School Safety National Activities (formerly, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities-National Programs)
To improve students' safety and well-being during and after the school day.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Department of Education
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Fiscal Year 2016
104 continuation and 3 new grant awards will be made, in addition to the provision of technical assistance to State and local educational agencies and institutions of higher education. 3 new and 104 continuation 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 2017
104 continuation grant 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 2018
25 new and 104 continuation 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 2019
An estimated 150 new and 25 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 2020
An estimated 175 continuation awards will be made.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title IV, Part F, Subpart 3, Section 4631
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Primarily State educational agencies, and local educational agencies.
State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, students, teachers, and other school personnel, and public and private organizations and institutions will benefit.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is required. 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. See above.
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR 3474, 2 CFR 3485, 34 CFR 299, and the Education Department General Education Regulations in 34 CFR 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99 apply to this program. 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.
Contact the headquarters or regional location, 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.
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; (6) quality of project evaluation; and (7) quality of the project services.
How may assistance be used?
Projects funded under this program support activities to foster a safe, secure, and drug-free learning environment, facilitate emergency management and preparedness, and prevent drug use and violence by students, including through training of mental health service providers and improving school climate. The Secretary may fund applications that address specific priorities and requirements published in the Federal Register.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Specific performance reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.
In accordance with Section 443 of the General Education Provisions Act, as well as 75.730-732 and 2 CFR 200.333, grantees must maintain records for 3 years.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Grants will generally be made for a period of 12 to 60 months. Renewals are subject to the availability of funds. Electronic transfer.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Safe and Supportive Schools, LBJ Building, Room 3E330,
Washington, DC 20202 US
(Project Grants) FY 18$90,000,000.00; FY 19 est $95,000,000.00; FY 20 est $95,000,000.00; FY 17$68,000,000.00; FY 16$75,000,000.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Regulations applicable to this program are 2 CFR 200, 2 CFR 3474, 2 CFR 3485, 34 CFR 299, and the Education Department General Education Regulations in 34 CFR 75, 77, 79, 81, 82, 84, 97, 98, and 99.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2016
School Climate Transformation Grants, Project Prevent Grants and Promoting Student Resilience Grants. School Climate Transformation Grants, Project Prevent Grants, and Promoting Student Resilience Grants.Fiscal Year 2017
School Climate Transformation Grants and Project Prevent Grants.Fiscal Year 2018
School climate Transformation Grants, Project Prevent Grants, Grants to States for Emergency Management.Fiscal Year 2019
School Climate Transformation Grants; Project Prevent Grants; Grants to States for Emergency Management; and Mental Health Services Professional Development Grants.Fiscal Year 2020
School Climate Transformation Grants; Project Prevent Grants; Grants to States for Emergency Management; and Mental Health Services Professional Development Grants.