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Community Grant Program

Grants to New Orleans Area, Louisiana Nonprofits
and Agencies for Breast Cancer Services and Outreach

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Komen New Orleans

Deadline Date:

01/29/18 5:00 PM


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Grants starting at $10,000 to New Orleans Area, Louisiana nonprofit organizations and government agencies to support breast cancer services and projects. Priority areas include patient navigation, barriers to care, and outreach and education. Eligible applicants serve communities in Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes

Komen New Orleans will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast cancer projects that address specific funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen New Orleans Community Profile Report.

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 African American and uninsured or underserved individuals that reside in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Washington and St. Tammany parishes. 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 African American and uninsured or underserved individuals residing in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Washington and St. Tammany parishes. “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”.

The Affiliate seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low cost screening/diagnostic/treatment services, mobile mammography, diagnostic/treatment co- pay and deductible assistance, transportation and interpreter services.

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). Based on findings from the Community Profile, these projects should target African American and underserved individuals that reside in Jefferson, Orleans, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, Washington and St. Tammany parishes.

Breast cancer education projects must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

Examples of successful projects 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.
-Increase mammography capacity, through development of process improvements and relationship building efforts.

Funds may be requested 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
-Reasonable travel costs related to the execution of the project
-Other direct project expenses
-Equipment, including software, not to exceed $5,000 total, essential to the breast health‐related project to be conducted

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168131

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applicants may request funding starting from $10,000.

Term of Contract:

The project must occur between April 1, 2018 and March 31, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to apply. Eligibility requirements must be met at the time of application submission.

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.

Applicant organizations must provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations:
-Jefferson Parish
-Orleans Parish
-Plaquemines Parish
-St. Bernard Parish
-St. Charles Parish
-St. John the Baptist Parish
-Washington Parish
-St. Tammany Parish

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.

All past and current Komen-funded grants to an applicant must be in compliance with Komen requirements.

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.
-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
-Political campaigns or lobbying
-General operating funds
-Debt reduction
-Fundraising (e.g., endowments, annual campaigns, capital campaigns, employee matching gifts, events)
-Event sponsorships
-Projects completed before the date of grant approval
-Land acquisition
-Project-related investments/loans
-Equipment over $5,000 total
-Projects or portions of projects not specifically addressing breast cancer
-Indirect Costs

Pre-Application Information:

Key Dates:
-Application Deadline: Monday, January 29, 2018 5:00 PM
-Award Notification: TBA – at the Salute to Survivors Luncheon 2018
-Award Period: April 1, 2018 - March 31, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Apply Online:

Lisa Plunkett

Susan G. Komen New Orleans
4141 Veterans Blvd., Suite 202
Metairie, LA 70002


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Geographic Focus:

USA: Louisiana: Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines, St. Bernard, St. Charles, St. John the Baptist, St. Tammany, and Washington Parishes