Tots Grant Program
On Monday, October 25, Governor Steve Sisolak and Treasurer Zach Conine provided children with disabilities funding in the amount of $5,000 each. Everyone who attended the event is guaranteed their spot in line for the funding (provided their child qualifies). The grant is now open to all students with disabilities. If you did not attend the event, you can still apply online. Funding is limited and will be provided on a first-come, first-serve basis for qualified applicants.
How do you apply?
Participants are required to have an Able account. If your child does not already have an ABLE account, you can set one up by clicking below. Instructions for setting up the account are included below. TOTS grant funding will be distributed through your child's ABLE account.
Once you have completed the able account, you will need to apply for the TOTS Grant.
For an individual to be eligible to receive a grant under this program, the individual must:
- Be Nevada resident;
- Be under the age of 18;
- Have a qualifying disability to open an ABLE account; and
- Have been negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic or its economic effects.
How will I receive the funds?
Funds will be disbursed directly into an ABLE account for the child with a disability. Parents and/or guardians will have oversight over these funds.
How can I use the money?
Grants awarded under this program can be used for the following purposes:
- Educational expenses;
- Employment training and support;
- Assistive technology;
- Personal support services;
- Health care costs;
- Financial management; and
- Any other necessary disability-related expenses.
When will I receive the money?
It may take at least 2-3 weeks to receive funds once an individual successfully applies for the program.
Applications for grant funding will begin being accepted on October 25, 2021, at 10 a.m.
The application period will remain open until all funding has been exhausted.
Need additional assistance registering and applying or have further questions regarding the grant, please get in touch with Treasurer Department at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (775) 684-5600.
Nevada Blind Children's Foundation is not providing the grant funding. We only assisted with the announcement of the funding for students with visual impairment and blindness