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Cancer Programs Implementation Grant

Grants to South Dakota Nonprofits, IHEs, and Health
Organizations for Cancer Interventions and Services

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South Dakota Department of Health (SD DOH) - South Dakota Cancer Coalition

Deadline Date:

11/01/18 5:00 PM CT


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Grants of up to $20,000 to South Dakota nonprofits, healthcare providers, health organizations, and IHEs for cancer intervention and services. Applications are invited from a broad range of organizations with the capacity to provide the required interventions.

This program invites applications that support the 2015-2020 South Dakota Cancer Plan, focus on evidence-based intervention implementation, and promote cancer prevention, early detection, and cancer survivorship efforts in South Dakota.

The South Dakota Cancer Plan priorities include the following:
- Reduce tobacco use
- Eliminate exposure to secondhand smoke
- Increase healthy, active lifestyles
- Reduce ultraviolet radiation exposure
- Reduce exposure to environmental carcinogens
- Increase HPV vaccination rates
- Increase risk-appropriate screening for breast cancer
- Increase risk-appropriate screening for cervical cancer
- Increase risk-appropriate screening for colorectal cancer
- Increase risk-appropriate screening for lung cancer
- Promote timely, high quality cancer treatment
- Increase participation in cancer clinical trials
- Promote patient-centered care that enhances quality of life for all cancer survivors
- Improve palliative care services and awareness for cancer patients
- Increase the use of advanced care planning

- Applications should demonstrate a systems level change approach impacting the permanent culture around cancer prevention and control at the organization-wide level with potential for sustained and lasting impact.
- Applications should demonstrate the ability to have a positive systems level impact on cancer prevention, early detection, or survivorship interventions or impact one or more of these indicators within a disparate population.
- Awardees must utilize the provided application and implement the evidence-based interventions proposed.
- Awardees will participate in technical assistance sessions with at least one in-person site visit at the beginning of the project period. Additional technical assistance sessions will occur via conference call, webinar, or in-person to discuss project progress, successes, and challenges and/or receive technical assistance.
- For projects focusing on breast and cervical cancer screening, women should be assessed for eligibility in the All Women Count! Program as applicable. Eligible women should be informed on the program and encouraged to enroll.
- Education on the SD QuitLine will be provided to all awardees. Clients should be assessed for tobacco use and referred to the SD QuitLine as appropriate.

Funds can be used for items such as:
- Staff time for informatics/data analysis, developing and implementing policies and workflows, implementing reminders, provider interventions, navigation, key project initiatives
- Development and mailing costs for reminders, automated reminder costs, mailing costs for FIT tests
- Licensing costs for the Someone You Love: The HPV Epidemic film
- In-state travel to support intervention implementation
- Other eligible expenses. Please contact program staff with any budgetary questions.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182082

Number of Grants:

It is anticipated that 3-4 applicants will be funded.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request up to $20,000.

Term of Contract:

Project Period: January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible applicants include organizations that have the capacity to implement the required interventions. Eligibility includes, but is not limited to, federally qualified healthcare centers, health plans, healthcare clinics, healthcare systems, cancer treatment centers, healthcare professional organizations, Indian Health Service, non-profits, quality improvement organizations, school-based healthcare clinics, tribal health centers, universities, coalitions, and worksites.

Project activities must occur within the geographical borders of South Dakota and target residents and/or tribal communities within South Dakota.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to join the SD Cancer Coalition. Coalition membership is free and offers many benefits. Membership information is available at:

Funding Restrictions:
- Funds can not cover any type of direct service (i.e. vaccine or vaccine administration, screening tests, diagnostics, cancer treatment, or direct delivery of care). Direct services may be covered based on your standard organizational practice (i.e. paid for by insurance, the All Women Count! Program or Vaccines for Children Program if applicable, private pay, etc.). Vaccine may be available for eligible South Dakotan’s age 18-26.
- Funds may not be used for research activities, lobbying efforts at the local, state, or federal level or for the purchase of food, beverages, equipment, or client/patient/provider incentives.
- Funds should not be used for the development or purchase of educational materials. Educational materials are available free of charge from the SD DOH at:
- Funding will be awarded to an organization only and not to an individual(s).
- Funds may not be used to replace dollars currently earmarked for cancer programs/projects.

Pre-Application Information:

Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications, and provide recommendations for revisions until 5:00 PM on October 30th, 2018.

The application deadline is 5:00 PM CT on Thursday, November 1st, 2018.

Notices of grant award will be issued via email the week of November 26th (tentative).

Funding will be remitted on a reimbursement basis monthly. In the event the contractor lacks sufficient working capital to provide the services of the contract, an advance payment not to exceed half of the contract amount may be provided.

Contact Information:

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

Email applications to:
Lexi Pugsley, Comprehensive Cancer Coordinator

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA #19CP0004

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota