Foundation / Corporation
Susan G. Komen Minnesota
01/10/18 5:00 PM CST
Grants of up to $60,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations and public and governmental agencies for breast health screening, education, outreach, and treatment services to medically underserved individuals. Applicants must initiate online applications by November 29, 2017.
Especially important in the Community Grants Program is eliminating the barriers that - far too often and in far too many communities - prevent women from gaining access to screening, which in turn results in late-stage breast cancer diagnoses, fewer treatment options and lower survival rates.
Programs must provide culturally-appropriate services to medically underserved individuals that may have low English literacy levels, are physically isolated or live in poverty. In addition, the 2015 Community Profile identified the following populations that may experience barriers to accessing and utilizing care: African-American, American Indian, Amish, Hispanic/Latina, Hmong, and Somali women.
Funds may be used for the following types of expenses provided they are directly attributable to the project:
- Key Personnel/Salaries and fringe benefits for project staff
- Consultants/ Sub-contracts
- Meeting costs
- Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the program
- Clinical services or patient care costs
- 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
The funding priority areas are listed below in no particular order on the needs identified in the Community Profile:
- Evidence-based breast health education programs that alleviate fears about screening and link women into the continuum of care (e.g., clinical breast exam, screening mammogram). Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate collaboration with other programs/organizations and benefit one or more of the following communities: Faribault County, Fillmore County, Freeborn County, Houston County, Kanabec County, Martin County, Pine County and Washington County. Projects must be designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.
- Evidence-based programs that increase access to breast cancer screening services. Examples of programs include free or low-cost screening services and/or transportation assistance. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate collaboration with other programs/organizations and benefit one or more of the following communities: Faribault County, Fillmore County, Freeborn County, Houston County, Kanabec County, Martin County, Pine County, and Washington County.
- Evidence-based programs that increase access to breast cancer diagnostic services. Examples of programs include free or low-cost diagnostic services, patient navigation and/or transportation assistance. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate collaboration with other programs/organizations and benefit one or more of the following communities: Faribault County, Fillmore County, Freeborn County, Houston County, Kanabec County, Martin County, and Pine County.
- Evidence-based programs that increase access to breast cancer support services and treatment services. Examples of programs include low-cost treatment services, patient navigation and/or transportation assistance. Priority will be given to programs that demonstrate collaboration with other programs/organizations and benefit one or more of the following communities: Faribault County, Fillmore County, Freeborn County, Houston County, Kanabec County, Lincoln County, Lyon County, Martin County, Murray County, Pine County, Pipestone County, Redwood County, and Rock County.
Examples of successful projects funded by Komen in the past 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.
GrantWatch ID#: 176502
Susan G. Komen Minnesota is currently offering community grants of up to $60,000 (combined direct and indirect costs). Grant applications requesting funds for the purchase of breast cancer screening or diagnostic equipment may not exceed $5,000.
These grants are for programs taking place between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019.
Applicants must conform to the following eligibility criteria to apply:
- Applications will only be accepted from a nonprofit 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 agency located in, or providing services to residents of, any of the Counties within the state of Minnesota. Applicants must prove tax‐exempt status by providing a letter of determination from the IRS.
- Individuals are not eligible to apply.
- Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified within the attached 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 the 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 does not recur.
- An individual organization, as determined by a federal tax ID, cannot submit more than one application.
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.
- 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 (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.
- Payments/reimbursement made directly to individuals.
- Land acquisition.
- Project-related investments/loans.
- Equipment over $5,000 total.
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer.
Applications for the 2018-2019 grant cycle are due by 5:00 PM CST on Wednesday, January 10, 2018. Those interested in applying to start early and leave plenty of time to complete the process. Please note that all applications must be initiated in GeMS by 5:00 PM on Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Final funding announcements will be made by the end of March 2018.
The following resources for those applying for a Susan G. Komen Minnesota Grant are attached below:
- 2018 Community Grant Request for Applications (RFA)
- 2015 Susan G. Komen Minnesota Community Profile's Mission Action Plan
- GeMS Applicant User Guide
- GeMS User Role Definitions
- Basic Step-by-Step Overview of Online Application Process
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.