Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Ethnic Community Self Help Program

Grant Alert
Below you will find information regarding an exceptional grant funding opportunity that Resource Associates’ team of expert grant writers would love to write for you. We may even be able to write this for you for FREE! Please review the information and if this opportunity looks like a good fit for your organization we would be happy to answer any questions about the grant or about our full range of grant writing services.

Name of Grant
Link to the RFP
Probability of Funding
Ethnic Community Self Help Program
Funder: US Department of Health and Human Services-Administration for Children and Families
June 30, 2011
Requested from Program Officer

Amount Available Per Grant:  Up to $250,000 per year for 3 years.
Number of Awards:  15
General Eligibility:  Public or private nonprofit agencies and faith-based community organizations.
Any Evaluation Limitations?:  None Cited
Is there an Eligibility List?:  No
Cost Share:  Not Required
How Funding Can be Used:  Office of Refugee Resettlement’s (ORR) intended purpose is to build bridges among refugee communities and community resources in order to enhance services to refugees.  Therefore, the objective of this program is to provide assistance to organized ethnic communities comprised and representative of refugee populations.
ORR is interested in proposal’s that address community building, facilitate cultural adjustment and integration of refugees, and deliver mutually supportive functions such as information exchange, civic participation, resource enhancement, orientation and support to newly arriving refugees and public education to the larger community on the background, needs and potential of refugees.
Respondents to this announcement will be of two general types:  national or multi-site ethnic organizations that propose to develop or strengthen local ethnic groups and/or a national network of ethnic entities for purposes of linking refugees to community resources and promoting and strengthening community participation; or emerging local ethnic communities that seek to function as bridges between newly arrived refugees and mainstream local resources and organizations.
Please contact me by phone at 505.402.3915 or via email (development@grantwriters.net) as soon as possible to discuss the details. I look forward to hearing from you and, please, keep Resource Associates in mind for all your grant writing needs.
John Nawrocki, Business Development Manager
Resource Associates: The Grant Experts
Office: 505.326.4245 Fax: 505.326.1698

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Champions of Change: Knocking Out Obesity in Utah PANO Conference

When:  Fri, June 10, 8am – 4pm
Where:  Salt Lake City Marriott City Center, 220 S State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah (map)
This conference will assist state and local partners who want to constructively impact Utah’s obesity epidemic and help make the healthy choice the easy choice in Utah. The Conference will provide an opportunity to learn from experts, network and coordinate efforts among public and private organizations. Conference participants will receive updates regarding what is being done about the obesity problem in Utah. CMEs for health care providers are available. CEUs for registered nurses, registered dieticians, and certified health educators (CHES) are pending. 
Cost: For CMEs: $50 Non CMEs: $25 
Go to http://health.utah.gov/obesity/pages/Conference.php to register or call Lynda Blades, PANO Program Manager at 801-538-6229.

Funding Opportunity: Community Transformation Grants from CDC Office of Minority Health and Health Equity

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) opened the 2011 application process for Community Transformation Grants on Friday, May 13th, 2011.

Stakeholders and interested applicants are invited to learn more about the Community Transformation Grants by going to the following websites:

Official Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for the Community Transformation Grants
Grants.Gov Search: http://www.grants.gov/search/basic.do  by CFDA Number: 93.531

CDC Community Transformation Grants (CTGs)

HHS News Release, $100 million in Affordable Care Act grants to help create healthier U.S. Communities

HealthCare.gov, Prevention and Public Health Fund: Community Transformation Grants to Reduce Chronic Disease  
Community Transformation Grants are an important component of a much-needed investment in prevention, and will fund vital work in communities across the country.  Prevention is the key to building safe, healthy communities, saving money and saving lives and the federal government's support is critical to building wellness in the places people live, work, play and learn.

Thank you!
Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Office of the Director, CDC
1600 Clifton Road, MS E-67, Atlanta, GA 30333
Office: (404) 498-2320|Fax: (404) 498-2355

Thursday, May 12, 2011

UDOH Funding Opportunity: Utah Personal Responsibility Education Program (PREP)

The Utah Department of Health (UDOH) is now accepting applications for Personal Responsibility Education Programs (PREP) in the State of Utah. 

Funding Purpose:  Funds must be used for a program designed to educate adolescents on both abstinence and contraception to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections (STIs), including HIV/AIDS, and three adulthood preparation subjects, which are defined in the attached funding announcement.

Email of Intent to Apply Due:  Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Due Date for Applications: Must be received by:  5:00 PM on Thursday, June 16, 2011 

Project Period: The 2011 project year is expected to run from 8/1/11 - 9/30/12. Each subsequent project year for 2012-2014 runs from 10/1 - 9/30.  PREP funding will be renewable each year for up to 3 additional years. 

Project Awards:  Will be given in the amounts of $10,000 to $100,000.   Applicants are encouraged to apply for any dollar amount within that funding range.  The number of projects awarded will be dependent on the project need and strength of application.

Complete Funding Announcement  is available at the following web link:  http://www.health.utah.gov/mihp/2011PREP_RFP.pdf   

Adulthood Preparation Subjects Resource Guide.   This guide is also available at the following web link:  http://www.health.utah.gov/mihp/Adult_Preparation_Subjects_Resource_Guide.pdf

If you have any questions after reading this funding announcement, please feel free to contact Jennifer Mayfield, Maternal and Infant Health Program, UDOH (801) 538-9317-office or email at  jmayfield@utah.gov

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Childrens Environmental Health study

Dear MHN members,

CU is piloting a Childrens Environmental Health study and we're in need of Spanish speaking participants who live in the following areas: Rose Park, Ball Park, Glendale, Poplar Grove, Downtown, Capitol Hill, Jordan Meadows, Westpointe (zip codes: 84116,84104,84101,84115).

There will be two sessions at CU's location (1341 South State St. Suite 211) on Thursday May 12th at 10 am, and 3 pm (about 40 mins each). We will provide food, and each participant will receive a 10 dollar gift certificate! This will be a discussion among a group of people on the issues of children's health.

Please help us spread the word by inviting anyone who you think may be interested in participating, and the time they would be available to come (10 am or 3 pm).

Thank you very much for your help!!
Masha Boguslavsky
Multicultural Health Network and Breast Cancer Program Coordinator
Comunidades Unidas/Communities United (CU)
Phone: 801-487-4143
Fax: 801-487-4145
1341 S State St. Suite 211, SLC UT 84115 

We Have a New Name!

The former Center for Multicultural Health is now called the Office of Health Disparities Reduction.

Utah Department of Health is Conducting a Statewide Survey

The Utah Department of Health is conducting a statewide survey to evaluate our community's needs in HIV/STD prevention education and services.
This survey is anonymous and should take approximately 10-20 minutes. 
To take the survey now, got to: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HIVprevention
To post on facebook, you can use this link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/6RDRQHW
Hard copy paper surveys are also available upon request and the return postage is already paid. Please contact Edwin Espinel, Communicable Disease Prevention Program, Utah Department of Health at 801-538-9480 or eespinel@utah.gov.