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North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation Grant

Grants to North Dakota Individuals with Visual Impairment
for Education, Equipment, Skills Training, and Personal Needs

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Foundation / Corporation

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North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation

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Grants of up to $500 to North Dakota individuals with visual impairment to help cover their educational expenses. Funding is intended for both children from infancy through 12th grade and adults. Eligible uses of funds include equipment, personal needs, daily living skills training, camps, mobility and orientation training, adaptive recreational or leisure equipment, specific skills training, technology, or other special needs.

Educational needs will receive priority, as will requests that provide matching funds.

Post-secondary grants will be awarded to help pay for costs that are directly related to educational needs or to assist in career exploration.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177688

Number of Grants:

Ten or more grants will be awarded to Infant through Grade 12 students. Two or more grants will be awarded to adults with visual impairments.

Estimated Size of Grant:

$25 - $500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible recipients are residents of North Dakota who have a visual impairment. (Criteria are 20/70 vision corrected, or a restricted field of vision.)

Parents, teachers, vision consultants, principals of students with visual impairments, and adults who are visually impaired are encouraged to submit proposals.

Types of requests that will not be funded include:
1) Items required by the student's Individual Education Program (since these are the responsibility of the school district) or items required by other agencies
2) Training for individuals working with students.

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Pre-Application Information:

Deadline for submitting proposals is February 1, 2019. Awards will be announced approximately March 29, 2019.

No money will be awarded directly to grant recipients. Awards will be in the form of payments made directly to the supplier of equipment, the camp, or the educational firm. Equipment received through these grants will become the property of, and will remain the property of, the person with the visual impairment.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Online grant application form:

Mail inquiries and proposals to:
Proposal Screening Committee
North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
(701) 795-2700

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota