The Educational Credit for Exceptional Needs Children (ECENC) program was created by the SC General Assembly (Act 247, signed into law on May 18, 2018) to provide grants and parental tax credit to eligible students attending approved schools.
The Education Oversight Committee (EOC) is charged within the law with determining if an independent school meets the eligibility requirements for participation in the ECENC program. For questions about student eligibility, scholarship funding and tax credits, the public may access information about the ECENC program at ExceptionalSC.org.
Act 247 was signed into law by the Governor on May 18, 2018
Proviso 109.10 of the 2018-19 General Appropriation Bill (PDF) was adopted by the SC House of Representatives and the Senate. Final approval is still pending.
For school year 2018-19, the EOC will immediately begin accepting applications. Thereafter, "by March first of each year, an independent school who participated in the program in the previous year and who desires to participate in the program in the current year shall reapply to the Education Oversight Committee."
2018-19 (PDF) (updated January 22, 2019)