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School-Based Student Drug-Testing Programs

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CFDA Number: 84.184D
Program Type: Discretionary/Competitive Grants


This program awards grants to LEAs and other public and private entities to develop and implement, or expand, school-based drug testing programs for students.


The drug testing funded by these grants must be part of a comprehensive drug-prevention program in the schools served, and provide for the referral to treatment or counseling of students identified as drug users. The projects funded by these grants also must be consistent with constitutional principles and state and federal laws and requirements regarding student drug testing, and must ensure the confidentiality of testing results.

Additional Information

Any drug-testing program conducted with funds awarded must be limited to one or more of the following:

  1. Students who participate in the school's athletic program;
  2. students who are engaged in competitive, extracurricular, school-sponsored activities; and
  3. a voluntary drug- testing program for students who, along with their parent or guardian, have provided written consent to participate in a random drug-testing program.

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Last Modified: 05/06/2014