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How To Help

Welcome to the Grants to Parents Application process.  Our hope is to provide hearing and communication related expenses to those families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing and are permanently residing in the state of North Carolina. Our goal is to provide support to many families as we possibly can so please review the application process carefully. Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at raleigh@ncbegin.org or at 1.800.541.4327.  Thank you for contacting BEGINNINGS for assistance.

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 hearing related expenses (but not limited to):

Hearing aid fitting and/or repairs (not to purchase hearing aids)

Ear molds

FM systems and accessories

Insurance deductible and co-pays (there is a maximum of $500 per request)

Hearing aid batteries and supplies

Transportation to hearing related appointments

Classes for communication modalities

Criteria

Family must have been referred to and served by BEGINNINGS

Child with hearing loss must be under the age of 22

Family must currently reside in North Carolina

Parents/guardians should be able to clearly outline their need for financial assistance and plans of usage of grant funds.

Parents may re-apply every twelve months; there is a limit of 3 awards per family

Application Must Also Include:

A current audiogram must be attached to the application (12 months from the application date)

Photo of 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.

Privacy Release form (downloaded, signed and emailed to Raleigh@ncbegin.org)

Application Deadline

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

Dates for accepting application:
• 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

Our Impact 2020-2021

  • Total Families Served

    1249

  • Home Visits Provided

    921

  • School Meetings Supported

    287

  • NC Counties Served

    92

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