Health Professional Support Program for Children with Congenital Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection
Deadline: June 12, 2017
This announcement solicits applications for the Health Professional Support (HPS) Program for Children with Congenital Zika Virus (ZIKV) Infection. The purpose of this program is to provide workforce development and interdisciplinary clinical consultation to health professionals caring for children with ZIKV in Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Basis, the U.S. Virgin Islands and support the delivery of interdisciplinary clinical care in those territories and jurisdictions. The goal of the HPS program is to promote optimal health and development for children by increasing access to pediatric health professionals, including sub-specialists and allied health professionals. This program will primarily address developing the capacity of health professionals to provide interdisciplinary care for children with congenital ZIKV infection through training, interdisciplinary clinical consultation and the delivery of interdisciplinary care. For more information, click here.
National Organizations for State and Local Officials
Deadline: June 12, 2017
This announcement from the Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the National Organizations for State and Local Officials (NOSLO) Program. The purpose of the NOSLO cooperative agreement is to improve access to quality services, support a skilled health workforce, develop innovative programs, and prevent and suppress communicable diseases to prevent and improve public health. For more information, click here.
Biomarkers: Bridging Pediatric and Adult Therapeutics
Deadline: June 16, 2017 (Letter of intent)
The National Institutes of Health funding opportunity encourages grant applications that propose adapting adult biomarkers to children. This would include the application and validation of biomarkers developed in adults to pediatric diagnosis, prognosis and estimation of disease progression, toxicity and response to therapy. Projects supported will include those biomarkers that correlate with a clinical observation, have been extensively studied in adults, and for which there is solid evidence that they have pediatric applications. For more information, click here.
NICHD Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant
Deadline: June 16, 2017
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for a funding opportunity. This program supports exploratory and developmental research projects that fall within the mission by providing support the early and conceptual stages of these projects. These studies may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area, or to do the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral or clinical research. For more information, click here.
CDC Undergraduate Public Health Scholars Program (CUPS): A Public Health Experience to Expose Undergraduate and Graduate Students to Minority Health, Public Health and Health Professions
Deadline: June 19, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention seeks to fund organizations with the ability to reach undergraduate and graduate students. The goal is to increase the diversity of the public health workforce, improve the representation of underrepresented populations in public health and increase the quality of public health services nationally. For more information, click here.
Expanding Medication-Assisted Treatment for Opioid Use Disorders in Context of the SAMHSA Opioid STR Grants
Deadline: June 20, 2017
The National Institutes of Health funding opportunity proposes to test approaches for expanding medication assisted treatment (MAT) for opioid use disorder (OUD) in the general health care sector or linking individuals with OUDS who receive naloxone for the reversal of overdose to MAT in the context of states plans for use of the funds authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act. For more information, click here.
State Vital Statistics Improvement Program
Deadline: June 23, 2017
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is accepting applications for a funding opportunity. This five-year program will improve the performance of the National Vital Statistics System by convening state vital statistics to aid in establishing measurable standards for data quality and timelines, train and develop the vital statistics workforce, plan and evaluate performance improvement initiatives, including accreditation of state vital statistics programs. This program addresses the Healthy People 2020 focus area of public health infrastructure. For more information, click here.
Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs
Deadline: June 26, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) seeks to re-complete its Center for Excellence for Food Safety Research in Child Nutrition Program and continue as the Center for Food Safety in Child Nutrition Programs. The center will provide leadership in advancing food safety research and practices within FNS nutrition assistance programs. The center will conduct research and use innovative techniques to disseminate research results to effectively address the food safety needs of Child Nutrition Program stakeholders. To achieve its mission, the center will be comprised of an interdisciplinary team that promotes the use of best practices and collaboration among stakeholders. For more information, click here.
Agriculture and Food Research Initiative — Childhood Obesity Prevention Challenge Area
Deadline: June 28, 2017
The focus of this challenge area, from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is the societal challenge to end obesity among children while the long-term goal is to reduce the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents. Applications will support multi-function integrated research, education and extension projects, and food and agricultural science enhancement grants. For more information, click here.
Rural Health and Safety Education Competitive Grants Program
Deadline: June 30, 2017
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture is accepting applications for a funding opportunity. The Rural Health and Safety Education program proposals are expected to be community-based, outreach education programs, such as those conducted through Human Science extension outreach, that provides individuals and families with information on the value of good health at any age, taking responsibility of their own health, environmental health issues and health promotion and educational activities. For more information, click here.
Translational Research in Pediatric and Obstetric Pharmacology and Therapeutics
Deadline: July 7, 2017 (Letter of intent)
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for translational and clinical research, as well as clinical trials, that will advance knowledge about the underlying mechanisms of drug action, response, and safety of women and children during pregnancy and lactation. The goals are to improve the safety and effectiveness of drugs for pediatric or obstetric patients, enhance the development of new drugs or find safer uses of existing drugs for therapies to meet clinical needs for these populations. For more information, click here.
USDA Rural Telemedicine Development
Deadline: July 17, 2017
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service seeks applicants for the 2017 Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program, which will support access to education, training and telecommunications technologies. For more information, click here.
Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative
Deadline: July 31, 2017
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health is accepting applications for a funding opportunity. This initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting minorities and disadvantaged populations through the implementation of evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program will serve residents in counties disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; reduce the impact of serious illness at the primary care level for children, adolescents and/or adults; and reduce obesity prevalence and disparities in weight status among disadvantaged children and adolescents. For more information, click here.
Increasing the Well-Being and Outcomes for Children Affected by Substance Abuse
Deadline: Aug. 9, 2017
The federal Administration for Children and Families is accepting applications for a funding opportunity. Grants will be awarded to regional partnerships that provide programs and services to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes, enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or at risk of entering out-of-home placements because of a caretaker's substance abuse. Applicants will be expected to have a collaborative structure in place that can build the region, capacity to meet the needs of families involved with substance abuse treatment and the child welfare system. For more information, click here.
Summer Food Service Program
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from schools, local governments, and public or nonprofit camps to sponsor a site in the USDA Summer Food Service Program. Applicants will provide meals to low-income children and youth under 18 when school is not in session. Sponsors must be fully capable of managing a food service program, which includes locating sites, hiring and supervising staff/volunteers and arranging for meals to be prepared or delivered. For more information, click here.
Maternal Nutrition and Pre-Pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children
This announcement encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. The announcement expires May 7, 2018. For more information, click here.