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If you would like to apply for funding in 2020, please click the button below.

2020 FCS FOUNDATION GRANT APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED  

 

November 29 is the FINAL DEADLINE for:

  • Payments will be made for APPROVED applications and SUBMITTED bills on December 13, 2019.
  • Foundation staff/volunteers will be in contact with patients directly if there are questions or missing documentation until Friday, December 6, 2019.
  • Check back here mid to late December for the opening date of the 2020 Grant Applications.
  • For any questions, please email Foundation@FLCancer.com.

All applications must be submitted electronically online.

If you do not have access to a computer, the Financial Counselors at your Oncologist’s office can assist you with applying electronically.

If you have any questions, please email foundation@flcancer.com or call 941-677-7183. Please bear in mind, we experience a high volume of incoming calls. If you do not get through, please leave a detailed message and we will return your call as quickly as possible.

To be eligible to receive financial assistance from the FCS Foundation, you must:

  • Be actively undergoing cancer treatment in Florida or within 90 days of your final treatment date.
  • Be a current Florida resident.
  • Have an annual household income at or below 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines – see table below. (Will be required to provide bank statements and proof of income.)
  • Have less than $5,000 in total household liquid assets.
  • Complete and submit an online application for assistance and all required support documentation.
200% of Federal Poverty Guidelines
# of People in the Home Monthly Income Annual Income
1 $2,127 $25,520
2 $2,873 $34,480
3 $3,620 $43,440
4 $4,367 $52,400
5 $5,113 $61,360
6 $5,860 $70,320
7 $6,607 $79,280
8 $7,353 $88,240
9 $8,100 $97,200

The Foundation has an award limit of $2,000 per applicant per calendar year.

The types of bills that can be paid include:

  • Rent, lot rent or mortgage payments
  • Homeowners insurance
  • Utilities – electricity and water and sewer
  • One phone bill – either landline or cell, covered up to $50 per month
  • Car payments or car insurance for one car

If you share bills with an individual who is not a part of your household, FCSF may pay your share.

FCSF is unable to pay the following bills:

  • Medical expenses (including prescriptions)
  • Credit cards
  • Tax bills
  • Entertainment (TV, Internet, etc.)
  • Health insurance
  • Personal or student loans

All grants are paid by check and mailed directly to the entity, landlord or company and NOT to the patient.

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