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 Student Support and Academic Enrichment (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.
Title IV: 21st Century Schools Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
National Center on Safe Supportive Learning Environments
2019-2020 School Year
January 2, 2019
Application will become available online.
March 1, 2019
All applications must be received via Utah Grants Management System by Friday, March 1, 2019, 5 p.m.
Utah State Board of Education (USBE) staff review applications and budgets for adherence to state and federal requirements. Grants reviewed by external committee members.
1. Review instructions
2. Grant program overview for reviewer
3. Scoring guide
March 24 – April 1, 2019
1. Compile review forms and recommendation's
2. Final review of applications and budgets for adherence to state and federal requirements
3. Negotiate budgets with recommended applicants
4. Finalize recommendations for grant awards
USBE staff will receive and act on Review Committee’s recommendations for funding.
SSAE award letters sent and projects begin.
July 31, 2020
SSAE grant projects and fiscal year ends.
August 15, 2020
Annual Report due to USBE for review.
August 15, 2020
Final reimbursement requests due to USBE.
2018/2019 School Year
Applications are now closed, and 2018-2019 awardees have been selected.