Grant Opportunities & Resources

Below is a listing of available federal, state, local, and foundation grant opportunities related to primary care and/or public health. Please check back regularly for updated information.


Grants opportunities are organized by the submission deadline. Opportunities listed at the bottom of the page have submission dates sooner than those listed at the top. Please note that some require letters of intent prior to submission.

Ongoing Opportunities (rolling deadlines)

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Grants
Due December 21, 2018. Do you provide dental care to children whose families cannot afford it? If yes, apply for a Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Grant. Selected applicants can receive one-year grants of up to $20,000, supporting community-based initiatives in the U.S. that provide dental care and ultimately serve as a Dental Home to underserved/limited access children. Applications are now being accepted for 2019-2020 Access to Care Grants. All applications must be completed and submitted electronically via our grant management software. Up to 20, one-year grants of up to $20,000 each will be awarded this year. Organizations will be notified of their status by June 1, 2019. Applicants can complete the application at https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=aapd.

Building a Breastfeeding Support Model for Community Health Centers
Due January 6, 2019. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Division of Nutrition, Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO), the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity to community health centers (CHCs) to pilot a breastfeeding support model. In addition to funding, NACCHO will provide technical assistance (TA) to CHCs as they explore and adopt policy system and environmental change solutions to increase their capacity to provide consistent and coordinated breastfeeding promotion and support services to the families they serve.

NACCHO will select three to six CHCs to design and implement a 6-month breastfeeding promotion and support project.  Organizations will be awarded up to $20,000 each. Examples of activities may include implementation of evidence-based breastfeeding support policies, training of staff on basic and advanced lactation care, inclusion of breastfeeding support data into electronic medical records, implementation of supportive policies for breastfeeding employees and clients; enhancement of internal and external collaborations for breastfeeding continuity of care,  and activities that connect breastfeeding mothers to relevant resources within their communities.

Online application submissions are due on January 6, 2019For more information about the application and to apply, please visit:
https://application.naccho.org/Public/Awards/Detail/244. You will be prompted to create a free NACCHO online account in order to apply. Join the RFA informative webinar on December 11, 2018, at 2pm ET.  Register here:
https://naccho.adobeconnect.com/e9zf3twlvwv1/event/registration.html
Please note that no new information will be shared during the webinar.

Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
Due November 30, 2018. This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Rural Health Network Development Planning Program (“Network Planning”). The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts in order to: (i) achieve efficiencies; (ii) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and (iii) strengthen the rural health care system as a whole. A rural health network is defined as an organizational arrangement among at least three separately owned regional or local health care providers that come together to develop strategies for improving health services delivery systems in a community.

The applicant organization must be a rural nonprofit private or rural public entity that represents a consortium/network composed of three or more health care providers. Federally-recognized tribal entities are eligible to apply as long as they are located in a rural area. The applicant organization must be located in a non-metropolitan county or in a rural census tract of a metropolitan county, and all services must be provided in a non-metropolitan county or rural census tract.

Building a Culture of Health RWJF Open for Applications
Due November 1, 2018. The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Culture of Health Prize (the Prize) recognizes communities that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. The Prize honors those communities that are working to give everyone the opportunity to live well, including residents that are often left behind. A Culture of Health recognizes that where we live—our access to affordable and stable homes, quality schools, reliable transportation—make a difference in our opportunities to thrive, and ultimately all of this profoundly affects our health and well-being. The Prize elevates the compelling stories of community members who are working together to transform neighborhoods, schools, businesses, and more—so that better health flourishes everywhere, for everyone.

Benefits Enrollment Centers for Medicare
Due August 29, 2018. $115,000 for 20 month program and requires a 15% in-kind or monetary match. The Center for Benefits Access (the Center) at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) is seeking qualified organizations to become Benefits Enrollment Centers (BECs). BECs use person-centered strategies in a coordinated, community-wide approach to find and enroll Medicare beneficiaries—both seniors aged 65+ years and adults living with disabilities — who have limited income and resources into available benefits, with the primary focus being on the following five core benefit programs:

  • Medicare Part D Extra Help (or Low-Income Subsidy, LIS)
  • Medicare Savings Programs (MSP)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly Food Stamps)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

The Lalor Foundation: Advancing Resource and Innovation in Reproductive Health
Concept papers due May 1 and November 1. The Anna Lalor Burdick (ALB) Program supports programs that offer sexual and reproductive health education to young women. It is interested in programs serving young women who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of comprehensive sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate sexual and reproductive health. The ALB Program is particularly interested in supporting new programs or initiatives, or innovations in successful programs. Programs at new or small organizations, including those with a grassroots base, that are capable of delivering excellent services will also be considered. The ALB Program typically does not support general operations, ongoing programs, or existing staff positions. Programs should:

  • have a comprehensive approach to SRH education that includes unbiased information on all options
  • include novel ideas or innovative methods of delivering information
  • define clear goals and intended outcomes as well as a feasible plan to assess impact and success
  • be exemplars for replication if successful
  • be economically sustainable if successful

Programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change, consistent with IRS 501(c)(3) status, are of particular interest.

Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program
Due June 29, 2018. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Grant Program. Eligible children for services include children from birth to not more than 12 years of age, who are at risk for, show early signs of, or have been diagnosed with a mental illness including a serious emotional disturbance. The purpose of this program is to improve outcomes for these children by developing, maintaining, or enhancing infant and early childhood mental health promotion, intervention, and treatment services, including: (1) programs for infants and children at significant risk of developing, showing early signs of, or having been diagnosed with a mental illness, including a serious emotional disturbance (SED) and/or symptoms that may be indicative of a developing SED in children with a history of in utero exposure to substances such as opioids, stimulants or other drugs that may impact development; and (2) multigenerational therapy and other services that strengthen positive caregiving relationships. Programs funded under this FOA must be evidence-informed or evidence-based, and culturally and linguistically appropriate.  SAMHSA expects this program will increase access to a full range of infant and early childhood services and build workforce capacity for individuals serving children from birth to age 12. Programs must describe a pathway to sustainability and will be expected to develop a plan for the dissemination of the program to other sites and settings.

Eligibility for this program is statutorily limited to a human services agency or non-profit institution that:

  • Employs licensed mental health professionals who have specialized training and experience in infant and early childhood assessment, diagnosis, and treatment; OR is accredited or approved by the appropriate State agency, as applicable, to provide for children, from birth to 12 years of age, mental health promotion, intervention, and/or treatment services; and
  • Provides infant and early childhood services or programs that are evidence-based or that have been scientifically demonstrated to show further promise but would benefit from further applied development.

Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health
Due September 28, 2018. CDC announces the availability of fiscal year 2018 (FY18) funds to implement DP18-1813 Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH). This 5-year initiative is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives, by: Supporting culturally tailored interventions to address the preventable health behaviors of tobacco use, poor nutrition and physical inactivity Linking community and clinical efforts to increase access to health care and preventive care programs at the community level Supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies on the four topic areas of tobacco, nutrition, physical activity, and community-clinical collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities in chronic conditions of hypertension, heart disease, Type 2 diabetes, and obesity Funding will support recipients that: Have a history of successfully working with an established community coalition to address issues relating to health or other disparities. Select strategies that address the health disparities in the community based on results from a community health needs assessment process. Have organizational capacity to effectively, efficiently, and immediately implement locally tailored evidence- and practice-based strategies.

Want to Build a Better Arizona Through Service and Volunteerism? Apply to the Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism
Due May 25, 2018. Six grants at $16,500 each. The Commission seeks proposals to engage in formal, long –term collaborative partnerships to expand the Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative through certifying to deliver the Points of Light Service Enterprise training and certification program to local organizations that engage volunteers with the goals of:
• Certify Arizona organizations as Service Enterprises with Points of Light;
• Increase capacity in Arizona volunteer agencies to better engage volunteers to deliver
services;
• Strengthen and improve volunteer management practices;
• Report on volunteer engagement;
• Increase volunteerism to meet critical community needs; and
• Build a strong network of certified Service Enterprise organizations across the state.

Innovative Approaches for Drug Abuse Management and Prevention
Due March 28, 2018. The CVS Health Foundation has partnered with the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) to make 10 to 12 one year grants of $65,000 to $85,000 available to Health Center Program grantees and FQHC Look‐Alikes that are NACHC ORGANIZATIONAL MEMBERS. “Innovative Approaches for Prescription Drug Abuse Management and Prevention” is a 12-month learning community designed to assist health centers in building capacity for providing integrated behavioral health services in communities with high incidence of substance use and abuse.

Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV Prevention
April 13, 2018. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proposes to allocate funds to implement Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) PS18-1807, Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention. The project period will be 5 years, with a 12-month budget period and an anticipated award date of August 1, 2018.This NOFO will provide support for education agencies to help school districts and schools develop and implement sustainable program activities to:1) Reduce HIV infection and other STDs among adolescents; and 2) Reduce disparities in risk for HIV infection and other STD infection.Throughout the 5-year cooperative agreement, awardees will conduct activities demonstrated to improve the health of middle school and high school students by collection and use of quality surveillance data, the implementation of effective prevention practices, and demonstration and evaluation of innovative strategies within their jurisdictions.

2018 Empowering Older Adults and Adults with Disabilities through Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs Financed by the Prevention and Public Health Fund
Due April 30th. The Administration on Aging (AoA) within the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) forecasts the possible availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 funds to make three-year grants to approximately 10 entities to develop capacity, bring to scale, and sustain evidence-based programs that empower older adults and adults with disabilities to better manage their chronic conditions. ACL intends to compete these 10 grants via two options (both with 36-month grant periods): (A) Sustainable Systems Grants: approximately six grants of $500,000 to $900,000 focused on developing integrated, sustainable systems for delivering evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs. (B) Capacity-Building Grants: approximately four grants of $50,000 to $150,000 to build capacity to introduce and deliver evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and self-management support programs within underserved areas and/or populations.

Developing Solutions for Social Isolation in the United States: Learning From the World
AmeriCorp Programs
The Governor’s Office for Youth, Faith and Family (GOYFF) intends to issue a solicitation in the spring of 2018 related to the Corporation for National and Community Service’s AmeriCorps programs. Prior to the release of that future solicitation the GOYFF will issue a second notice of intent with information pertaining to the State solicitation. In addition to the GOYFF solicitation in the spring of 2018, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), a Federal Agency, offers a separate AmeriCorps funding opportunity where applicants may apply directly to the federal solicitation that is administered by the CNCS. This national competitive solicitation is similar to the GOYFF’s state solicitation and presents an additional funding source for organizations seeking additional resources to expand capacity. The federal solicitation is now available for applicants, ahead of the AmeriCorps State solicitation. If you wish to learn more details about the Federal national competitive CNCS opportunity, please contact Bob Shogren at bshogren@az.gov or 602-364-2248. Only the CNCS will administer the national competitive solicitation, with minimal assistance from the State in their solicitation procedures. Bob Shogren would welcome your questions regarding AmeriCorps programs and how to contact the federal agency for their solicitation.
Use this link to log on to ProcureAZ: https://procure.az.gov/bso/login.sdo

RWJF.org
Due December 21, 2017. At the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), we believe that everyone in America—no matter who that person is, how much money they have, or where they live—should have as much opportunity as possible to pursue a healthier life. We call that vision a Culture of Health and we work with people across the country to build a Culture of Health. Across the globe, countries are taking steps to improve health and well-being in their communities. RWJF is eager to learn from those countries. We are collaborating with people and organizations around the world to uncover insights that can inspire us all to imagine new possibilities and to surface practical solutions that can be adapted here in the United States. With this call for proposals (CFP), RWJF is looking for the best ideas from around the world that address social isolation and promote positive, healthy social connections, and well-being.

Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part C HIV Early Intervention Services Program: New Geographic Service Areas
Due January 2, 2018. This notice solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Part C Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program:  New Geographic Service Areas.  The purpose of this program is to provide comprehensive primary health care and support services in an outpatient setting for low income, uninsured, and underserved people living with HIV (PLWH).  Under this notice, successful applicants must provide:  (1) counseling for individuals with respect to HIV; (2) targeted HIV testing; (3) medical evaluation, clinical, and diagnostic services; (4) therapeutic measures for preventing and treating the deterioration of the immune system, and for preventing and treating conditions arising from HIV/AIDS; and (5) referrals to appropriate providers of health care and support services. This competition is open to current RWHAP Part C EIS recipients and new organizations proposing to provide comprehensive primary health care and support services in outpatient settings for low income, uninsured and underserved PLWH in new service areas as described by the applicant. As identified in section 2652(1) of the PHS Act, the following public and non-profit private entities are eligible to apply: Federally-qualified health centers under section 1905(1)(2)(B) of the Social Security Act; Grantees under section 1001 of the PHS Act (regarding family planning) other than States; Comprehensive hemophilia diagnostic and treatment centers; Rural health clinics; Health facilities operated by or pursuant to a contract with the Indian Health Service; and Community-based organizations, clinics, hospitals, and other health facilities that provide early intervention services to those persons infected with HIV/AIDS. through intravenous drug use; or Nonprofit private entities that provide comprehensive primary care services to populations at risk of HIV/AIDS, including faith-based and community-based organizations.

Community Heath Grants targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension.
Due December 20, 2017. The American Medical Association Foundation (AMAF) announces the availability of funds through our Community Health Grants (CHG) program. AMAF seeks to financially support innovative programs targeting the prevention and reduction of type 2 diabetes and hypertension. Grant funding will support community-based organizations such as free health clinics that provide services to vulnerable and underserved populations. The AMA Foundation aims to increase health equity and improve health outcomes among vulnerable populations utilizing evidence-based models of care. Committed to fostering focused and measurable health improvements, Community Health Grants will be awarded in amounts up to $60K and are renewable for up to three years.

Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants
Due December 15, 2017. Healthy Smiles, Healthy Children Access to Care Grants offer matching grants to support community-based initiatives that provide dental homes to children who are underserved and/or have limited access to oral healthcare. Special consideration will be given to programs that: Support the age-one dental visit; emphasize care to patients 0-5 years of age; provide care to special needs patients; address the needs of specific, underserved demographic groups; incorporate systemic health. Priority is given to projects with pediatric dentist leadership. Projects led by general practitioners may also apply. Projects funded up to $20K per year.

Rural Health Care Services Outreach Program
Due December 6, 2017. The Outreach Program is a community-based grant program aimed towards promoting rural health care services by enhancing health care delivery in rural communities. Outreach projects focus on the improvement of access to services, strategies for adapting to changes in the health care environment, and overall enrichment of the respective community’s health. Through a consortia of local health care and social service providers, rural communities can develop innovative approaches to challenges related to their specific health needs. Furthermore, the program creates an opportunity to address the key clinical priorities of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS): serious mental illness, substance abuse, and childhood obesity.

Community Food Projects (CFP) Competitive Grants Program
Due December 4, 2017. In FY 2018, NIFA’s CFP intends to solicit applications and fund two types of grants. The types are entitled (1) Community Food Projects (CFP) and (2) Planning Projects (PP). The primary goals of the CFP are to: Meet the food needs of low-income individuals through food distribution, community outreach to assist in participation in Federally assisted nutrition programs, or improving access to food as part of a comprehensive service; Increase the self-reliance of communities in providing for the food needs of the communities; Promote comprehensive responses to local food access, farm, and nutrition issues; and Meet specific state, local or neighborhood food and agricultural needs including needs relating to: Equipment necessary for the efficient operation of a project; Planning for long-term solutions; or The creation of innovative marketing activities that mutually benefit agricultural producers and low-income consumers. 100% match required.

Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family: Sexual Response Teams Grant Program
Due November 17, 2017. Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) are multidisciplinary collaborative teams made up of different groups that respond to sexual assault and who work together to improve the response to sexual assault in their community. This usually includes primary sexual assault responders like advocacy centers, advocates, medical/forensic examiners, forensic interviewers, victim service providers, law enforcement and prosecutors. Teams may also include other groups that work with victims or are a part of the criminal justice process. This Request for Grant Application (RFGA) will fund the coordination of Sexual Assault Response Teams (SART).  Sexual Assault Response Teams (SARTs) will work to create a coordinated response to sexual violence (sexual assault, sex trafficking) through multidisciplinary, victim-centered interventions. The goal of these teams is to improve outcomes for sexual assault victims through a collaborative, victim-centered approach.  This approach will limit additional trauma to the victim, while enhancing the ability of law enforcement and prosecutors to hold offenders accountable. SARTs should focus on adult and youth (age 11-24) who are victims of sexual violence.  Sexual violence includes sexual assault and sex trafficking.

  • “Sexual assault” means any nonconsensual sexual act proscribed by federal, tribal, or state law, including when the victim lacks capacity to consent.
  • “Sex trafficking” occurs when someone uses force, fraud, or coercion to cause a commercial sex act with an adult or causes a minor to commit a commercial sex act.

Governor’s Office of Youth Faith and Family: Victims Services Grant Program
Due November 17, 2017. Victim Services Grant Program will support developing, enlarging, or strengthening victim services and legal assistance programs for underserved victims of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking.  The terms “victim services” and “services” mean services provided to victims of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, or stalking, including: telephonic or web-based hotlines, legal advocacy, economic advocacy, emergency and transitional shelter, accompaniment and advocacy through medical, civil or criminal justice, immigration, and social support systems, crisis intervention, short-term individual and group support services, information and referrals, culturally specific services, population specific services, and other related supportive services.

Delta Dental of Arizona
Due October 26, 2017. The Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation (DDAZF) Grant Program supports projects and services promoting good oral health practices and increasing access to dental care. It is the intention that this funding will:
• Encourage and advance the integration of oral health and overall health
• Increase access to oral health services
• Promote collaboration across a wide range of health providers in Arizona
• Increase use of proven approaches into greater and more widespread practice
• Projects and programs that foster new and creative approaches toward positive impact

Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care
Brief proposal due October 13, 2017. The RWJF 2017 Building Trust and Mutual Respect to Improve Health Care call for proposals (CFP) will fund empirical research studies to help us better understand how to build trust and mutual respect to meet vulnerable patients’ health care needs. For this CFP, we would define vulnerable populations in a number of different ways, including the economically disadvantaged, diverse racial and ethnic populations, the uninsured, older adults, homeless individuals, and people with complex health and social needs (including people with acute behavioral health needs or multiple chronic conditions). Proposals most closely aligned with the scope of this CFP will go beyond documenting the problem to generate findings that will be generalizable and have broad application across health systems and the field.

March of Dimes
Letter of Intent due October 6, 2017 for 2018 funding cycle. The applicant must provide services in the state of Arizona. The chapter community grants fund for 2018 is approximately $34,000. It is anticipated that 2-3 projects will be funded, with grants ranging from $5,000 to $20,000 each. Proposed projects must meet the following March of Dimes funding priority: Strategies and interventions that specifically target women of childbearing age and/or pregnant women in population groups at higher risk for preterm birth. Letters of Intent must include data that describes preterm birth rates, contributing factors and disparities in the target population of the proposed intervention. Projects that do not meet this funding priority will not be considered for funding. Projects that include billable health care provider services will not be considered for funding. Strategies may include, but are not limited to: Risk reduction education and/or services; Provider-focused interventions; Consumer/patient focused-interventions; Perinatal care quality improvement programs with goal of catalyzing systems change; Group prenatal care model (Example: Centering Pregnancy). Contact Suzanne Lee at smlee@marchofdimes.org or 602-287-9929 for an application packet.

Smart and Final Charitable Foundation (Rolling Deadline)
Purpose: to improve the quality of life and nourish the communities served by Smart & Final stores. This program currently focuses on the areas of health and wellness, education, hunger relief, and team sports and youth development. Eligible Applicants: Non Profits in Arizona, California, and Nevada where Smart & Final has stores
Contact: https://sfcharities.versaic.com/faq

Arizona Disabled Veteran Foundation (Rolling Deadline)
Purpose: to support established veteran and non-veteran organizations that provide aid and assistance to disabled and non-disabled Arizona-resident veterans. This program will support organizations that provide various types of services to veterans, including: transportation services; hospital, chapter, and post-claim services; homeless veterans programs; emergency assistance programs; honor guard and ritual team services; free legal advice and assistance Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Non Profits, State Government in Arizona. Contact: (623) 330-8215; (602) 448-3263; foundationdata@outlook.com.

The Tomberg Family Philanthropies
Letter of Intent due September 15, 2017. Purpose: to support projects in the areas of education, the environment, health, and poverty alleviation. The funding agency seeks to fund opportunities such as pilot projects, new projects, capacity building, and evaluations. Generally, funding is initially provided for individual projects, although portions of awards may be designated for capacity-building efforts in subsequent years. Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Non Profits, Schools/School Districts, State Government.
Award range: $5,000 – $15,000
Contact: (650) 212-0116 (fax); info@tombergphilanthropies.org

Vitalyst Health Foundation
Due September 29, 2017. Purpose: to actively reduce structural and/or systemic gaps in access, outcomes, opportunities, and treatments in the health care system. Projects must involve collaboration with partners to address opportunities for systemic health care improvements. Funding will support projects that will make a significant, sustainable difference now and/or in the future. Projects must align with the following
program goals: increase community capacity to identify and address issues affecting community health and well-being; strategically leverage infrastructure, systems design, and policies to improve health where people live, learn, work, pray, and play; improve the environmental, social, behavioral, and health infrastructure conditions that impact determinants of health, and enable Arizonans to be healthy and resilient; create a sustainable, enduring solution to the problem being addressed. Projects must demonstrate community innovation through the following actions: meaningfully engaging key stakeholders; willingly sharing ownership and decision making among partners; creatively using existing community resources and assets; using an ongoing process to test and implement solutions, both openly and collectively Eligible  Applicants: Non Profits in Arizona
Award range: $75,000 – $125,000
Contact: (602) 385-6500 or innovationgrants@vitalysthealth.org
http://vitalysthealth.org/innovation-grants/

Gardening Know How (GKH): School Garden and Community Garden Sponsorship Program
Due September 30, 2017. Purpose: to support community and school gardens. Awards will be provided for starting new gardens or to support existing school or community gardens that need some extra funding to take off. Awards may be used for activities such as involving children in the process of growing a garden or helping people to connect with each other while adding visibility and mentoring to a current or proposed community garden. Eligible Applicants: Local Government, Academic Institutions, Consortia, Native American Tribe, Non Profits, Private Sector, Schools/School Districts, State Government, Tribal Organizations/Institutions.
Number of awards: 15
Amount of award: $1,000 per award
Contact: questions@gardeningknowhow.com

HRSA Service Area Competition
Due October 10, 2017. This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program. This NOFO details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking funding for operational support to provide primary health care services to an announced service area under the Health Center Program. For the purposes of this document, the term “health center” encompasses Health Center Program award recipients funded under the following subsections: Community Health Center (CHC – section 330(e)), Migrant Health Center (MHC – section 330(g)), Health Care for the Homeless (HCH – section 330(h)), and/or Public Housing Primary Care (PHPC – section 330(i)).

Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program
Due August 23. This notice solicits applications for the Substance Abuse Treatment Telehealth Network Grant Program (SAT-TNGP).  The purpose of this program is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to health care services, particularly substance abuse treatment services, in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. Important: Applicants should have a successful track record in implementing telehealth technology and have a network of partners in place and committed to the project as of the date of application.  Signed Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs) from those network partners committed to the proposed project must be included in the application.  Applicants failing to submit verifiable information with respect to the commitment of network partners, including specific roles, responsibilities, and clinical services to be provided, will not be funded.  TNGP funds are intended to fund network expansion and/or to increase the breadth of services of successful telehealth networks.

Innovations in Nutrition Programs and Services
Due August 7. This funding opportunity is for competitive grants to be awarded under the OAA Title IV authority to increase the evidenced based knowledge base of nutrition providers, drive improved health outcomes for program recipients by promoting higher service quality, and increase program efficiency through innovative nutrition service delivery models. Funding will support innovative and promising practices that move the aging network towards evidenced based practices that enhance the quality, effectiveness of nutrition services programs or outcomes within the aging services network. Innovation can include service products that appeal to caregivers (such as web-based ordering systems and carryout food products), increased involvement of volunteers (such as retired chefs), consideration of eating habits and choice (such as variable meal times, salad bars, or more fresh fruits and vegetables), new service models (testing variations and hybrid strategies) and other innovations to better serve a generation of consumers whose needs and preferences are different. Innovation and promising practices may include the testing and publishing of positive outcomes in which nutrition programs provide a meaningful role in support of the health and long-term care of older individuals. Outcomes should focus on methods to improve collaboration with local health care entities, decrease health care costs for a specific population or decrease the incidence of the need for institutionalization among older adults. Through this program, funds may be used to help develop and test additional models or to replicate models that have already been tested in other community-based settings.

 Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative (ECI)
Due August 1. The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2017 cooperative agreement funds for the Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative. The Empowered Communities for a Healthier Nation Initiative seeks to reduce significant health disparities impacting racial and ethnic minorities and/or disadvantaged populations through implementing evidence-based strategies with the greatest potential for impact. The program is intended to serve residents in communities disproportionately impacted by the opioid epidemic; childhood/adolescent obesity; and serious mental illness.

Improving Access to Overdose Treatment
Due July 31. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Improving Access to Overdose Treatment (Short Title: OD Treatment Access). SAMHSA will award OD Treatment Access funds to a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), Opioid Treatment Program, or practitioner who has a waiver to prescribe buprenorphine to expand access to Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved drugs or devices for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. The grantee will partner with other prescribers at the community level to develop best practices for prescribing and co-prescribing FDA-approved overdose reversal drugs. After developing best practices, the grantee will train other prescribers in key community sectors as well as individuals who support persons at high risk for overdose.

First Responders – Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement
Due July 31. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 First Responders-Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (FR-CARA) Cooperative Agreements. SAMHSA will award FR-CARA funds to states, tribes and tribal organizations, and local governmental entities. Local governmental entities include, but are not limited to, municipal corporations, counties, cities, boroughs, incorporated towns, and townships. The purpose of this program is to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will train and provide resources to first responders and members of other key community sectors at the state,tribal, and local governmental levels on carrying and administering a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose. Grantees will also establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for referral to appropriate treatment and recovery communities.

Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction
Due July 31. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Medication Assisted Treatment – Prescription Drug and Opioid Addiction (MAT-PDOA) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand/enhance access to medication-assisted treatment (MAT) services for persons with an opioid use disorder seeking or receiving MAT. This program targets states identified with having the highest rates of primary treatment admissions for heroin and opioids per capita and includes those with the most dramatic increases for heroin and opioids, as identified by SAMHSA’s Treatment Episode Data Set (TEDS): 2007 – 2014.

Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV
Due July 28. This announcement solicits applications for the Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund (SMAIF) fiscal year (FY) 2017 Curing Hepatitis C among People of Color Living with HIV program.  This multi-pronged initiative will support up to two (2) recipients to improve the prevention, care, treatment, and cure of hepatitis C (HCV) in areas affected by HIV/HCV coinfection among low-income, underinsured, or uninsured racial and ethnic minority populations.  Components of the initiative will include: Expansion of HCV prevention (including education), testing, care (including preventive health care), and treatment capacity among RWHAP-funded clinics, HRSA and Medicare-certified Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs),[1] and SAMHSA-funded community-based substance use disorder (SUD) and behavioral health treatment providers that predominantly serve people of color living with both HIV and HCV; Improved coordination of linkage to and retention in care and treatment for people who are co-infected with HIV/HCV; Improved coordination with SAMHSA-funded SUD treatment providers to expand the delivery of behavioral health and substance use treatment support to achieve treatment completion and to prevent HCV infection and re-infection; and Enhancement of health department surveillance systems to increase their capacity to monitor acute and chronic coinfections of HIV and HCV in areas affected by HIV/HCV coinfection among low-income, underinsured, or uninsured racial and ethnic minority populations, and to enable an HCV Data to Care capacity.

Improving HIV Outcomes Through Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services Demonstration Projects
Due July 24. This announcement solicits applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 for a new, three-year initiative entitled Improving HIV Health Outcomes through the Coordination of Supportive Employment and Housing Services—Demonstration Sites. HRSA will award up to ten (10) grants of up to $300,000 each per year for three years to support the design, implementation, and evaluation of innovative interventions that coordinate HIV care and treatment, housing, and employment services to improve HIV health outcomes for low-income, uninsured, and underinsured people living with HIV (PLWH) in racial and ethnic minority communities. This Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Fund project is also supported, in part, through Special Projects of National Significance. Providing effective HIV care for communities at the greatest risk for poor health care outcomes involves addressing structural factors, such as poverty, lack of education, unemployment/underemployment, homelessness and other social determinants of health. To promote long-term health and stability for PLWH, this initiative will support organizations that can demonstrate innovative strategies for integrating HIV care, housing and employment services into a coordinated intervention.

Rural Health Opioid Program 
Due July 21. This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Opioid Program (RHOP). The purpose of RHOP is to promote rural health care services outreach by expanding the delivery of opioid related health care services to rural communities.  The program will reduce the morbidity and mortality related to opioid overdoses in rural communities through the development of broad community consortiums to prepare individuals with opioid-use disorder (OUD) to start treatment, implement care coordination practices to organize patient care activities,[1] and support individuals in recovery through the enhancement of behavioral counselling[2] and peer support activities.[3] This program will bring together health care providers (i.e. local health departments, hospitals, primary care practices, and substance abuse treatment providers) and entities such as social service and faith-based organizations, law enforcement, and other community-based groups to respond multifaceted to the opioid epidemic in a rural community.  The consortium must include at least three (3) health care providers. The program supports three (3) years of funding. This program incorporates a range of objectives to respond comprehensively to the opioid crisis within rural communities.

Cooperative Agreement to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems
Due July 18. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2017 Cooperative Agreements to Implement Zero Suicide in Health Systems (Short Title: Zero Suicide). The Zero Suicide model is a comprehensive, multi-setting approach to suicide prevention in health systems. The purpose of this program is to implement suicide prevention and intervention programs, for individuals who are 25 years of age or older, that are designed to raise awareness of suicide, establish referral processes, and improve care and outcomes for such individuals who are at risk for suicide. Grantees will implement the Zero Suicide model throughout their health system. Health systems that do not provide direct care services may partner with agencies that can implement the Zero Suicide model. For communities without well-developed behavioral health care services, the Zero Suicide model may be implemented in Federally Qualified Health Centers or other primary care settings.

Building Communities of Recovery
Due July 3. Grants are to help build recovery systems for people with substance use disorders. Who may apply: Communities of recovery that are domestic, private nonprofit entities in states, territories or tribes.

2017 Faculty Loan Repayment Program
Due June 29. We repay loans to those interested in pursuing a career as a faculty member at a health professions school. The Faculty Loan Repayment Program (FLRP) helps recruit and retain health professions faculty members by encouraging students to pursue faculty roles in their respective health care fields. This is vital for preparing and supporting the next generation of educators

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