Important Research on Biopsychosocial Factors of Social Connectedness on Wellbeing

The Department of Health and Human Services is offering grants for three varying research projects involving social relationships and how they affect human wellness. They are accepting applications for mechanistic clinical studies, research not involving clinical studies, and basic experimental studies with human participants. It is well-established that social-ties, or lack thereof, impact overall health and wellbeing and the Department of Health and Human Services seeks to understand why more clearly. They hope that they can use this research to apply in the improvement of multiple domains of health research, which can then be implemented in the medical field. 


“Application budgets are not limited but need to reflect the actual needs of the proposed project”


IHEs, Nonprofits, For-Profit Organizations, Local Governments, State Governments, County Governments, City or Township Governments, Special District Governments, Indian/Native American Tribal Governments, Federal Governments, Eligible Agencies of the Federal Government, U.S. Territory or Possession, Other, Independent School Districts, Public Housing Authorities/Indian Housing Authorities, Native American Tribal Organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments), Faith-based or Community-based Organizations, Regional Organizations, Non-domestic (non-U.S.) Entities (Foreign Institutions)


Up to 5 years


Earliest Submission Date: May 21, 2022
View attachments at the bottom of this post for more information on deadlines.





For more information about how these grants differ and other questions you may have, visit the grant pages PAR-21-352, PAR-21-350, PAR-21-349.


21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC)

The 21st Century Community Learning Center’s (CLCC) program provides opportunities for children who come from economically disadvantaged families and attend low performing schools to receive academic supports. School districts, schools, community based organizations, including faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, city or county government agencies, for-profit corporations and other public or private entities are eligible for CCLC grants.

The Ohio Department of Education’s Office of Improvement and Innovation administers the CLCC grant program. This federally funded program supports high-quality, out-of-school time learning opportunities and related activities for students who attend eligible schools. Recent flexibility from the U.S. Department of Education allows 21st Century funds to be used for expanded learning time programming during the school day, week or year in addition to out-of-school time.

The deadline for all Fiscal Year 2021 21st Century Community Learning Center applications is April 24, 2020, at 5 pm.
The U.S. Department of Education annually provides 21st Century funds to states to support activities pursuant to implementing expanded learning time and out-of-school time that clearly align academic services to the identified needs of students and state academic standards. Funding for this grant is contingent upon the Department’s receipt of federal funding.
Grant application period: Monday, March 2, 2020, at 8 am through Friday, April 24, 2020, at 5 pm.
Submission of grant application: Applicants must submit applications through the Comprehensive Continuous Improvement Plan (CCIP), the Department’s grants application system. No extensions will be permitted once the CCIP closes. The superintendent/CCIP authorized representative of the submitting organization must give final approval of the application in the CCIP prior to the deadline. 

The State of Ohio seeks to better understand Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) initiatived and capabilities on university campuses

April 4, 2018

Dear President Wilson,

Ohio has a rich history in aviation and that legacy continues today.  Cleveland is home to NASA’s Glenn Research Center and the Air Force Research Laboratory is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio.  On the aerospace manufacturing side, Ohio is the number one supplier to both Airbus and Boeing making Ohio a critical state for both manufacturing and aerospace research and development.

Building on this long-standing tradition of innovation in aviation technology, the State of Ohio has identified unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) (see the UAS Addendum for more information) technology as a key industry to enhance economic development by leveraging our in-state talent.  Ohio has an opportunity to become national leaders by overcoming many regulatory and logistical challenges that are currently holding back the advancement of UAS.  The solution to many of these challenges can be solved by unifying, sharing new ideas and working through the regulatory and technological barriers in the UAS industry.

The biggest barrier in advancing UAS is the inability, under current regulations, to fly UAS beyond visual line-of site.  In an attempt to be a leading state in overcoming this barrier, Ohio has made significant investments in cutting-edge UAS technologies.  A particularly unique asset in this endeavor is a 200,000 square mile airspace in Springfield, Ohio that will be using three individual Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) radar sites for a Ground-Based Detect and Avoid (GBDAA) system.  The GBDAA system operates as an air traffic control management system for UAS.  This technology, which overlaps multiple radar signals to increase accuracy in detection, will become one of the safest places in the country to operate UAS and will lead the way for early beyond visual line-of-site operations in the National Airspace System.  Additionally, the GBDAA system should help waive restrictions on UAS altitude, weight, and speed thus increasing test capabilities for our region.

Ohio is also fortunate to have a strong network of colleges and universities that regularly create solutions to complex problems.  Innovative work in UAS is no exception.  The investment in the GBDAA represents a great opportunity for the state to advance its UAS efforts by leveraging the airspace in Springfield to advance UAS initiatives taking place on your campus.  The GBDAA system is in the final phase of completion and regular UAS testing is scheduled to begin this summer.

To better assess the potential of meaningful collaborations with our colleges and universities in this space, we would like to gain a thorough understanding of the nature and scope of UAS initiatives and capabilities on your campus.  Our plan is to use the developed inventory to identify opportunities and target resources to accelerate cutting-edge UAS ideas into practice.  We are also exploring the possibility of convening our institutions around this topic to discuss long-term strategic direction.  The information you provide will ensure that any such convening is focused and productive.

On or before April 20, 2018, we are requesting that a description of your UAS initiatives be sent to Charles See, Vice Chancellor for External Relations and Education Technology, who is leading the information collection effort on behalf of the Ohio Department of Higher Education. As noted, we are interested in receiving information in all areas of your UAS work, however, in constructing your response, please highlight specific capabilities and initiatives that align with priorities listed in the attached addendum.  We would also request that you identify a point person to work with Charles on future UAS inquires.  Charles can be reached at  Please copy Mitzi Dunn at on all submissions.  Questions regarding submission of information on UAS initiatives should be directed to Vice Chancellor See.

Additionally, to maximize your opportunity to contribute to this statewide collaborative effort, David Gallaher, Chief of Staff at the Ohio/Indiana UAS Center & Test Complex, has extended an open invitation to each of our colleges and universities to visit the Springfield airspace to tour and evaluate the facility.  David can be reached at to set up your visit. We urge you to take advantage of this opportunity.

As your institution becomes familiar with the Springfield airspace and the GBDAA, our hope is that you will identify opportunities to use this asset to advance UAS research at your institution, partner with personnel at the airspace to address UAS issues and concerns, and develop and share new UAS technology.  In short, our goal is to establish the GBDAA and the Springfield airspace as a central hub in facilitating the advancement of all things UAS in Ohio.

We truly have a great opportunity to advance the UAS industry in the state of Ohio. We look forward to working with you on this very important initiative.  Thank you for considering this request.


John Carey                                                                              Fred Judson

Chancellor                                                                               Acting UAS Director – UAS Center


Ohio Department of Higher Education