All grant proposals must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. on April 19, 2013. Late proposals will not be accepted. This will be the only opportunity for Drug Use Prevention Grant funding for the 2013-2014 grant year.
Period of Funding
Drug Use Prevention Grant funds will be awarded for the 2013-2014 period commencing on or after September 1, 2013 and ending August 31, 2014.
Only expenses incurred within the grant period are eligible to be paid with 2013-2014 funds.
Law enforcement agencies located within in the state of Ohio.
Additional Information on Eligibility
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.191(F)(4), programs eligible for funding include:
(1) D.A.R.E. Programs: D.A.R.E. certified peace officers presenting the D.A.R.E. elementary school, middle school, or high school programs.
(2) School Resource Officer Drug Use Prevention Programs: Drug Use Prevention Education programs presented by School Resource Officers.
D.A.R.E. Programs: Agencies offering the official D.A.R.E. program must complete at least one ten-week curriculum to be considered eligible for funding.
School Resource Officer Programs: Agencies offering drug use prevention education programs offered by School Resource Officers must conduct at least two approved presentations during the grant period. These courses may include Prom Promise, school assembly and classroom presentations on drug use prevention topics, Red Ribbon Week events, and others as approved by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, grants manager. Search and seizure activities are not eligible for grant funding. In addition to the two required classroom presentations, School Resource Officers are expected to counsel and meet one-on-one with students regarding drug use prevention issues.
If awarded grant funding, your agency will be required to submit D.A.R.E. or S.R.O. training information for each peace officer funded.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Education:
All programs funded during the 2013-2014 grant cycle must provide prescription drug abuse prevention education. Planned activities must be specifically included in the agency’s grant proposal and will be reported on the Mid-Year and Final reports. Failure to comply with this requirement can result in recovery of awarded grant funds.
All programs and presentations must be verified by a public school administrator on the mid-year and final reports.
Summer programs conducted off school grounds but done in conjunction with a public school may be considered. The program must be verified by a public school administrator whether it takes place at a public school or off school grounds during the summer.
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.191(F)(4), the Ohio Attorney General’s Drug Use Prevention Grant covers up to 50 percent of the salary for D.A.R.E. and School Resource Officers conducting drug use prevention education in public schools. The drug use prevention education must be approved by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
The peace officer’s base salary DOES NOT include fringe benefits such as insurance, retirement, unemployment taxes, or a vehicle. Other costs associated with conducting the funded program, such as supplies, food and beverage, prizes and awards, telephone and internet costs, and other overhead costs are not eligible for funding under this grant.
Public School Information
Per Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.191(F)(4), Drug Use Prevention Grant funding shall only be used to support programs conducted in conjunction with public schools. If grant funding is awarded, agencies will subsequently be required to submit a list of public schools in which the programming will take place. The applicant agency affirms by the submission of this application that each public school principal or superintendent has agreed to work with the agency in their efforts to provide drug use prevention programming during the grant period of September 1, 2013 through August 31, 2014.
Funded peace officers are permitted to perform work in non-public schools during hours that are paid from other funding sources.
All funded agencies will be required to submit two reports during the grant period. These reports will document both fiscal and programmatic activity as it pertains to the grant contract and will be used in fulfilling the Attorney General’s obligation to report grant activities to the Governor and Ohio General Assembly annually as required by Ohio Revised Code 4511.191(F)(4).
Drug Use Prevention Grant funds will be awarded in two payments – an initial payment in September 2013 and a mid-year payment made in March 2014, contingent upon the timely submission and approval of the required mid-year report. Any funds left unused by the grant recipient shall be returned to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office, Finance Section, 30 East Broad St. 15th Floor Columbus, OH 43215. Please make checks payable to: Treasurer, State of Ohio.
Misuse of Funds
Any funding that is not used in accordance with the above guidelines shall be recovered by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Ohio Revised Code Section 4511.191(F)(4)
The Ohio Attorney General shall use amounts in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education Programs Fund to award grants to law enforcement agencies to establish and implement drug abuse resistance education programs in public schools. Grants awarded to a law enforcement agency under this section shall be used by the agency to pay for not more than fifty per cent 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.
The Attorney General shall report to the Governor and the General Assembly each fiscal year on the progress made in establishing and implementing drug abuse resistance education programs. These reports shall include an evaluation of the effectiveness of these programs.
The 2013-2014 Drug Use Prevention application period has closed.