The Ministry of Education has made available to boards a Special Equipment Amount (SEA) application process. The purpose of SEA Equipment funding is to assist boards with the costs of equipment essential to support students with special needs. Students eligible for a claim are students with a special need, where equipment is required to support student access to the Ontario curriculum and/or an alternate program. This equipment does not exist within the school at the time the claim is submitted. Examples of individualized or shared equipment are FM systems, lifts, communication devices, and computers with assistive technology.