Financial Support Grants
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 $3,000 through the program.
You may apply to use the money for anything 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:
Horseback riding lessons
Educational consultant's fees
Books and educational videos
Legal fees related to advocacy
Safety-related items such as fencing and service dogs
Social skills training
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).
Applications are made available each year in early February and are due between the first and second week of March. Applications postmarked or emailed after that date will not be considered for funding in this first grant cycle. Grant recipients will be notified in 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 your application is rejected, you will receive a letter explaining 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. This grant will be audited by a CPA and we
must have proper documentation.
Please contact Chris Chirco at firstname.lastname@example.org or 508-270-8855 with any questions.