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Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.800
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Letter of Intent (Optional): Feb 5, 2020
Application: Mar 17, 2020

For programmatic technical assistance:
Djenaba Joseph, MD, MPH, Project Officer

For financial, awards management, or budget assistance
Natasha Jones, Grants Management Specialist


The Public Health and Health Systems Partnerships to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening in Clinical Settings program provides funding for public health to partner with health systems and primary care clinics to implement evidence-based interventions (EBI) to increase colorectal cancer screening (CRC) rates among defined populations age 50-75 with screening rates lower than the national, regional, or local rate.

Program funds are to be used to support the following activities:

  1. Establish partnerships with health systems and primary care clinics to implement at least two of four EBIs recommended in The Community Guide (client reminders, provider reminders, reduction of structural barriers, and provider assessment and feedback)
  2. Establish partnerships with organizations that provide expertise to support the implementation of EBIs in primary care clinics
  3. Conduct a formal assessment of each clinic's capacity/readiness to implement EBIs
  4. Utilize the clinic assessment to select appropriate EBIs to implement
  5. Provide resources to partner clinics to provide and support completion of follow-up colonoscopies after a positive or abnormal screening test
  6. Collect and submit high-quality clinic-level data including baseline and annual CRC screening rates

Eligible applicants include:

  • Governments
    • State
    • County
    • City or township
    • Special districts
    • Federally recognized Indian/Native American tribal governments
    • Indian/Native American tribal governments (other than federally recognized)
  • Higher education institutions
    • Public/state controlled institutions
    • Private institutions
  • Nonprofit organizations
    • With 501(c)(3) status
    • Without 501(c)(3) status
    • Native American tribal organizations
  • Other
    • Independent school districts
    • Public housing authorities
    • Indian housing authorities
    • Small businesses
    • For-profit organizations
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $900,000 per year
Award floor: $350,000 per year
Project period: 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 35
Estimated total program funding: $110,000,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

While not required, potential applicants are encouraged to mail or email a letter of intent to Debra Younginer by February 5, 2020.

Two informational conference calls for interested applicants will be held on January 29, 2020 at 11:00 AM and 3:00 PM Eastern Standard time.
Call-in information:
Toll-free Number: 1-866-510-1407
Toll Number: 1-517-968-2548
Participant Passcode: 80681704

Tagged as
Cancer · Health screening · Primary care · Public health

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