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Strategic Prevention Framework State Incentive Grant (SPF SIG)


The SPF uses a five-step planning process to guide states, jurisdictions, tribes, and communities in the selection, implementation, and evaluation of effective, culturally appropriate, and sustainable prevention activities.The SPF process:

  • Promotes youth development
  • Reduces risk-taking behaviors
  • Builds assets and resilience
  • Prevents problem behaviors across the life span of the programs
ODP Grant Project Director Sharlene Johnson
Annual Grant Amount $1,500,000.00
Evaluator Name & Contact Info Michelle Hendricks, Ph.D.

RMC Research Corporation, Portland, OR

Funding Source SAMHSA
Grant Award Period 8/1/13 - 7/30/18


The idea behind the SPF is to use findings from public health research along with evidence-based prevention programs to build capacity and sustainable prevention. This, in turn, promotes resilience and decreases risk factors in individuals, families, and communities.

SPF steps require states, territories, federally recognized tribes and tribal organizations, and communities to systematically:

The SPF is built on a community-based risk and protective factors approach to prevention. Also, there is a series of guiding principles that can be utilized at the federal, state or tribal, and community levels.