Grants to Parents Program

Welcome to the Grants to Parents Application process. Our hope is to help fund hearing- and communication-related expenses to North Carolina families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing. We want to support as many families as we can, so please review the application process carefully. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at or at 919.715.4092. Thank you.

Grants to Parents Program

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

This grant funds families to assist with hearing- and communication-related expenses only. Examples of related expenses (but not limited to):

  • Hearing aid fittings and/or repairs (only)
  • Ear molds
  • Hearing Assistive Technology and accessories
  • Insurance deductible and co-pays
  • Hearing aid batteries and supplies
  • Transportation to hearing-related appointments
  • Language and communication modality classes for family members and/or child
  • Other



  • Family must have been referred to and served by BEGINNINGS
  • Child with hearing loss must be younger than 22 years old
  • Family must reside in North Carolina
  • Parents/guardians should be able to clearly outline their need for financial assistance and plans of usage of grant funds.
  • Not eligible for other sources of funding for the item or service you are requesting funding for
  • Parents may re-apply after twelve months; there is a limit of 3 awards per family.


Application Requirements

Applications will be returned if all required documents are not included.

  • Application
  • A current audiological report must be attached to the application (current is within one year of application date)
  • A photo of your child
  • Recommendation (using the attached form) from a professional who 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/hard of hearing or audiologist.
  • Photo Release form (downloaded, signed and emailed to


Application Deadline

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

Due dates for applications:
• July 31
• October 31
• January 31
• April 30


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.

Awards will be mailed by:
• August 31
• November 30
• February 28
• May 31

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