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Appalachian Regional Commission 2011 Competition for Community-Based Substance Abuse Initiatives

Grants to Nonprofit Community Efforts
to Reduce Substance Abuse

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The Appalachian Regional Commission

Deadline Date:

05/16/11 4:30 PM


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Grants to address local substance abuse problems in select areas of the east coast. The overall goal of the foundation is to improve health outcomes of people living in Appalachia. The foundation seeks organizations who are ready to expand their current efforts to better serve wider populations. The idea is to build on local initiatives to better deal with the substance abuse problems because local attitude is believed to be the determining factor in outcome.

The region has high numbers of prescription drugs due to work and environment and in turn the number of drug abusers is significantly higher. Goals of the program include; Reduction in the availability of substances of abuse; Strengthen anti-drug-use attitudes and norms; Strengthen life skills and refusal techniques; Reduce risk and enhance protection in families; Strengthen social bonding and caring relationships; Ensure appropriate prevention interventions. In addition to money, the foundation will provide training and technical assistance.

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GrantWatch ID#: 124926

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Term of Contract:

Up to 9 months

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Competitors must meet one of these three descriptions:
A. Currently formed and recognized substance abuse coalition which has received state or national funding to support its community activities
B. Currently formed substance abuse coalition which is dependent on the contributions of local volunteers
C. Other organizations which wish to form a coalition to address a substance abuse issue or adopt a new major strategy to address substance abuse

Only organizations operating in select counties are eligible to apply.

Pre-Application Information:

A mandatory conference to be held June 27-28 2011 in Jackson City, Tennessee for accepted coalitions must be attended by a 3-4 man team made up of a mix of the following; medicine/primary care, justice system, public health, behavioral health/mental health/addiction services, youth services, local government, public education system, law enforcement, local media, local businesses and business coalitions, faith based organizations, pharmacies and Local Development Districts.

50% of funding paid up front and 50% is contingent on completion of the project.

Applications should be submitted electronically to Kris Bowers at

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Eric Stockton (ARC)

Kris Bowers (ETSU)

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Alabama;   Georgia;   Kentucky;   Maryland;   Mississippi;   North Carolina;   Ohio;   Pennsylvania;   South Carolina;   Tennessee;   Virginia;   West Virginia