Safe and Drug-Free Schools State Grants on the Chopping Block

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Advocates for substance abuse and violence prevention are trying to stop elimination of Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC) state grants, which last year awarded nearly $300 million to governors and state and local education agencies for drug and violence prevention efforts.

The proposal to do away with the state grants portion of SDFSC was included in President Barack Obama's fiscal 2010 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education (ED). Both the full House and Senate Appropriations Committee agreed in summer deliberations to nix the program, with Senate lawmakers saying . . .

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