Family Connection Grant
The Family Connection Grant provides children, families, and young adults with the resources they need to stay connected with their loved ones during periods of incarceration and is managed primarily under the direction of the Family Outreach Coordinator as described in this handbook.
In order to be considered for the Family Connection grant, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
The applicant may receive direct financial assistance to cover travel expenses associated with visiting their incarcerated loved one. The organization will pay up to 41 cents a mile to anyone traveling 50 or more miles to visit their loved one. In special cases, where the applicant is traveling 1,000 or more miles, the organization may provide financial assistance to the applicant to cover essentials like food, gas, and lodging after receiving approval from CLUMP.
To ensure equal access for all applicants, recipients of the Family Connection Grant may not receive more than $200 dollars a in one month or $1,200 a single calendar year.
✴Application Process: Applications are reviewed by a non-partisan committee. Each application is reviewed on a case by case basis. Applicants are selected based on eligibility requirements, financial need, and available funds. Applicants will receive an approval or denial letter within 30 business days of the date the application is received.
In addition to the application itself, Applicants are required to provide the following information to qualify:
- Proof of Income- Pay stubs, bank account statements, VA, SNAP, or SSI award letters may used to demonstrate financial need.
- Proof of Identity: Applicants are required to provide a copy of a photo ID. Acceptable forms of ID include: Government or State issued ID Cards, Passports, or Tribal ID.