Grants to Parents Program

Grants to Parents Program

The establishment of our grant program has been made possible by funding from the Ragland Family Foundation.



• Family must have been served by BEGINNINGS
• Audiogram from last year
• Must under the age of 22
• Family must currently reside in NC
• Parents/guardians should be able to clearly outline their need for financial assistance and plans for usage of grant funds
• Not eligible for other sources of funding for the item or service you are requesting funding for
• Parents may apply once every 12 months


Application Requirements

Application checklist
• Application
• Recent audiogram (within past year)
• Photo of child
• Recommendation (using the attached form) from a professional who is has worked with your child. For example, a therapeutic, educational or hearing health professional, such as a speech-language pathologist, early interventionist, early childhood special educator, teacher of the deaf, preschool teacher, etc.
• Privacy Release


Application Deadline

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed for award quarterly.

Dates for reviewing/awarding
• July/August
• Oct/Nov
• Jan/Feb
• Apr/May


Award Process

After all applications are screened, eligible applications will be reviewed by the award selection committee.

Once the review process is completed, you will be notified via email of award decisions. Letters of notification will also be mailed to all applicants.

If you have any questions regarding the Grants to Parents program, please direct them to or 800-541-4327.


Download Form

If you prefer to mail in your application rather than submit electronically, Download Form Here.

Grants to Parents Program Application

Applicant (child) Name:

Date of Birth:


Parent/Guardian Name

Parent/Guardian Email


Relationship to Child:

Mailing/Street Address:

Phone Number:

Preferred method of contact:

Services that child is receiving or will receive in the coming year (to select more than one, hold down the Control (PC) or Command (Mac) key and click on multiple selections):

Total cost for services:

Amount requested for grant:

Total number of dependents in household, including applicant:

Total annual gross household income:

Describe funding sources you have pursued but are not eligible for and why. (250 word limit)

Tell us about your family including any information about children other than the applicant and any difficulties that they might have, as well as any special circumstances. (250 word limit)

Describe one of your child’s achievements. (250 word limit)

If you receive the grant, how will you use it? (250 word limit)


Upload audiogram

Upload photo

Enter Security Code:

I certify that my responses are accurate and true to the best of my knowledge. I understand that fraudulent or misleading information will make me ineligible for any financial assistance. I understand that if we are selected to receive a grant, BEGINNINGS may release general information regarding the award and I give BEGINNINGS permission to publish, without charge, photographs and narratives.