How to Apply for Funding

The Komen Maryland Community Grant program is now open and accepting applications from non-profit organizations for programs including Patient Navigation and Reducing Barriers to Care. Please read the complete request for applications (RFA).  Please see the FY 2018 Grant Cycle Timeline below for more information.

2017-2018 Grant Cycle Timeline

RFA Released October 2017

Deadline to Initiate Application: November 1, 2017  4:00pm EST

Applications Deadline: November 30, 2017  4:00pm EST

Announcement of Grants Awarded March 2018

Award Period April 1, 2018 – March 31, 2019

Applications must be submitted using our Grants eManagement System (GeMs) at

Applicants should register under the Maryland Affiliate. Applications from Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties are not eligible for funding through this RFA. Please contact Komen National HQ for additional information. Before registering and using GeMS, please download the Applicant User Guide.

**NOTE: Many Affiliates have reported issues regarding the save, submit, and processing buttons in GeMS not functioning properly and the system eventually freezing due to an issue that has been tied to a compatibility mode issue when Internet Explorer as a user’s web browser.  In order to avoid this issue you may contact your organization’s IT department to run Internet Explorer in compatibility mode within Internet Explorer or utilize a different web browser such as Google Chrome, Firefox, etc.

Applications must be received on or before the posted deadline. No late submissions will be accepted.

The grant application process is competitive. Whether or not an organization has received a grant in the past, funding in subsequent years is never guaranteed and depends upon the quality of this application, the quality of the applicant pool, and the funds available for distribution.