Comstock Grants

Respite Grants

We know how difficult it can be for caregivers to meet their own needs while caring for a loved one at home. Comstock Respite Grants help full-time, unpaid caregivers arrange short-term daytime or overnight care for loved ones diagnosed with FTD.  Caregivers decide how to best use the funds based on their situation and needs.

The maximum annual grant is $500.  There are few requirements other than having a loved one who has a documented diagnosis of FTD. Materials to apply for a respite grant can be downloaded here. People who received a grant in previous years are welcome to apply again.

Travel Grants

AFTD offers modest financial assistance for people with FTD and caregivers interested in attending an FTD education conference. Comstock Travel Grants may be used to defray the cost of travel, lodging, and conference fees  in order to attend. For more information see the application materials.

NEW — Quality of Life Grants

The new Comstock Quality of Life Grant is intended to help people diagnosed with an FTD disorder access services or supports that will improve their quality of life. AFTD will award twenty $500 grants beginning July 1, 2017 as part of a pilot project. The grants will be awarded to individuals in the U.S. with a documented FTD diagnosis. Funds can be used, with the support and supervision of a primary caregiver as necessary, for the goods or services of their choosing. Grant recipients during the pilot project agree to provide feedback to AFTD to refine the program in order to make more grants available in the future.

NOTE: All the Quality of Life Grants available this year have been awarded. Please check back later for more details about this new grant.