SGK NO Community Grants Application cycle is now open.

The FY 2020-2021 Request for Applications (RFA) for Komen New Orleans Community Grants is now open.

Important Dates for the 2020 Grant Cycle:

  • Application Deadline –February 10, 2020
  • Award Notification – Friday, March 27, 2020
  • Award Period – April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2021
  • Mid-Term Report Due – November 15, 2020
  • Final Report Due – May 15, 2021

Community Grant Funding

For applicants, Komen New Orleans Community Based Grants are to be submitted through an online grant system called SmartSimple at To learn more about SmartSimple and applying for a Community Based Grant, please refer to this user guide Komen Grants Portal Applicant User Guide v2 . For questions, please contact us at or 504-455-7310.

2015 New Orleans Community Profile Report

2015 New Orleans Executive Summary

Eligibility Requirements

  • Individuals are not eligible to apply.
  • Applications will only be accepted from governmental organizations under Section 170(c)(1) or nonprofit organizations under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) code. Applicants must prove tax‐exempt status by providing a letter of determination from the IRS.
  • Proposed projects must be specific to breast health and/or breast cancer and address the priorities identified within this RFA. If a project includes other health issues along with breast cancer, such as a breast and cervical cancer project, funding may only be requested for the breast cancer portion.
  • All past and current Komen-funded projects must be in compliance with Komen requirements.
  • 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 in the 12 months prior to the submission deadline for the application, then applicant is not eligible to apply for a grant until 12 months after the conviction. After such 12-month period, applicant must demonstrate in its application that appropriate remedial measures have been taken to ensure that any criminal misconduct will not recur.
  • Applicant organizations should provide services to residents of one or more of the following locations:
    • Jefferson Parish
    • Orleans Parish
    • Plaquemines Parish
    • St. Bernard Parish
    • St. Charles Parish
    • St. John the Baptist Parish
    • St. Tammany Parish
    • Washington Parish
    • A neighboring parish/county upon approval from Komen New Orleans

Request for Application (RFA)

The Request for Application (RFA) is built around the Susan G. Komen New Orleans’ 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.

Click here for the Komen New Orleans RFA.

To learn more about SmartSimple and applying for a Community Based Grant, please refer to this user guide:

Komen Grants Portal Applicant User Guide v2