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 2021

Application will be available in Utah Grants in October 2020
Grant Applications Due Date: Friday, October 30, 2020, 5 p.m.

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 IVA Fiscal Year 2021 application, highlighting the differences from previous year (Fiscal Year 2019 or Fiscal Year 2020) to this year if applicable, and upload into Utah Grants.
    • 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@schools.utah.gov
    • Do Not Submit a Transfer in Utah Grants.
  3. Waive the application using the following instructions

Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant Applications Instructions

Title IV Part A Reimbursement Request Form
Google Docs

The Title IV, Part A SSAE program requires financial reporting in the following three areas: safe and healthy, well rounded, and effective use of technology. To ensure accurate and timely reporting, the linked reimbursement request form will be required for all reimbursement requests submitted in Utah Grants.


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

Strategies that relate to Allowable Activities

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 IVA High Leverage Strategies
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