Summary: S.2740 — 99th Congress (1985-1986)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in Senate (08/12/1986)

Student Drug Abuse Education and Prevention Act of 1986 - Amends the Department of Education Organization Act to establish an Office of Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education and Prevention in the Department of Education. Provides that such Office shall be administered by the Assistant Secretary for Drug and Alcohol Abuse Education and Prevention (the Assistant Secretary). Sets forth the duties of the Office. Requires the Secretary of Education (the Secretary) to report to the Congress within one year after the enactment of this Act on the progress in establishing the Office and the long-term strategy of the Office for drug education and prevention.

Directs the Secretary, acting through the Assistant Secretary, to establish a program of grants to States for drug (including alcohol) abuse education in elementary and secondary schools. Lists the State and local educational agency uses of such funds. Restricts the amount States may use for administrative costs.

Provides for: (1) the allotment of such grant funds to States; (2) State application for such grant funds; (3) allocations to local educational agencies; and (4) local application to State educational agencies.

Provides for the equitable participation of children enrolled in private nonprofit elementary and secondary schools in such program.

Requires the Secretary, in cooperation with the Secretary of Health and Human Services, to: (1) collect and disseminate program-related information to State and local educational agencies; (2) provide technical assistance; and (3) identify research and development priorities. Authorizes appropriations for such activities.

Provides that the use of such grant funds is to supplement and not supplant other Federal funds.

Authorizes appropriations for FY 1987 through 1991.