Student Support Services Program

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This program operates on a five-year grant cycle

Last Competition: FY 2020
Applications Available: December 17, 2019
Deadline for Transmitting Applications: January 27, 2020

Federal Register Notices
  • Notice Inviting Applications for New Awards for FY 2020: PDF (291K)

Current Application

The FY 2020 Student Support Services application package can be found on .

FY 2020 SSS Application: Please click the link above to access the SSS application.

If you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD) or a text telephone (TTY), call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 1-800-877-8339. Individuals with disabilities can obtain a copy of the application package in an accessible format (e.g., braille, large print, audiotape, or compact disc) by contacting the program contact person listed in this section.

Tips and Assistance

FY 2020 SSS technical assistance pre-application workshops will be conducted at the following sites: Contact the program office for follow-up information about the workshops.

FY 2020 Pre-Application Workshop Slides: PDF(665K)

Pre-Application Technical Assistance Workshops for Student Support Services

The U.S. Department of Education is announcing the following Pre-Application Technical Assistance Workshops for the Fiscal Year 2020 Student Support Services (SSS) Program competition. The workshops will share information regarding SSS program requirements, the application submission process and address any questions regarding the competition.
If you are registering for one of the on-site workshops or one of the webinars, please click here, to fill out the registration form.

The hotels will reserve several rooms at the Government rate for attendees on a first come basis. On-site registration at the workshops will begin at 8:00 am. The workshops will begin at 9:00 am and conclude at 1:00 pm.


December 3, 2019

Dallas, Texas
Crowne Plaza Dallas Market Center
7050 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247

Seattle, Washington
Hilton Seattle Airport and Conference Center
17620 International Blvd
Seattle, WA 98188

St. Louis, Missouri
Hilton Garden Inn St. Louis Airport
4450 Evans Place
St. Louis, MO 63134

December 5, 2019

Los Angeles, California
Sheraton Gateway Los Angeles
6101 West Century Blvd
Los, Angeles, CA 90045

Miami, Florida
Doubletree Miami Airport
711 N.W. 72 Avenue
Miami, FL 33126

New Orleans, Louisiana
Crowne Plaza New Orleans
739 Canal St. @ Bourbon
New Orleans, LA 70130

December 9, 2019

Washington, District of Columbia
Key Bridge Marriott
1401 Lee Highway
Arlington, VA 22209


Dec 11, 12 and 16

Contact the program office for follow-up information about the workshops.

Application Contacts

Lavelle Wright, (202) 453-7739

U.S. Department of Education
Student Support Services Program
400 Maryland Avenue, S.W.
Mail Stop LBJ-268-02
Washington, DC 20202


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