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.

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.

2016 Application Deadlines

Please Note – the Letter of Intent submission dates for funding have passed and the 2016 program is now closed. Information on the 2017 Safety Net program will posted in December 2016.

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.

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