What is the average grant size and how many applicants are funded?
- Financial Assistance Grants $1,500-$2,000
- Family Building Grants $2,500-$4,000
- Approximately 50% of applicants are funded in each grant cycle.
Can I receive funding for a Financial Assistance Grant and a Family Building Grant in the same grant cycle?
No, you can only receive funding for one grant per year.
How many times can I receive a grant?
You can receive a total of 2 grants, not including emergency grants.
After applying, when will I receive a grant?
After the application closes, it will take approximately 10-11 weeks for applicants to be notified of grant status and for first payments to be sent out.
Do I have to complete the application in one sitting?
No, you can save and come back to it. Be sure to click “save and next” at the end of each page that has been completed so it saves for when you return to complete the application.
Do the supporting forms have to be submitted by the application deadline?
Yes, tax forms or the affidavit (if applicable) and medical history verification form should be submitted for the application to be complete. We recommend sending the medical history form to your practitioner at least two weeks in advance as a first step to ensure there is enough time to get it completed prior to the submission deadline.
What forms will be required in the application?
The forms needed to complete an application are available for download on our website and include:
A Medical History Verification Form that is completed and signed by a licensed practitioner that can verify your cancer diagnosis (e.g., doctor, nurse, social worker, patient navigator). Electronic signatures are accepted.
Recent Tax Forms, or an Affidavit stating you have not filed taxes in either, or both, of the past two years. Electronic signatures are accepted.
What are the options for submitting the required forms?
Forms can be completed electronically and electronic signatures are accepted. Forms can also be printed, scanned, and uploaded to the portal, or can be faxed to 1-617-938-3484. Photos of completed forms are also accepted.
If I have received a grant previously, can you use the forms that were submitted with that application?
No, we require updated and current forms to be completed and submitted with each application.
If I pay rent or mortgage to a third party, such as a relative, can I still apply?
Yes, however, we do not pay relatives directly.
We would send payment to a landlord or a
mortgage lender on their behalf.
We respect and uphold the privacy of each applicant. All information gathered through grant applications is kept secure and confidential.
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