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 Title IV, Part A - Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)


The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) is seeking comments on a waiver request for Sections 4106(d), 4106 (e)(2)(C), (D), and (E), and 4109 (b) of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), which will be submitted to the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Comments ​and questions should be submitted to the GaDOE Title IV, Part A office at no later than January 20, 2021.  For additional information, please click here:      

Title IV, A - Flexibility Waiver


Authorized in December 2015, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) introduced a new block formula gr​ant under Title IV, Part A with a wide range of allowable uses. Title IV, ​Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants are intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, 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 of all students. (ESEA section 41​01).

Title IV, Part A Tips and Tools Monthly Webinar​​

Georgia Insights Whole Child Toolkit

This toolkit was developed to provide a "one stop" location of basic information to support efforts of educating the whole child.​ Please visit the webpage for more information.

Title IV, Part A Competitive Grants

​Summer Lit Grant

  • Opens January 11, 2021
    Deadline for Receipt of Applications: January 22, 2021 at 5PM

  • The purpose of the FY21 Community-based Summer Literacy Grant is to assist LEAs in rural schools and districts with their efforts to create, develop, or sustain community-based summer learning activities that support literacy education and improve student outcomes in English language arts. Specifically, this Request for Application (RFA) is for the implementation of new community-based summer literacy activities or for the expansion of existing community-based summer literacy activities in rural Georgia during the summer. Community-based is defined as a learning activity that 1) is tailored to the unique needs of the local community and 2) either involves community members, leaders, partners, or organizations in the planning and execution of the activities or takes place outside the school in accessible community locations (e.g., parks, public libraries, coffeehouses,
  • neighborhoods).
  • To APPLY
  • FY21 Summer Lit RFA

​stART Grant​


Common/Universal Documents

Equitable Services Proportionate Share

See State Ombudsman webpage 

itle IV, A SSAE Community Forum 

​The online SSAE Community Forum was created by the Georgia Department of Education to serve as a central location where school districts can share best practices, search for new ideas and collaborate with each other. To access the Community Forum as a member, please click here. To request membership or report an issue, please contact Dawna Hatcher, Program Manager, at, or Keisha Barnett at​​

Assigned Area Specialist