Funding Priorities

Komen Columbus has identified the following funding priority areas. Funding priorities were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Columbus Community Profile Report.

Linkage and Screening Navigation
The Metropolitan, Suburban and Rural-Appalachian target communities experience informational, financial, logistical and physical barriers to entering the continuum of care through recommended screening, which contributes to higher than average late-stage diagnosis and mortality rates. The goal of the linkage and screening navigation program is to increase the number of women entering the continuum of care through recommended screening by increasing awareness, motivating and utilizing available resources. All grant activities should support this goal through linkage to continuum of care provider partners, BCCP partners, and the screening navigation model.

Komen Columbus seeks partners who will work towards this goal through:

  • Culturally competent breast health education for all women
  • Reduce financial barriers through referral to BCCP or other free or low cost screening
  • Screening navigation to screening resources for all women (including uninsured, underinsured and insured) through community health workers or patient navigators

Download a PDF of the Linkage and Screening RFP.
An overall description of the model program is described here.

Continuum of Care Navigation Program
The Metropolitan, Suburban and Rural-Appalachian target communities experience communication and access barriers to accessing adhering to and receiving quality care which contributes to higher than average late-stage diagnoses and mortality rates. The goal of the Continuum of Care program to create a seamless continuum of care, increasing the number of women progressing through the continuum of care by reducing financial, physical, logistical and informational barriers. All grant activities should support this goal through providing safety-net services at centers of care, assessing and addressing any barriers that would stop a patient from continuing through the continuum of care through evidence-based patient navigation.

Komen Columbus seeks partners who will work towards this goal through:

  • Safety-net services for uninsured, underinsured
  • Patient navigation of patients with abnormal screening results, including assessing their barriers of progressing and addressing those barriers (childcare, cost, transportation, etc.) for all patients, including insured

Download a PDF of the Continuum of Care Navigation RFP.

Mobile Mammography

Komen Columbus seeks a mobile mammography partner(s) to deliver screening mammography to the Rural-Appalachian target community requiring increased screening access: Athens, Champaign, Gallia, Guernsey, Hocking, Jackson, Lawrence, Meigs, Monroe, Morgan, Muskingum, Noble, Perry, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Vinton and Washington. Applicants are encouraged to pursue additional funding through in-kind or cash sources, to supplement Komen Columbus funding for the project.

Download a PDF of the Mobile Mammography RFP.

Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Program
All proposals must demonstrate appropriate referrals to the Ohio Breast and Cervical Cancer Program and/or Medicaid.  The RFPs are built to fill unmet need and build more seamless safety-net coverage for expenses not already covered by other safety-net programs.

Important Dates

September 24, 2015 at 10 a.m. | RFP Release Webinar:  REGISTER HERE.

Join us for a webinar to learn about the granting guidelines and priorities for the 2016-2017 Community Health grants program, including information about the two funding programs described above and the Request for Proposals (RFP). The RFPs 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.

November 6th, 2015, 10 a.m.- 2 p.m. at the Komen Columbus office |2016-2017 Grant Application Workshop
Attendance strongly recommended for all applicants.

We recommend all applicants attend our grant application workshop, especially this year due to changes in the application structure. 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 2016-2017 application. RSVP by October 30 to Julie McMahon.

Note: The deadline has been designed to allow applicants the maximum planning time. Due to the holiday before the deadline, it is recommended that you complete the majority of your application ahead of the holidays.

January 8, 2016 5 p.m. EST | Application Deadline
March 2016 | Award Notification
April 1, 2016 – March 31, 2017  Project Period

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. The application has been updated from previous years. New users must register in GeMS by clicking Register now on the homepage at affiliategrants.komen.org. Please contact Julie McMahon for assistance.

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.

Grantwriting Support Materials

GeMS Applicant Manual
GeMS Application Changes
Grantwriting Workshop Slides (coming soon)
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