SAMHSA Accepting Applications for STOP Act Grants

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is accepting applications for up to a total of $15.9 million during the next four years for STOP Act grants designed to prevent alcohol use among underage youth in communities across the nation.

The STOP Act program was created to strengthen collaboration among the federal, state, local and tribal governments and communities to more effectively reduce alcohol use among youth. This mission includes disseminating timely information to communities about state-of-the-art practices and initiatives that are proven to be effective in preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth. The STOP Act program enhances effective local community initiatives for preventing and reducing alcohol use among youth.

SAMHSA plans to fund up to 80 grantees up to $50,000 annually in individual grants for up to a four-year period. Actual amounts may vary, depending on the availability of funds.

Who is Eligible: Domestic public and private nonprofit entities that are current or former Drug Free Communities Support Program (DFC) recipients and past STOP Act recipients. See Section III-1 of the funding opportunity announcement for complete eligibility information.

How to Apply: Visit both www.grants.gov and the SAMHSA website samhsa.gov/grants/applying to download the required documents you will need to apply for this SAMHSA grant.

Applications are due May 10.