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HRSA Funding for the Ryan White Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program Modification 3
Deadline: Nov. 1
Part A of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Modernization Act authorizes grants for primary medical care, access to antiretroviral therapies and other core serves and support services to Eligible Metropolitan Areas (EMAs) and Transitional Grant Areas (TGAs). Part A funds may be used to provide a continuum of care for people living with HIV disease who are primarily low income, underserved, uninsured and underinsured. The grants fund systems of care to provide 13 core medical services and other additional support services for individuals living with HIV/AIDS in EMAs and TGAs. To learn more, click here.

AMCHP Funding Opportunity: Autism Spectrum Disorders and Other Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: Nov. 2
AMCHP, through funding from the CDC National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD), will provide 10-15 grants of up to $15,000 each to public health entities (e.g. Title V, WIC, Early Head Start, home-visiting programs) to integrate "Learn the Signs. Act Early.” (LTSAE) materials and messages into programs that serve parents of young children, support the collaboration of Act Early State Teams, and evaluate progress. AMCHP will provide ongoing technical assistance, disseminate resource materials, and link grantees to other states and experts in autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities (ASD/DD). The funding announcement can be accessed here and an informational call for interested applicants will be held Thursday, Oct. 13 from 1-2 p.m. EST (Call-in information: tel: 1-800-591-2259, passcode: 543177). For more information, please contact Treeby Brown or Melody Cherny.

APA Accepting Proposals for Young Investigator Awards Program
Deadline: Nov. 7 for initial proposals
The Academic Pediatric Association (APA) Bright Futures Young Investigator Program, supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau in partnership with the American Academy of Pediatrics, funds projects aimed at enhancing the effectiveness of and research base for health supervision in primary care. Awards are granted for research by fellows or junior faculty related to child health promotion, health services research, teaching, or patient care. Projects must be consistent with the goals of the APA; preference is given to projects that have the potential to lead to further studies. For more information, click here.

2012 Baby’s First Test Challenge Awards Request for Proposals Released
Deadline: Nov. 7 at 6 p.m. EST
Genetic Alliance is accepting proposals for the 2012 Baby’s First Test Challenge Awards. Several awards will be handed out with up to $20,000 each for organizations to integrate Baby’s First Test into new or existing outreach, engagement or educational efforts. Baby’s First Test was created as a newborn screening resource that directs users to current information, materials, resources, and data on newborn screening education, family support, and services. These awards will fund proposals that detail innovative solutions to challenges in the newborn screening system. A question and answer webinar will be held on Oct. 21 from noon to 1 p.m. EST. For more information, visit their website.

NACDD Funding for 2012 Action Communities for Innovation and Environmental Change (ACHIEVE)
Deadline: Nov. 7 at 11:59 p.m. EST
The 2012 ACHIEVE Community Request for Funding Assistance seeks applications from local community coalitions or other local or regionally-based organizations. Up to five new ACHIEVE communities will be selected to implement policy, systems and environmental change strategies and to enhance or develop a Community Health Action Response Team (CHART). The five selected communities will collaborate with the State Health Department (SHD) Chronic Disease Program, as well as NACDD, an assigned community mentor and other national partners. To learn more, click here.

RWJF Funding for Quality Improvement in Public Health Practice Exchange
Deadline: Nov. 9 at 5 p.m. EST
Numerous governmental public health departments across the country are undertaking quality improvement (QI) initiatives, many of which are supported by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF). In order to spread and amplify what is being learned through these initiatives and facilitate increased use of QI in public health practice, RWJF is seeking an organization to build and operate a robust website that will be known as the “Quality Improvement in Public Health Practice Exchange.” The Practice Exchange will house the expanding database of QI efforts conducted by governmental public health departments across the country, provide search and query functions to enable users to find interventions and tools relevant to their own health department and community needs, and provide a forum for dialogue and learning among the site users. To learn more, click here.

HRSA Funding for HIV Care Grant Program Part B Grant
Deadline: Jan. 3, 2012
Part B funding is used to assist states and territories in developing and/or enhancing access to a comprehensive continuum of high-quality, community-based care for low-income individuals and families living with HIV. As such, it supports the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) goals of: increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes, and reducing HIV-related health disparities. To learn more, click here.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture Funding for the Agriculture and Food Research Initiative: Food Security Grant
Deadline: Mar. 14, 2012
The Food Security Challenge Area RFA focuses on the societal challenge to keep American agriculture competitive while ending world hunger. In the Food Security Challenge Area RFA, specific program areas are designed to achieve the long-term outcome of increasing food availability and decreasing the number of food insecure individuals. Project types supported by AFRI within this RFA include single-function Extension Projects, multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) Grants. To learn more, click here.

NIH Grant Funding for Causes and Consequences of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (R01)
Deadline: Mar. 20, 2012
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications for research project grants to study the causes and consequences of Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes (CFRD). CFRD is one of the most common complications of Cystic Fibrosis (CF) that occurs in almost half the patients with Cystic Fibrosis as they age. CF patients with CFRD have a higher morbidity and mortality than those who do not develop CFRD. It is not currently known why some patients develop CFRD although some genetic variants have been implicated. The mechanisms for the steeper decline in lung disease in patients with CFRD are also not understood. The NIDDK invites applications that study the etiology of CFRD in humans and animal models, as well as studies to understand the mechanisms for the increased morbidity in patients with CFRD. To learn more, click here.

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R21) Modification 1
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012
The funding opportunity supports short-term preparatory, pilot or feasibility studies that will inform larger scale real world health IT implementation and use or the conduct of more comprehensive health IT implementation research. To learn more, click here.

AHRQ Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through Health Information Technology (IT) (R03)
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2012
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support a wide variety of research designs in order to improve the quality, safety, effectiveness, and efficiency of health care through the implementation and use of health IT. These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained health IT research projects; secondary data analysis of health IT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of health IT implementation and use. Through economic analyses estimates of health IT implementation and use costs and benefits will be generated. To learn more, click here.

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01)
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
This funding opportunity solicits Large Research (R01) Projects, and expresses AHRQ portfolio priority areas of interest for ongoing extramural health services research, demonstration, dissemination, and evaluation grants. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Applications submitted in response to this FOA will receive the highest priority for AHRQ investigator initiated grant funds in FY09. To learn more, click here.

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18)
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2013
This funding opportunity seeks Large Research Demonstration and Dissemination (R18) Projects, and expresses AHRQ portfolio priority areas of interest for these ongoing, extramural grants. This FOA will use the AHRQ Large Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) award mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. To learn more, click here.