Statement of Need

Up to 75 percent of the net income from each Affiliate stays in the local community to fund breast health education, screening and treatment programs.  A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each Affiliate supports the National Komen Grants program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, awards, and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Affiliate Funding Priorities

Grants are available each year to programs that provide breast cancer education, screening and treatment programs within our 25 county service area.

Komen Central Tennessee will accept FY17 Community Grant Applications in Fall 2016 for evidence based breast health/breast cancer programs that support and promote access to and utilization of breast health services across the continuum of care. The 2015 Greater Nashville Community Profile and the 2015 Upper Cumberland Community Profile are in-depth needs assessments that provide an overview of Komen Central Tennessee’s grant-making priorities and breast health needs in our service area. Community Profiles’ findings yielded the following funding priorities:

2017-2018 Komen Central Tennessee Request for Applications

Funding Priorities for Chattanooga Region

For this RFA, the Chattanooga Region consists of the following counties: Marion, Grundy, Sequatchie, Bledsoe, Rhea, Hamilton, Meigs, Bradley, McMinn, Polk, Dade (GA), Walker (GA), Catoosa (GA), Whitfield (GA), Murray (GA),  and Fannin (GA).

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $25,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Chattanooga Region, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities identified in the Community Profile:

  • African-Americans in Hamilton County, TN
  • Hispanic/Latinas in Murray County, GA
  • The following zip codes in Hamilton County, TN: 30402, 37403, 37404, 37408, 37410, 37411 and low-income sections of 37405, 37406 and 37415.
  • Fannin County, GA
  • Rhea County, TN

The funding priorities for the Chattanooga Region are listed below:

Priority 1: Programs that increase access to appropriate breast cancer screening and diagnostic services for low-income and underinsured individuals who are not eligible for other programs (e.g., Georgia BCCP, Tennessee BCCP) or grant funding. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no cost or low cost breast cancer screening and diagnostic services, financial assistance with diagnostic services co-pays/deductibles and transportation assistance.

Priority 2: Programs that provide evidence-based, culturally relevant breast cancer education that results in documented age-appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk to doctor about breast cancer risk and/or receive a screening mammogram. One-on-one and group breast cancer education programs must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages, dispels myths and misinformation, addresses women’s fears related to breast cancer, and provide local breast cancer services.

Priority 3: Programs that provide evidence-based patient navigation that increases navigational services promoting seamless care along the breast health continuum from education through diagnosis, treatment, follow up care and survivorship.

 

Funding Priorities for Greater Nashville Region:

For this RFA, the Greater Nashville Region consists of the following counties: Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson, and Wilson.

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $75,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for mobile mammography programs and up to $45,000(combined direct and indirect costs) for other breast health related programs for one year.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Greater Nashville Region, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities:

  • Maury County, TN
  • Trousdale County, TN
  • African-Americans in Davidson County, TN and/or Montgomery County, TN

The funding priorities for the Greater Nashville Region are listed below:

Priority 1: Increase and improve access to breast health services including screening, diagnostics and treatment by reducing financial and geographical barriers. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide:

  • No cost or low cost breast cancer services
  • Patient navigation
  • Financial assistance with diagnostic and treatment co-pays/deductibles
  • Mobile mammography, especially in Maury, Montgomery and Trousdale Counties
  • Transportation assistance in Trousdale County

Priority 2:  Programs that provide evidence-based, culturally relevant breast cancer education that results in documented age-appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk to doctor about breast cancer risk and/or receive a screening mammogram) for underinsured and uninsured individuals. One-on-one and group breast cancer education programs must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide local breast cancer services.

 

Funding Priorities for Upper Cumberland Region:

For this RFA, the Upper Cumberland Region consists of the following counties: Cannon, Clay, Cumberland, DeKalb, Fentress, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Van Buren, Warren, and White.

Applicants may request funding from $10,000 up to $20,000 (combined direct and indirect costs) for one year.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Upper Cumberland Region, priority will be given to applicants that     demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following communities:

  • Clay County, TN
  • Macon County, TN
  • Smith County, TN

 The funding priorities for the Upper Cumberland Region are listed below:

Priority 1: Programs that provide evidence-based, culturally relevant breast cancer education that results in documented age-appropriate breast cancer action (e.g., talk to doctor about breast cancer risk and/or receive a screening mammogram) for underinsured and uninsured individuals. One-on-one and group breast cancer education programs must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide local breast cancer services.

Priority 2:  Programs that increase access to breast cancer services for individuals that are not eligible for other breast cancer programs (e.g., Tennessee BCCP). The Affiliate seeks to fund no cost or low cost screening mammograms and transportation assistance.

Priority 3:  Evidence-based programs that increase breast cancer survivors and those living with metastatic breast cancer quality of life.  The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide breast cancer specific support groups, exercise programs and nutrition guidance.

 

 

 

View the 2015 Community Profiles below:

Komen Chattanooga 2015 Community Profile Report

Komen Greater Nashville 2015 Community Profile Report

Komen Upper Cumberland 2015 Community Profile Report