FY25 Iowa Cancer Plan Implementation Grants, Invitation for Proposals

Every year, the Iowa Cancer Consortium Board of Directors invites members of the community to apply for funding in support of public health initiatives outlined within the Iowa Cancer Plan. The board has outlined the following priorities for this application cycle:

  • Address issues of health equity across the cancer continuum, especially pertaining to systemic racism, rurality, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, and other social determinants of health. 
  • Enhance mental health support for cancer survivors and caregivers. 
  • Address cancer types/sites that are especially high and/or rising in Iowa (when ranked across all 50 U.S. states), such as oral cavity/pharynx (2nd), leukemia (3rd), non-Hodgkin lymphoma (4th), esophageal (4th), melanoma (5th), kidney (7th), colorectal cancer (8th), breast (9th), uterine (11th), bladder (12th), lung (14th), prostate (15th), brain (12th), pancreatic (17th), and thyroid (18th). 
  • Expand successful local projects statewide in Iowa. 
  • Formalize lasting and broad change in cancer control through policy and systems change. 

Application Documents

Application Tools

  • Recording: FY25 Iowa Cancer Plan Implementation Grant Applicant Webinar (watch)
  • Sample: Budget Worksheet (download here)
  • Sample: Letter of Intent (LOI) (download here)
  • Sample: Letter of Support (LOS) (download here)
  • View FY24 Funded Projects (click here)
  • Blog: A Public Health Practitioner’s Guide to Cancer Control Interventions (click here)
  • 2021 Cancer in Iowa Report, highlighting racial disparities (download here)
  • 2022 Cancer in Iowa Report, highlighting return to screening (download here)
  • 2023 Cancer in Iowa Report, highlighting Iowa’s high cancer incidence rates (download here)
  • 2024 Cancer in Iowa Report, highlighting alcohol as a contributing factor to Iowa’s high cancer incidence rates (download here)
  • SMARTIE: Writing Effective Objectives (download here)

Key Dates:

February 26, 2024IFP Release
March 21, 2024IFP Applicant Webinar (Watch Recording)
May 1, 2024
(Extended from April 26, 2024)
Due: Letter of Intent by 11:59 p.m.
May 24, 2024Due: IFP Applications by 11:59 p.m. (CST)
June 28, 2024Award Notification (tentative)
July 1, 2024Project Period Starts
May 31, 2025Project Period Ends

Support throughout the grant process:

Application technical assistance is available. Applicants are strongly encouraged to connect with staff to discuss or review their application. Making contact is not a requirement and your proposals won’t be helped or hurt in the scoring process, which involves review by the Iowa Cancer Consortium’s Board of Directors. Contact: Liz Orton, Outreach Coordinator ([email protected]).