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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.

Capacity-Building Demonstration Project for Local Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health
Deadline: Jul. 5
The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) invites local health departments (LHDs) to submit applications to participate in a project aimed at building capacity for local maternal, child and adolescent health programs. Over a 12-month period, selected LHDs will: participate in the 20th Annual UIC MCH Leadership Retreat; participate in a Mobilizing for Action through Planning and Partnerships training; identify and address their capacity-building needs through strategic and action planning; attend a two to three day in-person, skill-building training with NACCHO, partners and MCH experts; and receive ongoing technical support to develop their skills. Contact mch@naccho.org with questions. 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.

Affordable Care Act – Consumer Assistance Program Grants
Deadline: Jul. 9
The Affordable Care Act also includes significant grant funding for States to work with the Federal government to implement health reform. A condition of receiving grant funds, consumer assistance or ombudsman programs must: assist consumers with filing complaints and appeals, assist consumers with enrollment into health coverage, and educate consumers on their rights and responsibilities with respect to group health plan and health insurance coverage. In addition, these programs must collect data on consumer inquiries and complaints to help the Secretary identify problems in the marketplace and strengthen enforcement of health laws such as the ACA and the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act by providing States and HHS with information about potential situations in which health plans and issuers are not in compliance with the laws. Starting in 2014, programs must also help resolve problems with obtaining premium tax credits for coverage through Affordable Insurance Exchanges (Exchanges) established under section 1311 of the ACA. As health reform is implemented, consumers will need to understand new programs, avail themselves of new protections, and navigate the system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs. HHS interprets the statutory requirement to include providing assistance to uninsured individuals to obtain group health plan or health insurance coverage, and, if appropriate, referring them to other sources of coverage such as Medicaid, the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), or the Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP). For more information, click here.

SAMHSA Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination Funding
Deadline: Jul. 11
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for FY 2012 Cooperative Agreements for State Adolescent Treatment Enhancement and Dissemination. The purpose of this program is to provide funding to states/territories/tribes to improve treatment for adolescents through the development of a learning laboratory with collaborating local community-based treatment provider sites. Through the shared experience between the state/territory/tribe and the local community-based treatment provider sites, an evidence-based practice will be implemented, youth and families will be provided services, and a feedback loop will be developed to enable the state/territory/tribe and the sites to identify barriers and test solutions through a services component operating in real time. 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.

HRSA Integrative Medicine Program (IMP) Funding
Deadline: Jul. 16
The purposes of the IMP grants are to: 1) incorporate integrative medicine content into an existing PMR program; 2) provide faculty development to improve clinical teaching in both preventive and integrative medicine; and 3) facilitate delivery of information that will be assessed through competency development of the residents/trainees. The integrative medicine curriculum to be incorporated into the Preventive Medicine Residency program should be designed by faculty with experience and knowledge in evidence-based integrative medicine. Residency program funds shall be used to: plan, develop (including the development and integration of curricula), operate, or participate in an accredited residency program in preventive medicine; and establish and maintain, or improve academic administrative units (including departments, divisions, or other appropriate units) in preventive medicine; or programs that improve clinical teaching in preventive medicine. For more information, click here.

HRSA National Coordinating Center for Integrative Medicine Grant
Deadline: Jul. 16
Establish a national coordinating center for integrative medicine to provide technical assistance to IMR grantees related to trainee support, planning, development, and operation of their training programs and faculty development. For more information, click here.

RWJF Quality/Equality Team Releases Call for Proposals
Deadline: Jul. 16 (3 p.m. EDT)
The purpose of this call for proposals is to identify one or more organizations that can assist RWJF with its payment and delivery system reform work. The grantee(s) selected through this solicitation will undertake a comprehensive learning process that will involve: synthesizing and monitoring RWJF payment and delivery system reform grants, analyzing public and private reform efforts in the field at large, and convening practitioners and researchers to identify common themes, challenges, and opportunities. The grantee(s) will use this learning process to help the Foundation more clearly articulate and share the results of its work, spot programming gaps and identify opportunities for future grant making, and assist existing and possibly future RWJF grantees as their payment and delivery system reform projects unfold. 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.

Statewide Collaboratives for Obesity Prevention in Young Children Funding
Deadline: Jul. 17
As part of the overall effort to increase obesity prevention efforts, the CDC National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Division of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Obesity announces the opportunity to apply for funds to improve the quality of obesity prevention practices in Early Childcare and Education (ECE) facilities by providing opportunities to ensure equitable access to ECE services that meet the national Preventing Childhood Obesity (2nd Ed.) standard components related to nutrition, breast feeding support, physical activity, and screen time, all of which are key areas for obesity prevention. For more information, click here.

Prevention and Public Health Funding for Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Opportunities for States, Tribes and Territories
Deadline: Jul. 18
On Jun 18, HHS announced funding to increase the number of women screened for breast and cervical cancer by providing high quality screening, follow-up, tracking, and patient navigation support services to low income, uninsured and under-insured women in conjunction with the existing CDC National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection program. The closing date for applications is Jul. 18. 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.

MIECHV Program: Grants to Nonprofit Organizations in Wyoming and North Dakota
Deadline: Jul. 19
On Jun. 19, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) announced the availability of funds for application by nonprofit organizations in North Dakota and Wyoming. This competition is open to nonprofit organizations proposing to provide services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant program in the Wyoming or North Dakota. Both Wyoming and North Dakota have relinquished MIECHV funds and are not participating in the MIECHV grant program. Accordingly, grant funding is being made available to qualified nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in this funding opportunity announcement. For more information, click here.

CDC Community Health Projects Related to Contamination at Land Reuse and Brownfield Sites
Deadline: Jul. 19
The purpose of the program is to identify, address, and improve public health with the redevelopment of Brownfield and/or land reuse sites. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of Quality Health Care Services, Educational and Community-Based Programs, Environmental Health, Health Communication, Mental Health and Mental Disorders, Nutrition and Overweight, Occupational Safety and Health, Physical Activity and Fitness, and Public Health Infrastructure. These projects will have a particular emphasis on identifying health issues prior to redevelopment and/or assessing changes in community health associated with reuse plans and redevelopment. For more information, click here.

CDC Breastfeeding Promotion and Support Hospital Collaboratives Funding
Deadline: Jul. 19
The objective of this announcement is to increase the proportion of infants who are exclusively breastfed at six months. Projects should include collaborations that support coordinating State Breastfeeding Coalitions to build linkages and capabilities as part of efforts to achieve this objective. Increased funding is expected to be available on activities that support breast feeding promotion and support initiatives. For more information, click here.

CDC Cooperative Agreement for the Development, Operation and Evaluation of an Entertainment Education Program
Deadline: Jul. 20
CDC developed this cooperative agreement to increase awareness and behavioral change concerning public health issues through the use of the television, social media, motion pictures, and other media. For more information, click here.

CDC Partner Support for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Funding
Deadline: Jul. 20
The purpose of this program is to provide funds for organizations with national reach (the capacity to guide the Nation in taking action) to support implementation of national, state, and local level strategies that align with select recommendations from the Update to A Public Health Action Plan to Prevent Heart Disease and Stroke and Million Hearts™ initiative. For more information, 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 Administration for Children and Families (ACF) 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.

Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Title V HIV/AIDS Funding
Deadline: Jul. 21
The Indian Health Service is accepting limited competitive grant applications for the Office of Urban Indian Health Programs Title V HIV/AIDS program. The purpose of this IHS grant announcement is to enhance HIV testing, including rapid testing and/or standard HIV antibody testing, and to provide a more focused effort to address HIV/AIDS prevention, targeting some of the largest urban Indian populations in the United States. It will also include outreach to high risk urban American Indian/Alaska Native populations, referral for services not provided on-site, and follow-up with referred patients/ clients. 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 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.

HRSA Service Area Competition Grant Funding
Deadline: Jul. 25
Health centers improve the health of the Nation's underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. This funding announcement solicits applications for the Health Center Program Service Area Competition (SAC). The announcement details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support for an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including Community Health Center, Migrant Health Center, Health Care for the Homeless and/or Public Housing Primary Care. 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.

National Diabetes Prevention Program Funding: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes among People at High Risk
Deadline: Jul. 31
The purpose of this funding announcement is to scale (expand) and sustain the National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP). For more information, click here.

Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Funding
Deadline: Jul. 31
The purpose of this announcement is to reduce HIV-related morbidity, mortality and related health disparities among racial and ethnic minorities in the United States. Grantees will focus on developing and implementing a demonstration project to address the following goals: increase the proportion of racial and ethnic minorities with HIV who have diagnosed infection by expanding and improving HIV testing capacity, and optimize linkage to, retention in, and re-engagement with care, treatment, and prevention services for newly diagnosed and previously diagnosed racial and ethnic minorities with HIV. These two goals should be achieved by addressing social, economic, clinical, and structural factors influencing HIV health outcomes. 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.

ACF CSBG Training and Technical Assistance Program: RPIC
Deadline: Aug. 6
The Office of Community Services within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announced that competing applications will be accepted for a cooperative agreement to expand the existing Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) Network. This cooperative agreement will support an ongoing state, regional and national T/TA strategy for collaboration, capacity-building, and exemplary practice in the CSBG program and among State Community Action Agency Associations, hereafter referred to as state associations. This two-year cooperative agreement will fund 11 Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia (RPIs) to serve as regional focal points and lead the development of a comprehensive and integrated system of T/TA capacity-building activities. Each Regional Performance and Innovation Consortia (RPIC) will coordinate regional T/TA activities among state associations with the central mission of ensuring that all CSBG-eligible entities are able to meet high-quality performance standards and utilize evidence-informed service approaches to address the identified needs of low-income people in communities. For more information, click here.

Greater Rochester Health Foundation Invites Applications for Opportunity Grants
Deadline: Aug. 6 (letter of intent)
Five to ten grants of $50,000 to $200,000 per year will be made to organizations in the foundation's nine-county service area (Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, and Yates counties in New York) for programs in prevention and healthcare delivery. Funding available in two areas: prevention – the foundation will invest in public health initiatives that facilitate people's ability to make responsible choices and help them to maintain good health status and prevent illness and disability, and health care delivery – the foundation will support efforts that increase the present and future affordability and clinical quality of greater Rochester's high-quality healthcare system. For more information, click here.

CSBG Training and Technical Assistance Program: ROMA
Deadline: Aug. 6
ACF announces that competing applications will be accepted for a cooperative agreement to enhance the existing local, state, and national accountability and performance management strategies within the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Network. This two-year cooperative agreement will fund one Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) Next Generation Center of Excellence (COE) to develop updated training and technical assistance materials for a comprehensive and integrated system of performance management and accountability within CSBG. The ROMA Next Generation COE will build on the foundation of ROMA, while also integrating evidence-informed approaches to assess program success and impact. For more information, click here.

ACYF Street Outreach Program (SOP) Funding
Deadline: Aug. 6
Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit. In addition, such youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs. Since 1996, SOP has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices in regards to where they live and how they behave. For more information, click here.

PPHF 2012 – REACH: Obesity and Hypertension Demonstration Projects
Deadline: Aug. 7
Funding provided through this announcement will support the implementation arm of demonstration projects focused on reducing health disparities. It builds upon previous Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) programs (www.cdc.gov/reach) and other health equity-related community health programs and serves as a focused complement to programs working to make population-wide, place-based improvements. For more information, click here.

CDC Viral Hepatitis – Prevention and Surveillance Funding
Deadline: Aug. 13
The purpose of the program is to support the goals of the HHS Viral Hepatitis Action Plan by focusing on addressing national viral hepatitis prevention; and surveillance priorities for increasing testing and access to care and treatment and strengthening surveillance to detect viral hepatitis transmission and disease. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus area(s) of Immunization and Infectious Diseases: reduce, eliminate, or maintain elimination of new hepatitis B cases among persons two to 18 years; increase hepatitis B vaccine coverage among high-risk populations; reduce hepatitis B infections in adults aged 19 and older; reduce hepatitis B infections among high risk populations – injection drug users and men who have sex with men; reduce new hepatitis C infections; and increase the percentage of persons aware they have hepatitis C infection, as well as reduce tuberculosis. For more information, click here.

ACF Funding for State Systems Interoperability and Integration Projects
Deadline: Aug. 17
ACF, through the Office of Child Support Enforcement, invites eligible applicants to submit competitive grant applications that explore interoperability and integration in health and human services systems (e.g. eligibility and enrollment systems, case management systems, and other related systems.) Applicants are invited to explore system design and implementation options, the costs and benefits of different options, and concrete options for the State and potentially other States to consider. Applicants will also plan to achieve one or more of the following goals: 1) improve service delivery for clients, 2) reduce errors and improve program integrity, or 3) improve administrative efficiency. For more information, click here.

CDC Grants for Immunization and Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program
Deadline: Aug. 20
The purpose of the program is to support efforts to plan, develop, and maintain a public health workforce that helps assure high immunization coverage levels, low incidence of vaccine-preventable diseases, and maintain or improve the ability to respond to public health threats. As a part of this effort, the purpose of the VFC program is to increase access to vaccines for eligible children by supplying federal government-purchased pediatric vaccines to public and private health care providers enrolled in the program. For more information, click here.

ACF TANF Program Integrity Innovation Grants
Deadline: Aug. 20
The ACF Office of Family Assistance is soliciting applications for pilot projects that improve the program integrity and program access of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) program. Cooperative agreements, awarded under this Funding Opportunity Announcement, will support activities designed to reduce improper payments, improve administrative efficiency, and protect and improve program access for eligible beneficiaries of the TANF program. Successful applicants will be required to design and conduct evaluations of their pilot projects, with federal involvement and oversight of the proposed research methodologies to ensure that evaluations are relevant to the pilot projects and of interest to broader State and Federal efforts around TANF program integrity. For more information, click here.

HRSA Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Funding
Deadline: Aug. 21
The intent of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program is to build upon past successes, to train the next generation of leaders in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and to provide pediatric practitioners, residents and medical students with essential bio-psychosocial knowledge and clinical expertise. The purpose of the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program is to enhance behavioral, psychosocial and developmental aspects of pediatric care. For more information, click here.

CDC Immunization Information Systems Sentinel Site Project Grant
Deadline: Aug. 21
The Immunization Information System (IIS) Sentinel Site Project aims to advance the use of IIS data and the current knowledge of the benefits and strengths of the IIS, while also contributing to gaps in the scientific literature. The Sentinel Site Project examines vaccine use among children aged 0-18 years in the IIS Sentinel Site area, develops methodologies for IIS data analysis and evaluates IIS system functionality to identify best practices. The projects explored by Sentinel Sites often have broader implications for the IIS community, and introduce new and innovative ideas to IIS operations in the state. For more information, click here.

RWJF Center for Sharing Public Health Services Shared Services Learning Community 2012 Call for Proposals
Deadline: Aug. 29
In order to better understand the opportunity and impact of cross-jurisdictional sharing (CJS) among public health agencies, RWJF will provide two-year grants of up to $125,000 to up to eighteen teams of public health officials, policymakers, and other stakeholders that are exploring, implementing and/or improving CJS arrangements between two or more public health agencies. RWJF seeks proposals from teams that include, at a minimum, public health leaders and policymakers (i.e., public administrators, board members, and/or elected officials) from each jurisdiction involved in the sharing effort. An optional applicant webinar will be held on Jun. 26, to answer questions on the program. Registration is required. For more information, click here.

Accelerating the Prevention and Control of HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STDs and TB in the USAPIs Funding
Deadline: Aug. 31
The purpose of this announcement is to strengthen core HIV, viral hepatitis, STD and TB prevention and treatment efforts in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPIs), support cross-cutting activities across programs (e.g., surveillance, screening, evaluation and data systems), and reduce the administrative and reporting requirements. This will be done by: optimizing public health service delivery by expanding service integration; maximizing opportunities to screen, test, treat and/or vaccinate those in need of these services; improving the health among populations negatively affected by multiple diseases; and collaborating across program areas and improving operations through the use of shared data. For more information, click here.

HRSA Health Center Controlled Networks Grant
Deadline: Sept. 10
This announcement solicits applications for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) in fiscal year 2013. The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking to provide grants to HCCNs to advance the adoption and implementation of Health Information Technology and to support quality improvement in health centers throughout the United States and its territories. HCCN grants will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records and technology-enabled quality-improvement strategies in health centers. For more information, click here.