Funding Alert Vol. 24 No. 8 Alert # 2 - August 13, 2013

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Funding News and Grant Tips

CDC Announces Funding for Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact Prevention
CDC recently announced the competitive availability of fiscal year (FY) 2014 funds to implement funding opportunity announcement (FOA), PS14-1403: Capacity Building Assistance for High-Impact Prevention. This program will support multiple awards to implement capacity building programs that meet or exceed FOA requirements and performance targets. The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to strengthen the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce to optimally plan, implement, and sustain high-impact HIV prevention interventions and strategies within health departments, community-based organizations, and healthcare organizations across the United States and its territories.
Total fiscal year funding will be approximately $26 million, culminating in a total five-year project period funding of approximately $130 million.
Applications are due October 2, 2013, and the project period is from April 1, 2014 to March 31, 2019.
To learn more, visit the CDC funding opportunity announcement page at http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/policies/funding/announcements/PS14-1403/index.html.
From DSHS HIV STD Program Insider e-mail, 8/7/13icon

DSHS Believes Texas Emergency Medical Services Grant Belongs to Single Source Provider
The Department of State Health Services believes that the requested service is proprietary to one provider and/or to the statement of work. Department of State Health Services (DSHS) will provide funding from the Tobacco Fund Endowment established by Texas Government Code, §403.106 to assist the contractor in maintaining and improving the Texas Emergency Medical Services (EMS)/Trauma System to reduce morbidity and mortality due to injuries. Implementation of the Texas EMS/Trauma System includes, but is not limited to, maintaining a current Regional Trauma System Plan, educating all health care providers on the Regional Trauma System Plan, and collecting morbidity and mortality data. DSHS will utilize only available earnings, gifts or grants in the permanent fund for emergency medical services and trauma care to fund Contractor's program for emergency medical services and trauma care as set out above.
Please contact Christine Leos at christine.leos@dshs.state.tx.us if you have any questions.
From DSHS Client Services Contracting Unit e-mail, 8/8/13icon


Public Funding Opportunities

Clinical Trial of a Multifactorial Fall Injury Prevention Strategy in Older Persons (U01): RFA-AG-14-009
SOURCE: National Institute on Aging (NIA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/13/13. Application: 11/13/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: $30,000,000 in FY2014 to fund one five-year 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 initiative invites applications for funding to conduct a randomized clinical trial of a multifactorial strategy for preventing serious fall-related injuries among non-institutionalized older persons. A multifactorial strategy should be designed for maximal potency in reducing the rate of serious fall-related injuries, which (if found to be effective in the trial) is feasible for future implementation with fidelity in practice in at least one type of care setting.
CFDA: 93.866
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AG-14-009.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) aged/seniors, medical research

FY14 NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research (DP1): RFA-DA-14-008
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 11/6/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to commit $2 million in FY 2014 to fund two to three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The NIDA Avant-Garde Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research supports individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose high-impact research that will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers. The term “avant-garde” is used to describe highly innovative approaches that have the potential to be transformative. The proposed research should reflect approaches and ideas that are substantially different from those already being pursued by the investigator or others.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-14-008.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

HIV/AIDS and Substance Use among Black/African American Women and Young MSM (R01): RFA-DA-14-010
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/15/13. Application: 11/15/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIDA intends to fund an estimate of 6-8 awards, corresponding to a total of $4.5 million, for fiscal year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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: To improve understanding of the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a multipronged 2014 expansion of HIV and AIDS related research within the context of drug and alcohol abuse among understudied populations and in understudied settings that show promise for the development of effective prevention and treatment efforts.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-14-010.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

HIV/AIDS and Substance Use Among the Homeless and Unstably Housed (R01): RFA-DA-14-009
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/15/13. Application: 11/15/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to fund an estimate of four to eight awards, corresponding to a total of $4 million, for fiscal year 2014. Future year amounts will depend on annual appropriations.
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: To improve understanding of the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a multipronged 2014 expansion of HIV and AIDS-related research within the context of drug and alcohol abuse among understudied populations and in understudied settings that show promise for the development of effective prevention and treatment efforts.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-14-009.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research, housing/homeless

Improving Health and Reducing Premature Mortality in People with Severe Mental Illness (R01): RFA-MH-14-060
SOURCE: National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/7/13. Application: 11/7/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIMH intends to commit approximately $2,000,000 in FY 2014 to fund five to eight 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: People with severe mental illness (SMI) die from the same causes as those in the general population, e.g., heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and pulmonary disease. However, these diseases are more common in people with SMI and lead to earlier death. The modifiable health risk factors that contribute to these diseases—smoking, obesity, hypertension, metabolic disorder, substance use, low physical activity, poor fitness and diet—are also more common and have an earlier onset in people with SMI. Side effects of psychiatric medications, which may include weight gain and metabolic disorder, add to these health risks. Effective interventions to reduce these common modifiable health risk factors exist for the general population, however, they are generally unavailable to people with SMI and evidence is sparse on how to bring them to this population. This FOA will support R01 grants of up to five years for rigorous effectiveness testing of innovative services interventions designed to reduce the prevalence and magnitude of common modifiable health risk factors related to shortened lifespan in adults with severe mental illness (SMI), as well as in children and youth with serious emotional disturbances (SED).
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-14-060.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research, children's health, adolescent health

Innovative Assays to Quantify the Latent HIV Reservoir (R21): RFA-AI-13-038
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/13/13. Application: 11/13/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $1.125 million yearly to make four to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research on new or improved methods for quantifying latently infected cells in HIV-positive individuals on effective antiretroviral therapy. Quantifying latent HIV reservoirs is critical to evaluating strategies to cure HIV infection in vivo. The current gold-standard method involves a limiting dilution viral outgrowth assay that is slow, resource-intensive, and relatively imprecise. A molecular assay to accurately detect replication-competent provirus, or a viral outgrowth assay with improved efficiency, would facilitate proof-of-concept studies for curing HIV infection.
CFDA: 93.855, 93.856
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-13-038.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research

Integrating Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment within HIV/AIDS Service Delivery Settings (R01): RFA-DA-14-011
SOURCE: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 10/15/13. Application: 11/15/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH intends to commit $3 million in FY2014 to fund an estimated four to six awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: To improve understanding of the intersection of HIV/AIDS and drug abuse, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is part of a multipronged 2014 expansion of HIV and AIDS related research within the context of drug and alcohol abuse among understudied populations and in understudied settings that show promise for the development of effective prevention and treatment efforts.
CFDA: 93.279
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-14-011.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) HIV/AIDS research, substance abuse research

Research Linking Environmental Exposure to Alzheimer's Disease (R01): RFA-ES-13-006
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/30/13. Application: 10/31/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to fund three awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to support research establishing a link between environmental exposure and the risk for Alzheimer’s disease (AD). Research is encouraged ranging from basic mechanistic exposure studies to human-based studies. This new effort seeks to promote work to further the understanding of the combined roles of exposure and processes implicated in AD such as inflammation and genetic susceptibility.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-13-006.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research, environmental health

Research Linking Environmental Exposure to Neurodegenerative Disease (R21): RFA-ES-13-007
SOURCE: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: 9/30/13. Application: 10/31/13 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIEHS intends to commit $1,500,000 in FY 2014 to fund six or seven awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education, nonprofits with and without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education), small businesses, for-profit organizations (other than small businesses), state governments, U.S. territories or possessions, Indian/Native American tribal government (federally recognized and other than federally recognized), Indian/Native American tribally designated organizations, non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities, Hispanic-serving institutions, Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs), Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions, regional organizations, eligible agencies of the federal government, and faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this FOA is to stimulate research on the role of environmental exposure in neurodegenerative disease (ND) by developing feasibility data for new concepts or by adapting new technologies, tools and methods of use for studies in neurodegenerative diseases. The emphasis for this FOA would be especially focused on Alzheimer’s (AD), Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis and Parkinson's (PD) to stimulate advancement of neurodegenerative research by better establishing the importance of environmental exposure in disease causation in accordance with the goals of the new strategic plan.
CFDA: 93.113
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-13-007.html
From NIH Web site, accessed 8/7/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, medical research, environmental health


Private Funding Opportunities

Transition-Age Youth Planning Grants
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation for Mental Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: 9/11/13.
$ AVAILABLE: Depending on the quality of proposals received, the foundation plans to award 8-12 grants of up to $25,000 each for six-month planning grants.
ELIGIBILITY: Nonprofit 501(c) (3) and governmental organizations in Texas are eligible to submit proposals. Respondents must be Texas-based and must have offices, chapters or affiliates in Houston/Harris County, Texas. Examples of eligible organizations include: nonprofit mental health service providers, community mental health centers, social service providers, schools and school districts, colleges and universities, counseling centers, mental health consumer organizations, shelters and state, regional and local government agencies.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to this request for proposals (RFP) to plan services and supports with transition-age youth and their families (TAYF) in the Houston/Harris County area. The foundation believes that by providing opportunities for TAYF to have a voice as equal partners during program planning, the results will yield a more comprehensive and relevant array of services and supports. The goal of this grant is for participants to acquire the skills to actively partner with (TAYF) and community stakeholders. Grantees will use their acquired skills to develop service implementation plans reflective of collaboration and best practices for working with TAYF, including the ongoing involvement of TAYF in the service implementation phase.
Respondents will be expected to develop a plan for service implementation. Contingent on acceptance of the plan, the respondent will be eligible to receive funds to offer services and supports to TAYF for the subsequent four years. The budget for the services implementation phase will be approximately $10.2 million over four years.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.hogg.utexas.edu/uploads/documents/TAY%20PG%20Participants%20RFP%20FINAL.pdf
From Hogg Foundation e-mail, 8/5/13icon
Subject(s) mental health, adolescent health


Events

"The HIV Heterosexual Experience" Event
SPONSOR: Living Without Limits Living Large Inc., Texas Black Women's Initiative Houston
WHEN: August 17, 3 to 7 pm.
WHERE: Living Without Limits Living Large Inc., 2424 Hamilton Street, (Houston, TX).
DESCRIPTION: This event will bring together persons living with HIV, persons at risk for HIV and persons working in the fields of HIV prevention and care. This event will serve to heighten awareness of the disproportionate impact of HIV on African-American heterosexuals. African-American heterosexuals continue to suffer levels of stigma that result in delayed testing, delayed access to care and lower rates of retention in care. Organizers will therefore focus on the importance of treatment as prevention research and program implementation, including the influence that research has had on policies related to increasing routine testing, timely linkage to care and the timely start of HIV medication.
Special guest speakers will conduct the workshops and make presentations. Community-based organizations (CBO's) will showcase their activities in a CBO village. Free HIV testing will be available. Participants will have opportunities to network during the CBO village and at dinner.
COST: Free but registration is required.
CONTACT: To learn more and to register, visit the event website at http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7554390385/eac2 or contact Cecilia Ross-Smith at (832) 545-5689 or Amana Turner at (713) 374-1236.
From DSHS HIV STD Program Insider e-mail, 8/7/13icon

WEBINAR -- HIV Clinical Update Webinar Series
SPONSOR: Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC)
WHEN: Modules are available online at any time.
WHERE: Your computer.
DESCRIPTION: The Texas/Oklahoma AIDS Education & Training Center (TX/OK AETC) now offers a free eight-module HIV clinical update webinar series. The series is targeted at intermediate level clinicians, physicians, physician assistants, nurses, and other health care professionals caring for people with HIV. The modules included are:
Module 1: CROI Update
Module 2: Epidemiology Report 2012
Module 3: Steps toward Cultural Responsiveness & the Role of Determinants of Health when Serving People of African Descent
Module 4: New Developments Including ART in the Treatment of HIV
Module 5: Neurocognitive Disorders of HIV
Module 6: Perinatal & Pediatric HIV Nursing
Coming Soon... Module 7: The Future of Ryan White Funding
Module 8: Antiretroviral Treatment for Naive Patients
Each module is 60 minutes and may be viewed separately.
COST: Free.
CONTACT: To learn more and to register for this webinar, visit the TX/OK AETC website at http://aidseducation.org/HIVClinicalTreatmentWebinarSeriesModules.php.
From DSHS HIV STD Program Insider e-mail, 8/7/13icon


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