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Grant Opportunities

The MHN has compiled a collection of grant opportunities that are available to support existing services and creation of new programs. Grant Opportunities are updated on a monthly basis. Regularly visit this page for new funding opportunities.

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NEW!!! Lalor Foundation invites applications for reproductive health programs
Funding Available:

Fellows will be awarded with $55,000 per year to cover a fellowship stipend, fringes, and institutional overhead

Funding Source:

Foundation Funding

Due Date:

01/15/2025

Funding Tag(s):

Research

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations

The Lalor Foundation postdoctoral fellowship program supports promising new researchers in establishing scientific and teaching careers. The program’s mission is to support these researchers early in their work so that they can become independently funded in the field of mammalian reproductive biology as related to the regulation of fertility.

NEW!!! Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood invites letters of intent
Funding Available:

Grants typically range from $30,000 to $50,000

Funding Source:

Foundation Funding

Due Date:

05/31/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Research, Early Childhood

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations

The Caplan Foundation for Early Childhood supports development projects and promising research designed to significantly enhance physical and mental health, safety, nutrition, education, play, familial support, acculturation, social integration, and/or child care from birth through age 7.

The foundation invites letters of intent in the following categories:

Early Childhood Welfare: The foundation supports projects that aim to perfect child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all young children thrive.

Early Childhood Education and Play: The foundation aims to improve the quality of early childhood teaching by developing innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards and designing imaginative play materials and learning environments.

Parenting Education: The foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, health issues, prenatal care and diet, and programs that provide cognitive and emotional support to parents.

Understanding the Impact of Healthcare System and Clinician Factors on Disparities in Maternal Morbidity and Mortality (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-24-059
Funding Available:

Funding amount not specified.

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

06/05/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Maternal mortality and morbidity, Research

Eligible Applicants:

Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Local Governments, Independent School Districts, Native American Tribal Organizations, Native American Tribal Governments

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to support multidisciplinary and innovative intervention research to understand and address maternal morbidity and mortality in the United States, particularly but not exclusively among racial and ethnic minority, socioeconomically disadvantaged, and underserved rural populations, with a focus on understudied healthcare factors.

This is a new funding opportunity to advance the goals of the NIH Implementing a Maternal health and PRegnancy Outcomes Vision for Everyone (IMPROVE) Initiative. IMPROVE aims to understand the biological, behavioral, environmental, sociocultural, clinical, and structural factors that affect pregnancy-related and pregnancy-associated severe morbidity and mortality and build an evidence base for improved care and outcomes. The IMPROVE initiative supports research to reduce preventable causes of maternal deaths and improve health for women before, during, and after delivery. It includes a special emphasis on health disparities and populations that are disproportionately affected, such as racial and ethnic minority persons, very young women and women of advanced maternal age, and people with disabilities.

NEW!!! Research to Advance the Science of Primary Care (R01)
Funding Available:

Grants of up to $500,000 are available

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

06/05/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Maternal mortality and morbidity, Women's Health, Research

Eligible Applicants:

Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, Local Governments

The purpose of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is to build evidence about the characteristics and value of primary care that influence patient outcomes and advance health equity, such as care coordination, continuity of care, and comprehensiveness of care, person-centered, whole healthcare, and trust, and how these can be improved and effectively delivered to strengthen primary healthcare.

Sample primary care research areas relevant to this NOFO include, but are not limited to:

- The role of primary care throughout the life course or at a particular point in the lifespan, including pediatric and adolescent health, transition from pediatric to adult care, sexual and reproductive health, women's health, perinatal care, and geriatric care and aging.
- The role of primary care in improving infant and maternal mortality, including caring for prenatal and postpartum women, prevention of cardiovascular issues during pregnancy.
- The role of primary care in improving women’s health outcomes, including an increased focus on evidence-based preventative care and early intervention (e.g., through contraception, pre-conception screening and menopause management); building trusting patient-clinician relationships; and an understanding of social and cultural determinants of health that uniquely impact women's health.

Advancing Learning Health Care Research in Outpatient Mental Health Treatment Settings (R34 Clinical Trial Optional) PAR-24-118
Funding Available:

Direct costs are limited to $450,000 over the R34 project period, with no more than $225,000 in direct costs allowed in any one year.

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

06/16/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Research, Mental Health, Substance Use

Eligible Applicants:

Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Local Governments

This Notice of Funding Announcement (NOFO) solicits exploratory/developmental research applications within the learning health care framework to support adoption, implementation, sustainability, and continuous improvement of evidence-based practices in outpatient mental health and substance use treatment systems. These settings could include, but are not limited to, Certified Community Behavioral Health Clinics (CCBHCs) funded through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) expansion grant program and CCBHCs participating in their states’ Section 223 CCBHC Medicaid demonstration program, or as a part of independent state programs where the CCBHCs are meeting the federal CCBHC certification criteria.

This NOFO requires active collaboration between behavioral health researchers and community behavioral health partners across all phases of the research process. Studies that are co-designed between community clinic staff/service users and health services researchers may focus on:

(1) identifying subgroups within the population of individuals served by CCBHCs with unique needs, including health disparities experienced by people from racial and ethnic minority groups or underserved communities;

(2) workforce development strategies, including new approaches to train providers who vary in terms of prior experience, expertise and skills;

(3) developing and testing tools to promote measurement-based treatment;

(4) hybrid effectiveness-implementation trials aimed at implementing and improving evidence-based prevention, treatment, or services delivery approaches in real-world settings; and

(5) research to establish and/or expand 988 crisis response services within CCBHC settings.

NEW!!! Supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders Screening and Intervention HRSA-24-046
Funding Available:

A grant of up to $950,000 is available

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

06/21/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Substance Use

Eligible Applicants:

Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Small Businesses, Public Institutions, Native American Tribal Organizations

The Supporting Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Screening and Intervention program helps reduce alcohol use during pregnancy and improves outcomes for children with FASD nationwide, especially in communities where there’s a high rate of binge drinking during pregnancy.

The program focuses on educating Primary Care Providers (PCPs) and increasing the use of screening, intervention, and referral processes for high-risk pregnancies. The program’s goals include increasing PCPs’ knowledge of the risks of drinking alcohol during pregnancy as well as promoting recommended screenings, interventions, and referral approaches. In addition, PCPs who provide health care to children and adolescents will develop skills to identify and manage FASD, with a particular emphasis on fostering effective communication with families.

Through recruitment, education, and technical assistance, the program aims to make lasting positive changes. Engaging a minimum of 80 practices over 5 years, the Supporting FASD Screening and Intervention program strives for widespread impact, particularly in communities that have high rates of binge drinking during pregnancy, including rural areas and medically underserved communities.

NEW!!! Center for Maternal and Child Health Medicaid Partnerships HRSA-24-105
Funding Available:

A grant of $2M is available.

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

07/10/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Maternal health, Medicaid

Eligible Applicants:

See RFA for details

This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Center for Maternal and Child Health Medicaid Partnerships program. The purpose of the Center for Maternal and Child Health Medicaid Partnerships is to strengthen collaboration between state Medicaid, Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), and Title V Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant (Title V) programs and advance innovative financing strategies that improve outcomes and reduce health disparities for maternal and child health (MCH) populations.

The award recipient will build knowledge and shared priorities between state Medicaid, CHIP, and Title V programs and provide one-to-one, state-specific tailored capacity-building assistance directly to state Medicaid, CHIP, and Title V programs to support MCH.

Support will include:
(1) engaging state Title V, Medicaid, and CHIP programs to identify shared priorities and foster a common understanding of needs, opportunities, and best practices;
(2) one-to-one, state-specific, tailored assistance to advance MCH financing;
(3) support the development of innovative collaborative models leveraging HRSA, CHIP, and Medicaid funding, and (4) one-to-one capacity-building assistance to advance interagency agreements required by statute.

NEW!!! Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program HRSA-24-037
Funding Available:

Grants of up to $400,000 are available

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

07/10/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Maternal health, Women's Health, Miscellaneous

Eligible Applicants:

See RFA for details

The purpose of the Maternal and Child Health Policy Innovation Program (MCH PIP) is to support innovative city, county, or state-level policy initiatives that improve outcomes and reduce associated health disparities for maternal and child health populations. Successful award recipients will provide technical assistance (TA) to stakeholders, including governors’ offices, state legislatures, state and local health officials, and other state and local officials to help them develop and implement policy initiatives that improve outcomes and reduce related health disparities.

Technical assistance will include:
(1) convening learning communities (LCs) that engage stakeholders (listed above) in addition to community members and people with lived experience and
(2) developing and disseminating informational resources such as (but not limited to) policy briefs, webinars, and/or legislation trackers. Technical assistance for policy initiatives that address social determinants of health (SDOH), such as improving access to quality affordable housing, healthy foods, or transportation, is especially encouraged.

Award recipients will also support TA for cities, counties, and/or states on Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) priority topics such as maternal and infant mortality and readiness for obstetric emergencies, and emerging MCH issues (recent examples of which include congenital syphilis, environmental health threats, Medicaid redetermination, and vaccine promotion).

Recoverable Grant for Impact Litigation Advancing Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice (Fall 2024 Cycle)
Funding Available:

Awards are awarded within the range of $10,000 to $50,000.

Funding Source:

Foundation Funding

Due Date:

07/16/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Miscellaneous

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations, See RFA for details

The Impact Fund awards recoverable grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and small law firms who seek to confront social, economic, and environmental injustice. Since their founding in 1992, the Impact Fund has made more than 700 recoverable grants totaling more than $9 million for impact litigation.

Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences (U54 Clinical Trial Optional)
RFA-OD-22-014
Funding Available:

Applicants may submit a budget for a total cost of up to $1.5 million per year for five years.

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

08/15/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Miscellaneous, Research

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Local Governments, See RFA for details

National Institutes of Health (NIH): The Office of Research on Women's Health (ORWH) and participating organizations and institutes seek applications for Specialized Centers of Research Excellence (SCORE) on Sex Differences. The Centers of Excellence will support interdisciplinary approaches to advance translational research on sex differences. Each SCORE institution should develop a research agenda bridging basic and clinical research underlying a health issue that is pertinent to improving the health of women.

Research to Improve Pre-Pregnancy Care and Enhance Healthy Birth Intervals NOT-HD-23-003
Funding Available:

Funding amount not specified.

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

09/08/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Research

Eligible Applicants:

See RFA for details

The purpose of this Notice of Special Interest (NOSI) is to encourage research on the processes that facilitate or hinder the achievement of healthy interbirth intervals and promote healthy birth outcomes. Because short interbirth intervals are associated with a range of risk factors and poor maternal and child health outcomes, reducing the proportion of pregnancies conceived within 18 months of a previous pregnancy is a Healthy People 2030 objective.

These negative outcomes include a lack of preconception health care, delayed prenatal care, preeclampsia, prematurity, low birth weight, infant mortality, and maternal morbidity and mortality. Short interbirth intervals may also reduce the duration of breastfeeding; conversely, the continuation of breastfeeding can contribute to the lengthening of interbirth intervals. This NOSI is intended to encourage collaboration among researchers across the social, behavioral, biomedical, and public health sciences to elucidate understanding of the modifiable factors behind barriers to enhancing birth intervals.

MOMENTUM (Moving Integrated, Quality Maternal, Newborn, and Child Health Services, Voluntary Family Planning, and Reproductive Health Care [MNCH/FP/RH] to Scale) 7200AA19APS00002
Funding Available:

Award Ceiling: $500,000,000

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

09/30/2025

Funding Tag(s):

Women's Health, Infant Health

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Higher Education Institutions

This Annual Program Statement (APS) publicizes the intention of the United States Government (USG), as represented by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Bureau for Global Health (GH), to fund one or multiple awards to address the overarching APS program purpose. The purpose is to accelerate reductions in maternal, newborn, and child mortality and morbidity in high-burden, USAID-supported countries by increasing the capacity of host country institutions and local organizations to introduce, deliver, scale up, and sustain the use of evidence-based, quality maternal, newborn, and child health (MNCH) services, voluntary family planning, (FP) and reproductive health (RH) care.

Recoverable Grant for Impact Litigation Advancing Economic, Environmental, and Social Justice (Winter 2024 Cycle)
Funding Available:

Awards are awarded within the range of $10,000 to $50,000.

Funding Source:

Foundation Funding

Due Date:

10/08/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Miscellaneous

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations, See RFA for details

The Impact Fund awards recoverable grants to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and small law firms who seek to confront social, economic, and environmental injustice. Since their founding in 1992, the Impact Fund has made more than 700 recoverable grants totaling more than $9 million for impact litigation.

Effect of HIV and Substance Use Comorbidity on the Placenta and Maternal Outcomes (R01 Clinical Trial Optional) RFA-DA-25-021
Funding Available:

$2M in FY 2025 to fund 2-5 awards.

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

10/15/2024

Funding Tag(s):

HIV/AIDS, Substance Use, Research

Eligible Applicants:

Higher Education Institutions, Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Local Governments

The purpose of this notice of funding opportunity (NOFO) is to solicit applications for research targeted at elucidating the effect of HIV and/or anti-retroviral therapy on the growth, development and functioning of the placenta in pregnant individuals with substance use/misuse, the impact of placental abnormalities on maternal outcomes, and the underlying mechanisms.

Innovative Screening Approaches and Therapies for Screenable Disorders in Newborns (R01 - Clinical Trial Optional)
Funding Available:

Amount not specified

Funding Source:

Federal Funding

Due Date:

11/05/2024

Funding Tag(s):

Newborns

Eligible Applicants:

Nonprofit Organizations, For-profit Organizations, Native American Tribal Organizations, Public Institutions, State Governments, Small Businesses, Independent School Districts, County Governments, City/Township Governments

This FOA encourages research relevant to the development of novel screening approaches and/or therapeutic interventions for potentially fatal or disabling conditions that have been identified through newborn screening, as well as for "high priority" genetic conditions where screening may be possible in the near future. Having an accurate screening test, as well as demonstrating the benefits of early intervention or treatment, are important criteria for including a condition on a newborn screening panel. This FOA defines a "high priority" condition as one where screening is not currently recommended, but infants with the condition would significantly benefit from early identification and treatment.

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