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FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES from the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)       _______________________________________________________________

Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living – Switzer Research Fellowships Program

Proposal Due Date: March 3, 2020

Expected Number of Awards:  6

Estimated Total Program Funding: $450,000

Award Ceiling: $80,000

Award Floor: $70,000

Funding Opportunity Number:  HHS-2020-ACL-NIDILRR-SFGE-0375

Purpose: The purpose of the Research Fellowships Program is to build research capacity by providing support to highly qualified individuals, including those who are individuals with disabilities, to conduct research on the rehabilitation of individuals with disabilities. Fellows must conduct original research in an area authorized by section 204 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended. Section 204 authorizes research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, the purposes of which are to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that have practical applications and maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, health and wellness, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most significant disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Act.

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Department of Health and Human Services – Administration for Community Living – Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) Program: Health and Function (Research)

Proposal Due Date:  March 6, 2020

Expected Number of Awards: 1

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $500,000

Award Ceiling:  $500,000

Award Floor: $495,000

Funding Opportunity Number: HHS-2020-ACL-NIDILRR-DPHF-0384

Purpose: The purpose of National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR)’s Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects (DRRP) which are funded through the Disability and Rehabilitation Research Projects and Centers Program, is to plan and conduct research, demonstration projects, training, and related activities, including international activities, to develop methods, procedures, and rehabilitation technology that maximize the full inclusion and integration into society, employment, independent living, family support, and economic and social self-sufficiency of individuals with disabilities, especially individuals with the most severe disabilities, and to improve the effectiveness of services authorized under the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended (Rehabilitation Act).

Under this particular DRRP priority, applicants must propose a research project that is aimed at improving health and function outcomes of individuals with disabilities.  In carrying out a research project under this program, a grantee must identify one or more hypotheses or research questions and, based on the hypotheses or research questions identified, perform an intensive, systematic study directed toward producing (1) new or full scientific knowledge, or (2) understanding of the subject or problem studied.

Please note that this is the Funding Opportunity for field-initiated DRRP research projects in the health and function domain. NIDILRR plans to make two field-initiated DRRP awards in the health and function domain. NIDILRR’s two field-initiated DRRP awards in the health and function domain may be (1) both research projects, (2) both development projects, or (3) a research project and a development project, depending on the ranking of applications provided by the peer review panel.

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Department of Health and Human Services – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – ERA – Develop, Implement, and Evaluate Evidence-based, Innovative Approaches to Prevent, Find, and Cure Tuberculosis in High-Burden Settings

Proposal Due Date: March 3, 2020

Expected Number of Awards: 2

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $5,000,000

Award Ceiling: $1,000,000

Award Floor:

Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-GH-20-001

Purpose: The End TB Strategy envisions a world free of tuberculosis (TB) — zero deaths, disease and suffering due to TB  by 2035. This requires reducing the global TB incidence from >1250 cases per million people to <100 cases per million people within the next two decades.

Each year, an estimated 10 million people develop TB disease, and an estimated 1.6 million TB people die from TB – the leading cause of death from any infectious disease. In 2017, 90 percent of all estimated new TB cases were adults (15 years of age or older), and 9 percent were persons living with HIV (PLHIV) with 72 percent living in Africa. Despite being preventable and treatable, large gaps in detection and treatment of TB cases remain; of the estimated 10 million new TB cases in 2017, only 6.4 million TB cases were officially reported.

Drug-resistant TB is on the raise, posing significant programmatic challenges. Worldwide, an estimated 580,000 multi-drug-resistant (MDR) TB cases emerge annually. Unfortunately, there are substantial gaps in MDR TB detection and treatment. Approximately 1 of 5 persons needing MDR TB treatment actually receive it, and among those who do receive treatment, less than half (48 percent) who start treatment finish successfully. These rates are driven by treatment failure, loss to follow-up, and premature death.

Globally, it is estimated that 1.7 billion people (about one fourth of the world’s population) are infected with TB and form the next generation of future TB cases. Expanding testing and treatment of TB infection is critical to achieving our elimination goals. However, in high-burden countries, the implementation of tuberculosis preventive treatment (TPT) remains a low priority.

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to develop, implement, and evaluate evidence-based, innovative approaches in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to: prevent TB infection, disrupt TB transmission, and halt progression of TB disease in high-burden settings; find TB infection and TB disease in all populations, including those most vulnerable (i.e., children, displaced persons, healthcare workers, economically disadvantaged, PLHIV, persons with other co-morbid conditions [alcohol use disorders, diabetes mellitus, persons who use illicit substances, undernourished] and elderly) optimize treatment for TB infection, TB disease, TB/HIV, and MDR TB through new treatment and adherence modalities; improve the use of routinely collected data to monitor and evaluate TB program performance; promote operations research (i.e., local solutions for local problems) for broader application, adoption, and integration into routine TB care and treatment practice.

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Department of Health and Human Services – Health Resources and Services Administration – Scholarships for Disadvantaged Students

Proposal Due Date: March 3, 2020

Expected Number of Awards:

Estimated Total Program Funding: $48,200,000

Award Ceiling:  $650,000

Award Floor:

Funding Opportunity Number:  HRSA-20-006

Purpose: This program promotes diversity among the health professions by providing awards to eligible health professions and nursing schools, for schools to provide scholarships to students from disadvantaged backgrounds who have a demonstrated financial need and are enrolled full-time in a health profession program or nursing program. Participating schools are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients, making reasonable determinations of need, and providing scholarships that do not exceed the allowable costs (i.e., tuition, reasonable educational expenses and reasonable living expenses with a cap for the total scholarship award of $ 40,000).

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Department of Health and Human Services – Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration – Family Support Technical Assistance Center

Proposal Due Date:  February 28, 2020

Expected Number of Awards:  1

Estimated Total Program Funding:  $800,000

Award Ceiling:  $800,000

Award Floor:

Funding Opportunity Number:   FG-20-002

Purpose: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Family Support Technical Assistance Center (Fam-CoE). SAMHSA recognizes both the critical role families play in addressing mental and substance use disorders and the toll such disorders take on families across the country. The Fam-CoE will focus on training and education of the general public and healthcare practitioners on the importance of family supports and services and the integration of these services into mental and substance use disorder treatment programs. The Fam-CoE will also provide much needed resources and education directly for families.

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Department of Justice – Bureau of Justice Assistance – BJA FY 20 BJA’s STOP School Violence Grant Program

Proposal Due Date: March 3, 2020

Expected Number of Awards:                                 

Estimated Total Program Funding: $30,000,000

Award Ceiling:   $50,000

Award Floor:                                                          

Funding Opportunity Number:  BJA-2020-17313

Purpose: BJA’s STOP School Violence Grant Program is designed to improve school security by providing students and teachers with the tools they need to recognize, respond quickly to, and help prevent acts of violence.

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