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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.

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 amended the Richard B. Russell National School Lunch Act 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.

CVS Caremark Charitable Trust Support for Programs to Increase Healthcare Access and Inclusion of Children with Disabilities
Deadline: Jun. 29
The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust seeks to support programs and initiatives in two main areas of focus intended to meet one of four specific goals: support innovative approaches to expanding access to health care for vulnerable populations, including support for mobile health innovations that enhance access to health care and bring health care to locations where people need it; increase inclusive options for children with disabilities for physical activity, creativity and play such as recreational, youth development, camps and school-based programs, including support for physical accommodations and training of staff to allow more children with disabilities to actively participate in these programs; coordinate and improve health care services for children with disabilities and/or special health care needs, including providing a continuum of care between disciplines to have a whole view of a child’s needs (such as an occupational therapist and feeding specialist meeting with the child together) or technology needs; or increase access to and appropriate use of early intervention services for children of all abilities, including support to enhance training and education of pediatricians, parents and others to improve services, referrals and care. For more information on this funding opportunity, click here.

HHS Funding for Information Technology Professionals in Health Care
Deadline: Jun. 29
The purpose of this U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) expansion supplement is to create learning resources for use by community colleges, and other institutes of higher education offering health informatics education programs that support the criteria described above. The goal is to ensure the learning resources are effective and provide the requisite training for students to function in a health care environment and also test critical thinking in real life scenarios. The competencies to be attained by persons using these training resources allow them to function in a complex healthcare environment and use Health IT optimally to support high quality, safe and effective patient care. The learning resources developed through this funding will serve as a model for future development of such resources. Material developed through this funding will be made publicly available at the end of the project period. 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 eight 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-EIP Funds
Deadline: Jul. 6
The purpose of the overall Emerging Infections Programs (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 (TMIECHV). 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: 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 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.

HRSA Coordinating Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Funding
Deadline: Jul. 20
The purpose of the coordinating center for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (CC-IPECP) is to provide an infrastructure for leadership, expertise, and support to enhance the coordination and capacity building of IPECP among health professions across the U.S. and particularly in medically underserved areas. Through innovative program coordination, scholarly activities, and analytic data collection efforts, the coordinating center will raise the visibility of high-quality, coordinated, team-based care that is well-informed by interprofessional education and best practice models. The CC-IPECP will be a focal point in a growing national effort to foster IPECP among health professions. HRSA intends to partner with other federal agencies, foundations, and public and private organizations to work towards a shared vision to transform a siloed U.S. healthcare system into one that engages patients, families, and communities in collaborative, team-based care. Accordingly, the CC-IPECP will serve as a hub to generate, coordinate, evaluate, and disseminate safe, efficient, effective, and equitable practice models that are essential for education and practice in emerging integrated care delivery systems. For more information, 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 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.

ACYF Funding for Partnerships to Demonstrate the Effectiveness of Supportive Housing for Families in the Child Welfare System
Deadline: Jul. 30
These targeted five-year grants are to be awarded to support: the development or expansion of triage procedures for a subset of families who come to the attention of the child welfare system due to severe housing issues and high service needs; local implementation of supportive housing services that integrate community services for housing and other critical services for the specified target population; customized case management services for children and their parents, as well as trauma informed interventions and evidence-based mental health services through partnerships to access additional services through community-based service providers; and evaluations that examine the process and implementation outcomes for these grants. Grants will further triage efforts outlined in the reauthorization of the Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act 2010 through collaborations between child protective services and various community authorities, agencies and providers, focused on intervention, prevention and investigation of child maltreatment. Projects under this funding announcement will serve a subset of families for whom the lack of adequate housing is a factor, in addition to other high service needs, in the imminent placement or placement of the child, or children, in out-of-home care. For more information, click here.

PPHF 2012: Community Transformation Grants - Small Communities Programs Funding
Deadline: Jul. 31
The overarching purpose of this program is to prevent heart attack, stroke, cancer, diabetes and other leading chronic disease causes of death or disability through implementation of a variety of evidence based programs, policies, and infrastructure improvements to promote healthy lifestyles in small communities that improve health and health behaviors among an intervention population. The program aims to achieve this goal by supporting governmental and nongovernmental agencies and organizations, from multiple sectors, to implement evidence based strategies that align with their mission and to partner with agencies and organizations in other sectors to improve community health. For more information, click here.