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Individualized Education Account Program

The Individualized Education Account (IEA) Program is a school choice program for eligible students with disabilities. The program was created by the Individualized Education Act, adopted by the General Assembly in 2015. The first IEAs were awarded in January 2017. The IEA Program gives parents and students access to public education funds to use on certain types of approved educational expenses that best meet their own unique needs.

For more detailed information about the program, please review the IEA Parent Handbook, IEA Private School  Handbook, and the IEA Frequently Asked Questions, which will be updated periodically with additional questions and answers.

For information about educational services and programs for students with special education needs, please visit the department’s Special Education webpage.

If you have questions about the IEA Program, please contact IEA.Questions@tn.gov.

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Is My Child Eligible?

2019-20 New Student Applications are now open – Applications are due by 3 p.m. CT on April 15.

2019-20 Student Renewal Applications are now open – Applications are due by 3 p.m. CT on June 3.

Applications for Private School to Participate in the IEA Program are now open – Applications are accepted year-round.

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Is My Child Eligible?

2018-19 Participating Schools

Top 5 Things to Consider before Applying

School District Liaisons

For additional support in reviewing all aspects of your Individualized Education Account Program options, contact the parent center in your region or local advocacy organization.

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Contacts


IEA Team

(615) 253-3781
IEA.Questions@tn.gov