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What is the Title IV, Part A Technical Assistance Center (T4PA Center)?

In October 2018, the U.S. Department of Education launched the Title IV, Part A Technical Assistance Center (T4PA Center). Headquartered in the Washington DC area, the T4PA Center will provide State education agencies (SEAs) with dedicated support for implementing the Title IV, Part A (Title IV-A) Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program as reauthorized under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act in 2015.

Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants are intended to improve students’ academic achievement by increasing the capacity of States, LEAs, schools, and local communities to:

  • Provide students with a well-rounded education including programs such as college and career counseling, STEM, arts, civics, and International Baccalaureate/Advanced Placement.
  • Support safe and healthy students with comprehensive school mental health, drug and violence prevention, training on trauma-informed practices, and health and physical education.
  • Support the effective use of technology that is backed by professional development, blending learning, and ed tech devices.

What services and tools do we offer?

The T4PA Center develops high quality resources, information, and training aligned with the three priority content areas of the program—providing a well-rounded education, improving the safety and health of students, and effectively using technology—tailored to the needs of the Title IV, Part A State coordinators. The T4PA Center will also give SCs access to a national cadre of subject matter experts who can provide targeted technical assistance.