Fiscal Year 2018
Funding Proposal Criteria
Funding Range: up to $5000.00
Strategies identified in this proposal must address drug and alcohol prevention.
Mini-Grant due to the Prevention Resource Center
no later than May 12, 2017 for review
Mini-Grant submission to ACT Missouri is May 19, 2017
Mini-grants are intended for registered, community coalitions that collaborate with other health and human service providers, schools, faith-based organizations, and others who work to strengthen children, families and communities as a part of a comprehensive and long-lasting approach to prevent alcohol use, drug use and risky behaviors in youth ages 10 – 24.
Who can apply?
Any coalition registered with the Department of Mental Health, Division of Behavioral Health.
Strategic Prevention Framework
Coalitions must use the Strategic Prevention Framework (SPF) and research based prevention strategies to develop, implement and evaluate activities/approaches to addressing community level change. Steps of SPF process:
Step 1: Assessment: Collect data to define problems, resources, and readiness within a geographic area to address needs and gaps.
Step 2: Capacity: Mobilize and/or build capacity within a geographic area to address needs.
Step 3: Planning: Develop a comprehensive strategic plan that includes policies, programs, and practices creating a logical, data-driven plan to address problems identified in Step 1.
Step 4: Implementation: Implement evidenced-based prevention programs, policies, and practices.
Step 5: Evaluation: Measure the impact of the SPF and its implemented programs, policies, and practices.
The SPF places cultural competence and sustainability at its center, as these two key concepts must be incorporated into every step.
The activities must support or enhance one or more of the following themes:
- A public health model using a theoretical framework of risk reduction and protection enhancement based on Hawkins, Catalano and Miller’s work.
- Specific populations, special consideration will be given to at-risk populations;
- are developmentally appropriate and culturally sensitive;
- are focused and adapted to the specific needs of the local area’s population; and
- sustainable outcomes with repeated positive messages, prevention strategies and evaluation
Examples of strategies include, but are not limited to the following:
- Environmental Strategies (Here is an example of environmental strategies for alcohol.)
- Programs that reduce substance use among youth
- Programs that address substance use within the community through prevention.
Proposals that use programs to prevent the use, possession and distribution of drugs and delinquency; and create a well- disciplined environment conducive to learning are strongly recommended.
- Budget Information and Unallowable Costs: Mini-Grant funds are not intended to support one-time events except those that are tied to larger, ongoing efforts. These funds MAY NOT be used for:
- Purchase of incentives or other symbolic disposable items intended for give-aways;
ACT Missouri’s procurement procedures are in accordance with Federal Law and Standards identified in the Code of Regulations, Section 200. This guideline is recommended for procurement unless your Coalition (or Fiscal Agent) has a policy already in place.
- Award Information: Once awardees have been notified, they will need to complete a fully executed MOU in order to receive their funds. Grant funds shall only be used for actual costs which have been incurred in direct relation to the performance of services as specified in their approved proposal and budget.
- Mid-Year Report & Final Report – Award recipients will be required to submit a mid-year report and a final report upon the completion of the proposed activity or project. The mid-year report will summarize the progress made toward proposed goals and objectives, the barriers encountered and identify any assistance needed. The final report will describe what occurred, general demographics of participants involved, outcomes, evaluation feedback, and any impact of the project on the needs identified. The report must be sent to the Prevention Resource Center (PRC) and the PRC prevention specialist will review the report and offer any needed assistance to the grantee before sending it to ACT Missouri. Reporting forms will be available after grants are awarded.
- Creation of Materials – Two complete copies of any materials created as a result of this award (such as posters, flyers, brochures, newsletters, booklets, videos, advertisements, etc.), MUST be submitted to ACT Missouri with the final report.
In order to reduce the duplication of services, it is suggested that existing programs and trainers be utilized when feasible. PRC staff is available to provide needed training.
A complete list of PRC’s can be found here: https://dmh.mo.gov/ada/progs/docs/preventionresourcenetworkcontacts.pdf