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Qualifying Families May Now Apply for $3000 K-12 Learning Acceleration Grants (Virginia Department of Education, VDOE)


K-12 Learning Acceleration Grants - Effective September 18, 2023, applications are open for $3000 learning acceleration grants ONLY for qualifying families. Please apply only if you meet the following criteria. Those who apply but do not meet the criteria listed below will not be eligible to receive a learning acceleration grant. Grants will be available until funding is exhausted.
  1. The student is school-aged, which means a student who:
    1. will have reached his or her fifth birthday on or before September 30 of the school year and who has not reached twenty years of age on or before August 1 of the school year, OR
    2. is a student with a qualifying disability who will have reached their second birthday on or before September 30th of the school year and who has not reached twenty-two years of age on or before August 1st of the school year; AND
    3. has not graduated.
  2. The student resides in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
  3. An application is necessary, as well as documentation of family income which falls at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guideline. (Note: Families have 45 days to provide documentation which meets income eligibility requirements for the $3,000 grant)

If you meet these criteria, visit FACTS to apply.

Spending Deadlines

$1,500 grants must be spent no later than December 30, 2023

For $3,000 grants:

  • A portion of the grant (at least $1) must be spent no later than December 1, 2023
  • All $3000 grants must be spent no later than May 30, 2024

Qualifying Education Services Included:

  • Tutoring in core content areas (English reading/writing, mathematics, science and history/social science) and foreign languages required to meet graduation requirements. Tutoring may be in-person, virtual or hybrid, and in one-on-one, small group or large-group settings.
  • Purchasing of assistive technologies for students with disabilities. (Note: limited to $750).
  • Specialized educational therapy services and supports, including speech language therapy, specialized reading instruction and other services provided by a licensed practitioner. (Note: Approved services in this area include: speech and language therapy, specialized reading instruction, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy)


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