Join NAfME’s public policy team on August 8 @ 7:00 PM (EDT)
for our Quarterly Advocacy Webinar!
As you gear up for the new school year, join us to learn more about increased funding for the Title IV block grant and its opportunities for music education.
**As always, music educators can complete a short quiz after the webinar to receive recognition for professional development valued at one contact hour.**
Learn About Title IV-A
Housed under Title IV, Part A of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) grants help states and school districts better serve disadvantaged students, including by providing access to well-rounded education subjects, like music and arts.
NAfME is thrilled to support Congress’s decision to provide $1.1 billion in FY 2018 funding (this school year) for the Title IV-A block grant. This is a 250% increase over last year’s inadequate funding level of $400 million. During our webinar, NAfME’s public policy team will explore how Title IV funding can be used to support music education in your school district. We will explain how the process works, what your role can be, and provide examples from across the nation.
Frequently Asked Questions
You probably have numerous questions about Title IV-A and how the grant process operates. Throughout the webinar, we will provide direct answers to some of the most frequently asked questions by music educators, such as:
- How can I be involved within the process, so that my music program can access Title IV-A funds?
- How can I learn what funds have been allocated for in my school district?
- Is there a deadline to apply for FY 2018 Title IV-A funds?
- What specifically can this funding be used for to benefit my music program?
These and many other questions will be covered during the webinar.
How You Can Be An Advocate
The backbone of NAfME’s advocacy efforts is our fantastic member advocates. As you receive Title IV-A funding for the upcoming school year, we want to hear your success story!
Your stories are vital to helping NAfME advocate for music education! Although Title IV-A received a significant increase in FY 2018, the new funding number is still short of the grant’s authorized amount of $1.6 billion. Help us get closer to that goal and continue the wave of support for the block grant, by sharing your story today!
Ronny Lau, Assistant Director of Public Policy, August 6, 2018. © National Association for Music Education (NAfME.org).