Senate Bill 1716 passed in the 87th Texas Legislative Regular Session expanded the current Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) program, which gives $1,500 grants to families of qualifying Special Education students who have been affected by COVID-19 school closures.
To be eligible for the 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.
Beginning November 1, 2021, new eligibility guidelines will go into full effect, making all currently enrolled Texas public school students served by Special Education eligible. Families of eligible students can use their online accounts for educational materials and resources, or services such as additional speech therapy.
For more information and to set up an account, go to TEA’s website.