New Access Points
Deadline: June 17, 2016
The U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration is soliciting applications for New Access Points (NAP) grants under the Health Center Program. The purpose of the Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations. NAPS will increase access to comprehensive, culturally competent, high-quality primary health care services and improve the health status of underserved and vulnerable populations. Health Center Program grants support a variety of community-based and patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that serve an increasing number of the nation's underserved. For more information, click here.
Pediatric Anesthesia Safety Initiative
Deadline: June 17, 2016
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is now accepting applicants for the Pediatric Anesthesia Safety Initiative (PASI). PASI aims to bridge scientific and clinical gaps in the field of pediatrics to ensure the safe use of anesthetic and sedative agents in children. Specific funding activities include implementation of the Public-Private Partnership's Program (PPP), as well as developing, implementing, and managing a scientific and administrative infrastructure of the PPP to support the creation and execution of a series of projects aligned with the PASI. For more information, click here.
Enhanced State Surveillance of Opioid-Involved Morbidity and Mortality
Deadline: June 27, 2016
This funding opportunity is intended to equip states to improve the timeliness of surveillance of opioid-involved morbidity and mortality. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Injury Center intends to support up to 11 state health departments over a three-year project period, with an average award amount $335,000 each year. A desired outcome of the enhanced surveillance is to provide key stakeholders with more timely data on fatal and nonfatal opioid overdose and more detailed information on risk factors, which can inform prevention and response efforts. Improved quality and timeliness of surveillance data will support and inform ongoing activities to prevent and address prescription drug misuse, abuse and overdose, funded through CDC's existing state programs. For additional information, click here.
Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies
Deadline: June 27, 2016
The Youth Services Bureau of the U.S. Administration for Children and Families will accept applications from local organizations and entities to develop, implement and test innovative adolescent pregnancy prevention strategies for the Personal Responsibility Education Program Innovative Strategies. This program provides services to high-risk, vulnerable and culturally underrepresented youth populations. This includes youth in foster care, homeless youth, youth with HIV/AIDS, pregnant and parenting women who are under 21 years of age and their partners, youth who have been trafficked and youth residing in high teen birth rate areas. Projects are required to implement at least three of six adulthood preparation subjects: healthy relationships, adolescent development, financial literacy, parent-child communication, educational and career success, and healthy life skills. For more information, click here.
Dissemination and Implementation of Child Health Quality Measures Cooperative Research Grants
Deadline: June 28, 2016
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality invite cooperative agreement applications to support the dissemination and implementation of a subset of new child health quality measures developed by the Pediatric Quality Measures Program-Centers of Excellence in key pediatric measurement and quality improvement (QI) gap areas through the work of multi-disciplinary partnership teams. These teams include pediatric measure developers, QI and systems experts, state Medicaid/Children's Health insurance Programs, health plans, provider level organizations and key stakeholders. For more information, click here.
Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation and Evaluation Planning Grants
Deadline: July 8, 2016
The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to solicit applications for Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Implementation Research and Evaluation Planning Grants. These cooperative agreements would support CCDF Lead Agencies by developing rigorous high-quality research and evaluation plans of the implementation of policies in response to the goals of the Child Care and Development Block Grant (CCDBG) Act of 2014. These planning grants may be followed by a second competitive funding opportunity that would provide funding to carry out the planned research evaluations. Projects should be led by CCDF Lead Agencies, but grantees are expected to work with researchers either within their organization or through a partnership with an outside research organization such as a university or research firm. External research partnerships do not have to be formalized at the time of application. Under these cooperative agreements, CCDF Lead Agencies will choose key provisions of the law and develop a rigorous, high-quality research plan, which includes the use of innovative methods to evaluate implementation of these changes. Provisions of interest include, but are not limited to, expanding the supply and access to family child care, infant/toddler care, and care during non-traditional hours; establishing a state system of support for career pathways and professional development for child care and family child care providers; and establishing policies and procedures that fully implement 12-month eligibility to support continuity of care. For more information, click here.
Investigator-Initiated Research Grants
Deadline: July 11, 2016
The National Institute for Health Care Management Foundation is accepting letters of inquiry for the 2016-2017 funding cycle of over investigator-initiated research grant program. Funds will be divided among four to five studies in the areas of health care financing, delivery, management and/or policy. The program seeks timely, significant, high-impact projects with potential to inform improvements to the U.S. health care system. For more information, click here.
Children's Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program
Deadline: July 15, 2016
The Health and Human Services Administration solicits applications for the Children's Hospitals Graduate (CHGME) Payment Program. Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). Prior to the enactment of the CHGME Payment Program, children's teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of Federal GME funding when compared to teaching hospitals that serve adult patients. The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal GME funding for freestanding children's teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals. For more information, click here.
Improving Timeliness in Newborn Screening
Deadline: Aug. 1, 2016
State/territorial newborn screening programs (NBS) can apply to NewSTEPs 360 to participate in continuous quality improvement activities, and may choose to apply for funding to support NBS timeliness activities. Two funding mechanisms are available: state applications, which allows individual NBS programs to apply up to a total of $80,000 over the span of two years, and group applications, which call for collaborations between states/territories to apply for up to a total of $100,000 over two years to address a shared timeliness concern. For more information, click here.
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)
Deadline: Aug. 2, 2016
The Health and Human Services Administration solicits applications for Healthy Tomorrows Partnership with Children Program (HTPCP). The purpose of this grant program is to increase the number of innovative community-initiated programs that promote access to health care for children, youth, and their families nationwide, and employ preventive health strategies. This program most closely supports the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) goals to improve access to quality health care and services, to build healthy communities, and to improve health equity. Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) funding supports projects that provide clinical or public health services, not research projects. Applications must represent either a new initiative (i.e., project that was not previously in existence) within the community or an innovative new component that builds upon an existing community-based program or initiative. For more information, click here.
NIH Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics Diversity Action Plan
Deadline: Sept. 6, 2016
The National Institutes of Health presents this funding opportunity to facilitate the training of individuals at all career levels (undergraduate, graduate, post baccalaureate, postdoctoral and faculty) 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.
Developing Goals and Strategies to Improve the Care of Children with Chronic and Complex Health Conditions
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2016
The Lucile Packard Foundation for Children's Health seeks applications for grants to develop single-topic issue briefs that describe goals and processes to improve aspects of the systems of care for children with chronic and complex health conditions in the United States. The briefs will provide specific, scalable recommendations for action related to practice, research, programs and policy. For more information click here.
Improving the Coordination and Documentation of Enrollment into Early Intervention for Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children through Parent Engagement
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center is presenting a funding opportunity to help increase parental/public awareness about the importance and benefits of signing a release to share early intervention information (information release) with the state Early Hearing Detection and Intervention programs, as well as engaging and supporting families in the intervention process. For more information, click here.
Using Existing Early Intervention Data to Assess Outcomes among Deaf and Hard of Hearing Children
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2016
The Disability Research and Dissemination Center is presenting a funding opportunity to assess the outcomes of deaf or hard of hearing children identified through state early intervention programs by using existing intervention and educational data sets. 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, used or impact of health IT on quality. For more information, click here.
Reducing Health Disparities among Minority and Underserved Children
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Specific targeted areas of research include bio behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological (e.g., genetics, cellular, organ systems), lifestyle, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments), social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test and evaluate the comparative effectiveness of health promotion interventions conducted in traditional and nontraditional settings. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).
Chronic Illness Self-Management in Children and Adolescents
Deadline: Jan. 7, 2017
The purpose of this announcement is to encourage research to improve self-management and quality of life in children and adolescents with chronic conditions. Children with a chronic condition and their families have a long-term responsibility for self-management. For more information, click here (R01) or here (R21).
Understanding Factors in Infancy and Early Childhood That Influence Obesity Development
Deadline: Feb. 5, 2017
This funding announcement invites Research Project Grant (R01) applications from institutions/organizations which propose to characterize or identify factors in early childhood (birth-24 months) that might increase or mitigate risk for obesity and/or excessive weight gain and/or to fill methodological research gaps relevant to the understanding of risk for development of obesity in children. For more information, click here.
Maternal Nutrition and Pre-pregnancy Obesity: Effects on Mothers, Infants and Children
This announcement encourages applications to improve health outcomes for women, infants and children, by stimulating interdisciplinary research focused on maternal nutrition and pre-pregnancy obesity. Maternal health significantly impacts not only the mother but also the intrauterine environment, and subsequently fetal development and the health of the newborn. The announcement expires May 7, 2018. For more information, click here.