NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration
Funding Opportunity Announcement
August 29, 2018

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Background and Purpose

Established in 2003, the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration (NH CCC), an initiative of the Foundation for Healthy Communities, is a partnership of individuals and organizations committed to reducing the burden of cancer, the leading cause of death in New Hampshire, through implementation of activities aimed at achieving three goals:

Goal 1: Foster communities and systems that support and reinforce healthy lifestyles.

Goal 2: Prevent and detect cancer at its earliest stage.

Goal 3: Optimize quality of life for those affected by cancer.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to support evidence-based strategies or promising practices that directly link to the following 2015-2020 NH Cancer Plan priority objectives:

  1. Decrease the percentage of NH adults who report currently smoking cigarettes.
  2. Increase the percentage of health care centers that report having a system in place to assist smokers with tobacco treatment. Focus on increasing NH Quitline referrals.
  3. Increase the percentage of NH youth who complete the recommended HPV vaccination series.
  4. Increase the percentage of people who receive colorectal screening, with an emphasis on disparate populations.
  5. Increase availability and access to systems that provide relevant, evidence-based and / or recommended survivorship programs and services designed to improve quality of life.
  6. Decrease consumption of sugary beverages in institutions (e.g., schools, hospitals).
  7. Increase the percentage of households that report having had their private well water tested for arsenic within the past three years.
  8. Increase private well testing for arsenic.

Funding and Eligibility Information

Estimated total funds available: $20,000 to $30,000

Estimated number of awards: 4 to 6

Award amounts: Up to $5,000 stipend for each awardee

Eligible applicants: Proposals will be accepted from individuals and/or organizations that are committed to advancing the goals and strategies indicated in this FOA. A non-profit organization must commit to serve as the fiscal agent for the proposal.

Note: Only NH organizations may apply. Funding may only be used to serve the population of NH.

Project Timeline

August 29, 2018

Funding opportunity released

September 28, 2018

Proposals due via SurveyMonkey by 4:30 pm: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWKQ22G

October 12, 2018

Selected applicants notified

October 26, 2018

Letters of Agreement executed and project stipends disbursed

November 1, 2018 – October 31, 2019

One-year project implementation timeline

November 30, 2019

Project report due to Foundation for Healthy Communities (one-page summary of activities completed and outcomes achieved)


Proposal Instructions and Review Criteria 

Please complete the proposal using the following Survey Monkey link by no later than September 28, 2018 by 4:30 pm: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GWKQ22G.

Proposals will be reviewed to ensure that they address the purpose of this funding opportunity and evaluated on how well they meet the criteria listed below:

  • Clear explanation of project need in relation to the selected objective.
  • Concise project description, including the use of evidence-based strategies or promising practices to advance the selected objective.
  • Project activities and targeted outcomes may be realistically completed within the allotted one-year timeline.
  • The proposal is submitted on time.
  • There is a commitment to share project results for publication in Foundation for Healthy Communities newsletter and outreach materials.


NH CCC funds may not be used for the following activities:

  • Funding of ongoing staff positions
  • Fundraising
  • Lobbying

Funding Awards

Stipends will be awarded to applicants contingent upon availability of funds at the Foundation for Healthy Communities. Selected applicants will be asked to sign a Letter of Agreement (LOA) with the Foundation for Healthy Communities.


Direct any questions to Terry Johnson, Director NH CCC, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..