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 will open at approximately noon on Sunday, May 1. Disabilities Grant staff will be available via email from noon until 5:00 on May 1 to answer application questions. The application will remain open until funding is exhausted. There is no lottery. Completed applications are reviewed in the order in which they are submitted. Families will need to email the documentation of a disability within a week of applying. See information posted below for more details.

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
Information for Nonpublic Schools   
Initial Determination of a Disability