FTD imposes a severe economic burden on persons diagnosed and their families — a burden that has only been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. AFTD offers Comstock Grants as direct assistance to people in the FTD community.
For full-time, unpaid care partners
We know how difficult it can be for care partners to meet their own needs while caring for a loved one at home. Comstock Respite Grants help full-time, unpaid care partners attend to their own emotional, psychological and physical well-being. The maximum annual grant is $500. Recipients may use the funds on respite care, financial relief or other health-related services that best meet their needs. There are few requirements other than being the full-time, unpaid care partner to a loved one who has a documented diagnosis of FTD.
Quality of Life Grants
For persons living with FTD
PLEASE NOTE: The Quality of Life program is no longer accepting applications during the current fiscal year. Those interested can apply on July 1, 2022, when our next fiscal year begins. AFTD was proud to be able to provide persons living with FTD over $100,000 in Quality of Life grants this year, up 25% over the previous fiscal year.
Comstock Respite Grants remain available. Please email [email protected] with any questions you may have.
The Comstock Quality of Life Grant is intended to help people living with an FTD disorder to access services or supports that will improve their quality of life. Applicants with a documented FTD diagnosis may apply to receive a $500 VISA gift card. Individuals may apply once per AFTD fiscal year (July 1 – June 30). Funds can be used, with the support and supervision of a primary care partner as necessary, for the goods or services of their choosing.