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(2) Grants directed at preventing and reducing alcohol abuse at institutions of higher education (A) Authorization of program The Secretary shall award grants to eligible entities to enable the entities to prevent and reduce the rate of underage alcohol consumption including binge drinking among students at institutions of higher education. (B) Applications An eligible entity that desires to receive a grant under this paragraph shall submit an application to the Secretary at such time, in such manner, and accompanied by such information as the Secretary may require. Each application shall include— (i) a description of how the eligible entity will work to enhance an existing, or where none exists to build a, statewide coalition; (ii) a description of how the eligible entity will target underage students in the State; (iii) a description of how the eligible entity intends to ensure that the statewide coalition is actually implementing the purpose of this section and moving toward indicators described in subparagraph (D); (iv) a list of the members of the statewide coalition or interested parties involved in the work of the eligible entity; (v) a description of how the eligible entity intends to work with State agencies on substance abuse prevention and education; (vi) the anticipated impact of funds provided under this paragraph in preventing and reducing the rates of underage alcohol use; (vii) outreach strategies, including ways in which the eligible entity proposes to— (I) reach out to students and community stakeholders; (II) promote the purpose of this paragraph; (III) address the range of needs of the students and the surrounding communities; and (IV) address community norms for underage students regarding alcohol use; and (viii) such additional information as required by the Secretary. (C) Uses of funds Each eligible entity that receives a grant under this paragraph shall use the grant funds to carry out the activities described in such entity’s application submitted pursuant to subparagraph (B). (D) Accountability On the date on which the Secretary first publishes a notice in the Federal Register soliciting applications for grants under this paragraph, the Secretary shall include in the notice achievement indicators for the program authorized under this paragraph. The achievement indicators shall be designed— (i) to measure the impact that the statewide coalitions assisted under this paragraph are having on the institutions of higher education and the surrounding communities, including changes in the number of incidents of any kind in which students have abused alcohol or consumed alcohol while under the age of 21 (including violations, physical assaults, sexual assaults, reports of intimidation, disruptions of school functions, disruptions of student studies, mental health referrals, illnesses, or deaths); (ii) to measure the quality and accessibility of the programs or information offered by the eligible entity; and (iii) to provide such other measures of program impact as the Secretary determines appropriate. (E) Supplement not supplant Grant funds provided under this paragraph shall be used to supplement, and not supplant, Federal and non-Federal funds available for carrying out the activities described in this paragraph. (F) Definitions For purposes of this paragraph: (i) Eligible entity The term “eligible entity” means a State, institution of higher education, or nonprofit entity. (ii) Institution of higher education The term “institution of higher education” has the meaning given the term in section 1001(a) of title 20 . (iii) Secretary The term “Secretary” means the Secretary of Education. (iv) State The term “State” means each of the 50 States, the District of Columbia, and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. (v) Statewide coalition The term “statewide coalition” means a coalition that— (I) includes, but is not limited to— (aa) institutions of higher education within a State; and (bb) a nonprofit group, a community underage drinking prevention coalition, or another substance abuse prevention group within a State; and (II) works toward lowering the alcohol abuse rate by targeting underage students at institutions of higher education throughout the State and in the surrounding communities. (vi) Surrounding community The term “surrounding community” means the community— (I) that surrounds an institution of higher education participating in a statewide coalition; (II) where the students from the institution of higher education take part in the community; and (III) where students from the institution of higher education live in off-campus housing. (G) Administrative expenses Not more than 5 percent of a grant under this paragraph may be expended for administrative expenses. (H) Authorization of appropriations There are authorized to be appropriated to carry out this paragraph $5,000,000 for fiscal year 2007, and $5,000,000 for each of the fiscal years 2008 through 2010.

Source

42 USC § 290bb-25b(e)(2)


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