Grant Funds from Komen Houston

Grants will be made to non-profit organizations in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.  The application process begins in August.

The 2017 funding priority areas are listed below.

While applications will be accepted for programs providing services within the Affiliate service area, priority will be given to applicants that demonstrate benefit to one or more of the following target communities/populations:
First Priority
  • Galveston County – specifically Bacliff, Dickinson, Friendswood, Gilchrist, High Island, La Marque, League City, Port Bolivar, Santa Fe, and Texas City.
  • African-Americans (all counties in the Komen Houston service area)
  • Chambers and Liberty counties
  • Selected areas of Harris County that have higher rates of late stage breast cancer diagnosis (please see the Komen Houston Community Profile Executive Summary, page 10 for county maps)

Second Priority

  • Selected areas of Brazoria, Fort Bend, and Montgomery counties that have higher rates of late stage breast cancer diagnosis (please see the Komen Houston Community Profile Executive Summary, page 10 for county maps)

2018-2019 Information

Komen Houston has identified the following funding priority areas: patient navigation, reducing barriers to care and breast cancer education.

The funding priority areas are listed below in no particular order based on the needs identified in the Community Profile: 

Patient Navigation

Projects that provide evidence-based patient navigation. Patient navigation must follow the individual from abnormal screening to diagnostic resolution and through treatment, if necessary or describe the continued patient navigation process after the last patient encounter with the Project. Projects will report on measures during the time intervals they navigated the patients in the Breast Health Continuum of Care.

Projects that develop a patient navigation tool to assist those with ACA insurance find breast health services. The tool would be used to reduce the number of patients not getting screened or are delaying care due to financial barriers and/or confusion about where to get care using the Affordable Care Act.

Patient navigation is a process by which a trained individual- patient navigator- guides patients through and around barriers in the complex breast cancer care system. The primary focus of a patient navigator is on the individual patient, with responsibilities centered on coordinating and improving access to timely diagnostic and treatment services tailored to individual needs. Patient navigators offer interventions that may vary from patient to patient along the continuum of care and include a combination of informational, emotional, and practical support (i.e., breast cancer education, counseling, care coordination, health system navigation, and access to transportation, language services and financial resources). 

Reducing Barriers to Care

Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by uninsured and underinsured individuals. “Underinsured is defined as having some insurance coverage but not enough, or when one is insured yet unable to afford the out-of-pocket responsibilities not covered by his or her insurer” (Patient Advocate Foundation, http://www.patientadvocate.org/resources.php?p=781).

The Affiliate seeks to fund projects that provide no cost or low cost screening for never or rarely screened or high risk patients, diagnostic services, treatment services, mobile mammography, diagnostic/treatment co-pay and deductible assistance, transportation, interpreter services, follow up care, survivorship plans, psychosocial support for patients in active treatment and metastatic patients and breast cancer treatment clinical trials enrollment.

Rarely screened is defined as not having been screened in at least two years.

Breast Cancer Education

Projects that provide evidence-based and culturally relevant breast cancer education in one-on-one and group settings. Projects must be designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., getting a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram).

Breast cancer education projects must include Komen’s breast self-awareness messages and provide evidence of linkage to local breast cancer services. Health fairs and mass media campaigns are not evidence-based interventions and will not be accepted.

2018-2019 Komen Houston Grant Cycle Important Dates

Mandatory Grant Writing Workshop:       September 13 or 21 from 9 am to 3 pm

Susan G. Komen® Houston
602 Sawyer St., 2nd Floor Conference Room
Houston, TX 77007

Letter of Intent Deadline:                       September 30, 2017

Application Deadline:                             November 10, 2017

Award Notification:                                 March 31, 2018

Award Period:                                          April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

2018-2019 Flyer for Grant Writing Workshop
(View as PDF)

Community Grants

The Community Grant Program seeks to fund breast cancer screening, educational outreach, treatment and support projects for the medically underserved and uninsured in Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty and Montgomery Counties.

The Request for Applications and other resources are available for download. 

Community Grants Program Request for Applications

GeMS Applicant User Manual

2018 Logic Model Workshop

Letter of Intent

Inquiries should be addressed or directed to 713-783-9188 or gkirklin@komen-houston.org. Please allow adequate time before deadline for response to any inquiry.