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Short Title: STOP Act Grants
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Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: SP-19-003

Posted on Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Application Due Date: Friday, March 22, 2019

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

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 (CSAP), is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2019 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The goal of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth and young adults ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States. The activities that are implemented in the project will aim to address community norms regarding alcohol use by youth, reduce opportunities for underage drinking by limiting youth access to alcohol, create changes in underage drinking enforcement efforts, address penalties for underage use, and/or reduce the prevalence of negative consequences associated with underage drinking (e.g., motor vehicle crashes, sexual assaults). In addition, applicants will build on strategic plans that were developed under a DFC grant.


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) recipients. Past STOP Act recipients are also eligible to apply. However, recipients who received funding under SP-16-007 are not eligible to apply for funding under this FOA.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $1,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 20

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $50,000 per year

Length of Project: Up to four years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

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, recipient progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

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