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Deadline:  July 18, 2013

The National Institutes on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders solicits grant applications from Early Stage Investigators which focus on translatable studies in neurosensory hair-cell regeneration in auditory/vestibular research. Responsive applications must be from Early Stage Investigators, as defined by the NIH.

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Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Research Projects (U01)

Deadline:  July 18, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), solicits Cooperative Agreement (U01) applications from institutions/organizations that propose to provide the U.S. scientific and public health communities better resources, knowledge, and tools to improve their ability to prepare for, identify and prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Research projects will become part of the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) network. This FOA is a reissuance of a prior FOA (RFA-GM-11-002). The MIDAS network consists of a centralized Information Technology Resource (announced separately), a Centers of Excellence component (announced separately) and, with this announcement, the continuation of a network of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to improve the ability to prepare for, detect, control, and prevent emerging infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense.

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Modeling of Infectious Disease Agent Study Information Technology Resource (U24)

Deadline:  July 18, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Cooperative Agreement (U24) applications for an Information Technology Resource within the Models of Infectious Disease Agent Study (MIDAS) network. The MIDAS network, as modified by this FOA and companion FOAs announced separately will consist of a centralized Information Technology Resource, Centers of Excellence component, and a research projects component. The Information Technology Resource will further the research carried out by a network of multidisciplinary scientists conducting computational and mathematical research to improve the ability to prepare for, identify, detect, control, and prevent emerging infectious diseases caused by naturally occurring or intentionally released pathogens, including those relevant to biodefense. The resource will support the data, logistics, software and expert consultation needs of the MIDAS Network.

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National Support to Enhance Implementation of Comprehensive Cancer Control Activities

Deadline:  July 18, 2013

The purpose of this proposed FOA is to support up to two organizations with demonstrated experience, capacity, and national reach working with public health partners to provide enhanced training and technical assistance to NCCCP grantees and their partners within these four critical focus areas.

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Consortium of National Networks to Impact Tobacco-Related and Cancer Health Disparities

Deadline:   July 18, 2013

Purpose: Through a collaborative FOA, CDC seeks to fund a consortium of public health oriented national networks to impact tobacco-related and cancer health disparities within specific target populations. The target populations are: 1). African Americans; 2). American Indians/Alaskan Natives; 3). Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders/Hawaiian Natives; 4). Latinos/Hispanics; 5). Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender persons; 6). Persons with Low Socioeconomic Status; 7). Persons with Mental Health and Substance Abuse Disorders; and 8). Geographically Defined Populations with High Commercial Tobacco Use and Related Health Disparities. This tailored strategy is needed to achieve the benefits of an overall population-based approach to commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention and control and the achievement of health equity for all populations.

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Center for Research on Hispanic Children & Families

Deadline:  July 18, 2013

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is considering soliciting applications for the establishment of a Center for Research on Hispanic Children and Families, to lead and support investigation of the needs of Hispanic populations served by ACF and the most promising programs and policies to promote social and economic well-being among low-income Hispanic families. This research center would ideally bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary team of academic and organizational partners to provide leadership in culturally competent research that can inform policies concerning low-income Hispanic families and to foster significant scholarship addressing the diverse Hispanic populations throughout the nation. Through a combination of leadership activities, original research, secondary analyses of existing data, and collaborative research efforts, this national center will ideally address a range of relevant issues including, but not limited to: a) examination of strategies to strengthen Hispanic families and to promote well-being of Hispanic children and families; b) definition and measurement utilized by research and/or program monitoring systems; c) identification of barriers and facilitators of service utilization by Hispanic populations. The center will be expected to develop a range of products and resources to communicate relevant information to ACF grantees, program practitioners, and researchers, as well as ACF program offices and contractors. Awards are subject to the availability of federal funding and the best interest of the federal government.

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Immunization-Enhanced Surveillance for New Vaccine Preventable Disease financed in part by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds

Deadline:  July 19, 2013

Immunization-Enhanced Surveillance for New Vaccine Preventable Disease financed in part by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds

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Development, Implementation, and Management of a Funding System to Advance Conformance with the Voluntary National Retail Food Regulatory Program Standards (VNRFRPS) (U18)

Deadline:  July 19, 2013

This opportunity is only available to the following nonprofit organizations/associations: National organization/associations whose membership includes, but is not necessarily limited to, State, local, territorial, and/or tribal retail food safety regulators. Competition is limited to these national organizations/associations for the following reasons: 1. National organizations/associations with membership that includes, but is not necessarily limited to, State, local, territorial, and/or tribal retail food regulatory jurisdictions will have the relationships and communication systems to effectively promote the funding opportunities being made available under this cooperative agreement.

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Planning Grants to Develop A Model Intervention for Youth/Young Adults With Child Welfare Involvement At-Risk of Homelessness

Deadline:  July 22, 2013

These 2-year planning grants are expected to build the capacity of child welfare systems to prevent long-term homelessness among the most at-risk youth/young adults with child welfare involvement. Using the Intervention Model developed by the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (http:// www.usich.gov/ resources/ uploads/ asset_library/ USICH_OD_Amendment_WEB_091112v2.pdf), these planning grants will allow grantees during the planning grant to develop, refine, and test the core components of the intervention model, including: Screening and assessment tools; Using culturally-appropriate and effective intervention strategies that target assessed needs and strengths of young adults based on risk and protective factors; Implementing trauma-informed care and positive youth development frameworks; and Implementing practices that impact positive changes in risk and protective factors in order to improve core outcome areas over time that help homeless youth make positive transitions.

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Delivering Therapeutics to Residual Active HIV Reservoirs (R01)

Deadline: July 24, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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Innovation for HIV Vaccine Discovery (R01)

Deadline: July 24, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications from institutions/organizations proposing innovative, high risk, high impact research to identify novel vaccine concepts and targets that will aid in the design and development of an effective immunogen that may provide long-term protection from acquisition of HIV. The emphasis of this FOA is early discovery research that incorporates new ideas leading to the development of new conventional or outside-the-box approaches for vaccines that may have significant impact on the design of novel immunogens or immunization strategies for an effective HIV vaccine. The program is open to established and new investigators and does not require research expertise in HIV prevention as a prerequisite for submitting an application.

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Mechanisms of Cellular Immunity in the Female Reproductive Tract (R01)

Deadline:  July 24, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to stimulate research focused on the discovery of mechanisms that mediate effective antigen-specific memory T cell responses in the female reproductive tract (FRT). The ultimate goal is to develop the knowledge base needed to develop future vaccines that elicit effective and durable T cell responses against infection by HIV and other viral pathogens in the FRT. This FOA is intended to support innovative basic research efforts and is not intended to support the preclinical or clinical development of vaccine candidates or adjuvants. A similar concept was previously released as PA-12-104, and applicants are urged to read this FOA carefully, since there are differences that could alter responsiveness. Investigators with the appropriate expertise, but not currently in the HIV field are encouraged to apply.

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance Center

Deadline:  July 24, 2013

This announcement is modified. In Section IV.1. Address to Request Application Package, the address, telephone number, and email address has been changed. In Section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements, the address of the Grant Operations Center has been changed. In Section VII. Agency Contacts, the addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses have been changed. The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for one 2-year cooperative agreement to expand and support the coordination of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) nationwide Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) the Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance Center. The efforts supported through this cooperative agreement will focus on the coordination of federal, state, and local risk mitigation and corrective action processes to assure appropriate assessment and corrective action within the CSBG Network. OCS will announce a separate funding opportunity announcement for a CSBG Learning Communities Resource Center (Funding Announcement (FON): HHS-2013-ACF-OCS-ET-0582). The CSBG Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance Center will coordinate with the Learning Communities Resource Center technical assistance provider to add high-quality materials relating to risk mitigation efforts, quality control, and capacity development to the Learning Communities Resource Centers resource database.

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): Learning Communities Resource Center

Deadline:  July 24, 2013

This announcement is modified. In Section IV.1. Address to Request Application Package, the address, telephone number, and email address has been changed. In Section IV.6. Other Submission Requirements, the address of the Grant Operations Center has been changed. In Section VII. Agency Contacts, the addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses have been changed. The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support one 2-year cooperative agreement for a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC). This resource center will be designed to promote the creation of learning communities within the CSBG Network to analyze Community Action outcomes and identify effective, promising, and innovative practice models to address current causes and conditions of poverty. OCS will announce a separate funding opportunity announcement for a CSBG Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance Center (Funding Opportunity Number (FON): HHS-2013-ACF-OCS-ET-0581). The Learning Communities Resource Center will refer all sensitive, high risk, and CSBG-eligible entities requiring corrective action to the CSBG Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance.

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Service Area Competition

Deadline:  July 24, 2013

Health centers improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The FOA details the SAC eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support for an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including 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)). For the purposes of this document, the term “health center” refers to the diverse types of health centers (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and/or PHPC) supported under section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended.

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance Center

Deadline:  July 24, 2013

This announcement is modified. In Section IV.1. Address to Request Application Package, the telephone number has been changed. In Section VII. Agency Contacts, the telephone numbers have been changed. The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces funding for one 2-year cooperative agreement to expand and support the coordination of the Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) nationwide Training and Technical Assistance (T/TA) the Risk Mitigation Training and Technical Assistance Center.

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Community Services Block Grant (CSBG): Learning Communities Resource Center

Deadline:  July 24, 2013

This announcement is modified. In Section IV.1. Address to Request Application Package, the telephone number has been changed. In Section VII. Agency Contacts, the telephone numbers have been changed. The Office of Community Services (OCS) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) will support one 2-year cooperative agreement for a Community Services Block Grant (CSBG) Learning Communities Resource Center (LCRC).

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Limited Competition – Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study: Center for the Coordination, Analysis, and Management of the MACS (CAMACS)(UM1)

Deadline:  July 11, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to renew the Center for the Coordination, Analysis, and Management of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (CAMACS), and continue support for clinical, epidemiologic and basic research on a cohort of men who report sex with men (MSM). The MACS will continue to characterize the long-term, natural and treated history of HIV infection in MSM, provide insight into the clinical epidemiology of HIV, and further our understanding of predictors of disease among HIV positive MSM. The MACS will also transition to a rolling cohort design to replace existing cohort members who die or otherwise are permanently lost to follow-up. Due to the demonstrated capacity to recruit and retain this unique population, the depth of data and specimens collected over decades, and the need for continued follow-up, this competition will be limited to the current awardee institution for the CAMACS.

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Limited Competition Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) Clinical Research Sites (U01)

Deadline:  July 11, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to renew the clinical research sites (CRSs) of the Multicenter AIDS Cohort Study (MACS) and continue support for clinical, epidemiologic and basic research on a cohort of men who report sex with men (MSM). The MACS will continue to characterize the long-term, natural and treated history of HIV infection in MSM, provide insight into the clinical epidemiology of HIV, and further our understanding of predictors of disease among HIV positive MSM. The MACS CRSs will also transition to a rolling cohort design to replace existing cohort members who die or otherwise are permanently lost to follow-up. Due to the demonstrated capacity to recruit and retain this unique population, the depth of data and specimens collected over decades, and the need for continued follow-up, this competition will be limited to the current four clinical awardee institutions for the MACS CRSs.

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Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program

Deadline:  July 12, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education (CHGME) Payment Program.  Federal funding for graduate medical education (GME) is primarily provided by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS).  Prior to the enactment of the CHGME Payment Program, children’s teaching hospitals received a disproportionately low amount of Federal funding when compared to teaching hospitals that serve adult patients.  The purpose of the CHGME Payment Program is to compensate for the disparity in the level of Federal funding for freestanding children teaching hospitals versus other types of teaching hospitals.  The CHGME Payment Program is administered by the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS).

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Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders

Deadline:  July 12, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders program.  The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to educate health care providers (doctors, nurses, etc.) about the dangers of alcohol use during pregnancy and the need for appropriate alcohol screening and treatment to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD).  A significant gap in provider knowledge continues to exist and many providers still feel that it is safe for a woman to consume a small amount of alcohol during pregnancy, despite all studies which indicate that any alcohol usage during pregnancy places the child at risk.  The applicant selected for this award will work with professional organizations to educate a broad range of health professionals about the dangers of alcohol usage during pregnancy and how to support the prevention of FASD.  This process will be accomplished by the successful applicant developing and disseminating educational materials to providers.

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Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19)

Deadline: July 13, 2013

This FOA solicits applications to participate in the Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE) program, a cooperative network intended to improve the understanding and treatment of autoimmune diseases (www.autoimmunitycenters.org).The ACE program was founded on the premise that collaboration among basic and clinical scientists can accelerate both fundamental and applied research.For this reissued FOA, the formerly integrated Centers are divided into Basic and Clinical research programs.This FOA solicits applications for the Basic research program; a companion FOA solicits applications for the Clinical research program. The members of the Basic and Clinical ACE will work together to design and conduct studies of mechanisms of action of the immune-modulating agents being tested in the clinical trials.

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Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1)

Deadline: July 13, 2013

This FOA solicits applications to participate in the Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE) program, a cooperative network intended to improve the understanding and treatment of autoimmune diseases (www.autoimmunitycenters.org). The ACE program was founded on the premise that collaboration among basic and clinical scientists can accelerate both fundamental and applied research. For this reissuanc, the formerly integrated Centers are divided into Basic and Clinical research programs. This FOA solicits applications for the Clinical research program; a companion FOA solicits applications for the Basic research program. The members of the Basic and Clinical ACE will work together to design and conduct studies of mechanisms of action of immune-modulating agents tested in clinical trials.

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Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement

Deadline:  July 15, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Office for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support (OSTLTS), Tribal Support Unit announces availability of funds to strengthen and improve the infrastructure and performance of tribal public health agencies and tribal health systems through the provision of capacity building and quality improvement. Tribal health systems provide public health services to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations across the United States and are central to reducing health disparities in AI/AN communities . CDC is committed to supporting and improving public health at all levels: state, tribal, local and territorial. The Tribal Support Unit focuses on the agency’s supportive role in ensuring AI/AN communities receive public health services that keep them safe and healthy. As sovereign nations, AI/AN tribes exercise inherent sovereign powers over their members, territory, and lands.

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Native Asset Building Initiative

Deadline:  July 15, 2013

Asset building is an approach to overcoming poverty that emphasizes the value of enabling individuals and families to learn about and use sound family budgeting and money management practices, to address financial issues, and to plan for long-term success

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Consortium for Tobacco Use Cessation Technical Assistance

Deadline:  July 15, 2013

To assist awardees in achieving the purpose of this FOA, CDC will conduct the following activities: • Provide ongoing guidance, technical assistance, training, and support in the following areas: o Evidence-based and practice-based cessation approaches, including diffusion of proven and promising practices and current research and data o Community mobilization and partnership development o Program sustainability and program strategies o Developing and revising strategic plans o Project monitoring and evaluation

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FY13 Announcement of the Availability of Funds for Embryo Donation and/or Adoption Grant Projects

Deadline:  July 15, 2013

The increasing success of assisted reproductive technologies (ART) has enabled some infertile couples to create embryos through in-vitro fertilization (IVF) that are then cryopreserved (frozen) for future use. If a couple becomes pregnant without using all of the stored embryos, they may choose to donate the remaining embryos for use by other infertile couples. Embryo donation is a relatively new process in which individuals with extra frozen embryos agree to release the embryos for use by another woman who wishes to achieve pregnancy.

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Viral Hepatitis, Early Identification and Linkage to Care for Persons with Chronic HBV and HCV Infections

Deadline:  July 15, 2013

CDC announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds to supplement and expand the project period for those awardees that were funded under CDC–RFA-PS12-1209PPHF to continue early identification of persons with chronic HBV and HCV infections and to enhance linkage to care, treatment, and preventive services for persons with these infections. The purpose of the program is to support a one (1) year expansion of the viral hepatitis testing initiative to increase early identification of persons with chronic hepatitis B and hepatitis C (or both), with a focus on medically underserved populations and populations that are disproportionately affected by these infections. In accordance with the HHS Viral Hepatitis Action Plan (available at http://www.hhs.gov/ash/initiatives/hepatitis), this FOA focuses on CDC’s commitment to ensure that new cases of viral hepatitis are prevented and that persons who are already infected are tested, informed of their infection, provided with counseling, and linked to care, treatment, and prevention services.
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Child Care Research Partnership Grants

Deadline:  July 15, 2013

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to solicit applications for Child Care Research Partnership Grants to support new research and evaluation activities developed and conducted through partnerships between Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) lead agencies in states and territories and researchers from institutions of higher education, research organizations and other eligible organizations. Research partnership teams must include a State, Territory, or Tribal CCDF lead agency and researchers affiliated with an accredited university or four-year college or an organization with the capacity to conduct research.

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Revision Applications to P01 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (P01)

Deadline:  July 10, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications from currently funded NIH P01 program projects. Revision applications are expected to focus on combined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. Depending on the context and focus of the parent P01 award, studies proposed in the revision application must correspond to an additional project expanding the scope of the parent Program Project while maintaining relevance to the overall focus of the parent grant.

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Revisions to P50 Awards for Research on Detection of Pathogen-Induced Cancer (DPIC) (P50)

Deadline:  July 10, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications (formerly called “competing revisions”) from currently funded NIH P50 program projects. These revision applications are expected to focus on the interactions of carcinogenic pathogens with the human microbiome and the host for the detection of pathogen-induced cancer (DPIC). This FOA encourages research to assess molecular signatures associated with risk and early detection of pathogen-induced cancer and chronic inflammation associated with progression to invasive cancer. Studies proposed in the revision applications must correspond to an additional project expanding the scope of the entire parent P50 award.

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Revisions to P01 Awards for Research on Detection of Pathogen-Induced Cancer (DPIC) (P01)

Deadline:  July 10, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications (formerly called “competing revisions”) from currently funded NIH P01 program projects. These revision applications are expected to focus on the interactions of carcinogenic pathogens with the human microbiome and the host for the detection of pathogen-induced cancer (DPIC). This FOA encourages research to assess molecular signatures associated with risk and early detection of pathogen-induced cancer and chronic inflammation associated with progression to invasive cancer. Studies proposed in the revision applications must correspond to a new research project expanding the scope of the parent Program Project grant.

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Dimensional Approaches to Research Classification in Psychiatric Disorders (R01)

Deadline:  June 27, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) seeks research grant applications designed to develop innovative ways of understanding mental disorders in clinical studies on the basis of experimental research criteria rather than traditional diagnostic categories. This FOA stems from the NIMH Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project that is intended to further a long-range goal of contributing to diagnostic systems as informed by research on genetics, neuroscience, and behavior.The purpose of this FOA is to encourage applications to study mechanisms that may cut across multiple traditional diagnostic categories. Applications submitted in response to this FOA should be based upon RDoC criteria (see http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/rdoc.shtml for the RDoC criteria developed to date).Five organizing domains have been identified in the draft specification.These include Negative Valence Systems (i.e., aversive motivational dimensions), Positive Valence Systems, Cognitive Systems, Social Process Systems, and Arousal/Regulatory Systems. Consensus workshops and guidance documents on Negative Valence Systems, Positive Valence Systems, Cognitive Systems, Working Memory (subsidiary of Cognitive Systems), and Social Processes, are to have been completed by the time applications in response to this FOA are due, and applications must focus on at least one of the constructs that have been defined in these RDoC workshops, as indicated in the workshop proceedings.Interested applicants are encouraged to consult the NIMH RDoC web site (http://www.nimh.nih.gov/research-funding/rdoc.shtml) for current information regarding these constructs.

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Street Outreach Program

Deadline:  June 28, 2013

Today, in communities across the country, young people are living on the streets after running from or being asked to leave homes characterized by abuse, neglect, or parental drug and alcohol abuse. Once on the streets, such youth are at risk of being sexually exploited or abused by adults for pleasure or profit. In addition, such youth may engage in shoplifting, survival sex, or drug dealing in order to provide for their basic needs. Since 1996, SOP has been aiding this population by funding grantees to provide street-based services to runaway, homeless, and street youth who have been subjected to, or are at risk of being subjected to, sexual abuse, prostitution, or sexual exploitation. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices regarding where they live and how they behave.

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Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants

Deadline:  June 28, 2013

This announcement is modified. Changes regarding the submission of proof of accreditation have been made to Sections III.1. Eligible Applicants, IV.2. Required Standard Forms, Assurances and Certifications, and Section VIII. Checklist. The Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation (OPRE) of the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to provide funds for Head Start Graduate Student Research Grants to support dissertation research by advanced graduate students who are working in partnership with Head Start programs and with faculty mentors.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Iowa)

Deadline: July 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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Tuberculosis Research Units (U19)

Deadline: July 1, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to support the establishment of two to three multinational, multidisciplinary Tuberculosis Research Units (TBRUs) that will operate as a collaborative network to study tuberculosis latency and persistence and their relation to active TB disease, in humans and animal models.

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Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Measurement Research Network (MCH-MRN) is to support a forum that will create a national agenda for health measurement research by producing an evolving compendium of available high quality measures of maternal and child health, and by identifying gaps in existing measures for future development purposes.

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Systematic Evaluation of Excipient Effects on the Efficacy of Metered Dose Inhaler Products (U01)

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

There are a multitude of factors to be considered when developing a metered dose inhaler (MDI); drug-excipient interactions are one of them. Although much is known about these complex interactions at the empirical level, there is a lack of a systematic understanding of the effects of these interactions on the MDI product performance. More importantly, it is not well understood to what extent MDI product performance depends on the amount of co-solvents and surface active agents used in the formulation. Hence, a study that establishes this relationship would be very valuable, not only because it will provide a missing piece of scientific information in this area, but also because it will enhance the FDA’s reviewing process under the quality by design (QbD) paradigm. Objectives The project will investigate the effect of excipient concentrations on the aerosolization performance of typical hydroflouroalkane (HFA)-based metered dose inhaler formulations and evaluate the sensitivity of the in vitro methods in detecting excipient concentration changes. Detailed Description The study will be divided into four phases. Phase 1: Selection of ideal drug candidates, representative drug particle sizes and design space of the study. Selection of ideal drug candidates: Selection of drug candidates should be based on their physicochemical properties, such that their results could be generalizable to other drugs. Additionally, the drug candidates should represent both solution and suspension MDIs. Selection of initial drug particle size to study suspension MDI: The drug candidates representing suspension MDIs, should be processed (micronized) to obtain two distinct particle size distributions that bracket the range of particle size distributions of the marketed formulations. Phase 2: Study the effect of addition of different amounts of co-solvent (ethanol) and surfactant (oleic acid) and propellant (HFA-134a) on MDI performance The effect of varying amounts of these three excipients on MDI performance should be evaluated. An appropriate experimental design (i.e. full/fraction factorial design, central composite design, or Box-Behnken design) should be selected to keep the number of experiments practically manageable without compromising the study power. The levels of excipients investigated in the study should be based on the inactive ingredient database (IID) safety limit. The study should include the scenarios where amounts of excipients are changed within as well as outside FDA’s recommended Q2 acceptance limit of 5%. MDI performance should be tested using the Compendial tests (According to the methods described in USP and/or FDA’s Guidance for Industry) and non-compendial tests including, but not limited to, dissolution and predictive total lung deposition using physical airway models. Phase 3: Study of other surfactants The knowledge and experience gained from the Phase 2 studies will be applied to evaluate other surfactants, such as povidone, lecithin NF, and sorbitan trioleate. Each surfactant should be evaluated at different levels; the levels defined based on individual IID safety limits and literature information. Phase 4: Mathematical modeling and overall recommendations Using the results obtained from this study, mathematical model(s) should be developed that can help predict the effect of change in excipient(s) amount on the in vitro performance of MDIs.

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Biomonitoring of Great Lakes Populations

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

To evaluate body burden levels of priority contaminants in Great Lakes residents, particularly those who are at highest exposure risk.

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Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community Cooperative Agreements, (Short Title: SS/HS State Program)

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Safe Schools/Healthy Students State Planning, Local Education Agency, and Local Community (SS/HS State Program) cooperative agreements.

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National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (Short Title: YVP-RC)

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 National Resource Center for Mental Health Promotion and Youth Violence Prevention (YVP-RC) cooperative agreement.

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Affordable Care Act – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program Expansion Grants

Deadline:  July 1, 2013

The purpose of this announcement is to solicit applications for the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) Competitive Expansion Grant program. Expansion Grants recognize states and jurisdictions that have made significant progress towards implementing a high-quality home visiting program as part of a comprehensive, high-quality early childhood system and are ready and able to take effective programs to scale.

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Partnerships for Biodefense (R01)

Deadline:  July 2, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), National Institutes of Health (NIH), invites research applications for projects that support preclinical development of lead candidate therapeutics, vaccines and related technologies, or diagnostics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents. Applications must include a Product Development Strategy attachment and demonstrate substantive investment by at least one industrial participant.

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Using New Media to Prevent Substance Abuse and HIV/AIDS for Populations at High Risk (Short Title: SA & HIV/AIDS Prevention & New Media)

Deadline:  July 2, 2013

The purpose of this Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) program is to use new media to promote targeted SA and HIV prevention messages to racial/ethnic populations at high risk for SA and HIV infection. The SA and HIV/AIDS Prevention and New Media program is intended to leverage the expertise of past and present SAMHSA CSAP MAI grantees.

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Development of in vivo predictive dissolution method for orally inhaled drug products

Deadline:  July 2, 2013

Clinical performance of orally inhaled drug products (OIDPs) depends not only on regional drug deposition in the lung but also on in vivo drug dissolution rate, thereby affecting local availability of the drug at sites of action in the lung as well as rate and extent of the drug absorption from the lung. An ideal dissolution method for inhalation products should take into account various biological and physicochemical factors including, but not limited to, scarce lung lining fluid available for drug dissolution, presence of endogenous lung surfactants, mass of drug deposited per unit surface area of lung and inter-particulate interactions of the depositing particles. Several attempts have been made to develop dissolution methods for characterization of OIDPs; however, none of the methods captures all the key factors described above and the methods developed have not been shown to be predictive of in vivo dissolution. In order to provide better prediction of drug dissolution within the lung, it is necessary to develop a dissolution method that accounts for relevant biological and physicochemical factors that impact drug dissolution in vivo. In 2011, OGD initiated a study titled “Pharmacokinetics of Locally Acting Orally Inhaled Drug Products” to evaluate the sensitivity of PK to differences in the aerodynamic particle size distribution (APSD) for three different formulations of an inhaled corticosteroid (fluticasone propionate, FP) dry powder inhaler (DPI). As differences in PK may result due to factors including, but not limited to, differences in dissolution rate of the formulations, it would be preferable to study the dissolution of the these formulations and incorporate this information to build a model to link regional lung deposition to PK. Objective The goal of this project is to develop an in vitro dissolution method for OIDPs which will be capable of predicting in vivo dissolution of drugs that are administered via the inhalation route. The results obtained from this study will be used to gain better understanding of the formulation factors that impact dissolution and thereby in vitro-in vivo relationships for orally inhaled drugs. This investigation will constitute a significant step towards gaining a better understanding of relationship among OIDP formulations and local availability (efficacy) and pharmacokinetics (PK, safety). The outcome of the project will aid in development of a quality-by-design (QbD) tool that could be used for formulation development and optimization as well as product quality control. Detailed Description A predictive dissolution model will be developed to study the effect of formulation factors (API particle size, formulation composition, etc.) on dissolution of aerosolized drug particles. This investigation will consist of 3 phases: Phase 1: Development/ modification of existing dissolution methods for OIDPs, by accounting for mass of drug deposited per unit surface lung area, limited lung lining fluid and other factors that may impact drug dissolution in vivo. Phase 2: Selection of OIDPs for dissolution study. OIDPs should be selected to represent a range of physicochemical properties of the API (e.g., solubility, particle size, crystallanity, lipophilicity, adhesive/cohesive properties). The selected OIPDs should represent solution and suspension-based metered dose inhalers, and DPIs. OGD’s research FP formulations will be provided for the study. Phase 3: Development of a mathematical model to describe a relationship between the in vitro dissolution data and PK.

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Child Welfare Training: The National Child Welfare Workforce Institute

Deadline:  July 5, 2013

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) is committed to facilitating healing and recovery and promoting the social and emotional well being of children who have experienced maltreatment, exposure to violence and/ or trauma. The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund a National Child Welfare Institute that will build the capacity of the child welfare workforce to effectively respond to the complex needs of the children and families in order to foster social and emotional well-being and promote healthy and positive functioning. This project will advance Federal priorities while supporting systems and workforce development initiatives at the State and National Levels to build the competencies and skills of the child welfare workforce. This targeted 5-year cooperative agreement will create a national center of excellence to address workforce development and leadership capacity building in service of systems change in child welfare agencies. The child welfare field faces an ongoing workforce crisis requiring creative and comprehensive organizational interventions as well as professional development opportunities for professionals serving at all levels in child welfare agencies. This initiative will build on research and evaluation findings from the last ten years of federal child welfare training funding to address the current pressing needs in workforce development of an integrated approach to improve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children. This program will focus on building the leadership and change management skills in professionals and improving the systems that recruit, train, supervise, manage and retain them. The following key components will be included: BSW and MSW Traineeships Child Welfare Scholars Programs Organizational Intervention Component demonstrating a clear linkage between School of Social Work and public child welfare Leadership, trauma-informed and evidence based practice curriculum provided to pre-service and inservice child welfare staff Leadership Academies Leadership Academy for Deans and Directors Leadership Academy for State Child Welfare Agency Directors Leadership Academy for Middle Managers Leadership Academy for Supervisors Technical Assistance on Best Practices in Child Welfare Workforce Recruitment, Selection, Retention, and Organizational Effectiveness to States, Voluntary Agencies and Tribes Development of Workforce Development Framework and Identification of Core Competencies of Child Welfare Staff Knowledge Assessment, Knowledge Building and Knowledge Management of Best Practices in Child Welfare Workforce Development National Expertise in Dissemination Strategies of these Best Practices Rigorous Evaluation of Training and Technical Assistance Effort

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Centers of Excellence in Genomic Science (CEGS) (P50)

Deadline:  July 8, 2013

The Centers of Excellence in Genomic Sciences (CEGS) program establishes academic Centers for advanced genome research. Each CEGS grant supports a multi-investigator, interdisciplinary team to develop innovative genomic approaches to address a particular biomedical problem. A CEGS project will address a critical issue in genomic science or genomic medicine, proposing a solution that would be a very substantial advance. Thus, the research conducted at these Centers will entail substantial risk, balanced by outstanding scientific and management plans and very high potential payoff. A CEGS will focus on the development of novel technological or computational methods for the production or analysis of comprehensive data sets, or on a particular genome-scale biomedical problem, or on other ways to develop and use genomic approaches for understanding biological systems. Exploiting its outstanding scientific plan and team, each CEGS will nurture genomic science at its institution by facilitating the interaction of investigators from different disciplines, and by providing training to new investigators it will expand the pool of professional genomics scientists and engineers. Applicants to the CEGS program are required to submit a parallel application to the Limited Competition: Initiative to Maximize Research Education in Genomics (R25): Diversity Action Plan http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-13-063.html.

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Measuring the Value of Prevention within the SMP Program

Deadline:  July 8, 2013

Educating consumers to prevent health care fraud is the essence of the mission and message of the Administration for Community Living’s (ACL) Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program. The SMP mission is to empower and assist Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and caregivers to prevent, detect, and report healthcare fraud, errors, and abuse through outreach, counseling, and education.

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Grants to Support the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Health Services Research Grant Program

Deadline:  July 8, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) in conducting health services and health disparities research for 2013. The purpose of the grant program is to support researchers in implementing health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The goals of the grant program are to: 1) encourage HBCU health services researchers to pursue research issues which impact the Medicare, Medicaid, and Children Health Insurance Programs (CHIP), 2) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its beneficiaries, 3) assist HBCU researchers by supporting extramural research in health care capacity development activities for the African American communities, 4) increase the pool of HBCU researchers capable of implementing the research, demons tration, and evaluation activities of CMS, 5) promote research that will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services pertaining to African Americans, and 6) assist in fostering inter-university communication and collaboration regarding African American health disparity issues.

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Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (U01)

Deadline:  July 8, 2013

FDA is announcing this FOA to provide support for one or more Collaborating Centers of Excellence in Regulatory Science and Innovation (CERSI). Regulatory Science is defined as the science of developing new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products.

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Grants to Support the Hispanic Health Services Research Grant Program

Deadline:  July 9, 2013

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is announcing the availability of funds under this grant program to assist researchers in conducting health services research for 2013. The purpose of the Hispanic grant program is to implement Hispanic health services research activities to meet the needs of diverse CMS beneficiary populations. The grant program is designed to: 1) encourage health services and health disparities researchers to pursue research issues which impact Hispanic Medicare, Medicaid, and Children Health Insurance Program (CHIP) health services issues, 2) conduct outreach activities to apprise Hispanic researchers of funding availability to conduct research-related issues affecting Hispanic communities to expand the pool of applicants applying for such grants, 3) assist CMS in implementing its mission focusing on health care quality and improvement for its beneficiaries, 4) support extramural research in health care capa city development activities for the Hispanic communities, 5) promote research that will be aimed at developing a better understanding of health care services issues pertaining to Hispanics, and 6) foster an network for communication and collaboration regarding Hispanic health care issues.

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Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases (U19)

Deadline:  June 24, 2013

The purpose of this initiative is to establish 2-3 Genomic Centers for Infectious Diseases as a collaborative program that will utilize a combination of next generation sequencing and related genomic technologies, bioinformatics capabilities and computational analyses to understand infectious diseases, with a focus on the pathogen and its interaction with the host. The knowledge generated, including research data, analytical software tools, computational models, experimental protocols, and reagents, is expected to be widely disseminated to the scientific community through publicly accessible databases and reagent repositories.

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Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program (Si2)

Deadline:  June 24, 2013

This FOA solicits applications for the Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program for the purpose of supporting the research activities during the early stage careers of independent clinical researchers. The program offers the opportunity for a unique bridge between the NIH intramural and extramural research communities and contains two phases.In the first phase, Lasker scholars will receive appointments for up to 5-7 years as tenure-track investigators within the NIH Intramural Research Program with independent research budgets.In the second phase, successful scholars will be eligible to apply for up to 5 years of NIH support for their research at an extramural research facility; or, the scholar can be considered to remain as an investigator within the intramural program.

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Native Hawaiian and American Indian Non-profit Organization Child Care Grants

Deadline:  June 24, 2013

This funding opportunity provides funds from the Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) to increase the availability, affordability, and quality of child care programs in geographic areas/localities, which have been previously underserved and/or have unmet needs. Funding is available for up to two child care program grants: one serving Native Hawaiian youth; and one serving Native Hawaiian and/or American Indian/ Alaska Native youth from Federally recognized Indian Tribes. The funding will support child care services to eligible children, which must be under the age of 13 and reside with a family whose income does not exceed 85 percent of the State Median Income (or Tribal Median Income) for a family of the same size and whose parent(s) are working or attending a job training or educational program or who receive or need to receive protective services. Although construction/major renovation of child care facilities is allowable, these grants are designed to operate child care programs. Applicants must reserve adequate funds to provide direct child care services in each budget year and demonstrate the funds requested are reasonable in regard to the number of eligible children to be served. However, grant funds cannot be spent for construction/ major renovation until a grantee has applied for and received approval from HHS, through a separate application process, after it has been awarded a grant under this funding opportunity.To assist with preparing an application, applicants should review the CCDF Tribal Plan Preprint (TPP). The TPP is available at: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/resource/program-instructions. Applicants receiving grants under this funding opportunity are required to comply with the same requirements as grantees receiving Tribal formula grants under the CCDF program. Unless otherwise indicated, the regulations at 45 CFR Parts 98 and 99 will apply. Applicants must include a statement that it will comply with the applicable list of assurances found in 45 CFR § 98.15.

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Implementation of Essentials for Childhood: Safe, Stable, Nurturing Relationships and Environments

Deadline:  June 24, 2013

The purpose of this funding is to support sustainable, multi-sectorial collective impact efforts that promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments. Specifically, state health departments will be funded to 1) coordinate and manage existing and new partnerships with other child maltreatment prevention organizations and non-traditional partners to promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments for children; 2) work with partners to identify strategies across sectors that promote safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments; 3) identify, coordinate, monitor and report on the strategies implemented by multi-sector partners; 4) coordinate improvement processes (e.g., continuous quality improvement) for multi-sector partners to refine strategies that support safe, stable, nurturing relationships and environments; and 5) establish state-level impact of these efforts.

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National Innovative Partnerships for Addressing Obesity through Environmental Supports for Nutrition and Physical Activity

Deadline:  June 24, 2013

Purpose: CDC is issuing this FOA as one of many efforts to reverse the U.S. obesity epidemic and to prevent projected obesity-related health and economic consequences. CDC seeks to create or enhance national innovative collaborations to raise awareness, engage in collective action, and facilitate environmental and system improvements that promote healthy eating and physical activity in places where individuals live, learn, and work (e.g., child care centers, hospital and medical care facilities, workplaces, communities, and schools). Under this FOA, organizations will receive funding to increase awareness of and promote implementation of environmental and system supports across states, at least one in each of the ten HHS regions, to create healthier places and lead to improvements in healthy eating and physical activity behaviors across the U.S.

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Research Connections

Deadline:  June 24, 2013

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) plans to award a cooperative agreement to operate Research Connections. Research Connections is a web-based, interactive database of research documents and public use data sets for conducting secondary analyses on topics related to early care and education. Research Connections houses an increasingly comprehensive collection of research reports, syntheses, and other critical information related to child care and early education, and in particular, children in low-income families; provides researchers access to data from major child care, Head Start, and early education research and evaluation studies; provides technical assistance to researchers and policy makers; provides collaboration and outreach that can strengthen dissemination and use of research by both the research and the policy maker communities, and provides support to the Child Care Policy Research Consortium. Access the site at: http://www.researchconnections.org. The grantee will both sustain and build upon current Research Connections functions.

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Building and Supporting Core Public Health Capacities Related to Violence and Injury Prevention

Deadline:  June 25, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to: 1) strengthen violence and injury prevention public health infrastructure through the enhancement of state/local health department and partner staff competencies in program planning, policy, evaluation and developing and sustaining collaborative partnerships and 2) increase the adoption and implementation of public health violence and injury prevention policy and program strategies based on the best available evidence.

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Tobacco Control Regulatory Research – R21

Deadline:  June 18, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) as mandated by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), Public Law 111-31. The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using designated funds from the FDA CTP for tobacco regulatory science. Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant to inform the FDA’s regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.

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Tobacco Control Regulatory Research – R01

Deadline:  June 18, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage biomedical, behavioral, and social science research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP) as mandated by the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (FSPTCA), Public Law 111-31. The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using designated funds from the FDA CTP for tobacco regulatory science. Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant to inform the FDA’s regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.

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Tobacco Control Regulatory Research – R03

Deadline:  June 18, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage biomedical and behavioral research that will inform the development and evaluation of regulations on tobacco product manufacturing, distribution, and marketing. Research projects must address the research priorities related to the regulatory authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Center for Tobacco Products (CTP). The awards under this FOA will be administered by NIH using funds made available through CTP and the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P.L. 111-31). Research results from this FOA are expected to generate findings and data that are directly relevant in informing the FDA’s regulation of the manufacture, distribution, and marketing of tobacco products to protect public health.

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It Takes a Village: Building State, Local, Tribal, and Territorial Partnerships for Community Preparedness and Response

Deadline:  June 18, 2013

This project is intended to improve community preparedness and response and to strengthen resiliency-which will reduce injury related morbidity and mortality in public health emergencies and strengthen community and national recovery in the aftermath. The awardee will innovatively identify key issues and lessons learned that could impact communities, states, and regions and that will foster national collaboration. This can be done through improved preparation before an event by including community members in planning for known threats in their community; equipping community members to respond in the event of a public health emergency; and by providing the tools and resources to better recover in the aftermath.

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Making Disasters Less Disastrous: Public Health, Healthcare Executives, and Emergency Management Working Together

Deadline:  June 18, 2013

This proposal is to award one applicant to work with CDC in bringing together federal partners with other national leadership and communities to build further collaboration in healthcare, public health, and emergency management in community preparedness and response planning. Healthcare systems (including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation facilities, and skilled nursing facilities), and their clinical and administrative staff, are integral components to ensuring adequate and appropriate preparedness for an effective response to a public health emergency or mass casualty event and for preventing related injuries and deaths. This project will develop and provide clear guidance for leaders in hospitals, healthcare systems, public health, and emergency management to improve coordination and cooperation in community preparedness and response planning, increasing the engagement of all sectors in this collaborative process.

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Clinical Sites for an Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U01)

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

To establish Clinical Sites for an Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) added to and building upon the NIH Intramural Research Programs Undiagnosed Diseases Program (IRP-UDP).

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Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Human Tissue Core (HTC)(U01)

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Human Tissue Core (HTC) for the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program (LungMAP). The overall goal of this program is to build an open-access reference resource by creating a comprehensive molecular atlas of the late-stage developing lung (human and mouse) with data and reagents available to the research community. The atlas will integrate gene and protein expression profiles, transcriptome, epigenome, and other molecular characterizations with high-resolution anatomical information to provide molecular profiles of functionally or anatomically defined cell types in the developing lung. The HTC will identify and manage tissue source sites to collect, process, deposit, and distribute human lung samples to the Research Centers (RCs).

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Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Research Center (RC) (U01)

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Research Centers (RCs) for the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program (LungMAP). The overall goal of this program is to build an open-access reference resource by creating a comprehensive molecular atlas of the late-stage developing lung (human and mouse) with data and reagents available to the research community. The atlas will integrate gene and protein expression profiles, transcriptome, epigenome, and other molecular characterizations with high-resolution anatomical information to provide molecular profiles of functionally or anatomically defined cell types in the developing lung. The purpose of the LungMAP RCs will be to focus on generating the molecular anatomy data of the developing lung, both mouse and human.

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Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Data Coordinating Center (DCC ) (U01)

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program (LungMAP). The overall goal of this program is to build an open-access reference resource by creating a comprehensive molecular atlas of the late-stage developing lung (human and mouse) with data and reagents available to the research community. The atlas will integrate gene and protein expression profiles, transcriptome, epigenome, and other molecular characterizations with high-resolution anatomical information to provide molecular profiles of functionally or anatomically defined cell types in the developing lung. The DCC will perform data collection, integration, and analysis; develop and maintain the LungMAP database and website; and coordinate research activities of the Human Tissue Core (HTC) and the Research Centers (RCs).

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Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Research Center (RC) (U01)

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Research Centers (RCs) for the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program (LungMAP). The overall goal of this program is to build an open-access reference resource by creating a comprehensive molecular atlas of the late-stage developing lung (human and mouse) with data and reagents available to the research community. The atlas will integrate gene and protein expression profiles, transcriptome, epigenome, and other molecular characterizations with high-resolution anatomical information to provide molecular profiles of functionally or anatomically defined cell types in the developing lung. The purpose of the LungMAP RCs will be to focus on generating the molecular anatomy data of the developing lung, both mouse and human.

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Molecular Atlas of Lung Development – Data Coordinating Center (DCC ) (U01)

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Molecular Atlas of Lung Development Program (LungMAP). The overall goal of this program is to build an open-access reference resource by creating a comprehensive molecular atlas of the late-stage developing lung (human and mouse) with data and reagents available to the research community. The atlas will integrate gene and protein expression profiles, transcriptome, epigenome, and other molecular characterizations with high-resolution anatomical information to provide molecular profiles of functionally or anatomically defined cell types in the developing lung. The DCC will perform data collection, integration, and analysis; develop and maintain the LungMAP database and website; and coordinate research activities of the Human Tissue Core (HTC) and the Research Centers (RCs).

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State and Regional Approaches to Improving Access to Services for Children and Youths with Epilepsy

Deadline:  June 19, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement solicits applications for the initiative – State and Regional Approaches to Improving Access to Services for Children and Youths with Epilepsy. The purpose of this activity is to provide up to seven (7) grants to support state and local governments in their efforts to improve access to health and other services for children and youths with epilepsy (CYE) residing in rural and/or medically underserved areas[[]1].

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group A (R21)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group B (R01)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group B (R21)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group C (R01)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group C (R21)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group D (R01)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Answers to NCIs Provocative Questions- Group D (R21)

Deadline: June 20, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is to support research projects designed to use sound and innovative research strategies to solve specific problems and paradoxes in cancer research identified by the NCI Provocative Questions initiative. These problems and paradoxes phrased as questions are not intended to represent the full range of NCI’s priorities in cancer research. Rather, they are meant to challenge cancer researchers to think about and elucidate specific problems in key areas of cancer research that are deemed important but have not received sufficient attention.

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Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) (R25)

Deadline:  June 20, 2013

The National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS) will award Research Initiative for Scientific Enhancement (RISE) research education grants (R25) to institutions focused on developing new or expanding existing effective institutional developmental programs designed to academically and scientifically prepare underrepresented (UR) students in the biomedical or behavioral sciences for competitive research careers. The RISE program provides grants to institutions with significant enrollment of students from populations underrepresented in the biomedical and behavioral sciences that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to strengthen students academic preparation, research training and professional skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in the biomedical and/or behavioral sciences.

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SLEEP AND SLEEP DISORDER

Deadline:  June 20, 2013

The primary purpose of the FOA is to address the burden of insufficient sleep and prevent sleep disorders by supporting a professional sleep health organization to expand sleep promotion and sleep disorder prevention awareness, develop partnerships and collaborations to improve education and awareness about sleep hygiene, improve provider knowledge and skills about sleep health promotion, recommend sleep health data collection model and identification and dissemination of sleep health-related policies.

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PsychENCODE: Identification and Characterization of Non-coding Functional Elements in the Brain, and their Role in the Development of Mental Disorders (R01)

Deadline:  June 10, 2013

The Encyclopedia of DNA Elements (ENCODE) project, by systematically cataloging transcribed regions, transcription factor binding sites, and chromatin structure, has recently found that a larger fraction of the human genome may be functional than was previously appreciated. However, our understanding of the role of these functional genomic elements in neurodevelopment and mental disorders is at an early stage. This funding opportunity will support studies that identify non-coding functional genomic elements and elucidate their role in the etiology of mental disorders.

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Refugee Microenterprise Development Projects

Deadline:  June 10, 2013

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for the Refugee Microenterprise Development Project. ORR has supported microenterprise development projects since 1991 through the award of discretionary grants to a variety of public agencies, community economic development agencies, local mutual assistance associations, and voluntary agencies. The broad goals of this program are to: 1. Assist refugees in becoming economically self-sufficient by owning and managing a small business, 2. Provide seed money to refugee serving organizations to start and develop microenterprise program that will serve refugees at sustained and expanded levels, and 3. Help mainstream organizations develop the experience of serving refugee populations. In order to achieve these objectives, award recipients under this announcement will provide pre-business and post-business technical assistance as well as capital to refugee entrepreneurs.

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Revision Applications to P50 Awards for Research on Imaging and Biomarkers for Early Cancer Detection (P50)

Deadline:  June 10, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications from currently funded SPORE or ICMIC Specialized Centers using the NCI P50 grant mechanism. Revision applications are expected to focus on combined imaging and biomarker approaches to improve screening, early cancer detection and diagnosis by integrating multi modality imaging strategies and multiplexed biomarker methodologies. Depending on the context and focus of the parent P50 award, studies proposed in the revision application must correspond to an additional project expanding the scope of the parent Program Project while maintaining relevance to the overall focus of the parent grant.

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Campus Suicide Prevention Grant

Deadline:  June 10, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Campus Suicide Prevention grants. The purpose of this program is to facilitate a comprehensive approach to preventing suicide in institutions of higher education. This program is designed to assist colleges and universities build a foundation for their efforts to prevent suicide attempts and completions and to enhance services for students with mental and substance use disorders that put them at risk for suicide and suicide attempts. The Campus Suicide Prevention grants support an array of campus activities to help grantees build a solid foundation for delivering and sustaining effective mental health and substance abuse prevention, treatment, and recovery support services. Successful applicants will provide “roadmap” of the process by which they have assessed or intend to assess suicide prevention needs and plan/implement infrastructure development strategies that meet those needs. The plan put forward in the grant application must show the linkages among needs, the proposed infrastructure development strategy, and increased system capacity that will enhance and sustain effective prevention programs and services which support SAMHSA’s Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Strategic Initiative. The plan must also address the needs of youth at high-risk identified by the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention; including, but not limited to: lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT), American Indian/Alaska Natives (AVAN), military family members, and veterans. In addition, applicants should incorporate goals and objectives from the National Strategy for Suicide Prevention (NSSP), that includes a comprehensive and data driven approach to suicide prevention, with the vision that one death is too many. As a result of the Garrett Lee Smith Campus Suicide Prevention grants, colleges, and universities will: • increase the amount of training to students, faculty, and staff on suicide prevention and mental health promotion; • increase collaboration among campus and community partners to deliver the message that suicide prevention is everyone’s responsibility; • increase the number of educational seminars and informational materials for students, faculty, staff, and family members on suicide prevention, identification and reduction of risk factors, such as depression and substance use/abuse; • increase help-seeking among students and reduce negative attitudes for seeking care for mental and substance use disorders among students; and • increase the promotion of the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.

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State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

Deadline:  June 10, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the State Implementation Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities. The purpose of the program is to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children and youth with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and other related developmental disabilities (DDs). Program funding will support improved state systems of care and the implementation of activities focused on improving early and continuous screening, coordination of family-centered services through a medical home, and increasing ASD/DD awareness.

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State Planning Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other Developmental Disabilities

Deadline:  June 10, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the State Planning Grants for Improving Services for Children and Youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other Developmental Disabilities Program. The purpose of this program is to support applicants in the planning and development of activities that are designed to improve State systems of care for children and youth with ASD and related DDs and increase access to comprehensive coordinated health care. Program Goal: Develop comprehensive, measurable State plans in collaboration with a diverse group of stakeholders that outline an approach to improve access to comprehensive, coordinated health care and related services for children and youth with ASD and other DDs. The statewide plan should address State needs and be designed to: Improve access to culturally competent family-centered medical homes that coordinate care with pediatric subspecialties; Reduce barriers to screening, referral, diagnosis, and intervention services.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (P50)

Deadline:  June 11, 2013

The National Institute on Aging (NIA) invites applications from qualified institutions for support of Alzheimer’s Disease Research Centers (ADRCs). These centers are designed to support and conduct research on Alzheimer’s disease (AD), to serve as shared research resources that will facilitate research in AD and related disorders, distinguish them from the processes of normal brain aging and mild cognitive impairment (MCI), provide a platform for training, collect biospecimens useful for clinical research, develop novel techniques and methodologies, and translate these research findings into better diagnostic, prevention, treatment and care strategies.

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Advancing Eating Disorders Research through Dimensional Studies of Biology and Behavior (R01)

Deadline:  June 11, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) seeks research studies that use dimensional constructs to integrate biology (e.g., brain circuit or physiological pathway) and behavior in the service of advancing the understanding of biological mechanisms and developmental trajectories of eating disorders.

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Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Basic Research Program (U19)

Deadline: June 13, 2013

This FOA solicits applications to participate in the Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE) program, a cooperative network intended to improve the understanding and treatment of autoimmune diseases (www.autoimmunitycenters.org).The ACE program was founded on the premise that collaboration among basic and clinical scientists can accelerate both fundamental and applied research.For this reissued FOA, the formerly integrated Centers are divided into Basic and Clinical research programs.This FOA solicits applications for the Basic research program; a companion FOA solicits applications for the Clinical research program. The members of the Basic and Clinical ACE will work together to design and conduct studies of mechanisms of action of the immune-modulating agents being tested in the clinical trials.

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Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence, Clinical Research Program (UM1)

Deadline: June 13, 2013

This FOA solicits applications to participate in the Autoimmunity Centers of Excellence (ACE) program, a cooperative network intended to improve the understanding and treatment of autoimmune diseases (www.autoimmunitycenters.org). The ACE program was founded on the premise that collaboration among basic and clinical scientists can accelerate both fundamental and applied research. For this reissuanc, the formerly integrated Centers are divided into Basic and Clinical research programs. This FOA solicits applications for the Clinical research program; a companion FOA solicits applications for the Basic research program. The members of the Basic and Clinical ACE will work together to design and conduct studies of mechanisms of action of immune-modulating agents tested in clinical trials.

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Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R03)

Deadline:  June 14, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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National Network to Enhance Capacity of State and Local Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention Programs (NNECS)

Deadline:  June 16, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to fund a national STD membership organization to enhance workforce and operational capacity of state, local and territorial STD programs.

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Projects to Establish Individual Development Account (IDA) Programs for Refugees

Deadline:  June 17, 2013

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) invites eligible entities to submit competitive grant applications for projects to establish and manage Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) for low-income refugee participants. Eligible refugee participants who enroll in these projects will open and contribute systematically to IDAs for specified Savings Goals, including home ownership, business capitalization, vehicles for educational or work purposes, professional certification, and education (limited to postsecondary education, college entrance exam fees, Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and GED preparation and test fees). Successful grantees will be expected to coordinate their policies and procedures for developing and administering refugee IDA projects with ORR and with the existing refugee IDA network.

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National Resource Center on Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs financed by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF-2013)

Deadline:  June 17, 2013

The Administration on Aging (AoA), an agency of the Administration for Community Living (ACL) plans to award one cooperative agreement to support a National Resource Center on Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs (Center). The funding, from the 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds (PPHF-2013), will support up to $730,000 for year 1 and up to $1 million each for years 2 and 3 of a three (3) year project period, contingent upon the continued availability of federal funds. The Center will assist states, the aging, disability and public health networks and their partners to increase access to and sustain evidence-based prevention programs, particularly Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) programs, that improve the health and quality of life of older adults and adults with disabilities. The Center will serve as a national clearinghouse of tools and information on CDSMEs. The award will be made in the form of a cooperative agreement because AoA will be substantially involved.

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Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program

Deadline:  June 17, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program.  The purpose of the RAED Grant Program is to 1) purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that have been approved, or cleared for marketing, by the Food and Drug Administration; 2) provide defibrillator and basic life support training in automated external defibrillator usage through the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or other nationally recognized training courses, and 3) place the AEDs in rural communities with local organizations.

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Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States (CABHI-States)

Deadline:  May 28, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) and the Center for Mental Health Services (CMHS), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Cooperative Agreements to Benefit Homeless Individuals for States (CABHI-States) grants. The purpose of this jointly funded program is to enhance or develop the infrastructure of states and their treatment service systems to increase capacity to provide accessible, effective, comprehensive, coordinated/integrated, and evidence-based treatment services; permanent supportive housing; peer supports; CMHS-funded peer navigator(s); and other critical services to persons who experience chronic homelessness with substance use disorders or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. The outcomes will include: 1) assisting states to develop strategies associated with addressing the needs of individuals who experience chronic homelessness; and 2) increasing the number of individuals placed in permanent supportive housing and enrolled in Medicaid and other mainstream benefits (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP).The major goal of the CABHI-States program is to ensure, through state and local planning and service delivery, that the most vulnerable individuals who experience chronic homelessness receive access to sustainable permanent housing, treatment, recovery supports, and Medicaid and other mainstream benefits. To achieve this goal, SAMHSA funds will support four primary types of activities. CSAT funds will support three primary types of activities:1. Enhancement or development of a statewide plan to ensure sustained partnerships across public health and housing systems that will result in short- and long-term strategies to support individuals who experience chronic homelessness. 2. Delivery of behavioral health, housing support, peer, and other recovery-oriented services not covered under a state’s Medicaid plan.3. Assist the state Medicaid eligibility agency in developing a streamlined application process for individuals who experience chronic homelessness and assist providers (e.g., alcohol and drug treatment facilities, homeless service providers) seeking to become qualified Medicaid providers. As well, engage and enroll eligible persons who experience chronic homelessness in Medicaid and other mainstream benefit programs (e.g., SSI/SSDI, TANF, SNAP).CMHS funds will support the fourth primary activity, peer navigator(s):4. Use of a peer navigator to assist individuals who have co-occurring substance use disorders with serious mental illness identify and access housing, recovery support services, social mainstream benefits, and personal network development. SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental, substance use, and co-occurring mental and substance use disorders. To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency’s work on people and emerging opportunities. More information is available at the SAMHSA Web site: http://www.samhsa.gov/About/strategy.aspx. This program is aligned with all Strategic Initiatives and specifically Recovery Support. If your application is funded, you will be expected to: 1) develop a health disparities impact statement. This statement should utilize grantee data to identify subpopulations (i.e., racial, ethnic, sexual/gender minority groups) vulnerable to health disparities; and (2) develop a plan to decrease the differences in access, service use and outcomes among those subpopulations. This plan should include use of the National Standards for Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services (CLAS) in Health and Health Care. See Appendix I: Addressing Behavioral Health Disparities. CABHI-States is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest.CABHI-States grants are authorized under Section 509 and 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD and/or Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.DefinitionsFor the purposes of this RFA, the term “behavioral health” refers to a state of mental/emotional health and/or choices and actions that affect wellness. Behavioral health problems include substance abuse or misuse, alcohol and drug addiction, serious psychological distress, suicidal ideation, and mental and substance use disorders. The term is also used to describe the service systems encompassing the promotion of emotional health, the prevention of mental and substance use disorders and related problems, treatments and services for mental and substance use disorders, and recovery support.“Mental and substance use disorders” are referred to throughout this document. This phrase is meant to be inclusive of mental disorders, substance use disorders, and co-occurring substance use and mental disorders.“Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH)” is an approach that helps individuals and families who are homeless and/or disabled to choose, obtain, and retain long-term, affordable housing with supportive services. Persons participating in PSH have voluntary access to ongoing case management services that are designed to preserve tenancy and address their evolving needs. Housing is decent, affordable, and integrated in the community. It may include an apartment or single room occupancy in a building (congregate housing), rent-subsidized apartments, or houses in the open housing market (scattered housing), as well as designated units within privately owned buildings. “Chronic homelessness” as characterized under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, as amended by S. 896 of the “Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 means, with respect to an individual or family, that the individual or family— (i) is homeless and lives or resides in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter; (ii) has been homeless and living or residing in a place not meant for human habitation, a safe haven, or in an emergency shelter continuously for at least 1 year or on at least 4 separate occasions in the last 3 years; and (iii) has an adult head of household (or a minor head of household if no adult is present in the household) with a diagnosable substance use disorder, serious mental illness, developmental disability, post traumatic stress disorder, cognitive impairments resulting from a brain injury, or chronic physical illness or disability, including the co-occurrence of 2 or more of those conditions.” In addition, a person who currently lives or resides in an institutional care facility, including a jail, substance abuse or mental health treatment facility, hospital or other similar facility, and has resided there for fewer than 90 days shall be considered chronically homeless if such person met all of the requirements described above prior to entering that facility.

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Model Approaches to Statewide Legal Assistance Systems – Phase I

Deadline:  May 28, 2013

The goal of this program is to protect and enhance essential rights and benefits of older persons in states across the country, through the creation and maintenance of well integrated, cost-efficient legal service delivery systems that effectively target scarce legal resources to older adults in the greatest social or economic need and that are an integral part of the broad aging service network. Section III.2. Cost Sharing or Matching was modified to allow all applicants to request a waiver of match requirements due to established hardship. Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission was modified to remove multiple appearances of forms/assurances/certifications. Section V.1 Criteria was modified to include detailed breakdowns of scoring weight for criteria sub-sections. Section VIII. Other Information was modified to remove multiple appearances of application checklist components.

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Improving state and local capacity to assess and manage risks associated with private wells and other small drinking-water systems by using the Environmental Health Specialist Network (EHS-Net)

Deadline:  May 28, 2013

This FOA seeks to improve the ability of state and local health departments, and U.S. Territories and Native American tribal public health agencies to locate and use UDWS data. These uses will include identifying new or clarifying known or suspected issues related to UDWS that may affect public health.

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Evidence-Based Laboratory Medicine: Laboratory Medicine Best Practices Systematic Review Recommendations Evaluation

Deadline:  May 30, 2013

The purpose of the project is to evaluate the clinical laboratory best practice recommendation for reducing blood sample hemolysis rates developed through the Laboratory Medicine Best PracticesTM (LMBPTM) Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This recommendation was the product of a systematic review for evidence of effectiveness for practices to reduce hemolysis and was developed using the A6 Method established through the LMBPTM Initiative. The current study seeks to measure the extent of improvement that results from implementation of this evidence-based best practice recommendation compared to existing (current) practices to reduce hemolysis. The design of the recommendation evaluation plan should be based on the A6 Method, described elsewhere in this document, and consider evidence of effectiveness as defined by laboratory quality indicators, patient outcomes, and cost analyses consistent with national health care priorities for improving public health. The LMBPTM recommendation for reduction of blood sample hemolysis rates will be evaluated through replication as described. One applicant will be awarded. This single award can be implemented as a study conducted in a single institution, measuring one or more settings within the institution, or multiple settings within affiliated facilities of a health system. The budget should reflect study design complexity. The purpose is limited to quality improvement associated with delivering healthcare, and the associated measuring and reporting of performance data.

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Collaborations for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (R01)

Deadline:  May 30, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish inter-disciplinary collaborative projects to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells. These collaborations are designed to integrate additional research strategies into NIGMS’ research base of laboratories specializing in macromolecular function in living systems. Grantees may use this funding opportunity to (i) complement each other’s capabilities (for example, in biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or pharmacology), where the innovation is in the biology rather than in the technology; (ii) apply proven technologies that are technically challenging, expensive, or not yet widely used in cell biology and allied fields (for example, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening); (iii) develop, pilot, evaluate, and/or apply emerging technologies (for example, super resolution light microscopy); (iv) carry out feasibility studies or upstream research and development of new technological concepts that are unproven, but potentially useful for study of macromolecular interactions. This FOA invites unconventional research strategies, including exploratory, descriptive, and statistical approaches, and encourages discovery and hypothesis generation as research objectives. This FOA uses the NIH multiple program director(s)/principal investigator(s) (PD(s)/PI(s)) model, the R01 activity, and the modular budget grant application format.

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Research Networks for Macromolecular Interactions in Cells (U54)

Deadline:  May 30, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to establish inter-disciplinary collaborative research networks to advance studies of macromolecular interactions and their relationship to function in cells. These networks are designed to integrate additional research strategies into NIGMS’ research base of laboratories specializing in macromolecular function in living systems. Investigators may use this funding opportunity to (i) complement each other’s capabilities (for example, in biochemistry, genetics, chemistry, or pharmacology), where the innovation is in the biology rather than in the technology; (ii) apply proven technologies that are technically challenging, expensive, or not yet widely used in cell biology and allied fields (for example, mass spectrometry, high-throughput screening); (iii) develop, pilot, evaluate, and/or apply emerging technologies (for example, super resolution light microscopy); (iv) carry out feasibility studies or upstream research and development of new technological concepts that are unproven, but potentially useful for study of macromolecular interactions. This FOA invites unconventional research strategies, including exploratory, descriptive, and statistical approaches, and encourages discovery and hypothesis generation as research objectives. This FOA uses the NIH Multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) model and the U54 Specialized Center Cooperative Agreement mechanism.

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Collaborative Human Tissue Network (CHTN) (UM1)

Deadline:  May 31, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is to support the Collaborative (currently “Cooperative”) Human Tissue Network (CHTN). The goal for CHTN is to collect and distribute high quality human tissue specimens to facilitate basic and early translational cancer research. The CHTN is designed as a unique biospecimen resource in that it is based on prospective collection and distribution of samples upon specific investigators requests. Samples to be collected from patients include pre-cancerous, cancerous, and benign neoplastic tissues, as well as specimens corresponding to non-neoplastic diseases and uninvolved tissues.

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Research on Marijuana Legalization in the US (Admin Supp)

Deadline:  May 31, 2013

The NIDA announces the availability of administrative supplements to inform social, behavioral, and public health impacts of recent US marijuana legalization laws/policies.

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The Developing Evidence to Inform Decisions about Effectiveness (DEcIDE) Research Network (U19)

Deadline:  May 31, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Research Program Cooperative Agreement (U19) applications from organizations that propose a Research Center in outcomes and effectiveness research and focus in one of two programmatic themes:patients served by (1) Medicare; or (2) State Medicaid and/or Childrens Health Insurance (CHIP) programs. This FOA is intended to support (a) one to two comprehensive primary research studies that are designed to produce objective scientific evidence for informing evidence-based decision-making by Medicare, State Medicaid, and/or CHIP patients; (b) a dissemination project that transfers knowledge from a Centers primary research studies to appropriate stakeholders; (c) Center infrastructure including research data, personnel, pilot research studies, learning forums on research methods, multicenter collaborations, and a stakeholder technical expert panel; and (d) each Centers shared responsibility in program governance and scientific oversight through active participation in a multicenter consortia focused on either Medicare or on State Medicaid/CHIP.Interventional or observational research studies that assess the quality, effectiveness, or safety of preventive, diagnostic, therapeutic, behavioral, health information technology, or health systems interventions on patient health outcomes will be considered under this FOA.

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In vitro-In vivo Correlations of Ocular Implants

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

The purpose of this study is to investigate in vitro-in vivo correlations of ophthalmic intravitreal implants. Specifically, an in vitro dissolution test which correlates with in vivo ocular absorption should be investigated. In vivo studies should be conducted in an appropriate animal model.Suitable bioequivalence methods are lacking for generic ophthalmic implants. The results from this project will help to understand the relationship between in vitro release and in vivo release, and the findings will be used to help determine bioequivalence study recommendations for generic ophthalmic intravitreal implants.

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In vitro-In vivo Correlations of Parenteral Microsphere Drug Products

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

The purpose of this study is to investigate in vitro-in vivo correlations of parenteral microspheres. The encapsulated agent may be a small molecule or peptide, and the dosage form should be an injectable. An in vitro dissolution test which correlates with in vivo absorption should be investigated. In vivo studies should be conducted in a suitable animal model.The results from this project will help to understand the release mechanisms of microspheres and how in vitro studies could be used to predict in vivo bioavailability.

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In vitro release tests for transdermal drug delivery systems (U01)

Deadline:  June 1, 2013

Background Many transdermal delivery systems (TDDS) are labeled to warn against applying heat to the TDDS as it may increase the rate of drug release. When the reference product contains these warnings, the generic product must also have the same labeling. As part of its review FDA does require evidence that the formulation of a generic product is not less safe than the RLD. It is possible that different transdermal formulations of the same drug may have different responses to heat. To ensure that the RLD labeling with respect to heat is applicable to the ANDA product, the ANDA applicant should provide information about the formulation performance to ensure that the sensitivity to heat of the generic product is not more pronounced than that of the RLD. Because the identified concern is specifically related to differences in product formulation, in vitro data provides a direct measure of the formulation properties and thus is more appropriate than in vivo studies for this evaluation. Objectives This project will investigate in vitro – in vivo correlations of transdermal systems. The goal is to identity in vitro release test conditions that best identify heat effects on transdermal system release. These in vitro tests would be used in the review process to ensure that the performance of the proposed generic products does not introduce any additional safety risk. Detailed Description This project will investigate in vitro – in vivo correlations of transdermal systems. The project has several phases 1) Identification or generation of an in vivo data set of heat effects on transdermal products. The in vivo data set may be obtained from the literature or generated as a part of this grant. It may include identification of approved transdermal systems with in vivo heat effects on systemic exposure mentioned in the approved labeling. 2) Evaluation of these transdermal systems in a range of different in vitro test conditions to identify the in vitro conditions and study design that best identify the effect of heat on transdermal systems. These studies should be in-vitro skin flux permeation studies and include comparative in vitro release data at normal and elevated temperatures. 3) Evaluation of approved generic products with no in vivo heat effect data using the optimal in vitro conditions from phase 2.

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Undergraduate Summer Institutes in Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases (R25)

Deadline:  June 3, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Annoucement (FOA) solicits applications to establish summer research institutes for qualified undergraduates to participate in summer research experiences relevant to the mission of the Division of Kidney, Urologic and Hematologic Diseases/NIDDK (NIDDK/DKUH) http://www2.niddk.nih.gov/KUH/KUHHome/default.htm.

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Occupational Safety and Health Research (R01)

Deadline:  June 5, 2013

The purpose of this grant program is to develop an understanding of the risks and conditions associated with occupational diseases and injuries, to explore methods for reducing risks and for preventing or minimizing exposure to hazardous conditions in the workplace, and to translate significant scientific findings into prevention practices and products that will effectively reduce work-related illnesses and injuries.

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Clinical Neuroscience and Entertainment Software Pilot Partnership Program to Develop Neuropsychiatric Interventions (R43/R44)

Deadline:  June 6, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) utilizes the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) award mechanism to support the development of highly engaging cognitive training interventions delivered through computers and/or gaming platforms that are targeted to the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, autism and/or HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), with the goal of improving real-world functioning of patients. This initiative specifically supports small businesses with development and commercial experience in the entertainment software industry to partner with clinical neuroscientists experienced with cognitive training.

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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance

Deadline:  June 6, 2013

The application package for this FOA has been modified and now includes the correct form for the Project Abstract Summary (OMB Number 0980-0204). If you downloaded the application package prior to May 9, 2013 with Project Abstract (OMB Number 4040-0003), you must download a new application package to prevent validation errors during application submission. This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified and re-posted for application submission. Proposed Changes to this announcement are identified in a Notice of Public Comment published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013. ANA encourages applicants to review the Federal Register Notice at ANA Notice of Public Comment. Also, the Due Date for Applications has changed to June 6, 2013 as noted in the Overview and Section IV.3. Due Dates and Times. The Administration for Children and Families, Administration for Native Americans announces the availability of Fiscal Year 2013 funds for community-based projects for the Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program. The purpose of ANA grant funding is to is to support Native communities to be self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant and economically self-sufficient. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. ANA also funds tribal and native-based organizations that serve these populations. The Native Language Preservation and Maintenance program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community’s language preservation goals.

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Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Initiative

Deadline:  June 6, 2013

The application package for this FOA has been modified and now includes the correct form for the Project Abstract Summary (OMB Number 0980-0204). If you downloaded the application package prior to May 9, 2013 with Project Abstract (OMB Number 4040-0003), you must download a new application package to prevent validation errors during application submission. This Funding Opportunity Announcement will be modified and re-posted for application submission. Proposed changes to this announcement are identified in a Notice of Public Comment published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013. ANA encourages applicants to review the Federal Register Notice at ANA Notice of Public Comment. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF), Administration for Native Americans (ANA) announces the availability of fiscal year 2013 funds for community-based projects for the Native American Language Preservation and Maintenance – Esther Martinez Initiative. The purpose of ANA grant funding is to is to support Native communities to be self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant and economically self-sufficient. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. The Esther Martinez Initiative provides funding to support three-year projects being implemented by Native American Language Nests, Survival Schools, and Restoration Programs in accordance with P.L. 109-394.

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Social and Economic Development Strategies -SEDS

Deadline:  June 6, 2013

The application package for this FOA has been modified and now includes the correct form for the Project Abstract Summary (OMB Number 0980-0204). If you downloaded the application package prior to May 9, 2013 with Project Abstract (OMB Number 4040-0003), you must download a new application package to prevent validation errors during application submission. This Funding Opportunity Announcement has been modified and re-posted for application submission. Proposed Changes to this announcement are identified in a Notice of Public Comment published in the Federal Register on February 26, 2013. ANA encourages applicants to review the Federal Register Notice at ANA Notice of Public Comment. Also, the Due Date for Applications has changed to June 6, 2013 as noted in the Overview and Section IV.3. Due Dates and Times. The Administration for Native Americans (ANA), within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF), announces the availability of Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 funds for new community-based projects under the ANA Social and Economic Development Strategies (SEDS) program. ANA’s FY 2013 SEDS goals and program areas of interest are focused on strengthening children, families, and communities through community-based organizations, Tribes, and Village governments. The purpose of ANA grant funding is to is to support Native communities to be self-determining, healthy, culturally and linguistically vibrant and economically self-sufficient. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders. ANA also funds tribal and native-based organizations that serve these populations.

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Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

Deadline:  June 7, 2013

This announcement has been modified. In Section IV.3. Submission Dates and Times, the due date for applications has been changed to 6/07/2013. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting applications for grants to administer projects for the national Assets for Independence (AFI) demonstration of the use and impact of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and related services. Grantees will provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become more economically self-sufficient for the long-term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDA). Participants open an IDA and save earned income in the account regularly with the goal of accumulating savings to acquire an economic asset that will appreciate over time — specifically, to purchase a home, capitalize or expand a business for self-employment, or attend higher education or training. Grantees also ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and coaching such as training on money management and consumer issues. Grant recipients must finance the projects with a combination of the Federal AFI grant and non-Federal cash. The non-Federal cash amount must be at least equal to the Federal AFI grant amount. Applications will be screened and evaluated according to requirements and criteria stated in this announcement. Unsuccessful applicants may submit new applications in any succeeding application cycle. This is a standing announcement, which will be effective until cancelled or changed by the Director of the Office of Community Services (OCS). There are multiple funding cycles in each of Federal Fiscal Years 2011, 2012, 2013, with application due dates for each cycle.

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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention Veteran’s Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing Program

Deadline:  June 7, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention – Veterans’ Bachelor of Science in Nursing Program (VBSN).  The VBSN supports HRSA’s strategic plan to improve access to quality health care and services; strengthen, the nation’s healthcare workforce; build healthy communities; and improve health equity.   Sub-goals include increasing and diversifying the health workforce and ensuring that healthcare providers are trained to provide high quality care that is culturally and linguistically aligned.  The awarded VBSN applications will complement the collaborative efforts of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to:                        ·          Reduce barriers that prevent veterans from transitioning into nursing careers;                        ·          Develop BSN career ladder programs targeted to the unique needs of veterans;                        ·          Explore innovative educational models to award academic credit for prior health care experience/training or other relevant military training;                        ·          Address the growing national demand for BSN prepared Registered Nurses; and                        ·          Improve employment opportunities for veterans through high demand careers training as outlined in the Veterans Opportunity to Work under the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011, www.benefits.va.gov/VOW. For FY13, the Division of Nursing (DN) seeks four-year cooperative agreement applications that propose to develop and implement career ladder programs to increase the enrollment of veterans in BSN programs.  The intermediate program goals are to facilitate the transition of veterans into the field of professional nursing, while building upon skills, knowledge, and training acquired during their military service in order to broaden employment opportunities. The VBSN project will provide program participants with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to succeed in passing the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and will provide a means of giving academic credit for prior military medical training and experience.  The methods for awarding credit may include challenge or competency exams and other innovative methods as applicable. Under the VBSN program, applicants are expected to prepare veterans to enter the professional nursing field through innovative and evidenced-based pathways that will increase veterans’ enrollment, advancement, graduation, employment and retention within the field of nursing.  More specifically, the VBSN project should: (1)   Incorporate career ladder development for veterans into an existing BSN program; (2)   Provide faculty development to enhance teaching strategies that address the unique needs of veterans (e.g., understanding scope of practice limitations in a civilian environment for veterans with healthcare provider training, building upon leadership training, and meeting the needs of veterans with physical or emotional issues that may impact learning); (3)   Develop programs and/or methods to assess veteran competencies that are eligible for awarding of nursing academic credit; and (4)   Include mentorship and supportive services (including outreach to veteran’s organizations) that address the unique challenges that veterans face when transitioning to civilian life, including post-traumatic stress disorder and other behavioral/mental health issues and other general work-family-life-balance issues that may negatively impact program completion and gaining employment in nursing after graduation. The VBSN curriculum to be incorporated into the BSN program must: (1)   Use program funds to adapt the existing program to accommodate the needs of veterans, including the development and integration of veteran academic credit. (2) Technical assistance shall be provided to VBSN award recipients by HRSA and by the designated VBSN-CC.  Technical assistance includes, but it is not limited to, guidance on trainee support (not financial); planning, developing, and operating training programs; faculty development; project evaluation; developing evaluation tools and strategies; and analysis of the effectiveness of VBSN projects.  (3) There is no funding history for the VBSN cooperative agreements.

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Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act

Deadline:  June 7, 2013

The Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act (NHHCIA), as amended (42 U.S.C. 11705 and 11706), states that “it is the policy of the United States in fulfillment of its special responsibilities and legal obligations to the indigenous people of Hawaii … to (1) raise the health status of Native Hawaiians to the highest possible health level; and (2) provide existing Native Hawaiian health care programs with all resources necessary to effectuate this policy” [[]see 42 U.S.C. 11702(a)].  The NHHCIA authorizes funding opportunities for the following activities: Service grant to Papa Ola Lokahi (POL) for the activities described in the NHHCIA, including the coordination of the health care programs and services provided to Native Hawaiians. Service grants to the five recognized community-based Native Hawaiian Health Care Systems (NHHCS) to provide a full range of services identified by the legislation and tailored to fit the needs of their respective island communities. This Congressional Special Initiative is a limited competition program announcement.  This FOA provides instructions to be used by existing grantees under the NHHCIA in preparing applications for funding for fiscal year (FY) 2013.  The project and budget period are August 1, 2013 through July 31, 2014.

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Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Scholars Network

Deadline:  May 20, 2013

The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to invite applications for Principal Investigators to join a network of scholars who will investigate critical issues in family self-sufficiency and stability research. The Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network (the Network) will be a collaborative enterprise of scholars who undertake research in family self-sufficiency and stability that is both scientifically rigorous and highly relevant to family self-sufficiency programs and research. This project would support cooperative agreements with scholars who will work independently and collectively to undertake a systematic, multi-disciplinary examination of the current gaps in family self-sufficiency and stability policies, programs and existing research; execute research and program evaluation activities in collaboration with state and local human services agencies and community-based organizations; and participate in a multi-disciplinary learning community by collaborating with other members of the Network and affiliated scholars.

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Data Center for Family Self-Sufficiency

Deadline:   May 20, 2013

The Office of Planning Research and Evaluation (OPRE) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) plans to invite applications to support the development, implementation, and ongoing operations of a Data Center to support family self-sufficiency research and activities (Center). This Center would serve as a hub to support the development of state and institutional capacity for data collection, linkage, and where necessary, storage in order to provide access to high quality data to practitioners and policymakers in family self-sufficiency programs and research. The center would work independently, but would also collaborate with an affiliated Family Self-Sufficiency and Stability Research Network.

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Refugee Home-Based Childcare Microenterprise Development Project

Deadline:  May 21, 2013

The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) within the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is pleased to announce the availability of funds for Refugee Home-Based Child Care Microenterprise Development Projects. These projects are aimed at assisting primarily refugee women in becoming economically self sufficient by providing home-based child care services. Thus, recipients of grant awards through this announcement will teach refugee women about local, state, and federal child care laws, regulations and licensing requirements and about cultural norms concerning child care and child care development. Also, they will assist refugee women in English language acquisition, advance educational attainment (GED) and improve economic opportunities through application of acquired job skills in a market where there is a shortage of childcare providers. Through this grant, mentors will help primarily refugee women establish agreements or contracts with St ate or county child care offices so they may qualify for State/county childcare reimbursement as childcare service providers. Although the focus will be on refugee women, all services provided to refugee women under this project are available to refugee men who are able to benefit from these services.

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Early Care and Education Research Scholars: Child Care Research Scholars

Deadline:  May 21, 2013

The Administration for Children and Families, Office of Policy, Research and Evaluation plans to solicit applications for Child Care Research Scholars grants to support dissertation research on child care policy issues. These grants are meant to build capacity in the research field to focus research on questions that have direct implications for child care policy decision-making and program administration, and to foster mentoring relationships between faculty members and high-quality doctoral students. For further information about prior awards made to Child Care Research Scholars, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/cc/ccr_scholars/index.html. For further information about the Office of Planning, Research and Evaluation, see http://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/opre/. Child Care Research Scholars projects address issues of significance related to Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF); inform policy decisions and solutions, particularly for underserved / understudied populations; and utilize the most rigorous research methodology for the selected research question. Applicants must consult with a CCDF administrator in the development of the proposal. For CCDF State agency contact information and links to State CCDF administration web sites, please visit https://www.acf.hhs.gov/programs/occ/resource/ccdf-grantee-state-and-territory-contacts.Awards are dependent upon the availability of federal funds and whether the award is in the best interest of the federal government.

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Advancing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention (aSBI) and CHOICES in American Indian and Alaska Native Populations through Training and Technical Assistance

Deadline:  May 24, 2013

Purpose: The need for training on how to conduct aSBI and CHOICES and provide technical assistance on implementing the interventions into clinic settings have been identified as barriers for promoting successful adoption and integration into primary care clinics as a standard of care. This program announcement addresses these barriers by focusing on building capacity with the awardee organization(s) to provide training and technical assistance to clinics serving AI/AN populations. Increasing the capacity of organizations to provide a comprehensive approach is anticipated not only to reduce risks for an alcohol-exposed pregnancy in women, but also reduce risky drinking and its associated harms in all men and women, as well as support alcohol screening and brief intervention as a standard of care.

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Establishing a Center for Public Health Training in Complex Humanitarian Emergencies

Deadline:  May 25, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s International Emergency Refugee Health Branch (IERHB) announces the fiscal year (FY) 2013 availability of approximately $100,000 per year for the next five (5) years to promote the development of a cadre of skilled public health professionals who will focus on addressing the health concerns of populations affected by CHEs internationally by establishing a center for training in complex humanitarian emergencies. This FOA is designed to give CDC/IERHB a mechanism to achieve this goal by: 1. Creating a certificate program for public health graduate students in the US 2. Developing a US based fellowship program for international candidates from CHE-affected countries 3. Establishing a program to support international summer practicum experiences for graduate students in a US-based global health program. a. Statutory Authorities: This program is authorized under Sections “§307, §301(a), (c), and §317(k) (1) of the Public Health Service Act, and include the parallel citation to 42 U.S.C. § 242l, 247b (k) (1), and 42 U.S.C. § 241(a), (c), as amended. b. Problem Statement: In the last several decades the number of complex humanitarian emergencies has increased – and with it, the importance of public health resource allocation. CHEs cause serious disruption to society – whether it be a natural disaster or man-made. Natural disasters such as tsunamis and earthquakes can cause catastrophic societal breakdowns and high mortality. There has been a marked increase in armed conflicts in the last half century. There were only 15 armed conflicts worldwide in 1950; this number has grown to at least 30 every year since 1978. It is estimated that more than 191 million people have died either directly or indirectly as a result of armed conflict in the 20th century. Armed conflict can be devastating to local populations – for example, 35-65% of all war-related injury and death involves non-combatants. A complex humanitarian emergency is a crisis in a country, region or society, often associated with a natural, man-made, or biological disaster where: • There is a breakdown of authority, which • Requires an international response that goes beyond the capacity of any single agency and/or the UN country program.

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Limited Competition: Extramural Research Facilities Improvement Program (C06)

Deadline: May 7, 2013

This FOA solicits applications from the eight National Primate Research Centers (NPRCs) that propose to construct, expand, remodel, renovate, or alter biomedical or behavioral research facilities. The proposed facilities must be used to support the development of appropriate experimental research and housing facilities to conduct HIV/AIDS-related research with non-human primates (NHP).

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Alcohol Use Disorders: Treatment, Services Research, and Recovery (R01)

Deadline:  May 7, 2013

Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to support research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorders; organizational, financial, and management factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of services for alcohol use disorders; and phenomenon of recovery from alcohol use disorders. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with two FOAs of identical scientific scope: PA-10-102 that encourages applications under the R21 mechanism and PA-10-101 that encourages applications under the R03 mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

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Alcohol Use Disorders: Treatment, Services Research, and Recovery (R21)

Deadline:  May 7, 2013
Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant applications from institutions/organizations that utilize innovative approaches to research on: behavioral and pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorders; organizational, financial, and management factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of services for alcohol use disorders; and/or on the phenomenon of recovery from alcohol use disorders. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) award mechanism and runs in parallel with two FOAs of identical scientific scope: PA-10-100 that encourages applications under the R01 mechanism and PA-10-101 that encourages applications under the R03 mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

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Alcohol Use Disorders: Treatment, Services Research, and Recovery (R03)

Deadline:  May 7, 2013

Purpose. This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages grant applications from institutions/organizations that propose to support research on behavioral and pharmacological treatment for alcohol use disorders; organizational, financial, and management factors that facilitate or inhibit the delivery of services for alcohol use disorders; and phenomenon of recovery from alcohol use disorders. The R03 grant mechanism supports different types of projects including pilot and feasibility studies; secondary analysis of existing data; small, self-contained research projects; development of research methodology; and development of new research technology. The R03 is intended to support small research projects that can be carried out in a short period of time with limited resources. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Small Research Grant (R03) award mechanism and runs in parallel with two FOAs of identical scientific scope: PA-10-100 that encourages applications under the R01 mechanism and PA-10-102 that encourages applications under the R21 mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the mechanism numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

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Improving Public Health Practices and Service Delivery in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with a Focus on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Tuberculosis under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline:  May 8, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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The Influence of the Microbiome on Preterm Labor and Delivery (R01)

Deadline:   May 9, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement builds on the National Institute of Nursing Researchs (NINRs) previous efforts to understand the mechanisms related to preterm birth by leveraging the work performed by the National Institutes of Healths (NIHs) Human Microbiome Project (HMP). NINR seeks research to address the contribution of the microbiome to preterm labor and delivery. Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity, and evidence suggests that although there are multiple contributors, microorganisms may play a significant role. Research conducted as part of the HMP demonstrated that a shift in bacterial species occurs in women during the course of a pregnancy. An enhanced knowledge of the microbiome, the changes that are associated with increased risk for preterm labor and delivery, and the influence of genetic and environmental factors is needed to better address this important public health issue. Interdisciplinary collaborations that include nurse scientists in the project team are strongly encouraged. Additionally, applicants should consider engaging the resources and expertise of nearby or otherwise available Clinical and Translational Science Award grant sites (CTSAs) and/or federally funded research centers where possible.

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The Influence of the Microbiome on Preterm Labor and Delivery (R21)

Deadline:  May 9, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement builds on the National Institute of Nursing Researchs (NINRs) previous efforts to understand the mechanisms related to preterm birth by leveraging the work performed by the National Institutes of Healths (NIHs) Human Microbiome Project (HMP). NINR seeks research to address the contribution of the microbiome to preterm labor and delivery. Preterm birth is a leading cause of neonatal mortality and morbidity, and evidence suggests that although there are multiple contributors, microorganisms may play a significant role. Research conducted as part of the HMP demonstrated that a shift in bacterial species occurs in women during the course of a pregnancy. An enhanced knowledge of the microbiome, the changes that are associated with increased risk for preterm labor and delivery, and the influence of genetic and environmental factors is needed to better address this important public health issue. Interdisciplinary collaborations that include nurse scientists in the project team are strongly encouraged. Additionally, applicants should consider engaging the resources and expertise of nearby or otherwise available Clinical and Translational Science Award grant sites (CTSAs) and/or federally funded research centers where possible.

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NIH Directors Biomedical Research Workforce Innovation Award: Broadening Experiences in Scientific Training (BEST) (DP7)

Deadline:  May 10, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to seek, identify and support bold and innovative approaches to broaden graduate and postdoctoral training, such that training programs reflect the range of career options that trainees (regardless of funding source) ultimately may pursue and that are required for a robust biomedical, behavioral, social and clinical research enterprise. Collaborations with non-academic partners are encouraged to ensure that experts from a broad spectrum of research and research-related careers contribute to coursework, rotations, internships or other forms of exposure. This program will establish a new paradigm for graduate and postdoctoral training; awardee institutions will work together to define needs and share best practices.

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Planning Grants for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN) (P20)

Deadline:  May 10, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage organizations with experience in the mentorship of individuals underrepresented in the biomedical research workforce to submit planning grant applications for the NIH National Research Mentoring Network (NRMN). The NRMN will establish a nationwide consortium to provide networking and mentorship experiences for individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical research from the undergraduate to junior faculty level. Planning grant applications must propose a plan to develop the partnerships and infrastructure needed to be competitive for the NRMN initiative.

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Using Evidence from Science and Community Practice to Develop Web- and other Technology-Based Tools for HIV Treatment Service Provider Organizations to Improve Linkage, Retention, and Re-Engagement of HIV-Positive Persons in Care

Deadline:  May 10, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to identify, translate and pilot-test evidence-informed strategies and community best practices to improve linkage, retention and re-engagement of HIV positive persons in HIV care. This program proposes to identify “model programs” with evidence-informed or community-based strategies for improving linkage and retention in care, translate the “model programs” into web- and other-technology-based tools and resources for implementation by other agencies, pilot test the tools with agencies experiencing challenges in linkage and retention of clients, and refinement of tools for potential dissemination by CDC to clinical and community-based providers. The logic model for this funding opportunity visually depicts how the problem statement, purpose, outcomes and strategy are interrelated (Figure 1). Also depicted in the logic model are immediate, intermediate and long-term outcomes that are expected as a result of the project. The funding opportunity addresses the problem statement by identifying and translating “model programs” for HIV treatment service provider organizations to improve linkage, retention, and re-engagement of HIV positive persons to care by developing web-based tools (1) to assist HIV-positive persons to start HIV care shortly after receipt of a positive HIV test result; (2) to support ongoing retention in HIV care, and re-engagement of previously-diagnosed persons who have dropped out of care; and (3) offering services to promote linkage to HIV care, retention in continuous HIV care, and adherence to ART through collaborations with HIV testing providers, community-based providers, HIV care providers, case managers, and health departments. This FOA supports a holistic framework that enables NCHHSTP to more comprehensively address the broader, cross-cutting issues of health and wellness by addressing Health Equity, Program Collaboration and Service Integration (PCSI), and Advancing Public Health Approaches to Improve Sexual Health.

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Postmarketing Surveillance of Generic Drug Usage and Substitution Patterns (U01)

Deadline:  May 10, 2013

With the significant increase of generic market share, it is becoming imperative that the public and the scientific community have confidence that the FDA review of generic drugs will ensure that a generic drug is interchangeable with the brand product as well as other generics under all approved indications and conditions of use. Some complex generic products such as vancomycin capsules, sodium ferric gluconate injection, enoxaparin injection and others are approved based on innovative but controversial methods. The purpose of this study is to evaluate existing tools and to develop new methods to proactively monitor the drug safety, efficacy, usage, and substitution patterns of recently approved generic drugs whose approval was controversial and to evaluate if controversy during the approval process affects their acceptance by physicians and patients. The outcome of this study will help assure the public about generic drug safety and efficacy, and support the Agency to continue developing innovative methods for generic drug product approval.

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Leveraging Existing Natural Experiments to Advance the Health of People with Severe Mental Illness (R24)

Deadline: May 11, 2013

People with severe mental illness (SMI) die from the same causes as those in the general population, e.g., heart disease, diabetes, cancer, stroke, and pulmonary disease. However, these diseases are more common in people with SMI and lead to earlier death. The modifiable health risk factors that contribute to these diseasessmoking, obesity, hypertension, metabolic disorder, substance use, low physical activity, poor fitness and dietare also more common and have an earlier onset in people with SMI. Iatrogenic effects of psychiatric medications, which may include weight gain and metabolic disorder, add to these health risks. Effective interventions to reduce these common modifiable health risk factors exist for the general population.

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Comprehensive Support Services for Families Affected by Substance Abuse and/or HIV/AIDS

Deadline:  May 13, 2013

The Administration on Children, Youth and Families (ACYF), Children’s Bureau (CB), announces the availability of competitive grants authorized by the Abandoned Infants Assistance Act of 1988, as amended. These grants will be awarded to eligible applicants for activities and services that are designed to increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance the safety of infants and young children who have been exposed to a dangerous drug or have been exposed to HIV/AIDS and/or at risk of being placed in out-of-home care as a result of the parent(s)’ substance abuse or HIV status. The purposes of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are as follows: To develop and implement programs of comprehensive community-based support services for infants and young children, particularly those who have been perinatally exposed to a dangerous drug, those with, or who have been perinatally exposed to, the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), or those who have a life-threatening illness or other special medical need, and their natural families, including older siblings; To implement evidence-based, evidence-informed and/or trauma-informed screening and treatment practices or other effective treatments; To evaluate the implementation and outcomes of these comprehensive support services; and To develop these programs as identifiable sites that other States/locales seeking to implement comprehensive support services for this target population can look to for guidance, insight, and possible replication. Applicants are encouraged to have a coordinated or collaborative infrastructure in place that can enhance the project’s capacity to meet a broad range of needs for families involved in substance abuse and/or HIV/AIDS issues. Applicants are encouraged to test targeted approaches to substance and HIV/AIDS issues affecting the family (including older siblings) and the applicant may choose to focus the project’s efforts on a particular point along the continuum of services from prevention treatment to aftercare services. To successfully increase well-being, improve permanency, and enhance safety for children affected by substance and/or HIV/AIDS, applicants are encouraged to implement evidence-based, evidenced-informed, and/or trauma-informed practices or other effective treatments. Additionally, applicants should provide evidence that these interventions are an appropriate fit for the characteristics and needs of the targeted service population and that the treatment services are feasible based on the capacity and resources available. Funds may be used for services that are consistent with the funding opportunity announcement and may include, but not be limited to, work with: Community-based, family-based substance abuse treatment services; Early intervention and preventative services; Child and family counseling; Referrals to mental health services; Substance abuse treatment services; and/or Parenting skills training.

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State Offices of Rural Health Grant Program (SORH)

Deadline:  May 13, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) grant program.  Federally funded since 1991, the purpose of the State Offices of Rural Health (SORH) grant program is to assist States in strengthening rural health care delivery systems by maintaining a focal point for rural health within each State.  The program provides funding for an institutional framework that links small rural communities with State and Federal resources to help develop long term solutions to rural health problems.  This competing continuation guidance provides instruction for applying for a new three year project period. Authorizing legislation provides that each SORH conduct the following activities: (1)   Establish and maintain within the State a clearinghouse for collecting and disseminating information on— (A)  rural health care issues; (B)   research findings relating to rural health care; and (C)   innovative approaches to the delivery of health care in rural areas; (2)   Coordinate the activities carried out in the State that relate to rural health care, including providing coordination for the purpose of avoiding duplication in such activities; and (3)   Identify Federal, State, and nongovernmental programs regarding rural health, and provide technical assistance to public and nonprofit private entities regarding participation in such programs.

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Improving HIV Prevention and Treatment Outcomes Among HIV-Infected Persons by Integrating Community Pharmacists and Clinical Sites into a Model of Patient-centered HIV Care

Deadline:  May 13, 2013

In the last 20 years, care of persons infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) has transitioned from treatment of an acute illness to comprehensive management of a chronic infection accompanied by a number of co-morbidities (Pallella FJ et al., 2006). Historically, HIV-infected patients were referred to infectious disease specialists, a model of care designed to meet patients’ acute illness needs. More effective therapy has led to significant reductions in HIV-associated morbidity and mortality. However, providers increasingly face challenges providing HIV care stemming from long-term management of HIV infection, other co-morbidities, side effects associated with antiretroviral therapy (ART), drug interactions, and increased risk of age-associated non-AIDS-related morbidity and mortality (Deeks S, 2009; Harrison KM et al., 2010).

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Tribal Title IV-E Plan Development Grants

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to make one-time grants to Tribes, Tribal organizations, or Tribal consortia that are seeking to develop, and within 24 months of grant receipt, submit to the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) a plan to implement a title IV-E foster care, adoption assistance and, at Tribal option, guardianship assistance program. Grant funds under this announcement may be used for the cost of developing a title IV-E plan under Section 471 of the Social Security Act (the Act) to carry out a program under Section 479B of the Act. The grant may be used for costs relating to the development of data collection systems, a cost allocation methodology, agency and Tribal court procedures necessary to meet the case review system requirements under Section 475(5) of the Act, or any other costs attributable to meeting any other requirement necessary for approval of a title IV-E plan.

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Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: Minority Women)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Targeted Capacity Expansion: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Women at High Risk for HIV/AIDS (TCE-HIV: Minority Women) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand substance abuse treatment and HIV services for African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women (ages 18 years and older), including heterosexual, lesbian, bisexual, previously incarcerated women, and their significant others, who have substance use or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders and are living with or at risk for HIV/AIDS. The goals of this program are to: (1) reduce HIV infection and transmission rates among African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women, including reducing alcohol, marijuana, cocaine and injecting drug use (IDU); (2) address the impact of violence and trauma on women’s increased risk of substance abuse and HIV infection; (3) increase access to culturally appropriate, women and family centered, trauma-informed substance abuse/co-occurring mental health treatment and HIV/viral hepatitis services, including HIV and hepatitis B and C testing; (4) educate and empower African American, Hispanic/Latina and other racial/ethnic minority women to increase their awareness of safer sex practices (e.g., condom use) and make informed decisions about their behavioral health, including trauma-related HIV risk-behaviors; and (5) implement evidence-based interventions. Although progress has been made with respect to addressing risk behaviors, it is clear that more progress is needed. Data from CSAT’s HIV programs demonstrate positive outcomes on domains such as injection drug use, unprotected sexual contacts, and unprotected sexual contact with someone with HIV, someone who is using intravenous (IV) drugs, or someone who is under the influence of substance(s) such as alcohol and/or other drugs. CDC Fast Facts: HIV Among Women (August 2011) shows that in 2009 there were an estimated 11,200 new HIV infections among women in the U.S. In that year, women comprised 51 percent of the U.S. population and 23 percent of those newly infected with HIV. Of the total number of new HIV infections among U.S. women in 2009, 57 percent occurred in Black females, 21 percent occurred in Whites, and 16 percent occurred in Hispanics/Latinas. In 2009, the rate of new HIV infections among Black women was 15 times that of White women, and over 3 times the rate among Hispanic/Latina women. See Appendix L, Background Information, for additional information. This funding opportunity supports the Congressional Minority AIDS Initiative, which was developed to improve HIV-related health outcomes for racial and ethnic minority communities disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS, and to reduce HIV-related health disparities. The program also supports the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiatives: Health Reform, Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Illness, and Recovery Support. TCE-HIV: Minority Women is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery for this grant program should begin by the 4th month after receiving the notice of award. TCE-HIV: Minority Women grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

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Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R03)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R21)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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Limited Competition: Scholars Training for the Advancement of Research (STAR): Revision to NINR T32 Training Grants (T32)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

NINRs Scholars Training for the Advancement of Research (STAR) program is designed to help strengthen the pipeline of researchers dedicated to using interdisciplinary approaches to solving complex clinical and basic research problems. STAR invites revision applications (formerly known as competing supplements) from PD(s)/PI(s) at Schools of Nursing with currently funded T32 institutional training grants to support the fast track training of up to two additional students in an integrated interdisciplinary Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) to PhD program.

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Developing Research Capacity to Assess Health Effects Associated with Volcanic Emissions and other Environmental Exposures (R01)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

To build research capacity, through a multidisciplinary approach and collaborations, in order to study the short and long-term health effects of volcanic emissions and other environmental exposures.

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Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R21)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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Collaborative Research on Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and Delayed Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury: Neuropathology and Neuroimaging Correlation (U01)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

The initiative will support a multicenter, systematic and comprehensive investigation of the neuropathology of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and the delayed effects of traumatic brain injury using postmortem biospecimens, and histological and neuroimaging tools as a foundation for future studies to develop in vivo diagnostics.

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Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R03)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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Pilot Projects on Sports-Related Brain and Spinal Cord Injury (R21)

Deadline:  May 14, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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National Organizations Support for State Oral Health Programs

LOI Deadline:  May 14, 2013

The purpose of the program, National Organizations’ Support for State Oral Health Programs, is to enhance the effectiveness of state health department programs to prevent and control oral diseases and conditions. This program will support states’ efforts to perform essential public health functions related to oral health, address oral diseases in the four domains of Surveillance and Epidemiology, Environmental Approaches, Health Systems Interventions, and Community-Clinical Linkages, and support coordination of oral health efforts with state chronic disease programs and other partner organizations.

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NINDS Stroke Trials Network – Regional Coordinating Stroke Centers (U10)

Deadline:  May 15, 2013

Coordinating Stroke Center in the NINDS Stroke Trials Network. The primary goal of this network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site clinical trials focused on key interventions in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches. Exploratory phase 1, 2 and confirmatory phase 3 clinical trials as well as biomarker-validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials will be coordinated through separate National Clinical Coordinating and Data Management Centers. Additional efficiencies will be encouraged through the use of master trial agreements and a central IRB. Clinical and basic scientists at the centers will contribute to the development of network clinical trial applications for peer review, as well as planning for execution of NINDS-funded stroke clinical trial applications from outside of the network, including trials that result from Collaborative Research and Development Agreements between the NINDS and Industry partners. The Network will also be uniquely poised to rapidly collaborate with other existing networks, such as the NINDS Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network (NETT) or international consortia to conduct larger, definitive trials of promising interventions for the treatment of stroke.

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NINDS Stroke Trials Network – National Clinical Coordinating Center (U01)

Deadline:  May 15, 2013

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to participate as a National Clinical Coordinating Center for the NINDS Stroke Trials Network. The primary goal of this network is to maximize efficiencies to develop, promote and conduct high-quality, multi-site exploratory phase 1, 2 and confirmatory phase 3 clinical trials focused on key interventions, as well as biomarker-validation studies that are immediately preparatory to trials, in stroke prevention, treatment, and recovery with the objective to have a balanced portfolio between all three approaches. The network will include multiple regional coordinating stroke centers with strong collaborative relationships between vascular neurology, emergency medicine, interventional neuroradiology, neurosurgery, neurointensive care, neuroimaging, stroke rehabilitation, and pediatric neurology that is coordinated through separate National Clinical Coordinating and Data Management Centers. Efficiency will be encouraged through the use of master trial agreements and a central IRB. Clinical and basic scientists at the regional coordinating stroke centers will contribute to the development of network clinical trial applications for peer review, as well as planning for execution of NINDS-funded clinical trial applications from outside of the network, including trials that result from Collaborative Research and Development Agreements between the NINDS and Industry partners. The Network will also be uniquely poised to rapidly collaborate with other existing networks, such as the NINDS Neurological Emergencies Treatment Trials Network (NETT) or international consortia to conduct larger, definitive trials of promising interventions for the treatment of stroke.

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High Impact Neuroscience Research Resource Grants (R24)

Deadline:  May 16, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) supports high impact efforts to provide resources for neuroscience research. Projects should address compelling needs of broad communities of neuroscience researchers or should offer unique services that otherwise would be unavailable. Applications can propose new tools, reagents or services, innovative approaches to scaling and/or economizing existing resources, or introduction of resources to wider user groups. Projects must support the NINDS mission.

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NINDS Institutional Center Core Grants to Support Neuroscience Research (P30)

Deadline:  May 16, 2013

NINDS invites applications for Center Core Grants that provide resources and facilities shared by a minimum of six NINDS-supported investigators, and supporting a wider base of neuroscience research. The proposed Centers will offer services and expertise that would be difficult or impractical to support in individual labs. The Centers are expected to capitalize on economies and synergies associated with shared resources, and to foster a collaborative environment among neuroscientists at host institutions.

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Limited Competition: Training for examination, inspection, and investigation of food manufacturing, processing, packing, holding, distribution, and importation, including retail food establishments (U18)

Deadline:  May 16, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued to announce the availability of cooperative agreements to be awarded under Limited Competition.The goal of the FDA/Office of Regulatory Affairs (ORA) Cooperative Agreement Program is to facilitate long-term improvements to the national food safety system by training food regulatory officials to the standards for examination, inspection, and investigation of food manufacturing, processing, packing, holding, distribution, and importation, including as related to retail food establishments.

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Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Associated Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R34)

Deadline:  May 1, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by NIDA, the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD/HA), NIAAA, and NCCAM. The purpose is to accelerate research on health promotion and prevention interventions with foci on reducing the onset and progression of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse (including illicit and prescription drugs) and associated mental and physical health problems and on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors among active-duty or recently separated (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan) military troops, Veterans, and their families.

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Prevention and Health Promotion Interventions to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse and Associated Physical and Psychological Health Problems in U.S. Military Personnel, Veterans and their Families (R01)

Deadline:  May 1, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is issued by NIDA, the Department of Defense (DoD), Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD/HA), and NIAAA. The purpose is to accelerate research on health promotion and prevention interventions with foci on reducing the onset and progression of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and abuse (including illicit and prescription drugs) and associated mental and physical health problems and on the promotion of health-enhancing behaviors among active-duty or recently separated (e.g., Iraq and Afghanistan) military troops, Veterans, and their families.

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Revision Applications for Research on Assessing the Role of Stigma in HIV Prevention and Care (R34)

Deadline:  May 1, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to understand the role of stigma in HIV prevention and care. Specifically, NIMH is encouraging revision applications (formerly “competitive supplement” applications) that a) validate stigma measures, b) investigate how HIV-associated stigma impacts HIV prevention and care uptake and outcomes, c) examine reduction in stigma as an outcome of ongoing interventions intended to impact prevention or care, and d) pilot test novel interventions to reduce stigma.

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Revision Applications for Research on Assessing the Role of Stigma in HIV Prevention and Care (R01)

Deadline:  May 1, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) aims to support research to understand the role of stigma in HIV prevention and care. Specifically, NIMH and NIAID are encouraging revision applications (formerly “competitive supplement” applications) that a) validate stigma measures, b) investigate how HIV-associated stigma impacts HIV prevention and care uptake and outcomes, c) examine reduction in stigma as an outcome of ongoing interventions intended to impact prevention or care, and d) pilot tests of novel interventions to reduce stigma.

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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee – City of Detroit within Wayne County, Michigan

Deadline:  May 2, 2013

Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in the City of Detroit within Wayne County, MI. Funds in the amount of $50,495,648 annually will be available to provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start program services to eligible children and their families. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHS@headstartgrants.org for additional information.

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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee – Sunflower County, Mississippi

Deadline:   May 2, 2013

Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Sunflower County, MS. Funds in the amount of $4,633,382 annually will be available to provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start program services to eligible children and their families. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHS@headstartgrants.org for additional information.

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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee – Jersey City within Hudson County, New Jersey

Deadline:  May 2, 2013

Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Jersey City within Hudson County, NJ. Funds in the amount of $8,463,698 annually will be available to provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start program services to eligible children and their families. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHS@headstartgrants.org for additional information.

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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee – City of Baltimore, Maryland

Deadline:  May 2, 2013

Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in the City of Baltimore, MD. Funds in the amount of $30,378,548 annually will be available to provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start program services to eligible children and their families. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHS@headstartgrants.org for additional information.

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Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee – Washington, District of Columbia

Deadline:   May 2, 2013

Through this announcement, the Administration for Children and Families solicits applications from public or private non-profit organizations, including community-based and faith-based organizations, or for-profit organizations that seek to provide a high-quality, comprehensive birth-to-five program incorporating both Head Start and Early Head Start funding, or to provide for Head Start only or Early Head Start only, to children and families residing in Washington, DC. Funds in the amount of $17,606,052 annually will be available to provide Head Start and/or Early Head Start program services to eligible children and their families. Interested applicants may email the OHS Operations Center at OHS@headstartgrants.org for additional information.

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National Center for Environmental Health/Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Public Health Conference Support Program

Deadline:  May 2, 2013

To provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences in the areas of environmental public health.

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Grant for Alzheimer’s Disease Drug Development Program

Deadline: May 7, 2013

This grant (PA-10-205) of about $3 Million is open to nonprofits, federally-recognized tribes and traditionally, minority-serving institutions in order to fund efforts to create new drug therapies that stop, slow or reverse the cognitive effects caused by the onset of Alzheimer’s.

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Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R01)

Deadline: May 7, 2013

Purpose. The purpose of this announcement is to describe areas of research of particular interest to the National Institute on Aging. This FOA seeks to promote research that develops, characterizes, refines and enhances model systems for aging research, including but not limited to animal models, cell lines, and informatics. This FOA issued by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to: characterize aging at the physiological, biochemical and functional levels in existing animal models, including but not limited to animal models currently used in other scientific fields that have potential to benefit aging research; develop new animal models for aging research; develop unique cell lines for aging research; use comparative biology to identify models of highest priority for aging research; or develop informatics that enhance the utilization of animals for aging research. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will utilize the NIH Research Project Grant (R01) award mechanism and runs in parallel with another FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-10-015, that solicits applications under the Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant (R21) mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications.

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Development and Characterization of Animal Models for Aging Research (R21)

Deadline: May 7, 2013

Purpose. The purpose of this announcement is to describe areas of research of particular interest to the National Institute on Aging. This FOA seeks to promote research that develops, characterizes, refines and enhances model systems for aging research, including but not limited to animal models, cell lines, and informatics. This FOA issued by the National Institute on Aging, National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (R01) applications that propose to: characterize aging at the physiological, biochemical and functional levels in existing animal models, including but not limited to animal models currently used in other scientific fields that have potential to benefit aging research; develop new animal models for aging research; develop unique cell lines for aging research; use comparative biology to identify models of highest priority for aging research; or develop informatics that enhance the utilization of animals for aging research. Mechanism of Support. This FOA will use the NIH Exploratory/Developmental (R21) grant mechanism and runs in parallel with a FOA of identical scientific scope, PA-10-014, that encourages applications under the R01 mechanism. Funds Available and Anticipated Number of Awards. Awards issued under this FOA are contingent upon the availability of funds and the submission of a sufficient number of meritorious applications. Because the nature and scope of the proposed research will vary from application to application, it is anticipated that the size and duration of each award will also vary. The total amount awarded and the number of awards will depend upon the numbers, quality, duration, and costs of the applications received.

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Provision of Comprehensive Care and Treatment Programs by Local Indigenous Entities in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 16, 2013

The goal of this program in Tanzania is to increase the number of local partner(s) with capacity to achieve expansion of activities to maximize coverage through quality comprehensive HIV services. The objectives include:• By 2018, the percentage of adults and children alive and on treatment 12 months after treatment initiation to increase from 67% to 85%.• By 2018, the percentage of HIV positive pregnant mothers initiated on ART through prevention of mother to child transmission (PMTCT) to increase from 14 to 98% as a result of implementation of option B+. • By 2018, the percentage of TB/HIV co infected individuals tested and treated with ARVs to increase from 40% to 90% due to full adoption of WHO 2010 treatment guidelines.• By 2018 the retention of HIV positive patients in care and treatment to increase from 67% to 85% through improved adherence counseling and proper linkages, referrals and patient tracking.• By 2018, individuals confirmed with HIV positive test result from HIV testing and counseling sites and successfully linked to care and treatment services to increase from 60% to 80%.• By 2018, the District and Regional Health Management Teams have an improved ability to plan, implement, and manage a HIV program, as demonstrated by the ability to lead 100% of quarterly partner coordination meetings and to increase their annual URT budgets to absorb 25% PEPFAR supported staff.

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Establishment of a Strategic Partnership to Strengthen the South African National AIDS Council under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 19, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to strengthen the capacity of SANAC to lead the coordinated HIV and AIDS and TB response and support the implementation of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).

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Establishment of a Strategic Partnership to Strengthen the South African National AIDS Council under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 19, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to strengthen the capacity of SANAC to lead the coordinated HIV and AIDS and TB response and support the implementation of the Country Coordinating Mechanism (CCM).

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Pension Counseling & Information Projects

Deadline:  April 22, 2013

The goal of the Pension Counseling & Information Program is to help individuals understand and exercise their pension rights The counseling projects promote protection of the rights, financial security, and independence of older individuals and empower them to make better choices in planning for long-term care. Successful applicants will demonstrate a proven record of advising and representing individuals who have been denied employer or union-sponsored pensions or other retirement savings plan benefits, and will have the capacity to deliver services on a regional basis.

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National Alzheimer’s Call Center

Deadline:  April 22, 2013

The Administration on Aging (AoA) will hold a competition for a new cooperative agreement to operate a national information and counseling service for persons with Alzheimer’s disease, their family members and caregivers (National Alzheimer’s Call Center). The National Call Center will be available to people in 56 states and territories, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year to provide expert advice, care consultation, information and referrals nationwide, at the national and local levels, regarding Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRD). The grantee will maintain a national network of organizations that are effectively linked together and supported by a national office. The grantee will have an overarching capability of linking consumers to local entities that are prepared to provide accurate information, referrals to publicly and privately funded services and supports, counseling services, including crisis counse ling, and detailed follow through to ensure consumers receive appropriate and high quality responses to their concerns. The grantee will coordinate with federal initiatives, such as http://www.alzheimers.gov/, and make appropriate referrals to other federally-funded resources, such as the Eldercare Locator.Eligible applicants include domestic public or non-profit entities including faith-based organizations and community-based organizations with national reach into all states, as well as into territories, tribes and localities. National reach can be accomplished through a network of partnerships with other entities.AoA plans to fund one project through this cooperative agreement. The project will be funded at a federal share of approximately $985,135 per year for a project period of 5 years, contingent on the availability of federal funds. Grantees are required to cover at least 25% of the total program costs from non-federal cash or in-kind resources.The National Call Center’s consumers will be people with ADRD, their family members and caregivers. The National Call Center will be accessible by telephone, website, e-mail address and TTY/TDD at no cost to the consumer. Applicants must involve community-based organizations in the operation of the National Call Center to ensure local, on-the-ground capacity to respond to emergency and on-going needs of people with ADRD, their family members and caregivers. Applicants must be able to carry out activities and initiatives at a national level, as well as work with local organizations. Applicants must target traditionally underserved populations in their proposed outreach and marketing strategies, including elders and caregivers of color; ethnic minority, low-income, limited-English proficient and rural persons; people with dementia and intellectual or developmental disabilities and their family caregivers; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) older adults and caregivers; and caregivers and families coping with Alzheimer’s disease.

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National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships

Deadline:  April 22, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for a cooperative agreement for the National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships. The Family Professional Partnerships Program (FPP) promotes the following objectives to improve the health delivery system and quality of life for children (and youth) with special health care needs (CSHCN) and their families: (1) family-centered care, (2) cultural and linguistic competence, and (3) shared decision-making for families of CSHCN at all levels of decision-making (individual, peer, community, etc.). Program activities will primarily be carried out through federal leadership strategies and one cooperative agreement – the National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships and the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers. To ensure continued effectiveness and positive program outcomes, the scope of this center is being realigned to focus on significant priorities in a changing health care environment that have been identified by State Title V agencies, the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).  The FY 2013 priority needs are: 1) full implementation of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA); 2) strengthening the primary care workforce; and 3) improving access to quality care/innovation. The National Center for Family/Professional Partnerships The Institute of Medicine (IOM) Report Crossing the Quality Chasm: A New Health System for the 21st Century established shared decision-making and patient/family centered care as key elements of a quality health care system.  Since the IOM Report, national quality indicators of family/professional partnership, shared-decision-making, and patient/family-centered care have been established and have shown that CSHCN benefit from family/patient-centered care by improved transition, fewer unmet needs and fewer problems accessing needed referrals. Moreover, research has shown that an increase in shared-decision making is significantly associated with lower total health care out-of-pocket costs and decreased utilization (hospitalizations and emergency department visits) for CSHCN. This supports the importance of shared decision-making in the ACA provisions. Anticipated needs that states will likely have include finding effective ways to bring consumer perspectives into health care policies, planning, implementation and quality improvement activities based upon evidence-based strategies; and preparing the workforce to inform families of changes in services and access. In order to assist State Title V programs and their partners to better partner in full implementation of the ACA this center will provide: 1) support to a broad national, regional and state network of informed family leaders who can partner, not only at the individual and peer levels of decision-making, but also at the community, state and systems levels; 2) assistance in connecting states with appropriate contacts for family perspectives and participation, including those of minority and rural populations, in the development of state Health Insurance Marketplaces (Exchanges), Medicaid expansion plans, community health teams, etc.; and 3) family-friendly, culturally and linguistically appropriate information and explanation of coverage to states, patient navigators, families and providers in collaboration with other HRSA funded grants . To assist in workforce development in state public health programs, this center will  1) provide training on family-centered care and FPP as the foundation of shared decision-making through their national, regional and state networks to the state,  primary care and community workforce  (such as state public health programs, care coordinators, interdisciplinary care teams, patient navigators, community health workers, primary care extension hub sites, and when possible, in federally-qualified health centers and National Health Service Corps clinicians.) In order to assist in access to quality care/innovation, this center will: 1) document and spread innovative, evidence-based and best practices on shared decision-making to inform policy, practice and quality improvement activities in public health; and 2) disseminate and provide technical assistance on utilization of tools such as scientifically validated measures for family-centered care in order to help states measure and track impact of changes in quality of care that result from integration of family-centered care and CSHCN shared decision-making into medical practice. The grantee will conduct ongoing evaluation and annual impact assessments of activities in all three priority areas mentioned which may include follow-up calls/emails to states and/or review of Title V Block Grant applications. Expected outcomes include: As a result of training, there will be an increased number of states (Title V CSHCN programs and their partners) that successfully facilitate incorporation of family-centered, culturally competent care and shared decision-making principles into ACA policies, planning and implementation; Documented measures of impact on quality of care/services. Although this center has been in existence for a number of years, this effort will have an emphasis on evaluating the spread, impact and outcomes of activities on service delivery systems, policies, practices/providers and families using those services. The center should collect information from targeted state Title V CSHCN programs and partner organizations on gaps and successes in reaching project goals of 1) full implementation of the ACA; 2) strengthening the primary care workforce; and 3) improving access to quality care/innovation. Once gaps are identified, small changes to the system/organization can be planned, implemented and results measured by states to determine if these changes were effective in improving systems, services and supports to families. Those changes that are proven effective can be spread within the state, organization, and to other grantees. Required Evaluation of Effectiveness The Center is required to collect data to evaluate the effectiveness of their interventions and demonstrate that awarded federal funding has yielded demonstrable programmatic outcomes.  Specifically, the purpose of evaluation activities will be to ascertain whether the Center achieved prospective/desired outcomes.  The collection of evaluation data is consistent with the federal government’s desire to promote fiscal transparency.  Awardees will help ensure the transparency and documentation of awardee processes, policies and activities and enhance program monitoring, program improvement and program decision-making.  (See more on pp. 18, 20, 21, 29 and 34).

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Limited Competition: Continuation of the National Institute on Aging Multicenter Clinical Trial The LIFE Study (U01)

Deadline: April 26, 2013

This limited competition FOA is to continue The LIFE Study. The LIFE Study was designed to determine whether a long-term structured physical activity (PA) program, as compared with a successful aging (SA) health education program, reduces the risk of major mobility disability, defined as incapacity to walk 400 meters. The LIFE Study extension will determine effects of a long-term structured PA program on other important for older adults diseases and conditions, including mild cognitive impairment, dementia, cardiovascular disease, persistent major mobility disability, and other.

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Promoting Adolescent Health through School-Based HIV/STD Prevention and School-Based Surveillance

Deadline:  April 26, 2013

The primary purpose of this funding is to build the capacity of districts and schools to effectively contribute to the reduction of HIV infection and other STD among adolescents; the reduction of disparities in HIV infection and other STD experienced by specific adolescent sub-populations; and the conducting of school-based surveillance through YRBS and Profiles implementation. Program activities are expected to reinforce efforts to reduce teen pregnancy rates, due to the shared risk factors for, and intervention activities to address, HIV infection, other STD, and teen pregnancy.

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Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems:Building Health Through Integration

Deadline:  April 26, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the fiscal year (FY) 2013 Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems: Building Health Through Integration.  The purpose of this grant program is to improve the healthy physical, social, and emotional development during infancy and early childhood; to eliminate disparities; and to increase access to needed early childhood services by engaging in systems development, integration activities and utilizing a collective impact approach to strengthen communities for families and young children and to improve the quality and availability of early childhood services at both the state and local levels.  This program broadens and enhances the efforts of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) programs authorized by section 511 of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 711), focusing attention on the needs of our youngest citizens, infants and young children. Applicants have the option to plan, if necessary, and implement one of three strategies: 1)      Mitigation of toxic stress and trauma in infancy and early childhood.  This strategy should be broadly focused across multiple systems in communities, and coordinated with medical homes, trauma prevention activities, and collective impact approaches; or 2)      Coordination of the expansion of developmental screening activities in early care and education settings statewide by connecting pediatric and other child health leaders with child care health consultants to link training and referrals among medical homes, early intervention services, child care programs and families; or 3)      Improvement of state infant/toddler child care quality initiatives (State licensing standards/Quality Rating and Improvement Systems [[]QRIS] and/or professional development) by incorporating 10 or more Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards; Guidelines for Early Care and Education Programs , 3rd ed. (CFOC3) standards focused specially on the infant/toddler age group (see Appendix A). Note:  “early care and education” is inclusive of child care, day care, pre-school, pre-K, kindergarten, Early Head Start, and Head Start programs. This new emphasis on infancy and early childhood builds upon the goals and objectives of earlier Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems (ECCS) initiatives and recent scientific evidence regarding the relationship between early experience, brain development, and long-term health and developmental outcomes.  Lifespan trajectories for health, educational achievement and social-emotional sturdiness have their foundations in the earliest experiences, intimately and individually, beginning within the prenatal environment and building through the first months of caregiver-infant interactions.  The vision for the future of child health care and the development of comprehensive early childhood systems requires intentional focus on infants and young children assuring health and developmental trajectories by fostering safe and nurturing relationships, and mitigating toxic stress that would otherwise compromise future capacity. All applicants are required to partner with an early childhood state team to include, as appropriate, representatives from programs, projects and professional organizations including but not limited to: health (e.g., Title V, local public health, community health centers, Medicaid, American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), and their Building Bridges Among Health and Early Childhood Systems Project women’s health, infant mortality, Healthy Start, Healthy Mothers/Healthy Babies); mental and behavioral health (e.g., children’s mental health, Project LAUNCH, Administration for Children, Youth and Families (ACYF) trauma informed practice grantee, Pediatric/Infant mental Health Professionals, substance abuse prevention); education (e.g., IDEA Part C Early Intervention and Part B Preschool, Race to the Top); family support and home visiting (e.g., MIECHV, Strengthening Families, Community-Based Child Abuse Prevention (CBCAP), Child Welfare, domestic violence prevention, Help Me Grow, ABCD); and early care and education (e.g., State Advisory Councils, State Child Care Licensing, Head Start, Child Care Health Consultants, State child care administrators, Healthy Child Care America partners, and/or Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies).   (NOTE: This is not an exhaustive list.  If an existing workgroup meets these criteria, a new group does not have to be established.) This funding announcement also requires applicants to enlist pediatricians, preferably their AAP Chapter leadership and other child health providers, to join with state ECCS, MIECHV and early care and education professionals to lead state policy development that supports programs or services that focus on mitigating toxic stress, expand developmental screening, and strengthen systems for improved child care quality and child care health consultation in infancy and early childhood. It is our belief that by a specific focus on infants and young children, applicants will drive the critical health and early childhood partnerships necessary to establish integrated services that support building lifespan health and sturdy development of children, as called for by the newest Early Brain and Child Development science to improve child and family outcomes. All applicants are encouraged to review Early Learning Council/State Advisory Council (SAC) membership and assess whether it has representatives from pediatric health and infant/pediatric mental health.  If the SAC lacks such representatives the ECCS leadership team should focus efforts to address such needs.  All applicants are encouraged to align ECCS plans and activities with relevant MIECHV, Project LAUNCH, and SAC policies and initiatives, as well as other state early childhood initiatives, to reduce redundancies, ensure maximum leveraging of federal early childhood investments, and ensure sustainability beyond MCHB funding. All successful applicants will be required to build ECCS leadership in aggregating, aligning and reporting on state early childhood benchmark data consistent with benchmark areas identified in the MIECHV legislation at section 511(d)(1)(A) of the Social Security Act.  This effort builds commonality and critical documentation of the significance of building health and developmental outcomes by early childhood investments.

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Pension Counseling & Information Program: National Pension Assistance Resource Center

Deadline:  April 29, 2013

The goal of the Pension Counseling & Information Program is to help individuals understand and exercise their pension rights. AoA funds a national Pension Assistance Resource Center to provide support to the pension counseling projects, State and Area Agencies on Aging, Aging and Disability Resource Centers, legal services providers, and others by providing substantive legal training, technical assistance, and programmatic consultation.  Successful applicants will demonstrate a proven record of advising and representing individuals who have been denied employer or union-sponsored pensions or other retirement savings plan benefits; will be well-established, known presences in their respective professional communities; and will have the capacity to provide services under the Pension Counseling & Information Program on a national basis.

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STD Surveillance Network (SSuN)

Deadline:  April 30, 2013

The activities described in this FOA are designed to generate new data that will address longstanding gaps and issues in national STD surveillance. Additionally, this FOA will fund innovative and robust collaborations with private and public healthcare partners and model technological approaches to integrated STD surveillance that make sustainable use of advances in electronic health data. Awardees successfully conducting both Part A and Part B activities described in this FOA will significantly enhance core capacity for STD surveillance in the United States and better meet CDC’s overall surveillance mandate by serving as ‘Centers of Excellence for STD Surveillance’. The purpose of Part A activities is to sustainably enhance and improve STD surveillance data available to inform a more comprehensive understanding of trends and determinants of STDs of interest, monitor public health program impact and provide a more robust evidence base for directing public health action. STDs of interest are broadly defined as the nationally notifiable STDs including chlamydial infection, gonorrhea, syphilis, congenital syphilis and chancroid. Additionally, non-reportable bacterial and viral STDs are also of interest where network resources allow. The purpose of Part B is to provide support to build sustainable technical capacity in selected project areas to pilot and evaluate projects that make full and meaningful use of innovations in health information technology to collect data to enhance the quality of STD surveillance and services evaluation activities.

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National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Public Health Conference Support

Deadline:  April 30, 2013

The purpose of this program is to provide partial support for specific non-Federal conferences focusing on HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and/or Tuberculosis in the following areas: (1) Health promotion and disease prevention information and education; (2) Applied research; (3) Incidence and prevalence trends; (3) Surveillance; (4) Prevention and intervention strategies; (5) Screening and treatment; (6) Linkages to care; (7) Program integration; (8) Health equity; (9) Sexual health; and (10) Prevention through health care.

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Well Integrated Screening and Evaluation for Women Across the Nation (WISEWOMAN)

Deadline:  April 30, 2013

The purposes of the WISEWOMAN program are: 1) assuring that cardiovascular screening is provided to women ages 40-64 who are participants in the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP); 2) working with community-based organizations to provide evidence-based prevention services to those women in need of them (through agreements with organizations such as the YMCA, Weight Watchers, and those that provide Diabetes Primary Prevention Programs); 3) improving the management and control of hypertension by integrating innovative health system-based approaches and strengthening community-clinical linkages (such as team-based care and pharmacy medication management programs); and 4) gathering and reporting program related evaluation data, including impact measures.

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Accelerating Delivery of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS in High Prevalence, Underserved Districts In The Republic Of Uganda Under The President¿s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:   April 5, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Technical Assistance for the Transition of Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Programs and Medical Education to Ethiopia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline:  April 8, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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 Improving Public Health Practices and Service Delivery in the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia with a Focus on HIV, Sexually Transmitted Infections, and Tuberculosis under the Presidents Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline:  April 8, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Increase Access to Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Prevention Care and Treatment Services in the Democratic Republic of Congo under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 8, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to increase population access to comprehensive HIV/AIDS services in order to decrease HIV/AIDS-associated morbidity and mortality and contribute to the successful control of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in DRC, particularly in the three provinces of DRC where CDC currently provides support; Kinshasa, Province Oriental, Katanga; and other provinces to be determined later. Applicants are expected to respond to one or more of the following: A. Kinshasa B. Oriental C. Katanga

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Emergency Medical Services for Children: Targeted Issues Demonstration Projects

Deadline: April 9, 2013

HRSA is pleased to provide this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for the Targeted Issues Demonstration Projects. Support is available from the Division of Child, Adolescent, and Family Health (DCAFH), part of the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Please read the entire FOA carefully before completing the application. The Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) program works to ensure that critically ill and injured children receive optimal pediatric emergency care. This FOA for the Targeted Issues grants is intended to invite applications that will improve the care provided by Emergency Medical Services (EMS) providers for critically ill and injured children. Applicants should address specific needs in the field of prehospital pediatric emergency care that transcend State boundaries. Examples of prior Targeted Issue grants can be found at http://www.childrensnational.org/emsc. Note that funding priorities and focus areas differed in prior years. Read this FOA carefully for the current focus area. There will be two categories of grants (see details below). Category I projects will demonstrate the establishment of an infrastructure for pediatric Prehospital research. Category II projects will improve pediatric Prehospital research. Typically, the projects result in a new product/resource or the demonstration of the effectiveness of a model system component or service of value to the nation. Objectives must meet a demonstrable need in the prehospital care of children, and methodologies and strategies for achieving the objectives must be realistic, appropriate and scientifically sound. Evaluation and dissemination are important components of Targeted Issues grants. Rigorous evaluation identifies successful projects and permits demonstration of successful projects for development and implementation in other places in the nation. Dissemination plans should go beyond peer review publication to broader publication through alternative means to reach the target audience. For the current fiscal year, the following focus areas have been identified.

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Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers 2013 (U54)

Deadline: April 9, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Centers (IDDRCs). The Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) invites applications for research center cooperative agreements designed to advance the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). This FOA seeks applications from institutions that meet the qualifications for a multi-disciplinary program of IDD research that will include: 1) Cores that facilitate interdisciplinary and translational research in IDD, and support IDD-related projects funded by other sources; and 2) at least one specific research project related to one of five focus themes identified as an area of research need in IDD. Funds for the majority of research projects using these core facilities come from independent sources including Federal, State, and private organizations.

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Strengthening Strategic Information Activities in the Kingdom of Lesotho under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline:  April 9, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Support and Implement Behavioral Change Communication to Increase Uptake of Highly Effective Prevention Services and Behaviors in Selected Urban and Rural Populations in the Southern and Western Provinces of the Republic of Zambia under the President’s Emergency Plan

Deadline:  April 9, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to support and implement comprehensive behavioral change communication interventions that will promote health seeking behavior of individuals, families and communities in order to reduce risk of sexual transmission (such as through delayed onset of sex, reduced numbers of partners, and consistent condom use) as well as improve the uptake of effective biomedical prevention services such as couples HIV testing and counseling (HTC), PMTCT, MC and ART.

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Improving HIV/AIDS Surveillance and Program Evaluation in Cote d’Ivoire (ISPEC) under the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 9, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Technical Assistance in Support of HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services in the Republic of Cote d Ivoire under the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 9, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.HHS/CDC focuses primarily on two or three major program areas in each country. Goals and priorities include the following:• Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission;• Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections; interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART); • Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect and use surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety; and• Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and opportunistic infections.

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Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program (P42)

Deadline: April 10, 2013

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) is announcing the continuation of the Superfund Hazardous Substance Research and Training Program, referred to as Superfund Research Program (SRP) Centers. SRP Center grants will support problem-based, solution-oriented research Centers that consist of multiple, integrated projects representing both the biomedical and environmental science disciplines; as well as cores tasked with administrative, community engagement, research translation, research support, and training functions. The scope of the SRP Centers is taken directly from the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, and includes: (1) advanced techniques for the detection, assessment, and evaluation of the effect on human health of hazardous substances; (2) methods to assess the risks to human health presented by hazardous substances; (3) methods and technologies to detect hazardous substances in the environment; and (4) basic biological, chemical, and physical methods to reduce the amount and toxicity of hazardous substances.

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Clinical Neuroscience and Entertainment Software Pilot Partnership Program to Develop Neuropsychiatric Interventions (R43/R44)

Deadline: April 10, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) utilizes the Small Business Innovation Research Program (SBIR) award mechanism to support the development of highly engaging cognitive training interventions delivered through computers and/or gaming platforms that are targeted to the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders, autism and/or HIV Associated Neurocognitive Disorders (HAND), with the goal of improving real-world functioning of patients. This initiative specifically supports small businesses with development and commercial experience in the entertainment software industry to partner with clinical neuroscientists experienced with cognitive training.

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Behavioral and Serological Survey (BSS) for HIV and Syphilis among Diamond Mine Workers in Angola

Deadline:  April 10, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Namibian Mechanism for Provision of Implementation Support for Evaluation and Research (PISER) under the Presidential Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief

Deadline:  April 10, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Grants to Expand the Use of Technology-Assisted Care in Targeted Areas of Need

Deadline:  April 10, 2013

The purpose of the TCE-TAC Program is to expand and/or enhance the capacity of substance abuse treatment providers to serve persons in treatment who have been underserved because of lack of access to treatment in their immediate community due to transportation concerns, an inadequate number of substance abuse treatment providers in their community, and/or financial constraints. The use of technology, including web-based services, smart phones, and behavioral health electronic applications (e-apps), will expand and/or enhance the ability of providers to effectively communicate with persons in treatment and to track and manage their health to ensure treatment and services are available where and when needed.

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Clinical and Public Health Curriculum Development, Training and Information Systems Support for the Haiti Health Care System under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 11, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Technical Assistance to National AIDS Control Program (NACP) in India for Strategic Planning and Decision Making under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 11, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Strategic Assessments for Strategic Action (SASA) in India under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 11 ,2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Technical Assistance for Strengthening of Blood Transfusion Services and Increasing Access to Safe Blood in India under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 11, 2013

The goal and objectives of the program in India is to ensure the provision of safe and quality blood even to far-flung remote areas of the country in the shortest possible time, by a well-coordinated National Blood Transfusion Service. A primary objective is to ensure a reduction in transfusion associated HIV transmission to less than 0.5 percent. This is proposed to be achieved through the following four-pronged strategy: a) Ensure that regular (repeat) voluntary non-remunerated blood donors constitute the main source of blood supply through a phased increase in donor recruitment and retention. b) Establish blood storage centers in the primary health care system for availability of blood in far-flung remote areas. c) Promote appropriate use of blood, blood components and blood products among clinicians. d) Capacity building of staff involved in Blood Transfusion Service through an organized training program for various cadres of staff. Adequate resources have been allocated by NACP for the above objectives. In addition, NACO has identified specific areas for strengthening technical and service quality standards, management structures, partnership mechanisms and monitoring and evaluation systems to achieve the NACP objectives, and collaborative initiatives with development partners. Strengthening of Quality Management Systems in Blood Banks (QMSBB) is one of the key priority areas.

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Malawi: Strengthening HIV and TB Service Delivery in Malawi Prison Health Systems under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) is available on the Comments Communication Document (CCD)

Deadline:  April 12, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Technical assistance to accelerate the elimination of mother to child transmission (EMTCT) of HIV and improve HIV-free child survival in the Republic of Zambia under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline:  April 12, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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HIV Co-infection Surveillance Strategies for Program Planning in the Central America Region under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 12, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to assist the Central America Region in strengthening HIV co-infection surveillance and control activities and in improving the availability, integration, and quality of clinical services to HIV patients with opportunistic infections living in the Central America Region. The data provided will be used for program planning and to design interventions to improve care and treatment of persons living with HIV.

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Building Capacity of the Vietnam Health System through Provision of HIV/AIDS Clinical Care Mentorship and Technical Assistance under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 12, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to provide technical assistance, including training, capacity building, and mentorship to the Vietnam Ministry of Health (MOH) and PEPFAR partners on HIV/AIDS care and treatment and related clinical services.

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Supporting a Caribbean Regional Educational Institution to Deliver Leadership and Management Training to Health Professionals in Eleven Caribbean Partnership Framework Countries under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 12, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to improve national responses to HIV and AIDS in the eleven Caribbean PF countries by supporting a Caribbean regional educational institution to train public health leaders. Improved management of national HIV and AIDS programs in Barbados (17 CHLI graduates) and Dominica (6 CHLI graduates) has demonstrated the value of this training in the leadership and management of these programs. National responses in other Caribbean states could be similarly improved.

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Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Information Technology (HIT) Workforce Program.  The purpose of this program is to support formal rural health networks that focus on activities relating to the recruitment, education, training, and retention of HIT specialists. This program will also provide support to rural health networks that can leverage and enhance existing HIT training materials to develop formal training programs, which will provide instructional opportunities to current health care staff, local displaced workers, rural residents, veterans, and other potential students.  These formal training programs will result in the development of a cadre of HIT workers who can help rural hospitals and clinics implement and maintain systems, such as electronic health records (EHR), telehealth, home monitoring and mobile health technology, and meet EHR meaningful use standards.

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Supporting Laboratory Strengthening Activities in Resource-Limited Countries under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Strengthen capacity of the South African Government’s Department of Health to provide quality and sustainable clinical care for HIV-infected patients with complicated HIV and HIV/TB treatment management, including 2nd and 3rd line and other antiretroviral

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework. HHS/CDC focuses primarily on two or three major program areas in each country. Goals and priorities include the following: • Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission; • Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections; interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART); • Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect and use surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety; and • Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and opportunistic infections.

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Comprehensive HIV & TB Prevention, Care and Treatment Services and Systems Strengthening, In Facilities of South Africa’s Department of Correctional Services (DCS) under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Supporting the implementation and capacity building of HIV/AIDS prevention interventions for youth using evidence- based approaches in South Africa under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 15, 2013

In South Africa HIV is a generalized epidemic; however incidence among youth (age 15 – 24 years) continues to remain high. Many young people are growing up in poverty stricken circumstances and are not able to ‘see’ a positive future for themselves, reduce sexual risk behavior and make safer choices. In view of the aforementioned, there is a need to – – Reduce sexual risk behavior among adolescent girls and boys by giving parents/guardians tools to facilitate and promote primary HIV prevention to their pre-adolescent children including utilizing preventative services and products such as voluntary medical male circumcision (VMMC), HIV testing and counselling (HTC), and condoms; – Enhance the knowledge and skills of parents/guardians to promote positive social norms that enhance HIV prevention and nurture positive gender relations; – Provide parents/guardians with necessary knowledge and skills to identify signs and symptoms of child sexual abuse and gender-based violence; and exercise means to address it; – Support parents/guardians in creating a supportive environment that increases adolescents’ self-efficacy to delay sexual debut, prevent sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and unintended pregnancies; – Capacitate young people to meet their developmental tasks namely becoming more individual, establishing identity and self-acceptance, exploring their adult identity, and determining their peer affiliation; and – Capacitate youth to imagine a positive future and enable them to identify and discuss how current risk behaviors can be a barrier to successful adulthood are how to reduce sexual risk behaviors and make safer choices. The goal and objectives of the program in South Africa.

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FY Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (New York City)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Republic of Palau)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Mississippi)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Southeastern, Pennsylvania)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Republic of Marshal Islands)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Guam)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (NV Douglas County)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Iowa)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Montana)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Colorado)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Alaska Anchorage, Juneau,Soldotna, Sitka)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Idaho)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is being issued in anticipation of the appropriation of FY 2013 funds and is subject to all legislative requirements included in relevant appropriations law. This announcement seeks applications from public and private nonprofit entities to establish and operate voluntary family planning services projects, which shall provide family planning services to all persons desiring such services, with priority for services to persons from low-income families. Local and regional public or private nonprofit entities may apply directly to the Secretary for a Title X family planning services grant under this announcement. Funding of applications that propose to rely on other entities to provide services will take into consideration the extent to which the applicant indicates it will be inclusive in considering all entities that are eligible to receive Federal funds to best serve individuals in need throughout the anticipated service area. Family planning services include clinical family planning and related preventive health services; information, education, and counseling related to family planning; and, referral services as indicated. Applicants should use the Title X legislation, applicable regulations, Program Guidelines, legislative mandates, OPA Program Instructions, program priorities, and other key issues included in this announcement and in the application kit, to guide them in developing their applications.

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International Traumatic Brain Injury Research Initiative: NIH Cooperative Program for Comparative Effectiveness of Clinical Tools and Therapies (U01)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to provide a competitive opportunity for a multicenter team in the USA to participate in the International Traumatic Brain Injury (InTBIR) Initiative. InTBIR is a collaboration between the NIH, the US Department of Defense (DOD), the European Commons Research Directorate (EC), and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to create a large, open source international patient registry in which the variation in diagnosing and treating patients can be explored to identify those practices associated with better outcomes in otherwise similar patients.

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Expansion of HIV/AIDS Care and prevention among Church Related Hospitals and clinics in the Republic of Zimbabwe under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Technical assistance in support of clinical training and mentoring for HIV treatment and prevention services in the Republic of Zimbabwe under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Engaging Parents in Prevention of Child Sexual Abuse and Sexual Risk Behaviors Targeting Youth: Scaling up the Implementation of Families Matter in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline: April 1, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework. HHS/CDC focuses primarily on two or three major program areas in each country. Goals and priorities include the following: • Achieving primary prevention of HIV infection through activities such as expanding confidential counseling and testing programs linked with evidence based behavioral change and building programs to reduce mother-to-child transmission; • Improving the care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, sexually transmitted infections (STIs) and related opportunistic infections by improving STI management; enhancing laboratory diagnostic capacity and the care and treatment of opportunistic infections; interventions for intercurrent diseases impacting HIV infected patients including tuberculosis (TB); and initiating programs to provide anti-retroviral therapy (ART); • Strengthening the capacity of countries to collect and use surveillance data and manage national HIV/AIDS programs by expanding HIV/STI/TB surveillance programs and strengthening laboratory support for surveillance, diagnosis, treatment, disease monitoring and HIV screening for blood safety; and • Developing, validating and/or evaluating public health programs to inform, improve and target appropriate interventions, as related to the prevention, care and treatment of HIV/AIDS, TB and opportunistic infections.

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Implementation Support for State Demonstrations to Integrate Care for Medicare-Medicaid Enrollees

Deadline:  April 1, 2013

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to solicit applications for eligible states to participate in a Cooperative Agreement to support the effective implementation of CMS approved designs to integrate care for Medicare-Medicaid enrollees. Funding under this Announcement is only available to States that received a design contract for a ?Demonstration to Integrate Care for Dual Eligible Individuals? and also have a signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to implement their demonstration design.

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Providing Information System Support for Training and Implementation of National HIV Monitoring Systems in the United Republic of Tanzania under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief

Deadline:  April 1, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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FY 2013 Cooperative Agreement for the Physician Clinical Support System – Medication Assisted Treatment

Deadline:  April 1, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Cooperative Agreement for the Physician Clinical Support System – Medication Assisted Treatment grant. The purpose of this program is to build upon the current SAMHSA-funded Physician Clinical Support System – Buprenorphine (PCSS-B) , a national mentoring network offering support (clinical updates, evidence-based outcomes and training) by expanding the focus on buprenorphine to include the other two FDA approved medications for the treatment of opioid addiction, methadone and extended release naltrexone and increasing the amount of training for office based physicians and opioid treatment program medical professionals. The program will provide up to date and evidence-based information to support training of health professionals and to address complex issues of addiction. In October 2002, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved buprenorphine (Subutex ®) and buprenorphine combined with naloxone (Suboxone ®) as sublingual tablet preparations indicated for detoxification and long-term therapy in opioid dependency. These are the only two schedule III medications approved by the FDA for treatment of opioid addiction under the Drug Addiction Treatment of 2000. Subsequently, SAMHSA established the PCSS-B to (a) support physicians in the workforce who are providing buprenorphine treatment, (b) promote strategies that address practical issues in the recognition and treatment of opioid addiction through the use of multiple training formats and technologies, (c) target primary care physicians who are trying to integrate opioid addiction into their practice, and (d) provide advanced training that addresses more complex issues in the treatment of opioid use disorders. More recently, on October 12, 2010, the FDA approved extended release injectible naltrexone (Vivitrol ®) to treat and prevent relapse after patients with opioid dependence have undergone detoxification treatment. Extended release injectible naltrexone is a non-narcotic product that provides an alternative to the two more widely used and controlled substances, methadone (schedule II) and buprenorphine. While there has been a significant increase in the number of persons who have been prescribed buprenorphine for opioid addiction treatment in the past several years, the number of people who have been inducted on extended release injectible naltrexone remains relatively low in part due to the lack of education and knowledge by primary care physicians about opioid addiction and this medication. Thus, training in the appropriate use and indications for extended release injectible naltrexone is highly needed. The overall lack of physician training, concerns over practical issues, and limited understanding of the appropriate role of medication in opioid treatment also appear to be factors in the slow adoption of newer forms of opioid treatment by the medical profession. Thus, this program is designed to carry out the training of physicians desiring to prescribe and/or dispense FDA approved products (buprenorphine, methadone and naltrexone, including extended release injectible naltrexone) for the treatment of opioid addictive disorders. By enlisting the assistance of addiction medicine and psychiatry medical specialty organizations and other organizations that focus on opioid addiction, medication assisted treatment, and recovery from opioid addiction, the grantee will offer physicians, substance abuse specialists, and other health professions the information and consultation they need to provide safe, appropriate, and effective pharmacologic treatment for opioid dependence, thereby reducing resistance and barriers to the availability of treatment. The grantee will address medical and psychiatric co-morbidities that are highly prevalent in those with addictive disorders and which contribute to the complex nature of opioid addiction. SAMHSA has demonstrated that prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health is an essential part of health service systems and community-wide strategies that work to improve health status and lower costs for families, businesses, and governments. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment, and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the Nation’s health. In order to achieve this goal, SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency’s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The PCSS-MAT program addresses the Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness Strategic Initiative. One of the goals of this Strategic Initiative, which is consistent with the intent of PCSS-MAT, is to reduce prescription drug misuse and abuse through the education of current and future prescribers regarding appropriate prescribing practices for pain and other medications subject to abuse and misuse. More information is available at the SAMHSA website: http://www.samhsa.gov/About/strategy.aspx. The PCSS-MAT grant program is authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

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Research Using Biosamples from Selected Type 1 Diabetes Clinical Studies (DP3)

Deadline: April 2, 2013

This FOA invites applications for ancillary studies using archived samples from the DCCT/EDIC, DPT-1, TrialNet, and GoKind type 1 diabetes clinical trials and studies. Ancillary studies are expected to generate scientific discoveries on type 1 diabetes primary pathogenesis or the pathogenesis of complications, and biomarkers of disease progression or clinical responses to interventions.

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Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities

Deadline: April 3, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Grants to States to Support Oral Health Workforce Activities Program. The purpose of this program is to help states develop and implement innovative programs to address the dental workforce needs of designated dental health professional shortage areas in a manner that is appropriate to the states’ individual needs.

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Affordable Care Act – Health Center Controlled Networks

Deadline:  April 3, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) in fiscal year (FY) 2013.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking to provide grants to HCCNs to advance the adoption and implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) and to support quality improvement in health centers throughout the United States and its territories.  HCCN grants will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) and technology-enabled quality-improvement (QI) strategies in health centers.  Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $2 million to support approximately 3 to 5 grants for Federal fiscal years 2013-2015.

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Enhancing Opioid Treatment Program Patient Continuity of Care through Data Interoperability

Deadline:  April 3, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Enhancing Opioid Treatment Program Patient Continuity of Care through Data Interoperability (OTP-CoC) grants. The purpose of this program is to provide resources to opioid treatment programs (OTPs) that will enable them to develop electronic health record systems that fulfill regulatory requirements, achieve certified status, and become interoperable with other patient health record systems. By enhancing OTP EHR systems in this manner and achieving levels of integration, it is expected that OTPs will improve behavioral health outcomes. In addition, SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Health Information Technology is focused on ensuring the behavioral health system, including states, community providers, and peer and prevention specialists, fully participates with the general healthcare delivery system in the adoption of health information technology (HIT) and interoperable electronic health records (EHRs). SAMHSA has been working to develop Health Level 7 (HL-7) standards for behavioral health information to be included in a standard continuity of care document. All grantees will be expected to provide feedback to SAMHSA on the standard data elements that are needed to be shared across OTPs to support high level clinical care. The behavioral health treatment field, like all health care providers, is enhancing patient health record systems to incorporate interoperable EHRs. Over 1,260 OTPs provide medication assisted treatment for substance abuse disorders (opioid dependence and addiction) with methadone and buprenorphine to hundreds of thousands of patients every year. As behavioral health service providers, OTPs face specific and unique challenges in recordkeeping systems. OTPs must conform to federal confidentiality rules, which significantly restrict the distribution of patient health information. In addition, OTPs are subject to specific recordkeeping requirements set forth by federal (SAMHSA/CSAT, Drug Enforcement Administration), state, and local licensing agencies, and accreditation organizations. OTPs face special needs to continue care to patients displaced by disasters. Accordingly, OTPs, as a subset of behavioral healthcare providers, require substantial and specific assistance to migrate to interoperable EHR systems. Informal assessments suggest that OTPs have been slow to develop and adopt integrated EHR systems. There are few multi-state and multi-provider EHR software systems. Many OTPs use EHR systems that were developed and customized to provide electronic medical systems for just one OTP. Moreover, the majority of programs are patient self-pay and have not historically accessed either private insurance benefits or Medicaid benefits for patient care coverage. As such, only a few OTPs have explored or taken steps to achieve “meaningful use” incentives under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act. OTPs, as a subset of behavioral healthcare providers, require substantial assistance to migrate to interoperable EHR systems. For example, under SAMHSA regulations (42 CFR § 8.12), OTPs must assure that their record systems, including electronic health record systems for information sharing, are in compliance with the federal confidentiality regulations. The history of localized disasters also indicates a need to improve the capacity for OTP health record systems to respond to instances when programs are closed for extended periods of time, and patients need to relocate. OTP-CoC grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

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Affordable Care Act – Health Center Controlled Networks

Deadline:  April 3, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for Health Center Controlled Networks (HCCN) in fiscal year (FY) 2013.  The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is seeking to provide grants to HCCNs to advance the adoption and implementation of Health Information Technology (HIT) and to support quality improvement in health centers throughout the United States and its territories.  HCCN grants will support the adoption and meaningful use of certified electronic health records (EHRs) and technology-enabled quality-improvement (QI) strategies in health centers.  Subject to the availability of appropriated funds, HRSA anticipates awarding approximately $2 million to support approximately 3 to 5 grants for Federal fiscal years 2013-2015.

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Strengthening Human Resources for Health through Public Health Training Improvements at the Muhimbili University of Health and Allied Sciences (MUHAS), School of Public Health and Social Sciences (SPHSS) in the United Republic of Tanzania under PEPFAR

Deadline:  April 3, 2013

The goal of the program in Tanzania is to strengthen capacity of the MUHAS SPHSS to provide high quality training in the field of public health, to conduct high quality public health research, and to produce highly qualified public health graduates in increasing numbers that contribute to improving the health system in Tanzania.

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Data Coordinating Center for the NICHD Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network (U10)

Deadline: April 4, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) issued by the NICHD invites applications from investigators willing to participate with the assistance of the NICHD under a cooperative agreement as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) in an ongoing multicenter clinical research program, the Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network, to conduct interventional and observational studies using common protocols designed to facilitate diagnostic and therapeutic solutions to problems in reproductive medicine, gynecology, endocrinology, urology and andrology that affect fertility.

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Capacity Strengthening to Support Provision of High Quality and Evidence-based HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to Staff and Family Members of the Kenya Disciplined Services Community (Kenya Police, Administration Police, Kenya Wildlife Service)

Deadline: April 4, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Capacity Strengthening to Support Provision of High Quality and Evidence-based HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment Services to Staff and Family Members of the Kenya Prisons Services Staff, Family Members, and Prisoners in Kenya and Program Transition to Go

Deadline:  April 4, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Increasing HIV/AIDS Program Capacity through Human Resources Capacity Building to Support the Transition of the Kenya HIV Program to Local Organizations under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline:  April 4, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Strengthening the Monitoring and Evaluation of Programs for the Elimination and Control of Neglected Tropical Diseases in Africa

Deadline: March 20, 2013

The purpose of this research announcement is to identify partners who can collaborate with CDC in settings in Africa, Asia, and the Americas to: (1) promote and strengthen NTD control and elimination efforts, (2) improve monitoring and evaluation (M&E) tools for measuring program impact and performance of international NTD programs, and (3) determine how best to use currently available and new M&E tools to measure the impact of single disease and integrated NTD programs.

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Limited Competition: Revisions for DNA Collection from Existing Longitudinal Aging Cohorts in Africa (R01)

Deadline: March 20, 2013

The purpose of this limited competition FOA is to support revision applications proposing to collect DNA from older adult (age 50+) participants involved in longitudinal surveys that include behavioral and social phenotypes in developing countries, and that have archived and shared their data in ways that facilitate their use by qualified researchers. These studies include the World Health Organization surveys “Study on global AGEing and Adult Health” (SAGE), the International Network for the Demographic Evaluation of Populations and their Health in Developing Countries (INDEPTH), and other NIA-supported longitudinal studies with appropriate data-sharing plans in Africa. The importance of timely DNA collection is to ensure that specimens are available for future analysis or genotyping from a sample that is as close to the original sampling frame as possible. Because attrition is often selective and data from the study would not be missing at random, failure to collect DNA early in such studies can compromise the interpretability of future analyses.

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NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (T37)

Deadline: March 20, 2013

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) invites applications for the Minority Health and Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) awards. These awards will support programs to offer international research training opportunities at a foreign site to qualified undergraduate, post-baccalaureates or graduate students in the life, physical, or social sciences; or medical students, dental students, or students in other health-professional programs who have not yet received terminal degrees who are from groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research.

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Shared Instrumentation Grant Program (S10)

Deadline: March 21, 2013

The ORIP Shared Instrument Grant (SIG) program encourages applications from groups of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or upgrade a single item of expensive, specialized, commercially available instrumentation or an integrated system that costs at least $100,000. The maximum award is $600,000. Types of instruments supported include, but are not limited to, confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers, biosensors, cell-sorters, X-ray diffraction systems, and Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) spectrometers among others.

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Ethnic Community Self Help Program

Deadline: March 22, 2013

* This announcment has been modified as follows: ACF has implemented a new submission requirement for all applicants. Each applicant is required to upload ONLY two electronic files, excluding Standard Forms and OMB-approved forms. One file must contain the entire Project Description, along with the detailed Budget and the Budget Justification. The other file must contain all Appendices. No more than two files will be accepted for the review, and additional files will be removed. Standard Forms and OMB-approved forms will not be considered additional files. For more information, please see Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission. The FY2013 due date is now March 22, 2013 The earliest date of arrival for beneficiaries of this grant was changed to 2008 to meet the five-year limit for ORR services to newly arriving refugees In Section IV.1, the Division of Community Resettlement is now the Division of Refugee Services Section IV.3 shows the FY2013 submission date as March 22, 2013 Section V.1 further itemizes the points allocation for evaluative criteria in the following sections: Under Organizational Capacity, 0-10 points may be awarded for details regarding staff qualifications, and project administration and management; and 0-10 points may be awarded for details regarding collaborating partners and previous grant implementation experience Under Objectives and Need for Assistance, 0-10 points may be awarded for the needs statement and the target population description; 0-10 points may be awarded for listing SMART objectives; and 0-5 points may be awarded for evidence of target community involvement in and support for the project Under Approach, 0-5 points may be awarded for project design, strategy, and rationale; 0-10 points may be awarded for quantitative details regarding project accomplishments; and 0-10 points may be awarded for evidence of project sustainability and community empowerment and collaboration Under Expected Outcomes, 0-5 points may be awarded for inclusion of direct and indirect outcomes; 0-5 points may be awarded for listing measurable and realistic outcomes, and monitoring and evaluation activities; and 0-10 points may be awarded for demonstrating the benefits of the project to refugee communities as well as increased access to services by individual refugees The Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) invites refugee ethnic-community based organizations as well as refugee ethnic organizations that are faith-based to submit competitive grant applications for funding of the Ethnic Community Self-Help Program to provide services to newly arrived refugees. The objective of this program is to strengthen organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations to ensure ongoing support and services to refugees within five years after initial resettlement. The populations targeted for services and benefits in the application must represent refugee communities which have arrived in the U.S. within the last five years (no earlier than 2008). Applicants should view these resources as a temporary augmentation of funds to meet emerging organizational and other needs of the arriving populations and should plan to move toward non-ORR funding sources beyond the project period.

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AETC Education for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

Deadline: March 22, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) Education for Nurse Practitioners (NP) and Physician Assistants (PA) program. The intention of this funding opportunity is to establish nurse practitioner and physician assistant HIV/AIDS primary care education programs designed to train nurse practitioners and physician assistants in HIV/AIDS care and treatment. Several important changes in the U.S. population will both increase future demand for health care and affect the adequacy of the future health care workforce to meet that demand. These demographic changes include: (1) growth in the general population, (2) increases in the racial/ethnic diversity of the population, (3) changes in the age distribution of the population through the aging of the ‘baby boomer’ generation, and (4) changes in the gender distribution of health care providers (Dill and Salsburg 2008; Salsberg and Grover 2006; Smalarz et al. 2007; Center for Workforce Studies 2005) The greatest growth in demand for nurse practitioners and physician assistants has been in primary care. The demand for nurse practitioners and physician assistants is likely to continue to increase as clinical tasks are shifted from physicians to nurse practitioners and physician assistants.. The number of nurse practitioners and physician assistants is likely to grow in future years (Mathematica Policy Research, 2009) It is critically important that nurse practitioner and physician assistant students have the means and opportunity to receive HIV/AIDS training in order to graduate ready to provide HIV/AIDS primary care. There are several studies which suggest that the quality of HIV-related primary care provided by nurse practitioners and physician assistants is similar to that provided by physicians. One study (Wilson et al. 2005) suggested that, under appropriate conditions, nurse practitioners and physician assistants who focus on HIV care and have high HIV caseloads can function as lead HIV clinicians and provide care equal to or better than care provided by physicians. NOTE: Physician assistants always work in conjunction with and are supervised by a physician. Combined with the salary differential and shorter period of education and training for clinicians such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants, increasing their role in the delivery of health care services has the potential to reduce both physician workloads and costs without sacrificing outcomes. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants will be needed to fill gaps in geographic areas that experience difficulty recruiting and retaining physicians, such as rural areas and inner-city clinics serving predominantly underinsured and uninsured patient populations. Additionally, health care workforce analyses project inadequate numbers of primary care providers to satisfy the nation’s need for services. Between 2006 and 2025, the demand for physicians is projected to rise by 8%, from 228 to 246 physicians per 100,000 people, and the supply is projected to decline by 8%, from 228 to 210 full time physician equivalents per 100,000 people (Dall,Salsberg. “The Complexities of Physican Supply and Demand.” Association of American Medical Colleges: Center for Workforce Studies. November 2008; 25-26). The purpose of this FOA, which ties directly to the shortage of primary health care providers in HIV/AIDS care in the U.S., is to fund accredited schools/programs to train faculty that teach HIV/AIDS and primary care services for patients with HIV/AIDS to nurse practitioner and physician assistant students. Section 2692 (42 U.S.C. §300ff-111, 1-B) of the Public Health Service Act gives the authority for this funding opportunity. The funds will support developmental work toward expanding existing accredited primary care nurse practitioner and physician assistant programs to include HIV courses in the curriculum. Nurse practitioner students may be from accredited family, women’s health/GYN, certified nurse midwife, psychiatric/mental health or adult-geriatric nurse practitioner programs. Physician assistant students must be from an academically affiliated physician assistant education program that is accredited by the Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA). Note: Since the 1960s, academic institutions have offered PA education that has focused on primary care. While evidence shows that PAs are improving the geographic distribution of the health care workforce, there is also a steady trend toward care in urban settings (Henry, Hooker, Yates. “The role of physician assistants in rural health care: a systematic review of the literature”. J Rural Health. 2011. Spring. 27 (2): 220-229). Reversal of this trend is complicated by the lack of a sufficient number of primary care and community based educators to train the next generation of PA students. A Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) 2006 survey identified limited clinical training sites (49.4% of respondents) and limited preceptors (48.7% of respondents) as the primary barriers to expansion of PA programs (Glicken, Lane: “Results of the PAEA 2006 Survey of PA Program Expansion Plans”.Journal of Physician Assistant Education. 18:1; 52-53). Funding preference will be given to applicants/organizations who request this and explain the basis for it as designated by Section 2692 (42 U.S.C. §300ff-111) of the Public Health Service Act. As amended by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Treatment Extension Act of 2009, in making grants under paragraph (1), the Secretary shall give preference to qualified projects which will – (A) train, or result in the training of, health professionals who will provide treatment for minority individuals and Native Americans with HIV/AIDS and other individuals who are at high risk of contracting such disease; (B) train, or result in the training of, minority health professionals and minority allied health professionals to provide treatment for individuals with such disease; and (C) train, or result in the training of, health professionals and allied health professionals to provide treatment for hepatitis B or C co-infected individuals. With the development of antiretroviral therapies, HIV has become a chronic disease. There is a great demand and need for primary care providers with HIV-treatment expertise within outpatient settings, e.g., AIDS-service organizations (ASOs), university based clinics, health departments, etc., to deliver a broad range of services. Nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs) are now two of the principal groups of clinicians delivering primary health care in these settings. Consequently, this FOA targets workforce development of culturally competent primary care HIV nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Sustainability The primary goal of this funding opportunity is to expand the number of culturally competent nurse practitioners and physician assistants with capacity/capabilities to provide primary care to individuals living with HIV/AIDS. A subset of this goal is the development of training curricula with an expectation that developed curricula will be evaluated and successful strategies will be shared with other nurse practitioner or physician assistant programs. Applicants are encouraged, but not required to partner with Ryan White Part C and/or Part D programs and/or Federal Training Center programs (PTCs, ATTCs, etc.) that have in-place signed agreements for training interns, in order to maximize training resources and opportunities and to increase the quality and success of the proposed project. Applicants are also encouraged to partner with their regional AETC to assist with these connections. Applicants that choose to partner must provide a memorandum of understanding (MOU) or letter of agreement for each partner (Attachment 4). Applicants can submit one memorandum signed by multiple partners if the entities share the same arrangement with the applicant. Partners with a Federal tax identification number unique from the applicant must provide a subaward budget, if applicable. NOTE: There is a HRSA/HAB expectation that successful programs will be financially self-sustaining by the end of the fifth year in order to ensure that the curricula created with this FOA will continue beyond the funded project period. National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) The new National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS) has three primary goals: 1) reducing the number of people who become infected with HIV, 2) increasing access to care and optimizing health outcomes for people living with HIV, and 3) reducing HIV-related health disparities. The NHAS states that more must be done to ensure that new prevention methods are identified and that prevention resources are more strategically deployed. Further, the NHAS recognizes the importance of getting people with HIV into care early after infection to protect their health and reduce their potential of transmitting the virus to others. HIV disproportionately affects people who have less access to prevention, care and treatment services and, as a result, often have poorer health outcomes. Therefore, the NHAS advocates adopting community-level approaches to identify people who are HIV-positive but do not know their serostatus and reduce stigma and discrimination against people living with HIV. As encouraged by the NHAS, programs should seek opportunities to increase collaboration, efficiency, and innovation in the development of program activities that meet the three primary goals. To the extent possible, programs should develop and implement an HIV/AIDS curriculum that encompasses the goals of the NHAS as stated above. AETC programs should comply with Federally-approved guidelines for HIV Prevention and Treatment (see http://www.aidsinfo.nih.gov/Guidelines/Default.aspx as a reliable source for current guidelines). More information can also be found at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/onap/nhas

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Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program

Deadline:  March 22, 2013

Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) grant funds are awarded to establish and enhance nutrition centers of excellence to improve MCH by promoting the healthy nutrition of the mother, child, and family.  The Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Nutrition Training Program improves access to quality health care by providing graduate education to nutritionists designed to: 1) foster leadership in administration, systems integration, continuous quality improvement, education, and nutrition services with a public health focus, for populations of women and children (infants through adolescents) and families; (2) the development and dissemination of curricula, teaching models, and other educational resources to enhance MCH nutrition programs; and (3) the continuing education, consultation and technical assistance in nutrition which address the needs of the MCH community with a special focus on Title V programs, community-based programs, and other Federal programs, such as the US Department of Agriculture’s WIC and Summer Feeding Programs. Unlike other master’s level nutrition training programs, MCH Nutrition students receive specialized training in core MCH public health principles, epidemiology, environmental approaches to population intervention, leadership skills, and the development and evaluation of nutrition-related, cost-effective interventions for specific populations. Training is also provided in identifying and designing outcome evaluations and in evaluating the potential physiological and biochemical mechanisms linking diet and nutritional status with risk or disease status. Training is designed to provide both clinical and public health approaches to working with the MCH population. Nutrition as a discipline focuses on life course for the population, and is a critical link between public health and chronic disease prevention. The program closely supports HRSA Strategic Goals: Goal 1, improve access to quality care and services, Goal 2 strengthen the health workforce, and Goal 4 improve health equity. Nutrition as a field is recognized as a critical factor in health promotion and disease prevention and a vital contributor to reducing the alarming rates of pediatric obesity in the US. The increase in prevalence of childhood overweight and obesity in the US since the 1960s has been well documented. Overweight and obese children are more likely to develop risk factors that can lead to respiratory, metabolic and cardiovascular illness over their life course. The MCH Training programs have addressed the obesity epidemic in numerous ways.  Some examples are:  working with the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) on the development of national obesity guidelines; developing the credentialing test for the pediatric nutrition specialty of the American Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics; developing competencies for graduate nutrition programs; serving on the national AAP Bright Futures Steering Committee and serving on various Institute of Medicine (IOM) Committees on Obesity and Prevention.  This MCH Nutrition investment is training the Nutrition leaders of the future for the country.

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Assets for Independence Demonstration Program

Deadline: March 25, 2013

This announcement has been modified. In Section IV.2. Content and Form of Application Submission, Required Forms, Assurances, and Certifications, the following forms have been added: SF-424C – Budget Information – Construction Programs and SF-424D – Assurances – Construction Programs.In Section IV.5. Funding Restrictions, the following has been removed: “Construction is not an allowable activity or expenditure under this grant award.” Note: The application kit that was posted to www.Grants.gov on December 6, 2012 is no longer valid. In order to be considered for funding, the application kit for the current modified FOA must be downloaded. The application kit for this modified FOA now includes the required standard forms for construction, SF-424C and SF-424D. The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is requesting applications for grants to administer projects for the national Assets for Independence (AFI) demonstration of the use and impact of Individual Development Accounts (IDAs) and related services. Grantees will provide an array of supports and services to enable individuals and families with low incomes to become more economically self-sufficient for the long-term. A primary feature of each AFI project is that project participants are given access to special matched savings accounts called Individual Development Accounts (IDA). Participants open an IDA and save earned income in the account regularly with the goal of accumulating savings to acquire an economic asset that will appreciate over time — specifically, to purchase a home, capitalize or expand a business for self-employment, or attend higher education or training. Grantees also ensure that participants have access to financial literacy education and co aching such as training on money management and consumer issues.Grant recipients must finance the projects with a combination of the Federal AFI grant and non-Federal cash. The non-Federal cash amount must be at least equal to the Federal AFI grant amount. Applications will be screened and evaluated according to requirements and criteria stated in this announcement. Unsuccessful applicants may submit new applications in any succeeding application cycle.This is a standing announcement, which will be effective until cancelled or changed by the Director of the Office of Community Services (OCS). There are multiple funding cycles in each of Federal Fiscal Years 2011, 2012, 2013, with application due dates for each cycle.

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Centers of Excellence for Translational Research (CETR) (U19)

Deadline: March 26, 2013

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) invites new applications from single institutions and consortia of institutions to participate in the Centers for Excellence in Translational Research (CETR) program. The purpose of this FOA is to support multidisciplinary translational research centers focused on generating, validating and advancing medical countermeasures to NIAID Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases.

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NIH Revision Applications for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act (P30)

Deadline: March 26, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites revision applications from investigators and institutions/organizations with active National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported P30 project awards to support an expansion of the scope of approved and funded scientific research programs involving smoking and tobacco-related products and/or their constituents. Investigators and institutions/organizations that are on a funded extension are eligible to apply for a revision. Revision applications for projects that have not originally focused on tobacco use are welcome provided that the applicant team has the requisite scientific expertise and the proposed revision addresses the research priorities related to Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulatory authority that are identified in the FOA.

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Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury

Deadline: March 26, 2013

The purposes of the NCIPC extramural violence prevention research program are to: Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal and self-directed violence. Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to prevent violence more effectively. Encourage investigators to propose research that involves the development and testing of primary prevention strategies as well as research on methods to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities.

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MCH Knowledge to Practice Program

Deadline:  March 26, 2013

In addition to supporting graduate training of maternal and child health (MCH) professionals, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is committed to advancing the knowledge and skills of practicing MCH professionals.  Knowledge to practice (KP) education methodologies, including distance learning and blended methods (some in-person meeting time with distance follow-up), provide effective and efficient means by which MCH professionals in practice enhance and advance their analytic, managerial, and clinical skills while continuing to meet their daily on-site responsibilities.  This program strongly supports HRSA goals to improve access to quality health care and services, strengthen the health workforce and improve health equity. Current barriers to continuing education include ever-tightening travel restrictions, capacity shortages, difficulty in taking time away from work, and the cost of trainings.  Distance learning and/or blended learning methods can help address these barriers[[]1].  In addition, in times of severely limited resources, innovation assists in reaching MCH populations, including busy professionals.  Therefore, both KP and MCH Navigator projects should be designed to implement new and emerging technologies.  The applicant must document that the program is addressing a need not covered by current HRSA investments, such as Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/publichealth/phtc.html), and Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/areahealtheducationcenters/index.html). Two types of programs will be funded under this initiative: (1) Knowledge to Practice Program (up to nine grants) and (2) MCH Navigator Program (one cooperative agreement). (1) The Knowledge to Practice grants focus on increasing the skills of MCH professionals by facilitating the timely transfer of new information, research findings and technology related to MCH, and updating and improving the knowledge and skills of health and related professionals in programs serving mothers and children.  Applicants can develop on site, distance education, or blended methods for maximum impact with their target audience; however, a distance learning component is required in order to reach a broad audience and achieve regional and/or national significance.  Designed for both regional and national audiences, distance learning provides an efficient means by which MCH professionals can improve their interdisciplinary training skills via innovative learning technologies and thereby strengthening the MCH workforce and impacting a broader population base. (2) The MCH Navigator cooperative agreement complements the Knowledge to Practice grants, using a web site to link learners to open-access webcasts, presentations, instructional modules, and online courses covering essential MCH skills and knowledge.  MCHB wants to assure that content developed by Knowledge to Practice grants, MCH graduate education programs and continuing education developed by others is readily available to the wider MCH Title V and public health communities.  This program will have four main roles and areas of activity: Strategic and Collaborative Assessment and Planning, Communications and Outreach, Direction and Guidance in the Development of Innovations and Content Quality, and Accountability and Evaluation.

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MCH Navigator Program

Deadline:  March 26, 2013

In addition to supporting graduate training of maternal and child health (MCH) professionals, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau is committed to advancing the knowledge and skills of practicing MCH professionals.  Knowledge to practice (KP) education methodologies, including distance learning and blended methods (some in-person meeting time with distance follow-up), provide effective and efficient means by which MCH professionals in practice enhance and advance their analytic, managerial, and clinical skills while continuing to meet their daily on-site responsibilities.  This program strongly supports HRSA goals to improve access to quality health care and services, strengthen the health workforce and improve health equity. Current barriers to continuing education include ever-tightening travel restrictions, capacity shortages, difficulty in taking time away from work, and the cost of trainings.  Distance learning and/or blended learning methods can help address these barriers[[]1].  In addition, in times of severely limited resources, innovation assists in reaching MCH populations, including busy professionals.  Therefore, both KP and MCH Navigator projects should be designed to implement new and emerging technologies.  The applicant must document that the program is addressing a need not covered by current HRSA investments, such as Public Health Training Centers (PHTCs) (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/publichealth/phtc.html), and Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) (http://bhpr.hrsa.gov/grants/areahealtheducationcenters/index.html). Two types of programs will be funded under this initiative: (1) Knowledge to Practice Program (up to nine grants) and (2) MCH Navigator Program (one cooperative agreement). (1) The Knowledge to Practice grants focus on increasing the skills of MCH professionals by facilitating the timely transfer of new information, research findings and technology related to MCH, and updating and improving the knowledge and skills of health and related professionals in programs serving mothers and children.  Applicants can develop on site, distance education, or blended methods for maximum impact with their target audience; however, a distance learning component is required in order to reach a broad audience and achieve regional and/or national significance.  Designed for both regional and national audiences, distance learning provides an efficient means by which MCH professionals can improve their interdisciplinary training skills via innovative learning technologies and thereby strengthening the MCH workforce and impacting a broader population base. (2) The MCH Navigator cooperative agreement complements the Knowledge to Practice grants, using a web site to link learners to open-access webcasts, presentations, instructional modules, and online courses covering essential MCH skills and knowledge.  MCHB wants to assure that content developed by Knowledge to Practice grants, MCH graduate education programs and continuing education developed by others is readily available to the wider MCH Title V and public health communities.  This program will have four main roles and areas of activity: Strategic and Collaborative Assessment and Planning, Communications and Outreach, Direction and Guidance in the Development of Innovations and Content Quality, and Accountability and Evaluation.

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Functional Epigenomics: Developing Tools and Technologies for Cell-type, Temporal, or Locus-specific Manipulation of the Epigenome (R01)

Deadline: March 27, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are allowed.

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Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) Prevention Projects for the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico and United States Virgin Islands

Deadline: March 27, 2013

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to implement comprehensive human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention programs to reduce morbidity, mortality, and related health disparities. In accordance with the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (http://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/default/files/uploads/NHAS.pdf) and High-Impact HIV Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/strategy/hihp/index.htm), this FOA focuses on addressing the national HIV epidemic by reducing new infections, increasing access to care, and promoting health equity. The aforementioned will be achieved by enhancing community-based organizations’ capacities to increase HIV testing, link HIV positive persons to medical care, increase referral to partner service, provide prevention services for HIV positive individuals and high risk individuals with unknown/negative serostatus, and increase program monitoring and accountability. Standard performance measures for HIV prevention programs that are consistent with the focus of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy on improving performance and accountability are included in this FOA. The organization’s Comprehensive and Innovative Client-Centered HIV Prevention Program will consist of the following program components: (1) program promotion (2) client recruitment; (3) addressing health disparities; (4) enhanced HIV testing; (5) strategies to support linkage, re-engagement, and retention in care; and (6) a combination of structural, behavioral, and/or biomedical interventions that supports maximum reach and optimal outcomes.

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Service Area Competition – Additional Area (SAC-AA) – Baxley, GA and Brooklyn, NY

Deadline:  March 27, 2013

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) administers the Health Center Program as authorized by section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b).  Health centers improve the health of the Nation’s underserved communities and vulnerable populations by ensuring access to comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services.  Health Center Program grants support a variety of community-based and patient-directed public and private nonprofit organizations that serve an increasing number of the Nation’s underserved. Individually, each health center plays an important role in the goal of ensuring access to services, and combined, they have had a critical impact on the health care status of medically underserved and vulnerable populations throughout the United States and its territories.  Targeting the Nation’s neediest populations and geographic areas, the Health Center Program currently funds more than 1,200 health centers that operate more than 8,500 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin.  In 2011, more than 20 million medically underserved and uninsured patients received comprehensive, culturally competent, quality primary health care services through the Health Center Program.  This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition-Additional Area (SAC-AA).  The FOA details the  eligibility requirements, review criteria, and awarding factors for organizations seeking a grant for operational support of an announced service area under the Health Center Program, including 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)).  For the purposes of this document, the term “health center” refers to the diverse types of health centers (i.e., CHC, MHC, HCH, and /or PHPC) supported under section 330 of the PHS Act, as amended.

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Enhancing GTEx with molecular analyses of stored biospecimens (U01)

Deadline: March 28, 2013

To support molecular analyses of stored biospecimens from the Genotype-Tissue Expression (GTEx) project. Applicants are encouraged to address compelling scientific questions with molecular phenotypes that add value to the resource and take full advantage of the unique features of GTEx.

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Diabetes Impact Award-Closed Loop Technologies: Clinical, Physiological and Behavioral Approaches to Improve Type 1 Diabetes Outcomes (DP3)

Deadline: March 28, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health, encourages Research Project Grant (DP3) applications from institutions/organizations proposing human studies to develop and/or test a highly reliable, wearable, portable, easy to operate system linking continuous glucose monitoring and pancreatic hormone delivery in a closed loop system. This research is intended to improve glucose control and quality of life of patients with type 1 diabetes. Only human studies will be considered responsive to this FOA.

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Building healthcare practitioner capacity around HPV Vaccine Communication

Deadline: February 25, 2013

To build on prior research concerning communication around vaccines recommended for adolescents in general, and HPV vaccine in particular, in order to identify and test interventions that demonstrate effectiveness in improving provider-level communication and recommendation of these vaccines.

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Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program

Deadline: February 25, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program (TRCGP). The purpose of the TRCGP is to support the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs). The TRCGP expects to create centers of excellence that expedite and customize the provision of telehealth technical assistance across the country, while at the same time working together to make available a wide range of expertise that might not be available in any one region. The TRCs provide technical assistance to health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. The program seeks entities with proven successful records in providing technical assistance in the development of sustainable telehealth programs This funding will support up to five Regional TRCs (RTRCs) serving as focal points for advancing the effective use of telehealth technologies in their respective communities and regions for clinical care. In addition, this funding will support one National TRC (NRTRC). The National TRC will focus on policy issues such as: physician and nurse licensure, credentialing and privileging, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and private insurance payment policies in the context of telehealth. The National TRC must demonstrate experience with policy issues at the state, local and national levels. In addition, the National TRC will work with the RTRCs to support their efforts. It is the goal of OAT to have every state covered by a TRC. In this funding cycle, OAT seeks applicants to provide coverage for the following states: Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. OAT expects all funded TRCs to collaborate with each other, sharing expertise and resources, thereby creating a network of resource centers with the ample tools needed to meet the technical assistance demands in their respective regions and across the nation. TRCs shall utilize grant funds to: provide technical assistance, training, and support, for health care providers and a range of health care entities (including HRSA grantees) that provide or will provide telehealth services; disseminate information and research findings related to telehealth services; promote effective collaboration among telehealth resource centers and OAT; conduct evaluations to determine the best utilization of telehealth technologies to meet health care needs; promote the integration of the technologies used in clinical information systems with other telehealth technologies; foster the use of telehealth technologies to provide health care information and education for health care providers and consumers in a more effective manner; and implement special projects or studies under the direction of OAT.

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Superfund Research Program Occupational and Safety Training Education Programs on Emerging Technologies (R25)

Deadline: February 26, 2013

The purpose of the Superfund Research Program (SRP) Occupational and Safety Training Education Programs on Emerging Technologies is to provide Higher Education Institutions the opportunity to develop continuing education and academic curricula on the occupational health and safety management practices in the areas of emerging technologies (e.g., emerging hazardous waste products, green chemistry, and sustainable remediation) to industrial hygienists and graduate students involved in the evaluation, management, and handling of hazardous substances. The SRP also expects that such programs will provide a unique training and educational opportunity to those professionals involved in the training of other personnel. Such training would include skills, knowledge, and experience to help prepare other personnel for careers in these new industries. These programs are also meant to expand and complement existing educational and training programs in occupational and safety training and industrial hygiene.

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Gene Function Studies to Investigate Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (Admin Supp)

Deadline: February 26, 2013

This Administrative Supplement Program intends to support gene function studies in collaboration with the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) to investigate the underlying genetics, biochemistry and pathophysiology of newly diagnosed diseases identified through the UDP. 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.

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Advancing Clinical Research in Primary Glomerular Diseases (UM1)

Deadline: February 27, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

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Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20)

Deadline: February 27, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology Program (P20). The intent of this Program is to build research teams capable of developing new research projects that take an integrative approach towards addressing problems in benign urology. Each Developmental Center is limited to a single Scientific Project and must contain an Administrative Core and an Educational Enrichment Program. The Developmental Centers Program will work closely with the George M. OBrien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54) (RFA-DK-12-009).

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Continuation of the Clinical Centers for the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network [DILIN] (U01)

Deadline: February 27, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications from qualified investigators from clinical centers for the continuation of the Drug-induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN). This network will consist of up to 5 clinical center sites and a single data coordinating center. Drug-induced liver injury is one of the more challenging forms of liver disease; both in diagnosis and management. Several hundred drugs, nutritional supplements and herbal medications have been implicated in causing liver injury. Their clinical presentation can be highly variable and mimic almost any form of liver disease.

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Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in Metabolomics (K01)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

Metabolomics is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to advance our understanding of human diseases and how individuals respond to therapy. It is critical to have highly trained individuals who understand the field of metabolomics and can work and communicate with clinicians and other health professionals to perform, analyze and interpret the data obtained from metabolomic studies. This NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award will provide salary and research support for a sustained period of protected time (up to 4 years) for postdoctoral and clinical fellows or investigators who meet the definition of a NIH New Investigator to pursue intensive research training in the field of metabolomics under the guidance of an experienced mentor who has an established research record in metabolomics.

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Diffusion of Medical Technology and Effects on Outcomes and Expenditures (U01)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits U01 applications for economic research designed to explain the diffusion of health technologies both to understand trends in health outcomes and to improve the process leading from scientific advances to health benefits. Program Directors/Principal Investigators for projects funded under this FOA are required to participate in a Steering Committee that will help identify key strategies to support critical research advances in this field.

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Estimating the Costs of Supporting Primary Care Practice Transformation (R03)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Small Research (R03) grant applications from organizations that propose to analyze and describe the costs associated with successful efforts to transform primary care practice.

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Administrative Supplements to NCI-Funded Research Projects: Funding to Advance Research on Cancers in Women (Admin Supp)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

The National Cancer Institute’s Office of Science Planning and Assessment, in conjunction with the NCI Women’s Health Officer and the Women’s Health Activities Committee, announces an Administrative Supplement opportunity to expand and/or enhance research on cancers in women, which include both non-sex-/gender-specific cancers and sex-/gender-specific cancers. The overall goal of these Administrative Supplements is to advance cancer research that is pertinent to distinct characteristics of women’s health. It is also expected that these efforts will facilitate translational applications of relevant findings to benefit specifically women’s health.

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Scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through improvements in the availability, integration and quality of HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Zimbabwe under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: February 28, 2013, 7:30 pm EST

The purpose of the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP), formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP), is to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to working in eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses or working as nurse faculty in accredited eligible schools of nursing, by decreasing the economic barriers associated with pursuing careers at such critical shortage facilities or in academic nursing. The information applicants provide will be used to evaluate their eligibility for participating in NURSE Corps LRP. In addition, information from other sources will be considered (e.g., credit bureau reports).

An application information webinar and audio conference call-in line will be held on January 29, 2013, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET (1-3:00 pm Central/ 12-2:00 pm Mountain/ 11-1:00 pm Pacific) to support you as you complete the application process. You can join HRSA either on the webinar using the URL below or via conference call.

Please note that the webinar has limited capacity and your participation on the webinar will be on a “first come, first serve basis.” The audio conference call-in line will be available to a larger audience capacity. The webinar will be archived and posted on the NURSE Corps web page at: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/nursecorps/index.html.

**To login into the webinar, please use the information below:

• Login to: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nursecorpslrpapplication12913/ and enter your name when prompted

**To login into the audio conference call in line, please use the information below:

• Call in number: 888-942-9043 Passcode: 7925982

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Implementing Public Health Programs and Strengthening Public Health Capacity in Guatemala and Central American

Deadline: February 28, 2013

This program will provide training for public-health professionals and students in basic and applied public-health science, and public-health program planning, implementation and evaluation on a regional level;2. Strengthen regional, national and local capacity in Central America to conduct public-health science; to plan, implement and evaluate public-health programs and surveillance systems; and to develop interventions;3. Support national and regional disease prevention, detection, and control efforts in Central America, including rapid response to public health emergencies; and 4. Incorporate lessons learned from evaluations and assessments of programs to control and eradicate diseases in Guatemala and the Central America Region, and ensure sharing of expertise with public-health partners in the Region.

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants

Deadline: March 1, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The STOP Act language states that the purposes of the Act are to “prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States; strengthen collaboration among communities, the federal government, state, local and tribal governments; enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.” See Appendix G of this RFA for further background information. The STOP Act program aligns with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative 1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Goal 1.2: Prevent or reduce consequences of underage drinking and adult problem drinking; Objective 1.2.1: Establish the prevention of underage drinking as a priority issue for states, territories, tribal entities, universities, and communities; 1.2.1.3: Through the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) program, enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth and provide communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices that have proven to be effective. Consistent with addressing behavioral health disparities, STOP Act grantees should utilize their data to identify and address any appropriate subpopulations of youth (i.e. , racial, ethnic, sexual/gender minority groups) that are vulnerable to disparities and (2) should implement strategies to decrease the differences in programmatic access, service use, and outcomes among such subpopulations. STOP Act grants are authorized under 42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b; Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA

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Cost-Benefit of Incentive-based Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

Deadline: March 4, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to assist applicants with the preparation of an application that aligns with this announcement. The intent is to solicit proposals for a study to assess the cost-benefit of a smoking cessation intervention that targets pregnant smokers. The intent is to evaluate a high intensity and low intensity contingency management (CM) intervention on prenatal smoking cessation. The suggested approach is a three-arm randomized controlled trial to assess smoking abstinence at end of pregnancy and cost-benefit of different intensity levels of CM on prenatal smoking cessation. The 3 arms would include: 1) a high intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy; 2) a low intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy, and 3) standard of care.

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Small Business Innovation Research to Develop New Therapeutics and Monitoring Technologies for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Towards an Artificial Pancreas [SBIR (R43/R44)]

Deadline: March 6, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for funding to perform research leading to the development of innovative technologies that may advance progress toward integrated long term glucose regulated insulin/pancreatic hormones delivery systems (artificial pancreas).

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Deadline: March 6, 2013

As defined in the DD Act of 2000, the term “developmental disabilities” means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments that are manifested before the individual attains age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely. Developmental disabilities result in substantial limitations in three or more of the following functional areas: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency. The DD Act of 2000 identifies a number of significant findings, including: •Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy the opportunity for independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community. •Individuals whose disabilities occur during their developmental period frequently have severe disabilities that are likely to continue indefinitely. •Individuals with developmental disabilities often require lifelong specialized services and assistance, provided in a coordinated and culturally competent manner by many agencies, professionals, advocates, community representatives and others to eliminate barriers and to meet the needs of such individuals and their families. The DD Act of 2000 also promotes the best practices and policies presented below: •Individuals with developmental disabilities, including those with the most severe developmental disabilities, are capable of achieving independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community, and often require the provision of services, supports and other assistance to achieve such. •Individuals with developmental disabilities have competencies, capabilities and personal goals that should be recognized, supported and encouraged, and any assistance to such individuals should be provided in an individualized manner, consistent with the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities and capabilities of the individual. •Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are the primary decision makers regarding the services and support such individuals and their families receive, and play decision making roles in policies and programs that affect the lives of such individuals and their families. Toward these ends, AIDD seeks to support and accomplish the following: •Support the increasing ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise greater choice and self-determination and to engage in leadership activities in their communities; •Enhance the capabilities of families in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential; •Promote systemic change activities that ensure the active and meaningful engagement and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities in community-based programs and services; •Promote the active involvement of individuals with developmental disabilities and families in all aspects of grantee programs, activities and services; •Ensure the protection of the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities; •Ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families enjoy increased and meaningful opportunities to access and use community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance available to other individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; and •Promote recruitment efforts that increase the number of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who work with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in disciplines related to pre-service training, community training, practice, administration and policymaking.

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Collaborative Network for Clinical Research on Immune Tolerance (UM1)

Deadline: March 7, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit applications for the Collaborative Network for Clinical Research on Immune Tolerance. The major goal of this Network is to develop new tolerogenic approaches for the treatment and prevention of disease in three clinical areas: asthma and allergic diseases; autoimmune diseases; and immune-mediated rejection of transplanted solid organs, tissues and cells. The scope of research to be carried out includes: 1) the design and conduct of clinical trials at all phases to evaluate the safety and efficacy of investigational products and approaches for the induction and maintenance of immune tolerance in humans; 2) the design and conduct of mechanistic studies and the development of tolerance assays as integral components of the clinical trials undertaken, including establishing and directing a consortium of laboratories; and 3) the provision of bioinformatics, data collection, validation and analysis resources. In addition, on a limited basis, the Network may support focused product development and nonclinical studies (e.g., toxicology, pharmacology, pharmacokinetics, etc.) essential for the subsequent evaluation of promising tolerance induction approaches in humans.

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PPHF 2013 OSTLTS Partnerships Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health through National, Nonprofit Organizations Financed in Part by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds

Deadline: March 7, 2013

The purpose of this program is to ensure the provision of CBA for governmental and nongovernmental components of the public health system to optimize the quality and performance of public health systems, the public health workforce, public health data and information systems, public health practice and services, public health partnerships, and public health resources.

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Monitoring cause-specific school absenteeism for estimating community wide influenza transmission

Deadline: March 7, 2013

This funding opportunity is aimed at facilitating research to develop a cause-specific school absentee monitoring system for the early detection of influenza in the wider community.

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Statewide Family Network Program

Deadline: March 7, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Statewide Family Network Program grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance state capacity and infrastructure to be more oriented to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. These grants will provide information, referrals, and support to families who have a child with a serious emotional disturbance and create a mechanism for families to participate in state and local mental health services planning and policy development. The Statewide Family Network Program builds on the work of SAMHSA’s Center for Mental Health Services which helped to establish a child and family focus in programs serving children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances around the country. Today, nearly every state has active family organizations dedicated to promoting systems of care that are responsive to the needs of children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. Although significant progress has been made, further support will ensure self-sufficient, empowered networks that will effectively participate in state and local mental health services planning and health care reform activities related to improving community-based services for children and adolescents with serious emotional disturbances and their families. SAMHSA has demonstrated that behavioral health is essential to health, prevention works, treatment is effective, and people recover from mental and substance use disorders. Behavioral health services improve health status and reduce health care and other costs to society. Continued improvement in the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services provides a cost effective opportunity to advance and protect the nation’s health. To continue to improve the delivery and financing of prevention, treatment and recovery support services, SAMHSA has identified eight Strategic Initiatives to focus the Agency’s work on improving lives and capitalizing on emerging opportunities. The Statewide Family Network program closely aligns with SAMHSA’s Recovery Support Strategic Initiative. As part of the Strategic Initiative, SAMHSA funded the Bringing Recovery Supports to Scale Technical Assistance Center Strategy (BRSS-TACS) to promote the widespread adoption of recovery concepts and practices throughout the United States. The BRSS-TACS will help facilitate the dissemination of information among consumers, families, and youth about health care reform initiated by the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, of 2010. The Statewide Family Network Program grants are authorized under Section 520A of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Mental Health and Mental Disorders Topic Area HP 2020-MHMD.

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PPHF 2013 OSTLTS Partnerships Building Capacity of the Public Health System to Improve Population Health through National, Nonprofit Organizations Financed in Part by 2013 Prevention and Public Health Funds

Deadline: March 7, 2013

The purpose of this program is to ensure the provision of CBA for governmental and nongovernmental components of the public health system to optimize the quality and performance of public health systems, the public health workforce, public health data and information systems, public health practice and services, public health partnerships, and public health resources.

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Adoption Recruitment Campaign and Response Initiative

Deadline:   March 7, 2013

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to establish, by awarding a cooperative agreement, a multimedia national adoption recruitment campaign to promote the adoption of children from the public child welfare foster care system to ensure that they have permanent adoptive homes with loving families and to establish a support system for the states in the utilization of the new media and appropriate recruitment response mechanisms so as to meet the requirements of the Child Health Act of 2000. The intended result of this work is to increase the number of adults willing to provide an adoptive home for children in foster care who are waiting for an adoptive family. The support to the states to provide increased access to new recruitment media and their ability to respond in a timely and customer friendly manner fills a gap currently unmet by the AdoptUSKids national campaign fulfillment, photolisting and technical assistance services. The Multimedia National Adoption Recruitment Campaign will provide for the planning, development, and implementation of a national campaign to provide information to the public regarding the more than 104,000 children in the public child welfare system who are waiting to be adopted; develop a donated public service campaign strategy to recruit and connect adoptive families with waiting children throughout the United States, to include a themed message, target audience definition and recommended media placement; annually create and produce appropriate multi-media products supporting the strategy and building on the body of work of the National Adoption Campaign launched in 2004; provide access to a broad range of media outlets to ensure national distribution of the message and to ensure the general public receives the message and information through more than one type of media; make optimal use of emerging social media strategies and assure a responsive system is in place for individuals utilizing these sites; monitor and periodically report on the results of the dissemination effort; demonstrate the ability to attract partners that can provide additional support to the campaign; target various populations, taking into account geographic regions, as appropriate, and shall be carried out in the language and cultural context that is most appropriate to the population involved; produce Spanish language public service announcements to support the campaign and assure responsive system established; include public service announcements on television, radio, print, social media and other means that will reach individuals who are most likely to adopt children ages 8 and older. The Recruitment Response Support Initiative will work closely with State agency administrators to link the multi-media campaign throughout local markets increasing the capacity of States to utilize the national campaign rather than create local campaigns; work with States to make optimal use of emerging social media strategies and assure a responsive system is in place for individuals utilizing these sites; and provide for collaboration with AdoptUSKids, who has responsibility for nationwide campaign fulfillment activities by providing a responsive system that supports States in managing the increased volume of inquiries due to the new media materials and national public service advertising campaign.

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Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program

Deadline: March 8, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Nursing Workforce Diversity (NWD) Program. NWD grants are awarded to increase nursing education opportunities for individuals who are from disadvantaged backgrounds (including racial and ethnic minorities under-represented among registered nurses) by providing (1) student scholarships or stipends for diploma or associate degree nurses to enter a bridge or degree completion program, and (2) student scholarships or stipends for accelerated nursing degree programs, pre-entry preparation, advanced education preparation, and retention activities. The goals of the NWD program and the purposes of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) are consistent with the statutory authority provided in Title VIII to support projects that assist underrepresented students throughout the educational pipeline to become registered nurses, facilitate diploma or associate degree registered nurses becoming baccalaureate-prepared registered nurses, and prepare practicing registered nurses for advanced nursing education. For FY 2013, the Division of Nursing will solicit three-year grants that support innovative efforts by schools of nursing to recruit, retain, and graduate disadvantaged students. Disadvantaged populations for this award include: racial and ethnic minorities and individuals who are educationally and economically disadvantaged. This FOA solicits applications that propose evidence-based, multi-level partnership models, approaches, and/or strategies, that incorporate the social determinants of health framework into the design, implementation, and evaluation of scholarship, loan, and pre-entry/mentoring programs including those that support progression through professional nursing, such as Associates Degree (AD) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) /nurse residency programs. The nursing workforce diversity literature is replete with data to suggest that financial and interpersonal levers such as scholarships, loans, and mentoring are necessary, but not wholly sufficient, to recruit, retain, and graduate underrepresented populations into schools of nursing. Therefore, projects must propose innovative ways to consider multi-level approaches that utilize the social determinants of health[[]1], [[]2], [[]3] to frame its scholarship, stipend, and pre-entry/mentoring activities. Proposed projects should extend beyond individual-level interventions (scholarships, stipends, and pre-entry/mentoring activities) and address the larger social and structural forces that impede efforts to diversify the nursing workforce, increase access to quality care, reduce health disparities, and improve health equity. For example, Johnson and Bozeman[[]4] describe an Asset Bundles model that targets critical areas in which minority students may need additional support to continue toward careers in science. The asset bundles articulate relevant factors that impact educational retention and achievement – educational endowments, science socialization, network development, family expectations, and material resources. A second program at the University of Illinois at Chicago – the Urban Health Program – developed an innovative and comprehensive strategy to recruit, retain, and graduate minority students interested in health care careers, and to provide precollege educational and research experiences for underrepresented minority populations in elementary and secondary public schools.[[]5] The Urban Health Program evolved from a community action model and was an institutional response to a demand from the local community for early outreach and academic pipeline initiatives targeted to local minority students. The success of the Urban Health Program model is partly attributed to changes in the University culture and the University leadership’s commitment to diversity within the University of Illinois at Chicago.

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Statewide Consumer Network Grant

Deadline: March 8, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Mental Health Services is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Statewide Consumer Network grants. The purpose of this program is to enhance statewide consumer-run organizations to promote service system capacity and infrastructure development that is recovery-focused and resiliency-oriented. For the purposes of this funding opportunity, this program seeks to promote activities related to wellness, integrated care, health care reform, and trauma-informed care.

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Life Course Research Network

Deadline: March 11, 2013

The Maternal and Child Health Bureau will award a cooperative agreement to support a LCRN focused on improving the understanding of the socio-environmental determinants of health experienced at different life course stages for the maternal and child health (MCH) population through engagement of researchers, practitioners, policymakers and consumers in a collaborative, innovative, and multidisciplinary research project. The LCRN is designed to accelerate the translation of the life course theory to MCH practice and policy and foster its rapid adoption into clinical and public health practice through systems integration and collaboration with entities that have a common goal of improving MCH outcomes (e.g., Title V programs, state and local health departments, community safety net programs and other public health programs serving underserved communities). The life course theory posits that multiple determinants, such as healthcare, nutrition, stress and supports, and environmental exposures, operating over the life course are the real drivers of MCH outcomes. The improvement of these outcomes requires rethinking of current practice, policy, and investment strategies including workforce development. For example, what does the life course perspective tell us about how we should invest in MCH? The LCRN will develop a translational research agenda and, similar to other research networks that MCHB supports, carry out the research agenda through other funding sources. The LCRN will: Advance the research agenda on MCH life course health development in identifying the influences of early growth and development, childhood disease, poor nutrition, cultural and economic intricacies, and social and psychosocial disadvantage across the life-course in the healthy development of the MCH population; Foster collaboration among network members through ongoing interaction, sharing of information and tools, and development and implementation of research studies; Facilitate the process for the development, selection, and implementation of scientific research studies focused on how the social and physical contextual factors in childhood underlie socioeconomic and racial/ethnic disparities in shaping various life course pathways for the MCH population; Advance and implement critical research that will address the gaps and priorities identified by the LCRN, through both MCHB and other funding sources; Accelerate the synthesis, analysis and translation of existing and future knowledge so that it can be applied to practice and effective health policy at the state and national levels; and Coordinate the dissemination of findings to health professionals, policymakers, family members and the greater public.

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Expansion of HIV/AIDS Care and prevention among Church Related Hospitals and clinics in the Republic of Zimbabwe under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline: March 12, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Indoor Environment of Low-Income Renovated Multifamily Housing in the Western Region of the United States

Deadline: March 13, 2013

The purpose of the program is to evaluate housing factors that are energy efficient and have the potential to mitigate the negative health outcomes of low income children with asthma. This program addresses the “Healthy People 2020” focus areas of homes and communities and respiratory diseases.

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Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)

Deadline: March 14, 2013

The purpose of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is to develop the pool of a diverse group of highly trained undergraduate and graduate students who go on to research careers and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. The program provides institutional grants to research-intensive institutions that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to increase students’ academic preparation and skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

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Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) (R25)

Deadline: March 14, 2013

The purpose of the Initiative for Maximizing Student Development (IMSD) Program is to develop the pool of a diverse group of highly trained undergraduate and graduate students who go on to research careers and will be available to participate in NIH-funded research. The program provides institutional grants to research-intensive institutions that propose well-integrated developmental activities designed to increase students’ academic preparation and skills that are critical to the completion of the Ph.D. degree in biomedical and behavioral sciences.

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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) (R25)

Deadline: March 14, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), encourages Research Education Grant (R25) applications from institutions that propose to develop recent baccalaureate science graduates from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences so that they have the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue PhD or MD-PhD degrees in these fields. The program provides support for well-designed academic enhancements and extensive research experiences aimed at preparing individuals from diverse backgrounds to complete PhD or MD-PhD degree programs in these disciplines.

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Limited Competition for Clinical Trials in Type 1 Diabetes (UC4)

Deadline: March 15, 2013

This limited competition Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is open only to applicants who received an R34 clinical trial planning grant funded through RFA DK-11-010. This FOA will support the conduct of the clinical trials proposed in the R34 applications. These trials are designed to improve glycemic control and/or treat or reduce diabetes complications.

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FY 2013 Targeted Capacity Expansion-Peer-to-Peer

Deadline: March 15, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Targeted Capacity Expansion Peer-to-Peer (TCE-PTP) grants. The purpose of this program is to expand and enhance service capacity through the provision of addiction peer recovery support services for those individuals with substance use disorders. It is the expectation that those with lived experience will play an integral role in the design, development, and implementation of this program. A primary program objective is to help achieve and maintain recovery and to improve the overall quality of life for those being served. This is assessed through increased employment, housing stability, abstinence from substance use, social connectedness, and decreased criminal justice involvement. In accordance with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative on Recovery Support, this program aims to assist individuals in achieving and sustaining their recovery through a peer model which capitalizes on the expertise of those individuals with similar lived experience. This experience and expertise opens non-traditional avenues of engaging vulnerable populations. The domains of health, home, purpose, and community are central to ensuring that individuals receive the services and care needed to enhance their overall quality of life. TCE-PTP is one of SAMHSA’s services grant programs. SAMHSA intends that its services grants result in the delivery of services as soon as possible after award. Service delivery should begin by the 4th month of the project at the latest. TCE-PTP grants are authorized under Section 509 of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

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Rural Training Track Technical Assistance Demonstration Program

Deadline: March 18, 2013 This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Training Track Technical Assistance (RTT-TA) Demonstration Program. RTTs are family medicine residency programs with a particular focus on training physicians who will practice in rural communities. The purpose of this new competitive announcement is to provide national support and policy analysis for this unique model of rural-focused allopathic and osteopathic physician family medicine residency training. The RTT-TA demonstration program strongly encourages the formation of a consortium of entities to continue to delineate the policy challenges that RTT residency programs face in training family medicine physicians. This cooperative agreement is an ongoing activity that builds on the work of a previous RTT demonstration (HRSA-10-192). This project will work to identify and analyze the key policy issues, challenges and barriers that continue to affect these rural training sites, and will provide technical assistance where appropriate to increase the number of family medicine residents who train in RTTs. The lead organization is a critical component to ensure the success of this project and must demonstrate a proven track record, with extensive prior experience and results in working with RTT programs. For the purpose of this cooperative agreement, the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is defining a rural training track as a family medicine residency that operates as a “1-2 program.” In these programs, the first year of training is completed at central, usually urban sites and the last two years are completed at rural community-based training locations. The expectation is that the RTT-TA cooperative agreement supports RTTs that train family medicine resident graduates of allopathic, osteopathic, or both types of medical school institutions. This demonstration requires an ongoing partnership and a collaborative relationship with ORHP in the selection of projects and in the development and implementation of the activities submitted in the work plan. The overarching goals are: 1) Support new and existing RTT programs by providing direct technical assistance when requested, including as appropriate a thorough assessment and specific recommendations related to financial sustainability; 2) Increase medical student interest in RTT residency programs by marketing the RTTs to the right audiences, providing residency interview assistance for students and spouses/partners when needed, and increasing the RTT National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) results for these programs; 3) Expand the number of RTT programs by working with communities and academic institutions who desire to start new programs by sharing the expertise of RTT faculty veterans. This includes assisting new programs in successfully achieving academic accreditation and qualifying for Medicare graduate medical education funding. Particular attention should also be given for infrastructure enhancement, such as providing financial assistance for purchasing medical textbooks, journals, electronic resources, and/or educational equipment needed for the residency program. 4) Analyze the specific characteristics of new versus existing programs in terms of viability/sustainability and analyze which interventions of this cooperative agreement prove most effective in enhancing long-term program viability. This is discussed further on page 30 in the “Final Report” section. The focus areas to achieve these goals include the following: 1) Identifying, analyzing and translating the key policy issues and challenges affecting the ability of RTT rural training sites to attract potential family medicine residents, including the implications that Medicare and Medicaid regulations have on the viability of RTTs; 2) Supporting policy meetings around rural health workforce, training, recruitment and retention issues for rural residency directors, rural health researchers, rural medical educators, rural medical students and policymakers; 3) Providing technical assistance to new and established RTT programs. Possible examples of technical assistance and activities could include mentoring of new and established RTT programs to increase their fill rate, curriculum development, peer mentorship between RTTs, working with any consortium members to develop strategies to recruit medical school graduates to RTT programs, maintaining an assessment of the match and fill rates for RTT Programs and building a network of all the RTT programs; 4) Identifying and promoting best practices for RTT programs to increase their viability by identifying successful models and administrative support strategies, as well as planning how technical assistance will be primarily focused on the community-based sites of the RTTs; 5) Conducting an inventory and developing a narrative of the different RTT programs nationwide, with a particular emphasis on comparing new versus existing programs related to characteristics such as financial underpinnings, revenue sources, number of residents, faculty and community champions, unique challenges related to the RTT model, sustainability strategies, etc. All new programs implemented from January 1, 2013 through July 31, 2016 should be included in this analysis. Special attention should also be given to analyzing the reasons for any program closures that occur during this time frame; and 6) Maintaining an accurate assessment of the success rates (NRMP and July fill rates) for RTT programs and the long-term rural practice retention rates of their graduates.

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Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program

Deadline: March 18, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program. The purpose of the Delta States Rural Development Network Grant Program (Delta) is to fund organizations located in the eight Delta States to address unmet local health care needs and prevalent health disparities in rural Delta communities. In practice, the Delta Program provides resources to help rural communities develop partnerships to jointly address health problems that could not be solved by single entities working alone. A priority of the Office of Rural Health Policy is to fund evidence-based programs which demonstrate improved health outcomes. Evidence-based practices are those that are developed from scientific evidence and/or have been found to be effective based on the results of rigorous evaluations.[[]1] “A ‘promising model’ is defined as one with at least preliminary evidence of effectiveness in small-scale interventions or for which there is potential for generating data that will be useful for making decisions about taking the intervention to scale and generalizing the results to diverse populations and settings.”[[]2] An example of a promising practice would be a small-scale pilot program that has generated positive outcome evaluation results that justify program expansion to new access points and/or to new service populations. Applicants that propose an evidence-based approach will not be scored higher than those that propose a promising practice and vice versa. Applicants are required to propose multi-county/multi-parish projects that address delivery of preventive or clinical health services for individuals with, or at risk of developing chronic health diseases which disproportionately affect rural Delta communities. Due to the high disparities in the region[[]3] applicants are required to propose a program based on one of the following focus areas: 1) diabetes; 2) cardiovascular disease; or 3) obesity. Chronic disease initiatives can be in programs focused on prevention, self-management, care coordination, or clinical care, but must be outcomes oriented. For example, the programs should include activities focused on producing changes in one or more of the following areas: Knowledge (e.g. understanding of effective self-management strategies, understanding of key disease risk factors or prevention strategies) Attitudes (e.g. increased self-efficacy in prevention or self-management strategies) Behaviors (e.g. increase in level of physical activity, increase intake of fruits and vegetables) Clinical biometrics (e.g. BMI, weight, A1C, blood pressure) Policies and procedures (e.g. improved health care services delivery model, changes to school physical activity and/or cafeteria policies) Systems (e.g. improved coordination among health and social services agencies) In addition to the required key focus area(s), grantees may devote a percentage of grant funds toward another issue which may be of need in the service area. This other issue area may or may not be clinical focused, and may include areas such as pharmacy assistance, electronic health record management (funds should not go toward implementation, but rather towards enhancing the system in place), oral health, cancer screening, or women’s health etc. Applicants should demonstrate the need of this additional topic area, as well as how it will improve the project and the population being served. Sustainability of program activities beyond the funding period is a priority of the Office of Rural Health Policy. Under health services delivery programs, HRSA funding may serve as seed money to allow recipients to develop necessary capabilities and the ability to obtain funding from non-Federal sources. Recipients must maximize funding from other sources, using award funds for the difference between those amounts and their costs of operation. Therefore, applicants must describe whether other funding sources and/or services currently exist for the proposed population and, if so, how HRSA funds would be used. Grantees are required to submit a sustainability strategy plan with the application. The Delta States Rural Development Network Program is aligned to the ongoing goals of the White House Rural Council which focuses on collaboration between Federal agencies to better meet the needs of rural communities. Towards that end, the Delta Regional Authority (DRA) has announced its intent to make funds available to grantees in this program to support its ongoing efforts to enhance a Healthy Delta Workforce. This creates additional opportunities for HRSA grantees to leverage additional funds to meet health care needs in the Delta. The ongoing collaboration between HRSA and DRA presents an opportunity to jointly work toward improving health care in the region. Additional information about the Healthy Workforce Challenge opportunity offered to Delta State Rural Development Network Grant Program applicants, including applications for these awards, can be found at www.dra.gov, or by calling 662-624-8600. [[]1] National Opinion Research Center (NORC) Walsh Center for Rural Health Analysis, “Promising Practices for Rural Community Health Worker Programs”, ORHP 330A Grant Issue Brief, Y series-No.1 (January 2011) [[]2] Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families Program Announcement. Federal Register, Vol. 68, No. 131, (July 2003), p. 40974 [[]3] Wang, Probst, et al, 2011

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Building Child Welfare Capacity for Continuous Quality Improvement Project

Deadline: March 18, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to solicit proposals for a 17-month, national project that will build the capacity of the child welfare workforce in public child welfare agencies and their partner organizations to perform continuous quality improvement (CQI) activities and processes. The project will build competencies and skills to develop and strengthen CQI systems, including the abilities to identify, collect, communicate, and use data to improve services and achieve safety, permanency, and well-being outcomes for children, youth, and families. The project will focus on identifying and managing existing CQI-related resources; developing and strategically disseminating practical tools and curricula; designing and delivering remote and group-based learning opportunities, training and coaching; facilitating peer-to-peer learning; and providing tailored technical assistance. The project will partner closely with the Children’s Bureau and CB-supported centers and projects.

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Technical Assistance Services to Countries Supported by the President’s Emergency Plan for HIV/AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) and the Global Fund to Fight HIV/AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria

Deadline: March 18, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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The Eldercare Locator

Deadline:  March 18, 2013

The Administration for Community Living will hold a competition for a cooperative agreement to operate the Eldercare Locator. The Eldercare Locator is a service that assists older adults, their families and caregivers find their way through the maze of services for seniors by identifying trustworthy local support resources. The goal is to provide users with the information and resources they need that will help older persons live independently and safely in their homes and communities for as long as possible.

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Mechanisms of HIV-Related Lung Disease (U01)

Deadline: March 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to investigate and define cellular and molecular events, including host genetic factors, underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-associated lung diseases (e.g., COPD and pulmonary hypertension). Biospecimens and clinical data from HIV-infected patients and controls should be utilized. Clinical translation is encouraged to the extent that it is possible. Both independent (site-specific) and collaborative research with other groups funded by this FOA will be conducted under this program. The goals are to identify disease sub-phenotypes, potential biomarkers to predict risk, progression, and outcome, and molecular targets to help design therapeutic interventions.

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Mechanisms of HIV-Related Lung Disease Data Coordinating Center (DCC) (U01)

Deadline: March 19, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute invites cooperative agreement (U01) applications to serve as the Data Coordinating Center (DCC) for the Mechanisms of HIV-Related Lung Disease Program which is designed to investigate and define cellular and molecular events, including host genetic factors, underlying the pathogenesis of HIV-associated lung diseases (e.g., COPD and pulmonary hypertension). The DCC will facilitate collaborative activities among the individual U01 Clinical/Basic research sites including support for a Steering Committee, advisory groups, development and execution of collaborative protocols and projects, data coordination, quality control, safety surveillance, and data analysis for collaborative projects.

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IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENTS:

The Health Center Program New Access Point Announcement. The link below will direct you to the full PDF funding opportunity announcement (FOA). We encourage you to read the FOA carefully and in its entirety. Click HERE to view the FOA and download the PDF. For your convenience we put together a brief eligibility summary (click HERE) for you to decide if your business is eligible to apply. The attached summary is only a guideline for eligibility requirements. We wish you great success in your application process.

HRSA Look-Alike Program Update

Program Assistance Letter 2013-04

The purpose of this Program Assistance Letter (PAL) is to provide information regarding further developments to strengthen and improve the administration of the Health Center Look-Alike Program, a valuable component of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program.  Changes to the Health Center Look-Alike Program include:

Oversight and Monitoring

            Technical Assistance

            Look-Alike Compliance Determination

            Notices of Look-Alike Designation

            Look-Alike Benefits

Click HERE to read more about the changes that will take place in early 2013.


IMPORTANT FUNDING OPPORTUNITY:

Building healthcare practitioner capacity around HPV Vaccine Communication

Deadline: February 25, 2013

To build on prior research concerning communication around vaccines recommended for adolescents in general, and HPV vaccine in particular, in order to identify and test interventions that demonstrate effectiveness in improving provider-level communication and recommendation of these vaccines.

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Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program

Deadline: February 25, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Resource Center Grant Program (TRCGP). The purpose of the TRCGP is to support the establishment and development of Telehealth Resource Centers (TRCs). The TRCGP expects to create centers of excellence that expedite and customize the provision of telehealth technical assistance across the country, while at the same time working together to make available a wide range of expertise that might not be available in any one region. The TRCs provide technical assistance to health care organizations, health care networks, and health care providers in the implementation of cost-effective telehealth programs to serve rural and medically underserved areas and populations. The program seeks entities with proven successful records in providing technical assistance in the development of sustainable telehealth programs This funding will support up to five Regional TRCs (RTRCs) serving as focal points for advancing the effective use of telehealth technologies in their respective communities and regions for clinical care. In addition, this funding will support one National TRC (NRTRC). The National TRC will focus on policy issues such as: physician and nurse licensure, credentialing and privileging, Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement, and private insurance payment policies in the context of telehealth. The National TRC must demonstrate experience with policy issues at the state, local and national levels. In addition, the National TRC will work with the RTRCs to support their efforts. It is the goal of OAT to have every state covered by a TRC. In this funding cycle, OAT seeks applicants to provide coverage for the following states: Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Georgia, Florida, South Carolina, Hawaii, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, Kansas, Oklahoma and Missouri. OAT expects all funded TRCs to collaborate with each other, sharing expertise and resources, thereby creating a network of resource centers with the ample tools needed to meet the technical assistance demands in their respective regions and across the nation. TRCs shall utilize grant funds to: provide technical assistance, training, and support, for health care providers and a range of health care entities (including HRSA grantees) that provide or will provide telehealth services; disseminate information and research findings related to telehealth services; promote effective collaboration among telehealth resource centers and OAT; conduct evaluations to determine the best utilization of telehealth technologies to meet health care needs; promote the integration of the technologies used in clinical information systems with other telehealth technologies; foster the use of telehealth technologies to provide health care information and education for health care providers and consumers in a more effective manner; and implement special projects or studies under the direction of OAT.

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Superfund Research Program Occupational and Safety Training Education Programs on Emerging Technologies (R25)

Deadline: February 26, 2013

The purpose of the Superfund Research Program (SRP) Occupational and Safety Training Education Programs on Emerging Technologies is to provide Higher Education Institutions the opportunity to develop continuing education and academic curricula on the occupational health and safety management practices in the areas of emerging technologies (e.g., emerging hazardous waste products, green chemistry, and sustainable remediation) to industrial hygienists and graduate students involved in the evaluation, management, and handling of hazardous substances. The SRP also expects that such programs will provide a unique training and educational opportunity to those professionals involved in the training of other personnel. Such training would include skills, knowledge, and experience to help prepare other personnel for careers in these new industries. These programs are also meant to expand and complement existing educational and training programs in occupational and safety training and industrial hygiene.

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Gene Function Studies to Investigate Rare and Undiagnosed Diseases (Admin Supp)

Deadline: February 26, 2013

This Administrative Supplement Program intends to support gene function studies in collaboration with the NIH Undiagnosed Diseases Program (UDP) to investigate the underlying genetics, biochemistry and pathophysiology of newly diagnosed diseases identified through the UDP. 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.

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Advancing Clinical Research in Primary Glomerular Diseases (UM1)

Deadline: February 27, 2013

Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.

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Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology (P20)

Deadline: February 27, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to seek applications for the Developmental Centers for Interdisciplinary Research in Benign Urology Program (P20). The intent of this Program is to build research teams capable of developing new research projects that take an integrative approach towards addressing problems in benign urology. Each Developmental Center is limited to a single Scientific Project and must contain an Administrative Core and an Educational Enrichment Program. The Developmental Centers Program will work closely with the George M. OBrien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54) (RFA-DK-12-009).

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Continuation of the Clinical Centers for the Drug Induced Liver Injury Network [DILIN] (U01)

Deadline: February 27, 2013

The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to encourage applications from qualified investigators from clinical centers for the continuation of the Drug-induced Liver Injury Network (DILIN). This network will consist of up to 5 clinical center sites and a single data coordinating center. Drug-induced liver injury is one of the more challenging forms of liver disease; both in diagnosis and management. Several hundred drugs, nutritional supplements and herbal medications have been implicated in causing liver injury. Their clinical presentation can be highly variable and mimic almost any form of liver disease.

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Mentored Research Scientist Development Award in Metabolomics (K01)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

Metabolomics is a rapidly growing field that has the potential to advance our understanding of human diseases and how individuals respond to therapy. It is critical to have highly trained individuals who understand the field of metabolomics and can work and communicate with clinicians and other health professionals to perform, analyze and interpret the data obtained from metabolomic studies. This NIH Mentored Research Scientist Development Award will provide salary and research support for a sustained period of protected time (up to 4 years) for postdoctoral and clinical fellows or investigators who meet the definition of a NIH New Investigator to pursue intensive research training in the field of metabolomics under the guidance of an experienced mentor who has an established research record in metabolomics.

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Diffusion of Medical Technology and Effects on Outcomes and Expenditures (U01)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits U01 applications for economic research designed to explain the diffusion of health technologies both to understand trends in health outcomes and to improve the process leading from scientific advances to health benefits. Program Directors/Principal Investigators for projects funded under this FOA are required to participate in a Steering Committee that will help identify key strategies to support critical research advances in this field.

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Estimating the Costs of Supporting Primary Care Practice Transformation (R03)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) solicits Small Research (R03) grant applications from organizations that propose to analyze and describe the costs associated with successful efforts to transform primary care practice.

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Administrative Supplements to NCI-Funded Research Projects: Funding to Advance Research on Cancers in Women (Admin Supp)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

The National Cancer Institute’s Office of Science Planning and Assessment, in conjunction with the NCI Women’s Health Officer and the Women’s Health Activities Committee, announces an Administrative Supplement opportunity to expand and/or enhance research on cancers in women, which include both non-sex-/gender-specific cancers and sex-/gender-specific cancers. The overall goal of these Administrative Supplements is to advance cancer research that is pertinent to distinct characteristics of women’s health. It is also expected that these efforts will facilitate translational applications of relevant findings to benefit specifically women’s health.

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Scaling up Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision through improvements in the availability, integration and quality of HIV prevention, care and treatment services in Zimbabwe under the President?s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Deadline: February 28, 2013

Under the leadership of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator, as part of the President’s Emergency Plan, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS/CDC) works with host countries and other key partners to assess the needs of each country and design a customized program of assistance that fits within the host nation’s strategic plan and partnership framework.

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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: February 28, 2013, 7:30 pm EST

The purpose of the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP), formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP), is to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to working in eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses or working as nurse faculty in accredited eligible schools of nursing, by decreasing the economic barriers associated with pursuing careers at such critical shortage facilities or in academic nursing. The information applicants provide will be used to evaluate their eligibility for participating in NURSE Corps LRP. In addition, information from other sources will be considered (e.g., credit bureau reports).

An application information webinar and audio conference call-in line will be held on January 29, 2013, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET (1-3:00 pm Central/ 12-2:00 pm Mountain/ 11-1:00 pm Pacific) to support you as you complete the application process. You can join HRSA either on the webinar using the URL below or via conference call.

Please note that the webinar has limited capacity and your participation on the webinar will be on a “first come, first serve basis.” The audio conference call-in line will be available to a larger audience capacity. The webinar will be archived and posted on the NURSE Corps web page at: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/nursecorps/index.html.

**To login into the webinar, please use the information below:

• Login to: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nursecorpslrpapplication12913/ and enter your name when prompted

**To login into the audio conference call in line, please use the information below:

• Call in number: 888-942-9043 Passcode: 7925982

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Implementing Public Health Programs and Strengthening Public Health Capacity in Guatemala and Central American

Deadline: February 28, 2013

This program will provide training for public-health professionals and students in basic and applied public-health science, and public-health program planning, implementation and evaluation on a regional level;2. Strengthen regional, national and local capacity in Central America to conduct public-health science; to plan, implement and evaluate public-health programs and surveillance systems; and to develop interventions;3. Support national and regional disease prevention, detection, and control efforts in Central America, including rapid response to public health emergencies; and 4. Incorporate lessons learned from evaluations and assessments of programs to control and eradicate diseases in Guatemala and the Central America Region, and ensure sharing of expertise with public-health partners in the Region.

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Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants

Deadline: March 1, 2013

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2013 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The STOP Act language states that the purposes of the Act are to “prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States; strengthen collaboration among communities, the federal government, state, local and tribal governments; enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth; and enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.” See Appendix G of this RFA for further background information. The STOP Act program aligns with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative 1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Goal 1.2: Prevent or reduce consequences of underage drinking and adult problem drinking; Objective 1.2.1: Establish the prevention of underage drinking as a priority issue for states, territories, tribal entities, universities, and communities; 1.2.1.3: Through the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) program, enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth and provide communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices that have proven to be effective. Consistent with addressing behavioral health disparities, STOP Act grantees should utilize their data to identify and address any appropriate subpopulations of youth (i.e. , racial, ethnic, sexual/gender minority groups) that are vulnerable to disparities and (2) should implement strategies to decrease the differences in programmatic access, service use, and outcomes among such subpopulations. STOP Act grants are authorized under 42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b; Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA

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Cost-Benefit of Incentive-based Smoking Cessation for Pregnant Women

Deadline: March 4, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to assist applicants with the preparation of an application that aligns with this announcement. The intent is to solicit proposals for a study to assess the cost-benefit of a smoking cessation intervention that targets pregnant smokers. The intent is to evaluate a high intensity and low intensity contingency management (CM) intervention on prenatal smoking cessation. The suggested approach is a three-arm randomized controlled trial to assess smoking abstinence at end of pregnancy and cost-benefit of different intensity levels of CM on prenatal smoking cessation. The 3 arms would include: 1) a high intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy; 2) a low intensity CM intervention for smoking cessation during pregnancy, and 3) standard of care.

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Small Business Innovation Research to Develop New Therapeutics and Monitoring Technologies for Type 1 Diabetes (T1D) Towards an Artificial Pancreas [SBIR (R43/R44)]

Deadline: March 6, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications from small business concerns (SBCs) for funding to perform research leading to the development of innovative technologies that may advance progress toward integrated long term glucose regulated insulin/pancreatic hormones delivery systems (artificial pancreas).

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University Centers for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities

Deadline: March 6, 2013

As defined in the DD Act of 2000, the term “developmental disabilities” means a severe, chronic disability of an individual that is attributable to a mental or physical impairment or combination of mental and physical impairments that are manifested before the individual attains age 22 and are likely to continue indefinitely. Developmental disabilities result in substantial limitations in three or more of the following functional areas: self-care, receptive and expressive language, learning, mobility, self-direction, capacity for independent living and economic self-sufficiency. The DD Act of 2000 identifies a number of significant findings, including: •Disability is a natural part of the human experience that does not diminish the right of individuals with developmental disabilities to enjoy the opportunity for independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community. •Individuals whose disabilities occur during their developmental period frequently have severe disabilities that are likely to continue indefinitely. •Individuals with developmental disabilities often require lifelong specialized services and assistance, provided in a coordinated and culturally competent manner by many agencies, professionals, advocates, community representatives and others to eliminate barriers and to meet the needs of such individuals and their families. The DD Act of 2000 also promotes the best practices and policies presented below: •Individuals with developmental disabilities, including those with the most severe developmental disabilities, are capable of achieving independence, productivity, integration and inclusion into the community, and often require the provision of services, supports and other assistance to achieve such. •Individuals with developmental disabilities have competencies, capabilities and personal goals that should be recognized, supported and encouraged, and any assistance to such individuals should be provided in an individualized manner, consistent with the unique strengths, resources, priorities, concerns, abilities and capabilities of the individual. •Individuals with developmental disabilities and their families are the primary decision makers regarding the services and support such individuals and their families receive, and play decision making roles in policies and programs that affect the lives of such individuals and their families. Toward these ends, AIDD seeks to support and accomplish the following: •Support the increasing ability of individuals with developmental disabilities to exercise greater choice and self-determination and to engage in leadership activities in their communities; •Enhance the capabilities of families in assisting individuals with developmental disabilities to achieve their maximum potential; •Promote systemic change activities that ensure the active and meaningful engagement and participation of individuals with developmental disabilities in community-based programs and services; •Promote the active involvement of individuals with developmental disabilities and families in all aspects of grantee programs, activities and services; •Ensure the protection of the legal and human rights of individuals with developmental disabilities; •Ensure that individuals with developmental disabilities from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds and their families enjoy increased and meaningful opportunities to access and use community services, individualized supports and other forms of assistance available to other individuals with developmental disabilities and their families; and •Promote recruitment efforts that increase the number of individuals from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds who work with individuals with developmental disabilities and their families in disciplines related to pre-service training, community training, practice, administration and policymaking.

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Nurse Corps Loan Repayment Program

Deadline: February 28, 2013, 7:30 pm EST

The purpose of the NURSE Corps Loan Repayment Program (NURSE Corps LRP), formerly known as the Nursing Education Loan Repayment Program (NELRP), is to assist in the recruitment and retention of professional Registered Nurses (RNs) dedicated to working in eligible health care facilities with a critical shortage of nurses or working as nurse faculty in accredited eligible schools of nursing, by decreasing the economic barriers associated with pursuing careers at such critical shortage facilities or in academic nursing. The information applicants provide will be used to evaluate their eligibility for participating in NURSE Corps LRP. In addition, information from other sources will be considered (e.g., credit bureau reports).

An application information webinar and audio conference call-in line will be held on January 29, 2013, from 2:00 – 4:00 pm ET (1-3:00 pm Central/ 12-2:00 pm Mountain/ 11-1:00 pm Pacific) to support you as you complete the application process. You can join HRSA either on the webinar using the URL below or via conference call.

Please note that the webinar has limited capacity and your participation on the webinar will be on a “first come, first serve basis.” The audio conference call-in line will be available to a larger audience capacity. The webinar will be archived and posted on the NURSE Corps web page at: http://www.hrsa.gov/loanscholarships/nursecorps/index.html.

**To login into the webinar, please use the information below:

• Login to: https://hrsa.connectsolutions.com/nursecorpslrpapplication12913/ and enter your name when prompted

**To login into the audio conference call in line, please use the information below:

• Call in number: 888-942-9043 Passcode: 7925982

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The Health Center Program New Access Point Announcement.  The link below will direct you to the full PDF funding opportunity announcement (FOA).  We encourage you to read the FOA carefully and in its entirety.  Click HERE to view the FOA and download the PDF.   For your convenience we put together a brief eligibility summary (click HERE) for you to decide if your business is eligible to apply.  The attached summary is only a guideline for eligibility requirements.  We wish you great success in your application process.

HRSA Look-Alike Program Update

Program Assistance Letter 2013-04

The purpose of this Program Assistance Letter (PAL) is to provide information regarding further developments to strengthen and improve the administration of the Health Center Look-Alike Program, a valuable component of the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Health Center Program.  Changes to the Health Center Look-Alike Program include:

Oversight and Monitoring

            Technical Assistance

            Look-Alike Compliance Determination

            Notices of Look-Alike Designation

            Look-Alike Benefits

Click HERE to read more about the changes that will take place in early 2013.

 

Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program

Deadline: February 8, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Graduate Psychology Education (GPE) Program. This program supports doctoral-level psychology education and training programs to prepare psychologists to address the behavioral health needs of vulnerable and underserved populations. For the purposes of this funding announcement, vulnerable and underserved populations include, but are not limited to, those populations in rural areas, children and adolescents, the elderly, victims of abuse, the chronically ill, disabled, returning war veterans, military personnel and their families, and tribal populations. The program will foster an integrated and interprofessional approach to addressing access to behavioral health care for vulnerable and underserved populations. Section 791 of the PHS Act authorizes a Medically Underserved Community (MUC) Funding Preference for this program. To receive the MUC funding preference, eligible applicants must specifically request the funding preference in Attachment 7, meet the MUC preference requirements, and rank above the 20th percentile of applications recommended for approval, as described in section V.2 of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA). The GPE Program supports American Psychology Association (APA) accredited: 1) graduate training schools and programs targeting doctoral psychology students interested in clinical practice with vulnerable and underserved populations, and 2) state and local governments, public or private nonprofit entities with pre-degree internships for students enrolled in a doctoral psychology program to advance their preparation in a more defined area of clinical and interprofessional practice. The changing health care landscape necessitates that educational curriculum and practice competencies be much more closely aligned. The student/trainee should experience a seamless transition in their application of theory and knowledge to their clinical work. Schools and programs must begin to develop and demonstrate dialogues with practice settings and vice versa. Academia must consult with and utilize the expertise of the pre-degree internships in their curriculum development and instructional design. Pre-degree internships must demonstrate how trainees are applying new paradigms and concepts through practice in their internship experiences. As authorized by Section 750(a) of PHS Act, GPE-funded programs must be implemented in collaboration with two or more medical or behavioral health disciplines. The GPE Program includes specific program purposes developed in order to address identified needs in clinical practice in behavioral health care for the vulnerable and underserved. These specific purposes are: 1) education and training program content and design, and 2) experiential learning for psychology students in pre-degree internships. Funding is available for APA-accredited psychology schools and programs that provide didactic training to doctoral students interested in working with vulnerable and underserved populations, and state and local governments, or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities that support pre-degree internship training in clinical psychology practice. For a more systematic progression of didactic education to clinical training, the GPE program funds the distinction and integration of these two facets in the training continuum. All proposed projects must address one of the program purposes listed below: 1) Education and Training Program Content and Design (Psychology Schools and Programs): The GPE program supports the implementation of projects that propose to address the behavioral health needs of the vulnerable and underserved by improving the knowledge, skills, competencies, and outcomes of the behavioral health professions workforce through didactic training. The focus of the didactic training can be on clinical practice including the integration of behavioral health, primary care, prevention and public health competencies. Proposed projects should include interprofessional approaches to education and training. Funds can be used for faculty development, curriculum and instructional design, program content enhancement, and program infrastructure development. Schools and programs must consult with and utilize the expertise of the pre-degree internships in their curriculum development and instructional design. 2) Experiential Learning for Psychology Students and Graduates (Pre-degree internships): In addition to applications addressing education and training program content purposes, applications are sought for innovative program development and interprofessional training with psychology interns. Applications should strive to increase the number of doctoral psychologists receiving training experiences through the development of innovative approaches in either establishing new programs or expanding existing pre-degree internship programs. In addition to the integration of behavioral health care into primary care and public health and the focus on vulnerable and underserved populations, applications should address innovative approaches to interprofessional practice. Funding for state and local governments or other appropriate public or private nonprofit entities can be used to support students in the pre-degree internship as well as to support supervision and training of these students. Pre-degree internship applications must demonstrate how trainees will apply new paradigms and concepts through practice in their internship experiences. The specific objectives of this program are to: 1) Increase the number of graduating psychologists per academic year with a doctoral degree who have had educational training and internship experiences in behavioral health with vulnerable and underserved populations; 2) Develop and implement interprofessional training in behavioral health with vulnerable and underserved communities; 3) Emphasize the integration of behavioral health, primary care, and public health into clinical practice; 4) Provide experiential training for doctoral level psychology students during the existing or expanded pre-degree internship. This includes increasing the number of internship slots; and 5) Increase the number of psychologists with a doctoral degree who work in organizations that serve the vulnerable and underserved via clinical practice.

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National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Deadline: February 8, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for a cooperative agreement to support a National Center for Health Insurance and Financing for Children and Youth with Special Health Care Needs. The National Center will collaborate with national, state and community stakeholders to develop and spread innovative strategies and policies to facilitate access to health insurance and other financing to pay for needed health and health-related services for children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN). National leadership for ensuring the health of CYSHCN needs is provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). A key strategy for achieving optimal health for these children is providing and promoting family-centered, community-based, coordinated care for CSHCN and their families. Progress toward achieving this goal is measured by six core outcome measures including the health insurance core outcome: “access to adequate private and/or public insurance and financing to pay for needed health and health-related services for CYSHCN.” The MCHB measures achievement of the health insurance core outcome using data from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs (NS-CSHCN), which has been administered in 2001, 2005/2005 and 2009/2010. Over the last 10 years, there has been a significant increase in the number of CYSHCN who meet the health insurance core outcome. However, disparities still exist in accomplishing this core outcome among underserved populations, especially Hispanic and African American children, older children and children with the most significant functional limitations. Moreover, the adequacy of coverage has been decreasing over the last decade, especially for CYSHCN with private insurance. Many provisions in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) have already had a positive impact on health coverage for CYSHCN, such as Section 1001 that allows for an extension of private coverage for children under a parent’s policy until the age of 26. However, even when the ACA is fully implemented, innovative strategies and policies will still be needed to continue to make progress on the health insurance core outcome. For example, coverage in a few of the essential health benefit categories is limited for CYSHCN, including habilitative, behavioral health, pediatric vision, and pediatric oral health services. States may choose benchmark plans that do not provide the comprehensive benefits needed by CYSHCN, putting families at financial risk to cover these services. Families of CYSHCN also face challenges to pay for other services not covered by health insurance, such as respite care and nutritional supplements. The National Center will focus on the following key strategies: Provide support and technical assistance to state Title V programs and their partners to maximize access for CYSHCN to health insurance and other relevant services as provided under the ACA and to other innovations in health care reform and the financing of health care delivery. Engage Federal, state and community stakeholders and partners in ensuring that implementation of the ACA and other health care delivery financing efforts address the needs of CYSHCN. Support efforts to improve coordination between Title V, Medicaid, and the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), especially related to care coordination, EPSDT coverage, enrollment, and quality improvement. Identify and support policy and program initiatives at the state and Federal level to reduce disparities in health insurance coverage and other health care financing among underserved CYSCHN, including Hispanic and African American children, older children and those with the most significant functional limitations Monitor, analyze and report on emerging Federal and state trends, legislation, regulations and other relevant policy proposals related to health insurance and other health care financing. Identify and support innovative financing strategies to improve reimbursement for services used by CYSHCN. Promote strategies and policies to finance additional services which generally are not covered by private and/or public insurance. Monitor progress in achieving the health insurance core outcome and document the National Center’s impact on improving access to adequate health insurance. Some examples of activities include the following: Organize state teams which include State Title V programs, families, Medicaid, private payers and health professionals to collaborate and spread evidence-based models in their state that will improve access to adequate health insurance and financing for CYSHCN, especially for CYSHCN facing disparities. Provide technical assistance and training to State Title V programs and their partners on ACA, health care reform, Medicaid and other health care delivery financing models as related to CYSHCN. Develop and disseminate resources materials and products such as policy briefs, chart books, toolkits and issue papers to a range of partners and audiences, including State Title V agencies, families, State Medicaid Directors, Federal agencies, health plans, employers, national associations, and advocacy organizations as related to CYSHCN. Convene and participate in expert work meetings and conference calls relevant to the improving health care coverage. Maintain and update a repository of relevant materials and provide information and assistance to stakeholders such as State Title V programs, family organizations, grantees and providers. Conduct training to State Title V on collecting, analyzing and using quantitative and qualitative data to generate evidence for the impact of improving health insurance and financing. Coordinate activities with other MCHB funded National Centers, including participation on conference calls and expert meetings. Collect, analyze, and expand the current body of evidence-based health insurance and financing models for CYSHCN, including periodic review of peer reviewed published and non-peer reviewed published literature, and materials from other grantees and disseminate those findings.

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The CDCs National Undergraduate Student Program: A Public Health Workplace Experience to Increase Student Interest in Public Health

Deadline: February 11, 2013

The primary purpose of this funding opportunity is to create a national program for the exposure of undergraduate students, including those from underrepresented racial and ethnic minority populations, to public health and biomedical sciences.

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Tuberculosis Research Units (U19)

Deadline: February 13, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to support the establishment of two to three multinational, multidisciplinary Tuberculosis Research Units (TBRUs) that will operate as a collaborative network to study tuberculosis latency and persistence and their relation to active TB disease, in humans and animal models.

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Telehealth Network Grant Program

Deadline: February 13, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Telehealth Network Grant Program (TNGP). The primary objective of the TNGP as noted in Section 330I(D)(1) is to demonstrate how telehealth programs and networks can improve access to quality health care services in rural, frontier, and underserved communities. TNGP networks are used to: (a) expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of health care services; (b) improve and expand the training of health care providers; and/or (c) expand and improve the quality of health information available to health care providers, and patients and their families, for decision-making. To further elaborate on the program’s statutory requirements noted above, applicants are encouraged to develop innovative applications that meet new and emerging needs in a changing health care delivery system with a focus on value and improved health care outcomes. For example, in terms of expanding access to care, applicants are strongly encouraged to demonstrate how they will improve access to health care services that would not otherwise be available without the use of telehealth technology. In responding to the charge to use this funding to better coordinate health care services, applicants are also encouraged to demonstrate how the use of the technology could improve health care transitions and reduce avoidable re-admissions. In responding to the call for improving the quality of health care services, applicants could note how they will use telehealth technology to support the broader efforts of the Department of Health and Human Services’ Partnership for Patients. Examples could include post-discharge coordination or identifying ways to use telehealth technologies within the taking part in new delivery models such as Accountable Care Organizations and Shared Savings programs. In accordance with Section 330I(g)(8) of the Public Health Service Act [[]42 USC 254c-14(d)(1)], applicants are asked to explain how they are basing their project on established clinical evidence, in accordance with the President’s Improving Rural Health Care Initiative included in the Administration’s 2013 budget request. As part of this initiative, the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) grantees are encouraged to use an evidence-based approach to its funded activities. There is a nascent telehealth evidence base as noted in the recent Institute of Medicine (IOM) report, entitled “The Role of Telehealth in an evolving Health Care environment” (2012). To the extent practical, applicants are encouraged to cite how their proposed approach to using the grant funds are based on established practices. This could include citing telehealth-related journal articles that detail approaches that are being replicated in their applications. To the extent possible, applicants are encouraged to work with their nearest Telehealth Resource Center in identifying these promising practices. As noted below, and in keeping with the legislative requirements, grants activities must serve rural communities, although the grantees may be located in either urban or rural areas. In addition, all applicants are required to identify which clinical areas of telehealth they will focus on in their project. In doing so, each applicant will be required to set a baseline of data for those conditions that are the focus of their projects and then measure how their use of telehealth services affects the health status of those patients who are recipients of telehealth services. For example, if projects focus on diabetes management, applicants would develop a baseline of blood sugar levels for their patient population and then assess how the improved access to care and the better coordination of that care through telehealth technology improved outcomes over the course of the grant funding. TNGPs may provide services in any of a variety of settings includinglong-term care facilities, community health centers or clinics, physician offices, hospitals, schools, and assisted living facilities to demonstrate how telehealth networks can meet the goals of the program. 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 Memorandum of Agreements (MOA) 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. Start-up projects with no demonstrable telehealth experience will be at a competitive disadvantage. Important: Projects selected for funding must provide clinical services for which performance measures can be developed. In particular, we strongly recommend an emphasis on those clinical services that focus on one or more of the chronic disease states of high priority (i.e. congestive heart failure, cancer, stroke, chronic respiratory disease and/or diabetes). An applicant must provide evidence to show that it will be ready to begin to implement the project upon grant award (the project start date is September 1, 2013). It should be emphasized that the TNGP will seek to select projects that have demonstrated skill in evaluation. In addition, applicants must evidence a successful track record in providing telehealth services and demonstrate how the proposed funds will expand services to new communities and/or populations. Applicants must provide an evaluation design to measure process and outcomes. Quantitative outcomes should be measured in the following areas: impact on quality of care; appropriateness of use of the technology; whether access was improved; whether clinical outcomes were improved; and, how the cost of service delivery was affected in terms of efficiency and effectiveness of care. Of particular interest will be programs that can clearly measure how the use of telehealth services can save health care costs either for providers or the patients they serve. This could take the form of reducing travel costs for patients or reducing avoidable admissions or re-admissions by better managing patient health. or reducing hospitalization rates and emergency room visit rates per year for patients receiving disease management services for diabetes, congestive heart failure, cancer, stroke and chronic respiratory disease; 3) controlling blood glucose levels in diabetic patients; 4) improving the efficiency of health care; and 5) reducing medical errors; and 6) other clear outcome measures. Grantees will be required to participate in the Office for the Advancement (OAT) of Telehealth’s data collection/evaluation efforts as a condition of accepting TNGP funding. Data collected will include 6-month progress reports [[]including reporting on annual Government Performance Results Act (GPRA)-related performance measures], annual reports, information for the grantee directory, and final grant project reports. All of the data will be used to inform the telehealth community to advance the field as well as to manage the program. Also, grantees benefit from having the data as it provides them with a systematic way (by establishing a benchmark) of comparing their program to similar programs funded by OAT. Grantees are provided a feedback report of their measures compared to averages across all OAT grantees. Another key program emphasis is on projects that effectively integrate administrative and clinical information systems with the proposed telehealth system and integrate the proposed system into each provider’s normal healthcare practice, including moving toward achieving meaningful use of Electronic Health Records (EHRs). Projects will also be required to document steps taken to ensure the privacy of patients and clinicians using the system and the confidentiality of information transmitted via the system, including compliance with Federal and State privacy and confidentiality, including Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 ( HIPAA) regulations. In addition, as part of the grant application process, each applicant is required to submit a sustainability plan that outlines its strategy on how the services proposed will be sustained after federal funding has ended.

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Monitoring and Evaluation of Malaria Control and Elimination Activities

Deadline: February 8, 2013

The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to assist with the development of operational research, surveillance, and monitoring and evaluation activities in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (GMS) and sub-Saharan Africa in conjunction with national malaria programs and other partners. Through this funding announcement, the Malaria Branch seeks to fund innovative research projects and evaluation activities with the potential to yield high impact public health findings or strategies that will decrease the overall burden of malaria and increase the health and well-being of the population. CDC’s Malaria Branch is a partner of the Roll Back Malaria (RBM) initiative, a partnership that seeks to support and coordinate global malaria program scale-up, surveillance, and evaluation efforts in malaria endemic countries. Full Announcement


Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and wellbeing (R24)

Deadline: February 13, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued on behalf of the NIH Basic Behavioral and Social Sciences Opportunity Network (OppNet), will provide grants for infrastructure support to develop, strengthen, and evaluate transdisciplinary approaches and methods for basic behavioral and/or social research on the relationships among cultural practices/beliefs, health, and wellbeing. This includes an appreciation for more comprehensive understandings of the relationships regarding cultural attitudes, beliefs, practices, and processes, on outcomes relevant to human health and wellbeing. Model animal research teams are welcome to apply.

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Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)

Deadline: February 14, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit R03 applications for up to two years for (1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or (2) archiving and dissemination of data sets to enable secondary analysis.

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Secondary Analyses and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging (R03)

Deadline: February 14, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to solicit R03 applications for up to two years for (1) secondary analysis of data on aging in the areas of psychology, behavioral genetics, economics, demography or (2) archiving and dissemination of data sets to enable secondary analysis.

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AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR) (UM1)

Deadline: February 14, 2013

In this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), the National Cancer Institute (NCI) is seeking applications for the AIDS and Cancer Specimen Resource (ACSR). The primary objective of the ACSR will be to acquire, store and equitably distribute tumor tissues, biological fluids and associated demographic data from patients with HIV-associated malignancies. In addition, the ACSR will serve and support biorepository banking activities for the AIDS Malignancy Clinical Trials Consortium (AMC). The AMC is an NCI funded, multicenter clinical trials group that performs clinical trials research in the treatment and prevention of HIV-associated malignancies. Due to the changing HIV epidemic and recent estimates of the associated malignancy trends, applicants are encouraged to focus their efforts in acquiring high priority collections that would include: 1) biospecimens with associated clinical, pathological, diagnostic, and demographic data; 2) fresh frozen biospecimens that are suitable for comprehensive molecular and genomic analyses; 3) biospecimens collected with informed consent acceptable for high level future use for deep sequencing and genome wide association studies; 4) biospecimens representing non-AIDS defining cancers (NADCs); and 5) biospecimens from the developing world, especially Sub-Saharan Africa.

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HIT Capacity Building Initiative for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Grantees

Deadline: February 14, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS) fiscal year (FY) 2013 HIT Capacity Building Initiative for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) Grantees. The SPNS Program supports the development of innovative models of HIV care to quickly respond to the emerging needs of clients served by the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Programs. SPNS evaluates the effectiveness of the design, implementation, utilization, cost, and health related outcomes of these models, while promoting the dissemination and replication of successful projects. The SPNS Program also supports special programs to develop standard electronic client information data systems to improve the ability of grantees to report grantee-level and client-level data to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). This initiative will support grantees funded under Part B Grants to States and Territories to improve and enhance their health information technology (HIT) capacity to collect and report AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) data (including grantee-level data and client-level data) to the HIV/AIDS Bureau (HAB). Grants will be awarded to eligible entities based on whether the funding will promote collecting and reporting of both ADAP grantee-level and client-level data, as it relates to the requirements of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Funding will allow grantee organizations to purchase qualified HIT systems to improve and enhance their current HIT data collection and reporting capacity. Awardees will be required to evaluate and document the entire system implementation process.

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Affordable Care Act – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

Deadline:  February 15, 2013

This competition is open to nonprofit organizations proposing to provide services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant program in the State of Florida or the State of Wyoming. Both the State of Florida and the State of Wyoming have relinquished MIECHV funds and are not participating in the MIECHV grant program under Section 511(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 711(c)). Accordingly, grant funding is being made available to qualified nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in this funding opportunity announcement. Applicant nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that they will provide home visiting services as defined in this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to families in communities identified as being at risk either within the State of Florida or within the State of WYoming and will meet further legal and program requirements. If an applicant nonprofit organization wishes to apply to provide services in both states, a separate application must be filed for each state in which services are proposed to be provided. Eligible applicants for this competitive grant opportunity are nonprofit organizations with an established record of providing early childhood home visiting programs or initiatives in a state or several states. Subsection 511(h)(2)(B) of the authorizing legislation specifically requires that program requirements for MIECHV grants to nonprofit organizations be, to the greatest extent practicable, consistent with the requirements applicable to eligible entities that are states; require each nonprofit organization grantee to carry out the program funded under this announcement based on the needs assessment that was previously conducted by the relevant state in which it is now proposing to provide services (i.e., either Wyoming or North Dakota) under subsection (b); and require the organization to establish quantifiable, measurable 3- and 5-year benchmarks consistent with the requirements for eligible entities that are states, as set forth in subsection (d)(1)(A).

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R40 MCH Autism Intervention Research

Deadline: February 19, 2013

MCH Autism Intervention Research The current competition for R40 MCH Autism Intervention Research supports research on evidence-based practices for interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and other developmental disabilities. Consistent with HRSA’s mission as the access agency to provide services to underserved populations, applicants are encouraged to propose research studies that address the unique and very important needs of underserved populations, including low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, and individuals who are not already readily included in current research on children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Also encouraged are proposals that address the unique barriers to identification, diagnosis, and receipt of interventions for underserved populations, including issues pertaining to insurance coverage and reimbursement for evidence-based interventions for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Examples of research topics of interest to MCHB include but are not limited to the following: Health care access and continuity of care, including transition into adulthood (e.g., employment and health care); Family engagement and family partnerships; Family well-being, coping, resilience, and social networks; Variations in access to services affecting family functioning in diverse populations; Service systems and infrastructure including: characterizing the current ASD diagnostic and service utilization patterns in community settings, examining the relationship between diagnosis and services availability for ASD, and evaluating services and intervention outcomes; Increasing identification of ASD including Aspergers in diverse populations, including ethnic minorities and girls; Safety issues including wandering from residential and educational settings. MCH Autism Intervention Secondary Data Analysis Studies (SDAS) Program The current competition for R40 MCH Autism Intervention Secondary Data Analysis Studies supports research on evidence-based practices for interventions to improve the health and well-being of children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities, exclusively utilizing the analysis of existing secondary data. Consistent with HRSA’s mission as the access agency to provide services to underserved populations, applicants are encouraged to propose secondary data analysis studies that address the unique and very important needs of underserved populations, including low-income, racial/ethnic minorities, immigrants, and individuals not already included in current research on children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities. Proposals that address the unique barriers to identification and diagnosis and receipt of interventions for underserved populations and issues pertaining to the financing/reimbursement of services for children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities are also encouraged. Studies in the areas of autism prevalence, factors associated with prevalence, or autism and medical home will not be considered for funding under this competition. Innovative use of secondary datasets from a variety of sources is encouraged when applying for the SDAS competition. The Maternal and Child Health Bureau’s intent is to ensure that project interventions are responsive to the cultural and linguistic needs of special populations, that services are family-centered and accessible to consumers, and that the broadest possible representation of culturally distinct and historically underrepresented groups is supported through programs and projects sponsored by the MCHB. Objectives of the MCH Autism Intervention Research and MCH Autism Intervention SDAS Programs: Funding associated with these awards is intended to support the conduct of research studies and secondary data analyses that will result in the following: Advancement of the current knowledge pool leading to improvements in interventions that address the health and well-being of children and adolescents with ASD and other developmental disabilities and their families; and Information dissemination to health professionals and the public, especially families impacted by ASD and other developmental disabilities.

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Immunity in the Elderly (R01)

Deadline: February 20, 2013

The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the National Institute of Aging (NIA) invite applications to define the mechanisms for induction, development, and maintenance of protective immunity in the elderly in response to infections with or vaccinations against NIAID Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases (http://www.niaid.nih.gov/topics/emerging/Pages/list.aspx). The goal of this FOA is to develop a better understanding of the immune mechanisms involved during the aging process that contribute to impaired immune responses resulting in severe infections and dampened responses to vaccines in this population. This FOA requires human studies, to gain insights into immune changes in elderly individuals. Thus, at least one aim of the project must focus fully on human studies; appropriately justified animal work may be included in additional aims to conduct mechanistic studies that are not possible in humans.

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Evaluation of Treatments and Services Provided to People with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD)

Deadline: February 20, 2013

The purpose of this project is to systematically evaluate agreement between treatments and services actually provided to people who have Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and current treatment recommendations as documented in the DMD Care Considerations. The evaluation will focus on a limited geographic area (such as one or more states) but the design and results of the study should apply to other geographic areas.

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New Methods for Understanding the Functional Role of Human DNA Sequence Variants in Complex Phenotypes (R01)

Deadline: February 21, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institutes of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose experimental approaches to determining the functional relevance of human DNA sequence variants.

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Research Resource for Human Organs and Tissues (U42)

Deadline: February 21, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is for the support of a Research Resource for Human Organs and Tissues for the continued availability of human tissues and organs to biomedical researchers in the United States previously funded under the auspices of RFA-RR-07-006 . The research resource is expected to facilitate procurement, preservation, and distribution of human tissue and organs to qualified biomedical researchers.

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Prevalence and Incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Deadline: February 20, 2013

Purpose: To conduct an epidemiological research study to obtain estimates of the prevalence and incidence of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) in populations and to define the demographic and clinical characteristics of IBD and its impact on the health of affected persons.

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Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment

Deadline: February 21, 2013

This solicitation seeks applications for Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment (Cycle III) grant funding, provided under the Section 2113 of the Social Security Act, as amended by section 10203(d)(2)(E)(i) of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) (Pub. L. 111-148). A total of $32 million is available for grants to states, local governments, community-based and non-profit organizations. Indian health care providers and tribal entities also are eligible to apply for grants under this FOA. In addition, the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will be announcing a separate FOA exclusively for Indian health care providers and tribal entities, under which $4 million will be made available for outreach and enrollment grants. Cycle III grants will support outreach strategies similar to those conducted in previous grant cycles, and also will fund activities designed to help families understand new application procedures and health coverage opportunities, including Medicaid, CHIP and insurance affordability programs under the ACA.

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Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment (Cycle III)

Deadline: February 21, 2013

Connecting Kids to Coverage Outreach and Enrollment (Cycle III)grants will support outreach strategies similar to those conducted in previous grant cycles, and also will fund activities designed to help families understand new application procedures and health coverage opportunities, including Medicaid, CHIP and insurance affordability programs under the ACA.

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Epigenomics of Virus-Associated Oral Diseases (R21)

Deadline: February 23, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits novel, research project grant (R01) applications proposing to investigate the epigenetic basis of virus-associated oral diseases in order to guide the discovery and application of novel epigenomic-based clinical interventions. These studies are expected to: 1) discover and define the mechanisms of action of epigenomic modifications in viral and host epigenomes; and 2) demonstrate how modifications in the host and viral epigenomes cause pathophysiological changes in oral cells and tissues that result in oral diseases and may also cause diseases in other parts of the body. The R21 mechanism intends to support early stages of high risk-high impact research that may lead to breaking new ground or extending previous discoveries into promising and innovative research areas.

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Epigenomics of Virus-Associated Oral Diseases (R01)

Deadline: February 23, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits novel, research project grant (R01) applications proposing to investigate the epigenetic basis of virus-associated oral diseases in order to guide the discovery and application of novel epigenomic-based clinical interventions. These studies are expected to: 1) discover and define the mechanisms of action of epigenomic modifications in viral and host epigenomes; and 2) demonstrate how modifications in the host and viral epigenomes cause pathophysiological changes in oral cells and tissues that result in oral diseases and may also cause diseases in other parts of the body.

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Environmental Health Sciences (EHS) Core Centers (P30)

Deadline: February 23, 2013

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) invites applications from qualified institutions for support of Environmental Health Sciences Core Centers (EHS CC). The Centers are designed to establish leadership and support for programs of excellence in environmental health sciences by providing scientific guidance, technology, and career development opportunities for promising investigators. A Core Center Grant is an institutional award to support centralized scientific resources and facilities shared by investigators with existing research projects. By providing structure and resources, this support is intended to enhance the ability of scientists working in the field of environmental health sciences to identify and capitalize on emerging opportunities that will translate into advances improving the understanding of the relationships among environmental exposures, human biology, and disease.

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Interdisciplinary Approach to Identification and Validation of Novel Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer’s Disease (R01)

Deadline: January 13, 2013

This funding opportunity supports integrative, interdisciplinary research focused on the identification and preclinical validation of novel therapeutic targets within molecular networks involved in different stages of Alzheimers disease (AD) pathogenesis. The use of the multiple Program Director/Principal Investigator (PD/PI) option aims to maximize the potential of team science efforts necessary to achieve the programmatic goals of this funding opportunity.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Trials (R01)

Deadline: January 13, 2013

The objective of the Alzheimers Disease Prevention Trials initiative is to enable the testing of promising pharmacological and non-pharmacological interventions in asymptomatic at-risk individuals and/or individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI) and in doing so identify avenues for prevention of Alzheimers disease (AD).

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Alzheimer’s Disease Phase I Clinical Trials (R01)

Deadline: January 13, 2013

The objective of the Alzheimer’s Disease Phase I Clinical Trials initiative is to provide support for first-in-human studies for promising Alzheimers disease therapeutics. These first stage clinical trials will evaluate the metabolic and pharmacological actions of drugs, including biologics in humans.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics Program (U01)

Deadline: January 14, 2013

The goal of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to provide support for investigators to develop new drugs for the prevention or treatment of Alzheimers disease (AD). Specifically, this initiative is aimed at researchers who have promising small molecule compounds but lack outside drug development expertise and infrastructure support to advance these compounds to the clinic. This Alzheimers Disease Therapeutics Program adjunct to the NIH Blueprint Neurotherapeutics Program will allow investigators access to a virtual pharma network of contract research organizations, technical and regulatory experts and project managers, with extensive biopharma-industry experience. The long-term goal of the Alzheimers Disease Therapeutics Program is to advance projects from medicinal chemistry optimization through Phase l clinical trials and facilitate industry partnership for their further development.

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Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement

Deadline: January 14, 2013

The purpose of this program is (1) to provide a mechanism for monitoring and evaluating the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) grant program, and (2) to provide resources for the state Flex grantees that will assist them as they support quality improvement, financial and operational improvement, and health systems development in rural America.

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Rural Health Research Dissemination – Cooperative Agreement

Deadline: January 14, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the Rural Health Research Dissemination Cooperative Agreement, formerly known as the Rural Research to Diverse Audiences Cooperative Agreement. The purpose of the Rural Health Research Dissemination Program is to disseminate and market policy-oriented information for use by diverse audiences such as rural stakeholders at national, state, and community levels and policy decision-makers to inform and raise awareness of issues regarding policy implications, access, quality and status of health care delivery, services, and management on behalf of rural communities. Key policy issues cover a variety of policy-oriented topics such as, but not limited to, access to health care for the under- and uninsured, health care quality and outcomes, home health, rural health clinics, racial and ethnic disparities, and many others. The information includes the body of research, as funded by ORHP, for all Rural Health Research Centers (RHRCs) and is designed to help decision-makers and policy analysts concerned with a variety of rural health issues at national, state, and community levels better understand the problems rural communities face in assuring access to health care and promoting good health for their members. While RHRCs disseminate their own analyses, rural audiences need and benefit from summary information on the entire body of work as funded by the Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) for all RHRCs. This is a four year activity. At the end of each year, the progress report submitted to the ORHP Research Coordinator should include an evaluation for applicable metrics to determine the impact of the annual project activities. Throughout the entire project period, the Rural Health Research website and the Listserv must be developed and kept up-to-date by adding newly funded ORHP research projects and including changes in status of previous year’s projects (e.g., from newly funded research to a published journal article or report).

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HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA)

Deadline: January 14, 2013

This funding is limited to the service areas under Appendix B of the funding opportunity announcement. The purpose of this funding is to provide, on an ongoing outpatient basis, high quality early intervention services/primary care to individuals with HIV infection. These services become part of a continuum of HIV prevention and care for individuals who are at risk for HIV infections or are HIV infected. All early intervention services (EIS) programs must provide: appropriate medical evaluation and clinical care; and other essential services such as oral health care, outpatient mental health services, outpatient substance abuse services and nutritional services, and appropriate referrals for specialty services.

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Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (R01)

Deadline: January 15, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS), National Institutes of Health (NIH), solicits applications that propose genetic, physiological, and ecological studies designed to reveal the basic principles and mechanisms that govern the symbiotic systems dynamics of host-associated microbial communities.

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NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research [U54]

Deadline: January 15, 2013

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) seeks to establish specialized Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers (TCCs) for Health Disparities Research comprising regional coalitions of academic institutions, community organizations, service providers and systems, government agencies and other stakeholders focused on priority research areas in minority health and health disparities. This initiative is intended to support coordinated research, implementation and dissemination activities that transcend customary approaches and silo organizational structures to address critical questions at multiple levels in innovative ways. The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support the development of TCCs focused specifically on health policy research.

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U.S.-Russia Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Co-morbidities (R21)

Deadline: January 15, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) solicits Exploratory/Developmental (R21) applications from United Stated U.S.-based institutions with a Russia-institution partner in collaboration with the Russian Foundation for Basic Research (RFBR) to establish Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) in the field of HIV/AIDS in science that is directed toward increasing knowledge and understanding in behavioral, social, and biomedical topics that will eventually impact HIV/AIDS and HIV-associated co-infections, co-morbidities, and complications. The U.S.-Russia Bilateral CRP Program is designed to develop collaborations between scientists and institutions in the U.S. and Russia to conduct high quality HIV/AIDS research of mutual interest and benefit to both countries while developing the basis for future institutional and individual scientific collaborations. This FOA will utilize the research capacities of the institutions and scientists in both countries to advance the field of HIV/AIDS research and to develop preliminary data that may support a more extensive future research proposal to test an HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment program. It is expected as part of the U.S.-Russia collaboration that awardees will foster collaborative efforts, including but not limited to joint publications, poster and/or oral presentations.

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Diabetes Prevention Program

Deadline: January 15, 2013 or January 31, 2013

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 79 million adults in the U.S. (one in three) have prediabetes. The CDC-led National Diabetes Prevention Program (National DPP) is designed to bring an evidence-based Lifestyle Change Program for preventing type 2 diabetes to local communities. AADE has been selected as a partner to assist CDC in expanding the reach of the National DPP. This exciting opportunity highlights the leadership role that diabetes educators can play in diabetes prevention efforts.

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Environmental Influences on the Microbiome (R21)

Deadline: January 16, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement is intended to encourage research aimed at investigating how environmental exposures impact the composition and/or function of the microbiome. Applicants may propose to use wild-type or humanized gnotobiotic model organisms or existing human cohorts to investigate how exposure to environmental chemicals affects the microbiome in both the short and the long term. Early life exposures are of particular interest, as these occur during the initial colonization of the microbiota and may permanently affect its potential.

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Limited Competition: Brain Tissue Resource Center for Alcohol Research (R28)

Deadline: January 16, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Alcoholism and Alcohol Abuse (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health, is a limited competition FOA encouraging a resource project (R28) application from a center currently supported under an existing grant, entitled Brain Tissue Resource Center for Alcohol Research to (i) develop a bank of brain tissues (fresh-frozen and formalin-fixed) from alcoholic and control cases with confirmed clinical and pathological diagnoses, (ii) develop and promote a prospective brain donor program in Australia (Using our Brains) to enhance the brain bank, (iii) establish an associated DNA (blood) bank from the brain donor group, and (iv) invite research groups with an interest in alcohol-related brain damage to submit applications for studies using these tissues.

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Limited Competition: Collaborative Partnership to Advance Global Biomedical Research Programs (U01)

Deadline: January 18, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to enhance global health through the establishment and maintenance of a successful collaborative partnership to advance biomedical research, research training, research capacity enhancement, and other research-related NIH activities. Applicant organizations or institutions must possess the infrastructure and capacity to help extend NIH related-research programs internationally. Eligibility is limited to applicant organizations or institutions that can document agreements or formal collaborative relations with at least 150 nations.

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Affordable Care Act – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Grants to Nonprofit Organizations

Deadline: January 22, 2013

This competition is open to nonprofit organizations proposing to provide services under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting (MIECHV) grant program in the State of Florida or the State of Wyoming. Both the State of Florida and the State of Wyoming have relinquished MIECHV funds and are not participating in the MIECHV grant program under Section 511(c) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 711(c)). Accordingly, grant funding is being made available to qualified nonprofit organizations for the purposes described in this funding opportunity announcement. Applicant nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that they will provide home visiting services as defined in this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) to families in communities identified as being at risk either within the State of Florida or within the State of WYoming and will meet further legal and program requirements. If an applicant nonprofit organization wishes to apply to provide services in both states, a separate application must be filed for each state in which services are proposed to be provided. Eligible applicants for this competitive grant opportunity are nonprofit organizations with an established record of providing early childhood home visiting programs or initiatives in a state or several states. Subsection 511(h)(2)(B) of the authorizing legislation specifically requires that program requirements for MIECHV grants to nonprofit organizations be, to the greatest extent practicable, consistent with the requirements applicable to eligible entities that are states; require each nonprofit organization grantee to carry out the program funded under this announcement based on the needs assessment that was previously conducted by the relevant state in which it is now proposing to provide services (i.e., either Wyoming or North Dakota) under subsection (b); and require the organization to establish quantifiable, measurable 3- and 5-year benchmarks consistent with the requirements for eligible entities that are states, as set forth in subsection (d)(1)(A).

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Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research (P50)

Deadline: January 23, 2013

The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) invites new and renewal applications for the Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinsons Disease Research program. The overarching goal of the specialized Udall Centers program is to establish a network of Centers that work collaboratively as well as independently to define the causes of and discover improved treatments for Parkinsons disease (PD). A more immediate goal for each Center is to rapidly advance synergistic basic, translational and clinical research programs while serving as local resources and national leaders in PD research. The overall theme, proposed research projects, and associated cores must inform the etiology, pathogenesis or treatment of PD. Investigations on related parkinsonian disorders may be included, to the extent that these directly inform research on PD. Required components include: 1) a minimum of three interdisciplinary research projects, with at least one translational research project focusing on the development of therapeutics, diagnostics, or clinical criteria that would ultimately lead to new approaches for the treatment of PD; 2) Research Cores that are essential to accomplish the aims of proposed research projects, plus an Administrative Core; and 3) a specific plan to provide for training of PD researchers. Because basic research serves as the foundation for discovery in the Udall Centers program, NINDS programmatic priorities will focus on applications that propose multidisciplinary programs including a well-integrated basic research project. A considerable degree of synergy must be evident among Center research projects and Cores, such that successful completion of the aims could not be accomplished without the Center structure.

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Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Deadline: January 25, 2013

The Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) program provides grant support for projects designed to strengthen the nursing workforce, increase nurse retention, promote coordinated care, improve the quality of patient care, and provide nurses with the skills needed to practice in existing and emerging organized health care systems.

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Community Based Dental Partnership Program

Deadline: January 28, 2013

The goals of the Dental Community Partnership Program are to increase access to oral health care for patients with HIV in areas that remain underserved, especially in communities without dental education programs, and to increase the number of dental providers capable of managing the oral health needs of patients with HIV, through community-based service-learning experiences. Eligible applicants must work collaboratively with community-based dental providers (such as community-based organizations or agencies that currently provide or plan to provide oral health services, or private practice dental providers) to address unmet oral health needs of vulnerable populations with HIV.

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Medical Home Implementation for Children with Special Health Care Needs

Deadline: January 28, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for a National Center for Medical Home Implementation. The purpose of this activity is to: 1) support a national resource and technical assistance effort to implement and spread the medical home model to all children and youth, particularly children with special health care needs (CSHCN), children who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, and pediatric populations served by state public health programs, MCHB and HRSA; and 2) support activities of the Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP) grantees to improve children’s health through innovative community-based efforts, and community and statewide partnerships among professionals in health, education, social services, government, and business. It is anticipated the national center will: Conduct activities to increase access and awareness of the medical home model and policy initiatives related to achieving medical homes for children and youth, particularly children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and children/youth who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved; Promote and support communities and states in their efforts to spread and sustain the medical home model for children, particularly for CYSHCN and children/youth who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, by forming partnerships and utilizing quality improvement strategies such as learning collaboratives and improvement partnerships; Promote and support activities that encourage health care professionals, including safety net providers, to coordinate their efforts across and between professionals in a team-based integrated approach that seeks to coordinate the continuum of services including health, education, social service, public health to provide comprehensive and coordinated care for the children and youth they serve; Promote problem solving at the community level by encouraging pediatric clinicians’ participation; and public-private partnership, such as the Early Childhood Comprehensive Systems Initiative, Project Launch, and private sector support for improved collaboration and coordination of and access to mental, oral, and physical health and non-clinical resources (e.g. home visiting, early care and education settings such as child care and Head Start, early intervention, child welfare, education) at the community level for children, youth, and their families; Identify and share tested strategies and models for facilitating family-professional partnerships and family-centered care at the practice, organization, and system levels; Provide pediatric clinicians with the tools, e.g. Building Your Medical Home Toolkit, and knowledge, particularly in areas related to communication, care coordination, cultural competence, use of standardized guidelines, and performance reporting to improve care delivery utilizing the medical home model (for additional resources visit: http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/; Support activities that expand and enhance pediatric clinicians’ capacity to collect, analyze, and use quantitative and qualitative data to generate evidence for the continual support of the medical home model of care for CSHCN, and identify critical factors that result in sustainability and effectiveness of primary care and community-based projects; Monitor and evaluate the national center’s activities and results. In addition, the national center will: Provide consultation to HTPCP program participants, monitor and assess outcomes, and disseminate information on effective strategies to ensure successful implementation, evaluation, quality improvement, and sustainability of community-based initiatives, utilizing methods, including webinars, prospective topical communities of practice, and web site; Identify obstacles (issues and contributing factors) to provider participation in the delivery of maternal and child health services to medically underserved, socially and economically disadvantaged pregnant women, children and youth, as well as involvement in problem-solving at the community level; and Promote community training for pediatric residents, medical students and graduate-level students in clinical and public-health related MCH training programs with an interest in providing care, developing policy, or advancing advocacy within a medical home or community-based setting. Disseminate effective approaches to implement community training initiatives.

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National Center on Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs

Deadline: January 28, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for the National Center on Health Care Transition for Youth with Special Health Care Needs initiative. The purpose of this activity is to fund a national resource for health care professionals, families, youth, and state policy makers focusing on the transition of youth and young adults from pediatric to adult system of health care services. This center will build upon and expand current efforts to improve the transition from pediatric to adult-oriented health care for youth and young adults, particularly those with special health care needs, in part by increasing the number of clinicians with the knowledge and skills to care for this population in the adult system of care. Activities of the national center include: Support State Title V programs and HRSA MCHB grantees to build, sustain, and evaluate programs to provide assistance to youth and young adults with special health care needs (YSHCN), especially those who are vulnerable and/or medically underserved, in their transition to adult oriented health care; Identify and disseminate resources and tools to aid pediatric and adult clinicians’ implementation of youth transition planning and processes, including their efforts to build capacity to make the transition process a seamless one, to effectively share their experiences, and to track and measure progress; Work with stakeholders to educate youth, especially those with special health care needs, and their families about the goals and expectations of the health care transition (HCT) process; Support efforts to equip youth and young adults, particularly YSHCN, with the knowledge and skills necessary to promote self-determination, successfully navigate adult systems of care, and effectively partner in the HCT process; Disseminate information on effective strategies to ensure successful implementation, evaluation, and sustainability of HCT initiatives utilizing innovative methods, not limited to webinars, topical communities of practice, and web site; Promote training for pediatric residents, medical students and graduate-level students in clinical and public-health related Maternal and Child Health (MCH) training programs in the core competencies required to effect successful health care transition and promote the adoption of these skills by health professionals; Promote policies and practices to assure youth and young adults, particularly YSHCN, access to uninterrupted quality health care through a medical home; Provide a forum for timely, interactive communication among stakeholders, including youth and young adults, families, health, education, labor, and social services professionals, payers, and policy makers to facilitate HCT; and Evaluate the national center’s activities and results. Evaluative measures must be able to assess: 1) to what extent the objectives have been met; and 2) to what extent these can be attributed to the efforts of the national center. Provide an evaluation plan that is clearly related to the identified needs, goals and objectives, and proposed activities.

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HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA)

Deadline: January 29, 2013

This funding is limited to the service areas under Appendix B of the funding opportunity announcement. The purpose of this funding is to provide, on an ongoing outpatient basis, high quality early intervention services/primary care to individuals with HIV infection. These services become part of a continuum of HIV prevention and care for individuals who are at risk for HIV infections or are HIV infected. All early intervention services (EIS) programs must provide: appropriate medical evaluation and clinical care; and other essential services such as oral health care, outpatient mental health services, outpatient substance abuse services and nutritional services, and appropriate referrals for specialty services.

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Centers for Collaborative Research in Fragile X (U01)

Deadline: January 30, 2013

This funding opportunity announcement (FOA), through an open competition, solicits applications for Centers for Collaborative Research in Fragile X. Successful Centers will be composed of transdisciplinary teams of investigators working together to address specific scientific questions within targeted areas of research. The targeted areas of research are intended to address research gaps, drive discovery and further develop research relevant to Fragile X syndrome and (Fragile X Gene) (FMR1) Related Conditions.

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Design and Development of Novel Dental Composite Restorative Systems (U01)

Deadline: January 31, 2013

The intent of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to support the design and development of novel dental composite restorative systems that demonstrate superiority in material properties and endurance in the oral environment over the currently used bisphenol A glycidyl methacrylate/triethylene glycol dimethacrylate (Bis-GMA/TEGDMA)-based systems.The goal is not to incrementally improve the currently utilized dental composite restorative systems, but rather to develop a novel, new composite polymer as part of a complete dental composite restorative system. It is expected that the clinical service life of these novel dental composite restorative systems will exceed current commercial materials by at least a factor of two.

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Advanced Nursing Education Program

Deadline: February 1, 2013

This announcement solicits applications for advanced nursing education programs that address the health care needs of persons with multiple chronic conditions (MCC). Eligible applicants should describe how these advanced nursing education programs will be incorporated into an interprofessional education (IPE) model. Projects must engage other graduate health professionals and demonstrate the integration of IPE into the nursing curriculum. For purposes of this section, the term “advanced education nurses” means individuals trained in advanced degree programs including individuals in combined R.N./Master’s degree programs, post-nursing master’s certificate programs, or, in the case of nurse midwives, in certificate programs in existence on the date that is one day prior to the date of enactment in this section, to serve as nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurse-midwives, midwives, nurse anesthetists, nurse educators, nurse administrators, public health nurses or other nurse specialists determined by the Secretary to require advanced nurse education. Advanced nursing education programs include master’s and doctoral degree programs, or in the case of certificate nurse-midwifery programs, those in existence on November 12, 1998.

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Coordinating Center for an Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) (U01)

Deadline: February 1, 2013

To establish a Coordinating Center for a planned Undiagnosed Diseases Network (UDN) of new Clinical Sites added to and building upon the NIH Intramural Research Programs Undiagnosed Diseases Program (IRP-UDP).

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Birth Defects Study To Evaluate Pregnancy exposures (BD-STEPS)

Deadline: February 1, 2013

The purpose of this FOA is to identify modifiable maternal exposures in early pregnancy that may increase the risk for having a pregnancy affected by certain major, structural birth defects. CDC’s mission is “to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.” This program is most closely aligned with CDC’s Health Protection Goal of “Healthy People in Every Stage of Life.” Quantifiable and measurable outcomes will be measured against the GPRA performance goal to find causes and risk factors for birth defects in order to develop prevention strategies.

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Implementing Public Health Programs and Strengthening Public Health Capacity in Guatemala and Central American

Deadline: February 4, 2013

This program will provide training for public-health professionals and students in basic and applied public-health science, and public-health program planning, implementation and evaluation on a regional level; 2. Strengthen regional, national and local capacity in Central America to conduct public-health science; to plan, implement and evaluate public-health programs and surveillance systems; and to develop interventions; 3. Support national and regional disease prevention, detection, and control efforts in Central America, including rapid response to public health emergencies; and 4. Incorporate lessons learned from evaluations and assessments of programs to control and eradicate diseases in Guatemala and the Central America Region, and ensure sharing of expertise with public-health partners in the Region.

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Reducing Cancer Among Women of Color

Deadline: February 5, 2013

This challenge is a multidisciplinary call to innovators and developers to create a mobile device-optimized tool that engages and empowers women to improve the prevention and treatment of breast, cervical, uterine, and ovarian cancer in underserved and minority communities and interfaces with provider electronic health records (EHRs). The tool will achieve the following:

  • Provide general information regarding preventive and screening services for breast and gynecologic cancers—including, but not limited to, benefits, timing, scheduling, and location.
  • Allow for the interface with patient health records or provider-sponsored patient portals to provide specific reminders and trigger electronic health record-based clinical decision support regarding the timing of preventive services.
  • Support the storage, viewing, and exchange of complex patient care plans. In particular, the tool will help strengthen communication among provider care teams, possibly spread out across large geographic locations, to afford optimal remote follow-up (e.g., be able to send patient information to electronic health records via Direct)
  • Support patient engagement and care giver support to help patients and/or their caregivers keep track of complex care plans, such as connections to community health workers, promotores de salud, or patient navigators.
  • Be optimized for use on mobile devices.

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Notice of Intent to Publish a Funding Opportunity Announcement for Trans-Agency Research Consortium for Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy (TACTIC) (UM1)

Deadline: February 6, 2013

The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute intends to promote a new initiative by publishing a Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) to solicit applications for research on trauma-induced coagulopathy (TIC). The purpose of the Trans Agency Research Consortium for Trauma-Induced Coagulopathy (TACTIC) FOA is to support a single multi-component basic collaborative Research Program to conduct a hypothesis-driven study of trauma-induced coagulopathy. Through this initiative, the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute and the Department of Defense (DoD) are in partnership to form a consortium with the Research Program to address TIC by linking clinical investigators involved with ongoing DoD funded trauma-related clinical trials with the Research Program scientists who will have the unique opportunity to utilize patient samples in their basic research in TIC.

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Obesity Policy Research: Evaluation and Measures

Deadline: February 7, 2013

The overarching goal of this FOA is to inform public policy and research relevant to (1) diet and physical activity behavior, and (2) weight and health outcomes of Americans. This grant opportunity encourages applicants to: (1) conduct evaluation research on obesity-related natural experiments (defined here as community and other population-level public policy interventions that may affect diet and physical activity behavior), and/or (2) develop and/or validate relevant community-level measures (instruments and methodologies to assess the food and physical activity environments at the community level).

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Age-Related Changes in Osteoimmunology (R01)

Deadline: February 7, 2013

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA), issued by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at the National Institutes of Health, solicits grant applications that propose extension of research activities on osteoimmunology in order to broaden our understanding of aging aspects of osteoimmunology, using animal models. Most studies in this field have been conducted in young mouse models (usually animals less than 6 months of age). Under those conditions, it is not possible to ascertain the effects of aging in the balance between bone metabolism and immune function. Studies sought under this FOA should focus on the impact of the age-related decline in immune function on bone homeostasis or conversely on the age-related changes in the bone marrow niche affecting the immune interactions with bone. Research in osteoimmunology aims to understand the interplay between the immune and skeletal systems, and how these interactions lead to disease when disrupted. In the clinical setting, such disequilibria and the resulting diseases are most commonly found in the elderly, which are afflicted by both immune senescence and loss of bone homeostasis. This FOA is intended as a vehicle to allow investigators already working in the field of osteoimmunology to expand the scope of their research, so as to allow an enhanced understanding of the field within the context of the clinically relevant setting of aging.

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Alzheimer’s Disease Prevention Trials (R01)
Alzheimer’s Disease Phase I Clinical Trials (R01)
Alzheimer’s Disease Therapeutics Program (U01)
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Evaluation Cooperative Agreement
Rural Health Research Dissemination – Cooperative Agreement
HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA)
Dynamics of Host-Associated Microbial Communities (R01)
NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research [U54]
U.S.-Russia Bilateral Collaborative Research Partnerships (CRP) on the Prevention and Treatment of HIV/AIDS and Co-morbidities (R21)
Diabetes Prevention Program
Environmental Influences on the Microbiome (R21)
Limited Competition: Brain Tissue Resource Center for Alcohol Research (R28)
Limited Competition: Collaborative Partnership to Advance Global Biomedical Research Programs (U01)
Affordable Care Act – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Grants to Nonprofit Organizations
Morris K. Udall Centers of Excellence for Parkinson’s Disease Research (P50)
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program- Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
Interdisciplinary Approach to Identification and Validation of Novel Therapeutic Targets for Alzheimer’s Disease (R01)
Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Program
Delivering Therapeutics to Residual Active HIV Reservoirs (R01)
Mucosal Environment and HIV Prevention (MEHP) (R01)
Enhancing Cellular Immunity in the Female Reproductive Tract (R01)
Improving Diet and Physical Activity Assessment
Research Grant to Study HIV and Alcohol Use
Administrative Supplements for Research on Sex/Gender Differences (Admin Supp)
Advancing Community-level Approaches to Reduce HIV Infection in Highly Impacted Communities
Health Workforce Research Center (HWRC) Program
Service Area Competition – Additional Area (SAC-AA) – East Chicago, Indiana
Service Area Competition
 Service Area Competition – Additional Area (SAC-AA) – Tuskegee, Alabama
Limited Competition for the Continuation of Look AHEAD (Action for Health in Diabetes) Consortium (U01)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Virginia)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Maryland)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Texas)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Cleveland, OH)
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging
Paul B. Beeson Clinical Scientist Development Award in Aging (K08)
Paul B. Beeson Patient-Oriented Research Career Development Award in Aging (K23)
Global Partnerships for Social Science AIDS Research
AHRQ Patient Centered Outcomes Research (PCOR) Pathway to Independence Award (K99/R00)
George M. OBrien Urology Cooperative Research Centers Program (U54)
Advancing Exceptional Research on HIV/AIDS
Basic social and behavioral research on culture, health, and wellbeing (R24)
Nurse Anesthetist Traineeship Program (NAT)
Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation
Research Infrastructure for Demographic and Behavioral Population Science
Social and Behavioral Interventions to Increase Solid Organ Donation
Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research (KURe) Career Development Program
Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition through a better understanding of Reproductive Health (R03)
Prevention of HIV Transmission/Acquisition through a better understanding of Reproductive Health (R01)
Expansion of Symptoms of Lower Urinary Tract Dysfunction Research Network (LURN) (U01)
Cooperative Multicenter Reproductive Medicine Network 
Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant Program
Caenorhabditis Intervention Testing Program (CITP) U01  
Ocular Imaging Challenge  
Challenge to Identify Audacious Goals in Vision Research and Blindness Rehabilitation 
Extracellular RNA Biogenesis, Biodistribution, Uptake, and Effector Function  
Clinical Utility of Extracellular RNA for Therapy Development
Reference Profiles of Human Extracellular RNA  
Data Management and Resource Repository (DMRR) on Extracellular RNA  
Clinical Utility of Extracellular RNA for Biomarker Development  
Materials World Network: Cooperative Activity in Materials Research between US Investigators and their Counterparts Abroad  
Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science for Research Relevant to the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act  
Medicaid Provider Enrollment Screening Challenge Series  
Molecular Mechanisms of Circadian Clocks in Aging Tissues (R01) 
Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative Research Centers (U54) Agency  
Genomic Sequencing and Newborn Screening Disorders
The Interplay of Substance Abuse and HIV-1 Infection on Glial Cell Function (R21) 
Preventive Medicine and Public Health Training Grant Program  
Development and Application of Systems Approaches for Analyzing the Impact of Genomic Variation on Tissue Transcriptomes  
Pilot Studies of Candidate Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) (U01) 
Novel Interventions to Reduce Morbidity and Mortality of Hemodialysis Patients Safety and Other Early Phase Studies (U01)
Development and Application of Systems Approaches for Analyzing the Impact of Genomic Variation on Tissue Transcriptomes (R01)
Bridges to the Doctorate Program (R25)
Basic Behavioral Research on Multisensory Processing (R21) 
Secondary Analyses of CALERIE Data Set and Stored Biospecimens to Address Research Questions Related to Effects of Caloric Restriction in Humans and Adherence to Caloric Restriction Interventions (R01)
Limited Competition: Pregnancy as a Window to Future Cardiovascular Health:  Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes as Predictors of Increased Risk Factors for Cardiovascular Disease (U10)  
Career Development Program in Omics of Lung Diseases (K12)  
Bridges to the Baccalaureate Program (R25) 
Research Resource for Human Organs and Tissues  
HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program Existing Geographic Service Areas (EISEGA) 
HIV Care Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program
The NIH Centers for Accelerated Innovations (U54)
Secondary Analysis and Archiving of Social and Behavioral Datasets in Aging
Managing Meds Video Challenge
Health Data Platform Simple Sign-On Challenge
Health Data Platform Metadata Challenge
2013 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program (DP2)
2013 NIH Director’s New Innovator Award Program
Rural Health Network Development Planning Program
PCORI Seeks Applications to Fund $120 Million in Comparative Clinical Effectiveness Research 
SMART-Indivo Challenge
Secondary Analyses of Comparative Effectiveness, Health Outcomes and Costs in Persons with Multiple Chronic Conditions (R21)  
Service Area Competition
Limited Competition: NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Dissemination Phase (R24)
2013 NIH Director’s Pioneer Award Program
Comprehensive HIV Prevention Programs for Health Departments
My Air, My Health Challenge
Pre-Application for the FY13 NIDA Avant-Grade Award Program for HIV/AIDS Research (X02)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Illinois)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (California)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (New Jersey)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Arizona)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (New Hampshire)
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Rhode Island)
Maurice Falk Fund Provides Grants
FY13 Announcement of Anticipated Availability of Funds for Family Planning Services Grants (Eastern OK, including the cities of Tulsa and OK City)
Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP)
HIV Care Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program
Research on Children in Military Families: The Impact of Parental Military Deployment and Reintegration on Child and Family Functioning
NIOSH Small Research Grant Program
Funding for HIV/AIDS and Drug Use Research
PPHF 2012-Applied Public Health Leadership Training Program financed in part by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds
National Tuberculosis and Leprosy Control Program (NTLP)
Addressing Needs of Informal Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimers Disease in the Context of Sociodemographic Factors
NIMHD Transdisciplinary Collaborative Centers for Health Disparities Research
Strengthening Emergency Care Delivery in the United States Healthcare System through Health Information and Promotion Agency – Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Training Program Agency – HRSA  
Multidisciplinary Studies of HIV/AIDS and Aging 
Tuberculosis Regional Training and Medical Consultation Centers 
National Organizations for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion  
National Public Health Improvement Initiative (NPHII)-Capacity Building Assistance to Strengthen Public Health Infrastructure and Performance  
FY 2012 Emergency Food and Shelter National Board Program 
Healthy Eating Research Releases 2012 Call for Proposals 
Strong Start for Mothers and Newborns
Affordable Care Act – Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program
Secretary’s Minority AIDS Initiative Funding for Care and Prevention in the United States (CAPUS) Demonstration Project
Health Care Surveillance/Health Statistics – Surveillance Program Announcement: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Financed in part by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds
Community Transformation Grants
National Diabetes Prevention Program: Preventing Type 2 Diabetes Among People at High Risk financed solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds
Promise Neighborhoods Program Planning Grant Competition CDFA 84.215P
Targeted Capacity Expansion Program: Substance Abuse Treatment for Racial/Ethnic Minority Populations at High-Risk for HIV/AIDS
2012 Cycle of the Humanitarian Projects Award
Transitional Living Program and Maternity Group Homes
Advancing Partners Community-based Family Planning Project 
Sustainable, Community Action and Leadership Enhancement towards Universal Health Care (UHC) through Clinical and Organizational Capacity-Strengthening of Midwives for Maternal, Neonatal, Child Health and Nutrition (MNCHN SCALE-UP) 
Kaiser Permanente Invites Applications for Community-Based Interventions to Increase HIV Testing and HIV Care Utilization Grant Program
Viral Hepatitis, Early Identification, and Linkage to Care for Persons with Chronic HBV and HCV Infections
NIMHD Community-Based Participatory Research (CBPR) Initiative in Reducing and Eliminating Health Disparities: Planning Phase
National Child Traumatic Stress Initiative Category II, Treatment and Services Adaptation
Affordable Care Act – Grants for School-Based Health Center Capital (SBHCC) Program
Harnessing Advanced Health Technologies to Drive Mental Health Improvement
State and Regional Primary Care Associations (PCA) Cooperative Agreements – Alabama and Pacific Islands
Native Hawaiian Health Care Improvement Act
Primary and Behavioral Health Care Integration
FQHC Look-Alike Application
HIV/AIDS Expanded Services
Health Care Innovation Challenge
Faculty Development in General, Pediatric, and Public Health Dentistry and Dental Hygiene
National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research (NIDRR): Research Fellowships Program
Innovations for Health: Solutions that Cross Borders
Improving Adherence in Pre-teens, Adolescents and Young Adults with Type 1 Diabetes
Public Health Traineeships
Information Services to Rural Hospital Flexibility Grantees Program Cooperative Agreement (Technical Assistance Center)
Rapid Response to Requests for Rural Data Analysis and Issue Specific Rural Research Studies
Palliative Care and End of Life in People Living with HIV/AIDS 
Medica Foundation Provides Child Healthcare Grants
Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Centers (OAICs) and Coordinating Center (P30)
Advanced Nursing Education Program
Statewide Family Network Program
Statewide Consumer Network Grant
PPHF 12 State Public Health Approached for Ensuring Quitline Capacity Financed solely by 2012 Prevention and Public Health Funds
HIV Early Intervention Services (EIS) Program New Geographic Service Areas
Nurse Education, Practice, Quality and Retention (NEPQR) Program – Interprofessional Collaborative Practice



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