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National Capital Area Grants Program

Up to seventy-five percent of net funds raised from the Susan G. Komen Global Race for the Cure® stay in the National Capital Area to address breast cancer disparities for the medically underserved. The remaining 25 percent of net funds will be invested in international community education and outreach programs through the Susan G. Komen for the Cure® Global Promise Fund. 


Grant Opportunities 

Komen is working to reduce rates of late stage diagnosis and mortality with an emphasis on eliminating breast cancer disparities. Applications are currently being reviewed for grants to support high impact breast cancer programs in the National Capital area that address the priorities described in the 2010 Community Profile, a needs assessment of Washington, D.C. and seven surrounding counties.      

 Request for Applications (RFA) 

Important Dates: 

Online Application Open:  Monday, July 1, 2013, 9:00 AM EST
All applications must be submitted through Komen's new online Grants e-Management System (GeMS).  Registration is required to access the system.  No mail or fax copies will be accepted.
To access the application, please use this link: 

Grants e-Management System(GeMS) user guide

Please note that no new applications will be accepted after Wednesday, August 14, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

Application Deadline:  Friday, August 16, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

Inquiries should be directed to or by calling (972) 701-2179.  Please allow adequate time before the application deadline for response to any inquiry.

Grantwriting Workshop :     July 11, 2013 from 9:00 am – 3pm

The Grantwriting Workshop will provide important information and helpful tips on the following topics: 

·         Komen's 2014 funding priorities 

·         Program evaluation  

·         Writing strong goals and objectives 

·         Budgeting 

·         Logic models 

·         Developing a comprehensive project plan

Please RSVP to if attending.

Please note: Attending the Grantwriting Workshop is not required but strongly encouraged. The new online submission process will also be covered during this event. 

In addition to the Grantwriting Workshop, one-on-one Technical Assistance sessions will be available.  These must be scheduled in advance. 

Technical Assistance Sessions:    July 1st – August 2nd 

Applicants may schedule meetings with the Manager, Community Health to discuss questions and ideas related to their proposed application.  Komen staff will not review any written drafts of grant proposals.  Please send an email to to schedule a time.  This is not a requirement. 


Award Notification:  December 2013 

Anticipated Funding Start:  January 1, 2014  


For additional support, please see the Frequently Ask Questions. You can also email or call 972-701-2179.