How to Apply for Funding

Thank you for your interest in the Komen North Louisiana grants program. Komen North Louisiana Community Based Grants are to be submitted through an online Grant e-Management System (GeMS).  To learn more about GeMS and applying for a Community Based Grant, please contact Kelley Matkins at or 318-220-7050


Funding Eligibility
To be eligible to apply for a Komen Community-Based Grant, your organization must:
•All past and current Komen-funded grants or awards to applicant are up-to-date and in compliance with Komen requirements, including completion of reporting requirements for previously awarded community and small grants.
•Projects providing screening services must document a mechanism to provide the necessary follow-up services if they will not provide the services themselves (e.g. written documentation outlining a referral system or partnerships in place).
•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 locations Bienville, Bossier, Caddo, Caldwell, Claiborne, East Carroll, Franklin, Jackson, Lincoln, Madison, Morehouse, Natchitoches, Ouachita, Red River, Richland, Sabine, Tensas, Union, Webster, West Carroll, Winn and Union parishes.
•Projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer. If a project is a combined breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion of the project.
•If the 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 the applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant during this current cycle. The applicant 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.
Request for Application (RFA)

The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the Susan G. Komen North Louisiana Funding Priorities which convey the guidelines for the types of programs we are willing to fund. The Funding Priorities and RFA are both based on findings from our 2015 Community Profile.
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.

To learn more about funding opportunities, please click here for our Request for Applications (RFA).  All applications must be submitted by Wednesday, December 7, 2017 at 5pm Central Time.

A Grant Writing Workshop was held October 25, 2017 in Shreveport and October 26, 2017 in Monroe to provide more information about the application process and technical support for our online application system.  Any applicant who did not attend, must contact Kelley Matkins, Mission Coordinator, prior to submitting an application.  For more information, please call 318-220-7050 or email

To learn more about the funding priorities of Komen North Louisiana, please refer to the Executive Summaries of each area by clicking here:

Komen Northeast Executive Summary

Komen Northwest Executive Summary