STOP Act Grant or Sober Truth on Preventing Underage Drinking Act Grants AlcoholEdu for High School

The STOP Act Grant is in collaboration with the the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP). The 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.

http://www.samhsa.gov/grants/2012/sp_12_003.aspx 


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