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Community Grants Program

Grants to Minnesota Nonprofits and Agencies for
Breast Cancer Screening, Treatment, and Outreach

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Susan G. Komen Minnesota

LOI Date:

11/28/18

Deadline Date:

01/09/19 2:00 PM CST

Description:

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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 prior to the application deadline. Funding is intended to support innovative breast cancer programs for those who are disproportionately affected by this disease in the state of Minnesota.

The Foundation's mission is to save lives by meeting the most critical community needs and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer. They are committed to ending breast cancer forever through empowering people, ensuring quality care for all, and energizing science to find the cures.

Programs must provide culturally appropriate services to medically under-served 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.

For all funding priority areas, preference will be given to programs that 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.

The funding priority areas are listed below in no particular order based on the needs identified in the Community Profile:
- Patient Navigation: Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation for programs throughout Minnesota. 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 Minnesota. 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.

Komen Minnesota seeks to fund projects that provide no-cost or low-cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, diagnostic/treatment copay and deductible assistance, transportation, interpreter services, childcare/eldercare, financial assistance for daily living expenses or medical treatment assistance for those receiving breast cancer treatment.

- Breast Cancer Education: 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).

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 follow up with participants.

Examples of successful projects include those that result in:
- An increase in breast cancer action due to knowledge gained;
- An increase 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:
- Key Personnel/Salaries and fringe benefits for project staff
- Consultants/ Sub-contracts
- Supplies
- Reasonable travel
- 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

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176502

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility requirements:
- Applications will be accepted only 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 the state of Minnesota.
- 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.

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. 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. 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.
- Project-related investments/loans.
- Scholarships.
- Thermography.
- Equipment over $5,000 total.
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer.

Pre-Application Information:

Applications for the 2019-2020 grant cycle are due by 2:00 PM CST on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. Those who are interested in applying are encouraged to start early and leave plenty of time to complete the process. Please note that all applications must be initiated in GeMS by 2:00 PM on Wednesday, November 28, 2018. Final funding announcements will be made at the end of March 2019. The Award Period is April 1, 2019 - March 31, 2020.

No expenses may be accrued against the project until the grant agreement is fully executed. The contracting process can take up to six weeks from the date of the award notification letter.

Funding priorities: http://www.komenminnesota.org/Grants/Funding_Priorities.htm

Grantmaking process: http://www.komenminnesota.org/Grants/Overview_of_Grantmaking_Process.htm

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

Questions should be directed to:
Megan Hildebrandt
952.746.1760
megan@komenminnesota.org

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Minnesota