Title IV Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE)

Welcome from the Director

Thank you for visiting the Title IV-Part A, Student Support and Academic Enrichment Program website.

As the director of this new program, I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve all Florida school districts and educational agencies. Starting something new isn’t always easy, but the challenges of year one will lead to many future achievements. I am inspired by the tenacity of the districts who have tackled the unknown with fresh innovative approaches that truly address the program objectives. Through Title IV-Part A, we will collectively improve academic and developmental outcomes by ensuring that all students have access to effective instructional and behavioral practices. We are on this heroic journey blazing a new trail together.

The Department highly encourages meaningful collaboration between districts, schools and the public/private sectors. Content and subject area integration is paramount as we maximize the effectiveness of the program through thoughtful stewardship of our federal allocation.

We are deeply committed to student achievement in a safe and supportive learning environment.

Michelle L. Gaines, Director


“If you want to go quickly, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
African proverb

Upcoming Events

February 8, 2019
School Nurses: Cultivating Healthy Bodies and Healthy Minds
Save the Date! Florida Association of School Nurses. Florida Hotel in Orlando.

February 25, 2019
Securing Safe Learning Environments for Florida LGBTQ Students
Conference Topics will include:
• Best Practice Programs and Policies for LGBTQ Inclusion
• Transgender Policies and Procedures
• GSA Support
• LGBTQ Leadership Roundtable Conversations
• Districts of Varying Sizes Sharing Program Ideas
Who Should Attend
Two to four safe schools district leaders or district leads who are championing inclusive LGBTQ safety and well-being. District leads should be in a position to suggest and implement inclusive policies and/or programs and practices for LGBTQ students or students, families and staff.