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 Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

Authorized in December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) introduced a new block formula grant under Title IV, Part A with a wide range of allowable uses. Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants are intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, LEAs, 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. (ESEA section 41​01).

​​Title IV, A SSAE Community Forum

The online SSAE Community Forum was created by the Georgia Department of Education to serve as a central location where school districts can share best practices, search for new ideas and collaborate with each other. To access the Community Forum as a member, please click here. To request membership or report an issue, please contact Dawna Hatcher, Program Manager, at, Charmaine Simmons at​, or Keisha Barnett at​​