Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen Greater Iowa
12/20/18 5:00 PM
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
- 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:
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,
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#: 131779
Applicants may request funding from $5,000 up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.
The project must occur between April 1, 2019, and March 31, 2020.
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
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.
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