NICU Family Financial Assistance Fund
A NICU stay can be financially challenging for families. Project Sweet Peas understands this need, and provides grants on a monthly basis to families across the United States to help offset costs. Please see the requirements below for more information on eligibility.
BOTH sections of the below application must be completed and submitted to be considered for financial assistance.
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 the following:
Medical Bills incurred from infant's NICU stay
Living expenses including rent, mortgage, electricity, gas, car payment and waste, (funds may not be utilized for cable television, internet or wireless payments)
Medical equipment including breastfeeding supplies & resources and prescription medications for the infant
Parent lodging required for infant's stay
Food expenses for parent required during infant's stay
Childcare for infant's siblings
Transportation including bus and cab fees as well as gas for personal vehicles.
What paperwork must be filled out?
Both the Parent Form (Part 1) and the Medical Professional Form (Part 2) must be completed in order for application to be considered for Financial Assistance.
Is every application approved?
No, due to limited funding we are unable to honor every request. Grants will be awarded monthly.
How long before I hear about my submission?
Grants are currently reviewed monthly, but you will hear from a member of Project Sweet Peas within a week of submitting your forms.
When will I receive my funding?
Not all requested are awarded, but if chosen, you will receive a visa gift card by the 15th of the following month.
Am I guaranteed to have all of my bills paid for?
Unfortunately, no. Grants are limited to $100 and $200, no matter the family’s financial need.
How often can I apply?
You can apply as often as you would like, but grants are reviewed monthly.
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
- Sara, Ilda and Emir Hadziahmetovic