Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education/ Department of Developmental Services (DESE/DDS)

Public Partnerships is pleased to provide Financial Management Agent Services to the Massachusetts
Department Elementary and Secondary Education / Department of Developmental Services Program
(DESE/DDS Program).

Consumers and their families are able to hire staff and purchase a range of goods and services within an approved budget. The services include:


  • Family support coordination
  • Direct care staffing
  • Professional services and supports
  • Computer
  • Education materials
  • Home supports
  • Home modifications
  • Vehicle modifications
  • Social/recreational activities
  • Medical supports
  • Gluten free items

PPL provides the following services to consumers and their families participating in the DESE/DDS Program:

  • Manages participant authorizations;
  • Pays service providers for work performed or for goods to purchase on behalf of consumers within DDS approved budgets; and
  • Distributes spending reports to consumers and DDS Central Office staff each month.


If you have forgotten you user ID and password or are new user, contact PPL at

Customer Service:  (888) 623-5688.


It’s easier to get to your program documents. You no longer need a username and password. Just click on “Program Documents” below.

Program Documents

USCIS Form I-9 Changes

Program Contacts

Tara Himmel

Tara Himmel
Customer Service: 1-888-623-5688

Customer Assistance

If you need assistance or if you are a new user with questions pertaining to your program, please contact us at:

Massachusetts DESE/DDS Program Hotline:


What Clients are Saying...

  • “Kianga displayed Superior Customer Service on her call today, let me vent, had great patience, and came up with a solution that I was happy with. Thanks.”– program participant in Virginia