The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2019 Family Care Grant

Grants of up to four hundred dollars (US $400) per family are available to OFC attendees who need care for a family member onsite or who incur extra expenses due to leaving dependents at home (e.g., extra day care, babysitting services, elder care etc).

Grant recipients are solely responsible for their choice of care provider. OFC and its sponsors do not endorse any care providers.

Applying for a Grant

  • Complete an application for Family Care Grant.

  • Applicants are requested to submit applications by 18 February 2019.

  • Grant recipients will be notified two weeks or earlier to the start of the conference.

  • Grant funding is limited and funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Allowable Expenses

Eligible costs include care providers (onsite at the conference location or extra expenses for additional family care at home) and/or airfare/hotel for a caregiver to accompany the family member to the conference location.

Not Eligible for Reimbursement

Meals, toys, onsite transportation and tickets to museums or other attractions are not eligible for reimbursement. Normal family care expenses (nanny, babysitter, after school care, nurse, etc.) not related to attendance at the conference are not eligible for reimbursement.

Receiving a Reimbursement

  • Submit a reimbursement request form; provided to attendees at time of grant acceptance.
  • Attach original receipts.
  • Deadline: Reimbursement forms should be submitted within two weeks before or after the close of the conference. No later than 22 March 2019.

Questions:  Contact Jen Mehltretter, Education Program Manager,

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