Financial Assistant and Value Added Services



SSES Grant

Supplemental Special Education Services

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

Families of eligible students can use the on-line accounts to obtain educational materials and resources and/or services such as additional speech therapy or other specific services.




The grant is called the CSHCN Grant for children 21 and under diagnosed with a disability. The disability can be physical, mental, learning, etc. as disability is very broad range of diagnosis.

Each child is allocated $500 to go toward something(s) the child is in need of. HOCTIL can have the $500 go toward multiple purchases for the child.

Some examples of what the funds can go toward are:

  • medical bills
  • therapy bills
  • medication
  • medical equipment
  • therapy tools and devices
  • recreational costs
  • after school care
  • and respite care

If you have parents that are interested have them call:  HOCTIL (254) 933-7487.
Neeta Gilchrest-Brake, MSW
HEART Program Manager for Children and Families
Heart of Central Texas Independent Living (HOCTIL)
1300 Lake Air Dr. Ste. 7, Waco, TX. 76710

Positive Behavior Solutions Corporation

PBS Grant for Autism Services

Positive Behavior Sports, Corp. is a National Network of ABA providers delivering the highest quality of care with proven metrics demonstrating effective treatment models that result in lower healthcare costs.

PBS Corp. is now a part of a grant (through the State of Texas) to provide Autism Services. Those that cannot receive services through regular insurance or who cannot otherwise afford ABA services would qualify. PBS Corp. is so excited about this because there are so many families who need it!

Below is a manual containing information about the program

The program is goes into effect September 1st.  This website provides information to contact.

UnitedHealthcare Children's Foundation

Healthcare regulations change each year and can take many by surprise. Families find their coverage different and not sustainable for their full needs or for their children. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation offers families the opportunity to discover if their child can qualify for up to $10,000 in medical grants.

Click to view the UHCCF physician’s certification. UnitedHealthcare Children’s Foundation (UHCCF) is a non-profit organization that provides medical grants to help children gain access to health-related services not covered, or not fully covered, by their family’s commercial health insurance plan. Families may receive up to $5,000 annually per child ($10,000 lifetime maximum per child), and do not need to have insurance through UnitedHeathcare to be eligible.

Visit to apply, donate, or learn more about opportunities and resources that may be available to you. Please bring any information or application status with you at your next visit.

Texas Elks

Click on the TX Elks logo above to apply for grants specialized for children with disabilities or special needs all over Texas. Application for these grants begin at the local Lodge and is evaluated by a Special Committee led by the Lodge’s leadership. The applications are approved by the Lodge. After approval, the Lodge forwards the application to TECSI for final processing, verification and fund certification.

Download Grant Application

Texas Elks Children’s Services, Inc.
1963 F.M. 1586
Gonzales, TX 78629
(830) 875-2425

Texas Elks Children’s Services also offers the Texas Elks Summer Camp for special needs children. Inquiries or additional information may be obtained by visiting or calling Texas Elks Children’s Services at (800) 880-7561. An Application may be downloaded at


Variety of Texas

Empowering children with special needs across Texas since 1936. Click here to see how applicants can apply for assistance through age 21. The applicant can receive financial assistance no greater than $5,000 per year, with a lifetime maximum of $10,000.

ACT Today

“ACT Today!” board provides funding assistance to families throughout the United States on a quarterly basis. For more information and to access the ACT Today! To learn more about this grant, click below: