Thursday, January 30, 2014

Drug-Free Communities Program

DEADLINE:  March 24, 2014

FUNDING AMOUNT:   182 awards anticipated. Estimated Total Program
FUNDING: $22,750,000; Award Ceiling:    $125,000
ELIGIBILITY:   Eligible applicants are community-based coalitions addressing youth substance use that have never received a DFC grant; or have previously received a DFC grant, but experienced a lapse in funding; or have concluded the first five-year funding cycle and are applying for a second five-year funding cycle.

AGENCY:   U.S. HHS, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Adminis.
GRANT ID:  SP-14-002

CFDA#:   93.276

SUMMARY:   The DFC Support Program has two goals: 1. Establish and strengthen collaboration among communities, public and private non-profit agencies; as well as federal, state, local, and tribal governments to support the efforts of community coalitions working to prevent and reduce substance use among youth*. 2. Reduce substance use among youth and, over time, reduce substance abuse among adults by addressing the factors in a community that increase the risk of substance abuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance abuse. *For the purposes of this RFA, "youth" is defined as individuals 18 years of age and younger.


Applications now available! 

Love Your Block is a special partnership between Citizens Committee for New York City and NYC Service that provides a unique opportunity for city residents to transform and beautify their neighborhoods.
Love Your Block grantees will receive a grant of $1,000 

Access to city services from the Departments of Transportation, Parks and Recreation, and Sanitation

Assistance with press for their neighborhood event  

Previous Love Your Block grantees have included block associations, tenant associations, and neighborhood-based volunteer groups. With funding and city services, they have been able to clean graffiti and vacant lots, construct wooden tree guards, plant flowers in tree beds, remove litter, and much more. Love Your Block grants pay for materials for one-day neighborhood clean-up events during the spring or summer. 

Join us for a grant application information session to learn about the grant and application process on February 4 at 6:30 PM.

Applications are due February 20, 2014. 
Contact Tehmina with questions or to RSVP for the information session at or 212-822-9563.

Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project

DEADLINE:   March 3, 2014
FUNDING AMOUNT:   One award anticipated. Estimated Total Program Funding: $2,000,000

ELIGIBILITY: Any public or private entity, including an Indian tribe or tribal organization (as defined at 25 U.S.C. 450b), is eligible to apply for Federal funding under this announcement. Community-based organizations, including faith-based organizations are eligible to apply. An eligible applicant must have both direct fiduciary and administrative responsibility over the project.
AGENCY:   U.S. HHS, Health Resources & Services Administration

GRANT ID:  HRSA-14-042
CFDA#:   93.926

SUMMARY:   The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) announces the availability of funds for a new cooperative agreement entitled Supporting Healthy Start Performance Project (SHSPP).  This funding opportunity announcement (FOA) seeks to administer a cooperative agreement that will assist in strengthening the implementation of Healthy Start (HS) activities by providing capacity building assistance (CBA), as defined in the Background section below, including ongoing technical assistance, training and education to Healthy Start grantees in the implementation of the program's five approaches to reduce disparities in infant mortality and adverse perinatal outcomes.  The SHSPP will ensure effectiveness and efficiency in grantee implementation of components of the Healthy Start models, and by ensuring uniformity and credibility in implementation of the Healthy Start program activities.  The five approaches are: 1) improving women's health, 2) promoting quality services, 3) strengthening family resilience, 4) achieving collective impact, and 5) increasing accountability through quality improvement, performance monitoring, and evaluation.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014



1. Using Social Media to Understand and Address Substance Use and Addiction
The goal of this FOA is to inspire and support research projects investigating the role of social media in risk behaviors associated with the use and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, and other drugs (hereafter referred to as "ATOD") and projects using social media to ameliorate such behaviors.
Apply by March 25, 2014
Funding Opportunity Number RFA-CA-14-008 (R01)
Funding Opportunity Number RFA-CA-14-009 (R21)

2. Domestic Violence Intervention, Education And Prevention (DVIEP) Program
The following Concept Paper is a precursor to the forthcoming Domestic Violence Intervention, Education and Prevention (DVIEP) program Request for Proposal (RFP). Although DVIEP is a current program, the program has been substantially changed. DVIEP is a collaborative approach to assisting residents of the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) housing developments who are experiencing domestic violence.

Comments to this concept paper are due no later than February 3, 2014.  Email comments to

3. Cultural Development Fund (CDF)
The Cultural Development Fund (CDF) enables qualifying cultural organizations to apply for grants from the Department of Cultural Affairs.  The agency encourages participation in the process by the widest possible representation of the City's diverse cultural constituency.  The current application cycle is for activities taking place between July 1, 2014 and June 30, 2015.
Apply by February 10, 2014

4. Neighborhood Grants
Through our Neighborhood Grants, Citizens Committee awards micro-grants of up to $3,000 to resident-led groups to work on community and school improvement projects throughout the city. We prioritize groups based in low income neighborhoods and Title I public schools.

Recent awards have enabled neighbors to come together to make healthy food available in their communities, transform empty lots into community gardens, organize tenants to advocate for better housing conditions, and start school recycling drives.
Apply by January 27, 2014

5. NYC Fiscal Year 2014 Discretionary Contracts:
Newly Elected City Officials Take Office

Discretionary funds are funds that nonprofit, community-based social service providers use to meet the needs of local communities. The funds are allocated by the members of the New York City Council.  DYCD and other City agencies administer Discretionary contract funds.


Nonprofit organizations should contact their Borough President and New York City Council representative to learn more about discretionary funding opportunities available in their districts.
CLICK HERE to Locate Your City Council Representative

And to contact your Borough President's office, click here: 


Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Focusing on Focus Groups: An Implementation Guide for Substance Abuse Prevention Practitioners

The New York State Office of Alcoholism and Substance Abuse Services (OASAS), in collaboration with SAMHSA’s Center for the Application of Prevention Technologies (CAPT) Northeast Resource Team, invites you to participate in:

Online Course
January 27-31, 2014
Register now at:

State of New York Prevention Specialists and funded Prevention Providers

Focus groups can be the perfect way to explore varied community perspectives on prevention. This interactive, self-paced online course offers an introduction to focus group design and delivery, using video and other case examples to highlight the multiple ways focus groups can be used to support local prevention practice. It is appropriate for practitioners working at both the state and local levels.

Timing and Accreditation
This course will take approximately two hours to complete, though timing will vary depending on your familiarity with the content, learning style, and competing demands on your time. Registered participants can access the course beginning January 27 and will be expected to complete the course by January 31. Participants will be provided with access information following registration.

On passing the assessment at the end of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion for two hours of participation.

This course has been reviewed and approved by OASAS for initial and renewal hours for CPP and CPS and for renewal hours for CASAC.

We Need Your Feedback!
This is a new CAPT course, so we really want to find out what you think of it!  We encourage you to complete the feedback survey at the end of the course. We also invite you to share any thoughts, questions, or comments with us, by emailing  Finally, we apologize in advance for any technological hiccups and thank you in advance for helping us to refine this online learning experience!

Contact: Anina Estrada at with any questions.

Mobilization for Health: National Prevention Partnership Awards (NPPA) Program

Registration Open for OASH FOA NPPA Pre-Application Webinar on Jan 14, 2014 from 1-3pm ET: Click here to register
There are over 200 participants registered currently. Please register to secure space is reserved for you to participate.
Deadline:   March 3, 2014.  Non-binding letters of intent are due January 21, 2014
Funding Amount:   Estimated Total Program Funding: $7,700,000; Award Ceiling: $500,000; Award Floor: $50,000

Eligibility:   Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments); Independent school districts; Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; Private institutions of higher education; County governments; Individuals; City or township governments; Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities; Special district governments; Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized); Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education; State governments; Small businesses; For profit organizations other than small businesses; Public and State controlled institutions of higher education

Agency:   U.S. HHS, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Grant ID:  OS-PAW-14-001
CFDA#:   93.311
Summary:   The NPPA Program is designed to promote and accelerate partnerships, catalyzing collaborations in improving health through access to, and use of, preventive services across the United States. The program is designed to establish integrated, collaborative local, state, regional, or tribal partnerships to increase community awareness and action on preventive health services, particularly those provided through Health Promotion Programs and Services. OASH leads and coordinates a broad array of activities directly supporting preventive health services. Specifically, OASH focuses on creating better systems of prevention, eliminating health disparities and achieving health equity, making Healthy People come alive for all Americans, and through Health Promotion Programs and Services.

Grant Opportunity Link HERE:   

Click here: The FOA direct link

Advancing Tobacco-Free Communities


Deadline:   February 10, 2014
Funding Amount:   Total funding anticipated for this initiative is $9,400,000 annually for up to 25 contracts over a projected 5 year period, pending available funds. Annual funding amounts are expected to range from $325,000 to $500,000 and are based on catchment area population.

Eligibility:   Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations (include as an appendix proof of nonprofit status with the Internal Revenue Service) and local government agencies in the State of New York including but not limited to: local government and public health agencies, health care systems, primary care networks, academic institutions, youth-focused agencies, community-based organizations, volunteer associations and professional associations, with experience and expertise in organizing community members and youth organizations to advance public health policy and in mobilizing communities to address tobacco use.
Agency:   NYS Dept. of Health

Grant ID:  RFA # 1308140158
Summary:   The New York State Department of Health Bureau of Tobacco Control (BTC) seeks applications from organizations that will foster environments supportive of policies that reinforce the tobacco-free norm in communities throughout New York State. This approach to chronic disease prevention utilizes a community-based strategy which includes community education, community mobilization, government policy maker education and advocacy with organizational decision makers in order to create local environments that demand policy change. The efforts of these Tobacco-Free Community contractors will support the prevention and reduction of tobacco use through the development and reinforcement of a tobacco-free norm throughout communities across New York State through youth action and community engagement.
Link HERE   

Research Grants for Preventing Violence and Violence Related Injury


Deadline:   March 19, 2014
Funding Amount:   3 awards anticipated. Award Ceiling: $350,000
Eligibility:   Higher Education Institutions: *Public/State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education *Private Institutions of Higher Education The following types of Higher Education Institutions are always encouraged to apply for CDC support as Public or Private Institutions of Higher Education: *Hispanic-serving Institutions *Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) *Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) *Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions Nonprofits Other Than Institutions of Higher Education *Nonprofits (Other than Institutions of Higher Education) For- Profit Organizations *Small Businesses *For-Profit Organizations (Other than Small Businesses) Governments *State Governments *County Governments *City or Township Governments *Special District Governments *Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Federally Recognized) *Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized) *Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government *U.S. Territory or Possession Other *Independent School Districts *Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities *Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments) *Faith-based or Community-based Organizations *Regional Organizations *Bona Fide Agents *Federally Funded Research and Development Centers
Agency:   HHS, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Grant ID:  RFA-CE-14-006
CFDA#:   93.136 -- Injury Prevention and Control Research and State and Community Based Programs
Summary:   The purposes of the NCIPC extramural violence prevention research program are to: 1. Build the scientific base for the prevention of violence by helping to expand and advance our understanding of the primary prevention of interpersonal violence. 2. Encourage professionals from a wide spectrum of disciplines of epidemiology, behavioral and social sciences, medicine, biostatistics, public health, health economics, law, and criminal justice to perform research in order to prevent violence more effectively. 3. Encourage investigators to propose research that involves the development and testing of primary prevention strategies, programs and policies designed to prevent interpersonal violence and reduce violence-related outcomes as well as dissemination, implementation, and translation research to enhance the adoption and maintenance of effective strategies among individuals, organizations, or communities.

Click Link HERE: