Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen South Carolina
12/01/17 12:00 PM (noon)
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $45,000 to South Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast cancer support services and outreach in designated counties. Mandatory information sessions are scheduled for September 28 and October 3. Applications must be initiated by November 17.
The funding areas listed below are in order of priority and are based on the needs identified in the 2015 Community Profiles:
1. Reducing Barriers to Care
Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals with incomes 250% of Federal Poverty Level or below residing in the following counties: Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union.
The Affiliate seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low cost screening or diagnostic services, extended service hours for the working poor (250% of FPL or below), mobile mammography, diagnostic/treatment co-pay and deductible assistance, transportation, lodging and interpreter services to those who are not eligible for these services through Best Chance Network.
2. Breast Cancer Education
Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings and provide access to appropriate screenings. Standalone education projects will not be considered (Funding may be available through the affiliate’s Small Grants program). Projects must be designed to result in coordinated, 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 prioritize rural, Black/African American, and/or Hispanic/Latina individuals that reside in: Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union.
Projects that include education of health care providers about breast health screening recommendations, Best Chance Network, and potential financial aid resources for patients in the aforementioned counties are also encouraged.
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.
3. Patient Navigation
Projects that include evidence-based patient navigation with access to care for low income, uninsured or underinsured individuals that reside in: Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union.
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).
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
-Other direct project expenses
-Equipment, including software, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health‐
related project to be conducted
Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified within the 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.
Proposed projects must include a plan for access to the full continuum of care. Please note that the applicant is not required to provide all services in the continuum of care but must have a clear plan for access. Partners/collaborators must be identified and Letters of Support or MOUs are required.
Grant requests for education programs must include documented access to screening. Programs providing screening or diagnostic services must include a plan for documented access to the full continuum of care including treatment. Patients diagnosed with breast cancer must have access to treatment at low or no cost.
GrantWatch ID#: 142874
Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $45,000 for one year.
The project must occur between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Register for the September 28 session:
Register for the October 3 session:
The application must be completed and submitted via the Komen Grants eManagement System (GeMS):
Questions about Community Grants and GeMS should be directed to:
Lucy Spears, Director of Mission Programs
USA: South Carolina: Allendale, Anderson, Bamberg, Barnwell, Calhoun, Cherokee, Colleton, Darlington, Edgefield, Hampton, Greenwood, Laurens, Lexington, Marion, Orangeburg, Spartanburg, and Union Counties
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