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Komen West Texas requests grant applications

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(Press Release) 

The West Texas Affiliate of Susan G. Komen® is actively seeking applications for its community grants for the funding period of Apr. 1, 2019, through Mar. 31, 2020. The deadline for the community grants application is Jan. 10, 2019. Application can be found at www.komenwesttexas.org.

Community grants are eligible only to nonprofit organizations that are located in or provide services to one or more of the 26 Panhandle or 18 South Plains counties in the Komen West Texas service area. Projects also must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer.

Based on the most recent Community Profile from 2015, compiled by Komen West Texas after analyzing data in the 62-county service area, following are priorities for community grant funding. The Community Profile can be found at www.komenwesttexas.org.

  • Access to Screening and Diagnostic Services: Programs that increase access to screening and diagnostic services for uninsured and underinsured women ages 40 and over. 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 programs that provide no-cost or low-cost mammography, ultrasound, and biopsies.
  • Access to Treatment and Support Resources: Programs that increase access to treatment and services for uninsured and underinsured women diagnosed with breast cancer. The Affiliate seeks to fund programs that provide no-cost or low-cost breast cancer treatment (including, but not limited to, BRCA testing, chemotherapy, and radiation) and services (including, but not limited to, co-pay/deductible assistance, food, transportation, lodging, medication, lymph node drainage, lymphedema garments, breast prostheses, mastectomy bras, wigs, and hair-loss kits.

Last fiscal year, Komen West Texas granted five Community Grants between the Panhandle and South Plains totaling $159,826.

For more information, go to komenwesttexas.org, email libby@komenwesttexas.org, or call the office at 806-698-1900.

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