Funding Alert Vol. 33 No. 2 Alert #4 - February 22, 2022

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Funding News and Grant Tips

Top 50 U.S. Donors Gave $27.7 Billion in 2021
Giving by the 50 biggest donors in the United States totaled more than $27.7 billion in 2021, with the now-divorced Bill Gates and Melinda French Gates topping the list, the Chronicle of Philanthropy reports. The total represents a 12.1 percent increase over the $24.7 billion given by the fifty biggest donors in 2020, when Jeff Bezos topped the publication’s annual Philanthropy 50 list, and the $15.8 billion given in 2019, when Michael R. Bloomberg ranked first.
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022.

CPRIT Announces 74 New Grants for Over $112 Million to Expand Innovations in Cancer Research and Prevention in Texas
The Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) announced 74 new cancer research and prevention grants totaling over $112,768,740. The projects approved include 65 academic research grant awards, seven prevention awards, and two product development research awards granted to 16 institutions and companies across the state. These awards will expand access to clinical trials, incubate innovative cancer research, support the state’s emerging biotechnology industry, provide needed cancer screenings for underserved Texans and recruit outstanding cancer researchers to Texas.
From Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas email, Feb. 16, 2022.


Public Funding Opportunities

Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS 2022 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements: CMS-2Y2-22-001  
SOURCE: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 28, 2022, 2 p.m. CT.
$ AVAILABLE: $49.4 million for 36 cooperative agreements. The estimated maximum award amount is $1.5 million. 
ELIGIBILITY:
• State with an approved child health plan under Title XXI.
• Local government.
• Indian tribe or tribal consortium, a tribal organization, an urban Indian organization receiving funds under Title V of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act, or an Indian Health Service provider.
• Federal health safety net organization.
• National, state, local, or community-based public or nonprofit private organization, including organizations that use community health workers, community-based doula programs, or parent mentors.
• A faith-based organization or consortia, to the extent that a cooperative agreement awarded to such an entity is consistent with the requirements of Section 1955 of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 300x-65) relating to a grant award to nongovernmental entities.
• An elementary or secondary school.
PURPOSE: The Connecting Kids to Coverage HEALTHY KIDS 2022 Outreach and Enrollment Cooperative Agreements program provides funding opportunities to reduce the number of children who are eligible for, but not enrolled in, Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and to improve retention of eligible children who are enrolled in the programs.
CFDA: 93.767
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022. 
Subject(s): children’s health, health promotion/wellness.

National Environmental Public Health Internship Program (NEPHIP) Application for Host Sites
SOURCE: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC), Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch 
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Ongoing.
$ AVAILABLE: Each intern receives a base stipend of $6,000 for undergraduate and $8,000 for graduate students to complete the 10-week internship, allowing them to focus on a project. Participating health departments are provided:
• A support package valued at up to $1,500 to compensate for intern-related costs.
• Enhanced administrative support from National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) staff for weekly intern-mentor meetings.
• A streamlined evaluation process.
ELIGIBILITY: Health agencies or environmental health programs. The host program should be able to meet the following criteria:
• Have the ability to virtually assist the student in identifying and completing an independent project that focuses on solving a current environmental health problem or challenge facing the jurisdiction. The project may be used by the intern to meet university internship requirements.
• Provide opportunities for student interns to be exposed to multiple environmental health programs/activities throughout the internship. Examples include climate and health, food safety, onsite water and wastewater programs, vector control, institutional environmental health, or emergency preparedness.
• Assign a mentor to the intern who should be available to assist in mentoring and advising the student intern on the independent project on a routine basis throughout the internship period.
PURPOSE: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) Water, Food, and Environmental Health Services Branch is providing funding to support up to 50 environmental health student internships at state, tribal, local, and territorial public health agencies for each 2022 session.
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information.
From RHIhub website accessed, Feb. 16, 2022.
Subject(s): environmental health, health internships.

Small Health Care Provider Quality Improvement Program: HRSA-22-093
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 21, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $8 million for 40 awards.
ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants must be a rural public or rural nonprofit private health care provider or provider of health care services, such as a critical access hospital or a rural health clinic; or network of small rural providers; and must not previously have received an award under this subsection for the same or similar project.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to support planning and implementation of quality improvement activities for rural primary care providers or providers of health care services, such as a critical access hospital or a rural health clinic, serving rural residents.
CFDA: 93.912
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 15, 2022. 
Subject(s): health care facilities, health care services, rural health.

Substance Abuse Treatment Services Grant Program for Residential Treatment for Pregnant and Postpartum Women (PPW): TI-22-003 
SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 4, 2022. Note: Letters from State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) in response to E.O. 12372 are due June 4, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Cost sharing/match is required. $10 million for 19 awards. Please see the website for more information about the award.
ELIGIBILITY: 
• Public/state/private controlled institutions of higher education.
• 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).
• U.S. territories or possessions.
• Independent school districts.
• Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments).
• Faith-based or community-based organizations.
PURPOSE: The purpose of this SAMHSA grant program is to provide comprehensive substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services, recovery support services, and harm reduction interventions to pregnant and postpartum women across a continuum of specialty SUD residential and outpatient levels of care, based on comprehensive, individualized screenings and assessments that inform treatment planning and service delivery in a continuous care model. Using a holistic approach, grant funds also support required activities for minor children and partners of the women, and other extended family members of the women and children, as requested by the women. Fundamental to this program is ensuring access to services for low-income women, including providing these services in locations accessible to low-income women.
CFDA: 93.243
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 15, 2022. 
Subject(s): substance abuse services, women’s health.

Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education (THCGME) Program: HRSA-22-139
SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: $19.2 million for 30 awards.   
ELIGIBILITY: See website for complete eligibility requirements.
PURPOSE: The purpose of the THCGME Program is to support the training of residents in primary care residency training programs in community-based ambulatory patient care centers. Programs will prepare residents to provide high quality care, particularly in rural and underserved communities, and develop competencies to serve these diverse populations and communities.
CFDA: 93.530
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022. 
Subject(s): health education, rural health.

Urgent Award: COVID-19 Mental Health Research (R01 Clinical Trial Required): PAR-22-112
SOURCE: National Institutes of Health (NIH)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Letter of Intent: March 25, 2022; July 25, 2022; Nov. 23, 2022. Due Date: April 25, 2022; Aug. 25, 2022; Dec. 23, 2022. All applications are due by 5 p.m. local time of applicant organization.
$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon NIH appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.
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: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to address urgent, time-sensitive mental health research questions related to COVID-19, including broader secondary impacts of the pandemic as well as research on the intersection of mental health, COVID-19, and HIV. Research supported will improve public health in the near term by informing responses to the current pandemic through rapid acceleration of research to address access, reach, delivery, effectiveness, scalability and sustainability of health assessments and interventions to respond to new and worsening mental illness and HIV-related outcomes among those who experience COVID-19 as well as the broader population impacted by the pandemic. All research is anticipated to focus on particularly vulnerable populations based on existing evidence of increased mental health symptoms and illness and preexisting health disparities.
CFDA: 93.242
CONTACT: Please view grant opportunity for multiple contacts and more information
From Grants.gov website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022. 
Subject(s): coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), mental health, HIV/AIDS, health disparities.


Private Funding Opportunities

CareQuest Oral Health Grants
SOURCE: CareQuest Institute for Oral Health
APPLICATION DEADLINE: New applicants are asked to submit a concept paper. Upon invitation, applicants can submit a full proposal. Please see website for multiple deadlines.
$ AVAILABLE: Varies. Grant funds, including subgrants, may not be used for direct service.
ELIGIBILITY: CareQuest Institute seeks to fund 501(c)(3) organizations in the United States and U.S. territories.
PURPOSE: The fund will pursue strategies to: 
• Drive federal oral health policy.
• Strengthen community voice and state advocacy by funding a combination of community-based and state-based advocacy organizations.
• Spread learning models to the broader safety network by funding projects that foster new, safe, and effective guidelines for infection control, broaden the use of telehealth or teledentistry for oral health, pilot value-based metrics, expand health information technology capacity and interoperability, or expand capacity and use of population health management (social determinants of health or social risk factors). Please see website for more information.
CONTACT: Email: grants@carequest.org. For more information, visit the CareQuest Institute for Oral Health website
From Care Quest Institute for Oral Health website, accessed Feb. 8, 2022.
Subject(s): dental health, health policy research, telehealth.

Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation Invites Applications for Fellowship Award
SOURCE: Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2022, 3 p.m. CT. Applicants must have received their degrees no more than 24 months prior to the application deadline date. Applicants must not have been in their sponsors' labs for more than one year prior to the application deadline date.
$ AVAILABLE: The first-year stipend is $52,000, with an additional $2,000 expense allowance. (The foundation also provides a dependent child allowance of $1,000 per child per year.)
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must have completed one or more of the following degrees or its equivalent: M.D., Ph.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.D.S., D.V.M., D.O. If applicants have not yet received their Ph.D. diplomas but have successfully completed all Ph.D. requirements, including Ph.D. defense, they may submit a letter from the graduate school explicitly stating such, with the date of the successful Ph.D. defense and date of degree conferral.
PURPOSE: The Damon Runyon Fellowship Award supports theoretical and experimental research relevant to the study of cancer and the search for cancer causes, mechanisms, therapies, and prevention. Through the program, awards will be made to institutions for the support of a fellow under direct supervision of a sponsor-scientist (tenured, tenure-track or equivalent) capable of providing mentoring to the fellow. In addition to aiding in the planning, execution and supervision of the proposed research, the sponsor’s role is to foster the development of the fellow’s overall knowledge, technical and analytical skills and capacity for scientific inquiry. Fellowships are granted for a four-year term, with second-, third- and fourth-year funding contingent on satisfactory progress reports. In addition, fellows in their first and third years of funding will attend Damon Runyon Fellows' Retreats, which are designed to foster collaboration and interaction between scientists working in different fields relevant to cancer.
CONTACT: Phone: 212-455-0520. Email: awards@damonrunyon.org. For more information, visit the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation website
From Philanthropy News Digest email, Feb. 17, 2022.
Subject(s): cancer research. 

Gamma Mu Foundation Grant 
SOURCE: Gamma Mu Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 31, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Please see website for funding information.
ELIGIBILITY: Please see website for eligibility information.
PURPOSE: The foundation allocates resources in support of the following major goals:
• Ensuring the ongoing support of LGBT health and social service organizations.
• Enhancing the community through support of projects identifying the foundation as a source of support for the LGBT community.
• Increasing the grantee’s organizational capacity and resources to assure continued program viability after foundation support terminates. 
• Giving priority consideration to proposals that provide services in rural or underserved communities. 
Grants are awarded in the following program areas:
• HIV/AIDS services. 
• Community services. 
• Research and public education. 
CONTACT: Phone: 866-463-6007. Email: grants@gammamufoundation.org. For more information, visit the Gamma Mu Foundation website.
From Gamma Mu Foundation website, accessed Feb. 15, 2022.
Subject(s): HIV/AIDS services, HIV/AIDS education/prevention.

Mary Kay Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program
SOURCE: The Mary Kay Ash Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 30, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Grants are awarded in the amount of $20,000, with a minimum of one grant awarded per state. Shelters who received a 2021 Grant, are not eligible to apply this grant cycle.
ELIGIBILITY: Applicants operating emergency shelter (immediate overnight housing) for survivors of domestic violence are eligible to apply.
PURPOSE: The Mary Kay Ash Foundation Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program awards grants to emergency women's domestic violence shelters. The funds may be used for operating expenses.
CONTACT: Phone: 877-652-2737. Email: MKCares@MaryKayFoundation.org. For more information, visit the Mary Kay Ash Foundation website
From RHIhub website accessed, Jan. 26, 2022.
Subject(s): family violence prevention.

Reuter Family Foundation Grants (Dallas/Collin Counties)
SOURCE: Reuter Family Foundation
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Rolling.
$ AVAILABLE: The most common grant award was $10,000.
ELIGIBILITY: The Reuter Family Foundation only makes grants to nonprofit, tax-exempt organizations in the Collin County and Dallas, Texas area.
PURPOSE: The foundation has concentrated their grant awards on organizations and initiatives that:
• Provide emergency assistance to displaced individuals.
• Assist with affordable housing.
• Provide social services to the poor and disadvantaged.
• Provide temporary and/or permanent housing for the safety of youth and/or adults.
• Assist underserved families with early childhood education.
• Provide programs for substance abuse, addiction, or mental health.
CONTACT: Email: info@rfftx.org. For more information, visit the Reuter Family Foundation website.
From Reuter Family Foundation website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022.

Subject(s): human services, housing/homeless, mental health, substance abuse

Vanguard Charitable Issues RFP for Sustainable Disaster-Relief Fund
SOURCE: Vanguard Charitable Sustainable Disaster-Relief Fund (SDRF)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: March 15, 2022.
$ AVAILABLE: Not specified.
ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)(3) registered nonprofit.
PURPOSE: The fund’s disaster relief and recovery efforts occur over four different phases including immediate, intermediate, long-term, and preparedness. To that end, the fund aims to provide assistance that can sustain recovery work beyond the immediate post-disaster period and is focused on supporting intermediate, long-term, and ongoing preparedness work and recovery.
CONTACT: Phone: 888-383-4483. Email: SDRF@vanguardcharitable.org. For more information, visit the Vanguard Charitable website
From Philanthropy News Digest website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022.
Subject(s): disaster assistance.


Events

Virtual – Fundraising from Foundations and Grant Management

SPONSOR: The Fund-Raising School - Lilly Family School of Philanthropy – Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI). 
WHEN: March 7–April 3.
WHERE: Online using the Canvas platform.
DESCRIPTION: While this course teaches the critical skill of writing effective grant proposals, you will also take the next step and learn how to properly steward and report on the grants you receive. This course will help you tackle the grant process, from researching and building relationships with funders that fit your organization, to writing a compelling grant proposal, and managing the grant responsibly.
COST: $1,040. Go to registration and other information.
CONTACT: Use their online contact form.
From Lilly Family School of Philanthropy website, accessed Feb. 16, 2022.

Virtual – Essential Grant Skills
SPONSOR: The Grantsmanship Center
WHEN: March 1-2, 10 a.m.-noon and 3-5 p.m. CT. 
WHERE: Online using the Zoom platform.
DESCRIPTION: Attendees will learn how to create a successful grant proposal; write a data-based description of the problem their nonprofit cares about; define specific, measurable outcomes; build a basic evaluation plan; outline a budget; plan for future funding; understand the grant proposal review process; and identify tools to help them find grant makers.
COST: $495. Go to registration and other information.
CONTACT: Email: registrar@tgci.com
From The Grantsmanship Center email, Jan. 12, 2022.

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