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Grants to Texas Nonprofits and Agencies for Breast Health
Care Programs for African-American Women in Dallas County

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Susan G. Komen Dallas County

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Deadline Date:

11/28/18 5:00 PM CST


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Grants starting at $10,000 to Texas nonprofits and agencies for programs that address breast health for African American women living in the DeSoto Lancaster, Cedar Hill, and South Dallas areas of Dallas County. Applicants must have attended a grant workshop to be eligible to apply.

Drawing from the Community Profile, Komen Dallas County has identified the following funding priority:

To reduce the burden of late stage diagnosis and breast cancer mortality disparities experienced by African American women living in the community through programs that provide breast health education, navigation, and/or medical services for African American women living in Cedar Hill, DeSoto Lancaster, and South Dallas.

To address this disparity, the affiliate is seeking applications for:

Reducing Barriers to Care.
Evidence-based programs that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Dallas 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 Dallas County gives highest priority to programs that focus on delivery of no cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, diagnostic/treatment co-pay and deductible assistance, transportation assistance, and pharmaceutical prescription assistance. Komen Dallas County gives secondary priority to programs that deliver interpreter services, childcare/eldercare, and financial assistance for daily living expenses (e.g. rent, groceries, utilities, electricity, etc.).

Community Health Workers.
Evidence-based programs incorporating the use of community health workers (CHWs) who are fluent in and sensitive to the language and culture of the audience that the health care programs want to reach with positive breast health messages. These projects focus on providing in-depth breast cancer education and outreach that link patients to care and result in completed breast cancer clinical services (e.g. clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, etc.).

Projects need to have pre-test/post-test tools to evaluate the change in the participant’s knowledge about breast cancer risk, screening recommendations, and utilizing the health care system to access recommended screening.

Patient Navigation.
Evidence-based programs providing culturally appropriate patient navigation through the full continuum of care 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 information, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services, and financial resources).

Examples of successful projects include those that result in:
- An increase in delivery of breast health services to the African-American population, in particular;
- An increase in breast health action due to knowledge gained;
- An increase in 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

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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 138448

Estimated Size of Grant:

An organization may request funding from $10,000 up to $175,000 for one year.

Komen Dallas County maintains the following funding caps for each of the following program services. Applications requesting funding that exceeds the maximum limits described below will be deemed non-compliant and will not proceed to grant panel review:
- Screening (including mobile mammography): $75,000
- Diagnostic Services: $100,000
- Treatment Services: $125,000
- Community Health Worker, Patient Navigation, & Other Support Services (ie: transportation, translation, rent, childcare, pharmaceutical offset, and the like) to break down barriers to breast health: $50,000

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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 Dallas County.

Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified within this RFA. If a project includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as a breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.

All past and current Komen-funded projects must be in compliance with Komen requirements.

If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline for the application, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12-month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct will not recur.

Prior recipients of Komen Dallas County funding must be in good standing at the time of application submission to be eligible for funding.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

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.
- Specific examples include, but are not limited to, projects or programs designed to: understand the biology and/or causes of breast cancer; improve existing or develop new screening or diagnostic methods; identify approaches to breast cancer prevention or risk reduction; improve existing or develop new treatments for breast cancer or to
overcome treatment resistance, or to understand post‐treatment effects; or investigate or validate methods or tools
- Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models. According to studies, teaching breast self-exam (BSE) has not been shown to be effective at reducing mortality from breast cancer.
- 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
- 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
- Indirect Costs
- Reconstruction Surgery
- Patient/Client incentives to obtain breast healthcare

Pre-proposal Conference:

At the time of submission, organizations must have attended a Grant Writing Workshop to be eligible to apply for funding. Two grant workshop opportunities will be offered on September 25th and 26th from 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Komen Dallas County’s office.

Funding priorities:

Pre-Application Information:

Important Dates and Information

- RFA available: 9/04/2018 at 12:00pm CDT
- Grant Writing Workshops: 9/25/2018 and 9/26/2018 12:00pm – 2:00pm CDT
- Application due date: 11/28/2018 5:00pm CST
- Letter of Intent deadline: October 17, 2018 5:00pm CST
- Grant applications reviewed by grant review panel: January 2019
- Grant slate approved by Affiliate Board of Directors: February 2019
- Applicants notified of award status: March 2019
- Contract Acceptance Deadline (*Affiliate reserves the right at its discretion to rescind funding if contract acceptance deadline not met): 30 Days After Receipt of Award Notification
- Award Period: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020
- First check issued upon execution of contract: After April 1, 2019 (*Dependent upon contract negotiations, if any)
- New grantee site visits: June 2019
- Grantee Orientation: May 9th, 2019, 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. CST
- Six-month progress report due: October 17, 2019
- Second check issued upon completion of Progress Report Site Visit, subject to program performance: November 2019

Komen Dallas County strongly recommends organizations present all programs in one single grant application. Applicants, who would like to submit multiple applications, must timely request permission to do so. Organizations must submit a Letter of Intent by October 17, 2018 showing a compelling reason for submission of multiple applications.

You may not submit multiple applications without prior approval by the Affiliate. Instances in which it may be necessary to submit multiple applications, include but are not limited to where grants funds will be used to facilitate a program across multiple staff/departments in multiple locations and separate applications are necessary to clearly identify how funds will be used across the various locations, facilities, or staff.

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Susan G. Komen Dallas County
13747 Montfort Drive, Ste. 200
Dallas, Texas 75240

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