B Free CEED’s Year 5 Legacy Pilot Projects Call for Applications

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 5 Legacy Pilot Projects.

B Free CEED’s mission is to serve as a national resource and expert center for the development, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based best practices that contribute to eliminating hepatitis B-related disparities among Asian Pacific Islanders (API).  A coalition of NYU School of Medicine and local and national agencies, B Free CEED is one of eighteen Centers of Excellence in the Elimination of Disparities funded in 2007 under the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health Across the U.S. (REACH U.S.) program of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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. 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.

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

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 Projects, visit: http://bfree.med.nyu.edu/projects/legacy-projects.

Application Instructions
If you are interested in applying, please complete the following:
(1) Legacy Pilot Project Application (Available here: http://hepatitis.med.nyu.edu/projects/legacy-projects)
(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)

We will be accepting applications until Friday, July 15, 2011, midnight PST.

Important Application Dates:
June 8, 2011: A technical assistance conference call will be held at 2pm est to address any questions you may have about the application.
June 29, 2011: A technical assistance webinar will be held at 2pm est to give guidance about the application process, and answer any questions you may have about the application.

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