SSES Student Application Process and Criteria
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The SSES program has specific eligibility criteria please make sure that you have verified that your student meets the eligibility criteria by reviewing the Eligibility Requirements below. Both the SSES Program and the SSES+ Medically Fragile Program are a first-come, first-served one-time only grant. If you have previously been awarded an SSES account, you will not be eligible to apply again.
The SSES application will be closing on March 15, 2024,
and will re-open next school year on February 3, 2025.
SSES Program Student Eligibility Criteria
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.
SSES+ Medically Fragile Program Student Eligibility Criteria
The SSES+ Medically Fragile program will be ending on December 6, 2024. However, since the application closes on March 15, 2024, this will be the last time families can apply and take advantage of the SSES+ Medically Fragile program. Families that currently have SSES+ Medically Fragile accounts, or apply before March 15, 2024, will have until December 6, 2024 to spend these funds. Students who would have qualified for the SSES+ Medically Fragile program will still be eligible for SSES if they have not previously received an account.
Students who receive special education services, who are currently enrolled in a Texas public school, AND are identified as "medically fragile" now qualify for the new SSES+ grant from TEA. There are a limited number of students who qualify for the SSES+ Medically Fragile Program, students must have a PEIMS coding of "medically fragile" to be eligible. Visit the SSES+ Medically Fragile page for additional information about the SSES+ Medically Fragile program.
If you need assistance filling out the application, please visit: SSES Applications Troubleshooting and Tips page.
Both the SSES Program and the SSES+ Medically Fragile Programs use the same application, found below. If you qualify for either program, you will be notified by email.