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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.

Autism Speaks Early Access to Care RFA
Deadline: Mar. 14
This RFA seeks applications for research projects in the United States that will implement a model program or strategy in a community setting. The proposal should include a direct impact of the project or study on the age of detection, diagnosis and/or access to early intervention, especially targeting either those at risk for a diagnosis or who are not yet receiving high-quality care. The project must target an underserved population, such as those from ethnically-diverse or low-resource or remote communities. For more information, click here.

SAMHSA FY 2013 Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer Grant
Deadline: Mar. 15
SAMHSA Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year 2013 Targeted Capacity Expansion Peer-to-Peer (TCE-PTP) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance service capacity through the provision of addiction peer recovery support services for those individuals with substance use disorders. A primary program objective is to help achieve and maintain recovery and to improve the overall quality of life for those being served. Twenty grants of $250,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

HRSA Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program
Deadline: Mar. 18
The purpose of the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (Delta) is to fund organizations located in the eight Delta States to address unmet local health care needs and prevalent health disparities in rural Delta communities. In practice, the Delta Program provides resources to help rural communities develop partnerships to jointly address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. A priority of the Office of Rural Health Policy is to fund evidence-based programs which demonstrate improved health outcomes. Evidence-based practices are those that are developed from scientific evidence and/or have been found to be effective based on the results of rigorous evaluations. Applicants are required to propose multi-county/multi-parish projects that address delivery of preventive or clinical health services for individuals with, or at risk of developing chronic health diseases which disproportionately affect rural Delta communities. Due to the high disparities in the region, applicants are required to propose a program based focus areas of diabetes, cardiovascular disease or obesity. Chronic disease initiatives can be in programs focused on prevention, self-management, care coordination, or clinical care, but must be outcomes oriented. Twelve grants up to $25,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

HRSA Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations – Demonstration Sites Grant
Deadline: Mar. 18
The purpose of this grant is to support organizations that will design, implement and evaluate culturally appropriate service delivery models focused on improving health outcomes among Latinos/as living with HIV disease. The initiative will focus on Latinos/as who are who are at high risk of HIV infection or are infected with HIV but are unaware of their HIV status; are aware of their HIV infection but have never been engaged in care; are aware but have refused referral to care; or have dropped out of care. Applicants must propose innovative interventions that identify Latinos/as at high risk or living with HIV, and improve their access, timely entry and retention in quality HIV primary care. Applicants must have the clinical capacity to implement and sustain their interventions, and propose evaluation plans for these interventions that will enhance knowledge of the disparities in health outcomes affecting Latino populations living in the United States. This initiative will take a transnational approach, and applicants must propose innovative interventions targeting HIV-affected Latino/a subpopulations living in the United States but specific to their country of origin. Eights grants of $300,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

HRSA Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino/a Populations - Evaluation and Technical Assistance Center Grant
Deadline: Mar. 18
The purpose of this announcement is to evaluate and provide technical assistance for up to eight demonstration projects funded under a separate announcement, Culturally Appropriate Interventions of Outreach, Access and Retention among Latino(a) Populations – Demonstration Sites (HRSA-13-154). Organizations that apply are not eligible to also apply under the Demonstration Sites. This initiative will take a transnational approach, with demonstration project applicants proposing innovative interventions targeting HIV-affected Latino/a subpopulations living in the United States. but specific to their country of origin. For more information, click here.

ORR Ethnic Community Self Help Program Grant
Deadline: Mar. 22
The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) invites refugee ethnic-community based organizations as well as refugee ethnic organizations that are faith-based to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program to provide services to newly arrived refugees. The objective of this program is to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations to ensure ongoing support and services to refugees within five years after initial resettlement. The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee communities which have arrived in the United States within the last five years (no earlier than 2008). Eligible applicants may be awarded up to $250,000. For more information, click here.

HRSA AETC Education for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants
Deadline: Mar. 22
This funding announcement solicits applications for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Education for Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) program. The intention of this funding opportunity is to establish education programs designed to train nurse practitioners and physician assistants in HIV/AIDS care and treatment. Five grants of $350,000 will be awarded. For more information, click here.

SAMHSA Drug-free Communities Support Program Grant
Deadline: Mar. 22
The Drug-free Communities (DFC) Program is a collaborative effort directed by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) in collaboration with SAMHSA, and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The DFC Program has two goals: 1) Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies, and federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth aged 18 and younger; and 2) Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. Grants up to $125,000 will be awarded. 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.

Funds for Support for Expectant and Parenting Teens, Women, Fathers and Their Families
Deadline: Apr. 10
This notice solicits applications from states, which include the District of Columbia, any commonwealth, possession, or other territory of the United States and any federally-recognized Indian tribe or reservation, for the development and implementation of programs for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families. The Office of Adolescent Health anticipates that up to $24 million will be available to fund up to 32 grants in the amount of $500,000 to $1,500,000 per year for a four-year project period. For more information, click here.

CDC NCCDPHP Cooperative Agreement Announcement
Deadline: Apr. 19, Letter of Intent due Mar. 19
CDC and the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds to implement State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health. There are two components to this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA). The first is a non-competitive basic component that will be awarded to all 50 states and the District of Columbia if they submit a technically acceptable application. Approximately $28 million per year is available for the basic component. The second is a competitive enhanced component that will provide funding for up to 25 states. All states and the District of Columbia are eligible to apply for the competitive enhanced component. The enhanced component will be objectively reviewed and scored. Approximately $42 million per year is available to fund up to 25 states for the enhanced component. The project period for both components is 5 years, with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated award date of July 1, 2013. For more information, click here.

CDC State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health Grant
Deadline: Apr. 19, Letter of Intent due Mar. 19
The State Public Health Actions to Prevent and Control Diabetes, Heart Disease, Obesity and Associated Risk Factors and Promote School Health FOA outlines an approach to preventing and reducing the risk factors associated with childhood and adult obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and stroke; it also addresses management of these chronic diseases. The activities and strategies outlined in this FOA are organized by the four chronic disease prevention and health promotion domains: 1) Epidemiology and surveillance; 2) Environmental approaches that promote health and support and reinforce healthful behaviors; 3) Health system interventions to improve the effective delivery and use of clinical and other preventive services; and 4) Community-clinical linkages to support cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes prevention and control efforts and the management of chronic diseases. For more information, click here.

SAMHSA FY 2013 Cooperative Agreements for Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment Grant
Deadline: Apr. 29
The purpose of this program is to implement screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment services for adults in primary care and community health settings, for substance misuse and substance use disorders (SUD). This program is designed to expand/enhance the state and tribal continuum of care for substance misuse services and reduce alcohol and drug consumption and its negative health impact; increase abstinence and reduce costly health care utilization; and promote sustainability of SBIRT services through the use of health information technology (HIT). The program is designed to expand/enhance the state/tribe’s continuum of care to include universal, adult SBIRT services in primary care and community health settings and supports clinically appropriate services for persons at risk (asymptomatic) for, or diagnosed with, an SUD. It also seeks to identify and sustain systems and policy changes to increase access to treatment in generalist and specialist settings, including greatly increasing the number of consumers accessing services through technological expansion. 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.