The purpose of the Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities Act of 2001 (SDFSCA), also known as Title IV-A of the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) is to prevent violence in and around schools and to strengthen programs that prevent the illegal use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs. This Title requires parental involvement and coordination with related federal, state, and local efforts and resources; and makes federal assistance available to states, local educational agencies, public and private nonprofit organizations, and institutions of higher education for selected programs, services, and activities.
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DISTRIBUTION OF FUNDS:
The total allocation to a state under Title IV-A of NCLB is granted as two distinct sums: A minimum of 80% is granted to the State Educational Agency (SEA) and supports state and local level prevention initiatives (i.e., SEA/LEA Programs), and up to 20% is awarded to the chief executive officer for initiatives under the Governor’s Program. Four percent (4%) of the SEA/LEA portion is available for state level programs, services and activities while another 3% may be used for the … Read the rest