SSES Criteria and Information on Becoming a Service Provider

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Service providers


Supplemental Special Education Services (SSES) are on-line $1,500 one-time grants for parents of eligible students served by special education that have been impacted by COVID-19 school closures.

We are looking for businesses and service providers to join the SSES marketplace where SSES students and their families will shop for these products and services.

Areas Needing Service Providers

Paraprofessionals and Special Education Assistants

Anyone providing paraprofessional/special education assistant services must have either a current, valid Texas Educator Certificate (TEC) or documents/credentials (diploma, resume, etc.) demonstrating sufficient experience and training.

Licensed/Certified Service Providers (Therapists, etc.)

Anyone providing a type of therapy/service that is licensed in Texas must have a valid and active Texas license. 

Anyone providing a type of therapy/service that is NOT licensed in Texas must have credentials, certifications, education, and/or experience demonstrating the ability to provide the therapy or service competently and safely.

Academic tutor

Self-Employed/Individual Providers (a single person working alone) providing academic tutoring must have a current, valid Texas Educator Certificate (TEC).

Specialized Service

To provide a service that does not fit under any of the categories, please contact

Ready to Apply to Become a Service Provider?

This application is for service providers only, the student SSES application is closed for the 2023-2024 school year.

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Contact Information

If you have additional questions or need help, email us at or call SPEDTex at 1-855-773-3839.

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