Funding Opportunity – Vermont

Vermont Department of Health, RFP: School-Based Substance Abuse Services

Grant: Over the last five years, the Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs has supported a comprehensive substance abuse prevention effort and it has demonstrated success. According to the 2011 Vermont Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS), alcohol use prior to age 13 has significantly decreased. Significant reductions were also achieved in the percentage of students who have ever used alcohol. Prevention services delivered through schools are essential to our comprehensive substance abuse prevention.

This RFP outlines the Vermont Department of Health’s plan for allocating funds to schools for substance use prevention and early intervention services for fiscal year 2013. Schools are critical partners to Vermont’s substance abuse prevention strategy. School –based prevention grants are a component of the strategy, aimed at the Healthy Vermonter 2020 objectives.

Eligible Applicants: Vermont Supervisory Unions and Local Educations Agencies (LEA) – see Appendix 1 for complete list.

Amount: Total funds available are $800,000. Applicants may apply for up to $40,000

Grant Period: August 1, 2012 to June 30, 2015

Contact: Emily Trutor, Vermont Department of Health, 802-651-1550, Emily.Trutor@state.vt.us

Deadline: May 4, 2012.

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