HHS Announces $5 Million in Funding to Advance Equity in Cancer Screening at Health Centers


HHS announced the availability of $5 million for community health centers, funded by HRSA, to increase equitable access to life-saving cancer screenings. This funding supports President Joe Biden’s Unity Agenda and his call to action on cancer screening and early detection as part of the Administration’s Cancer Moonshot initiative to end cancer as we know it.

Read the press release.

HRSA-funded health centers (H80 award recipients) that partner with a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-Designated Cancer Center are eligible to apply for fiscal year 2022 Accelerating Cancer Screening (AxCS) funding. Eligible applications must include partnership documentation from the NCI-Designated Cancer Center. Among other things, the partnership documentation must state the Cancer Center’s commitment to deploy its trained and supervised outreach specialists and patient navigators within the health center’s service area.

Visit the AxCS technical assistance webpage to access the notice of funding opportunity and other resources.

FY 2022 AxCS applications are due in Grants.gov by 11:59 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 15.