FTD imposes a severe economic burden on persons diagnosed and their families – a burden we are only now beginning to quantify and understand. AFTD offers Comstock Grants as direct assistance to people in the FTD community.
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 arrange short-term daytime or overnight care for loved ones diagnosed with FTD. The maximum annual grant is $500, and recipients arrange they type of respite that best meets their needs. There are few requirements other than having a loved one who has a documented diagnosis of FTD.
Download the Respite Grant application.
AFTD offers modest financial assistance for people with FTD and care partners interested in attending an FTD-related conference, including the annual AFTD Education Conference. Comstock Travel Grants may be used to defray the cost of travel, lodging, and conference fees in order to attend. The maximum grant is $500 and each family may receive one travel grant per year.
Download the Travel Grant application.
Quality of Life Grants
Please note: All available Quality of Life Grants for FY 2018-2019 have been awarded. Additional grants will become available when AFTD begins its new fiscal year on July 1, 2019.
The Comstock Quality of Life Grant is intended to help people diagnosed with an FTD disorder to access services or supports that will improve their quality of life. Applicants with a documented FTD diagnosis will 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. Grant recipients will be asked to provide feedback to AFTD to refine and improve the program as needed.
Download the Quality of Life Grant application.