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The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) Funding Information Center

April, 2016

U.S. Tops Philanthropic Giving Index

According to the 2016 edition of the BNP Paribas Individual Philanthropy Index, the United States ranks first overall among four regions worldwide in the commitment of its philanthropists, followed by Europe, Asia, and the Middle East.

Based on a survey of 457 high-net-worth individuals with investable assets of at least $5 million, the fourth edition of the index ranked the U.S. first in the category of amount given or pledged to philanthropy, with Europe not far behind, while the Middle East saw the fastest rate of increase in giving and Europe topped the list for promoting philanthropy and for exploring new and innovative approaches. Conducted by Forbes Insights, the survey also found that health was the top priority area for philanthropists in the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East, while the environment was the number-one priority for philanthropists in Asia, and that 38 percent of survey respondents in the U.S., 28 percent in Asia, 26 percent in Europe, and 13 percent in the Middle East said they planned to leave at least a third of their fortune to charity.

According to the survey, achieving a sustainable outcome was the second most cited motivation (41 percent) for giving, after the appeal of a cause itself (48 percent). In terms of philanthropic efforts to realize sustainable outcomes, 54 percent of all respondents said impact investing was the most promising approach, followed by collaborative philanthropy (53 percent), sharing data and best practices (38 percent), venture philanthropy (25 percent), and philanthropy aimed at systemic change (16 percent).

From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 4/19/16

 

Value of One Volunteer Hour up 49 Cents to $23.56 in 2015

Independent Sector has announced that the estimated value of a volunteer hour in the U.S. reached $23.56 in 2015, up 2 percent from $23.07 in 2014.

The estimate is based on the average hourly earnings (plus 12 percent, to allow for fringe benefits) of all production and non-supervisory workers on private non-farm payrolls as calculated by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Announced during National Volunteer Week (April 10-16, 2016), a program of Independent Sector member Points of Light, the estimated value of a volunteer hour was highest in the District of Columbia ($38.77), followed by Massachusetts ($29), Washington ($28.99), Connecticut ($27.77), and California and New York ($27.59). While the value of volunteer time rose in most states — including Nevada ($20.98, up 5.9 percent from 2014), Delaware ($21.37, up 5.7 percent), and Virginia ($26.09, up 4.8 percent) — a handful of states, including Mississippi ($19.51, down 0.5 percent), saw modest declines.

According to data from the Corporation for National and Community Service, about 62.8 million Americans, or 25.3 percent of the adult population, contributed a total of 7.9 billion hours of service in 2014.

From The Foundation Center's This Week in Philanthropy News Digest email, 4/19/16

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Public Funding Opportunities

 

AHRQ Health Services Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grants (R18): PA-14-290

SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/25, 6/25, 10/25 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 5/26/17.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization.

* Unit of local or state government.

* Eligible agency of the federal government. 

* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized).

* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than federally recognized).

* Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization.

PURPOSE: The Research Demonstration and Dissemination Grant (R18) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R18 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.

CFDA: 93.226

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-290.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/20/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

AHRQ Health Services Research Projects (R01): PA-14-291

SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/5, 6/5, 10/5 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/6/17.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization.

* Unit of local or state government.

* Eligible agency of the federal government. 

* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized).

* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than federally recognized).

* Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization.

PURPOSE: The Research Project Grant (R01) is an award made by AHRQ to an institution/organization to support a discrete, specified health services research project. The project will be performed by the named investigator and study team. The R01 research plan proposed by the applicant institution/organization must be related to the mission and priority research interests of AHRQ.

CFDA: 93.226

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-14-291.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/20/16

Subject(s) medical research

 

AHRQ Small Research Grant Program (R03): PA-15-147 

 

 

SOURCE: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 2/16, 6/16, 10/16 by 5 pm local time of applicant organization. Expires 7/17/18.

$ AVAILABLE: The number of awards is contingent upon AHRQ appropriations and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary.

ELIGIBILITY: * Public or nonprofit private institution, such as a university, college, or a faith-based or community-based organization.

* Unit of local or state government.

* Eligible agency of the federal government. 

* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (federally recognized).

* Indian/Native American Tribal Government (Other than federally recognized).

* Indian/Native American Tribally Designated Organization.

PURPOSE: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Small Research Grant (R03) applications, and expresses AHRQ priority areas of interest for ongoing small research projects. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of health services research projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.

CFDA: 93.226

CONTACT: Please see URL for multiple contacts. For more information see http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-15-147.html

From NIH web site, accessed 4/20/16

Subject(s) medical research, technology

 

Cooperative Agreements for Tribal Behavioral Health: SM-16-010

SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/2/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $18,960,000 for 94 awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce suicidal behavior and substance abuse, reduce the impact of trauma, and promote mental health among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) young people up to and including age 24.

CFDA: 93.243

CONTACT: Gwendolyn Simpson, (240) 276-1408, email: FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov.  For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282640   

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/20/16

Subject(s) mental health, minority health, substance abuse education/prevention

 

Ethnic Community Self Help Program: HHS-2016-ACF-ORR-RE-1129

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Refugee Resettlement

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $1.8 million for 12 awards.

ELIGIBILITY: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is open only to Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs). An ECBO is a nonprofit organization that was founded and is led by a current or former refugee, or a group of current and former refugees and immigrants, primarily for the advancement of refugees. For the purposes of this FOA, the Office of Refugee Resettlement considers an ECBO as a nonprofit organization whose board of directors is comprised of at least 60 percent current and/or former refugees. Faith-based and community organizations that meet the eligibility requirements are eligible to receive awards under this funding opportunity announcement.

PURPOSE: The goal of this program is to support Ethnic Community-Based Organizations (ECBOs) in providing refugee populations with critical services to assist them in becoming integrated members of American society. Under the ECSH Program, the following three main objectives must be implemented: 1) provision of culturally and linguistically appropriate services to refugees within five years after their initial resettlement; 2) to support ECBOs' organizational development and engagement in capacity building by encouraging their collaboration with established refugee service providers and mainstream organizations; and 3) to support ECBOs in promoting community building and civic participation by refugee individuals and refugee community members.

CFDA: 93.576

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282715

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/20/16

Subject(s) refugee services

 

Family Violence Prevention and Services - Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning Institute on Intimate Partner Violence: HHS-2016-ACF-ACYF-EV-1159

SOURCE: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $600,000 for one award.

ELIGIBILITY: * Small businesses.

* City or township governments.

* County governments.

* Nonprofits having or not having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education.

* Public and state controlled institutions of higher education.

* Private institutions of higher education.

* Native American tribal governments (federally recognized and other than federally recognized.).

* State governments.

* For profit organizations other than small businesses.

* Special district governments.

PURPOSE: The intent of the Family Violence Prevention and Services Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) Institute on Intimate Partner Violence grant program is to expand and enhance the capacity of both domestic violence and LGBTQ-specific organizations to more effectively identify and respond to the unique needs of LGBTQ intimate partner violence victims. The successful applicant will be expected to: Inform the development of LGBTQ-specific intimate partner violence prevention and intervention strategies including screening and on-going assessment that can be replicated in local domestic violence and LGBTQ programs; Develop technical assistance resources, including promising practices, guidelines, information on evidence-informed, trauma-informed, and culturally-relevant programming to support LGBTQ individuals, families, and communities impacted by domestic violence; Provide an array of training, expertise, problem-solving strategies, and other forms of technical assistance to federal, state, and local governments, tribes, tribal organizations, domestic violence service providers, community-based organizations, LGBTQ service providers, and other professionals and interested parties, related to intimate partner violence intervention and prevention services for LGBTQ victims and their children; Assess the needs of culturally-specific LGBTQ sub-populations and provide innovative, evidence-informed, and culturally-relevant approaches to serving these communities; and Expand partnerships and collaborations between domestic violence providers, LGBTQ-specific organizations, social service agencies, and public health organizations.

CFDA: 93.592

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282612

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/20/16

Subject(s) family violence prevention

 

HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project 2016: NIHLM2016769-GB

SOURCE: National Library of Medicine (NLM)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Requests for clarification must be submitted electronically, no later than 12:00 pm local prevailing time on Friday, 5/27/16.

$ AVAILABLE: NLM offers a contract award with a not to exceed maximum value of $50,000.

ELIGIBILITY: The project must be conducted within the United States and its territories. In accordance with NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts, the description of the United States is as follows:

"The 50 States, territories, and possession of the United States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Trust Territory of the pacific Islands, and the District of Columbia."

PURPOSE: The purpose of the HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project and this RFQ is to solicit Quotations to procure professional services to design and conduct outreach projects that will improve access to HIV/AIDS related health information by patients, the affected community, their caregivers and the general public.

CFDA: Not listed.

CONTACT: Greg Benedict, (301) 496-6546, email: Gregory.benedict@nih.gov or Suet Vu, (301) 496-6546, email: vus@nlm.nih.gov.  For more information see https://www.fbo.gov/index?s=opportunity&mode=form&id=7bd801a122e7294ac7dca13444056f1b&tab=core&_cview=0

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/20/16

Subject(s) HIV/AIDS education/prevention

 

New Access Points: HRSA-17-009

SOURCE: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/17/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $50 million for 75 awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants include public and nonprofit entities. Tribes, tribal organizations, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations are eligible to apply.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this Health Center Program grant is to support NAPs for the delivery of comprehensive primary health care services to underserved and vulnerable populations.

CFDA: 93.527

CONTACT: Candice West, (301) 594-4300, email: BPHCNAP@hrsa.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=283105&utm_campaign=hrsa&utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery   

From HRSA email, 4/19/16

Subject(s) health care services, underserved populations

 

Resiliency in Communities after Stress and Trauma (Short Title: ReCAST Program): SM-16-012

SOURCE: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 6/7/16.

$ AVAILABLE: $10 million for 11 awards.

ELIGIBILITY: Eligible applicants are local municipalities (e.g., counties, cities, and local governments) in partnership with community-based organizations that have faced civil unrest within the past 24 months. For the purposes of this FOA, civil unrest is defined as demonstrations of mass protest and mobilization, civil disobedience, community harm, and disruption through violence often connected with law enforcement issues.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this program is to assist high-risk youth and families and promote resilience and equity in communities that have recently faced civil unrest through implementation of evidence-based, violence prevention, and community youth engagement programs, as well as linkages to trauma-informed behavioral health services. The goal of the ReCAST program is for local community entities to work together in ways that lead to improved behavioral health, empowered community residents, and reductions in trauma and sustained community change.

CFDA: 93.243

CONTACT: Gwendolyn Simpson, (240) 276-1408, email: FOACMHS@samhsa.hhs.gov. For more information see http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=282880

From U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health FYI Weekly Health Resources email, 4/20/16

Subject(s) community health services

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

Private Funding Opportunities

 

Children’s Prize Foundation Seeks Life-Saving Solutions

SOURCE: Children's Prize Foundation 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: First-round applications must be received no later than 5/14/16. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a second-round application.

$ AVAILABLE: One winner will be awarded $250,000 to directly execute the proposed project.

ELIGIBILITY: Applicants from diverse backgrounds and disciplines are encouraged to apply.

PURPOSE: Today, more than six million children around the world die needlessly before reaching the age of five. Some of the leading causes of child death include preterm birth complications, pneumonia, intrapartum-related complications, diarrhea, and sepsis/ meningitis.

To help address the problem, the Children's Prize Foundation is accepting online proposals from individuals, organizations, and teams detailing an intervention or solution that will save children’s lives. The prize is not focused on funding a specific type of health intervention; rather, all types of under-five child interventions are eligible.

Applicants from all walks of life, and from all over the world, are invited to submit a proposal outlining how they plan to save the lives of children under the age of five who would otherwise die from a treatable and preventable cause. All proposals must include a science-based approach to measuring and evaluating the impact of the lives saved.

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.childrensprize.org/

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/15/16

Subject(s) children's health, medical research

 

NLN Foundation for Nursing Education Accepting Applications for Scholarship Awards

SOURCE: NLN Foundation for Nursing Education 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 5/31/16.

$ AVAILABLE: Scholarships of up to $8,000.

ELIGIBILITY: To be eligible, applicants must be nurses pursuing an advanced degree in preparation for a career as a full-time academic nurse educator. In addition, applicants must be a member of NLN, either as an individual dues payer or through their school’s NLN membership.

PURPOSE: The mission of the NLN Foundation for Nursing Education is to raise, steward, and distribute funds that promote excellence in nursing education and help build a strong and diverse nursing workforce.

To that end, the NLN Foundation Scholarship Awards program supports the goal of attracting more seasoned and ethnically diverse nurses to become nurse educators. Scholarships will be awarded to assist nurses in the completion of their graduate education, which could include tuition, support for a dissertation or thesis, or travel for an onsite internship or classes.

CONTACT: Please see URL for contact information. For more information see http://www.nln.org/giving/overview/foundation-programs/foundation-for-nursing-education-scholarship-awards

From The Foundation Center's Philanthropy News Digest RFP Bulletin email, 4/15/16

Subject(s) nursing, scholarships

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Events

 

11th Annual Central Texas Funders Forum

SPONSOR: Austin-Central Texas Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association

WHEN: May 6, 8 am to 3 pm.

WHERE: Region 13 Education Service Center, 5701 Springdale Road, (Austin, TX).

DESCRIPTION: The Austin-Central Texas Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association is pleased to welcome the following philanthropic foundations and corporations to the 11th annual Central Texas Funders Forum:

* Anderson Foundation 

* Austin Community Foundation 

* Bank of America

* Episcopal Health Foundation

* Futuro Fund

* Greater Round Rock Community Foundation

* Impact Austin 

* Long Foundation

* Michael & Susan Dell Foundation

* Moody Foundation 

* OneStar Foundation

* RGK Foundation

* Samsung

* Webber Foundation

One panel of funders will discuss “Smarter Grantmaking: Strengthening Partnerships between Funders & Grantees” – moderated by Sally Blue – and the second panel will address “Communicating Impact: Perspectives from Funders.” Fayruz Benyousef will provide a professional development presentation on Best Practices in grants and development. The afternoon will be devoted to the Relationship Relay, providing a forum for funders and grant-seekers to exchange interests and information.

COST: Tickets are only sold in advance. $50 for current GPA Austin-Central Texas members. $80 for non-members.

Event registration includes morning coffee, breakfast tacos, and lunch. To purchase tickets go to: http://www.gpaaustin.org/funders-forum.htm

CONTACT: Please see https://www.eventbrite.com/e/11th-annual-gpa-funders-forum-tickets-22668195182  for contact information.

From Austin-Central Texas Chapter of the Grant Professionals Association email, 4/17/16

 

Webinar - The Importance of Internal Controls in Light of the Uniform Guidance

SPONSOR: Thompson Interactive

WHEN: May 10, noon to 1:30 pm.

WHERE: Webinar.

DESCRIPTION: In this practical webinar, Brustein & Manasevit’s Tiffany Winters explains what internal controls are and how they can protect the integrity of an agency’s financial, inventory and procurement systems. Ms. Winters will go through the various types of internal control components and provide specific examples of how agencies can increase their own internal controls.

Then, step by step, she shows you how to detect and correct weaknesses in your own system of controls to help ensure compliance.

COST: Live $249. On demand $249. Live and on demand $349. To register go to http://thompsoninteractive.com/site/offer.jsp?promo=002043EM&priority=GRMT13389

CONTACT: Questions or concerns? Email: service@thompson.com

From Thompson Interactive email, 4/18/16



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