food & fuel Assistance Fund
A NICU stay can be financially challenging for families. Project Sweet Peas understands this need, and provides gift cards on a monthly basis to families across the United States to help offset costs. Please see the requirements below for more information on eligibility.
Parent must complete the form below. If selected to receive assistance, Part 2 of the application will be sent to be completed by a medical provider.
Project Sweet Peas’ Family Grant Eligibility FAQ
Who is eligible to receive assistance from Project Sweet Peas?
You must currently have an infant(s) receiving inpatient care in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, Special Care Unit, or Specialty Pediatric Hospital. Your infant(s) must have been in inpatient care longer than two weeks. You must be a legal resident of the United States to apply.
Is there an age limit to apply?
Parents must be over the age of 18 and the infant(s) must be under one year of age.
What bills or costs can be covered?
Funds may be used for expenses incurred during a child's stay in the NICU.
What paperwork must be filled out?
The Parent Form (Part 1) must be completed by the parent or legal guardian to be considered for financial assistance. If selected, the Medical Provider Form (Part 2) will be emailed to the parent's email, and must be forwarded by the parent to their medical provider to complete. The Medical Provider Form must be completed within 14 days of being sent. Once the Medical Provider Form is completed, a visa gift card will be mailed to the award recipient.
Is every application approved?
No, due to limited funding we are unable to honor every request. Assistance will be randomly awarded to those who qualify on a bi-weekly schedule.
How long before I hear about my submission?
Am I guaranteed to have all of my bills paid for?
Unfortunately, no. Grants are limited to $100, no matter the family’s financial need.
How often can I apply?
If you're eligible application was not selected and are still in the NICU, you will be invited to reapply during the next award period.
I was awarded a grant in the past, can I apply again?
If you have previously been awarded a grant you must wait one calendar year before submitting another request.
I do not have custody of the infant, can I apply?
No, you must have full legal custody of the infant at the time submitting for assistance.
The NICU my baby is staying at is located outside the United States. Am I eligible to apply?
Unfortunately, we can only offer funding to families who have infants staying in neonatal intensive care within the United States.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Financial Assistance Made Possible by the Following donors:
- Corin Nava
- Kate Crawford
- Sarah King
- Sara, Ilda and Emir Hadziahmetovic
- The Peck Family in honor of Dillon