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Request for Application

The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the Affiliate’s Statement of Need which conveys the guidelines for the types of programs Komen and the Affiliate are willing to fund. The Statement of Need and RFA are both based on findings from the Affiliate Community Profile. The Statement of Need is included as part of the RFA.

The RFA also sets the rules for applying for Komen Affiliate grants, including deliverables under the grant contract, evaluation criteria, grants structure and budget and other qualifying guidelines that must be met before the proposal is sent to review.  You will also need to provide proof of insurance for your organization on the application.  Click here for the 2017 Community Grants RFA which will aid you in your application process (the Small Grants RFA is located on the Small Grants page).

The grant application is completed and submitted online through our Grants eManagement System (GeMS).  You must first register with GeMS, be approved as a user by the affiliate, and you then have access to the system to apply.  You may have several people within your organization register with different roles within the system to help you complete your application.  To register, visit  Click the "register now" link.  Register by completing the form.  Once you register, you must wait for the affiliate to approve you as a user.  Once approved, you may log in to the site and continue with your grant application.  Please note that there are registration blanks that have a pink "Go" button next to them.  After choosing your response, you must click the "Go" button and wait 5 to 10 seconds for your page to update before going to the next blank.  Internet Explorer 10 is least compatible with GeMS, and using it while completing your application could cause delays when moving from page to page and when saving information.  Internet Explorer 9 and Foxfire are recommended.  There are usually no problems with Google Chrome.  Click here to download the GeMS Grantee Manual.  If you have questions, you may call the North Mississippi Affiliate office at 662-377-4903.

Important Dates

Begin Accepting Applications (online):  January 9, 2017

Grant Workshop:  January 20, 2017, 11 a.m.- 1:30 p.m., NMMC Women's Hospital, Education Room 1- Call 662-377-4903 to RSVP

Application Deadline:  February 20, 2017

Award Notification:  March 17, 2017

Award Period:  April 1, 2017- March 31, 2018

Grantee Reception:  April 4, 2017, 10 a.m., NMMC Women's Hospital Room B

Progress Report Due:  November 3, 2017 (covers 4/1/17- 9/30/17)

Final Report Due:  April 16, 2018 (covers 4/1/17- 3/31/18)


Applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria to be considered for funding:

  • All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements.
  • Applicant has tax exempt status under the Internal Revenue Service code.
  • Applicant must be a non-profit organization located in or providing services to one or more of the following Mississippi Counties:
    • Alcorn
    • Calhoun
    • Chickasaw
    • Clay
    • Itawamba
    • Lafayette
    • Lee
    • Lowndes
    • Monroe
    • Panola
    • Pontotoc
    • Prentiss
    • Oktibbeha
    • Tishomingo
    • Tippah
    • Union


  • Project must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer, and funding should only be used to impact residents of the above listed counties.
  • If applicant, or any of its key employees, directors, officers or agents is convicted of fraud or a crime involving any other financial or administrative impropriety, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle and will not be eligible to apply for a new grant until the later of 12 months after the conviction or until applicant can demonstrate that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct does not recur.