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FY 2012 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants
Short Title: STOP Act Grants

MODIFIED ANNOUNCEMENT

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Request for Applications (RFA) No.: SP-12-003
Posting on Grants.gov: February 3, 2012
Revised Receipt date: March 29, 2012

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

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by March 29, 2012
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) 2012 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth age 12-20 in communities throughout the United States.

The STOP Act program 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; 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; and to enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. See Appendix F of this RFA for further background information.

The STOP Act program aligns with SAMHSA’s Strategic Initiative 1: Prevention of Substance Abuse and Mental Illness, Goal 1.2: Prevent or reduce consequences of underage drinking and adult problem drinking; Objective 1.2.1: Establish the prevention of underage drinking as a priority issue for States, Territories, Tribal entities, universities, and communities; 1.2.1.3: Through the Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) program, enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth and provide communities timely information regarding state-of-the-art practices that have proven to be effective.

STOP Act grants are authorized under 42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b; Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act, as amended, and allow for grant awards of up to $50,000 per year for four (4) years. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-40.

Eligibility

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. 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.

The legislation also states that one of the purposes of the grant is to "prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States." In order to maximize the impact of this program among communities throughout the United States, current and former STOP Act grantees are not eligible.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Approximately $3.9 million
Anticipated Number of Awards: Approximately 78
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.

These awards will be made as grants.

Contact Information

For questions about program issues contact

Dan Fletcher
Division of Community Programs, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road Room
4-1085
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-2578
dan.fletcher@samhsa.hhs.gov

For questions on grants management and budget issues contact:

Virginia Simmons
Division of Grants Management, Office of Financial Resources
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
1 Choke Cherry Road
Room 7-1109
Rockville, Maryland 20857
(240) 276-1422
virginia.simmons@samhsa.hhs.gov

Documents Needed to Complete a Grant Application

1. REQUEST FOR APPLICATIONS (RFA)

YOU MUST RESPOND TO THE REQUIREMENTS IN THE RFA IN PREPARING YOUR APPLICATION.

2. GRANT APPLICATION PACKAGE

YOU MUST USE THE FORMS IN THE APPLICATION PACKAGE TO COMPLETE YOUR APPLICATION.

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: 1/11/2012