Please read this entire section as it contains important information about the grant process.
Nebraska Ataxia does not provide funds directly to individuals. Nebraska Ataxia does not reimburse individuals for expenses already incurred. All application requests must be filled out, submitted, and approved prior to any purchase or payment being made. Nebraska Ataxia reserves the right to fund a grant in any amount regardless of the amount requested. If approved, Nebraska Ataxia will pay the service provider directly.
For grants approved for durable medical appliances and equipment, such as walkers, wheelchairs, canes, recumbent bicycles, etc, we ask that when the item is no longer needed, you donate that item to the Re-Use Network or the Assistive Technology Partnership. By donating, it can benefit someone who also has a need for the item. There is information on our website under “Resources” about these two networks.
Each applicant must be an individual diagnosed with ataxia, as verified by a health care provider. The recipient must reside in our service area and the grant request must align with one of the 6 Nebraska Ataxia’s application categories. The applicant must also be prepared to include required documentation, which consists of a prescription or written recommendation for the services or equipment and a copy of the invoice or bid for services. The following categories include:
-Durable Medical Equipment/Repairs of Equipment
-Therapy (Physical Health or Mental Health)
-Travel Grant related to Ataxia diagnosis
Questions or Grant Application Assistance: Please Contact Executive Director Judy Dierkhising
Cell 402.595.0053 or Nebraska Ataxia 402.979.6331
The Grant Application and all supporting documentation can be sent to one of the following addresses.
Attn: Grant Requests
P.O. Box 24214
Omaha, NE 68124
Subject: Grant Request Additional Information
By accepting a grant provided to you by Nebraska Ataxia you agree to allow Nebraska Ataxia to use the applicants name, story, and likeness to help promote Nebraska Ataxia and its services.
Nebraska Ataxia, Inc. is an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization Tax ID #81-2926708.