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FY19 Community Grants Program

Grants to Idaho and Montana Nonprofits
and Agencies for Breast Cancer Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana

Deadline Date:

01/10/19 1:00 PM MST


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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.

-Breast Cancer Screenings and Diagnostics: Delivery of free and/or reduced screening and diagnostic mammography services to under-insured*, 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.
- Reducing Barriers to Care/Treatment: Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and under-insured individuals. Komen Idaho Montana seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low-cost transportation, interpreter services, childcare/eldercare, financial assistance for daily living expenses or medical treatment assistance for those receiving breast cancer treatment.
- 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).Breast cancer education projects should include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages, if appropriate, based on the need, audience and purpose of the educational project.Projects must provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services and include follow up with participants. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

* Underinsured is defined as having some insurance coverage but not enough, or when one is insured yet unable to afford the out-of-pocket responsibilities not covered by his or her insurer.'”

In Idaho, priority focus is on high-risk counties including Gem, Payette, Idaho, Cassia, Minidoka, and Twin Falls.

In Montana, priority focus on high risk communities including American Indian Alaska Native (AIAN) populations in Roosevelt County (Fort Peck Indian Reservation), Big Horn County/Rosebud County (Crow Indian Reservation/Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation), Reservation, Lake County/Sanders County (Flathead Indian Reservation) and Hill County – (Rocky’s Boy Indian Reservation).

Examples of successful projects include those that result in:
- An increase in breast cancer action due to knowledge gained;
- An increase in the number of women that utilize regular breast cancer screening;
- A reduction in the number of women “lost to follow‐up”;
- An increase the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening;
- A reduction in time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures and from
diagnostic resolution to treatment;
- An increase in treatment compliance;
- 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:
- Patient care costs
- Supplies
-Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the project
-Marketing and advertising of services and grant
-Other direct project expenses

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 148794

Estimated Size of Grant:

-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

Term of Contract:

The project must occur between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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
-Debt reduction
-Fundraising (e.g., endowments, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, events)
-Event sponsorships
-Projects completed before the date of grant approval
-Project-related investments/loans
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
-Salaries and fringe benefits
-Indirect Costs
- Travel to Susan G. Komen sponsored fundraising events.

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Deadline: January 10, 2019, 1:00 PM MST
- Award Notification: March 12, 2019
- Award Period: April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Emily Richards, Affiliate Grants Manager

Susan G. Komen Idaho Montana
1409 West Main Street, Suite 120
Boise, ID 83702

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho;   Montana