Arkansas Cancer Coalition

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Competitive Grant

The Arkansas Cancer Coalition (ACC) works to strengthen the cancer control network as well as implement the goals and strategies of the state’s only comprehensive cancer plan—the Arkansas Cancer Plan. ACC will award community grants to ACC Partners who work to implement evidence-based and promising practices of proven cancer control strategies in communities that advance specific goals, objectives, and strategies of the Arkansas Cancer Plan (ACP).

Community Grants, in sums ranging from $35,000 to $55,000, will be awarded to projects implementing the goals and objectives outlined in the Arkansas Cancer Plan. Special consideration is given to those organizations working in the 17 red counties listed in the Arkansas Department of Health 2018 red county report. All grants will be administered on a reimbursement basis over one year, beginning July 1, 2024 and ending June 30, 2025.

How To Apply For A Competitive Grant

Step 1:
Become an organization member through Apricot. If your organization has not signed up with a username and password through Apricot, click here to sign up. (Please check with your organization to see if a user has already been created)

Step 2:
View the Competitive Grant Training Webinar. The Arkansas Cancer Coalition hosted a competitive grant training webinar to explain the process of applying for ACC funding on Tuesday, November 28, 2023, at 10:00am. Registration is required to attend the training. Click here to register.

The webinar and presentation are available to download below.

Step 3:
To apply for a Competitive Grant, please log in to Apricot using this link Applications will be available from the RFA date and must be submitted by the deadline. No exceptions

Update: 1/31/2024

Our Apricot system is still experiencing technical issues that are preventing organizations from completing their grant applications.  Apricot is still working to complete this issue, but ACC has not been provided a timeframe for when the issue will be resolved.

As a result, ACC is asking that organizations complete their grant applications via the survey monkey link:

Applicants will have until Friday, February 9th to complete their applications in survey monkey. 
1. Please make sure you have signed up as an ACC Organization Member in our Apricot system and set up an Apricot user login. 
2. Complete your FY25 Grant Application Cover Sheet in the Apricot System.
If you submitted your application in the Apricot system prior to Thursday, January 25th, no further action is needed. 
Timeline FY25

Competitive Grant Training Webinar

November 28, 2023

Request For Application Issued

December 1, 2023

Application Deadline

January 31, 2024

Award Notification Date

May 25, 2024

Grant Start – End Date

July 1, 2024 - June 30, 2025

If you would like to become an evaluator for competitive grants, please contact 

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