Title IV, Part A: Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)


Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed into law in December 2015. It reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). Newly authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA is the SSAE program. The SSAE program is intended 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 a well-rounded education; safe and healthy students; and the effective use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Additional Program Information

The Title IV, Part A SSAE program is administered through Utah Grants. Applications for the new funding period will be available in Utah Grants in the fall of 2020.

ESSA, Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program

Title IV: 21st Century Schools Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grants

Title IV, Part A Statute

Application Support

Fiscal Year 2022

October 2020

Application will be available in Utah Grants

November 5, 2021

Grant Applications are due at 5 p.m.

Application Instructions

Your Local Education Agency (LEA) has funds available for Title IVA Fiscal Year 2021. Please choose the option best for your LEA to utilize these funds:

1. Complete the Title IV, Part A 2022 application along with a new needs assessment (if applicable) and submit in Utah Grants Management.

  1. Needs Assessment must be Completed Every Three Years.

2. Transfer funds from Title IVA to Title I or Title II. Your LEA will need to complete the transfer request form and return via e-mail to Jodi Parker

  1. Do Not Submit a Transfer in Utah Grants.

3. Waive the application using the following instructions

  1. Waiving Applications in UtahGrants
    Utah State Board of Education Utah Grants

Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant Applications Instructions


LEA Title Funds Transfer Request Form

The Title IV, Part A SSAE program requires financial reporting in the following three areas: safe and healthy students, well rounded educational opportunities, and effective use of technology. To ensure accurate and timely reporting, a program evaluation tracker is required for final reimbursement

Program Evaluation Tracker

Performance Measures and Outcomes


Aligning Evidence-based Clearinghouses with the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) Tiers of Evidence

Non-Regulatory Guidance Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
United States Department of Education

T4PA Center Addressing Exclusionary Discipline
If a Local Education Agency (LEA) expresses a need in addressing exclusionary discipline, Title IV, Part A State coordinators can use the following information to support LEAs as they conduct their needs assessment, prepare their LEA application, consider how to evaluate their effort, and/or seek additional information.

T4PA Center Evaluation Guide

Title IV, Part A LEA Needs Assessment Tool
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments (NCSSLE)

Title IV, Part A Strategies that Relate to Allowable Activities
These strategy guides have been developed by Utah State Board of Education content specialists to assist LEAs in choosing high leverage strategies in each allowable activity for various content areas.

Contact Us

Jodi Parker
Title IV, Part A Grant Coordinator and Health and Physical Education Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7734 | E-mail

JoAnna Sorensen
Title IV, Part A Program Specialist
Phone: (801) 538-7534 | E-mail

Yanka Demireva
Financial Operations Support
Phone: (801)  538-7665 |  E-mail