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 Funding

Aetna Foundation Launches 2015 GoLocal: Cultivating Healthy Communities Grants Program
In recent years, the Aetna Foundation has placed increased emphasis on supporting local programs that improve access to locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables in underserved communities. Beyond bringing a richer array of nutritious foods to people, these programs by nature bring communities closer together — people of all ages come together to plan and nurture gardens, take part in farming activities and visit markets where a full array of fruits and vegetables is available. Local Roots: Supporting Community Gardens, Urban Farms and Farmers Markets will fund the creation and expansion of community gardens, urban farms and farmers markets in underserved neighborhoods so that fresh fruits and vegetables are locally available, accessible and affordable. To learn more, click here.
 
MCH Autism Intervention Research Network on Behavioral Health (AIR-B Network)
Deadline: Apr. 21
This cooperative agreement will support an interdisciplinary, multicenter research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building, which will provide national leadership in research designed to improve the behavioral, mental, social, and/or cognitive health and well-being of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. The AIR-B Network will be one of two HRSA-supported research networks that will provide national leadership in research to advance the evidence base on effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, with AIR-B having a focus on addressing behavioral health and well-being. To learn more, click here.
 
MCH Autism Intervention Research Network on Physical Health (AIR-P Network)
Deadline: Apr. 21
This agreement supports an interdisciplinary, multicenter research forum for scientific collaboration and infrastructure building, which will provide national leadership in research designed to improve the physical health and well-being of children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Physical health may include, but is not limited to, medical, dental, visual, nutrition and speech/hearing components. The AIR-P Network will be one of two HRSA-supported research networks that will provide national leadership in research to advance the evidence base on effective interventions for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, with AIR-P having a focus on addressing physical health and well-being. To learn more, click here.

CDC Teen Pregnancy & Vulnerable Populations
Deadline: May 15
The CDC has announced the availability of funding to work with publicly funded health centers to reduce teen pregnancy among youth from vulnerable populations. The grant program is a five year initiative with the following aims: 1) enhance publicly funded health center capacity to provide youth-friendly sexual and reproductive health services and 2) increase the number of youth accessing sexual and reproductive health services by a) working with youth-serving systems to develop strategies to refer and link vulnerable youth to care and b) increasing awareness of the health centers and services in the local community through communication efforts. For more information, please click here.

OAH Pregnancy Assistance Fund Program
Deadline: May 18 (Letters of Intent Due Apr. 17)
The Office of Adolescent Health (OAH) has developed the Pregnancy Assistance Fund grant program to support for expectant and parenting teens, women, fathers and their families in states and tribes. The grant program has many aims, some of which include: improve MCH outcomes, improve pregnancy planning and birth spacing, decrease likelihood of repeat teen pregnancy, improve positive paternal involvement, and improve the overall educational, social, and health wellbeing of parents and families. The OAH anticipates funding up to three (3) grantees for a five-year project period with an annual budget of $500,000-$800,000. For more information, please click here.

NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
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 National Human Genome Research Institute later in their careers. To learn more, click here.

Exploratory and Developmental Grant to Improve Health Care Quality through HIT
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016
The purpose of this grant is to fund exploratory and developmental research grants that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology (HIT) improves health care quality. This funding opportunity supports the use of a wide variety of research designs in order to generate information regarding the design and development, implementation, use, or impact of health IT on quality. For more information on grant PA-14-001 and more, click here.