The IDEA Fund was established to supplement the education of Wilson School District residents who are special education students as evidenced by an Individual Education Plan (under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act or its successor) by providing assistance above and beyond what is provided as part of the student’s Individual Education Plan.

Grants from the IDEA Fund cover items such as camp fees, medical equipment, educational materials, or any other item which would help the student achieve success at school or prepare for post-secondary school. Awards will be granted on a case-by-case basis after careful consideration of each application.

To apply, follow this three-step online process:

  1. Indicate that you are applying on behalf of an individual in the one-question general application
  2. Complete the individual application
  3. Click the yellow “Apply” button to answer the supplemental questions related specifically to this fund (the questions are listed below for reference only – they must be answered online).

Applications are due by March 15. Decisions will be made in mid to late May.

In order to apply for any grant, you must first click the Sign Up button in the top right corner to create an account. If you already established an account, click Sign In to proceed with applying for a grant.

If, after reviewing this information, you have any questions, contact Monica Reyes, health and human services program officer, at

Note that demographic and quality of life data about Berks County is available at Berks Vital Signs. You may find that data useful in this or other grant applications that you complete.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Is the child a special education student?
  2. Is the child a resident of the Wilson School District?
  3. Does the child have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) ?
  4. Can this item or program be funded through the school district?
  5. Can this item or program be funded through medical insurance?
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