Title IV, Part A

(from the Mississippi Department of Education)

The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program is used to improve student academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies, schools, and local communities to: 1) provide all students with access to a well-rounded education; 2) improve school conditions for student learning; and 3) improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.

- Section 4101

A Local Educational Agency (LEA) that receives at least $30,000 in SSAE program funds must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment that includes, at a minimum, a focus on the three content areas identified above.

- Section 4106(d)

Based on the results of that assessment, the LEA must use:

  • At least 20 percent of funds for activities to support well-rounded educational opportunities;
  • At least 20 percent of funds for activities to support safe and healthy students; and
  • A portion of funds for activities to support effective use of technology

Supplement not Supplant Requirement

SSAE program funds shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be used for activities authorized under the SSAE program.  

- Section 4110

Special Rule

LEAs shall not use more than 15 percent of funds for purchasing technology infrastructure which shall include technology infrastructure purchased for the activities under Section 4109(a)(4)(A) (development of new instructional models- including blended learning technology software and platforms, digital instructional resources, initial Professional Development (PD) activities, other one-time Information Technology(IT) purchases).

- Section 4109(b)