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[Federal Register: May 10, 2007 (Volume 72, Number 90)]
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DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

 
Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools; Overview Information; Safe 
Schools/Healthy Students Program; Notice Inviting Applications for New 
Awards for Fiscal Year (FY) 2007

    Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 84.184L.
    Dates: Applications Available: May 10, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 19, 2007.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 20, 2007.

Full Text of Announcement

I. Funding Opportunity Description

    Purpose of Program: The Safe Schools/Healthy Students program (SS/
HS) supports the implementation and enhancement of integrated, 
comprehensive community-wide plans that create safe and drug-free 
schools and promote healthy childhood development.
    Priorities: These priorities are from the notice of final 
priorities, requirements, selection criteria, and definitions for this 
program, published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal Register.
    Absolute Priority: For FY 2007 and any subsequent year in which we 
make awards based on the list of unfunded applicants from this 
competition, this priority is an absolute priority. Under 34 CFR 
75.105(c)(3) we consider only those applications that meet this 
priority.
    This priority is:

Comprehensive Plan

    This priority supports projects of local educational agencies 
(LEAs) proposing to implement an integrated, comprehensive community-
wide plan designed to create safe, respectful, and drug-free school 
environments and promote prosocial skills and healthy childhood 
development. Plans must focus activities, curricula, programs, and 
services in a manner that responds to the community's existing needs, 
gaps, or weaknesses in areas related to the five comprehensive plan 
elements:
    Element One--Safe School Environments and Violence Prevention 
Activities.
    Element Two--Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drug Prevention 
Activities.
    Element Three--Student Behavioral, Social, and Emotional Supports.
    Element Four--Mental Health Services.
    Element Five--Early Childhood Social and Emotional Learning 
Programs.
    Competitive Preference Priority: Within this absolute priority, we 
give competitive preference to applications that address the following 
priority.
    Under 34 CFR 75.105(c)(2)(i) we award an additional 5 points to an 
application that meets this priority.
    This priority is:

LEAs That Have Not Previously Received a Grant or Services Under the 
Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

    Under this priority, we give priority to applications from LEAs 
that have not yet received a grant under this program as an applicant 
or as a member of a consortium. In order for a consortium application 
to be eligible under this priority, no member of the LEA consortium may 
have received a grant or services under this program as an applicant or 
as a member of a consortium.
    Application Requirements: The following requirements apply to all 
applications submitted under this competition (Definitions for 
important terms associated with this competition can be found in the 
notice of final priorities, requirements, selection criteria, and 
definitions published elsewhere in this issue of the Federal 
Register.):
    (1) Program-Specific Assurances for Former SS/HS Grant Recipients. 
For those LEAs that have previously received funds or services (or for 
those LEA consortia that include a member LEA that has received funds 
or services) under the SS/HS program, a program-specific assurance must 
be submitted as part of the SS/HS application. All participating LEAs 
in a proposed consortium project must sign this program-specific 
assurance. The assurance must state that, if awarded, the project will 
not serve those schools or sub-regions that were served by the first 
SS/HS project. Applications from prior SS/HS grant recipients (or from 
a consortium that includes an LEA that has previously received SS/HS 
funds or services) that do not include the program-specific assurance 
will be rejected and not considered for funding.
    (2) Funding Limits for Applicants. An applicant's request for 
funding must not exceed the following maximum amounts, based on student 
enrollment data, for any of the project's four 12-month budget periods: 
$2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 35,000 students; $1,500,000 for an 
LEA with at least 5,000 students but fewer than 35,000 students; and 
$750,000 for an LEA with fewer than 5,000 students. In applying these 
maximums, applicants must use the most recent student enrollment data 
from the National Center for Education Statistics' (NCES) Common Core 
of Data (CCD) as posted on the NCES Web site. In the case of consortium 
applicants, the maximum funding request is based on the combined 
student enrollment data for the participating LEAs. Department of the 
Interior, Bureau of Indian Education-funded schools that are not 
included in the NCES database and request grant funds that exceed 
$750,000 for any of the project's four 12-month budget periods must 
provide documentation of enrollment data.
    (3) Preliminary Memorandum of Agreement (MOA). Each applicant must 
include in its application a preliminary MOA that is signed by the 
authorized representatives of the LEA, the local juvenile justice 
agency, the local law enforcement agency, and the local public mental 
health authority--the required SS/HS partners. For consortium 
applicants, the preliminary MOA must be signed by the authorized 
representative of each member LEA and by the authorized representative 
of each

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corresponding required SS/HS partner for each member LEA. Additionally, 
the preliminary MOA must:
    (a) Include information that supports the selection of each 
identified SS/HS required partner that has signed the preliminary MOA;
    (b) Demonstrate the support and commitment of the required SS/HS 
partners to implement and sustain the project if funded;
    (c) Name a core management team of senior representatives from the 
required partners, and clearly define how each member of the team will 
support the project director in the day-to-day management of the 
project;
    (d) Describe how multiple and diverse sectors of the community, 
including parents and students, have been and will continue to be 
involved in the design, implementation, and continuous improvement of 
the project; and
    (e) Include, as an attachment, a logic model (a graphic 
representation of the project in chart format) that identifies needs or 
gaps and connects those needs or gaps with corresponding project goals, 
objectives, activities, partners' roles, outcomes, and outcome measures 
for each of the SS/HS elements.
    Applications that do not include the preliminary MOA signed by the 
authorized representatives of each of the required SS/HS partners (the 
LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement 
agency, and the local public mental health authority) and the logic 
model will be rejected and not considered for funding.
    (4) Final MOA. If funded, grant recipients must complete a final 
MOA. The final MOA must be signed by the authorized representatives of 
the LEA, the local juvenile justice agency, the local law enforcement 
agency, and the local public mental health authority--the required SS/
HS partners. For consortium applicants, the final MOA must be signed by 
the authorized representative for each member LEA and authorized 
representative for each of the corresponding required SS/HS partners 
for each member LEA. The final MOA must also include the following:
    (a) Information that supports the selection of each identified SS/
HS required partner that has signed the final MOA;
    (b) Any needed revisions to the statement of support and commitment 
for each of the required SS/HS partners to implement and sustain the 
project;
    (c) A final roster of the core management team of senior 
representatives from the required SS/HS partners that clearly defines 
how each member of the team will support the project director in the 
day-to-day management of the project;
    (d) Any needed revisions to the process for including multiple and 
diverse sectors of the community in the implementation and continuous 
improvement of the project;
    (e) A final logic model that identifies needs or gaps and connects 
those needs or gaps with corresponding project goals, objectives, 
activities, partners' roles, outcomes, and outcome measures for each of 
the SS/HS elements;
    (f) A description of each partner's financial responsibility for 
the services that it will provide, along with the conditions and terms 
of responsibility for those services, including the quality, 
accountability, and coordination of services as they relate to 
achieving the goals, objectives, and outcomes of the project;
    (g) A description of the procedures to be used for referral, 
treatment, and follow-up for children and adolescents in need of mental 
health services and an assurance that the local public mental health 
authority will provide administrative control and/or oversight of the 
delivery of mental health services; and
    (h) Any other necessary revisions to information furnished in the 
preliminary MOA.

    Program Authority: Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities 
Act (20 U.S.C. 7131); Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 290aa); 
and Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act (42 U.S.C. 
5614(b)(4)(e) and 5781 et seq.).

    Applicable Regulations: (a) The Education Department General 
Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) in 34 CFR parts 75, 77, 79, 80, 81, 
82, 84, 85, 97, 98, 99, and 299. (b) The notice of final priorities, 
requirements, selection criteria, and definitions published elsewhere 
in this issue of the Federal Register. (c) The notice of final 
eligibility requirement for the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools 
discretionary grant programs published in the Federal Register on 
December 4, 2006 (71 FR 70369).

    Note: The regulations in part 79 apply to all applicants except 
Federally recognized Indian tribes.

II. Award Information

    Type of Award: Discretionary grants.
    Estimated Available Funds: $38,000,000. Contingent upon the 
availability of funds and the quality of applications, the Secretary 
may make additional awards later in FY 2007 and in FY 2008 from the 
list of unfunded applicants from this competition.
    Estimated Range of Awards: Up to $750,000 for an LEA with fewer 
than 5,000 students; up to $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 
students but fewer than 35,000 students; and up to $2,250,000 for an 
LEA with at least 35,000 students.
    Estimated Average Size of Awards: $750,000 for an LEA with fewer 
than 5,000 students; $1,500,000 for an LEA with at least 5,000 students 
but fewer than 35,000 students; and $2,250,000 for an LEA with at least 
35,000 students.
    Estimated Number of Awards: 25.

    Note: The Department is not bound by any estimates in this 
notice.

    Project Period: Up to 48 months.

III. Eligibility Information

    1. Eligible Applicants: LEAs and consortium of LEAs.

     Note: The Secretary is limiting eligibility under the SS/HS 
grant competition (CFDA Number 84.184L) to applicants that do not 
currently have an active grant under this program. For the purpose 
of this eligibility requirement, a grant is considered active until 
the end of the grant's project or funding period, including any 
extensions of those periods that extend the grantee's authority to 
obligate funds (notice of final eligibility requirement (71 FR 
70369).

    2. Cost Sharing or Matching: This competition does not involve cost 
sharing or matching.
    3. (a) Other: Participation by Private School Children and 
Teachers. Section 9501 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act 
(ESEA) of 1965, as amended, requires that LEAs or other entities 
receiving funds under the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities 
Act provide for the equitable participation of private school children, 
their teachers, and other educational personnel in private schools 
located in areas served by the grant recipient. In order to ensure that 
grant program activities, curricula, programs, and services address the 
needs of private school children, LEAs must engage in timely and 
meaningful consultation with private school officials during the design 
and development of the program. This consultation must take place 
before any decision is made that affects the opportunities of eligible 
private school children, teachers, and other educational personnel to 
participate.
    Administrative direction and control over grant funds must remain 
with the grantee.
    (b) Maintenance of Effort. Section 9521 of the ESEA provides that 
LEAs may receive a grant only if the State educational agency finds 
that the combined fiscal effort per student or the aggregate 
expenditures of the LEA and the State with respect to the provision

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of free public education by the LEA for the preceding fiscal year was 
not less than 90 percent of the combined effort or aggregate 
expenditures for the second preceding fiscal year.

IV. Application and Submission Information

    1. Address to Request Application Package: You can obtain an 
application package via the Internet, from the Education Publications 
Center (ED Pubs), or from the program office.
    To obtain a copy via the Internet, use the following address: 
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html.

    To obtain a copy from ED Pubs, write, fax, or call the following: 
Education Publications Center (ED Pubs), P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 
20794-1398. Telephone, toll free: 1-877-433-7827. FAX: 301-470-1244. If 
you use a telecommunications device for the deaf (TDD), call toll free: 
1-877-576-7734.
    You can contact ED Pubs at its Web site, also: edpubs@inet.ed.gov.
    If you request an application from ED Pubs, be sure to identify 
this competition as follows: CFDA number 84.184L.
    To obtain a copy from the program office, contact: Karen Dorsey, 
U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E336, 
Washington, DC 20202-6450. Telephone: (202) 708-4674 or by e-mail: 
edpubs@inet.ed.gov.

    If you use TDD, call the Federal Relay Service (FRS), toll free, at 
1-800-877-8339.
    Individuals with disabilities may obtain a copy of the application 
package in an alternative format (e.g., Braille, large print, 
audiotape, or computer diskette) by contacting the program contact 
person in this section.
    2. Content and Form of Application Submission: Requirements 
concerning the content of an application, together with the forms you 
must submit, are in the application package for this competition.
    Page Limit: The application narrative is where you, the applicant, 
address the selection criteria that reviewers use to evaluate your 
application. You must limit the application narrative to the equivalent 
of no more than 40 pages, using the following standards:
     A page is 8.5'' x 11'', on one side only, with 1'' margins 
at the top, bottom, and on both sides.
     Double space (no more than three lines per vertical inch) 
all text in the application narrative. Titles, headings, footnotes, 
quotations, references, and captions, as well as text in charts, 
tables, figures, and graphs, can be single spaced.
     Use a font that is either 12 point or larger or no smaller 
than 10 pitch (characters per inch).
     Use one of the following fonts: Times New Roman, Courier, 
Courier New, or Arial.
     Number all pages consecutively using the style 1 of 40, 2 
of 40, and so forth.
     Include a Table of Contents with page references. The 40-
page limit does not apply to the Table of Contents.
    Our reviewers will not read any pages of the narrative portion of 
your application that--
     Exceeds the page limit if you apply these standards; or
     Exceeds the equivalent of the pages limit if you apply 
other standards.
    3. Submission Dates and Times:
    Applications Available: May 10, 2007.
    Deadline for Transmittal of Applications: June 19, 2007.
    Applications for grants under this competition may be submitted 
electronically using the Grants.gov Apply site (Grants.gov), or in 
paper format by mail or hand delivery. For information (including dates 
and times) about how to submit your application electronically, or by 
mail or hand delivery, please refer to section IV. 6. Other Submission 
Requirements in this notice.
    We do not consider an application that does not comply with the 
deadline requirements.
    Individuals with disabilities who need an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid in connection with the application process should contact 
the person listed under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII 
of this notice. If the Department provides an accommodation or 
auxiliary aid to an individual with a disability in connection with the 
application process, the individual's application remains subject to 
all other requirements and limitations in this notice.
    Deadline for Intergovernmental Review: August 20, 2007.
    4. Intergovernmental Review: This competition is subject to 
Executive Order 12372 and the regulations in 34 CFR part 79. 
Information about Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs under 
Executive Order 12372 is in the application package for this 
competition.
    5. Funding Restrictions:
    (1) No less than seven percent of a grantee's budget for each 
project year must be used to support costs associated with local 
evaluation activities.
    (2) No more than 10 percent of the total budget for each project 
year may be used to support costs associated with security equipment, 
security personnel, and minor remodeling of school facilities to 
improve school safety.
    (3) We reference additional regulations outlining funding 
restrictions in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice.
    6. Other Submission Requirements: Applications for grants under 
this competition may be submitted electronically or in paper format by 
mail or hand delivery.
    a. Electronic Submission of Applications.
    To comply with the President's Management Agenda, we are 
participating as a partner in the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site. 
The Safe Schools/Healthy Students competition, CFDA Number 84.184L, is 
included in this project. We request your participation in Grants.gov.
    If you choose to submit your application electronically, you must 
use the Governmentwide Grants.gov Apply site at http://www.Grants.gov. 

Through this site, you will be able to download a copy of the 
application package, complete it offline, and then upload and submit 
your application. You may not e-mail an electronic copy of a grant 
application to us.
    You may access the electronic grant application for the Safe 
Schools/Healthy Students competition at http://www.Grants.gov. You must 

search for the downloadable application package for this competition by 
the CFDA number. Do not include the CFDA number's alpha suffix in your 
search (e.g., search for 84.184, not 84.184L).
    Please note the following:
     Your participation in Grants.gov is voluntary.
     When you enter the Grants.gov site, you will find 
information about submitting an application electronically through the 
site, as well as the hours of operation.
     Applications received by Grants.gov are date and time 
stamped. Your application must be fully uploaded and submitted and must 
be date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system no later than 4:30 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. Except as 
otherwise noted in this section, we will not consider your application 
if it is date and time stamped by the Grants.gov system later than 4:30 
p.m., Washington, DC time, on the application deadline date. When we 
retrieve your application from Grants.gov, we will notify you if we are 
rejecting your application because it was date and time stamped by the 
Grants.gov system after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, on the 
application deadline date.

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     The amount of time it can take to upload an application 
will vary depending on a variety of factors, including the size of the 
application and the speed of your Internet connection. Therefore, we 
strongly recommend that you do not wait until the application deadline 
date to begin the submission process through Grants.gov.
     You should review and follow the Education Submission 
Procedures for submitting an application through Grants.gov that are 
included in the application package for this competition to ensure that 
you submit your application in a timely manner to the Grants.gov 
system. You can also find the Education Submission Procedures 
pertaining to Grants.gov at 
http://e-Grants.ed.gov/help/GrantsgovSubmissionProcedures.pdf.

     To submit your application via Grants.gov, you must 
complete all steps in the Grants.gov registration process (see
http://www.grants.gov/applicants/get_registered.jsp). 
These steps include (1) 
registering your organization, a multi-part process that includes 
registration with the Central Contractor Registry (CCR); (2) 
registering yourself as an Authorized Organization Representative 
(AOR); and (3) getting authorized as an AOR by your organization. 
Details on these steps are outlined in the Grants.gov 3-Step 
Registration Guide (see 
http://www.grants.gov/section910/Grants.govRegistrationBrochure.pdf). 
You also must provide on your 

application the same D-U-N-S Number used with this registration. Please 
note that the registration process may take five or more business days 
to complete, and you must have completed all registration steps to 
allow you to submit successfully an application via Grants.gov. In 
addition you will need to update your CCR registration on an annual 
basis. This may take three or more business days to complete.
     You will not receive additional point value because you 
submit your application in electronic format, nor will we penalize you 
if you submit your application in paper format.
     If you submit your application electronically, you must 
submit all documents electronically, including all information you 
typically provide on the following forms: Application for Federal 
Assistance (SF 424), the Department of Education Supplemental 
Information for SF 424, Budget Information--Non-Construction Programs 
(ED 524), and all necessary assurances and certifications. Please note 
that two of these forms--the SF 424 and the Department of Education 
Supplemental Information for SF 424--have replaced the ED 424 
(Application for Federal Education Assistance).
     If you submit your application electronically, you must 
attach any narrative sections of your application as files in a .DOC 
(document), .RTF (rich text), or .PDF (Portable Document) format. If 
you upload a file type other than the three file types specified in 
this paragraph or submit a password-protected file, we will not review 
that material.
     Your electronic application must comply with any page-
limit requirements described in this notice.
     After you electronically submit your application, you will 
receive from Grants.gov an automatic notification of receipt that 
contains a Grants.gov tracking number. (This notification indicates 
receipt by Grants.gov only, not receipt by the Department.) The 
Department then will retrieve your application from Grants.gov and send 
a second notification to you by e-mail. This second notification 
indicates that the Department has received your application and has 
assigned your application a PR/Award number (an ED-specified 
identifying number unique to your application). We may request that you 
provide us original signatures on forms at a later date.
    Application Deadline Date Extension in Case of Technical Issues 
with the Grants.gov System: If you are experiencing problems submitting 
your application through Grants.gov, please contact the Grants.gov 
Support Desk at 1-800-518-4726. You must obtain a Grants.gov Support 
Desk Case Number and must keep a record of it.
    If you are prevented from electronically submitting your 
application on the application deadline date because of technical 
problems with the Grants.gov system, we will grant you an extension 
until 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, the following business day to 
enable you to transmit your application electronically or by hand 
delivery. You also may mail your application by following the mailing 
instructions described elsewhere in this notice.
    If you submit an application after 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, 
on the application deadline date, please contact the person listed 
under FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in this notice and 
provide an explanation of the technical problem you experienced with 
Grants.gov, along with the Grants.gov Support Desk Case Number. We will 
accept your application if we can confirm that a technical problem 
occurred with the Grants.gov system and that that problem affected your 
ability to submit your application by 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, 
on the application deadline date. The Department will contact you after 
a determination is made on whether your application will be accepted.

    Note: The extensions to which we refer in this section apply 
only to the unavailability of, or technical problems with, the 
Grants.gov system. We will not grant you an extension if you failed 
to fully register to submit your application to Grants.gov before 
the application deadline date and time or if the technical problem 
you experienced is unrelated to the Grants.gov system.

    b. Submission of Paper Applications by Mail.
    If you submit your application in paper format by mail (through the 
U.S. Postal Service or a commercial carrier), you must mail the 
original and two copies of your application, on or before the 
application deadline date, to the Department at the applicable 
following address:
By mail through the U.S. Postal Service: U.S. Department of Education, 
Application Control Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184L), 400 
Maryland Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20202-4260; or
By mail through a commercial carrier: U.S. Department of Education, 
Application Control Center, Stop 4260, Attention: (CFDA Number 
84.184L), 7100 Old Landover Road, Landover, MD 20785-1506.
    Regardless of which address you use, you must show proof of mailing 
consisting of one of the following:
    (1) A legibly dated U.S. Postal Service postmark.
    (2) A legible mail receipt with the date of mailing stamped by the 
U.S. Postal Service.
    (3) A dated shipping label, invoice, or receipt from a commercial 
carrier.
    (4) Any other proof of mailing acceptable to the Secretary of the 
U.S. Department of Education.
    If you mail your application through the U.S. Postal Service, we do 
not accept either of the following as proof of mailing:
    (1) A private metered postmark.
    (2) A mail receipt that is not dated by the U.S. Postal Service.
    If your application is postmarked after the application deadline 
date, we will not consider your application.

    Note: The U.S. Postal Service does not uniformly provide a dated 
postmark. Before relying on this method, you should check with your 
local post office.

    c. Submission of Paper Applications by Hand Delivery. If you submit 
your application in paper format by hand delivery, you (or a courier 
service) must

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deliver the original and two copies of your application by hand, on or 
before the application deadline date, to the Department at the 
following address: U.S. Department of Education, Application Control 
Center, Attention: (CFDA Number 84.184L), 550 12th Street, SW., Room 
7041, Potomac Center Plaza, Washington, DC 20202-4260.
    The Application Control Center accepts hand deliveries daily 
between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Washington, DC time, except Saturdays, 
Sundays, and Federal holidays.

    Note for Mail or Hand Delivery of Paper Applications: If you 
mail or hand deliver your application to the Department--

    (1) You must indicate on the envelope and--if not provided by the 
Department--in Item 11 of the SF 424 the CFDA number, including suffix 
letter, if any, of the competition under which you are submitting your 
application; and
    (2) The Application Control Center will mail to you a notification 
of receipt of your grant application. If you do not receive this 
notification within 15 business days from the application deadline 
date, you should call the U.S. Department of Education Application 
Control Center at (202) 245-6288.

V. Application Review Information

    1. Selection Criteria: The selection criteria for this competition 
are from the notice of final priorities, requirements, selection 
criteria, and definitions published elsewhere in this issue of the 
Federal Register and are listed in the application package.
    2. Review and Selection Process: Additional factors we consider in 
selecting an application for award are: (1) Geographic distribution; 
and (2) diversity of activities addressed by the projects.

VI. Award Administration Information

    1. Award Notices: If your application is successful, we notify your 
U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators and send you a Grant Award 
Notification (GAN). We may also notify you informally.
    If your application is not evaluated or not selected for funding, 
we notify you.
    2. Administrative and National Policy Requirements: We identify 
administrative and national policy requirements in the application 
package and reference these and other requirements in the Applicable 
Regulations section of this notice.
    We reference the regulations outlining the terms and conditions of 
an award in the Applicable Regulations section of this notice and 
include these and other specific conditions in the GAN. The GAN also 
incorporates your approved application as part of your binding 
commitments under the grant.
    3. Reporting: Semi-annual and annual performance reports are 
required for each of the project's four 12 month performance periods in 
accordance with 34 CFR 75.720(c). At the end of your project period, 
you must submit a final performance report, including financial 
information, as directed by the Secretary in 34 CFR 75.118. For 
specific requirements on reporting, please go to 
http://www.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/appforms/appforms.html.

    4. Performance Measures: The Department has established the 
following Government Performance and Results Act (GPRA) performance 
measures for the SS/HS program:
    (1) Student Victimization/Perception of School Safety
    (a) Percentage of grantees that experience a decrease in students 
who did not go to school on 1 or more days during the past 30 days 
because they felt unsafe at school or on their way to and from school.
    (b) Percentage of grantees that experience a decrease in students 
who have been in a physical fight on school property in the 12 months 
prior to the survey.
    (2) Student Substance Use/Abuse
    (a) Percentage of grantees that report a decrease in students who 
report current (30-day) marijuana use.
    (b) Percentage of grantees that report a decrease in students who 
report current (30-day) alcohol use.
    (3) Mental Health Services Provided
    (a) Percentage of grantees that report an increase in the number of 
students receiving school-based mental health services.
    (b) Percentage of grantees that report an increase in the 
percentage of mental health referrals for students that result in 
mental health services being provided in the community.
    These measures constitute the Department's indicator of success for 
this program. Consequently, we advise an applicant for a grant under 
this program to give careful consideration to these measures in 
conceptualizing the approach and evaluation for its proposed project. 
Each grantee will be required to provide, in its annual performance and 
final reports, data about its progress in meeting these measures.

VII. Agency Contacts

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Karen Dorsey, U.S. Department of 
Education, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW., room 3E336, Washington, DC 20202-
6450. Telephone: (202) 708-4674 or by e-mail: karen.dorsey@ed.gov.
    If you use a TDD, call the FRS, toll free, at 1-800-877-8339.

VIII. Other Information

    Alternative Format: Individuals with disabilities can obtain this 
document and a copy of the application package in an alternative format 
(e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, or computer diskette) on 
request to the program contact person listed under FOR FURTHER 
INFORMATION CONTACT in section VII in this notice.
    Electronic Access to This Document: You may view this document, as 
well as all other documents of this Department published in the Federal 
Register, in text or Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) on the 
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    Dated: May 4, 2007.
Deborah A. Price,
Assistant Deputy Secretary for Safe and Drug-Free Schools.
[FR Doc. E7-9041 Filed 5-9-07; 8:45 am]

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