Presented here are listings of resources for state and federal grant programs that pertain to the school safety and the prevention of substance abuse among youth.
Safe and Drug Free Schools Sustainability Plus Grant
The Safe and Drug Free School (SDFS) Sustainability Plus Grant supports Local Education Agencies (LEAs) in the reduction and elimination of nonacademic barriers that improve safe and supportive learning environments, resulting in increased academic achievement. The $50,000 grant is administered by the Office of Family and Community Support. Eligible applicants for the grant include public school districts, educational service centers and career-technical centers eligible for Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act funding. School and community based personnel who are content experts in the identified risk areas are required members of the SDFS sustainability grant team.
The Safe and Drug Free School Sustainability Plus Grant Application Timeline:
- Release SDFS Sustainability Plus Grant Application: March 14, 2012,
- SDFS Sustainability Plus Grant Application Due Date: April 16, 2012, 5 p.m.
- Notification of SDFS Sustainability Plus Grant Award: April 24, 2012, 2011
- SDFS Sustainability Plus Grant Program Duration: April 24 – Sept. 30, 2012
Frequently Asked Questions - Safe and Drug Free School (SDFS) Sustainability Plus Grant
Federal Grant Programs
Title IV-Part A -- Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities -- The purpose of Title IV is to support programs that prevent violence in and around schools; prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and drugs; involve parents and communities; and are coordinated with related federal, state, school and community efforts and resources.
US Department of Education Funding Opportunities -- The U.S. Department of Education provides funding to states and school districts, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools and meet the special needs of students.
Drug-Free Communities Support Program -- This program, directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy and administered by the U.S. Department of Justice, is designed to strengthen efforts of community-based coalitions for reducing youth substance abuse.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration -- Grant Opportunities -- Formula and discretionary grants supporting SAMSA's mission of building resilience and facilitating recovery for people with, or at risk for, substance abuse and mental illness.
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Funding Opportunities -- OJJDP provides funding to states, territories, localities and private organizations through block grants and discretionary funding.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance -- The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of federal programs, projects, services and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public.
USDA Master List of Funding Opportunities -- The USDA site features current funding programs and a master list for foundations.