Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities_State Grants

To offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning, by preventing violence in and around schools and strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs, involve parents, and are coordinated with related Federal, State, and community efforts and resources.

Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Drug and violence prevention activities such as developing instructional materials; professional development programs for school personnel; community service projects; conflict resolution, peer mediation, mentoring, and character education; establishing safe zones of passage for students to and from school; acquiring and installing metal detectors; hiring security personnel; student instruction; parent education and involvement; student assistance programs, including counseling, identification, and referral services; and strengthening readiness and emergency management planning efforts.

Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.