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Cancer Programs Implementation Grant

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

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

Deadline Date:

11/06/19 5:00 PM CT


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Grants of up to $20,000 to South Dakota nonprofits, healthcare providers, health organizations, clinics, Tribal health centers, and IHEs for cancer intervention and related services. Funding is intended for programs that promote an evidence-based intervention approach, and work to improve cancer prevention, early detection, or cancer survivorship efforts in the state. Project activities must occur within the geographical borders of South Dakota and target residents and/or tribal communities within South Dakota.


  • 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, 2020 – December 31, 2020

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:

The application deadline is 5:00 PM CT on Wednesday, November 6, 2019.

Staff will be available to answer questions, review grant applications, and provide recommendations for revisions until 5:00 pm on November 4, 2019.

- September 9, 2019: RFA released and posted
- November 4, 2019: Last day for questions and to request review of grant application
- 5:00 CT on Wednesday, November 6, 2019: Application deadline
- Week of December 2, 2019 (tentative): Notice of grant award (via email)
- January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2020: Project period

2015-2020 South Dakota Cancer Plan:

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

Phone: 605.626.2660

Funding or Pin Number:

RFA #19CP0004

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: South Dakota