Title IV Part A Grant Program

Title IV, Part A, also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, is a relatively new federal Title grant program under the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The purpose of this annual program is to improve access to a holistic education. Minnesota received approximately $12 million dollars FY20. Title IV, Part A funds are distributed to Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) as a formula grants to LEAs that spent Title I, Part A awards during the prior fiscal year.
Title IV, Part A is for improving student academic achievement through activities and programs in three broad areas:

  • Well-Rounded Education
  • Safe and Healthy Students
  • Effective Use of Technology
See the One Page Title IV, Part A Fact Sheet with more details, including special rules that apply to the award amount, spending in these areas and technology.

Title IV, Part A offers opportunities for:

  • Innovation including start-up, experimental, or pilot activities with outcomes directly tied to local LEA needs. 
  • Equitably expanding access to a well-rounded education.
  • Equitably expanding access, supports, programs and activities that foster a safe and healthy supportive environment.
  • Equitably expanding access to technology and professional learning for the effective use of technology, culturally responsive and antiracist teaching, and more.

Below are resources and responses to frequently asked questions about the Title IV, Part A grant program. Please review these resources and those found on the ESEA Grant Application Tools webpage to inform program planning and application submission by September 1.


Important Title IV, Part A, Resources