For Current Applicants

The 2017-2018 Community Grants Program application process begins on October 13, 2016 for organizations that attended the mandatory grant training workshops in September. To access the application in the Grants eManagement System (GeMS), visit:

2017-2018 Grant Cycle Timeline
10/13/16: GeMS system open, application available
10/31/16: Deadline to register and/or confirm Project Director and Authorized Signer in GeMS
11/13/16: Deadline to send Affiliate staff materials to review
11/18/16: Application due by 5pm EST
12/05/16: Deadline for Affiliate to complete compliance check of all applications
12/12/16: Deadline for applicants with compliance issues to resubmit applications
3/24/17: Deadline for funding decision notification
4/1/17-3/31/18: Grant year cycle

Key Documents
Presentation Slides (9-14)
Presentation Slides (9-22)
2017-18 Request for Applications
Komen CSNJ 2015 Community Profile Report
Gems Applicant User Manual

Other Helpful Documents and Links from the presentation
Evaluation Presentation
Major GeMS Changes (pg.2 for application enhancements)
Komen Education Toolkits
Alice Report

Writing SMART objectives:

Memorandum of Understanding examples:
Sample MOU template CDC

Additional 2015 Community Profile data:
Key data points for counties
Families Below FPL
Age and Race Distribution
Education Attainment
Median Household Income
Uninsured and Uninsured Females

We also suggest contacting your local public health department for the local community needs assessment findings in your county for additional data.

Additional Information
Any questions about the application process, please contact the Affiliate office at or 609-896-1201.