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The Partnership Center Newsletter

July 22, 2010

Dear Partners,

Summer greetings from the HHS Partnership Center! We hope you are staying cool and enjoying the summer months so far.

In this newsletter issue we are pleased to share information about the Sustainable Communities Partnership, which recently announced funding for local planning activities that integrate transportation, housing, and economic development. We also include information about an upcoming conference in Washington, DC for potential Assets for Independence grantees.

As always, please review the bottom section of our newsletter for updated eligible grants for faith-based and community non-profits. Remember that it’s always important to review the funding announcement thoroughly to ensure that the grant is one that is appropriate to your organization’s mission, size, and scope.

 

   
  

In This Issue:

Featured Update

Grants

ACF
NIH
OPHS
Other
Private Sector

  

Sincerely,

Alexia Kelley, Director
Center for Faith-Based & Neighborhood Partnerships
US Department of Health & Human Services

 Empowering America's Grassroots


Featured Update

This past Thursday, July 15th, the White House Office of Urban Affairs hosted a live chat with the leadership of the Partnership for Sustainable Communities, an innovative partnership between the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), the Department of Transportation, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The Sustainable Communities Partnership has two goals: to develop federal programs and policies that take a collaborative, holistic approach to better respond to the needs of communities; and to coordinate federal housing, transportation, and environmental investments.

Last month, the Partnership announced the availability of $35 million in planning grants and $40 million in Sustainable Community Challenge grants for local planning activities that integrate transportation, housing, and economic development. HUD also announced $100 million in funding for a Sustainable Communities Regional Planning grant program to support regional efforts that integrate housing, land use, economic development, and transportation. More information about the Partnership, and about the work of developing a national urban policy agenda, is available on the Office of Urban Affairs blog.

The Assets for Independence (AFI) program provides five-year grants to nonprofit organizations—including faith- and community-based organizations—and government agencies that empower low-income families to become economically self-sufficient for the long-term. On July 29-30, the AFI Resource Center invites you to participate in a free two-day workshop on implementing effective Individual Development Account (IDA) projects with grants from AFI. The workshop will be held at the Capital Hilton Hotel at 1001 16th St. NW in Washington, D.C. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in learning more about the AFI program, you can visit the AFI Resource Center website, where you’ll find resources for grantees and partners, innovative strategies and success stories, best practices, and more.  The July 29-30 workshop session topics will include AFI application requirements and procedures, tips for designing strong IDA projects, and strategies for creating partnerships for your IDA project. Presenters will include current AFI grantees, federal agency partners, and AFI Resource Center Trainers.  If you or someone you know is interested in attending, you can register for the workshop here. For more information about the free workshop, please contact the AFI Resource Center at 1-866-778-6037 or via email at info@idaresources.org.

Grant Opportunities

Administration for Children and Families 

Title: Social Services and Income Maintenance Benefits Enrollment Coordination Grants 
Description: The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces that applications will be accepted to fund up to five one-year grants for social services and income maintenance benefits enrollment coordination. These grants will carry out three core functions: 1) utilizing existing community access points for the benefits enrollment coordination process for under served residents; 2) combining technology and expert analysis to accurately assess individual and family eligibility for multiple benefits and services of government entities; and, 3) providing mechanisms for sustaining collaboration between community nonprofit organizations and government agencies for benefits determination and eligibility. 
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:July 26, 2010  
Number of Grants Available:5
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Affordable Care Act (ACA) Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Grant Program 
Description: Funds will support 5-year demonstration grants (cooperative agreements) between ACF and Federally-recognized Indian Tribes (or a consortium of Indian Tribes), Tribal Organizations, or Urban Indian Organizations to conduct needs assessments; develop the infrastructure needed for the widespread planning, adoption, implementation, and sustainability of evidence-based maternal, infant, and early childhood home visiting programs; and provide high-quality, evidence-based home visiting services to pregnant women and families with young children aged birth to kindergarten entry. 
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:July 26, 2010  
Number of Grants Available:15
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Native Hawaiian and American Indian Non-profit Organization Child Care
Description: The purpose of these grants is to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care programs in geographic areas/localities, which have been previously underserved and/or have unmet needs. Applicants must design a child care program that adequately addresses the needs and unique circumstances of the population it intends to serve.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:July 26, 2010
Number of Grants Available:2
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Mentoring Children of Prisoners 
Description: This program supports the creation and maintenance of one-on-one mentoring relationships between children of incarcerated parents and caring, supportive adult volunteer mentors. The intent of this program is to support the establishment or expansion and operation of mentoring programs, using a network of public and private community entities, in areas with substantial numbers of children of incarcerated parents.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: July 30, 2010  
Number of Grants Available:80
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Mentoring Children of Prisoners Statewide Projects 
Description: This program supports the creation and maintenance of one-on-one mentoring relationships between children of incarcerated parents and caring, supportive adult volunteer mentors. The intent of this program is to support the establishment or expansion and operation of mentoring programs, using a network of public and private community entities, in states with substantial numbers of children of incarcerated parents.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: July 30, 2010  
Number of Grants Available:8
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Family Violence Prevention and Services/Expanding Services for Children and Youth 
Description: Three State Domestic Violence Coalitions, Tribal Coalitions, or other nonprofit entities with expertise in domestic violence programs and statewide capacity or capacity to conduct a project across a Tribe will be funded to expand and enhance responses to and local services available for children exposed to domestic violence across a selected State or Tribe. By the end of the grant period, each grantee will be expected to have contributed toward FYSB’s research and training goals by improving responses to children and youth exposed to domestic violence across the targeted State or Tribe, providing new or enhanced services to children and youth exposed to domestic violence, and helping to develop and provide peer-to-peer technical assistance and a national dissemination plan. Grantees may also have completed other systems advocacy and community outreach goals.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: July 30, 2010  
Number of Grants Available:3
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Projects of National Significance: Family Support and Community Access Demonstration Projects 
Description: These grants will provide an opportunity for ADD to support innovative family support demonstration projects that rely on collaborative efforts and community-based solutions to reach unserved and underserved families, and to encourage systemic change and improved community capacity to support families of individuals with developmental disabilities. The collaborations will include the Developmental Disabilities Network (Councils on Developmental Disabilities, the Protection and Advocacy System, and University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities), Aging and Disabilities Resource Centers, State Refugee Coordinator, resettlement agencies, and/or local refugee service providers, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Money Follows the Person and Section 811 resources. 
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:August 2, 2010
Number of Grants Available:5
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Health Profession Opportunity Grants to Serve TANF Recipients and Other Low-Income Individuals 
Description: The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Office of Family Assistance (OFA) is announcing the solicitation of applications to competitively award cooperative agreements for demonstration projects that support the establishment and maintenance of training, education, and career advancement programs to address health care professions workforce needs.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: August 5, 2010  
Number of Grants Available:17
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

Title: Projects of National Significance: Emergency Preparedness Special Initiatives
Description: The Administration on Developmental Disabilities (ADD) announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 funds to award grants to implement up to 5 Emergency Preparedness Special Initiatives for persons with developmental disabilities.
Link To Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:August 9, 2010 
Number of Grants Available:
Grant is administered by the:Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

 

National Institutes of Health 

Title:Informed Decision-Making in Young African American Women at Risk for HIV/AIDS (R01) 
Description: The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites interdisciplinary formative research projects attempting to explain the neurological basis of decision-making capacity of AA young women and adolescents relative to the avoidance of risk for HIV/AIDS. Interdisciplinary collaborations that include nurse scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and sociologists are strongly encouraged.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:August 31, 2010
Number of Grants See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:Informed Decision-Making in Young Adolescents at Risk for HIV/AIDS (R01)
Description: The National Institute of Nursing Research (NINR) invites interdisciplinary formative research projects attempting to explore the neurological basis of HIV/AIDS risk avoidance decision-making among young adolescents.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:August 31, 2010
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:Women and Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence
Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to promote research on women and sex/gender differences in drug/alcohol abuse and dependence.  
Link to Full Announcement:R01, R21R03
Last Day to Apply: September 7, 2010     
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Collaborative HIV/AIDS Studies in the Middle East and North Africa
Description: The aim of this grant is to invite applications for collaborations for exploratory and developmental work on HIV/AIDS in the low and middle income countries of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), as defined by the World Bank: Algeria, Djibouti, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Oman, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza, and Yemen. Specific areas of research include, but aren’t limited to, epidemiologic studies, prevention research from both biomedical and social/behavioral perspectives, studies of social factors affecting the spread of HIV in the region, and research on women and youth.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2011
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:National Institutes of Health

Title:International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism
Description: The program is intended to facilitate, through international collaborations, advancements in the understanding of alcohol problems and the clinical and public health approaches to their solutions.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: September 7, 2011     
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development
Description: This purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement is to encourage Research Project Grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to enhance our understanding of effective positive youth development programs and the mechanisms responsible for positive health and developmental outcomes.  
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: September 7, 2011     
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Health Services Research on the Prevention and Treatment of Drug and Alcohol Abuse
Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications on health services research to improve the quality of prevention and treatment services for drug and alcohol abuse.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: January 15, 2012      
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Rapid Assessment Post-Impact of Disaster
Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide a rapid funding mechanism for research on the post-impact of disasters, in order to permit access to a disaster area in the immediate aftermath of the event.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT, 2
Last Day to Apply:April 22, 2012      
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Community-Based Partnerships for Childhood Obesity Prevention and Control
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity is to enhance childhood obesity research by fostering the formation of local, state, or regional teams consisting of researchers, policymakers, and other relevant stakeholders (e.g., community representatives, public health practitioners or officials, educators) in order to identify research questions and hypotheses, design and implement the relevant research, and translate the research into evidence relevant to potential policy efforts in this area.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2012
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Women's Mental Health and Sex/Gender Differences Research
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to study women’s mental health and sex/gender differences in mental health.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2012      
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Research on Teen Dating Violence
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages investigator-initiated research grant applications from institutions/ organizations that propose to conduct behavioral and/or biomedical research aimed at better understanding the etiologies and precursors for, reducing risk for, and incidence of, teen dating violence (TDV). Research is also sought that examines the linkages and gaps among perceptions of appropriate responses to teen dating violence from service providers, the criminal justice system, teens themselves, victims, perpetrators and bystanders.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:September 7, 2012    
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:HIV/AIDS, Drug Use, and Vulnerable Populations in the US
Description: Identify the role(s) that drug abuse plays in fueling the HIV/AIDS epidemic in vulnerable groups (racial/ethnic minorities, men who have sex with men, youth) in the United States and to develop effective interventions to prevent new infections and to improve the health and well-being of those living with HIV/AIDS.
Link to Full Announcement:  LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:September 7, 2012     
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:RESEARCHON ALCOHOL AND HIV/AIDS
Description: Applicants for this grant should be interested in conducting research on the relationship between excessive alcohol consumption and HIV/AIDS.  Research projects can include pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:January 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures
Description: This grant will be awarded to applicants who plan to: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related natural experiments (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level). The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:January 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:UNDERSTANDING AND PROMOTING HEALTH LITERACY
Description: The ultimate goal of this program announcement is to encourage empirical research on health literacy concepts, theory, and interventions as these relate to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services public health priorities that are outlined in its Healthy People initiative. Health literacy is defined as the degree to which individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and services needed to make appropriate health decisions.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 7, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

Title:BEHAVIORAL AND SOCIAL SCIENCE RESEARCH ON UNDERSTANDING AND REDUCING HEALTH DISPARITIES
Description: The purpose of this grant is to encourage behavioral and social science research on the causes and solutions to health and disabilities disparities in the U.S. population. Health disparities between, on the one hand, racial/ethnic populations, lower socioeconomic classes, and rural residents and, on the other hand, the overall U.S. population are major public health concerns. Emphasis is placed on research in and among three broad areas of action: 1) public policy, 2) health care, and 3) disease/disability prevention.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:May 11, 2013
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:
National Institutes of Health

 

Office of Public Health and Science 

Title:FY10 National Umbrella Cooperative Agreement Program (NUCA) 
Description:  The purpose of the NUCA Program is to demonstrate that partnerships between Federal agencies and national organizations can efficiently and effectively: (1) improve access to care for targeted racial and ethnic minority populations; (2) address social determinants of health to achieve health equity for targeted minority populations through projects of national significance; (3) reduce youth violence (including gang violence) among targeted minority populations; (4) increase the diversity of the health-related work force; and (5) increase the knowledge base and enhance data availability for health disparities and health equity activities. 
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: August 2, 2010
Number of Grants Available:9
Grant is administered by the:Office of Public Health and Science

Title:FY10 Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership: Preventing Risky Behaviors Among Minority College Students
Description:  The purpose of the Minority Community HIV/AIDS Partnership: Preventing Risky Behaviors Among Minority College Students is to demonstrate the effectiveness of partnerships in improving the health status, relative to HIV/AIDS, of young adults, particularly racial and ethnic minorities by eliminating disparities. This program promotes the implementation of promising practices and model programs targeting minority communities. 
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: August 2, 2010
Number of Grants Available:4
Grant is administered by the:Office of Public Health and Science

Title:Support for Pregnant and Parenting Teens
Description: This announcement seeks proposals from States to develop and implement activities to assist pregnant teens and women who have made the decision to carry their pregnancies to term and parenting teens and women.
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: August 2, 2010.
Number of Grants Available:25
Grant is administered by the:
Office of Public Health and Science

Title:FY10 Announcement of Availability of Funds for the Coalition for a Healthier Community
Description:  The purpose of this funding announcement is to support the implementation of evidence-based health interventions through a public health systems approach which is gender-based, cost beneficial and sustainable that address a health issue identified by the community as adversely affecting the health of its women and girls. OWH hopes to fulfill this purpose by providing support to communities to plan and implement evidence-based health and wellness projects for women and girls. Support for this cooperative agreement will be provided in two phases: I) Planning and II) Implementation. For Phase I, applicants will establish an advisory committee that includes members from the coalition to develop and conduct a health assessment to identify issues in their communities that adversely impact the health of women and girls. The planning segment will be supported for a one year period and will require a health assessment to identify the needs of the community, the development of a strategic action plan and accompanying implementation plan to address identified needs. For Phase II, funding may be approved for up to five years to enable communities to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions. Funding for Phase II is contingent upon satisfactory performance during Phase I and the availability of Federal funds. Phase II funding will be awarded through a limited competition among successful Phase I grantees.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: August 13, 2010
Number of Grants Available:16
Grant is administered by the:Office of Public Health and Science

 

Other Government-Funded Grants

Title:Recovery Act On the Job Training National Emergency Grants
Description:  The Employment and Training Administration announced the availability of up to $90 million in American Recovery and Reinvestment Act National Emergency Grant (NEG) funds to create on-the-job training experiences that will improve participants’ chances of securing permanent employment.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: Rolling, Applications are being accepted now
Number of Grants Available:See Full Announcement
Grant is administered by the:U.S. Department of Labor

 

Private Sector Grants

Title:Healthy Communities Grant Program: Supporting a Culture of Wellness and Prevention
Description: Grants to improve the health of communities in South Dakota and Iowa.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Letter of Intent (Required): August 25, 2010
Last Day to Apply: October 19, 2010
Grant is administered by the:The Lodestar Foundation

Title:Sunflower Foundation Walking Trails Grants
Description: Funding for projects that bring together public and private support to construct walking trails as a means to increase physical activity among Kansans.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: October 28, 2010
Grant is administered by the:The Sunflower Foundation

Title:The Rapides Foundation Healthy People Grants
Description: Provides grants to parishes in Central Louisiana for a variety of healthcare issues.
Geographic Coverage: Louisiana parishes in the Delta region: Allen, Avoyelles, Catahoula, Grant, LaSalle, Natchitoches, and Winn
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: Rolling, Applications are being accepted now
Grant is administered by the:The Rapides Foundation

Title:FUND FOR BETTER HEALTH
Description:  The American Medical Association Foundation's Fund for Better Health is offering $5,000 seed grants for grassroots, public health projects that target healthy lifestyles.  Funding opportunities can cover a wide range of public health issues including substance abuse, disability, STDs, teen pregnancy, healthcare for women, youth, seniors and the uninsured.
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply: Rolling, Applications are being accepted now
Number of Grants Available:20
Grant is administered by the:American Medical Association

Title:Regional Community Health Grants Program
Description:  This program provides funding focused on reducing disparities in health care among racial and ethnic populations in eligible geographic areas
Link To Full Announcement: LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:Rolling, Applications are being accepted now
Grant is administered by the:Aetna Foundation