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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

Tuesday, March 17, 2015   (0 Comments)
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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

 

Grant Opportunities for March 9, 2015 through March 13, 2015

 

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New Federal Health Care Grant Opportunities Announced for:

·         Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

·         Administration for Community Living (ACL)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·         Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

·         Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH)

·         Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

NON-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

ACF: Family Violence Prevention and Services Discretionary Grant Program/National Domestic Violence Hotline

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ACYF-EV-0975

The National Domestic Violence Hotline (Hotline) serves as a critical partner in the intervention, prevention, and resource assistance efforts of the network of family violence, domestic violence and dating violence service providers. The Hotline provides assistance in the areas of (1) crisis intervention and counseling by helping the caller identify problems and possible solutions, including making plans for safety in an emergency; (2) education and information about resources on domestic violence and dating violence, children exposed to domestic violence, sexual assault, intervention programs for batterers, working through the criminal and civil justice systems; and (3) nationwide referrals to domestic violence shelters and programs, social service agencies, programs addressing the needs of children exposed to domestic violence, legal assistance agencies, economic self-sufficiency programs, and other related services. The Hotline operator must be able to: (1) operate a 24-hour, national, toll-free telephone hotline; (2) provide assistance and referrals for youth victims of domestic violence and for victims of dating violence who are minors; (3) provide digital services including chatting and texting as needed to fill the needs of certain users; (4) commit to diversity and ensure the provision of services to underserved populations; (5) provide services that include crisis intervention, safety planning, counseling, information and referral; (6) utilize skilled and knowledgeable staff and show a commitment to diversity; and (7) demonstrate a record of high quality service to victims of family violence, domestic violence, or dating violence. This funding opportunity was announced on March 11, 2015. The application deadline is May 11, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACL: National Resource Centers on Older Indians, Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACL-AOA-OI-0098

Increased longevity continues to become more prevalent in Native American communities. This trend has placed greater demands on service delivery systems, which are even more complex and fragmented than in non-Indian communities. In recognition of this, under the Older Americans Act (OAA) Amendments of 2006, Congress mandated the support of at least two (2), and not more than four (4), Resource Centers that will focus on issues and concerns affecting individuals who are older Native Americans. The primary goal of these Centers is to enhance knowledge about older Native Americans and thereby to increase and improve the delivery of services to them. The National Resource Centers on Native American Elders (Centers) will concentrate on the development and provision of technical information and expertise and best practices to Indian tribal organizations, Native American communities, educational institutions including Tribal Colleges and Universities, and professionals and paraprofessionals in the field. Each Center must have a national focus and direct its resources to one or more of the areas of primary concern on which the center will focus which shall be; health issues, long-term care, including in-home care; elder abuse; and other problems and issues facing Native communities. Each Center is expected to incorporate the concepts and principles and cultural competencies into all aspects of their staffing, program, and activities. Additionally, each Center's activities will promote one or more of the AoA priority areas. These priority areas are; 1) make it easier for older people to access an integrated array of health and long-term care services, 2) help older people stay active and healthy, 3) support families in their efforts to care for their loved ones at home and in the community, 4) ensure the rights of older people and prevent their abuse, neglect and exploitation, 5) training and technical assistance, and 6) coordination within the university structure. Per the OAA, these funds shall be used to 1) gather information; 2) performance research; 3) provide for the dissemination of results of the research and 4) provide technical assistance and training to entities that provide services to the elderly Native American populations. Each Center is expected to develop special activities and best practices within its areas of primary concern which will address the special needs of different Indian communities. Each application must contain a description of anticipated outcomes for the activities, how these outcomes will be measured and how the overall success of the program/activity will be determined. For instance, staying active and healthy focuses on the identification and use of evidence-based health promotion and disease prevention interventions that can be applied by non-clinical personnel in a community setting. Statutory Authority The statutory authority for grants under this Program Announcement is contained in Title IV of the Older Americans Act (OAA) (42U.S.C. 3032), as amended by the Older Americans Act Amendments of 2006, P.L. 109-365. (Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance 93.048, Title IV Discretionary Projects). This funding opportunity was announced on March 12, 2015. The application deadline is May 12, 2015. For more information, please visit ACL's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACL: National Legal Resource Center

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACL-AOA-LA-0100

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to build and strengthen the national system of legal assistance and elder rights programs and to improve the quality, cost effectiveness, and accessibility of legal assistance and elder rights protections provided to older people. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 13, 2015. For more information, please visit ACL's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACL: Senior Legal Helplines and Model Approaches - Technical Assistance

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACL-AOA-LM-0101

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to support demonstration projects to expand or improve the delivery of legal assistance to older individuals with social or economic needs. ACL is requesting applications under this FOA to provide Senior Legal Helplines (SLHs), and the aging/disability and legal networks involved in the Model Approaches demonstration projects, with the TA necessary to achieve the successful implementation of project goals and objectives. ACL plans to award two (2) cooperative agreements to organizations that will provide TA to SLHs and ACL’s Model Approaches (Phases I & II) demonstration grants. ACL plans to make awards to 2 separate organizations, with each organization assuming project responsibilities under one of the 2 funding priorities. Applicants under this FOA may apply under only one priority. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 13, 2015. For more information, please visit ACL's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Early Detection of Certain Medical Conditions Related to Environmental Health Hazards

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-TS15-1501

This four-year funding opportunity offers, to residents of Libby and Troy, Montana meeting eligibility criteria, health screening for asbestos related disease, health education, and outreach. Libby, Montana was the site of a vermiculite mining and processing operation for much of the twentieth century. Because Libby vermiculite contains asbestos, vermiculite workers and other residents were exposed to asbestos. Community-based health screening for asbestos-related abnormalities has been conducted in Libby under several programs beginning in 2000. The program described in this FOA builds upon previous programs and extends a program begun in 2011 under the Affordable Care Act. This funding opportunity was announced on March 10, 2015. The application deadline is May 11, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Reduction of Hemolysis in Specimens from Patients in Emergency Departments: Evaluation of Laboratory Medicine Best Practices and Recommendations

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-OE15-1503

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to evaluate the clinical laboratory best practice recommendations for reducing blood sample hemolysis rates developed through the CDC’s Laboratory Medicine Best Practices TM (LMBPTM) Initiative. These recommendations were the product of a systematic review for evidence of effectiveness for practices to reduce hemolysis. The Initiative seeks to measure the extent of improvement that results from implementation of these evidence-based best practice recommendations. The Initiative can be implemented as a study conducted in multiple institutions or facilities in a healthcare system. This FOA is limited to quality improvement associated with delivering healthcare, and the associated measuring and reporting of performance data. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 12, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Newborn Screening for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-EH15-1504

Severe combined immunodeficiency (SCID) is a treatable condition if detected early in life. The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to increase the number of states and territories in the United States that include SCID screening as part of their newborn screening programs, resulting in a greater number of newborns that are screened, identified, and referred to treatment for SCID. As of January 2015, 27 states and the District of Columbia include SCID as part of their statewide newborn screening panel. This FOA will support the purchase of necessary laboratory equipment and supplies to begin SCID screening and provide for training of appropriate laboratory staff, public health professionals, and health care providers. This funding opportunity was announced on March 12, 2015. The application deadline is May 20, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Partner Support for Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DP15-1504

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to enhance the dissemination and promotion of evidence-based strategies and resources to support the prevention and control of heart disease, stroke, and related risk factors such as high blood pressure, high LDL cholesterol, and high sodium intake. The grantee will help strengthen, improve, and sustain collaborations and partnerships at the state and local levels across the public and private sectors. Specific responsibilities under this FOA include (1) dissemination of consistent, evidenced-based practices, tools, strategies, and cardiovascular disease (CVD) messages, (2) creation and facilitation of opportunities for peer learning and sharing of best practices and innovative approaches in cardiovascular disease prevention among local stakeholders, (3) maintenance of the momentum of Million Hearts beyond 2017 by helping maintain key partnerships and effectively communicate the impact of Million Hearts, highlighting successes and lessons learned from the initiative, (4) provision of insight into current and future trends in cardiovascular disease treatment, care and prevention (5) utilization of network members, affiliates, and/or chapters to facilitate community-clinical linkages at the state and local level, and to bring faces and stories that describe the impact of efforts on cardiovascular health to the national level. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 11, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Strengthening Clinical Services for Men Who Have Sex with Men, Transgender, and Bisexual Populations Living with HIV/STI in the Dominican Republic under PEPFAR

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH15-1626

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks to establish self-sustainable comprehensive clinical services for men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender (TG) and bisexual individuals living with HIV/STI in the Dominican Republic (DR). This project will require joint public-private collaboration between the Ministry of Health (MOH), other governmental entities, Non-Governmental Organizations and the United States Agency for International Development in order to effectively reach the target population and support sustainable clinical services. The collaboration will create comprehensive services to reach, test, treat, and retain MSMs, TG and bisexual individuals living with HIV and create direct linkages to MOH services for people newly diagnosed with tuberculosis (TB). These clinical services will also become training centers for MOH medical, nursing, and laboratory staff and students. This funding opportunity was announced on March 11, 2015. The application deadline is May 10, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: Public Health Surveillance for the Prevention of Complications of Bleeding Disorders

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DD15-1507

Since the 1990s, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has sought to reduce or prevent the complications of hemophilia and other congenital bleeding disorders. Since 1996, the CDC has funded the federal network of hemophilia treatment centers (HTCs) for the collection of data for the monitoring of health indicators of importance to persons with bleeding disorders. This data is used to measure rates of complications of bleeding disorders and monitor trends over time (including inhibitors and other issues of blood and treatment product safety), identify high risk populations for prevention programs, and identify issues that require research. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to continue the surveillance for these conditions through the HTCs. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 20, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

FDA: Minor Use Minor Species Development of Drugs

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-FD-15-004

Major species of animals are: horses, dogs, cats, cattle, swine, turkeys, and chickens. All other non-human animal species are minor species. A minor use is the intended use of a new animal drug in a major species for an indication that occurs infrequently and in only a small number of animals or in limited geographical areas and in only a small number of animals annually in the United States. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to assist in defraying the costs of qualified safety and effectiveness testing when a grant will either result in, or substantially contribute to, approval or conditional approval of a designated MUMS drug for a designated intended use. The drug being studied must be designated through a formal request to FDA/CVM/OMUMS by the company developing the drug for veterinary use under their Investigational New Animal Drug File (INAD). This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The initial application deadline is June 19, 2015. For more information, please visit FDA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

OASH: Availability of Funds to Enroll Family Planning Clients into Health Insurance Programs

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-FPH-15-029

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites applications from existing Title X family planning grantees that are funded under a current Title X grant project to initiate or expand activities to assist individuals in enrolling in health coverage for which they are eligible in order to help current and potential clients access family planning and other related preventive health services. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 18, 2015. For more information, please visit OASH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

SAMHSA: Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Use Disorder Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS

Funding Opportunity Number: TI-15-006

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to expand substance use disorder treatment, behavioral health and HIV services for high risk populations including African American, Hispanic/Latino and other racial/ethnic minority men and women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender persons, Young Men who have Sex with Men (YMSM), Men who have Sex with Men (MSM), person who were previously incarcerated, and their significant others, who have substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS (hereafter known as “the population of focus”) in counties with the highest HIV prevalence rates (at or above 270 per 100,000). The expected outcomes for the program include reducing the negative impact of behavioral health problems; increasing access to and retention in treatment for behavioral health conditions; reducing the risk of HIV; reducing new HIV and viral hepatitis infections by increasing HIV and viral hepatitis testing and diagnosis; and increasing provision of or linkage to HIV care including antiretroviral therapy (ART). This program will ensure that the population of focus has access to and receives appropriate behavioral health services. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is May 14, 2015. For more information, please visit SAMHSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

NIH: Administrative Supplements for Research on HIV/AIDS and Aging

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-15-137

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for administrative supplements to fund innovative research on HIV and aging through clinical, translational, observational, or interventional studies in domestic or international settings. Supplemental projects must be within the scope of the parent grant. Topics of interest include HIV infection, HIV-associated conditions, HIV treatment, and/or biobehavioral or social factors associated with HIV/AIDS in the context of aging and/or in older adults. This funding opportunity was announced on March 12, 2015. The application deadline is May 15, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: NIDDK Research Education Program Grants for Courses for Skills Development

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-139

The over-arching goal of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) for this program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish this goal, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities that propose courses for skills development in the research areas relevant to the NIDDK. This funding opportunity was announced on March 12, 2015. The initial application deadline is May 25, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: NIDDK Research Education Program Grants for Summer Research Experiences

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-140

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIDDK program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish the stated over-arching goal, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities that propose summer research experiences in the research areas relevant to the NIDDK. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The initial application deadline is May 25, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: NIDDK Research Education Program Grants for Curriculum Development

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-138

The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NIDDK program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral and clinical research needs. To accomplish this goal, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities that propose the development of novel curricula or methods in the research areas relevant to the NIDDK. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The initial application deadline is May 25, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Summer Institute for Research Education in Biostatistics

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HL-16-017

The NIH Research Education Program supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this NHLBI program is to support educational activities that complement and/or enhance the training of a workforce to meet the nations biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research. To this end, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Courses for Skills Development. This funding opportunity was announced on March 13, 2015. The application deadline is April 30, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Administrative Supplements to NIGMS Predoctoral Training Grants

Funding Opportunity Number: PA-15-136

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) announces the availability of funds for Administrative Supplements to NIGMS-funded predoctoral training grants. These funds are designed to provide support for the development and implementation of curricular activities aimed at (1) providing graduate students with a strong foundation in research design and methods in areas related to conducting reproducible and rigorous research and (2) broadening training to better prepare students for research careers in a variety of venues, such as industry, government, or entrepreneurial enterprises. This funding opportunity was announced on March 10, 2015. A letter of intent is due by May 1, 2015. The application deadline is June 1, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.


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