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Grants to Ohio law enforcement agencies to implement and establish educational programs about drug abuse in public schools. All programs must provide OTC/RX drug abuse prevention education. Applicants are encouraged to select evidence-based program curricula from the approved list, which target elementary, middle, and high school students.
Grants awarded to a law enforcement agency under this section shall be used by the agency to pay for not more than fifty percent of the amount of the salaries of law enforcement officers who conduct drug abuse resistance education programs in public schools. The Attorney General shall not use more than six percent of the amounts the Attorney General’s Office receives under division (F)(2)(e) of this section to pay the costs it incurs in administering the grant program established by division (F)(2)(e) of this section and in providing training and materials relating to drug abuse resistance education programs.
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.191(F)(4), programs eligible for funding include:
If awarded grant funding, agencies may be required to submit D.A.R.E. or S.R.O. training information for each peace officer funded.
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Program start date: September 1