Title IV Part A Grant Program

Title IV, Part A, or Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) funds, are federal grants under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Minnesota received approximately $12 million for FY20 that will be awarded to Local Educational Agencies (LEA’s) based on a formula.

Allocations can be accepted in the Manage Allocations/Competitive awards section of the State Educational Record Review and Submission System (SERVS). Applications are due September 1st. Unlike other Title fund applications, the required application file attachments including the Narrative, Budget Worksheet and the Affirmation of Consultation for Nonpublics are located down below.

Purpose
Title IV Part A funds are intended to improve student academic achievement through activities and programs in three broad areas:
  • Well-rounded education
  • Safe and healthy students
  • Effective use of Technology
Title IV, Part A, Fact Sheet.

Use of Funds and Allowable Activities
These funds are an opportunity to design and collaborate in the areas of well-rounded education, safe and healthy schools and effective use of technology to improve equity, opportunity and outcomes for all students. Examples of allowable uses of funds include, but are not limited to: Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Computer Science, The Arts, Accelerated Learning, Mental Health, Counseling, Social Emotional Learning, Positive Behavioral Interventions and Supports, Wellness, Blended and Personalized Learning, Digital Literacy and more! Additional are listed resources below.

Nonpublics

Districts with nonpublic schools within their boundaries must send a Letter of Intent to Participate in Title IV, Part A. Districts with a nonpublic school that are interested in participating in Title IV, Part A, must consult with the nonpublic school official. During the consultation, the questions on the Affirmation of Consultation Title IV, Part A, should be reviewed and documented. The completed and signed Affirmation of Consultation should be uploaded and attached to the district's State Educational Record Review and Submission System (SERVS) application.

Please review our resources and Frequently Asked Questions and Answers further below. Contact Kate Beesch (651) 582-8646 for more information. 

Important Title IV, Part A, Resources: