Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 4 Alert # 4 - April 22, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Study Shows Nonprofits' Online Revenue Up 14 Percent in 2013
Nonprofit online revenue grew at a median rate of 14 percent in 2013, while response rates to e-mail appeals fell 11 percent, a new report from M+R Strategic Services and the Nonprofit Technology Network finds.
Based on data from 53 U.S. charities, the 2014 eNonprofit Benchmarks Study found that both the number of online gifts and total revenue increased on a year-over-year basis for environmental, international aid, and wildlife and animal welfare organizations but remained largely unchanged for human rights groups. The report also found that while the average size of an online gift rose some two percent overall, only international aid groups actually saw the size of their average gift increase — driven in part by support for Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts.
According to the survey, e-mail lists at the organizations surveyed grew at a median rate of 14 percent in 2013, though a continuing drop in open and click-through rates pushed response rates down 11 percent on a year-over-year basis. In addition, the survey found that median revenue per fundraising e-mail delivered in 2013 was 1.7 cents. Nevertheless, e-mail continued to account for one-third of nonprofit online revenue in 2013, even as the growth of organizations' social media channels far outpaced the growth of their e-mail lists and Web site traffic.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/15/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Company Relocation Product Development Awards: RFA C-15-RELCO-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 3-year funding program. Financial support will be awarded based upon the breadth and nature of the research and development program proposed. While requested funds must be well justified, there is no limit on the amount that may be requested. Funding will be milestone driven.
Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, clinical trial expenses, intellectual property protection, external consultants and service providers, and other appropriate research and development costs, subject to certain limitations set forth by Texas State law.
Consistent with statutory mandate, of the total program budget, CPRIT will contribute $2 for every $1 contributed in matching funds by the company.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas seeks to attract industry partners in the field of cancer care to advance economic development and cancer care efforts in the State. The goal of this award mechanism is to recruit to Texas companies with proven management teams who are focused on exceptional product opportunities to improve cancer care.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-1_relco.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Consortium for Food Allergy Research (U19): RFA-AI-14-003
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 5/19/14. Application: 6/19/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $6.1 million in FY 2015 to fund one award.
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) solicits applications from single institutions to administer a multi-project multi-institution program, to conduct clinical research and assume the leadership and administrative responsibilities for the Consortium for Food Allergy Research (CoFAR). The selected applicant will continue the mission of the CoFAR, which focuses on immune and other intervention strategies for the prevention and treatment of food allergy, including food allergen-associated severe allergic reactions and anaphylaxis, and food allergen-associated eosinophilic esophagitis. The Consortium will conduct interventional trials with associated mechanistic studies, and observational/natural history and/or genetics studies with associated mechanistic studies, in order to understand better the immunopathogenesis of these conditions. 
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-14-003.html
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources e-mail, 4/16/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, nutrition/food service

Established Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-15-ESTCO-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 3-year funding program. Financial support will be awarded based upon the breadth and nature of the research and development program proposed. While requested funds must be well justified, there is no limit on the amount that may be requested. Funding will be milestone driven.
Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, clinical trial expenses, intellectual property protection, external consultants and service providers, and other appropriate research and development costs, subject to certain limitations set forth by Texas State law.
Consistent with statutory mandate, of the total program budget, CPRIT will contribute $2 for every $1 contributed in matching funds by the company.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund the research and development of innovative products, services, and infrastructure with significant potential impact on patient care. Companies must have at least one round of professional institutional investment, and must be headquartered in Texas.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-1_estco.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Evidence-Based Cancer Prevention Services: RFA P-15-EBP-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 7/10/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to fund programs that greatly challenge the status quo in the delivery of evidence-based cancer prevention and control clinical services and that propose to serve areas of the state not well addressed by current CPRIT funded projects.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_p-15-1-ebp.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Individual Investigator Research Awards: RFA R-15-IIRA-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/26/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request a maximum of $300,000 in total costs per year for up to 3 years for research. Exceptions to these limits may be requested if extremely well justified (see Section 8.2.10). Applications funded in this cycle will be eligible for competitive renewal. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, subject participation costs, and travel to scientific/technical meetings or collaborating institutions.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing critically important questions that will significantly advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, and/or treatment of cancer. Areas of interest include laboratory research, translational studies, and/or clinical investigations. Competitive renewal applications accepted.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-iira-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health ptrofessions training

Individual Investigator Research Awards for Cancer in Children and Adolescents: RFA R-15-IIRACCA-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/26/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request a maximum of $500,000 per year for a period of up to 4 years. Exceptions to these limits may be requested if extremely well justified. Applications funded in this cycle will be eligible for competitive renewal. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, subject participation costs, and travel to scientific/technical meetings or collaborating institutions.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing questions that will advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, progression, detection, or treatment of cancer in children and adolescents. Laboratory, clinical, or population-based studies are all acceptable.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-iiracca-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health ptrofessions training

Individual Investigator Research Awards for Prevention and Early Detection: RFA R-15-IIRAP-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/26/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Applicants may request a maximum of $500,000 in total costs per year for up to 3 years for laboratory and clinical research and up to $1,000,000 in total costs per year for up to 3 years for population-based research. Exceptions to these limits may be requested if extremely well justified (see Section 8.2.9). Applications funded in this cycle will be eligible for competitive renewal. Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, subject participation costs, and travel to scientific/technical meetings or collaborating institutions.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports applications for innovative research projects addressing questions that will advance knowledge of the causes, prevention, early-stage progression, and/or early detection of cancer. Research may be laboratory-, clinical-, or population- based, and may include behavioral/intervention, dissemination or health services/outcomes research to reduce cancer incidence or promote early detection.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-15-iirap-1.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health ptrofessions training

New Company Product Development Awards: RFA C-15-NEWCO-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/29/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 3-year funding program. Financial support will be awarded based upon the breadth and nature of the research and development program proposed. While requested funds must be well justified, there is no limit on the amount that may be requested. Funding will be milestone driven.
Funds may be used for salary and fringe benefits, research supplies, equipment, clinical trial expenses, intellectual property protection, external consultants and service providers, and other appropriate research and development costs, subject to certain limitations set forth by Texas State law.
Consistent with statutory mandate, of the total program budget, CPRIT will contribute $2 for every $1 contributed in matching funds by the company.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This award mechanism seeks to support early-stage “start-up” companies in the research and development of new products for the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer. Companies must have a significant presence in Texas or be willing to relocate to Texas.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_c-15-1_newco.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Recruitment of Established Investigators: RFA R-14-REI-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/11/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 5-year award and is not renewable. Grant support will be awarded based upon the breadth and nature of the research program proposed. Grant funds of up to $6 million (total costs) for the 5-year period may be requested. Exceptions to this limit will be entertained only if there is compelling written justification.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Recruits outstanding senior research faculty with distinguished professional careers and established cancer research programs to academic institutions in Texas. Award: Up to $6M over a period of five years.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-14-rei-1_3.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health ptrofessions training

Recruitment of First-Time, Tenure-Track Faculty Members: RFA R-14-RFT-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/11/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 4-year award and is not renewable, although individuals may apply for other future CPRIT funding as appropriate. Grant funds of up to $2,000,000 (total costs) for the 4-year period may be requested. Funding is to be used by the candidate to support his or her research program.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Supports very promising emerging investigators, pursuing their first faculty appointment in Texas, who have the ability to make outstanding contributions to the field of cancer research.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-14-rft-1_3.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health ptrofessions training

Recruitment of Rising Stars: RFA R-14-RRS-1
SOURCE: Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/11/14.
$ AVAILABLE: This is a 5-year award and is not renewable. Grant funds of up to $4,000,000 (total costs) over a 5-year period may be requested. Exceptions to this limit will be entertained only if there is compelling written justification. Annual allocations of this award are at the discretion of the awardee, as long as the total award does not exceed $4,000,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: Recruits outstanding early-stage investigators to Texas, who have demonstrated the promise for continued and enhanced contributions to the field of cancer research. Award: Up to $4 million over a period of 5 years.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: HelpDesk, (866) 941-7146, e-mail: Help@CPRITGrants.org. For more information see http://www.cprit.state.tx.us/images/uploads/rfa_r-14-rrs-1_4.pdf
From CPRIT e-mail, 4/1/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health ptrofessions training

STAR Health
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/13/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this procurement is to contract with one Managed Care Organization (MCO) to manage a statewide STAR Health Program.
CFDA: none
CONTACT: Rick Blincoe, (512) 206-5468, e-mail: richard.blincoe@hhsc.state.tx.us. For more information see http://www.hhsc.state.tx.us/contract/529150001/rfp.shtml
From HHSC Procurement and Contracting Services e-mail, 4/17/14icon
Subject(s) health care services


Private Funding Opportunities

American Psychological Foundation Seeks Applications for Pearson Early Career Program
SOURCE: American Psychological Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 12/31/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One grant of $12,000.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an Ed.D., Psy.D., or Ph.D. from an accredited university and be no more than seven years postdoctoral.
PURPOSE: The American Psychological Foundation, the philanthropic arm of the American Psychological Association, is accepting applications from mental health clinicians working to improve areas of critical need in society and to encourage early career psychologists to devote their careers to underserved populations.
Through the Pearson Early Career program, the foundation will award one grant to a researcher working on a scientifically-based clinical project in the area of serious mental illness, serious emotional disturbance, incarcerated or homeless individuals, children with serious emotional disturbance, or adults with serious mental illness.
CONTACT: Samantha Edington, e-mail: sedington@apa.org. For more information see http://www.apa.org/apf/funding/pearson.aspx
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 4/16/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, mental health, underserved populations

Quality of Life Grants
SOURCE: Christopher and Dana Reeve
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/2/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Grant award amounts will be based on the scope of the project and its impact.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, nonprofit organizations must be considered tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and serve individuals with physical disabilities, particularly paralysis, and their families.
PURPOSE: The Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation is accepting applications from nonprofit organizations that provide services to individuals with paralysis.
Through its Quality of Life program, the foundation will award grants to organizations working to help disabled individuals, their families, and caregivers in ways that  more immediately give them increased independence through improved access,  education and job training,  and/or organized sporting opportunities. Special consideration will be given to organizations  serving returning wounded military personnel and their families, and to those that provide targeted services to diverse cultural communities.
CONTACT: Quality of Life department, (800) 539-7309, e-mail: QoL@ChristopherReeve.org, dvalente@ChristopherReeve.org, or rsultzbaugh@ChristopherReeve.org. For more information see http://www.christopherreeve.org/site/c.ddJFKRNoFiG/b.4435149/k.A6F7/Program_Overview.htm
From The Foundation Center's Health Funding Watch e-mail, 4/16/14icon
Subject(s) disabilities, caregiver assistance


Events

Central Texas Funders Forum
SPONSOR: Grant Professionals Association, Austin-Central Texas Chapter
WHEN: May 9, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Girl Scouts Central Texas, 12012 Park Thirty-five Circle, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION:  Join grant professionals, executive directors, development directors, and nonprofit professionals for learning and relationship-building with area foundations and corporate funders for “Funding Realities, Relationships, and Relays.” Foundations confirmed to be in attendance include: Austin Community Foundation, Meadows Foundation, Roy F. & Joann Cole Mitte Foundation, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, Applied Materials, Carl C. Sr. and Marie Jo Anderson Charitable Foundation, United Way of Williamson County, KDK-Harman Foundation, Dell Corporate, United Way for Greater Austin, KLE Foundation, A Glimmer of Hope, the RGK Foundation, and US Trust/Bank of America. See the agenda at http://www.gpaaustin.org.
COST: $45 chapter members; $65 guests. Reservations required.  Register at: http://2014fundersforum.eventbrite.com.
CONTACT: For more information, contact Carolyn Austin at carolyn_austin@roundrockisd.org.
From: Grant Professionals Association, Austin-Central Texas Chapter e-mail, 4/15/14icon

Grantsmanship Training Program
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: May 12-16, Monday–Thursday 8:30 am to 5:30 pm and Friday 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
WHERE: United Way of Southern Cameron County, 634 East Levee Street, (Brownsville, TX).
DESCRIPTION: The five-day Grantsmanship Training Program covers all the bases from researching funders to developing a complete proposal.
It emphasizes the importance of careful planning and collaboration.
After completing the Grantsmanship Training Program, you will receive 12 months of follow-up support from The Grantsmanship Center at no additional cost, including one proposal review and full access to the Center’s databases of foundation, corporate, and federal grantmakers.
COST: $895. A limited number of half-scholarships are available for nonprofits with budgets less than $500,000. Please call for details.  
CONTACT: The Grantsmanship Center Training Department, (800) 421-9512, or go to http://www.tgci.com.
From The Grantsmanship Center e-mail, 4/14/14icon


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