Case Studies – Go or No Go: A Guide to Deciding Which Federal Grants Are Right for you

 

Magnolia Springs Women’s Health Center

  • Nonprofit that provides breast cancer diagnosis, treatment, patient care, and caregiver support . Established in 1990. $4,000,000 Annual Budget. 20 Staff- Physicians, Nurses, Community Health Workers, and Administrative Staff . Cumberland, Maryland

 

Project

  • Apply for a grant to start a breast cancer patient navigation program.

  • Want to hire 2 nurse navigators for scheduling, patient care and advice, and connection to food , transportation, and mental health services

  • Want to hire a peer support worker. Someone that has recovered from breast cancer to provide social and emotional support and to help caregivers and family members.

  • Purpose: To improve treatment outcomes, saving lives  

  • Serve 500 patients per year; most are eligible for state government insurance

  • Need: $250,000 per year

 

Funder 1: Health Resources Services Administration

  • 2-year grants to improve breast cancer treatment, diagnosis, and survival rates through innovative or scalable approaches

  • Eligible funding for staff, equipment, and direct services that address social determinants of health

  • Priority points for programs that address social determinants of health

  • National, US

  • May request $100,000 to $300,000 per year Deadline: 35 days

 

Funder 2: National Institutes of Health

  • 3-year grants to improve breast cancer treatment, diagnosis, and survival rates through innovative or scalable treatments and technologies

  • Eligible funding for research, clinical trials, staff, equipment, personnel

  • Priority points for treatments that address health equity

  • National, US

  • May request $500,000 per year Deadline: 35 days

 

Funder 3: National Insurance Company

  • 2-year grants to improve breast cancer survival rates by addressing health equity in underserved communities

  • Eligible funding for staff, direct services, equipment, supplies, patient support, transportation

  • Priority points for programs that improve health equity  for Black and Latine people and/or address social determinants of health, including mental health

  • Maryland, Virginia, Washington DC

  • May request up to $200,000 per year Deadline: 21 days