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.




Related Programs

Examples of Funded Projects

Fiscal Year 2016: 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 and Project Prevent Grants.


Agency - Department of Education

The Department of Education ensures equal access to education and promotes educational excellence through coordination, management and accountability in Federal education programs. The Department works to supplement and complement educational efforts on all levels, encouraging increased involvement by the public, parents and students.




Selected Recipients for this Program


RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
School Board Of Alachua County $ 147,719   2021-09-272022-09-30
School Board Of Broward County, The (inc) $ 420,957   2021-09-242022-09-30
Education, Hawaii Department Of $ 2,500,000   2021-10-012022-09-30
Public Instruction, Wisconsin Dept Of $ 4,266,906   2020-10-012022-09-30
Public Education, New Mexico Department Of $ 4,253,210   2020-10-012022-09-30
Elementary And Secondary Education, Ri Department Of $ 4,266,906   2020-10-012022-09-30
Education, Nevada Department Of $ 4,266,906   2020-10-012022-09-30
Education, Virginia Department Of $ 2,494,528   2020-10-012022-09-30
Education, Ohio Department Of $ 804,072   2020-10-012022-09-30
Peoria Unified School District 11 $ 1,358,792   2019-10-012022-09-30



Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 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: No Current Data Available.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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 the improvement of school climate.

The Secretary may fund applications that address specific priorities and requirements published in the Federal Register.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Public and private entities, and individuals.

Beneficiary Eligibility

State educational agencies, local educational agencies, institutions of higher education, public and private organizations and institutions will benefit.

Credentials/Documentation

2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

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 Procedures

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.

Award Procedures

After completion of competitive peer review of applications, the Department of Education makes the final decision on the approval and funding of applications.

Deadlines

Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.

Authorization

Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended, Title IV, Part F, Subpart 3, Section 4631.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

The estimated amount of time needed to approve/disapprove an application is five months following the application deadline date.

Appeals

Not Applicable.

Renewals

Contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

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.

Post Assistance Requirements

Reports

Specified reporting requirements are included in the grant, cooperative agreement or contract document.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Specific progress reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.

Specific expenditure reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.

Specific performance reporting requirements are included in grant award documents.

Audits

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.

Records

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.

Financial Information

Account Identification

91-0203-0-1-501.

Obigations

(Project Grants) FY 16 $75,000,000; FY 17 est $68,000,000; and FY 18 est $74,857,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

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.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

None.

Headquarters Office

David Esquith Department of Education, Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, LBJ Building, Room 3E328, Washington, District of Columbia 20202 Email: david.esquith@ed.gov Phone: (202) 453-6722

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

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.


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