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Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Planning Grant – The Money Follows the Person Rebalancing Demonstration Program Grant
Deadline: Mar. 6
This Planning Grant solicitation affords states the opportunity to receive funds awarded to produce the Draft Operational Protocol based on the criteria in the Money Follows the Person Rebalancing (MFP) solicitation. For more information, click here.

Administration for Children and Families Preferred Communities Program Funding
Deadline: Mar. 12
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) invites the submission of applications for funding, on a competitive basis, for the Preferred Communities program to support the resettlement of newly arriving refugees in Preferred Communities where they have ample opportunities for early employment and sustained economic independence and, to address special populations who need intensive case management, culturally and linguistically appropriate linkages and coordination with other service providers to improve their access to services. For more information, click here.

Administration for Children and Families Funding for Ethnic Community Self Help Program
Deadline: Mar. 13
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) invites refugee ethnic-community based organizations as well as refugee ethnic organizations that are faith-based to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program to provide services to newly arrived refugees. The objective of this program is to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations to ensure ongoing support and services to refugees within five years after initial resettlement. The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee communities which have arrived in the U.S. within the last five years (no earlier than 2006). For more information, click here.

HRSA Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers (CAIVP) Cooperative Agreement Program Grant Funding
Deadline: Mar. 14
This announcement solicits applications for the Child and Adolescent Injury and Violence Prevention Resource Centers (CAIVP) Cooperative Agreement Program. This cooperative agreement program has the following four aims: 1) Elevate national, state and community focus on, and commitment to, the protection of infants, children and adolescents from injuries and violence, the leading public health threat facing people ages 1-44 years in the country; 2) Improve the capacity of HRSA-funded health and safety services and systems, and their partners to prevent injuries and violence among infants, children and adolescents, through outreach, technical assistance and training; 3) Catalyze the translation of evidence-based strategies in injury and violence prevention from research to the practice community; and 4) Improve the health and safety status of infants, children and adolescents. For more information, click here.

HRSA Funding for Coordinating Grant for Children’s Vision Screening
Deadline: Mar. 16
The purpose of this announcement: Coordinating Grant for Children's Vision Screening is to support the public health role in assuring a continuum of eye care for young children within the healthcare delivery system and in the medical home. The grant is designed to support the development of public health infrastructure to promote and ensure a comprehensive, multi-tiered continuum of vision care and eye health for young children; and is committed to conducting this work through strong partnerships, sound science, and targeted policy initiatives. For more information, click here.

HRSA Reducing Loss to Follow-up after Failure to Pass Newborn Hearing Screening Grant Funding
Deadline: Mar. 16
This announcement solicits proposals for reducing the loss to follow-up of infants who have not passed a physiologic newborn hearing screening examination prior to discharge from the newborn nursery by utilizing specifically targeted and measurable interventions. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to further focus efforts to improve the loss to documentation/loss to follow-up by utilizing specific interventions to achieve measurable improvement in the numbers of infants who receive appropriate and timely follow-up. Those states that have not participated in a Learning Collaborative, to date, will be required to participate in the Learning Collaboratives during the 2012-2014 project period. This will entail travel to up to three sites by a team of 3-5 individuals. For more information, click here.

MCHB Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Funding Opportunity
Deadline: Mar. 16
The Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) Training Program provides interdisciplinary leadership training for at least five (5) core professional disciplines in the areas of adolescent medicine, psychology, nursing, nutrition and social work at the graduate and postgraduate levels to prepare trainees for leadership roles in clinical services, research, training, and organization of health services for adolescents, including those with special health care needs. The training is designed to integrate biological, developmental, mental health, social, economic, educational, and environmental issues within a public health framework. LEAH projects develop, enhance, and improve adolescent-centered/family-involved, culturally competent, community-based care for adolescents by providing interdisciplinary leadership training of health professionals and by working with state and local health, education, youth development, and human service agencies and providers - public, private, and voluntary - with a maternal and child health focus. These training projects influence the health and health care issues of adolescents nationally. For more information, click here.

CDC Communication and Technical Assistance Support for HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs, NCHHSTP/DHAP Grant
Deadline: Mar. 19
This award will be a continuation of funds intended only for grantees previously awarded under PS09-921 Communication and Technical Assistance Support for HIV/AIDS Prevention Programs. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for Cancer Prevention and Control Programs for State, Territorial and Tribal Organizations
Deadline: Mar. 26
The purpose of this FOA is to transition this highly-functional public health infrastructure for cancer prevention and control into new roles and functions to anticipate the nation’s needs over the next decade. The goals are to (1) seek efficiencies across the management and operations of cancer prevention and control programs, (2) focus on high-burden cancers with evidence-based, scalable interventions that already exist and can be broadly implemented, (3) develop organized screening programs that are more effective and efficient than current opportunistic approaches, and (4) maintain high-quality cancer registries and expand their application in prevention and screening. Toward this end, this announcement will fund five components and continue to support and promote the enhancement of NCCCP, NBCCEDP and NPCR. For more information, click here.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration Funding for Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants
Deadline: Mar. 29
The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among communities, the federal government, and state, local and tribal governments; to enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; to serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; to disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and to enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. For more information, click here.

Department of Education Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) National Network Collaborative Research Project Grant
Deadline: Apr. 2
The purpose of the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology, that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act). For more information, click here.

HRSA Funding for Centers of Excellence Program Grant
Deadline: Apr. 2
This funding opportunity announcement solicits new and competitive continuation applications for the COE grant program. The COE program grantees serve as innovative resource and education centers to recruit, train, and retain URM students and faculty at health professions schools. Programs are implemented to improve information resources, clinical education, curricula, and cultural competence as they relate to minority health issues. These grantees also focus on facilitating faculty and student research on health issues particularly affecting URM groups. The ultimate goal of the program is to strengthen the national capacity to produce quality healthcare workforce whose racial and ethnic diversity is representative of the U.S. population. For more information, click here.

HRSA Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities
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.

CDC Initiatives to Educate State Officials and Policy Makers about Priority Public Health Issues Related to the Prevention and Control of STDs and HIV/AIDS, NCHHSTP Grant
Deadline: Apr. 9
This award will be a continuation of funds intended only for grantees previously awarded under PS11-1118, titled “Initiatives to Educate State Officials and Policy Makers about Priority Public Health Issues Related to the Prevention and Control of STDs and HIV/AIDS.” For more information, click here.

USDA Funding for Food and Nutrition Service Grant
Deadline: May 1
The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004 (P.L. 108-265) amended Section 22 of the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a requirement that state agencies (SAs) conduct additional administrative reviews of selected local educational agencies (LEAs). It also amended Section 7 of the Child Nutrition Act to provide funding for states to be used for administrative reviews and training of LEAs. Both of these requirements are focused on LEAs which have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error. To assist SAs in achieving these requirements, the USDA Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) has up to $4 million available in fiscal year (FY) 2012 to fund Method II Administrative Reviews and Training (ART) Grants for training and oversight. The grant funds will be available only to the 57 SAs that administer the Child Nutrition Programs, and are for the purpose of identifying, reviewing, monitoring and training LEAs that have demonstrated a high level of, or a high risk for, administrative error. For more information, click here.

CMS Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns Grant Funding
Deadline: Jun. 13
The CMS Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (Innovation Center) is interested in testing new care and payment models that have the potential to improve perinatal outcomes for women enrolled in Medicaid who are at high-risk for adverse pregnancy outcomes. This initiative is a partnership between the Innovation Center and the Center for Medicaid and CHIP Services (CMCS) and part of a larger HHS effort to improve maternal and infant health outcomes. In this four-year initiative the Innovation Center will offer a funding opportunity to eligible applicants to test the impact of providing enhanced prenatal care interventions for women with Medicaid coverage who are at high risk for having a preterm birth. For more information, click here.

NIH Funding for Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health
Deadline: Oct. 11, 2013
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks to increase the diversity of the pool of researchers involved in health equity research related to NICHD mission areas including infant mortality; Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS); child, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; uterine fibroids; pediatric and maternal HIV/AIDS prevention; violence prevention; health literacy; and outreach and information dissemination. For more information, click here.

NIH Basic Cancer Research in Cancer Health Disparities Grant Funding
Deadline: Nov. 20, 2014
This FOA encourages grant applications from investigators interested in conducting basic, mechanistic research into the biologic/genetic causes of cancer health disparities. These cooperative agreement research awards will support innovative studies designed to investigate biological/genetic bases of cancer disparities, and may include the development and testing of new methodologies and models, secondary data analyses, and mechanistic studies of identified biological factors associated with cancer disparities, including those related to basic research in prevention strategies. This FOA is also designed to aid and facilitate the development of a nationwide cohort of scientists with a high level of basic research expertise in cancer health disparities research who can develop resources and tools, such as biospecimens, cell lines and methods that are necessary to conduct basic research in cancer health disparities. For more information, click here.