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Substance Abuse Prevention Block Grant

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse (CSAT) and the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) make available allotments each year to States through the funding of the Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment Block Grants (SABG). By law, states are required to “set-aside” and direct at least 20% of the SABG funds toward Primary Prevention programs.

Primary Prevention is defined as “programs for individuals who do not require treatment for substance abuse.” The Idaho Office of Drug Policy (ODP) is the State of Idaho’s designated administrator of these SABG “set-aside”prevention funds.

SABG funds are used to support substance abuse primary prevention efforts at both state and local levels. They empower communities to design solutions to specific drug and alcohol problems that are experienced locally. The expected outcomes for the program are:

  1. To maintain and expand a comprehensive system of prevention services that are community driven, strategically focused, research based and culturally relevant to Idaho’s individuals, families and communities; and
  2. Reduce the incidence of alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse related problems.

Three types of projects are funded through this grant award:

  • Direct Service Evidence-Based Prevention programming for parents and families;
  • Direct Service Evidence-Based Prevention programming for youth;
  • Community-Based Environmental Prevention Strategies targeting community level change.
ODP Grant Project DirectorMarianne King
Annual Grant Amount$1,812,999.00
Evaluator Name & OrganizationJessica Edwards, PhD, Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation (PIRE)
Funding SourceSAMHSA
Grant Award Period7/1/19 - 6/30/20

FY21 Application and Webinar

FY21 Application is now closed.


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