U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $4 Million to State Education Agencies to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse and Violence

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U.S. Department of Education Awards More Than $4 Million to State Education Agencies to Prevent Youth Substance Abuse and Violence

September 27, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education has awarded more than $4 million to 28 states in support of a new grant initiative, Building State Capacity for Preventing Youth Substance Use and Violence. States can use these resources to help schools and communities build or expand existing prevention coalitions, seek other sources of support and enhance local education agencies' (LEAs) prevention strategies to ensure a positive school environment. Funds made available under this grant program also will be used to build or strengthen existing partnerships across the range of state agencies that are involved in preventing drug use and violence among children and youth.

"Schools should be safe havens, free of drugs and violence, where young people can learn and prosper, and anything less than that is unacceptable," U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan said.

The grants are housed within the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools, which supports efforts to create safe schools, respond to crises, prevent drug and alcohol abuse, ensure the health and well being of students, and teach students good citizenship and character. The office also coordinates the Department's efforts in these areas with other federal agencies, such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Justice and the Department of Homeland Security. For additional information on the Building State Capacity grant program, visit http://www2.ed.gov/programs/buildstatecap/index.html.

A complete list of the 28 grant awards follows:

ALASKA

Alaska Department of Education & Early Development
Anchorage, AK
$123,650

CALIFORNIA

California Department of Education
Sacramento, CA
$249,554

COLORADO

Colorado Department of Education
Denver, CO
$124,941

DELAWARE

Delaware Department of Education
Dover, DE
$125,000

FLORIDA

Florida Department of Education
Tallahassee, FL
$242,168

GEORGIA

Georgia Department of Education
Atlanta, GA
$185,000

IDAHO

Idaho State Department of Education
Boise, Idaho
$119,922

ILLINOIS

Illinois State Board of Education
Springfield, IL
$250,000

INDIANA

Indiana Department of Education
Indianapolis, IN
$124,594

IOWA

Iowa Department of Education
Des Moines, IA
$125,000

KANSAS

Kansas State Department of Education
Girard, KS
$119,480

LOUISIANA

Louisiana Department of Education
Baton Rouge, LA
$125,000

MAINE

Maine Department of Education
Augusta, ME
$125,000

MICHIGAN

Michigan Department of Education
Lansing, MI
$185,000

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Department of Education
Roseville, MN
$124,845

MONTANA

Montana Office of Public Instruction
Helena, MT
$122,345

NEBRASKA

Nebraska Department of Education
Lincoln, NE
$121,302

NEW HAMPSHIRE

New Hampshire Department of Education
Concord, NH
$125,000

NEW MEXICO

New Mexico Public Education Department
Santa Fe, NM
$125,000

OHIO

Ohio Department of Education
Columbus, OH
$185,000

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State Department of Education
Oklahoma City, OK
$125,000

OREGON

Oregon Department of Education
Salem, OR
$125,000

PENNSYLVANIA

Pennsylvania Department of Education
Harrisburg, PA
$162,166

RHODE ISLAND

Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Providence, RI
$124,978

SOUTH CAROLINA

South Carolina Department of Education
Columbia, SC
$124,148

VIRGINIA

Virginia Department of Education
Richmond, VA
$125,000

WASHINGTON

Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Olympia, WA
$123,376

WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction
Madison, WI
$124,960