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Grants to Iowa County Agencies to Enhance
Substance Abuse Prevention Programs

County Substance Abuse Programs

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Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) - Division of Behavioral Health

Deadline Date:

04/14/22 4:00 PM Local Iowa Time


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Grants of up to $10,000 to Iowa county boards of supervisors for county-run substance abuse programs. Funding is intended to increase or improve education, prevention, referral, and post-treatment services. The purpose of the program is to reduce rates of substance abuse and misuse.

The Applicant’s substance abuse program may expand or enhance:

  • Substance Abuse Education services;
  • Substance Abuse Prevention services;
  • Substance Abuse Referral services; and/or
  • Substance Abuse Post-treatment services.

For more information on eligible projects, see the following link:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 153670

Estimated Size of Grant:

A Board of Supervisors (BOS) may apply for up to $10,000.

The applicant will identify at least one goal if requesting less than $5,000 and at least two goals for applicants requesting more than $5,000.

Term of Contract:

July 1, 2022 - June 30, 2023

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Local Boards of Supervisors (BOS) are and will be the only entity eligible to apply for and serve as the contractor for the County Substance Abuse Program contract. BOS through Local Boards of Health (LBOH) have jurisdiction over public health matters in their designated geographic area. A Local Public Health Agency may not apply in response to this posting. All Iowa counties are eligible.

Equipment may not be purchased with these funds.

These funds may not be used for:
- Any salary in excess of Level 1 of the federal senior executive service pay scale
- Directly funding or expanding direct provision of substance misuse treatment programs
- Fentanyl test strips
- Food and beverages
- Incentives (Cash incentives or gifts for program participation) or gift cards
- Implementing or expansion of drug “take back” programs or other drug disposal programs (e.g. drop boxes or disposal bags)
- Land or construction of building or improvements thereon
- Marijuana or any marijuana product
- Naloxone
- Out of state travel unless stated or approved by the Department
- Paraphernalia, concealment or other times to support concealment-type activities (e.g. mock rooms)
- Promotional or giveaway items such as t-shirts, magnets, pencils/pens, toys, banners, etc.
- Providing financial assistance to any entity other than a public or nonprofit entity
- Providing individuals with hypodermic needles or syringes
- Satisfying the requirement for expenditures of non-Federal funds as condition for the receipt of Federal funds
- Services that support mental health promotion and mental disorder prevention strategies
- Subscriptions, dues, or certification costs unless approved by the Department
- Vehicle rentals

Pre-Application Information:

- Application Guidance and Supporting Documents Issued: March 3, 2022
- Technical Assistance: During Posting period of the Funding Opportunity
- Application Due Date: April 14, 2022

Applications must be submitted by (or before) 4:00 p.m. (local Iowa time) on April 14, 2022 in the Electronic Grant Management System.

Funding requirements include a 3:1 match (three parts county funds to one part Department funds).

Contact Information:

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

Apply online:

John McMullen
Phone: 515-281-6646

Contractors are encouraged to contact Chandra Jennings at with questions about the Application prior to submission by the required deadline.

For assistance regarding, please contact the IDPH Helpdesk at or by calling 1-866-520-8987.

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USA: Iowa

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