Susan G. Komen seeks grant proposals

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MANCHESTER — Susan G. Komen New England is offering community grants to organizations in Vermont that are working to meet the most critical breast health needs throughout its service area. Funding priorities for the 2020-21 grant cycle are: patient navigation, reducing barriers to care, and education that leads to action.

"Our community grants program will help us reach the bold goal announced by Susan G. Komen to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths in the U.S. by 50 percent by 2026," Lori van Dam, Komen New England CEO, said in a release. "Up to one-third of women who are currently dying could be saved without any new medical breakthroughs. The programs we fund will help overcome barriers to screening and treatment, so all our neighbors have the same opportunities to access the care they need."

Vermont, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Maine, Rhode Island and Connecticut non-profit organizations, health care providers, hospitals, educational institutions, and governmental agencies who are eligible, and meet the specifications of the RFA (request for application), are encouraged to apply for funding as soon as possible.

Applications are due on Dec. 3, and funding announcements will be made in March.

Four Vermont community-based health programs received Komen New England grants in 2019-20: Cancer Patient Support Foundation in Williston, North Country Hospital in Newport, Neighborhood Connections in Londonderry and Northwestern Hospital in St. Albans.

To obtain the Request for Applications, visit www.komennewengland.org or contact Ryan Tollefson, community health manager, at rtollefson

@komennewengland.org or 774-512-0408.

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