Statement of Need

Komen Central Mississippi Steel magnolias issued a Request for Applications (RFAs) for its grant program in October 2014. Based on a community needs assessment, Komen Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias identified areas for funding:
o Improve access to and quality of screening, diagnostics and treatment
o Improve access to and quality of survivorship support services
o Projects focusing on providing treatment screening in rural counties that can reduce late stage diagnosis in uninsured and underinsured African American women.
o Projects focusing on a continuum of care for women identified with having breast cancer or at risk of developing breast cancer that are uninsured and underinsured in our fifty-nine county service area.

o Provide evidence-based and targeted education and outreach to increase the number of women who utilize early detection services
o Projects focusing on culturally appropriate breast health education that addresses the common myths about breast cancer and addressing the fear of getting a mammogram. Focusing these issues around early detection saves lives.

Nonprofit organizations, governmental agencies, and educational institutions in the Komen Central Mississippi Steel Magnolias service area were encouraged to apply.

Applicant must be a non-profit organization located in or providing services to one or more of the following locations:

Adams, Amite, Attala, Bolivar, Carroll, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Copiah, Covington, Forrest, Franklin, George, Greene, Grenada, Hancock, Harrison, Hinds, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Leflore, Lincoln, Madison, Marion, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Pearl River, Perry, Pike, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Stone, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha, and Yazoo.

Click to view the 2015 Community Profile.