April Grants Newsletter

This month, the Centers for Habilitation, the EAR Foundation of Arizona, and ResilientMe were awarded over $1,012,000 in grants to remove barriers for people with disabilities, provide universal newborn hearing screening tests and intervention, and workshops for youth transitioning from foster care to adulthood.

Congratulations to this month’s grant recipients!

Available grant opportunities include funding to crop protection products, recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive parents, and criminal justice research.    

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Grants Awarded in CD 9 and Arizona




U.S. Department of Health and Human Services


EAR Foundation of Arizona awarded $143,824 for Universal Newborn Hearing Screening and Intervention



This grant will focus on ensuring that infants receive diagnostic evaluations by three months of age, are enrolled in early intervention by six months of age and receive parent to parent support throughout their journey. Early identification allows access to communication during critical brain development.


ASU’s Dr. Wei Liu awarded $400,000 for Structure and Function Studies of Human Dopamine Receptors



This grant will be used to focus on resolving the structure of human dopamine D2 receptor, an important member involved in drug addiction. The structural information obtained from this study will facilitate rational design of safer and more efficient therapeutics for drug abuse.

Arizona Community Foundation- The Black Philanthropy Initiative

ResilientMe awarded $5,000 for Workshops



This grant will be utilized to provide youth with invaluable workshops that prepare them to successfully transition out of foster care and into adulthood. The workshops focus on youth ages 15-21 who have experienced the foster care system. The workshops increase critical thinking skills, improves goals setting habits and teach youth to be more resilient which increases their chance of having a successful transition into adulthood. The grant from BPI allows ResilientMe to provide interactive workshops to additional youth across the valley.       



Arizona Diamondbacks Foundation


The Centers for Habilitation (TCH) awarded $100,000 to renovate the backyard at the Day Program



This grant will be used to remove barriers to outdoor recreation areas so that individuals of all abilities are able to utilize the backyard at the Day Program.

National Science Foundation


ASU’s Dr. Fengbo Ren awarded $290,897 for Building Energy-Efficient Internet-of-Things (IoT) Frameworks



This grant will be used to develop a data-driven and hardware-friendly IoT framework to fundamentally address the unmet energy efficiency need of IoT and especially wearable applications. The research outcomes will directly impact long-term environmental sensing for monitoring the airborne quality, radiation, water quality, hazardous chemicals, and many other environmental indicators.


ASU’s Dr. Edward Garnero awarded $72,612 for Antarctic Seismic Investigations of Ultralow Velocity Zones (ULVZs) Structure




This grant will be used to study Ultralow Velocity Zones (ULVZs). The researchers will use existing seismic date to map an unexplored area under Antarctica and interpret the nature of the ULVZs. This research will help better understanding of thermal and chemical evolution of our planet.



Grant Opportunities

U.S. Department of Justice

2017 BJS Visiting Fellows: Criminal Justice Statistics Programs


This grant aims to facilitate collaboration between academic scholars and government researchers in survey methodology, statistics, economics, and social sciences to further knowledge about and understanding of the criminal justice system.

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Research and Evaluation on Drugs and Crime 2017


This grant seeks investigator-initiated proposals to conduct research on criminal justice activities including criminal investigation and prosecution, and drug intelligence and community surveillance.

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U.S. Department of Agriculture

Minor Crop Pest Management Program Interregional Research Project


This grant seeks to enable the crop protection industry to provide safe, effective, and economical crop protection products for growers and consumers of minor/specialty crops.

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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services



This grant aims to establish a multi-faceted national AdoptUSKids project designed to assist States, Tribes, and Territories in the recruitment and retention of foster and adoptive parents for children in public foster care.

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