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 2017 
Click here to access GeMS

How to Apply for Community Grants

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


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.

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