Grant Tiers

Tier 1 - Early stage awards

Amount: Up to $10,000

Program implementation time period: 12 months

Description: early stage awards offer initial funding to applicants interested in identifying a pressing cancer-related need that can be addressed through a community-based effort.

They can be used to:

  • Collect and assess baseline data on local cancer issues
  • Assess how specific cancer topics impact target Oregon communities
  • Conduct a needs assessment to identify local gaps and opportunities related to priority cancer issues
  • Build stakeholder and community capacity to establish local commitment around a cancer topic for which there is common interest
  • Engage key stakeholders in cancer prevention and control planning efforts
  • Work with community partners develop project plan, based on needs assessment and/or local evidence

Example projects:

  • Conduct a needs assessment of a target population to better understand their unique needs to develop a customized program
  • Establish a team of local stakeholders to develop a community-based program to prevent cancer
  • Develop a targeted registry to collect local cancer data

Tier 2 - Developmental awards

Amount: Up to $25,000

Program implementation time period: 12 months

Description: Developmental awards invest in the development and maturation of collaborations and may also support the development of a small-scale project to be evaluated. Resources for finding and implementing public health evidence-based approaches are available on our Applicant resources page.

They can be used to: 

  • Conduct a feasibility or small pilot study to test the effectiveness of a cancer-related resource or evidence-based approach
  • Fund focus groups, strategic planning, in-depth interviews, surveys or other information-gathering tools to assist in the design and adaptation of the cancer-related resource or evidence-based approach
  • Utilize project development tools designed to build project implementation and evaluation capacity within the community

Example projects:

  • Design and evaluate a program plan for increasing access to cancer treatment in underserved areas
  • Conduct a small study to determine efficacy of an evidence-based approach or a new approach for improving screening rates
  • Train key stakeholders to learn a project implementation and evaluation tool that may be useful for developing plans to address their cancer topic
  • Conduct a feasibility study to adapt an outreach plan to serve communities using an evidence-based approach

 
Tier 3 - Program advancement awards

Amount: Up to $50,000

Program implementation time period: 12 months

Description: Program advancement awards will allow established community collaborations and programs to build on previous implementation and evaluation activities aiming to address a defined cancer-related issue. Resources for finding and implementing public health evidence-based approaches are available on our Applicant resources page.

They can be used to:

  • Implement and evaluate an adapted evidence-based approach (intervention and/or program) to improve effectiveness of intended outcomes.
  • Expand an existing program to reach new target populations or address additional cancer topics
  • Evaluate a tested intervention/program to assess efficacy of program adaptation
  • Expand collaborations with partners to enhance impact and outcomes and ensure sustainability of efforts

Example projects/programs:

  • Partner with a local agency to implement an adapted evidence-based cancer-screening program and evaluate for an increase in patient screening rates
  • Adapt a previously tested and/or evidence-based cancer survivorship program to serve needs of local Latina/Hispanic populations
  • Expand a previously tested and/or evidence-based program to reach participants in surrounding counties