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Guidance: 2018–19 Title IV Student Support

Consolidated Application Winter Release guidance for the 2018–19 Title IV, Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment.

This program provides funding to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing school district capacity to:

  • Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
  • Improve school conditions for student learning; and
  • Improve the use of technology in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

Program Overview

The California Department of Education (CDE) believes that the following school improvement programs are key components of both Title IV, Part A and student academic success in California:

  • School-based mental health services and counseling;
  • Programs to promote safe and supportive school climates to reduce the use of exclusionary discipline;
  • Programs that promote supportive school discipline;
  • Programs supporting dropout prevention;
  • A healthy, active lifestyle (nutritional and physical education);
  • Alcohol, tobacco, and other drug education;
  • Systems and practices to prevent bullying/cyberbullying and harassment;
  • Trauma-informed practices;
  • Relationship-building skills to reduce violence and abuse; and
  • Establishing community partnerships.


The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Program authorizes significant funds to address the expectations listed above by means of a formulaic allocation of Title IV, Part A funds to California’s Title I schools; a transfer of the Title IV, Part A funding allocated for state activities to Title II; and a percentage of the available funding allocated to the CDE for the purposes of the associated state operations to monitor activities and effective implementation of the SSAE Programs as permitted by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).


California anticipates receiving $120 million in Title IV, Part A funds. The state’s allotment is based on its portion of the Title I appropriation. Similarly, local educational agencies (LEA) receive funding under Title I based on their portion of the state’s Title I appropriation. Of the state’s Title IV, Part A allotment, no less than 95 percent must be allocated to LEAs, not more than 1 percent may be used to administer the program, and the remaining 4 percent may be used by the state for activities described in ESSA Section 4104(b).

Additional Information

For additional guidance please refer to the U.S. Department of Education, Non-Regulatory Guidance Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants web page External link opens in new window or tab. (PDF).

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Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 15, 2019
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