Funding Opportunities

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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

June 2018

June 18 – Negotiation Cooperative Agreement for the Tribal Self-Governance Program: Through the TSGP, Tribes negotiate with the IHS to assume Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities (PSFAs), or portions thereof, which gives Tribes the authority to manage and tailor health care programs in a manner that best fits the needs of their communities. Applications are due June 18, 2018. Learn more about this program.

June 18 – Tribal Self-Governance Planning Cooperative Agreement: The purpose of this Planning Cooperative Agreement is to provide resources to Tribes interested in entering the Tribal Self-Governance Program (TSGP) and to existing Self-Governance Tribes interested in assuming new or expanded Programs, Services, Functions, and Activities (PSFAs). Applications are due June 18, 2018. Learn more about this program.

June 18 – Supporting Tribal Youth: Training, Technical Assistance and Youth LeadershipThis multi-category solicitation will provide regional and national training to build youth leaders across Indian Country, and provide training and technical assistance to OJJDP tribal grantees and federally recognized tribes. Priority areas for training and technical assistance include juvenile healing-to-wellness courts; tribal youth-specific prevention, intervention, and treatment programming; and tribal-state juvenile justice collaborations to meet the needs of American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities. The goal of the youth leadership development approach is to provide AI/AN youth with the opportunity to create a sustainable community project focused on reducing risk factors for juvenile crime and enhancing protective factors for youth accountability. Applications are due June 18, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

June 18 – High Obesity Program: The burden of obesity and other chronic diseases negatively affects our nation's businesses, economy, and military readiness and is higher among certain racial/ethnic populations and geographical locations. This five-year program provides resources for land grant universities to leverage community extension services to implement evidence-based strategies that increase access to places that provide healthier foods and safe and accessible places for physical activity in counties with an adult obesity rate of over 40%. Applications are due June 18, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

June 18 – Networking2Save: CDCs National Network Approach to Preventing and Controlling Tobacco-related Cancers in Special Populations: Tobacco disparities exist among racial and ethnic groups, including persons with low socioeconomic status, persons with histories of mental illnesses and substance abuse disorders, the LGBTQ community, persons with disabilities, persons living in certain geographic regions, and among youth high school drop-outs. A culturally tailored approach for these specific populations will help prevent the high prevalence of commercial tobacco use and tobacco-related cancers and accelerate the elimination of existing disparities, thus achieving the benefits of an overall population-based approach to commercial tobacco use prevention and cancer prevention and control. Applications are due June 18, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

June 18 – Supporting Tribal Youth: Training, Technical Assistance and Youth Leadership: This multi-category solicitation will provide regional and national training to build youth leaders across Indian Country, and provide training and technical assistance to OJJDP tribal grantees and federally recognized tribes. Applications are due June 18, 2018. Learn more about this program.

June 20 – Street Outreach Programs (SOP)sSOPs work to increase young people's personal safety, social and emotional well-being, self-sufficiency, and to help them build permanent connections with families, communities, schools, and other positive social networks. These services, which are provided in areas where street youth congregate, are designed to assist such youth in making healthy choices and to provide them access to shelter and services which include: outreach, gateway services, screening and assessment, harm reduction, access to emergency shelter, crisis stabilization, drop-in centers, which can be optional, and linkages/referrals to services. Applications are due June 20, 2018. Learn more about these programs.

June 22 – Tribal Behavioral Health Grant Program (Native Connections)Native Connections is intended to reduce the impact of mental and substance use disorders, foster culturally responsive models that reduce and respond to the impact of trauma in AI/AN communities, and allow AI/AN communities to facilitate collaboration among agencies to support youth as they transition into adulthood. Applications are due June 22, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

June 25  Evidence-Based Tele-Behavioral Health Network Program: The two-fold purpose of this program is to use telehealth networks to increase access to behavioral health care services in rural and frontier communities and to conduct evaluations of those efforts to establish an evidence-base for assessing the effectiveness of tele-behavioral health care for patients, providers, and payers. Applications are due June 25, 2018. Learn more about this program.

June 25 – Tribal Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program: Implementation and Expansion Grants: This funding opportunity announcement is intended for tribal entities that have an established history of implementation of high-quality, culturally relevant, evidence-based home visiting services to American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) families and children, implementation of performance measurement and continuous quality improvement systems, development of early childhood systems, and conducting rigorous evaluation. Applications are due June 25, 2018.  Learn more about this opportunity.

June 25 – Innovations in Reentry Initiative: Reducing Recidivism Through Systems Improvement: The goal of this project is to support jurisdictions to identify, coordinate, develop and implement comprehensive and collaborative strategies that address policies and procedures for successful reentry. Improving systems that result in an increase in public safety and reduction in recidivism for individuals reentering communities from incarceration who are at moderate to high risk for recidivating. Applications are due June 25, 2018.  Learn more about this project.

June 25 – Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers: This opportunity will provide funding to participate in the network of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research Centers to: 1) Establish and maintain a multi-disciplinary prevention research center (Center) that conducts high-quality applied health promotion and disease prevention research; 2) Conduct one applied public health prevention project using a community engagement approach to address a major cause of disease, disability, injury, or death in a population experiencing health disparities; 3) Disseminate research findings to community, practice, and academic audiences; 4) Translate evidence-based interventions for sustainability and widespread scale-up; and 4) Serve as a resource, as part of the PRC Network, for developing, implementing, evaluating, disseminating, and translating evidence-based public health interventions at local, state, tribal, or national levels. Applications are due June 25, 2018.  Learn more about this opportunity.

June 28 – Minority Research Grant Program: The purpose of this grant program is to support researchers investigating systems-level solutions to social determinants of health issues that affect patient experiences and readmissions and ultimately health outcomes. The Grant Program will provide two grant opportunities to support researchers at 1) Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), 2) Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), 3) Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institutions (AANAPISIs), or 4) Tribal Colleges and Universities (TCUs). Applications are due June 28, 2018. Learn more about this grant program.


July 2018

July 2  Rural Health Integration Models for Parents and Children to Thrive (IMPACT): Two-generational approaches focus on creating opportunities for and addressing needs of both at-risk children and their parents together. The purpose of the Rural Health IMPACT program is to implement evidence-based two-generational strategies that promote health and well-being of children and create economic opportunities for their families. Applications are due July 2, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

July 2 Tribal Resilience and Ocean and Coastal Management and Planning: This program supports tribes preparing for extreme events and harmful environmental trends that impact tribal treaty and trust resources, economies, infrastructure, and human health and safety. The program will provide funding for tribal projects that support tribal resilience and ocean and coastal management planning as tribes incorporate science (including Traditional Knowledge) and technical information to prepare for the impacts of extreme events and harmful environmental trends. Awards will also support projects that ensure tribal participation in ocean and coastal (including the Great Lakes) cooperative planning and projects for resource health, resiliency, community safety, and economic security for present and future generations. Applications are due July 2, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 2  Opioid Affected Youth InitiativeThis initiative will fund sites to develop a data-driven coordinated response to identify and address challenges resulting from opioid abuse that are impacting youth and community safety. Sites will work with OJJDP and a technical assistance provider to develop data collection tools that will inform strategies and programs to be implemented by the sites to address specific challenges resulting from the opioid epidemic. Applications are due July 2, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

starburst icon July 3 – Community Collaborations to Strengthen and Preserve Families: The purpose of this opportunity is to fund five-year demonstration projects that support the development, implementation, and evaluation of strategies that embrace proactive efforts to build on the strengths of families, including those at high risk for child maltreatment. The projects will enhance the capacity of communities to address the well-being needs of families before more formal strategies, practices, or activities are warranted. Applications are due July 3, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

July 5 – Research on Transgender Health (R01): This funding opportunity calls for research on the health of transgender and gender non-conforming people. Investigations of the social determinants of health in these populations are needed, including understanding the impact of stigma, the high impact of HIV, minority stress, education, employment, violence, homelessness, and incarceration.   Applications are due July 5, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

starburst icon July 5 Basic Center Program (BCP): The BCP works to establish or strengthen community-based programs that meet the immediate needs of runaway and homeless youth up to age 18 years of age and their families. BCPs provide youth with emergency shelter, food, clothing, counseling and referrals for health care. The primary purpose of the BCP is to provide counseling services to youth who have left home without permission of their parents or guardians have been forced to leave home, or other homeless youth who might end up in contact with law enforcement or in the child welfare, mental health, or juvenile justice systems. Applications are due July 5, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 6 Native American Elder Justice Initiative (NAEJI): This initiative will address the need for more culturally appropriate information and community education materials on elder abuse, neglect, and exploitation in Indian Country. Applications are due July 6, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

starburst icon July 6 – Strategic Prevention Framework - Partnerships for Success: The purpose of this program is to address underage drinking among persons aged 9 to 20. The program extends current established cross-agency and community-level partnerships by connecting substance abuse prevention programming to departments of social services and their community service providers. This includes working with populations disproportionately impacted by the consequences of substance use; i.e., children entering the foster care system, transitional youth, and individuals that support persons with substance abuse issues (women, families, parents, caregivers, and young adults). Applications are due July 6, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 9 – Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinic Expansion Grants: SAMHSA anticipates awarding 25 eligible providers up to $2,000,000 annually to increase access to and improve the quality of community behavioral health services through the expansion of CCBHCs. CCBHCs and community behavioral health providers in states that participated in the CCBHC planning year are eligible to apply. Applications are due July 9, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

July 11 – Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01): The overall objective of this initiative to support research to 1) understand the underlying social, cultural, environmental or biological factors contributing to sleep deficiencies among minority and health disparity populations and 2) how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes. Applications are due July 11, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

starburst icon July 11 Minority Serving Institutions Partnership Implementation GrantsThis opportunity will support partnership planning with organizations defined as a MSI, community college, or other training program that serve underrepresented populations to jointly plan and co-design training experiences and utilize a variety of innovative knowledge exchange and transfer strategies that promote and create interdisciplinary approaches to research, training (e.g., pre-service, continuing education, community-based), and services. Funds will be used to work towards the long-term goals of: increasing diversity, building cultural competence capacity, increasing the number of persons and improving the recruitment and employment of underrepresented groups including racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and people from diverse or disadvantaged backgrounds in the UCEDD. Applications are due July 11, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon July 16  Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): This 5-year initiative is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives. The initiative will do so by: supporting culturally tailored interventions; linking community and clinical efforts to increase access to health care and preventive care programs at the community level; supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies; and creating community-clinical collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities. Applications are due July 16, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

starburst icon July 16 – Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide targeted in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals within communities struggling to maintain health care services. The goal is for residents in rural communities to continue to have access to essential health services. The awardee will work with individual hospitals and their communities on ways to address economic challenges, understand community health needs and resources, and find ways to ensure hospitals and communities can keep needed care locally, whether it is with a more limited set of services provided by the hospital, or by exploring other mechanisms for meeting community health care needs. Applications are due July 16, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon July 19 – Expansion of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Grant: The purpose of this program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them. Eligibility is limited to applicants within American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands or the US Virgin Islands, and entities that serve AI/AN tribes. Applications are due July 19, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon July 23 STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training ProgramThis opportunity will support efforts by state, local, and federally-recognized Indian tribes to prevent and reduce school violence. Specifically, the BJA program will address: (1) training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence; (2) development and operation of anonymous reporting systems against threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites; and (3) development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams that may include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel. In addition, the program may fund specialized training for school officials in intervening and responding to individuals with mental health issues that may impact school safety. Applications are due July 23, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon July 30 Refugee Technical Assistance Program: This national hub will provide coordinated, innovative TA and training to ORR-funded state refugee programs and ORR-funded refugee service providers, filling gaps where no other such TA exists. The overall goal is to equip ORR-funded state refugee programs and ORR-funded refugee service providers with the specialized TA, resources and training needed to appropriately address barriers that refugees may encounter while trying to access community-based services, education, employment, and specialized care.  Applications are due July 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.


August 2018

starburst icon August 13 State Opioid Response GrantsThis program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder. The results of the assessments will identify gaps and resources from which to build upon existing substance use prevention and treatment activities as well as community-based recovery support services. Applications are due August 13, 2018. Learn more about these grants.


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.

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 CentersLearn more about this opportunity.


Foundation Grant Opportunities

June 30, 2018 – Addressing the Needs of Transgender People and Black Gay, Bisexual, Same Gender Loving (SGL) Men: The goal of this initiative is to improve  HIV-related health and quality of life of Black men who are gay or bisexual, and of transgender people.  To reach the stated goals, effective programs may also  seek to address many other correlated health, social, and structural issues including (but not limited to): addressing inequalities by race, gender, age,  urban/rural locations, and  other factors that affect access to health  care,  education, and social services; and supporting sexual health and education,  mental health services, addiction support, and community mobilization. Letters of Intent are due June 30, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

June 30, 2018 – HIV/AIDS Projects: Grants will be awarded to organizations working to improve the health of people living with HIV or at risk or otherwise affected by HIV; uphold the rights of people living with and affected by HIV; address the social and economic needs of people living with and affected by HIV; and/or strengthen the skills and strategies of organizations and activists addressing HIV. Letters of Intent are due June 30, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon July 1, 2018 – Innovative Youth Micro-grant Program: As part of an effort to promote and support youth voluntarism, the Karma for Cara Foundation (k4C) started a micro-grant program to encourage kids age 18 and under to apply for funds to help them complete a service project in their community. Examples of fundable projects include but are not limited to turning a vacant lot into a community garden, rebuilding a school playground, or helping senior citizens get their homes ready for winter. Applications are due July 1, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

July 1, 2018  Project to Reduce Health Disparities of Native Hawaiians The HMSA Foundation will award grants of up to $100,000 over five years in support of projects designed to reduce health disparities between Native Hawaiians and other racial/ethnic groups through school- and community-based projects, as well as healthcare-setting approaches. All projects should promote health and encourage Native Hawaiians to make sustainable healthy choices. Applications are due July 1, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

July 2, 2018 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Sports Awards This award recognizes sports teams, athletes, and community-based organizations that use sports to help people achieve health and well-being, especially those who are facing the greatest challenges. If your organization is helping children maintain a healthy weight, creating safe play environments, eliminating bullying, abuse and violence, or expanding opportunities for children living in poverty, RWJF would love to hear about it. Applications are due July 2, 2018.  Learn more about this award.

starburst icon July 10, 2018 Documenting Human Migrations Program: The goal of this program is to support impactful projects that – through education or storytelling – seek to increase understanding of and acceptance of migrants and migrant communities. Types of human migrations include (but are not limited to) nomadic communities, refugees of all kinds, migrant labor, victims of human trafficking, and people exploring the planet and beyond. Applications are due July 10, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 15, 2018 – American Child Welfare Information CampaignsThe American Legion Child Welfare Foundation supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children. The foundation awards grants for the dissemination of information about new and innovative programs designed to benefit youth or information already possessed by well-established organizations. Applications are due July 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

July 15, 2018 – Projects That Address Homelessness:  The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct the circumstances contributing to, and ultimately eradicate, the condition of homelessness. Programs must include education or job training, placement, and retention and provide evidence-based support services designed to remove barriers toward self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow-up. Letters of intent are due July 15, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon July 26, 2018 Child Bereavement Program: The National Alliance for Grieving Children is accepting applications from local child bereavement organizations for programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities not served by existing bereavement programs. Applications are due July 26, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 31, 2018 – Opioid Resource Grant Program: Understanding the need for expediency, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation is inviting grant-funded nonprofit organizations to submit proposals that describe how it can best contribute resources and funding to address opioid abuse and misuse. Grants will be awarded for the most innovative and constructive solutions in one of two key areas of focus: safe disposal and education around prevention. Letters of intent are due July 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant program.

July 31, 2018 – Community Pediatric Health Programs: These programs provide support to pediatricians looking to collaborate with others in their communities so that all children have access to needed health services. To that end, Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) is accepting applications for two community health grant programs, the CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and the CATCH Resident Grants program. Applications are due July 31, 2018. Learn more about these programs.

August 1, 2018 – Reducing Inequality Research Grants: The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting applications in support of research designed to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, or immigrant origin status. The Foundation is particularly interested in research on programs, policies, and practices with the potential to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.  Applications are due August 1, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

August 9, 2018 – Our Town: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. The funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Applications are due August 9, 2018. Learn more about this project.

August 20, 2018  – Social Inequality ResearchThe Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality, which supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States, seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Letters of intent are due August 20, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

August 31, 2018  – Community-Based HIV/AIDS EffortsThe Kent Richard Hofmann foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, and research. Grants will be awarded in support of programs in development as well as established programs, with emphasis on their direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests from across the U.S. will be considered, with preference given to those focused on smaller communities and rural areas; for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures; and/or for innovative ideas designed to meet basic needs. Letters of intent are due August 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

September 1, 2018  – Psychology and AIDS Leadership Awards: The American Psychological Association grants two awards each year, one in the category of Emerging Leader and one in the category of Distinguished Leader. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of HIV/AIDS policy/advocacy, research, service provision, and/or teaching/mentoring. Applications are due September 1, 2018.  Learn more about these awards.

September 15, 2018 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.

November 15, 2018 – 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.

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: 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 – Baltimore New Community Grants Fund: 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.