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RFA Release Date:                                September 13, 2023
Applicant Conference:                        October 4, 2023
Deadline for Registration:                  October 3, 2023, by 5:00 PM EST
Questions Due:                                    October 17, 2023
Questions, Answers, and
Updates Posted:(on or about)           October 24, 2023
Applications Due:                                 November 14, 2023, by 4:00 PM EST

Contact Name & Address
Wendy V. Gould, Assistant Director
Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control

RFA #CCH-2023-04 – Community Outreach to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening (PDF)

Health Research, Inc. (HRI) and the New York State Department of Health (Department), Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control, seek applications from organizations to implement community programs to increase colorectal cancer screening, decrease colorectal cancer cases and deaths, and improve health equity in colorectal cancer screening.

Funded organizations will:

  • conduct community outreach and deliver education about colorectal cancer risk, prevention, and screening options
  • connect persons to community services to address barriers to colorectal cancer screening
  • refer persons to culturally competent health care services for colorectal cancer screening

Priority populations for these activities are individuals who are 45-75 years old and who are Black, Hispanic/Latino, LGBTQ+, and/or reside in rural communities, and not up to date with colorectal cancer screening.

Applicants are not required to have experience or knowledge of cancer screening or prevention. The Department will provide awardees with training, technical assistance, and resources.

HRI/the Department anticipates awarding twelve (12) contracts, for four years and six months (4.5 years), with an expected term of January 1, 2024, to June 30, 2028.  Each contract will be valued at $50,000 for the first four, 12-months periods and $25,000 for the fifth, six-month period, for a 4.5-year total of $225,000 for each of the 12 awards.

Applications will be accepted through an easy to use online system called “Apply” until November 14, 2023, at 4:00pm. Applicants will need to register in Apply with an email address.  After registering, applicants can complete the online Apply application.   The link to the application is here:

Community Outreach to Promote Colorectal Cancer Screening – NYS DOH Bureau of Cancer Prevention and Control (

It is strongly suggested that potential applicants review the full RFA (PDF) linked above before completing the Apply application.