Project Prevent Grant Program


Discretionary/Competitive Grants


This program provides grants to local educational agencies (LEAs) impacted by community violence and to expand the capacity of LEAs to implement community- and school-based strategies to help prevent community violence and mitigate the impacts of exposure to community violence.


These projects must include:

  1. Severity and magnitude of the problem and identification of schools to be served by the proposed project;
  2. Collaboration and coordination with community-based organizations;
  3. Project Activities designed to promote a safer and improved school environment;
  4. Evidence-based, culturally and linguistically competent, and developmentally appropriate programs and practices; and a
  5. Framework for planning, implementation, and sustainability

Applicants must address all five subparts of this absolute priority.