Applications now OPEN for the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program
01/14/16 Portland, Ore.
The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's Community Partnership Program is pleased to announce that applications to the latest funding cycle for the program are now open.
Grants are available in three tiers to meet the differing needs of communities: early stage (Tier 1) grants of up to $10,000, developmental (Tier 2) grants of up to $25,000 and program development (Tier 3) grants of up to $50,000. The multiple tiers of funding offer a method for organizations to take an initial idea and move through the funding tiers to develop a robust program. All funded projects will have access to webinars, professional development and other networking opportunities.
For this cycle only, the Community Partnership Program is also issuing a one-time special call for specific Tier 3 proposals with the aim of addressing obesity at the community level. This is a unique opportunity to implement one of the following two evidence-based approaches:
- Improving healthy food offerings at corner stores
- Promotion of physical activity in communities directed toward meeting the guidelines set by Step It Up! the Surgeon General's Call to Action to Promote Walking and Walkable Communities
Funding resulting from this special call would provide grantees with support, specialized training and technical assistance to assist communities in adapting, implementing and evaluating their chosen intervention.
The program's Intent to Apply form and the request for proposals (RFP) document are available on the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute's website. Intent to Apply forms are due on February 10, 2016; full proposals will be due by noon on March 9, 2016.
Please contact the Community Partnership Program team at (503) 494-1617 (option 6) or email KnightCancerCRO@ohsu.edu with any questions about the program or application process.
We hope you consider submitting an application and/or sharing this information with colleagues or other groups that may be interested in applying. Working together, we can create robust, sustainable programs that benefit the health and well-being of all Oregonians and take another step toward ending cancer as we know it.