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Service Area Competition - Including Health Care Access for Migrant Clients, Clients who are Homeless, and Clients in Public Housing

**This may be an excellent opportunity for Public Defender Offices who have existing partnerships with healthcare providers to holistically support clients in need.**

This notice solicits applications for the Health Center Program’s Service Area Competition (SAC). The Health Center Program supports public and private nonprofit community-based and patient-directed organizations that provide primary health care services to the Nation’s medically underserved. The purpose of the SAC NOFO is to ensure continued access to affordable, quality primary health care services for communities and vulnerable populations currently served by the Health Center Program.

The Health Center Program is authorized by section 330 of the Public Health Service (PHS) Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 254b). Through SAC, organizations compete for Health Center Program operational support to provide comprehensive primary health care services to defined service areas and patient populations. The Health Center Program funding targets the Nation’s high need geographic areas and populations by currently supporting nearly 1,400 health centers that operate more than 10,400 service delivery sites in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Basin. More than 24 million patients, including medically underserved and uninsured or underinsured patients, receive accessible, affordable, quality primary health care services through the Health Center Program. Service areas and target populations listed in the Service Area Announcement Table (SAAT) are currently served by Health Center Program award recipients whose project periods are ending in FY 2018. You must demonstrate how you will make primary health care services available in a manner that maintains continuity of care to patients already served in the announced service area. Only one award will be given for each announced service area.

Deadline: 
11/20/2017
Funding Source: 
Health Resources and Services Administration
Eligible Grantees: 

Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Independent school districts
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
Special district governments
County governments
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
State governments
Private institutions of higher education

DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact

The purpose of this NOFO is to bring about decreases in IPV risk factors and increases in IPV protective factors by increasing strategic data-driven planning and sustainable use of community and societal level primary prevention activities that address the social determinants of health (SDOH) and are based on the best available evidence. In addition, the NOFO will help to further develop the evidence-base for community and societal-level programs and policy efforts to prevent IPV by increasing the use of evaluation and existing surveillance data at the state and local level. Another goal of the NOFO is for SDVCs to support the integration of primary prevention goals and action steps throughout the state and local level IPV planning and capacity building activities. The aim of integrating primary prevention into state planning is to help states leverage diverse funding and partnerships to increase the implementation of primary prevention above and beyond DELTA funding. DELTA Impact requires SDVCs to focus on the implementation of 3 to 4 evidence-informed programs and policy efforts within three specific focus areas. SDVCs will also focus on developing or enhancing an already-existing State Action Plan (SAP) to increase the use of data for planning and the prioritization of primary prevention of IPV based on any existing health inequities within their jurisdictions. SDVCs will be expected to participate in the national evaluation of the NOFO and provide leadership at the state and national level. They will also provide funding and technical assistance to the Coordinated Community Response teams (CCRs) selected to implement and evaluate the chosen programs and policy efforts.

Deadline: 
01/15/2018
Funding Source: 
Centers for Disease Control
Eligible Grantees: 

As provided for in 42 USC § 10402, to be eligible, an organization must: (1) be a State Domestic Violence Coalition; and (2) include representatives of pertinent sectors of the local community, which may include: (A) health care providers and State or local health departments; (B) the education community; (C) the faith-based community; (D) the criminal justice system; (E) family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence service program advocates; (F) human service entities such as State child services divisions; (G) business and civic leaders; and (H) other pertinent sectors. For a list of HHS-designated State Domestic Violence Coalitions, see: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/state-dv-coalitions. If the applicant’s organization is not on this list, the applicant must provide a paragraph describing how they meet the above criteria. The term ‘State’ means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, except as otherwise provided, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required. 

DELTA (Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancement and Leadership Through Alliances) Impact

**This opportunity specifically includes representatives of the criminal justice system as eligible applicants when represented within a State Domestic Violence Coalition.**

Violence is a serious, yet preventable, public health problem. Intimate partner violence (IPV) (see glossary for a list of definitions of italicized words) affects millions of women, men, and children. In the United States, 1in 4 women and 1 in 9 men experience contact sexual violence, physical violence, and/or stalking by an intimate partner with a negative impact such as injury, fear, concern for safety, or needing services (Smith et al, 2017). The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence Survey (NISVS) data showed many victims of IPV began experiencing these forms of violence prior to adulthood (Smith, et al, 2017). About 7% of women and 4% of men in the US reported their first experience of IPV before age 18 (Smith et al, 2017). Community and societal-level prevention activities can address risk and protective factors associated with IPV and may have the broadest public health impact. Authorized by the Family Violence and Prevention Services Act (FVPSA), CDC has funded the Domestic Violence Prevention Enhancements and Leadership Through Alliances (DELTA) Program since 2002. The DELTA program funds State Domestic Violence Coalitions (SDVCs) to implement statewide IPV prevention efforts, while also providing assistance and funding for local communities to implement IPV prevention activities. Different iterations of DELTA have focused funding on increasing organizational capacity, implementation and evaluation of IPV primary prevention activities.The purpose of this NOFO is to bring about decreases in IPV risk factors and increases in IPV protective factors by increasing strategic data-driven planning and sustainable use of community and societal level primary prevention activities that address the social determinants of health (SDOH) and are based on the best available evidence. In addition, the NOFO will help to further develop the evidence-base for community and societal-level programs and policy efforts to prevent IPV by increasing the use of evaluation and existing surveillance data at the state and local level. Another goal of the NOFO is for SDVCs to support the integration of primary prevention goals and action steps throughout the state and local level IPV planning and capacity building activities. The aim of integrating primary prevention into state planning is to help states leverage diverse funding and partnerships to increase the implementation of primary prevention above and beyond DELTA funding. DELTA Impact requires SDVCs to focus on the implementation of 3 to 4 evidence-informed programs and policy efforts within three specific focus areas. SDVCs will also focus on developing or enhancing an already-existing State Action Plan (SAP) to increase the use of data for planning and the prioritization of primary prevention of IPV based on any existing health inequities within their jurisdictions. SDVCs will be expected to participate in the national evaluation of the NOFO and provide leadership at the state and national level. They will also provide funding and technical assistance to the Coordinated Community Response teams (CCRs) selected to implement and evaluate the chosen programs and policy efforts.

Deadline: 
01/16/2018
Funding Source: 
Centers for Disease Control
Eligible Grantees: 

As provided for in 42 USC § 10402, to be eligible, an organization must: (1) be a State Domestic Violence Coalition; and (2) include representatives of pertinent sectors of the local community, which may include: (A) health care providers and State or local health departments; (B) the education community; (C) the faith-based community; (D) the criminal justice system; (E) family violence, domestic violence, and dating violence service program advocates; (F) human service entities such as State child services divisions; (G) business and civic leaders; and (H) other pertinent sectors. For a list of HHS-designated State Domestic Violence Coalitions, see: https://www.acf.hhs.gov/fysb/state-dv-coalitions. If the applicants organization is not on this list, the applicant must provide a paragraph describing how they meet the above criteria. The term State means each of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and, except as otherwise provided, Guam, American Samoa, the United States Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. A Bona Fide Agent is an agency/organization identified by the state as eligible to submit an application under the state eligibility in lieu of a state application. If applying as a bona fide agent of a state or local government, a legal, binding agreement from the state or local government as documentation of the status is required.

Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative (‘Communities Initiative’)

**This may be a great opportunity for an office that has an internal program or existing relationship with a mental health provider or organization**

The Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative (‘Communities Initiative’) intends to demonstrate the effectiveness of community-based networks in improving health outcomes among racial and ethnic minority and/or other disadvantaged populations. This program seeks to improve health outcomes through the establishment of integrated networks that collaboratively employ evidence-based disease management and preventive health activities; build the capacity of communities to address social determinants and barriers to healthcare access; and increase access to and utilization of preventive health care, medical treatment, and supportive services. The Communities Initiative specifically targets the unmet healthcare and supportive service needs of racial and ethnic minority populations at highest risk for poorer health outcomes. Health services provided under the Communities Initiative will not be denied to any person based on race, color, or national origin. Populations at highest risk include, but are not limited to, individuals who are newly diagnosed and lack a medical home; individuals who experience difficulty in adhering to a prescribed medical treatment plan; individuals with a chronic disease that is not well managed; and individuals that are unstably housed. Specific health areas to be addressed by the Communities Initiative include asthma, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis B or C, obesity/overweight, and mental disorders. Community health programs are required to address social determinants of health, and improve coordination of health, social, and supportive services to significantly improve health outcomes among minority and/or disadvantaged communities. Applicants must choose two but no more than three chronic conditions to be the focus of the proposed intervention, but should justify this choice based on the population targeted and the interrelation of the chronic conditions. Project plans relative to health areas must include screening and early detection; implementation of evidence-based prevention and intervention programs; chronic disease management; linkage to medical treatment and follow-up; and coordination of applicable health, social and support services. Project plans must also address social determinants relative to selected health areas that directly facilitate the onset or transmission of disease or impact adherence to prescribed medical treatment plans.

Grantor Contact Information: Robin Fuller Senior Grants Management Specialist, 240-453-8830

Deadline: 
04/02/2018
Funding Source: 
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Eligible Grantees: 

State Governments • County Governments • City or township governments • Special district governments • Independent school districts • Public and State controlled institutions of higher education • Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) • Public Housing authorities/Indian housing authorities • Native American tribal organizations (other than federally recognized tribal governments) • Nonprofits having 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education • Nonprofits without 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education • Private institutions of higher education • For profit Organizations other than small business • Small Businesses