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). The 2017 Federal Consolidated Appropriations Act provided $400 million that is distributed to states through a formula. Minnesota received $4.3 million to competitively award to districts.

SSAE is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing capacity to:

  • Activities and programs that provide all students with a well-rounded education.
  • Activities that support safe and healthy students.
  • The enhancement of technology to improve academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program is for public school districts, charter schools, or consortia of districts located in Minnesota. The grant program's purpose is activities and programs that provide all students with a well-rounded education, support safe and healthy students, and enhance technology to improve academic achievement and digital literacy of all. For assistance, view this Needs Assessment Guidebook.

Contact Doug Paulson (651-582-8471) for further information.
 
Intent to Participate in Title IV, Part A – Districts with nonpublic schools within their boundaries must send a letter of Intent to Participate in Title IV, Part A. The sample introduction letter informs the nonpublic school office of Title IV, Part A services that are available to them and the Intent to Participate letter asks them to respond if they would like to participate.

Affirmation of Consultation 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 should be reviewed and documented. The completed and signed Affirmation of Consultation should be attached to the district's State Educational Record Review and Submission System (SERVS) application.
 

Important Title IV information can be accessed from the list below: