Funding Opportunity: Grant Announcement

The Governor’s Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (GOSAP) is pleased to announce the 2010-2011 Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act (SADFSCA) Grant Program. The Request for Proposals (RFP) outlining the program components and specifics is now available and may be reached at  GOSAP SADFSCA grant programs are intended to supplement the SADFSCA funds that flow directly from the Virginia Department of Education to every local school division for youth substance abuse, gang involvement and violence prevention programming. For this award cycle, grants will be awarded to programs which emphasize prevention of gang involvement, realizing that early initiation of alcohol, tobacco and other drug use is a risk factor for youth gang involvement. In addition, community needs assessments regarding youth substance abuse, gang activity and violence may seek GOSAP SADFSCA funds.

Organizations who intend to submit a proposal for this funding are required to have a representative attend one of the three RFP Workshops. Workshops are being held in Wytheville on March 19, 2010, in Williamsburg on March 22, 2010, and in Fredericksburg on March 23, 2010.

Please see the GOSAP web site for specifics regarding the required RFP Workshops:

Please feel free to forward this email to any group who may be interested in this grant opportunity. Please also feel free to post this announcement and links on appropriate web pages.

If you are not able to reach the web site, or still have questions after reading the RFP and information on the web site, please contact Joy Harris at the VCU Center for School-Community Collaboration at (804) 828-1482 or

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