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HRSA Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program Grant
Deadline: Apr. 13
This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The primary objective of the TNGP is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural and underserved communities. Grants made under this authority will demonstrate how telehealth networks improve healthcare services for medically underserved populations in urban, rural, and frontier communities. TNGP networks are used to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or (c) expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision making. However, because of legislative restrictions, grants will be limited to programs that serve rural communities, although grantees may be located in urban or rural areas. For more information, click here.

HRSA Telehealth Network Grant Program Grant
Deadline: Apr. 20
This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program (TRCGP). The purpose of the TRCGP is to support the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs). The TRCGP expects to create centers of excellence that expedite and customize the provision of telehealth technical assistance across the country, while at the same time working together to make available a wide range of expertise that might not be available in any one region. The TRCs provide technical assistance to health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. The program seeks entities with proven successful records in providing technical assistance in the development of sustainable telehealth programs. This funding cycle will support up to five Regional TRCs (RTRCs) serving as focal points for advancing the effective use of telehealth technologies in their respective communities and regions for clinical care. For more information, click here.

CDC Improving the Health of People with Disabilities through State Based Public Health Programs Grant
Deadline: Apr. 27
The purpose of the program is to promote health, prevent chronic disease, and increase the quality of life among people with disabilities through implementation of evidence and practice-based policy, environmental, programmatic, and infrastructure changes in states and territories. For more information, click here.

CDC Alcohol-Related Motor Vehicle Injury Research Grant
Deadline: May 2
The purpose of this announcement is to evaluate strategies for implementing and disseminating known, effective interventions for reducing alcohol-impaired driving (AID) in the United States and to test the effectiveness of new, innovative strategies to reduce
AID in non-occupational settings. For more information,
click here.

CDC Research Grant to Prevent Prescription Drug Overdoses
Deadline: May 2
This funding opportunity announcement encourages research that will build the scientific base for the prevention of unintentional poisonings from drug overdoses in the adolescent and adult population (ages 15 to 64 years) in the United States. It solicits proposals from organizations to conduct exploratory/developmental research that evaluates novel approaches to drug overdose prevention and addresses the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control research agenda priorities related to unintentional poisoning. It is meant to engage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines including epidemiology, community medicine, pharmacology, biostatistics, public policy, public health law, justice, and behavioral and social sciences. For more information, click here.

Administration on Aging Funding for Lifespan Respite Care Program
Deadline: May 14
This funding is to be used for the development and enhancement of lifespan respite care at the state and local levels; the provision of respite care services for family caregivers caring for children or adults; training and recruiting of respite care workers and volunteers; the provision of information to caregivers about available respite and support services; and assistance to caregivers in gaining access to such services. For more information, click here.

Administration on Aging Funding for 2012 Lifespan Respite Care Program Competing Program Expansion Supplements
Deadline: May 14
The U.S. Administration on Aging (AoA) is providing this competitive grants opportunity to current grantees of the Lifespan Respite Care Program to further implement the requirements of the Lifespan Respite Care Act of 2006. Based on an FY 2012 appropriation of approximately $2.5 million, it is anticipated that this opportunity could provide funding for as few as zero (0) and up to as many as nine (9) grants, with a federal funding level of up to $150,000 per award for a 12 month project period. The primary focus of these one-year Competitive Expansion Supplement grants is the provision of respite services to eligible populations. In addition to using the funds to provide respite services, successful applicants may also use funds to further enhance the volunteer recruitment, training and retention activities begun during years one and/or two of their existing grants and further enhancement of outreach and dissemination activities, provided those activities can be demonstrated to produce a measurable increase in the provision of respite services. For more information, click here.

CDC Coordinating Center for Research and Training to Promote the Health of People with Developmental/Other Disabilities
Deadline: May 21
The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications aimed at strengthening the nation’s capacity to carry out public health activities in the areas of birth defects, developmental disabilities, and disability and health. The objectives are to: (1) Establish a coordinating center for conducting and coordinating research; (2) Promote the health and well being of children and adults with disabilities and their families; (3) Conduct research in support of NCBDDD priorities; (4) Train health and public health professionals; (5) Communicate and disseminate information with and for stakeholders and other audiences; and (6) Evaluate and report on findings. For more information, click here.

CDC Funding for Improving Health of People with Intellectual Disabilities
Deadline: May 21
The purpose of this program is to fund activities for people with intellectual disabilities (ID) that identify co-morbid conditions and poor health behaviors and to increase healthy behaviors, and improve and increase access to appropriate health services. The primary goal is to address overall health by enhancing and increasing access to health services for people with ID and increasing their healthy behavior choices. For more information, click here.