Safe And Drug-Free Schools And Communities-National Programs
OFFICE OF SAFE AND DRUG-FREE SCHOOLS, DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, as amended, Sections 4121, 4122, 4129, and 4130, 20 U.S.C. 7131, 7132,7139, and 7140.
To enhance the Nation's efforts to prevent the illegal use of drugs and violence among, and promote safety and discipline for, students at all educational levels; and to support mentoring programs for at-risk children.
Types of Assistance
Uses and Use Restrictions
Projects funded under this program support alcohol abuse reduction, mentoring drug and violence prevention and education, and school emergency preparedness activities. The Secretary may fund applications that address specific priorities and requirements published in the Federal Register. Maintenance of effort provisions apply to local educational agencies (LEAs); an LEA may receive a grant only if its State educational agency finds that either the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate expenditures of the LEA and the State with respect to the provision of free public education by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year was not less than 90 percent of the combined fiscal effort or aggregate expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year. All grantees must use an indirect cost rate that is consistent with the provisions in 34 CFR 75.560 through 75.564.
Public and private organizations, and individuals.
Higher education institutions, State educational agencies (SEAs), Local educational agencies (LEAs), and nonprofits will benefit, as will students, teachers, and parents.
Contact the headquarters for credential/documentation requirements.
Application and Award Process
Preapplications are not required under this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Applications or proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with applicable program announcements.
After completion of competitive peer review of applications, the Department of Education makes the final decision on the approval and funding of applications.
Deadlines are published in the Federal Register; contact the headquarters office for application deadlines and instructions.
Range of Approval/Disapproval Time
The estimated amount of time needed to approve/disapprove an application is five months following the application deadline date.
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula and no matching requirements.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will be made for a period of 12 to 48 months. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds.
Post Assistance Requirements
Specified reporting requirements are included in the grant, cooperative agreement or contract document.
Audit requirements are found in Part 74 of EDGAR.
As required by EDGAR, 34 CFR 75.730-734.
(Grants) FY 07 $230,929,000; FY 08 est $218,632,000; and FY 09 est $181,963,000.
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Not available -- varies by competition.
In fiscal year 2007 the Department made 655 new or continuation grant awards to local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, and private organizations. In FY 2008, approximately 647 awards are expected.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations applicable to this program are in the Department of Education's General Administrative Regulations (34 CFR 74, 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 84, 85, 86, 97, 98, 99, and 299).
Regional or Local Office
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-6123. Contact: William Modzeleski. E-mail: William.Modzeleski@ed.gov. Telephone: (202) 260-3954.
Web Site Address
84.186, Safe And Drug-Free Schools And Communities-State Grants
Examples of Funded Projects
Projects that develop and implement a "Safe Schools/Healthy Students" model designed to comprehensively address multiple factors that predispose youth to drug use and violence. Project that support local educational agencies and higher education institutions in improving and refining their emergency management plans. Projects to reduce alcohol use by high school students. Mentoring programs for children who are at risk of educational failure, dropping out of school, or involvement in criminal or delinquent activities, or who lack strong role models. Projects that develop, improve, expand, or enhance the collection of data related to youth drug use and violence, and develop and implement processes to ensure that high-quality data are used to inform policy, assess needs, select interventions, and assess success of drug and violence prevention activities funded under the SDFSCA State Grants Program. Drug and violence prevention programs for college students.
Criteria for Selecting Proposals
Criteria include: (1) Need for the project; (2) significance; (3) quality of project design; (4) adequacy of resources; (5) quality of the management plan; and (6) quality of project evaluation.