Title IV-A: Student Support & Academic Enrichment (SSAE)
The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is authorized under Title IV, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA) as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA). The purpose of this reauthorized program is to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and local communities to:
- Provide all students with access to well-rounded educational opportunities by carrying out programs and activities in areas such as STEM, music and the arts, foreign languages, history and civics, and college and career guidance;
- Improve school conditions for student learning by fostering safe and healthy students through programs and activities such that address physical education and nutrition, school readiness and dropout prevention, mentoring and school counseling, school-based mental health services, PBIS, and the prevention of violence, bullying, and substance abuse; and
- Improve the effective use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students through blended learning, providing access to digital learning experiences, and increasing professional learning and infrastructure related to classroom technology.
Formula grant awards are issued to eligible LEAs within the state to support a variety of programs and activities that support the overall education, health, and digital literacy needs of all students.