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Funding Opportunity Announcement: Community Organization ENGAGE Awards
1. Funding Opportunity Description
The Mississippi IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (MS-INBRE) invites community organizations to apply for the Community Organization Proposal Awards. The Community Organization Proposal Awards are intended to provide funding for community organizations to lead the development of grant proposals that address Mississippi’s top public health issues.
Project ideas must focus on serving racial/ethnic minorities, rural or disadvantaged populations, or other medically underserved groups AND align with one of the following three areas:
The Community Proposal Awards occurs in two competitive phases: the ENGAGE Award and PROPOSE Award. Awards will support the meaningful involvement of community organizations with our Community Engagement and Training Core faculty who have grant experience and expertise in lifestyle behaviors (i.e., nutrition, physical activity, sleep) and interventions, mental health, body composition and cardiometabolic outcomes assessment, health communication techniques, health promotion/outreach, digital health innovations, and cardiometabolic diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension, obesity and HIV/AIDS.
Eligible applicants include community organizations. For this award, a community organization is defined as a non-Federal or non-academic organization whose primary purpose is to provide goods, services, support, resources, or advocacy to members of a Mississippi community. Examples of eligible organizations include faith-based organizations, public healthcare systems, school districts, social services agencies, non-federal government agencies (including local, regional, Tribal or state level governments and their respective departments of public health, commerce, labor, transportation, housing and recreation). Community organizations must also have appropriate systems, policies and procedures in place to manage funds and activities.
Academic research centers and academic healthcare organizations are not eligible to apply for these awards, however, individual academic researchers can be involved as key collaborators and partners of the community organizations.
Total allowable direct costs: $20,000/year for 1 year. Indirect costs (F&A) are in addition to the allowable direct costs.
4. Key Dates
5. Letter of Intent Requirements due April 17th
a. Submit a one-page letter (“LOI.pdf”) that includes the following:
6. Full Application Submission Requirements – Invited Applicants Only - due May 31st
a. Fp1 - NIH Face Page
b. Fp2 - Summary, Relevance, Project Performance Sites, Key Personnel, Other Significant Contributors
c. Fp4 - Detailed Budget for 1 year project period (“Budget.pdf”). Allowable costs include:
d. Fp5 - Budget Justification: justify in detail all proposed expenses (“Justification.pdf”; all combined as one document and no more than 3 pages in length per individual). All items requested in the budget are to be used during the award period. Use continuation pages as needed.
e. Biosketch, CV or Resume for project personnel (“Senior/Key.pdf”; all combined as one document and no more than 3 pages in length per individual)
f. Specific Aims (“Aims.pdf”; no more than 1 page total composed of three paragraphs that summarize the Project Plan section as 1. Significance, 2. Investigators and Organizational Capacity and 3. Project Planning Process)
g. Project Plan (“Application.pdf”; no more than 3 pages total) should be organized in and include the following sections to facilitate the review process:
ii. Community Investigators
iii. Organizational Capacity
iv. Project Planning Process
7. MS INBRE External Advisory Board Meeting – July
Invited applicants will be requested to appear at the MS INBRE External Advisory Board meeting to provide a proposal presentation.