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Agencies for Breast Cancer Outreach and Treatment

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Susan G. Komen Kentucky

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Deadline Date:

01/12/18 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $5,000 to Kentucky and Indiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and support services, particularly to underserved residents in eligible areas. Projects must address the following priority areas (in no particular order):

Patient Navigation
- Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for Black/African-American women that reside in Jefferson County, KY; women residing in the rural KY Counties of Clay, Clinton, Jackson, McCreary, Oldham, Owsley, Shelby, Spencer, and Wayne; and women residing in Floyd County, IN.
- 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).

Reducing Barriers to Care
- Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Clay, Clinton, Jackson, McCreary, Owsley and Wayne Counties in KY.
“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,
The Affiliate seeks to fund projects that provide no-cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, transportation and interpreter services.

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 ageappropriate, 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 Black/African-American and/or Hispanic/Latina individuals that reside in Anderson, Bourbon, Clark, Fayette, Scott, and/or Woodford Counties in KY, as well as individuals residing in the rural KY Counties of Clay, Clinton, Jackson, McCreary, Owsley, and Wayne.
- 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 requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Key Personnel/Salaries
- Supplies
- 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#: 142873

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding at or above $5,000 for one year. However, please note that equipment, including software, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health-related project to be conducted.

Term of Contract:

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

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: All counties in Kentucky except Boone, Campbell, Crittenden, Daviess, Gallatin, Grant, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Kenton,
Mclean, Union, and Webster; Indiana Counties: Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Scott
- 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.
- Specific examples include, but are not limited to, projects or programs designed:
- 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
- Investigate or validate methods or tools
- 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
- 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
- Land acquisition
- Project-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Equipment over $5,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
- Travel
- Consultants/Sub-contracts
- Indirect costs

Pre-proposal Conference:

A Grant Writing Workshop will be held January 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM. Please contact the Funding Source for more details.

Pre-Application Information:


- Grant Writing Workshop January 4, 2018 at 11:30 AM and 3:30 PM
- Application Initiation Deadline January 5, 2018 at 5:00 PM
- Application Deadline January 12, 2018 at 5:00 PM
- Award Notification March 2018

Contact Information:

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

Register and apply online:

Questions should be directed to:

Alyssa Browne

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Counties of Clark, Floyd, Harrison, and Scott;   Kentucky: All counties except Boone, Campbell, Crittenden, Daviess, Gallatin, Grant, Hancock, Henderson, Hopkins, Kenton, Mclean, Union, and Webster

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