Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities, California Governor's Program Grantees

The California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) is responsible for administering the Governor's portion of the Federal Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities grant funding from the United States Department of Education. The Governor's Program serves children and youth who are not normally served through state and local educational agencies, or who need additional services.

The Governor's Program is designed to complement the California Department of Education (CDE) SDFSC funding by serving:

  • Children and youth who are not normally served by state or local educational agencies;
  • Populations that need special services or additional resources such as youth in juvenile detention facilities, runaway or homeless children and youth, pregnant and parenting teenagers, and school dropouts.

SDFSC Programs must be based on:

  • Objective data to identify needs;
  • An established set of performance measures;
  • Scientifically-based research;
  • An analysis of risk and protective factors;
  • Meaningful and ongoing participation of parents.

The SDFSC Governor's program funds are provided through a competitive grant process to county Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) offices for program services. To date, ADP has awarded three cohorts of grantees. For each funding cycle, ADP released a competitive grant application process to fund alcohol, tobacco and other drugs, and violence prevention programs that meet the requirements of the law and can achieve measurable results. The third cohort of grantees, eighteen grants were competitively awarded. These grants began in October 2007, and focus on the following three priority populations: foster youth, children of substance-abusing parents/caregivers in treatment, and youth with a history of high rate AOD use/binge drinking. The priority is on selective and indicated prevention strategies.

This information is also available in the SDFSC Governor's Program Fact Sheet [PDF 46 KB].

For more information regarding the SDFSC Governor's Program, please visit ADP's Prevention Program Services website at

For more information regarding the California Department of Education's SDFSC programs, please visit

The California Governor’s Program Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Technical Assistance (SDFSC TA) project ended on September 30th, 2011. The project was funded by the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP) and managed by the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS).

Publications and resources are still available to access through this archived website. If you are a California alcohol, drug or violence prevention program, you may be eligible for no-cost training and technical assistance services.

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