TITLE IV - PART A
FLEXIBLE BLOCK GRANT
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) includes a flexible block grant program known as Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG) under Title IV Part A. Title IV, Part A authorizes activities in three broad areas:
1. Providing students with a well-rounded education including programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics and International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement.
2. Supporting safe and healthy students with comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, and health and physical education.
3. Supporting the effective use of technology that is backed by professional development, blended learning and educational tech devices.
TITLE IV - PART B
21st Century Community Learning Centers
The purpose of the Mississippi Department of Educations' Title IV, Part B, 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Program is to provide opportunities for communities to establish or expand activities in community learning centers that:
· provide academic enrichment opportunities for children, particularly for students who attend high- poverty and low-performing schools, to meet state and local student standards in core academic subjects
· offer students a broad array of enrichment activities that can complement their regular academic programs, and
· offer literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.
These centers can operate before, during, or after school or any time the regular school day is not in session.
Any public or private organization is eligible to apply for a 21st CCLC grant. Examples of agencies and organizations eligible under the 21st CCLC Program include, but are not limited to, school districts, non-profit agencies, city or county government agencies, faith-based organizations, institutions of higher education, and for-profit corporations.
Types of Projects/Programs
· Remedial education activities and academic enrichment learning programs
· Mathematics and science education activities
· Arts and music education activities
· Entrepreneurial education programs
· Tutoring services and mentoring programs
· English Learner (EL) programs that emphasize language skills and academic achievement
· Recreational activities
· Telecommunications and technology education programs
· Expanded library service hours
· Programs that promote parental engagement and family literacy
· Programs that assist students who have been truant, suspended, or expelled
· Drug and violence prevention programs, counseling programs, and character education programs
Award Funding and Periods
Mississippi funds programs for three years on a degrading scale formula contingent upon proper implementation of the proposed project, completion and submission of all required documentation and future congressional appropriations. Recipients will receive funding at 100% for the first two years of the program and 80% of their original funding in year three.