Safe and Drug Free Schools
Safe and Drug Free Schools administers the Title IV, Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SDFSCA) funds, pursuant to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. These funds are awarded to schools and communities to provide evidence-based drug and violence prevention programs. The funds are split into two grant processes: SDFSCA School Formula Grants and Governor's Discretionary Grants (GDG).
The SDFSCA School Formula Grants are allocated to each school district to provide prevention programs to youth during school hours. The Governor's Discretionary Grant is a competitive grant awarded to non-profit agencies for after-school and/or summer prevention programs targeting youth who are not normally served by state and local educational agencies, such as delinquent youth, out-of-school youth, and other high-risk youth, through community-based prevention initiatives.
NOTE: On December 16, 2009, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, which provides FY 2010 funding for the U.S. Department of Education. The Safe and Drug-Free Schools (SDFS) State Grants portion was officially eliminated in this budget. There will be no new SDFS funding for the 2010-2011 fiscal year starting July 1, 2010. The following link contains this budget with additional information (see page 7 of the PDF/MS Excel spreadsheets for SDFS): http://www.ed.gov/about/overview/budget/news.html
- SDFSCA School Formula Grants:
- Governor's Discretionary Grants:
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