HRSA Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Deadline: Oct. 15
The purpose of the Network Planning Program is to promote the development of integrated healthcare networks in order to: 1) achieve efficiencies; 2) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and 3) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. This program brings together key parts of a rural health care delivery system, particularly those entities that may not have collaborated in the past, to work together to establish or improve local capacity and coordination of care. The grant program supports one year of planning to develop and assist health care networks in becoming operational. For more information, click here.

AMCHP Releases RFA for Act Early State Systems Grant
Deadline: Nov. 2
AMCHP is accepting applications for grants to support the collaboration of Act Early Regional Summit Project teams and to further activities initiated by state teams during the Summits. Grants will be awarded to state teams in the amount of up to $15,000 each. All states that have received funding from only one source, either a State Autism Implementation Grant (HRSA) or a Learn the Signs Act Early Systems Grant (CDC), are eligible to apply. Special consideration will be given to states applying who have not received any HRSA or CDC autism funding. These funds are designed to be a catalyst for collaboration with stakeholders, as well as for implementing specific activities outlined in Act Early State Plans. AMCHP will provide ongoing technical assistance, disseminate resource materials, and link grantees to other states and experts in autism spectrum disorders (ASD). For more information, click here.

Project Connect 2.0 Phase 2 Funding
Deadline: Oct. 15
Futures Without Violence is selecting new sites for Phase 2 of Project Connect: A Coordinated Public Health Initiative to Prevent and Respond to Violence Against Women (Project Connect 2.0), supported by the HHS Office on Women’s Health (OWH) with additional support from ACF. Six new states or territories sites and five tribal health sites that demonstrate a strong history of collaboration between domestic and sexual violence, health care, and public health systems, as well as a capacity and interest in the proposed program will be chosen. For more information, click here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research
Deadline: Oct. 16 at 3 p.m. EST
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Scholars in Health Policy Research program develops and supports a new generation of creative health policy thinkers and researchers within the disciplines of economics, political science and sociology. Each year the program selects up to nine highly qualified individuals for two-year fellowships at one of three nationally prominent universities with the expectation that they will make important research contributions to future U.S. health policy. For more information, click here.

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) 2013 RSVP Competition
Deadline: Oct. 18
CNCS through its Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, Social Innovation Fund, and other programs and activities has helped to engage millions of citizens in meeting community and national challenges through service and volunteer action. In alignment with the Serve America Act (SAA) and the CNCS Strategic Plan, this Senior Corps RSVP Draft Notice will focus grant making for fiscal year 2013 in the six Focus Areas identified by SAA: 1) Education 2) Healthy Futures 3) Veterans and Military Families 4) Environmental Stewardship 5) Economic Opportunity 6) Disaster Services. In this competition CNCS intends to fund RSVP projects that support volunteers 55 years and older serving in a diverse range of activities that meet specific local and community needs and respond to National Performance Measures. For more information, click here.

Funding Available for NWGHAAD
Deadline: Oct. 18 5 p.m. MST
This funding opportunity provides support for activities and events in support of National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD) in the United States and its affiliated territories. The purpose of NWGHAAD is to highlight the increasing impact of HIV/AIDS on women and girls and encourage women and girls to take action by knowing their HIV status and understanding their risk. More information about NWGHAAD can be found here. If you would like to submit a proposal for the National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day funding opportunity or have questions, please e-mail John Snow, Inc. (JSI) at or call toll-free: 1-866-224-3815.

CMS Demonstration Grant for TEFT in Community-Based Long Term Services and Supports Grant
Deadline: Oct. 22
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Testing Experience and Functional Tools (TEFT) demonstration grant award is intended to further adult quality measurement activities. As such it tests and evaluates new measures of functional capacity and individual experience for populations receiving community-based long term services and supports. In addition, this opportunity will fund the development, use, and evaluation of electronic personal health records for these beneficiaries. For more information, click here.

CMS Funding for National and State Background Checks for Direct Patient Access Employees
Deadline: Oct. 31
CMS is conducting a nationwide program that will identify efficient, effective and economical procedures for long term care facilities and providers to conduct background checks on prospective direct patient/resident access employees. Eligible facilities and providers include skilled nursing facilities, nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice care providers, long-term care hospitals, personal care service providers, adult day care providers, residential care providers, assisted living facilities, intermediate care facilities for mentally retarded disabled and other entities that provide long-term care services, as specified by each participating state. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Program, Supplemental Evaluation Projects
Deadline: Nov. 2
The purpose of the program is to support the goals and strategies of the HHS Viral Hepatitis Action Plan by focusing on 1) eliminating mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B virus infection, 2) ensuring that HBV-infected pregnant women receive timely evaluation and care, which may improve prevention of hepatitis B virus infection for infants born to HBV-infected women with high viral load, and 3) ensuring that hospitals and birthing centers administer a “birth dose” of hepatitis B vaccine to all neonates prior to discharge from the birthing facility. For more information, click here.

Deadline: Nov. 5
The purpose of the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership through Alliances, Focusing on Outcomes for Communities United with States (DELTA FOCUS) is to promote the prevention of intimate partner violence (IPV) through the implementation and evaluation of strategies that create a foundation for the development of practice-based evidence. By emphasizing primary prevention, this program will support comprehensive and coordinated approaches to IPV prevention through the implementation and evaluation of prevention strategies. These strategies will address the structural determinants of health at the outer layers (societal and community) of the social ecological model (SEM) that coordinate and align with existing prevention strategies at the inner layers of the SEM. For more information, click here.

AHRQ Large Research Projects for Healthcare-Associated Infections
Deadline: Nov. 5
The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality (AHRQ) solicits grant applications for funding to conduct Large Research Projects that propose to advance the base of knowledge for detection, prevention, reduction, and effective management of HAIs. For more information, click here.

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows
Deadline: Nov. 14 at 3 p.m. EST
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health Policy Fellows program provides the nation’s most comprehensive fellowship experience at the nexus of health science, policy and politics in Washington, D.C. It is an outstanding opportunity for exceptional midcareer health professionals and behavioral and social scientists with an interest in health and health care policy. Fellows participate in the policy process at the federal level and use that leadership experience to improve health, health care and health policy. For more information,
click here.

AHRQ Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16
The purpose of this AHRQ funding announcement is to support short-term preparatory, pilot or feasibility studies that will inform larger scale real world health information technology (HIT) implementation and use or the conduct of more comprehensive HIT implementation research. For more information, click here.

AHRQ Small Research Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16
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 HIT. These designs include: small pilot and feasibility or self-contained HIT research projects; secondary data analysis of HIT research; and economic (prospective or retrospective) analyses of HIT implementation and use. For more information, click here.

HRSA Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant
Deadline: Nov. 28
The purpose of the Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant Program is to increase the number of preventive medicine physicians and promote greater access to population-based healthcare. The funding may be used to support resident costs, infrastructure and faculty development activities. At least 75 percent of the funds must be used for trainee support, such as tuition for the master's degree in public health or other master's degree related to the preventive medicine specialty, fees, travel, and stipends (reasonable living expenses). For more information, click here.

 HRSA Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation Grant
Deadline: Nov. 30
The overall goal of this grant program is to: 1) reduce the gap between the demand for organ transplants and the supply of organs from deceased donors by identifying successful strategies that can serve as model interventions to increase deceased organ donation and, 2) increase the knowledge of options available through living donation among patients who may need transplants and/or individuals considering serving as a living donor. Accordingly, this program will support sound applied research efforts to test the effectiveness of strategies that target any of the three program objectives listed below. The first two objectives pertain to deceased donation; the third relates to living donation. The specific objectives of this grant program are to increase, and improve understanding of how to increase: 1) individual commitment to be a deceased organ donor and documentation of that commitment; 2) consent of family (or others authorized to consent) for organ donation for a deceased relative; 3) the knowledge of the process, risks, advantages and disadvantages of deceased and living donation among patients who may need an organ and/or individuals considering serving as a living donor. For more information, click here.

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
This funding announcement provides states, the District of Columbia, and consortia of states, with financial assistance for the establishment of exchanges. These awards will provide funds for the state to complete activities for achieving approval in accordance with Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act and the requirements as established through the rulemaking process. For more information, click here.