North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation Grant Information
The North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation announces a grant program, designed to help meet the educational needs of students and adults with visual impairments. Ten or more grants, each one ranging from $25 up to $500, will be awarded to Infant through Grade 12 students. Two or more grants, each ranging from $25 up to $500.00 will be awarded to adults with visual impairments.
Infant through Grade 12 grants will be awarded to help pay for equipment needs, personal needs, camps, daily living skills training, orientation and mobility training, specific skills training, adaptive recreational/leisure equipment, 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.
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.
Eligible recipients are residents of North Dakota who have a visual impairment. (Criteria are 20/70 vision corrected, or a restricted field of vision.) 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.
Parents, teachers, vision consultants, principals of students with visual impairments, and adults who are visually impaired are encouraged to submit proposals.
Mail inquiries and proposals to:
Proposal Screening Committee
North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation
500 Stanford Road
Grand Forks, ND 58203
The North Dakota School for the Blind Foundation is a non-profit organization funded entirely by donations. The Foundation supports and works closely with North Dakota Vision Services/ School for the Blind, but it is a separate and distinct organization.