Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast (NCTC)
12/04/18 5:00 PM
Grants ranging from $10,000 to $50,000 to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and government agencies for projects in the areas of breast cancer and breast health, including those related to actionable breast cancer education, diagnostics, treatment, screening, patient navigation, and support services. Participation in a grant writing workshop or webinar is required prior to submission of the application.
Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast offers grants for innovative projects and services benefitting the medically underserved populations of their 29-county service area: Bladen, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Person, Pitt, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Warren, Wake, and Wilson Counties.
Komen NCTC awards community grants to organizations that will provide breast cancer projects that address specific funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast Community Profile Report.
Applications will be accepted for programs providing services to uninsured and underinsured individuals within the Affiliate service area. (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.)
Priority will be given to applicants that propose to provide 50% or more of Komen funded services to uninsured and underinsured individuals from:
- One or more of the following Prioritized Counties: Wilson, Edgecombe and/or Halifax
- One or more of the Tier One Counties in the Affiliate service area: Bladen, Caswell, Columbus, Edgecombe, Halifax, Northampton, Person, Scotland, Vance and/or Warren
The funding priority areas of Patient Navigation, Reducing Barriers to Care, and Breast Cancer Education are listed below in no particular order based on the needs identified in the Community Profile:
Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for uninsured and underinsured individuals that reside in the Affiliate service area. Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary.
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. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources).
Reducing Barriers to Care:
Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in the Affiliate service area.
The Foundation seeks to fund projects that provide one or more of the following services:
- No cost or low cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services
- Mobile mammography
- Diagnostic/treatment co-pay and deductible assistance
- Interpreter services
- Financial assistance for dailing living expenses
If clinical services are proposed, applicant must document that the program will offer free, low-cost, or subsidized services for grant funded patients. These costs should reflect the current Medicare rates (see Supporting Documents below).
Breast Cancer Education:
Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings. Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target uninsured and underinsured individuals that reside in the Affiliate service area. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast seeks to fund projects that meet the following criteria:
- Projects are designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram),
- Include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages, if appropriate, based on the need, audience and purpose of the educational project, and
- Provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services and include follow up with participants.
Examples of successful projects include those that result in:
- An increase in breast cancer action due to increased knowledge;
- An increase in the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening;
- A reduction in the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
- A reduction in time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
- A reduction in time from diagnostic resolution to treatment;
- An increase in treatment compliance.
Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Key Personnel / Salaries
- Consultants/ Sub-contracts
- Patient care
- Other direct project expenses
- Equipment, including software, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health-related project to be conducted
GrantWatch ID#: 154672
Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $50,000 for direct program costs for one year.
Programs that provide Patient Navigation Services may be funded up to $50,000.
Programs that Reduce Barriers to Care may be funded up to $50,000.
Breast Cancer Education Programs designed to result in documented age-appropriate breast cancer action may be funded up to $20,000.
If unforeseen events occur resulting in not reaching fundraising objectives, Komen NCTC reserves the right to limit funding, prior to the notification of award, at an equitable rate to all grantees, to allow Komen NCTC to best achieve its goals – as well as remain in a stable financial state.
Projects must occur between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
The following 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: Bladen, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Person, Pitt, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Warren, Wake, and Wilson Counties
- 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.
- Current Komen-funded grantees are eligible to apply but are not guaranteed continued funding. Grantees should consider their progress towards meeting current objectives prior to making the decision on whether to apply for continued funding.
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
- Indirect Costs
- Support groups, wigs/scarves, care packages, theatre programs, alternative, complementary and/or integrative therapies.
Health fairs, resource fairs, distribution of literature/pamphlets, mass media campaigns and education programs are not evidence-based interventions and will not be funded.
If this is your first time applying for funding from Susan G. Komen NCTC using the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS), you are required to attend a grant writing workshop. If you have previously applied using GeMS, you must attend either a workshop or a webinar.
Grant Writing Workshops:
- October 11, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:30
Sampson County Health Department
360 County Complex Rd., Suite 200, Clinton, NC 28328
- October 17, 2018 from 2:00 -4:30
Lincoln Community Health Center
1301 Fayetteville Rd, Durham, NC 27707
- October 24, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:30
Lida Blalock Hall, next to the Wilson County Health Department
1801 Glendale Drive SW, Wilson, NC 27893
Grant Writing Webinar:
- September 26, 2018 from 2:00 – 4:30
- Mandatory Grant Writing Workshops and Webinar (See Pre-Proposal Conference above)
- Application Deadline: December 4, 2018 by 5:00 PM
- Award Notification: By March 31, 2019
- Award Period: April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020
All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System.
Training on use of the GeMS system will occur at the grant workshop (see Pre-Proposal Conference above). All applicants must participate in either a grant writing workshop or grant writing webinar. Submitted applications will not be considered from organizations that did not participate in the mandatory training.
Applicants may only submit one application. If multiple applications are received from the same organization, the first application submitted will be considered during the review process.
Questions about Community Grants should be directed to Karen Lombri, Community Health Program Manager.
Overview of Grantmaking Process: https://komennctc.org/grants/overview-of-grantmaking-process/
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS): https://affiliategrants.komen.org
To RSVP for one of the Grant Writing Workshops or Webinar:
Karen Lombri, Community Health Program Manager
Susan G. Komen North Carolina Triangle to the Coast
600 Airport Blvd, Suite 100
Morrisville, NC 27560
USA: North Carolina: Bladen, Brunswick, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Halifax, Harnett, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pender, Person, Pitt, Sampson, Scotland, Vance, Warren, Wake, and Wilson