[CDC Kids' Health] Vital Signs: Exposure to Electronic Cigarette Advertising Among Middle School and High School Students — United States, 2014

Approximately seven in 10 U.S. middle and high school students were exposed to e-cigarette advertisements in 2014. Exposure to e-cigarette advertisements might contribute to increased use of e-cigarettes among youths.

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SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts

Funding Opportunity ID: 298784
Opportunity Number: TI-18-008
Opportunity Title: SAMHSA Treatment Drug Courts
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.243
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are state, local, and tribal governments with direct involvement with the adult treatment drug court/Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, such as: • State governments; the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply. • Governmental units within political subdivisions of a state, such as a county, city or town, and individual adult treatment drug courts. • Federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) tribes, tribal organizations, and consortia of tribes or tribal organizations. Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of AI/ANs which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body, or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization, and which includes the maximum participation of AI/ANs in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval. A single tribe in the consortium must be the legal applicant, the recipient of the award, and the entity legally responsible for satisfying the grant requirements. Eligible adult drug court models include Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, Driving While Intoxicated (DWI)/Driving Under the Influence (DUI) Courts, Co-Occurring Drug and Mental Health Courts, Veterans Treatment Courts, and Municipal Courts using the problem solving model. Public and private nonprofit organizations, such as SUD treatment providers, have a pivotal supporting role in treatment drug court programs and may be sub-recipients/contractors to the applicant. However, they are not the catalysts for entry into drug courts and are, therefore, restricted from applying. SAMHSA strongly believes that the court is in the best position to administer this program because the court partners with selected treatment providers on the course of treatment for drug court clients. It is allowable for an eligible entity to apply on behalf of one or more ATDC or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts, either through a single application or several applications. When the state/local/tribal government (city/county) or eligible entity applies on behalf of an ATDC or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Court, the applicant will be the award recipient and the entity responsible for satisfying the grant requirements. When multiple jurisdictions apply within one application, Letters of Commitment from each ATDC and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness judge must be included in Attachment 1 stating they intend to meet the grant and reporting requirements. This grant program is not intended to provide start-up funds to create new ATDCs or Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. Eligible drug courts must be operational on or before September 1, 2018. Operational is defined as a having a set of cases and seeing clients in the drug court. By signing the cover page (SF-424) of the application, the authorized representative of the applicant organization is certifying that the treatment drug court is applying for funds is operational, as defined above, on or before September 1, 2018. ATDCs and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts funded in FY 2016 under announcement TI-16-009 and FY 2017 under announcement TI-17-001 are not eligible to apply for this program.
Agency Code: HHS-SAMHS-SAMHSA
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Adminis
Posted Date: Dec 22, 2017
Close Date: Feb 21, 2018
Last Updated Date: Dec 22, 2017
Award Ceiling: $400,000
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $15,200,000
Expected Number of Awards: 38
Description: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT) is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2018 Grants to Expand Substance Abuse Treatment Capacity in Adult Treatment Drug Courts (ATDC) and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts. The purpose of this program is to expand substance use disorder (SUD) treatment services in existing adult problem solving courts, and adult Tribal Healing to Wellness courts, which use the treatment drug court model in order to provide SUD treatment (including recovery support services, screening, assessment, case management, and program coordination) to defendants/offenders. Recipients will be expected to provide a coordinated, multi-system approach designed to combine the sanctioning power of treatment drug courts with effective SUD treatment services to break the cycle of criminal behavior, alcohol and/or drug use, and incarceration or other penalties. Applicants should propose to increase access and availability of services to a larger number of clients increasing the number of individuals served and the gaps in the continuum of treatment for individuals in these courts who have treatment needs for SUD and/or co-occurring substance use and mental disorders. Grant funds must be used to serve people diagnosed with a SUD as their primary condition. SAMHSA will use discretion in allocating funding for these awards, taking into consideration the specific drug court model (ATDCs and Adult Tribal Healing to Wellness Courts), as appropriate, the number of applications received per model type, and geographic distribution.
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Reinforcing Africa's Public Health System to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats.

Funding Opportunity ID: 299641
Opportunity Number: CDC-RFA-GH18-1849
Opportunity Title: Reinforcing Africa's Public Health System to prevent, detect and respond to public health threats.
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.318
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: This is a sole source eligible NOFO for the African Union
Agency Code: HHS-CDC-CGH
Agency Name: Department of Health and Human Services
Centers for Disease Control – CGH
Posted Date: Dec 22, 2017
Close Date: Feb 22, 2018 Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m., ET, on the listed application due date.
Last Updated Date: Dec 22, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $50,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Description: This is a sole source NOFO request for the AU- Africa CDC Initiative. This purpose of this NOFO is to strengthen and reinforce Africa's public health systems to prevent, detect and respond quickly and effectively to public health threats, using evidence based programs and interventions. The African continent has recorded several successes in assuring global health, including progress made on many objectives of the Millennium Development Goals, and combating the Ebola Epidemic. However, the Ebola outbreak revealed the need for stronger, coordinated public health systems and infrastructure in Africa, in order to efficiently detect, prevent and respond to public health threats. This NOFO will implement strategies to improve national public health systems and institutions in Africa by strengthening surveillance systems, laboratory networks, information systems, emergency response and preparedness, public health investigation capacities and health promotion activities on the continent through the African Union/Africa CDC.
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Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)

Funding Opportunity ID: 298909
Opportunity Number: PAR-18-244
Opportunity Title: Collaborative Innovation Award, Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) Program (U01 Clinical Trial Optional)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Category of Funding Activity: Health
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 93.350
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); 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: Nov 21, 2017
Close Date: Jul 11, 2018
Last Updated Date: Nov 21, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding: $9,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The purpose of this funding opportunity announcement (FOA) is to invite applications to stimulate innovative collaborative research in the NCATS Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium.
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[CDC Kids' Health] Abnormal Cholesterol Among Children and Adolescents in the United States, 2011–2014

One in five youths had high total cholesterol, low high-density lipoprotein (HDL) cholesterol, or high non-HDL cholesterol.

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[CDC Kids' Health] QuickStats: Percentage* of Children and Adolescents Aged =17 Years Whose Usual Place of Sick Care is a Clinic or Health Center,† by Race/Ethnicity§ and Metropolitan Status of Residence¶ — National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2014**

In 2014, children living in nonmetropolitan areas were most likely (34%) to have a clinic or health center as their usual place of sick care, followed by children in large metropolitan areas (30%) and children in small metropolitan areas (20%).

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Investor Bulletin: 10 Questions to Consider Before Opening a 529 Account

The SEC’s Office of Investor Education and Advocacy is issuing this Investor Bulletin to answer questions that may arise when investing in a 529 plan account. Please also see our companion Bulletin, An Introduction to 529 Plans, for background information on the plans.

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Marine Turtle Conservation Fund

Funding Opportunity ID: 298962
Opportunity Number: F18AS00038
Opportunity Title: Marine Turtle Conservation Fund
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Cooperative Agreement
Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Community Development
Education
Environment
Natural Resources
Regional Development
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 15.645
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: DOI-FWS
Agency Name: Department of the Interior
Fish and Wildlife Service
Posted Date: Nov 22, 2017
Close Date: Jan 22, 2018
Last Updated Date: Nov 22, 2017
Award Ceiling: $80,000
Award Floor: $10,000
Estimated Total Program Funding: $1,500,000
Expected Number of Awards: 30
Description: The Marine Turtle Conservation Fund (MTCA) is soliciting proposals for the conservation of marine turtles (Chelonia mydas, Caretta caretta, Dermochelys coriacea, Eretmochelys imbricata, Lepidochelys olivacea, Lepidochelys kempii) throughout their range outside of the United States and its territories. The U.S. Government enacted the Marine Turtle Conservation Act (MTCA) of 2004 in response to the decline of many marine turtle populations worldwide and the serious threats to their long-term survival. The primary purpose of the Act is to provide financial support for projects that conserve nesting populations and habitat and address other threats to the survival of marine turtles in foreign countries. The goal of this program is to reduce threats to marine turtles in their natural habitat. Proposals should identify specific conservation actions that have a high likelihood of creating lasting benefits. Project activities that emphasize data collection and status assessment should describe a direct link to management action, and explain how lack of information has been a key limiting factor for management action in the past. Proposals that do not identify how actions will reduce threats or that do not demonstrate a strong link between data collection and management action will be disqualified. Proposed project work should occur within the species range, outside of the United States. If work is to be conducted outside of the species range, the proposal should show a clear relevance to its conservation.
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Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund

Funding Opportunity ID: 299647
Opportunity Number: NOAA-NMFS-WCRO-2018-2005484
Opportunity Title: Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Environment
Natural Resources
Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 11.438
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: Eligible applicants are the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and federally-recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska).
Agency Code: DOC
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
Posted Date: Dec 22, 2017
Close Date: Mar 19, 2018
Last Updated Date: Dec 22, 2017
Award Ceiling: $25,000,000
Award Floor: $1
Estimated Total Program Funding: $65,000,000
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: NOAA announces the availability of Federal funding, authorized pursuant to Fiscal Year 2018 Public Law (name and number to be identified upon approval), for necessary expenses associated with the restoration of Pacific salmon populations. The Pacific Coastal Salmon Recovery Fund (PCSRF) program makes such funding available to the States of Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Nevada, California, and Alaska, and federally recognized tribes of the Columbia River and Pacific Coast (including Alaska) for projects necessary for the conservation of salmon and steelhead populations that are listed as threatened or endangered, or identified by a State as at-risk to be so-listed, for maintaining populations necessary for exercise of tribal treaty fishing rights or native subsistence fishing, or for the conservation of Pacific coastal salmon and steelhead habitat. This announcement outlines the priorities and guidelines that will be used to award funding to eligible entities.
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[CDC Kids' Health] HIV-Related Risk Behaviors Among Male High School Students Who Had Sexual Contact with Males — 17 Large Urban School Districts, United States, 2009–2013

The findings in this report do not provide evidence that HIV-related risk behaviors alone drive the higher numbers of HIV diagnoses among young black MSM compared with young Hispanic and white MSM.

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