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FY 2008 RFA Grant Application Information (RFA)

Application Information Center for Substance Abuse Prevention(CSAP)

Request for Applications (RFA)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants
(Short Title: STOP Act)

(Modification)

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SP-08-004
Posting on Grants.gov: March 6, 2008
Modified Receipt date: April 24, 2008
Announcement Type: Modification

Catalogue of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) No
.: 93.243

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by April 24, 2008

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their State(s) participates.  Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS)/Single State Agency Coordination

Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2008 for Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants.  The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States.  It was created to strengthen collaboration among communities, the Federal Government, and State, local and tribal governments; to enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; to serve as a catalyst for increased citizen participation and greater collaboration among all sectors and organizations of a community that first demonstrates a long-term commitment to reducing alcohol use among youth; and to disseminate to communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that have proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.

According to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Reduce Underage Drinking (http://www.surgeongeneral.gov/topics/underagedrinking/calltoaction.pdf), cultural change is necessary to prevent and reduce underage drinking.  The Call to Action points out that culture is complex, however, and changing it requires sustained efforts on the part of multiple segments of society.  In addition, the culture around underage drinking is especially difficult to change because alcohol use is embedded in American society.  The responsibility for preventing and reducing underage alcohol use belongs to everyone in the United States.  Successfully addressing the public health problem of underage drinking will require cooperation, coordination and collaboration among various community sectors including local government, criminal justice, education, business, religious or fraternal organizations, civic or volunteer organizations, healthcare professionals, media, parents, youth, and other organizations involved in reducing substance abuse.  

Prevention research indicates that community coalitions are best suited to implement environmental-level strategies which address the broader culture and context within which decisions are made about underage drinking, and to create wide-scale community change, rather than implementing strategies that are designed to effect individual level change.  Therefore, grantees must focus on environmental strategies for preventing and reducing underage drinking, and grantees and coalition member organizations should continue to seek other funding sources to implement individual (non-environmental) change strategies that are a part of a comprehensive community plan.   

STOP Act grants are authorized under the Pubic Health Service (PHS) Act (42 U.S.C. 290bb–25b), Section 519B.  This announcement addresses Healthy People 2010 focus area 26 (Substance Abuse).

Eligibility

The statutory authority for this program limits eligibility to domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are currently grantee organizations receiving or having received grant funds under the Drug-Free Communities Program (DFC).  For example, State and local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes and tribal organizations, urban Indian organizations, public or private universities and colleges; or community- and faith-based organizations may apply if they are a grantee organization receiving or having received grant funds under the DFCSP.  The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Award Information


Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: $3.93 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 80 grants
Anticipated Award Amount:

Up to $50,000 per year

Length of Project Period: Up to 4 years

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $50,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project.  Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.  Applicants should be aware that funding for this program is not included in the FY 2009 President’s budget request, and funding beyond FY 2008 is not guaranteed.  SAMHSA is allowing applicants to submit proposals for 3 additional budget years for planning purposes and for technical assistance in sustainability activities. 

Contact Information

For questions on program issues, contact:

Jayme Marshall, M.S.
Chief, Community Grants & Emerging Issues Branch
Division of Community Programs
Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Rockville, Maryland 20857
Helpline: (240) 276-2721
E-mail inquiries to: StopAct@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues, contact:

Edna Frazier
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management          
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1087
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1405
Edna.Frazier@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents needed to complete a grant application:

Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Download the complete Announcement No. SP-08-004

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Download Frequently Asked Questions for Announcement No. SP-08-004

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You must respond to the requirements in the RFA in preparing your application.

PHS 5161-1 (revised July 2000): Includes the face page, budget forms and checklist. Applications that are not submitted on the required application form will be screened out and will not be reviewed.

Additional Materials

For further information on the forms and the application process, see Useful Information for Applicants

Additional materials available on this website include:

Last updated: 12/12/2008