Support Funding for Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants
The Title IV, Part A block grant is a new program created under the bipartisan Federal education law, the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA). The program, also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG), will be utilized by states and school districts to provide students with a well-rounded education, support a safe and healthy school environment, and support the effective use of technology.
Despite being authorized at $1.65 billion within ESSA, the block grant is facing significant funding barriers from Congress. If underfunded, school districts would be prevented from investing in programs, like Communities In Schools, that empower students to succeed.
In order to keep the pressure on Congress to fully fund the SSAEG program, Communities In Schools has joined together with over a hundred organizations to form the Title IV, Part A coalition, working to urge Congress to provide maximum funding for the program.
However, we cannot do it alone and we need YOUR help to get the message across to Congress! Use our easy advocacy tool to send a pre-written letter to Congress urging them to fully fund the block grant.