How to Apply for Funding

Community Grant Application

Thank you for your interest in the Komen Idaho Montana Affiliate grants program. The 2018/2019 Community Grants RFA is linked below.  Applications are due January 12, 2018.

2018-2019 RFA GeMS User Guide Application Job Aide

 

Community Needs and Funding Priorities

For the 2018-2019 grant year, Komen projects will be funded in an effort to meet the needs of the Affiliate’s service areas as identified in the Community Profile.

Statement of Need

Komen Idaho Montana will award community grants to organizations that will provide breast health and breast cancer projects that address funding priorities, which were selected based on data from the 2015 Komen Idaho and Montana Community Profile Reports.

  • Delivery of free and/or reduced screening and diagnostic mammography services to underinsured*, uninsured, and low income populations (men and women). Priority funding will be provided to evidence-based programs that include community education about the importance of early detection and breast self-awareness. In Idaho, priority focus on high risk counties including Gem, Payette, Idaho, Cassia, Minidoka, and Twin Falls. In Montana, priority focus on high risk communities including AIAN in Roosevelt County (Fort Peck Indian Reservation), Big Horn County/Rosebud County (Crow Indian Reservation/Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation), Glacier County (Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Lake County/Sanders County (Flathead Indian Reservation) and Hill County – (Rocky’s Boy Indian Reservation).
  • Focus on evidence- based programs that reduce barriers to accessing breast health care through patient navigation services and transportation assistance for screening,
    diagnostic, treatment, and survivorship services. In Idaho, priority focus on high risk counties including Gem, Payette, Idaho, Cassia, Minidoka, and Twin Falls. In Montana, priority focus on high risk communities including AIAN in Roosevelt County (Fort Peck Indian Reservation), Big Horn County/Rosebud County (Crow Indian Reservation/Northern Cheyenne Indian Reservation), Glacier County (Blackfeet Indian Reservation, Lake County/Sanders County (Flathead Indian Reservation) and Hill County – (Rocky’s Boy Indian Reservation).
  • Evidence-based programs that reduce disparities in breast cancer outcomes among medically underserved patients. Programs must include community education and/or support that aid breast cancer patients undergoing treatment in accessing and understanding of the medical system, as well as allocate financial resources for services such as: rent/mortgage, transportation, utilities, food, medical supplies (lymphedema sleeves, mastectomy camisoles, etc.) and/or childcare for low-income patients currently undergoing treatment.
    *Underinsured is defined as people who have health insurance but who face out-of-pocket health care costs or limits on benefits that may affect their ability to access or pay for health care services.

For further information or questions, please contact  Jodi Weak jweak@komenidahomontana.org or 208-384-0013.