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2018-2019 Community Grants Program

Grants to Kansas and Missouri Nonprofits in Eligible Counties
for Projects Addressing Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

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Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City

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Deadline Date:

11/16/17 5:00 PM


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Grants of up to $60,000 to Missouri and Kansas nonprofits and government agencies in eligible counties for programs that address breast cancer diagnosis and treatment. Eligible programs are those that address patient navigation, education, and reducing barriers to care.

Patient Navigation

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for breast cancer patients that reside in Clay County, Missouri; Johnson County, Missouri; and the Northeast Kansas Region (Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, and Jackson Counties). 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 Clay County, Missouri; Jackson County, Missouri; Johnson County, Missouri; Northeast Kansas Region (Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, and Jackson Counties); and Wyandotte County, Kansas.

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.

Breast Cancer Education

Comprehensive evidence-based educational projects to primary care and other medical providers in the Affiliate Service Area who do not have a consistent source of breast health training. Programming must include education surrounding Breast Self -Awareness guidelines, provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services and awareness of the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Programs.

All education 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). Priority will be given to those providers who see primarily uninsured and/or underinsured populations. Komen Kansas City is specifically interested in provider educational programs in the following counties, but will accept applications from the entire Service Area:
- Clay County, Missouri
- Jackson County, Missouri
- Johnson County, Missouri
- Northeast Kansas Region (Atchison, Brown Doniphan and Jackson Counties)
- Wyandotte County, Kansas

Funds may be requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Key Personnel / Salaries
- Consultants/ Sub-contracts
- 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176490

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding in any amount up to $60,000 for one year.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will only be accepted from a non-profit 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.

Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations:
- Kansas: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties
- Missouri: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, and Platte Counties

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Indirect cost requests will not be accepted.

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.

Breast self-exam must not be taught or endorsed.

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
- 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
- Supplies
- Indirect Costs

Pre-proposal Conference:

A grant writing workshop will take place on September 28, 2017.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to complete, review and submit their applications with sufficient time to allow for technical difficulties, human error, loss of power/internet, sickness, travel, etc.

Key dates:

- Grant Writing Workshop: September 28, 2017, 9:00AM
- Application Deadline: November 16, 2017, 5:00PM
- Award Notification: March 27-31, 2018 (approximately)
- Award Period: April 1, 2018-March 31, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Online application:

Maggie Swenson

Susan G. Komen Greater Kansas City
8900 State Line Road, Suite 333
Leawood, KS 66206

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Kansas: Atchison, Brown, Doniphan, Douglas, Jackson, Jefferson, Johnson, Leavenworth, Miami, and Wyandotte Counties;   Missouri: Bates, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Jackson, Johnson, and Platte Counties