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Year 4 Call for Applications

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The B Free CEED: National Center of Excellence in the Elimination of Hepatitis B Disparities (B Free CEED) is pleased to announce the availability of funding opportunities for their Year 4 Legacy Pilot Projects.
 
About the Legacy Pilot Projects

The B Free CEED is committed to allocating $500,000 to fund Legacy Pilot Projects over a five-year period to support community-based participatory research projects dedicated to eliminating hepatitis B disparities in API communities. Pilot awards range from $25,000 to $40,000 of support for a one-year period. Within the year period, projects should be able to be accomplished and evaluated. There may be an option for additional year of funding depending on demonstrated productivity and need. Grantees will have priority to access technical and consultation support from the B Free CEED coalition.  Each year, the B Free CEED will fund two to four Legacy Pilot Projects.

Who Can Apply

The call for proposals is open to all community-based organizations, coalitions, health care organizations, social service organizations, health researchers, health professionals, and community advocates who currently work on or are interested in developing activities that address hepatitis B disparities in the API communities. Organizations and coalitions interested in applying must be non-profits with a 501 (c) 3 status.  Interested applicants who are currently receiving funds through any REACH US program are NOT eligible to apply.

Activities that are eligible for funding include but are not limited to:

* Community needs assessments
* Community asset mapping
* Health impact assessments
* Conducting trainings and workshops for different stakeholders
* Initiation of relevant community-based or systems level activities
* Local start-up activities of a community coalition
* Synthesis of evidence or practice-based approaches in a specific area
*  Develop or adopt culturally appropriate assessment instruments or methodologies
* Adapting B Free CEED local activities to other API groups

For Year 4 funding, we are giving special consideration to proposals that:

(1)   Identify best practices through evaluation of current hepatitis B activities
(2)  Conduct or build capacity to conduct policy advocacy or policy and systems-level change to address hepatitis B-related health disparities.

Past Legacy Pilot Projects have included capacity building and infrastructure development in Houston, Texas and Edison, New Jersey, assessing availability of hepatitis B services in small cities, and adapting B Free CEED social marketing activities in the Pacific Islander communities in Southern California and Vietnamese community in Northern Virginia.  For more information on our past projects, visit the Awardees page.

Projects based in the NYC area will be given equal consideration. 

The following costs will NOT be funded through the Legacy Pilot Project Grants:

* Indirect costs
* Clinical services (screening and vaccination)
* Equipment

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Requirements of Legacy Pilot Project Awardees

The award period is from October 1, 2010 to September 30, 2011. During this one year period, Legacy Pilot Projects are required to:

* After notification of award, include any revisions to the proposal as advised by Project Manager (if needed)
* Complete a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Project Manager
* Conduct at least one conference call a month with Project Manager to provide updates
* Complete progress report tables as required by the CDC REACH US Progress Reports. These progress reports are tentatively due in April 2011 and October 2011.
* Complete a mid-year report of the Legacy Pilot Project
* Submit a copy of any materials or data produced through the Legacy Pilot Project Funding
* Complete a final report of the Legacy Pilot Project
* Complete an end of year evaluation with B Free CEED External Evaluation Team

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Application Instructions

If you are interested in applying, please complete the following:

(1) Legacy Pilot Project Application
(2) Project Proposal (3-page maximum). The proposal should address the following:
*  A statement of goals and specific aims
*  Organizational capacity
*  Data collection plans and methods (if applicable)
*  Feasibility of the study
*  Sustainability beyond the one-year funding period
(3) Budget and budget justification (not included in the 3 page proposal)

The application can be found here in .doc or .pdf formats. Click the underlined links to redirect you to the application. 

Please send the application to B Free CEED by email at bfreeceed@gmail.com.  If possible, please try to send the application as one PDF file.

Because of the amount of applications we receive, please limit your application to the criteria listed above. Extra materials will not be reviewed by our Legacy Pilot Project Review Committee.  Incomplete applications will also not be considered for review.

We will be accepting applications until Wednesday, August 4, 2010, midnight PST.

Important Application Dates:

August 4, 2010: Last day to submit applications
August 5 – 11, 2010: Applicants receive confirmation that application has been received
August 4 – September 20, 2010:  Committee review of applications
September 20 – 24, 2010: Applicants are notified of status
October 1, 2010:  Project period begins

*We will be scheduling two conference calls during the week of July 12th to answer any questions and provide guidance and technical assistance regarding the application process. Please email Isha at isha.weerasinghe@nyumc.org if you would like to participate in one of these calls with your availability during that week.

Any additional questions about the application process should be directed to isha.weerasinghe@nyumc.org or (212) 263-4267.

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Application Review Process
Legacy Pilot Projects are awarded through a competitive process. Each application is reviewed by the Legacy Pilot Project Review Committee, which is co-chaired by one academic partner and one community partner of the B Free CEED Steering Committee. The Review Committee includes representatives from the B Free CEED coalition, past Legacy Pilot Project grantees, as well as national experts in the field of hepatitis B who represent academia, community-based organizations, community health centers, and social service agencies. To ensure a fair competitive process, representatives from community partner organizations who submit a Legacy Pilot Project application do not participate in the review of their own applications.

The Legacy Pilot Project Review Committee reviews each application according to the following domains:
* Compatibility with B Free CEED mission and goals
* Level of involvement of local community organizations and/or members
* Cultural and linguistic sensitivity
* Significance or need in target community
* Potential long-term impact of the project
* Feasibility and sustainability
* Innovation
* Commitment to advancing evidence-based activities and best practices 

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FAQs:

Are any applications given a higher priority?
Higher priority is given to applications from community partnerships and/or community coalitions, and those applicants who are focusing their applications on policy and systems-level changes. Preference will also be given to communities/small cities with emergent API populations.

What are considered indirect costs?
Indirect costs are specific to each project, but can generally be identified as extraneous costs to the project (i.e. costs of maintaining and operating facilities, salaries of general administration or executive officers).

What are ‘clinical services?’
These services are related to patient or clinical care. They include screening, patient visits, and vaccination costs. Clinical services are not funded through the Legacy Pilot Project Grants.

How do the grantees receive funds?
The CDC requires that payment only be given for the services rendered. Therefore, we cannot provide start-up costs for the pilot. The grant is paid out in 2-4 invoicing periods throughout the year.

 


 

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