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The Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is intended to help increase the capacity of State educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), schools, and local communities to:
Check Your Allocation
Your district allocations can be found on the chart below.
Some Advice on Allowability
Federal guidance on allowability asks that these four steps be considered:
Uniform Federal Grant Guidance
Determine Your Needs
Grant Allocation is between $10,000 and $29,999 --> You do not have to complete a comprehensive Needs Assessment, but you are responsible for demonstrating need for the activities in your Title IV-A program. The demonstrated needs should be the basis for your proposed outcomes and activities.
Title IV-A Program Development ProcessYour Stakeholder Team should drive the development of your entire Title IV-A program. Whether you focus on one need or several, your Title IV-A Stakeholder Team should conduct a needs assessment, identify and prioritize which of your needs they want to address through Title IV-A supplemental student programs. Then, look at development of your program as a backward design process.
The Title IV-A Stakeholder Team discusses the student needs, separates out those that fit into one or more of the Title IV-A categories, prioritizes them, so that the most important ones are considered first.
Then, you decide what outcomes, or final result, would help address or meet those determined needs. Once you determine the anticipated outcome that addresses the need, then explore what you could do to create that outcome. Develop a measurement tool that you could use to determine whether you have meet your outcome.
Grant reviewers must ensure that LEAs clearly identify Performance Measurements and Outcomes based upon the following definitions and guidelines:
Examples of performance measurements may include, but are not limited to:
It's best to develop your entire Title IV-A Program first, and then enter it into the grants management system as an entire program. This makes it easier to check the budget and for reviewers to assess and approve your program. This is especially true if your allocation is $30,000 or more where you have to use all three funding categories in your program. In order to best coordinate your program and budget in a meaningful way, it is best to plan it all out first, down to the budget for each activity. Then, add it into the grants management system.
Evidence Based Practices
What Works ClearinghouseThe What Works Clearinghouse (WWC) is a central and trusted source of scientific evidence on education programs, products, practices, and policies. WWC reviews the research, determines which studies meet rigorous standards, and summarizes the findings. They focus on high-quality research that determines what works in education. Not all education research is equal. WWC can help identify well-designed studies, trustworthy research, and meaningful findings that inform decisions and improve student outcomes.
Use the What Works Clearinghouse resources.
Accessing the Department of Education's Educator Resource Portal
Develop Your Activities
Grant Allocation is between $10,000 and $29,999 --> You can use a single category, or any combination, for your Title IV-A Program activities.
Resource and Reading LinksResources for developing Well Rounded Educational Opportunities https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRfnjwdm5sgwUjDzHI25rqnuMhGQ950lUQMVOsPoh9t6XWFuyvpombICkn_QhAxgs52ialeDEMMuQvg/pub
Resources for developing Safe and Healthy Schools and Students https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTWw_tyjrUvSwpVKdfSYvBF0lvrtlK7NzHWLpLFCGBPpUCN-o0CxGC9kzTE-0gTgPHmW9zUl8Q_fLTX/pub
Resources for developing the Effective Use of Technology https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vR4M-ZI2qSjMddFTaQx82NySdiadqmjH9c3-84wDZJ3ZEqhfCGR8emM8Ws3bB1DaUZ8cYGtAxkE6zAk/pub
Download Areas in the Arts to Explore in your Needs Assessment
Download Areas in Physical Education to Explore in your Needs Assessment
Tests of Cost Allowability for Federal Grants http://yellowbook-cpe.com/chapter-2-tests-of-cost-allowability-for-federal-grants.html
NH Educator Resources Portal (EBSCO) https://nheducatorresources.com/
Accessing the Portal Video (You Tube) https://youtu.be/UxIjz9Ru6t0
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Last updated January 30, 2023