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Diverse Learners Recovery Fund

The Diverse Learners Recovery Fund is a lottery-style grant program for Chicago families with children with disabilities offered through the Chicago Mayor’s Office for People with Disabilities and Ada S. McKinley Community Services, Inc. The fund will provide one-time grants of $500 to up to 8,000 eligible K-12 students through a lottery. Families must submit an application and complete the verification process to participate. The deadline to apply is Oct. 30, 2024.

The Diverse Learners Recovery Fund program will select recipients through three lottery drawings on the following dates:

  • July 1, 2024
  • Sept. 16, 2024
  • On or after Nov. 30, 2024

The program will notify selected applicants by email. Verified applications that are not chosen will be included in the next drawing.

Submitting an eligible application does not guarantee you will receive the funds.