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Grants to Ohio Nonprofits, Agencies, and Faith-Based Organizations to Address Youth Substance Use

Hamilton County Family Services and Treatment - Prevention Program


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Funding Source
Coalition for a Drug-Free
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Geographic Focus
USA: Ohio: Hamilton County

Important Dates
Deadline: 11/03/23 Close of Business (5:00 PM) Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to Ohio nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based entities to reduce and prevent substance use and misuse among youth in eligible locations. Funding is intended for mobilizing, planning, and implementing substance abuse programming. Projects must serve communities and residents within Hamilton County.

The grant is intended to improve the capacity of a current coalition or group looking to implement prevention. Substance use/misuse prevention is defined as preventing the onset of alcohol and other drug (AoD) use, misuse, and substance use disorders. AoD prevention is a planned sequence of activities that, through the practice and application of evidence-based prevention principles, policies, strategies, and programs, is intended to inform, educate, develop skills, reduce risk behaviors, affect environmental factors, and/or provide referrals to other services.

This grant is not intended to merely fund programs that do not move the capacity of a coalition or prevention-intended group. The movement toward positive community change focused on substance use/misuse prevention in a particular community must be demonstrated.

  • Goal 1: To increase community collaboration: Establish and strengthen collaboration among community sectors and county entities to support the efforts of community coalitions to prevent/reduce substance use/misuse among youth (individuals 25 and younger).
  • Goal 2: To reduce youth substance use/misuse: Reduce substance use/misuse among youth and, over time, among adults by addressing the factors in the community that increase the risk of substance use/misuse and promoting the factors that minimize the risk of substance use/misuse. Substances include, but are not limited to narcotics, depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, cannabis/marijuana, inhalants, alcohol, and tobacco, e-cigarettes/vaping where use is prohibited by federal, state, or local law

Applicants will choose whether they will be using the funds for prevention coalition development focused on either 1) mobilizing; 2) planning; or 3) implementation. For more information, see ;

For allowable expenditures, see


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Eligibility Requirements:
- The project must have as its principal mission the prevention and reduction of youth substance use/misuse.
- The applicant must be a public or private nonprofit, governmental, or faith-based organization.
- The project must serve communities and their residents within Hamilton County.
- The project must assist with improving the capacity of an existing coalition or begin mobilizing one if a coalition does not currently exist in the community.

The application must be submitted by a Hamilton County community-based coalition or group of community members committed to developing or expanding the capacity of a community-based substance use/misuse prevention coalition.

Unallowable expenditures:
- Award dinners and fundraising events
- Capital construction or improvement
- Operating/indirect expenses such as utilities, rent, etc.
- Salaries
- Religious organizations for religious purposes
- Political causes, candidates, organizations or campaigns
- Grants to individuals
- Food/beverages that exceed 5 percent of the total budget
- Debt retirement
- Cash incentives or Visa/MasterCard gift cards

Pre-Application Information
Important Dates:
- Grant Applications Due: November 3, 2023 (COB)
- Notice of Awards: On or Before December 15, 2023
- Required Learning Collaborative Grantee Meeting: Friday, March 22, 2024, 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
- Final Grant Report Due: December 6, 2024 (COB)

COB refers to the close of business as 5:00 p.m.

Estimated Size of Grant
Award Levels Dependent on Grant Application Category:
- Up to $1,000 for Mobilizing
- Up to $2,000 for Planning
- Up to $3,000 for Implementation

Term of Contract
Length of Project Period: January 2024-December 2024

Contact Information
Email applications to PF! Program Coordinator Jade Jacobs at

For more information:
Amanda Conn Starner, Chief Program Officer
513-751-8000 ext. 13

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