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Grants to Arkansas and Texas Nonprofits and Agencies in Eligible
Counties to Improve Access to Breast Cancer Services and Education

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Susan G. Komen Arkansas

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Grants ranging from $2,000 to $75,000 to Arkansas and Texas nonprofit and government organizations in eligible counties for projects that increase access to breast cancer services and education. Applicants must submit a letter of intent prior to applying. Programs must address the priority areas of Reducing Barriers to Care, Patient Navigation, and Breast Cancer Education.

Applicants must serve residents from all or part of the Arkansas Affiliate service area. However, precedence will be given to applicants who use grant funds to demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following high priority counties listed below:

  • Arkansas County, AR
  • Sharp County, AR
  • Bradley County, AR
  • St. Francis County, AR
  • Chicot County, AR
  • Miller County, AR
  • Drew County, AR
  • Cass County, TX
  • Izard County, AR
  • Randolph County, AR
  • Lawrence County, AR
  • Little River County, AR
  • Hempstead County, AR
  • Lafayette County, AR

Grants are awarded to support evidence-based projects that address specific needs related to reducing the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. 

For details on the funding priority areas and allowable costs, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142940

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $2,000 up to $75,000 (combined direct and indirect costs).

Term of Contract:

Applicants may request funding for one year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- 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.
- 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.

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Pre-proposal Conference:

Save the Date for the Grant Writing Workshop: September 26th at 5:00 pm

Pre-Application Information:

Eligible applicants interested in participating in the grant application process, must submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) to the Mission Director via email by September 16, 2019. Applicants are required to address the funding priorities of Komen Arkansas, as stated in the RFA. The review process will commence upon submission of the LOI.

Applicants will be notified by September 30, 2019, regarding their eligibility status to submit the grant application. If your status is deemed eligible, you will be invited to apply on the Komen Grants Portal, SmartSimple. However, submitting a grant application does not guarantee funding. It is highly recommended to submit your LOI to Komen Arkansas at your earliest convenience.

Key Dates:

- RFA available to public: August 1, 2019
- Grant Writing Workshop: September 2019
- Letter of Intent: September 16, 2019
- Eligible organizations will receive invitation to complete application: September 30, 2019
- Organizations may begin applying for grant funding via the Komen Grants Portal, SmartSimple: October 1, 2019
- Application deadline: November 30, 2019
- Mission Director compliance review: December 1 – 15, 2019
- Panel review process: December 16, 2019 – February 7, 2020
- Panel concludes review process: February 10, 2020
- Review of Grant Slate Report by Board of Directors: February 17 – 19, 2020
- Board vote and approval of grantees: February 20, 2020
- Grantee award notification: February 24 – March 2, 2020
- Progress Report Deadline: October 31, 2020
- Final Report Deadline: May 31, 2021

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Ashley McBride, M.S.
(501) 202-4394

Susan G. Komen® Affiliate Name
904 Autumn Road Ste 500
Little Rock, AR 72211

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas;   Texas

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