New Grant opportunity – Jubitz Family Foundation

October 31, 2011

Jubitz Family Foundation in Oregon

Grant: The mission of the Jubitz Family Foundation is to enhance the communities in which we live by strengthening families, by respecting the natural environment, and by fostering peace.

Funder: Jubitz Family Foundation.

Eligibility: Areas of interest include: early childhood development and education, with an emphasis on children at-risk; environmental stewardship, with an emphasis on rivers and their watershed ecosystems; and peacemaking activities, with an emphasis on teaching peace and conflict resolution.

Amount: unknown.

Contact: 503-274-6255.

Deadline: January 1, 2012.


New Grant Announcement – Piedmont Community Foundation Grants in Virginia

October 31, 2011

Piedmont Community Foundation Grants in Virginia

Grant: For projects that deal with children and families, civic progress, culture and the arts, education, environment and preservation, & health and human services.

Funder: Piedmon Community Foundation.

Eligibility: Projects with program areas in Adult Literacy, After-School, Arts, At-Risk/Character, Community Involvement/Volunteerism, Disabilities, Early Childhood, Family Services, General Education, Health/PE, Homeless, Math, Reading, Safe/Drug Free Schools, Science/Environmental, Social Studies, Special Education.

Amount: unknown.

Contact: kkrei@verizon.net or 540-687-5223.

Deadline: December 31, 2011.


Funding Opportunity: Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council

October 26, 2011

Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council Mini-Grants

Grant: For prevention and/or youth development programs and events. Each grant may fund an organziation up to $1,000 for their efforts to help young people stay away from risky behaviors such as drugs or alcohol.

Funder: Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Council.

Contact: Justin Carbonella (860-854-6030 / carbonellaj@mpsct.org) or Felicia Goodwine-Vaughters (860-852-1080 / fvaught@rushford.org).

Application: http://www.middletownschools.org/page.cfm?p=7525

Deadline: November 18, 2011 at 4:30pm.


Funding Opportunity by Illinois Department of Human Services and Division of Community Health and Prevention

October 24, 2011

Substance Abuse Prevention Program Grants

Grant: Seeking community-based organizations and governmental units across the state to provide services under one or more of its substance abuse prevention sub-grants. These sub-grants are: Local Capacity Building, Direct Service, Strategic Prevention Framework and Statewide Capacity Building.

Notice of Solicitation – Substance Abuse Prevention Program

Substance Abuse Prevention Program RFP Details

Copies of this RFP may be downloaded from the Illinois Department of Human Services website. Please click on “For Providers” and then on “RFPs.” Additional copies may be obtained by contacting the contact person listed above.

Funder: Illinois Department of Human Services and Division of Community Health & Prevention.

Eligible Applicants: All public or private, not-for-profit community-based agencies and governmental units.

Questions and Answers: If you have questions relating to this RFP, please send them via e-mail to Layla.Suleiman@illinois.gov and copy Kim.Fornero@illinois.gov.

Amount: A total of $14,600,000 across all grant types.

Deadline: November 18, 2011.


New Funding Opportunity: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Community Health Leaders

October 21, 2011

 

Grant: Recognize individuals in the United States working to solve the health challenges that confront their own communities.

Funder: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

Eligibility: Nominees may be someone doing exceptional work to improve health or access to healthcare in his or her community, or someone who has solved a daunting community health problem.

Amount: Ten awards of $125,000 will be given to selected applicants. Eligible applicants must be permanent residents of the U.S. and be affiliated with a public or non-profit, tax exempt organization.

Contact: Please contact the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for more information and to apply for this funding: http://www.communityhealthleaders.org/

Deadline: TBA


New report by the CDC on excessive drinking expenses

October 21, 2011

The CDC reported that excessive drinking of alcohol in 2006 cost the United States $746 per person totaling to $223.5 billion. Here are the statistics of the costs that researchers found were due to excessive drinking:

  • 72% loss of workplace productivity
  • 11% health care costs
  • 9% law enforcement costs
  • 6% motor vehicle costs

Pain and suffering were not calculated in these costs so researchers believe that their numbers underestimated.

Another observation researchers found was that about 42% of all economic costs of excessive drinking $94.2 billion  “borne by federal, state, and local governments.” This totaled to about $94.2 billion. Similarly, 41.5% of economic costs of excessive drinking was “borne by excessive drinkers and their family members,” equaling to a close $92.9 billion. Although the government took care of a majority of the costs, excessive drinkers suffered more due to a decline in workplace productivity and lower household incomes.

Read full article here.


Help CADCA reach it’s 25,000 signature goal! Deadline is November 4th

October 18, 2011

Earlier this month, President Obama announced how ordinary citizens can help shape U.S. policy. Through his newly launched “We the People” website, people can sign petitions based a number of different issues. CADCA posted a petition aimed at raising more awareness about the importance of drug prevention and programs aimed at combatting drug abuse. If CADCA receives 25,000 signatures on their petition, the President will have his cabinet discuss the issue.

Here’s how you can help CADCA, or, if you have another issue that you believe needs attention or awareness, do the following:

1. Go to: http://wh.gov/2Yh

2. Create a username and password, if you don’t have one already.

3. After you have created an account, return to the petition link and hit refresh.

4. Click ‘Sign Petition’ button.

 To learn more about “We the People,” watch this video…

For more information on CADCA’s efforts, click here.

 


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