Atlanta, GA – Governor Brian P. Kemp and the Georgia Department of Education have opened the applications
for the Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement through May 14.
“In my State of the State Address this year, I announced that Georgia would set aside $10 million in Governor’s
Emergency Education Relief funds to offset costs that parents of students with special needs faced due to
COVID-19. As we launch these applications, we are taking the first step in fulfilling that promise,” said Governor
Kemp. “I am proud of the partnership between my office, State School Superintendent Richard Woods, the Georgia
Department of Education, and state leaders for working to improve the lives of Georgia’s most vulnerable
students. These reimbursements will help families overcome financial challenges faced during an unprecedented
school year as we begin returning to normal in Georgia.”
The Governor’s Office, the Governor’s Office of Planning and Budget, and the Georgia Department of Education
have worked in recent months to determine the best way to help those most severely impacted in a population of
over 222,000 students with special needs throughout the state. Ten million dollars has been designated to assist
these students with the highest needs for expenses incurred due to school closings during the pandemic.
Expenses that have been identified as eligible for reimbursement are those that are necessary to meet the challenges
these students face regarding educational achievement, personal development, and emotional wellbeing.
The link to applications is available through May 14.
Contact Press Secretary
Mallory Blount Tate Mitchell
Contact Deputy Press Secretary
FOR APPLICATION GO TO:
Application: Families of Children with Special Needs Reimbursement
DEADLINE; MAY 14, 2021