Project Prevent Grant Program


Discretionary/Competitive Grants


This program provides grants to local educational agencies LEAs to increase their capacity to help schools in communities with pervasive violence to better address the needs of affected students and break the cycle of violence.


These projects must offer students:

  1. access to school-based counseling services, or referrals to community-based counseling services, for assistance in coping with trauma or anxiety;
  2. school-based social and emotional supports for students to help address the effects of violence;
  3. conflict resolution and other school-based strategies to prevent future violence; and
  4. activities designed to promote a safer and improved school environment, which may include activities designed to decrease the incidence of harassment, bullying, fighting, gang participation, sexual assault, and substance use.

Applicants must address all four subparts of this absolute priority.

Contact Information

  • Nicole White
    U.S. Department of Education, OESE
    Office of Academic Improvement Programs
    400 Maryland Ave. S.W.
    LBJ Federal Office Building
    Washington, DC 20202-6200
Last Modified: 11/06/2019