Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities_National Programs


To enhance the Nation's efforts to prevent the illegal use of drugs and violence among, and promote safety and discipline for, students, including through the improvement of school climate.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Education
Office: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: 132 grant awards were made, in addition to the provision of technical assistance to State and local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. Fiscal Year 2015: Estimate: 105 continuation awards will be made, in addition to the provision of technical assistance to State and local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title IV, Part A, Subpart 2, Section 4121-4130.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
Public and private organizations, and individuals.
Beneficiary Eligibility
2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
Contact the headquarters for credential/documentation requirements. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for 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.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Education Department General Education Regulations Part 75, 76, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99; and 2 CFR 3485 applies to this program. Applications or proposals must be prepared and submitted in accordance with applicable program announcements.
Award Procedure
After completion of competitive peer review of applications, the Department of Education makes the final decision on the approval and funding of applications.
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
The estimated amount of time needed to approve/disapprove an application is five months following the application deadline date.
Not Applicable.
Contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.
How are proposals selected?
Criteria may include, among others: (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.
How may assistance be used?
Projects funded under this program support alcohol abuse reduction, 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. If applicable, all grantees must use an indirect cost rate that is consistent with the provisions in 34 CFR 75.560 through 75.564.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Specified reporting requirements are included in the grant, cooperative agreement or contract document. Cash reports are not applicable. Contact program office. Contact program office. Contact program office.
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503.
As required by EDGAR, 34 CFR 74.53 and 75.730-732 and 2 CFR 200.333.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
This program has MOE requirements, see funding agency for further details.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will generally be made for a period of 12 to 48 months. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Headquarters Office
David Esquith Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, LBJ Building, Room 3E328, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: Phone: (202) 453-6722
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 14 $90,000,000; FY 15 est $70,000,000; and FY 16 est $0
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
No Data Available.
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).
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2014: School Climate Transformation Grants, Project Prevent Grants, and Grants to States for Emergency Management. Fiscal Year 2015: School Climate Transformation Grants and Project Prevent Grants. Fiscal Year 2016: No Current Data Available.


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