The Title IV-A Coalition is Grateful for the Senate’s $125 Million Increase in Funding for SSAE Grants to $1.225 Billion in FY 2019

On behalf of the undersigned members of the Title IV-A Coalition, we offer the following response to the Senate’s FY 2019 LHHS-Ed appropriations bill, which includes $1.225 billion for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, authorized under Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

Washington D.C., June 25, 2018 –– The Title IV-A Coalition, comprised of more than 30 diverse organizations, is grateful that the Senate proposed $1.225 billion in funding for the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant program in its fiscal year 2019 education funding bill. This figure represents a $125 million funding increase over last year and a $25 million increase over the FY 2019 House proposal. If the Senate’s figure becomes law, states and districts could meaningfully invest in all of the areas that this program supports: safe and healthy schools, well-rounded education, and the effective use of technology, build off of the investments they made in these areas previously, and engage in long-term planning. Robust and steady levels of funding for SSAE will allow Congress to see the true value of its investments in this important program.

Title IV-A Coalition Members:

Afterschool Alliance Alliance for Excellent Education American Federation of School Administrators American Heart Association American Occupational Therapy Association American Psychological Organization American School Counselor Association (ASCA) Committee for Children Communities In Schools Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) Futures Without Violence Girl Scouts of the USA International Baccalaureate Organization

International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), League of American Orchestras Museum of Science, Boston National Association for College Admission Counseling, National Association for Music Education (NAfME), National Association of School Nurses National Association of School Psychologists, National Association of Secondary School Principals National Center for Learning Disabilities, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, National PTA National Science Teachers Association, National Summer Learning Association, School Social Work Association of America, SHAPE America, State Education Technology Directors Association (SETDA), STEM Ed Coalition, The American Counseling Association, The College Board Trust for America’s Health