Financial Support Grants
Open Date: February 2018
Close Date: March 2018
Joey's Fund Family Grant Program accepts grant applications from families in New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine) that are in need of financial assistance for their family member(s) with autism. Families can apply for up to $2,000 through the program (up to $3,000 if grant would benefit more than one family member with autism). You may apply for one service or item that directly improves the life of a child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Examples of possible uses of the grant money include, but are not limited to:
- Respite care
- Recreational programs
- Horseback riding lessons
- Educational consultant's fee
- Educational evaluation
- Art classes
- Books and educational videos
- Computer software
- Advocacy fees
- Camp tuition
- Safety-related items such as fencing and service dogs
- Social skills training
- Music therapy/Instruments
Please note that all camp or class registration requirements must be determined prior to applying. If awarded funding and requirements are not met, funding will be withdrawn. Vehicles, family vacations and reimbursements for past due bills will not be considered for funding.
Eligible families have a family member (or members) medically diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder and reside in New England (Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, New Hampshire & Maine). Families who apply are only eligible to receive funding for 2 consecutive years.
Each year the Joey's Fund application is available on our website in early February and is due by early March. Grant recipients will be notified mid to late April. If the committee determines that a greater or lesser amount should be granted, we will notify you with an explanation of the decision. If the application is not funded, you will receive notification on the decision; families should feel free to reapply for the next grant cycle if their circumstances change so as to make them eligible.
Proof of Service or Purchase of Goods:
Grants will be made directly to the vendor or service provider except in special circumstances to the family, which in this case will be determined by the review committee. Grants may be made payable either directly to the provider (i.e. camp or program) or to the guardian of the applicant. Grant payments will require proof that they were used for the intended purpose with the submission of valid receipts and a final report (details provided by The Flutie Foundation). This grant will be audited by a CPA and we must have proper documentation.
Contact us or call 508-270-8855 with any questions about Joey's Fund.