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Project Prevent Grant Program


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Application Deadline: Jul 15, 2019

Sponsoring Organization

Office of Safe and Supportive Schools (OSSS)


Helps local educational agencies (LEAs) create school-based programs to serve the needs of students in communities facing pervasive violence. Enhances schools' abilities to identify, assess, and address the long-term physical, psychological, and emotional harms to students, such as trauma, anxiety, depression, and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), caused by exposure to violence. Requires programs to include:

  • Access to school-based counseling services or a referral service to community-based counseling services
  • Emotional and behavioral supports in school
  • Conflict resolution and other strategies to prevent future violence
  • Activities designed to decrease substance use, bullying, fighting, gang participation, harassment and sexual assault

Preference is given to programs that offer:

  • Collaboration with local mental health agencies
  • Activities that promote social and emotional awareness, development, and well-being

Amount of Funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000
Award floor: $250,000
Project period: Up to 5 years
Estimated number of awards: 20
Estimated total program funding: $10,000,000

Who Can Apply

Local educational agencies (LEAs) and charter schools that are considered LEAs under state law are eligible to apply.

Geographic Coverage


What This Program Funds

Capacity Building • New Program • Operating Costs and Staffing • Training Providers

Application Process

Application instructions, requirements, and other information about the online application process are available on the program website.

Project Prevent resource list


For programmatic or technical questions:
Nicole A. White

Rural Awards

Examples of past awards communities have received are described on the program website.

Rural communities who have received funding include:

  • Northwest Kansas Education Service Center in Oakley, Kansas was awarded funding in 2019.
  • Laconia School District in New Hampshire was awarded funding in 2019.
  • Stringtown Public Schools in Oklahoma was awarded funding in 2019.
  • The Cheatham County School District received 2014 grant funds to develop and implement school-based prevention, counseling, and treatment referral services for 1,175 K-12 students. The program aimed to address the needs of students exposed to pervasive violence, ensure a safer school environment, break the cycle of violence and trauma, and serve as a model program for other rural areas in Tennessee.

Topics This Program Addresses

Adverse Childhood Experiences • Mental Health • Schools • Substance Use Disorder • Violence, Trauma, and Abuse