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Grants to Northeast Ohio Nonprofits and Agencies
for Breast Cancer Education and Support Projects

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Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio

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Grants of up to $2,000 and grants of up to $2,500 to Northeast Ohio nonprofit organizations and government agencies for breast cancer education projects, trainings, and support programs in eligible counties. Eligible counties include Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Harrison, Jefferson, and Mahoning Counties.

Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the Small Grants Categories listed below:

Educational/Outreach Grants:
To explore new approaches to reduce breast cancer education barriers identified in Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Lorain, Harrison, Jefferson, and Mahoning Counties. Education and outreach projects must lead to a documented breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram; importance of follow-up after an abnormal mammogram).
Amount: Up to $2,500

Travel Grants:
To assist in travel costs that would be incurred by a breast cancer professional to (1) attend meetings, conferences or symposia leading to an increase in the individual’s knowledge about breast cancer that can be used in their daily job responsibilities or (2) to present at meetings, conferences or symposia on evidence-based breast cancer interventions that are aligned with Komen’s mission. (Note: An individual cannot be funded to attend the same conference by a travel grant and a conference grant.)
Amount: Up to $2,000 per person. Travel grants must be awarded to an organization, not to an individual.

Conference Grants:
To support (e.g., logistics; registration fees; presenter fees, etc.) local scientific or educational conferences with presentations/sessions that have an emphasis on the interaction between advocate, public health, health care and scientific communities to address breast cancer disparities to achieve health equity. The presentations/sessions supported by Komen must be focused on breast cancer. (Note: Presenters at a conference cannot be funded through a Komen conference grant and a travel grant.)
Amount: Up to $2,500

Patient Support Programs:
Establish or expand free/low-cost survivor support groups and services that use evidence-based strategies to address the psycho-social, emotional, and physical issues faced by breast cancer patients and their family members. Programs should focus on keeping women in treatment to decrease breast health disparity outcomes.
Amount: Up to $2,500

A list of allowable expenses can be found at:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183951

Estimated Size of Grant:

- Educational/Outreach Grants: Up to $2,500
- Travel Grants: Up to $2,000 per person
- Conference Grants: Amount: Up to $2,500
- Patient Support Programs: Up to $2,500
- In exceptional circumstances, grants can be made from $3,000 up to $5,000. Please consult with Affiliate staff prior to submitting an application requesting more than $2,500.

Term of Contract:

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

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applications will only be accepted 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.

Individuals are not eligible to apply.

Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the Small Grants Categories listed in 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.

If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents, is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any 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 this 12-month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that criminal misconduct will not recur

A list of expenses that funds may not be used for can be found at:

Pre-Application Information:

All applications must be submitted through Komen’s Grants eManagement System (GeMS). The small grants application will be available in GeMS beginning April 1, 2019.
- Organizations applying for Travel grants only need to complete the Project Profile, Project Abstract, Project Narrative and Travel (Budget) pages in GeMS.

Grants are available until March 31, 2020. Small grant applications must be submitted at least six weeks prior to the event(s) date(s). Applications recommended for funding require board approval prior to award notification. Therefore, applications must be submitted according to the schedule below to allow for prompt approval and payment.

Schedule for submitting applications, for prompt approval and payment:

Application due date: April 22, 2019
Board approval date: May 6, 2019
Award notification date: May 13, 2019

Application due date: June 17, 2019
Board approval date: July 1, 2019
Award notification date: July 8, 2019

Application due date: August 26, 2019
Board approval date: September 9, 2019
Award notification date: September 16, 2019

Application due date: October 21, 2019
Board approval date: November 4, 2019
Award notification date: November 11, 2019

Application due date: December 30, 2019
Board approval date: January 13, 2020
Award notification date: January 20, 2020

Application due date: February 18, 2020
Board approval date: March 2, 2020
Award notification date: March 9, 2020

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

Questions about Small Grants and GeMS should be directed to:
Gina Chicotel
Director of Mission
(216) 292-2873, x11

Please allow adequate time (up to five (5) business days) before the application deadline for a response.

Susan G. Komen Northeast Ohio
5350 Transportation Boulevard, Suite 22
Garfield Heights, Ohio 44125

P: 216-292-CURE (2873)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Ohio: Ashtabula County, Cuyahoga County, Harrison County, Jefferson County, Lorain County, and Mahoning County

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