New Direction on ESSA Funds for the Arts

What You Need to Know:
Understanding and Leveraging Federal Title IV Funds
for Fine Arts Education in Iowa
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) creates a new funding stream that is designed to ensure a “well-rounded” education for all students. Under ESSA, fine arts are designated as part of a well-rounded education. These new federal funds, known as Title IV, Part A or Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG), will flow through the Iowa Department of Education to school districts.
Through conversations with the Angela Matsuoka, Fine Arts Consultant at the Iowa Department of Education (IDOE), we have compiled this reference document to access Title IV, Part A funds for your district that can potentially be used for arts education.