Request for Application
The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the Affiliate’s Statement of Need which conveys the guidelines for the types of programs Komen and the Affiliate are willing to fund. The Statement of Need and RFA are both based on findings from the 2015 Community Profile. The Statement of Need is included as part of the RFA.
The RFA also sets the rules for applying for Komen Utah grants, including deliverables under the grant contract, evaluation criteria, grants structure and budget and other qualifying guidelines that must be met before the proposal is sent to review.
THE APPLICATION WINDOW FOR THE 2018-2019 GRANT CYCLE WILL OPEN OCTOBER 1, 2017. The information below is for the prior year and here for informational purposes only.
All applications must be submitted in our online grants management system (GeMS) and will be due on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 with the last day to initiate an application in GeMS being Friday, November 11, 2016.
Please click on the GeMS tab on the side navigation menu for more information. There are 4 RFA documents, one for each funding category as well as a document defining each. Please check the 2017-2018 Category Definitions to make sure you are selecting the correct funding category.
NOTE: Each RFA shows up in GeMS as a separate application. Please click on the RFA link in GeMS before you begin the application to make sure you are applying in the correct category. If you have questions, please contact Leanne Peters at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-733-4815.
Screening and Diagnosis 2017-2018 RFA – this application shows up in GeMS as CGA_2017_KOMEN_UT100
Treatment and Treatment Support 2017-2018 RFA – this application shows up in GeMS as CGA(B)_2017_KOMEN_UT100
Wellness Support 2017-2018 RFA – this application shows up in GeMS as CGA(C)_2017_KOMEN_UT100
Community Health Workers 2017-2018 RFA – this application shows up in GeMS as CGA(D)_2017_KOMEN_UT100
Sample MOU – Sample Memorandum of Understanding for collaborative partnerships
Statement of Need
Komen Utah focuses its grant-making around filling gaps in service and unmet needs along a continuum of care as shown in the diagram. Education and outreach facilitates entry into the continuum that begins with screening, moves to diagnosis, treatment, if needed, and follow-up care. The findings from the 2015 Community Profile revealed that Utah still ranks lower than the national average for screening mammograms for women aged 40 and over. In particular, women who are underserved face obstacles to screening both in terms of access and knowledge of available resources. Utah women are still confused about guidelines for screenings, knowledge of risk factors, and the benefits of early detection need to be reinforced. In addition, there is evidence to suggest a growing issue with access to affordable diagnostic services particularly for those with high-deductible insurance plans. As part of treatment and follow-up care, breast cancer survivors often find that they and their support system of family and friends struggle with a variety of difficulties associated with such a serious diagnosis.
Komen Utah will award community grants to local nonprofit organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects between April 1, 2017 to March 31, 2018.
Komen Utah has identified the following funding priorities. Applications must address at least one of the priorities and fall into one of the funding categories*. Funding priorities were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Utah Community Profile Report:
- Screening and Diagnosis
- Evidence-based programs that promote and enhance access to breast cancer screening and diagnostic services by reducing barriers for low-income, uninsured, underinsured, and otherwise underserved populations. Examples include navigating patients into screening and/or from an abnormal screening to diagnosis, providing low- or no-cost screening and diagnostic services.
- Treatment and Treatment Support
- Evidence-based strategies designed to reduce the economic, physical, and emotional burdens of a breast cancer diagnosis by providing access to treatment and treatment support services statewide for those diagnosed with breast cancer who are low-income, uninsured, underinsured and otherwise underserved.
- Wellness Support
- Programs that improve quality of life measures for those diagnosed with breast cancer and their families. Priority will be given to programs with documented evidence-based practices. Programs focused on providing services to those living with metastatic disease throughout the state will also be considered priority.
- Community Health Worker
- Educate women of all backgrounds about breast cancer risk factors, prevention, and the benefits of early detection, and navigate women into the continuum of care by identifying and reducing barriers to care. Priority will be given to programs with documented evidence-based practices.
*In order to fall into one category, at least 80% of the budget request must be designated to that category. The remaining 20% can be designated to a secondary category. For example: 80% to Screening and Diagnosis and 20% to Education.
Application instructions for each of these categories of grants are outlined in the applicable RFA. Applicants wishing to apply for funds in more than one category must submit a separate application for each funding category request.