Funding Opportunity:Grant Announcement

June 30, 2009

SDFSC Programs for Native Hawaiians awards grants to organizations primarily serving and representing Native Hawaiians to plan, conduct, and administer programs to prevent or reduce violence, the use, possession and distribution of illegal drugs, or delinquency.

Eligible applicants are those organizations primarily serving and representing  Native Hawaiians for the benefit of Native Hawaiians.

Click here for more information and to view the full grant announcement.

Application deadline is July 30, 2009.

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Funding Opportunity:Grant Announcement

June 29, 2009

title2The Indian Health Service (IHS) announces competitive grant applications for the Methamphetamine & Suicide Prevention Initiative (MSPI) for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) Urban Program communities.

The purpose of the MSPI-U is to expand community-level access to effective, Urban AI/AN methamphetamine and/or suicide prevention and treatment programs. Resources will enhance evidence-based or practice-based methamphetamine and/or suicide prevention or treatment programs and/or community mobilization programs.

Click here for more information and to view the official grant announcement.

Deadline is July 31, 2009


Funding Opportunity: Grant Announcement

June 22, 2009

The grant application deadline is fast approaching for the Strengthening Communities Fund, which will award $50 million in grants to nonprofit organizations as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 — the Obama administration’s bailout legislation.

Program funding is intended to build the capacity of nonprofit organizations, whether secular or faith based, to address the broad economic recovery issues present in their communities, including helping low-income individuals secure and retain employment, earn higher wages, obtain better-quality jobs, and gain greater access to state and Federal benefits and tax credits.

SCF funding will include grants of up to $1 million to organizations that provide capacity-building training, technical assistance, and competitive financial assistance to nonprofits.

Click here for more information and to view the program’s website.

Deadline is July 7, 2009


Register for a LifeSkills Training Workshop

June 18, 2009

LifeSkills Provider Training Workshops prepare teachers, school counselors, prevention specialists, community youth educators, and other program providers to effectively implement the state-of-the-art prevention education activities and teaching strategies found in the Botvin LifeSkills Training program with confidence and fidelity.

Each LifeSkills Provider Training Workshop plays an important role in enhancing the confidence and skill capacity of participants, resulting in optimal implementation of the Botvin LifeSkills Training program.

Enhance your ability to effectively implement the Botvin LifeSkills Training Program by attending our next workshop:

July 21 – 23, 2009
National Health Promotion Associates, Inc.
711 Westchester Ave. 3rd Floor
White Plains, NY 10604

• Review the theory and research behind the LST Middle School, High School and/or Parent Program

• Practice teaching strategies using lessons from the curriculum

• Learn instructional and classroom management strategies for successful program implementation

• Enhance your skill capacity to teach the LST curriculum with program fidelity.

Training certificates awarded. Breakfast and lunch provided. Seats are reserved on a first come, first served basis. For information on cost, materials and accommodations, click here.

Space is limited! Register before July 13th!


NASADAD Call for Applications: 2009 Exemplary Award

June 15, 2009

The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD) and the National Prevention Network (NPN) have issued a call for applications for the 2009 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies (2009 Exemplary Awards).

Recipients of the award will be recognized at NPN’s annual Research Conference on September 17 in Anaheim, California.

To qualify for an Exemplary Award, applicants must meet the following criteria. You must be:

  • A prevention program, practice, or policy;
  • Able to document success in a logical, quantifiable manner; and
  • Nominated by a national organization that is familiar with your work

Click here for more information and to view the application packet.


Senate Passes FDA Tobacco Regulation Bill

June 12, 2009

Yesterday the Senate passed a bill that will empower the government to regulate cigarettes and other forms of tobacco.  The legislation empowers the FDA to regulate the tobacco industry. The bill will go to President Obama for signing. 

Under this new law, the FDA has the power to order removal of hazardous ingredients, restrict the marketing and distribution of cigarettes and smokeless tobacco, clamp down on sales to young people, require stronger warning labels and stop use of characterizations such as ‘light’ or ‘low tar’ that give people the impression of lower health risks.

In addition the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act will regulate the following:

• Immediately, tobacco makers can no longer make claims that their products pose fewer health risks.

• Cigarettes marketed as “light,” “low” tar or “mild” will be banned within a year.

 • Within nine months, the FDA must publish marketing restrictions that will take effect six months later.

 • Within 12 months, new warning labels will be placed on smokeless tobacco products.

 • Within 15 months, tobacco companies must disclose the ingredients in their products.

• Within two years, the FDA must issue rules on graphic warnings for cigarettes that will cover half the pack. The labels will take effect 15 months later.


Funding Opportunity: Grant Announcement

June 8, 2009

RARITAN TWP. — County middle schools are invited to apply for a grant-funded prevention program that teaches skills to reduce the use of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs and violence.

Botvin LifeSkills Training will be available in the fall for grades 6-8. Students will learn and practice skills such as decision making, assertiveness and effective communication.

LST is an evidence-based substance abuse and violence prevention program with more than 25 years of peer-reviewed research. It was developed by Gilbert J. Botvin, professor of Public Health and Psychiatry at Cornell University’s Weill Medical College and director of Cornell’s Institute for Prevention Research.

Click here to view the announcement.


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