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CDC Funding for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: June 24
The purpose of the 2011-2016 Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP) cooperative agreement program is to assist state, local, and territorial/freely associated state health departments in demonstrating measurable and sustainable progress toward achieving the 15 public health preparedness capabilities and other activities that promote safer and more resilient communities. To learn more, visit here 

HRSA Funding for Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center
Deadline: June 24
The purpose of the Combating Autism Act Initiative (CAAI) National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center is to improve the health of infants, children and adolescents who have, or are at risk for developing, autism spectrum disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The Resource Center will accomplish this by providing technical assistance to interdisciplinary training programs (such as the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Other Related Disabilities (LEND) and Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics (DBP) programs, and others) to better train professionals to utilize valid and reliable screening tools to diagnose or rule out and provide evidence-based interventions for children with ASD and other developmental disabilities. The National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center will assist training grantees in accomplishing these activities and ensure coordination of CAAI projects. The goal of the CAAI projects is to enable all children to reach their full potential by developing a system of services that includes screening children early for possible ASD and other DD; conducting early, interdisciplinary, evaluations to confirm or rule out ADS and other DD; and, if a diagnosis is confirmed, providing evidence-based, early interventions. To learn more, visit here. 

Administration for Children and Families (ACF) Funding for Street Outreach Program
Deadline: June 24
Every day, in communities across the country, young people run from or are asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, these young people often lose touch with the caring adults in their extended families, schools and communities that can help and protect them. As a result, they frequently fall victim to exploitation and abuse. They disproportionately suffer from serious health, behavioral and emotional problems. And they are often unable to find or keep the safe, stable housing that is so crucial to a successful transition to adulthood. Since 1996, projects funded by the Street Outreach Program have provided services to youth living on the streets and in unstable situations by reaching out to them. These projects aim to increase young people’s safety, well-being, and self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with caring adults, with the goal of getting them off the streets. To learn more, visit here 

ACF Funding for Basic Center Program
Deadline: June 24
In the early 1970s, an alarming number of youth were leaving home without parental permission, crossing state lines, and falling victim to exploitation and other dangers of street life. In response to the widespread concern about the problem of runaway and homeless youth, Congress authorized the Runaway and Homeless Youth Act of 1974 (RHYA), which provided financial support for states through a competitive grant program. The implementation and administration of the program was placed in the Family and Youth Services Bureau (FYSB) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Today, FYSB continues to administer the Basic Center Program (BCP) funding to the organizations and shelters that serve and protect runaway, homeless, and street youth. BCP funds are allotted annually based on each state’s relative population of youth less than 18 years of age, subject to certain adjustments as described in 42 U.S.C. section 5711 (b). To learn more, visit here.

ACF Funding for Infant Adoption Awareness Training Grants
Deadline: June 27
These grants will be available to national, regional, or local adoption organizations for the purpose of training the staff of eligible health centers in providing adoption information and referrals to pregnant women on an equal basis with all other courses of action included in nondirective counseling to pregnant women. The focus of these projects is to increase and maximize the penetration of training delivered to the target population: public and nonprofit private entities that provide health services to pregnant women, including voluntary family planning projects; community health centers, migrant health centers, and centers serving homeless individuals and residents of public housing; and school health clinics. Grant recipients will work collectively to strengthen the curriculum to address identified areas of need. To learn more, visit here  

Funding for Phase II of the Coalition for a Healthier Community Program
Deadline: June 28
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the implementation of evidence-based health strategies targeting women and girls through a public health system approach which is gender-based, cost beneficial and sustainable. This limited competitive cooperative agreement seeks applications from Coalition for Healthier Community grantees to implement an evidence-based intervention to address a health problem identified through their needs assessment and gender analysis as having an adverse impact on the health of women and/or girls. Phase II funding is contingent upon satisfactory completion of Phase I, an application that addresses the requirements of this announcement as determined by an objective review panel and availability of federal funds. To learn more, visit here 

CDC Funding for Developing Support and Educational Awareness for Young (<45) Breast Cancer Survivors in the United States
Deadline: June 30
The purpose of this project is to provide structured support services (including case management/patient navigation assistance) to young women diagnosed with breast cancer and their families and/or caregivers; and develop educational and awareness resources aimed at enhancing patient and provider knowledge of health behaviors and other strategies for reducing the risk of recurrences, development of new malignancies, chronic disease onset, and improving overall health and quality of life of young breast cancer survivors cancer (YBCS). To learn more, visit here 

HRSA Funding for Oral Health Training and Technical Assistance National Cooperative Agreement (NCA)
Deadline: June 30
The purpose of the Oral Health NCA is to provide specialized training and technical assistance to HRSA awardees including HRSA-supported service delivery and workforce programs, Primary Care Associations, State Offices of Rural Health and Primary Care Offices, around increasing access to primary oral health care services for underserved and vulnerable populations. To learn more, visit here 

HRSA Funding for ACA Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Deadline: July 1
The goal of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) competitive grant program is to award additional funding to states that have sufficiently demonstrated the interest and capacity to enhance their home visiting efforts. Successful applicants will be awarded Federal fiscal year (FY) 2011 competitive grant funds, on top of the FY 2011 MIECHV formula based funds, to support the effective implementation of home visiting programs that are part of comprehensive, high-quality early childhood systems in all states. The purpose of this announcement is to promote quality implementation of home visiting programs to attain the outcomes desired. These competitive awards will continue the Health Resources and Services Administrations (HRSA) and Administration for Children and Families (ACF) commitment to comprehensive family services, coordinated and comprehensive statewide home visiting programs, and effective implementation of evidence-based practices by offering a competitive opportunity to amplify program efforts supported by the MIECHV formula grants program and other state resources. Innovator Grants recognize states and jurisdictions that have already made significant progress towards a high-quality home visiting program or in successfully embedding their home visiting program into a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system. States applying for this grant will use the funds to either (1) enhance one or more priority elements of a home visiting program or (2) initiate a statewide expansion of one home visiting priority element currently operating at a local or regional level. Approximately $66 million of the competitive funding will be awarded in FY 2011 for seven to 10 four-year grants. The total grant award may range between $6.6 million to $9.43 million annually. The number of grants awarded for FY 2011 will be contingent upon the quality of the applications and availability of funding. Applicants may apply for a ceiling amount up to $9.43 million annually. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government. Development Grants are for states and jurisdictions that currently have modest home visiting programs and want to build on existing efforts, while focusing on one of the priority elements listed below. The intent is for states to use Development Grants as stepping stones towards becoming competitive in receiving an Innovator Grant in the future. Approximately $33 million of the competitive FY11 funding will be awarded for 10-12, two-year grants. The total grant award may range between $2.75 million and $3.3 million annually. Applicants may apply for up to $3.3 million per year. Funding beyond the first year is dependent on the availability of appropriated funds for the MIECHV program in subsequent fiscal years, grantee satisfactory performance, and a decision that continued funding is in the best interest of the Federal government. To learn more, visit here. 

HRSA Funding for School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program
Deadline: July 1
The purpose of the MCHB School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services (SBCOHS) grant program is to demonstrate the successful integration of comprehensive oral health care into an existing School-Based Health Center (SBHC) program focused primarily on early childhood and elementary/middle-school aged children of greatest need to assure the delivery of quality oral health education and preventive and restorative services. By augmenting an existing school-based health care delivery system with culturally competent, comprehensive, quality oral health care and education, the funded MCHB SBCOHS projects will demonstrate effective ways to strengthen existing SBHC capacity to respond to the oral health needs of young people and increase access to dental health education and services for underserved, high-risk populations, including children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To learn more, visit here.

RWJF Grant for Childhood Obesity Prevention
Deadline: July 1
The purpose of this funding opportunity, provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), is to support research to analyze and improve policy and environmental strategies to increase physical activity among children and adolescents. Proposals will support opportunistic, time-sensitive studies on emerging or anticipated changes in physical activity-related policies or environments. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis until the deadline. To learn more, visit here. 

ACF Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Deadline: July 5
The primary purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to provide financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities that are consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of abuse or neglect within the Tribal and Migrant populations. The funds must support more effective and comprehensive child abuse prevention activities and family support services, including an emphasis on strengthening family life and reaching out to include fathers, that will enhance the lives and ensure the safety and well-being of Migrant and Native American children and their families. To learn more, visit here  

Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention Programs
Deadline: July 7
The primary purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide financial support to selected Tribes, Tribal Organizations, and Migrant Programs for child abuse prevention programs and activities that are consistent with the goals outlined by Title II of Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act. This legislation specifies that one percent of the available funding from Title II will be reserved to fund Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs. The goal of the programs and activities supported by these funds is to prevent the occurrence or recurrence of abuse or neglect within the Tribal and Migrant populations. The funds must support more effective and comprehensive child abuse prevention activities and family support services, including an emphasis on strengthening family life and reaching out to include fathers, that will enhance the lives and ensure the safety and well-being of Migrant and Native American children and their families. To learn more, visit here 

Department of Education Funding for Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children With Disabilities
Deadline: July 11
The purpose of the Technical Assistance and Dissemination to Improve Services and Results for Children with Disabilities program is to promote academic achievement and to improve results for children with disabilities by providing technical assistance (TA), supporting model demonstration projects, disseminating useful information, and implementing activities that are supported by scientifically based research. To learn more, visit here  

HRSA Funding for School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services Grant Program
Deadline: July 15
The purpose of the MCHB School-Based Comprehensive Oral Health Services (SBCOHS) grant program is to demonstrate the successful integration of comprehensive oral health care into an existing SBHC, focused primarily on early childhood and elementary/middle-school aged children of greatest need to assure the delivery of quality oral health education and preventive and restorative services. By augmenting an existing school-based health care delivery system with culturally competent, comprehensive, quality oral health care and education, the funded MCHB SBCOHS projects will demonstrate effective ways to strengthen existing school-based health center capacity to respond to the oral health needs of young people and increase access to dental health education and services for underserved, high-risk populations, including children and youth enrolled in Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP). To learn more, visit here. 

The Office of Public Health and Science Funding for FY11 Sustainable Comprehensive Tobacco Cessation and Prevention Clinical Program for Low Socio-economic Status (LSES) Women of Childbearing Age
Deadline: July 15
The purpose of this project is to implement and to evaluate the success of tobacco cessation and prevention programs in selected Federal Clinical Partners to address tobacco use among LSES women of childbearing age. The Federal Clinical Partners are: the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and/or Indian Health Service (IHS) federally-funded healthcare clinics, and/or Medicaid-reimbursed providers. Successful applicants will design tobacco cessation and prevention programs to be implemented in the Federal Clinical Partners’ organizations that: 1) Are based on Treating Tobacco Use and Dependence, Clinical Practice Guideline, 2008 Update (Public Health Service Guideline); 2) Employ implementation process steps that will ensure project sustainability after the grant period ends for the Federal Clinical Partners; 3) Ensure that a certified tobacco specialist uses the 5As (Ask, Advise, Assess, Assist, Arrange; see the Public Health Service Guideline for detailed information) with every patient; 4) Ensure LSES women of childbearing age identified as tobacco users are offered brief intervention, counseling, follow-up, and other cessation services listed in the Public Health Service Guideline; and 5) Demonstrate increased quit attempts, abstinence, and/or cessation for LSES women of childbearing age using the services of the Federal Clinical Partners. To learn more, visit here.

CDC Funding for Craniofacial Malformations Information for Affected Families, Health Care Providers, and School Professionals
Deadline: July 18
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop and disseminate information on strategies to increase access to health care services and eliminate any disparities in access to services and to develop and disseminate up-to-date educational materials on craniofacial malformations to affected families, relevant health care providers, and school professionals. This program addresses the Healthy People 2020 focus areas of Maternal, Infant, and Child Health, access to Health Services, and Oral Health. To learn more, visit here 

ACF Funding for Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress
Deadline: July 18
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the Early Head Start University Partnership Grants: Buffering Children from Toxic Stress. These grants fund research activities to implement promising parenting interventions which augment ongoing Early Head Start services, in order to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable infants and toddlers. The purpose of this announcement is to report the availability of grant projects to promote knowledge of how Early Head Start programs can buffer children from the effects of toxic stress by supporting parenting/caregiving. Grantees will be required to demonstrate a partnership or partnerships with Early Head Start programs as an integral part of the research plan development and execution. To learn more, visit here  

ACF Funding for Improving Service Delivery to Youth in the Child Welfare System
Deadline: July 19
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to develop and evaluate programs that promote the safety and well-being of children and families and that allow youth, where safe and appropriate, to return to families from which they have been removed, by building relationship skills to mitigate risk and to promote protective and resiliency factors in youth who have experienced trauma or abuse. Projects will target youth in the child welfare system, or those at risk of entering the child welfare system, including LGBTQ, pregnant and parenting teens, and other youth with significant risk factors. To learn more, visit here 

ACF Funding for Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Program: Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia
Deadline: August 8
The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that competing applications will be accepted for a new grant to establish Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia (RPIs). This cooperative agreement will fund 10 RPIs to serve as regional focal points to lead T/TA capacity-building activities. RPIs will coordinate activities designed to strengthen the ability of State Associations to leverage resources; promote and sustain relationships between State Associations and the corresponding State CSBG Lead Agencies; and increase the capacity of State Associations to address the broad T/TA needs of CSBG-eligible entities. The core functions of the RPIs are T/TA coordination and information dissemination. For purposes of this funding opportunity, the well-defined geographic areas will align with established ACF Regions. Regional coordinators will be physically located in the geographic area they propose to serve. Funding will be limited to one award per region. Within each region, a single State Association will serve as the grantee. To learn more, visit here.

Funding for Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition through a better understanding of Reproductive Health (R01)
Deadline: August 11
This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications to further the understanding of HIV acquisition/transmission by increasing the knowledge regarding the intersection between reproductive health and HIV prevention. The emphasis of the FOA is to encourage comprehensive behavioral-biomedical approaches that can lead to new insights in HIV prevention research. This FOA is not intended to fund drug discovery or large scale clinical trials. To learn more, visit here 

Strategies for the Protection of Pregnant Women and Infants Against Infectious Diseases (R01)
Deadline: October 13
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to encourage new and innovative mechanistic studies of pathogens that impact placental function and fetal well-being, with the long-term goal of informing the development of interventions against these pathogens and reducing the burden of infection-related pregnancy loss and infant morbidity and mortality. To learn more, visit here.