Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 2 Alert #3 February 15, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Texas Health and Human Services Procurement and Contracting Services Updates Handbook
The Health and Human Services (HHS) Procurement and Contract Management Handbook is the comprehensive handbook of all purchasing and contract management policies and procedures that must be followed by HHS agencies. Procurement and Contracting Services has updated its Procurement and Contract Management Handbook to align with the outcomes of the 87th legislative session. Click the link to the Revision History Log on the bottom of the handbook’s cover page to access a summary of the updated sections, which include the section on grants. For more information, go to HHS Procurement and Contract Management Handbook
From Texas Health and Human Services website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022.

Users Will Be Required to Sign in to Grants.Gov with Login.Gov Credentials
Grants.gov provides a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. To improve user security, non-federal users will be required to sign in to Grants.gov with Login.gov credentials by Feb. 21, 2022. Grants.gov will still support PIV or AMS authentication methods for federal users. For more information, go to Grants.Gov Community Blog.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022. 


Public Funding Opportunities

Center for Rapid Surveillance of Tobacco (CRST) to Assess Changes in Use Behaviors, Product Marketing, and the Marketplace (U01 Clinical Trial Not Allowed): RFA-OD-22-002
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 20, 2022. Due Date: May 18, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: NIH, via support from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP), intends to fund one award, corresponding to up to $2.8 million total costs for fiscal year 2023 and up to $3.8 million total costs per year for subsequent years. 
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.
PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks applications for a Center for Rapid Surveillance of Tobacco (CRST) to assess changes in use behaviors, product marketing, and the marketplace to better understand the rapidly evolving tobacco landscape in the United States. The CRST will support time-sensitive data acquisition strategies, data harmonization, data synthesis and analysis, and reporting activities on emerging and current tobacco use trends. Applications should focus on rapid surveillance, timely signals, and rapid reporting of information on changes in tobacco product use behaviors, tobacco product marketing, and the tobacco product marketplace.
CFDA: 93.077
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-OD-22-002.html.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 3, 2022. 
Subject(s): smoking/tobacco.

Dental Faculty Loan Repayment Program: HRSA-22-046
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Up to eight grantees will receive a total of approximately $800,000 in funding.
ELIGIBILITY: Grant award preference will be given to applicants who:
• Award loan repayment to pediatric dentistry faculty supervising residents at dental training institutions that provide clinical services at dental clinics located in dental schools, hospitals, or community-based affiliated sites. Eligible applicants are Commission on Dental Accreditation (CODA) accredited:
• Programs of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry in public or private nonprofit dental or dental hygiene schools.
• Approved residency in general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
• Advanced education programs in the practice of general, pediatric, or public health dentistry.
PURPOSE: HRSA released this new Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) announcement to increase the number of dental and dental hygiene faculty in the workforce. This funding is designed to help attract and retain faculty to dental and dental hygiene training programs through the operation of a loan repayment program.
CFDA: 93.059
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334450
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022. 
Subject(s): dental health, health professions training.

Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Cooperative Agreement Program: HRSA-022-054 
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 14, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $4.95 million for up to nine cooperative agreements.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• States.
• State workforce investment boards.
• Public health or health professions schools.
• Academic health centers.
• Indian tribes or tribal organizations.
• Faith-based and community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the HWRC Cooperative Agreement Program is to support and disseminate rigorous and state-of-the-art applied research that strengthens evidence-based policy and enhances the federal government’s and the public’s understanding of issues and trends in the health workforce.
CFDA: 93.300
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334451.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022. 
Subject(s): medical research, health professions training.

Rural Communities Opioid Response Program – Mental and Behavioral Health: HRSA-22-061
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 19, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $13 million for 26 awards. 
ELIGIBILITY: All domestic public and private, nonprofit, and for-profit entities are eligible to apply. This list includes but is not limited to faith-based and community-based organizations, federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations, state governments, and private institutions of higher education. 
PURPOSE: The Rural Communities Opioid Response Program (RCORP) is a multi-year initiative by HRSA aimed at reducing the morbidity and mortality of substance use disorder (SUD), including opioid use disorder (OUD) in high-risk rural communities. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the RCORP–Behavioral Health Care Support (RCORP-BHS). RCORP-BHS will advance RCORP’s overall goal by improving access to and quality of SUD and other behavioral health care services in rural communities. 
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334417.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022. 
Subject(s): substance abuse services, substance abuse treatment, substance abuse education/prevention, opioid overdose epidemic, rural health, mental health, behavioral health.

SAMHSA FY 2022 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Special Projects: TI-22-002
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $8.3 million for 22 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).
• 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.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the program is to implement targeted strategies for the provision of substance use disorder (SUD) or co-occurring disorder (COD) harm reduction, treatment, and/or recovery support services to support an under-resourced population or unmet need identified by the community. The applicant will identify the specific need or population it seeks to support through the provision of evidence-based SUD or COD harm reduction, treatment, and/or recovery support services. 
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.samhsa.gov/grants/grant-announcements/ti-22-002.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022. 
Subject(s): substance abuse services, substance abuse treatment, minority health, health disparities.

Telehealth Strategies to Maximize HIV Care: HRSA-22-030
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 8, 2022, 10:30 a.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: $1.75 million for one cooperative agreement.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include entities eligible for funding under Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Parts A – D of Title XXVI of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, including public and nonprofit private entities, state and local governments, academic institutions, local health departments, nonprofit hospitals and outpatient clinics, community health centers receiving support under Section 330 of the PHS Act, faith-based and community-based organizations, and Indian tribes or tribal organizations with or without federal recognition.
PURPOSE: HRSA will fund one cooperative agreement for up to three years to identify and maximize the use of telehealth strategies that are most effective in improving linkage to care, retention in care, and health outcomes, including viral suppression, for people with HIV who receive services through RWHAP. 
CFDA: 93.928
CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information, go to www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334409.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022. 
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, telehealth.


Private Funding Opportunities

AARP Issues RFP for Livable Communities
SOURCE: American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 22, 2022, 4 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants can range from several hundred dollars for smaller, short-term activities to several thousand or tens of thousands of dollars for larger projects.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• 501(C)(3), 501(C)(4) and 501(c)(6) nonprofits. 
• Government entities.
• Other types of organizations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. 
PURPOSE: The AARP Community Challenge grant program is part of the nationwide AARP Livable Communities initiative that helps communities become great places to live for residents of all ages. The program is intended to help communities make immediate improvements and jump-start long-term progress. Applications are accepted for projects to improve public spaces, housing, transportation, civic engagement, diversity and inclusion, coronavirus recovery, and more. Priority will be given to projects that support residents aged 50 or over, are inclusive, address disparities, and directly engage volunteers.
CONTACT: Email: CommunityChallenge@AARP.org. For more information, go to www.aarp.org/livable-communities/community-challenge/.
From American Association of Retired Persons Foundation website, accessed Feb. 8, 2022.
Subject(s): aged/seniors, environmental health, housing/homeless, transportation, volunteerism. 

Early Childhood Nature Connection Technical Assistance Opportunity
SOURCE: The National League of Cities Institute for Youth, Education, and Families and the Children & Nature Network
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 18, 2022, 7 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: No money is awarded. This application is for technical assistance only.
ELIGIBILITY: Cities.
PURPOSE: The Cities Connecting Children to Nature (CCCN) initiative invites cities to apply to receive support and technical assistance to implement strategies that connect young children to nature. This initiative seeks to ensure that a connection to nature becomes an integral part of city priorities, planning, and policymaking across a range of areas, including community health and wellness, education, out-of-school time programming, job creation, transportation, and land use. CCCN will select several cities to receive 18 months of technical assistance. 
CONTACT: Vera Feeny. Senior Program Specialist. Email: CCCNteam@nlc.org. For more information, go to www.childrenandnature.org/resources/connect-young-children-to-naturecity-assistance-opportunity/.
From Children & Nature Network website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022.
Subject(s): children’s health, health promotion/wellness, environmental health.

Hogg Foundation: Pathways for Success
SOURCE: Hogg Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Interest Due: March 11, 2022, 1 p.m. CT. Select applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal.
$ AVAILABLE: The foundation plans to offer up to $54,000 to each awarded grant partner. This funding opportunity will be offered over two years, for up to 10 eligible organizations, governmental entities, and/or educational institutions, ready to launch or expand existing programs, resources, and support for transition-age youth of color and their families (TAYCF) in their communities.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see URL for eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health invites eligible organizations in Texas to respond to the request for Letters of Interest (LOI) for the Pathways for Success initiative. The goal of the initiative is to increase opportunities for success of transition-age youth of color and their families by strengthening their mental health and well-being. 
CONTACT: Email: hogg-grants@austin.utexas.edu. For more information, go to hogg.utexas.edu/pathways-for-success.
From Hogg Foundation email, Feb. 10, 2022.
Subject(s): mental health, minority health, health disparities, adolescent health.

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation: Community Services Grants (South Texas)
SOURCE: Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: The foundation is committed to supporting and improving the quality of life for residents of Kleberg and its adjoining counties of South Texas. Funding is focused on this geographic region with a primary focus on Kingsville.
PURPOSE: Funding areas include health, education and social services. The foundation supports organizations that improve health outcomes or provide access to high-quality health care in the focus region, including preventive, diagnostic, treatment, recovery and rehabilitative services. The foundation also supports organizations that provide services to low-income children and families, counseling, advocacy, intervention and treatment services to prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles and development and encourage self-sufficiency.
CONTACT: Margret Bamford. Grants Administrator. Phone: 210-316-8398. Email: margretb@alexventures.com. For more information, go to www.klebergfoundation.org/grant-guidelines/community-services/.
From Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022.
Subject(s): human services, health care services, health promotion/wellness.

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation: Medical Research Grants
SOURCE: Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies.
ELIGIBILITY: Applications must be approved by applicant’s University Provost or Vice President of Research and should be submitted through the office of research and sponsored projects, development department, or other office that provides institutional approval of the request. Applications submitted by an individual researcher will not be accepted. Applications are highly competitive. Priority is given to organizations with whom the foundation has had a long-standing relationship.
PURPOSE: The foundation is seeking highly innovative and groundbreaking medical research proposals from top tier institutions in both basic biological and applied research that will have the greatest impact on scientific knowledge and human health. Proposals should be distinctive and novel in their approaches, question the prevailing paradigm, and lead to advancement of knowledge in the field. A highly qualified scientific advisory committee will review all proposals. Medical research institutions may submit each grant cycle, regardless if they have an open grant, and regardless of the number of affiliated entities within the institution. There is a separate application for medical research proposals with a format similar to that of National Institutes of Health (NIH).
CONTACT: Before you begin your application, the foundation requests that you contact foundation staff for guidance and eligibility. Margret Bamford. Grants Administrator. Phone: 210-316-8398. Email: margretb@alexventures.com. For more information, go to klebergfoundation.org/grant-guidelines/medical-research/.
From Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. and Helen C. Kleberg Foundation website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022.
Subject(s): medical research.

Sun Life Team Up Against Diabetes Grant
SOURCE: Sun Life 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Organizations will have the opportunity to select from three grant options: $25,000, $50,000 or $100,000. 
ELIGIBILITY: Sun Life has launched a North America-wide diabetes grant program. This initiative provides program support to registered charities in the U.S. and Canada focused on diabetes awareness, prevention, education, and care.
PURPOSE: Sun Life’s commitment to the fight against diabetes supports the goal of building sustainable, healthier communities for life. Sun Life’s Team Up Against Diabetes grant program aims to provide programmatic support to 501(c)(3) charities that focus on the following areas:
• Diabetes prevention, awareness, education, and care.
• Diabetes management.
• Recovery and support from diabetes-related complications.
• Obesity prevention.
• Nutritional programs—education, management, and awareness. 
CONTACT: Email: teamup@sunlife.com. For more information, go to www.sunlife.com/our-community-involvement.
From Sun Life website, accessed Feb. 9, 2022.
Subject(s): diabetes, chronic diseases.


Events

Webinar – The Power of Prevention: Promoting Healthy Development in Children
SPONSOR: Texas Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Disability Prevention for Children
WHEN: March 1, 8, 15, and 22; 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Webinar.
DESCRIPTION: On Tuesdays in March, the 2nd annual HHS Office of Disability Prevention for Children Statewide Virtual Conference will host a series of free webinars to highlight key topics on preventing intellectual and developmental disabilities in children. The purpose of the conference is to bring together a diverse group of stakeholders, including community-based and government organizations, health care professionals, educators, families, caregivers and others to discuss and learn about strategies for creating positive change in the lives of children and families across Texas.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to the conference registration notice.
CONTACT: Jay Smith. Email: jay.smith@hhs.texas.gov.
From Texas Health and Human Services email, Feb. 4, 2022.

Virtual – Envisioning and Building the Public Health Workforce of the Future: The Critical Role of Partnerships
SPONSOR: Public Health Foundation (PHF)
WHEN: Feb. 28, 1-2:30 p.m. CT.
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Join the Council on Linkages Between Academia and Public Health Practice (Council on Linkages) and the Public Health Foundation for a webinar to learn how academic health department partnerships have enhanced community COVID-19 response and explore how partnerships can strengthen health departments as we envision and build the public health workforce of the future.
COST: Free. For more information and registration, go to phf-org.zoom.us.
CONTACT: Kathleen Amos. Email: kamos@phf.org.
From Public Health Foundation email, Feb. 8, 2022.




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