|Disabilities Grant Program
The Disabilities Grant 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, or in an eligible public setting for which tuition would be required. The Disabilities Grant Program is for children who are just starting school, or who are currently attending a public school and change to an eligible school.
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 Disabilities Grant application for 2016-17 has closed and will not reopen. Funds allocated from the General Assembly for 2016-17 have been used to award students based on the eligible applications already received. The Disabilities Grant application for 2017-18 will open on May 1, 2017.