Native People for Cancer Control:

Due date: February 1, 2013
To date, Native People for Cancer Control has funded 46 community grants totaling $121,499. We’re pleased to announce our funding opportunity for 2013.
Grants of up to $3,000 will be awarded to tribes, tribal organizations, and community-based organizations to address issues in cancer education, prevention, screening, treatment, and survivorship among American Indians and Alaska Natives living in the states of Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, Idaho, Oregon, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
Examples of previously funded projects include:

  • Increasing awareness of cancer screening benefits
  • Planning educational activities that promote cancer-screening practices
  • Developing strategies to increase cancer-screening behavior
  • Involving worksites in cancer education or screening awareness
  • Establishing support groups for cancer patients or survivors
  • Providing cancer information to target audiences such as health educators, tribal leaders, or community members
  • Organizing conferences on topics such as conducting research on small population groups, grant writing, educating tribal communities on economic and health impacts of cancer, and identifying strategies for community awareness of cancer screening
  • Developing a session on Native cancer issues for a planned regional or national conference
  • Sending staff to cancer related trainings and/or conferences

Proposals should describe short-term projects that can be conducted with a one-time award of up to $3,000. Applications must be submitted by Friday, February 1, 2013. An external committee will review applications. Funding decisions will be made by March 1, 2013. Funded activities must be completed by August 31, 2013. The award can be used for costs such as personnel, supplies, and incentives. Computer equipment, direct patient services, and indirect costs cannot be paid by Community Grant funding. Only one application per organization may be submitted for review.
For more information, please contact Carrie Nass at or 206-543-3939.