Learning Recovery Grants
Virginia parents will soon be able to apply for K-12 Learning Recovery grants to access educational services their children need to address the impact of the pandemic on their academic progress and well-being.
Parents will access the K-12 Learning Recovery grant application through a secure online portal — now under development — and select a vetted, pre-approved tutoring service or other qualifying service provider. Grant payments will be made directly to the selected provider.
Grant amounts & awards
K-12 Learning Recovery grants totaling $30 million 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, which may be in-person, virtual, or hybrid and in one-on-one, small group, or large-group settings.
- Specialized education services and supports such as additional speech and language therapy. Specialized reading instruction, or other specific services provided by a licensed practitioner.
- Special education technology and equipment, such as assistive technology devices and services and augmentative communication devices to be used primarily in the home and community settings.
Open application period
Once the application period begins, applications will be accepted and K-12 Learning Recovery grants awarded, subject to available funding.
Additional updates on the application period for K-12 Learning Recovery grants will be posted on this page as they become available.
Qualifying education service providers include:
- Tutors who are currently licensed teachers in any endorsement area in any state.
- Tutors who were previously licensed teachers in any endorsement area in any state whose licenses expired but were not revoked.
- Tutors who are currently employed as instructional staff at any accredited private or parochial school.
- Tutors who are currently employed as instructional staff at any accredited college or university.
- Evidence-based tutoring and learning centers.
- Specialized education services and supports provider that is a licensed practitioner recognized by any state board or agency.