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Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) Mini Grants

Grants to Arkansas Member Nonprofits for Projects
in Cancer Detection, Prevention, and Care

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC)

Deadline Date:

02/19/18

Description:

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Grants ranging from $1,000 to $2,500 to Arkansas member nonprofit organizations for projects and programs related to cancer detection, prevention, and care. Particular attention will be given to organizations serving the highest risk counties, including Phillips, Poinsett, Mississippi, Cross, Lafayette, Ouachita, Bradley, Jackson, Woodruff, and Lawrence (as identified in the Arkansas Department of Health 2015 red county report).

All grant activities must be in line with the goals and objectives of the Arkansas Cancer Plan (see Supporting Documents below). Topics covered in the Plan include:
- Prevention
- Lung Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Breast Cancer
- Prostate Cancer
- Oral Cancer
- Skin Cancer
- Cervical Cancer
- Palliative Care
- Survivorship
- Evaluation
- Bone Metastasis
- Genomics

Allowable Costs include:
1. Consultant Fees
2. Supplies (Paper, pens, ink etc.)
3. Speaker Fees (Travel, meals - must stay within state per diem guidelines)
4. Travel (Must stay within state per diem guidelines)
5. Educational tools/pamphlets/brochures
a. Published items that may include the ACC logo must be pre-approved before distribution.
6. Media and Advertising (Radio Spots, Billboards, Social Media Ads)
7. Conference and Meeting Costs (Audio/Visual, Room Rental)
8. Printing/Graphic Design/Postage
9. Promotional Items (Items must be pre-approved before purchase)
10. Transportation
11. All other directly related program items

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 127204

Estimated Size of Grant:

Minimum Award: $1,000
Maximum Award: $2,500

Term of Contract:

Funds will support activities between March 5, 2018 and May 18, 2018.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Arkansas private and public tax-exempt non-profit organizations are eligible to apply.

To be eligible for funding, applicants or its fiduciary agent must:
- Be a member of the Arkansas Cancer Coalition.
For membership information, go to:
http://www.arcancercoalition.org/membership
- Be registered with the Office of the Secretary of State of Arkansas
- Be a Nonprofit 501(c)3 and cannot be a 501(c)4

A qualified applicant is one that:
- Demonstrates effectiveness and capacity to provide programs consistent with proven cancer control strategies that advance specific goals, objectives and strategies of the Arkansas Cancer Plan (ACP).
- Demonstrates administrative, fiscal, and programmatic ability to manage grant funds.
- Demonstrates the availability of adequate equipment (including computers) to support staff and program needs.

Applications submitted in response to this RFA must not duplicate applications approved by other funding agencies.

Tobacco Control-related proposals and/or initiatives must not duplicate funding from the Arkansas Department of Health Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program and the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Minority Initiative Sub-Recipient Grant Office.

Please note that the Arkansas Cancer Coalition will not provide grant funding to an organization unless the organization has a comprehensive tobacco-free policy in place. The policy must prohibit all tobacco products (combustible and smokeless) and electronic smoking devices (electronic cigarettes and vapors) at all locations owned or leased by the organization, must apply to all staff, visitors, vendors, patients, clients etc. and should not include designated smoking areas.

Eligible costs meet the following criteria:
1. Expenditures must be allowable costs under the terms of the grant contract.
2. Expenditures must be necessary and reasonable for proper and efficient administration of the specific grant project defined in the Scope of Work and not a general expense required to carry out the overall responsibility of the grantee.
3. The ACC financial staff will not approve costs which are excessive for value received or otherwise unreasonable.
4. Expenditures must be authorized or not prohibited by federal, state, or local laws or regulations or the terms of the grant contract including the Scope of Work.
5. Expenditures must conform to the Project Budget and with any other financial limitations in the terms of the grant contract. Costs in excess of the budget and costs which do not conform to other restrictions are not eligible.
6. Expenditures must be incurred after the effective date and before the financial expiration date of the grant contract.
7. Expenditures must be net of all applicable credits (such as rebates, discounts, refunds). The amount which is eligible is the net cost after the credit is applied.
8. Expenditures must be documented. Costs which are not supported by invoices, time sheets or other required documentation are not eligible.
9. Expenditures must align with policies and procedures that apply to other grant activities. A cost is not eligible if it is computed differently than it would have been if incurred as part of any other organization activity. Allocation of shared costs to the grant contract must be based on a documented cost allocation plan that is consistently applied to all funding sources.
10. Expenditures charged against the grant contract must not be charged against any other contract, subcontract, or other funding source in any past, present, or future period.

General Restrictions:
- Funds may not be used for fundraising activities or for lobbying or expenses related to either fundraising or lobbying.
- Funds may not be used for entertainment or incidental costs related to entertainment (beverages, alcohol, rentals, transportation, gratuities.)

Unallowable Costs
1. Salary expenses or Fringe expenses
2. Fundraising activities or expenses related to fundraising
3. Lobbying or expenses related to lobbying
4. Entertainment or incidental costs related to entertainment
5. Alcoholic Beverages
6. Legal Fees
7. Gifts (this also includes gift cards, please see allowable costs for fuel cards)
8. First class and non-coach travel
9. Contributions and donations
10. Advancements or Contractor/Consultant advancements

Pre-Application Information:

ACC Mini Grants will be awarded during the Fall and Spring. Applications are due in September for the Fall cycle. (Grant Period: October –December). Applications are due in February for the Spring cycle. (Grant Period: March -May).

Spring Timeline:
- Request for Application Issued: January 16, 2018
- Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
- Award Notification Date: February 23, 2018
- Grant Start – End Date: March 5, 2018 – May 18, 2018

Grant payment will be in the form of monthly cost reimbursement.

ACC provides technical support to all grant recipients. As a condition to receiving funding, grant recipients must:
- Review the RFA webinar presentation as a reference and guide for questions arising in the application and administration of grant contracts and funding administered by ACC (see Supporting Documents).
- Commence project activities within 30 days after the effective date of the grant contract.
- Be in Attendance at Meetings. Representatives must attend Summit, ACC Quarterly Meetings and a minimum of one (1) other meeting required by ACC grant (TBD.)

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W9Z8XX2

Trena Mitchell, Executive Director
501.404.2363
Online Contact Form:
http://www.arcancercoalition.org/contact

For technical assistance, please contact:
Kimberly Enoch
501.408.3432 office
501.920.5389 cell
Kimberly.Enoch-Noble@arcancercoalition.org

Two Financial Centre
10825 Financial Centre Parkway,
Suite 325
Little Rock, AR 72211

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas