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Grants to North Carolina and South Carolina Nonprofits
and Agencies for Breast Cancer Outreach and Services

GrantWatch ID#: 176236
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Susan G. Komen Charlotte

12/15/16 5:00 PM

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Grants starting at $2,500 to North Carolina and South Carolina nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, and government agencies for breast cancer education, screening, treatment, and support services. Eligible organizations are located in and serving Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties in North Carolina; and York County in South Carolina.

1) Screening and Diagnostic Services:

-Identify and reach uninsured or underinsured populations who are currently without a primary care provider (PCP), to help them establish a PCP and enter and progress through the breast cancer/breast health continuum of care. Priority will be given to programs serving individuals that reside in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties.

-Identify and reach populations with low screening rates and provide access to free/low- cost clinical screening services. Priority will be given to programs that provide services (e.g. free or low-cost screening) to rarely or never screened individuals identified as uninsured, underinsured, homeless, and programs that reach Black/African American and/or Hispanic/Latino in Cabarrus and/or Mecklenburg Counties.

2) Education and Outreach:

-Implement innovative and culturally competent outreach and education programs utilizing evidence-based best practices to reach underserved individuals who do not have an adequate understanding of breast cancer nor are aware of breast health services available to them. These programs should address fears and myths, emphasize the importance of preventive care, educate on screening messages consistent with Komen’s education message and make individuals aware of available resources. Priority will be given to programs that reach Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino populations in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties.

3) Transportation and Treatment Support:

-Identify and provide transportation assistance to uninsured or underinsured populations who have barriers in accessing breast cancer services (i.e., screening, diagnostic and treatment) due to a lack of transportation. Priority will be given to programs that provide transportation services to individuals that reside in Cabarrus and Mecklenburg Counties.

-Identify and provide treatment support services to breast cancer survivors who have a financial barrier to obtaining treatment support programs throughout the Affiliate’s 13- county service area. Treatment support programs include, but are not limited to, pain and symptom management (e.g. lymphedema), psychological impacts of breast cancer survivorship, end-of-life issues, quality of life, rehabilitation, etc.

Funds may be used for the following types of expenses provided they are directly attributable to the project:
-Salaries and fringe benefits for project staff
-Clinical services or patient care costs
-Meeting costs
-Supplies
-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

$2,500 - $150,000

The project must occur between April 1, 2017 to 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 within the funding source’s service area.

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.
-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
-Scholarships
-Thermography
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
-Consultant fees
-Conference travel and related costs
-Indirect costs

Applications are now open on GeMS and due December 15, 2016 by 5:00 PM.

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

Apply Online: https://affiliategrants.komen.org/Login2.aspx?APPTHEME=KOMEN&ReturnURL=/Menu_Person2.aspx

Sarah Bailey, Director of Community Health
704-817-4078
s.bailey@komencharlotte.org

Charlotte Affiliate of Susan G. Komen
2316 Randolph Rd.
Charlotte, NC, 28207

North Carolina: Anson, Cabarrus, Cleveland, Gaston, Iredell, Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Richmond, Rowan, Stanly, and Union Counties; South Carolina: York County.

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USA: North Carolina;   South Carolina

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