Beginning on November 1, 2021, the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program expanded eligibility to include all students served by special education who attend a Texas public school. Funding for the expanded criteria will begin in January 2022.
The Texas Education Agency (TEA) encourages parents of eligible students to apply now, but TEA also wants parents to know that new applicants may not receive an award notice until January 2022.
SSES gives a $1,500 one-time online grant to parents of eligible students served by special education who are enrolled in a Texas public school.
Families can use this money to purchase educational goods and services from the SSEC Marketplace for their student that include books, a lap top, a tablet, and services such as tutoring and therapy.