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:

SMASRAS Grant Application

HIPAA LAWS ARE STRICTLY ENFORCED!

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.

Email Questions to-
staci.smas.npo@gmail.com

Application Deadlines

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.

GUIDELINES

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.

 Household Size  100%  133%  150% 200% 250%  300% 400%
 1 $12,060 $16,040 $18,090 $24,120 $30,150 $36,180 $48,240
 2 16,240  21,599 24,360   32,480 40,600 48,720 64,960
 3 20,420  27,159 30,630   40,840 51,050 61,260 81,680
 4 24,600  32,718 36,900   49,200 61,500 73,800 98,400
 5 28,780  38,277 43,170   57,560 71,950 86,340 115,120
 6 32,960  43,837 49,440   65,920 82,400 98,880 131,840
 7 37,140  49,396 55,710   74,280 92,850 111,420 148,560
 8 41,320  54,956 61,980   82,640 103,300 123,960 165,280