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2018-2019 Community Grants

Grants to East Central Texas Nonprofits, Agencies, and Schools
in Eligible Counties for Breast Cancer Programs for the Underserved

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Susan G. Komen East Central Texas

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Grants ranging from $10,000 to $75,000 to East Central Texas nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and schools in eligible counties for breast cancer programs and services. Funding is intended for programs that can save lives by filling critical community needs in underserved and minority populations in reducing barriers to care and breast cancer education. The 17-county service area includes Kaufman, Van Zandt, Smith, Ellis, Henderson, Cherokee, Anderson, Freestone, Navarro, Hill, Limestone, Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan, and Milam counties. Recipients of services must reside in these counties.

Funding priority areas as identified by the Community Profile:

-Reducing Barriers to Care:
Evidenced-based projects that provide mammography screening procedures to underserved, uninsured, or underinsured women/men in Smith, Cherokee, Van Zandt, Henderson, Anderson, Kaufman, Ellis, Navarro, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, Bosque, McLennan, Falls, Coryell, Bell, and Milam Counties. Fees for services will be paid at a maximum of the Medicaid rate. Provisions must be made for women/men who are insured but cannot afford the co-payment and other special payment situations. Applications will be accepted from direct service providers, as well as Third Party Administrators who would provide grant management to a screening program.

-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 age- appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram). In addition, education projects that focus on metastatic breast cancer and lymphedema will also be considered. Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target low-income, minority populations in Navarro, Freestone, Hill, Limestone, Bosque, McLennan, Falls, Coryell, Bell, Milam, Smith, Cherokee, Van Zandt, Henderson, Anderson, Kaufman, and Ellis counties. 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:
- Consultants/Sub-contractors
- Clinical services or patient care costs related to this project only
- Meeting costs related to this project only
- Supplies related to this project only
- Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the project
- Other direct program expenses related to this project
- Equipment, including software, not to exceed $2,000 total, essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142948

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $75,000.

Term of Contract:

Applicants may request funding for one year. The project period is April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. At the discretion of Komen East Central Texas Affiliate, the grantee may request one no cost extension of no more than six months per grant. Requests must be made by grantee no later than 30 days prior to the end date of the project.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Federally tax-exempt entities – nonprofit organizations, government agencies, educational institutions, or Indian tribe are 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.

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 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
- 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 $2,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
- Indirect Costs
- Key Personnel/Salaries

Note: According to studies, teaching breast self-exam (BSE) has not been shown to be effective at reducing mortality from breast cancer. Therefore, Komen will not fund education projects that teach or endorse monthly breast self-exams or use breast models. As an evidence- based organization, Komen does not promote activities that are not supported by scientific evidence or that pose a threat to Komen’s credibility as a reliable source of information on the topic of breast cancer.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications must be received on or before  January 31, 2018.

Award Notification: March 1, 2018

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Questions about Community Grants and the Grants e-Management System should be directed to:

Lia Rains, Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Kaufman, Van Zandt, Smith, Ellis, Henderson, Cherokee, Anderson, Freestone, Navarro, Hill, Limestone, Bell, Bosque, Coryell, Falls, McLennan, and Milam counties of East Central Texas