Newly authorized under subpart 1 of Title IV, Part A of the ESEA is the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program. The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of state education agencies, local education agencies, and local communities to provide all students with:

  • Access to a well-rounded education
  • Improve school conditions for student learning, and safe & healthy students
  • Improve the use of technology to improve the academic achievement & digital literacy of all students

School climate and safety are priorities in Montana and the OPI encourages all districts to use their new Title IV, Part A funds to ensure their students are learning in safe, positive school environments.


ESEA/ESSA Consolidated applications must be opened in September each year. A final submitted and approved application in October each year. Final closeouts are due in November of each year.

What to move funds from Title I or II back to run a Title IV A program? Here are instructions that can guide you! 


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OPI Staff are here to help:

Holly Mook, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program Manager - 406.444.0773

Tracy Moseman, Coordinated School Health Unit Director - 406.444.3000