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 Funding

Family Leadership in Language and Learning

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is accepting applications for the Family Leadership and Learning (FL3) grant for the Universal Newborn Hearing and Intervention Program. The program supports the development of statewide newborn and infant hearing screening; evaluation and diagnosis and intervention programs by promoting the inclusion of families, parents and caregivers of deaf or hard of hearing infants/children as leaders in statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) systems; and literacy and social-emotional development. Efforts will focus on supporting state and territory organizations that provide support to families of deaf or hard of hearing children; coordinating with HRSA-supported National Technical Resource Center for Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention and state/territory EHDI programs in improving family engagement, partnership and leadership within the EHDI system; and collaborating with established Deaf Monitor programs for families. For more information, click here.

Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention Program. The purpose of this program is to develop a comprehensive and coordinated statewide Early Hearing Detection and Intervention (EHDI) system of care to ensure that newborns and infants receive appropriate and timely services, including screening, evaluation, diagnosis and early intervention (EI). This purpose will be achieved by focusing efforts on increasing health professionals' engagement within and knowledge of the EDHI systems, improving access to EI services and language acquisition, and improving family engagement as well as leadership with EHDI programs systems. For more information, click here.

Service Area Competition

Deadline: Oct. 17, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Health Center Program's Service Area Competition. The Health Center Program supports patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that provide primary and preventative health care services to the nation's medically underserved. The purpose of the funding opportunity is to ensure continued access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. For more information, click here. Information on the Service Area Competition — Additional Area funding opportunity is also available.
 
Development of the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Data Resource Center

Deadline: Oct. 21, 2016
This funding opportunity supports the development of the Data Resource Center for the Gabriella Miller Kids First Pediatric Research Program (Kids First), which consists of a web-based data resource portal, a data coordination center and an administration and outreach core. The portal will serve as an indispensable research resource where genomic data can be aggregated, analyzed and shared within and across the childhood center and birth defects research communities as well as the broader scientific community. The coordination center will work with Kids First investigators and sequencing centers to facilitate data collection and harmonization. The administration and outreach core will oversee administrative activities, work closely with a steering committee, and provide outreach and education to the research community on using the data resource portal. For more information, click here.

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 grants 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. To contain costs, each program project will consist of only three component research projects, as well as associated cores. The component research projects must share a common central theme, focus or objective on a specific major developmental defect or malformation that is genotypically, mechanistically, biologically or phenotypically analogous, or homologous in both animal models and humans. 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). Networks should each submit one R01 application that includes subawards to the collaborating sites. For more information, click here. A companion FOA invite 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.