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Grants to Chicago Area, Illinois Nonprofits, Agencies,
and IHEs to Provide Breast Health Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Chicago

Deadline Date:

11/27/17 5:00 PM CST


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Grants of up to $75,000 to Chicago Area, Illinois nonprofit organizations, hospitals, government agencies, tribes, and educational institutions to provide breast health services to the medically underserved. Proposals may be for breast cancer or breast health service navigation, screening, treatment, or support projects in Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry Counties. The application initiation deadline is November 20, 2017.

Projects that specifically address the objectives outlined in the “Funding Priorities” in the application will be given priority.

The funding priority areas are listed below in no particular order:

- To increase access to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and treatment by reducing financial barriers for uninsured and under-insured populations. Priority populations include (in no particular order): Hispanic/Latina; African American/Black; Low-income
- Increase culturally relevant breast health education and awareness in uninsured and underinsured populations through the usage and/or in partnerships with community-based navigation programs. Note: Programs that only address awareness/education only programs will not be considered. Direct services must be provided and tracked. 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). Breast cancer education projects must include Komen’s breast selfawareness 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.
- Build capacity for the Breast Cancer Continuum of Care (COC) with the goal of creating continuity between education, navigation, screening, diagnostic, treatment and treatment support programs.

Based on available funds and applications approved for funding, Komen Chicago seeks to distribute funds throughout the Affiliate’s service area to support breast cancer projects across the breast cancer continuum of care. While Komen Chicago accepts applications from the five-county service area, the following counties will receive priority:
- Cook County
- McHenry County

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.

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.

Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:

- Key Personnel / Salaries - If requested, must be for personnel related to this project only and not general work of applicant, and must be in line with nonprofit salaries in Komen Chicago's service area.
- Consultants/ Sub-contracts
- Supplies
- Travel
- 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
- Indirect costs, not to exceed 10 percent of direct costs. An Indirect cost is defined as expenses that are no direct expenses related to the program; for example, rent, telephone, or internet.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176472

Estimated Size of Grant:

If funded previously, applicants may request funding up to $75,000 (combined direct and indirect costs).

If not funded previously, applicants may request funding up to $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs).

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

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.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations:
- Cook County
- DuPage County
- Kane County
- Lake County
- McHenry County

However, the following counties will receive priority:
- Cook County
- McHenry County

All past and current Komen-funded grants to an applicant must be in compliance with Komen requirements.

If an 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 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

Breast self-exam must not be taught or endorsed.

Pre-proposal Conference:

A representative must attend or view a Komen Chicago Affiliate Grant Application Workshop. See Supporting Documents below for a slideshow of the grant workshops that took place in October, as well as additional informational documents.

The Foundation will accept applications from non attendees, however, limited technical assistance will be provided.

Pre-Application Information:

Funding priorities:

How to apply:

Applications must be submitted via the GeMS system by November 27th, 2017 at 5:00 PM CST.

Key Dates:

- Application Initiation Deadline Monday, November 20, 2017 by 5:00PM CST
- Application Deadline Monday, November 27, 2017 by 5:00PM CST
- Award Notification March 2018
- Award Period April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019
- Grantee Orientation April/May 2018

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Taylor Becker, Mission Coordinator
(773) 444-0061 ext. 101

Susan G. Komen Chicagoland Area
8765 W. Higgins Road, Suite 401
Chicago, IL 60631

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Cook, Lake, DuPage, Kane, and McHenry counties