Only completed applications will be considered. Please read through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) before you complete the application form.
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Who can apply to become a sponsored ECHO Family?
ECHO Connection serves critically ill individuals with demonstrated financial need. Criteria for acceptance into the ECHO Family program include:
- Lives in the United States, the European Union or United Kingdom where CBD products or Full Spectrum Hemp Oil can legally be shipped
- Critical Illness
- Severity of the illness(es)
- Illness(es) are aligned with the published cannabinoid research
- Financial Need
- Medical expenses
- Household income
- Number of individuals in household
I live outside of the United States. Can I apply for this program?
As of November 2018, the sponsored ECHO family program is open in the European Union and the United Kingdom.
What does it mean to be a sponsored ECHO Family?
ECHO Families are those who meet the necessary criteria, are properly registered with our organization, and have been accepted by the Application Team. Once approved, ECHO Families receive charitable donations in the form of A) CBD-based Oil or Full Spectrum Hemp Oil products, B) Financial Aid, or both.
ECHO Families may be invited to provide the organization with their consent to appear on and in the organization’s messaging and brand. This not only helps inform and educate the public about the therapeutic effects of cannabinoids, it also establishes a point of communication and collaboration among families.
What makes a complete application?
In order to be considered for the ECHO Family program, we do require complete applications which includes:
- Completing the online application questionnaire
- A cover letter – this is your opportunity to explain your need and health situation so that the committee can fully understand your medical condition and daily living circumstances
- Documents demonstrating financial need – acceptable documents include tax return, statement of government benefits, pay stub
- Personal photograph/s.
Once you have completed the online application, you will be asked to create an online account and establish a password. You will receive an email with instructions to upload your cover letter, financial information and photographs. Take your time answering the questions in detail and provide the requested supporting documents. These documents allow you to explain your situation and make the case for support.
If your application is complete and you are qualified for the program, you will receive an email invitation to make an appointment for a personal interview. The interview is the final step of the application of the process.
Please note: all submissions are confidential. Once you submit an application for review, it may take several weeks for a reply. ECHO will contact you either at the email address of phone number provided.
I submitted my application, when can I expect an answer?
We are continuously reading through and evaluating applications. Because of the influx of applications we receive, you can expect to hear back from us within 30 to 60 days of your submission. If your application is incomplete you may receive a reminder to complete your application. Only completed applications will be considered for the sponsored ECHO family program.
If accepted as a sponsored ECHO Family, how much will we (I) receive?
Product donations and/or financial aid are handled case by case. Awards are unique to the individual or family. The amount and number of months of support is strictly up to the Board and/or the Team surveying the application in question.
Who is on the committee when approving applications?
Members of the Application Team include the ECHO Connection Board of Directors and a passionate team of individuals closely associated with the organization.
Will my application information be kept private?
ECHO Connection will not share your application information with any outside property. After you are accepted into the program, ECHO may invite you to share your story to give others hope and to engage donors for support of the program. We will only share your story with your explicit permission.