The current funding priorities are:
1. Programs to increase breast cancer education and reduce cultural barriers for underserved, minority and high risk populations to increase breast cancer screening rates.
2. Programs to increase education about risk assessment, screening options and screening recommendations for providers and women at greater risk of developing breast cancer before age 40.*
*Women who are diagnosed at a younger age are more likely to have a mutated BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene. Having a mother, father, daughter or sister who has had breast cancer also increases a young woman’s risk of developing breast cancer.
3. Programs to increase patient navigation services from initial screening to treatment in order to increase screening rates, reduced time from abnormal results to treatment and increase the number of women who complete treatment.
4. Programs to increase knowledge about breast health resources for underserved, minority and high risk populations by developing a patient navigators’ network for navigators employed in breast health services.
5. Programs to increase access to care and quality breast cancer screening, diagnostic and treatment services to underserved women, especially in rural areas.
6. Programs to increase quality of and access to follow up medical care, support services, transportation services, end of life services and other services to decrease the burden of illness and increase quality of life for underserved breast cancer survivors.
7. Programs to increase education related to breast cancer clinical trials for underserved and minority women
For more on the funding priorities, please review 2011 Community Profile documents at http://komen-houston.org/susan-g-komen-houston-funding-priorities/.
2014-2015 Grant Cycle Important Dates
Mandatory Gant Writing Workshop August 7 or 16, 2013 from 9am - 2pm
at the United Way of Greater Houston*
Mandatory Letter of Intent September 13, 2013 by 5 pm CST
Application Deadline November 15, 2013 by 5 pm CST
Award Notification March 2014
Award Period April 1, 2014 - March 31, 2015
*An organization interested in applying for a grant must have attended a Grant Writing Workshop on August 7 or 16 at the United Way of Greater Houston Community Resource Center.
The Community Grant Program seeks to fund breast cancer screening, educational outreach, treatment and support projects for the medically underserved and uninsured in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.
Request for Applications
Please download the Community Grants RFA here.
An organization interested in applying for a grant must submit a Letter of Intent to the Komen Houston Affiliate Attn: Mission Director by September 13, 2013. Please download instructions and forms here.
Letter of Intent Instructions
Letter of Intent form
If an organization is seeking more than $5,000 in equipment funding, the organization must submit a separate Letter of Intent.
Letter of Intent Equipment Instructions over $5,000
Letter of Intent form equipment over $5,000
Community Grants for Clinical Trial Enrollment grants
The Community Grants for Clinical Trials Enrollment Program seeks to fund to programs that increases awareness of health care providers about current breast cancer clinical trials being conducted and fund programs to overcome barriers to enrollment in breast cancer clinical trials for uninsured and medically underserved.
Trials must be National Cancer Institute or Department of Defense approved breast cancer clinical research. This includes studies through the Clinical Trials Cooperative Group Program including but not limited to ACOSOG, ECOG, SWOG, NSABP, ACRIN, and RTOG
Request for ApplicationsPlease download the Community Grants for Clinical Trials Enrollment RFA here.
Letter of Intent CG for CT Instructions
Letter of Intent CG for CT form