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Apply to the Widows Grant

HSF Application Timeline

Your application and circumstances are important to us! We individually evaluate each family’s situation and needs. Thank you for your patience during the application process.

When we receive your application,we will notify you by email.

If any documents or information is missing from your application, we will contact you.

When your application is complete, we will notify you by email.

**The rest of the process takes 4-6 weeks
from this point**

When your application is approved, we will notify you by email.

Your check will arrive 2-3 weeks after approval with instructions on what paperwork and/or receipts you must return to us in 45 days.

If your application is not completed in 3 months or before the fund’s next enrollment period, it will expire.

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for a Widows grant:

  1. You must be homeschooling for at least 6 months.
  2. Your children must be the children of the deceased spouse by birth or adoption.
  3. At least one of your children must be of compulsory school age (5-19).
  4. You must have been married to the deceased at the time of his or her death and not be remarried. 
  5. If you have ever received an HSF grant, to reapply you must:
    • Have sent in your signed statement and receipts documenting how the grant money was spent;
    • Be a member of HSLDA (first-time applicants do not need to be members);
    • Have waited a year since your last application.

When Can I Apply?

First-time applicants

You may apply any time. Download this application, fill it out on the computer or by hand, and email or mail it to us with the required documentation (address below).

Repeat applicants

See the chart above for months when you may apply. Download this application, fill it out on the computer or by hand, and email or mail it to us with the required documentation (address below).

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