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Grants to Florida Nonprofits, Agencies, and Educational Institutions for Breast Health Outreach

Education Grants

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation (FBCF)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #138041

Grant Description

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Grants of up to $5,000 and grants of up to $10,000 to Florida nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, and tribes for health-related outreach programs. Funding is intended for projects that support needs related to breast cancer. Eligible educational projects are in one-on-one, small group settings or use virtual technology to reach as many people as possible.

The FBCF requires each grantee to conduct a minimum of two educational sessions during the grant period and each grantee is encouraged to provide or connect with a partner(s) organization(s) to deliver a variety of support resources as defined below.

 Support Resources:

  • Mammograms and other screening services
  • Diagnostic testing
  • Medical treatments
  • Financial assistance
  • Emotional support for patients, their families, caregivers, and survivors
  • Transportation services
  • Home care services
  • Child care services
  • Nutritional guidance
  • Complementary therapies (e.g. yoga, acupuncture, massage, etc.
  • Prostheses, wigs, lymphedema sleeve, etc.
  • Breast cancer navigation services

 2022 Priority Areas: (Must choose at least one priority area):

  1. Educate women in the areas where they need to become proactive advocates for their own breast health through Educational Workshops (i.e. pre-diagnosis, urgency after diagnosis, types of chemo, types of surgery, etc.)
  2. Provide education to breast cancer survivors, their families, and advocates on life after or with cancer, including the “transition phase” from active treatment to survivorship.
  3. Provide education on breast health to young women and men with a focus on middle school, high school, and college ages.
  4. Create and provide a method of education on late-stage breast cancer diagnosis that will help reduce the percentage of these diagnoses in the areas that exceed the state of Florida average.

For information about application evaluation criteria, see: https://www.floridabreastcancer.org/photos/2022EducationRFA-GuidelinesandInstructionsFINAL.pdf#page=4

For information about allowable costs, see: https://www.floridabreastcancer.org/photos/2022EducationRFA-GuidelinesandInstructionsFINAL.pdf#page=6

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only Florida-based non-profit community-based organizations that are tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3), Florida governmental entities, Florida-based tax-exempt educational institutions, and Indian tribes within the State of Florida, are eligible to apply for funding. Organizations registered as 501(c)(3) entities outside of Florida are eligible to apply if a physical presence is maintained within the state of Florida that is open and fully operating for 12 months a year. All activities funded through this competition must occur in Florida. All work must occur, and all funds must be spent in Florida at the applicant organization and any collaborating entities within Florida.

Restrictions:
- Projects must be specific to breast health awareness and education/or breast cancer; e.g. if a project is a combined breast and other cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.
- Services must be provided in Florida.
- If virtual technology is being used, a reasonable amount of users must be from the state of Florida.
- Equipment costs, if applicable, may not exceed 15% of direct costs and should be used 100% on this project.
- FBCF will only cover up to $10.00 per person per meal.
- Travel costs must adhere to the IRS guidelines, in regards to the employee and volunteer transportation reimbursement rate.
- If the applicant or any of its key employees, directors, officers, or agents are convicted of fraud or any crime involving other financial or administrative impropriety within the preceding 12 months, the applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during the current funding cycle, and will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the applicant can demonstrate that appropriate remedial measures have been implemented to mitigate any criminal conduct occurring in the future.

Funding is not available for screening, diagnostics, treatment programs, one-time events, conferences, symposiums, seminars, webinars, and participation as an exhibitor or attendance at health fairs.

For information on unallowable costs, see: https://www.floridabreastcancer.org/photos/2022EducationRFA-GuidelinesandInstructionsFINAL.pdf#page=6

Pre-proposal Conference:

Grant Information Session: The Education Committee will be offering a grant information session on January 26, 2022 at 10:00 am.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline March 11, 2022
Applications must be submitted by this date to be accepted.

All grant applications MUST be submitted in the following forms: Electronically.

Important Dates:
- January 10, 2022: Announcement of RFP
- January 26, 2022: Grant Information Zoom Session – 10:00 am
- March 11, 2022: Application due - Must be submitted no later than this date
- May/June 2022: Grantees notified of funding and disbursal of funds
- July 1, 2022: Grant cycle begins
- January 1, 2023: 6 Month Progress Report Due
- June 30, 2023: End of Grant cycle and Final Report Due

Announcement of grants awarded will be made in June 2022. Project directors will be notified of the outcome of the review in writing.

Applications must be submitted in English.

Applicants will be given 3 working days to respond to any questions from the review committee.

Grant writing workshop recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_KLD-lX-TY

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Size of Grant:

Grants are up to $5,000 for projects in a single county and up to $10,000 for projects provided in multiple counties.

Term of Contract:

Grants are available for projects that take place over a minimum of a 12-month period. Grant period begins July 1, 2022, and will conclude on June 30, 2023.

The project should not be a "one time" project, but be sustained over multiple years.

Contact Information:

When submitting the grant application electronically, please email the complete proposal to Jessica Parker-Kerr at e-mail address:Jessica@FloridaBreastCancer.org

Florida Breast Cancer Foundation
11900 Biscayne Blvd Suite 288
North Miami, Florida 33181

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