Title IV: 21st Century Schools
VDOE administers two programs funded through grants authorized under Title IV to maintain safe and drug-free learning environments and provide a broad array of services and opportunities to reinforce and complement the regular academic program.
- The Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act (Title IV, Part A) provides funding for programs to prevent violence in and around schools and prevent the illegal use of alcohol, drugs and tobacco.
- The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (Title IV, Part B) program supports the creation of opportunities for academic enrichment during non-school hours for children, particularly students who attend high-poverty and low-performing schools. The program helps students meet state and local standards in core academic subjects, such as reading and mathematics; offers students enrichment activities that complement regular academic programs; and offers literacy and other educational services to the families of participating children.