Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 10 Alert #3 - October 19, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

First Lady Cecilia Abbott, OneStar Foundation Announce 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Awards Recipients
Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott, Honorary Chair of the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Awards, announced the recipients of the 38th annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards. These awards — presented in conjunction with OneStar Foundation — honor the exemplary service of individuals and organizations that have made a significant and measurable contribution to Texas communities through service and volunteering in the past year.  To see the list of award recipients, go to onestarfoundation.org/governors-volunteer-awards/.
From Office of the Texas Governor website accessed, Oct. 12, 2021.

HHSC Selected as CHART Model Grant Recipient
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) announced the Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is one of four recipients selected for the federal funding opportunity, the Community Health Access and Rural Transformation (CHART) Model - Community Transformation Track. The purpose of the 7-year funding stream is to bring improved financial stability to participating rural hospitals through capitated arrangements and provide strategies to address health challenges through telemedicine. For more information, go to hhs.texas.gov/doing-business-hhs/provider-portals/medicaid-supplemental-payment-directed-payment-programs/rural-hospital-grant-facilitation.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, Oct. 12, 2021.


Public Funding Opportunities

Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program to Provide Relief to Small Producers, Processors, Distributors and Farmers Markets Impacted by COVID-19: USDA-AMS-TM-PRS-G-21-0011
SOURCE: U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 22, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Approximately $650 million is available to fund applications through the Pandemic Response and Safety Grant Program (PRS). The minimum funding request amount is $1,500. The maximum funding request amount is $20,000. Funds will be used to issue grants for costs incurred between Jan. 27, 2020 and Dec. 31, 2021. 
ELIGIBILITY: USDA is targeting support to small businesses and nonprofits in certain commodity areas, farmers markets, and small specialty crop producers. All applicants must be domestic entities owned, operated, and located within the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or U.S. territories or possessions. Please see URL for additional details.
PURPOSE: The grant will assist small businesses and nonprofits in certain commodity areas, including specialty crop producers, shellfish farming, finfish farming, aquaculture, and apiculture; specialty crop, meat, and other processors; distributors; and farmers markets. Small businesses and nonprofits in these industries can apply for a grant to cover COVID-related expenses such as workplace safety measures (e.g., personal protective equipment (PPE), retrofitting facilities for worker and consumer safety, shifting to online sales platforms, transportation, worker housing, and medical costs. 
CFDA: 10.181
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to usda-prs.grantsolutions.gov/usda.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): nutrition/food services.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: Limited Existing Geographic Service Areas: HRSA-22-017
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.5 million for five grants.
ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to current Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS) recipients and new organizations proposing to provide RWHAP Part C EIS funded services in existing geographic service areas. Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private entities that are:
• Federally Qualified Health Centers.
• Grantees under section 1001 (regarding family planning) other than states.
• Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic and treatment centers.
• Rural health clinics.
• Health facilities operated by or pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service.
• Community-based organizations, clinics, hospitals and other health facilities that provide early intervention services to those persons infected with HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug use.
• Nonprofit private entities that provide comprehensive primary care services to populations at risk of HIV/AIDS, including faith-based and community-based organizations.
• Tribes and tribal organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive primary health care and support services in an outpatient setting for low income people with HIV.
CFDA: 93.918 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-017.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.
  
Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C Early Intervention Services Program: New Geographic Service Areas: HRSA-22-016 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 10, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $5.2 million for 15 grants.
ELIGIBILITY: This competition is open to current RWHAP Part C EIS recipients and new organizations proposing to provide RWHAP Part C EIS funded services in a new geographic service area as described by the applicant. Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit private entities that are:
• Federally Qualified Health Centers.
• Grantees under section 1001 (regarding family planning) other than states.
• Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic and treatment centers.
• Rural health clinics.
• Health facilities operated by or pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service.
• Community-based organizations, clinics, hospitals and other health facilities that provide early intervention services to those persons infected with HIV/AIDS through intravenous drug use.
• Nonprofit private entities that provide comprehensive primary care services to populations at risk of HIV/AIDS, including faith-based and community-based organizations.
• Tribes and tribal organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive primary health care and support services in an outpatient setting for low income people with HIV. 
CFDA: 93.918 
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.hrsa.gov/grants/find-funding/hrsa-22-016.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services.

Systems Biology for Infectious Diseases (U19 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (Reissue of RFA-AI-16-080): RFA-AI-21-065
SOURCE: National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Dec. 14, 2021. Due Date: Jan. 14, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAID intends to commit $10 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 to fund four to five awards.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• Hispanic-serving institutions.
• Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).
• Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs).
• Alaska native and native Hawaiian serving institutions.
• Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs).
• Nonprofits with or without 501(c)(3) IRS status (other than institutions of higher education).
• Small businesses.
• For-profit organizations (other than small businesses).
• State governments.
• County governments.
• City or township governments.
• Special district governments.
• Indian/Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized).
• Eligible agencies of the federal government.
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
• Regional organizations.
• Non-domestic (non-U.S.) entities (foreign institutions).
PURPOSE: The purpose of the Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research that employs systems biology approaches to human pathogens. The approach will generate and integrate large datasets into models that guide in vitro, in vivo and clinical studies, with the goals of predicting disease severity, predicting responses to vaccines and therapeutics, and identifying candidate targets for interventions.
CFDA: 93.855
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-21-065.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Oct. 13, 2021. 
Subject(s): medical research.

TDHCA Announces Funding for Texas Community Resiliency Program
SOURCE: Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 30, 2021 by 5 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: $38 million in Community Development Block Grant CARES Act (CDBG-CV) funds for the Community Resiliency Program (CRP). The minimum request amount per project is $500,000 and the maximum is $5 million.
ELIGIBILITY: See Purpose section.
PURPOSE: The CRP allows for non-entitlement cities and counties to create, expand, or enhance public facilities that provide medical care, social services, and/or non-congregate housing and increase the community's long-term resiliency and ability to mitigate current and future coronavirus outbreaks. Non-entitlement units of general local government are cities with populations of less than 50,000 (except cities that are designated principal cities of Metropolitan Statistical Areas), and counties with populations of less than 200,000. Because few rural and small metro areas have had the opportunity to implement mobile response units or emergency medical services that would have a positive impact on their capability to reach certain households, CRP funds allow for the purchase of equipment to increase capacity to carry out a public service which meets CDBG-CV eligibility. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, non-congregate homeless shelters, health clinics/facilities, medical facilities, domestic violence facilities, and senior centers have been required to reduce capacity and services to clients and establish non-congregate shelter options to adhere to CDC guidelines and social distancing. CRP funds will allow low and moderate-income areas, and rural and small metro communities to address gaps in their ability to prepare, prevent, and respond to COVID-19 or a future pandemic. Many rural and smaller urban areas lacked capacity in these critical areas, which limited a quick, safe, and effective response to the pandemic. Public facility structures can be modified or constructed with these funds to prevent the transmission of the coronavirus and allow for adequate social distancing or remote access.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Email: CRP@tdhca.state.tx.us. For more information, go to www.tdhca.state.tx.us/CDBG/CRP.htm.
From Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs email, Oct. 7, 2021.
Subject(s): housing/homeless, Corona Virus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), health care facilities.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Community Outreach
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 13, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health or patient breast cancer education. While grant applications from nonprofit 501(c)(3) organizations are encouraged to apply, all organization types are eligible to apply. 
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to partner with community-based nonprofit organizations to provide education on breast health and screening to underserved, uninsured, or low-income populations.
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/grants-and-awards.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 14, 2021.
Subject(s): women’s health, cancer education/prevention, underserved populations.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Education
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 13, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health or patient breast cancer education. While grant applications from nonprofit 501c3 organizations are encouraged to apply, all organization types are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capabilities of effective patient breast health education programs. Education grants are intended to support costs associated with a project (e.g. purchase of educational materials, brochure development printing, and so forth) or expenses related to the development and hosting of an educational meeting or conference. 
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/grants-and-awards.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 14, 2021.
Subject(s): women’s health, cancer education/prevention, conference support.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 13, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $1,000.
ELIGIBILITY: Nominees must be practicing physicians, members of American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation, and residents in the United States or Canada.
PURPOSE: The Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award is presented to a practicing physician who has been selected by The American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation based on the following criteria:
• Demonstrates compassion and empathy in the delivery of patient care.
• Displays competence in scientific endeavors.
• Shows respect for patients, families, and co-workers.
• Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in working with patients and family members of diverse backgrounds.
• Displays effective, empathetic communication and listening skills.
• Understands a patient’s need for interpretation of complex medical diagnoses and treatments and makes an effort to ensure patient comprehension.
• Understands and shows respect for the patient’s viewpoint.
• Is sensitive to the patient’s psychological well-being.
• Identifies emotional concerns of patients and family members or engenders trust and confidence.
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/grants-and-awards.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 14, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer care, women’s health.

American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation: Research Grant
SOURCE: American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 13, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: $5,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The grant project must be specific to patient breast health or patient breast cancer education. While grant applications from nonprofit 501c3 organizations are encouraged to apply, all organization types are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this grant is to foster research activities of the grantee. Funds may be used for activities necessary to undertake or complete a research project (examples: providing support for ongoing projects, IRB submission fees, clinical research assistance, or statistical support).
CONTACT: Email: grants@breastsurgeonsfoundation.org. For more information, go to www.breastsurgeonsfoundation.org/grants-and-awards.
From American Society of Breast Surgeons Foundation website, accessed Oct. 14, 2021.
Subject(s): cancer research, cancer education/prevention, women’s health.

Ferguson Cares Grants
SOURCE: Ferguson Cares
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Ferguson Cares awards grants to eligible organizations located within Ferguson Enterprises’ geographic footprint that are certified under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Go to their website to find a list of Ferguson locations in Texas: www.ferguson.com/branchResults?state=TX&distance=50&_requestid=315315.
PURPOSE: Ferguson Cares is part of the company’s overall sustainability program and seeks to build partnerships with transformational nonprofit organizations within its five key focus areas of:
• Hunger.
• Housing.
• Disaster relief.
• Clean water and sanitation.
• Skilled trades.
CONTACT: Email: fergusoncares@ferguson.com. For more information, go to www.ferguson.com/content/sustainability/ferguson-cares.
From Ferguson website, accessed Oct. 12, 2021.
Subject(s): hunger, housing/homeless, disaster assistance.  

Paralyzed Veterans of America: Education Foundation Grants
SOURCE: Paralyzed Veterans of America
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Dec. 3, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Unspecified.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants should be members of academic institutions, health care providers and organizations, or consumer advocates and organizations. Grantee institutions must be in the United States or Canada. However, project directors and fellows are not required to be U.S. or Canadian citizens.
PURPOSE: The Education Foundation is focused on funding educational projects that benefit and serve individuals with spinal cord injury/disease (SCI/D), their families and caregivers. The foundation has six topic categories for funding consideration: consumer, caregiver, and community education; professional development and education; research utilization and dissemination; assistive technology; consumer guides; and conferences and symposia.  These projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D health care professionals, and to prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D.  
CONTACT: Lindsay Perlman. Email: LindsayP@pva.org. For more information, go to pva.org/research-resources/education-foundation.
From Paralyzed Veterans of America website, accessed Oct. 15, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, disabilities, conference support. 

Suicide Prevention Innovation Grant: Distinguished Investigator Innovation Grants
SOURCE: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to $125,000 over two years.
ELIGIBILITY: AFSP research grants and fellowships are awarded to individuals affiliated with nonprofit institutions or organizations in the U.S. and abroad. Grant applications are not accepted from for-profit organizations or from federal or state government agencies. Applications from the Veterans Administration are eligible. Applications from both private and public colleges and universities are eligible, so long as the institution is a nonprofit. Distinguished Investigator Grants (DIGs) are awarded for a two-year period to investigators who hold an academic rank of associate or full professor and have an established record of research and publication in the area of suicide, or who are an established investigator newly entering the field of suicide prevention. 
PURPOSE: AFSP research grants are designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, social work, health services administration, and many others. Grants are not intended to support the development or implementation of prevention programs, educational programs, treatments, or other interventions that do not have a significant research component. 
CONTACT: Carl Niedzielski, Director of Grants and Researcher Development. Email: grantsmanager@afsp.org. For more information, go to afsp.org/research-grant-information#research-grant-types.
From American Foundation for Suicide Prevention website accessed Oct. 12, 2021.
Subject(s): suicide prevention, mental health, medical research.


Events

Webinar – Harnessing the “Yes and Brain” for Nonprofit Professionals: Week 1: An Introduction to the Yes And Brain model
SPONSOR: Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College. 
WHEN: Nov. 2, Noon-1:00 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: When our “Yes And Brain” is activated, we’re able to effectively problem-solve difficult challenges, creatively innovate solutions, collaborate successfully, meet others where they are, and to understand both ourselves and others more deeply. This training series will teach you to harness this brain space so that you can lean into your strengths, identify areas for continued growth, navigate conflicts with more ease, and break away from cycles that are keeping you – or your organization – stuck.
COST: $30.00-$130.00. For more information and registration, go to www.nonprofitaustin.org/event/harnessing-the-yes-and-brain-for-nonprofit-professionals-5/.
CONTACT: Email: centerfornonprofitstudies@austincc.edu
From Nonprofit Austin at Austin Community College website, accessed Oct. 14, 2021.

Webinar – Graceful Exits: How Foundations Can Offer Strong Support as Grants End
SPONSOR: Chronicle of Philanthropy. 
WHEN: Nov. 4, 2-3:15 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: How can foundation leaders stop supporting programs — or exit grant making entirely — in ways that ensure grantees and partners can continue the work long after the grants end? Join the Chronicle of Philanthropy and The Nicholson Foundation to learn how to plan an exit that allows nonprofits and collaborations to continue to operate after the grants end.
COST: $89. Register before Oct. 28 to get special discount rate of $69. For more information and registration, go to store.philanthropy.com/collections/upcoming-webinars/products/how-to-sunset-a-foundation.
CONTACT: Email: events@philanthropy.com.
From Chronicle of Philanthropy email, Oct. 13, 2021.


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