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Applications Open for the Tennessee Individualized Education Account Program

Dear Friend,

Applications for the new Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program from the Tennessee Department of Education are available now. The IEA Program provides options for parents of students with disabilities to choose the educational opportunities that best meet their child’s individual learning needs, including private school tuition, online education, homeschooling, tutoring, therapies and other approved expenses. Parents can now visit the online portal to submit an application for their child. Funding for this statewide program will be available in January 2017.

We thank the leaders of Tennessee including Governor Bill Haslam, Senator Dolores Gresham, Representative Debra Moody and the Tennessee Department of Education for championing this program and making opportunities for a better education available to students with special needs.

Please help us share this message to make sure the 22,000 eligible Tennessee families know about this opportunity. Find out more information, including stories from real families across the country using similar programs, at


Adam Peshek
Director of Education Choice
The Foundation for Excellence in Education