How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in participating in this year’s State Employee Charitable Campaign (SECC)!

The SECC gives all current and retired state and higher education employees in Texas the opportunity to contribute to charitable organizations. Since its beginning, state employees have contributed more than $189 million to participating organizations!

 

Statewide Charity Applications

The application deadline for a statewide federation and its affiliated charities was:

11:59 PM (Central Time Zone), Monday, February 22, 2021 

Thank you for your interest in applying as a statewide charity to the SECC. Applications for the 2022 campaign will open in January 2022.

 

Local Charity Applications

If your organization provides services to one local region in Texas, please review the requirements and consider applying to the SECC! Need to know which SECC region you serve? Check our SECC region map here.

Check the chart below to learn how to apply and the timeframe for 2021 applications.

Note: The application opening and deadline for a local charity or charity federation and its members varies by local region, check back here for updates.

Local Application Forms & Due Dates:

  • Amarillo - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - Deadline Pending
  • Brazos Valley - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 22 - March 25
  • Capital Area - Online charity application (Click here) - February 19 - March 25
  • Coastal Bend - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 25 - March 24
  • DFW Metroplex - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 25 - March 24
  • East Texas - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 25 - March 24
  • El Paso - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 15 - March 25
  • Galveston - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below)  - March 4 - 26
  • Greater West Texas - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - March 5 - March 29
  • Houston - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - Deadline Pending
  • Laredo - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - Deadline Pending
  • North Texas - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 17 - March 25
  • Rio Grande Valley - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - March 25
  • San Antonio - Online charity application (Click here) - March 19
  • South Plains - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 19 - March 25
  • Texas Pine Belt - Fillable PDF form (see 'Application Information & Resources' below) - February 22 - March 25
  • Waco - Online charity application (Click here) - February 19 - March 25

All SECC statewide and local applicants are encouraged to review the following statute and regulations: 

Examples for Local Charities and Charity Federations: 

Re-certification Resources (For Statewide and Local Charities as Needed): 

Other Resources (For Statewide and Local Charities as Needed):