Authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help meet the goals of the grant by increasing the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to:
- provide all students with access to a well-rounded education,
- improve the safety and crate healthy learning environments for all students, and
- improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
This federal grant provides Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) with funds towards building capacity to ensure that all students have access to high-quality educational experiences.
LEA Guidance for Allotments Over $30,000
Funding for this grant is based on the Title IA funding formula. LEAs that receive an allocation of $30,000 or greater must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment and are required to allocate at least 20% of the grant funds in the content area of a well-rounded education, at least 20% in the content area to support safe and healthy students, and a portion ($1 or more) of funds to support the content areas for effective use of technology.
LEA Guidance for Allotments Under $30,000
If an LEA receives less than $30,000 in total funding, a comprehensive needs assessment is not required and there is not a required set-aside percentage for any of the content areas, well-rounded and safe and healthy students. However, the LEA must spend money on activities in at least one of the three categories.