Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the NNED Funding Opportunities page. The page is divided into governmental grant opportunities and foundation grant opportunities. The Grant Opportunities sections are organized by due date. The NNED also has a page with a list of national and local foundations focusing on behavioral health and disparities.

Government Grant Opportunities


September 2018

September 18 – 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering up to $2,100,000,000 in grants to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness and to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth, while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. Applications are due September 18, 2018.  Learn more about this competition.

September 18 – YouthBuild: YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, who are performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Applications are due September 18, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 20 – 2018 Rural Opioid Technical Assistance Grants (ROTA): The purpose of this program is to develop and disseminate training and technical assistance for rural communities on addressing opioid issues affecting these communities.  It is expected that grantees will facilitate the identification of model programs, develop and update materials related to the prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder (OUD), and ensure that high-quality training is provided. Applications are due September 20, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

September 21 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: Grant funds assist jurisdictions highly-effected by HIV to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds. The goal is to provide optimal HIV care and treatment for low-income, uninsured, and underserved PLWH to improve their health outcomes. Applications are due September 21, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 22 – Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08)Grants will support projects that will bring useful, usable health information to health disparity populations and their health care providers. Access to useful, usable, understandable health information is an important factor when making health decisions. Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers.  Letters of intent are due September 22, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

September 24  Preventing Childhood Obesity Challenge: HRSA will award $375,000 in prizes to support the creation of innovative solutions to empower low-income families to achieve healthy eating practices, healthy lifestyles, and sustainable changes within the home environment – within the broader context of their community. Applications are due September 24, 2018.  Learn more about this challenge.

 

October 2018

October 1 – Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program (HTPCP): The purpose of this program is to support community-based services aimed at improving the health status of children, adolescents, and families in rural and other underserved communities by increasing their access to health services. This program supports HRSA's goals to improve access to quality health care and services, build healthy communities, and improve health equity. Applications are due October 1, 2018. Learn more about this program.

October 1  Technologies for Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R41/R42): This opportunity invites Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population groups. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable. Applications are due October 1, 2018.  Learn more about this opportunity.

October 1  Innovations for Healthy Living - Improving Minority Health and Eliminating Health Disparities (R43/R44): This opportunity invites Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant applications that propose to develop a product, process or service for commercialization with the aim of improving minority health and/or reducing health disparities in one or more NIH-defined health disparity population groups. Appropriate technologies should be effective, affordable, and culturally acceptable. Applications are due October 1, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

October 11  NIMHD Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Training (MHRT) Program (T37): The Program supports research training activities in minority health and health disparities research for individuals who are from diverse groups underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research, at domestic institutions and/or at specified foreign low and middle income (LMIC) locations. The awards support training experiences that enhance the diversity of the research workforce for eligible undergraduate, post-baccalaureate and graduate students, as well as for eligible residents, fellows and postdoctoral students. Applications are due October 11, 2018.  Learn more about this training program. 

starburst icon October 15 – Social Epigenomics Research Focused on Minority Health and Health Disparities (R01)This grant funds epigenomic investigations focused on identifying and characterizing the mechanisms by which social experiences at various stages in life affect gene function and thereby influence health trajectories or modify disease risk in racial/ethnic minority and health disparity populations. Letters of intents are due October 15, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

October 22 – NLM Information Resource Grants to Reduce Health Disparities (G08): Proposed projects should exploit the capabilities of computer and information technology and health sciences libraries to bring health-related information to consumers and their health care providers. Because these grants focus on providing health information to health disparity populations, institutions with demonstrated commitment to the needs of health disparity communities (including Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCU), Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU), Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSI) and other institutions in rural and socially disadvantaged areas) are encouraged to apply.  Applications are due October 22, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

October 24 – Capacity Building for Community Development and Affordable Housing Grants (Section 4): This program enhances the capacity and ability of community development corporations (CDCs) and community housing development organizations (CHDOs) to carry out affordable housing and community development activities that benefit low- and moderate-income families and persons. Funds may be used to provide the following services: Training, education, support, and advice to enhance the technical and administrative capabilities of CDCs and CHDOs. Applications are due October 24, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

October 25 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: These awards are intended for states/territories that demonstrate the need for additional resources to prevent, reduce, or eliminate AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, including through cost-containment measures (for example, the provision of health insurance assistance). Applications are due October 25, 2018Learn more about this program.

 

November 2018

starburst icon November 12 – Capacity Building Assistance (CBA) for High Impact HIV Prevention Program Integration: This program will strengthen the capacity of the HIV prevention workforce to optimally plan, implement, integrate, and sustain high-impact HIV prevention interventions and strategies to reduce HIV infections and HIV-related morbidity, mortality, and health disparities across the United States and its territories. This program will support acceleration of the nation’s progress toward a goal of no new HIV infections through two central priorities: 1) ensure that all people living with HIV are aware of their infection and successfully linked to medical care and treatment to achieve viral suppression and 2) expand access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), condoms, and other proven strategies for people at high risk of becoming infected. Applications are due November 12, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon November 15 – NIMHD Loan Repayment Program: This program invites qualified health professionals with doctoral degrees to apply to its 2019 application cycle: Loan Repayment Program for Health Disparities Research, and Extramural Clinical Research Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds. The LRP offers loan repayment awards of up to $35,000 of a recipient’s qualified educational debt annually, in return for a commitment to engage in NIMHD and NIH-mission relevant health disparities or clinical research in non-federal research settings for at least two years. Applications are due November 15, 2018Learn more about this program.

starburst icon November 30 – Rural Health Network Development Planning Program: The purpose of the Network Planning program is to assist in the development of an integrated health care network, specifically network participants who do not have a history of formal collaborative efforts in order to: achieve efficiencies; expand access to, coordinate, and improve the quality of essential health care services; and strengthen the rural health care system as a whole.  Applications are due November 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

 
Rolling Applications

January 7, 2020  Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21): The goal of this initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations and address issues that promote health equity.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until January 7, 2020. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon January 7, 2020 – Health Promotion Among Racial and Ethnic Minority Males (R01): This initiative is intended to: 1) enhance our understanding of the numerous factors (e.g., sociodemographic, community, societal, personal) influencing the health promoting behaviors of racial and ethnic minority males across the life cycle, and 2) encourage applications focusing on the development and testing of culturally and linguistically appropriate health-promoting interventions designed to reduce health disparities among racially and ethnically diverse males age 18 and older. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until January 7, 2020. Learn more about this initiative.

April 6, 2021 – Mental Health Research Dissertation Grant to Enhance Workforce Diversity (R36): The purpose of this grant is to enhance the diversity of the mental health research workforce by providing dissertation awards in all research areas within the strategic priorities of the NIMH to individuals from backgrounds underrepresented in biomedical, behavioral, clinical and social sciences research. This award supports the completion of the doctoral research project. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until April 6, 2021.  Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon May 7, 2020 – Reducing Health Disparities Among Minority and Underserved Children (R01): This initiative encourages research that targets the reduction of health disparities among children. Investing in early childhood development is essential. Specific targeted areas of research include bio-behavioral studies that incorporate multiple factors that influence child health disparities such as biological, lifestyle factors, environmental (e.g., physical and family environments) social (e.g., peers), economic, institutional, and cultural and family influences; studies that target the specific health promotion needs of children with a known health condition and/or disability; and studies that test, evaluate, translate, and disseminate health promotion prevention and interventions conducted in traditional and non -traditional settings. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until May 7, 2020. Learn more about this initiative.

Submission Date Varies by Institutes and Centers  Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: This opportunity provides administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.  Applications submission dates vary by Institutes and Centers, with an end date of September 7, 2021. Learn more about this opportunity.

 

Foundation Grant Opportunities


September 13  2018 Tobacco-Free Grants for Minority-Serving Institutions, Community, and Women’s Colleges: Grants will be awarded to support programs that address the development of a college task force with broad representation of the campus, including students, staff, faculty, and administration; assess tobacco-related issues, including behavior, attitudes, and support among students, faculty, and staff; educate and engage the campus community and decision makers on the need for and benefits of a 100% smoke-free or tobacco-free campus; identify a plan to address tobacco treatment for those students, faculty, and staff who are interested in quitting; and develop a policy recommendation for a 100% smoke-free or 100% tobacco-free policy to present to key decision makers. Applications are due September 13, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

September 14  –Tikkun Olam Grant Program: This program is intended to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness throughout the world. The grant program supports projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized. The program values projects that aim to bring about positive change for groups of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. Letters of intent are due September 14, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 15 Fund for a Just SocietyThe Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is accepting proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination. Applications are due September 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

September 15 – Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: Grants will be awarded to projects that foster the connections between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; reduce stigma and prejudice and promote unity and harmony; improve our understanding of and help prevent violence to create a safer, more humane world; and address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applications are due September 15, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

September 15 – David H. and Beverly A. Barlow Grant: This grant from the American Psychological Foundation supports innovative basic and clinical research on anxiety and anxiety-related disorders conducted by graduate students and early career researchers. Applications are due September 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

September 15 – 2018 Linked Standard Grants: The annual program is designed to support research on suicide from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology, sociology, nursing, health services administration, social work, and many others. Grants of up to $300,000 over two years will be awarded to investigators at any level performing research involving two or more unique sites, with each site contributing unique expertise as well as data collection. Letters of intent are due September 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.  

September 30 Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development — intellectual, emotional and physical — are supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of living in a culturally diverse world. To that end, the Caplan Foundation supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all can children thrive. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

September 30 Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured early in life if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, and everywhere a child learns — at home, in childcare settings and in preschool. The Caplan Foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

September 30 Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the Caplan Foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care, and diet, as well programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

October 1 – Annette Urso Rickel Foundation Dissertation Award for Public Policy: This award supports dissertation research on public policy issues such as prevention of child abuse, school programs for children with psychological issues, services for youth in the criminal justice system, and healthy parenting. Applications are due October 1, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon October 2 – Alkermes Inspiration Grants: This program supports nonprofit organizations throughout the United States that address the comprehensive needs of people affected by mental health and substance use disorders. Grants are provided for the development or expansion of innovative programs in two key areas: 1) improving or enhancing support or resources for people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders, and 2) integrating the perspective of people affected by mental illness or substance use disorders into drug development or care delivery. Applications are due October 2, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

October 4  – Defending Basic Freedoms: This Herb Block Foundation grant program provides support to nonprofit organizations nationwide that seek to safeguard the basic freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, to help eliminate prejudice and discrimination, and to assist government agencies to be more accountable to the public. The Foundation also considers support for contemporary societal issues that may arise. Letters of Intent are due October 4, 2018.  Learn more about this grant program.

starburst icon October 10 – Henry Schein Cares Medal for Healthcare Efforts for Underserved: This award recognizes excellence in expanding access to healthcare for the underserved nationwide. Applying nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that their submitted program has expanded access to healthcare for the underserved in a novel and innovative way that is measurable and quantifiable. Emphasis will be placed on access to healthcare for children (birth to age 18), although all efforts to expand access to care will be considered. Applications are due October 10, 2018. Learn more about this award.

October 15  – Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research Grant Program: NEDA is committed to providing help and hope to those affected by eating disorders. To that end, NEDA's Feeding Hope Fund for Clinical Research Grant Program supports research projects that cover a range of research domains relevant to the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. Applications are due October 15, 2018.  Learn more about this grant program.

October 31  – Respite and Short-Term Home Care Programs Grant: These grants support services for low income, elderly and/or disabled individuals who wish to age in place. Applications are due October 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

November 1 – Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant Program: LGBT Family-Oriented Research: This grant encourages talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research; advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families, including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and family structure diversity; advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms, including sources of support and resilience for family members; and advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT. Applications are due November 1, 2018Learn more about this grant program.

November 1 – Reproductive Health Programs: Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded in support of programs for young women, particularly those who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of specific sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate reproductive health. Areas of interest include programs that include a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health education; novel ideas, including innovative methods of delivering information; and programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change. Applications are due November 1, 2018.  Learn more about these programs.

starburst icon November 1 – Mental Health Research: Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the fund will award grants of up to $20,000 in support of studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. Applications are due November 1, 2018.  Learn more about these grants (pdf).

starburst icon November 1 – 2019 Culture of Health PrizeThe Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Prize honors outstanding communities throughout the United States that have come together around a commitment to health, opportunity, and equity through collaboration and inclusion, especially with historically marginalized populations and those facing the greatest barriers to good health. Up to ten winning communities will each receive a $25,000 cash prize and have their success stories celebrated and shared broadly with the goal of raising awareness and inspiring locally-driven change across the country. Applications are due November 1, 2018. Learn more about this prize.

November 15 – AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability: The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. To that end, this scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies at an accredited university in a field related to health and disability, including but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, or other majors that impact quality of life for persons with disabilities.  Applications are due November 15, 2018.  Learn more about this scholarship.

November 30 – Immigration Research The Russell Sage Foundation will award grants of up to $175,000 over a year or two for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture, and public policy related to outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Letters of intent are due November 30, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon  December 1 – Education Program Development: One-year grants will be awarded for the development and testing of new programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities. Priority will be given to projects that represent strong collaborative relationships between researchers, practitioners, and other community stakeholders, and where the community/population being studied is represented in the composition of project's leadership team; are consistent with strength-based approaches rather than deficit models; leverage other funding; and/or show promise of being affordable, accessible, and sustainable. Applications are due December 1, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon  December 1 – Existing Education Program Evaluation: Grants will be awarded to projects that evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to promote positive cognitive and/or achievement outcomes for children from underserved groups and/or low-resourced communities. Preference will be given to projects that represent strong collaborative relationships between researchers, practitioners, and other community stakeholders, and where the community/population being studied is represented in the composition of the project's leadership team; projects that evaluate programs consistent with strength-based approaches rather than deficit models; projects for which operational funding for the program is already secured so that funding from the foundation is used only for evaluation activities; projects that evaluate programs that show promise of being affordable, accessible and sustainable; projects that employ randomized control designs; and/or projects that evaluate effects on measurable child outcomes. Applications are due December 1, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

February 5, 2019 – Pathways Out of Poverty: This Herb Block Foundation program will focus on helping needy young people and adults gain a quality education. For projects serving youth, The Herb Block Foundation seeks proposals which focus on improving student achievement and healthy development of young people. Projects may include in-school and community-based educational programs, after-school activities, and mentoring programs. Letters of Intent are due February 5, 2019.  Learn more about this program.

Rolling – Evidence for Action: Investigator-Initiated Research to Build a Culture of Health: Through this program, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's mission is to support rigorously designed quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods research that yields convincing findings regarding the population health, well-being, and equity impacts of specific policies, programs and partnerships. RWJF is especially interested in research examining the health impacts of programmatic or policy interventions that address factors outside the domain of health care services or public health practice. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. Learn more about this program.

Rolling – Criminal and Social Justice Programs: The foundation supports groups working to end over-incarceration of youth and adult offenders and reduce racial disparities in the United States. The program supports groups working to advance state policies that restrict the juvenile justice system’s use of incarceration and expand the use of community-based programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basisLearn more about this grant.

Rolling – Kars4Kids Small Grant Program: Kars4Kids is dedicated to helping children develop into productive members of their communities. To that end, the organization's Small Grant Program program supports educational initiatives and youth development programs in North America and is especially interested in encouraging continued education outside of school and empowering future citizens and leaders of the community. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this small grant program.

Rolling – Baltimore New Community Grants Fund: Grants are provided to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Grants are focused on helping individuals meet their basic needs and enabling them to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, an emphasis is placed on serving older adults, the Jewish community, and the foundation's geographic focus areas (MD, PA, HI, IL, NY, and rural communities). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant program.

Rolling Barron PrizeThis prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Each year, up to twenty winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant.

Rolling – Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants: Through these grants, A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community-trained volunteers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant.