CT State Grant Program for Anti-Bullying Initiatives

Connecticut General Statutes, Title 10, Chapter 172
"Safe Learning Grant Program"

Sec. 10-263e. Safe learning grant program. (a) The Department of Education shall establish, within available appropriations, a competitive safe learning grant program to assist school districts in (1) developing a school environment where children learn in safety without fear of physical or verbal harm or intimidation, (2) activities that encourage respect for each student, (3) decreasing early youth aggression, (4) establishing student conflict and intervention policies and strategies, (5) eliminating bullying behaviors among students, (6) extending safe school environment programs to extracurricular activities, (7) after school programs, and (8) the development of crisis and violence prevention policies and strategies which make school environments safe. Each local and regional board of education may apply for a grant at such time and in such manner as the Commissioner of Education prescribes.
(b) The department may accept private donations for purposes of the program provided such donations shall in no way limit the scope of program grants pursuant to this section.
(c) Any unexpended funds appropriated for purposes of this section shall not lapse at the end of the fiscal year but shall be available for expenditure during the next fiscal year for similar programs.
(June Sp. Sess. P.A. 01-1, S. 32, 54; P.A. 03-76, S. 33.)


"...payments of grants..."

Universal Citation: CT Gen Stat § 10-263 (2014)
(a) The State Board of Education may withhold from the total sum which is paid from the State Treasury an amount which it determines to be equitable from any town or school district which it finds pursuant to section 10-4b to have failed to maintain its schools according to law.
(b) Unless otherwise provided by law, if the Commissioner of Education determines, based upon a final report of actual revenue and expenditures of a school district, that there has been an underpayment or overpayment in a grant made by the State Board of Education, the commissioner shall calculate the amount of the underpayment or overpayment and shall adjust the amount of the grant payment for either of the two fiscal years next following the fiscal year in which such underpayment or overpayment was made. The amount of the adjustment shall be equal to the amount of the underpayment or overpayment.
(1949 Rev., S. 1579; June, 1955, S. 974d; 1967, P.A. 166, S. 4; 1969, P.A. 531, S. 2; P.A. 78-218, S. 186; P.A. 79-128, S. 8, 36; P.A. 87-398, S. 1, 2.)
History: 1967 act changed deadline for application from August fifteenth to August first; 1969 act deleted provision re deductions of amounts by which towns fail to maintain minimum program; P.A. 78-218 deleted reference to applications made by supervising agents and substituted “local or regional board of education” for “town or school district”; P.A. 79-128 deleted provisions re applications and scheduled payments, leaving only provision for withholding certain funds from payments to boards who fail to maintain schools according to law; P.A. 87-398 added new Subsec. (b) to provide for adjustments for underpayments and overpayments of grants and designated prior provisions as Subsec. (a).
See Sec. 10-227 re forfeit of part of grant payment as penalty for violations of procedure in making returns of receipts, expenditures, etc. to Department of Education.
Cited. 187 C. 187; 195 C. 24; 228 C. 699.