New Jersey Department of Education

Drug Abuse Education Fund-Competitive

Division: Educational Services

Office:  Student Support Services



The Drug Abuse Education Fund (DAEF) grant program is a five-year project designed to provide school-age 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 to be delivered by law enforcement personnel to students during the school day between September and June in any of grades kindergarten through grade 12, 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/or Renaissance project schools in any of the 21 counties statewide. However, a minimum of 30 schools out of total serviced must be those where 25% or more of the student population is identified as economically disadvantaged per the NJ School Performance Reports and a minimum number of counties must be serviced depending upon selected option below (minimum of 10 counties for Option A or 2 counties for Option B).

Option A is 300 schools.

Option B is 200 schools.

The DAEF grant program is a limited competitive grant program open to nongovernmental entities operating in New Jersey in the public interest that, using law enforcement personnel, will provide substance use disorder education and prevention programs on a statewide basis. A nongovernmental entity is an agency other than a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, county of governments (whether or not incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under state law), any other regional or interstate government body, or any agency or instrumentality of a local government.

This is the first year of a five-year program. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $375,00 in Year 1. One (1) award will be made.

Based on the availability of FY23 DAEF state appropriations this first year of the five-year grant program will begin September 1, 2022 and end on August 31, 2023.

Eligible Agencies: Non-governmental Entities Operating in the Public Interest with Law Enforcement Personnel

Approximate Number of Awards: 1     Grant Program: Competitive
Total AMT. Available: 375,000                Application Due Date: 6/21/2022

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