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Grants to Nevada Nonprofits and Agencies for Breast
Health and Breast Cancer Programs and Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Nevada

Conf. Date:


Deadline Date:

01/12/18 11:59 PM


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Grants starting at $10,000 to nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast health and breast cancer-related programs and services. Funding may be used for programs that increase education, care, and services for underserved populations.

The funding priority areas are listed below in order of importance:

1. Reducing Barriers to Care

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Nevada. Priority will be given to individuals seeking care in:

- North Las Vegas and Las Vegas Wards 3 & 5
- Reno/Sparks Metropolitan Area (Washoe County)
- Carson City

The Affiliate seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, diagnostic/treatment copay and deductible assistance, transportation and interpreter services.

2. Breast Cancer Education

Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings. Projects must be designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram). Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target minority populations that reside in Las Vegas Wards 3 and 5.

Breast cancer education projects must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

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:

- Patient care
- Other direct project expenses
- Key Personnel / Salaries
- Supplies
- Travel
- Indirect costs, not to exceed 10 percent of direct costs

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176462

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $100,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

Term of Contract:

The project must occur between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply. 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: All counties in Nevada
- 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

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 (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
- Land acquisition
- Project-related investments/loans
- Scholarships
- Thermography
- Equipment over $5,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
- Consultants/ sub-contracts

Pre-proposal Conference:

Applicants are encouraged to attend one of the following grant application information sessions:

December 12, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 am
RENO - Evans Nelson & Company CPAs, 160 W Huffaker Ln, Reno, NV 89511

December 13, 2017
9:00 - 10:30 am
LAS VEGAS - Komen Nevada Office, 1091 S Cimarron Ste A-4, Las Vegas, NV 89145

Pre-Application Information:

The Community Grants cycle runs from April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019. The timeline for the 2018-2019 grant cycle is:

- Early December – Grant application opens in GeMS
- January 12, 2018 at 11:59 p.m. – Application Deadline
- March 2018 – Award Notification
- April 1, 2018 to March 31, 2019 – Award Period

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather Goulding

Contact Information:

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

Online application portal:

Heather Goulding

Susan G. Komen Nevada
1091 S. Cimarron Road
Suite A4
Las Vegas, NV 89145

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada