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
This grant is intended to help people diagnosed with an FTD disorder access services or supports that will improve quality of life. Funds from this grant can be used, with the assistance of a care partner as necessary, for the goods or services of an individual’s choosing. Grant recipients during the 2017-2018 pilot project agreed to provide feedback to AFTD to refine the program in order to make more grants available in the future. Check back for information about Quality of Life grants in future years.