How to Apply for local grants from Komen North Louisiana

First, it is important to understand the difference between a Community Grant and a Small Grant.

Community Grants (CG) are awarded through a highly competitive application process.  An independent panel of local experts reviews all applications to ensure the best projects are funded.  Small Grants (SG) are not simply a smaller version of the Community Grants program, rather an opportunity for the Affiliate to explore different avenues to reach new communities, fund capacity building projects and further develop partnerships.  The Small Grants program requires a less rigorous application process and are awarded year round.  Before beginning any application, or if you have questions, please contact Kelley Matkins, Mission Coordinator at 318-220-7050 or

All applications must be submitted using the Grants e-Management System (GeMS).

 GeMS Applicant User Manual 2016 
Click here to access GeMS

How to Apply for Community Grants

We will release our Request for Applications (RFA) on Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  The RFA will be posted here on this website.  All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 7, 2017 at 5pm Central Time.

Applicants must participate in a mandatory grants training (in person or by webinar) prior to submitting application.  The training will be hosted by the Affiliate at our offices in Monroe and Shreveport and on Zoom Webinar.  Please rsvp to Kelley Matkins at or call 318-220-7050.

Shreveport Training:  Wednesday, October 25, 2017 at 1:30pm at 2015 Fairfield Ave. Suite 2C Shreveport, LA  71104

Monroe Training:  Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 1:30pm at 3418 Medical Park Dr. Suite 1 Monroe, LA  71203

How to Apply for Small Grants

Instructions for Small Grant applications can be found in the Small Grant Guidelines.  To obtain a copy, please contact Kelley Matkins, Mission Coordinator at 318-220-7050 or before beginning an application.