Posted: Thu, 10/03/2013 - 12:15pm Updated: Fri, 06/01/2018 - 12:30pm

HA Grant Dollars:

  •  High Ability funds must be requested (obligated) by June 30, 2018 and obligations must be paid out entirely by September 30, 2018. In order to have the funds sent on June 30th, the cash request form must be submitted no later than June 15th in order to be processed. Cash request forms submitted after June 15th are at risk of not being processed. No carryover is allowed per state statute. 
  • At this time, there are many districts who have not submitted a cash request form for any of their HA grant dollars. I have attached a cash request form for your convenience. 
  • If you need to submit a budget amendment, please submit as soon as possible in the online portal ( and send an email to me ( so we can approve. 

**HA Final Report: 

The final report for the 2017-2018 school year will be open for updating and submission in our online portal ( 6/1/2019-  7/31/2018. Final reports will be reviewed the first week of August. 2018-2019 

HA Grant Application: 

The online portal for applying for HA funds for 2018-2019 will open toward the end of July and will remain open throughout August. We are moving up the application dates in order to get monies out to districts in September. You will be asked to plan out your monthly cash requests for the entire year in the initial application so distributions will happen without the need for additional form submission. There will always be opportunities for amendments based on what is best for students.

Cindy Schuler
High Ability Coordinator
(317) 234-6792

The Office of High Ability Education administers grants that support school corporations in the development of local programs and services for high ability students and provides resources, workshops, and materials suited to the needs of the high ability population.

Effective July 1, 2007, Indiana schools shall identify students with high ability in the general intellectual and specific academic domains and provide them with appropriately differentiated curriculum and instruction in core content areas, K-12 (refer to IC- 20-36-2-2).

The Indiana Code defines a student with high abilities as one who:

  • Performs at, or shows the potential for performing at, an outstanding level of accomplishment in at least one domain when compared to other students of the same age, experience, or environment; and:
  • Is characterized by exceptional gifts, talents, motivation, or interests (IC 20-36-1-3).

*High Ability Licensure Program

The Indiana Department of Education High Ability Partial Tuition Reimbursement for High Ability Licensure Completion Program provides a tuition reimbursement of up to $1,000 for teachers who earned a gifted and talented education license between June 15, 2015 and December 15, 2018. Funds will be distributed on a first come, first-serve basis so early application is advised. Application materials may be sent to Center for Gifted Studies & Talent Development Ball State University (TC 928-B), Muncie, IN 47306 or sent digitally to Licensure may be through any accredited University program. Questions regarding the grant may be sent to Dr. Krista Stith at

IDOE High Ability Tuition Reimbursement Application 2015-18