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Komen Colorado is not a direct service provider and does not provide financial support directly to individuals. Instead, we partner with local, community-based organizations that are experts in providing breast cancer care and support for individuals and families affected by breast cancer. 

The ability to receive quality breast cancer care should not be dependent upon ability to pay, age, insurance coverage, geographic location, educational attainment, race, ethnicity, language spoken, immigration status, sexual orientation or gender affiliation.

Komen Colorado has two grant funding streams: Community Grants and Small Grants. Applications for Community Grants are accepted annually during the fall. Applications for Small Grants are accepted on a rolling basis and funds are available. Details about types of projects eligible for funding are available on the respective tabs below.

If you have questions regarding our grants program, please contact us.

  • General Eligibility Requirements for Local Organizations to Receive Grant Support from Komen Colorado

    • Komen Colorado will only fund projects that focus on breast health and/or breast cancer for uninsured or underinsured individuals who meet the organization’s income-eligibility criteria. If a program includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as increasing overall health literacy or a breast and cervical cancer program, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.
    • All past and current Komen Colorado-funded grants or awards to Applicant organizations must be up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements. Applicants that have partnered with the Affiliate in the past must be considered to be “in good standing” with the Affiliate grants program.
    • Applicant must be able to demonstrate current tax-exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.
    • Applicant must be a non-profit organization located in or providing services in the following counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, or Yuma counties.
    • If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline for the application, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12-month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.
  • Community Grants: 2016 Request for Applications

    Applications are no longer being accepted to support breast health and breast cancer projects that serve individuals in the Affiliate’s service area between April 1, 2016, and March 31, 2017. Komen Colorado anticipates releasing its next call for applications on or around September 15, 2016. Click here to be added to the notification list when the 2017 RFA is released.

    Komen Colorado awards grants using a competitive review process to support evidence-based projects that contribute to the Affiliate’s overall goals of:

    • Increasing screening rates and access to care;
    • Reducing rates of late-stage diagnosis and breast cancer mortality;
    • Reducing disparities in breast cancer outcomes between populations;
    • Enhancing quality of life for patients;
    • Improving patients’ ability to progress along the breast cancer continuum of care in their local communities; and
    • Changing individuals’ knowledge of and decision-making about breast cancer risk, screening recommendations, and screening behaviors

    During the 2016-2017 grant cycle, Komen Colorado accepted applications to address one of the funding priorities below that fall into one of the following funding categories:

    1. Community Health Worker
    2. Screening/Diagnostics
    3. Treatment

    The Affiliate seeks to fund an array of breast health and cancer services that together create seamless systems of care for the following target communities:

    • Hispanic/Latina women
    • Women in Rural Northeast Colorado
    • Women in Resort and Mountain Towns in Clear Creek, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Park, Pitkin and Summit counties
    • Medically Underserved Women in Front Range counties

    Agencies were eligible to for funding in more than one category but a separate application had to have been submitted for each category. Agencies could submit only one application per category.

    • Funding Priorities

      Using the 2015 Community Profile, Komen Colorado selected the following funding priorities for breast health projects delivered in 2016:

      • Reduce barriers that contribute to increased late-stage diagnosis rates among Hispanic/Latina and Black women
      • Reduce barriers that contribute to lower screening rates among Asian/Pacific Islander and American Indian/Alaska Native women
      • Reduce barriers that contribute to increased breast cancer deaths in Rural/Northeast Colorado
      • Reduce cost, accessibility, and misinformation as barriers to breast cancer screening, diagnostics, and/or treatment for medically underserved individuals in resort/mountain communities and Front Range counties

      The 2016-17 RFA for each funding category is available for review below:

      1. Community Health Worker (CHW)​ (click here for PDF of RFA)
      2. Screening and Diagnostics​ (click here for PDF of RFA)
      3. Treatment​​​​​ (click here for PDF of RFA)

      Application instructions for each of these types of grants are outlined in the applicable RFA. Applicants wishing to apply for funds in more than one of these funding categories must submit a separate application for each funding category request.

    • Important Dates

      Request for Applications Released          September 23, 2015

      Mandatory Grant Writing Webinars       October 1, 2015 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. or  October 2, 2015, 9:00 – 10:30 a.m.

      Applications Available in GeMS              October 5, 2015

      Online Applicant Forum                            October 1 – November 9, 2015

      Application Deadline                                 November 23, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. MT

      Conditional Cure Period                           On/around December 14, 2015

      Award Notification                                    March 2016

      Contract Acceptance Deadline                March 25, 2016

      Award Period                                              April 1, 2016-March 31, 2017

      Mandatory Orientation                             April 2016

    • Verify Eligibility

      Any United States nonprofit, federally tax-exempt organization may apply for a grant, assuming that the applicant meets all other requirements as stated in the Request for Applications (RFA). Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, nonprofit hospitals and hospital systems, governmental entities, Native American tribes, and nonprofit educational institutions. Organizations that plan to use a fiscal sponsor must contact Komen Colorado prior to submitting a grant application. Organization must provide services within one of the 22 counties in the Affiliate’s service area: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin, Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, and Yuma counties.

    • Mandatory Applicant Webinar

      All applicant organizations are required to attend one applicant workshop via Webinar to remain eligible to receive grant funding. Applicant organizations that submit applications without attending a Webinar will be administratively withdrawn from consideration for funding. Webinars will be held at the following dates and times:

      Thursday, October 1, 2015
      3:00 – 4:30 p.m. MT
      Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/658372538967291138

      Friday, October 2, 2015
      9:00 – 10:30 a.m. MT
      Register at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8244153947645057026

    • Resources for Applicants

      Below is a collection of templates, sample documents, references, etc. that Komen Colorado has found useful to grant recipients and applicants in the past. Note: Excel and Word documents will download automatically; you must access the file from your computer’s default download library to open.

      Susan G. Komen Colorado 2015 Community Profile – Excerpts

      Sample Data Tracking Documents

      Sample Plan for Treatment and Rate Agreement for Collaborating Providers (Word document)

      Sample 1 – Expense Tracking for Screening & Diagnostic Procedures, by Patient (Excel document)

      Sample 2 – Expense Tracking for Screening & Diagnostic Procedures, by Patient (Excel document)

      Patient Story Collection Form (Word document)

      Komen Colorado Ancillary Grant Resources

      Komen Colorado Definition of In Good Standing for Current & Former Grant Recipients

      Komen Colorado Glossary of Terms & Definitions

      Komen Colorado Sample Memorandum of Understanding between Providers Regarding Rates for Komen-Eligible Patients

      Catalogue of Susan G. Komen Education Materials & Discounted Rates for Komen Grant Recipients

      Miscellaneous Resources

      2015 WWC Screening & Diagnostic Procedure Rates

      Federal Poverty Guidelines

      Self-Sufficiency Levels for 2015 in Colorado

      Colorado Cancer Registry Data

      Colorado Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

      2015 Colorado Health Access Survey

      Cancer Control Planet

    • Resources for Reviewers

      Resources for reviewers of Komen Colorado’s 2016-17 Grant Applications

       

    • Ask Questions via the Online Forum

      To ensure all applicant organizations had access to the same information during the application process, applicants were encouraged to use the online grant applicant Q&A forum located at: http://komencolorado.forumotion.com/f5-2016-17-komen-colorado-grant-application-forum

      Komen Colorado staff responded to questions posted from Oct. 1, 2015 – November 9, 2015.

    • Apply Online using Grants eManagement System

      All applications for funding from Susan G. Komen Colorado must be submitted online using the Komen Grants eManagement System (GeMS) at https://affiliategrants.komen.org.

       

      If you are already a registered user in GeMS and forgot your username or password, please request this information through GeMS and DO NOT create another profile.

      If you are not currently affiliated with the Komen Colorado Affiliate in GeMS, you will need to have at least two people register on your organization’s behalf to serve as project director and authorized signer. Access to GeMS will not be granted until a representative(s) from the Applicant’s organization attends one of the applicant workshops listed in the Grant Guide.

      To register in GeMS or to request GeMS technical assistance, please contact Mission Coordinator Mary Miller at (303) 744-2088 ext. 314 or mmiller@komencolorado.org.

       

    • After the Application is Submitted

      Once you submit your grant application through GeMS, an acknowledgement email will be sent through GeMS. Komen Colorado staff will complete an administrative compliance review to ensure all submitted applications meet eligibility requirements stated in the RFA, have responded to all questions in the RFA, and have included requested attachments. Pending completion of the administrative compliance review, all applicant organizations will receive an email notification by January 2016 as to whether your application will proceed to the review panel for review and scoring.

      Determinations about funding will be made in March 2016. If a grant is awarded, all contracting will take place through GeMS. Your organization will be required to attend a grantee orientation in April.

       

  • Small Technical Assistance and Capacity Building Grants

    In response to community need, Komen Colorado established the Small Grants Program to assist breast health and breast cancer organizations in increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of their programs. These grants are not intended to supplement funds awarded through the Community Grants program.

     

    • Step 1

      Confirm fit with our funding priorities

      Small grants funding is to assist breast health and breast cancer organizations to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their programs. Requests to fund clinical services will not be considered.

      Capacity Building is enhancing an organization’s ability to provide services by redesigning processes, implementing new practices, or developing collaborations or partnerships that will improve local breast health and breast cancer services. A grant request through this program can include both technical assistance and capacity.

      Coalition Support grants are also offered through the small grants program. Regional Komen Colorado coalitions and consortiums may apply. Coalition support grants are not offered to the general public.

    • Step 2

      Verify Eligibility

      Any United States nonprofit, federally tax-exempt organization may apply for a grant, assuming that the applicant meets all other requirements as stated in the Small Grants Application. Eligible organizations include nonprofit organizations, nonprofit hospitals and hospital systems, governmental entities, Indian tribes, and nonprofit educational institutions. Organizations who plan to use a fiscal sponsor must contact Komen Colorado prior to submitting a grant application. Organization must provide services within one of the 22 counties in the Affiliate’s service area: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Eagle, Garfield, Gilpin, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Park, Phillips, Pitkin Sedgwick, Summit, Washington, Weld, and Yuma counties.

    • Step 3

      Submit Application

      Small grant applications are accepted on a rolling basis as funding remains available. Applications are not currently being accepted.

      If you are already a registered user in GeMS and forgot your username or password, please request this information through GeMS and DO NOT create another profile.

      If you are not currently affiliated with the Komen Colorado Affiliate in GeMS, you will need to have at least two people register on your organization’s behalf to serve as project director and authorized signer. Access to GeMS will not be granted until a representative(s) from the Applicant’s organization attends one of the applicant workshops listed in the Grant Guide.

      To register in GeMS or to request GeMS technical assistance, please contact Mission Coordinator Mary Miller at (303) 744-2088 ext. 314 or mmiller@komencolorado.org.

       

    • Step 4

      Notification from us

      • Once we receive your grant application, a confirmation email will be sent through GeMS.
      • We will contact you if we have questions during review.
      • You will receive an email notification regarding the funding decision within 30 days.
      • If a grant is awarded, all contracting will take place through GeMS.