How to Apply for Community Funding

Thank you for your interest in the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliate grants program. Please contact our office at 225-615-8740 or mission@komenbatonrouge.org with any questions.

To be eligible to apply for a Komen Community-Based Grant, your organization must be:

  • All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements, including completion of reporting requirements for previously awarded community and small grants.
  • Projects providing screening services must document a mechanism to provide the necessary follow-up services if they will not provide the services themselves (e.g. written documentation outlining a referral system or partnerships in place).
  • Applicant has tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Applicant must be a non-profit organization located in or providing services to one or more of the following locations Helena, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, and East Feliciana.
  • Projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer.  If a project is a combined breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion of the project.
  • If the applicant or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agentsis convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety, then the applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle.  The applicant will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the later of 12 months after the conviction or until applicant can demonstrate that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.
  • Must attend one mandatory grant workshop prior to submitting application. Please call the Komen Baton Rouge office at 225-615-8740 to register for one of the following workshops. December 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Library located at 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810

Applications must be fully completed and submitted by 5:00 pm on by
Tuesday, January 12, 2016.

 

Funding Eligibility
Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:

All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements, including completion of reporting requirements for previously awarded community and small grants.

Projects providing screening services must document a mechanism to provide the necessary follow-up services if they will not provide the services themselves (e.g. written documentation outlining a referral system or partnerships in place).

Applicant has tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.

Applicant must be a non-profit organization located in or providing services to one or more of the following locations St. Helena, West Baton Rouge, Pointe Coupee, Iberville, and East Feliciana.

Projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer.  If a project is a combined breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion of the project.

If the 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, then the applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle.  The applicant will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the later of 12 months after the conviction or until applicant can demonstrate that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.

Request for Applications

The 2015-2016 Request for Applications (RFA) for Komen Baton Rouge Community Grants is now available. Applications must be submitted via the GeMS system by Tuesday, January 12th at 5:00 pm. Please use the user guide below for instructions on how to navigate through GeMS.

Request for Grant Application
GeMS Applicant User Guide

grants workshop will be held on December 3, 2015 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Bluebonnet Library located at 9200 Bluebonnet Blvd, Baton Rouge, LA 70810.  Those interested in making a Request for Application should make reservations to attend the workshop by calling 225-615-8740 or emailing mission@komenbatonrouge.org by Monday, November 30.

Important Dates

Grants Workshop–December 3, 2015

Application Deadline–January 12, 2016

Award Notification–April 8, 2016

Award Period–Upon completion of contract – March 31, 2017

Mid-Term Report Due–October 30, 2016

Final Report Due–April 30, 2017