Ohio Attorney General
Grants to Ohio law enforcement agencies to carry out drug abuse prevention education programs for public school students. Applicants are encouraged to select evidence-based program curricula from the approved list, which target elementary, middle, and high school students. All programs funded during the 2019-2020 grant cycle must provide OTC/RX drug abuse prevention education.
1) D.A.R.E. certified peace officers presenting the D.A.R.E. elementary and/or middle school programs. Agencies offering the official D.A.R.E. program must complete at least one ten-week curriculum to be considered eligible for funding.
2) Drug use prevention education programs presented by School Resource Officers. Agencies offering drug use prevention education programs presented by School Resource Officers must conduct at least two approved presentations during the grant period. In addition, School Resource Officers are expected to counsel and meet one-on-one with students regarding drug use prevention issues as appropriate.
For more information on the eligible programs, see the application document in Supporting Documents below.
Recommended evidence-based curricula include:
- D.A.R.E. Keepin' It REAL
- Too Good for Drugs
- Botvin Lifeskills
- I’m Special -Grades 3-4
- Scholastic - Reach out Now
- PALS - Prevention through Alternative Learning Styles
- Stay on Track
The grant covers up to 50% of the salary for the time spent on drug use prevention education programming for D.A.R.E. Officers and School Resource Officers in Ohio Public Schools. During the 2019-2020 grant period, the DUP program will fund costs associated with the following categories as it relates to your agency’s DUP program:
1) Class Time
2) Class Preparation Time (up to 2 hours per 1 hour of Class Time)
3) Drug Use Prevention Counseling
4) Unique Events consisting of drug use prevention education (prep time may be included in the hours reported)
GrantWatch ID#: 144619
Period of Funding: One year, beginning September 3rd and ending on August 31st. Only expenses incurred within the grant period are eligible to be paid with 2019-2020 funds.
Law enforcement agencies located within the state of Ohio are eligible.
Drug Use Prevention Grant funding shall only be used to support programs conducted in conjunction with public schools. If grant funding is awarded, agencies will subsequently be required to submit a list of public schools in which the programming will take place.
Summer programs conducted off school grounds but done in conjunction with a public school may be considered. The program must be verified by a public school superintendent whether it takes place at a public school or off school grounds during the summer.
If awarded grant funding, your agency may be required to submit D.A.R.E. or S.R.O. training information for each peace officer funded.
Search and seizure related law enforcement activities are not eligible for grant funding.
Applications for the 2019-2020 Grant Cycle are due by May 3, 2019.
- Grant Application Period: April – May
- Application Review: May – June (“Other” curriculum reviewed through July)
- Award Notices: Expected completion by August
- Acceptance Forms due: October 1 (payments to be issued as forms are submitted)
Scholastic - Reach Out Now:
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.