Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 7 Alert # 4 - July 22, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

The Funding Information Center is Now in Our New Home!
The Library and Information Services Program, which includes the Funding Information Center (FIC), is now in our new home on the sixth floor of the Moreton Building.
The newly renovated Moreton Building is located at the Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Central Campus in Austin at the corner of 49th Street and Grover.
The Funding Information Center will continue to offer all of the services you have known — library services, grant research, and the weekly Funding Alert — in the new location.
The FIC’s telephone numbers and email addresses will remain the same. If you have any questions, please contact Doug Jumper at doug.jumper@dshs.state.tx.us, (512) 776-7684.
From The Funding Information Center, 7/10/14icon

Regional Stakeholder Meetings Schedules for Title V Needs Assessment
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is seeking stakeholder input for a Five-Year Needs Assessment for the Maternal and Child Health Services (Title V) Block Grant.
DSHS wants to hear from a wide range of stakeholders who serve and support women and children: local public health partners; health care, dental, and mental health providers, including service providers for children with special health care needs; case managers; community-based organizations; faith-based organizations; community coalitions; and any others who have an interest in or play a role in maternal and child health.
Eight stakeholder meetings will be held around the state and all meetings are expected to take place from 1 to 4:00 pm. To find out what cities and dates and to attend, provide your contact information through the following link and you will be contacted: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/F27NPTF.
From Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), School Health Program Friday Beat email, 7/11/14icon

Giving Circles Bolster Giving in Diverse Communities
Participation in a giving circle can both strengthen communal identity and expand philanthropic reach, a report from Jumpstart finds.
According to the report, Connected to Give: Community Circles, one in eight American donors has participated in a giving circle, including significant percentages of African-American (21 percent), Asian/Pacific Islander (16 percent), Latino (15 percent), and Jewish (14 percent) donors who give to charity. While non-Jewish white donors make up 41 percent of giving circle participants, they account for only 10 percent of all whites who give. The report also found that participation in giving circles tends to be correlated with age — with nearly half of giving circle participants under the age of 40 — as well as volunteer experience and religious engagement.
Through interviews, the study also found that participation in giving circles helps members build personal, professional, and philanthropic connections based on a shared identity or affinity and exposes them to philanthropic and cultural traditions specific to their ethnic, religious, or affinity group. In addition, giving circles can empower people of diverse socioeconomic backgrounds to participate in a culture of giving, and while they may generate smaller donation amounts than community foundations or other models of combined-purpose philanthropy, they encourage a collaborative and democratic approach to the allocation of charitable funds.
The fifth in a series of Connected to Give reports funded by a consortium of more than a dozen foundations, including the Andrea & Charles Bronfman Philanthropies and the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, the report also found that Jewish giving circle participants exhibit high levels of Jewish social engagement and are more likely than non-participants to give to Jewish organizations (91 percent vs. 76 percent) and to organizations working in international aid or neighborhood/community causes.
"Based on our interviews and observations, we noticed a 'virtuous circle' effect," said Sarah Bunin Benor, research team leader and co-author of the report. "Giving circles connect people to like-minded individuals and lead to more meaningful, intentional, and hands-on charitable giving, as well as increased communal engagement."
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/8/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Affordable Care Act New Access Point Grants: HRSA-15-016
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/20/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $100 million for 150 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, private institutions of higher education, city or township governments, special district governments, state governments, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), county governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), and independent school districts.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations.
CFDA: 93.527
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA/(877) 464-4772 or email: CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259053
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 7/16/14icon
Subject(s) community health services, health care services

Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: HRSA-15-003
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/19/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $618,492,359 for 52 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program. Part A funds provide direct financial assistance to an eligible metropolitan area (EMA) or a transitional grant area (TGA) that has been severely affected by the HIV epidemic. Grants assist eligible program areas in developing or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families with HIV through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds.
CFDA: 93.914
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA/(877) 464-4772 or email: CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=259029
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Information email, 7/14/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, minority health

Service Area Competition: HRSA-15-010
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/13/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $108 million for 34 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, private institutions of higher education, city or township governments, special district governments, state governments, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), county governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), and independent school districts.
PURPOSE: Health centers improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC).
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA/(877) 464-4772 or email: CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258513
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 7/16/14icon
Subject(s) community health services, health care services

Service Area Competition: HRSA-15-011
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/27/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $88 million for 35 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public and state controlled institutions of higher education, public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities, private institutions of higher education, city or township governments, special district governments, state governments, Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments), county governments, nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS other than institutions of higher education, Native American tribal governments (federally recognized), and independent school districts.
PURPOSE: Health centers improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition (SAC).
CFDA: 93.224
CONTACT: Contact HRSA Call Center at (877) Go4-HRSA/(877) 464-4772 or email: CallCenter@HRSA.GOV. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258514
From Health Resources & Services Administration email, 7/10/14icon
Subject(s) community health services, health care services

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (SNAP & EFNEP): Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention: USDA-NIFA-OP-004574
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $4 million for an unnamed number of awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: To build the evidence-base for nutrition education and obesity prevention strategies and interventions that produce measurable improvements in health, obesity, nutrition (food behavior), and physical activity-related outcomes of interest to USDA; and develop effective education/extension, environmental, systems, and policy translational activities that promote health and prevent/reduce obesity in disadvantaged low-income families and children. Through the creation of these research centers and national coordination center both agencies are addressing the goals and priorities of the Department, and their respective agencies and mission areas.
CFDA: 10.200
CONTACT: NIFA Help Desk, (202) 401-5048 or email: electronic@nifa.usda.gov. Business hours are Monday through Friday, 7 am to 5 pm ET, excluding federal holidays. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html
From USDA email, 7/16/14icon
Subject(s) nutrition/food service, obesity

Tuberculosis Elimination and Laboratory Cooperative Agreement (CoAg): CDC-RFA-PS15-1501
SOURCE: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/20/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $385,601,610 for 62 awards
ELIGIBILITY: Government Organizations: States or their bona fide agents (includes the District of Columbia); Territorial governments or their bona fide agents in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands; Political subdivision of states (including the cities of Los Angeles, CA; San Francisco, CA; San Diego, CA; Houston, TX; Chicago, IL; Detroit, MI; New York City, NY; Philadelphia, PA; and Baltimore, MD) or their bona fide agents, and in consultation with their state government.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Tuberculosis (TB) Elimination Cooperative Agreement (CoAg) funds is to assist the current efforts of state, local, and territorial TB programs to prevent, control, and eventually eliminate TB in the United States. Financial assistance is provided to TB programs to augment current local contributions for TB prevention and control activities; developing human resources through improved training, education, communications, and information dissemination; and strengthening laboratory capacity to ensure that timely and reliable TB laboratory services be available to healthcare providers and TB controllers.
CFDA: 93.116
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=258188
From CDC National Prevention Information Network's (NPIN) HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Funding Database email, 7/7/14icon
Subject(s) chronic diseases, medical research


Private Funding Opportunities

2015 Research Grant Funding (RE01)
SOURCE: Oncology Nursing Society Foundation (ONS Foundation)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Online Letters of Intent: 8/15/14. Online Applications: 9/15/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Research grant awards are available for up to $25,000 each. The funding period is for two years.
ELIGIBILITY: The principal investigator must be actively involved in some aspect of cancer patient care, education, or research, and be PhD- or DNSc-prepared. Funding preference is given to projects that involve nurses in the design and conduct of the research activity and that promote theoretically based oncology practice. Membership in ONS is not required for eligibility.
PURPOSE: These grants support oncology nursing research. Research projects may include pilot or feasibility studies or the development of a new aspect of a program of research. Funding preference is given to research that addresses the ONS Research Priorities and/or the ONS Research Agenda.
CONTACT: Contact the ONS Foundation Research Department at research@onsfoundation.org. For more information see http://www.onsfoundation.org/apply/re/RE01
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 7/16/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, nursing

KaBOOM! Invites Applications for Community Playground Grants
SOURCE: KaBOOM!
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Applications are accepted based on available funding in the area. However, KaBOOM! accepts and encourages applications on a rolling basis, as new funding opportunities change on a regular basis.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Municipalities and nonprofits serving children of playground age are eligible to apply. Applicants must contribute $8,500 toward the cost of playground equipment; recruit seventy-five to one hundred community volunteers to participate in playground build day; and own the land on which they wish to build, or possess a long-term lease and obtain permission from the landowner to construct a playground. In addition, they must complete any needed site preparation on at least 2,500 square feet of flat, dirt surface; secure soil tests, utility checks, and appropriate build permits in a timely manner; and accept ownership, insurance, and maintenance responsibilities for the playspace upon completion of the project.
In Texas, KaBOOM! offers funding in the following cities: Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio.
PURPOSE: KaBOOM! is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to saving play for America's children by creating great playspaces through community participation and leadership.
To that end, the organization is accepting applications for playground grants through Build It with KaBOOM!, a program that provides eligible communities with most of the funds, tools, and resources they need to build a custom-made playground in one day. Through the program, selected community groups work closely with a KaBOOM! project manager who will lead activities as well as coordinate equipment and material purchases for the project. Community members take the lead in recruiting volunteers, securing food and tool donations, and completing any necessary site preparation.
CONTACT: KaBOOM! at (202) 659-0215. For more information see http://kaboom.org/build_playground/build_it_kaboom_playground_grant
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/11/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, volunteerism

Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research Invites Proposals for Target Pipeline Program
SOURCE: Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research (MJFF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: For consideration, pre-proposals must be received no later than 10/29/14. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by 11/19/14. An informational conference call will be held for applicants on 9/19/2014. An RSVP is required through the MJFF web site at https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=9
$ AVAILABLE: The program supports two-year grants of up to $250,000. Total annual direct costs cannot exceed $100,000, and no more than 2 percent (academic institutions) or 10 percent (for-profit organizations) may go to indirect costs.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies, other for-profit entities, public and private nonprofit universities, colleges, hospitals, laboratories, and government agencies.
PURPOSE: The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, which seeks to stimulate development of Parkinson's disease therapeutics, is accepting pre-proposals for the spring cycle of its Target Validation program.
Part of the foundation’s annual Edmond J. Safra Core Programs for PD Research, the Target Validation program supports work seeking to determine whether manipulating a novel biological target has impact in a Parkinson’s disease-relevant animal model -- an essential early step to the development of potentially promising therapies.
As therapeutic programs may require many kinds of expertise, MJFF encourages industry and academic collaborations when appropriate. Given the significant coordination and leadership necessary for the program, postdoctoral fellows are not eligible to apply as principal investigators.
CONTACT: Michael J. Fox Foundation at (800) 708-7644. For more information see https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/grant-detail.php?id=9
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/11/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Migraine Research Foundation Invites Proposals for 2014 Research Projects
SOURCE: Migraine Research Foundation (MRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 8/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Seed grants of up to $50,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Migraine Research Foundation is committed to furthering understanding of the causes and mechanisms of migraine, helping to develop improvements in treatment, and finding a cure.
MRF provides grants for important, achievable, and novel research projects that will ultimately lead to better treatment and quality of life for migraine sufferers. While the foundation welcomes all proposals relevant to basic or clinical migraine research, this year priority will be given to translational projects and those related to migraine variants, childhood migraine, and chronic migraine. All grants must be used exclusively for research and research equipment.
CONTACT: Migraine Research Foundation, (212) 249-5402. For more information see http://www.migraineresearchfoundation.org/migraine-rfp.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/11/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Announces 2015 Culture of Health Prize
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Phase I applications must be received no later than 9/17/14. Upon review, invitations will be extended to select communities to submit Phase II applications by 12/10/14.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to 10 communities across the United States will be awarded $25,000 in cash and have their accomplishments celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally driven change. Community partners can decide together how to use the funds to benefit the community.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, a community must be in the U.S. and be defined as a town, city, county, tribe or tribal community, or region. Each winning community will be required to designate a local U.S. governmental or tax-exempt public charity operating in its community to accept the $25,000 prize on the community's behalf.
PURPOSE: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation has issued a Call for Applications for its 2015 Culture of Health Prize, an annual program which honors outstanding community efforts and partnerships that are helping people live healthier lives.
The RWJF Culture of Health Prize is a place-based prize that honors U.S. communities; applications representing the work of a single organization or initiative will not be considered.
CONTACT: Kirstin Siemering at email: Prize@match.wisc.edu. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/calls-for-proposals/2014/rwjf-culture-of-health-prize.html?cid=xem_a8268&rid=w02H4SHELJW-SE3FpDH8s0gN2u44hUzq&et_cid=34546&et_rid=5448468&linkid=http%3a%2f%2fwww.rwjf.org%2fen%2fgrants%2fcalls-for-proposals%2f2014%2frwjf-culture-of-health-prize.html
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest email, 7/11/14icon
Subject(s) health promotion/wellness, prevention


Events

Webinar – Finding Funding to Support Your Programs (Registration #13-04739)
SPONSOR: Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development
WHEN: August 27, 3 to 4:30 pm.
WHERE: Web-based for office, school or home.
DESCRIPTION: This session helps participants learn to 1) search and identify funding opportunities that support their medium to large projects; 2) clarify funding criteria; and 3) analyze their organization’s fit with funding.
COST: $45. To register go to http://wms.hcde-texas.org/.
CONTACT: See http://www.hcde-texas.org/preview.aspx?name=004.ResourceDevelopmentStaff for contact information.
From Harris County Department of Education, Center for Grants Development e-mail, 7/8/14icon

Grabbing and Holding Your Audiences
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: July 30, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Highland Business Center, Room 103.2, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Please see http://nonprofitaustin.org/ai1ec_event/grabbing-and-holding-your-audiences/?instance_id=503 for class description.
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/11/14icon

Finding Magic in the Mundane
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 6, noon to 1:30 pm.
WHERE: Highland Business Center, Room 103.2, 5930 Middle Fiskville Road, Highland Mall, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Send email to Lisa Bussett for a description.
COST: $20.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/11/14icon

Social Media for Nonprofits
SPONSOR: Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College (CCBNO ACC)
WHEN: August 13, 9 am to 5 pm.
WHERE: ACC Eastview Campus, Room 8500, 3401 Webberville Road, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Social Media for Nonprofits will bring together nonprofit decision-makers and supporters in the Austin area to share practical tips and tools for fundraising, marketing, and advocacy. Speakers will address a variety of topics in a series of short, TED-meets-Twitter style talks and interactive workshops.
COST: Please see http://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-media-for-nonprofits-austin-tickets-10193979467?aff=eorg for rates.
CONTACT: Lisa Bussett, (512) 223-7051, email: lisa.bussett@austincc.edu.
From Center for Community Based & Nonprofit Organizations at Austin Community College Web site, accessed 7/11/14icon


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