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NC Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NC-PUDi)

Contract for Services to a North Carolina University for
Programs to Prevent Underage Alcohol Consumption

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (DMHDDSAS)

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Contract for services to a North Carolina public university to develop and coordinate programs that prevent underage alcohol consumption. The selected contractor will be responsible for providing training in program implementation and improvements, technical assistance, data collection management, and coordinating a task force. Funding is intended to facilitate the implementation of specific state projects to prevent underage and excessive alcohol use.

The purpose of this project is to also continue the work previously done by the North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NC-PUDI) for the development, evaluation, and training associated with environmental management strategies to prevent underage alcohol use that have been supported by the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention’s (OJJDP) Enforcing Underage Drinking Laws Program (EUDL) and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Substance Abuse Block Grant. The selected Offeror (Contractor) will be responsible for program management, improvement, expansion, and further development: a) Technical assistance; b) Training in program improvements and implementation; c) Data collection management, analysis and reporting; and, d) Coordination of the Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative Task Force.

The Contractor will be responsible for:
1) Providing technical support and oversight of grants to Community Collaboratives
a. Grant funding for approximately 15 Community Collaboratives (to be determined) to implement environmental management-based strategies to prevent underage drinking and access to alcohol. Community Collaboratives are funded based on a competitive process and review.
2) Coordination of the implementation of environmental management strategies to prevent underage drinking
3) Providing technical assistance to Community Collaboratives for the implementation of activities funded through this project
4) Providing ongoing program and training activities to assist the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services NC-PUDi Program Manager in the maintenance and utilization of statewide collaborations to prevent underage drinking.

This contract will support the North Carolina Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative (NC-PUDI) in its efforts to prevent underage alcohol consumption and the resulting social, health, and economic consequences in the State of North Carolina. The contract will support continued utilization and further development of innovative strategies to help achieve the goal of preventing underage drinking by building upon NC-PUDi activities. This continuing effort is designed to further support and develop Community Collaboratives working to implement environmental management strategies to prevent underage drinking. A Community Collaborative (or Coalition) is an alliance among individuals or groups, during which they cooperate in joint action, each in their own self-interest, joining forces together for a common cause. It may be described as a joining of ‘factions’, usually those with overlapping interests rather than opposing. The NC Preventing Underage Drinking Initiative collaborates work within their communities to implement strategies that prevent underage drinking and create a sustainable movement to stop practices that make underage drinking both easy and acceptable.

For details on the program scope of work and performance standards and expectations, see pages 3-6 in the RFA:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186205

Number of Grants:

One contract will be established.

Term of Contract:

The initial contract period is anticipated to begin October 1, 2019 and continue through September 30, 2020. Pending available funding, the State has the option to renew the contract for this RFA under the same terms and conditions for an additional period of twenty-four (24) months or through September 30, 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Only North Carolina public universities may apply.

To ensure the uninterrupted continuation and timely implementation of the PUDi, the Division seeks experienced and capable Offerors located in North Carolina to provide program development and implementation, technical assistance, and training in the areas of environmental management strategies to prevent underage and excessive alcohol use, and development and evaluation of innovative prevention programs. Offerors must be in business at least five (5) years providing the types of services outlined in this RFA and must demonstrate this ability in their proposal.

For details on key staff requirements, see the RFA:

Pre-Application Information:

RFA Posted June 12, 2019
Questions Due June 28, 2019
Applications Due July 24, 2019
Anticipated Notice of Award August 28, 2019

Questions about this award may be sent to Tammie B Houck prior to June 28, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Questions and answers regarding this award will be posted to: by July 12, 2019.

Contact Information:

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

E-mail Applications to:

Michael Eisen

Address questions to:

Tammie B Houck

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Carolina