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.

Government Grant Opportunities

July 2018

July 15 – Coordinating Center to Support NIDA Rural Opioid HIV and Comorbidity Initiative (U24): The Coordinating Center will provide scientific, technical, regulatory, ethical, and logistical support of data comparability, new data collection, and data integration; developing integrated rural opioid initiative datasets; assisting grantees with acquisition and analysis of local administrative and/or research datasets that enable evaluation of their implementation activities or augment their community assessments; conducting requested analyses that relate to the integrated rural opioid initiative datasets; developing and executing a rural opioid initiative publication and dissemination plan; and providing logistical support for in-person meetings, conference calls, and webinars that include the rural opioid initiative grantees and funders. Letters of intent are due July 15, 2018. Learn more about this center.

July 16  Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH): This 5-year initiative is to improve health, prevent chronic diseases, and reduce health disparities among racial and ethnic populations with the highest risk, or burden, of chronic disease, specifically for African Americans/Blacks, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islanders, American Indians, and Alaska Natives. The initiative will do so by: supporting culturally tailored interventions; linking community and clinical efforts to increase access to health care and preventive care programs at the community level; supporting implementation, evaluation and dissemination of practice- and evidence-based strategies; and creating community-clinical collaborations that ultimately lead to reduced health disparities. Applications are due July 16, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

July 16  Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology Research to Address Health Disparities in the U.S. (Admin Supplements): This opportunity is interested in geriatrics and clinical gerontology research to explore the mechanisms through which disparities influence age-related change; in geriatrics and clinical gerontology studies on disparities and aging that investigate environmental, sociocultural and biological influences that delay or accelerate aging health disparities; and in research on geriatric conditions where disparities emerge in diagnosis, prognosis or treatment, including palliative and end-of-life care. Applications are due July 16, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

July 16 – Vulnerable Rural Hospitals Assistance Program: The purpose of this cooperative agreement is to provide targeted in-depth assistance to vulnerable rural hospitals within communities struggling to maintain health care services. The goal is for residents in rural communities to continue to have access to essential health services. The awardee will work with individual hospitals and their communities on ways to address economic challenges, understand community health needs and resources, and find ways to ensure hospitals and communities can keep needed care locally, whether it is with a more limited set of services provided by the hospital, or by exploring other mechanisms for meeting community health care needs. Applications are due July 16, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 16 – Research on the Health of Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Populations (R21)This opportunity calls for research on the health of transgender and gender nonconforming people of all ages, including both youth and adults who are questioning their gender identity and those individuals who are making or who have made a transition from being identified as one gender to the other. This group encompasses individuals whose gender identity differs from the sex on their original birth certificate or whose gender expression varies significantly from what is traditionally associated with or typical for that sex. Applications are due July 16, 2018. Learn more about this opportunity.

July 19 – Expansion of the Family-to-Family Health Information Centers Grant: The purpose of this program is to provide information, education, technical assistance, and peer support to families of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN) and the professionals who serve them. Eligibility is limited to applicants within American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands or the US Virgin Islands, and entities that serve AI/AN tribes. Applications are due July 19, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

July 23 STOP School Violence Prevention and Mental Health Training ProgramThis opportunity will support efforts by state, local, and federally-recognized Indian tribes to prevent and reduce school violence. Specifically, the BJA program will address: (1) training school personnel and educating students to prevent student violence; (2) development and operation of anonymous reporting systems against threats of school violence, including mobile telephone applications, hotlines, and websites; and (3) development and operation of school threat assessment and crisis intervention teams that may include coordination with law enforcement agencies and school personnel. In addition, the program may fund specialized training for school officials in intervening and responding to individuals with mental health issues that may impact school safety. Applications are due July 23, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 24 – Socially-Disadvantaged Groups Grant: The Socially Disadvantaged Groups Grant offers support to provide technical assistance to socially disadvantaged groups in rural areas, including groups whose members have been subjected to racial, ethnic, or gender prejudice. Applications are due July 24, 2018. Learn more about this grant. 

July 30 Refugee Technical Assistance Program: This national hub will provide coordinated, innovative TA and training to ORR-funded state refugee programs and ORR-funded refugee service providers, filling gaps where no other such TA exists. The overall goal is to equip ORR-funded state refugee programs and ORR-funded refugee service providers with the specialized TA, resources and training needed to appropriately address barriers that refugees may encounter while trying to access community-based services, education, employment, and specialized care.  Applications are due July 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 30 – Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Planning: The purpose of RCORP is to support treatment for and prevention of substance use disorder, including opioid use disorder, in rural counties at the highest risk for substance use disorder, including the 220 counties identified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as being at risk for HIV and Hepatitis C infections due to injection drug use.  Applications are due July 30, 2018.  Learn more about this program.


August 2018

August 2  Opioid Affected Youth InitiativeThis initiative will fund sites to develop a data-driven coordinated response to identify and address challenges resulting from opioid abuse that are impacting youth and community safety. Sites will work with OJJDP and a technical assistance provider to develop data collection tools that will inform strategies and programs to be implemented by the sites to address specific challenges resulting from the opioid epidemic. Applications are due August 2, 2018. Learn more about this initiative.

August 6, 2018  Screening and Treatment for Maternal Depression and Related Behavioral Disorders: The purpose of this program is to establish, improve, or maintain programs that expand health care providers’ capacity to screen, assess, treat, and refer pregnant and postpartum women for maternal depression and related behavioral health disorders, including in rural and medically underserved areas. The program’s overarching goal is to improve the mental health and well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and, thereby, their infants’ social and emotional development, through increased access to affordable, culturally and linguistically appropriate treatment and recovery support services. Applications are due August 6, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

starburst icon  August 10 – Rural Communities Opioid Response Program - Technical Assistance: TA efforts through this program will enhance the organizational and infrastructural capacity of multi-sector consortiums at the community, county, state, and/or regional levels. The overall goal is the reduction of morbidity and mortality associated with opioid overdoses in high-risk rural communities. Applications are due August 10, 2018. Learn more about this program.

August 13 State Opioid Response GrantsThis program aims to address the opioid crisis by increasing access to medication-assisted treatment using the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder, reducing unmet treatment need, and reducing opioid overdose-related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and recovery activities for opioid use disorder. The results of the assessments will identify gaps and resources from which to build upon existing substance use prevention and treatment activities as well as community-based recovery support services. Applications are due August 13, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon August 13 Pediatric Mental Health Care Access Program: The purpose of this program is to promote behavioral health integration in pediatric primary care by supporting the development of statewide or regional pediatric mental health care access programs via telehealth; and supporting the improvement of existing statewide or regional pediatric mental health care access programs via telehealth.  The program also will provide training and education on the use of evidence-based, culturally and linguistically appropriate telehealth protocols to support the treatment of children and adolescents with behavioral disorders. Applications are due August 13, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

starburst icon August 13  Regional Partnership Grants to Increase the Well-Being of, and to Improve the Permanency Outcomes for, Children Affected by Substance Abuse: These targeted grants will be awarded to Regional Partnerships that provide through interagency collaboration and integration of programs and services, activities and services that are designed to increase the well-being of, improve permanency outcomes for, and enhance the safety of children who are in out-of-home placements or are at risk of entering out-of-home placements as a result of a parent's or caretaker's substance abuse. Applications are due August 13, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon August 14  Avant-Garde Award Program For HIV/AIDS And Drug Use Research: The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is funding two to three awards for research into groundbreaking, transformative therapies that "will open new areas of HIV/AIDS research relevant to drug abuse and/or lead to new avenues for prevention and treatment of HIV/AIDS among drug abusers." Applications are due August 14, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

starburst icon August 20 – Tribal Opioid Response Grants: The program aims to address the opioid crisis in tribal communities by increasing access to culturally appropriate and evidence-based treatment, including medication-assisted treatment (MAT) using one of the three FDA-approved medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD).  The intent is to reduce unmet treatment need and opioid overdose related deaths through the provision of prevention, treatment and/or recovery activities for OUD. Applications are due August 20, 2018. Learn more about these grants.


September 2018

September 11 – Developmental AIDS Research Center on Mental Health and HIV/AIDS (P30): The D-ARC is intended to provide infrastructural support that facilitates the development of high impact science in HIV/AIDS and mental health that is relevant to the NIMH mission. This grant intends to support innovative, interdisciplinary research in several areas, including basic, neurological, behavioral and social, integrated biobehavioral, applied, clinical, translational, and implementation science. Applications are due September 11, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon September 18 – 2018 Continuum of Care Program Competition: The Department of Housing and Urban Development is offering up to $2,100,000,000 in grants to promote a community-wide commitment to the goal of ending homelessness and to quickly re-house homeless individuals, families, persons fleeing domestic violence, and youth, while minimizing the trauma and dislocation caused by homelessness. Applications are due September 18, 2018.  Learn more about this competition.

starburst icon September 18 – YouthBuild: YouthBuild offers funding for organizations providing pre-apprenticeship services that support education, occupational skills training, and employment services for at-risk youth, ages 16 to 24, who are performing meaningful work and service to their communities. Applications are due September 18, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 21 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part A HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: Grant funds assist jurisdictions highly-effected by HIV to develop or enhance access to a comprehensive continuum of high quality, community-based care for low-income people living with HIV (PLWH) through the provision of formula, supplemental, and Minority AIDS Initiative (MAI) funds. The goal is to provide optimal HIV care and treatment for low-income, uninsured, and underserved PLWH to improve their health outcomes. Applications are due September 21, 2018.  Learn more about this program.


October 2018

starburst icon October 25 – Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Part B HIV Emergency Relief Grant Program: These awards are intended for states/territories that demonstrate the need for additional resources to prevent, reduce, or eliminate AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) waiting lists, including through cost-containment measures (for example, the provision of health insurance assistance). Applications are due October 25, 2018Learn more about this program.


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

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.

July 15, 2018 – Projects That Address Homelessness:  The William G. McGowan Charitable Fund will award grants in support of initiatives that seek to correct the circumstances contributing to, and ultimately eradicate, the condition of homelessness. Programs must include education or job training, placement, and retention and provide evidence-based support services designed to remove barriers toward self-sufficiency for individuals who are homeless. Other support services may include mental health and substance abuse support; life skills, parenting and/or personal budgeting training; and post-program participant follow-up. Letters of intent are due July 15, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon July 19, 2018 – Healthy Eating Research: Building Evidence to Promote Health and Well-Being Among Children: HER grantmaking focuses on children and adolescents from birth to 18, and their families, with a priority on lower-income and racial and ethnic minority populations that are at-risk of poor nutrition and obesity. Findings are expected to advance RWJF’s efforts to ensure that all children and their families have the opportunity and resources to experience the best physical, social, and emotional health possible, promote health equity, and build a Culture of Health. Concept papers are due July 19, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

July 26, 2018 Child Bereavement Program: The National Alliance for Grieving Children is accepting applications from local child bereavement organizations for programs that bring grief support services to youth from ethnically diverse or low-income communities not served by existing bereavement programs. Applications are due July 26, 2018. Learn more about this program.

July 31, 2018 – Opioid Resource Grant Program: Understanding the need for expediency, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation is inviting grant-funded nonprofit organizations to submit proposals that describe how it can best contribute resources and funding to address opioid abuse and misuse. Grants will be awarded for the most innovative and constructive solutions in one of two key areas of focus: safe disposal and education around prevention. Letters of intent are due July 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant program.

July 31, 2018 – Community Pediatric Health Programs: These programs provide support to pediatricians looking to collaborate with others in their communities so that all children have access to needed health services. To that end, Community Access to Child Health (CATCH) is accepting applications for two community health grant programs, the CATCH Planning and Implementation Grants program and the CATCH Resident Grants program. Applications are due July 31, 2018. Learn more about these programs.

August 1, 2018 – Reducing Inequality Research Grants: The William T. Grant Foundation is accepting applications in support of research designed to build, test, and increase understanding of approaches to reducing inequality in youth outcomes on the basis of race, ethnicity, economic standing, or immigrant origin status. The Foundation is particularly interested in research on programs, policies, and practices with the potential to reduce inequality in academic, social, behavioral, and economic outcomes.  Applications are due August 1, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon August 1, 2018 – Focus Grants to Transform Suicide-Prevention Efforts: This American Foundation for Suicide Prevention program supports targeted, innovative, and potentially high-impact studies that seek to inform and transform suicide-prevention efforts. Grants of up to $500,000 per year for up to three years will be awarded in support of innovative research focused on short-term risks for suicide that can be readily implemented in clinical settings. Projects can also focus on the development of universal, selective, or indicated interventions that target one or more specific risk factors for suicide and that, if implemented on a large scale, would reduce the U.S. national suicide rate. Letters of intent are due August 1, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

starburst icon August 1, 2018 – Small Research Grants Program: In keeping with the Spencer Foundation's mission, this program aims to fund academic work that will contribute to the improvement of education, broadly conceived. An example of recently funded projects includes a study exploring the process of racial and rural identity formation among African-American high-school students who attend de facto segregated schools in the rural South. Applications are due August 1, 2018. Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon August 3, 2018 – Native Voices Rising: This project is designed to support organizing, advocacy, and voter engagement in American Indian, Alaska Native, and Native Hawaiian communities. NVR provides general operating support grants of up to $10,000 to strengthen Native-led organizations that are building community leadership and power to improve the well-being of their communities. Applications are due August 3, 2018.  Learn more about this project.

August 9, 2018 – Our Town: Arts Engagement, Cultural Planning, and Design Projects: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town program supports creative placemaking projects that help transform communities into lively, beautiful, and resilient places with the arts at their core. The funding supports local efforts to enhance quality of life and opportunity for existing residents, increase creative activity, and create a distinct sense of place. Applications are due August 9, 2018. Learn more about this project.

August 9, 2018 – Hearst Health Prize for Excellence in Population Health: The winner of this prize will receive a $100,000 prize, with $25,000 awarded to up to two finalists, in recognition of outstanding achievement in managing or improving population health. Applications are due August 9, 2018.  Learn more about this prize.

August 20, 2018 Social Inequality ResearchThe Russell Sage Foundation's program on Social Inequality, which supports research on the social, economic, political, and labor market consequences of rising economic inequalities in the United States, seeks Letters of Inquiry for investigator-initiated research projects that broaden current understanding of the causes and consequences of rising economic inequalities. Priority will be given to projects that use innovative data or methodologies to address important questions about inequality. Letters of intent are due August 20, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

August 31, 2018 – Community-Based HIV/AIDS EffortsThe Kent Richard Hofmann foundation is accepting Letters of Intent from community-based organizations working in the areas of HIV/AIDS care and direct services, education, and research. Grants will be awarded in support of programs in development as well as established programs, with emphasis on their direct benefit to clients or target audiences. Requests from across the U.S. will be considered, with preference given to those focused on smaller communities and rural areas; for seed money for new projects, programs, or structures; and/or for innovative ideas designed to meet basic needs. Letters of intent are due August 31, 2018.  Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon August 31, 2018 – Housing for All: In 2018, the program will award grants of $125,000 to twenty-five organizations working to provide access to safe, clean, physically accessible affordable housing units for families, individuals, the elderly, new Americans, veterans, the disabled, women, and youth. The program also will fund the development and maintenance of programs that educate and assist individuals in finding permanent or transitional housing opportunities that meet their needs. Applications are due August 31, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 1, 2018  – Psychology and AIDS Leadership Awards: The American Psychological Association grants two awards each year, one in the category of Emerging Leader and one in the category of Distinguished Leader. Successful candidates will have made significant contributions in the areas of HIV/AIDS policy/advocacy, research, service provision, and/or teaching/mentoring. Applications are due September 1, 2018.  Learn more about these awards.

September 14, 2018  –Tikkun Olam Grant Program: This program is intended to advance the goal of inspiring and supporting tzedakah, justice, and righteousness throughout the world. The grant program supports projects that focus on reaching needy and vulnerable populations in the United States and abroad, particularly those that have been overlooked or marginalized. The program values projects that aim to bring about positive change for groups of all backgrounds and religious affiliations. Letters of intent are due September 14, 2018.  Learn more about this program.

September 15, 2018 Fund for a Just SocietyThe Unitarian Universalist Association of Congregations is accepting proposals from non-Unitarian Universalist groups in the U.S. and Canada for community organizing campaigns aimed at creating systemic change in the economic, social, and political structures that affect the lives of those who have been excluded from resources, power, and the right to determination. Applications are due September 15, 2018. Learn more about this grant.

starburst icon September 15, 2018 – Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants: Grants will be awarded to projects that foster the connections between behavior and physical health to ensure well-being; reduce stigma and prejudice and promote unity and harmony; improve our understanding of and help prevent violence to create a safer, more humane world; and address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster. Applications are due September 15, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

starburst icon September 30, 2018 Early Childhood Welfare: Children can only reach their full potential when all aspects of their development — intellectual, emotional and physical — are supported. Providing a safe and nurturing environment for infants and preschoolers is essential, as is imparting to them the skills of living in a culturally diverse world. To that end, the Caplan Foundation supports programs that research best child-rearing practices and identify models that can provide creative, caring environments in which all can children thrive. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon September 30, 2018 Early Childhood Education and Play: Research shows that children need to be stimulated as well as nurtured early in life if they are to succeed in school, work, and life. That preparation relates to every aspect of a child’s development, and everywhere a child learns — at home, in childcare settings and in preschool. The Caplan Foundation seeks to improve the quality of both early childhood teaching and learning through the development of innovative curricula and research-based pedagogical standards, as well as the design of imaginative play materials and learning environments. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

starburst icon September 30, 2018 Parenting Education: To help parents create nurturing environments for their children, the Caplan Foundation supports programs that teach parents about developmental psychology, cultural child-rearing differences, pedagogy, issues of health, prenatal care, and diet, as well programs that provide both cognitive and emotional support to parents. Letters of intent are due September 30, 2018. Learn more about this program.

November 1, 2018 – Roy Scrivner Memorial Research Grant Program: LGBT Family-Oriented Research: This grant encourages talented students to orient their careers toward engaging LGBT family issues through basic and/or applied research; advance the understanding of problems faced by LGBT families, including those associated with cultural, racial, socioeconomic, and family structure diversity; advance the understanding of successful coping mechanisms, including sources of support and resilience for family members; and advance the understanding of clinical issues and interventions in the domain of LGBT. Applications are due November 1, 2018Learn more about this grant program.

November 1, 2018 – Reproductive Health Programs: Grants of up to $35,000 will be awarded in support of programs for young women, particularly those who are disadvantaged by poverty, discrimination, geographic isolation, lack of specific sex education, hostile public policy, or other factors leading to inadequate reproductive health. Areas of interest include programs that include a comprehensive approach to sexual and reproductive health education; novel ideas, including innovative methods of delivering information; and programs that incorporate advocacy or policy change. Applications are due November 1, 2018.  Learn more about these programs.

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.

November 30, 2018 – Immigration Research The Russell Sage Foundation will award grants of up to $175,000 over a year or two for innovative research on the effects of race, citizenship, legal status and politics, political culture, and public policy related to outcomes for immigrants and for the native-born of different racial and ethnic groups and generations. Letters of intent are due November 30, 2018.  Learn more about these grants.

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, an 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.