The STAC Grant

The STAC Grant is a $400 one-time donation made to individuals who meet and agree to the STAC Grant Restrictions and Income Requirements. Eligibility is subject to the STAC Grant Criteria. Once an individual is approved to receive the STAC Grant, funds are distributed as either (a) grocery gift cards, or (b) checks written directly to utility companies. Learn more about or apply for the STAC Grant by clicking below.

Criteria for Eligibility

Patient qualification relies on the following eligibility criteria:

  • Currently a cancer patient and receiving cancer treatment
  • Reside in or receive cancer treatment in Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Household income must be equal to or below 250% of the Federal Poverty Level (See Income Requirements)
  • Must have been at least one year since you received assistance from STAC.
  • You must have read and accepted the STAC Grant Restrictions (below).

How to Apply

To apply for the STAC Grant, fill our online application or print the application and mail it to us. STAC typically processes grant applications within 30-60 days.

Income Requirements

The maximum income threshold for receiving a STAC grant is 250% of the Federal Poverty Level.

Persons in Household 2024 Federal Poverty Level 2024 STAC Grant
Maximum Income Threshold
1 $15,060 $37,650
2 $20,440 $51,100
3 $25,820 $64,550
4 $31,200 $78,000
5 $36,580 $91,450
6 $41,960 $104,900
7 $47,340 $118,350
8 $52,720 $131,800

For families/households with more than 8 persons, add $13,450 for each additional person.

Grant Restrictions

The following are specific grant restrictions for Students Together Against Cancer:

  1. STAC will assist all eligible individuals in need of financial help on a first come, first served basis; to the extent funding is available.
  2. Individuals must reside in or be receiving treatment in Lincoln, Nebraska.
  3. Individuals will not be eligible for assistance unless they meet the financial requirements.
  4. STAC may ask at any time for further documentation to support an individual’s eligibility, including after any grant has been extended. Any falsification of an application is fraudulent and subject to potential criminal penalties and civil damages.
  5. In all cases, the individual will already be under the care of a physician with a treatment regimen in place at the time of application.
  6. STAC will make no referrals or recommendations regarding specific providers, practitioners, suppliers, products, or plans.
  7. The determination of an individual’s qualification for assistance will be based solely on his or her financial need, without considering the identity of any of his or her health care providers, practitioners, suppliers, products, or insurance plan; the identity of any referring party; or the identity of any donor that may have contributed for the support of the patient’s condition.
  8. Assistance will be based upon a reasonable, verifiable, and uniform measure of financial need that will be applied in a consistent manner.
  9. Individuals are free at any time to switch providers, practitioners, suppliers, or products without affecting their continued eligibility for financial assistance.
  10. Medicare beneficiaries are free to switch insurance plans when permitted by the Medicare program, without affecting their eligibility for assistance.

Questions about the STAC Grant?