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 Funding

National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep Program
Deadline: Oct. 27, 2016
The Maternal and Child Health Bureau is accepting applications for the National Action Partnership to Promote Safe Sleep (NAPPSS) Program. The goal of this program is to make safe infant sleep and breastfeeding national norms. Over the next five years, the cooperative agreement recipient will work with public, private and professional organizations through three areas of activity: coalition building and maintenance, implementation of NAPPSS and safe infant sleep bundles. For more information, click here.

Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders
Deadline: Oct. 29, 2016 (Letter of Intent)
The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism seeks to continue to support the previously funded Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders, a multidisciplinary consortium of domestic and international projects established to address the prevention of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, the diagnosis of the full range of birth defects associated with prenatal alcohol exposure and ameliorative interventions for affected individuals. The initiative aims to accelerate the translation of key research findings by fostering collaboration and coordinating clinical, basic and translational research. For more information, click here.

2017 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize
Deadline: Nov. 3, 2016
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize recognizes communities that have placed a priority on health and creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments that will give all people, especially those facing the greatest challenges, the opportunity to live well. The prize elevates the compelling stories of local leaders and community members who are coming together to create conditions for health and prosperity by transforming neighborhoods, schools and businesses. For more information, click here.

Leadership Education in Adolescent Health
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for the Leadership Education in Adolescent Health Training Program. The purpose of this program is to prepare maternal and child health leaders in adolescent and young adult health within at least five core health disciplines – medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology and social work – by providing interdisciplinary leadership training to health professionals at the graduate and postgraduate levels. For more information, click here. An archived technical assistance webinar to assist applicants understand, prepare and submit grant applications is available.

Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-Up Program
Deadline: Nov. 10, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Follow-Up Program to provide support for a sickle cell newborn screening technical assistance center (TAC). TAC will improve the care and reduce rates of loss to follow-up of individuals identified with sickle cell disease (SCD) and sickle cell traits through universal newborn screening by supporting the efforts of community-based organizations (CBOs) on SCD education and service coordination. This program will enhance sickle cell CBOs' abilities to ensure that individuals diagnosed with SCD through newborn screening receive appropriate follow-up and support services including counseling, education and access to a medical home. For more information, click here.
 
Rural Policy Analysis Program
Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Rural Policy Analysis Program, which supports research and analysis of key policy issues affecting rural communities that inform policymakers. Funded projects should focus on the changing rural environment, and products should achieve the following: facilitate public dialogue on key rural policy issues by tracking emerging rural health and human services policy issues and quickly synthesizing them in a manner that provides for easy consumption by rural community leaders; identify opportunities for integrating health and human services in rural policy, program and evaluation in a local community context; identify opportunities to demonstrate broad community impact of policies and programs in rural health and human services, consistent with policy goals related to rural revitalization and sustainability of rural regions; and provide timely analysis of policies and regulations that help optimize positive impacts on rural health systems and communities in the form of policy briefs, reports and oral presentations. For more information, click here.

Nursing Workforce Diversity Program
Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) program. The overall purpose of the NWD program is to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds, including ethnic and racial minorities who are underrepresented among registered nurses. For more information, click here.

Nurse Faculty Loan Program
Deadline: Nov. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP). The program's purpose is to increase the number of qualified nursing faculty by providing funding to accredited institutions of nursing. The NFLP is a loan forgiveness program designed to prepare and train qualified nurse educators to fill faculty vacancies and increase the number of trained nurses entering the workforce. For more information, 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 that will contribute to the evidence base of how health information technology 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 information technology (HIT) on quality. For more information, click here.

Developmental Mechanisms of Human Structural Birth Defects
Deadline: Nov. 16, 2016 (Letter of Intent)
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications to support innovative, multidisciplinary, interactive and synergistic program projects that integrate basic, translational and clinical approaches to understanding the developmental biology and genetic basis of significant congenital human malformations. Each program project will consist of only three component research projects, as well as associated cores. For more information, click here.
 
Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks
Deadline: Nov. 17, 2016
The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development and participating institutes invite applications for the Autism Centers of Excellence: Networks Program (ACE Networks). Each network will consist of a multisite project focusing on a specific topic of research for R01 (research project grant) support through this funding opportunity announcement (FOA). For more information, click here. A companion FOA for applications for ACE Centers supported by the P50 (specialized center) mechanism is also available.

R40 Autism Field-Initiated Innovative Research Studies (Autism-FIRST) Program
Deadline: Nov. 17, 2016
This Health Resources and Services Administration funding opportunity supports the conduct of empirical research that advances the evidence base on interventions to improve health and well-being of children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorders, with a special focus on addressing the needs of underserved populations. For more information, click here.

Rural Health Network Development Program
Deadline: Nov. 28, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the Rural Health Network Development Program. The purpose of this program is to support mature, integrated rural health care networks that have combined the functions of the entities participating in the network in order to address the health care needs of the targeted rural community. Awardees will address the following statutory charges: achieve efficiencies; expand access, coordinate and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. For more information, click here.

Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2016
The Department of Housing and Urban Development funding opportunity will select up to 10 communities to participate in the Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) to develop and execute a coordinated community approach to preventing and ending youth homelessness. The purpose of YHDP is to learn how communities can successfully approach the goal of preventing and ending youth homelessness by building comprehensive systems of care for young people. For more information, click here.