|Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities
The Special Education Scholarship Grants for Children with Disabilities is a new program created by the North Carolina General Assembly for certain students who are enrolled in kindergarten through twelfth grade in North Carolina nonpublic schools. The grant program reimburses parents and guardians for eligible qualified expenses for their children.
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.
Please review the links below for more details about the program.
Spring 2014 Grant Clarification
The SEAA is pleased to announce that for spring 2014, parents can be reimbursed for related services as long as the student is collectively receiving related services for no less than 75 days of the semester. For example, if a student receives speech therapy for 45 days of the semester and occupational therapy for 30 days of the semester, the parent would be eligible for reimbursement for both expenses since the student collectively received services for 75 days of the semester.
School Year 2014-15 Clarifications Coming Soon
Revisions have also recently been made to the North Carolina statute concerning The Children with Disabilities Grant Program starting with the school year 2014-15. Full details concerning these program changes for 2014-15 will be available soon.
Application site and Log-In for 2014-15 Academic Year (available on May 1, 2014)
Application site and Log-In (for reimbursement of Spring 2014 expenses)
Grants for Children with Disabilities General FAQ
Grants for Children with Disabilities Renewal FAQ (for Spring 2014 Recipients)
Directory of Nonpublic Schools
Phone: 1-855-330-3955 (toll-free)