Grant Details

Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program (SSAE)

 
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    CFDA#

    84.424A
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Department of Education (DoE)

    Summary

    President Obama signed the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) into law in December 2015, which reauthorized the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA). ESSA reflects the civil rights tradition of ESEA, which reflects our nations longstanding commitment to equity of opportunity for all students. 1 The new law has a clear goal of ensuring our education system prepares every child to graduate from high school ready to thrive in college and careers. Newly authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA, is the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program.


    The purpose of the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program is to improve students 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 for all students.

     

    History of Funding

    Previous state allocations can be seen at https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/statetables/18stbyprogram.pdf.

    Additional Information

    For LEAs or consortia that receive $30,000 or more:
    • at least 20 percent of the funds must be used to support activities pertaining to well rounded educational opportunities;
    • at least 20 percent of the funds must be used to support activities pertaining to safe and healthy students; and
    • a portion of the funds must be used to support activities pertaining to the effective use of technology, but not more than 15 percent of funds designated for effective use of technology can be used for purchasing technology infrastructure. At least 85 percent of the technology funds must be used to support professional learning to enable the effective use of educational technology.
    LEAs that receive less than $30,000 are not required to use funds in each priority area.

    Contacts

    Office of Safe and Healthy Students Staff

    Office of Safe and Healthy Students Staff
    400 Maryland Ave, SW
    Washington, DC 20202
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are State Educational Agencies. Local education agencies (LEAs) and nonprofit organization may apply to states for subgrants.

    Deadline Details

    States will receive their funding award for the SSAE grant program at the same time their other federally supported programs are funded each year. This is a closed process. 


    States will then host their own SSAE competition for eligible entities within their boundaries. Check the individual state's website for the official deadline, by clicking on the state. https://www2.ed.gov/programs/ssae/contacts.html

    Award Details

    Award amounts vary by state. Estimated state allocation can be seen at https://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/statetables/18stbyprogram.pdf.

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