Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 5 Alert # 1 - May 6, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Local Projects Grants RFP Due Out Soon
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) should release its EMS Local Projects Grant (LPG) Program RFP for 2014 soon according to Linda Reyes in the DSHS Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma System Coordination.
The purpose of LPG funds is to support and improve the development of the Texas Emergency Health Care System and increase the availability and quality of emergency pre-hospital health care. 

From FIC research, 5/5/14icon

Study Shows Donor Satisfaction Vital to Community Foundations
Community foundations can improve donor satisfaction, which is vital to their ability to retain and expand their donor base, by being more responsive and better communicating their work in the community, a report from the Center for Effective Philanthropy finds.
According to the report, "What Donors Value: How Community Foundations Can Increase Donor Satisfaction, Referrals, and Future Giving," donors who say they are more satisfied with their community foundation are more likely to give to the foundation in the future and to recommend it to others. Based on survey data from more than 6,000 donors to 47 community foundations that commissioned a donor perception report from CEP between 2009 and 2013, the analysis found that the percentage of donors who said they were satisfied with specific features of their community foundations — the organization's leadership in, and knowledge of, the community; its financial performance and administrative fees; and its reputation and referral network — ranged from 82 percent to 91 percent. When asked about their overall level of satisfaction, however, one in four donors indicated that they were moderately or less satisfied. Moreover, the lower a community foundation's average overall donor-satisfaction rating, the higher the proportion of donors who said they do not plan to give to the foundation again.
The report also found that the strongest predictors of donor satisfaction are donors' sense of the foundation's level of responsiveness when they need assistance and their perceptions of the foundation's impact on the community, followed by their satisfaction with the foundation's leadership in the community and its financial practices. Although community foundations would be hard-pressed to change its financial practices to compete with other entities offering donor-advised funds, the report concludes, they should be able to capitalize on their strengths to deliver excellent customer service while positioning themselves to have an impact on their communities.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest e-mail, 4/29/14icon

2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference to Offer Free AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) 101 Workshop
The 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference will host the following free pre-conference workshop at the Renaissance Austin Hotel on Tuesday, August 19.
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) 101 will include updates to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) application, program updates, scenarios and a question and answer session. The workshop is for case managers and others who assist clients in filling out ADAP applications. The registration deadline is July 31. Register for ADAP 101 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/adap-101-registration-10939621703.
Visit the conference website at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/conference/2014/precon.shtm to view other pre-conference meetings and workshops. The registration deadline for pre-conference workshops is July 31.
If you plan to attend the 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference, please register separately for the conference at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/conference/2014/registration.shtm. Travel is on your own. 2014 Texas HIV/STD Conference guest room reservation information is available at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/hivstd/conference/2014/hotel.shtm.
From DSHS HIV/STD Program HIV-STD Insider e-mail, 4/29/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Disseminating and Implementing Evidence from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research in Clinical Practice Using Mobile Health Technology (R21): RFA-HS-14-010
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/20/14. Application: 8/4/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: AHRQ intends to fund approximately 10 to 15 awards, for a total of up to $1.5 million per year. 
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); and Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for developmental research projects on using mobile health technology (mHealth) to facilitate the dissemination and implementation of findings from patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) into clinical practice.  The purposes of this FOA are to develop and evaluate the effectiveness of novel approaches that use mHealth tools to enable the timely incorporation and appropriate use of PCOR evidence in clinical 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-14-010.html
From AHRQ Grant Announcements Update e-mail, 5/1/14icon
Subject(s) technology, medical research

Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars: HHS-2014-ACF-OPRE-YE-0775
SOURCE: Administration for Children and Families, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/16/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $150,000 for six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Accredited public, state-controlled, and private institutions of higher education acting on behalf of doctoral-level graduate students are eligible applicants, including: (a) Tribally Controlled Land Grant Colleges and Universities, (b) Historically Black Colleges and Universities, (c) Hispanic Serving Institutions, and (d) faith-based institutions of higher education. The faculty mentor who will serve as principal investigator must have a Ph.D. or equivalent in the respective field and conduct research as a primary professional responsibility. Individuals, foreign entities, and sole proprietorship organizations are not eligible to compete for, or receive, awards made under this announcement.
PURPOSE: These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students.
CFDA: 93.575
CONTACT: Please contact the ACF Applications Help Desk at app_support@acf.hhs.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=253869
From Office of Minority Health Resource Center FYI Weekly Health Resources e-mail newsletter, 4/30/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research, health professions training, medical research

Integration of Oral Health and Primary Care Practice Technical Assistance (IOHPCP): HRSA-14-012
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/19/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $400,000 for one award.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include public, nonprofit, and for-profit entities.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this cooperative agreement program is to provide specialized and non-financial technical assistance to HRSA Health Center Program grantees and Look-Alikes to translate oral health implementation strategies into primary care practice and thereby to increase access to oral health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations.  The dissemination of data, products and resources from this program will also be made publically available.
CFDA: 93.129
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA / (877) 464-4772 or e-mail: CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For morre information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=254077
From Office of Minority Health Resource Center FYI Weekly Health Resources e-mail newsletter, 4/30/14icon
Subject(s) health policy research, dental health, medical research, underserved populations

NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08): RFA-LM-14-001
SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/29/14. Application: 7/29/14 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NLM intends to commit $500,000 in FY 2015 to fund up to 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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits resource grant applications for projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor during health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.
Because this FOA focuses on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.
CFDA: 93.879
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-LM-14-001.html
From NLM e-mail, 5/1/14icon
Subject(s) health information, health disparities, health care services, technology


Private Funding Opportunities

AGA-Aptalis Research Award in Pancreatic Disease
SOURCE: American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/6/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $50,000 per year for two years.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The overall objective of this career development award is to encourage and support research into exocrine pancreatic disorders by helping to sustain the careers of young investigators with an interest in pancreatic disease.
Research topics suitable for funding under this grant include but are not limited to: pancreatitis, pancreatic cancer, pancreatic insufficiency, the gut microbiome-pancreas relationship, pancreatic disease epidemiology or genetics (excluding diabetes), and pancreatic disease biomarkers.
CONTACT: Direct all questions to the research awards manager via telephone at (301) 222-4012 or e-mail: awards@gastro.org.
From Office of Minority Health Resource Center FYI Weekly Health Resources e-mail newsletter, 4/30/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

ASPEN Seeks Nominations for 2015 Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award
SOURCE: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: The award includes a $5,000 grant, recognition during the Dudrick Symposium at the 2015 Clinical Nutrition Week (CNW) conference, and the honor of planning and chairing ASPEN’s Dudrick Symposium at the following year’s CNW event.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, nominees must be ASPEN members. To nominate a colleague, ASPEN members may submit a letter of recommendation to the Dudrick Selection Committee. Self-nominations will be accepted.
PURPOSE: The American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition is dedicated to improving patient care by advancing the science and practice of clinical nutrition and metabolism. Founded in 1976, ASPEN is an interdisciplinary organization whose members are involved in the provision of clinical nutrition therapies, including parenteral and enteral nutrition.
The organization is accepting nominations for the 2015 Stanley J. Dudrick Research Scholar Award, an annual program that recognizes a mid-career investigator who demonstrates exceptional research productivity and potential to keep contributing to the field of nutrition therapy.
CONTACT: American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition (ASPEN), (301) 587-6315, e-mail: aspen@nutr.org.
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/25/14icon
Subject(s) medical research, nutrition/food services

Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration Seeks Letters of Intent for Research Projects
SOURCE: Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration (FTD)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 7/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One-year grants of up to $60,000 will be awarded to support research related to behavioral variant FTD, primary progressive aphasia, progressive supranuclear palsy, corticobasal syndrome, and FTD-ALS. Grant funds should be used to seed original projects (i.e., a clinical research project and a basic science project), with the goal of generating preliminary data toward a larger grant application to the NIH or other public or private agencies concerned with this important medical and social problem.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be either a nonprofit academic institution or a for-profit biotechnology company, either public or private, anywhere in the world.
PURPOSE: The Association for Frontal Temporal Degeneration is accepting Letters of Intent for innovative basic and clinical research in frontotemporal degeneration.
CONTACT: The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration, (866) 507-7222. For more information see http://www.philanthropynewsdigest.org/rfps/rfp4670-association-for-frontal-temporal-degeneration-seeks-letters-of-intent-for-research-projects  
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/25/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation & American Heart Association Pediatric Cardiomyopathy Joint Research Award
SOURCE: Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/13/14.
$ AVAILABLE: CCF will provide $35,000 per year for two years to fund one project related to pediatric cardiomyopathy research. The AHA will provide the balance of the funds needed to fully fund the selected award.
ELIGIBILITY: Funding is limited to AHA's Beginning Grant-in-Aid and Grant-in-Aid applicant requirements.
PURPOSE: CCF's joint research program with the American Heart Association (AHA) was established to attract and encourage new investigators to conduct research into pediatric cardiomyopathy.
CONTACT: Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, (866) 808-CURE (2873), e-mail: info@childrenscardiomyopathy.org. For more information see http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php
From Office of Minority Health Resource Center FYI Weekly Health Resources e-mail newsletter, 4/30/14icon
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, children's health, medical research

Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation Research Grant Program
SOURCE: Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation (CCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 6/13/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Funding is available in the range of US$25,000 to US$50,000 for one year of total direct costs. Following the completion of the proposed study, a second year of funding may be requested by application. Upon receipt of a signed CCF letter of agreement and IRB or IACUC approval, CCF will disburse funds in installments during the grant period.
ELIGIBILITY: Principal investigator must hold an M.D., Ph.D. or equivalent degree and reside in the United States or Canada. The investigator must have a faculty appointment at an accredited U.S. or Canadian medical institution and have the ability to conduct independent research with publications in established peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.
PURPOSE: CCF's grant program is designed to provide seed funding to investigators for the testing of initial hypotheses and collecting of preliminary data to help secure long-term funding by the National Institutes of Health and other major granting institutions.
CONTACT: Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation, (866) 808-CURE (2873), e-mail: info@childrenscardiomyopathy.org. For more information see http://www.childrenscardiomyopathy.org/site/grants.php
From Office of Minority Health Resource Center FYI Weekly Health Resources e-mail newsletter, 4/30/14
Subject(s) cardiovascular/heart disease, children's health, medical research

L'Oreal Paris Seeking Nominations for 2014 Women of Worth Awards
SOURCE: L'Oreal Paris
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/25/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Ten women will be awarded $10,000 and one woman will be named the national honoree and awarded an additional $25,000 to further her charitable efforts.  All 10 honorees will be recognized in December at an awards ceremony hosted by L'Oreal Paris in New York.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees must be at least 18 years old and legal residents of the United States.
PURPOSE: L'Oreal Paris has announced a call for nominations for the 2014 L'Oreal Paris Women of Worth awards, an annual program that honors women who are making a difference in the world through voluntarism.
Since 2006, the program, in partnership with Points of Light, has recognized eighty inspiring women who have selflessly devoted themselves to causes at the local and national level — and have motivated others to do likewise. Past honorees have been involved in a range of important causes, from advocating for victims of childhood abuse and mentoring homeless youth, to helping break the cycle of poverty and empowering teens with disabilities.
CONTACT: L'Oreal Paris, (404) 979-2900, e-mail: womenofworth@pointsoflight.org. For more information see  http://www.lorealparisusa.com/en/women-of-worth.aspx#susan-garcia-trieschmann
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin e-mail, 4/25/14icon
Subject(s) volunteerism, women's health


Events

Basic Grantwriting Proposals
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: May 13, 9 am to 3 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, 78215 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are you learning to write grant proposals and unsure how to start or what's involved? Do you represent a new nonprofit organization and need to learn the process of responding to a Request for Proposal (RFP)? Come to this session and learn the basics of writing successful proposals from an experienced proposal writer. Learn what funders expect to see in a well thought-out proposal and tips on organizing the needed information to begin the writing process. During this workshop, attendees will develop a general letter of inquiry for their organization that can be used for submitting to prospective funders.
COST: $80.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 4/29/14

Wills Workshop: "Provide & Protect" - Everyone Needs a Will
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: May 13, 8:30 to 10:30 am.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, 78215 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Learn how to create a plan that reflects your goals and dreams.
In two hours, we will cover the basics of Will preparation, estate planning and the importance of planning for the future.
COST: $10.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 4/29/14icon

Marketing for Nonprofits
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: May 14, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, 78215 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Are you trying to communicate an idea, position, service, or objective to your clients, constituents and donors?  Marketing isn’t a black box to confound an organization.  It is a tool to communicate the value that your organization provides to our community. This course will look at three core competency areas for successfully marketing your
nonprofit and empower your organization with tools, processes, procedures, and ideas to increase your outreach.
Learning Objectives:
1. Understand the methodology of marketing and how to plan for success using the “Marketing Funnel.”
2. Understand the marketing cycle and how to become more efficient over time.
3. Understand the scope of marketing disciplines and how to think through which ones may apply to your needs.
4. Plan for success by efficiently investing your marketing resources.
5. The Value of Public Relations, Digital, and other “non-traditional” marketing sources.
Who should take this class? Executive directors, marketing managers, development directors and managers, and fundraising leaders.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 4/29/14icon

Human Resources Issues for Nonprofits
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: May 20, 9 am to noon.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, 78215 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Nonprofits must meet requirements set by Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), States, and Local jurisdictions. This workshop will help you identify the “hot” items that occur and how to address them in your organization.
This course will be a combination of lecture, case study/examples, and discussion.
Learning Objectives:
* FLSA: How to determine exempt and non-exempt employees.
* Human Resource planning: How to determine the knowledge skills and abilities needed.
* Human Resources management:  How to use feedback and development  to address organization goals.
* Diversity issues: What you need to know about EEO and client needs.
Who should take this class? Human resource and organization development staff, management, accounting staff, and volunteer coordinators.
COST: $60.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 4/29/14icon

Planned Giving and Endowement
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: May 21, 11:30 am to 1 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, 78215 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Increase your organization’s sustainability by learning how to create or grow an endowment, and how to put planned giving to work for you, even with limited time and resources. Take away simple strategies to use today to strengthen your organization for the future.
Who should attend this class? Executive directors, CFOs, board members, and fundraisers.
The facilitators for this workshop will be Cynthia Hamilton and Kathleen Finck.
COST: $25 and includes lunch.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 4/29/14icon

To Be or Not to Be a 501 (c) (3)
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services
WHEN: May 22, noon to 2 pm.
WHERE: San Antonio Area Foundation, 303 Pearl Parkway, Ste. 114, 78215 (San Antonio, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Course Description/Objectives:
* To learn the process for establishing a tax-exempt organization,
* To discuss the preparation work prior to applying to the IRS for tax-exempt status, and
* To explore the work needed to start up a tax-exempt organization.
What the workshop will cover?
Individuals see needs within their communities, and they decide to start a tax-exempt organization to deliver programs and services to meet those needs. This workshop will cover the basic research needed to start a nonprofit, the required organizational documents, and a review of the IRS Form 990.
Who should take this class? Individuals considering the establishment of a tax-exempt organization.
COST: $25.
CONTACT: Pershama Dailey, (210) 242-4751, e-mail: nss@saafdn.org.
From San Antonio Area Foundation, Nonprofit Support Services e-mail, 4/29/14icon


Awards in Texas

The Meadows Foundation of Dallas has awarded the Child and Family Guidance Center $223,000 to expand mental-health services for needy children and adults in Dallas and Collin Counties.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy Web site, accessed 4/28/14icon

Parkland Memorial Hospital has received a $12 million grant from the W.W. Caruth Jr. Foundation of Dallas to enable patients' medical records to be accessed electronically.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy Web site, accessed 4/28/14icon


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