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.  

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.   

The Project Prevent grantees include:

  • Archway Charter School of Chester (PA)
  • Cheatham County School District (TN)
  • El Rancho Unified School District (CA)
  • Hillsborough County Public Schools (FL)
  • Independent School District #625 – St. Paul Public Schools (MN)
  • Kentucky Valley Educational Cooperative (KY)
  • Lancaster County School District (SC)
  • Lansing School District (MI)
  • Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools (TN)
  • Metropolitan School District of Pike Township (IN)
  • Milwaukee Public Schools (WI)
  • New London Public Schools (CT)
  • NorthEast Washington Educational Service District 101(WA)
  • Oakland Unified School District (CA)
  • The Pima Prevention Partnership (AZ)
  • San Bernardino City Unified School District (CA)
  • San Francisco Unified School District (CA)
  • The School Board of Miami-Dade (FL)
  • The School Board of Sarasota County (FL)
  • Shelby County Board of Education (TN)
  • Stockton Unified School District (CA)
  • Washoe County School District (NV)

Read more information about the Project Prevent grants.