The Optical Networking and Communication
Conference & Exhibition

San Diego Convention Center,
San Diego, California, USA

2018 Family Care Grant

Financial Support for Family Care

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

Receiving a Reimbursement
If you received financial support to attend the 2018 conference, please submit your reimbursement following these steps:

  • 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 March 30, 2018.
Allowable Expenses
Eligible costs include care providers (onsite at the conference or additional expenses for family care at home) and/or airfare/hotel for a caregiver to accompany the family member to San Diego, CA, USA. 

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.

Contact Jen Mehltretter, Education Program Manager, at

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