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Supporting Young Breast Cancer Survivors, Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients, and their Families

ID: CDC-RFA-DP-24-0061 • Type: Posted

Description

Posted: March 4, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women. Breast cancer diagnosed in women younger than 45 is often more aggressive1, presents at an advanced stage, impacts life expectancy, and oftentimes result in physical, psychosocial, and financial challenges stemming from diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, a significant proportion of young women diagnosed with breast cancer will eventually develop metastatic breast cancer (mBC) and about 30% of women with metastatic breast cancer live 5 years2. A recent study reported that the incidence of mBC in young women has increased by more than 2% per year, each year since 1976 to present3. The intensity of care for mBC is significant and expensive, particularly in younger women with more aggressive and harder to treat tumors. Psychosocial and structural support services, which are services designed to help meet mental, emotional, social, and spiritual needs of survivors and their families, have the propensity to improve the quality of life among this population4,5. Within this population, there are communities who would benefit from additional survivorship support. These priority populations include, but are not limited to, women in racial/ethnic groups (e.g., African American, Asian/Pacific Islanders, Hispanic, Ashkenazi Jewish, Native American women, etc.), LGBT communities, low socio-economic groups, and women with physical or mental/emotion disabilities. This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to provide support to organizations and entities whose actions will improve the quality of life among young breast cancer survivors (YBCS) and young metastatic breast cancer patients (mBC). The outcomes of this NOFO are to 1) increase equitable access and availability of psychosocial and structural support services for YBCS, mBC patients, and their families and 2) improve patient-provider interactions during follow up and subsequent care. The approach that undergirds this NOFO focuses on fostering collaborative relationships with organizations that represent and serve priority populations and Comprehensive Cancer Control coalitions for the purposes of providing equitable access to psychosocial and structural support for survivors and their families and educational opportunities to this priority population, healthcare providers, community health workers (CHW), and patient navigators (PN). This NOFO will also support implementation of health equity strategies that will aid in closing the disparity gap needed to support both YBCS and mBC patients in care. Care for YBCS and mBC patients should move beyond physical treatment of the disease. Psychosocial and structural support services can help survivors express and manage disease-related emotions and social concerns, thus improving quality of life. The full integration of psychological and behavioral resources in survivorship care is stymied due to complex billing requirements, minimally qualified staff, complex care settings and the wide variety of patient needs1. The prescribed approach of this NOFO seeks to leverage the collaborative power of organizations serving YBCS and mBC patients to improve the availability of psychosocial support services and facilitate more meaningful patient-provider interactions through the education of survivors, their families, healthcare providers, CHWs, and PNs.In March 2010, Congress passed the Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act, Sec. 10413, which directed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to develop and implement national campaigns to educate young women, particularly those at increased risk, and health care providers about breast cancer risk and breast health and implement programs to support young women living with a breast cancer diagnosis. In response to this Act, CDC developed a portfolio that included research, health promotion campaigns, and traditional public health programs. Since this time, there's been three cycles of YBCS support program. This NOFO marks the fourth program cycle and is built on the successes and lessons learned from the previous cycles. Findings from previous program evaluations showed fostering meaningful collaborative relationships with organizations aided in implementation of interventions that successfully resulted in policy, systems, and environmental changes. Other lessons learned underscored the importance of educating and providing access to survivors and their loved ones to emotional and psychosocial support systems and resources in managing disease-related emotions, enhancing relationships with family and healthcare providers, and improving symptom control. This NOFO seeks to use both proven and new innovative program strategies to achieve program goals.
Posted: March 4, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
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Background
Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer and second leading cause of cancer death among women. Breast cancer diagnosed in women younger than 45 is often more aggressive, presents at an advanced stage, impacts life expectancy, and oftentimes result in physical, psychosocial, and financial challenges stemming from diagnosis and treatment.

Additionally, a significant proportion of young women diagnosed with breast cancer will eventually develop metastatic breast cancer (MBC). Psychosocial and structural support services have the propensity to improve the quality of life among this population.

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks to provide support to organizations and entities whose actions will improve the quality of life among young breast cancer survivors (YBCS) and young metastatic breast cancer patients (mBC). The outcomes of this NOFO are to increase equitable access and availability of psychosocial and structural support services for YBCS, mBC patients, and their families and improve patient-provider interactions during follow up and subsequent care.

Grant Details
This NOFO seeks to use both proven and new innovative program strategies to achieve program goals. The approach focuses on fostering collaborative relationships with organizations that represent and serve priority populations for providing equitable access to psychosocial and structural support for survivors and their families.

It also supports implementation of health equity strategies that will aid in closing the disparity gap needed to support both YBCS and mBC patients in care. The full integration of psychological and behavioral resources in survivorship care is stymied due to complex billing requirements, minimally qualified staff, complex care settings, and the wide variety of patient needs.

The prescribed approach seeks to leverage the collaborative power of organizations serving YBCS and mBC patients to improve the availability of psychosocial support services.

Eligibility Requirements
Open Competition

Period of Performance
The total period of performance funding is $18,400,000 with an average one year award amount of $460,000. The total period of performance length is 5 years with an estimated award date on September 30, 2024.

Grant Value
$18,400,000 total period of performance funding with an average one year award amount of $460,000

Place of Performance
United States

Overview

Category of Funding
Health
Funding Instruments
Cooperative Agreement
Grant Category
Discretionary
Cost Sharing / Matching Requirement
False
Source
On 3/4/24 National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion posted grant opportunity CDC-RFA-DP-24-0061 for Supporting Young Breast Cancer Survivors, Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients, and their Families with funding of $18.4 million. The grant will be issued under grant program 93.376 Title: Multiple Approaches to Support Young Breast Cancer Survivors and Metastatic Breast Cancer Patients. It is expected that 8 total grants will be made worth between $360,000 and $460,000.

Timing

Posted Date
March 4, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EST
Closing Date
May 6, 2024, 12:00 a.m. EDT Due in 20 Days
Closing Date Explanation
Electronically submitted applications must be submitted no later than 11:59 pm ET on the listed application due date.
Last Updated
March 4, 2024, 5:30 p.m. EST
Version
2
Archive Date
June 5, 2024

Eligibility

Eligible Applicants
Independent school districts
Native American tribal organizations (other than Federally recognized tribal governments)
County governments
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
State governments
Public housing authorities/Indian housing authorities
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Small businesses
Unrestricted (i.e., open to any type of entity above), subject to any clarification in text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility"
Others (see text field entitled "Additional Information on Eligibility" for clarification)
Special district governments
Additional Info
This cooperative agreement is open competition with no limited eligibility criteria.

Award Sizing

Ceiling
$460,000
Floor
$360,000
Estimated Program Funding
$18,400,000
Estimated Number of Grants
8

Contacts

Contact
Centers for Disease Control - NCCDPHP
Contact Email
Contact Phone
(770) 488-5789

Documents

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