CDC Funding for Applied Public Health Leadership Training Program Deadline: June 9The purpose of this pilot program is to improve community health through applied, team-based collaborative leadership development. Specifically, this program will: 1) establish a national applied health leadership training program to provide customized applied public health leadership training to local and state public health officials, primary care and community health leaders, and their partners. 2) assemble, train and provide technical assistance to local teams of 3-5 leaders to effectively address local public health problems as part of a Community Health Improvement Project. 3) document and evaluate the applied public health training approach. 4) foster replication through train-the-trainer and e-learning models to increase the programs reach and impact. 5) document and evaluate the community public health improvement projects used by the teams and to submit the promising and effective strategies and interventions utilized to the CDC for further evaluation and potential dissemination. To learn more, visit here.
HRSA Funding for Area Health Education Centers Infrastructure Development and HRSA Funding for Area Health Education Centers Point of Service Maintenance and EnhancementDeadline: June 10The Area Health Education Center (AHEC) programs consist of interdisciplinary, community-based, primary care training programs wherein academic and community-based leaders work to improve the distribution, diversity, supply, and quality of health care personnel, particularly primary care personnel in the health care services delivery system and more specifically in delivery sites in rural and other underserved areas. This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for a one-year project period for AHEC Infrastructure Development awards and AHEC Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement awards, as authorized by Title VII, Section 751, of the PHS Act, as amended by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, Public Law 111-148. Successful applicants will be awarded cooperative agreements to establish and advance statewide or multi-county AHEC programs. To learn more, visit here.
HRSA Funding for Innovative Evidence Based Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN Deadline: June 13The purpose of this grant is to replicate innovative evidence-based models that improve services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). The Innovative Evidence Based Models for Improving the System of Services for CYSHCN will provide funding to innovative programs in one of the four key areas listed below: 1) Outreach - to engage and empower families and youth in underserved and underrepresented populations. 2) Care coordination - to enhance coordination of care for families and youth in underserved and underrepresented populations. 3) Blended or braided funding - to improve access to integrated community services or to fill existing gaps. 4) Access to Medical Home - to improve access to a medical home for children and youth, including individuals with special health care needs who are transitioning into an adult system of services, and those served by non-traditional providers such as community health centers. To learn more, visit here.
CDC Funding for Striving To Reduce Youth Violence Everywhere (STRYVE) Through Local Public Health LeadershipDeadline: June 13With guidance from CDC’s STRYVE tools, training, and technical assistance, public health departments at the local, city or county level will lead a multi-sector coalition within a high risk community to 1) develop a comprehensive youth violence prevention plan; 2) implement appropriate and feasible programs, policies, and practices (based on best available evidence) across multiple social ecological levels; 3) track and measure capacity improvement in organizational and community capacity; 4) develop an evaluation plan that tracks and measures the implementation of the comprehensive prevention plan as well as specific implementation process measures for selected programs, policies, and/or practices implemented during the project, and multiple indicators of youth violence; and 5) develop a sustainability plan that identifies the necessary financial, human and time resources needed to implement the comprehensive prevention plan, and sustain the coalition and the programs, policies and/or practices that were successfully implemented during the project. To learn more, visit here.
HRSA Funding for Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program (CHGME Payment Program) Deadline: June 13The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal funding for pediatric teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. To learn more, visit here.
CDC Funding for Public Health Emergency Preparedness Cooperative Agreement Deadline: June 24The 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 24The 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 24Every 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 ProgramDeadline: June 24In 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 27These 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 28The 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 StatesDeadline: June 30The 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 30The 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 ProgramDeadline: July 1The 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 1The 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 PreventionDeadline: July 1The 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.
Administration for Children and Families Grants to Tribes, Tribal Organizations and Migrant Programs for Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention ProgramsDeadline: July 5The 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 7The 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 DisabilitiesDeadline: July 11The 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.
CDC Funding for Craniofacial Malformations Information for Affected Families, Health Care Providers, and School ProfessionalsDeadline: July 18The 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 18The 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.
Funding for Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition through a better understanding of Reproductive Health (R01) Deadline: August 11This 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 13The 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.