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Request for Applications

Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Competitive Grant Program

Note: The due date for the request for applications has passed. This page is for reference and administration of funding.

The purpose of the SSAE Competitive Grant Program is to encourage and support eligible districts and public charter schools to increase the capacity of LEAs to provide all students with access to well-rounded educational opportunities; support safe and healthy students; and/or support the effective use of technology. The process will prioritize applications that enhance visual and performing arts education or utilize funds as part of a comprehensive strategy to expand access to physical and mental health care.

Program Questions: Julia Agostinelli, email:, phone: 916-322-9503

Downloading Questions: SSAE Team, e-mail:, tel. 916-322-9503

Intent to Award Notification

Due to the large volume of 2018 Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant applications the California Department of Education (CDE) received, the CDE delayed the posting of the intent to award to November 26, 2018. The new deadline for receipt of any appeal was 5 p.m. on Monday, December 3, 2018, maintaining the seven-day period between the intent to award and the deadline for receipt of any appeal. Information regarding submitting an appeal is available on page 24 of the SSAE Grant Request for Applications (RFA).

The dates associated with other activities noted in the SSAE RFA Timeline (p. 16) remain the same.

Document Description
Request for Applications (DOCX)
Complete description of the SSAE Competitive Grant Program, eligibility requirements, application process, funding, and sub-grantee requirements. This document contains the instructions, application checklist, and required forms.
SSAE Form A (PDF) Form A – SSAE Intent to Submit an Application
SSAE Form B (PDF) Form B – SSAE Application Cover Sheet
SSAE Form C (PDF) Form C – SSAE Statement of Assurances
SSAE Budget Forms D and E (XLSX) Budget Form D: Proposed Budget Summary
Budget Form E: Proposed Budget Narrative

Certifications and Assurances

Document Description

General Assurances & Certifications 2018–19

Required as a condition of receiving funds. Applicants do not need to sign and return them with the application; they must be downloaded and kept on file for compliance reviews, complaint investigations, or audits. Applicants that participate in the Consolidated Application - ConApp - should have a copy on file and do not need another copy. Program-specific assurances are not included here and should be listed separately on the Request for Application (RFA).
Drug-Free Workplace, CDE-100f Any entity, whether an agency or an individual, must complete, sign, and return this certification with its grant application to the CDE.
Lobbying, ED 80-0013 Certification regarding lobbying for federal grants in excess of $100,000.
Debarment and Suspension, ED 80-0014 Certification regarding debarment, suspension, ineligibility and voluntary exclusion--lower tier covered transactions.

Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 3, 2019
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