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The Partnership Center Newsletter

August 5, 2010

Dear Partners,

This week, I wanted to share several resources about the Gulf Coast oil spill as well as other resources on disaster preparedness. 

We’ve written to you previously about the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, but this time, we wanted to highlight tips for dealing with the oil spill from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Tips are available in English, Cambodian, Haitian/Creole, Lao, Spanish, and Vietnamese, and are geared towards parents and teachers, emergency response workers, and the general public.

If you or your community members have been involved in the response and cleanup and want to learn more about what you can do to protect your health and safety, please also see this general information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) about the health effects of the oil spill and its impact on seafood and drinking water. In addition, the HHS Health Response also contains useful health information and local resources for coastal residents, response workers, and health professionals.

Please also see our Featured Update below to make sure your communities are prepared for the hurricane season and extreme heat.

As always, the latter section of our newsletter includes updated  grants that faith-based and community non-profits can pursue. 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

There are a number of things you can do during hurricane season to ensure your and your loved ones’ safety. The CDC provides tip sheets on hurricane and flood recovery to help ensure that everyone in your community has the information they need to prepare and respond effectively. The CDC and the American Red Cross have also compiled a list of simple steps families can take to prepare for an emergency, including tips on developing a family disaster plan.

Finally, with the dog days of August ahead of us, it’s important that we all pay attention to heat-related illnesses. The CDC offers guidance we can all take to protect ourselves against extreme heat. Spread the word among your communities and remember that some people are at greater risk than others. Infants and children, people 65 years of age and older, people who are overweight, and people who are physically ill – especially those with heart disease or high blood pressure – are considered high-risk. Reach out to any members of your community who might fall into one or more of these categories and make sure they know what they can do to protect themselves against heat-related illnesses.

Grant Opportunities

Administration for Children and Families

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

Title:Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01)
Description: This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) encourages Research Project (R01) grant applications from applicants that propose to stimulate and expand research in the health of minority men. Specifically, this initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males and their subpopulations across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males and their subpopulations age 21 and older. 
Link to Full Announcement:LINK TO FULL ANNOUNCEMENT
Last Day to Apply:September 7, 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 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. 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. For Phase II, funding may be approved for up to five years to enable communities to implement and evaluate evidence-based interventions.
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: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