Project Prevent Grants

In 2014, the U.S. Department of Education awarded $14.2 million in Project Prevent grants to 22 local educational agencies (LEAs) to increase their capacity both to identify, assess, and serve students exposed to pervasive violence, helping to ensure that affected students are offered mental health services for trauma or anxiety; support conflict resolution programs; and implement other school–based violence prevention strategies in order to reduce the likelihood that these students will later commit violent acts.  

Focus of the Project Prevent Program

Funded local educational agencies will 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.  a safer and improved school environment, which may include, among others, activities to decrease the incidence of harassment, bullying, violence, gang involvement, and substance use.   

Project Prevent Grantees

More information on the Project Prevent grantees can be found on NCSSLE's State pages . Read more information about the Project Prevent grants here, or access a particular State page below to learn more.

Arizona
  • The Pima Prevention Partnership
California
  • El Rancho Unified School District
  • Oakland Unified School District
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District
  • San Francisco Unified School District
  • Stockton Unified School District 
Connecticut
  • New London Public Schools
Florida
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools 
  • The School Board of Miami-Dade 
  • The School Board of Sarasota County 
Indiana
  • Metropolitan School District of Pike Township
Kentucky
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative
Michigan
  • Lansing School District
Minnesota
  • Independent School District #625 – St. Paul Public Schools
Nevada
  • Washoe County School District
Pennsylvania
  • Archway Charter School of Chester
South Carolina
  • Lancaster County School District
Tennessee
  • Cheatham County School District
  • Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools
  • Shelby County Board of Education
Wisconsin
  • Milwaukee Public Schools
Washington
  • NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101