Archive for the ‘Scholarships and Grants’ Category
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Healthy Tomorrows projects must represent a new initiative within the community or an innovative component that builds on existing community resources. Projects usually target low-income populations and address four key areas:
- Access to health care services,
- Community-based health care,
- Preventive health care, and
- Service coordination
The program requires direct clinical or public health services, pediatrician/pediatric primary care provider involvement, 2 to 1 non-federal matching funds in years 2 – 5, a realistic evaluation component, and an advisory board.
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1OpbBoO. Deadline is August 2, 2016.
Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
University Vision, Design and Capacity (U-VDC) Technical Grant Writing Workshops from the Higher Education – Technical Assistance Project (HETAP)
June 28-29: Alabama State University, Montgomery AL (full)
- July 13-14: University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX
For more information, visit http://1.usa.gov/1Yrqtoz
This hands-on, two-day workshop is for junior faculty, staff and college/university health professionals who are interested in community-based participatory research; who are committed to working with underserved populations; and who want to build their institution’s capacity to compete and receive competitive grant awards.
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Adapted from SIS NLM, http://1.usa.gov/1VQ92x7
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is pleased to announce the solicitation of quotations from organizations and libraries to design and conduct projects for improving HIV/AIDS information access for patients and the affected community as well as their caregivers and the general public. Emphasis is on increasing the awareness and utilization of NLM online health and medical resources in the HIV/AIDS Community through the use of innovative and evidence-based projects.
Projects must involve two or more of the following information access categories:
- Information retrieval;
- Skills development;
- Resource development and dissemination; and/or
- Equipment Acquisition.
Significance is placed upon the following types of organizations or arrangements for developing these programs:
- Community-based organizations (CBOs) or patient advocacy groups currently providing HIV/AIDS related serves to the affected community;
- Public libraries serving communities in the provision of HIV/AIDS-related information and resources;
- Health departments or other local, municipal, or state agencies working to improve public health;
- Faith-based organizations currently providing HIV/AIDS-related services; and/or
- Multi-type consortia of the above-listed organizations that may be in existence or formed specifically for this project.
Awards are offered for up to $50,000.
Quotations are due to NLM on June 13, 2016.
The solicitation for the 2016 HIV/AIDS Community Information Outreach Project is posted on the Federal Business Opportunities Web site, http://1.usa.gov/21PneGd
Monday, March 28th, 2016
Adapted from Aetna Foundation, http://bit.ly/1PAUIRC
Due date: April 15, 2016 at 3 PM ET
The Aetna Foundation 2016 Cultivating Healthy Communities grant program seeks to support communities’ efforts to become healthier places to live, work, learn, play and pray. The program will support projects that benefit underserved, low-income, and minority communities. This year’s program aims to have broader impact and reach more spaces in the community. That’s why they are now focusing on the following five domains:
- Healthy Behaviors
- Community Safety
- Built Environment
- Social/Economic Factors
- Environmental Exposures
For more information and application instructions, read the Request for Proposal (RFP), http://bit.ly/1ZGzf15
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
Adapted from HRSA
NURSE Corps Scholarship Program enables students accepted or enrolled in a diploma, associate, baccalaureate, or graduate nursing programs, including RN to BSN, RN to MSN-NP, Direct Entry MSN-NP program to receive funding for tuition, fees and other educational costs in exchange for working at an eligible NURSE Corps site upon graduation for at least two years, earning the same competitive salary and benefits as any new hire.
Application and technical assistance information is posted on http://1.usa.gov/1Lt58ry
Thursday, March 17th, 2016
From U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
These two funding opportunities aim to prepare permanent residents for naturalization and promote civic integration through increased knowledge of English, U.S. history and civics. The first opportunity is for public or nonprofit organizations that prepare permanent residents for citizenship by offering both citizenship instruction and naturalization application services.
The second funding opportunity supports nonprofit organizations in their efforts to establish new citizenship instruction programs or to expand the quality and reach of existing citizenship instruction programs. As part of this effort, USCIS will provide targeted training to key grant program staff during the first quarter of the grant, and then follow up with on-site observation and specialized technical assistance during the second quarter of the funding period. Verifiable experience in the provision of English as a Second Language (ESL) programming is required to qualify for this funding opportunity. Applicants are required to use existing expertise in ESL instruction to provide citizenship instruction.
Friday, February 12th, 2016
Addressing Disparities Research Grants from Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (pcori)
Letter of Intent Deadline: March 2, 2016
To read a summary, visit http://bit.ly/1PHwmH8
From RHI Hub:
Addressing Disparities Research Grants offers funding to research the comparative effectiveness of enhanced interventions that reduce or eliminate disparities in health and healthcare. Studies should focus on overcoming barriers that may disproportionately affect the outcomes of specific groups of patients or should identify best practices for reducing disparities.
Priority areas of interest include research that:
- Compares evidence-based interventions to reduce or eliminate disparities in patient-centered outcomes (PCOs), including health, healthcare, and patient-reported outcomes
- Compares benefits and risks of treatment, diagnostic, prevention, or service options with attention to eliminating disparities
- Compares and identifies best practices for tailoring evidence-based interventions to patient populations at risk for disparities
- Focuses on one or more of the following target populations:
- Residents of rural areas
- Racial/ethnic groups
- Individuals with low socioeconomic status
- Individuals with limited English proficiency
- Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT)
- Individuals with disabilities
Friday, February 12th, 2016
HIMSS Connected Health Community Member Webinar: Telehealth 2.0
February 18, 2016 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Central Time
No cost. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/1ox7E5G
Adapted from HIMSS:
The University of Mississippi Medical Center’s (UMMC) Center for Telehealth is addressing the need in rural communities which face barriers to accessing adequate healthcare. The presenters will demonstrate the need for telehealth services in rural communities, the value of being connected to an Academic Medical Center, the cost-effective benefits of a comprehensive program that allows individuals to remain at home and in their communities, and how engagement with policymakers has improved overall access to their sustainable model for telehealth services.
Teleneurology: Why It Works for Rural Hospitals Webinar
February 23, 2016 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm MT
No cost. For more information and registration, go to http://bit.ly/1V8O226
From Idaho AHEC:
The webinar will focus on the benefits of teleneurology to rural hospitals. Attendees will learn how teleneurology can accelerate diagnosis and treatment of stroke and other acute neurology patients, and can prevent rural hospitals from having to transfer those patients to facilities in metropolitan areas to get the care they need.
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP)
Deadline: Apr 8, 2016
For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1XnJjee
Adapted from Rural Health Information Hub:
Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP) networks are used to:
- Expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services
- Improve and expand the training of health care providers
- Expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decisionmaking
Applications are especially encouraged from networks that will demonstrate how telehealth can expand access to, coordinate and improve the quality of health care services through School-Based Health Centers, especially those which may also serve the broader community beyond normal school hours. Eligible applicants include rural or urban nonprofit entities that will provide services to rural communities through a telehealth network.
The Telehealth Network shall include at least two of the following entities (at least one of which shall be a community-based health care provider):
- School-based health centers
- Community health centers or other federally qualified health centers
- Health care providers, including pharmacists, in private practice
- Entities operating clinics, including rural health clinics
- Local health departments
- Nonprofit hospitals, including community (critical) access hospitals
- Other publicly funded health or social service agencies
- Long-term care providers
- Providers of health care services in the home
- Providers of outpatient mental health services and entities operating outpatient mental health facilities
- Local or regional emergency health care providers
- Institutions of higher education
- Entities operating dental clinics
Friday, February 5th, 2016
The Office of Minority Health (OMH) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services has announced the availability of funds for Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 for grant awards for the Communities Addressing Childhood Trauma (ACT) Program (Announcement Number: MP-CPI-16-002). ACT is intended to test the effectiveness of innovative approaches in promoting healthy behaviors among minority and/or disadvantaged youth at-risk for poor health/life outcomes due to childhood trauma. These innovative approaches (including curricula) should be designed for minority and/or disadvantaged youth ages 5 to 15 years who have been exposed to childhood trauma, as well as support services to their families. ACT seeks to address unhealthy behaviors in minority youth and provide them with opportunities to learn coping skills and gain experiences that contribute to more positive lifestyles and enhance their capacity to make healthier life choices.
A technical assistance webinar for interested applicants will be on March 9, 2016 at 3:00 – 4:00 pm ET. Information on accessing the webinar will be posted on the OMH Website: http://1.usa.gov/1TING3x
Visit Grants.gov for more information and to submit an application: http://1.usa.gov/1S5ceEy
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
The USDA Rural Development opened applications for Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants, http://1.usa.gov/1P9LRtm These grants can be used to purchase eligible capital assets, such as equipment or instructional programming, that aide in connecting teachers and medical service providers serving rural communities to other teachers, medical professionals, and experts too far to access otherwise.
An informational webinar about grants the will be held on February 18. View this flyer for instructions on how to register for the webinar: http://1.usa.gov/1Kt7E05