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Grants to Parents Program

Welcome to the Grants to Parents Application process. Our goal is to help cover hearing related expenses to those families of children who are deaf and hard of hearing permanently residing in the state of North Carolina and working with a Beginnings Parent Educator. Please review the application process carefully as there are additional forms to complete and upload for your application to be complete.  You will need to complete this form in one session, as the webpage does not save the information you enter. Ensure you have all necessary information ready before you begin. Your Parent Educator is a great resource and can provide assistance as you complete your application.

This is a small grant that can provide financial assistance  to help families with hearing related expenses. Examples of hearing related expenses are as follows:

  • Hearing Aid fittings, Maintenance, and Accessories (NOT to purchase Hearing Aids or FM Systems)
  • Transportation costs to Audiology appointments (mileage and overnight stays)
  • Audiological and ENT appointments for self-pay families
  • Access to a chosen Communication Modality

 Please contact your Parent Educator with questions or further clarification on coverage.

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 apply once every calendar year; there is a limit of 3 awards per family.

APPLICATION MUST INCLUDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:
Click on the hyperlinks below to download each form. You will need to upload them separately in the application below. 

  • Recommendation Form from a professional who is working with your child and has information about the grant you are requesting. For example: an audiologist if you are requesting hearing aid related assistance, a teacher or therapist if you are requesting assistance with a communication modality and the service provider if you are requesting transportation assistance. (click here to download form).
  • Privacy Release Form (click here to download form)
  • Photo of child

Your Parent Educator may request for you to provide a bill or explanation of expenses. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis and will be reviewed every other month. 

APPLICATION DEADLINE DATES:

  • January 31
  • March 31
  • May 31
  • July 31
  • September 30
  • November 30

The establishment of our grant program was made possible by funding from the Ragland Family Foundation, which recently gave us another generous gift to help with the new process.  Additional annual support is provided by SERTOMA Club of Raleigh/SERTOMA Foundation, the HLAA and The Junior League of Raleigh (for Triangle area grants). 

 

GRANTS TO PARENTS PROGRAM APPLICATION

Please fill out all sections of this form. If a particular field does not apply to you, enter "N/A" (Not Applicable) in the provided space. This ensures that we have complete and accurate information. You will need to complete this form in one session, as the webpage does not save the information you enter. Ensure you have all necessary information ready before you begin. If you need assistance with this application, please contact your Parent Educator.
First Name *
Last Name *
Month
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Day
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Year
Country
Address Line 1 *
Address Line 2
City *
State/Province *
Postal Code *
To help the grant review team fully understand your family’s financial need, please tell us about additional services your child(ren) receive along with any out of pocket expenses. This is just to get a better picture of your family situation. This is NOT what you are applying for. Please check all that apply.
Please provide any additional information that you would like the review team to consider. If you do not wish to include additional information, please list N/A.
Total number of people dependent on your income
Total annual gross household income

HEARING-RELATED SERVICES/ACTIVITIES ASSISTANCE REQUEST

What specific hearing-related services/activities are you requesting assistance with? Please consult with your Parent Educator and have them assist you with this part of the application. Be specific about your request. Appointment type and mileage needs to be included with transportation costs. Invoices and/or explanation of expenses may be requested  to be provided for assistance with out of pocket expenses. Please check all that pertain to your request or select N/A and write in any explanation below:

 

Hearing Aid Related expenses (Does not cover the HA or FM system itself)
Please use 'N/A' in the provided field if the question does not apply to you.

 

Transportation Costs
Please use 'N/A' in the provided field if the question does not apply to you.

Complete for each service provider.
Complete for each service provider.

 

Audiology/ENT Appointments
Please use 'N/A' in the provided field if the question does not apply to you.

Complete for each service provider. Please use 'N/A' in the provided field if the question does not apply to you.

 

Communication Access
Please use 'N/A' in the provided field if the question does not apply to you.

 

Total amount of hearing-related services/activities funding you are requesting

Explanations

 

QUESTIONS

Please provide responses to the following questions. 

Describe other funding you have applied for.
Tell us about your family including any information about special circumstances.
Describe one of your child’s recent achievements. For example: He is potty trained, he learned new words this week, he is wearing his hearing aid or cochlear implant all day.

DOCUMENT UPLOADS

Please upload the completed recommendation form from a professional who is working with your child and has information about the grant you are requesting.
No file selected

Click here to download Professional Recommendation Form

Please upload a photo of your child.
No file selected
Please upload the completed Privacy Release Form.
No file selected
Consent to submit application
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.
Please provide your full name as your signature

Our Impact 2022-2023

  • Total Families Served

    1,350

  • Home Visits Provided

    917

  • School Meetings Supported

    433

  • NC Counties Served

    90

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