2018-2019 Cancer Mini Grant Applications

People in crop field working

PA Comprehensive Cancer Control Program Applications for the Implementation of Local Cancer Control Projects 2018-2019

***Applications should be submitted via email to jstoms@pa.gov***

The Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (PA-CCCP) of the Pennsylvania Department of Health is accepting grant applications to fund local, evidence-based initiatives that support the implementation of statewide cancer control priorities.  For 2018-2019 PA-CCCP is offering grants in the following areas:

  • HPV Vaccination - Increase HPV Vaccinations in adolescents
  • Men's Health - Develop and implement strategies for encouraging men to seek healthcare
  • Prostate Health  - Implement a policy approach for informed decision making for prostate health
  • Colorectal Cancer - Available only to Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC) that attended training on 5/22/18 

Please refer to each grant opportunity's Application and Scoring Guidelines document for detailed information including eligibility and location requirements.

Application Deadline

Applications for HPV Vaccination, Men's Health, and Prostate Health must be submitted electronically by the deadline of Midnight, Tuesday, May 29, 2018, EDT.  Awards will be made during the 2018-2019 Year grant period of July 1, 2018 through June 29, 2019.  All awards are subject to funding availability.  

Applications for Colorectal Cancer must be submitted electronically by the deadline of Midnight, Tuesday, June 12, 2018 EDT.  Awards will be made during the 2018-2019 Year grant period of July 1, 2018 through June 29, 2019.  All awards are subject to funding availability.

Questions

Programmatic questions or technical issues concerning this application must be submitted to jstoms@pa.gov  and will be answered within 2 business days.  No phone calls will be accepted.  Questions and answers will be posted in the list at the bottom of this page.

HPV Vaccination

Application and Scoring Guidelines

Application

Budget Template (Revised 5/8/18)

   

      

Colorectal Cancer (FQHC's that attended training only)

Application and Scoring Guidelines

Application

Budget Template (Revised 5/8/18)

General

General

1.  I looked at the Eligibility Requirements for all 3 of the grants. The men’s grants state you must be located or able to serve Southeast Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery & Philadelphia Counties), and Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon & York Counties for the HPV grant.

I assume since we are located in Armstrong County that we wouldn’t be eligible to apply for any of these?

Answer: Yes you are correct. The mini grants this year are focused on specific geographic areas based on cancer surveillance data. Only health care systems or organizations with prior experience working with health systems serving those counties are eligible to apply this year. There may be opportunities to apply in subsequent years if we expand the initiative to other areas of the state, and funding allows.

2.  I am wondering if our church's 5019(c)(3) would be eligible to apply for some dollars? I have created a new project, working out of the church, it is actually a set of wellness projects.

Answer:  The mini grants have geographic eligibility requirements this year, primarily South East and South Central PA . Your church would have to serve those counties listed in the guidelines to be eligible.

 3.  1) we are to insert our narrative information into the actual application (i.e., the text boxes included in the application) up to a maximum of 6 pages and 2) if the budget is to be included in the 6 pages?

Answer: In response to your questions regarding the 2018-19 Cancer Mini Grant Application:

1) Yes, you can type narrative directly into the text boxes. When the application is complete you can save it as a word or pdf document and email it directly to me.
2) The budget is not included in the six page limit.

Back to top

HPV Vaccination

HPV Vaccination

1.  I am working on a project to educate Latina women about the increased risk in their community of cervical cancer and the importance of prevention with HPV vaccine (age appropriate) for them and for their children. Would this project be considered for funding through the mini grants?

Answer:  The HPV vaccination initiative has a geographic requirement of targeting at least one these specific counties (Adams, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties) and must implement at least one of the evidence based practices listed in the guidelines. If your agency is able to serve one of those counties, you would meet the geographic requirement.

Our other initiatives-Men’s Health and Prostate Cancer focus on Southeast Pennsylvania (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties). You may want to review them as well.

Back to top

Men's Health

Men's Health

1.  I have several questions regarding to this application: 1) I am living in Hummelstown, and working at Hershey Medical Center. Please let me know if I am qualified; however, I am able to serve southeast Pennsylvania; 2) Do I need to apply for a vendor number before I submit the application? 3) I checked the budget form, so can we cover salary effort by percentage but not by hour?

Answer:  In response to your questions: 

1)  The entity is eligible to apply if it meet the following qualifications:

    • Is located in or able to serve the five county Southeast Pennsylvania area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties)
    • Is a health system or can demonstrate prior experience working with health systems

2)  The entity must have a Vendor Number with the Commonwealth prior to receiving final approval. I would suggest checking with your business manager to determine the status of Penn State College of Medicine’s Vendor Number with the Commonwealth of PA.

3)  If a percentage of an existing position will be used to work on the mini grant you would still need to list that amount on the budget template in the hourly rate format. 

Example: If 20% of an existing $50,000 position will be dedicated to the grant, and the person’s salary is $25.00/hr, the calculation would be:

(50,0000 x .2= 10,000)       $10,000/25.00 = 400 hrs         

On the budget you would list the position title     400 hours a@ $25.00/hr.   Total = $10,000

The fringe benefits would be calculated on the institution’s rate of $10,000

Two more points to keep in mind:

  1. The maximum amount an applicant may request for the mini grant is $10,000
  2. The total amount of fringe benefits plus indirect costs cannot exceed 20% of the total budget amount

Back to top

Prostate Health

Prostate Health

1.  I have several questions regarding to this application: 1) I am living in Hummelstown, and working at Hershey Medical Center. Please let me know if I am qualified; however, I am able to serve southeast Pennsylvania; 2) Do I need to apply for a vendor number before I submit the application? 3) I checked the budget form, so can we cover salary effort by percentage but not by hour?

Answer:  In response to your questions: 

1)  The entity is eligible to apply if it meet the following qualifications:

    • Is located in or able to serve the five county Southeast Pennsylvania area (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties)
    • Is a health system or can demonstrate prior experience working with health systems

2)  The entity must have a Vendor Number with the Commonwealth prior to receiving final approval. I would suggest checking with your business manager to determine the status of Penn State College of Medicine’s Vendor Number with the Commonwealth of PA.

3)  If a percentage of an existing position will be used to work on the mini grant you would still need to list that amount on the budget template in the hourly rate format. 

Example: If 20% of an existing $50,000 position will be dedicated to the grant, and the person’s salary is $25.00/hr, the calculation would be:

(50,0000 x .2= 10,000)       $10,000/25.00 = 400 hrs         

On the budget you would list the position title     400 hours a@ $25.00/hr.   Total = $10,000

The fringe benefits would be calculated on the institution’s rate of $10,000

Two more points to keep in mind:

  1. The maximum amount an applicant may request for the mini grant is $10,000
  2. The total amount of fringe benefits plus indirect costs cannot exceed 20% of the total budget amount

Back to top

Colorectal Cancer

Colorectal Cancer

None at this time

Back to top