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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.

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.

American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Program Funding
Deadline: Jun. 8
The purpose of the American Indian/Alaska Native Health Disparities Grant Program is to improve the effectiveness of efforts to eliminate health disparities for American Indian and Alaska Native communities. Through this FY 2012 announcement, the OMH is supporting utilization of epidemiological data to identify high priority health status objectives and to make recommendations relative to the services and/or activities required to address those objectives; development of alliances and partnerships to improve coordination of and access to quality health services; and development of programs designed to increase the representation of the American Indians/Alaska Natives in the health care workforce (including research positions). For more information, click here.

Funding for the Youth Empowerment Program (YEP)
Deadline: Jun. 8
The purpose of the YEP is to address unhealthy behaviors in minority at-risk youth and provide them opportunities to learn skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices. The YEP is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes. These demonstration grants require a multi-partner approach involving institutions of higher education, primary and secondary schools, community organizations and institutions, and the community at-large. For more information, click here.

HIV/AIDS HIRE Funding
Deadline: Jun. 8
The HIRE Program seeks to improve the HIV/AIDS health outcomes of formerly incarcerated persons re-entering the mainstream population by supporting community-based efforts to ensure their successful transition from state or federal incarceration back to their communities. For more information, click here.

Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI) Funding
Deadline: Jun. 8
The purpose of the ELHDI is to eliminate lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic populations disproportionately affected by this disease. This overall purpose will be achieved by disseminating a national lupus education program to health professionals and student trainees in targeted schools and health care systems and practices. One grantee will be funded to conduct this national initiative. 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.

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.

CDC Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) Program Grant
Deadline: Jun. 14
The purpose of the PEHSU Program is to: 1) Reduce environmental health threats to children; 2) expand and enhance access to pediatric environmental medicine expertise; 3) strengthen pediatric environmental medicine and public health prevention capacity through education and expanded collaborative relationships with medical schools, residency programs, schools of nursing and other allied health programs, and schools of public health; and 4) deliver relevant education and consultative services to assist in the care of pediatric patients and the education of their families and health care providers in addressing environmental health threats to children. 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 the USDA 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.

HRSA Mental and Behavioral Health Education and Training Grants
Deadline: Jun. 22
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. 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.

SAMHSA Project LAUNCH Funding
Deadline: Jul. 3
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for FY 2012 for Cooperative Agreements for Linking Actions for Unmet Needs in Children’s Health (Project LAUNCH). The purpose of Project LAUNCH is to promote the wellness of young children ages birth to 8 by addressing the physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral aspects of their development. The long-term goal of Project LAUNCH is to ensure that all children enter school ready to learn and able to succeed. Project LAUNCH seeks to improve coordination across child-serving systems, build infrastructure, and increase access to high quality prevention and wellness promotion programs for children and their families. For more information, click here.

CDC Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity-Emerging Infections Programs Funds
Deadline: Jul. 6
The purpose of the overall EIP program is to assist in local, state, and national efforts to prevent, control, and assess the public health impact of emerging infectious diseases. The EIPs are a network of 10 state health departments working with collaborators in local health departments, public health laboratories, and clinical laboratories; infection control professionals; healthcare providers; and academic institutions. 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.

ACF Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (TMIECHV) Grant
Deadline: Jul. 16
This announcement provides FY 2012 funds for the Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program (THV). Funds will support five-year demonstration grants between ACF and federally recognized Indian Tribes (or a consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal Organizations or Urban Indian Organizations to conduct community needs assessments; develop the infrastructure needed for widespread planning, adopting, implementing, expanding, enhancing, and sustaining of evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs; and provide high-quality evidence-based home visiting services to pregnant women and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry. For more information, click here.

ACF Child Welfare/TANF Collaboration in Kinship Navigation Programs Grant
Deadline: Jul. 16
This announcement solicits applications for projects that will develop and implement Kinship Navigator programs to: 1) assist kinship caregivers, through information and referral systems and other means, to learn about, find, and use existing programs and services to meet their own needs and the needs of the children they are raising; and 2) promote effective partnerships between public and private, community and faith-based agencies to better serve the needs of kinship caregiver families. Grant projects funded under this announcement will be implemented through strong collaboration between the grantee; the public child welfare agency (if the primary applicant is not the public child welfare agency); and the agency administering the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. For more information, click here.

ACF Comprehensive Residential Family Treatment Projects Grant
Deadline: Jul. 16
This announcement solicits applications for Comprehensive Residential Family Treatment Projects that will expand the availability of comprehensive, residential treatment services for parents and their minor children, including services for non-residential family members. This family-centered service approach will address the complex, multiple needs of the target population of families with children at risk of entering or reentering foster care. The target population will include women, their minor children, fathers of the children, partners of the women, and the extended family members of the women and children, as appropriate. Projects will provide services strategically to stabilize, strengthen, preserve and reunite families. 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.

ACF Grants for Combination Family-finding/Family Group Decision-Making Projects Grant
Deadline: Jul. 20
This announcement solicits applications for projects that will demonstrate: the effectiveness of integrated programs of intensive family-finding activities and family group decision-making (FGDM) meetings in supporting connections with family members for the target population of children/youth; and how family members will be engaged in building their capacity to meet the needs of children/youth in their care. These grant programs will conduct: intensive family-finding activities, which utilize search technology, effective family engagement, and other means to locate biological family members for children/youth in the child welfare (CW) system, and once identified, work to establish/reestablish relationships and explore ways to establish a permanent family placement for them; and FGDM meetings, which enable families to make decisions and develop plans that nurture children and protect them from abuse and neglect, and when appropriate, address domestic violence issues in a safe manner. For more information, click here.

ACF Initiative to Improve Access to Needs-Driven, Evidence-Based Mental and Behavioral Health Services in Child Welfare
Deadline: Jul. 20
This announcement solicits proposals for projects that will improve the social and emotional well-being of targeted children and youth in child welfare systems that have mental and behavioral health needs. These grants, in the form of cooperative agreements, are designed to: assist public child welfare agencies, through interagency collaboration, in improving adoption outcomes by creating a flexible service array that provides early access to effective mental and behavioral health services that match the needs of children, youth, and families in the service population; support the implementation of evidence-based or evidence-informed screening, assessment, case planning and service array reconfiguration practices in child welfare systems while simultaneously targeting and de-scaling practices and services that: 1) are not effective; and/or 2) do not meet the assessed needs of the target population; identify factors and strategies associated with successful installation, implementation and sustainability of service system changes; and evaluate the effect of implemented system changes on safety, permanency, well-being and adoption outcomes. For more information, click here.

ACF Funding for Training and Technical Assistance for State Councils on Developmental Disabilities
Deadline: Jul. 22
The purpose of this Administration for Children and Families (ACF) project is to improve program performance, statutory compliance and program outcomes across the network of state councils. Toward this end, the grantee will provide technical assistance (TA) to state councils. Under this project, it is expected that initiatives shall be identified and undertaken to support the improvement of State Council operations and performance. The training/technical assistance (T/TA) activities carried out under this project shall be program specific and/or cross cutting to the state councils. For more information, click here.

ACF Funding for National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Projects
Deadline: Jul. 27
The ACF Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) is seeking competitive grant applications to develop and implement programs that provide employment services to noncustodial parents in the child support system as part of a national demonstration framework. These child support-led employment programs will include the following components: 1) case management; 2) employment-oriented services that include job placement and retention services; 3) fatherhood/parenting activities using peer support; and 4) child support order modification, programs to reduce child support debt owed to the state, and help with parenting plans. For more information, click here.

ACF Funding for Evaluation of National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Projects
Deadline: Jul. 27
ACF OCSE invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications to evaluate the National Child Support Noncustodial Parent Employment Demonstration Projects. This evaluation will serve to inform state child support agencies conducting national child support noncustodial parent employment demonstrations about the effectiveness of these programs and common implementation challenges and successes. For more information, click here.