Funding Alert Vol. 32 No. 9 Alert #4 - September 28, 2021

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Innovators in Aging Award 
Do you know of a person, program, or effort in your community serving older adults? Consider nominating them for a #TeamTexasHHS Innovators in Aging award. Nominations are open until Nov. 15, 2021. To nominate someone, go to texashhs.secure.force.com/NominationForm/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission website, accessed Sept. 21, 2021.

HHSC Expands Pediatric Telehealth Services to Four Rural Hospitals
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) is awarding more than $531,000 in grants to four rural Texas hospitals to expand telehealth services for children. HHSC is awarding the grants to Lake Granbury Medical Center (Granbury), Navarro Regional Hospital (Corsicana), Terry Memorial Hospital/Brownfield Regional Medical Center (Brownfield), and Titus County Hospital (Mount Pleasant).
From Texas Health and Human Services Commission email, Sept. 24, 2021


Public Funding Opportunities

2022-2023 AmeriCorps Texas: Fall Operating Grant Start
SOURCE: OneStar Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Notice of Intent to Apply: Oct. 21, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Matching funds required. Please see URL for additional information.
ELIGIBILITY: Organizations must currently have a Planning Grant through OneStar to be considered for a Fall Operating Grant Start. 
PURPOSE: Please see eligibility section.
CFDA: 94.006.
CONTACT: Email: americorps@onestarfoundation.org. For more information, go to onestarfoundation.org/actx_funding/2022-2023-americorps-texas-new-applicant/.
From OneStar Foundation email, Sept. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, disaster assistance, child welfare, youth services, education, volunteerism, human services.

2022-2023 AmeriCorps Texas: Planning Grant and Operating Grant Combination
SOURCE: OneStar Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Notice of Intent to Apply: Oct. 21, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Matching funds required. Please see URL for additional information.
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply:
• Indian tribes.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local governments.
• Nonprofit organizations.
• States.
PURPOSE: This notice is for new applicants that do not currently have an AmeriCorps Texas grant through OneStar. These grants are awarded to organizations that propose to place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position. Members may receive a living allowance and other benefits while serving. Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans. Selected organizations will receive a Planning Grant for March 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2022. Organizations that successfully administer their planning grant would then receive an operating grant to support AmeriCorps members in service, with a budget period of Sept. 1, 2022 – Aug. 31, 2023. AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of resources in:
• Veterans and military families.
• Disaster services.
• Education.
• Healthy futures.
• Economic opportunity.
• Environmental stewardship.
CFDA: 94.006.
CONTACT: Email: americorps@onestarfoundation.org. For more information, go to onestarfoundation.org/actx_funding/2022-2023-americorps-texas-new-applicant/.
From OneStar Foundation email, Sept. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): veteran’s services, disaster assistance, child welfare, youth services, education, volunteerism, human services.

2022-2023 AmeriCorps Texas: Spring Operating Grant Start
SOURCE: OneStar Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Notice of Intent to Apply: Oct. 21, 2021. Due Date: Nov. 15, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Matching funds required. Please see URL for additional information.
ELIGIBILITY: The following non-federal entities are eligible to apply:
• Indian tribes.
• Institutions of higher education.
• Local governments.
• Nonprofit organizations.
• States.
PURPOSE: To be considered for a Spring Operating Grant Start, organizations must have the resources, capacity, and AmeriCorps knowledge to launch an AmeriCorps program without a Planning Grant. These grants are awarded to organizations that propose to place AmeriCorps members in service solely within Texas. This operating grant would have a budget period of March 1, 2022 – Feb. 28, 2023. AmeriCorps seeks to prioritize the investment of resources in:
• Veterans and military families.
• Disaster services.
• Education.
• Healthy futures.
• Economic opportunity.
• Environmental stewardship.
CFDA: 94.006.
CONTACT: Email: americorps@onestarfoundation.org. For more information, go to onestarfoundation.org/actx_funding/2022-2023-americorps-texas-new-applicant/.
From OneStar Foundation email, Sept. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): veteran’s services, disaster assistance, child welfare, youth services, education, volunteerism, human services.

Disaster Case Management Program: HHS0010219
SOURCE: Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Nov. 2, 2021 by 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: The total amount of federal funding available for the Disaster Case Management Program (DCMP) will be determined when a Presidentially Declared Disaster occurs. The amount of funding will depend on the severity of the event and is contingent upon the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Grants awarded as a result of this Request for Applications (RFA) will be funded on a cost reimbursement basis.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The State of Texas, by and through the Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC), issues this Request for Applications (RFA) to identify qualified applicants to perform Disaster Case Management (DCM) services to Texans due to the impacts of a Presidentially Declared Disaster. It is HHSC's intention to award multiple grant agreements as a result of this RFA to ensure DCM services are in place across the state, in the event multiple Presidentially Declared Disasters occur during the grant term.
CFDA: None.
CONTACT: Kristen Thatcher, Grants Specialist. Email: kristen.thatcher@hhs.texas.gov. For more information, go to apps.hhs.texas.gov/PCS/HHS0010219/.
From Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contract Services website, accessed Sept. 23, 2021. 
Subject(s): disaster assistance.

HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R01 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-AA-21-016
SOURCE: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 16, 2021. Due Date: Dec. 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to commit up to a combined $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund six to eight awards for both this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and companion (RFA-AA-21-017).
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 FOA seeks to expand the HIV/AIDS prevention toolkit among alcohol impacted populations with a range of patterns of episodic and long-term use and associated behavioral and biological risks for HIV acquisition. 
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-016.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 21, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.

HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R34 Clinical Trials Optional): RFA-AA-21-017
SOURCE: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: Nov. 16, 2021. Due Date: Dec. 16, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: NIAAA intends to commit up to a combined $5 million in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 to fund six to eight awards for both this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) and companion (RFA-AA-21-016).
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 FOA seeks to expand the HIV/AIDS prevention toolkit among alcohol impacted populations with a range of patterns of episodic and long-term use and associated behavioral and biological risks for HIV acquisition. This R34 Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) supports studies that are both necessary and sufficient to inform the planning of a clinical trial within the scope of the companion announcement RFA- AA-21-016 HIV Prevention and Alcohol (R01 Clinical Trials Optional).
CFDA: 93.273
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-21-017.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Sept. 21, 2021. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS research.


Private Funding Opportunities

American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Invites Applications for Impact Research Grants
SOURCE: American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 29, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Three grants of up to $50,000 each.
ELIGIBILITY: Primary Investigators must be AACN members and must hold an earned master's degree or have completed candidacy requirements in a B.S.N.-to-Ph.D. or D.N.P. program.
PURPOSE: The American Association of Critical-Care Nurses is inviting applications for its Impact Research Grants program, which is designed to address gaps in high-acuity and critical care areas of clinical research and nursing practice. Three grants will be awarded in support of projects that support inquiry and systematic research that generates new knowledge. These grants also will facilitate research to support other AACN priorities, such as describing the impact of family presence, influencing nurse certification, and implementing standards for healthy work environments. Grants will ensure a pipeline for research that is vital to AACN's research translation resources, such as protocols and practice alerts. Investigators will be expected to present completed studies at the National Teaching Institute & Critical Care Exposition.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.aacn.org/nursing-excellence/grants/aacn-impact-research-grant.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 20, 2021.
Subject(s): nursing.  

National Association of School Nurses Invites Applications for Research
SOURCE: National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Oct. 31, 2021.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: The Principal Investigator or a member of the research team who participates in the entire process including proposal, design, and implementation of the research project must be a school nurse engaged in the practice or leadership of school nursing and a current member of NASN.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this award is to encourage and support research regarding school nursing and health of school aged children and to advance and fund quality school nursing practice and school-affiliated delivery of health care.
CONTACT: Email: awards@nasn.org. For more information, go to www.nasn.org/research/research-grants.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Sept. 21, 2021.
Subject(s): school health, nursing, health policy research. 

Retirement Research Foundation: Advocacy Grants
SOURCE: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Nov. 15, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: RRF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or nonprofit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. RRF does not award grants to governmental agencies, except for state universities, area agencies on aging, and programs of the Veterans Administration. Advocacy Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are proposing a project that has a significant impact on persons ages 65 and older and focus on achieving policy change throughout the U.S. Please see URL for a complete list of grant exclusions.
PURPOSE: RRF funds advocacy projects that focus on improving public policy for older persons. Of interest are projects that:
• Advance policy issues of critical importance to older people such as economic security, caregiving, and housing.
• Use clearly focused and strategic efforts to address systemic problems.
• Forge partnerships with organizations to achieve better use of resources and to share knowledge.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/advocacy-grants/.
From Retirement Research Foundation website, accessed Sept. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, health policy research.

Retirement Research Foundation: Professional Education and Training Grants
SOURCE: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Nov. 15, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: RRF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or nonprofit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. RRF does not award grants to governmental agencies except for state universities, area agencies on aging, and programs of the Veterans Administration. Proposed projects must have a significant focus on those working with persons ages 65 and older and must have national relevance across the U.S. Please see URL for a complete list of grant exclusions.
PURPOSE: RRF funds professional education and training projects that will be broadly disseminated to achieve a national impact. RRF recognizes the importance of a well-trained work force to serve older persons. Of interest are programs that increase the knowledge and skills of professionals and paraprofessionals who serve older people and expand the capacity and number of professionals and paraprofessionals prepared to meet the growing needs of an aging population.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/professional-education-training-grants/.
From Retirement Research Foundation website, accessed Sept. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, health professions training.

Retirement Research Foundation: Research Grants
SOURCE: Retirement Research Foundation (RRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Inquiry: Nov. 1, 2021. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal by Feb. 1, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see URL for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: RRF provides funding to nonprofit organizations that are tax exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code or nonprofit organizations that are not required to have a 501(c)(3) designation, such as state-funded universities. RRF does not award grants to governmental agencies except for state universities, area agencies on aging, and programs of the Veterans Administration. Research Grants are provided to nonprofit organizations that are proposing applied research projects that have immediate and direct implications on the adult population, ages 65 and older. Proposed projects must have national relevance across the U.S. Please see URL for a complete list of grant exclusions.
PURPOSE: RRF funds research that seeks to identify interventions, policies, and practices to improve the well-being of older adults or their caregivers. Preference is given to projects aimed at generating practical knowledge and guidance that can be used by advocates, policy-makers, providers, and the aging network. Of interest are:
• Interventional trials; translational studies; and health services and policy research.
• Projects that build on the investigator’s past studies.
• Proposals that include robust dissemination plans, if appropriate, to assure that findings reach audiences positioned to act on them.
CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information, go to www.rrf.org/apply-for-a-grant/research-grants/.
From Retirement Research Foundation website, accessed Sept. 22, 2021.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, health policy research.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows 
SOURCE: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Three reference letters are due before Nov. 9 by 2 p.m. CT.  Letter of Intent (Required): Nov. 12, 2021 by 2 p.m. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full application by Feb. 11, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Six awards of up to $165,000 each will be made in 2022.
ELIGIBILITY: The fellowship requires a full-time commitment with a minimum 12-month residence in Washington, D.C. Exceptional midcareer professionals from academic faculties; government (including military; U.S. Dept. of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps; and state offices who are not considered government officials under Section 4946 of the Internal Revenue Code); and nonprofit organizations, who are interested in experiencing the health policy process at the federal level, are encouraged to apply. Applicants must have earned an advanced degree in one of the following disciplines: medicine; nursing; public health; allied health professions; biomedical sciences; dentistry; economics or other social sciences; health services organization and administration; social and behavioral health; or health law. Individual candidates for receipt of award funds must be U.S. citizens, or permanent residents at the time of application. Please see URL for additional requirements.
PURPOSE: This fellowship program is designed to develop the capacity of mid-career health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Individuals with diverse and unique perspectives are strongly encouraged to apply. The foundation has an interest in rural health care.
CONTACT: Phone: 202-334-1506. Email: info@healthpolicyfellows.org. For more information, go to www.rwjf.org/en/library/funding-opportunities/2021/robert-wood-johnson-foundation-health-policy-fellows-2022-2023.html.
From Robert Wood Johnson Foundation website, accessed Sept. 22, 2021. 
Subject(s): health internships, health policy research.


Events

Webinar - The 2021 Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Webinar Series
SPONSOR: The Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy
WHEN: Oct. 13, Oct. 27; Nov. 10; 10-11 a.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: Please see URL for a full description of the webinar series.
COST: Each webinar is $25 and includes free continuing education credit for multiple disciplines. Scholarships are also available. For more information and registration, go to txcampaign.org/2021-webinar-series.
CONTACT: Melanie Chasteen. Email: melanie@txcampaign.org.
From Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy website, accessed Sept. 22, 2021.

Virtual – Board Boot Camp
SPONSOR: San Antonio Area Foundation (SAAF). 
WHEN: Oct. 23, 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online.
DESCRIPTION: Whether you are new to nonprofit board service, or need a refresher course, this workshop will provide you with comprehensive tools and interactive opportunities to help you strengthen your board and ensure your organization’s success.
COST: $95. For more information and registration, go to saafdn.org/event/2021-board-boot-camp/.
CONTACT: Phone: 210-225-2243. Email: info@saafdn.org
From San Antonio Area Foundation email, Sept. 21, 2021.


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