How to Apply for Funding
Community Grants are for requests to support breast cancer early detection, patient navigation, and survivor psychosocial support programs. In line with the findings of our most recent Community Profile, projects should focus on at least one of the following programmatic objectives listed in order of priority:
- Breast cancer diagnostic services for symptomatic women and men: Diagnostic services should improve access to breast health care and expand breast health care coverage for all symptomatic women and men who are ineligible for public funding by underwriting the costs of diagnostic testing. For example, these services can cover symptomatic women under the age of 40 and symptomatic men. These diagnostic services must be available to all LA County residents regardless of catchment area and are to be Medi-Cal approved services at Medi-Cal rates (see http://files.medi-cal.ca.gov/pubsdoco/rates/rateshome.asp). Grants for diagnostic service programs must not exceed $40,000.
- Comprehensive breast cancer patient navigation: These projects should provide patient advocacy, navigation, and coordinated referral services throughout the entire continuum of care. Patient navigation services should guide and track patients through the continuum of care. These programs should also be culturally and ethnically tailored to the community it proposes to serve. Grants for patient navigation programs must not exceed $15,000.
- Breast cancer psychosocial support and assistance projects: These projects should provide psychosocial support and assistance for breast cancer patients, survivors, their families, and caregivers. An example is the facilitation of a young woman’s breast cancer survivor support and exercise group. Grants for psychosocial support programs must not exceed $15,000.
To be eligible to apply for a Komen Community-Based Grant, your organization must be:
- A federally tax exempt entity — nonprofit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian tribe.
- Located in the specified affiliate service area – aka Los Angeles County.
- Program must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer; e.g. if a program is a combined breast and cervical cancer program, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.
Request for Applications (RFA) for our 2013-2014 grant cycle was released on October 19, 2012. Click here to download the RFA.
Steps to Apply:
All grants will be submited, reviewed, and managed online through Komen's new Grants eManagement System (GeMS).
- Register online to request an application. Click here to register. Registration is a two part process:
Once both the Project Director and Authorized Signer are registered, and the account is approved, you may begin the application process.
Applications must be received on or before 8:59 pm (PST), December 14, 2012. No late submissions will be accepted.
- The Project Director must be the first individual at your organization to register.
Note: The role of Project Director should be assigned to the individual at your organization that will serve as the project’s lead contact. This individual is responsible for validating all new users when they register for the system under their organization. This individual will have the highest level of access in the system and will be responsible for overseeing all of the administrative functions available such as application creation and completion
- The Authorized Signer must also register and be approved prior to creation of the organizations first application. The Authorized Signer will be approved by your organization’s Project Director.
Note: The role of Authorized Signer should be assigned to the individual at your organization that has the authority to sign legal documents on behalf of the organization. This individual is responsible for electronically signing the application before submission and the grant contract if the organization is awarded funds.
For more information on how to register, and the application instruction manual, please read the GeMS Applicant Guide.
| October 19, 2012
|| RFA Released
| November 1, 2012
|| RFA and GeMS Workshop
| November 13, 2012
|| Grant Writing and Evaluation Workshop
| December 14, 2012
|| Applications Due
| Jan – Feb 2013
|| Independent Review Committee Evaluation
| March 29, 2013
|| Signed Contracts Due
| April 1, 2013
|| Contracts Begin
| April, 2013
|| Mandatory Grantee Meeting
| June, 2013
|| Grant Project Progress Call
| August, 2013
|| Mid-Year Report Due
| Sept 2013 – Jan 2014
|| Site Visit
| March 31, 2014
|| Contract Ends
| April 15, 2014
|| Final Reports Due
Please direct all questions about the application process to: