Revised July 2007
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Title IV: 21st Century Schools
Title IV, Part A -- Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
The Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act supports programs that foster a safe and drug-free learning environment. Authorized activities include drug, violence and suicide prevention programs; professional development and training; developing school security plans; conflict resolution, community service and character education programs; family involvement activities; counseling; mentoring; and emergency intervention services. The Uniform Provisions for equitable services for private school students apply to programs authorized under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, including the competitive grant programs awarded directly by the Department.
Title IV, Part B--21st Century Community Learning Centers
The 21st Century Community Learning Centers (21st CCLC) program provides before- and after-school as well as summer services to students and their families. These are academic enrichment activities, particularly for students who attend low-performing schools, to help them meet state and local student performance standards in core academic subjects. Activities may include remedial education, academic enrichment, art, music, tutoring, mentoring, recreation, technology, drug and violence prevention, counseling, character education and family literacy. The Uniform Provisions apply to the 21st CCLC program and require equitable services for private school students, teachers and other education personnel who are part of the target population.