutel of the University of North Carolina finds that the receipt of federal funds -- particularly by less experienced nonprofits -- does not reduce private charity. In fact, by signaling the program meets certain quality standards, federal funds act to spur private donations. In addition, the report finds that an increase in private funding did not act to reduce a nonprofit's ability to receive government funds.
An abstract of the report is available at http://pfr.sagepub.com/content/42/2/143.abstract.
A similar study by Jeremy Thornton of the Brock School of Business at Samford University examines whether additional federal funding ends up reducing private sector fundraising's success rates. Unlike several other reports, the Thornton study finds that some federal grants (particularly those awarded competitively) actually have a positive impact on private fundraising. However, receipt of block grant funds seems to have the opposite impact, reducing fundraising efforts.
An abstract of the report is available at http://pfr.sagepub.com/cgi/content/abstract/42/2/176
From Community Health Funding Report, accessed 2/27/14icon

CECP Announces 2014 Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy
CECP, a coalition of corporate CEOs united in the belief that social improvement is an essential measure of business performance, has announced the winners of the 2014 Excellence Awards in Corporate Philanthropy.
Announced at this year's Board of Boards CEO Roundtable, the Chairman's Award, for companies with revenues of $20 billion or more, was presented to Cargill for its work with CARE on the Rural Development Initiative, which works to empower smallholder farmers, strengthen agricultural supply chains, and alleviate poverty. "CARE is a terrific partner and we are honored to be recognized for our collective work to increase incomes, improve nutrition and education, and help farmers become more successful," said Cargill executive chairman Greg Page. "Last fall we renewed and expanded our partnership for another three years with an increased focus on food security."
A second award, for companies with less than $20 billion in revenue, was given to PG&E Corporation for its work with Habitat for Humanity to provide solar power to low-income Habitat home owners in Northern and central California. "Solar Habitat has been such a success because it draws on our core skills and expertise in renewable power generation to create long-lasting benefits — not only for the Habitat home owners but for the environment and the larger community's economic health," said PG&E chairman, president, and CEO Tony Earley.
In addition, CECP announced Force for Good Awards — a new award recognizing CEOs and chairpersons for their work in corporate social engagement — to Michael T. Duke, former CEO of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.; Jack Larsen, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement; John Replogle, CEO of Seventh Generation; Barry Salzberg, global CEO of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited; and John Whitehead, a former co-chair of Goldman Sachs and former U.S. deputy secretary of state.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 2/25/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Electronic Consumer Health Outreach Award Request for Proposals
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Two projects up to $25,000 will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The goal of this award is to connect health professionals, their patients and the general public to the health information resources from the National Library of Medicine. This solicitation will focus on projects designed to improve access to electronic health information for such groups and organizations as consumers, the underserved and minority health care professionals, public health workers, public libraries, and community-based and faith-based organizations.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Cheryl Rowan, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/echo.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy, technology

Express Outreach Award
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Six projects up to $5,000 each will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Express Outreach Award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine's databases to improve access to health information.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Cheryl Rowan, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: cheryl.rowan@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/exp_outreach.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy, technology

Health Disparities Information Outreach Award
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One project up to $5,000 will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Health Disparities Information Outreach Award is to support a wide range of outreach projects aimed at improving access to and use of the National Library of Medicine's databases by populations which experience significant health disparities, including, but not limited to minority, rural and other medically underserved populations.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Naomi Gonzales, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: naomi.gonzales@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/health_disparities.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy, technology, health disparities, minority health, rural health

Health Information Literacy Award
SOURCE: National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One project up to $5,000 will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: Health information literacy refers to the ability to read and understand health information and use it effectively. The purpose of the Health Information Literacy Award is to support Network member projects, particularly those from community-based organizations (CBOs), faith-based organizations (FBOs) and other organizations that serve minority populations, to develop innovative and creative ways to promote health literacy to these target populations.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Naomi Gonzales, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: naomi.gonzales@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/health_lit.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy

Health Information Needs Assessment Award
SOURCE: Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One project up to $5,000 will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Health Information Needs Assessment Award is to improve health information outreach through increased knowledge of community needs. Thorough needs assessments serve to analyze community needs in depth, with respect to the community’s cultural, social, economic and physical situations. This award is designed to give organizations an opportunity to study a community in detail and to subsequently design strategies that promote the National Library of Medicine's databases.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Karen Vargas, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: karen.vargas@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/needs_award.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy, community health services

Hospital Library Promotion Award
SOURCE: Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One project up to $5,000 will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to support projects that promote the value of the hospital library to the hospital administrators and staff. As hospitals expand their services and programs, hospital librarians can play a significant role in areas such as: education and training to address knowledge management, clinical information systems, patient safety programs, electronic health records, health literacy, or patient education.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Karen Vargas, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: karen.vargas@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/hlp_award.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy

Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) Partnerships with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) -- (Short Title: MSI/CBO): SP-14-005
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $6.8 million for 23 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: SAMHSA is limiting eligibility to MSIs (i.e., HBCUs, HSIs, AANAPISIs and TCUs) because the purpose of the MSI CBO grant program is to prevent and reduce SA, HIV/AIDS and HCV among minority at-risk populations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce substance abuse (SA) and transmission of HIV/AIDS among African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Asian American/Pacific Islander (AA/PI), and American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/AN) young adult (ages 18-24) populations.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Eileen Bermudez, (240) 276-1412, e-mail: eileen.bermudez@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251383
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Minority Health, FYI Weekly Health Resources newsletter e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention, substance abuse education/prevention, minority health

Mobile Applications Project (MAP) Award
SOURCE: Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One project up to $5,000 will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Mobile Applications Project (MAP) Award is to provide an opportunity for Network members to provide outreach and increase access to health information utilizing mobile technologies. Projects may target health professionals, public librarians, public health workers, consumers, or the general public. Recipients are encouraged to promote awareness and utilization of mobile sites and services from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/mobile/). Potential applicants may consider using free Application Program Interface (API) from the National Library of Medicine for the creation or development of mobile applications (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/api/).
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Emily Hurst, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: emily.hurst@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/map_award.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy, technology

Outreach to Healthcare Providers
SOURCE: Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region (NN/LM SCR)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One project up to $8,000 will be available.
ELIGIBILITY: Network members in the NN/LM SCR (Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas) are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding is to ensure improved access to health information and Health Information Technology for those health providers without adequate access to library and information services.
This solicitation will focus on projects designed to improve access to electronic health information for such groups and organizations as: unaffiliated healthcare providers located in rural, inner city, and Medically Underserved Areas (MUA), public health workers, minority health practitioners, and those who serve minority populations. Subcontracts will be awarded competitively to NN/LM SCR member institutions which assess the information needs, and plan and propose an appropriate outreach program to meet the needs of these healthcare providers.
Tips on preparing your proposal/application are available on the NN/LM SCR Funding page: http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/
CFDA: Not listed
CONTACT: Karen Vargas, (800) 338-7657, e-mail: karen.vargas@exch.library.tmc.edu. For more information see http://nnlm.gov/scr/funding/healthprof.html
From National Network of Libraries of Medicine South Central Region e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) health literacy, technology


Private Funding Opportunities

Childhood Obesity Challenge
SOURCE: American Journal of Preventive Medicine (AJPM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: First Prize: $5,000, one award.
Second Prize: $2,500, one award.
Third Prize: $1,500, one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Submissions will be accepted from individuals or teams. In the event of team participation, one individual must be designated the "Team Leader" (if a sole individual is participating independently, he or she is considered the "Team Leader.")
PURPOSE: The goal of this challenge is to discover new and innovative ideas and approaches that will accelerate the development of effective strategies to reduce or prevent childhood obesity.
Through this Challenge, AJPM seeks to provide an outlet for innovations that may not be captured by the traditional scientific publishing model. These include creative ideas, programs, projects or interventions that may not yet be backed up by research data.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://ajpmchallenge.calit2.net/about/rules
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Minority Health, FYI Weekly Health Resources newsletter e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, obesity

Future of Nursing Scholars
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: For the inaugural 2014 cohort, the program will support up to 10 scholars across the selected schools. Each scholar will receive $75,000 to be used over the three years of the program. This award must be matched by $50,000 in support from the school (which may be in-kind).
In this round of funding, funds may be provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation or one of the following funders: Independence Blue Cross Foundation, United Health Foundation, North Shore Long Island Jewish Health System, or Rhode Island Foundation.
ELIGIBILITY: Schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are eligible to apply for the program. The school will then choose the PhD students to be designated as Future of Nursing Scholars. The scholars must be committed to completing their PhD program in three years. Program alumni who plan to obtain a faculty position immediately after graduation will be eligible to apply for a one-year competitive postdoctoral award. The Future of Nursing Scholars will form long-lasting relationships and networks with other scholars in this program and other RWJF programs that will situate them as a formidable group of health care leaders.
PURPOSE: The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program is to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term leadership careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.
The Future of Nursing Scholars program is part of the Foundation’s Human Capital Portfolio, which aims to ensure that the nation has a diverse, well-trained workforce to advance a culture of health across this country, in which good health flourishes across all demographics, where being healthy and staying that way are esteemed social values, and where everyone has access to affordable, quality health care. Building a well-prepared cadre of faculty, researchers, and leaders is key to meeting these goals.
CONTACT: Heather J. Kelley-Thompson, (215) 898-9836, e-mail: hkelley@nursing.upenn.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2014/future-of-nursing-scholars.html?cid=xem_a8019
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 2/26/14icon
Subject(s) nursing, health professions training

Harry Estill Moore and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Due to the Hogg Foundation's interest in yielding as broad an applicant pool as possible, the deadline for proposals has been extended to 1 pm Central Standard Time (CDT) on Tuesday, 3/18/14.
$ AVAILABLE: A one-year, $20,000 fellowship.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, respondents must:
* Be completing a dissertation on the human experience in crisis, including those resulting from natural or other major disasters or, more broadly, stress and adversity.
* Have successfully defended the dissertation proposal by the time of application.
* Have a strong research background with a primary interest in the mental health aspect of crises, stress and adversity.
* Be a doctoral candidate in nursing, psychiatry, psychology, social work, sociology or other field relevant to mental health at The University of Texas at Austin.
PURPOSE: The Harry Estill Moore and Bernice Milburn Moore Fellowship was established in 1995 to support studies of the human experience in crises. Dr. Harry Estill Moore, a professor and sociologist at the university for nearly 30 years, specialized in the sociological aspects of the human experience of crisis.
CONTACT: Questions must be submitted by e-mail to Hogg-Grants@austin.utexas.edu. No phone calls please. For more information see http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/initiatives/rfpmoorefellow.html
From Hogg Foundation for Mental Health e-mail, 2/24/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, health professions training


Events

Grant and Proposal Writing -- In Person or Webinar
SPONSOR: Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Funding Information Center (FIC)
WHEN: April 15, 1 to 4 pm.
WHERE: In Person -- DSHS main Campus, Dr. Robert Bernstein Building, Room K-100, 1100 W. 49th Street, (Austin, TX).
Webinar -- Your desk or office.
DESCRIPTION: Designed for beginning grant proposal writers, this class presents a general overview of the grant and funding processes as well as the level of detail required in a successful proposal. Each component of the grant writing process will be addressed, including: documenting the need; identifying the target population; writing measurable objectives; and developing a work plan, evaluation plan and dissemination plan. By the end of the class, participants will be able to:
* Identify online resources to search for funding.
* Describe the basic sections of a proposal.
* Identify types of documents necessary to include with a proposal.
* Recognize common mistakes of proposal writers.
The presenter will be Michelle Malizia, associate director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region, Houston Academy of Medicine-Texas Medical Center Library.
COST: Free, but registration is required.
To register to attend remotely via webinar, go to https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/645764170.  Our registration to attend in person in K-100 is full.
CONTACT: Doug Jumper, (512) 776-7684, e-mail: doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us.
From DSHS Funding Information Center, 3/1/13icon

Major Gifts Workshop
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 11, 1 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management West, La Mancha Business Centre, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This major gifts workshop will be a practical, hands-on session illustrating how to create a successful face-to-face solicitation of a major gift. The method shared will provide step by step guidelines for you to use and/or for training others in your agency.
Target Audience: Those responsible or related to the fundraising activities of a nonprofit agency.
COST: $55 members / $85 non-members.
CONTACT: Linda McMillan, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: mcmillan@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 2/27/14icon

Millennial Motivation: What Makes Millennials Want to Give -- AFP Conference Call
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 13, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management West, La Mancha Business Centre, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The millennial generation is now the largest generation in our nation's history but we continue to struggle with how to understand them and their needs. What worked with other generations just isn't working and the amount of giving to nonprofits within our economy has remained stagnant. This open and honest discussion will address both the misconceptions and the hype that surround Millennials and their philanthropic goals.
At the conclusion of this session, participants will have a better understanding of why millennials are or are not committed to their organization, be able to create a clear and concise strategy to engage millennial donors, understand how to best steward these donors as they age into different giving segments, and effectively utilize millennial influencers for their organization.
This is a brown bag session. Please feel free to bring your own lunch.
COST: $10 members / $20 non-members.
CONTACT: Linda McMillan, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: mcmillan@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 2/27/14icon

Creating a Culture of Philanthropy
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 18, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management West, La Mancha Business Centre, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Does your organization embody a Culture of Philanthropy? This presentation helps you take steps to establishing "A Culture of Philanthropy" in your organization and ensures that everyone from your program staff to the president of your board understands that philanthropy and fund development are critical to organizational health. Each individual has a role in the process.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Linda McMillan, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: mcmillan@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management Web site, accessed 2/27/14icon

The Art of Cause Storytelling
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 20, 2 to 5 pm.
WHERE: McKinney Chamber of Commerce, 2150 S. Central Expressway, 1st Floor Chamber Conference Room, (McKinney, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Every day, people are bombarded by 3,000 media and marketing messages. For nonprofits to compete, they must leverage their greatest asset • the power of storytelling. Whether it is a polar bear illustrating the importance of saving the environment or people sharing their lives on Youtube.com, everybody responds to a story. This workshop will share best practices on how you can get your story heard.
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 2/27/14icon


Awards in Texas

The Brazos Valley Council on Alcohol and Substance Abuse in Bryan recently received a five-year grant totaling more than $1.5 million from the Texas Department of State and Health Services to help prevent and reduce tobacco use in Brazos County, especially in youth.
From DSHS NewsClips, 2/13/14icon

The Texas Department of State Health Services has awarded $45.4 million in new state funding to 55 agencies across the state to expand access to women's health services.
With $100 million in additional funds from the Legislature for the next two years, DSHS expanded its Primary Health Care program to increase access to essential comprehensive women’s health care services in Texas. The expansion will serve about 170,000 low-income women per year and covers a range of services including family planning and health screenings. Funds also will be available to these providers for 2015.
The list of recipients for 2014 can be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/ephc/Expanded-Primary-Health-Care.aspx
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 2/14/14icon


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