Welcome to the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs

Safe and Drug Free Schools and Communities (SDFSC)


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 special / additional services (such as runaway and homeless youth, pregnant and parenting teenagers, dropouts, foster youth, and children of substance abusing parents). SDFSC Governor’s program funds are provided through a competitive grant process to county Alcohol and Other Drugs (AOD) offices for program services. The third cohort of this grant is currently in the second year of program implementation.


There are no funding opportunities at this time. However, opportunities may be available in the future. Please continue to check back on a regular basis for updates.

SDFSC Governor's Program Funded Counties Click on the link to view a list of current funding recipients.

California’s SDFSC Governor's Program Technical Assistance (TA) and Training Project Website

The SDFSC TA Project supports grantees of the SDFSC Governor’s Program in implementing their alcohol, drug and violence prevention programming efforts. Funded by ADP, the Center for Applied Research Solutions (CARS) provides no-cost technical assistance and training to support and enhance these prevention efforts.

Reference Materials for Grantee’s–Click on the links below to view helpful reference materials:

SDFSC Act State Grants Guidance for State and Local Implementation of Programs (PDF)

SDFSC -Governor's Program Fact Sheet (PDF)

No Child Left Behind Act of 2001-Title IV--21st Century Schools (115 STAT. 1432 PUBLIC LAW 107–110—JAN. 8, 2002 SEC. 4001)

Additional Resources from CARS, the technical assistance contractor for the SDFSC Governor’s program:

  • SDFSC Case Study Series is intended to provide a snapshot of the programs implemented and lessons learned by SDFSC grantees as a service to other grantees and alcohol and drug prevention providers.
  • SDFSC Lessons Learned Series is a series of lessons learned that address program issues. Each issue highlights a CARS consultant and their tips from working with grantees. Upcoming events and important notes are also published.
  • SDFSC TA Prevention Brief Series presents research-based articles on issues pertinent to effective programming
  • Center For Applied Research Solutions (CARS) Website- CARS mission is to improve the lives of youth, families and communities by facilitating the exchange of knowledge and experience among the prevention research community, practitioners, policy makers and the public.