We are funded Federal Block Grant funds distributed through the NH Department of Health and Human Services, Bureau of Drug and Alcohol Services. Funds for Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention are managed by the United Way of the Greater Seacoast. The original SPF SIG grant awarded to United Way of the Greater Seacoast is through June, 2009. A 15-month extension was awarded to ASAP by the State of NH through Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to extend the funding through September 30, 2010.
We also receive $25,000 for three years from the United Way of the Greater Seacoast toward substance abuse initiatives. United Way remains dedicated to lasting, strategic solutions for health in the prevention of substance abuse in our region. In November of 2009, the Oversight Board of the SPF SIG awarded four mini-grants to coalitions for initiatives to address the results of data from the middle school YRBS (Youth Risk Behavior Survey). These initiatives will be funded through June of 2010.
Ten regions throughout the state received these federal grant funds to implement evidence-based strategies at the local level to reduce the harm caused by underage drinking and young adult binge drinking. After extensive assessment of the needs and resources in the region, along with the use data gathered from multiple sources, four sub-regions (five coalitions) were funded to implement strategies throughout the region in October, 2008. The Coalition developed a comprehensive strategic plan with input from all partners that participated in one-on-one interviews, focus groups, readiness interviews, planning meetings, trainings, priority setting meetings, and data analysis.
In total, we have received $579,826 to implement environmental substance use and abuse strategies tailored to the needs of each sub-region for the fiscal year beginning October, 2008, and ending September, 2010.
THE FUNDED SUB-REGIONS ARE:
Epping-Newmarket Coalition for Youth and Families
Mary Taber, Coordinator
186A Main St
Newmarket, NH 03857
Effective November 1, 2009: For the towns of Salem, Londonderry, Chester, Derry, Pelham, Windham and Hampstead, please contact Celeste Clark or Mary Taber (above)
For more information about the SPF SIG grant for Allies in Substance Abuse Prevention, please contact us.