Va. communities get grants for learning centers

Across Vir­ginia com­mu­ni­ties are get­ting money to help offer tutor­ing and other edu­ca­tional ser­vices to stu­dents and fam­i­lies.

The Vir­ginia Depart­ment of Edu­ca­tion has awarded 47 new grants rang­ing from $50,000 to $200,000. The money comes from the 21st-Century Com­mu­nity Learn­ing Cen­ters pro­gram. Fifty-two pro­grams that received grants in 2012 and 2013 will con­tinue to be funded.

Offi­cials say the money will allow school divi­sions, faith-based orga­ni­za­tions and com­mu­nity groups to pro­vide tutor­ing, enrich­ment activ­i­ties and other services.