Student Support and Academic Enrichment (Title IV, Part A)
Student Engagement & Support
The Student Support and Academic Enrichment (Title IV, Part A) program provides funding to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing school district capacity to:
- Provide all students with access to a well-rounded education;
- Improve school conditions for student learning; and
- Increase the use of technology to enhance the academic achievement and digital literacy of all students.
For the 2022-23 school year, Washington received approximately $20 million. OSPI distributes funds via formula allocations to all eligible school districts.
Local educational agencies (LEAs) implementing a Title IV, Part A program are required to annually complete a state report regarding how funds were used and to what extent they accomplished annual goals. Review the 2020-21 Title IV, Part A Program Overview for information on how LEAs categorized activities funded by Title IV, Part A, and examples of how LEAs described a success resulting from Title IV, Part A funding.
OSPI recently received additional funding for Title IV, Part A through the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act (BSCA) of June 2022. The BSCA bill language includes a requirement for states to distribute funds to high-need LEAs on a competitive basis. Stronger Connections Grants (SCG) grants are specifically targeted for activities aligned with the Safe and Healthy Students program purpose. OSPI anticipates that there will be a SCG competition in spring 2023 to award $15 million. Grants will support implementation for approximately three years. OSPI strongly recommends that small LEAs consider applying as part of a consortia led by an ESD.
OSPI drafted application guidance to allow LEAs, and consortia of LEAs, sufficient time to begin stakeholder engagement and planning efforts. Our plan is to answer questions and make clarifications, as needed, before we open the final application in iGrants sometime in March 2023. The anticipated deadline will be in May 2023.
All LEAs, and consortia of LEAs, should carefully review the draft guidance document to determine if this funding opportunity is a good option for your community. Please note that though we do not anticipate major changes, the details and draft application questions may change in response to questions and needed clarifications.We ask that you submit any questions or comments to the Title IV, Part A email!
We will plan Zoom sessions to invite additional discussion and questions about this funding opportunity. Dates and times will be available soon. We will also develop a Q&A document as we receive questions, so all potential applicants have access to OSPI responses.
- OSPI Title IV, Part A Quick Guide
- Title IV Program Overview Presentation Slides
- Title IV, Part A Program Planning Guide
- Effective Use of Technology – Open Educational Resources
- The Arts and Title IV, Part A
- Health and Physical Education and Title IV, Part A
- Mental Health and Suicide Prevention and Title IV, Part A
- SEL and Title IV, Part A