Grant Applications must provide services within the following counties and cities:
Alleghany, Amherst, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Bristol, Buchanan, Buena Vista, Campbell, Carroll, Covington, Craig, Danville, Dickenson, Floyd, Franklin, Galax, Giles, Grayson, Henry, Lee, Lexington, Lynchburg, Martinsville, Montgomery, Norton, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Pulaski, Radford, Roanoke, Roanoke City, Rockbridge, Russell, Salem, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington, Wise and Wythe
2018-19 Community Grant Funding Priorities
1. Low- or No-Cost Screening, Diagnostic, and/or Treatment Services
Evidence-based projects that provide low- or no-cost screening, diagnostic, and/or treatment services through programs such as mobile mammography and/or co-pay and deductible assistance for individuals residing in the 42 city/county service area.
Individuals served must be:
- Uninsured or underinsured
o In order to qualify as underinsured under this program, the individual must have out-of-pocket health care costs exceeding 10 percent of income or five percent if the income is less than 200 percent of the federal poverty line, OR an insurance deductible being more than 5 percent of income
- Forty years or older OR if under 40, must have a referral from a physician indicating a need for screening services (i.e. strong family history, high risk, etc.)
- Unable to qualify for Medicaid, Every Woman’s Life, or other coverage
2. Transportation Services
Evidence-based projects that increase access to quality breast cancer care by providing transportation services for individuals residing in the 42 city/county service area. The Affiliate seeks to fund transportation services, such as (but not limited to) shuttle, taxi services, or gas cards for patients to reach medical appointments for breast cancer.
3. Reducing Barriers to Care
Evidence-based projects that reduce barriers to quality breast cancer care experienced by individuals residing in the 42 city/county service area.
The Affiliate specifically seeks to fund projects that provide services such as (but not limited to):
- Interpreter services that allow non-English speaking/ESOL individuals to access breast cancer services
- Patient navigation for patients in the continuum of care for breast cancer.
- Breast health education programs that are designed to result in documented age-appropriate, breast cancer action (e.g., procuring a screening mammogram, obtaining recommended follow-up after an abnormal mammogram, reducing personal breast cancer risk, etc.). Education projects must include Komen’s breast self-awareness (BSA) 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.