Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 3 Alert # 2 - March 11, 2014

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Study Finds Obesity Rate among Young Children Down 43 Percent
Although overall obesity rates remain unchanged, the rate among young children fell 43 percent from 2004 to 2012, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention finds.
Published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the report, Prevalence of Childhood and Adult Obesity in the United States, 2011-2012, found that roughly 8 percent of children between the ages of 2 and 5 were obese in 2011-12, down from 14 percent in 2003-04 — even while rates for African Americans (one in nine) and Latinos (one in six) were higher. Although several states have reported modest progress in reducing childhood obesity in recent years and the CDC noted a slight decline in obesity among low-income children last year, the finding came as a welcome surprise to researchers — not least because children who are overweight or obese are five times as likely to be overweight or obese as adults, the New York Times reports.
"This is the first time we've seen any indication of any significant decrease in any group," CDC researcher Cynthia L. Ogden, the lead author of the report, told the Times. "It was exciting." Ogden pointed out, however, that young children comprise a tiny fraction of the U.S. population and that overall trends remained flat — a third of adults and 17 percent of adolescents are obese — while rates are increasing among women age 60 and older.
While the reason for the decline in obesity among 2- to 5-year-olds was not clear, CDC noted that childcare centers have begun to improve their nutrition and physical activity standards and that consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages among children has declined. According to the Times, some researchers credit changes in the federally funded Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, which reduced its funding for fruit juices, cheese, and eggs and increased its funding for whole fruits and vegetables, as well as state, local, and federal policies aimed at reducing obesity, including First Lady Michelle Obama's Let's Move! initiative, which on Tuesday issued proposed guidelines for local school wellness policies to ensure that unhealthy food is not marketed to children.
From Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/4/14icon

House Tax Reform Proposal Limits Charitable Deduction for All
Nonprofit leaders are voicing opposition to a tax reform proposal released by House Ways and Means Committee chair Dave Camp (R-MI) that would limit the charitable deduction at all income levels, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports.
The proposed plan would set a floor — rather than a ceiling, as President Obama has proposed — for the deduction, allowing donors to deduct only the amount they give in excess of 2 percent of their gross income. The committee estimates that the change and other proposed changes in the bill — which include simplifying tax brackets and limiting or eliminating the deductions for mortgage interest and state and local taxes — would result in an increase of some $2.2 billion in charitable giving, although Forbes contributor Howard Husock notes that it is unclear how the figure was arrived at. Experts at the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center told the Chronicle that limiting the charitable deduction would have a minimal effect on charitable giving.
The 2 percent threshold would significantly limit the number of donors eligible to claim a charitable deduction. According to the draft proposal, 95 percent of taxpayers would take the standard deduction — which would rise to $11,000 for individuals and $22,000 for married couples filing jointly — compared with the 25 percent to 30 percent who claim one currently. "Independent research confirms that charitable giving is closely tied to the health of the economy," the executive summary of the plan states. But United Way Worldwide CEO Brian Gallagher told the Chronicle that the provision would erode the tax incentive for middle-income Americans to give to charity. "It's been proven over and over again," said Gallagher, "that positive tax incentives for charity matter and increase giving."
Other changes in the proposal include mandatory Form 990 e-filing for all tax-exempt organizations; a five-year payout requirement for donor-advised funds; and limits on types of supporting organizations. Political observers were skeptical, however, that the proposal would get far in Congress before the mid-term elections.
From Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/4/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Black Lung Clinics Grant Program: HRSA-14-045
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $6,702,389 for 15 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Open to any state or public or private entity that meets the requirements of the particular program. This includes faith-based and community-based organizations as well as federally recognized Tribes and Tribal organizations. Applicant organizations that are Federally Recognized Tribe/s or Organization/s are eligible to apply, if all proposed grant activities are to be conducted within Federally Recognized Tribal Areas.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for two separate but related funding opportunities under the Black Lung/Coal Miner Clinics Program (BLCP): the Black Lung Clinics Grant Program (BLCGP) and the Black Lung Centers of Excellence (BLCE). HRSA/ORHP supports projects that seek to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with occupationally-related coal mine dust lung disease. This is accomplished through two strategies: the provision of direct services and strengthening the public health infrastructure to ensure the safety and health of the nation's coal miners. The latter includes not only providing technical assistance to entities providing direct services, but also strengthening the capacity and the knowledge base of the larger medical community and the public.
CFDA: 93.965
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA / (877) 464-4772 or e-mail CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=250805
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Minority Health, FYI Weekly Health Resources newsletter e-mail, 3/5/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, minority health, public health

Community Food Projects Competitive Grants Program: USDA-NIFA-CFP-004489
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $5 million for an unnamed number of awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public food program service providers, tribal organizations, or private nonprofit entities, including gleaners (see Definition in Part VIII, E.), meeting the following three requirements are eligible to receive a CFP , PP grant and T & TA grant: (1) (a) have experience in the area of community food work, particularly concerning small and medium-size farms, including the provision of food to people in low-income communities and the development of new markets in low-income communities for agricultural producers; (ii) job training and business development activities for food-related activities in low-income communities; or (iii) efforts to reduce food insecurity in the community, including food distribution, improving access to services, or coordinating services and programs; (2) demonstrate competency to implement a project, provide fiscal accountability, collect data, and prepare reports and other necessary documentation; (3) demonstrate a willingness to share information with researchers, evaluators, practitioners, and other interested parties, including a plan for dissemination of results; and collaborate with 1 or more local partner organizations to achieve at least 1 hunger-free communities goal. See http://ric.nal.usda.gov/10583 for more information about hunger-free communities goals.
PURPOSE: In FY 2014 NIFA's CFPGCP intends to solicit applications and fund three types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP), (2) Planning Projects (PP) and (3) Training and Technical Assistance (T & TA) Projects. The primary goals of the CFPCGP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers.
CFDA: 10.225
CONTACT: NIFA Help Desk phone: (202) 401-5048. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251931
From USDA NIFA e-mail, 3/6/14icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food services

Cyber Mentors Program: #2R25MH083635-04
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health, American Psychological Association (APA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/19/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Protégé/mentor pairs also have the opportunity to apply for up to $5,000 to support research or career development activities (e.g., preliminary data collection, attending additional conferences).
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Cyber Mentors Program, funded by Grant #2R25MH083635-04 from the National Institute of Mental Health, is designed to prepare behavioral and social scientists for successful independent research careers that examine HIV/AIDS and health disparities among populations of color and other communities disproportionately affected by the virus. The 2-year long mentorship program utilizes state of the art distance collaboration and learning technologies (e.g., social media, webinars, etc.), which facilitate the development of professional relationships that support protégés’ research efforts and prepares them to submit a successful National Institutes of Health grant application.
The Cyber Mentors program matches early career protégés with volunteer mentors who are leaders in the field of HIV/AIDS research and have a track record of receiving NIH-supported grants. One-on-one mentoring consists of two components:
1. Develop and implement a career development plan focused on building the strengths of the protégé to conduct independent research.
2. Conceptualize, draft and submit a research application to a federal or private funding agency.
Mentoring occurs via regular interactions through a dedicated social media platform, over the telephone and during in-person meetings at the annual APA Convention.
CFDA: None listed
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.apa.org/pi/aids/programs/cyber/index.aspx
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/3/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, health disparities, minority health, health professions training

Eradication of HIV-1 from Central Nervous System Reservoirs (R01): PA-14-095
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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 grant applications to address the problem of HIV-1 persistence focused solely on the central nervous system (CNS) of HIV-infected persons treated with Highly Active Anti-Retroviral Therapy (HAART). This FOA will support innovative research in five areas: (1) basic research to identify and characterize persistent HIV-1 in CNS derived cells such as macrophages, microglia, and/or astrocytes in the setting of suppressive anti-retroviral therapy, with or without substance use; (2) basic research to determine the mechanisms involved in the temporal establishment, maintenance, and resurgence of persistent HIV-1 in the CNS in relationship to the timing of antiretroviral therapy; (3) development of physiologically relevant animal models and CNS-based cellular assays that recapitulate HIV-1 persistence and latency in the presence of effective HAART including effects of chronic substance use; (4) assessment of current and emerging eradication approaches on whether and/or how well they have successfully reactivated persistent HIV from CNS-derived cells such as macrophages, microglia and astrocytes; and (5) assessment of CNS toxicity and adverse impacts of current and emerging eradication strategies. Applications ranging from basic to translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams are encouraged but not required.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279, 93.856, 93.853, 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-095.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/3/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (Level 1: Community-Based Healthy Start): HRSA-14-121
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $24 million for 32 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: This is a full and open competition. New applicants and competing continuations will be considered for this funding. An eligible applicant for funding in this competition under the Healthy Start program is any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as those terms are defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b). Community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations, are eligible to apply. An eligible applicant must have both direct fiduciary and administrative responsibility over the project.
PURPOSE: The Healthy Start (HS) program aims to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes by: 1) improving women’s health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation. HS grants are provided to communities with rates of infant mortality at least 1½ times the U.S. national average and high rates for other adverse perinatal outcomes (e.g., low birthweight, preterm birth, maternal morbidity and mortality) in order to address the needs of high-risk women and their families before, during, and after pregnancy.
CFDA: 93.926
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA / (877) 464-4772 or e-mail CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251362
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Minority Health, FYI Weekly Health Resources newsletter e-mail, 3/5/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, minority health, women's health

HIV Infection of the Central Nervous System (R01): PA-14-094
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7 by 5:00 PM local time of applicant organization. Expires 1/8/17.
$ 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 grant applications focused on defining the pathogenic mechanisms involved in Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)-1 Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND) and, identifying therapeutic strategies to treat and prevent the neurobehavioral and neurological effects of HIV-1 on the central nervous system (CNS). Basic and translational research in domestic and international settings are of interest. Multidisciplinary research teams and collaborative alliances are encouraged but not required.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.273, 93.279, 93.853, 93.856, 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-094.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database e-mail, 3/3/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Notice of Provider Enrollment - Adult Day Care/Day Activity and Health Services (ADC/DAHS): 53900-14-0002
SOURCE: Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities (DADS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible to provide services and receive reimbursement for these services, an individual or provider agency must meet certain eligibility criteria. Please see URL.
PURPOSE: The Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities (DADS) accepts provider enrollment for licensed day activity and health services (DAHS) facilities that provide daytime services to people who live in the community as an alternative to living in a nursing home or other institution. Services, which usually are provided Monday through Friday, address physical, mental, medical and social needs. Sometimes, this is called adult day care or adult day services. The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) licenses and surveys facilities to ensure compliance with state and federal laws and regulations to protect Texans who are receiving long-term care services.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=108045
From Electronic State Business Daily Web Site, accessed 3/6/14icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, health care services

Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) Community Coalition and Health Promotion: RFP #: 130982
SOURCE: Department of State Health Services (DSHS), HIV/STD Program
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/3/14.
$ AVAILABLE: For the last six months in Fiscal Year 2014, approximately $100,000 is expected to be available to fund two contracts. In following fiscal years, approximately $100,000 (for a total of $200,000) will be awarded per area to the Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, or Houston metropolitan areas for STI community coalition and health promotion activities. The specific dollar amount awarded to each successful respondent depends upon the merit and scope of the proposal and other best value considerations and is at the sole discretion of DSHS.
Funds are awarded for the purpose specifically defined in this RFP and must not be used for any other purpose. Funds may be used for personnel, fringe benefits, staff travel, contractual services, other direct costs, and indirect costs, as allowed in the budget.
Funds must not be used to supplant other local, state, or federal funds.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) on behalf of the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) HIV/STD Program announces the expected availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 federal funding to promote community involvement in Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) community coalition and health promotion efforts among the populations (as specified herein) affected by syphilis and gonorrhea within the Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio metropolitan areas. This Request for Proposal (RFP) is not limited to this source of funding if other sources become available for this project.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Charlotte Jackson, (512) 776-7470, e-mail: Charlotte.Jackson@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=110271
From Procurement and Contracting Services (PCS) e-mail, 3/3/14icon
Subject(s) sexually transmitted disease

Texas Healthy Adolescent Initiative: 130765
SOURCE: Department of State Health Services (DSHS), Office of Title V and Family Health, Family and Community Health Services Division (Program)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible respondents include public and private for profit and nonprofit entities capable of delivering services as described in the RFP. Respondents from rural and urban sites and from culturally diverse communities are encouraged.
PURPOSE: The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Office of Title V and Family Health in the Family and Community Health Services Division (program) announces the expected availability of State Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 Title V funding to provide respondents with funding to develop and implement a strategic plan to address one of the specified adolescent areas of concern (listed later in this document) in their community. The chosen adolescent area of concern must be a data-supported adolescent health risk in the respondent's proposed service area. Eligible respondents must demonstrate the need for funding in the local community citing existing data in one of the following specified adolescent health risk areas (i.e. motor accidents / safety; juvenile delinquency; adolescent substance abuse; dating violence; lack of physical activity / nutrition; mental health / suicide; HIV/STD risk; and/or lack of access to care / transition to adulthood).
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Bill Walk, (512) 776-7470, e-mail: bill.walk@dshs.state.tx.us. For more information see http://esbd.cpa.state.tx.us/bid_show.cfm?bidid=110336
From Electronic State Business Daily Web Site, accessed 3/6/14icon
Subject(s) adolescent health, substance abuse treatment, nutrition/food service, mental health, HIV/AIDS services


Private Funding Opportunities

International Lactation Consultant Association Invites Applications for 2014 Research Grant
SOURCE: International Lactation Consultant Association (ILCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: In 2014, ILCA will award one $3,000 grant to support research related to breastfeeding, lactation, or infant feeding. Qualitative and quantitative research approaches are considered equally. All proposed research and funding must comply with the World Health Organization International Code of Marketing of Breast-Milk Substitutes.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be ILCA members in good standing. Membership must remain current during the funding period. Support personnel are not required to hold ILCA membership.
PURPOSE: The International Lactation Consultant Association promotes and supports research in breastfeeding, lactation, and infant feeding research. ILCA is committed to providing small grant funding for approved projects, increasing understanding of the research process, and the critical use and dissemination and utilization of research findings.
CONTACT: Wilaiporn Rojjanasrirat, e-mail: rojjanas@graceland.edu. For more information see http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4542-international-lactation-consultant-association-invites-applications-for-2014-research-grant
From Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 2/28/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

School Grants for Healthy Kids
SOURCE: CSX Transportation, Kellogg Company, and the Kellogg’s Corporate Citizenship Fund
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/2/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Around 1,000 schools will be awarded funds ranging from $500 to $5,000 to support school breakfast and physical activity programs.
Award amounts will be based on building enrollment, project type, potential impact, and a school’s ability to mobilize parents and students around school wellness initiatives.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see PURPOSE section for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The following grants are available:
1. All States – School breakfast program pilot and/or expansion – to include alternative breakfast programs (i.e., breakfast in the classroom, grab and go breakfast, breakfast after 1st period, breakfast on the school bus) and universal breakfast programs. Average grant size is $1,400 per school. IMPACT: Schools must realize an increase in daily ADP of school breakfast program by 25 percent, and must provide information to students/parents on nutrition and caloric content of foods available. Schools must also join the celebration during Every Kid Healthy Week by hosting a family-friendly health-promoting event during April 2015. (Note: Multiple schools within a district are encouraged to apply. Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program; and must have a free/reduced priced meal eligibility greater than 50 percent to be eligible. Priority selection will be given to schools with student enrollment greater than 500 students).
2. Select States (CA, CO, CT, DC/MD/VA, FL, GA, IL, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, TX, WA) - Universal School Breakfast Pilot – Provides funding to pilot a universal alternative breakfast program in 2-3 schools in a district such that successes can be expanded to multiple schools within the district over three school years. Grant size is $2,000 - $2,500 with potential for future funding to other district schools. IMPACT: Schools must realize an increase in daily ADP of the new universal breakfast program to target 85 percent or greater, and must provide information to students/parents on nutrition and caloric content of foods available. Schools must also join the celebration during Every Kid Healthy Week by hosting a family-friendly health-promoting event during April 2015. (NOTE: Schools must participate in the National School Lunch Program and National School Breakfast Program; and must have a free/reduced priced meal eligibility greater than 60 percent to be eligible). NOTE: Applications for this grant will be accepted after notification from funder; ~mid-April 2014.
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.actionforhealthykids.org/resources/school-grants
From Action for Healthy Kids e-mail, 2/28/14icon
Subject(s) school health, nutrition/food services, health promotion/wellness

Typical or Troubled? Grant Program
SOURCE: American Psychiatric Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 3/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Standard grant support is as follows:
• For implementation in two to four high schools - Grant in the amount of $1,000.
• For implementation in five or more high schools - Grant in the amount of $2,000.
There will be 25 to 30 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Community organizations, schools, and school districts.
PURPOSE: The Foundation is now accepting applications from community organizations, schools, and school districts to apply to implement the Typical or Troubled? program in middle and high schools. Those who have already implemented Typical or Troubled? may apply for the Innovations Grant.
Applicants can apply to implement the Typical or Troubled? and/or Típico o Problemático?®
programs at high schools and middle schools in their community.
CONTACT: Contact the Foundation at http://www.americanpsychiatricfoundation.org/what-we-do/public-education/typical-or-troubled/about-typical-or-troubled/typical-or-troubled-inquiry/tot-inquiries. For more information see http://www.americanpsychiatricfoundation.org/what-we-do/public-education/typical-or-troubled/how-to-implement-the-program/grant-program/grant-program
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Resources, Office of Minority Health, FYI Weekly Health Resources newsletter e-mail, 3/5/14icon
Subject(s) mental health, school health


Events

Third Party Events vs. Organizational Events
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 25, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: CNM West, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This lunch and learn session will deal with the differences between Third Party Events versus Organizational Events for nonprofits. The difference could mean liability and accounting issues for the charity. Learn to spot the difference and how plan your events accordingly.
COST: Free for members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: Linda McMillan, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: mcmillan@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management, accessed 3/7/14icon

Building a Truly Engaged Board of Directors
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 25, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd St., (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Board members extend the organization's ability to meet its goals. Beyond the fiduciary responsibility, how do you get the right board members engaged in the right tasks, all while bringing more resources to the organization? Presenter Linda Schoelkopf managed boards in different sized organizations for more than 30 years. The discussion will deal with recruiting, retaining, and engaging board members for a variety or differing organizational structures.
COST: $65 members / $115 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management, accessed 3/7/14icon

Risk Management
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 26, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: Center for Nonprofit Management, 2902 Floyd St., (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This lunch and learn session will deal with Risk Management for a nonprofit and will work through the answers to the following questions: What is risk management? What is the role of insurance in mitigating risks? How can contracts minimize a nonprofit’s risk?
COST: $25 members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: Shana Risinger, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: risinger@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management, accessed 3/7/14icon

Nonprofit Employment Law Academy
SPONSOR: Center for Nonprofit Management
WHEN: March 27, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: CNM West, 2701 W. Berry Street, Suite 128, (Fort Worth, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Topics that will be covered include:
* Fearless Hiring: Conquering Issues of What to Ask, Pre-employment Testing, and Background Checks.
* Wage and Hour Pitfalls for Nonprofit Employers.
* Independent Contractors.... or Employees?
* Handling Requests for Leave under the ADA.
* You Just Received an EEOC Charge of Discrimination, Now What?
* Social Media Policies, Procedures and Pitfalls: Can Employers Terminate Employees for Their Social Posts?
Join us as attorneys from Jackson Lewis PC help nonprofit leaders explore the ramifications of some of the recent changes to existing laws and ways to minimize their risks as they relate to common employee issues.
COST: $25 members / $35 non-members.
CONTACT: Linda McMillan, (214) 826-3470, e-mail: mcmillan@cnmconnect.org.
From Center for Nonprofit Management, accessed 3/7/14icon


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