Title IV Part A, also known as Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE), is part of the Every Student Succeeds Act reauthorization of the ESEA. The SSAE program is intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of state educational agencies (SEAs), local educational agencies (LEAs), and local communities to provide all students with:
- Access to a well-rounded education
- Improve school conditions for student learning, safe and healthy students
- Effective use of technology to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students
Stronger Connections Grant (SCG)
May 2nd - Grant closed for 40% Free and Reduced Lunch.
May 31st - Grant reopened at 7:00 AM for all schools. See Grant Guidance for qualifications.
June 20th - Grant closed for all schools at 4:00 PM, no late submissions accepted.
July 1st - Grants graded by individual readers and scores turned in.
July 11th - Award letters sent out to districts.
July 12th - Districts accept Stronger Connections Grant awards on EGrants.
The Stronger Connections grant aims to provide funding for Montana LEAs to develop, implement and evaluate a comprehensive approach that prioritizes physical and emotional safety for their unique school community (SEC. 4108 [20 U.S.C. 7118]). Funded activities and practices should prioritize safety, create a sense of belonging, implement trauma-responsive approaches, and teach positive behaviors to provide safe and supportive learning environments that improve academic achievement and the well-being of students. Read the full Grant Guidance and template document to learn more! All frequently asked questions will be answered on the FAQ document.