2015 Funding Opportunities
ACL is seeking applicants for a two-year cooperative agreement to operate a Statewide Independent Living Council (SILC) Training & Technical Assistance Center. The Center will provide training and technical assistance to improve the performance of SILCs. The Technical Assistance Center will serve as a central source of information and expertise in the following key areas:
- Training and information to enhance SILC efficiency and effectiveness.
- Access to resources that assist SILCs in the areas of basic member and board of director duties and responsibilities, and other related independent living information.
- Communication and peer-to-peer learning between the SILCs on a national level.
- Development of a state-of-the-art SILC website.
Particular attention will be given to technical assistance activities related to changes enacted as part of the implementation of the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014.
Federal funding to support and coordinate independent living services in states are overseen by SILCs. A SILC's duties include working with a designated state entity to develop a state plan for independent living, as well as monitoring, reviewing, and evaluating implementation of the plan.
ACL anticipates awarding up to $400,000 in FY15 and up to $250,000 in FY16 for this cooperative agreement. Entities eligible to apply include domestic public or private non-profits including state and local governments, Indian tribal governments and organizations (American Indian/Alaskan Native/Native American), faith-based organizations, community-based organizations, hospitals, and institutions of higher education.
Letters of Intent are due July 3, 2015; applications are due by August 17, 2015.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Future of Nursing Scholars program seeks to develop the next generation of PhD-prepared nurse leaders who are committed to long-term careers that advance science and discovery, strengthen nursing education, and bring transformational change to nursing and health care.
Schools with research-focused PhD programs in nursing are eligible to apply for the 2016 cohort, which will support up to 75 Scholars across the selected schools. Program funds should be used to increase the number of PhD nursing students who are admitted to the selected schools. Applications are due September 17, 2015.
The Jefferson College of Population Health (JCPH), in partnership with Hearst Health, invites you to apply for the Hearst Health Prize.
Population health is essential to transforming from an illness-centered healthcare system to one focused on protecting and improving health. We created this prize to help promote promising new ideas in the field that will help to improve health outcomes, and thus proliferate best practices more rapidly. Our goal is to discover, support and showcase the work of an individual, group, organization or institution that has successfully implemented a population health program or intervention that has made a measurable difference.
The winner will receive a $100,000 cash prize in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health.
The judges will consider the following criteria when evaluating submissions. The percentage of weight each criterion carries toward the overall score is indicated in parentheses:
- Population health impact or outcome, demonstrated by measurable improvement (30%) – improvement in health outcomes or health behaviors for the target population that is measurable with quantitative and/or qualitative data that show a change, impact or result. The data should capture or illustrate measurable improvement or change in health of the defined population as a result of the intervention; could also include changes in: policy; individual behavior, knowledge or attitudes; institutional practices or processes; and reduction or elimination of barriers to care
- Use of evidence-based interventions and best practices to improve the quality of care provided (35%), particularly through the use of clinical decision support or care guidance (i.e., the project, initiative, tool or intervention is based on or encourages adoption of best practices based on available evidence and is available within the clinical workflow)
- Scalability and sustainability (15%) – indicators or measures that document the ability of the model/program/tool to be adapted or “scaled up” for use by a larger group or population or by similar populations in other geographic settings or communities, and demonstrate its financial viability independent of grant funding or external financial support
- Promotion of engagement, collaboration and communication (10%) – the establishment or reinforcement of connections among different stakeholder groups (multiple care providers, patients, community agencies, etc.) that enables effective exchange of clinical information, patient involvement in decision making, and/or smooth transitions from one care venue to another care venue or to the community
- Innovation (10%) – incorporating the use of a novel approach, technology, tool, intervention or collaboration
Applications will be accepted through October 23, 2015 at 11:59PM (ET).