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 Funding

Aetna Foundation 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.

SUID Case Registry
Deadline: May 31
The Sudden Unexpected Infant Death Case Registry (SUID-CR) is a surveillance system that compiles information on unexpected infant deaths from various data sources. States use the SUID-CR for surveillance, program planning, modifying public health practice and policy for state maternal and child health programs, public health and medicolegal evaluation, and reporting on Title V Performance Objectives for federally-funded Maternal Child Health programs. Module A will continue to support the work of the nine states that have successfully implemented the SUID-CR pilot program through an existing announcement that ends Sept 30, 2015 (FOA DP12-1202). Module B will fund new states to implement the necessary components of a state-based SUID Case Registry and surveillance system including timely and complete review, data entry, quality control procedures, and reporting. To learn more, click here.

Surveillance of Congenital Heart Defects Across the Lifespan
Deadline: Jun. 1
This will expand the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities programs conducting birth defects surveillance with a focus on congenital heart defects (CHDs) among individuals of all ages. The National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Division of Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities seeks to fund collaborative projects to build on existing infrastructure for population-based CHDs surveillance and develop and implement approaches for conducting surveillance of CHDs by linking data sources. To learn more, click here.

HHS New Pathways for Fathers and Families
Deadline: Jul. 7
HHS, Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing its intent to competitively award demonstration projects that support activities promoting responsible fatherhood as enacted by the Claims Resolution Act of 2010. The Responsible Fatherhood initiative is designed to help fathers establish or strengthen positive parental interaction by providing activities that develop and improve relationship, communication and parenting skills, and contribute to the financial well-being of their children by providing job training and other employment services. Responsible Fatherhood activities also help fathers improve relationships with their spouses, significant others, and/or the mothers of their children. For more information, 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.