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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

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Eyes on Washington: Federal Health Care Grant Notification Service

 

Grant Opportunities for April 13, 2015 through April 17, 2015

 

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New Federal Health Care Grant Opportunities Announced for:

·         Administration for Children and Families (ACF)

·         Administration for Community Living (ACL)

·         CMS Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight (CCIIO)

·         Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

·         Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)

·         Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT (ONCHIT)

·         US Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA)

·         National Institutes of Health (NIH)

 

NON-NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

ACF: Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACF-ORR-RG-0987

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for funding under the Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development (RFCCMED) Program, formerly known as the Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprsie Development Project. The RFCCMED Program helps refugees attain economic self-sufficiency by becoming licensed family child care businesses. Under the RFCCMED Program, awardees will provide the intensive case management necessary to assist refugees in becoming licensed FCC providers. This includes, but is not limited to, accessing FCC and microenterprise development (MED) training; navigating the certification process and the process to qualify for state/county child care reimbursement; and providing post certification assistance. The program targets eligible refugee women, but is open to eligible refugee men as well. This funding opportunity was announced on April 15, 2015. The application deadline is June 15, 2015. For more information, please visit ACF's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACL: National Minority Aging Organizations (NMAO) Technical Assistance Centers

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACL-AOA-HD-0097

The three primary objectives of the National Minority Aging Organizations (NMAO) Consortium will be (1) building the competence of mainstream aging services organizations to better respond to the needs of older racial and ethnic minority and LGBT individuals; (2) developing and disseminating training and technical assistance to racial and ethnic minority and LGBT national and community organizations that will enable them to better recognize the needs of older individuals; and (3) identifying and developing training and technical assistance strategies and/or materials for older racial and ethnic minority and LBGT individuals. The Consortium work will build on decades of experience targeting special populations, identifying need, barriers to service and identifying appropriate strategies to meet those needs. Further, the Consortium will be charged with identifying and tailoring informational materials and innovative strategies designed in a culturally competent manner to alert racial, ethnic minority and LBGT older individuals and their families how to prevent financial exploitation. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. The application deadline is June 15, 2015. For more information, please visit ACL's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ACL: Senior Medicare Patrol /State Health Insurance Assistance Program Hard-to-Reach Beneficiary Project

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2015-ACL-CCASD-SM-0107

The overall goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to develop innovations that can be successfully replicated by Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) and State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP) grantees to expand and integrate program coverage to better serve traditionally hard-to-reach populations through new, efficient and sustainable approaches for ensuring high quality and culturally competent service delivery. The purposes of the FOA are to (1) expand the reach of the SMP and SHIP programs to more effectively serve Medicare beneficiaries in the targeted population with high quality and culturally competent services thus increasing community engagement; (2) provide assistance to the SMP and SHIP project grantees through the development of materials and/or training on best practices to successfully serve the targeted population; (3) ensure that SMP project grantees have fraud prevention messages and materials available to them to help reach targeted hard-to-reach Medicare beneficiaries and their families, thus increasing beneficiary awareness and empowerment to prevent healthcare fraud among the populations generally underserved by the program; and (4) provide technical assistance to SHIP project grantees to help them increase beneficiary understanding and awareness among populations generally underserved by the SHIP program to date, of available health benefit options, thus empowering them to make informed healthcare decisions. This funding opportunity was announced on April 14, 2015. The application deadline is June 14, 2015. For more information, please visit ACL's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CCIIO: Navigators in Federally-facilitated and State Partnership Marketplaces

Funding Opportunity Number: CA-NAV-15-001

The Affordable Care Act creates a Health Insurance Marketplace or “Marketplace” – also known as the Affordable Insurance Exchange – in each state, that together provide millions of Americans and small employers with access to affordable health insurance coverage. These Marketplaces allow individuals, employers, and employees to shop for, select, and enroll in qualified health plans (QHPs). These Marketplaces also determine individuals’ eligibility for premium tax credits and cost sharing reductions, as well as help individuals access other Federal and state health care programs, such as Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). By providing one-stop shopping, the Marketplaces make purchasing health insurance easier and more understandable than in the past, and put greater control and greater choice in the hands of eligible individuals and small employers. Marketplace Navigators are intended to help consumers understand new programs, take advantage of consumer protections, and navigate the health insurance system to find the most affordable coverage that meets their needs. Specific responsibilities may include (1) conducting public education activities to raise awareness about the Marketplace, (2) maintaining a physical presence in the Marketplace service area, (3) facilitating selection of a QHP, and (4) providing information in a manner that is culturally and linguistically appropriate to the population served by the Marketplace, including individuals with limited English proficiency and that is accessible to individuals with disabilities. This funding opportunity was announced on April 15, 2015. The application deadline is June 15, 2015. For more information, please visit CCIIO's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

CDC: National Organization for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Funding Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-DP15-1512

Chronic diseases and conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, obesity, and arthritis, are among the most common, costly, and preventable health problems. As of 2012, about half of all adults – 117 million people – have one or more chronic conditions. Chronic diseases are responsible for 80% of the $2.7 trillion that the US spends annually on health care. Preventing chronic diseases and promoting health require leadership, expertise, and effective program implementation in four areas: (1) epidemiology and surveillance, (2) policy and environmental improvements at the community, state, and national levels, (3) strengthening health care systems to improve effective delivery of preventive services and disease management; and (4) linking community and clinical resources to ensure that individuals with or at high risk of chronic diseases have the support and skills necessary to manage their conditions. Effectively working in these four areas requires leadership and expertise from chronic disease programs of state health departments (SHDs). The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to increase the leadership ability of and expertise residing in chronic disease programs in SHDs to effectively implement strategies and programs in the four areas and achieve measurable improvements in chronic disease prevention and health promotion in each state. This funding opportunity was announced on April 15, 2015. The application deadline is June 15, 2015. For more information, please visit CDC's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

HRSA: Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-15-144

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program. The FOA aims to educate and train doctoral level psychologists in an integrated and interprofessional approach to treatment with a focus on addressing the psychological needs of military personnel, veterans, and their families in civilian and community-based settings, including those in rural areas.  The purpose of the FOA is to support American Psychological Association (APA)-accredited doctoral level schools and programs of health service psychology and APA-accredited doctoral internships in health service psychology to provide didactic and experiential training to students and interns interested in working with the target populations in clinical psychology practice. Grantees will be expected to use funds for the following activities: (1) recruit and provide stipend support to full-time doctoral health service psychology interns and students while in internships and practica for no more than 12 consecutive months, who intend to work with military personnel, veterans, and their families during training and following program completion; (2) increase the number of practicum and internship slots beyond current training capacity; (3) develop and implement interprofessional training and integration of behavioral health with primary care and public health in collaboration with two or more health disciplines; (4) develop or enhance didactic and experiential training programs that train doctoral students and interns in competency-based practices in integration of behavioral health care into primary care and public health, EBT, military culture competence, and innovative methods, such as telehealth, to reach and provide behavioral health services to military personnel, veterans, and their families in civilian and community-based settings, including those in rural areas; and (5) evaluate the program, collect needed program information, and disseminate findings to appropriate audiences. This funding opportunity was announced on April 15, 2015. The application deadline is May 15, 2015. For more information, please visit HRSA's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

ONCHIT: Community Interoperability and Health Information Exchange

Funding Opportunity Number: II-II-15-002

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will provide funds to work collaboratively with non-eligible care providers to identify opportunities to support and extend the use of secure, interoperable health information technology (health IT) tools and health information exchange (HIE) services. This FOA will build upon existing community efforts to ensure health information is appropriately accessed and used to support people improve their health. Additionally, this FOA will help increase the number of non-eligible care providers who are able to send, receive, find, and use electronic health information (inclusive of all determinants of health) in a manner that is appropriate, standardized, secure, timely, and reliable for both senders and receivers.  This funding opportunity was announced on April 14, 2015. The application deadline is June 15, 2015. For more information, please visit ONCHIT's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: USSOCOM Broad Agency Announcement

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-USSOCOM-BAA-15-1

This Broad Agency Announcement (BAA) solicits applications to further the research and development programs of the US Special Operations Command (USSOCOM), including (1) medical simulation and training technologies, (2) prolonged field care, (3) damage control resuscitation, (4) portable lab diagnostics, (5) force health protection and environmental medicine, and (6) canine medicine. Research projects may apply existing scientific and technical knowledge for which concept and/or patient care efficacy have already been demonstrated to meet applicable requirements. This funding opportunity was announced on April 14, 2015. The application deadline is April 14, 2016. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Medical Focused Program Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRMRP-FPA

The goal of the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Medical Focused Program is to improve the health and well-being of all military Service members, Veterans, and beneficiaries. The PRMRP challenges the scientific and clinical communities to address at  least one of the Congressionally directed PRMRP Topic Areas with original ideas that foster new directions along the entire spectrum of research and clinical care. The program seeks applications in laboratory, clinical, behavioral, epidemiologic, and other areas of research to advance knowledge in disease etiology, improve prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, and quality of life for those affected by a relevant disease or condition, and to develop and validate clinical care or public health guidelines. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is October 28, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Medical Clinical Trial Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRMRP-CTA

The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Clinical Trial Award supports the rapid implementation of clinical trials with the potential to have a significant impact on a disease or condition addressed in at least one of the Congressionally directed PRMRP Topic Areas. Clinical trials may be designed to evaluate promising new products, pharmacologic agents (drugs or biologics), devices, clinical guidance, and/or emerging approaches and technologies. Proposed projects may range from small proof-of-concept trials to demonstrate feasibility or inform the design of more advanced trials (e.g., pilot, first in human, Phase 0), through large-scale trials to determine efficacy in relevant patient populations. All studies must be responsive to the healthcare needs of the military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries; however, the use of military or Veteran populations is not required. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is October 22, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Medical Discovery Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRMRP-DA

The intent of the Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Discovery Award is to support innovative, untested, high-risk/ potentially high-reward research that will provide new insights, paradigms, technologies, or applications. Studies supported by this award are expected to lay the groundwork for future avenues of scientific investigation. The proposed research project should include a well-formulated, testable hypothesis based on a sound scientific rationale and study design. The proposed research project should be novel and innovative. Innovative research may introduce a new paradigm, challenge existing paradigms, look at existing problems from new perspectives, or exhibit other highly creative qualities. Research that is an incremental advance upon published data is not considered innovative and is not consistent with the intent of this award mechanism. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is July 9, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Autism Clinical Trial Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-ARP-CTA

The Autism Research Program (ARP) Clinical Trial Award seeks applications from all areas in clinical research, and strongly encourages applications that address the critical needs of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community in the following areas: (1) behavioral, cognitive, and other non-pharmacological therapies pharmacological treatments in autism or well-defined subgroups of autism; (2) dissemination/implementation of efficacious behavioral interventions (including measures of fidelity and outcomes); and (3) therapies to alleviate conditions co-occurring with ASD (e.g., sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal issues, aggression, depression, anxiety) The ARP Clinical Trial Award supports research with the potential to have a major impact on the treatment or management of ASD. Funding from this award mechanism must support a clinical trial and may not be used for preclinical research studies. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is October 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

USAMRAA: Autism Idea Development Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-ARP-IDA

The Autism Research Program (ARP) Idea Development Award supports the development of innovative, high-risk/high-reward research that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements that will accelerate progress in improving outcomes for individuals with autism. This award mechanism is designed to support innovative ideas with the potential to yield impactful data and new avenues of investigation. The ARP Idea Development Award seeks applications from all areas of basic and preclinical research, and strongly encourages applications that address the critical needs of the autism spectrum disorder (ASD) community in the following areas: (1) assessment of novel therapeutics using valid preclinical models, (2) environmental risk factor mechanisms of heterogeneous clinical expression of ASD Mechanisms underlying conditions co-occurring with ASD (e.g., sleep disturbances, gastrointestinal issues, aggression, depression, anxiety); and (3) factors promoting success in key transitions to independence for individuals living with ASD. In support of collaborative research to bring a new perspective to ASD research and/or facilitate progress in the field by combined efforts, the ARP is offering a Multiple-PI Option for this award mechanism. The Multiple-PI Option is structured so that two investigators, each of whom will be designated as a PI and receive a separate award, will work synergistically on a single project. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is October 1, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Medical Technology/Therapeutic Development Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRMRP-TTDA

The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Technology/Therapeutic Development Award is a product-driven award mechanism intended to provide support for the translation of promising preclinical findings into products for clinical applications, including prevention, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or quality of life, in at least one of the Congressionally directed PRMRP Topic Areas. Products in development should be responsive to the healthcare needs of military Service members, Veterans, and/or beneficiaries. The product(s) to be developed may be a tangible item such as a pharmacologic agent (drugs or biologics), device, or a knowledge-based product such as clinical guidance for standard of care. The Principal Investigator (PI) must provide a transition plan (including potential funding and resources) showing how the product will progress to the next level of development (e.g., clinical trials, delivery to the military or civilian market) after the completion of the PRMRP award. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is October 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

USAMRAA: Peer Reviewed Medical Investigator-Initiated Research Award

Funding Opportunity Number: W81XWH-15-PRMRP-IIRA

The Peer Reviewed Medical Research Program (PRMRP) Investigator-Initiated Research Award is intended to support studies that will make an important contribution toward research and/or patient care for a disease or condition related to at least one of the Congressionally directed PRMRP Topic Areas. The rationale for a research idea may be derived from a laboratory discovery, population-based studies, a clinician’s first-hand knowledge of patients, or anecdotal data. Applications must include relevant data that support the rationale for the proposed study. These data may be unpublished or from the published literature. Impact: The Investigator-Initiated Research Award is designed to support research with the potential to yield highly impactful data that could lead to critical discoveries or major advancements. It is the responsibility of the Principal Investigator (PI) to clearly articulate the project’s potential immediate and long-range outcome(s)/product(s) (intellectual and/or material) and how they will impact a central critical problem or question in the field of research and/or patient care in the PRMRP Topic Area(s) addressed. This funding opportunity was announced on April 17, 2015. The application deadline is October 15, 2015. For more information, please visit the Army's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

 

 

 

 

NIH Funding Opportunity Announcements:

 

NIH: Undiagnosed Diseases Gene Function Research

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-RM-15-004

The Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) builds upon the NIH Intramural Research Programs Undiagnosed Diseases Program (NIH-UDP). This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications that propose to investigate the underlying genetics, biochemistry and/or pathophysiology of newly diagnosed diseases in association with the respective gene variant(s) identified through the UDN. In recent years, gene function studies combined with genetic and genomic analyses and metabolic studies have greatly improved diagnoses of these very rare diseases and advanced scientific knowledge of the underlying pathogenesis. This initiative is funded through the NIH Common Fund, which supports cross-cutting programs that are expected to have exceptionally high impact. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by May 24, 2015. The application deadline is June 24, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers: Immunity to HCV Infection

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-AI-15-025

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support research on the host immunological response to Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) infection with the goal of defining the immune requirements critical to (1) protection against HCV infection, and (2) successful clearance of HCV infection, conducted through Hepatitis C Cooperative Research Centers. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by May 24, 2015. The application deadline is June 24, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: NIMHD Pathway to Independence Award

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MD-15-006

The purpose of the National Institute on Minority Health Disparities (NIMHD) Pathway to Independence Award program is to increase and maintain a strong cohort of new and talented, NIH-supported, independent investigators conducting minority health and health disparities research. This program is designed to facilitate a timely transition of outstanding postdoctoral researchers from mentored, postdoctoral research positions to independent, tenure-track or equivalent faculty positions, and to provide independent NIH research support during the transition that will help these individuals launch competitive, independent research careers. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. The application deadline is June 23, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Research Partnerships for Going to Scale with Mental Health Interventions in Low-and Middle-Income Countries

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-MH-16-350

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications to address implementation questions facing World Bank-designated low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in their efforts to scale up sustainable, evidence-based mental health interventions and thereby eliminate the mental health care treatment gap for children, women, and men. The mental health treatment gap refers to the proportion of persons who need, but do not receive care. Each awarded project is to conduct implementation research and research capacity-building activities in LMICs in any one of the following geographical regions: (1) East Asia and the Pacific; (2) Europe and Central Asia; (3) Latin America and the Caribbean; (4) Middle East and North Africa; (5) South Asia; and (6) Sub-Saharan Africa. As a group, awardees will constitute a network for mental health implementation research in LMICs with capabilities for answering research questions about going to scale with mental health interventions, sustaining high-quality mental health care in resource-limited settings, and fostering evidence-based mental health policy and program development on an ongoing basis. This program is not intended to support research that can be conducted primarily in and/or by United States or other high income country institutions. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by June 15, 2015. The application deadline is July 15, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Summer Research Education Experience Programs

Funding Opportunity Number: PAR-15-184

The NIH Research Education Program supports research education activities in the mission areas of the NIH. The over-arching goal of this program is to support educational activities that foster a better understanding of biomedical, behavioral and clinical research and its implications. To accomplish this goal, this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) will support creative educational activities with a primary focus on Research Experiences for high school, undergraduate and science teachers during the summer academic break. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. The initial application deadline is March 23, 2016. A letter of intent is due 30 days prior to the application deadline. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.

 

NIH: Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER)

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-HG-15-021

Through this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) solicits applications for the support of Centers of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEERs).The CEER Program is designed to support the establishment of sustainable trans-disciplinary research teams with the expertise and flexibility to anticipate, conduct research on, and quickly address a range of cutting edge ethical, legal, and social issues related to genetics and genomics. The Program is intended to create new research opportunities that cross disciplinary boundaries among investigators in diverse fields, such as the genomic sciences, clinical research, clinical and health policy, ethics, law, the humanities, economics, political science, anthropology and other basic social sciences. This funding opportunity was announced on April 16, 2015. A letter of intent is due by June 15, 2015. The application deadline is July 15, 2015. For more information, please visit NIH's Full Funding Opportunity Announcement.


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