AFAA Grant Frequently Asked Questions
Can grants support moving treatments from 1/week to 2/week?
No. Grants only support moving treatments from 2/week to greater frequency
If a patient stops treatment for which a grant has been awarded, can an application be submitted for support of work with another patient?
Yes. The existing grant is vacated and an new grant application is required.
Can I get multiple grants at a time?
No, a grantee can have only one active grant at a time. Grantees can apply for a renewal of a grant at the end of the grant time or submit a new application for a new grant at the end of the current grant.
Is there a time limit to receive the grant funds?
All paperwork (6- and 12-month) must be submitted in a timely manner. It is the grantee's responsibility to comply with all paperwork requirements to receive the grant funds. Failure to submit paperwork in a timely manner may result in refusal of future grants.
Is the grant tax-free?
No. Awardees are required to submit a completed W9 or W-8BEN form with the 6 Month Work Documentation Form. Grantees who submitted a W9 will be issued a 1099 form in January of the next year.
Are AFAA grants available to candidates who work in their institute's clinic as part of their analytic training obligation?
Yes. Candidate grant applicants who work in their institute’s clinic must submit a letter from their training director giving permission to apply for an ACP AFAA grant.
What happens if there is a change in patient attendance?
If a patient’s attendance decreases or ceases, recipients will receive a pro-rated portion of the allocated funds. That information must be noted on the Work Documentation Form.
Are checks made out to the individual or the organization at which the individual works?
Checks are payable to the individual or to the individual's personal practice name only and are made out to the name on the W9 form.
Who is eligible for an AFAA grant?
Only ACP regular and candidate members are eligible for a AFAA grant and must maintain membership throughout the course of the grant timeline.
Who do I contact with questions?
Questions about the grant and eligibility can be directed to the AFAA Chair, Jim Bennett at firstname.lastname@example.org
Questions about applications or the process can be directed the ACP Administrator, Darcy Schatz, at email@example.com or 612-643-1807.