Kentucky's general assembly, through KRS 158.442
, provides funding to local school districts through the Kentucky Center for School Safety
, in an effort to support substance abuse and violence reduction programming. Since the federal Title IV program was discontinued, the Safe Schools Grant program is the state’s primary funding source for prevention activities and provides funds to all school districts within the state, with allocations based on enrollment. This grant money is managed and monitored by the Kentucky Center for School Safety
, according to spending guidelines within that agency.
KDE collaborates with the Kentucky Center for School Safety to provide training and professional development to school districts. Throughout the year Kentucky Center for School Safety is available to schools across Kentucky, as a "one stop shop" for school safety resources, training and assistance.