Statement of Need

Grant making priorities were selected based on data from the Komen North Jersey Quantitative Data Report, [Susan G. Komen. (2014).Komen North Jersey quantitative data report: 2015-2019. Dallas, TX: Author.] The quantitative data report is a major section of the upcoming 2015 -2019 community profile, which is expected to be completed by June, 2015.

Komen North Jersey Affiliate has identified the following funding priority areas/groups:

1.  Rural Counties (Warren and Sussex)

2.  African Americans/Blacks

3.  Hispanics/Latinas


1.  Breast Cancer Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment Assistance (defined as one or more of the following) screening, diagnosis, treatment support/assistance and navigation. Navigation is defined as a medical professional with access to patient records.

75% of the affiliate grant funds will be allocated to these grants.

Any patient that receives a screening or diagnostic test paid for by Komen Grant Funds must meet the New Jersey State Department of Health and Senior Services (“NJDHSS”) guidelines for either Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) or Charity Care Assistance as they may be in effect from time to time.

(Please see screening/treatment support RFA for specific financial guidelines and reimbursements)

2. Education (defined as one or more of the following) education and survivorship programs. Included in this grant could be a patient advocate defined as a lay person that does not have access to patient records, but does have permission from the patient and doctor to accompany them on any/all appointments.

25% of the affiliate grant funds will be allocated to these grants

3. Applicants must be located in or provide service in one of our nine counties:
Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren.