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EleCare(R) Travel Grants

June 3, 2019: Our Travel Grants are No Longer Available.

If additional Travel Grants become available, we will post an announcement on this webpage and on our official Facebook channel (facebook.com/APFED) and Twitter (APFEDorg). 

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Thanks to the generous support of EleCare®, APFED will award 10 travel grants on a first-come, first serve basis to eligible applicants. The award may be applied to travel expenses (e.g., hotel, transportation, mileage, meal, and/or childcare costs) up to $500 to attend APFED’s Eos Connection Patient Education Conference, July 25-27, 2109 in Washington, DC. Recipients will also have conference registration fees waived for immediate family.

Please review the qualifications and requirements for the travel grants and complete the form below before to apply.

 

Applicant qualifications

  • Applicant’s and/or applicant’s child must be diagnosed with an eosinophilic disorder.
  • Annual family income should not exceed $80,000 per year.

 

Application requirements

  • Completed application
  • Letter from a physician documenting applicant’s or child’s diagnosis
  • Brief description of why the applicant wants to attend the conference
  • Projected expenses for transportation (e.g., airfare, number of miles to drive, hotel, and meals). Note: Meal reimbursement will not exceed $40 per day.
  • Copy of previous year’s W2 or similar documentation of income (with Social Security Number blacked out)
  • Applicant must not have a separate and/or different grant that covers the same expenses covered by this application
  • Recipients must complete a survey following the conference regarding the program

 

Award approval and announcement

  • Applications for those who qualify will be accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis only. Once ten applications are approved, no further grants will be offered.
  • Awards will be announced by email.

 

Award payments

  • No money will be awarded in advance of the conference.
  • Requests for expense reimbursement may be made at the conference and up to 30 days after the conference ends. Any requests for reimbursement that are received by APFED more than 30 days following conference conclusion will not be considered.
  • To receive payment, recipient should download and complete the Award Distribution Form and bring to the conference. Additional copies of the reimbursement form will be available at the conference. We will email specific date/time at the conference when the forms will be accepted and checks written to recipients who provide the appropriate documentation.
  • Supporting documentation may include copies of airfare, rail, public transportation, and hotel validated receipts and/or record of mileage. Meal per diems are calculated at $40.
  • For mileage, simply record the travel mileage to and from your home and the conference location. Mileage consideration is based on $0.58 per mile.
  • Conference registration fees will be waived for immediate family. Upon notification of grant award, instructions on how to register utilizing waived fees will be provided. If family has already registered, the registration fees will be refunded.

 

Apply for an APFED Conference Travel Grant

OUR TRAVEL GRANTS ARE NO LONGER AVAILABLE.

These travel grants are made possible thanks to the support of our Education Partner, EleCare®. 

If supporting documentation is not available electronically it must be mailed to the following address and it must arrive before June 1:

APFED
Attention: APFED Conference Travel Grant
PO Box 29545
Atlanta, GA 30359

 

These travel grants are made possible thanks to the support of our Education Partner, EleCare®. 

Questions? Email conference@apfed.org.