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Interested in the Disabilities Grant

Two young girls read a book together. One girl is in a wheelchair and the other shares the seat while they look at the book.


Please note that the Disabilities Grant program and ESA program will merge into the ESA+ program beginning with the 2022-23 school year. New applicants are encouraged to apply for that program in the Spring (details coming soon).

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Disabilities Grant. The program provides up to $8,000 per year for students with disabilities  who enroll in a participating nonpublic (private or home) school.

  • Covers required tuition and fees for students enrolled in a participating school
  • Covers expenses related to educating a child with a disability
  • Reimburses families at the end of each semester for qualified expenses incurred in that semester

Funds can be used for school tuition, as well as for expenses such as speech or occupational therapy, tutoring services, and educational technology for families who home school their students.


Apply between February 1 – March 15

How are students chosen?

Scholarships are awarded by lottery.

Steps to Apply

Step 1

Make sure you meet the program requirements 

Step 2

Set up a MyPortal Account 

Video: Getting Started with MyPortal

Step 3

Apply on MyPortal

Video: Required Documentation of a Disability

Program Overview (PDF, 29 pages, 1.1 MB)

Did you Know?

Private schools do not have to provide the same special education services as public schools. Parents are encouraged to select a nonpublic school carefully and find out what the school could provide to meet their child’s educational needs.