Grant Information and FAQ's for United States Application

Who is eligible to apply?


- Those currently residing in the United States and Canada are eligible to apply at this time. 


- Applicant must demonstrate true financial need.


- All ages are eligible to apply 


When does the grant application open and close?


- Application opens Wednesday, April 8, 2020 at 9:00 AM EST.


Previously applied online for a Lyme Treatment Foundation grant?


- If you previously applied for a Lyme Treatment Foundation grant in the Fall of 2019, we have your application on file and you do not need to reapply. If you would like to update your application, you must submit a new online application. 


- Online applications will be saved for one year. 


Previously applied with a mailed in application for a Lyme Treatment Foundation grant?


- If you mailed in a grant application in the Fall of 2019, you will need to submit a new online application to be considered for a 2020 grant.


- We no longer accept mailed in applications.


Grant Information:


- Grant recipients will receive up to $4,000 dollars to cover treatment costs with an ILADS trained physician. This includes MDs, DO's, as well as nurse practitioners and physician assistants. We do not provide funds to naturopathic physicians. 


- Funds will be given directly to an ILADS trained physician, where they will discuss appropriate treatment options for you, or your child. 


- If you, or your child, are currently seeing an ILADS trained physician, the funds can be sent directly to the current doctor you are seeing.


- If you, or your child, are not currently seeing a Lyme literate physician, we will work with you to find one in your area.


- Grant recipients will be able to send the funds ONLY to a ILADS trained physician.


- Grant recipients must schedule an appointment with a Lyme disease physician within 30 days of receiving a grant. If an appointment is not made within 30 days, the grant funds may be given to another individual. Please note: The doctor's appointment can be at a later date, it just must be scheduled within 30 days of receiving a grant.


- Grant recipients will be notified via email and by phone, so when applying please provide us with an accurate email address and phone number.


Application Information:


- This application must be completed in one sitting. It may be best to save all files that you will be uploading on your desktop and then complete the application at a later time.


- The application will store your answers to the short answer and “yes” or “no” questions for 24 hours on the same browser. After that, the data you entered will be lost.


- You may also wish to keep files on your computer to be able to apply again more easily in the future, if need be.


- We do not store or share any of your information.  


- After grant decisions have been made, applications will be kept for one year and then will be deleted to ensure your information is protected. You will be able to reapply in the following year. 


- Some of the documents requested in the application are optional, however, the more information you can provide us with, as related to your tick-borne illness, the more likely you will receive a grant. 


-We do not need medical records unrelated to your tick-borne illness diagnosis.


Required Documentation:


1. Upload the first page of your 1040 Federal Tax return. ** Please black out your social security number and any other sensitive information before uploading and submitting this application. (If you did not file a federal tax return, please provide and upload documentation of participation in Medicaid, Social Security Disability, Food Stamps, or any other similar government program).


2. Please upload a physicians letter stating your diagnosis. This letter must be on an official doctor's letterhead with the physicians name and phone number. You may also upload a positive Lyme disease/tick-borne illness blood test in place of a physicians letter.


3. Upload any supplemental information, such as letters of support from family or members in your community who know you and your Lyme disease situation best.


Optional Documentation:


1.  Upload a photo.


Mailing in Supplemental Information:


- We will no longer be accepting mailed in applications, however, we will be accepting mailed in supplemental information, such as a physician's note.


- Supplemental information may be mailed to the address below:


Lyme Treatment Foundation, Inc.

Attn. Grant Committee

102 N.E. 2nd Street Suite 907

Boca Raton, FL 33432


Contact Us:


- All other grant related questions can be directed to: info@lymetreatmentfoundation.org 


- Please do not email asking specific questions as to where the grant funds can go. Lyme Treatment Foundation, Inc. will send grant funds ONLY to a ILADS trained physician.


- Due to a high number of emails being received, we may not be able to respond to your specific email.


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