The SMASRAS, as available, on a monthly basis will distribute grants. Grants will be available to those with a confirmed diagnosis of Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome (SMAS). Only US residents can apply for grants. These grants will be allocated in the amount up to $500 on a one time basis for the purpose of supplementing the underinsured or uninsured, by providing SMAS related medical bill payments, providing transportation, and hotel accommodations to out-of-town medical appointments for the treatment of SMAS, or for reimbursement of medical supplies needed for treatment of SMAS.
For consideration of a grant, applicants must provide previous year’s tax form and require financial need as established by guidelines of poverty level times 300%. If your financial status has changed significantly in the past 90 days please provide pay stubs and documentation to explain the change. Application is available below.
The lifetime maximum for grants, per person, at present time is $500 with the option to change as funds increase. SMASRAS reserves the right to add funding for those who do not meet poverty level guidelines when funds increase.
To apply click the link below to download and print Grant Application:
HOW DOES THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORK?
This will be a blind application process where a nonvoting member of the board will prepare the document to present to the board. The board will review and vote on funding the grant by passage of majority vote 2/3. If grant is for a medical bill, payment will be made directly to the medical provider.
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Applications are due no later than March 15, June 15, September 15, and December 15. This allows the board to review and select grant recipients. Emergency grants will be decided on an as needed basis.
WHAT HAPPENS IF MY APPLICATION FOR A GRANT IS DENIED?
If your application is not accepted it will be held for 90 days and reviewed in case funds are later available to distribute. After the 90 days has expired applicants will need to reapply.
We are currently providing grants to qualified applicants within the 300%, but even if you may exceed that percentage please apply because we may open up grants to everyone at any given time.