Breast Cancer Safety Net:
2016 Guidelines


Learn more about funding objectives, funding guidelines, and eligibility criteria:

Avon Breast Cancer Crusade
Summary of Funding
Initiatives

The Avon Safety Net Program supports institutions and organizations that have traditionally cared for uninsured, at-risk, low-income and minority patients to further our commitment of enabling medically underserved women and men to access post-screening diagnostics and care.

New for 2016:
All Letters-of-Intent (LOI) for All Geographic Regions are due: January 8, 2016*

No exceptions will be made to this date. If an applicant misses the due date, they will have to wait until 2017 to submit an application for funding. The schedule for being invited to submit a full application, submitting that application and receiving a determination on that application is determined by your institution’s geographic location. Please see the chart below for regions and dates. Geographic Region is defined as the area within 100 miles of the city listed:

The emphasis of this initiative is to provide public, community, and safety net hospitals and health care systems with patient navigation programs, partial equipment support, and other personnel and infrastructure support that will enhance their breast cancer care services to the medically underserved. The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade does not pay for the reimbursement of direct costs of care. Applicants may request up to $100,000 total costs.

2016 Application Deadlines

Geographic Region

Letter-of-Intent Due Date

Full Proposal Invite Date

Invited Full Proposals Due Date*

Funding Decisions Disseminated by

Chicago, IL
Houston, TX
Washington, DC

Jan. 8, 2016

Jan. 15, 2016

Feb. 12, 2016*

Dec. 31, 2016

Boston, MA
San Francisco, CA

Jan. 8, 2016

Feb. 29, 2016

Mar. 28, 2016*

Dec. 31, 2016

Los Angeles-Santa Barbara, CA

Jan. 8, 2016

May 16, 2016

Jun. 13, 2016*

Dec. 31, 2016

New York, NY

Jan. 8, 2016

Jun. 13, 2016

Jul. 11, 2016*

Dec. 31, 2016

National Pool - All other cities regions in U.S.

Jan. 8, 2016

Jun. 13, 2016

Jul. 11, 2016*

Dec. 31, 2016

Applications are due by 11:59 p.m. Eastern on the dates indicated.
*Please note: only a small subset of LOI submissions will be invited to submit a full proposal.

The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade uses a paperless application and grants management system. As in prior years, there is a two-stage process requiring all applicants to first submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). Following LOI review, a small subset of applicants will be invited to submit a full proposal. The 2016 Safety Net Letter of Intent Form can be accessed by following the link at the bottom of this section. Clicking the link will bring you to the login page for a new LOI Form. Here you will either need to create a new account (if you have not previously used the system) or use your existing login information.

If you are creating a new account, it is imperative that you use your functional work e-mail address as your user ID, as this is the e-mail address the system will use to communicate with you about your application. Geographic region is generally defined as the area within a 100-mile radius of the noted city.

Please note: Organizations may receive only one grant from the Avon Access to Care Programs at one time. This includes the Safety Net Fund, Support Programs and Breast Health Outreach Program. Therefore, organizations are ineligible to receive concurrent grants through different access to care funding streams. This does not apply to grantees who are seeking continued funding (a new grant whose term would begin at the close of the current grant) or to grantees that are seeking both research and access to care grants, which is allowable.


Links, Information, & Tutorials

Safety Net
Letter of Intent Form

(Please note: Clicking this link will start a new LOI form.)


Templates (required for full application only)