SAMHSA accepting applications for up to $15.6 million to fund STOP Act grants

Grant: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to a four year total of $15.6 million to fund STOP Act grants aimed at preventing alcohol use among underage youth in communities across the nation.

The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, state, local and tribal governments in order to enhance effective efforts for reducing alcohol use among youth. This mission includes disseminating timely information to communities about state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. The STOP Act program enhances, not supplants, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.

Amount: SAMHSA anticipates providing funding up to $50,000 annually in individual grants for up to 78 grantees for up to a four year period. Actual amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

Eligibility: The application must be submitted by domestic public and private non- profit entities that are current or former Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grantees and who have not previously received a STOP Act award.

Application: Requests for a complete application package for SP-12-003 can be made from SAMHSA at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1-800-487-4889]. The required documents may also be downloaded from the SAMHSA Web site at http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/.

Contact: For questions about program issues contact Dan Fletcher at (240) 276-2578 or email dan.fletcher@samhsa.hhs.gov.

For information on grants management and budget issues contact Virginia Simmons at (240) 276-1422 or email virginia.simmons@samhsa.hhs.gov.

Deadline: March 6, 2012

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