To address the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students' educational progress and well-being, Governor Glenn Youngkin announced in March 2023 the availability of $30 million in Learning Acceleration Grants to be used for qualifying education services.
VDOE is currently accepting applications from the following:
Tutors and providers of assistive technologies and specialized educational therapy services and supports.
Grant Amounts & Awards
K-12 Learning Acceleration grants totaling $30 million — payments will be made directly to the selected provider — will be awarded as follows:
$1,500 for each qualifying student. Qualifying students include any public, private, parochial or home-school student in grades K-12 residing in Virginia and meeting the school-age requirements in §22.1-1, Code of Virginia.
$3,000 for each qualifying student whose family income is verified at 300% or less of the federal poverty level.
Qualifying Education Services Include:
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 specified in a child's Individualized Education Plan or 504 Plan.
Specialized educational therapy services and supports, including speech language therapy, specialized reading instruction and other services provided by a licensed practitioner.