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Komen Greater Iowa Grants

Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Midwest States
to Increase Access to Breast Cancer Screening and Treatment

GrantWatch ID#: 131779
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa

11/16/17

12/22/17 5:00 PM

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Grants to Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota nonprofits and agencies in eligible counties to make breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment more accessible. Funding may provide financial support to offset medical costs or transportation assistance to decrease geographic access barriers.

Examples of successful projects include those that:
- Increase breast cancer action due to increased knowledge;
- Increase the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening;
- Reduce the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
- Reduce time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
- Reduce time from diagnostic resolution to treatment;
- Increase treatment compliance.

Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate benefit to residents of one or more of the following communities: Adair (IA), Bremer (IA), Buena Vista (IA), Calhoun (IA), Cass (IA), Decatur (IA), Keokuk (IA), Ida (IA), Madison (IA), O’Brien (IA), Lyon (IA), Wright (IA), Muscatine (IA), Clinton (IA), Thurston (NE), Mercer (IL), or Union County (SD). For a complete list of eligible counties, see Additional Eligibility Criteria.

Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Key Personnel/Salaries
- Consultants/Sub-contracts
- Supplies
- Travel
- Patient care
- Other direct project expenses
- Equipment, including software, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted
- Indirect costs, not to exceed 15 percent of direct costs
- Meeting costs (for Financial Assistance grants)

Funding is available for two types of grants: Financial Assistance and Community Needs.

Community Needs Grants
For this RFA, Komen Greater Iowa will only accept applications that respond to at least one of the following priorities, listed in no particular order:
Priority 1: Programs that aim to decrease the barriers created by Geographic Access issues in counties that demonstrate higher than average percentages of late-stage diagnosis and demonstrate higher than average percentages of residents who live in medically underserved and/or rural areas.

Key Objective: The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that maximize convenience to access along the continuum of care including, but not limited to, transportation assistance, telemedicine, scheduling assistance, patient navigation, and flexible hours of service.

Priority 2: Decrease the barriers created by Information Access issues in those counties that demonstrate higher than average percentages of late-stage diagnosis and demonstrate higher than average percentages of linguistic isolation and/or low educational achievement.

Key Objective: The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide culturally-competent, multicultural, evidence-based breast cancer education that results in documented age appropriate breast cancer action such as talking to one’s doctor about their personal risk or getting a screening mammogram, navigation of individuals through the continuum of care, diagnostic and treatment services; screening reminder services and plain-language resources available
through Komen.

Financial Assistance Grants
Women in the target counties identified cost as a major barrier to seeking breast health services. They repeatedly mentioned the cost of living expenses or co-payments after a breast cancer diagnosis. The goal of this RFA is to make breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment more accessible to all women by providing financial support to offset out of pocket costs. Applicants should include a plan to market the availability of financial assistance to all women throughout the year and encourage women without health insurance to sign up for a plan that fits their needs. Applicants receive additional review points for targeting women in the highest priority communities.

Financial Assistance applicants may request funding up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

Community Needs applicants may request funding up to $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

The project must occur between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply. Eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application submission.
- Individuals are not eligible to apply.
- Applications will only be accepted from governmental organizations under Section 170(c)(1) or nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. Applicants must prove tax‐exempt status by providing a letter of determination from the IRS.
- Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations:

Iowa: Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Plymouth, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, Scott, Lyon, and Wright.

- Nebraska: Dakota and Thurston County

- Illinois: Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside

- South Dakota: Union County

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
- Research, defined as any project or program with the primary goal of gathering and analyzing data or information.
- Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models
- Development of educational materials or resources that either duplicate existing Komen materials or for which there is not a demonstrated need
- Education via mass media (e.g. television, radio, newspapers, billboards), health fairs and material distribution. Evidence-based methods such as one on one and group sessions should be used to educate the community and providers.
- Construction or renovation of facilities
- Political campaigns or lobbying
- General operating funds (in excess of allowable indirect costs)
- Debt reduction
- Fundraising (e.g., endowments, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, events)
- Event sponsorships
- Projects completed before the date of grant approval
- Land acquisition
- Project-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Equipment over $5,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer

A Grant Writing Workshop will be held on November 16, 2017 between 2:00 PM and 4:00 PM.

Key Dates

- Grant Writing Workshop: November 16, 2017 2:00 PM-4:00 PM
- Application Deadline: December 22, 2017 at 5:00 PM
- Award Notification: Approximately March 15, 2018
- Award Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

All proposals must be submitted online through the Komen Grants eManagement System (GeMS). All applications must be submitted before the Application Deadline listed above. Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete, review and submit their applications with sufficient time to allow for technical difficulties, human error, loss of power/internet, sickness, travel, etc.

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://affiliategrants.komen.org

Jessica Nelsen, Mission Initiative Manager
jnelsen@komengreateriowa.org
877.745.6636 ext. 3

Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa
PO Box 8468
Des Moines, IA 50301

Iowa: Adair, Adams, Allamakee, Appanoose, Audubon, Benton, Black Hawk, Boone, Bremer, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Butler, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Cerro Gordo, Cherokee, Chickasaw, Clarke, Clay, Clayton, Crawford, Dallas, Davis, Decatur, Delaware, Des Moines, Dickinson, Dubuque, Emmet, Fayette, Floyd, Franklin, Fremont, Greene, Grundy, Guthrie, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Howard, Humboldt, Ida, Iowa, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Johnson, Jones, Keokuk, Kossuth, Lee, Linn, Louisa, Lucas, Madison, Mahaska, Plymouth, Marion, Marshall, Mills, Mitchell, Monona, Monroe, Montgomery, O’Brien, Osceola, Page, Palo Alto, Pocahontas, Polk, Pottawattamie, Poweshiek, Ringgold, Sac, Shelby, Story, Tama, Taylor, Union, Van Buren, Wapello, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Winnebago, Winneshiek, Worth, Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine, Scott, Lyon, and Wright.

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USA: Illinois: Henry, Mercer, Rock Island, and Whiteside Counties;   Iowa: The list of eligible counties can be found in Additional Geographic Information. ;   Nebraska: Dakota and Thurston Counties;   South Dakota: Union County

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