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Materials required to apply for CADCA’s 2021 Got Outcomes! Awards include coalition products relating to ONE substance, including: 

  • Community Assessment (maximum 15 pages) 
  • Substance-Specific Logic Model (e.g., including all elements: one problem, two root causes and four local conditions with at least two data measures mapped to each) 
  • Strategic and Action Plan (e.g., including objectives, strategies and action plans as outlined in the requirement for each award category (i.e., short-term outcomes; short-term and intermediate outcomes; short-term, intermediate, and long-term outcomes)):
    • Vision 
    • Mission 
    • Objectives and strategies for increasing community collaboration (i.e., goal one for DFC grant recipients) including those that led to the outcomes being highlighted 
    • Objectives and strategies for reducing substance misuse (i.e., goal two for DFC grant recipients) including only those that led to the outcomes being highlighted 
    • Strategies and Action Plan  
  • Evaluation Plan (i.e., at least two data measures for the problem, at least two for each root cause, and at least two for each local condition) 
  • Evaluation Communication Plan (i.e., minimum of three audiences as it relates to the local conditions on the Logic Model) 
  • Sustainability Plan (i.e., must showcase the outcomes you are presenting) 

Application Steps 

  • STEP 1:  Select ONE youth substance use issue that your coalition has successfully addressed and would like to highlight in this application. While your coalition may have achieved success addressing more than one substance use issue, you will need to come to a consensus about which one to highlight. 
  • STEP 2:  Identify the community-level outcomes your coalition has contributed to in the substance use issue identified in Step 1. Will you be highlighting the achievement of short-term outcomes? Short-term and intermediate outcomes? Short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes?   
    • Coalition in Focus: If you will be highlighting the achievement of short-term outcomes, the outcomes must tie to one local condition from your logic model. 
    • Coalition of Excellence: If you will be highlighting the achievement of short-term and intermediate outcomes, the outcomes must tie to two local conditions for ONE root cause OR one local condition for TWO root causes from your Logic Model.  
    • Coalition of the Year: If you will be highlighting the achievement of short-term, intermediate and long-term outcomes, the outcomes submitted must tie to two local conditions for ONE root cause AND problem OR one local condition for TWO root causes AND problem.  
  • STEP 3: Submit the required coalition products for the substance your coalition has selected. Applications with missing required content will be disqualified. No additional materials will be reviewed. 
  • STEP 4: Submit a one-page description of Coalition Outcomes (short, intermediate and/or long-term). See template for reference. The outcomes should include the baseline and follow up data measures. The total number of follow up data measures will vary on the category you are applying for in the application. 
    • Coalition in Focus 
      • Short-term 6-24 months (baseline and 1-2 follow up data points)   
    • Coalition of Excellence 
      • Above requirements + intermediate 1-4 years (baseline and 2-3 follow up data points) 
    • Coalition of the Year 
      • Above requirements + long term 3-10 years (baseline and 3-4 follow up data points) 

Required Documents Summary 

The following required documents should be saved as ONE FILE (accepted formats: .pdf, .doc, .docx) 

  1. Community Assessment  
  2. Logic Model  
  3. Strategic and Action Plan 
  4. Evaluation Plan  
  5. Evaluation Communication Plan  
  6. Sustainability Plan 
  7. One-page description of Coalition Outcomes (short-term, intermediate and/or long-term) 

For questions, email gotoutcomes@cadca.org

 

Application Templates 

Use the templates as a guide for your application. Some documents contain application-specific notes. 

 

Grading Rubric 

Before submitting, review your application using the grading rubric.