Title IV

Title IV, Student Support & Academic Enrichment Grants

(New with ESSA, FY18)
With the passing of the new "Every Student Succeeds Act" (ESSA), a new opportunity for grant funding was established to assist districts with the following:
1.)  Providing Well-Rounded Education Opportunities (ESEA section 4107)
2.)  Safe and Healthy Students  (ESEA section 4108)
3.)  Effective Use of Technology  (ESEA section 4109)

Funds became available in late September '17 to districts and were to be budgeted in October '17 for the 2017-18 academic year.  For more information, please visit  the US Department of Education page:  https://www2.ed.gov/policy/elsec/leg/essa/essassaegrantguid10212016.pdf 


 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program

(The Federal Government discontinued funding for this Program in the 2010-11 School Year; however, Hamblen County is dedicated to providing safe and drug-free schools for our students.) 


Title IV, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Program was designed to encourage the creation of safe, disciplined, and drug-free learning environments that will help all children meet challenging academic standards. The program provides support for school and community-based programs to help our nation’s communities prevent alcohol and other drug use, as well as youth violence.
Hamblen County Schools uses Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities program funds combined with other funding sources to provide the following:
  • School Resource Officers (SROs) serving the elementary, middle and high schools
  • School counselors in all thirteen elementary and primary school sites, and
  • Professional development to support violence prevention and conflict resolution efforts by school counselors and teachers.


Hamblen County Department of Education's intent to apply for Title IV funds:  Please see the "Federal Programs Documents Downloads" icon to the left.  Select "HCDOE's Intent to Apply for Title IV Funds."