CFDA Number: 84.186A
Program Type: Formula Grants
The program provides support to SEAs for a variety of drug-abuse- and violence-prevention activities focused
primarily on school-age youths. SEAs are required to distribute 93 percent of funds to local education agencies
(LEAs) for drug-abuse and violence-prevention activities authorized under the statute. These activities may
include: developing instructional materials; providing counseling services and professional development programs
for school personnel; implementing community service projects and conflict resolution, peer mediation, mentoring
and character education programs; establishing safe zones of passage for students to and from school; acquiring
and installing metal detectors; and hiring security personnel. The formula for the distribution of funds to LEAs is
based on the state's prior year share of Title I (ESEA) funds (60 percent) and enrollment (40 percent).
Activities frequently funded by LEAs include: staff training; student instruction; curriculum development or acquisition; parent education and involvement; conflict resolution; peer mediation and student assistance programs, such as counseling, mentoring, identification and referral services.