Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen Michigan
Grants of up to $50,000 to Michigan nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, educational institutions, or Indian tribes for breast cancer screenings, diagnostics, health education, and survivor programs. Applicants must submit a Letter of Intent prior to submitting an application. Programs must service residents of Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, and Washtenaw.
Komen Michigan is offering community grants to support breast cancer projects that address specific funding priorities. The funding priority areas are listed below in order of importance:
1. Screening and Diagnostic:
Evidence-based programs that provide access and reduce barriers to breast cancer screening and/or diagnostic services. Example programs include the provision of free or low-cost screening and diagnostic services (e.g., clinical breast exams, screening mammograms, diagnostic mammograms, ultrasound, MRI, biopsies), mobile mammography, transportation assistance, expansion of clinical hours and copay/deductible assistance. Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target rural, low income, uninsured/underinsured, Hispanic/Latina, and (or) African American/Black individuals residing in Berrien, Cass, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Montcalm, Muskegon, Ottawa, and Van Buren counties. Please refer to the RFA attached below for more details.
2. Breast Cancer Education and Outreach:
- 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 rural, low income, uninsured/underinsured, Hispanic/Latina, and (or) African American/Black individuals residing in Berrien, Cass, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Montcalm, Muskegon, Ottawa, and Van Buren counties.
- Breast cancer education projects should include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages, if appropriate, based on the need, audience and purpose of the educational project.
- Projects must provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services and include documented follow up with participants. Health fairs, conferences, and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted. Please refer to the RFA attached below for more details.
3. Survivorship Programs:
Development of new or strengthening of existing of evidence-based survivorship programs that address life after cancer diagnosis. Programs must include lifestyle interventions, specific to breast cancer survivors, which reduce risk of a late stage cancer recurrence, thereby reducing mortality rates. These programs should place an emphasis on social and emotional wellbeing, wellness programs, and lifestyle intervention strategies (e.g. follow up care, diet and exercise, financial health). Programs must address the target communities and counties identified within the Komen Michigan Community Profile: Berrien, Cass, Jackson, Kent, Livingston, Montcalm, Muskegon, Ottawa, and Van Buren counties. Please refer to the RFA attached below for more details.
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.
Examples of successful projects include those that follow the Commission on Cancer (CoC)’s Cancer Program Standards which 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 requested for the following types of expenses, provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Key Personnel / Salaries
- Consultants/ Sub-contracts
- 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 fifteen 15 percent of direct costs
For more information, please refer to the descriptions in the Budget Section in the RFA attached below.
GrantWatch ID#: 176493
Applicants may request funding up to $50,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.
The project must occur between April 1, 2019 and March 31, 2020.
To be eligible to apply for a Komen Michigan grant, your organization must be:
- A federally tax-exempt entity — nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian tribe.
- Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following counties: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, and Washtenaw.
- Be familiar with the Komen Michigan 2015 Community Profile. Applicants are also encouraged to explore the full State of Michigan Community Profile, which includes additional data for all Komen Michigan’s service area.
- All past and current Komen-funded projects must be in compliance with Komen requirements
Individuals are not eligible to apply.
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. Specific examples include, but are not limited to, projects or programs designed to: Understand the biology and/or 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 or tools
- Education regarding breast self-exams/use of breast models. According to studies, teaching breast self-exam (BSE) has not been shown to be effective at reducing mortality from breast cancer.
- Development of educational materials or resources that either duplicate existing Komen materials or for which there is not a demonstrated need. Grantees can view, download and print all of Komen’s educational materials by visiting http://ww5.komen.org/BreastCancer/KomenEducationalMaterials.html. If a grantee intends to use supplemental materials, they should be consistent with Komen messages.
- 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/ land acquisition
- 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
- Project-related investments/loans
- Equipment over $5,000 total
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
All applicants are encouraged to attend the Request for Application Webinar, to be held on September 6, 2018.
All applicants are encouraged to watch the previously-recorded Grant Writing Workshops Webinar.
Previous Grant Writing Workshops:
All applicants must submit a Letter of Intent to apply by 5:00 p.m. EST on September 18, 2018.
- RFA Webinar: 2 p.m. EST September 6, 2018*
- Letter of Intent Deadline: September 18, 2018*
- Application Invitation: September 26, 2018*
- Application Deadline for Compliance Review: November 7, 2018*
- Award Notification: March 2019*
- Contract Acceptance Deadline: Within 45 days of contract availability*
- Award Period: April 1, 2019- March 31, 2020
- Orientation: May 9, 2019*
*Please be advised that this schedule may be subject to change.
A webinar describing the RFA is available here: link is https://youtu.be/yV7X8-IRMXo
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To submit an LOI:
Sarah Hockin, Mission Director
616.752.8262 x 2016
West Michigan Office
2922 Fuller Ave NE Ste 107B
Grand Rapids, MI 49505
1717 North High Street
Lansing, MI 48906
USA: Michigan: Allegan, Barry, Berrien, Branch, Calhoun, Cass, Clinton, Eaton, Hillsdale, Ingham, Ionia, Jackson, Kalamazoo, Kent, Livingston, Mecosta, Montcalm, Muskegon, Newaygo, Ottawa, Shiawassee, St. Joseph, Van Buren, and Washtenaw.