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The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) invites applications for pilot funding for 2023-2024.

The COE Office created the Lineberger Community Pilot Funding Program to join with the community as allies to reduce cancer disparities in the state of North Carolina.

We seek to do so by addressing community-identified cancer needs through funding opportunities, training and technical assistance, and networking.

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Award Options

The COE anticipates funding awards up to $20,000 each for projects delivered over a 12-month period. The projects may serve residents of one county or multiple counties in North Carolina. Applicants can select one of the tier options:

Tier 1: Planning Awards

Funding to engage partners and stakeholders; collect data to assess community health needs; and select an evidence-based intervention and plan for its implementation.

Tier 2: Implementation Awards

Organizations that demonstrate previous planning and selection of an evidence-based intervention will use funding to implement and evaluate one or more selected evidence-based interventions.


Any organization or community group located in North Carolina that is interested in improving the health of their community is encouraged to apply.

Academic entities are not eligible to apply. This funding opportunity is focused on community capacity building, not academic research.

We are looking for applicants that are committed to serving communities facing cancer health disparities and aim to address these disparities:

  • Race
  • Ethnicity
  • Socioeconomic status
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual orientation
  • Geographic location
  • Rurality
  • Disability

The group must identify someone who is willing to commit effort to overseeing implementation of their proposed program.

Application Process and Important Dates

  • Participate in training sessions* (optional but highly recommended): March 17, March 31 and April 14 — view training recordings on YouTube
  • Submit Letter of Intent (Appendix A of RFP) via email to (required): Deadline April 28, 2023
  • Submit proposal via application portal: Deadline June 1, 2023

Download RFA document

Have Questions?

Email Veronica Carlisle ( with Community Pilot Program in the subject line.

Application Portal

Deadline June 1, 2023

The submission period has ended.