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Grants to New York and Pennsylvania Agencies and Nonprofits in
Eligible Counties for Projects that Improve Breast Cancer Outcomes

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Susan G. Komen Upstate New York

Deadline Date:

12/12/19 11:59 PM


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Grants ranging from $5,000 to $50,000 to New York and Pennsylvania nonprofit and government organizations in eligible counties for projects that reduce breast cancer mortality. Organizations must initiate their application a week prior to the deadline. Eligible projects increase access to care, address disparities, and improve outcomes through patient navigation.

The following funding priority areas for the Komen Upstate New York Affiliate are listed below:

  • Access to Breast Cancer Services: Programs that increase access to breast cancer services and decrease disparities in care for low-income, uninsured or underinsured and minority women in both rural and urban communities. 
  • Breast Cancer Patient Navigation:  Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. 
  • Evidenced Based Education Programs: Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings.

Applicants must provide services to residents of one or more of the following counties:

    • New York: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Green, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onondaga, Ontario, Orleans, Oswego, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie, Schuyler, Seneca, St. Lawrence, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates
    • Pennsylvania: Bradford, Potter, Tioga

    Based on findings from the Community Profile, priority will be given to projects demonstrating benefit to one or more of the following communities:

    • African-Americans (Albany, Erie, Monroe, Onondaga, and Schenectady Counties)
    • Hispanics/Latinos (Erie and Montgomery Counties)
    • American Indian women (Franklin County)
    • Foreign born women (Albany County and Schenectady Counties)
    • Rural Counties (Allegany, Cattaraugus, Franklin, Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Seneca, Tioga, and Wyoming Counties – NY; Bradford County – PA)

    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

    For more information on Funding Priorities, see: ;

    For more information on Allowable Costs, see: ;

    GrantWatch ID#:

    GrantWatch ID#: 149114

    Estimated Size of Grant:

    Applicants may request funding from $5,000 up to $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

    Term of Contract:

    Performance Period: April 1, 2020 - March 31, 2021.

    Additional Eligibility Criteria:

    Eligibility Requirements:
    - 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.

    Non-Allowable Costs:
    - Research, defined as any project activity with the primary goal of gathering and analyzing data or information.
    - Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models. According to studies, teaching breast self-exam (BSE) has not been shown to be effective at reducing mortality from breast cancer
    - 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/ land acquisition
    - 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
    - Project-related investments/loans
    - Scholarships
    - Thermography
    - Equipment over $5,000 total
    - Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer

    Pre-proposal Conference:

    There is a Grantmaking Workshop in November 2019. Applicants interested in participating in the Grantmaking Workshop can email for additional information.

    Pre-Application Information:

    Key Dates:
    - Application Deadline: December 12, 2019 11:59PM
    - Award Notification: March 2020
    - Award Period: April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021

    Organizations must initiate their application in the grants portal by December 5, 2019.

    To apply for Komen Upstate New York Affiliate grants, you are required to use the Susan G. Komen grants portal, a complete online grant management system. The Applicant User Manual provides detailed steps and instruction on how to apply for a grant using the Komen grants portal.

    Contact Information:

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

    Susan G. Komen grants portal:

    Applicants interested in participating in the Grantmaking Workshop can contact .

    Susan G. Komen Upstate New York
    742 Delaware Avenue
    Buffalo, NY 14209

    Denise Trondsen

    URL for Full Text (RFP):

    Geographic Focus:

    USA: New York: Albany, Allegany, Broome, Cattaraugus, Cayuga, Chautauqua, Chemung, Chenango, Clinton, Columbia, Cortland, Erie, Essex, Franklin, Fulton, Genesee, Green, Hamilton, Herkimer, Jefferson, Lewis, Livingston, Madison, Monroe, Montgomery, Niagara, Oneida, Onon;   Pennsylvania: Bradford, Potter, Tioga

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