The Community Prevention Mini-Grants are available for organizations that have non-profit status and/or 501 (c) (3) designation under the Internal Revenue Code. Special consideration will be given to applicants using science or evidence-based programs or programs based on the "Principles of Effectiveness" as outlined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
The purpose of the mini-grant process is to (1) encourage initiatives at the local level that will enhance the development and work of coalitions, inter-agency councils and/or school-family-community, and (2) get the money to where it will be most beneficial.
Since the mid 90's, the Regional Training Center has funded over 100 programs statewide providing prevention programming within schools, faith-based settings and communities. Some programs were considered universal interventions, those not identified on the basis of individual risk. Other programs used selective interventions, targeting high-risk individuals who are experiencing behavioral or academic difficulties. Still other programs targeted indicated individuals who have used alcohol or other drugs at a pre-clinical level.
The categories below are links to programs that were funded by a Community Prevention Mini-Grant.
Note: The Community Prevention Mini-Grants are not being funded during the 2004-2005 year.