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OSDFS Announces Fiscal Year 2007 Grant Awards

Background

Since 1999, the U.S. Departments of Education, Health and Human Services, and Justice have collaborated on the Safe Schools/Healthy Students (SS/HS) Initiative. The SS/HS Initiative is a discretionary grant program that provides students, schools, and communities with federal funding to implement an enhanced, coordinated, comprehensive plan of activities, programs, and services that focus on promoting healthy childhood development and preventing violence and alcohol and other drug abuse. Eligible local educational agencies (LEAs) or a consortium of LEAs, in partnership with their community's local public mental health authority, local law enforcement agency, and local juvenile justice entity, are able to submit a single application for federal funds to support a variety of activities, curriculums, programs, and services.

The SS/HS Initiative draws on the best practices of education, justice, social services, and mental health systems to provide integrated and comprehensive resources for prevention programs and prosocial services for youth. To apply for SS/HS, FY 2007 grantees and their partners proposed an integrated, comprehensive, communitywide, and community-specific plan to address the problems of school violence and alcohol and other drug abuse. This plan focused on five elements:

  • Element 1: Safe school environments and violence prevention activities.
  • Element 2: Alcohol and other drug prevention activities.
  • Element 3: Student behavioral, social, and emotional supports.
  • Element 4: Mental health services.
  • Element 5: Early childhood social and emotional learning programs.

SS/HS grantee's comprehensive plans are designed to provide students, schools, and families with a network of effective services, supports, and activities that help students develop the skills and emotional resilience necessary to promote positive mental health, engage in prosocial behavior, and prevent violent behavior and drug use; create schools and communities that are a safe, disciplined, and drug-free environment; and engage parents, community organizations, and social services agencies to help develop an infrastructure that will institutionalize and sustain successful grant components after federal funding has ended.

SS/HS grant applicants are eligible for 4 consecutive years of funding. Continuation funding is subject to the availability of federal funds and progress achieved by the grantee. The maximum yearly award for SS/HS grants is based on student enrollment data. The maximum request for any of the project's four 12-month budget periods is $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.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

FY 2007 New Grant Awards

ALABAMA    
Montgomery Montgomery County Public Schools $1,382,253
  Contact: John Dilworth,
Superintendent
(334) 223-6710
 
     
CALIFORNIA    
Carpinteria Carpinteria Unified School District $641,594
  Contact: Cindy Abbott,
Assistant Superintendent
(805) 684-4511
 
     
La Mesa   Grossmont Union High School District $1,415,283
  Contact: Michael Lewis,
Assistant Superintendent
(619) 644-8042
 
     
Lemoore Central Union Elementary School District $692,861
  Contact: Ron Seaver,
Superintendent
(559) 924-3405
 
     
Lennox Lennox School District $1,254,165
  Contact: Bruce McDaniel,
Superintendent
(310) 695-4000
 
     
Paradise Paradise Unified School District $1,423,771
 

Contact: Steve Jennings,
Superintendent
(530) 872-6400

 
     
San Francisco San Francisco Unified School District $2,142,797
  Contact: Gwen Chan,
Superintendent
(415) 241-6121
 
     
COLORADO    
Westminster Adams 12 Five Star Schools $1,966,799
  Contact: Gary Price,
District Grants Administrator
(720) 972-4079
 
     
FLORIDA    
Fort Lauderdale School Board of Broward County $1,917,314
  Contact: James Notter,
Interim Superintendent
(754) 321-2600
 
     
Kissimmee School District of Osceola County $2,002,160
  Contact: Blaine Muse,
Superintendent
(407) 870-4008
 
     
GEORGIA    
Eastman Dodge County Board of Education $713,847
  Contact: Aubrey Corbitt,
Superintendent
(478) 374-3783
 
     
ILLINOIS    
Chicago Chicago Public School District #299 $2,115,569
  Contact: Albert Sanchez,
Interim Director
(773) 553-1542
 
     
East Saint Louis East Saint Louis District #189 $1,331,069
  Contact: Dr. Theresa Saunders,
Superintendent
(618) 646-3002
 
     
LOUISIANA    
Monroe Monroe City Schools $1,029,159
  Contact: Dr. James Dupree,
Superintendent
(318) 325-0601
 
     
KENTUCKY    
Albany   Clinton County Board of Education $704,429
  Contact: Mickey McFall,
Superintendent
(606) 387-6480
 
     
MAINE    
Sanford Sanford Maine School District $714,325
  Contact: Jack Turcotte,
Superintendent
(207) 324-2810
 
     
MINNESOTA    
Roseville Independent School District 623 $2,142,976
  Contact: John Thein,
Superintendent
(651) 635-1615
 
     
NEW MEXICO    
Farmington Farmington Municipal Schools $1,421,011
  Contact: Janel Ryan,
Superintendent
(505) 324-9840
 
     
NEW YORK    
Schenectady Schenectady City School District $1,426,269
  Contact: Eric Ely,
Superintendent
(518) 370-8100 ext. 107
 
     
SOUTH DAKOTA    
Mission Todd County School District $714,257
  Contact: Richard Bordeaux,
Superintendent
(605) 856-4457
 
     
TEXAS    
Austin Austin Independent School District $2,100,309
  Contact: Dr. Pascal Forgione,
Superintendent
(512) 414-2482
 
     
Hidalgo Donna Independent School District $1,352,913
 

Contact: Joe Gonzalez,
Superintendent
(956) 464-1642

 
     
New Braunfels Comal Independent School District $1,426,078
  Contact: Kathy Williams,
Special Programs Coordinator
(830) 221-2114
 
     
VERMONT    
Lyndonville Caledonia North Supervisory Union $709,079
  Contact: Shirley Richardson,
Interim Superintendent
(802) 626-6100
 
     
WASHINGTON    
Vancouver Educational Service District #112 $1,421,284
  Contact: Twyla Barnes,
Superintendent
(360) 750-7500
 
     
WISCONSIN    
Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools $2,139,433
  Contact: William Andrekopoulos,
Superintendent
(414) 475-8001
 
     
WYOMING    
Casper Natrona County School District #1 $1,153,960
  Contact: James Lowham,
Superintendent
(307) 577-0222
 
Total FY 2007 New SS/HS Initiative Grants:

$37,454,964


 
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