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FY 2013 Grant Request for Applications (RFA)

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

Initial Announcement

Request for Applications (RFA) No. SP-13-001
Posting on Grants.gov: December 28, 2012
Original Receipt date: March 1, 2013

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

Key Dates

Application Deadline Applications are due by March 1, 2013
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) 2013 Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act (STOP Act) grants. The purpose of this program is to prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth ages 12-20 in communities throughout the United States.

The STOP Act language states that the purposes of the Act are to "prevent and reduce alcohol use among youth in communities throughout the United States; strengthen collaboration among communities, the federal government, state, local and tribal governments; enhance intergovernmental cooperation and coordination on the issue of alcohol use among youth; 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; 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 enhance, not supplant, effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth."  See Appendix G 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. Consistent with addressing behavioral health disparities, STOP Act grantees should utilize their data to identify and address any appropriate subpopulations of youth (i.e. , racial, ethnic, sexual/gender minority groups) that are vulnerable to disparities and (2) should implement strategies to decrease the differences in programmatic access, service use, and outcomes among such subpopulations.

STOP Act grants are authorized under 42 U.S.C. 290bb-25b; Section 519B of the Public Health Service Act, as amended. This announcement addresses Healthy People 2020 Substance Abuse Topic Area HP 2020-SA.

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 dome stic 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. 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.

Tribal organization means the recognized body of any AI/AN tribe; any legally established organization of American Indians/Alaska Natives which is controlled, sanctioned, or chartered by such governing body or which is democratically elected by the adult members of the Indian community to be served by such organization and which includes the maximum participation of American Indians/Alaska Natives in all phases of its activities. Consortia of tribes or tribal organizations are eligible to apply, but each participating entity must indicate its approval.

The statutory authority for this program prohibits grants to for-profit agencies.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant
Anticipated Total Available Funding: Approximately $756,000
Anticipated Number of Awards: Up to 15
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.

Funding estimates for this announcement are based on an annualized Continuing Resolution and do not reflect the final FY 2013 appropriation. Applicants should be aware that funding amounts are subject to the availability of funds.

Contact Information

For questions about program issues contact:

Dan Fletcher, MPA
Senior Public Health Advisor
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: 01/15/2012