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What is the T4PA Center ?

The Title IV-A Technical Assistance Center (T4PA Center) operates on behalf of the U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS) and provides State Education Agencies (SEAs) with dedicated support for implementing the Title IV, Part A Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) program.

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What Does the T4PA Center Do?

The T4PA Center provides SSAE State coordinators (SCs) assistance across the program’s diverse content areas in the form of developing and disseminating high-quality resources, information, and trainings, as well as providing access to a national cadre of subject matter experts who can offer targeted technical assistance. In partnership with ED, the T4PA Center works with SCs to identify grant implementation needs, develop a tailored plan to address these needs, and broker support to build capacity at the state and local levels to help ensure Title IV, Part A programmatic success.

Major Activities Include:

  • Providing Dedicated TA Liaison Support to SCs
  • Operating a Help Desk
  • Conducting Needs Assessments
  • Developing Customized Training and Technical Assistance Plans
  • Identifying and Creating Resources, Trainings, and Other Materials
  • Developing a National Network of Subject Matter Experts
  • Operating a SC-dedicated Community of Practice

Priority Content Areas

  • Well-Rounded Education (WRE)
  • Safe and Healthy Students (SHS)
  • Effective Use of Technology (EUT)


  • Serve the needs of the Title IV-A State coordinators
  • Collaborate with Federal partners and other organizations
  • Help facilitate ED’s goals for program success

Contact Us

Help Desk Toll-Free Number: (833) 404–4845

Help Desk Email: info@T4PACenter.org

T4PA Center Comprehensive Website: https://t4pacenter.ed.gov