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Community Grants Program

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

GrantWatch ID#: 176502
Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Susan G. Komen Minnesota

11/30/16

01/11/17 5:00 PM CST

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Grants of up to $60,000 to Minnesota nonprofit organizations and public and governmental agencies for breast health programs and breast cancer education and outreach services. Applications must register to apply online by November 30. The ultimate goal of these grants is to reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next decade, with increased emphasis on finding solutions for disparities in breast cancer across populations.

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.

The funding priority areas are listed below:

1. 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/or Washington County.

2. 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/or Washington County.

3. 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/or Pine County

4. 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/or Rock County.

Examples of successful projects funded by Komen in the past include those that:

- Increased the number of women that utilize regular breast cancer screening;
- Decreased time from referral to mammography screening;
- Reduced the number of women “lost to follow‐up;”
- Reduced time from abnormal screening to diagnostic procedures;
- Reduced time from diagnostic finding to treatment;
- Increased treatment compliance; and
- Increased mammography capacity, through development of process improvements and relationship building efforts.

Grants of up to $60,000 will be made. However, please note that 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, 2017 and March 31, 2018.

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.

- Individuals are not eligible to apply.

- Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified in the Affiliate’s 2015 Community Profile. 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 or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.

- Applicant has documentation of current tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.

- 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.

Eligible Use of Funds:

Funds may be used for the following types of expenses provided they are directly attributable to the project:

- Salaries and fringe benefits for project staff
- Consultant fees
- Clinical services or patient care costs
- Meeting costs
- 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
- Indirect costs, not to exceed 10% of direct costs

Funds may not be used for the following purposes:

- 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.
- Scholarships.
- Thermography.
- Equipment over $5,000 total.
- Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer.
- Research is 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; and
- Investigate or validate methods.

Applying for Funding:

All applications must be completed and submitted online via the Grants eManagement System (GeMS). GeMS is a complete online grant management system that will allow grant applicants to complete their applications and grantees to submit their progress and final reports online.

Please continue to visit the funding source's website throughout the application period for updated information about the grant process, as well as other resources. Returning applicants who are already registered in GeMS do not have to register again and can log in and initiate their application.

Applications for the 2017-2018 grant cycle are due by 5:00 PM CST on Wednesday, January 11, 2017. 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 30, 2016. Final funding announcements will be made in March 2017.

The following resources for those applying for a Susan G. Komen Minnesota Grant are attached below:

- 2017 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.

All applications must be completed and submitted online via the Grants eManagement System (GeMS) at: https://affiliategrants.komen.org

If you have questions or need additional information on the Community Grants Program, please call 952-746-1760, or email Megan Spaulding at megan@komenminnesota.org.

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