Student Assistance Programs
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 filing out the application, please visit the SSES Applications Troubleshooting and Tips Page.
Both the SSES Program and the SSES+ Medically Fragile Program use the same application, found below. If you qualify for either program, you will be notified by email.
About Supplemental Special Education Services
Acerca de los servicios de educación especial suplementarios
Los Servicios de Educación Especial Suplementarios (SSES, por sus siglas en inglés) son subvenciones únicas en línea de $1,500 para padres/cuidadores elegibles de estudiantes elegibles atendidos por educación especial que se han visto afectados por el cierre de escuelas por COVID-19.
Las familias de los estudiantes elegibles pueden usar las cuentas en línea para obtener materiales y recursos educativos y/o servicios como terapia del habla adicional u otros servicios específicos.
Federal Communication Commission - Affordable Connectivity Program
Telecom Access is giving tablets to individuals who are on some type of “government” program. Below is a list of those programs. Telecom Access will come to a pre-arranged site to distribute the tablets. The individuals must go online and apply – www.excesstelecom.com At the site, they must bring a copy of the application and $20.
Please contact Jolly Garcia at 432 238 6228 if you want to arrange a day/time with them.
The Federal Communication Commission (FCC) and Express Telecom is providing or giving away the underserved population with a Tablet ($250) with free one year connectivity at 25G. This is a $250B project by the FCC.
- 8'0 Inch Tablet
- 32 GB ROM
- 1 GB RAM
- 2.0 GHZ Processor
- 4000 mAh
- Powered by Android 11
Cost: $20.00 Connection Fee
Since the creation of the Affordable Connectivity Program, we have been serving underserved communities by providing them with low cost access to high speed internet services and tablets. As our world becomes increasingly connected, our mission is to ensure that NO ONE is left behind.
- Recipient of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP- Food Stamp);
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Federal Public Housing Assistance
- Veterans and Survivors Pension Benefit
- Income that is at or below 200% of the federal poverty level ($25,000)
- Students on Federal Pell Grant
- Children who participate in the National School Lunch Program or the School Breakfast Program including through the USDA Community Eligibility Provision. Title 1.
- Participates in Tribal specific programs, such as Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance Tribal TANF, or Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations.
We cover West Texas, Amarillo, Lubbock and the State of New Mexico.