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Grants to Nebraska Nonprofits and Agencies
for Breast Cancer Outreach and Services

GrantWatch ID#: 163592
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Susan G. Komen Nebraska

12/02/16 5:00 PM CT Receipt


Grants starting at $5,001 to Nebraska nonprofit organizations and government agencies to provide breast health outreach, treatment, screening, and support services to women throughout the State. Workshops are scheduled for October 18 and November 1. While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area (all of Nebraska with the exception of Thurston and Dakota Counties), priority consideration will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit in one or more of the following target communities/populations:

-Custer County
-Dawson County, specifically Hispanic/Latina women,
-Douglas County, specifically African-American women in North Omaha, and Hispanic/Latina women in South Omaha
-Lincoln County
-Saunders County

Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified in the Affiliate’s 2015 Community Profile. 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.

Applicants may apply for a grant within one of the following funding priority areas, listed below in order of importance:

1) Evidence-based programs that provide free or affordable breast cancer screening services (e.g., clinical breast exams and screening mammograms) to uninsured and underinsured women (ages 40 and older).

-Funding cap for breast cancer screening services: Up to $100,000
-75% of grant funds must be allocated to direct care

Komen Nebraska will fund screenings up to these rates:
-$225 mammogram (screening mammogram regardless of type)
-$75 Clinical Breast Exam (CBE)
-$150 Ultrasound

2) Evidence-based treatment support programs that assist breast cancer patients in initiating and completing physician recommended treatment (e.g., patient navigation, financial assistance, legal assistance).

-Funding cap for treatment support programs: Up to $85,000
-All applications must include a plan to measure assistance given

3) Evidence-based survivorship support programs that improve breast cancer survivors’ quality of life (e.g., support groups).

-Funding cap for survivorship support programs: Up to $25,000
-All applications must include a plan to measure improvement.

4) Evidence-based education programs that provide one-on-one and/or group sessions that directly link women to screening services.

-Funding cap for breast health education programs: Up to $25,000
-The proposal must provide breast health education to at-risk communities.
-All applications must include a follow-up plan to direct women to screening services.
-All applications must include a measurement of education (survey, etc.).

Allowable Expenses:
-Salaries and fringe benefits for project staff
-Consultant fees
-Clinical services or patient care costs
-Meeting costs
-Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the program
-Other direct program expenses
-Equipment, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted (may include software updates, but not tomosynthesis)
-Indirect costs, not to exceed 25 percent of direct costs

Grants range from $5,001 - $100,000, depending on program type.

Programs may be held between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

Applications will only be accepted from a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status (such as an educational institution, hospital or other medical facility, or a community organization) or a local/state government located in or providing services to one or more of the following locations: Any county in Nebraska except Dakota and Thurston Counties, which are supported by another Komen Affiliate.

All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to the applicant must be up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.

Applicant must have documentation of current tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.

If the 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 the applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12 month period, the applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

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.
-Specific examples include, but are not limited to, projects or programs designed to:
-Understand the biology and/or causes of breast cancer
-Improve existing or develop new screening or diagnostic methods
-Identify approaches to breast cancer prevention or risk reduction
-Improve existing or develop new treatments for breast cancer or to overcome treatment resistance, or to understand post‐treatment effects
-Investigate or validate methods
-Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models
-Development of educational materials or resources
-Education via mass media (e.g. television, radio, newspapers, billboards), health fairs and material distribution. These methods may be used to promote projects, but evidence-based methods such as 1-1 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
-Payments/reimbursement made directly to individuals
-Land acquisition
-Project-related investments/loans
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
-Food, refreshments, or entertainment

Grant Writing Workshops (please choose one):

-Tuesday, October 18, 2016, 12:00 - 1:00 PM CT

-Tuesday, November 1, 2016, 5:30 - 6:30 PM CT

Workshops will be held at the Nebraska office or via webinar.

These workshops are strongly encouraged. Please note that dates and times are subject to change.

All grant proposals must be submitted online through the Grants e-Management System (GeMS).

Applications must be received on or before December 2, 2016 by 5:00 PM, CT. Applications that fail to meet the application due date will not be reviewed and will receive no further consideration. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application a minimum of 3-5 days prior to the application closing date.

Award notifications will be issued Late March 2017.

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

Apply Online:

Karen Daneu, Executive Director
(402) 502-2979 ext. 206

Susan G. Komen Nebraska
8707 W Center Road, Suite 101
Omaha, NE 68124

Statewide, excluding Dakota and Thurston counties

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