DMEA Current Advocacy Page

Here we post the latest advocacy initiatives and materials for members.  Please check back as this is built!

See below for a blurb from NAfME regarding their effort to fully fund the Title IV, Part A Block Grant, and how you can help.

"Of the numerous “Well-Rounded” programs within the “Every Student Succeeds Act” (ESSA), the landmark law includes a new block grant titled Student Support and Academic Enrichment Grants (SSAEG), which was created under Title IV, Part A. This grant will provide supplemental funding to help states and school districts, and provide access to “Well-Rounded” education subjects, which now includes music and the arts. 

As we approach closer and closer to the finish line in the appropriations process, we need YOU, our music advocates, to engage with your members in Congress and urge them to support music education by allocating proper funding for Title IV, Part A (SSAEG)."

To help with this grassroots effort and to learn more about Title IV, Part A, and ESSA, follow this link: 


 (Updated 9/4/2016)