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FY 2009 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)

(Initial Announcement)

 

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SP-09-007
Posting on Grants.gov: April 3, 2009
Receipt date: May 26, 2009
Announcement Type: Initial

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

Key Dates:

Application Deadline

Applications are due by May 26, 2009

Intergovernmental Review
(E.O. 12372)

Letters from State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after application deadline

Public Health System Impact Statement
(PHSIS)/SSA 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) 2009 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.  Eligibility is also limited to those organizations that have not previously received a STOP Act grant.

Award Information


Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Approximately $1 Million
Anticipated Number of Awards:

Approximately 20 awards

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.

Contact Information

For questions regarding program issues contact:

Costella Green
Team Lead, 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
StopAct@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management issues contact:

Barbara Orlando
Office of Program Services, Division of Grants Management     
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1091
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1422
Barbara.Orlando@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.

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: 04/02/2009