Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools Announces New Grant Opportunity:

The Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools in the U.S. Department of Education announces the release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2010 Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse program grant application (CFDA 84.184A).  The Notice Inviting Applications was published in the Federal Register on March 2, 2010.  The FY 2010 grant application package may be downloaded from the following Department of Education’s websites: http://e-Grants.ed.gov or

http://www.ed.gov/programs/dvpalcoholabuse/index.html.

The application deadline date is April 16, 2010. 

The purpose of the Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse program is to support efforts by local education agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement innovative and effective projects to reduce alcohol abuse in secondary schools..

This Grant Competition eligibility is limited to local educational agencies (LEAs), including charter schools that are considered LEAs under State law that do not have an active grant under this program (CFDA 84.184A), and consortia thereof. 

The estimated available funds for this grant are $3,311,000 with the estimated average size of awards being $368,000 and the estimated number of awards being 9.

For additional information visit the Federal Register announcement at:

http://www2.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2010-1/030210b.html

For specific questions regarding the Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse program, please contact the Competition Manager, Nicole A. White at nicole.white@ed.gov.

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