Nevada Administrative Code
NAC-388D - Alternative School Choices
388D.080 - Application to receive grant from registered scholarship organization; responsibilities of organization; order of priority to award grants.

Universal Citation: NV Admin Code 388D.080

NAC 388D.080 Application to receive grant from registered scholarship organization; responsibilities of organization; order of priority to award grants. (NRS 388D.270)

1. The parent or guardian of a pupil who meets the requirements to receive a grant pursuant to NRS 388D.270 may apply to a scholarship organization registered with the Department pursuant to NAC 388D.030 for such a grant. A scholarship organization may charge each family that applies for a grant on behalf of one or more children of the family an administrative fee of not more than $25.

2. A scholarship organization shall:

(a) Establish written procedures that the scholarship organization will use to determine whether a pupil meets the requirements to receive a grant pursuant to NRS 388D.270 and to award grants on behalf of qualified pupils.

(b) Post the procedures established pursuant to paragraph (a) on an Internet website maintained by the scholarship organization and provide a written copy of the procedures with each application form.

(c) Provide an application form to be completed by an applicant for a grant. A scholarship organization may only award a grant on behalf of a pupil for whom a complete application is submitted but is not required to award a grant to a pupil solely because his or her application is complete.

(d) Verify annually that each pupil on behalf of whom the organization awards a grant is a member of a household that has a household income which is not more than 300 percent of the federally designated level signifying poverty. Such verification must:

(1) Use the most recent federal poverty guidelines published in the Federal Register by the United States Department of Health and Human Services; and

(2) Calculate household income based on the information reported in the application submitted on behalf of the pupil and in accordance with the most recent guidance established by the Food and Nutrition Service of the United States Department of Agriculture for determining eligibility of pupils for free and reduced-price meals.

3. A scholarship organization shall award grants on behalf of pupils in the following order of priority:

(a) A grant must be awarded for the current school year on behalf of a pupil for whom a completed application was received on or before the deadline for the submission of such applications by the scholarship organization and on whose behalf a grant was awarded for the immediately preceding school year before a grant is awarded on behalf of any other pupil.

(b) A grant must be awarded on behalf of a pupil for whom a completed application was received on or before the deadline for the submission of such applications by the scholarship organization and who is the sibling of a pupil on whose behalf a grant has been awarded for the current school year before a grant is awarded on behalf of other pupils.

(c) A grant must be awarded on behalf of a pupil who is not described in paragraph (a) or (b) in the order in which the completed application is received. If there are an insufficient number of grants available to award a grant on behalf of each pupil for whom a complete application was received on the same day:

(1) A grant must be awarded on behalf of a pupil who is a member of a household that has a lower household income before a grant is awarded on behalf of a pupil who is a member of a household that has a higher household income;

(2) If two or more applicants are members of households that have the same household income, a grant must be awarded on behalf of the pupil who is enrolled in a public school that has received a lower rating based on the most recent annual report of the statewide system of accountability for public schools before a grant is awarded on behalf of a pupil who is enrolled in a public school that has received higher ratings; and

(3) If two or more applicants are members of households that have the same household income and attend public schools that received the same rating based on the most recent annual report of the statewide system of accountability for public schools, grants must be awarded on behalf of pupils in this category on a random basis.

(Added to NAC by Dep’t of Education by R035-15, eff. 10-27-2015; A by R020-18, 8-30-2018) — (Substituted in revision for NAC 385.6043)

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