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.
November 15 – E-Learning Collaborative for Sexual Violence and Intimate Partner Violence Prevention: The purpose of this opportunity is to support a cross-cutting (SV, IPV) peer learning violence prevention platform that uses multiple communication channels, including interactive web conferences, podcasts, interactive listserv, and social media to build and strengthen violence prevention systems and collaborative efforts at the national, state and local levels. The E-Learning Collaborative will facilitate opportunities for dissemination and sharing of guidance and information to help both CDC recipients and national prevention practitioners share, connect, and enhance their skills and capacity to prevent sexual violence and intimate partner violence. Applications are due November 15, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.
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, 2018. Learn more about this program.
November 19 – Addressing Opioid Use Disorder in Pregnant Women and New Moms: This challenge will award $375,000 in prizes to support tech innovations to improve access to quality health care, including substance use disorder treatment, recovery, and support services for pregnant women with opioid use disorders, their infants, and families, especially those in rural and geographically isolated areas. Applications are due November 19, 2018. Learn more about this challenge.
November 21 – Research Centers in Minority Institutions (RCMI) (U54): The purpose of the RCMI Program is to expand the national capacity for research in the health sciences by providing cooperative agreement support to institutions that offer doctorate degrees in the health professions or in a health-related science and have a historical and current commitment to educating underrepresented students, and for institutions that deliver health care services, providing clinical services to medically underserved communities. Applications are due November 21, 2018. Learn more about this program.
November 29 – Responding to Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) in Tribal Communities in the Context of SAMHSA and CDC Funding (R61/R33): The purpose of these grants is to leverage SAMHSA funding for tribal responses to the opioid crisis by supporting culturally relevant research built upon projects supported by SAMHSA. The topic of the research project will vary depending on how funding is used in tribal communities. Potential topics include, for example, studies of evidence-based interventions adapted to enhance their feasibility, acceptability, availability and/or effectiveness in tribal communities; assessing the effectiveness of interventions with an evidence base from another population when implemented to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities; augmenting hypothesis-based data collection to inform intervention adaptation and implementation; or epidemiologic studies that assess the reach or implementation of interventions. Applications are due November 29, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
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.
November 30 – American Indian and Alaska Native Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $4.1 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income American Indian/Alaska Native (AIAN) infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF will solicit applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act. Applications are due November 30, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
November 30 – Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants: The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) announces the availability of approximately $140 million to be competitively awarded for the purpose of expanding access to high-quality, comprehensive services to low-income infants and toddlers and their families through Early Head Start-Child Care (EHS-CC) Partnerships, or through the expansion of Early Head Start services. ACF will solicit applications from public entities, including states, or private non-profit organizations, including community-based or faith-based organizations, or for-profit agencies that meet eligibility for applying as stated in section 645A of the Head Start Act. Applications are due November 30, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
December 4 – Collaborative Minority Health and Health Disparities Research with Tribal Epidemiology Centers (R01): This opportunity will support collaborative research between TECs and other investigators on topics related to minority health and health disparities in AI/AN populations, with emphasis on areas where there are significant gaps in data and knowledge. Such partnerships are proposed to support community-responsive, scientifically rigorous projects with findings disseminated to local stakeholders, the IHS, and the scientific community. Applications are due December 4, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.
December 5, 2018 – Collaborative Research Grants: Grants of up to $250,000 over three years will be awarded to encourage diverse, collaborative approaches that lead to publications and other resources for scholarly audiences and/or general audiences. Applications are due December 5, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
December 10 – AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETC) National Coordinating Resource Center: The Regional AETC Program provides targeted, multidisciplinary education and training for health care professionals to provide health care services to people living with HIV (PLWH). The NCCC serves as a national resource to provide healthcare providers with HIV clinical consultation services. The NCRC serves as the central convener, coordinator, and disseminator of the Regional AETC Program and the NCCC. Applications are due December 10, 2018. Learn more about this program.
December 10 – Regional AIDS Education and Training Centers: The Regional AETC Program has been a cornerstone of HRSA's HIV/AIDS program for nearly three decades. Funding under this announcement will support a network of eight (8) regional AETCs. Each regional AETC will increase the number of health care providers who are trained and intend to counsel, diagnose, treat, and medically manage people living with HIV (PLWH) and help prevent high-risk behaviors that lead to HIV transmission. Applications are due December 10, 2018. Learn more about this program.
December 11 – HEALing Communities Study: Developing and Testing an Integrated Approach to Address the Opioid Crisis (UM1): The HEALing Communities Study will test the immediate impact of implementing an integrated set of evidence-based interventions across healthcare, behavioral health, justice, and other community-based settings to prevent and treat opioid misuse and Opioid Use Disorders (OUD) within highly affected communities. Highly affected communities of interest could include counties or cities within states that are burdened with higher than average rates of overdose mortality and opioid-related morbidity, and other complications. Opportunities for Research Sites and a Data Coordinating Center are both available. Applications are due December 11, 2018. Learn more about these grants: Research Sites, Data Coordinating Center.
December 11 – 16th Annual P3 Awards: A National Student Design Competition Focusing on People, Prosperity and the Planet - Sustainable and Healthy Communities: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) – as part of its People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3)Award Program – is seeking applications proposing to research, develop, design, and demonstrate solutions to real-world challenges. The P3 competition highlights the use of scientific principles in creating innovative technology-based projects that achieve the mutual goals of improved quality of life, economic prosperity, and protection of the planet – people, prosperity, and the planet. The EPA offers the P3 competition to respond to the needs of people in the United States (U.S.)—e.g., those in small, rural, tribal, and disadvantaged communities. Applications are due December 11, 2018. Learn more about these awards.
December 21 – Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program: The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a serious mental illness (SMI), hereafter referred to as serious mental disorders. It is expected that this program will improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives. Applications are due December 21, 2018. Learn more about this program.
December 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.
December 24 – Statewide Consumer Network Program: The purpose of this program is to improve efforts to address the needs of adults with serious mental illness (SMI) by developing and/or expanding peer support services, peer leadership, and peer engagement strategies statewide. The population of focus is adults with SMI, including those who are underserved and under-represented (e.g., consumers from ethnic, racial, and cultural minority groups); veterans; individuals who are chronically homeless; individuals with co-occurring disorders (COD); sexual orientation and gender identity minorities; individuals who have been involved in the criminal justice system. Applications are due December 24, 2018. Learn more about this program.
January 7 – Veteran Informed Care Training on Responsivity – Phase II: The intent of this training program is to train criminal justice professionals to better understand the justice-involved veteran and their issues related to military service, in order to more effectively work with this population in the justice system - and by doing so, increase public safety and reduce recidivism. This training program will provide criminal justice professionals with a more informed approach to working with veterans and ultimately improve outcomes for both the jurisdiction utilizing the training program and the veterans in that local system. Applications are due January 7, 2019. Learn more about this training program.
January 8 – OVW FY 2019 Justice for Families Program Solicitation: The purpose of this grant is to improve the response of the civil and criminal justice system to families with a history of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, and stalking, or in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. The program supports the following activities for improving the capacity of courts and communities to respond to families affected by the targeted crimes: court-based and court-related programs; supervised visitation and safe exchange by and between parents; training for people who work with families in the court system; civil legal services; and the provision of resources in juvenile court matters. Applications are due January 8, 2019. Learn more about this grant.
January 11 – Prevention and Control of Chronic Disease and Associated Risk Factors in the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico: This opportunity works to prevent and control tobacco use, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. This funding opportunity is comprised of two components – the Core Component and an optional Oral Health Component. Core Component: This competitive component is required of all applicants and will support the implementation and evaluation of a core set of evidence-based strategies designed to address tobacco use and secondhand smoke exposure, diabetes prevention and management, and cardiovascular disease prevention and management. Oral Health Component: This competitive component is optional and will support the implementation and evaluation of a small set of activities designed to improve oral health capacity and better address the oral health needs of Island communities. Applications are due January 11, 2019. Learn more about this funding opportunity.
January 17 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Integrated HIV/AIDS Planning and Resource Allocation Cooperative Agreement: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide tools, training and technical assistance to RWHAP Parts A and B recipients and their planning bodies. Applications are due January 17, 2019. Learn more about this cooperative agreement.
January 17 – Screening and Management of Unhealthy Alcohol Use in Primary Care: Dissemination and Implementation of PCOR Evidence (R18): This initiative will fund the dissemination and implementation of clinical and organizational patient-centered outcomes research (PCOR) findings into primary care practice to improve the delivery of patient-centered approaches to identifying and managing unhealthy alcohol use among adults, including screening and brief intervention (SBI) and medication assisted therapy (MAT).. Applications are due January 17, 2019. Learn more about this initiative.
January 28 – Building Capacity for HIV Elimination in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A Jurisdictions: The purpose of this project is to provide technical assistance funding to strengthen efforts to end the HIV epidemic in RWHAP Part A jurisdictions through improvements along the HIV care continuum. The proposed activity(ies) should be of a short-term nature and should be completed by the end of the two-year period of performance for this funding opportunity. Only proposals for one or more activities under these categories will be accepted: 1) Infrastructure Support, Data System, Organizational Capacity 2) Information Dissemination and Marketing, Website Development, Web/Mobile Application Development, Targeted Awareness Campaigns (including social media efforts) 3) Community Engagement, Community Planning, Focus Groups, Stakeholder Engagement, System Integration 4) Enhancing Core Medical and Support Services. Applications are due January 28, 2019. Learn more about this project.
January 30 – AIDS Education and Training Centers – National HIV Curriculum e-Learning Platform: Technology Operations and Maintenance: This project will manage the technological operation and maintenance of the NHC e-learning Platform and will maintain the platform’s capacity to support additional modules thereby broadening the subject matter content available on the existing NHC. Broader subject matter content may include additional competencies and/or modules on crosscutting concepts, emerging issues such as mental illness, opioids and other substance use disorders and intimate partner violence, initiatives such as treatment as prevention, building capacity for HIV elimination, the "Undetectable=Untransmittable" campaign, and/or the HRSA priorities related to the care and treatment of people living with HIV (PLWH). Applications are due January 30, 2019. Learn more about this project.
February 5 – Increasing Uptake of Evidence-Based Screening in Diverse Adult Populations (R01): This funding opportunity invites applications that seek to understand strategies to reduce disparities by increasing the uptake of evidence-based screenings across the adult lifespan. Research supported by this initiative should enhance the screening process related to use (1) in diverse populations, (2) in diverse clinical and community settings, and/or (3) with traditional, non-traditional, and/or allied health care providers. Applications are due February 5, 2019. Learn more about this opportunity.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 7, 2021 – Engaging Men in HIV Testing, Prevention, and Care (R21): The purpose of this funding opportunity is to develop and test strategies to increase the engagement of men in HIV prevention and care within global settings and among US domestic populations who have evidenced lower rates of engagement and retention in HIV prevention and care. The R21 Exploratory/Developmental Grant supports studies that may involve considerable risk but may lead to a breakthrough in a particular area; or to the development of novel techniques, agents, methodologies, models; or applications that could have a major impact on a field of biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until September 7, 2021. Learn more about this grant. Learn about the related R01 Grant.
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.
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.
November 30 – 2019 Renewal Awards: The annual program recognizes nonprofits across the country for their innovative, grassroots approaches to driving change in their communities and bringing progress to the country. Now in its fourth year, this national competition was created to celebrate the social innovation demonstrated by thousands of nonprofits that are finding creative solutions to America’s most pressing problems. Nominees will be evaluated based on an innovative solution, impact, and scale. Once nominees are selected, the public will be invited to vote on the solutions they believe have the most promise for their communities. Applications are due November 30, 2018. Learn more about these awards.
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.
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.
December 3 – Innovative Educational Projects for Paralyzed Veterans: The foundation considers funding in six categories: consumer, caregiver, and community education; professional development and education; research utilization and dissemination; assistive technology; conferences and symposia; and consumer guides. Projects should be designed to improve the quality of life for individuals with SCI/D, educate consumers about the consequences of and complications associated with SCI/D, improve the knowledge and skills of SCI/D healthcare professionals, and prevent the occurrence and complications of new SCI/D. Applications are due December 3, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
December 7 – Social Change, Justice Grants: Resist is a foundation that supports people's movements for justice and liberation. The foundation redistributes resources back to frontline communities at the forefront of change while amplifying their stories of building a better world. Applications are due December 7, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
December 31 – Projects Promoting Civil Discourse Grants: The GriffinHarte Foundation believes that communication is one of the key elements to understanding and working with social differences, it supports and promote conversations, research, and scholarship that are grounded in questions about civility and feminism; informed by a desire to define, explore, and advocate for social, political, and economic justice in professional and personal lives; and centered in an explicit recognition of the ways lives and communication are influenced by identities — gender and sex, race and ethnicity, age and physical abilities, and education and economic standing. Applications are due December 31, 2018. Learn more about these grants.
December 31 – Lesbian Health Fund: This opportunity from the Gay and Lesbian Medical Association (GLMA) primarily supports research focused on resilience and coping among lesbian and sexual minority women and their families, as well as research into health equity, mental health, and sexual and reproductive health. Applications are due December 31, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.
January 23, 2019 – Projects to Improve Health Systems Grants: The Tufts Health Plan Foundation will fund activities in health and wellness, workforce development, purposeful engagement, and field and capacity building that improve or build systems to support healthy living, with an emphasis on the systems that serve older adults; bring organizations together to collaboratively achieve broader impact and change; and scale efforts to address community needs. Applications are due January 23, 2019. Learn more about these grants.
February 1, 2019 – Annual College Mental Health Award: The annual award is designed to fund the development of creative initiatives that address the prevention of and early intervention and treatment for mental and behavioral health disorders among college students. The goal of these initiatives should be to reduce the risk of mental and behavioral illness and injury among college students and to enhance both individual and community health as a strategy to support student learning. Applications are due February 1, 2019. Learn more about this award.
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.
February 15, 2019 – Opioid Misuse Support Programs: The AmerisourceBergen Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations by partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. The Foundation’s Opioid Resource Grant Program will provide nonprofit organizations in communities across the United States with grants ranging up to $100,000 to combat the epidemic of opioid misuse. Priority will be given to organizations addressing the following three key areas of focus: safe disposal, education around prevention, and innovative solutions. Letters of intent are due February 15, 2019. Learn more about these programs.
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 basis. Learn 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 Prize: This 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.