FY25 Survivorship Supplement: Enhancing Psychosocial Support for Cancer Survivors

Instructions & Application


The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (Iowa HHS) and the Iowa Cancer Consortium (the Consortium) have received funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to increase support networks that offer group psychosocial support to help survivors express and manage disease-related emotions, increase social support, enhance relationships with family and physicians, and improve symptom control. Priority consideration will be given to projects that reach underserved populations.

Iowa Cancer Consortium Membership

This opportunity is open to Iowa Cancer Consortium members only. To join the Consortium, Iowa’s comprehensive cancer control partnership, visit https://canceriowa.org/membership.

The Iowa Cancer Plan

This funding opportunity aligns with the following priority, strategy, and actions within Chapter 5 of the Iowa Cancer Plan:

  • Priority 3: Achieve excellent quality of life for all Iowans with cancer and for their caregivers.
    • Strategy A: Provide non-clinical services to cancer survivors to support their quality of life. Action steps:
      • Increase patient and caregiver access to psychosocial, wellness, financial, sexual, spiritual, rehabilitation and community-based support services.
      • Implement collaborative care models for the management of distress and/or psychiatric disorders.
      • Help cancer survivors who live in rural areas cope with cancer-related anxiety and distress with telehealth approaches such as therapy and other psychosocial support delivered by phone, mobile apps, and websites.

Available Funding

  • In total, $25,000 is available for the FY25 Survivorship Supplement.
  • A deliverable-based budget of $4,000-$25,000 will be awarded to up to six applicants.
  • A line-item budget is not required for this application; however, please note that funds cannot be spent on food, beverages, or equipment. Equipment is defined as tangible, non-expendable personal property (including exempt property) that has a useful life of more than one year and an acquisition cost of $5,000 or more per unit.

Timeline, Reporting, and Fund Distribution

March 11, 2024Call for proposals released. Application period open.
April 29, 2024Applications due to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. CST.
May 17, 2024Awards announced (tentative).
Subcontract development and execution begins.
July 1, 2024Project period begins.
50% of awarded funds released upon subcontract signing.
November 15, 2024Mid-project report due by 5 p.m. CST.
45% of awarded funds will be released upon receipt of a mid-project report showing acceptable progress on project objectives. Acceptable progress will be indicated if the information included in the mid-project report suggests likelihood that the project objectives will be met by the end of the project period.
May 31, 2025Project period ends.
June 7, 2025Final report due by 5 p.m. CST.
The final 5% of awarded funds will be released upon receipt of a final report. The final report must contain:

  • Updates on project objectives.
  • Number of cancer survivors and/or caregivers impacted by project.
  • Sustainable changes that resulted from the project.
  • Other significant outcomes to date.

Who Should Apply

Eligible applicants include but are not limited to:

  • Not-for-profit organizations (501c3)
  • Community organizations
  • Healthcare organizations, including cancer centers
  • Local public health departments

How To Apply

Complete and email the application to [email protected] by 11:59 p.m. CST on Monday, April 29th, 2024. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Questions? Reach out to Liz Orton at [email protected].