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CNP Overview

The Community Networks Program (CNP) aims to reduce cancer health disparities through community-based participatory education, training, and research among racial/ethnic minorities and underserved populations. NCI awarded $95 million in 5-year grants to 25 institutions participating in the CNP that began in May 2005.

The application deadline was July 14, 2004. No further applications are being accepted.

Program Information

Implementation Phases


"Our commitment to closing the health care gap among racial and ethnic minorities is unwavering. We will continue to support community-based approaches to help racial and ethnic minority populations experience the benefits of modern medicine."

-- HHS Secretary Mike Leavitt

Updated: 07/23/09