|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 2018-19 Disabilities Grant new student application has closed and will not reopen. Although all 2018-19
awards have not yet been made, the number of eligible students on applications already received exceeds the available funds.