Agency Offers $15M to Improve Birth Defects, Developmental Disabilities Research

Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (HHS); Program: Coordinating Center for Research to Promote the Health of Children with Birth Defects and People with Developmental and Other Disabilities (CFDA Number: 93.073) (Funding Opportunity Number: RFA-DD-17-001); Eligibility: State and tribal governments, public and private colleges and universities, tribes, nonprofits and for-profits; Funding: $15 million for one award (no match required); Deadline: Feb. 22.

Summary: Funding will support one central Coordinating Center to establish innovative partnerships with academic and other researchers to expand the scientific knowledge to promote the health and well-being of babies, children, and adults by studying and addressing the causes of birth defects. Specifically, the research must identify ways to help children reach their potential by understanding developmental disabilities; reduce complications of blood disorders; and improve the health of people living with disabilities.

Info: (NOFA); for questions about the upcoming opportunity, Natalie Darling, or (770) 488-5740.

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Frank Klimko is a nationally known journalist, grants expert and speech writer/speaker. He has years of experience helping nonprofits devise lists of the right funding opportunities and secure funding from these foundations and corporate entities. Clients have focused on an array of areas including child care, homeless, hunger and K-12 education. Additionally, he is a Freedom of Information Act expert, who has helped numerous clients with securing proprietary information from the federal government. Currently, Frank Klimko writes the Children & Youth Funding Report and Private Grants Alert, which are Washington DC-based publications. CYF is a daily publication covering Congress, the Education Dept. and the various federal regulatory agencies. PGA, another daily publication, covers the world of private philanthropy.
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