Susan G. Komen® South Florida Announces Release of RFA for 2016-2017 Fiscal Year

Nonprofit Organizations, Governmental Agencies, And Educational Institutions Encouraged To Apply:

WEST PALM BEACH, FL – September 25, 2015 – Susan G. Komen® South Florida is proud to announce the release of its RFA (Request for Application) for services to be provided fiscal year 04/01/2016 to 03/31/2017. Two separate application releases are being issued – one in the area of Patient Care, and the other in the area of Breast Health Navigation/Education. Applications for breast cancer and breast health programs from nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies and educational institutions in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties are eligible for grant funding.

The promise of Komen South Florida is to save lives and end breast cancer forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science to find the cures. The organization runs one of the most innovative, responsive grant programs in breast cancer today. Komen South Florida is proud to have funded over $500,000 to local community programs in 2015/2016 that support breast cancer screening and treatment programs, as well as education and outreach for the medically underserved in Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie counties.

“There are some exciting changes for this year, including increasing patient care support to cover Affordable Care Act co-payments, and payments towards deductibles,” said Dayve L. Gabbard, executive director of Susan G. Komen® South Florida. “We look forward to this change encouraging additional applications to Komen grants.”

Komen’s grant cycle runs from 04/01/2016 through 03/31/2017. Applications from eligible entities must be submitted online through the Grants e-Management systems (GeMS): https://affiliategrants.komen.org by 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 28, 2015. Announcements of funding will be made in April 2016.

Due to funding priority updates, all potential grantees are strongly encouraged to contact the Affiliate with any questions prior to submitting applications. The application instruction manual is available on the Affiliate’s Grants webpage at http://komensouthflor.wpengine.com/grants/how-to-apply-for-funding/community-grant-programs/ Organizations will be able to create application(s) at https://affiliategrants.komen.org.

For questions regarding the grant application process, eligibility, or submitting an application, please contact Lisa Hartstein, Director of Mission Initiatives, by phone 561-514-3020 x14 or email lisa@komensouthflorida.org.