Welcome to the NAfME Grassroots Action Center!
Here you will find different ways to:
Support Music Education in Federal Education Policy
Be Involved With the Legislative Process
Engage Your Members in Congress
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Tell Congress to Fully Fund Title IV-A
By filling out this form, you’ll be able to easily share a message to your members of Congress which conveys the importance of Title IV-A funding. Once you’re ready, press send and the message will be delivered directly to your specific Representatives and Senators.
Title IV, Part A, also known as the Student Support and Academic Enrichment (SSAE) Grant, is a flexible block grant authorized at $1.6 billion. Congress created the program in 2015 to support safe students, effective use of technology, and a well-rounded education, which includes music. To learn more, check out the Everything ESSA page and the Title IV-A Toolkit.
Please join more than 1,000 NAfME members who have already engaged in the Title IV-A call-to-action—and let Congress know that school districts need adequate funding to help support their music programs.
FY 2018’s funds will be available for the 2018 – 2019 school year. If you have received Title IV-A funding previously or will receive funding for the upcoming school year, we want to hear YOUR story!
Visit bit.ly/TitleIVstories to tell us your Title IV story:
- How much funding did you receive?
- What was the funding used for?
- How has it benefited your students?
- How has it benefited you as an educator in providing a well-rounded education?
- By using these funds, are you closer to providing a “quality” music program, as outlined in the OTL standards?
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. This information will help us get closer to that goal!
At this time, we have no grassroots social media campaigns active. Check back soon to see how you can support music education through social media!
- Local Advocacy Action Plan
- NAfME Civic Action Field Guide
- Grassroots Advocacy Inventory
- Society for Music Teacher Education Policy E-Kit
- Find your state advocacy leadership
- Title IV-A Success Stories
- Organizing a State Advocacy Day
- Parents – 5 Ways to Support Your Music Program
- Connecting with Legislators
- Key Federal Education Members
- Public Relations 101
- Quick review of How a Bill Becomes a Law
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