The Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program provides one-time grants to parents whose child(ren) qualify for special education services through their local school district or public charter school. Eligible students can receive a $1,500.00 grant from the State of Texas as a result of Senate Bill (SB) 1716. This grant provides parents or caregivers the funds to buy educational materials or resources. These materials and resources help supplement the impact that COVID-19 may have had on their children’s learning. The state updated the requirements for this program recently, opening it up to many more children. Due to this, there is now a wait list, but that should not discourage people from signing up.
There is an online platform (think Amazon) in which parents/caregivers can shop through different vendors for items such as therapies, technology, office type furniture, manipulatives, and more. There is no cash exchange, nor can these grant funds be used for vendors that are not approved for the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program.
To be eligible for the Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) grant, students must currently be:
- enrolled in a Texas public school,
- enrolled in PreK – 12th grade,
- and a student with a disability served through Special Education.
Apply today at https://form.jotform.com/TXEd/ssesapplication
For more information about Brighton Center Special Education Advocates, and how they can help you, go to https://www.brightonsa.org/special-education-advocates/