Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program
To improve student?s academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, local educational agencies (LEAs), 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 in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended. ESEA,, Title IV, Part A, Subpart I
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
State educational agencies including for the Outlying Areas and the Secretary of the Interior. LEAs and Indian tribal schools are subgrantees.
LEAs, schools, and their community stakeholders will benefit directly by improving students' academic achievement by increasing the capacity 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 in order to improve the academic achievement and digital literacy for all students.
OMB Circular No. A-133. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards.
The Department of Education makes formula grants through state plan review process.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, as appropriate for application deadlines
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 60 to 90 days.
How are proposals selected?
Contact the program office for this information.
How may assistance be used?
A State educational agency (SEA) must reserve at least 95 percent of its SSAE program allocation for subgrants to LEAs and not more than 1 percent of its SSAE program allocation for administrative costs.
An SEA may use any remaining funds to support State-level activities and programs designed to meet the purposes of the program, which may include monitoring and providing technical assistance to LEAs.
LEAs receiving formula allocations of $30,000 or more must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment and, based on the results of that assessment, use not less than 20 percent of their allocations for activities to support well-rounded educational opportunities, not less than 20 percent for activities to support safe and healthy students, and a portion to support the effective use of technology. LEAs receiving formula allocations less than $30,000 must use funds to carry out activities in at least one of these three areas. LEAs may reserve up to 2 percent of their allocations for administrative costs.
Each subgrant awarded must be for a term of 1 year and in an amount of not less than $10,000. LEAs may form consortia and combine subgrant allocations to carry out activities jointly.
SEAs and LEAs must use funds to supplement, and not supplant, non-Federal funds that would otherwise be used for authorized activities.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular no. a-133 (revised, June 27, 2003; OMB A-133 compliance supplement 2015), "audits of states, local governments, and non-profit organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in federal awards are exempt from federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in circular no. a-133. In accordance with the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in the appendix to 34 CFR, Part 80, requires state and local governments that receive financial assistance of $750,000 or more within the state's fiscal year have an audit made for that year. State and local governments that receive between $25,000 and $750,000 within the state's fiscal year shall have an audit made in accordance with the appendix to Part 80, or in accordance with federal laws and regulations governing the programs in which they participate.
In accordance with section 443(a) of the General Education Provisions Act, States and LEAs must maintain certain program records for 3 years. The Uniform Guidance (2 CFR SS200.333) requires financial records, supporting documents, statistical records, and all other non-Federal entity records pertinent to a Federal award must be retained for a period of three years from the date of submission of the final expenditure report or, for Federal awards that are renewed quarterly or annually, from the date of the submission of the quarterly or annual financial report, respectively, as reported to the Federal awarding agency or pass-through entity in the case of a subrecipient.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory Formula: ESEA Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Assistance available for a period up to 1 year. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: Lump.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Office of Safe and Healthy Students, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave, SW,
Washington, DC 20202 US
(Formula Grants) FY 18$1,072,610,000.00; FY 19 est $1,140,867,000.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$392,000,000.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
FY 18 est range: $889,497-$127,291,818; FY 18 est average: $18,817,719. FY 19 est range: $946,101-$143,389,327; FY 19 est average: $20,015,211.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
34 CFR 200. For Title IV guidance and other information, contact the program office, listed below.
Examples of Funded Projects