Blue Ribbon Coalition Initiative

The 2024 Blue Ribbon Coalition Initiative

Thank you for your interest in becoming a 2024 CADCA Blue Ribbon Coalition! This is your opportunity to receive national recognition from CADCA and the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) for achieving evidence-based and positive community-level outcomes.

Blue Ribbon is the only community credential awarded to coalitions for their proven coalition products and successful community outcomes.

The Application Process

The application process draws on the products used by coalitions and their contributions to community level outcomes.

This is a two-phase application process. In Phase I, NCI will review and score each of the coalition’s products (e.g., Community Assessment, Logic Model, etc.). Coalitions meeting a certain threshold score will achieve Blue Ribbon Coalition status and advance to Phase II.

Advancing finalists will be invited to tell their coalition’s story of how they have contributed to changes in their community-level outcomes. The highest scoring Phase II applicants will receive a prestigious award in one of the following categories:

Coalizão em Foco: Short-term Outcomes
Coalizão de Excelência: Intermediate Outcomes
Coalizão do Ano: Long-term Outcomes

TODAS as coalizões são bem-vindas para se candidatar. Coalitions in year two of their Drug-Free Communities (DFC) grant are recommended to apply.

**A Blue Ribbon Coalition é uma two-year certification. Once two years have passed, coalitions can re-earn their certification status through the Blue Ribbon Application process. Coalitions who re-apply before the two years are expired and achieve Blue Ribbon Coalition status will have their two-year status restarted.

Detalhes da inscrição + requisitos

Baixe o pacote completo de aplicativos which includes:

  • Requisitos de Aplicação
  • Etapas de inscrição e envio
  • Modelos de produtos de coalizão
  • Rubrica de classificação da Fase I

Para qualquer dúvida, e-mail blueribbon@cadca.org.

Suporte de aplicativos

Se desejar assistência adicional e feedback sobre seus produtos de inscrição antes do envio, entre em contato com a equipe de suporte ao desenvolvimento da coalizão em training@cadca.org ou marcar uma consulta with them and mention “Blue Ribbon Application.”

2024 Blue Ribbon Application Timeline (subject to change)

CADCA anuncia processo de inscrição Blue Ribbon Apr. 2
Phase I applicant informational webinar (must pre-register before webinar date)Apr. 18, 2PM EST
Phase I applications due to NCIJun. 28
Phase I applications reviewed by NCI trainersJul. 3 – Aug. 16
NCI notifies finalists and announce Blue Ribbon Coalitions Week of Aug. 19
Phase I finalists technical assistance providedAug. 21 – Sept. 20
Phase II applications due to NCISept. 23
Phase II applications reviewed by NCI TrainersSept. 25 – Oct. 25
Phase II winners notified!Week of Oct. 28
Winners contacted regarding 2025 National Leadership ForumWeek of Nov. 11
Blue Ribbon Coalitions present at the 2025 National Leadership Forum Ideas Fair and are recognized during the Opening PlenaryFeb. 3 – Feb. 6, 2025
Phase II winners present a session at the 2025 National Leadership ForumFeb. 3 – Feb. 6, 2025
Phase II winners celebrated at National Leadership Forum Awards LuncheonFeb. 6, 2025

 

Este material é baseado em trabalho apoiado pelo Escritório de Política Nacional de Controle de Drogas sob o número de concessão G2299ONDCP08A. As opiniões e pontos de vista expressos neste documento são de responsabilidade dos autores e não refletem necessariamente a posição oficial, ou uma posição endossada é endossada pelo Escritório de Política Nacional de Controle de Drogas.