Special Funding Opportunities

Group walking

Step it Up! Survivors

In an effort to reduce the incidence and burden of cancer across the state of Oregon, OHSU's Oregon Community Cancer Research Collaborative (OR-CCRC – a Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network [CPCRN]) and OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Community Partnership Program (CPP) are announcing a special funding opportunity to increase physical activity in cancer survivors and their friends and family. The project, entitled "Step It Up! Survivors" is a statewide effort to implement an evidence-based walking program among cancer survivors, their friends and family. By offering this special opportunity, we hope to help Oregon communities increase social support, improve symptom management and ultimately reduce risk of second cancers through increasing physical activity.

Addressing cancer-related health disparities

Proposals that address cancer-related health disparities, including disparities related to race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, gender identity, sexual orientation, geographic location and disability continue to be highly encouraged.

Funding Amount:

Eight to ten Oregon community organizations will be recipients of a $15,000 award to support the implementation of a community walking program.

Key Dates:*

  • Intent to apply forms were due at noon on December 12, 2017 and are no longer being accepted. 
  • Full proposals are due at noon on January 12, 2018.
Download the Step it Up! Survivors RFP with proposal questions and budget template to prepare your application before submitting online.


Program Implementation Guide:

Partnerships for Prevention's "Social Support for Physical Activity: An Action Guide" provides step by step instruction on establishing and sustaining a community-based walking group program. Refer to this guide as you prepare your application.

Technical Assistance:*

In addition to funds, grantees will gain access to trainings for implementation of an evidence-based walking program, ongoing technical assistance, evaluation and data collection support as well as networking opportunities to enhance project success.

The OR-CCRC team will partner closely with community grantees to adapt and implement the proposed walking program to fit the local community and to evaluate the success of the program in getting cancer survivors and their friends and family members active and ready to commit to staying active.

*See Request for Proposal for more detail