SAMHSA’s national youth substance use prevention campaign helps parents and caregivers, educators, and community members get informed, be prepared, and take action to prevent underage drinking and other substance use.
The purpose of this program is to implement the screening, brief intervention, and referral to treatment public health model for children, adolescents, and/or adults in primary care and community health settings (e.g., health centers, hospital systems, health maintenance organizations (HMOs), preferred-provider organizations (PPOs) health plans, Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHC), behavioral health centers, pediatric health care providers, children’s hospitals, etc.) and schools with a focus on screening for underage drinking, opioid use, and other substance use.
The purpose of this program is to provide resources to support first responders and members of other key community sectors on training, administering, and distributing naloxone and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved overdose reversal medications or devices. Recipients will be expected to establish processes, protocols, and mechanisms for warm hand-off referrals to appropriate treatment, recovery, harm reduction, and other psychosocial resource support services. Recipients will also provide safety education around fentanyl, synthetic opioids, and other drug trends associated with overdoses.
The Activation Fund provides support for discrete, one-year projects designed to help community
organizations move to the next level of capacity and effectiveness. This may involve one or more of
• Developing creative and innovative approaches to alleviate community health concerns;
• Enabling partnerships with other organizations to address health issues with new strategies;
• Exploring emerging health challenges and opportunities; and/or
• Improving facilities to enhance or expand service delivery.
The Health Foundation does not identify specific health issues as funding priorities; rather, it
responds to health-related needs identified by local communities.
The DFC Program is the Nation’s leading effort to mobilize communities to prevent youth substance use. Joining this program provides community-based coalitions with up to 10 years of funding to promote positive youth engagement and address the local conditions that drive youth substance use.
Directed by the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), the DFC Support Program partners with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and CADCA to provide support and guidance to DFC coalitions related to coalition-building, programmatic expertise, and evaluation support.
The Justice Department has released the fiscal year 2024 Coordinated Tribal Assistance Solicitation (CTAS), which allows Tribes to submit a single funding application for seven Tribal-specific grant programs. OJJDP coordinates funding awarded under CTAS Purpose Area 8, the Youth Healing to Wellness Courts program, and Purpose Area 9, the Tribal Youth Program, and will support the Tribal Justice Systems Strategic Planning Program. The Grants.gov deadline for initiating CTAS applications is March 5, 2024, and the JustGrants deadline for finalizing applications is March 12, 2024; prospective applicants can attend live webinars for assistance. In fiscal year 2023, OJJDP awarded more than $17.5 million to Tribes under Purpose Areas 8 and 9. Tribes may also apply for grants under other OJJDP funding programs.
The purpose of this call for proposals (CFP) is to support Indigenous-led systematic inquiry to enhance the health and wellbeing of Indigenous Peoples and generate approaches to improve health equity. This will be achieved by funding community-prioritized investigation, elevating and integrating Indigenous cultures and knowledge-building practices.
A new CDC feature article gives parents and educators tips and resources to help them protect youth from the harms of vaping. Parents and educators--including teachers, administrators, and coaches--play an important role in protecting youth from e-cigarettes, also known as vapes. As students go back to school, it is the perfect time to educate them about the dangers of vaping. This article highlights e-cigarette use among youth, the health risks of vaping for youth, how nicotine can be a source of stress, and resources to help youth quit vaping.