Nonprofit Insight Weekly Journal Of Federal Grant Opportunities - Week Of April 4
This week’s federal grant opportunities feature the availability of funding to promote enrollment in the Children’s Health Insurance Program, to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health profession, and to strengthen efforts to extend the life of humanities collections and make these resources more accessible.
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Children's Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act Outreach and Enrollment
The Children’s Health Insurance Program Reauthorization Act (CHIPRA) was signed into law on February 4, 2009. CHIPRA reauthorizes and funds the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP) through fiscal year 2013. The Affordable Care Act further extended the CHIP program and authorized funding through 2015. Cycle II of the CHIPRA program will offer $40 million in grant funds to states, local governments, and community-based and nonprofit organizations. This grant proposal announcement encourages prospective grantees to design their proposals based on a menu of focus areas: 1) using technology to facilitate enrollment and renewal; 2) focusing on retention, keeping eligible children covered for as long as they qualify; 3) engaging schools in outreach, enrollment and renewal activities; 4) reaching out to groups of children that are more likely to experiences gaps in coverage; and 5) ensuring eligible teens are enrolled and stay covered. The estimated total program funding is $40,000,000. The award floor is $200,000 and the award ceiling is $2,500,000. Application materials are available for download at grants.gov.
Health Careers Opportunity Program
The goal of the Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) is to assist individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds to enter a health profession. The HCOP program seeks to build diversity in the health fields by providing students an opportunity to develop the skills needed to successfully compete, enter and graduate from health professions schools. The purposes, from which HCOP funds may be awarded are: 1)identifying, recruiting and selecting individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds for education and training in a health profession; 2)facilitating the entry of such individuals into such a school; 3)providing counseling, mentoring, or other services designed to assist such individuals to complete successfully their education at such a school; 4) providing, for a period prior to the entry of such individuals into the regular course of education at such a school, preliminary education and health research training designed to assist them to complete successfully such regular course education at such a school, or referring such individuals to institutions providing such preliminary education; 5)publicizing existing sources of financial aid available to students in the education program of such a school or who are undertaking training necessary to qualify them to enroll in such a program; 6)carrying out programs under which such individuals gain experience regarding a career in a field of primary health care through working at facilities of public or private nonprofit community-based providers of primary health services; and 7)conducting activities to develop a larger and more competitive applicant pool through partnerships with institutions of higher education, school districts and other community-based entities.
Eligible applicants include schools of medicine, osteopathic medicine, public health, dentistry, veterinary medicine, optometry, pharmacy, allied health, chiropractic, podiatric medicine, public or non-profit private schools that offer graduate programs in behavioral and mental health, programs for the training of physician assistants, and other public or private nonprofit health or educational entities, including faith-based organizations and community-based organizations. The closing date for applications is May 25, 2011.
Humanities Collections and Reference Resources
The Humanities Collections and Reference Resources program supports projects that provide an essential foundation for scholarship, education, and public programming in the humanities. Thousands of libraries, archives, museums, and historical organizations across the country maintain important collections of books and manuscripts, photographs, sound recordings and moving images, archaeological and ethnographic artifacts, art and material culture, and digital objects. Funding from this program strengthens efforts to extend the life of such materials and make their intellectual content widely accessible, often through the use of digital technology. Awards are also made to create various reference resources that facilitate use of cultural materials, from works that provide basic information quickly to tools that synthesize and codify knowledge of a subject for in-depth investigation. The National Endowment for the Humanities invites proposals from U.S. nonprofit organizations, state and local governmental agencies, and federally recognized Indian tribal governments. The maximum award is $350,000, for up to three years. Applications must be received by Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time), Wednesday, July 20, 2011.
Information on many other federal, state and foundation grant opportunities is posted daily at nonprofitinsight.com.
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