FundDescriptionApplication and Guidelines
AG Bell Parent & Infant Financial Aid ProgramFor families of infants and toddlers under the age of 4 who are pursuing a spoken language outcome for their child.


Application opens June 3, 2024 and closes August 16, 2024

English guidelines 

Spanish guidelines

AG Bell Preschool-Age Financial Aid ProgramThe Preschool Financial Aid program helps families of children from age 4 until they begin first grade with many expenses including auditory support services, speech-language therapy, preschool tuition, etc. Award amounts vary and are made once a year.

Application opens April 1, 2024 and closes May 24, 2024

English Application

AG Bell School-Age Financial Aid
The School‐Age Financial Aid program is for students who deaf and hard of hearing who are in first through twelfth grades at a parochial, independent or private mainstream school. Awards help with educational costs like tuition, books, equipment, room and board, auditory and speech language support services, academic tutoring, transportation, and other school‐related expenses. Please Note: Public school, oral school, home school and post‐secondary students are not eligible for this program. 

Application opens February 5, 2024 and closes March 29, 2024



Cochlear Implant Awareness Foundation (CIAF)Organization established to assist families by providing gently used Cochlear Implant parts including cords, chargers, cables, rechargeable batteries, and processorsInformation, Guidelines and Application
Oracle Health Foundation Pediatric Grant The child must 18 years of age or younger (19-21 may be considered if they are in a child-like mental state) with a specific health care need that is clinically relevant to the health of the child.  Must be no existing insurance coverage for the requested expenses and family must meet financial guidelines.  Expenses covered include treatment (medicine, therapy, clinical procedures), equipment (assistive technology, hearing aids, etc), and displacement (some lodging, parking, and transportation fees).  Guidelines and Application
Friends of Man:  No age requirement.  Application must be submitted by a referring professional.  Funds may be used for: Mobility Equipment (prostheses, wheelchairs, van lifts, ramps, home modifications) and/or Medical Equipment and Procedures (Hearing Aids, Dentures, Glasses).  



HearU Nebraska:  

HearU Nebraska, formerly the Nebraska Children’s Hearing Aid Bank, provides hearing aids to children ages 0-18 with priority to newly identified children ages 0-3 years of age.  

Guidelines and Application


Hearing Improvement Kids Endowment Fund (HIKE):

Children under the age of twenty who are U.S. Citizens and have not received a previous HIKE Award within the last four (4) years and who have been identified as 1) having a need for a hearing aid(s) or an assistive listening device and 2) having a financial need can benefit from HIKE.

Guidelines and Application
Kids Connection (CHIP): 

CHIP is an expansion of Medicaid as health care coverage for qualified children who are without other health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Federally called the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it provides the same services covered under Medicaid.  

Miracle Ear Children’s Foundation: Applicants must have a hearing loss that requires amplification (hearing aids), children who have a mild or greater hearing loss, adults who have a moderate or greater hearing loss and must not have funding available including but not limited to: insurance, state Medicaid program, VA or vocational rehab, state or local programs, and other charity sources.   Families must meet financial guidelines included on application.   Information and Eligibility

Nebraska residents who are deaf, hard of hearing, deaf-blind, and speech disabled of any age can apply for financial assistance to aid in the purchasing of specialized telephone equipment such as amplifiers, cell phones, signaling devices, TTY/TTs and video phones.  

Information and Eligibility
Small Steps in Speech (SSIS):US Citizens age 3 – 22 can apply for funds for future speech therapy sessions, materials workshops, and/or assistive technology devices.  SSIS does not provides funds to purchase iPads or ABA therapy.Information and Eligibility
Travelers Protective Association:  For all ages of persons who are deaf or hard of hearing who will benefit from medical, mechanical, specialized treatment or specialized education and who are unable to provide the funds therefore themselves.  Funds may be used to purchase mechanical devices, medical or specialized treatment, or specialized education as well as speech classes, note takers, interpreters and so forth.  The specific need or needs must be directly related to the applicant's hearing loss.Information and Application
United Health Care Children’s Foundation: For children age 16 and under who are covered by a commercial health insurance plan and benefit limits are either exceeded, no coverage is available and/or the costs are a serious financial burden on the family.  Types of medical services covered by UHCCF medical grants include but are not limited to speech therapy, physical therapy, wheelchairs, hearing aids, etc.  Information and Application