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Title IV, Part A (TIVA) Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant


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:

  1. provide all students with access to a well-rounded education,
  2. improve the safety and crate healthy learning environments for all students, and
  3. 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.

Title IV-A Purpose and Goals

The goal of the Title IV, Part A (TIV-A) Federal Titles Program is aligned directly with the United States Department of Education and State of Nevada Department of Education’s longstanding commitment to equity of opportunity for all students. This goal is accomplished in the TIVA program by:

  1. Ensuring that TIV-A Local Education Agency (LEA) allocable strategies and evidence-based interventions prepares every child to graduate from high school ready to thrive either in college or careers.
  2. Promoting equitable access to educational opportunities, including holding all students and schools to high academic standards.
  3. Ensuring meaningful action is taken to improve the lowest-performing schools and schools with underperforming student groups.
  4. Providing more children with access to high-quality preschool.
  5. Work to improve education outcomes for students with the ultimate objective of providing all students—regardless of zip code, race, ethnicity, religion, family income, sex (including gender identity), sexual orientation, disability, language status, gender, or migrant status—with a high-quality education.

The purpose of this subpart is to improve student's academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to: 1. Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; 2. Improve school conditions for student learning; and 3. Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students. Title IV, Part A Section 4101, 20 U.S.C. § 7111.

Greg Severance

Title IV, Part A Education Program Professional Director. Office of Student and School Support

Christopher McAnany

Education Program Supervisor. Office of Student and School Supports