IPUL's E-News for October 23, 2020
Here are the highlights of our recent activity online. Not all everything is included due to timeliness. If an advertised event already took place, we've left it off.
Funding Available to Support Your Child's Learning Needs
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There is funding available to support your child’s learning needs

Idaho families are facing many challenges as they are forced to rapidly adapt to changing circumstances in their children’s education because of COVID-19. Funding is now available to help Idaho children whose education has been impacted by COVID-19.

Through the Strong Families, Strong Students program Idaho families are provided access to grant funds to help with their students learning.

Strong Families, Strong Students is a program funded by Idaho’s Coronavirus Relief Funds, which provides Idaho students access to grant dollars that can be used to purchase educational goods and services that their families decide their students need.

Who can apply?

If you are a parent or guardian of an Idaho public, private, parochial, student(s) in grades K12— impacted by a COVID-19-related full or partial Idaho school closure or the parent or guardian of a home schooled student who experienced a COVID-19-related employment disruption— you can apply for these funds.

Eligible Families can:
● Receive a credit for $1,500 per child or up to $3,500 per family.
● Purchase computers and technology, pay for internet access, instructional materials, fees for courses, tutoring services and educational services and therapies through approved vendors available through the on-line marketplace.
● Seek reimbursement for eligible education expenses paid for between March 1, 2020 and December 30, 2020.
● Once the account is created, monies are deposited into a digital wallet and available to be spent through the current school year.
● When you apply please have evidence of your child’s, or children’s, public or private school enrollment and a copy of your 2019 tax return.
● If you home school, please have a proof of residence available when you apply.

ACT FAST!
Enrollment will be open from October 21, 2020 to December 8, 2020. Awards will be issued first on economic need and then on a first come first serve basis. All dollars must be allocated to families no later than December 31, 2020. However, families have until June 30 to spend their money once it is in their digital wallet.

Learn More and Apply at strongfamilies.idaho.gov

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Hay fondos disponibles para soportar las necesidades de aprendizaje de tu niño. a las familias de Idaho están encontrando muchos retos como son 
forzados a adaptarse rápidamente a las circunstancias cambiantes en la educación de sus niños a causa de COVID19. 
Fondos ahora son disponible para ayudar a los niños de Idaho cuya educación ha sido impactado por COVID-19.
 
A través del programa las familias de Idaho están provistos acceso a fondos de subvención para ayudar con la educación de sus estudiantes.
Strong Families, Strong Students (Fuerte familias, fuerte estudiantes)Es un programa financiado por fondos de ayuda para el coronavirus de Idaho 
que proporcionaa los estudiantes de Idaho acceso a dinero de subvención que se pueden usar para bienes y
servicios que sus familias deciden que sus estudiantes necesitan.
¿Quién puede aplicar?

Si usted es un padre o guardián de un estudiante (o estudiantes) en grados K-12 enrolado en una escuela pública, privada, parroquial en Idaho - 
que fue impactado por una cerrada completamente o parcial de la escuela relacionado a COVID-19 o si el padre o guardián de un estudiante de educación 
en casa que ha experimentado una disrupción de empleado
relacionado a COVID-19 – usted puede aplicar para estos fondos.

Familias elegibles pueden:
• Recibir un crédito por $1,500 por niño/a hasta $3,500 por familia.
• Comprar computadoras o tecnología, pagar por acceso al internet, materiales
instructiva, matriculas para cursos, servicios de tutoría y servicios educativos y terapias a través de vendedores aprobados en el mercado en línea.
• Buscar rembolso para gastos educativos elegibles pagados entre el 1 de marzo 2020 y
30 de diciembre 2020.
• Una vez que la cuenta se ha creado, el dinero será depositado en una billetera digital y
será disponible ser gastado entre el año escolar corriente.
• Cuando aplicas, por favor tenga evidencia de inscripción de su niño/a o niños en la
escuela pública o privada y una copia de tu declaración de impuestos del año 2019.
• Si educas en casa, por favor tenga prueba de residencia disponible cuando aplicas.
¡Actúa rápidamente!
La inscripción estará abierta desde el 21 de octubre 2020 hasta el 8 de diciembre 2020.
Premios serán emitidos primero por necesidad económica y luego por orden de llegada de su
aplicación. Todos los fundos necesitan ser asignados a las familias no más tarde que el 31 de
diciembre 2020. Sin embargo, familias tienen hasta el 30 de junio 2021 para gastar su dinero una vez que sea depositado en su billetera digital. 

Aprende más y aplica en: strongfamilies.idaho.gov
Save the Date for
A National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM) Virtual Event
Employment Innovation: Improving Work for People with Disabilities

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. ET.
A Hallmark Event Highlighting the Past, Present, and Future of Work for People with Disabilities from the Perspective of ACL/NIDILRR Research
.
This event is available through Zoom.
Additional information will be provided soon.
Hosted by the
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Community Living

https://www.facebook.com/aclgov

Coming in November 2020 to Moscow
- Work of Art
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Idaho Parents Unlimited Presents:

WORK OF ART
MOSCOW

Are you a student with a disability age 14-21?
Get Paid to work with a professional artist and learn job skills for your future.

November 7, 2020 - November 25, 2020.

SESSIONS:
Saturday, November 7, 10:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 11, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 10:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 10:00 a.m to 1:30 p.m.
Wednesday, November 25, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

At the Best Western University Inn
1516 Pullman Rd. Moscow ID 83843

Reception
Friday, December 4, 2020

The Machine Shop
2375 Highway 95 N. Moscow


Coming in November 2020 to Boise - Work of Art
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Idaho Parents Unlimited Presents:

WORK OF ART
Boise
Are you a student with a disability age 14-21?
Get Paid to work with a professional artist and learn job skills for your future.

November 9 & 11, 16 & 18
From 6:30-8:00 pm
Saturdays November 14 & 21
From 10 am - 1 pm


Skills for Effective Advocacy:
The Power of a Personal Story
- IPUL's November 2020 Statewide Presentation
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Parents and Youth learn the importance of advocacy when working within multiple systems that impact their children or themselves.
Participants will craft an effective personal story related to an issue that can be used to influence changes to systems, policies, or rules.
Our statewide presentation is webcast monthly live via Zoom Webinar. Registration is required.

Once you have registered, you will be sent an email with your registration confirmation as well as a link so you can join the webcast when it goes live.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, IPUL will only be offering this presentation online.

We will be offering this training on Wednesday, November 10, 2020 at 6:00 PM Mountain Standard Time

Phone: (208) 342-5884
Email: parents@ipulidaho.org
question ask here
Contact Idaho Parents Unlimited!

The best method to reach us for assistance is through our website:  
https://ipulidaho.org/connect-with-us#contact-us-here . You can also shoot us a question using the abbreviated version of that form at the bottom of every page on our website, although we may need to get more information from you.

We monitor our intake phone line (208-342-5884) several times a day, and will try to respond to any request there within 24 hours. We use an automated intake phone system, so you will be leaving a message.

For questions that are not about something in our scope of work, you can still leave a phone message as above, send the question to the form on our website, or shoot us an email at parents@ipulidaho.org.

We keep our website updated with new news and events, and maintain a presence on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
IPUL's programs are funded through grants and contracts with the following:
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