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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 2005 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 six elements:

  • Element 1: Safe school environment.
  • Element 2: Alcohol and other drugs and violence prevention and early intervention programs.
  • Element 3: School and community mental health preventive and treatment intervention services.
  • Element 4: Early childhood psychosocial and emotional development programs.
  • Element 5: Supporting and connecting schools and communities.
  • Element 6: Safe school policies.

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 3 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 $1 million for rural school districts and Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) schools, $2 million for suburban school districts, and $3 million for urban districts.

In making awards under this grant program, the federal SS/HS partners may (1) take into consideration the geographic distribution and diversity of activities addressed by the projects, in addition to the rank order of the applicant's scores, and (2) in accordance with Section 75.217 (d) of the Education Department General Administrative Regulations, ensure equitable distribution of grants under this initiative among urban, suburban, rural, and BIA LEAs. Contingent on the availability of funds, the federal SS/HS partners may make additional awards in fiscal year (FY) 2006 from the rank-ordered list of scores of unfunded applicants from this competition.

Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative

FY 2005 New Grant Awards         




Ketchikan Ketchikan Gateway Borough School District  $908,690

Contact: Harry Martin, Superintendent
(907) 247-2109





Vail    Vail School District #20    $1,408,449

Contact:  Calvin Baker, Superintendent
(520) 762-2004





Georgetown   Black Oak Mine Unified School District  $901,961
  Contact: Rob Shamberg, Superintendent
(530) 333-8300
San Diego   San Diego County Schools  $2,605,358
  Contact: Lora Duzyk,
Asst. Superintendent
(858) 292-3618
Watsonville Pajaro Valley Unified School District $2,833,093
  Contact: Mary Anne H. Mays Ed.D. Superintendent
(831) 786-2135
Oroville  Butte County Office of Education $1,755,804

Contact: Don McNelis, Superintendent
(530) 532-5761


Pomona Pomona Unified School District  $2,902,497
  Contact: Patrick D. Leier, Superintendent
(909) 397-5060  X3854
Costa Mesa Orange County Superintendent of Schools $2,483,598
  Contact: John L. Nelson
Assoc. Superintendent
(714) 966-4310
Ontario Ontario-Montclair School District  $2,840,253
  Contact: Sharon P. McGehee Superintendent
(909) 459-2500  X6445
Costa Mesa   Newport-Mesa Unified School District   $2,744,545

Contact:  Robert J. Barbot, Ed.D., Superintendent
(714) 424-5031





Washington  Mary McLeod Bethune Day Academy Public Charter School   $2,748,408

Contact:  Linda McKay
Executive Director
(202) 397-3044





Miami   School Board of Miami - Dade County $1,797,643

Contact: Rudolph F. Crews Ed.D.
(305) 995-1430





Ashburn Turner County Board of Education  $955,400

Contact:  Ray Jordan, Superintendent
(229) 567-3338





Rexburg Madison School District $955,584

Contact:  Geoffery Thomas Ed.D., Superintendent
(208) 359-3300





West Chicago West Chicago Elementary Schools District #33  $1,504,036

Contact:        Dr. Ed Lemon, Superintendent
(630) 293-6000 X204


Evansville    Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation $2,808,255

Contact: Dr. Bart McCandless, Superintendent
(812) 435-8477





Keosauqua  Van Buren Community Schools $919,524

Contact:  Dick Barton, Superintendent
(319) 293-3334





Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish School System  $2,810,598

Contact:        Charlotte Placide, Superintendent
(225) 922-5618





Hiram   Maine School Administrative District 55   $952,631

Contact:        Sylvia Pease, Superintendent
(207) 625-8683





Westover   Somerset County Schools $1,212,053

Contact:  Dr. Karen-Lee Brofee, Superintendent
(410) 621-6266





Flint  Flint Community Schools $2,776,371

Contact:  Ira Rutherford, Superintendent
(810) 760-1249





New London  New London - Spicer Public Schools ISD #345 $951,417
  Contact: Paul Carlson, Superintendent
(320) 354-2252



Newark Newark Public Schools $2,565,985
  Contact: Marion A. Bolden, Superintendent
(973) 733-7333



Magdalena Alamo Navajo School Board Inc. $557,404

Contact: Genevieve Apachito, President
(505) 854-2543





Uniondale  Uniondale Union Free School District  $1,853,421

Contact: Dr. William K. Lloyd, Superintendent
(516) 560-8824


Rome   Rome City School District   $2,613,319

Contact:  Thomas Gallagher, Superintendent
(315) 334-7400





Sparta  Highland Local Schools $819,796

Contact: Timothy Hillborn, Superintendent
(419) 768-2185


Springfield  Springfield City Schools  $2,567,124

Contact: E. Jean Harper, Superintendent
(937) 328-2078





Hillsboro Hillsboro School District    $2,813,356

Contact: Jeremy Lyon Ph.D., Superintendent
(503) 844-1500





Lancaster   School District of Lancaster  $2,147,864

Contact:  Rita D. Bishop, Superintendent
(717) 291-6121





Lancaster   Lancaster County School District  $894,523

Contact:  Patricia Burns, Superintendent
(803) 286-6972


Mullins Marion County School District #2 $813,679

Contact: James Hall, Superintendent     
(843) 464-3700





New Braunfels  New Braunfels Independent School District $1,762,311

Contact:  Ron Reaves Ed.D. Superintendent
(830) 643-5700


Round Rock Round Rock Independent School District  $2,399,330

Contact:  Dr. Thomas H. Gaul, Superintendent
(512) 464-5000





Bristol Bristol Tennessee City Schools $2,736,680

Contact:    Dr. Steve Dixon, Director of Schools
(423) 652-9201


Cleveland Bradley County School District  $2,773,238

Contact:   Robert Taylor,
Director of Schools
(423) 476-0620


Memphis Shelby County Schools  $1,824,048

Contact: Bobby G. Webb Ed.D. Superintendent
(901) 321-2521





Wautoma Wautoma Area School District $959,569

Contact:  Jeff Kasuboski
District Administrator
(920) 787-1389





Lacey North Thurston Public Schools $1,851,026

Contact: Dr. James E. Koval, Superintendent
(360) 412-4413


Anacortes Northwest Educational Services District #189 $2,638,966

Contact:  Dr. Gerald W. Jenkins, Superintendent
(360) 299-4003


Total FY 2005 New Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Grants: $76,367,807



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