EHEP (Equity in Home Education Program)


Are you from a disadvantaged, historically underrepresented, or low-income background? Does your student need a laptop, headset, microphone, or better access to internet services? Do you feel you are not budgeting well enough to maximize your funds? Maybe you can’t find the resources you need when you need them most? The truth is, we’ve been there, done that. That’s why we created EHEP to help solve these problems.


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EHEP Keeps You Homeschooling Your Way!

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We provide you with the support you need to flourish while homeschooling. We provide laptops, homeschool materials, resources, budgeting assistance, and micro-grants to families in need. This program’s focus is providing support and resources to underrepresented homeschooling families from minority and low-income backgrounds. We give you the peace of mind you need to homeschool without breaking the bank. Applications opened June 20th, 2022 and families who applied are now being considered for our first series of payouts and distribution of support.

Series 2 launched June 20th, 2022! National applications have closed as of July 10th, 2022. Local applications for families in Richmond, VA and Houston, TX will extend until August 20th (see below for participating local co-ops to apply).

Services EHEP series 2 offers:

  • Homeschool Budgeting Assistance 
  • Technology Donations (Laptops, printers, etc.) 
  • Free Live Classes and Tutoring

  • Free EdTech Subscriptions

  • School Supplies In-Kind Donations

  • Micro-Grants ($100-$250 per family)



Funds Raised for EHEP 2022

  • Number of National Applications Received (out of 200) 68% 68%

Estimated Impact Map

With applicants from over 30 localities (approx.), EHEP is spreading all over the US. We will update the map with more specific data after reviewing all applications and selecting recipients.

Thanks to our main donor, VELA Education Fund, we were able to secure enough funding to provide approx. 100 families with aid packages and an additional 50+ families with digital support, materials, and live classes this year!

That breaks down to 60 national applications and 40+ local EHEP applications from within partner localities.

A Special Thanks to Our City-Wide Partners

These organizations, groups, and co-ops have opted to serve as distribution hubs for localized versions of EHEP in 2022. This will provide families from areas where there is high demand with more accessible options for receiving aid. 

Cultural Roots Homeschooling Co-op in Richmond, VA is hosting the EHEP RVA program in August 2022. They are a culturally centered homeschool co-op that serves families in the metro-Richmond area.

To apply to their localized EHEP program, contact them directly.

Bridges to Science in Houston, TX is hosting the EHEP Houston program in August 2022. As a STEM-focused organization based in Texas, Bridges to Science focuses on encouraging STEM-based learning amongst students. 

Applications to their localized program are closed. 

New For 2022 - Need STEAM Education Support?

This year is the first year in which Project STEAM LEAP is taking action! As a project under the larger Equity in Home Education Program, Project STEAM LEAP is working to make STEAM education more accessible for affordable for families. EHEP recipients will automatically be enrolled in Project STEAM LEAP’s services, such as free science kits, live STEAM classes, and more!

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors and Donors

Note: Organizations who sponsor this program or provide donations are not necessarily endorsing or partnering with CAO as whole. See our partners list below for a list of program partners.  

A Special Thanks to Our Program Partners