Application Phases


The 2023 Blue Ribbon Application may already be in progress, but it’s never too early to prepare for 2024!

Phase I

Coalitions select one substance use issue which they helped address and would like to highlight in this process. They show the comprehensive steps they have taken to reach short, intermediate, or long-term outcomes.  This is presented through CADCA’s 6 products that are used and developed by coalitions to address their community’s specific needs.

  • Community Assessment
  • Logic Model
  • Strategic and Action Plan
  • Evaluation Plan
  • Evaluation Communication Plan
  • Sustainability Plan


Phase II

Coalition’s chosen to move on to phase II will receive personal technical assistance to further strengthen their application.  They transform their work and present it in the form of a 1) a PowerPoint with an overview of the coalition’s community, work and data to support the outcomes and 2) an infographic to illustrate their community-level outcomes.

2024 General Timeline 

CADCA Announces Blue Ribbon Application ProcessApril 2024
Phase I applicant informational webinarApril  2024
Phase I applications due to CADCAJune 2024
Phase II applications due to CADCASeptember 2024
Winners notified!November 2024
Winners present at the 2024 National Leadership Forum Ideas FairFebruary 2025
Winners announced at National Leadership Forum Awards LuncheonFebruary 2025


Coalition Product Support

If you would like additional assistance and feedback on your coalition products, please reach out to the Coalition Development Support team at or book an appointment with them.

For any questions, email