Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 3 Alert # 3 - March 18, 2014

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Study Finds Social Network Support for Causes May Be Limited
While social media can fuel unprecedented civic engagement, sparking mass protest and even revolution, the impact of most online activism appears to be limited, a study published in Sociological Science finds.
The report, The Structure of Online Activism, analyzed the giving and recruitment activity of members of the Save Darfur Coalition's "Cause" page on Facebook. Based on activities recorded between May 2007 and January 2010, the study found that although the cause was one of the most popular on the social network, with more than a million members, 99.76 percent of those individuals never made a donation, while more than 72 percent never recruited a new member to the cause. With a 0.24 percent donation rate — compared with typical rates of between 2 percent and 8 percent for direct mail solicitations — the Save Darfur effort raised only about $100,000 on Facebook, while the broader campaign raised more than $1 million through direct-mail contributions in fiscal year 2008 alone.
The study also found that the 20 percent of members who joined the Facebook cause independently were both more likely to donate and recruit new members than were the 80 percent who had been recruited by others. According to the report, those who recruited others were nearly four times as likely as non-recruiters to donate, while donors were more than twice as likely as non-donors to recruit new members.
"The study is an important counter-balance to unbridled enthusiasm for the powers of social media," said Kevin Lewis, a sociologist at the University of California, San Diego who co-authored the report with Kurt Gray at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Jens Meierhenrich at the London School of Economics and Political Science. "There's no inherent magic. Social media can activate interpersonal ties but won't necessarily turn ordinary citizens into hyper-activists." For the vast majority of the members, Lewis added, "the commitment might have been only as deep as a click."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 3/11/14icon

Mental Health Data Available with State-by-State Data
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Administration issues a report providing information on mental illness in each state and the District of Columbia.
The report, which also breaks down population characteristics by a variety of demographics (a "must have" for mental health grant applicants) is available at http://www.samhsa.gov/data/2k14/NSDUH170/sr170-mental-illness-state-estimates-2014.htm.
From Community Health Funding Report e-mail, 3/10/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Accelerating the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care Practice (R18): RFA-HS-14-008
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/23/14. Application: 7/3/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ anticipates investing up to $40 million in the first year of this initiative and up to $120 million over three years to support up to eight awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; units of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) seeks applications to disseminate Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) findings directly to primary care practices and to support them in implementing PCOR clinical and organizational findings. Applicants must propose a comprehensive approach that uses evidence-based quality improvement strategies, such as practice facilitation, designed to improve the capacity of primary care practices to implement new PCOR evidence into the delivery of care. Applicants must work with primary care practices to utilize PCOR findings to improve the percentage of patients successfully managing blood pressure and high blood cholesterol, and who are receiving advice and support from health care professionals about taking aspirin to prevent heart disease and to quit smoking. Applications must also rigorously evaluate their initiatives and contribute to an overarching evaluation.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-008.html
From AHRQ Grant Announcements Update e-mail, 3/12/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Accelerating Improvements in the HIV Care Continuum (R01): PA-14-132
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. 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) encourages innovative studies to address gaps in HIV care continuum research. The HIV care continuum has provided a useful framework for tracking progress towards the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) HIV-testing and HIV-treatment goals, and helped to guide a growing body of research to better understand and intervene at one or more steps in the continuum. Yet, there are some aspects of entering and remaining in HIV care that are relatively less studied than other areas, and merit urgent attention.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.279, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-132.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Accelerating Improvements in the HIV Care Continuum (R21): PA-14-130
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. 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) encourages innovative studies to address gaps in HIV care continuum research. The HIV care continuum has provided a useful framework for tracking progress towards the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) HIV-testing and HIV-treatment goals, and helped to guide a growing body of research to better understand and intervene at one or more steps in the continuum. Yet, there are some aspects of entering and remaining in HIV care that are relatively less studied than other areas, and merit urgent attention.
The R21 mechanism is specifically intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel methodologies, tools, technologies, or interventions that could have an important impact on adherence research or practice. Unlike applications under the R01 mechanism, preliminary data are not required for R21 applications. Preliminary data may nonetheless be included if available.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-130.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS services

Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS and Substance Abuse (R01): RFA-DA-15-005
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/30/14. Application: 7/30/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2015 to fund two to three 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: This FOA will support highly innovative R01 applications on HIV/AIDS and drug abuse and will complement the Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS research. The Avant-Garde award supports individuals who conduct high-risk, high-reward research and does not require a detailed research plan. Applications submitted under this FOA are expected to have a detailed research plan and preliminary data. This FOA focuses on innovative research projects that have the potential to open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among substance abusers. The nexus with substance abuse should be clearly described. This FOA is open to both individual researchers and research teams and is not limited to any one area of research on HIV and substance use.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-005.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Advancing Structural Level Interventions through Enhanced Understanding of Social Determinants in HIV Prevention and Care (R21): PA-14-134
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/7, 9/7, 1/7. 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) encourages applications that propose to understand and address social determinants associated with the prevention and treatment of HIV. This FOA describes two research endeavors that are unique and overlapping. The first is to characterize those social determinants that are most relevant to HIV prevention and treatment outcomes, particularly in their association with inequities in HIV risk or disease outcomes. The second is to develop and test structural interventions aimed at reducing the negative impact or maximizing positive aspects of social determinants.
The R21 mechanism is specifically intended to encourage new exploratory and developmental research projects. These studies should break new ground or extend previous discoveries toward new directions or applications. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to the development of novel methodologies, tools, technologies, or interventions that could have an important impact on adherence research or practice. Unlike applications under the R01 mechanism, preliminary data are not required for R21 applications. Preliminary data may nonetheless be included if available.
CFDA: 93.242, 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-134.html
From Community Health Funding Report e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Cooperative Agreement to Benefit Homeless Individuals - States: (RFA) No. SM-14-010
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/14/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $21.054 million for up to 18 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are states; the applicant agency should be either the State Mental Health Authority (SMHA) or the Single State Agency (SSA) for Substance Abuse.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent housing; peer supports; and other critical services for the following: veterans who experience homelessness or chronic homelessness, and other individuals (non-veterans) who experience chronic homelessness. SAMHSA funds must be used to serve individuals with substance use disorders, serious mental illnesses (SMI), (e.g., diagnostic criteria including but not limited to schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and SMI functional criteria), or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
From Community Health Funding Report e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) housing/homeless, mental health, substance abuse treatment

Evaluation of AHRQ Initiative to Accelerate the Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Findings into Primary Care (R01): RFA-HS-14-009
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/23/14. Application: 7/3/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ anticipates investing up to $ 3,500,000 in the first year of this initiative and up to $14 million over four years to support one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization; units of local or state government; eligible agency of the federal government; Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized); Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: This AHRQ Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications to conduct a rigorous external evaluation of an AHRQ grant-funded initiative to disseminate and implement PCOR findings to improve heart health and to improve the capacity of primary care practices to implement PCOR findings into practice.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HS-14-009.html
From AHRQ Grant Announcements Update e-mail, 3/12/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Health Impact Assessment for Improved Community Design: CDC-RFA-EH14-1407
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4/28/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $2,610,000 for six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public, private, and state controlled institutions of higher education; county governments; public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Native American tribal governments (federally recognized); for profit organizations other than small businesses; special district governments; state governments; and small businesses.
PURPOSE: To increase the capacity of public health departments to include health considerations in transportation and land use planning decisions and to expand the scope of health impacts considered when making decisions that impact community design.
CFDA: 93.070
CONTACT: CDC Procurement and Grants Office (PGO) Technical Information Management Section (TIMS) phone: (770) 488-2700. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=251873
From CDC e-mail, 3/11/14
Subject(s) public health, health policy research

Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01): RFA-AI-14-006
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/15/14. Application: 7/15/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $2 million in total costs in FY2015 to fund four or five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications from institutions/organizations proposing innovative, high risk, high impact research to identify novel vaccine concepts and targets that will aid in the design and development of an effective immunogen that may provide long-term protection from either acquisition of or ongoing infection by HIV. The emphasis of this FOA is early discovery research that incorporates new ideas leading to the development of newly engineered conventional or entirely novel approaches for vaccines that may have significant impact on the design of immunogens or immunization strategies for an effective HIV vaccine. The program is open to established and new investigators and does not require research expertise in HIV prevention as a prerequisite for submitting an application.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-14-006.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research (DP1): RFA-DA-15-004
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/29/14, 7/29/15, 7/29/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in each fiscal year (FY15-FY17) to fund two to three awards each year.
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 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. The term “avant-garde” is used to describe highly innovative approaches that have the potential to be transformative. The proposed research should reflect approaches and ideas that are substantially different from those already being pursued by the investigator or others. The NIDA Avant-Garde award supports innovative, basic research that may lead to improved preventive interventions or therapies; creative, new strategies to prevent disease transmission; novel approaches to improve disease outcomes; and creative approaches to eradicating HIV or improving the lives of those living with HIV.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-15-004.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention, HIV/AIDS services, substance abuse research, substance abuse education/prevention, substance abuse services

Prevention Innovation Program (PIP) (R01): RFA-AI-13-059
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/10/14. Application: 7/10/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $2.4 million in FY 2015 to fund four to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the Prevention Innovation Program (PIP), encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications in non-vaccine biomedical prevention (nBP) research. The PIP is intended to support high-risk/innovative research and development efforts to establish and maintain a sustainable pipeline for the prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission. The PIP will support discovery and development of novel and under-explored nBP candidates/strategies, nBP delivery strategies, studies of the impact of nBP prevention strategies on genital and gastrointestinal (GI) mucosa function and emerging technologies that support microbicides, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), and Multipurpose Prevention Technologies (MPT) for prevention of HIV acquisition/transmission.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-059.html
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) Funding Database e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, HIV/AIDS education/prevention

Section 811 Project Rental Assistance Program: FR-5700-N-28
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/5/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $120 million for 12 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State housing agencies with strong partnerships with state Medicaid and health and human services agencies.
PURPOSE: These funds provide affordable housing units and supports for extremely low-income persons with disabilities. Applicants must develop methods for identifying, referring and conducting outreach to a target population of extremely low-income persons with disabilities.
CFDA: 14.326
CONTACT: Leslie Powell Evans, e-mail: PRAapplications@hud.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html;jsessionid=c12jTgkVYJvMnWFzzYzsRk27LLsGWMZV4C2Td5sJvLYhXdNGchkb
From Federal & Foundation Assistance Monitor e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) disabilities, housing/homeless


Private Funding Opportunities

Reducing Health Care Disparities through Payment and Delivery System Reform
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Deadline for receipt of brief proposals, 4/18/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The program will award up to three grants. Each grant will be up to $500,000. Each grant will last up to three years.
ELIGIBILITY: Preference will be given to applicants that are either public entities or nonprofit organizations that are tax-exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and are not private foundations or Type III supporting organizations. The Foundation may require additional documentation. Applicant organizations must be based in the United States or its territories.
Applicant organizations should have an active collaboration that includes at least one payer (e.g., health plan, insurance company, employer, government payer) and one or more provider / health care organizations (e.g. health centers/clinics, provider organizations, hospitals, network of physician offices, regional coalition of providers and health care organizations). Applicants may also be a single integrated delivery system and health plan. Multi-payer partnerships are encouraged. Any partner can be the lead applicant. The remaining partner(s) must play active roles throughout the project.
PURPOSE: This call for proposals will fund up to three implementations of paired health care payment and delivery system changes that incorporate a focus on reducing disparities in care and/or outcomes.
The goal of this call for proposals is to develop evidence that payment and delivery system reform designs that attempt to manage extrinsic and intrinsic incentives for overall quality and efficiency, while also explicitly attempting to reduce health care disparities, can produce positive results for each goal.
The hope of RWJF is that the knowledge gained through these grants will inform the development of new care delivery and payment models, by demonstrating potential ways to build-in a financially-supported focus on equity. The grants will also inform health care organizations and providers with new practices for developing and implementing disparities interventions within the context of new and emerging payment models.
CONTACT: Scott Cook, (866) 344-9800, e-mail: payment@solvingdisparities.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2014/reducing-disparitiesthrough-payment-and-delivery-system-reform.html?cid=xem_a8079&eid=%%__AdditionalEmailAttribute1%%
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation e-mail, 3/10/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research


Events

Essential Grant Skills Training
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: May 6-7, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Dallas Public Library, The Studio (3rd Floor), 1515 Young Street, (Dallas, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Fast effective training to help you or your grants team master the most critical skills for success.
* Learn where to focus your energy for the best results.
* Create the core elements of a great funding request.
* Bring home a work product you can use in any proposal for your organization.
Essential Grant Skills gives you an overview of the entire grants process, with in-depth emphasis on the key areas where even experienced grant professionals often stumble. Knowing how to identify and overcome these hurdles is crucial to your success. The training is interactive and includes practical exercises.
After completing the Essential Grant Skills workshop, you may access The Grantsmanship Center’s database of foundation, corporate, and government funders for six months (a $250 value) at no extra charge.
COST: $445. Go to http://www.tgci.com/event_details/48373/48371 to register.
CONTACT: Jill Azaria, Dallas Public Library, (214) 670-1484.
From The Grantsmanship Center e-mail, 3/6/14icon

WEBINAR -- Teachers' Guide to Finding Funding
SPONSOR: Center for Grants Development, Harris County Department of Education
WHEN: March 26, 1:30 to 3 pm.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: This online session is great for the K12 educators new to grant writing or education professionals that need to start identifying multiple funding streams. This interactive webinar will help participants' research funding opportunities that support medium to large classroom and campus projects clarify funding criteria and analyze organizational fit with funding opportunities.
Registration #13-04423.
COST: Starting @ $35. Free for qualifying school districts -- call (713) 696-1393 for registration code. Go to http://wms.hcde-texas.org/ for registration information.
CONTACT: Gayla Rawlinson, (713) 696-8293.
From Center for Grants Development e-mail, 3/10/14icon

Simple Strategies for Event Marketing
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: April 2, 10 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: A best practices and strategy session that teaches participants how to use online tools to manage and promote their events. Participants will discover tactics for managing registration online, how to set up an email invitation to bring more response, increase attendance, ticket sales, pre and post event communications, key elements of a successful event website, how to generate social visibility for the event, before, during and after – and how to manage onsite check-in as well as the elements of follow up and why it matters.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 3/12/14icon

Stress at Work: How It Affects Your Health and Productivity
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: April 4, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are you interested in finding ways to deal with stress at work? Is the stress at work making you sick? If stress is affecting your health and decreasing your productivity, this seminar is for you. It will provide you with tips and strategies to help you combat stress.
We face a variety of different stressors every day, but it’s how we deal with the major stressors in our lives that will determine whether or not we will be healthy or succumb to illness. Having a plan and strategy that will help you address and combat stress is the best way to preserve health and stay productive.
Finding ways to improve diet, exercise, cope with stress and build strong support systems can reduce the risk of illness and cut down on your time away from work.
COST: $35.
CONTACT: Lisa Dent, (512) 223-7051.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 3/12/14icon


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