2015-2016 RFA Release Webinar
Join us for a webinar to learn about the granting guidelines and priorities for the 2015-2016 Community Health grants program, including information about the two Requests for Applications, focusing on Access and Education. The RFAs are being released prior to the application being available online to give applicants more time to consider the planning of their programs under new guidelines. A grantwriting workshop will be held 10/31/14 when the application is live.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014, 2:00 p.m. EST- Register here

2015-2015 Grantwriting Workshop  Attendance strongly recommended for all applicants.
We recommend all applicants attend our grant writing workshop on October 31st, 2014, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m.The workshop will give an overview of each Request for Applications, tips and suggestions from reviewers, guidance on each part of the application, provide technical assistance with the Grants e-Management System, and provide an opportunity to ask questions and receive one-on-one assistance with the 2015-2016 application.  RSVP by October 23rd to Julie McMahon

Submission Requirements

All applications must be submitted online through the Komen Grants e-Management System (GeMS). Training on use of the GeMS system will occur at the grant workshop in Fall of 2014. New users must register in the system. Please contact Julie McMahon for assistance.

The grant application process is competitive. Whether or not an organization has received a grant in the past, funding in subsequent years is never guaranteed and depends upon the quality of this application, the quality of the applicant pool, and the funds available for distribution.

  • The Access Request for Applications includes priorities to improve access to care, priorities to improve quality of care and priorities to improve survivorship support, with the ultimate goal of reducing mortality by keeping women in the continuum of care.
  • The Education Request for Applications includes priorities to motivate intent to act through evidence-based education and linkage to services, with the ultimate goal of increasing the number of women who enter the continuum of care.

To be eligible to apply, your organization must be:

  • A federally tax-exempt entity — non-profit organization, government agency, educational institution or Indian tribe. Individuals cannot apply.
  • Serve one of the following 30 counties in our area: Athens, Champaign, Clark, Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Knox, Lawrence, Licking, Madison, Marion, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton and Washington.

Important Dates

During the summer of 2014, Komen Columbus is conducting its Community Profile process, which will inform revised grant funding priorities and priority counties. Please stay tuned for details as they become available.

RFA Released: September 30, 2014
RFA Announcement Webinar: September 30, 2014 and October 8, 2014
Grant Application Workshop: October 31, 2014
Application Deadline: January 6,  2015 5 p.m. EST
Award Notification: March 2015
Project Period: April 1, 2015 – March 31, 2016

Grantwriting Support Materials

Applicant Guide (includes GeMS and application instructions)
2013-2014 Program Outcomes Report
Grantwriting Workshop Slides
A Sample of Best Practice and Research Tested Intervention Programs you may use for ideas and guidance

The following websites are examples of resources of evidence-based interventions:

Applicant Support

Questions about Community Grants or the Grants e-Management System should be directed to:
Julie McMahon
Director of Mission
614-297-8155 x204

A GeMS User Manual will be available here when the Application is open in GeMS on October 31, 2014.