PIC Library Closed Weds and Thursday 10/5-10/6 15 for staff development

Library staff will be available to help with holds, renewals, etc. on the new system on Friday morning 10/7/2011.

Grant Opportunities: Compiled by CO. Division of Behavioral Health, Health Communications, 4/1/11

Michael and Susan Dell Foundation
[http://www.msdf.org/Grants/default.aspx]
Program Grants: Urban Education, Childhood Health, Family Economic Stability
Deadline: Rolling
Amount: Open

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
[http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-09-231.html]
AHRQ Small Grant Program for Conference Support (R13)
Amount: $50,000
Deadline: Rolling

Jimmy Buffet Journal
[http://www.margaritaville.com/jimmybuffett.html]
Jimmy Buffet Singing for Change Grant
Deadline: Rolling
Amount: Grants range in size from $500.00 to $10,000.00 and are made on an annual basis.

Open Meadows Foundation
[http://www.openmeadows.org/]
The Open Meadows Foundation Grants for projects that are led by and benefit women and girls
Deadline: Rolling
Amount: Multiple grants up to $2000.00 each

Healthy People 2020
[http://www.healthypeople.gov/2020/implementing/funding.pdf]
Healthy People 2020 Action Plan Project: Request for Proposal
Deadline:  April 1, 2011, 7:00 PM ET,
Amount:  Open

US Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children & Families
[http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ANA-NA-0143]
Social and Economic Development Strategies
Deadline: April 01, 2011
Amount: $50,000 up to $400,000

Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service
Food Assistance and Nutrition Research Program (FY2011) Grant
Deadline: April 4, 2011
Amount: $100,000.00 up to $300,000.00

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Violence Against Women
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=74573]
OVW Fiscal Year 2011 Services, Training, Education and Policies to Reduce Sexual Assault, Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, and Stalking in Secondary Schools Grant Program
Deadline: April 06, 2011
Amount: Up to $500,000

Colorado Health Foundation
[http://www.advancingcaretogether.org/
Advancing Care Together (ACT
Deadline: April 11, 2011
Amount: Up to $50000 per year for 3 years

Corporation for National & Community Service
Social Innovation Fund
http://www.nationalservice.gov/for_organizations/funding/nofa_detail.asp?tbl_nofa_id=87
Amount: CNCS expects to make annual awards in the range of $1 million to $7 million
Deadline: April 12, 2011 5:00 PM ET

Center for Juvenile Justice Reform
[http://cjjr.georgetown.edu/jjsip/jjsip.html]
Juvenile Justice System Improvement Project Letters of Intent
Amount: Over $50,00
Deadline: April 14, 2011

Colorado Collaboration
[http://www.coloradocollaboration.org/]
Colorado Collaboration Award
Deadline: April 15, 2011
Amount: $50,000

Colorado Legacy Foundation
“Putting Policy into Practice for Healthy Colorado School Districts” Grants
Deadline: April 15, 2011, 5:00 PM
Amount: $10,000/Year (2-year funding cycle)

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, Center for Medicaid, CHIP and Survey & Certification
[http://www.insurekidsnow.gov/professionals/reports/chipra/2010_grant_solicitation.pdf]
CHIPRA Outreach and Enrollment Grants Opportunity
Voluntary Notice of Intent to Apply:  March 25, 2011
Deadline: April 18, 2011
Amount: $200000 up to $2.5 million

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance
[http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/11FieldInitiatedSol.pdf]
Encouraging Innovation: Field-Initiated Programs FY 2011 Competitive Grant
Amount: up to $350,000
Deadline:  April 21, 2011, 11:59 PM ET

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office for Victims of Crime
[http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/ovc/grants/pdftxt/FY2011_NCVRW_CAP.pdf]
OVC FY 2011 National Crime Victims’ Rights Week Community Awareness Project
Amount: One cooperative agreement will be made in the amount of $375,000.
Deadline:  April 21, 2011, 8:00 PM ET

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=72794]
NIMHD Science Education Initiative (R25) Grant
Deadline: April 21, 2011
Amount: up to $350,000

US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Assistance
[http://www.ojp.gov/BJA/grant/11SmartPolicingSol.pdf]
Smart Policing Initiative FY 2011 Competitive Grant Announcement
Deadline: April 21, 2011
Amount: Up to $500,000

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Recovery Community Services Program (RCSP) Supplements
http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2011/ti_11_004.aspx
Amount: Up to $150,000
Deadline: April 21, 2011

Alcoa Foundation
Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship
http://www.alcoa.com/global/en/community/foundation/info_page/partnerships_leadership.asp
Amount: $5,000
Deadline: April 22, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=74253]
Drug Free Communities Mentoring Program
Deadline: April 25, 2011
Amount: Up to $75000

Department of Agriculture, Utilities Programs
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=74613]
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant
Deadline: April 25, 2011
Amount: $50,000 up to $500,000

US Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities
Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program
http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2011-02-24/html/2011-4137.htm
Amount: $50,000 up to $500,000
Deadline: April 25, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Effective Strategies to Reduce Motor Vehicle Injuries Among American Indians/Alaska Natives (Teens) Grant
http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=81833
Amount: Up to $32,000
Deadline: April 25, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration.
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=79373]
Minority Fellowship Program Grant
Amount: $300,000 – $900,000
Deadline:  April 26, 2011

Department of Commerce
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=79473]
Market Development Cooperator Program 2011 Grant
Amount: Up to $500,000
Deadline: April 27, 2011

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Mobilizing Action Toward Community Health: Community Grants Program
Amount: Up to S200, 000.00
Deadline: April 27, 2011, 3:00 PM EDT

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Violence Against Women
OVW FY 2011 Tribal Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Coalition Program
http://www.ovw.usdoj.gov/docs/tribal-domestic-fy2011.pdf
Amount: Up to $300,000
Deadline: April 28, 2011

Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP FY 2011 Second Chance Act Juvenile Mentoring Initiative
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2011/2ndChanceActJuvMentoring.pdf
Amount: Up to $625,000
Deadline: May 2, 2011

Environmental Protection Agency
2011 HEALTHY COMMUNITIES GRANT PROGRAM
http://epa.gov/region1/eco/uep/pdfs/2011-HC-Application-Guidance.pdf
Amount: $5,000 up to $40,000
Deadline: May 2, 2011 initial Summaries

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=43560]
National Cooperative Drug Discovery and Development Groups (NCDDDG) for the Treatment of Mental Disorders, Drug or Alcohol Addiction (U01/U19), Modification 2
Deadline: May 07, 2011
Amount: Cooperative Agreement

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
[www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=43552]
International Research Collaboration on Alcohol and Alcoholism (U01), Modification 1
Deadline: May 07, 2011
Amount: Cooperative Agreement

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
[http://www07.grants.gov/search/search.do?&mode=VIEW&oppId=74134]
Family and Interpersonal Relationships in an Aging Context (R01) Grant
Earliest Submission Date: May 5, 2011
Deadline: May 8, 2014

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
[http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-128.html]
Prescription Drug Misuse (R21)
Expiration Date: May 08, 2011
Amount: Up to$275,000

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP FY 2011 Mentoring for Youth with Disabilities Initiative
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2011/MentoringDisabilities.pdf
Amount: Up to $300,000
Deadline: May 16, 2011

Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs
OJJDP FY 2011 Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Assessment, Strategic Planning, and Implementation Initiative Grant
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2011/EUDLDiscretionary.pdf
Amount: Up to $800,000
Deadline: May 16, 2011

Department of Justice, Bureau of Justice Assistance
Harold Rogers Prescription Drug Monitoring Program FY 2011 Competitive Grant
http://www.ojp.usdoj.gov/BJA/grant/11PDMPsol.pdf
Amount: Up to $400,000.00
Deadline: May 19, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Standing Announcement for Supplemental Services for Recently Arrived Refugees Grant
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ORR-RU-0149
Amount: $75,000 up to $200,000
Deadline: Rolling—FY 2011 May 20, 2011; FY 2012 March 16, 2012; FY 13 March 15, 2013

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
OJJDP FY 2011 Community-Based Violence Prevention Demonstration Program
http://www.ojjdp.gov/grants/solicitations/FY2011/Community-BasedViolence.pdf
Amount: Up to $2.2 M
Deadline: May 23, 2011

Liberty Media Corp.
Colorado Youth Programs
www.libertymedia.com/liberty-gives.asp
Amount $1,000 up to $150,000
Deadline May 31, 2011

Health Impact Project
Health Impact Assessment Grants
http://www.healthimpactproject.org/project/opportunities
Amount: 25,000 to 125, 000
Deadline: June 1, 2011

Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families
Preferred Communities Program Grant
http://www.acf.hhs.gov/grants/open/foa/view/HHS-2011-ACF-ORR-RP-0180
Amount: $50,000 up to $200,000
Deadline: June 06, 2011

Health Impact Project
[http://www.healthimpactproject.org/news/project/new-funding-opportunity-with-the-health-impact-project]
Advancing Smarter Polices for Healthier Communities
Amount: $25,000 – $125,000
Deadline: June 1, 2011 5:00 PM EDT

Digging Into Data Challeng
[http://www.diggingintodata.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=TmrE8XiBAFw%3d&tabid=149]
Digging Into Data Challenge
Amount: $25,000 up to $175,000
Deadline: June 16, 2011, 11:59 PM GMT

Department of Health and Human Services, National Institutes of Health
[http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-08-242.html]
Reducing Risk Behaviors by Promoting Positive Youth Development (R03)
Expiration Date:  September 08, 2011
Amount: Up to $250,000/$500,0000

What’s up with the bath salts thing? An explanation of sorts.

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There has been a recent flurry of press coverage related to the use and abuse of “bath salts.” This post is a summary of information coming to the PIC Library staff from various channels.

One thing to understand, is that these are not the Epsom salts or cosmetic bath salts that we normally think of (so please kids, don’t go getting any funny ideas). These products are said to contain either mephedrone (4-methylmethcathinone) or MDPV (3,4-methylenedioxypyrovalerone) or both.

They are synthetic stimulants with reported hallucinogenic properties (“designer drugs”) packaged  and marketed as bath salts to avoid attention and FDA regulation.  Products are sold in little packets online and convenience retail stores with names such as Cloud 9, Ivory Wave, Ocean, Charge Plus, White Lightning, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Red Dove and White Dove (reference).

In fact in a recent statement by Jay Ansell, Vice President, Cosmetics Program, Personal Care Products Council, the difference has been described in an effort to protect the reputation of “real bath salts”:

“Two designer drugs, mephedrone and methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV), are being sold over the Internet as “research chemicals,” “plant food” or “bath salts.”… These fake products have nothing to do with real bath salts made by reputable health, cosmetic and personal care products companies…Designer drugs like these are created specifically to get around existing drug laws, as in the case of the cannabis substitute Spice, sold as an exotic incense blend…”

Mephedrone is a synthetic stimulant with a long history, that was banned across Europe in December 2010 and has gained recent attention from several US local, state, and federal agencies. Methylenedioxypyrovalerone (MDPV)  has been around for a shorter time.  Both substances are said to be structurally related to cathinone, an active alkaloid found in the khat plant.

According to an email forward we received originating from Barbara Ryan, of the SilverGate Group:

  • MDPV and mephedrone are both stimulants with action similar to amphetamines.  Thus they appear to carry risk of addiction and complications from stimulant use including heart rate and blood pressure increases. The drugs appear to be most commonly snorted, but may also be smoked or even injected.
  • As of now, these two drugs are not controlled by the DEA.  Thus, as long as they are not sold for human consumption, they are legal to buy and possess in states where bans have not been put in place (including Colroado).
  • The ONDCP has issued a statement about these drugs, and it appears that the DEA is studying them as well.
  • There are no research studies on the effects of these drugs on humans, and thus their true risks are unknown. Also, there are no reliable estimates available about prevalence of their use, either on or off college campuses. While use is probably very low right now, the current media attention being given to this class of drug may spark interest.
  • The public should be educated that these are potent drugs and their legal status in no way implies that they are safe.
  • There are numerous accounts of hospitalizations from these drugs.
  • Also, it’s important that everyone understand that snorting actual bath salts is not what is happening. Misunderstanding this may lead to some rather ugly poisoning cases as misinformed young people attempt to get high with the wrong type of product.  Again, it does not appear that these drugs were ever truly manufactured as a bath salt. They are sold by the gram in smoke shops, not by the pound in bath and body stores.

PIC Library Closed Tuesday, 2-1 for inclement weather. Bundle up!

Our organization closes it’s doors on days that Jefferson County Public Schools or Denver Public Schools close for snow days.  JeffCo has announced a closure.

The drop box is available for returns, though any items due 2/1 will not be considered late if we receive them when we reopen.

Colorado DBH Prevention Health Communications, In the News for 1/18/2011

Source: DBH email, 1/20/2011

Attached is the January 18, 2011 edition of the DBH Prevention Community Programs, Prevention Health Communications, In the News and Resources weekly.

In the News is a collection of hyperlinks to current prevention articles, broadcasts, reports, press releases, funding announcements, conferences and events, training and more that are relevant to the prevention and reduction of the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Contents include stories on the following topics:

  • National Health Awareness
  • General
  • Disparities/Poverty
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Healthcare Reform
  • Alcohol
  • Marijuana
  • Tobacco
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Other Substances
  • Suicide
  • Violence
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Technology

Click here to access Prevention Health Communications, In the News and Resources weekly, 1/18/2011 (pdf)

Grant Opportunities: Compiled by CO. Division of Behavioral Health, Health Communications, 1/21/11

OWH Reducing Health Disparities and Achieving Health Equity: Addressing Depression Among Racial and Ethnic Minority or Undeserved Women and Girls
Deadline: Applications must be received no later than February 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT)

OWH FY 2011 Reducing Health Disparities by Preventing Obesity among Minority and Undeserved Women and Girls
Deadline: Applications must be received no later than February 10, 2011 at 5:00 p.m. Mountain Time (MT)

OJJD Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Block Grants Program
Deadline: All applications are due by 8:00 p.m., Eastern Time, February 15, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Tribal Youth National Mentoring Program
Deadline: February 28, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Multi-State Mentoring Initiative
Deadline: All application are due by 1:59 p.m. Eastern Time, on February 28, 2011

OJJDP FY 2011 Comprehensive Anti-Gang Strategies and Programs
Deadline: All applications are due by 11:59 p.m., Eastern Time, on March 11, 2011.

SAMHSA FY 2011 Cooperative Agreements for State-Sponsored Youth Suicide Prevention and Early Intervention (Short Title: State and Tribal Youth Suicide Prevention Grants)
Deadline: Applications are due by February 16, 2011

SAMHSA FY 2011 Campus Suicide Prevention Grants
Deadline: Applications are due by March 4, 2011

SAMHSA FY 2011 Drug Free Communities Support Program
Deadline: Applications are due by March 18, 2011

NOFA FY 2010 Rural Innovation Fund Program
Deadline: February 23, 2011

OAJJA FY2011 Juvenile Diversion Program
Deadline: All applications are due by 3:00 PM MST, February 3, 2011.

OAJJA FY2011 EDWARD BYRNE MEMORIAL JUSTICE ASSISTANCE GRANT PROGRAM (JAG)
Deadline: All applications are due no later than 3:00 PM MST, February 25, 2011

PIC Library launches a new library catalog, AspenCat

We have an exciting new library catalog!AspenCat Logo

BUT PLEASE NOTE: all PIC Library clients will require a new library card to:

  1. place holds
  2. renew online, or
  3. login to any library databases.

You can pick it up on your next visit, or request one to be mailed to you now!

Click here to request a new library card!