Learn about the primary prevention component of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG), and how to successfully apply for and use the funding.
This course provides information on the statutory, regulatory, and programmatic requirements of Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant (SABG) primary prevention component. Primary prevention is a required component of the SABG. Grantees must spend no less than 20% of their SABG allotment on substance abuse primary prevention strategies.
This course is designed for individuals who are new to the SABG or new to prevention; however, it may also be used as a refresher for anyone who works on the SABG.
Note: During the course, the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grant is referred to as both “SABG” and “Block Grant.”
The course includes nine modules that are broken down into three sections. The modules include examples from the field and opportunities to test your knowledge of grant requirements.
Section 1: SABG Statutory and Regulatory Requirements
Learn about the primary prevention component of the SABG and other statutory and regulatory requirements during the first three modules.
- The purpose of the SABG
- Compliance requirements for the SABG overall
- The statutory and regulatory requirements for the SABG primary prevention set-aside
Section 2: Primary Prevention Programmatic Requirements
The next two modules provide further detail about the primary prevention programmatic requirements.
- The six strategies and the Institute of Medicine (IOM) Model
- Problem Identification and Referral vs. Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT)
Section 3: Prevention Performance and Expenditure Reporting
Learn about primary prevention performance and expenditure reporting in more detail in the final four modules.
- Reporting planned expenditures
- Reporting actual expenditures
- Allocation versus expenditures
- Block Grant prevention performance reporting, including current National Outcome Measures (NOMs)