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Agencies for Breast Cancer Outreach and Treatment

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Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth

Conf. Date:

10/26/17

Deadline Date:

12/01/17 Midnight

Description:

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Grants to Fort Worth Area, Texas nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and support services. A mandatory application workshop is scheduled for October 26, 2017. Programs must take place in Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, and Parker counties.

Komen Greater Fort Worth will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects that address funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Greater Fort Worth Community Profile Report.

Funding priority areas :

Proposals Focused On Breast Cancer Disparities Among African-American Women
- Programs that focus on the unique needs of this population with the goals of early detection and treatment. The Affiliate is looking for programs that will engage participants and increase the education and awareness, leading to documented age-appropriate breast cancer action, to early prevention services and treatment for breast cancer. This goes beyond health fairs, but may include workshops, working with local officials to sponsor events like a breast health symposium.
- Research demonstrates that African-American mortality is significantly higher in certain U.S. cities, and is attributed to a combination of biological, socioeconomic and cultural factors. Susan G. Komen has identified ten communities with the highest disparities. Dallas/Ft Worth is #3 on the list tied with Los Angeles.

Patient Navigation Including Breast Health Services
- Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation that increased availability and access to quality breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services for uninsured and underinsured that reside in Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, and Hood counties. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low-cost clinical services, financial assistance with co-pays/deductibles for diagnostic and treatment services, transportation assistance, and interpreter services.
- 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- patient navigator- 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, and access to transportation, language services, and financial resources).

Breast Cancer Education
- Programs that provide culturally appropriate, evidence-based breast cancer education and outreach that leads to documented age-appropriate breast cancer action such as talking to a doctor about personal breast cancer risk or getting a screening mammogram. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that reach non-English speaking residents.
- Breast cancer education projects must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

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.

Funds may be used 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 25 percent of direct costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142863

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$400,000

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must conform to the following eligibility criteria to apply. Eligibility requirements for the applicants 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: Tarrant, Parker, Johnson, and Hood Counties
- 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 grants to an applicant 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.

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
-Education via mass media (e.g. television, radio, newspapers, billboards), health fairs and material distribution. These methods may be used to promote projects, but evidence-based methods such as 1-1 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
-Payments/reimbursement made directly to individuals
-Land acquisition
-Project-related investments/loans
-Scholarships
-Thermography
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer

Pre-proposal Conference:

All applicants are required to attend the Grant Writing Workshop on October 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM at the Ridgmar Mall Community Center.

To register, please email Sherrie Caraway (see Contact Information below).

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:

- Mandatory Workshop: October 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM
- Application Deadline December: 1, 2017 at midnight
- Award Notification: March 31, 2018
- Award Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
- Quarterly Reports Due: July 30, 2018; October 30, 2018, January 30, 2019
- Final Report Due: April 30, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Apply online between October 30, 2017 and December 1, 2017: https://affiliategrants.komen.org/Login2.aspx?APPTHEME=KOMEN

For questions or to register for the grant workshop, contact:

Sherrie Caraway, Operations Manager
817-735-8580
scaraway@komengreaterfw.org

Susan G. Komen Greater Fort Worth
2216 Green Oaks Rd
Fort Worth, TX 76116

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Tarrant, Johnson, Hood, and Parker Counties