Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities

                     The Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities Program (CDG Program) was created by the North Carolina General Assembly to help parents pay qualified expenses for children with disabilities who attend school in an eligible nonpublic setting. The CDG Program is for children who are just starting school, or who are currently attending a public school and change to an eligible school. For full details, read the Program Overview or consult the Frequently Asked Questions.

Children who are placed in a nonpublic school by their parents do not have a right to receive all of the special education and related services that they would receive if enrolled in the public schools. Likewise, a private school does not have a legal obligation to provide special education and related services for students who are children with disabilities. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and to establish a plan prior to enrollment which meets their child’s educational needs.

The 2014-15 application is closed. The application for the 2015-16 school year will open at noon on May 1, 2015. Applicants will need to submit the most recent DEC3 Eligibility Determination document from the public school IEP process in order for the application to be considered.

Contact Information:
Program Overview      Phone: 1-855-330-3955 (toll-free)
New Frequently Asked Questions      Email: dgrants@ncseaa.edu
CDG Rules      Fax: 919-248-4687
CDG Portal
The CDG Portal is a secure way for current grant recipients to receive information and upload documents.