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HUD Strong Cities, Strong Communities National Resource Network Grant
Deadline: Jan. 28
This Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) will fund the development of the SC2 National Resource Network, which will align federal resources and coordinate distinct and wide-ranging technical assistance programs to help communities make more effective local investments. For more information, click here.

Medical Home Implementation for Children with Special Health Care Needs Grant
Deadline: Jan. 28
This announcement solicits applications for a National Center for Medical Home Implementation. The purpose of this activity is to: 1) support a national resource and technical assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home model to all children and youth, particularly children with special health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health programs, MCHB and HRSA; and 2) support activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve children’s health through innovative community-based efforts, and community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business. For more information, click here.

CDC Birth Defect Study to Evaluate Pregnancy Exposures (BD-STEPS) Grant
Deadline: Application due Feb. 8, Letter of intent due Jan. 8
The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to identify modifiable maternal exposures in early pregnancy that may increase the risk for having a pregnancy affected by certain major, structural birth defects. The CDC mission is “to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.” This program is most closely aligned with the CDC Health Protection Goal of “Healthy People in Every Stage of Life.” Quantifiable and measurable outcomes will be measured against the Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) performance goal to find causes and risk factors for birth defects in order to develop prevention strategies. Nine grants will be awarded ranging in amounts from $125,000 to $400,000. For more information, click here.

Lucille Packard Foundation for Children’s Health CSHCN Learning Collaborative Grant
Deadline: Feb. 8
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health seeks proposals from community-based, multi-agency coalitions in California with an interest in improving local systems of care coordination for children with special health care needs (CSHCN). Grants of up to $40,000 will be awarded, and grantees will be required to participate in a multi-site learning collaborative with other community coalitions. Proposals must address care coordination needs of CSHCN and their families in a geographically defined community, county, or region within California. At a minimum, coalitions should include the following key stakeholders as active participants: families of CSHCN, primary care professional association representative (e.g., American Academy of Pediatrics), California Children's Services, Regional Centers, and family resource and support providers. An informational webinar for applicants will be held on Jan. 10 at 1 p.m. PST. For more information, click here.  

Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs American Youth Leadership Program Disability Component Grant
Deadline: Feb. 11
The Office of Citizen Exchanges, Youth Programs Division, of the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs announces an open competition for an American Youth Leadership Program Disability Component. The award recipients will recruit and select 15-25 youth and one to three adult participants from the United States and provide them with a three- to four-week exchange program in select countries abroad focused on dialogue and debate, leadership development, and community service. Applicant organizations must make every effort to actively recruit and include individuals with sensory impairments, intellectual and physical disabilities, or cross-disabilities in the program. Upon returning home, the participants will apply what they have learned to serve their schools and communities. It is the intent of the Bureau to award one cooperative agreement of $200,000. For more information, click here.

CDC National Undergraduate Student Program to Increase Student Interest in Public Health
Deadline: Feb. 11
The primary purpose of this funding opportunity is to create a national program for the exposure of undergraduate students, including those from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations, to public health and biomedical sciences. Eligible organizations include nonprofit with 501c(3) IRS status (other than institution of higher education), Universities/Colleges (including community-colleges), National, Regional and Community-based organizations Faith-based organizations, Federally recognized or state-recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribal governments, American Indian/Alaska Native Tribally designated organizations and Alaska Native health corporations Urban Indian health organizations Tribal Epidemiology Centers. For more information, click here.

RWJF Nurse Faculty Scholars
Deadline: Feb. 12 at 3:00 p.m. EST
The goal of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Nurse Faculty Scholars (NFS) program is to develop the next generation of national leaders in academic nursing through career development awards for outstanding junior nursing faculty. The program aims to strengthen the academic productivity and overall excellence of nursing schools by providing mentorship, leadership training, and salary and research support to young faculty. Up to 12 awards of up to $350,000 each over three years will be available in this round of funding. For more information, click here.

HRSA Integrating Newborn Screening Long-Term Follow-up into Primary Care Provider Practices Demonstration Grant
Deadline: Feb. 19
This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications for a newborn screening demonstration program in which applicants will investigate the feasibility of implementing the long-term follow-up responsibilities outlined in the 2011 report, “What Questions Should Newborn Screening Long-term Follow-up Be Able to Answer? A statement of the US Secretary of Health and Human Services’ Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children (SACHDNC)” and will utilize grantee networks to contribute to the long-term follow-up information collection on patients identified by newborn screening. Successful applicants will demonstrate the capacity to link primary care practices to state newborn screening follow-up programs in a functional manner in order to facilitate seamless follow-up of infants identified with NBS conditions and demonstrate a plan for assessing the feasibility of establishing long-term follow-up in a primary care setting. For more information, click here.

CMS Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment Grant
Deadline: Feb. 21
Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment (Cycle III) grants will support outreach strategies similar to those conducted in previous grant cycles. These grants, funded under the Affordable Care Act, will continue efforts to find and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP by making a total of $32 million available for states, local governments, community-based and non-profit organizations. Indian health care providers and tribal entities also are eligible to apply. Successful applicants will receive grants ranging from $250,000 to $1 million for a two-year period, beginning Jun. 1, 2013 and ending May 31, 2015 to execute outreach activities to find and enroll eligible children in Medicaid and CHIP. For more information, click here.

CDC Building Healthcare Practitioner Capacity Around HPV Vaccine Communication Grant
Deadline: Feb. 25
This funding opportunity announcement seeks to build on prior research concerning communication around vaccines recommended for adolescents in general, and HPV vaccine in particular, in order to identify and test interventions that demonstrate effectiveness in improving provider-level communication and recommendation of these vaccines. Two grants of $300,000 each will be awarded. For more information, click here.

RWJF Clinical Scholars
Deadline: Feb. 28 at 5:00 p.m. ESTRWJF and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) are collaborating to foster the development of physicians who will lead the transformation of Americans’ health and health care through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholars program. These future leaders will conduct innovative research and work with communities, organizations, practitioners and policymakers to address issues essential to the health and well-being of all Americans. Up to 20 eligible physicians will be selected in 2013 for appointments beginning Jul. 1, 2014. First year scholar stipend is $67,000 with an increase the second year. In some cases, VA stipends may be higher. Additional financial support is provided for research projects and professional travel. For more information and to apply, click here.

SAMHSA 2013 National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Cooperative Agreements
Deadline: Mar. 1
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Cooperative Agreements for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Follow Up. The purpose of this program is to promote systematic follow up of suicidal persons who call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, suicidal persons discharged from emergency departments, and those who are being followed by the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Centers. This initiative also supports the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP). This grant program supports SAMHSA's Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Strategic Initiative through its focus on the prevention and reduction of mental illness and substance abuse across the lifespan. Eligible applicants are members of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Network who provide 24-hour coverage and meet the additional eligibility requirements described in Section III-3.2. Eligibility to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Crisis Center Network is limited to crisis centers participating in the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline because they are the only crisis centers that are able to obtain the required consents from Lifeline callers for follow up activities. For more information, click here.

SAMHSA Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and Their Families
Deadline: Mar. 1
The SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year 2013 for Planning Grants for Expansion of the Comprehensive Community Mental Health Services for Children and their Families (System of Care Expansion Planning Grants). The purpose of these grants is to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for improving and expanding services provided by systems of care for children and youth with serious emotional disturbances and their families. For more information, click here.

University of Arizona Graduate Certificate Program in MCH Epidemiology Scholarship
Deadline: Mar. 1
The Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health is offering 10-15 scholarships to MCH professionals working with American Indian and underserved communities nationally. These scholarships valued at $11,685 each, will be awarded for the year 2013/14. The University of Arizona’s Graduate Certificate in MCH Epidemiology is offered entirely online with no requirements for travel. The deadline to apply for applications to the program is Mar. 1, 2013. For more information and to apply, click here.

CDC Medicaid Expansion and Reproductive Health Care for Women Grant
Deadline: Application due Mar. 4, Letter of Intent due Feb. 4
The intent of this funding opportunity announcement is to study the use of medical services and health outcomes among low-income women of reproductive age (15-44 years), before and after expansion of Medicaid eligibility. This research will require linkage of state Medicaid data with other key maternal and child health datasets including, but not limited to, birth certificates, death certificates, and hospital discharge data. One grant of approximately $250,000 will be awarded, including both direct and indirect costs, in fiscal year 2013 to fund one applicant for the first 12-month budget period. For more information, click here.

CDC Cost-Benefit of Incentive-Based Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women Grant
Deadline: Application due Mar. 4, Letter of Intent due Feb. 4
The intent of this grant is for a study to assess the cost-benefit of a smoking cessation intervention that targets pregnant smokers. The intent is to evaluate a high intensity and low intensity contingency management (CM) intervention on prenatal smoking cessation. The suggested approach is a three-arm randomized controlled trial to assess smoking abstinence at end of pregnancy and cost-benefit of different intensity levels of CM on prenatal smoking cessation. The 3 arms would include: 1) a high intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy; 2) a low intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy, and 3) standard of care. One grant of $560,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

HHS ACL University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Grant
Deadline: Mar. 6
Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are the primary decision makers regarding the services and support such individuals and their families receive, and play decision making roles in policies and programs that affect the lives of such individuals and their families. Toward these ends, the Administration for Community Living (ACL) seeks to support and accomplish the following: Support the increasing ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise greater choice and self-determination and to engage in leadership activities in their communities; Enhance the capabilities of families in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential; Promote systemic change activities that ensure the active and meaningful engagement and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities in community-based programs and services; Promote the active involvement of individuals with developmental disabilities and families in all aspects of grantee programs, activities and services; and Ensure the protection of the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities. Seventeen expected grants of $554,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

HHS, CDC Quantifying Social Contact Rates and Mixing Patterns in the U.S. Population Grant
Deadline: Mar. 7
The purpose of this funding opportunity is to facilitate research to describe social contact and mixing patterns in the U.S. population. Results from this research will improve contact rate estimation and parameterization for infectious disease transmission models that can be used to evaluate infectious disease prevention and control strategies. Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for first year (12 month budget period) is $1,000,000. For more information, click here.

CDC Monitoring Cause-Specific School Absenteeism Linked to Influenza Transmission Grant
Deadline: Mar. 7
Influenza transmission among school-aged children and young adults is frequently predictive of subsequent community transmission. Early recognition of school-based transmission of influenza, therefore, could contribute to the timely implementation of mitigation efforts to reduce morbidity and mortality in the wider community. Due to variability, more studies are needed to assess the utility of cause-specific school absentee data during future pandemics as well as during outbreaks of severe seasonal influenza. This funding opportunity is aimed at facilitating research to develop a school-based absentee monitoring system that could serve as means to rapidly detect influenza circulation in the wider community spread. Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for first year is $500,000 Estimated total funding available including direct and indirect costs for entire project period (3 year project period) is $1,500,000. For more information, click here.

SAMHSA Statewide Family Network Program
Deadline: Mar. 7
The purpose of this program is to enhance state capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. These grants will provide information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a serious emotional disturbance and create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of the SAMHSA Center for Mental Health Services, which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances around the country. Thirty awards of $60,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

Nursing Workforce Diversity Program Grant
Deadline: Mar. 8
Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) grants are awarded to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities under-represented among registered nurses) by providing the following: (1) student scholarships or stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program; and (2) student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities. These goals are consistent with the statutory authority provided in Title VIII to support projects that assist underrepresented students throughout the educational pipeline to become registered nurses, facilitate diploma or associate degree registered nurses becoming baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses, and prepare practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education. Sixteen expected awards of $350,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

MCHB Life Course Research Network Grant
Deadline: Mar. 11
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award a cooperative agreement to support a Life Course Research Network (LCRN) focused on improving the understanding of the socio-environmental determinants of health experienced at different life course stages for the MCH population through engagement of researchers, practitioners, policymakers and consumers in a collaborative, innovative, and multidisciplinary research project. The LCRN is designed to accelerate the translation of the life course theory to MCH practice and policy and foster its rapid adoption into clinical and public health practice through systems integration and collaboration with entities that have a common goal of improving MCH outcomes (e.g., Title V programs, state and local health departments, community safety net programs and other public health programs serving underserved communities). One grant of $150,000 will be awarded to support this initiative. For more information, click here.

CMS Indoor Environment of Low-Income Renovated Multifamily Housing in the Western Region of the United States Grant
Deadline: Mar. 13
The purpose of the program is to evaluate housing factors that are energy efficient and have the potential to mitigate the negative health outcomes of low income children with asthma. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus areas of homes and communities and respiratory diseases. The award for the first year of funding will not exceed $200,000. The second year of funding will not exceed $300,000. For more information, click here.

NCIPC Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury Research Grants
Deadline: Mar. 26, Letter of Intent Due. Feb. 26
The purposes of the CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) extramural violence prevention research program are to: 1) Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal and self-directed violence; 2) Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to prevent violence more effectively; and 3) Encourage investigators to propose research that involves the development and testing of primary prevention strategies as well as research on methods to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities. Three grants of $350,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

HRSA Oral Health Workforce Grant
Deadline: Apr. 3
This announcement solicits applications for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program. The purpose of this program is to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas in a manner that is appropriate to the states’ individual needs. Applications for this program should describe innovative approaches to addressing and measuring oral health workforce needs at the state level. For more information, click here.

Emergency Medical Services for Children Targeted Issues Demonstration Projects
Deadline: Apr. 9
The funding opportunity announcement for the Targeted Issues grants is intended to invite applications that will improve the care provided by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for critically ill and injured children. Applicants should address specific needs in the field of pre-hospital pediatric emergency care that transcend State boundaries. There will be two categories of grants (see details below). Category I projects will demonstrate the establishment of an infrastructure for pediatric Prehospital research. Category II projects will improve pediatric pre-hospital research. Objectives must meet a demonstrable need in the prehospital care of children, and methodologies and strategies for achieving the objectives must be realistic, appropriate and scientifically sound. One award of $300,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

RWJF Executive Nurses Fellows
Deadline: Jan. 15, 2014 at 3 p.m. EST
RWJF Executive Nurse Fellows program is a three-year advanced leadership program for nurses who aspire to lead and shape health care locally and nationally. Fellows strengthen and improve their leadership abilities related to improving health and health care. Awards are open to registered nurses who hold senior leadership positions in health services, scientific and academic organizations, public health and community-based organizations or systems, or national professional, governmental and policy organizations. For more information, click here.

CMS Cooperative Agreement to Support Establishment of Health Insurance Exchanges
Deadline: Oct. 15, 2014
Through this cooperative agreement, CMS will provide states, the District of Columbia, and consortia of states, with financial assistance for the establishment of exchanges. These awards will provide funds for the state to complete activities for achieving approval in accordance with Section 1321 of the Affordable Care Act and the requirements as established through the rulemaking process. For more information, click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sep. 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) present this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all careers levels (the undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty levels) from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in scientific disciplines relevant to genomics to enable them to pursue genomics research that spans all areas of interest to NHGRI later in their careers. For more information, click here.