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Diverse National Coalition Grateful for $60 Million Increase in Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant

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March 10, 2022

Washington D.C. –– On behalf of the undersigned members of the Title IV-A Coalition, we offer the following response in reaction to the $60 million increase in the FY22 Omnibus for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, authorized under Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):

“The Title IV-A Coalition, a strong alliance of national organizations advocating for federal investments in safe and healthy students, a well-rounded education, and the effective use of technology, is grateful for the $60 million increase over FY21 for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment block grant program under Title IV-A of ESSA, bringing the total to $1.28 billion.

Over the years, this flexible funding stream has allowed states and districts to invest in a multitude of evidence-based programs that offer the support students need to succeed and thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.

In these trying times, it is heartening to see Congress commit, in a bipartisan manner, to the well-being of children, our educators, and the education system as a whole by continuing to increase funding for the Title IV-A block grant. It is assuring Congress understands the importance of strong federal investments in these areas, giving districts the flexibility to continue building on their successes, lessons learned and expand access to critical programs that enrich and support the whole child.

Title IV-A Coalition Members:
Advance CTE


International Baccalaureate


National Council for the Social

Afterschool Alliance



Alliance for Excellent Education

International Society for Technology

National Council of Teachers of

American Counseling Association

in Education


American Federation of School

League of American Orchestras

National PTA


Learning Disabilities Association of

National Science Teaching

American Library Association



American Occupational Therapy


National Summer Learning


National Association for College


American Psychological Association

Admission Counseling

School Social Work Association of

American School Counselor

National Association for Music




School-Based Health Alliance

City Year Inc

National Association of School

Society of Health and Physical

Committee for Children



Communities In Schools

National Association of School

State Education Agency Directors of

Consortium for School Networking


Arts Education

Council of Administrators of Special

National Association of Secondary

State Education Technology


School Principals

Directors Association

Educational Theatre Association

National Center for Learning

STEM Education Coalition

Futures Without Violence


The College Board



Young Audiences Arts for Learning