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Community Grant Program

Grants to New Orleans Area, Louisiana Nonprofits
and Agencies for Breast Cancer Services and Outreach

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Komen New Orleans

Deadline Date:

01/28/19 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $10,000 to New Orleans Area, Louisiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies to support breast cancer services and projects. Priority areas include patient navigation, decreasing barriers to care, outreach, and education. Eligible applicants serve communities in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes.

Projects providing screening services must document a mechanism to provide the necessary follow-up services if they will not provide the services themselves (e.g. written documentation outlining a referral system or partnerships in place). Projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer. If a project is a combined breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion of the project.

The funding priority areas are listed below in no particular order based on the needs identified in the Community Profile:
-Patient Navigation
-Reducing Barriers to Care
-Breast Cancer Education

For more information, please see the RFA:

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.

Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Clinical services or patient care costs
- Key Personnel / Salaries
- Consultants/Sub-contracts
- Supplies
- 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#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168131

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $115,000 (combined direct costs) for one year.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible to apply for a Komen Community-Based Grant, an organization must be:
- All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements, including completion of reporting requirements for previously awarded community and small grants.
- 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: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington parishes.

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, then the applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle. The applicant will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the later of 12 months after the conviction or until applicant can demonstrate that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.

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. 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
-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
- Travel Costs

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
-Application Deadline: Application Deadline – January 28, 2019, 5:00 PM
-Award Notification: March 2019 (Date TBA)
-Award Period: April 1, 2019 – March 31, 2020

Funding priorities:

Contact Information:

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

All proposals must be submitted online through the Komen Grants eManagement System (GeMS):

Lisa Plunkett

Carin Evans

Susan G. Komen New Orleans
4141 Veterans Blvd., Suite 202
Metairie, LA 70002

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes