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A funding opportunity to advance the primary prevention of breast cancer by developing, disseminating, implementing, and evaluating high-impact population-based primary prevention interventions

This initiative aims to advance the primary prevention of breast cancer by developing, disseminating, implementing, and evaluating high-impact population-based primary prevention interventions with a focus on California’s culturally, ethnically, and racially diverse and medically underserved communities. This initiative builds on the CBCRP-sponsored Paths to Prevention: the California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan by leveraging existing community cancer and chronic disease prevention efforts and focusing on identified risk factors for breast cancer. This work is in two phases. Phase 1 focused on: 1) Understanding the breast cancer concerns and prevention priorities of community leaders, researchers, practitioners, and policy experts across California; 2) Engaging community and opinion leaders, research, practice, and policy specialists in regional California meetings to identify opportunities for working together in breast cancer prevention coalitions based on shared concerns and priorities; and 3) Helping build community-partnered participatory research and dissemination and implementation research capacity and research engagement within these coalitions. Phase 2 will fund the implementation of strategies generated in Phase 1.

CBCRP is sponsoring a Request for Proposals (RFP) for CLASP-BC Phase 2 Planning Grants. 

CBCRP intends to fund up to ten Planning Grants with a maximum direct cost budget of $25,000 and a duration of six months. CBCRP is offering planning grants to prepare teams to apply for CLASP-BC Phase 2 Full Awards. Application materials will be available in the SmartSimple grants management system at from May 1, 2024.

Download the RFP below:

Full Request for Proposals (RFP)

Applications must be submitted by 12:00 noon Pacific on Thursday June 6, 2024.

Funding will be available for up to three CLASP-BC Phase 2 Full Awards (RFP available here; Maximum direct costs of $1,200,000 for a duration of three years) with a start date of August 1, 2025. The application materials for the Full Awards will open in SmartSimple in September 2024 with a deadline of March 6, 2025.

Informational Webinar for Applicants

For questions or more information, contact CBCRP Program Officer Sharima Rasanayagam at

Specific Aims and Activities

CLASP-BC is part of CBCRP’s Program Initiative strategic priority to disseminate and implement high-impact, population-based prevention approaches by funding large scale, evidence-informed interventions (EIIs), through multi-jurisdictional actions, with the intent to decrease the risk of breast cancer and other chronic diseases (sharing common risk factors), particularly among racial/ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in California.

Phase 2 Planning Grants are intended to provide Phase 2 Full proposal preparation support. Funds will be awarded to coalitions demonstrating the need for such support as well as a commitment and capacity to submit a full Phase 2 proposal.

Specific Aims of Phase 2 Full Awards can be found in the RFP available at

Requirements for Planning Grants

Applicants for Planning Grants are required to:

  • set out their initial ideas for a Full Award;
  • outline the relevance of these ideas to the CLASP-BC Initiative;
  • describe the coalition they have gathered or are planning to gather to undertake the Full Award;
  • describe the strengths, resources, and assets of the community that will support their work in the Planning Grant phase;
  • describe the timeline and activities for planning grant funds and how these will help plan for and develop the Full Award application.

Community Involvement and Focus

The use of the principles of Community Partnered Participatory Research (CPPR) will be central to successful applications. All applications should be CPPR projects led by co-PIs within the coalitions of the community, research, practice, and policy organizations applying. At least one co-PI should be a Community Representative.

Project duration and budget cap

CBCRP intends to fund up to ten Planning Grants.

  • Maximum total direct cost budget: $25,000 each
  • Project duration: 6 months