Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunity ID: 298004
Opportunity Number: PAR-18-324
Opportunity Title: Testing Interventions for Health-Enhancing Physical Activity (R01 – Clinical Trial Optional)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Education
Health
Income Security and Social Services
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.213
93.273
93.279
93.307
93.393
93.865
93.866
Eligible Applicants: 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 a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Private institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Small businesses
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Other Eligible Applicants include the following: Alaska Native and Native Hawaiian Serving Institutions; Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISISs); Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government; Faith-based or Community-based Organizations; Hispanic-serving Institutions; Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs); Indian/Native American Tribal Governments (Other than Federally Recognized); Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Organizations); Regional Organizations; Tribally Controlled Colleges and Universities (TCCUs) ; U.S. Territory or Possession; Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions) are not eligible to apply. Non-domestic (non-U.S.) components of U.S. Organizations are not eligible to apply. Foreign components, as defined in the NIH Grants Policy Statement, are not allowed.
Agency Code: HHS-NIH11
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
National Institutes of Health
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2017
Close Date: Jan 07, 2021
Last Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The purpose of this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) is to fund highly innovative and promising research that tests multi-level physical activity intervention programs acting on at least two levels of the socio-ecological model and designed to increase health-enhancing physical activity: 1) in persons or groups that can benefit from such activity; and 2) that could be made scalable and sustainable for broad use across the nation. This FOA provides support for up to 5 years for research planning, intervention delivery, and follow-up activities.
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ROSES 2017: Habitable Worlds

Funding Opportunity ID: 297994
Opportunity Number: NNH17ZDA001N-HW
Opportunity Title: ROSES 2017: Habitable Worlds
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 43.001
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Proposers must be affiliated with an institution at nspires.nasaprs.com/ and, in general, NASA provides funding only to US institutions. Organizations outside the U.S. that propose on the basis of a policy of no-exchange-of-funds; consult Appendix B Section (l) of the Guidebook for Proposers (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook/) for specific details. Some NRAs may be issued jointly with a non-U.S. organization, e.g., those concerning guest observing programs for jointly sponsored space science programs, that will contain additional special guidelines for non-U.S. participants. Also ref. Sections 2.3.10(c)(vii) of the Guidebook for Proposers for special instructions for proposals from non-U.S. organizations that involve U.S. personnel for whom NASA support is requested.
Agency Code: NASA-HQ
Agency Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Nov 16, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: This ROSES NRA (NNH17ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data. Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware). The funds available for awards in each program element offered in ROSES-2017 range from less than one to several million dollars, which allows for selection from a few to as many as several dozen proposals, depending upon the program objectives and the submission of proposals of merit. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intraagency transfers, depending on the nature of the proposed work and/or program requirements. The typical period of performance for an award is four years, although a few programs may specify shorter or longer (maximum of five years) periods. Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals without restriction on the number or teaming arrangements. Note that it is NASA policy that all investigations involving non-U.S. organizations will be conducted on the basis of no exchange of funds. Electronic submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to ROSES-2017 must be registered with NSPIRES; organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered with Grants.gov, in addition to being registered with NSPIRES. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) (AOR) who will submit the electronic proposal. All Principal Investigators (PIs) and other participants e.g., Co-Investigators (Co-Is) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of the submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and to enter the requested information. Details of the solicited programs will be in the Appendices of ROSES-2017. Names, due dates, and links for the individual calls will appear in Tables 2 and 3 of this ROSES-2017 NRA. Interested proposers should monitor http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for additional new programs or amendments to ROSES-2017 through February 2018, at which time release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive (and RSS feed) for amendments, clarifications, and corrections to ROSES-2017 will be available at: http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2017/ Frequently asked questions about ROSES-2017 will be posted at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/. Further information about specific program elements may be obtained, after the release of ROSES-2017, from the individual Program Officers listed in the Summary of Key Information for each program element in the Appendices of ROSES-2017 and at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list/. Questions concerning general ROSES-2017 policies and procedures may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at sara@nasa.gov.
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ROSES 2017: Magnetospheric Multiscale Guest Investigators

Funding Opportunity ID: 297993
Opportunity Number: NNH17ZDA001N-MMSGI
Opportunity Title: ROSES 2017: Magnetospheric Multiscale Guest Investigators
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 43.001
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Proposers must be affiliated with an institution at nspires.nasaprs.com/ and, in general, NASA provides funding only to US institutions. Organizations outside the U.S. that propose on the basis of a policy of no-exchange-of-funds; consult Appendix B Section (l) of the Guidebook for Proposers (http://www.hq.nasa.gov/office/procurement/nraguidebook/) for specific details. Some NRAs may be issued jointly with a non-U.S. organization, e.g., those concerning guest observing programs for jointly sponsored space science programs, that will contain additional special guidelines for non-U.S. participants. Also ref. Sections 2.3.10(c)(vii) of the Guidebook for Proposers for special instructions for proposals from non-U.S. organizations that involve U.S. personnel for whom NASA support is requested.
Agency Code: NASA-HQ
Agency Name: National Aeronautics and Space Administration
NASA Headquarters
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Nov 09, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: This ROSES NRA (NNH17ZDA001N) solicits basic and applied research in support of NASA’s Science Mission Directorate (SMD). The NRA covers all aspects of basic and applied supporting research and technology in space and Earth sciences, including, but not limited to: theory, modeling, and analysis of SMD science data; aircraft, scientific balloon, sounding rocket, International Space Station, CubeSat and suborbital reusable launch vehicle investigations; development of experiment techniques suitable for future SMD space missions; development of concepts for future SMD space missions; development of advanced technologies relevant to SMD missions; development of techniques for and the laboratory analysis of both extraterrestrial samples returned by spacecraft, as well as terrestrial samples that support or otherwise help verify observations from SMD Earth system science missions; determination of atomic and composition parameters needed to analyze space data, as well as returned samples from the Earth or space; Earth surface observations and field campaigns that support SMD science missions; development of integrated Earth system models; development of systems for applying Earth science research data to societal needs; and development of applied information systems applicable to SMD objectives and data. Awards range from under $100K per year for focused, limited efforts (e.g., data analysis) to more than $1M per year for extensive activities (e.g., development of science experiment hardware). The funds available for awards in each program element offered in ROSES-2017 range from less than one to several million dollars, which allows for selection from a few to as many as several dozen proposals, depending upon the program objectives and the submission of proposals of merit. Awards will be made as grants, cooperative agreements, contracts, and inter- or intraagency transfers, depending on the nature of the proposed work and/or program requirements. The typical period of performance for an award is four years, although a few programs may specify shorter or longer (maximum of five years) periods. Organizations of every type, domestic and foreign, Government and private, for profit and not-for-profit, may submit proposals without restriction on the number or teaming arrangements. Note that it is NASA policy that all investigations involving non-U.S. organizations will be conducted on the basis of no exchange of funds. Electronic submission of proposals is required by the respective due dates for each program element and must be submitted by an authorized official of the proposing organization. Electronic proposals may be submitted via the NASA proposal data system NSPIRES or via Grants.gov. Every organization that intends to submit a proposal in response to ROSES-2017 must be registered with NSPIRES; organizations that intend to submit proposals via Grants.gov must be registered with Grants.gov, in addition to being registered with NSPIRES. Such registration must identify the authorized organizational representative(s) (AOR) who will submit the electronic proposal. All Principal Investigators (PIs) and other participants e.g., Co-Investigators (Co-Is) must be registered in NSPIRES regardless of the submission system. Potential proposers and proposing organizations are urged to access the system(s) well in advance of the proposal due date(s) of interest to familiarize themselves with its structure and to enter the requested information. Details of the solicited programs will be in the Appendices of ROSES-2017. Names, due dates, and links for the individual calls will appear in Tables 2 and 3 of this ROSES-2017 NRA. Interested proposers should monitor http://nspires.nasaprs.com/ or subscribe to the electronic notification system there for additional new programs or amendments to ROSES-2017 through February 2018, at which time release of a subsequent ROSES NRA is planned. A web archive (and RSS feed) for amendments, clarifications, and corrections to ROSES-2017 will be available at: http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/grant-solicitations/roses-2017/ Frequently asked questions about ROSES-2017 will be posted at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/faqs/. Further information about specific program elements may be obtained, after the release of ROSES-2017, from the individual Program Officers listed in the Summary of Key Information for each program element in the Appendices of ROSES-2017 and at http://science.nasa.gov/researchers/sara/program-officers-list/. Questions concerning general ROSES-2017 policies and procedures may be directed to Max Bernstein, Lead for Research, Science Mission Directorate, at sara@nasa.gov.
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Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs PHTBI Applied Behavior Analysis Clinical Study Award

Funding Opportunity ID: 297992
Opportunity Number: W81XWH-17-PHTBI-ABACSA
Opportunity Title: Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs PHTBI Applied Behavior Analysis Clinical Study Award
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 12.420
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOD-AMRAA
Agency Name: Department of Defense
Dept. of the Army — USAMRAA
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Dec 14, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $7,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: Applications to the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury Research Program (PH/TBIRP) in the area of Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism are being solicited for the Defense Health Agency (DHA) J9, Research and Development Directorate, by the U.S. Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity (USAMRAA) using delegated authority provided by United States Code, Title 10, Section 2358 (10 USC 2358). As directed by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs (OASD[HA]), the DHA manages the Defense Health Program (DHP) Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation (RDT&E) appropriation. The U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command (USAMRMC) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) provides PH/TBIRP execution management support aligned with specific DHP research program areas. The execution management agent for this Program Announcement is the CDMRP, with strategic oversight from the DHA. The PH/TBIRP was established by Congress in FY07 in response to the devastating impact of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and psychological health (PH) issues, including post-traumatic stress disorder, on our deployed Service members in Iraq and Afghanistan. The PH/TBIRP mission is to establish, fund, and integrate both individual and multi-agency research efforts that will lead to improved prevention, detection, and treatment of PH issues and TBI. The vision of the PH/TBIRP is to prevent, mitigate, and treat the effects of traumatic stress and TBI on function, wellness, and overall quality of life for Service members as well as their caregivers and families. The DHA leverages PH/TBIRP funding to complement DHP core research and development funding assigned to study PH and TBI.
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Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2018

Funding Opportunity ID: 297999
Opportunity Number: BOR-DO-18-F001
Opportunity Title: Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2018
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Natural Resources
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.519
Eligible Applicants: Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Must be a federally recognized Indian tribe or tribal organization in the 17 Western States identified in the Reclamation Act of June 17, 1902.
Agency Code: DOI-BOR
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Bureau of Reclamation
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Jan 17, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $200,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 10
Description: Native American Affairs: Technical Assistance to Tribes for Fiscal Year 2018.
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Evaluation of Human Resources for Health in the Republic of Rwanda under the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)

Funding Opportunity ID: 297991
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH18-1850
Opportunity Title: Evaluation of Human Resources for Health in the Republic of Rwanda under the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.067
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants that can apply for this NOFO are:Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-CGH
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – CGH
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Dec 18, 2017 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $3,000,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $0
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be to support the design, implementation, and dissemination of a program evaluation to document PEPFAR’s investments in human resources for health (HRH) in Rwanda since 2009. The outcome of this evaluation will be to increase knowledge of HRH contributions to PEPFAR Rwanda’s HIV prevention, care and treatment programs, and understand the impact of these investments on health outcomes in these programs. The aim of this evaluation is the inform policy, strategy, and systems to optimize efficiencies in HIV service delivery, achieve national HIV treatment and prevention goals, and improve national program quality and sustainability.
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2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1

Funding Opportunity ID: 298014
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001770
Opportunity Title: 2018 SBIR/STTR Phase I Release 1
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.049
Eligible Applicants: Small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility: Only U.S. small business concerns (SBCs) are eligible to submit SBIR and STTR applications. Joint ventures, as defined in “Appendices/Reference Material,” may apply, provided the entity created also qualifies as a small business at the time of the award. An SBC is one that, at the time of award for both Phase I and Phase II SBIR/STTR awards, meets all of the following criteria: Organized for profit, with a place of business located in the U.S., which operates primarily within the U.S. or which makes a significant contribution to the U.S. economy through payment of taxes or use of American products, materials or labor; Is in the legal form of an individual proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation, joint venture, association, trust or cooperative, except that where the form is a joint venture, there can be no more than 49% participation by foreign business entities in the joint venture;Is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the U.S., or it must be a for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by another for-profit business concern that is at least 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the U.S. (except in the case of a joint venture, where each entity to the venture must be 51% owned and controlled by one or more individuals who are citizens of, or permanent resident aliens in, the U.S.); and Has, including its affiliates, not more than 500 employees and meets the other regulatory requirements found in 13 CFR 121. Business concerns, other than investment companies licensed, or state development companies qualifying under the Small Business Investment Act of 1958, 15 U.S.C. 661, et seq., are affiliates of one another when either directly or indirectly, (a) one concern controls or has the power to control the other; or (b) a third-party/parties controls or has the power to control both. Control can be exercised through common ownership, common management, and contractual relationships. The term “affiliates” is defined in greater detail in 13 CFR 121. The term “number of employees” is defined in 13 CFR 121.SBC’s that are majority-owned by one or more venture capital operating companies, hedge funds, or private equity firms are not eligible for funding under this FOA. SBC’s must meet this criterion at both time of submission and time of award.Further information may be obtained by contacting the Small Business Administration Size District Office at www.sba.gov/.
Agency Code: PAMS-SC
Agency Name: Department of Energy – Office of Science
Office of Science
Posted Date: Oct 16, 2017
Close Date: Dec 04, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 16, 2017
Award Ceiling: $225,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $23,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 134
Description: Phase I grants resulting from this competition will be made during FY 2018 to small businesses. Please refer to the topic descriptions under this FOA found on the DOE SBIR/STTR web site at http://science.energy.gov/sbir/funding-opportunities/ to determine the maximum award size for each topic. The period of performance will depend on the scope of the effort but will not exceed 12 months. Please note that the Phase II grant application will be due approximately 9.5 months after the grant start date, with no exceptions. Grantees that select a Phase I period of performance of 9 months or less will be able to complete their Phase I project prior to submission of their Phase II grant application. Grantees that select a Phase I longer than 9 months will be able to continue R&D after their Phase II application is submitted but will not be able to utilize these results in the preparation of their Phase II application. Phase I is to evaluate, insofar as possible, the scientific or technical merit and feasibility of ideas that appear to have commercial potential and/or substantial application in support of DOE mission research. The grant application should concentrate on research that will contribute to proving scientific or technical feasibility of the approach or concept. Success in a DOE Phase I is a prerequisite to further DOE support in Phase II.
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PPHF 2018; Immunization Information Systems Sentinel Site Project Financed in Part by 2018 Prevention and Public Health Funds

Opportunity ID: 298003
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-IP18-1801PPHF18
Opportunity Title: PPHF 2018; Immunization Information Systems Sentinel Site Project Financed in Part by 2018 Prevention and Public Health Funds
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.268
93.733
Eligible Applicants: State governments
County governments
City or township governments
Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants shall be Section 317 immunization program awardees. Eligible applicants shall meet or exceed all of the following: 1) Childhood 7-series vaccination coverage reported on 2016 IIS Annual Report (IISAR) no more than 10 percentage points below the 2016 National Immunization Survey (NIS) Childhood estimate; 2) Td-Tdap coverage estimate reported on 2016 IISAR no more than 10 percentage points below the 2016 NIS-Teen estimate; and 3) At least 95% of vaccine doses administered to persons age 0 to18 years during 2017 (excluding historical doses) submitted to the IIS within 30 days of administration. Eligible applicants shall utilize their entire geographic area and as their Sentinel Site jurisdiction. Eligible applicants shall be authorized to collect data for residents of all ages (i.e., must be a “lifespan” IIS). Eligible applicants shall not function as a licensor of software that serves as a full IIS registry system. Eligible applicants shall not have the ability to terminate another applicant’s IIS license agreement.
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-NCIRD
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – NCIRD
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017
Estimated Synopsis Post Date: Feb 09, 2018
Fiscal Year: 2018
Award Ceiling: $452,500
Award Floor: $300,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $18,100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 8
Description: In an effort to support the development and improvement of public health capacity of Immunization Information Systems (IIS) and their staff, the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD) at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), supported a pilot volunteer group of IIS in 2001 to explore the use of the IIS data to achieve public health goals. Following the success of this pilot, NCIRD formally established the IIS Sentinel Site Project, providing supplemental funding to awardees with high quality IIS data. Six awardees were funded during 2004-2007, eight during 2008-2012, and six during 2013-2017. Data from the IIS Sentinel Site Project have been increasingly used to monitor vaccine coverage, assess uptake of new vaccines, monitor vaccine shortages, assess compliance with national recommendations, and conduct other vaccine-related analyses. Examples of investigations include assessing vaccination coverage of seasonal influenza vaccine, uptake of meningococcal B vaccine, and providing data to inform discussions and recommendations by decision makers, including the Advisory Committee for Immunization Practices (ACIP). IIS have timely population-based provider-verified immunization data. Thus, they can serve as excellent data sources for vaccine studies, particularly when information is needed rapidly to inform public health activities and policy decisions. The high quality, completeness, and timeliness of the IIS Sentinel Sites’ data has positioned this consortium as the primary source of vaccination data during the early phases of a pandemic vaccine response. IIS Sentinel Sites have also made substantial contributions to evaluations of the IIS system functionality and the use of the IIS to support broader immunization program activities. Some examples include the development of analytic methodologies that are specific to IIS data (e.g., use of IIS for vaccine effectiveness studies) and interoperability solutions to address functionality issues between the IIS and EHR to ensure high quality data. Sentinel Site staff have also worked with CDC researchers to provide state perspectives on immunization issues and provided helpful feedback to communities such as the American Immunization Registry Association (AIRA) and workgroups including the Modeling of Immunization Registry Operation Workgroup (MIROW) in determining best practices in the immunization community. ­­­IIS Sentinel Sites have the primary responsibility to report data to CDC to monitor vaccine uptake, timely administration of doses, and vaccination coverage from the populations represented in the jurisdiction. Although the IIS Sentinel Sites are currently able to capture and report a high proportion of pediatric vaccinations, there are significantly fewer administered adult vaccine doses that are captured and reported to the IIS. One of the required components of this funding will be to continue improvements to the completeness, timeliness, and data quality for records of vaccinations administered to adults.
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2018 Pacific Northwest Bay-Watershed Education and Training

Funding Opportunity ID: 298006
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NOS-ONMS-2018-2005412
Opportunity Title: 2018 Pacific Northwest Bay-Watershed Education and Training
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.429
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are K-12 public and independent schools and school systems, institutions of higher education, community-based and nonprofit organizations, state or local government agencies, interstate agencies, and Indian tribal governments. For-profit organizations, foreign organizations, and foreign public entities are not eligible to apply; however, for-profit and foreign organizations and foreign public entities may participate as a project partner with an eligible applicant. Federal agencies are not allowed to receive funds under this announcement but may serve as collaborative project partners and may contribute services in kind. Individuals are not eligible to apply. While applicants do not need to be located in the targeted geographical regions specified in the program objectives, the primary participants of the projects must be located in the geographical regions specified in the program objectives. Additionally, priority will be given to applicants who 1) serve underserved or underrepresented audiences, 2) show prior experience in working in the Pacific Northwest region, and / or 3) demonstrate partnerships with local organizations in the Pacific Northwest region on proposed projects. The Department of Commerce/NOAA is strongly committed to broadening the participation of historically black colleges and universities, Hispanic serving institutions, tribal colleges and universities, and institutions that work in underserved areas. The NOAA B-WET program encourages proposals involving any of the above institutions as well as other organizations that work with underserved or underrepresented audiences.
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2017
Close Date: Dec 15, 2017
Last Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017
Award Ceiling: $60,000
Award Floor: $25,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $450,000
Expected Number of Awards: 9
Description: NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries (Olympic Coast National Marine Sanctuary office) is seeking proposals under the Pacific Northwest B-WET Program (http://olympiccoast.noaa.gov/ocean_literacy/bwet.html). The Pacific Northwest B-WET Program is a competitive, environmental education, grants program that promotes locally relevant, experiential learning in the K-12 environment. Funded projects provide Meaningful Watershed Educational Experiences (MWEEs) for students, related professional development for teachers, and help to support regional education and environmental priorities in the Pacific Northwest. This Federal funding opportunity meets NOAA’s Vision of healthy ocean ecosystems (http://www.noaa.gov/our-mission-and-vision ), helping to ensure that ocean, estuarine, and related ecosystems and the species that inhabit them are vibrant and sustainable in the face of challenges.
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Energy Efficiency Research and Development for Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles

Funding Opportunity ID: 298005
Opportunity Number: DE-FOA-0001815
Opportunity Title: Energy Efficiency Research and Development for Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Energy
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 81.086
Eligible Applicants: Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility”
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: DOE-NETL
Agency Name: Department of Energy
National Energy Technology Laboratory
Posted Date: Oct 17, 2017
Close Date: Jan 18, 2018
Last Updated Date: Oct 17, 2017
Award Ceiling: $1,500,000
Award Floor: $1,000,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $3,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 3
Description: The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) is issuing, on behalf of the Vehicle Technologies Office (VTO), this Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) entitled “Energy Efficiency Research and Development for Fluid-Power Systems In Off-Road Vehicles.” The objective of this FOA is to research technologies that can improve the energy efficiency of fluid power systems for commercial off-road vehicles .
Version: 1

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