**The window to apply for a travel and/or lodging stipend has officially closed.
The travel and lodging stipends provided by the IFOPA are intended to serve as a resource for families whose financial circumstances would otherwise prevent them from being able to attend the Family Gathering. There are two types of stipends available. Those living with FOP (or their parents if they are under 18) are eligible to apply for one type of stipend (if they had previously received a stipend) or both types of stipends (if they had never received a travel or lodging stipend.)
- Lodging stipends will cover up to 3 nights of lodging (depending on where you are traveling from) for one room. Of note, most rooms with a king bed also have a pull-out sofa sleeper.
- Total travel stipends will not exceed $750 for a maximum of two people.
All lodging stipends must be used to book a room at the hotel reserved by the IFOPA where the Family Gathering will be held at the rate of $199/night.
If you are awarded a travel or lodging stipend you will be asked to sign a travel/lodging stipend agreement. If you do not attend the Gathering, you must reimburse the IFOPA for the stipend you received, unless the cancellation is due to a medical emergency. If you experience a medical emergency and are able to receive a full or partial refund from travel or lodging vendors, you must refund any amounts you receive to the IFOPA.
Application deadline was Wednesday, May 15.
Questions about the Travel and Lodging Stipends?
If you have questions about the travel and lodging stipends, please send us an email or contact Hope Newport, Family Services Manager at (816) 854-0920.