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.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Alu Like, Inc. $ 1,272,518   2008-08-012012-10-31
Alu Like, Inc. $ 0   2010-11-012012-10-31
Breakthroughs For Youth At Risk Inc-$ 1,507   2009-10-012011-09-30
Breakthroughs For Youth At Risk Inc $ 287,747   2009-10-012010-09-30
Alu Like, Inc. $ 296,717   2009-10-012010-09-30
Alu Like, Inc. $ 0   2009-10-012010-09-30
Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration $ 386,946   2009-07-012010-09-30
Government Of Guam- Department Of Administration-$ 11,589   2009-07-012010-09-30
American Samoa Department Of Education $ 135,069   2009-07-012010-09-30
American Samoa Department Of Education $ 0   2009-07-012010-09-30

Program Accomplishments

Awards have been made for programs that help create safe and drug-free learning environments for childen to all 50 States, the outlying areas, and the BIA, and to Native Hawaiian organizations.

Uses and Use Restrictions

Drug prevention programs must convey a clear and consistent message that the illegal use of alcohol and other drugs is wrong and harmful.

Generally, funds under the program may not be used for construction, medical services, or drug treatment or rehabilitation.

This program is subject to maintenance of effort requirements.

In addition, grantees and subgrantees must use an indirect cost rate that is consistent with the provisions in 34 CFR 75.560 through 75.564.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

State Departments of Education; State Governors; State educational agencies (SEAs), Guam, American Samoa, the Virgin Islands, and the Commonwealth of the Northern, Mariana Islands may apply.

Organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians for the benefit of Native Hawaiians may also apply under a designated grant competition.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Governors' offices, SEAs, LEAs, Insular Areas, Tribal governments, and other public and private nonprofit organizations (including parent groups, community action agencies, and other community-based organizations); American Indians and Native Hawaiians; and students and teachers in public and private schools in each State.



Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 or the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.

Application Procedures

Each State must submit to the Department of Education an application covering a 5-year period which is amended as needed.

Award Procedures

Applications from States are reviewed for compliance with the statute. If it is determined that the application meets the statutory requirements, the Assistant Deputy Secretary awards the State its allotment. For Native Hawaiians program, peer reviewers recommend grantees based on the quality of applications submitted.


Contact the Headquarters Office for application deadlines.


Elementary and Secondary Education Act, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 1, as amended. 20 U.S.C. 7111-7117.