A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race supports the national Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.
Up to 75 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate Race stays in the local community to fund breast health education, breast cancer screening and treatment projects.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Baton Rouge Affiliate has conducted a needs assessment of the 10-parish service area (see www.komenbatonrouge.org). Drawing upon that assessment, other local and national studies, the Baton Rouge Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure, has identified that programs focusing on providing culturally-appropriate and diverse support services for breast health in the following areas will be a priority this funding cycle.
1. Programs which give priority to providing screening and treatment projects in Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, and St. Helena parishes
2. Programs which give priority to education, screening and treatment projects among African American women in Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana and St. Helena Parishes.
3. Programs that partner with other organizations to increase education and screening to underserved women throughout the entire service area.
4. Programs in Pointe Coupee, West Feliciana, East Feliciana, and St. Helena parishes focusing on decreasing barriers to access to care, including patient navigation.
The FY14 Grant Funding Priorities document references the Komen Baton Rouge Affiliates stated priorities for grant programs in the April 2013 - March 2014 grant period. Please familiarize yourself with this document before developing your applications which are due on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 11:59PM.