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 Funding

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 on SCD education and service coordination. 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; 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; 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.

Learning Disabilities Research Centers
Deadline: Nov. 28, 2016 (Letter of Intent)
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for the Learning Disabilities Research Centers (LDRCs). The LDRCs will focus on generating new scientific knowledge to inform our understanding of learning disabilities (LDs) and comorbid conditions through synergistic, integrated and team-based transdisciplinary science. This funding opportunity announcement invites both foundational and translational, transdisciplinary research addressing the definition, classification, etiology, diagnosis, epidemiology, early identification, prevention-based approaches and remediation of children, adolescents or adults, identified with or at risk for LDs. 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.

Engaging Youth and Young Adults from Health Disparity Populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade
Deadline: Dec. 7, 2016
The National Institutes of Health is accepting applications for an initiative that will support research projects that implement and test comprehensive service approaches to engage and retain youth and young adults (ages 12 to 25) from health disparity populations in the HIV Treatment Cascade, which includes diagnosis, linkage to care, engagement in care, retention in care, initiation of antiretroviral therapy and achievement of viral suppression. For more information, click here.

National Coordinating Center for the Regional Genetics Networks
Deadline: Dec. 12, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration welcomes applications for a National Coordinating Center to provide support for the Regional Genetics Network in improving access to genetics services, with emphasis on medically underserved populations. For more information, click here.

National Genetics Education and Family Support Center
Deadline: Dec. 13, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration solicits applications for the National Genetics Education and Family Support Center to improve family engagement for individuals who have – or are at-risk of having — a genetic condition by providing support for such individuals and families, supplying education and resources on genetic conditions and linking individuals and families to services, especially those in underserved areas. For more information, click here.

Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement
Deadline: Dec. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of this program is to disseminate and market rural health services research funded by the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy to diverse audiences, such as decision makers and rural stakeholders, at national, state and community levels, with the goal of informing and raising awareness of key policy issues important to rural communities. For more information, click here.

Regional Genetics Network
Deadline: Dec. 14, 2016
The Health Resources and Services Administration is accepting applications for the Regional Genetics Network (RGNs) to improve health equity and health outcomes in individuals with genetic conditions, reduce morbidity and mortality caused by genetic conditions, and to strengthen and improve the quality of coordinated follow-up treatment for comprehensive genetic services. The purpose of the RGNs is to link medically underserved populations; implement quality improvement activities to increase the connection with genetic services for the medically underserved; implement evidence-based, innovative models of telehealth; and provide resources to genetic service providers, public health officials and families. For more information, click here.