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SAMHSA News Bulletin

Date: 8/27/2008
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA Accepting Applications for Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant Program

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is soliciting applications for cooperative agreements to implement SAMHSA’s Strategic Prevention Framework.  The Strategic Prevention Framework uses a public health approach built on a community-based risk and protective framework for prevention.   The objective of the program is to: 

  • prevent the onset and reduce the progression of substance abuse, including childhood and underage drinking,
  • reduce substance abuse-related problems in communities, and
  • build prevention capacity and infrastructure at the State and community levels.

It is expected that about $38.1 million will be available to fund approximately 20 awards in Fiscal Year (FY) 2009. Annual awards are expected to be $2.3 million or less per year.  Applicants may request a project period of up to 5 years.  The actual award amount may vary, depending on the availability of funds. The grants will be awarded by SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Prevention.

WHO CAN APPLY:  Eligible applicants are the immediate Office of the Chief Executive (e.g., Governor) in the States, U.S. Territories or District of Columbia; and federally recognized Tribes.  Only those applicants that have not previously received a SPF SIG are eligible. 

HOW TO APPLY:  Applications for No. SP-09-001 are available by calling SAMHSA’s Information Line at 1-877-SAMHSA7 [TDD: 1-800-487-4889] or by downloading at Applicants are encouraged to apply online using .

APPLICATION DUE DATE:  November 7, 2008.  Applications must be received by the due date to be considered for review. 

Applicants with questions about program issues should contact Mike Lowther at 240-276-2581 or and Allen Ward at 240-276-2444 or   For questions about grants management issues, contact Edna Frazier at 240-276-1405 or .

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. The agency is responsible for improving the accountability, capacity and effectiveness of the nation's substance abuse prevention, addictions treatment, and mental health services delivery system.

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