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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.

CDC Cooperative Agreement for a National Research and Training Organization for People with Developmental and Other Disabilities
Deadline: Jun. 1
The purpose of the program is to advance research on NCBDDD strategic priorities related to a) birth defects, b) developmental and other disabilities, and c) reducing health disparities associated with disabilities, and enhance its impact on persons with disabilities and their families. 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.

FY 2012 Peer-to-Peer Outreach Model to CHAT Funding
Deadline: Jun. 8
As the lead agency to improve and protect the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities, the Office of Minority Health, through the mechanism of the Curb HIV/AIDS Transmission among High Risk Minority Youth and Adolescents (CHAT) Program, seeks to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of high risk minority youth (13-19 years old) by supporting community-based efforts to increase HIV/AIDS prevention/education efforts, testing, counseling and referrals. The CHAT Program will integrate HIV testing, peer educators/lay health workers, counseling and linkages and social media and technology into a wide- ranging community model to reduce the risk of infection in high prevalence communities. This project will also encourage partnerships among traditional service providers targeting high risk adolescents, such as substance abuse prevention centers for youth; foster care agencies working with youth; youth serving organizations; youth runaway shelters; and peer-to-peer education programs. For more information, click here.

Request for Applications: The Role of the WIC Program in Improving Peri-conceptional Nutrition
Deadline: Jun. 8 (letter of intent by May 25)
UCLA announced the initiation of a new small-grants research program, funded by the Food and Nutrition Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture, focused on the roles that the WIC program is playing and can play in improving nutrition in the periods of preconception and peri-conception. The grants will be for two years each, up to $72,000, and require a partnership of an academic/research organization and a state or local WIC program (either can be the primary applicant). It is anticipated that these small grants will leverage long-term research partnerships and additional funding, as well as a collaborative research network of investigators. The first round of applications is due Jun. 8 (letters of intent May 25, 2012) and the second round will be approximately one year later. To view the full RFA, 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.

FY 2012 Request for Applications for the HIV/AIDS Prevention and Support Services for Women Partners of Incarcerated/Recently Released Men Funding
Deadline: Jun. 11
The purpose of this program is to establish a gender-specific, peer led HIV prevention education project for women intimate partners of incarcerated/recently released males. The project shall develop a coalition of support/transition services for women partners and their families through coordinating local/state departments of health, healthcare providers, AIDS service organizations, social services, community organizations, correctional facilities and criminal justice offices. The Office of Women’s Health hopes to fulfill this purpose by providing funding to targeted community-based organizations to enhance their prevention and support activities to incarcerated and newly released women living with or at high risk for HIV infection. For more information, click here.

HRSA Grant Funding for Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants
Deadline: Jun. 15
The Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants Program (MBHETG) is authorized to support eligible institutions of higher education with accredited health professions training programs in social work and psychology to recruit students and provide education and clinical experience in mental and behavioral health. The program aims to increase the number of social workers and psychologists who pursue clinical work with high need and high demand populations. For this funding opportunity, high need and high demand refers to rural, vulnerable, and/or underserved populations, and veterans, military personnel and their families. The specific goal of the program is to strengthen the clinical field competencies of social workers and psychologists who pursue clinical service with high need and high demand populations. For more information, click here.

CDC Grant Funding for Increasing Adolescent Immunization Rates through Healthcare Provider Partnerships
Deadline: Jun. 15
The purpose of the program is to develop and implement programs designed to increase adolescent immunization rates through the efforts of healthcare providers. Projects should take direct aim at increasing rates of adolescent immunization. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of immunization related to adolescent immunization. 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: Jun. 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.

Implementation Cooperative Agreements for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families Program Grant Funding
Deadline: Jun. 19
The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to improve the behavioral health outcomes of children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. This program supports broad-scale operation, expansion and integration of systems of care through the creation of sustainable infrastructure which allows for the provision of and access to required services and supports to ensure the values, principles and practices comprising the system of care approach to become the primary way in which children’s mental health services are delivered throughout the nation. For more information, click here.

CDC State Vital Statistics Improvement Program Grant Funding
Deadline: Jun. 21
The purpose of this five-year program is to improve the ability of state vital statistics agencies to operate cost efficiently and to provide timely and high quality data to the National Vital Statistics System (NVSS) based on the 2003 U.S. Standard Certificates of Birth and Death and the Report of Fetal Death. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of public health infrastructure. 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.

HRSA Affordable Care Act – Grants for School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program
Deadline: Jun. 26
This announcement details the eligibility requirements, review criteria and awarding factors for organizations seeking a SBHCC award in FY 2013. For FY 2013, the SBHCC awards will address significant and pressing capital needs to improve service delivery and support the expansion of services at school-based health centers (SBHCs) through the alteration/renovation of an existing facility(ies), construction of a new site(s) or expansion of an existing site(s), and/or the purchase of moveable equipment. For more information, click here.

HRSA Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program Grant Funding
Deadline: Jul. 13
This announcement solicits applications for the Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program. Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to the enactment of the CHGME Payment Program, children's teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of Federal funding when compared to teaching hospitals that serve adult patients. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal funding for freestanding children teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. 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 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.