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HRSA Grant Funding for Regional Genetic and Newborn Screening Services Collaboratives: Heritable Disorders Program
Deadline: Jan. 27
Each regional collaborative (RC) will serve effectively as a regional center to: expand and improve newborn screening and genetic services for individuals affected or at risk for heritable disorders and their families; translate genomic medicine into health care delivery systems; and assist states in strengthening their capacity to provide genomic information and services to the public. The RC will continue to undertake a regional approach to address the maldistribution of genetic resources, with focus on reducing disparities among different socioeconomic, racial, ethnic and rural groups. For more information, click here.

HRSA Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (General Population) Grant
Deadline: Jan. 27
The purpose of this program is to address significant disparities in Perinatal health including disparities experienced by Hispanics, American Indians, African-Americans, Asian/Pacific Islanders, and immigrant populations. Differences in perinatal health indicators may occur by virtue of education, age of mother, income, disability, or living in rural/isolated areas. To address disparities and the factors contributing to them in these indicators, it is anticipated that the proposed scope of project services will cover the pregnancy and interconception phases for women and infants residing in the proposed project area. For more information, click here.

HRSA Healthy Start Initiative: Eliminating Disparities in Perinatal Health (Border, Alaska, and Hawaii) Grant
Deadline: Jan. 27
Under this program, grants will address significant disparities in perinatal health indicators in communities within 62 miles of the U.S. Mexico border or in Alaska and Hawaii. Communities must provide a scope of project services that will cover pregnancy and interconceptional phases for women and infants residing in the proposed project area. Services are to be given to both mother and infant for two years following delivery to promote longer interconceptional periods and prevent relapses of unhealthy risk behaviors. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for Public Health Conference Support Program
Deadline: Feb. 2
Purpose The CDC/ATSDR announces the pending availability of appropriated fiscal year (FY) 2012 funds for the CDC/ATSDR Public Health Conference Support Program. This program addresses the "Healthy People 2020" focus areas of Environmental Health. This announcement is only for conferences planned to occur within the date range of May 1, 2012 through April 30, 2013. Beyond the April 30, 2013 date, requires a new Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). Applicants can only submit an application for a single conference for a one-year project period. For more information, click here.

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Empowering Women and Girls Through Sports Grant
Deadline: Feb. 6
The Office of Citizen Exchanges of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for Empowering Women and Girls through Sport Program as part of the International Sports Programming Initiative. This initiative will consist of approximately 12 short-term U.S.-based and overseas programs focused on using sport as a tool for women‟s empowerment. The program envisions approximately 115 participants from overseas coming to the U.S., and approximately 20 American participants traveling overseas. Public and private non-profit organizations meeting the provisions described in Internal Revenue Code section 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3) may apply. For more information, click here.

CDC National Public Health Practice and Resource Centers on Health Promotion for People with Disabilities Grant
Deadline: Feb. 6
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to promote health, wellness and the adoption of healthy behaviors with the objective of preventing and/or reducing chronic conditions associated with disability. All activities should target people with disabilities that have mobility, physical limitations, and/or intellectual disabilities (hereafter referred to as PWDs). For more information, click here.

CDC National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Public Health Conference Support Grant
Deadline: Feb. 10
The purpose of the program is to announce the availability of appropriated fiscal year (FY) 2012 funds for the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Public Health Conference Support. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of HIV and Sexually Transmitted Diseases. This announcement is only for non-research activities supported by CDC/NCHHSTP. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for Evaluation of a Clinic-Based Screening and Brief Intervention (SBI) for Changing Behaviors Related to Cytomegalovirus (CMV) Transmission in Pregnant Women
Deadline: Feb. 10
The purpose of this research is to learn how to more effectively change behaviors related to Cytomegalovirus Virus (CMV) transmission among pregnant women in order to reduce the incidence of congenital CMV infection. The research will be carried out in settings providing prenatal care with the intent of developing an effective intervention that will be both acceptable to clinic staff and feasible to implement as part of routine clinical prenatal care. For more information, click here.

CDC Grant Funding for Reducing Health Disparities among People with Intellectual Disabilities
Deadline: Feb. 13
Examine and address unmet need in health related areas for people with intellectual disabilities by researching valid and reliable data sources and analytic techniques to better understand risk factors associated with health disparities among people with and without intellectual disabilities. Also, evaluate promising practices that have the potential to reduce health disparities in selected key health indicators for people with intellectual disabilities. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for the Incidence of Community Associated Influenza and other respiratory Infections in the United States
Deadline: Feb. 14
The purpose of the program is to estimate the incidence of influenza in the community and the incidence and etiology of non-influenza respiratory viruses. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of prevent disease, disability, and death from infectious diseases, including vaccine-preventable disease and is in alignment with HHS/CDC/NCIRD’s performance goal(s) to protect Americans from infectious diseases. For more information, click here.

HRSA Funding for Area Health Education Centers
Deadline: Feb. 15
The 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 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 five-year project period for AHEC Infrastructure Development awards and AHEC Point of Service Maintenance and Enhancement awards. Successful applicants will be awarded cooperative agreements to establish and advance statewide or multi-county AHEC programs. For more information, click here.

State Implementation Grants for Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN)
Deadline: Mar. 1
This announcement solicits applications for State Implementation Grants for Systems of Services for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs (CYSHCN). This grant program improves access to a quality, comprehensive, coordinated community-based systems of services for CYSHCN and their families that is family-centered and culturally competent. For more information, click here.

CDC Pilot Funding for Surveillance System for High Impact/Low Prevalence Congenital and Inherited Conditions
Deadline: Mar. 2
The purpose of this research is to design and test the feasibility of a surveillance system for congenital and inherited conditions that have low prevalence but high health and economic impact in the U.S. population that will support description of this population across the lifespan. Initial design of this surveillance system will focus on three conditions which exemplify different types of disorders: e.g. spina bifida is an example of a neurological condition affecting mobility; muscular dystrophy is an example of a neuromuscular condition; and fragile X syndrome is an example of a condition affecting cognition and behavior. The project will develop a prototype surveillance system that, if found effective, can serve as a model for other low prevalence/high impact conditions. For more information, click here.

HRSA Affordable Care Act - Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Research Network Funding
Deadline: Mar. 5
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to support the creation of an interdisciplinary, multicenter research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building related to home visiting research that is designed to improve life outcomes among mothers, infants, and young children. The work of this Network will complement the ongoing research and evaluation activities occurring both within the MIECHV program and in the research field broadly. For more information, click here.

Centers For Medicare & Medicaid Services CHIPRA Prospective Payment System (PPS) for FQHCs and RHCs Transition Grants
Deadline: Mar. 12
Section 503 of CHIPRA requires State CHIP programs to follow the requirements of Section 1902(bb) of the Social Security Act (the Act), which implemented a prospective payment system for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) under the Medicaid program in 2001. To comply with section 1902(bb) of the Act, State CHIP programs are required to develop a prospective payment system (PPS) or an alternative payment methodology (APM) agreed to by the FQHCs and RHCs to pay for these services. For more information, click here.

CDC Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury Grant
Deadline: Mar. 16
NCIPC is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will expand and advance the understanding of how best to disseminate and implement evidence-based strategies, programs, and policies. NCIPC is also soliciting research in areas where less is known about what works to prevent violence such as teen dating violence, intimate partner violence, sexual violence and suicidal behavior. For more information, click here.

CDC Grant Funding on Identifying Modifiable Protective Factors for Intimate Partner Violence or Sexual Violence Prevention
Deadline: Mar. 16
The purpose of this announcement is to support new research or an extension to existing research that identifies modifiable protective factors for IPV and/or SV perpetration that can be leveraged to improve primary prevention efforts, and empirically tests the extent to which these factors are associated with IPV or SV perpetration. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for Identifying Reasons for Racial/Ethnic Disparities with Completing the HPV Vaccine Series among Adolescent Females Grant
Deadline: Mar. 28
The applicants must address in the application’s research plan all of the following three research objectives. Among parents of adolescents 11-18 years of age, assess factors contributing to HPV vaccination disparities, specifically assessing factors contributing to series non-completion or not initiating the series, and determining whether reasons differ in nature or in importance by racial/ethnic groups (whites, blacks and Hispanics) or by poverty level. Applicants are expected to provide a research plan that addresses the following elements: Description of the geographic area(s) to be included in the study including population size, racial/ethnic diversity, income level distribution, and level of urbanicity. For more information, click here.

HRSA Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Grant
Deadline: Apr. 4
This announcement solicits applications for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program. The purpose of the program is to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas in a manner that is appropriate to the states' individual needs. For more information, click here.

HRSA Dental Reimbursement Program Grant Funding
Deadline: Apr. 13
This announcement solicits applications for Part F Dental Reimbursement Program (DRP) to expand HIV services and education and training. These services target low-income, underserved people living with HIV/AIDS. The primary purpose of the DRP is to improve access to oral health care services for patients with HIV and to train dental and hygiene students and dental residents to deliver HIV/AIDS dental care. The DRP assists institutions with accredited dental or dental hygiene education programs recognized by the Commission on Dental Accreditation by defraying their unreimbursed costs associated with providing oral health care to persons living with HIV/AIDS. For more information, click here.

Office of Consumer Information & Insurance Oversight Grants to Support States in Health Insurance Rate Review-Cycle II
Deadline: Aug. 15
Section 1003 of the Affordable Care Act adds a new section 2794 to the Public Health Service (PHS) Act entitled, “Ensuring That Consumers Get Value for Their Dollars,” requires the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), in conjunction with the states, to establish a process for the annual review of health insurance premiums to protect consumers from unreasonable rate increases. In addition, it directs the Secretary to carry out a program to award grants to states to help them develop, or improve and enhance their current health insurance rate review and reporting processes. For more information, click here.