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Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities_State Grants

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This federal aid program is managed by:

Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, Department of Education

Objectives:

To offer a disciplined environment conducive to learning, by preventing violence in and around schools and strengthening research based 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.

Funding obligations:

(Formula Grants) FY 10 $0; FY 11 est $0; FY 12 est not reported. - No additional funding is expected for FY 2010 or 2011. Native Hawaiians Program Grants: FY 2009 - $600,000; FY 2010 - $0 and FY 2011 - $0. No new awards are anticipated.

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.

Examples of Funded Projects:

Fiscal Year 2010: 224,053,000. Fiscal Year 2011: $224,053,000. Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Program Accomplishments:

Fiscal Year 2010: No appropriation was received. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2012: No Current Data Available

Types of Assistance:

FORMULA GRANTS

Range and Average of Financial Assistance:

In 2009 formula allocations to States ranged for $1,423,000 to $35,162,000 and averaged $5,473,000.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance:

Generally, State awards are made from July 1 of one year to September 30 of the following year. In addition, funds remain available to States for an additional fiscal year for obligation and expenditure. Grantees draw down funds electronically as needed. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.

Applicant Eligibility:

State Governors; State Education 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:

GovernorsÂ’ 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.

Award Procedure:

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 the Native Hawaiians program, peer reviewers review and score grantee applications based upon the quality of applications submitted.

Contact Info for Headquarters Office:

Paul Kesner, Department of Education, Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, , Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: paul.kesner@ed.gov Phone: (202) 245-7889.

Website Address:

http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osdfs/programs.html#state.

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