Funding Alert Vol. 25 No. 8 Alert # 3 - August 19, 2014

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Funding News and Grant Tips

EMS Local Projects Grants RFP is now open. For details go to http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/fic/al25-8-2.shtm#D
From DSHS Funding Alert, 8/12/14icon

HRSA Awards $54 million for Mental Health Funding
HRSA announces it is awarding $54 million in ACA mental health services funding to more than 220 CHCs across the country. Organizations in Texas received $3 million.
Health centers will use these new funds for efforts such as hiring new mental health professionals, adding mental health and substance abuse services, and employing integrated models of primary care.
"These Affordable Care Act funds will enable community health centers to better meet the needs of people with mental health conditions in communities nationwide," said Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator Mary Wakefield.
The awardees in Texas are:
Coastal Health & Wellness / La Marque / $250,000
Daughters of Charity Health Services / El Paso / $250,000
El Centro del Barrio / San Antonio / $250,000
Health Care for the Homeless / Houston / $250,000
Health Center of Southeast Texas / Cleveland / $250,000
Houston Area Community Services / Houston / $250,000
Lone Star Circle of Care / Georgetown / $250,000
Martin Luther King Jr. Family Clinic / Dallas / $250,000
Project Vida Health Center / El Paso / $250,000
South Central Houston Community / Houston / $250,000
South Texas Rural Health Services / Cotulla / $250,000
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center / Lubbock / $250,000
For a list of all awardees, go to http://www.hrsa.gov/about/news/2014tables/behavioralhealth
From Community Health Funding Report email, 8/11/14icon

HRSA Hopes to Continue to Speed up NHSC Site Applications
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has greatly increased the number of full-time staff reviewing applications for National Health Service Corps site applications, both new and recertification. The eight-fold increase in personnel is the result of a reorganization of the NHCS Site Branch, which HRSA has been using the past few months to make changes in staffing levels.
NHSC-approved sites are healthcare facilities that provide comprehensive outpatient, ambulatory, primary health care services to populations residing in Health Professional Shortage Areas (HPSAs). Related inpatient services may be provided by NHSC-approved Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs).
The NHSC provides funding support to encourage selected primary health care professionals to practice in HPSAs, and the NHSC Site Application and Recertification Application serves as a mechanism by which sites can be approved and employ primary care clinicians.
From Community Health Funding Report email, 8/11/14icon


Public Funding Opportunities

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08): PA-13-180
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/12, 6/12, 10/12 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/13/16.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization.
* Unit of local or state government.
* Eligible agency of the federal government.
* Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized or other than federally recognized).
* Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the AHRQ PCOR Mentored Clinical Investigator Award (K08) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers utilizing complex comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods to clinical and health systems PCOR issues, involving stakeholders, as appropriate, in the design, execution, and dissemination of the research.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-180.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 8/11/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

AHRQ Patient-Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01): PA-13-181
SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/12, 6/12, 10/12 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/13/16.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for complete funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: * Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization.
* Unit of local or state government.
* Eligible agency of the federal government.
* Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized or other than federally recognized).
* Indian/Native American tribally designated organization.
PURPOSE: The primary purpose of the AHRQ PCOR Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (K01) program is to prepare qualified individuals for careers utilizing complex comparative effectiveness research (CER) methods to clinical and health systems PCOR issues, involving stakeholders, as appropriate, in the design, execution, and dissemination of the research.
CFDA: 93.226
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-13-181.html
From Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality email, 8/11/14icon
Subject(s) health professions training, medical research

AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funds (ERF): HRSA-15-005
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/24/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $75 million for 59 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: State governments.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part B AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Emergency Relief Funding (ERF). ADAP is administered by the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB), Division of State HIV/AIDS Programs (DSHAP). Limited New Competing ADAP ERF grant awards are intended for States/Territories that can demonstrate the need for additional resources to prevent, reduce, or eliminate waiting lists and to address cost-containment measures (including cost-cutting and/or cost-saving). Limited new competing ADAP ERF awards will be based on the applicant’s ability to successfully demonstrate need for the additional funding.
CFDA: 93.917
CONTACT: Heather Hauck at email: hhauck@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261589
From HRSA Web site, accessed 8/13/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services

Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program: HRSA-15-018
SOURCE: Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/5/14.
$ AVAILABLE: $100 million for 62 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for multiple eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: This announcement solicits applications for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program. Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to the enactment of the CHGME Payment Program, children’s teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of Federal GME funding when compared to teaching hospitals that serve adult patients. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal GME funding for freestanding children teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals.
CFDA: 93.255
CONTACT: Juliette Jenkins at email: JJenkins@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=261028
From HRSA Web site, accessed 8/13/14icon
Subject(s) children's health, health professions training

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: Part A Grantees who are classified as an EMA or as a TGA, and continue to meet the statutory requirements are eligible to apply for these funds. For an EMA, this is more than 2,000 cases of AIDS reported and confirmed during the most recent 5 calendar years, and for a TGA, this is at least 1,000, but fewer than 2,000 cases of AIDS reported and confirmed during the most recent period of 5 calendar years for which such data are available. Additionally, for three consecutive years, grantees must not have fallen below the required incidence levels already specified, and required prevalence levels (cumulative total of living cases of AIDS reported to and confirmed by the Director of the CDC, as of December 31 of the most recent calendar year for which such data are available); for an EMA, this is 3,000 living cases of AIDS, and for a TGA, this is 1,500 living cases of AIDS, or at least 1,400 (and fewer than 1,500) living cases, as long as the area did not have more than 5 percent of the total amount from grants awarded to the area under this part unobligated, as of the end of the most recent fiscal year.
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: 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=259029
From HRSA Web site, accessed 8/13/14icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS services, minority health


Private Funding Opportunities

2014 PCF Global Treatment Sciences (GTSN) Challenge Award for Lethal Prostate Cancer
SOURCE: Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/22/14.
$ AVAILABLE: PCF Challenge Awards support large-scale team science research projects concerning lethal prostate cancer over a duration of two to three years. Awards provide up to a total of $1 million per team and cover direct research costs only. There will be five to 10 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Investigators representing nonprofit academic research centers worldwide are eligible to apply. Investigators from for-profit companies and government-sponsored institutions, i.e. NIH, are ineligible.
PURPOSE: The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is pleased to announce a Request for Applications (RFA) for lethal prostate cancer. High-risk, first-in-field and currently unfunded projects are most desired.
CONTACT: Please direct questions to applications@pcf.org. For more information see http://www.pcf.org/atf/cf/%7b7c77d6a2-5859-4d60-af47-132fd0f85892%7d/RFA-2014-GTSN-CHALLENGE.PDF
From U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI: Weekly Health Resources email, 8/13/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research

Academy of Eating Disorders Issues Request for Proposals
SOURCE: Academy of Eating Disorders (AED)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 10/1/14.
$ AVAILABLE: A one-year $10,000 grant will be awarded.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for complete eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The Academy for Eating Disorders has issued a Request for Proposals from qualified researchers to investigate the utility of the medical guide Eating Disorders: Critical Points for Early Recognition and Medical Risk Management in the Care of Individuals with Eating Disorders.
A one-year grant will be awarded to a research team to investigate the utility of the guide, which was developed by the AED Medical Care Standards Taskforce, in increasing healthcare professionals’ knowledge of eating disorders, as well as the degree to which the guide improves healthcare providers’ ability to detect eating disorder symptoms in patients and make appropriate referrals to specialists. In addition, the research team will be expected to determine which media format is most appropriate for dissemination of the brochure (e.g., paper print, electronic copy, downloadable app, etc.).
AED will provide the winning research team with copies of the brochure form of the guide to use in their study. The research team will be responsible for designing the efficacy study, obtaining human subject approval from the appropriate institution, and carrying out the study, including data collection and data analysis as well as a final report of results with recommendations to AED. The study results may then be used to revise the brochure and dissemination protocol, as well as to develop additional educational modalities designed to enhance healthcare providers’ knowledge of eating disorders and their ability to detect symptoms in patients and make appropriate referrals.
CONTACT: Annie Cox, email: acox@aedweb.org. For more information see http://www.aedweb.org/web/index.php/20-research/144-rfp-5
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 8/15/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine Accepting Applications for Research Grants
SOURCE: American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/15/15.
$ AVAILABLE: One $50,000 grant.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the project team must include at least one AOSSM member in good standing.
PURPOSE: The American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine, in partnership with Sanofi Biosurgery, is accepting applications for investigations related to early osteoarthritis and/or prevention of OA progression.
Through the AOSSM/Sanofi Biosurgery Osteoarthritis grant program, AOSSM will award one grant to support either a clinical research study or a lab/basic science project. Preference will be given to studies that evaluate potential chondroprotective interventions in animal models of osteoarthritis. Projects need not relate specifically to sports injuries and should also have broad applicability to OA in the general population. Projects involving viscosupplementation will not be considered.
CONTACT: Bart Mann, email: bart@aossm.org. For more information see http://www.sportsmed.org/Research/Research_Grants/Grants/AOSSM_-_Sanofi_Biosurgery_Osteoarthritis_Grants/
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 8/8/14icon
Subject(s) medical research

Applications Sought for AGA-Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer
SOURCE: American Gastroenterological Association (AGA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 1/16/15.
$ AVAILABLE: One $40,000 grant.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree (e.g. M.B., Ch.B., M.B.B.S., D.O.) and a full-time faculty position at a North American institution. AGA membership is required at the time of the application’s submission. In addition, applicants must hold an NIH K series (e.g. K01, K08, K23, K99, R00) or other federal or non-federal career development award of at least four years’ duration and have at least one year remaining on the award by July 1, 2015.
Candidates may not hold an R01 or equivalent such as a VA Merit award, and established investigators will not be considered for the award.
PURPOSE: The American Gastroenterological Association is accepting applications for the 2015 Caroline Craig Augustyn & Damian Augustyn Award in Digestive Cancer.
Through the annual program, AGA will award a grant to a young investigator, instructor, research associate, or equivalent who currently has a federal or non-federal career development award for research relevant to the pathogenesis, prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of digestive cancer. The award is intended to supplement existing career development funding.
CONTACT: Please direct all questions to the senior research awards manager at (301) 222-4012 or email: awards@gastro.org. For more information see http://ucblog.gastro.org/aga-foundation/grants/aga-caroline-craig-augustyn-and-damian-augustyn-award-in-digestive-cancer
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 8/8/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health professions training

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization: Grants Above $100,000
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Proposals may be submitted at any time.
$ AVAILABLE: This solicitation is for grants above $100,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience. Only organizations and government entities are eligible to receive funding under this program.
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 as defined under Section 509(a).
PURPOSE: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
CONTACT: Please direct all questions to the national program office: AcademyHealth email: hcfo@academyhealth.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/funding-opportunities/2011/changes-in-health-care-financing-and-organization--hcfo-.html
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 8/7/14icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization: Small Grants
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Grants are awarded on a rolling basis. Proposals may be submitted at any time.
$ AVAILABLE: This solicitation is for small grants of $100,000 or less.
ELIGIBILITY: Researchers, as well as practitioners and public and private policy-makers working with researchers, are eligible to submit proposals through their organizations. Projects may be initiated from within many disciplines, including health services research, economics, sociology, political science, public policy, public health, public administration, law and business administration. RWJF encourages proposals from organizations on behalf of researchers who are just beginning their careers, who can serve either individually as principal investigators or as part of a project team comprising researchers or other collaborators with more experience. Only organizations and government entities are eligible to receive funding under this program.
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 as defined under Section 509(a).
PURPOSE: Changes in Health Care Financing and Organization (HCFO) supports research, policy analysis and evaluation projects that provide policy leaders timely information on health care policy, financing and organization issues. Supported projects include: examining significant issues and interventions related to health care financing and organization and their effects on health care costs, quality and access; and exploring or testing major new ways to finance and organize health care that have the potential to improve access to more affordable and higher quality health services.
CONTACT: Please direct all questions to the national program office: AcademyHealth email: hcfo@academyhealth.org. For more information see http://www.rwjf.org/en/grants/funding-opportunities/2011/changes-in-health-care-financing-and-organization--small-grants.html?rid=oIjoaSeJoetYp3aSjCfK1bJzJNR7pXJ9YA9xNyFSreA&et_cid=46984
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation email, 8/7/14icon
Subject(s) health care services, health policy research

Conquer Cancer Foundation Invites Applications for Young Investigator Award
SOURCE: Conquer Cancer Foundation (CCF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/25/14.
$ AVAILABLE: One $50,000 grant.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, the applicant must be a physician (M.D., D.O., or international equivalent) who is currently within the last two years of his/her final subspecialty training at an academic medical institution. Applicants should be planning an investigative career in clinical oncology.
PURPOSE: The Conquer Cancer Foundation, the charitable arm of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, is inviting applications for its 2015 Young Investigator Award
Through the annual program, the foundation will award a single grant of to a promising young investigator with the aim of encouraging and promoting quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of program is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment.
CONTACT: Conquer Cancer Foundation, (571) 483-1700. For more information see http://www.conquercancerfoundation.org/cancer-professionals/funding-opportunities/young-investigator-award
From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest Web site, accessed 8/15/14icon
Subject(s) cancer research, health professions training


Events

WEBINAR -- How to Attract Hispanic Donors
SPONSOR: The Chronicle of Philanthropy
WHEN: September 11, 1 to 2 pm.
WHERE: Your home or office.
DESCRIPTION: Hispanics are the fastest growing minority in the country according to the latest U.S. Census, and are expected to represent 27 percent of the U.S. population by 2045. Yet many nonprofits struggle to encourage Hispanic and Latino donors to give, in large part because it takes understanding a wide array of cultural backgrounds.
Learn how you can emulate the success of those nonprofits that have figured out how to connect with Hispanics by joining us for a one-hour session that will include case studies, creative approaches, and advice on how to build authentic relationships with Hispanic supporters.
COST: $75 before August 28. $96 after August 28.
CONTACT: The Chronicle of Philanthropy email: events@philanthropy.com.
From The Chronicle of Philanthropy email, 8/11/14icon

Texas Nonprofit Summit 2014
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: September 18-19.
WHERE: Renaissance Austin Hotel, 9721 Arboretum Boulevard, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: Interested in learning and networking with nonprofit peers? Looking for new ideas, tools and partnerships to better your work? Register for Texas Nonprofit Summit.
Three nationally-renowned keynotes and 20+ expert-led sessions, including:
* DIY Strategic Planning.
* Hack Your Team’s Creativity: Breaking Out of the Performance Rut.
* #NPTech: Trends in Nonprofit Technology and Useful Tools.
* Board Roles and Responsibilities in Action.
* Managing Change Through Organizational Lifecycles.
* The Power of Collective Impact: Solving Today's Complex Problems Collectively and Intentionally.
* Collective Impact: Moving Collaboration from Good Intention to Dramatic Results.
COST: $235 for Greenlights members and OneStar grantees. $280 for non-members/grantees. Late registration fees begin September 1.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955, email: info@texasnonprofitsummit.org.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success email, 8/14/14icon

Planning for Program Evaluation and Grant Reporting
SPONSOR: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success
WHEN: August 28, 8:30 am to noon.
WHERE: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, 8303 N. MoPac Expwy, Suite A201, (Austin, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This workshop in the three part grantsmanship series provides grant writers and program managers alike with a comprehensive overview of program evaluation and grant reporting. You’ll learn, from the funder’s perspective, the importance of ongoing program evaluation, its components, best practices for measuring and evaluating outcomes, and how it impacts accurate and timely reporting to grant funders and many other supporters of your work. Presenters Sue Breland of Breland Facilitation, and Michele Walker-Moak of the Applied Materials Foundation, will show you how to create and use appropriate measurement systems and reporting methods, so you’ll have the tools to design and present truly well-crafted program plans that make reporting a bonus, not a burden. Recommended for emerging nonprofit staff learning the basics of successful program evaluation, grant reporting and those looking for a review.
COST: $65 Greenlights members / $105 non-members.
CONTACT: Greenlights for Nonprofit Success, (512) 477-5955 ext. 271.
From Greenlights for Nonprofit Success web site, accessed 8/15/14icon


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