Thursday, April 26, 2012

Colorado Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Review Committee Update

During the April 13, 2012 Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease and Pulmonary Disease (CCPD) Review Committee meeting, committee members voted on several decision items for FY 2013. 

Major decision items and key highlights are listed below:
  • CCPD Review Committee approved FY 2013 Quarter One continuation funding recommendations for current CCPD grantees
  • Evaluation activities
    • 10% of available CCPD budget will be allocated toward evaluation and surveillance activities for CCPD Competitive Grants Program
    • Evaluation budget will be presented to the Colorado Board of Health during the May 2012 meeting begin evaluation activities on July 1, 2012
    • Guidance to CCPD applicants is to not exceed 10% of proposed budget toward evaluation activities
  • CCPD Review Committee agreed upon a scale and minimum funding threshold to use for scoring grant applications
    • Applications will be scored on a 100-point scale through a competitive review process. A minimum score of 70 points is required to be considered for funding.
  • CCPD Review Committee decided not to include a grantee funding request limitation in the Request for Applications (RFA)
  • CCPD Review Committee agreed upon exclusions to include in the RFA:
    • Proposals solely focused on research are not appropriate for RFA
    • Proposals focused on population-based tobacco prevention and cessation will be considered by Colorado Tobacco Education, Prevention, and Cessation Grants Program
    • Proposals focused on breast and cervical cancer screening and treatment are solicited by the Women's Wellness Connection
    • Building renovations, capital projects, and medical scanning equipment (CT, PET, MRI)
    • Electronic medical records technology that is eligible for incentive payments under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act
    • Programs that supplant existing funding for services or establish new evidence-based programs
    • Spirometry screening for asymptomatic smokers
    • Prostate screening
    • Screening programs that do not link people to diagnostic services

Stay tuned for the FY 2013 Request for Applications (RFA), which will be released in mid-May.

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