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Grants to Tennessee and Georgia Nonprofits and Agencies in Greater Nashville,
Chattanooga, and Upper Cumberland for Breast Cancer Programs

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Susan G. Komen Central Tennessee

Conf. Date:

11/02/17

Deadline Date:

12/08/17

Description:

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Grants starting at $10,000 to Tennessee and Georgia nonprofits and governmental organizations in the Greater Nashville, Chattanooga, and Upper Cumberland regions for programs that address breast health and breast cancer. Applicants must attend one of the workshops held between November 2 and November 9, 2017. Each of the three regions has specific target areas and program priorities, as outlined below.

Komen Central Tennessee will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast cancer projects that address specific funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Central Tennessee Community Profile Report.

For this RFA, the Chattanooga Region consists of the following counties:
- Tennessee: Bledsoe, Bradley, Grundy, Hamilton, Marion, McMinn, Meigs, Polk, Rhea, and Sequatchie
- Georgia: Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Chattanooga Region, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities identified in the Community Profile:
- African-Americans in Hamilton County, TN
- Hispanic/Latinas in Murray County, GA
- The following zip codes in Hamilton County, TN: 30402, 37403, 37404, 37408, 37410, 37411 and low-income sections of 37405, 37406 and 37415.
- Fannin County, GA
- Rhea County, TN

The funding priorities for the Chattanooga Region are listed below in no particular order:

Priority 1: Programs that increase access to appropriate breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for low-income and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for other programs (e.g., Georgia BCCP, Tennessee BCCP) or grant funding. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low-cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, financial assistance with diagnostic services copays/deductibles and transportation assistance.

Priority 2: Programs that provide evidence-based, culturally relevant breast cancer education that results in documented age-appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk to doctor about breast cancer risk and/or receive a screening mammogram) for underinsured and uninsured individuals. 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.

Priority 3: Programs that provide evidence-based patient navigation that increases navigational services promoting seamless care along the breast health continuum from education through diagnosis, treatment, follow up care and survivorship.

Funding Priorities for Greater Nashville Region

For this RFA, the Greater Nashville Region consists of the following Tennessee counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Greater Nashville Region, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities:
- Maury County, TN
- Trousdale County, TN
- African-Americans in Davidson County, TN and/or Montgomery County, TN

The funding priorities for the Greater Nashville Region are listed below in no particular order:

Priority 1: Increase and improve access to breast health services including screening, diagnostics and treatment by reducing financial and geographical barriers. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide:
- No cost or low cost breast cancer services
- Patient navigation
- Financial assistance with diagnostic and treatment co-pays/deductibles
- Mobile mammography, especially in Maury, Montgomery and Trousdale Counties
- Transportation assistance in Trousdale County

Priority 2: Education (see Priority 2 above).

Funding Priorities for Upper Cumberland Region

For this RFA, the Upper Cumberland Region consists of the following Tennessee Counties: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Picket, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Upper Cumberland Region, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities:
- Clay County, TN
- Macon County, TN
- Smith County, TN

The funding priorities for the Upper Cumberland Region are listed below in no particular order:

Priority 1: Education (see Priority 2 above)

Priority 2: Programs that increase access to breast cancer services for individuals that are not eligible for other breast cancer programs (e.g., Tennessee BCCP). The Affiliate seeks to fund no cost or low-cost screening mammograms and transportation assistance.

Priority 3: Evidence-based programs that increase the quality of life of breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide breast cancer specific support groups, exercise programs and nutrition guidance.

Examples of successful projects include those that:
- Increased the number of women that utilize regular breast cancer screening;
- Decreased time from referral to mammography screening;
- Reduced the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
- Reduced time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
- Reduced time from diagnostic finding to treatment;
- Increased treatment compliance; and
- Increased mammography capacity, through development of process improvements and relationship building efforts.

Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Salaries and fringe benefits for project staff
- Consultant fees
- Clinical services or patient care costs (allowed up to Medicare reimbursement rates)
- Meeting costs
- Supplies
- Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the project
- Other direct project expenses
- Equipment, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted
- Indirect costs, not to exceed 15 percent of direct costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 142949

Estimated Size of Grant:

Chattanooga Region: Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $25,000 (combined direct and indirect costs).

Greater Nashville Region: Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $75,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for mobile mammography programs and up to $45,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for other breast health related programs.

Upper Cumberland Region: Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $20,000 (combined direct and indirect costs).

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

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 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 (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
- Land acquisition
- Project-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Equipment over $5,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
- Patient treatment costs, including but not limited to, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, hormone therapy, targeted therapy and survivorship care plan

Pre-proposal Conference:

To apply for a Community-Based Grant, at least one representative from each organization must attend a mandatory Komen Grants Training session led by Mission/Education Director, Daveisha Moore.

- Chattanooga Region – November 9th from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.
- Upper Cumberland Region – November 7th from 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
- Greater Nashville Region – November 2nd from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. or November 8th from 2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

RSVP using the Contact Information below.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Deadline: December 8, 2017 at noon
Award Notification: March 2018
Award Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Online application system: https://affiliategrants.komen.org/Login2.aspx?APPTHEME=KOMEN

Questions should be directed to:
Daveisha Moore, Mission/Education Director
615-383-0017
dmoore@komencentraltennessee.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Tennessee: The Counties of Bledsoe, Bradley, Cannon, Cheatham, Clay, Cumberland, Davidson, DeKalb, Dickson, Fentress, Grundy, Hamilton, Jackson, Macon, Marion, Maury, McMinn, Meigs, Montgomery, Overton, Picket, Polk, Putnam, Rhea, Robertson, Rutherford, Sequatchie, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, White, Williamson, and Wilson

Georgia: The Counties of Catoosa, Dade, Fannin, Murray, Walker, and Whitfield

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USA: Georgia;   Tennessee