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FY 2022 Accelerating Cancer Screening (AxCS) (HRSA-22-154)


Fiscal year (FY) 2022 Accelerating Cancer Screening (AxCS) funding will support health centers to increase equitable access to cancer screening and referral for care and treatment by enhancing education, case management, outreach, and other enabling services, in partnership or coordination with National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Cancer Centers that will deploy outreach specialists and patient navigators for populations served by health centers. This funding supports President Joe Biden's call to action on cancer screening and early detection as part of the Administration's Cancer Moonshot initiative to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next 25 years and support families living with and surviving cancer.

Applicants must propose to use AxCS funds to achieve two objectives:

  1. Increase the number and percentage of patients screened for at least one of the following cancer types: cervical, breast, or colorectal.
  2. Increase the number of patients assisted with accessing appropriate follow-up care (e.g., diagnostic services, therapies, clinical trials) within 30 days of receiving an abnormal cancer screening test result.

You will also track the percentage of patients that you refer for care and treatment for whom you receive a report from the provider to whom the patient was referred.

Applicants will advance progress on the AxCS objectives by implementing at least one activity within each of the following four focus areas:

  1. Access and affordability;
  2. Patient experience;
  3. Screening; and
  4. Workforce development.

Who Can Apply

Eligible applicants:

  • Are Health Center Program operational (H80) grant award recipients funded under sections 330(e), (g), (h), and/or (i); and
  • Partner with an NCI-designated Cancer Center.

Eligible applications must include partnership documentation between the health center and the NCI-Designated Cancer Center, such as a memorandum of understanding. See section III of the AxCS NOFO for full completeness and eligibility requirements.

How to Apply/Submit

AxCS applications must be submitted in by 11:59 p.m. ET on June 15, 2022. The AxCS application has no EHBs component.

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Program Information

Contact the AxCS Technical Assistance Team

Complete the BPHC Contact Form:

  • Under Funding, select Applications (e.g., NOFOs)
  • Select Accelerating Cancer Screening (AxCS)
  • Enter your contact information

Budget Information

Contact Clare Oscar
HRSA, Office of Federal Assistance Management
Division of Grants Management Operations
Telephone: 301-443-8862
Email: Support Contact Center
Telephone: 1-800-518-4726 (International callers: dial 606-545-5035)
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