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SAMHSA Bulletin

Date: 1/7/2013 12:05 PM
Media Contact: SAMHSA Press Office
Telephone: 240-276-2130

SAMHSA is accepting applications for up to $3 million in Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to $750,000 per year in 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 the federal, state, local and tribal governments and communities to more effectively reduce alcohol use among youth. This mission includes disseminating timely information to communities about state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that are 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.

SAMHSA anticipates providing funding up to $50,000 annually in individual grants for up to 15 grantees for up to a four-year period. Actual amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE: The statutory authority for this program (stated in the STOP Act CFDA: 93.243, Legislative Authority, 42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b, Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act) limits eligibility to domestic, public, and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grantees, including past STOP Act grantees. For example, local governments, federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native Tribes, Territories, and Pacific and Caribbean Jurisdictions may be eligible. The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

STOP Act grantees that received their award in fiscal year 2008 and fiscal year 2009 are eligible to apply for the FY 2013 STOP Act grant.

HOW TO APPLY:  Requests for a complete application package for SP-13-001can 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

APPLICATION DUE DATE: March 1 , 2013. Applications must be received by the due date to be considered for review.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: For questions about program issues, contact Dan Fletcher at (240) 276-2578 or e-mail .

For information on grants management and budget issues, contact Virginia Simmons at (240) 276-1422 or e-mail .

SAMHSA is a public health agency within the Department of Health and Human Services. Its mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.

Last updated: 1/8/2013 9:44 AM

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