SSAE Competitive Grant Program

On August 22, 2018 the California Department of Education announced a $44 million competitive grant program called Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAE), which will provide funding for arts education and student health and safety. SSAE is a result of the passage of SB 933, authored by Senator Ben Allen, sponsored by the California Alliance for Arts Education and supported by advocates all over the state. The California Alliance for Arts Education wants to ensure the success of this program and make sure that these funds reach their intended target. Please see the resources below for more information about the grant program and reach out to the Alliance at with your questions. 

10 Things You Need to Know about the SSAE Competitive Grant Program - Learn the basics about this grant opportunity! 

SSAE Grant Eligibility Checklist - Review our Eligibility Checklist to learn more about who can apply and understand details of funding and grant activities.

SSAE Technical Assistance Webinar Recording and Slides - On September 18, 2018 at 3p.m. the Alliance hosted an interactive webinar that provided information about how to submit a successful application to the Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grant (SSAE) program. The content is intended to provide LEAs and their partners with guidance and necessary information related to the grant making process in advance of the October 17, 2018 deadline. The agenda included a review of the required grant materials, guidance about what is allowable within the program, strategies for crafting a concise proposal, and allowed time for participants’ questions. The expert panel of speakers included Stanton Miller, Peggy Burt, Bob Bullwinkel and Steve Venz. 

Congratulations to Recipients of the 2018 Student Support and Academic Enrichment Competitive Grant! See a full list of the grantees here