Funding Opportunities

Welcome to the NNED Funding Opportunities page. The page is divided into governmental grant opportunities and foundation grant opportunities. The Grant Opportunities sections are organized by due date. The NNED also has a page with a list of national and local foundations focusing on behavioral health and disparities, which is organized alphabetically by foundation.


Government Grant Opportunities

March 2018

March 26 – Administrative Supplement for Research on Sex/Gender Influences: These supplements support research highlighting the impact of sex/gender influences in human health and illness, including basic, preclinical, clinical, translational, and behavioral studies. Of special interest are studies relevant to understanding the significance of prevention and treatment of diseases. The most robust experimental designs include consideration of both sex and gender; therefore, applications proposing to investigate the influence of both sex and gender factors are highly encouraged. Applications are due March 26, 2018. Learn more about these supplements.

March 26 – Evidence-Informed Approaches to Improving Health Outcomes for People Living with HIV (PLWH): The purpose of this program is to support a single organization that will systematically identify, catalog, disseminate, and support the replication of evidence-informed approaches and interventions to engage PLWH who are not receiving HIV health care or who are at risk of not continuing to receive HIV health care.  Applications are due March 26, 2018. Learn more about this program.

March 28 – Tribal Sexual Assault Services Program: This program provides funding directly to tribes, tribal organizations, and nonprofit tribal organizations to create, maintain, and expand sexual assault services within Indian country and Alaskan native villages. Applications are due March 28, 2018. Learn more about this program.

March 29 – Drug Free Communities: This 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 abuse among youth. 2) Reduce substance abuse 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. Applications are due March 29, 2018. Learn more about this program.


April 2018

April 2 – Communities Building Healthier Environments for a Stronger Nation Initiative: Specific health areas to be addressed by this grant 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. Estimated application due date is April 2, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

April 2 – Improving Sexually Transmitted Infection Screening and Treatment among People Living with or at Risk for HIV: The purpose of this project is to support a single organization that will work collaboratively with HRSA staff to promote clinical service and system-level interventions leading to an increase and/or improvements in the screening and treatment of sexually transmitted infections (STIs) among low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) or at risk for HIV. Applications are due April 2, 2018. Learn more about this project.

April 3 – Targeted Capacity Expansion Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program: The purpose of this program is to provide support for a Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence to develop and strengthen the specialized behavioral healthcare and primary healthcare workforce that provides substance use disorder (SUD) treatment and recovery support services to Hispanic/Latino populations. This is accomplished by fostering regional and national alliances among culturally diverse practitioners, researchers, policy makers, funders, and the recovery community.  Applications are due April 3, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon April 6 – Targeted Capacity Expansion Hispanic/Latino Center of Excellence for Substance Use Disorder Treatment and Recovery Program: The program's purpose is to strengthen the specialized behavioral and primary health care workforce that provides substance use disorder treatment and recovery services to Hispanic and Latino populations. Applications are due April 6, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 8 – Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA) Individual Predoctoral Fellowship to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research (F31): The purpose of this award is to enhance the diversity of the health-related research workforce by supporting the research training of predoctoral students from population groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical research workforce, including underrepresented racial and ethnic groups and those with disabilities. Through this award program, promising predoctoral students will obtain individualized, mentored research training from outstanding faculty sponsors while conducting well-defined research projects in scientific health-related fields.  Applications are due April 8, 2018. Learn more about this award.

April 9 – Native Youth Initiative for Leadership, Empowerment, and Development (I-LEAD): Projects are funded to develop models, approaches and strategies to foster resiliency and build upon Native youth's inherent capacities to thrive. Native youth will contribute to the accomplishment of objectives that promote economic and social self-sufficiency for Native Americans, contribute to community well-being, increase the capacity of tribal governments, strengthen families, and implement culturally appropriate strategies to meet the social service needs of Native Americans.  Applications are due April 9, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 9 – Native Language Presevation and Maintenance: This program provides funding for projects to support assessments of the status of the native languages in an established community, as well as the planning, designing, restoration, and implementing of native language curriculum and education projects to support a community's language preservation goals. Native American communities include American Indian tribes (federally-recognized and non-federally recognized), Native Hawaiians, Alaskan Natives, and Native American Pacific Islanders.  Applications are due April 9, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 9 – Native American Language Presevation and Maintenance-Esther Martinez Immersion: Esther Martinez Immersion (EMI) provides funding for community-based projects that ensure continuing vitality of Native languages through immersion-based instruction. Programs funded under the EMI must meet the requirements for either a Native American Language Nest, or a Native American Survival School. Language Nests are "site-based educational programs that provide child care and instruction in a Native American language for at least 10 children under the age of seven for an average of at least 500 hours per child," and Native American Survival Schools are "site based educational programs for school-aged students that provide at least 500 hours per year per student of Native American language instruction to at least 15 students".  Applications are due April 9, 2018. Learn more about this funding opportunity.

April 9 – Rehabilitation Research and Training Center (RRTC) on Research and Capacity Building for Minority Entities: The purpose of this grant is to generate new knowledge about the experiences and outcomes of individuals with disabilities from racial and ethnic minority backgrounds that can be used as a foundation for developing interventions to improve those outcomes. Another purpose is to conduct research on the feasibility and potential effectiveness of methods and models to enhance disability and rehabilitation research capacity and infrastructure at minority-serving institutions.  Applications are due April 9, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

April 9 – Tribal Court Improvement ProgramThe purpose of this program is to enable tribal courts to design and implement projects and/or activities to assess, expand, or enhance the effectiveness of tribal courts and/or legal representation in cases related to child welfare, family preservation, family reunification, guardianship, and adoption. In doing this work, grantees are required to engage in and demonstrate "meaningful, ongoing collaboration" with the tribal social service agencies.  Applications are due April 9, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 10 – Enhancement and Expansion of Treatment and Recovery Services for Adolescents, Transitional Aged Youth, and their Families: The purpose of this program is to enhance and expand comprehensive treatment, early intervention, and recovery support services for adolescents, transitional aged youth, and their families/primary caregivers with substance use disorders (SUD) and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Applicants will be expected to identify and reduce differences in access, service use, and outcomes of services among females and racial and ethnic minority populations to address health disparities.  Applications are due April 10, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 10 – Community Conversations Research Competition: The broad focus of the competition is to engage communities in conversations about their civic health using participatory research approaches to facilitate civic engagement and strengthen community capacity to address local issues. CNCS seeks to support participatory research in three types of communities: communities that are already working collaboratively to tackle a locally identified issue; communities that have experienced a disaster; and communities in social crisis.  Applications are due April 10, 2018. Learn more about this competition.

April 12 – Research and Evaluation on Violence Against Women: Sexual Violence, Intimate Partner Violence, Stalking, and Teen Dating Violence: The National Institute of Justice is interested in supporting research on the criminal justice system's responses to intimate partner violence, teen dating violence, sexual violence, and stalking, generally, and related to violence against American Indian and Alaska Native women. Applications are due April 12, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

April 13 – 2018 Healthy Communities Grant Program: This program is to work directly with communities to support EPA’s “Back-to- Basics” agenda to reduce environmental risks, protect and improve human health and improve the quality of life. The program will achieve this through identifying and funding projects that: 1) target resources to benefit communities at risk [areas needing to create community resilience, environmental justice areas of potential concern, sensitive populations (e.g. children, elderly, tribes, urban and rural residents, and others at increased risk)]; 2) assess, understand, and reduce environmental and human health risks; 3) increase collaboration through partnerships and community-based projects; 4) build institutional and community capacity to understand and solve environmental and human health problems; 5) advance emergency preparedness and ecosystem resilience; and 6) achieve measurable environmental and human health benefits.  Applications are due April 13, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 14 – Intervention Research to Improve Native American Health (R01): Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life. Letters of intent are due April 14, 2018. Learn more about this research grant.

April 16 – Research on the Health of Women of Understudied, Underrepresented and Underreported (U3) Populations: These administrative supplements support interdisciplinary, transdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research focused on the effect of sex/gender influences at the intersection of a number of social determinants, including but not limited to: race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, education, health literacy and other social determinants in human health and illness. This research includes preclinical, clinical and behavioral studies with the specific purpose to address health disparities among women of populations in the US who are understudied, underrepresented and underreported in biomedical research. Applications are due April 16, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

April 16 – Time-Sensitive Research on Health Risk and Resilience after Hurricanes Irma and Maria (R21): The purpose of this initiative is to support time-sensitive research on risk and resilience factors related to short- and long-term health outcomes following Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. In order for research projects to address risk and resilience in the immediate aftermath and/or recovery period after the recent hurricanes, this initiative will use a shortened submission timeline with expedited peer review, council concurrence and award issuance. Applications are due April 16, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

April 17 – Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program: The purpose of the YHDP is to learn how communities can successfully approach the goal of preventing and ending youth homelessness by building comprehensive systems of care for young people rather than implementing individual or unconnected projects that serve this population. In order to effectively implement a system that addresses the needs of youth experiencing homelessness, Continuums of Care (CoCs) must understand the subgroups of homeless youth; including unaccompanied youth, pregnant and parenting, LGBTQ, and minor age youth; experiencing homelessness and the unique challenges they face within their communities. Applications are due April 17, 2018. Learn more about this program.

April 23 –  TCRGP Tribal College Research Grant Program (TCRGP): This program was designed to assist 1994 Land-Grant Institutions (Tribal Colleges) in building institutional research capacity through applied projects that address student educational needs and meet community, reservation or regional challenges. Applications are due April 23, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

April 23 –  Tribal-Researcher Capacity Building Grants: Through these grants, the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) will provide small grants to fund applicants that wish to both (1) initiate new and innovative research projects involving federally recognized tribes (or tribally based organizations) and (2) to facilitate a new tribal-researcher investigator partnership. Applications are due April 23, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

April 24 – Tribal Public Health Capacity Building and Quality Improvement Umbrella Cooperative Agreement: This cooperative agreement aims to 1) advance capacity of Indian Country to identify, respond to, and mitigate public health threats; 2) decrease disease burden among American Indians and Alaska natives; 3) improve capacity of the workforce to deliver essential public health services; and 4) increase implementation of culturally practice-based programs and services. Applications are due April 24, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

April 25 – Youth Violence Prevention Interventions that Incorporate Racism/Discrimination Prevention (R01)The purpose of this initiative is to support research to develop and test youth violence prevention interventions that incorporate racism/discrimination prevention strategies for one or more health disparity populations. The target age range includes middle school to high school-aged youth, corresponding to an approximate age range of 11 to 18. Letters of intent are due on April 25, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon April 29 – Innovations in Community-Based Crime Reduction Program: This program aims to enhance the capacity of local and tribal communities to effectively target and address significant and violent crime issues through collaborative cross-sector approaches that are linked with broader neighborhood development goals. The goal of BCJI is to reduce crime, increase trust, and improve community safety as part of a comprehensive strategy to advance neighborhood revitalization. Applications are due April 29, 2018. Learn more about this program.


May 2018

May 1 – Second Chance Act Comprehensive Community-Based Adult Reentry Program: The purpose of this program is to support community- and faith-based organizations in developing and implementing comprehensive and collaborative programs that support people who are reentering communities from incarceration who are at medium- to high-risk of reoffending, reduces recidivism, and improves public safety.   Applications are due May 1, 2018. Learn more about this program.

May 2 – FY2018 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes GrantsAmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. In the FY 2018 AmeriCorps Indian Tribes competition, CNCS seeks to prioritize the investment of national service resources in: disaster services (preparation, response, recovery, and mitigation), economic opportunity, education, healthy futures (reducing and/or preventing substance abuse and suicide), improving the lives of military veterans and families. Applications are due May 2, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

May 3 – NIJ FY18 Research and Evaluation on Hate Crimes: The purpose of this solicitation is to support research and evaluation to: 1) understand the motivations and pathways to hate crime offending; 2) determine whether programs targeted at hate crime offenders are effective at reducing reoffending; 3) determine whether programs that work with victims of hate crimes and their communities are effective at reducing the harms caused by hate crimes; and 4) provide information that will improve investigative and prosecutorial outcomes.  Applications are due May 3, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon May 3 – Child Abuse Training for Judicial and Court Personnel: The purpose of this program is to improve the judicial system's handling of child abuse, neglect, and related cases including cases of children who are victims of commercial sexual exploitation and sex trafficking. Applications are due May 3, 2018. Learn more about this program.

May 7 – Functional Wellness in HIV: Maximizing the Treatment Cascade (R01)The goal of this grant is develop interventions aimed at increasing functional wellness in persons infected with HIV by entry and maintenance in the HIV treatment cascade. Functional wellness is a person-centered balance between internal (individual responses to stress, illness, medication; personal or cultural behaviors) and external factors (learning new or adaptive strategies for current roles, managing one’s physical, emotional and environmental health) affecting health, and developing action plans toward healthy living and wellness.  Applications are due May 7, 2018Learn more about this grant.

May 7 – The Health of Sexual and Gender Minority Populations (R21): This grant encourages research that describes the biological, clinical, behavioral, and social processes that affect the health and development of SGM populations and individuals and their families, and that leads to the development of acceptable and appropriate health interventions and health service delivery methods that will enhance health and development of these populations.  Applications are due May 7, 2018Learn more about this grant.

May 7 – Women and Sex/Gender Differences in Drug and Alcohol Abuse/Dependence (R01) | (R03) | (R21): The purpose of this funding opportunity is to: (1) to advance identification of male-females differences in drug and alcohol research outcomes, to uncover the mechanisms of those differences, and to conduct translational research on those differences, and (2) to advance research specific to women or highly relevant to women. Applications are due May 7, 2018.  Please note there are three related funding opportunities - learn more about each of them by selecting the type of grant you're interested in: R01 Research Project Grant | R03 Small Grant Program | R21 Exploratory/Development Grant.

starburst icon May 7 – Administrative Supplements for Research on Sexual and Gender Minority (SGM) Populations (Admin Supplements): To increase the collective understanding of the broad range of research needed to address the unique health issues of SGM populations, the supplement will focus on areas of research interest, including, but not limited to: studies on increased disease risk; mental, behavioral and social health; approaches to personalized medicine; access to care; reproductive and sexual development; neurological and cognitive development; and resilience. Applications are due May 7, 2018. Learn more about these supplements.

May 14 – Research to Improve Native American Health (R21)This grant encourages exploratory developmental research to improve Native American Health. Studies should: be culturally appropriate and result in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyles; improve behaviors and social conditions and/or improve environmental conditions related to chronic disease; prevent or reduce the consumption of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs; improve mental health outcomes; reduce risk of HIV infection; improve treatment adherence and/or health-care systems adopting standards of care to improve overall quality of life. Applications are due May 14, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon May 14 – Healthy Transitions: Improving Life Trajectories for Youth and Young Adults with Serious Mental Disorders Program: The purpose of this program is to improve access to treatment and support services for youth and young adults, ages 16-25, who have a serious emotional disturbance (SED) or a serious mental illness (SMI). It is expected that this program will improve emotional and behavioral health functioning so that this population of youth and young adults can maximize their potential to assume adult roles and responsibilities and lead full and productive lives. Applications are due May 14, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon May 15 – Research and Evaluation in Safety, Health, and Wellness in the Criminal Justice SystemNIJ seeks applications for funding for multidisciplinary research projects addressing four topics: impact of fatigue and stress on officer performance; impact of occupational prestige and job satisfaction on officer stress resilience; enhancing strategies for officer interaction with mentally ill individuals; and reducing traffic-related officer fatalities and injuries through technology enhancement and policy. Applications are due May 15, 2018Learn more about this opportunity.

starburst icon May 15 – Refugee Family Child Care Microenterprise Development ProgramApplicants will provide refugee participants with training and technical assistance in professional child care, microenterprise development, and financial literacy; assist refugee participants in navigating the child care licensing process; and provide direct financial assistance as needed to enable participants to prepare their homes for child care business operation. Applications are due May 15, 2018Learn more about this program.

starburst icon May 16 – Implementing Alcohol Screening and Brief Intervention in Healthcare Systems Providing Women's Health ServicesThe purpose of this grant is to reduce risky alcohol use among women of childbearing age through system-level implementation of alcohol screening and brief intervention (SBI) in health systems providing women's health services. Risky alcohol use can result in a variety of negative health and social consequences, such as intimate partner violence and fetal alcohol spectrum disorders. Applications are due May 16, 2018Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon May 18 – Native American Independent Living Demonstration ProjectThe Project will provide the independent living core services including: information and referral; skills training; peer counseling; individual and systems advocacy; and services that facilitate transition from nursing homes and other institutions to the community, assistance to individuals at risk of entering institutions and transition of youth to post secondary life. Applications are due May 18, 2018Learn more about this grant.

June 2018

June 6 – Simulation Modeling and Systems Science to Address Health Disparities (R01): The purpose of this grant is to support investigative and collaborative research focused on developing and evaluating simulation modeling and systems science to understand and address minority health and health disparities. Research should use Simulation Modeling and Systems Science (SMSS) to identify modifiable barriers and cost-effective factors to reduce and eventually eliminate health disparities.  Application are due June 6, 2018Learn more about this grant.

June 11 – Tribal Colleges and Universities Program: This program provides awards to Tribal Colleges and Universities, Alaska Native-serving institutions, and Native Hawaiian-serving institutions to promote high quality science (including sociology, psychology, anthropology, economics, statistics, and other social and behavioral sciences and natural sciences), technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education, research, and outreach. Successful projects are transformative in their approaches to increasing the numbers of STEM students and the quality of their preparation by strengthening STEM education and research.   Applications are due June 11, 2018. Learn more about this program.

June 13 – U.S. Tobacco Control Policies to Reduce Health Disparities (R21): The purpose of this grant is to support observational or intervention research focused on reducing cancer health disparities in tobacco use in the United States. Specifically, this FOA is intended to stimulate scientific inquiry focused on innovative tobacco control policies. Applicants may propose projects in which the primary outcome of interest is on reducing tobacco use cancer health disparities in vulnerable populations by utilizing tobacco prevention and control strategies.  Application are due June 13, 2018Learn more about this grant.

June 16 – Diet and Physical Activity Assessment Methodology (R21)This grant encourages innovative research to enhance the quality of measurements of dietary intake and physical activity. Applications are encouraged to include development of: novel assessment approaches; better methods to evaluate instruments; assessment tools for culturally diverse populations or various age groups; improved technology or applications of existing technology; methods to investigate the multidimensionality of diet and physical activity behavior through pattern analysis; or integrated measurement of diet and physical activity along with the environmental context of such behaviors. Applications are due June 16, 2018. Learn more about this grant.


July 2018

July 5 – Research on Transgender Health (R01): This funding opportunity calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people. Investigations of the social determinants of health in these populations are needed, including understanding the impact of stigma, the high impact of HIV, minority stress, education, employment, violence, homelessness, and incarceration.   Applications are due July 5, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

July 11 – Mechanisms and Consequences of Sleep Disparities in the U.S. (R01): The overall objective of this initiative to support research to 1) understand the underlying social, cultural, environmental or biological factors contributing to sleep deficiencies among minority and health disparity populations and 2) how sleep deficiencies may lead to disparities in health outcomes. Applications are due July 11, 2018. Learn more about this intitiative.

Rolling Applications

January 7, 2020  Addressing Health Disparities through Effective Interventions Among Immigrant Populations (R21): The goal of this initiative is to support research to design and implement effective interventions to reduce the health disparities among immigrant populations and address issues that promote health equity.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until January 7, 2020. Learn more about this grant.

Submission Date Varies by Institutes and Centers  Research Supplements to Promote Diversity in Health-Related Research: This opportunity provides administrative supplements to improve the diversity of the research workforce by recruiting and supporting students, postdoctorates, and eligible investigators from groups that have been shown to be underrepresented in health-related research. This supplement opportunity is also available to PD(s)/PI(s) of research grants who are or become disabled and need additional support to accommodate their disability in order to continue to work on the research project.  Applications submission dates vary by Institutes and CentersLearn more about this opportunity.


Foundation Grant Opportunities

March 23 –  Native Language Immersion Initiative: Under NLII, First Nations is seeking to build dialogue and a community of practice around Native language-immersion programs, as well as consensus around and momentum for Native language programs. Through the initiative, which includes American Indian, Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian language programs, First Nations seeks to stem the loss of Indigenous languages and cultures by supporting new generations of Native American language speakers and establishing infrastructure and models for Native language-immersion programs that can be replicated in other communities. Applications are due March 23, 2018. Learn more about this initative.

March 31, 2018 Pre-Proposals for Substance Abuse Programs: The Hanley Family Foundation awards grants to organizations and programs that advance the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of alcoholism, chemical dependency, and addictive behavior, including support for related research and education. The foundation accepts pre-proposals on an ongoing basis. Letters of Intent for this round are due March 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 1, 2018  Applications for Behavioral Health and Public Health Research: Through its Faculty/Post-Doctoral Fellows program, the Fahs-Beck Fund for Research and Experimentation will award grants to studies designed to develop, refine, evaluate, or disseminate innovative interventions aimed at preventing or ameliorating major social, psychological, behavioral, or public health problems affecting children, adults, couples, families, or communities. Applications are due April 1, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 1, 2018 – RWJF-NCL Health Equity AwardThis award recognizes, honors, celebrates, and rewards individuals that have successfully leveraged engagement to implement a systems change approach within the past two years to improve health outcomes for those most impacted by health disparities. Applications are due April 1, 2018.  Learn more about this award.

April 1, 2018 – Domestic Violence Shelter Grant Program: The goal of the Mary Kay Foundation is to eliminate domestic violence. As a part of this effort, the foundation makes grants to organizations in the United States that operate emergency shelters for survivors of domestic violence. Each year, the foundation awards at least one domestic violence shelter in every state that applies.  Applications are due April 1, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 1, 2018 – Reducing Health Disparities between Native Hawaiians and Other Racial/Ethnic Groups in Hawai‘i: Grants are awarded to projects designed to reduce health disparities for Native Hawaiians and other racial/ethnic groups in Hawai'i, including school-based projects, community-based projects, and healthcare setting approaches. All projects should promote health and encourage Native Hawaiians to make sustainable healthy choices.  Applications are due April 1, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 2, 2018 – Research on Role of Health Care and Insurance in Improving Cancer Prevention Outcomes: The American Cancer Society is accepting proposals for research projects with the potential to generate new knowledge of the effects of the U.S. healthcare system structure and the role of insurance in both access to and the outcomes of cancer screening, early detection, and treatment services. This includes but is not limited to facilitators and barriers to care; unintended consequences; differential experiences and outcomes of patients seeking or receiving care; best practice models for quality care; and economic impact.  Applications are due April 2, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 10, 2018 – Support for Litigation to Advance Social Justice: Grants will be awarded to legal services nonprofits, private attorneys, and/or small law firms seeking to advance justice in the areas of civil and human rights, environmental justice, and/or poverty law. Grants usually are awarded for a particular case, but occasionally the fund will support a series of cases bound by a common strategy.  Applications are due April 10, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 15, 2018 – Gloria Barron Prize for Young Heroes: This prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Each year, up to twenty winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.  Applications are due April 15, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 16, 2018 – Emerging Scholars Program: Through this Society of Family Planning program, grants will be awarded in support of efforts to diversify the pipeline of family planning scholars and provide more opportunities for integrating emerging scholars into the family planning community. Applications are due April 16, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 18, 2018 – Grassroots Organizing for Social Change Program: The Ben & Jerry's Foundation supports organizations working to bring about progressive social change by addressing the underlying conditions of societal and environmental problems. To that end, one-year grants will be awarded to grassroots community-organizing groups in the United States working to advance social and environmental justice and sustainable and just-food systems. Grants can be used for both programming and operational costs.  Applications are due April 18, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon April 18, 2018 – 2018 Cultivating Healthy Communities Grant Program: The Atena Foundation is inviting projects that address issues in the following domains: Built Environment, Community Safety, Environmental Exposures, Healthy Behaviors, and Social/Economic Factors. The foundation is especially interested in projects that advance resident- or youth-led initiatives, and projects that seek to influence and strengthen local policies that impact residents’ health. Applications are due April 18, 2018. Learn more about this grant program.

April 25, 2018 – 2018 Public Art Challenge for U.S. Cities: Proposed projects will address important civic issues and will be evaluated on their ability to generate public-private collaborations, celebrate creativity and urban identity, and strengthen local economies. The program is a part of an effort to help cities generate innovation and advance policy. To that end, the challenge encourages mayors to partner with artists and include the creative sector when developing solutions to significant urban issues.  Applications are due April 25, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

April 25, 2018 – Newman's Own Awards for Service Members and Families: Grants will be awarded to the most innovative plans aimed at improve the quality of life of active duty, Reserve, and National Guard service members (as well as veterans) and their families dealing with the stress of long deployments and separation and/or the long-term effects associated with service.  Applications are due April 25, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

May 2, 2018 – Inequality Research Grants: The William T. Grant Foundation funds research that increases understanding in one of two focus areas: 1) programs, policies, and practices that reduce inequality in youth outcomes, and 2) strategies to improve the use of research evidence in ways that benefit youth. The Foundation intends for the research to inform change and contribute to a body of useful knowledge to improve the lives of young people.  Applications are due May 2, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

May 24, 2018 – Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards: Sponsored by the Ascena Foundation, the Roslyn S. Jaffe Awards program provides financial awards to everyday heroes who are making the world a better place for women and girls, specifically in the areas of health, education, social reform, and esteem.  Applications are due May 24, 2018.  Learn more about these awards.

July 15, 2018 – American Child Welfare Information CampaignsThe American Legion Child Welfare Foundation supports organizations that contribute to the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual welfare of children. The foundation awards grants for the dissemination of information about new and innovative programs designed to benefit youth or information already possessed by well-established organizations. Applications are due July 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

November 15, 2018 – AAHD Frederick J. Krause Scholarship on Health and Disability: The mission of the American Association on Health and Disability is to contribute to national, state, and local efforts to promote health and wellness in people with disabilities and identify effective intervention strategies that reduce health disparities between people with disabilities and the general population. To that end, this scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with a disability who are pursuing undergraduate/graduate studies at an accredited university in a field related to health and disability, including but not limited to public health, health promotion, disability studies, disability research, rehabilitation engineering, audiology, disability policy, special education, or other majors that impact quality of life for persons with disabilities.  Applications are due November 15, 2018.  Learn more about this scholarship.

Rolling – Criminal and Social Justice Programs: The foundation supports groups working to end over-incarceration of youth and adult offenders and reduce racial disparities in the United States. The program supports groups working to advance state policies that restrict the juvenile justice system’s use of incarceration and expand the use of community-based programs. Applications are accepted on a rolling basisLearn more about this grant.

Rolling – Kars4Kids Small Grant Program: Grants are provided to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families. Grants are focused on helping individuals meet their basic needs and enabling them to live as independently as possible. Within that focus, emphasis is placed on serving older adults, the Jewish community, and the foundation's geographic focus areas (MD, PA, HI, IL, NY, and rural communities). Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant program.

Rolling – Baltimore New Community Grants Fund: This prize celebrates inspiring, public-spirited young people from diverse backgrounds across North America. The Barron Prize honors outstanding young leaders who have made a significant positive impact on people, their communities, and the environment. Each year, up to twenty winners each receive $10,000 to support their service work or higher education.  Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant.

Rolling – Youth Bereavement Support Services Grants: Through these grants, A Little HOPE supports organizations that provide bereavement support services and grief counseling to children and teens who have experienced the death of a parent, sibling, or loved one. Strong preference will be given to applicants who demonstrate a commitment to the use of community-trained volunteers. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.  Learn more about this grant.