LOUISIANA

The American Federation for Children – Louisiana seeks to empower families, especially lower-income families, with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children. We are a project of the American Federation for Children.

LOUISIANA'S SCHOOL CHOICE PROGRAMS:

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR PRIVATE SCHOOL CHOICE IN LOUISIANA!

Tax Credit Scholarship

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Students are eligible if the student’s family income does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines ($66,250 for a family of four in 2021) and the student either: 
    • Is entering kindergarten for the first time; or
    • Was enrolled in a Louisiana public school during the previous year; or  
    • Participated in either the Tuition Donation Rebate Program or Louisiana Scholarship Program during the previous year.

  • Priority given to students who are from public schools that received a letter grade of “D” or “F,” received a scholarship in the previous year, or are siblings of participating students.

Voucher Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Students entering kindergarten or enrolled in a C, D or F school with a family income that does not exceed 250% of the federal poverty guidelines ($66,250 for a family of four in 2021) or a continuing student.

Special Needs Voucher Program

STUDENT ELIGIBILITY

  • Students that have been evaluated by a Louisiana public school district and determined to be in need of services for specific exceptionalities and have an Individual Education Plan, district provided services plan or a nonpublic school created service plan.
     
  • Student must: 
    • Have an Individualized Education Program (IEP). 
    • Be in need of services for autism, mental disability, emotional disturbance, developmental delay, other health-impairment-specific learning disability or traumatic brain injury. 
    • Be eligible to attend a public school. 
    • Reside in one of the six largest parishes: Jefferson, East Baton Rouge, Orleans, Caddo, St. Tammany or Lafayette.

AFC BOOTS ON THE GROUND

Our team focuses its time and resources on supporting state-level efforts to provide low-income and middle-income families with access to great schools through private school choice.

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