"Expect a Miracle" Application Guidelines
Please read Application Guidelines fully before applying.
A few initial notes:
Applications are best done on a desktop or laptop device, but mobile applications are also supported.
Even if you have sent copies of Birth Certificates in past applications, we are requiring an electronic copy be sent on all new applications.
APPLY EARLY! We require a 60 - DAY processing period prior to the start date of the program. NO EXCEPTIONS.
Who Is Eligible to Apply?
We provide assistance to single working parents who:
- Have a child/children between the ages of 5 and 15;
- Work at least 20 hours a week;
- And meet the following salary requirements:
$44,000 and under – 1 child (15 years old and younger)
$49,500 and under – 2 children (15 years old and younger)
$55,000 and under – 3 children (15 years old and younger)
$60,500 and under – 4 children (15 years old and younger)
- For example, if you make $49,500 or under and have two children, your application will be considered. If you make $49,500 or over and have only one child, you do not meet our salary requirement, and your application will be denied due to ineligibility.
What Programs Are Eligible?
"Expect A Miracle" will consider awarding grants for payment of extracurricular programs for your children, up to a maximum of $350.00 per child per year. These programs include, but are not limited to Tutoring, Organized Sports, Dance/Music/Art Lessons.
A maximum of three grants are awarded per organization/program per year. Due to funding, we will only assist up to three children per program.
Please be aware that we are unable to provide assistance for daycare or before/after school care.
How do I apply?
Once you have read through all of the Application Guidelines:
Click the application button at the bottom of this page
Fill out ALL FIELDS
Attached all required documents
We will not accept faxed documentation
Scans of documents are preferred, but photos are accepted if information is legible
After filling out the application fields, attach the following documents:
Pay Stub- Pay stub must be from within the last month and show the number of hours worked in a week. If it does not say the number of hours worked, a letter from your employer is needed that says how many hours you work per week. The letter must be signed and on company letterhead. Copies of online pay stubs are also acceptable. If you have been unemployed for less than 30 days, you are still eligible. Please provide a copy of your last pay stub to prove eligibility.
Child's Birth Certificate- We are no longer requiring originals to be sent now that the application is digital- just a scan or readable photo. This is intended to show that you are the child’s parent and that the child is between the ages of five and fifteen. If you have applied for a grant for a child previously, we still require that you send an e-copy for our files. We apologize for the inconvenience.
Single Parent Letter- This letter needs to be written by you, must state you are a single, working parent and it must be signed.
Information on the Program- If you are unable to provide a URL to the program's information on the organization's website, you must send proof of the following information: telephone number, email address, and the cost of the program you are applying for. This could be a scan of a program flyer, an email from the organization, etc.
If your application is missing any of this information, your application will be denied.
After You Apply
If your application is complete and you've sent all required documentation, it will be reviewed within 60 days. You will receive an email to the address provided stating if your application has been approved or denied. Incomplete applications will be denied. We currently verify the price of the program with the program you list, so the more info you provide, the quicker we can process!
The Expect A Miracle Foundation is funded solely through private donations. We do not receive any funding from the government.
PLEASE NOTE: Expect A Miracle Foundation reserves the right to change/modify any parameters of this application without advance notice. This includes, but is not limited to: Maximum grant dollar amount per child per year, number of grants per organization/program per year, and parent salary requirements. The Foundation also reserves the right to deny any application for any reason, without explanation.
Okay, on to the application!