What can Compassion Curriculum Grants be used for?

There are so many ways a Compassion Curriculum Grant can make homeschooling possible for a family experiencing financial challenges. These grants help with: 

  • Curriculum
  • School materials
  • Homeschool courses/classes/co-ops
  • School-related technology
  • Diagnostic testing and therapies for children with special learning needs 

Grants are typically a few hundred dollars per homeschooled child, depending on family size and circumstances. 

Homeschooling families must meet certain requirements to be considered for a Compassion Curriculum Grant.

To qualify to apply, you must: 

  • have completed at least one semester of homeschooling immediately prior to applying;
  • be homeschooling at least one child between 6 and 19 years old;
  • have legal custody of the child(ren) you are homeschooling;
  • be able to show significant financial need;
  • be able to provide character references; and
  • have created a free My HSLDA Account.

If you have ever received a grant before, you must also:

  • have submitted receipts documenting how your prior grant money was spent;
  • be a member of HSLDA (first-time applicants do not need to be members); and
  • have waited a year since your last application.

If you have questions about a requirement, contact a Grant Administrator at compassioninfo@hslda.org or by calling 540-338-8688.

Read how to prepare to apply, including what information and documentation you should gather before beginning your application.

If you started and then saved an application and aren't sure how to resume it, follow these instructions.


Start or Resume Your Grant Application

You may be prompted to log in or create a free HSLDA account to access this application.


Not homeschooling yet?

If you want to homeschool but haven’t yet started, let HSLDA help you start strong or check out our list of free and inexpensive curriculum and other homeschooling resources.