The Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (Title IV, Part A) program provides funds for programs and activities to improve students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity of local school divisions to:
- Provide all students with a well-rounded education;
- Improve school conditions for learning; and
- Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
The SSAE program provides SEAs, LEAs, and schools the flexibility to tailor investments based on the needs of their unique student populations. Where possible, the Department encourages coordination and integration of the SSAE program with activities authorized under other sections of the law, as well as other federal programs to improve outcomes for students. The Department notes that ensuring all students have access to a holistic well-rounded education is central to the shared work across programs in ESSA. LEAs or a consortium of LEAs may apply for SSAE program funds and must prioritize the distribution of funds to schools based on one or more of several factors, including schools that are (i) are among those with the greatest needs, as determined by the LEA, (ii) have the highest numbers of students from low-income families, (iii) are identified for comprehensive support and improvement under Title I, Part A of the ESEA; (iv) are implementing targeted support and improvement plans under Title I, Part A of the ESEA; or (v) are identified as a persistently dangerous public school under section 8532 of the ESEA.
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