New Jersey Department of Education

Drug Abuse Education Fund-Year 6-Continuation

Division: Student Services 

Office: Student Support Services

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The Drug Abuse Education Fund (DAEF) grant program is designed to provide targeted school-aged youth in New Jersey with an evidence-based national or statewide model substance use disorder education and prevention program that has demonstrated success. The program is delivered by law enforcement personnel to students in grades kindergarten through grade 12. Additionally, the program takes place during the school day during the months of September through June as determined by the local education agency (LEA) in collaboration with law enforcement and the applicant. The students to be served are in 300 public, nonpublic, charter and Renaissance project schools in any of the 21 counties, with priority given to the nine counties with the highest prevalence of drug abuse based on data in the New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services, Substance Abuse Prevention Needs Assessment Using Social Indicators, Table 5, “Needs Assessment for Alcohol and Drug Prevention Services, New Jersey 2014.”

As a result of the implementation of this program, the New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) expects evidence of achievement in one or more of the following data-driven student outcomes:

  • A reduction in evidence-based factors that place students at risk for substance abuse;
  • An increase in students’ perceived harm of substance abuse;
  • A decrease in the intention or expectation of students to abuse substances; or
  • A reduction in the rate of student drug and alcohol use.

The New Jersey Department of Education (NJDOE) has established a multi-year grant program. The Drug Abuse Education Fund NGO is open to Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.) Inc; the grantee selected through a competitive process in Year 1. The eligible applicant may apply for up to $375,000.

Based on the availability of FY22 DAEF funds, this sixth year of this grant program will begin September 1, 2021 and will end on August 31, 2022.

Start Date: 9/1/2021



Eligible Agencies: L.E.A.D. 

Approximate Number of Awards: 1

  Grant Program Type: Continuation 


Total Amt. Available: $375,000


Application Due Date: 7/15/2021



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