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.

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 new student application for 2017-18 is available: Disabilities Grant New Student Application (2017-18). For best results, do not use tablets, mobile devices, or Internet Explorer to access the application. For more information about the Disabilities Grant, see the links below.


Program Overview Contact Information:
Frequently Asked Questions   Phone: 1-855-330-3955 (toll-free)
Current List of Nonpublic Schools   Email: dgrants@ncseaa.edu
Program Rules   Fax: 919-248-4687
Disabilities Grant Portal
Initial Determination of a Disability   
Disabilities Grant Data   
Disabilities Grant Statute