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Grants to USA Nonprofits and Agencies in Midwest States to
Provide Breast Cancer Education and Reduce Barriers to Care

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Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa

Deadline Date:

12/20/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $5,000 to Iowa, Illinois, Nebraska, and South Dakota nonprofits and agencies in eligible counties to increase the accessibility of breast cancer screenings, diagnosis, and treatment. Programs may align with the following areas of focus: breast cancer education, reducing barriers to care, and patient navigation.

Examples of successful projects include those that result in:
- An increase in breast cancer action due to knowledge gained;
- An increase the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening;
- A reduction in the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
- A reduction in time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
- A reduction in time from diagnostic resolution to treatment;
- An increase in 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

The funding priority areas are listed below in no particular order:

Patient Navigation

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for:

- Rural residents with geographical access issues that reside in Adair (IA) Bremer (IA), Buena Vista (IA), Calhoun (IA), Cass (IA), Decatur (IA), Ida (IA), Keokuk (IA), Madison (IA), Warren (IA), Dallas (IA), O’Brien (IA), Wright (IA), Muscatine (IA), Clinton (IA), Mercer (IL), Lyon (IA) and Union County (SD).

- Vulnerable populations with higher rates of late-stage diagnoses and mortality rates such as African Americans residing in Polk (IA), Madison (IA) and (Rock Island) IL County. Hispanic populations residing in Polk (IA), Muscatine (IA), Lyon (IA) Dakota (NE) and Buena Vista (IA) County. American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)
residing in Thurston (NE) County.

Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary.

Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, interpreter services, childcare and access to transportation, language services and financial resources).

Reducing Barriers to Care

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in:

- Iowa: Adair, Bremer, Buena Vista, Calhoun, Cass, Decatur, Ida, Keokuk, Madison, O’Brien, Wright, Lyon, Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott County

- Illinois: Mercer and Rock Island county

- Nebraska: Thurston and Dakota county

- South Dakota: Union County

“Underinsured is defined as having some insurance coverage but not enough, or when one is insured yet unable to afford the out-of-pocket responsibilities not covered by his or her insurer” (Patient Advocate Foundation,
http://www.patientadvocate.org/resources.php?p=781).

Komen Greater Iowa seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, diagnostic/treatment co-pay and deductible assistance, transportation, financial assistance for daily living expenses or medical treatment assistance for those receiving breast cancer treatment.

Breast Cancer Education

Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings. Projects must be designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram). Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target:

- Vulnerable populations with higher rates of late-stage diagnoses and mortality rates such as African Americans residing in Polk (IA), Madison (IA) and (Rock Island) IL counties. Hispanic populations residing in Polk (IA), Muscatine (IA), Lyon (IA) Dakota (NE) and Buena Vista (IA) Counties. American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN)
residing in Thurston (NE) County.

- Counties that demonstrate higher than average percentages of late-stage diagnosis and also demonstrate higher than average percentages of linguistic isolation and/or low educational achievement: Buena Vista (IA), Ida (IA), O’Brien (IA), Decatur (IA), Muscatine (IA), Clinton (IA), Lyon (NE), Union (NE), and Mercer (IL) county. Breast cancer education projects should include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages, if appropriate, based on the need, audience and purpose of the educational project.

Projects must provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services and include follow up with participants. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 131779

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $5,000 up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

Term of Contract:

The project must occur between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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/land acquisition
- 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
- Project-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Equipment over $5,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates

- Application Deadline: December 20, 2018 at 5:00 pm.
- Award Notification: Approximately March 4th, 2019
- Award Period: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

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.

Contact Information:

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

Tracy Greene
tgreene@komengreateriowa.org

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

Grant Coverage Areas:

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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Geographic Focus:

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