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Susan G. Komen Missouri Community Grants

Grants to Illinois and Missouri Nonprofits and Agencies
for Breast Cancer Treatment and Support Services

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Missouri

Deadline Date:

12/14/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants starting at $3,000 to Illinois and Missouri nonprofit organizations and government agencies in eligible counties to provide breast cancer treatment and support services. Programs with an emphasis on minority, uninsured, and underinsured populations are given priority. Funding is intended primarily for patient navigation and reducing barriers to breast health care.

Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations:

- Missouri: City of St. Louis; Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Franklin, Gasconade, Howard, Jefferson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Perry, Randolph, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, Washington Counties

- Illinois: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair Counties.

Komen Missouri is offering community grants to support breast cancer projects that address specific funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the current Komen Missouri Community Profile Report.

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

Patient Navigation:

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation to reduce the late-stage diagnosis rate among Black/African-American women that reside in St. Louis City/County, MO and St. Clair County, IL. Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary.

Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources).

Reducing Barriers to Care:

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals residing in Audrain County, Camden County, Chariton County, Morgan County, Perry County, St. Louis City/St. Louis County, St. Charles County in Missouri and St. Clair County, IL. “Underinsured is defined as having some insurance coverage but not enough, or when one is insured yet unable to afford the out-of-pocket responsibilities not covered by his or her insurer” (Patient Advocate Foundation, http://www.patientadvocate.org/resources.php?p=781).

Komen Missouri 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.

The State of Missouri did not expand the Medicaid program that would have brought coverage for breast health services to many of the low-income women in the state. Many of these women are now left to rely upon the state’s safety net Breast & Cervical Cancer Services (Show Me Healthy Women) program, which due to funding constraints is only able to serve 16 percent of eligible women. For this reason, Komen Missouri will accept applications from programs that will provide free or low-cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for women that would otherwise be eligible for Show Me Healthy Women.

These women must be:
- Low-income (at or below 200 percent of the Federal Poverty Income Guideline)
- Uninsured or underinsured
- Age 40-64 years
- Residing in the Affiliate service area

Examples of successful projects include those that result in:
- An increase in breast cancer action due to knowledge gained;
- An increase in the number of “never screened” women getting breast cancer screening;
- A reduction in the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
- A reduction in time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
- A reduction in time from diagnostic resolution to treatment;
- An increase in treatment compliance.

Funds may be used for the following types of expenses provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Salaries. Salaries should only be requested for patient service oriented positions related to the grant project, not administrative roles or other grant projects.
- Consultant fees
- Patient care
- 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.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176489

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding from $3,000 up to $150,000 (direct costs).

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The following 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:
- Missouri: City of St. Louis; Adair, Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Chariton, Cole, Cooper, Franklin, Gasconade, Howard, Jefferson, Lincoln, Macon, Madison, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Osage, Perry, Randolph, St. Charles, St. Francois, St. Louis, Ste. Genevieve, Warren, Washington Counties
- Illinois: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair Counties.

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:
- Research, defined as any project or program with the primary goal of gathering and analyzing information. Specific examples include but are not limited to: Understand the biology and 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-examination/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
- 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
- Indirect Costs

Pre-Application Information:

Grants Timeline
- October 9, 2018: Request for Applications (RFA)
- December 14, 2018 by 5:00 PM: Applications Due
- January/February 2019: Grant Application Review
- March 2019: Notice of Grant Awards/Denials

Contact Information:

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

If you have any questions regarding Komen Missouri grants, please contact: grants@komenmissouri.org or call 314.644-5400.

Kathy McMillan
314.644.5400
kmcmillan@komenmissouri.org

Grant Coverage Areas:

Susan G. Komen Missouri Service Area

URL for Full Text (RFP):

Geographic Focus:

USA: Illinois: Bond, Calhoun, Clinton, Jersey, Madison, Monroe, St. Clair Counties;   Missouri