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Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant

Information regarding the 2018 Student Support and Academic Enrichment Competitive Grant Program.

The California Department of Education (CDE) announces a 2018 Request for Applications (RFA) to fund the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) competitive grant projects, authorized under Title IV, Part A of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

While the ESSA established the SSAE program as a formula grant, the federal Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2017 provides states with the option of awarding subgrants on a competitive basis to eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) (i.e., those that receive Title I, Part A funds), or consortia of eligible LEAs, to support activities under one or more of ESEA sections 4107 (well-rounded educational opportunities), 4108 (safe and healthy students), or 4109 (effective use of technology). Priority must be given to LEAs, or consortia of LEAs, with the greatest need based on the number or percentage of children counted under ESEA Section 1124(c) (i.e., children counted for purposes of grants to LEAs under Title I, Part A), and awards must be made in a manner that ensures geographic diversity among subgrant recipients representing rural, suburban, and urban areas.

The 2018–19 California State Budget Act, Senate Bill 840, Chapter 29, authorizes $44,080,000 to be available through the 2018–19 fiscal year for this purpose. The bill also requires the CDE to prioritize the awards to applications that enhance visual and performing arts education or will utilize these funds as part of a comprehensive strategy to expand access to physical and mental health care.

The deadline for Notice of Intent to Submit an Application was Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

The deadline for applications was Wednesday, October 17, 2018.

Funding Results

2018 SSAE Competitive Grant Funding Results
Fiscal Year 2018-19 Funding Results for the SSAE Competitive Grant Program.

For more information, please visit the SSAE Competitive Grant RFA web page.

Technical Assistance Webinar

The CDE Educator Excellence and Equity Division (EEED) provided applicants an opportunity to participate in a webinar designed to provide technical assistance for the 2018 RFA for the SSAE Competitive Grant Program. The purpose of this webinar was to provide an overview of the SSAE grant program including project requirements, application requirements, and timeline. The webinar took place Tuesday, August 28, 2018: 3:30–4:30 p.m.

RFA Webinar Slides with Notes (PPTX)

Questions:   Educator Excellence and Equity Division | EEED@cde.ca.gov | 916-322-9503
Last Reviewed: Thursday, January 3, 2019