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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grants Notification Service

Monday, December 29, 2014   (0 Comments)
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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grants Notification Service

 

Grant Opportunities for December 22, 2014 through December 26, 2014

 

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New Federal Health Care Grant Opportunities Announced for:

·         Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

·         Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

NON-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

ACF: Social and Economic Development Strategies for Alaska

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ANA-NK-0960

The Social and Economic Development Strategies-Alaska (SEDS-AK) program is designed to provide targeted support for Village-specific projects to improve and strengthen the administrative and management capacity of Alaska Native Village governments, which are central to social and economic self-sufficiency in Alaska.  ACF is interested in supporting community-driven projects that build and strengthen core governmental capacity in the areas of administration and project management at the Alaska Native Village level. The SEDS-AK program supports the principle that social and economic development is interrelated and essential for the development of thriving Native communities. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is therefore focused on community-driven projects designed to grow local economies, strengthen Alaskan Native families, including the preservation of Alaskan Native American cultures, and decrease the high rate of current challenges caused by the lack of community-based businesses, and social and economic infrastructure in Alaskan Native communities. This funding opportunity was announced on December 22, 2014. The application deadline is March 25, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-CE-15-001

The National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC) is soliciting investigator-initiated research that will help expand and advance knowledge in three areas: (1) how best to disseminate, implement, and translate evidence-based primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies designed to reduce youth violence; (2) what works to prevent violence by rigorously evaluating primary prevention strategies, programs, and policies; and (3) research to determine ways to effectively prevent serious and lethal interpersonal or self-directed violence. This funding opportunity was announced on December 22, 2014. The application deadline is March 16, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

CDC: Public Health Research on Modifiable Risk Factors for Spina Bifida

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DD-15-001

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications in the form of cooperative agreements to investigate potentially modifiable risk factors for spina bifida in the presence of adequate folate (i.e. where there is established mandatory folic acid fortification or among populations for which there is individual-level data on periconceptional folic acid use), including identification of novel risk factors, identification of factors that may alter the impact of established risk factors (e.g. physical activity and obesity), and replication of previously observed associations from population-based epidemiological studies (e.g. National Birth Defects Prevention Study). This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. A letter of intent is due by January 23, 2015. The application deadline is February 24, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Evaluation of a Stepped Care Approach for Perinatal Depression Treatment in Obstetrics and Gynecology Clinics

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DP-15-005

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to: (1) determine the effectiveness of a stepped care approach to reducing depression symptomology and increasing treatment rates among pregnant and postpartum women; (2) determine the feasibility of implementing a stepped care approach to depression treatment in obstetric clinics; and (3) develop recommendations for implementing best practice strategies for incorporating a stepped-care approach in obstetric clinics. Results of this FOA may inform national guidelines regarding depression care for pregnant and postpartum women. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. A letter of intent is due by January 26, 2015. The application deadline is February 25, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Effectiveness of Teen Pregnancy Prevention Programs Designed Specifically for Young Males

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DP-15-007

The purpose of this research opportunity is to rigorously evaluate innovative interventions designed for young men aged 15 to 24 years old to reduce their risk of fathering a teen pregnancy that can be feasibly implemented in target settings (e.g., clinics, schools, community settings, youth-serving organizations, correctional settings). Projects will be funded under one of two components (Component A or B), based on the readiness of the intervention to be rigorously evaluated. Applicants will submit a proposal using either: (A) an existing intervention that has promising process data and/or some evidence of effectiveness, but has not been rigorously evaluated; or (B) a partially developed intervention to be finalized prior to evaluation. Component A and Component B projects will rigorously evaluate the interventions with an experimental approach, package efficacious interventions, and provide CDC and OAH with final intervention package materials , to reproduce, publish, or otherwise use the work for public health purposes, and to authorize others to do so in accordance with applicable grant regulations. Projects will also obtain and provide training and technical assistance (TTA) that is tailored to the needs of the grantee (internal TTA) and the grantee’s external partners (external TTA) to ensure high-quality implementation and rigorous evaluation of the proposed interventions. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. A letter of intent is due by February 3, 2015. The application deadline is March 3, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Comparison and Validation of Screening Tools For Substance Use Among Pregnant Women

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DP-15-003

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for a study to compare and validate substance use screening tools for pregnant women in the U.S. Such tools are to be used by providers caring for pregnant women to identify substance use during pregnancy with a focus on illicit and prescription drugs, and to inform the clinical management for substance-using pregnant women. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. A letter of intent is due by January 23, 2015. The application deadline is February 24, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Improving Surveillance and Prevention of Epilepsy Burden in US Communities

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DP-15-009

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to use standardized definitions and methods to assess the epilepsy burden to expand the knowledge of (1) the prevalence and/or incidence of epilepsy among various U.S. populations or subpopulations, and (2) risk factors or other determinants that affect epilepsy incidence, prevalence or other epilepsy outcomes to guide interventions or services aimed at prevention, treatment, or rehabilitation that, if implemented, would minimize health disparities in people with epilepsy during pregnancy with a focus on illicit and prescription drugs, and to inform the clinical management for substance-using pregnant women. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. A letter of intent is due by January 26, 2015. The application deadline is February 26, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Cooperative Agreements to Support Comprehensive Medical Care for Thalassemia

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-079

The goal of the Thalassemia Program is to support a demonstration project that will improve the identification of individuals with thalassemia and improve access to quality medical services for individuals requiring treatment for thalassemia.  Achieving these goals will require that the regional awardees and a national-level partner/awardee work collaboratively to (1) create a national effort to develop, implement, and maintain a national strategy to identify and assess the needs of individuals with thalassemia in order to assure access to comprehensive care; (2) work with other stakeholders to propose a model protocol for improving the delivery of thalassemia care, including recommendations on the use of transfusions therapy in thalassemia, disease specific screenings, and monitoring and treatment of therapeutic side effects, such as iron overload; (3) implement strategies for increasing access to specialty providers for the thalassemia population, including expansion of specialty provider networks using thalassemia treatment centers, telehealth and other network strategies; and (4) implement strategies for ensuring that thalassemia patients have access to primary care providers who can address non-disease specific issues (general health issues). The Thalassemia Program will consist of two projects: Project 1, the Thalassemia Regionalized Collaborative Approach, and Project 2, the National-Level Partner.  Applicants must indicate whether the submission is for Project 1 or Project 2 and may only apply for one project. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. The application deadline is February 23, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-087

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Hemophilia Services, National Hemophilia Program Coordinating Center (NHPCC) within the National Hereditary Blood Disorders Program. The purpose of this FOA is to support a coordinating center to facilitate an integrated and collaborative regional network to promote and improve comprehensive, quality care of individuals with hemophilia and related bleeding or clotting disorders such as thrombophilia.  The purpose of this center is to (1) coordinate and support quality improvement (QI) activities that will be selected and carried out by the Regional Hemophilia Networks (RHN) to improve the care and improve outcomes for individuals with hemophilia and related bleeding and clotting disorders; (2) provide a resource for the RHNs in their work that results in uniformity of practice and standards of care, accessibility of care for all patients and their families, reducing the cost of care, and the broad dissemination of bleeding and clotting disorder services and information; (3) play a key role in identifying, prioritizing, and addressing issues of importance regarding increasing access to, and the improvement of, hemophilia and related bleeding and clotting disorder services through outreach to underserved populations in conjunction with key stakeholders; and (4) provide access to training to the RHNs on activities to improve care and services; recruitment and retention of staff, and incorporation of genetics and public health into the hemophilia program. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. The application deadline is February 23, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Nurse Faculty Loan Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-049

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Nurse Faculty Loan Program (NFLP) to increase the number of qualified nursing faculties.  The NFLP provides funding to schools of nursing to support the establishment and operation of a distinct, interest-bearing NFLP loan fund. Participating schools of nursing make loans from the fund to assist registered nurses in completing their graduate education to become qualified nurse faculty.  The program offers loan cancellation of up to 85 percent for borrowers that graduate and serve as full-time nursing faculty for the prescribed period of time. Accredited schools of nursing are eligible to apply for funding.  Eligible schools must offer educator coursework as part of an advanced education nursing degree programs that will prepare the graduate student to teach. The inclusion of educator-focused coursework and practicum components offered as part of the graduate degree programs are intended to prepare students for teaching opportunities in higher education and to make the role transition successfully.  NFLP graduates are eligible to teach as nurse educators at the tertiary, secondary and higher education level nursing degree programs.  The program includes a statutory priority to increase the number of doctorally prepared nurse educator to teach at higher levels in academia. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. The application deadline is February 25, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

SAMHSA: Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration

Funding Opportunity Number: SM-15-005

The purpose of the Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration program is to establish projects for the provision of coordinated and integrated services through the co-location of primary and specialty care medical services in community-based behavioral health settings. The goal is to improve the physical health status of adults with serious mental illnesses (SMI) and those with co-occurring substance use disorders who have or are at risk for co-morbid primary care conditions and chronic diseases. The program’s objective is to support the triple aim of improving the health of individuals with SMI; enhancing the consumer experience of care (including quality, access, and reliability); and reducing/controlling the per capita cost of care.  This funding opportunity was announced on December 22, 2014. The application deadline is February 27, 2015. For more information, please visit SAMHSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

NIH: Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers 

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-ES-15-007

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites grant applications from qualified institutions to support Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). A Core Center Grant is an institutional award to support centralized scientific resources and facilities shared by investigators with existing research projects. By providing intellectual leadership, advanced technologies/methodologies, and supporting community engagement, a core center is intended to enhance the ability of scientists working in the field of environmental health sciences to identify and capitalize on emerging issues that will translate into advances improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, humanbiology, and disease. This funding opportunity was announced on December 23, 2014. A letter of intent is due by March 22, 2015. The application deadline is April 22, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Nuclear Organization and Function Interdisciplinary Consortium

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-RM-14-030

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to establish technology-development and data-production centers, the mission of which will be to develop, benchmark, standardize, and validate the next generation of high-throughput technologies that can produce three dimensional physical and functional maps of mammalian genomes, develop predictive models of mammalian genome structure-function relationships, and test the relevance of new nuclear organizational principles within the context of specific biological paradigms and systems. This funding opportunity was announced on December 22, 2014. A letter of intent is due by January 23, 2015. The application deadline is February 23, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 


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