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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 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.

HRSA National Support for Title V/Maternal and Child Health Oral Health Services Grant Program
Deadline: May 8
The purpose of this MCHB-funded project is to provide funds for the National Support for Title V/MCH Oral Health Services (MCHOHS) Grant Program. The goal of this ongoing national effort is to help in the development of effective strategies aimed at improving maternal and child oral health status. The MCHOHS grant program will provide support to health professionals, program administrators, educators, policymakers, researchers and others who seek to address current and emerging public oral health issues in their efforts to achieve sustainable oral health services for the MCH population (defined as women, infants, children, adolescents, including those with special health care needs, and their families). 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
This competitive grants opportunity is for 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.

EPA Lead-Based Paint Vulnerable Population Projects
Deadline: May 15
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Region 6 is soliciting grant proposals from eligible entities to raise awareness of the hazards of lead-based paint, especially from renovation and repair activities in older homes and child care facilities, with the goal of reducing children’s exposure to lead. For more information, click here.

HRSA Funding for the CAAI: National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center
Deadline: May 18
This announcement solicits applications for the National Interdisciplinary Training Resource Center. The 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 (DD), including children with hearing loss, by providing technical assistance to the network of interdisciplinary training programs in neurodevelopmental and related disabilities programs. The goal of these programs is 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. 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.

Administration for Children and Families Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars Grant
Deadline: May 21
The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation is announcing its plan to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the field to focus research on questions that inform the decision making of policy for child care and to foster collaboration and consultation between researchers and program and policy stakeholders. For more information, click here.

AMS 2012 Farmers Market Promotion Program Grants
Deadline: May 21
The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) has announced the availability of approximately $10 million in competitive grant funds in fiscal year (FY) 2012 to be awarded through the Famers Market Promotion Program (FMPP). The FMPP competitive program is administered by the Marketing Grants and Technical Services Branch (MGTSB), Marketing Services Division (MSD) of AMS and is designed to promote the domestic consumption of agricultural commodities by expanding direct producer-to-consumer marketing opportunities. For more information, click here.

CDC State Public Health Approaches for Ensuring Quitline Capacity Funds
Deadline: May 24
As part of the overall effort to reduce the burden of chronic diseases and chronic disease risk factors, CDC, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP), Office on Smoking and Health (OSH) announces the opportunity to apply for funds to ensure and support state quitline capacity, in order to respond to upcoming federal initiatives such as the National Tobacco Education Campaign. For more information, click here.

National Institute of Food and Agriculture Grant for Agriculture and Food Research Initiative – Childhood Obesity Prevention
Deadline: Jun. 5
This grant focuses on the societal challenge to end obesity among children, the number one nutrition-related problem in the United States. Food is an integral part of the process that leads to obesity and USDA has a unique responsibility for the food system in the United States. This program is designed to achieve the long-term outcome of reducing the prevalence of overweight and obesity among children and adolescents 2-19 years. The Childhood Obesity Program supports Multi-function Integrated Research, Education, and/or Extension Projects and Food and Agricultural Science Enhancement (FASE) grants. For more information, click here.

Office of Public Health and Science Cooperative Agreements for Family Planning Research
Deadline: Jun. 11
This funding opportunity encourages research grant applications from public or nonprofit private organizations for research on selected topic areas for family planning service delivery improvement. The purpose is to support applied research which will promote improvements in the delivery of family planning services offered under Title X of the Public Health Service Act. Projects funded under this program will conduct research, which is intended to help family planning administrators to achieve the goals of the Title X program. For more information, click here.

Administration for Children and Families Child Welfare - Early Education Partnerships to Expand Protective Factors for Children with Child Welfare Involvement Grant
Deadline: Jun. 11
This funding announcement solicits proposals for projects to improve the socio-emotional and behavioral well-being of infants and young children, age birth to 5 years old, and their families, through collaborative service delivery. These projects will build infrastructure capacity between state, local, or tribal child welfare agencies and early childhood systems to ensure that infants and young children who are in or at-risk of entering into foster care have access to comprehensive, high-quality early care and education services. For more information, click here.

CDC Building and Strengthening Epidemiology, Laboratory and Health Information Systems Capacity in State and Local Health Departments Funding
Deadline: Jun. 11
This Announcement represents the third year continuation solicitation for existing ELC recipients to continue and strengthen their Affordable Care Act (ACA) activities initiated in 2010 under Funding Opportunity Announcement # CI10-1012. This announcement also extends the original 22-month project period and current second budget period for an additional 12 months. For more information, click here.

HRSA Maternal and Child Health Doctoral Training Program Grant
Deadline: Jun. 15
This funding opportunity is to solicit applications for the MCH Doctoral Training Program. This program meets the MCHB goals of training the MCH workforce, and especially to enhance the epidemiologic capacity for assessment, planning, and delivery of health services to the MCH population. The Office of Epidemiology and Research (OER) is continuing support of this training grant under the Special Projects of Regional and National Significance (SPRANS) grant. Grants to institutions of higher learning will support doctoral students who elect a relevant MCH applied epidemiologic analysis as the basis for their research and dissertation, utilizing program information and data from a state, county or city department of health. For more information, click here.

USDA Farm to School Grant Program
Deadline: June. 15
The Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010 (HHFKA) amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act (NSLA) to establish a Farm to School program in order to assist eligible entities, through grants and technical assistance, in implementing farm to school programs that improve access to local foods in eligible schools. To fulfill the farm to school mandate in the HHFKA, $5 million will be provided to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) on an annual basis to support grants, technical assistance and the federal administrative costs related to USDA’s farm to school program. For more information, click here.

Administration for Children and Families AdoptUSKids Grant
Deadline: Jun. 25
This funding opportunity establishes, by awarding a cooperative agreement, a multi-faceted national AdoptUSKids program designed to assist states and tribes in the recruitment and support of foster and adoptive families for children in public foster care. AdoptUSKids will: Provide training and technical assistance to states and tribes regarding the recruitment, including interjurisdictional recruitment, of foster and adoptive families for children who require these services. For more information, click here.

HHS Funding Opportunities for 97 Head Start Service Areas
Deadline: Jul. 18
HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced the availability of Head Start funding in 97 Head Start service areas across the country. These funding opportunities are consistent with new criteria for quality and accountability in Head Start programs announced in November 2011. These funding opportunities are open to all eligible organizations, and applicants have until Jul. 18 to submit their Head Start grant proposals online through www.Grants.gov. To provide relevant information and support for all applicants, the Office of Head Start has created an applicant support website that offers a resources to support organizations in gaining a deeper understanding of the Head Start and Early Head Start programs, the funding opportunity announcement, and the evaluation criteria for health and safety, fiscal integrity, and measures of Head Start classroom quality. To see the funding opportunities, click here.