The Title IV-A Coalition, is an alliance comprised of more than 60 national organizations working together to advocate for maximum funding of the flexible block grant, which is authorized at $1.6 billion for FY 2018 under Title IV, part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA).

The block grant, known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grant program, is designed to ensure that high needs districts have access to programs that foster safe and healthy students, provide students with a well-rounded education, and increase the effective use of technology in our nation’s schools.  The Coalition believes that if fully funded and administered the way Congress intended under ESSA, the SSAE grant program has the potential to adequately support school districts in their central mission of providing our students with the skills, resources, and support they need to succeed.

 

MEMBERS OF THE TITLE IV-A COALITION Board of directors

Ally Bernstein, Executive Director, ally@bsg-dc.com

Jon Bernstein, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), jon@bsg-dc.com

Meghan Lustig, Communities in Schools, lustigM@cisnet.org

Karen Johnson, SHAPE America, kjohnson@potomacstrategic.com

Jodi Peterson, National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), jpeterson@nsta.org

Zach Scott, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP), scottz@nassp.org

Kiersten Stewart, Futures Without Violence, kstewart@futureswithoutviolence.org

Kelly Vaillancourt Strobach, National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), kvaillancourt@naspweb.org