Request for Applications

Grants are available for up to one (1) year (April 1 – March 31). The 2018-2019 Request for Applications (RFA) is now available. Please click here to download a copy of the most up to date version.

Applications will be available in Komen’s Grants eManagement System (GeMS) on September 1, 2017 at 9:00am and will be due in GeMS no later than 5:00pm on Wednesday, November 1, 2017.

For more information about our grants program or to be added to the RFA notification email list, please contact Gina Chicotel at gchicotel@komenneohio.org or (216) 292-2873, x112.

All requests for scientific research funding should be directed to the National Susan G. Komen® Grants Program. More information on research funding is available at www.komen.org/grants.

Affiliate Funding Priorities

Komen Northeast Ohio will only consider funding for programs that definitively respond to the Affiliate priorities as outlined in the 2015 Community Profile. Funding priorities are also outlined within the RFA.

Grant Applicant Training Opportunities

Training Webinars
In mid-September, Komen Northeast Ohio will upload two presentations to www.komenneohio.org. The first, Grant Writing 101, will provide an overview of the grant writing process specific to Komen Northeast Ohio’s grant application and submission requirements, funding priorities, and how to use Komen’s Grants eManagement System (GeMS). The second, Monitoring & Evaluation 101, will provide an overview of program evaluation, data collection and analysis methods, and the expectations of grant reporting for a Komen Northeast Ohio grant. Applicants can review these presentations online at any point during the application process.

In-Person Training
Komen Northeast Ohio offered one in-person training on September 6, 2017 from 2:00pm-4:00pm focused on the social determinants of health and the Pathways model of care. This session will also focus on updates to the 2018-2019 Request for Applications (RFA) and new requirements for grant application compliance. Grant applicants are strongly encouraged to review the information provided during this training. Resources can be downloaded here.

GeMS Assistance
Komen Northeast Ohio will only accept grant applications submitted through Komen’s Grants eManagement System (GeMS). GeMS can be accessed at affiliategrants.komen.org. All new applicants and/or new program staff for returning applicants are strongly encouraged to review the GeMS training materials on www.komenneohio.org. Affiliate staff will be available throughout the RFA period for questions and consultation. Please allow adequate time (at least 5-10 business days) for issues and/or questions with GeMS to be resolved.

Grant Application Pre-Review
An optional grant pre-review period will be available to all applicants in the month of October. Applicants who wish to participate in the optional pre-review process are required to submit a portion of their grant application to be reviewed by Komen Northeast Ohio staff, grant writing experts, and former Grant Review Committee members. Feedback and comments from pre-reviewers will be summarized in a written document and returned to participating applicants via email.

Applicants who wish to participate in the pre-review process must submit a PDF copy of the application electronically to Gina Chicotel at gchicotel@komenneohio.org no later than 5:00pm on October 6, 2017. Application feedback and comments will be returned to all participating applicants no later than 5:00pm on October 20, 2017. If the applicant has further questions related to the pre-review feedback, in-person appointments and/or conference calls can be scheduled on an as-needed basis.

Coaching (including consultation prior to, during, or following the grant pre-review period) is independent of the grant review process. Feedback received at any point in the application process does not predict a final funding decision nor does it guarantee funding.

Applicant Support

Questions about Community Grants and the Grants e-Management System (GeMS) should be directed to:
Gina Chicotel
Director of Mission
gchicotel@komenneohio.org
(216) 292-2873, x112

For more information about our grants program or to be added to the RFA notification email list, please contact Gina Chicotel at gchicotel@komenneohio.org or (216) 292-2873, x112.