Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana
01/12/18 5:00 PM
Grants to Idaho and Montana nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast cancer and breast health projects. Funding is intended to support screening and diagnostic services, programs that reduce barriers to care, and programs to reduce health disparities among the medically underserved.
Komen Idaho Montana will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects that address funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Idaho and Montana Community Profile Reports.
-Delivery of free and/or reduced screening and diagnostic mammography services to underinsured*, uninsured, and low income populations (men and women). Priority funding will be provided to evidence-based programs that include community education about the importance of early detection and breast self-awareness. In Idaho, priority focus on high risk counties including Gem, Payette, Idaho, Cassia, Minidoka, and Twin Falls. In Montana, priority focus on high risk communities including AIAN in Roosevelt County (Fort Peck Indian Reservation), Big Horn County/Rosebud County (Crow Indian Reservation/Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation), Glacier County (Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Lake County/Sanders County (Flathead Indian Reservation) and Hill County – (Rocky’s Boy Indian Reservation).
-Focus on evidence-based programs that reduce barriers to accessing breast health care through patient navigation services and transportation assistance for screening, diagnostic, treatment, and survivorship services. In Idaho, priority focus on high risk counties including Gem, Payette, Idaho, Cassia, Minidoka, and Twin Falls. In Montana, priority focus on high risk communities including AIAN in Roosevelt County (Fort Peck Indian Reservation), Big Horn County/Rosebud County (Crow Indian Reservation/Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation), Glacier County (Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Lake County/Sanders County (Flathead Indian Reservation) and Hill County – (Rocky’s Boy Indian Reservation).
-Evidence-based programs that reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes among medically underserved patients. Programs must include community education and/or support that aid breast cancer patients undergoing treatment in accessing and understanding of the medical system, as well as allocate financial resources for services such as: rent/mortgage, transportation, utilities, food, medical supplies (lymphedema sleeves, mastectomy camisoles, etc.) and/or childcare for low-income patients currently undergoing treatment.
*Underinsured is defined as people who have health insurance but who face out-of-pocket health care costs or limits on benefits that may affect their ability to access or pay for health care services.
Examples of successful projects funded by Komen in the past 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:
-Clinical services or patient care costs
-Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the project
-Marketing and advertising of services and grant
-Other direct project expenses
GrantWatch ID#: 148794
-Maximum request for Health Care Systems (multiple hospital locations): $50,000
-Maximum request for stand-alone hospitals and health care facilities: $20,000
-Maximum request for Public Health Districts: $5,000 per county served
-Maximum request for patient financial assistance programs: $10,000
The project must occur between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.
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: Idaho, Montana
-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.
-Applicants must agree to use Medicare Rates for patient care costs.
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
-Fundraising (e.g., endowments, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, events)
-Projects completed before the date of grant approval
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
-Salaries and fringe benefits
Grant writing workshops are available upon request.
-Application Deadline: January 12, 2018, 5:00 PM
-Award Notification: March 12, 2018
-Award Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Idaho; Montana