[NHDOE-ETNews] Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Available

Freeda, Stanley Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov
Mon Sep 10 08:29:35 EDT 2018

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ITEM:  Title IV-A Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants Available

The NH DOE is pleased to announce the 2018-19 Student Support and Academic Enrichment program (Title IV, Part A).  Please read the description below and review the information on the Title IV-A Guidance Tutorial<https://www.opennh.net/course/view.php?id=566> to discover more about this formula-funded grant for your LEAs. This grant will be available to your district no later than Monday, September 10, 2018 in the Grants Management System. Your primary contact for information on the grant and the online grants management system will be Ashley Frame (contact information below).  However, you are encouraged to reach out to the content specialists and review the information on the tutorial considering innovative ways to craft your districts Title IV-A program.

Note, districts receiving $30,000 or more in funding must adhere to the requirements to allocate at least 20% for well rounded education opportunities, at least 20% for safe and healthy schools activities, and some of your allocation to support the effective use of technology.  You are not allowed to spend more than 15% on infrastructure upgrades.  The Title IV-A tutorial offers guidance and resources that support all three pathways.

Program Overview: Title IV, Part A, (also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants<https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essassaegrantguid10212016.pdf> or SSAE) in the 2015 reauthorized Elementary and Secondary Education Act supports our nation's commitment to equity of opportunity for all students. It is intended to ensure all children graduate from high school ready to thrive in careers and college by increasing the capacity of State education agencies (SEAs), local education 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 of all students. (ESEA section 4101)

Essential Elements of SSAE

  *   Timeline: Applications submitted on a rolling basis through online Grants Management System. (Please allow a few days for grants to appear in the system).
  *   Funding Allocations: New Hampshire has $5,042,908.75 to allocate to districts. The minimum district allocation is $10,000. The District Allocations<https://www.opennh.net/mod/lesson/view.php?id=18766&pageid=9> are given on the Program Overview page of the OPEN NH Title IV-A tutorial. Scroll down to the Allocations section on the page.
  *   Period of Availability: 2018-19 Title IV, Part A funds will remain available for obligation by LEAs until September 30, 2020, per the "Tydings Amendment."
  *   Needs Assessment: An LEA that receives at least $30,000 in SSAE program funds must conduct a comprehensive needs assessment that includes, at a minimum, the three objectives listed in the Program Overview. (ESEA section 4106(d)). The NH DOE is encouraging LEA's to implement the Future-Ready Framework Needs Assessment Survey <https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclIlKo_x96JrZLxrwxOtRa42f17BKSjC8-3TeS66OGSgrjTw/viewform> * to yield results for designing their plan.
  *   Supplement not Supplant Requirement: These funds cannot be used in place of State or local funds that would have otherwise been used for such activities.
  *   Equitable Services: LEAs receiving Title IV, Part A funds must comply with sections 8501-8504 of the Every Student Succeeds Act regarding equitable participation of private school students.
  *   Allowable Activities and Additional Resources: For more information regarding allowable uses of Title IV, Part A funds, please refer to the non-regulatory guidance<https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essassaegrantguid10212016.pdf> provided by the US DOE.

* Districts choosing not to use the Future Ready Needs Assessment Survey will be asked to upload their needs assessment results and analysis in the Online Grants Management System in order to demonstrate the connection of activities to determined need, as required by the Title IV-A federal grant program. Districts with allocations under the $30,000 threshold may choose, but do not have to conduct, a needs assessment. However, those districts still must base their Title IV-A activities on demonstrated need and upload accompanying documentation in the Online Grants Management System. For example, logic models or strategic plans are acceptable ways to show the relationship between an existing need and programs or activities.

NH Department of Education Title IV-A Technical Assistance

  *   Comprehensive Technical Assistance: OPEN NH Tutorial Title IV-A NH Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants<https://www.opennh.net/course/view.php?id=566>.
  *   Technical Assistance Workshop Sessions: Coming soon, to be announced.
  *   General Questions and Grants Management System Assistance, Ashley Frame, 603.271.6579, Ashley.Frame at doe.nh.gov<mailto:Ashley.Frame at doe.nh.gov>

Title IV-A Program Content Area Contacts

Well-rounded Education

  *   Marcia McCaffrey, Arts Education - Marcia.McCaffrey at doe.nh.gov<mailto:Marcia.McCaffrey at doe.nh.gov>
  *   Ashley Frame, Social Studies Education - Ashley.Frame at doe.nh.gov<mailto:Ashley.Frame at doe.nh.gov>
  *   Nate Greene, Science and STEM Education - Nathaniel.Greene at doe.nh.gov<mailto:Nathaniel.Greene at doe.nh.gov>

Safe and Healthy Students

  *   Kelly Untiet, Student Wellness - Kelly.Untiet at doe.nh.gov<mailto:Kelly.Untiet at doe.nh.gov>

Effective Use of Technology

  *   Stan Freeda, Digital Literacy and Online Learning- Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov<mailto:Stanley.Freeda at doe.nh.gov>

Title IV-A Program Resources

  *   OPEN NH Tutorial: 2018 Title IV-A NH Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program<http://www.opennh.net/course/view.php?id=566>
  *   ESSA Title IV-A Guidance, US Dept. of Education<https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essassaegrantguid10212016.pdf>
  *   NH ESSA State Plan<https://www.education.nh.gov/essa/documents/nh_state_plan_final_011918.pdf> (Title IV-A on page 94)
  *   Resources that Support the Effective Use of Technology<https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vR4M-ZI2qSjMddFTaQx82NySdiadqmjH9c3-84wDZJ3ZEqhfCGR8emM8Ws3bB1DaUZ8cYGtAxkE6zAk/pub>
  *   Resources that Support Safe and Healthy Schools<https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vTWw_tyjrUvSwpVKdfSYvBF0lvrtlK7NzHWLpLFCGBPpUCN-o0CxGC9kzTE-0gTgPHmW9zUl8Q_fLTX/pub>
  *   Resources that Support a Well Rounded Education<https://docs.google.com/document/d/e/2PACX-1vRfnjwdm5sgwUjDzHI25rqnuMhGQ950lUQMVOsPoh9t6XWFuyvpombICkn_QhAxgs52ialeDEMMuQvg/pub>
  *   Future Ready Needs Assessment Survey<https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSclIlKo_x96JrZLxrwxOtRa42f17BKSjC8-3TeS66OGSgrjTw/viewform>

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