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ERIC Number: ED558540
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 40
Abstractor: ERIC
A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can Fund K-12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities
Rentner, Diane Stark; Price, Olga Acosta
Center on Education Policy
Federal education funding has often been overlooked by districts in search of sources of support for prevention. This guide is intended to help school districts take advantage of those funds by identifying K-12 grant programs in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that could be used to implement prevention efforts in elementary and secondary schools. The Center for Health and Health Care in Schools and the Center on Education Policy, both at the George Washington University, analyzed dozens of federally funded programs administered by ED. This research found 15 specific funded programs that contain either explicit or implicit authority for prevention-related activities. The main sections of this guide describe each of these programs, including their purpose, recent funding levels, entities eligible for funding, and specific provisions in the authorizing legislation, regulations, or program guidance that explicitly or implicitly permit funds to be used for prevention. The majority of these programs are part of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (ESEA), which was most recently amended in 2002 by the No Child Left Behind Act. Although ESEA is overdue for reauthorization, Congress continues to appropriate funds for these programs. This guide contains recommendations to be used while exploring the options related to funding opportunities, as well as suggestions for successful approaches to the application process.
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Authoring Institution: Center on Education Policy; Center for Health and Health Care in Schools
Identifiers - Location: Connecticut; Georgia; Kentucky; Minnesota; New Jersey; New York; North Carolina; Oklahoma; Texas; Virginia; West Virginia
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title II; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title IV; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title V; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VI; Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title VII; Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act; Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987