Grants of up to US$ 400 are available to OFC attendees who need care for a family member onsite or who incur additional expenses due to leaving dependents at home (e.g., babysitting, elder care).
This includes care providers (onsite at the conference location or expenses for additional family care at home) and/or airfare/hotel for a caregiver to accompany the family member to the conference location. Normal family care expenses (e.g., nanny, babysitter, after-school care, nurse, etc.) not related to OFC attendance are not eligible for reimbursement.
Grant recipients are responsible for their choice of care provider. OFC and its sponsors do not endorse any care providers. Grant funding is limited and funds will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. Recipients will be notified no later than two weeks prior to the start of conference. Receipts and reimbursement forms for grant recipients are due no later than 22 March 2020.
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