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HRSA Grant Funding on Affordable Care Act Family-to-Family Health Information Centers
Deadline: Dec. 16
This announcement solicits applications for the Affordable Care Act Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2F HICs) Program. This extension allows the F2F HICs to continue to assist in ensuring that families of children with special health needs (CSHCN) will partner in decision-making at all levels. In addition to extending appropriations for the F2F HICs, the Affordable Care Act puts into place comprehensive health reforms that are designed to reduce health disparities and barriers to health care by making improvements in preventive care, investing more resources into coordinated care, strengthening diversity and cultural competence training in the health professions, expanding the health care workforce in underserved communities, ending insurance discrimination, and creating affordable insurance coverage through Health Insurance Exchanges. For more information, click here.

CDC Capacity Building Assistance to Improve Health in Tribal Populations Grant
Deadline: Dec. 29
The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide financial assistance to National Tribal Organizations serving tribal health departments (or their equivalents) so these organizations can provide capacity building assistance (CBA) to improve tribal health department quality, effectiveness and efficiency in the delivery of public health services. Specifically, assistance will be provided in the following two priority areas: (1) capacity building assistance to prepare for public health department accreditation, and (2) capacity building assistance to implement model program and policy practices that address Winnable Battles that are culturally appropriate to AI/AN populations and address highest priority public health needs. For more information, click here.

HRSA Funding for HIV Care Grant Program Part B
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.

HRSA Grant Funding for EMSC State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC)
Deadline: Feb. 3, 2012
This announcement solicits applications for the EMSC State Partnership Regionalization of Care (SPROC) Program. The Institute of Medicine, Future of Emergency Care: Key Findings and Recommendations Fact Sheet, June 2006, highlighted some key concerns regarding the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system and emergency departments (EDs). Overall EMS and EDs are not well equipped to handle pediatric care; most children receive emergency care in general (not children's) hospitals, which are less likely to have pediatric expertise, equipment and policies in place for the care of children. Children make up 27 percent of all ED visits, but only 6 percent of EDs in the United States have all the necessary supplies for pediatric emergencies; many drugs and medical devices have not been adequately tested on, or dosed properly for children; and while children have increased vulnerability to disasters, disaster planning has largely overlooked their needs. The EMSC Program is seeking proposals to support projects that aim to reach beyond state borders to overcome barriers to specialized pediatric medical and trauma services. For more information, 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 National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases 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 FY 2009. 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.