How to Find Funding for Homeschooling

May 13, 2024
Written by:
Naomi White

It’s news to no one that costs for everything are on the rise these days, causing most of us to reevaluate budgets and cut expenses wherever we can. Unfortunately, some are having to rethink their decision to homeschool due to finances. If this is you, take heart! There is hope and help available. Did you know that certain places offer grants for homeschoolers and allot funds for homeschooling families? Here are a few places to contact.

HSLDA Compassion Grants

The Home School Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) actually has 3 different types of grants available!

  • HSLDA Annual Group Grants: If you are part of a homeschool organization, co-op, or group, you may qualify for a Group Grant. Visit their webpage for details, requirements, and further information.
  • Disaster Relief Grant: If you are a homeschooling family that a natural disaster has impacted in the past year, you can apply for the Disaster Relief Grant. The funds may be used toward replacement curriculum/school materials, household goods, or displacement costs.
  • Curriculum Grant: As it sounds, this mini-grant is available for curriculum materials, school supplies, co-op classes, testing, school-related tech, and necessary testing or therapies for students with special needs. This is their most popular grant, so be sure to get an application in as soon as they open availability.

Government Funding for Homeschooling

Though it’s seldom mentioned, financial assistance is available from the government for homeschooling families, especially if your child has special needs.

Other Financial Assistance Opportunities

  • Check with Community or Technical Colleges in your area. They will often offer certain online classes for free to homeschool students.
  • Is there a certain place you’d like to take your children on a field trip? Contact the place directly and see if they offer free or discounted admission for homeschoolers.

Although these lists aren’t extensive, they do give you a place to begin. There are funds out there for homeschooling families who know where to look!

Additional Homeschool Funding Ideas

Here are a few further ways to save money while still being able to educate your child the way your family sees fit.

  • Did you know that there are free and affordable homeschool curricula out there? Learn more about your options and find one that works for your family here!
  • One of the options available for use with an Education Savings Account is an online homeschool curriculum. Read here to see how Time4Learning can boost an education!
  • Another possibility is free Online Virtual Schools. There is a basic difference between homeschooling (where a parent is responsible for the child’s education) and online virtual school (certified state teachers are responsible for instruction and education). Learn more about this option here.

Naomi White

Naomi White graduated with her B.S. in Christian Elementary Education and went on to earn her Early Childhood Education certification. She has taught preschool and elementary school in both Christian and public schools. She loves to read and write, is a pastor’s wife and stay-at-home mom, and is eagerly awaiting the day her son is old enough for them to start their own homeschool journey. Originally a Georgia girl, Naomi currently lives in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina with her family.