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SAMHSA accepting applications for up to $3 million in STOP Act grants

January 9, 2013
by Shannon Brys, Associate Editor
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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.

Eligible for these grants are domestic, public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) grantees, including past STOP Act grantees.