Grant Opportunities

Request for Proposals

Mini Grant Opportunity for Florida Asthma Coalitions and Asthma Care Teams to Implement a New Program or Enhance an Existing Program to Deliver Asthma-Self Management Education

The Florida Asthma Coalition, with help from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Florida Department of Health and Health Council of Southeast Florida, is offering a grant opportunity to all organizations in Florida that have a plan to deliver asthma self-management education at a local level using a team-based care approach. The deadline to submit applications is 5:00 p.m. EDT, Friday, June 2, 2017.

Programs which receive a mini-grant through this competitive Request for Proposals will be required to implement a new program or enhance an existing program and track health outcomes of participants. To qualify, programs must either:

  1. Be a member of a local asthma coalition in Florida as recognized by the Florida Asthma Coalition:
    1. Community Asthma Partnership – Wolfson Children’s Hospital (CAPW)
    2. Tampa Bay Asthma Coalition (TBAC)
    3. South Florida Asthma Consortium
    4. Suncoast Pediatric Asthma Coalition
  2. Be a current or create a new local Asthma Care Team (ACT) in the state of Florida: comprised of representatives from a provider group (e.g. Federally Qualified Health Center or Patient Center Medical Home), school, hospital, pharmacy, local public health agency, housing entity and other partners the community deems beneficial.

This is a competitive funding opportunity. Priority will be given to applicants who are active members of the Florida Asthma Coalition.


The following are resources that may be helpful to you in developing your request for funding:

Inquiries About the RFP & Application

Questions about the RFP and application content may be asked during the Technical Assistance Call; otherwise, these types of questions should be submitted in writing via e-mail to Celine Ginsburg, Director of Planning, at Responses to submitted questions will be posted below within a week after it is received.

Contact:     Celine Ginsburg, MPH, CPH
The Florida Asthma Coalition


External Grant  Opportunities

Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - PAR-15-319 Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations to Ensure Equity (BRITE) in Maternal and Child Health (R15) (Closes 7/7/17)

TheEunice Kennedy ShriverNational Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) seeks to increase the diversity of the pool of researchers involved in health equity research related to NICHD mission areas including: preterm birth; infant mortality; sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS); maternal mortality; reproductive health; uterine fibroid tumors; childhood, adolescent, and/or adult obesity; violence prevention; perinatal HBV and HIV/AIDS prevention; HIV/AIDS prevention; asthma; intellectual and developmental disabilities; pediatric injury prevention; and medical rehabilitation. The goal of the Biomedical and Behavioral Research Innovations To Ensure Equity (BRITE) in maternal and child health program is to stimulate maternal and child health equity research within institutions eligible for the Academic Research Enhancement Award (AREA) R15 program.


Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - PA-14-316 Obesity and Asthma: Awareness and Self- Management (R01) (Closes 9/7/17)

The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement is to stimulate research to examine the relationship between asthma, obesity and self-management. The prevalence of both asthma and obesity has significantly risen in the past few decades. Although the association between these two conditions has been found in many studies, the exact mechanisms for how this association arises are unresolved to include self-management and achieving control. Because both of these conditions have their beginnings in early life, an aspect of the association between them that requires more understanding is their common exposures in early life and transition into adulthood.Studies that investigate the molecular pathways linking asthma and obesity are encouraged as long as the studies describe how this relates to self-management. In addition, intervention studies targeting asthma or obesity and their effects on each other, and possible mechanisms of action and effect on behavior, are encouraged.

Department of Health and Human Services / National Institutes of Health - PAR-16-413 NIAID Investigator Initiated Program Project Applications (P01) (Closes 9/7/19)

This Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) invites submission of investigator-initiated Program Project (P01) applications. The proposed programs may address scientific areas relevant to the NIAID mission including the biology, pathogenesis, and host response to microbes, including HIV; the mechanisms of normal immune function system development and function; and immune dysfunction resulting in autoimmunity, immunodeficiency, allergy, asthma, and transplant rejection; and translational research to develop vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics to prevent and treat infectious, immune-mediated, and allergic diseases. Each P01 application submitted to this FOA must include at least two related research projects that share a common central theme, focus, and/or overall objective.


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