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The purpose of the Grants to Reduce Alcohol Abuse program is to provide resources for local educational agencies (LEAs) to develop and implement innovative and effective alcohol abuse prevention programs for secondary school students. Activities must include one or more proven strategies for reducing underage alcohol abuse as determined by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Grantees must provide an explanation of how activities that are not part of a SAMHSA-approved program will be effective in reducing underage alcohol abuse.


Hoover City Schools, AL
Project Director: Carissa Anthony
Funding Amount: $242,968

The project will implement the Too Good for Drugs and Violence (TGFDV) curriculum in the middle and high schools in the Hoover City Schools. The project will provide direct universal prevention programming that is currently absent in the school district. The project will provide parents with parenting information and will work to improve the quality of the peer helper programs that are already in place, thus providing positive peer influence.


Santa Cruz County Office of Education, CA
Project Director: Jo Ann Allen
Funding Amount: $435,239

This project is a comprehensive collaborative effort among the LEA and three school districts. It will implement three SAMHSA model programs – Project Towards No Drug Abuse, Project SUCCESS, and CMCA. The project will enhance and build on individual and environmental prevention programs already in place by increasing local capacity to provide early intervention services and facilitating linkages with needed referrals.


Turner County Board of Education
Project Director: Gloria Plyant

The project proposes a variety of interrelated programming components that include the Class Action and Too Good for Drugs curriculums. Broadcast Video, Journalism and Drama classes at each targeted high school will focus on developing community awareness campaign communication materials regarding the issues surrounding alcohol abuse. The project will also seek to engage students in community service opportunities, youth leadership council, an annual interactive health fair, parent/education involvement, and an ongoing awareness campaign.


Woodstock Community Unit Independent School District, IL
Project Director: George Oslovich
Funding Amount: $326,815

This Woodstock Community Unit Independent School District 200, in collaboration with the McHenry County Youth Service Bureau, will serve students in grades 9 through 12. The program will implement Project SUCCESS and Class Action to create a comprehensive alcohol abuse program that will include prevention education and parental education.


Pittsfield Public Schools, MA
Project Director: Alicia Couture
Funding Amount: $396,936

This project will create a comprehensive system of services and activities to enhance the current alcohol abuse prevention and intervention efforts. The project will utilize the Project SUCCESS curriculum at the secondary level. The target population will be approximately 2,271 students in grades 9 through 12.

Fitchburg Public Schools
Project Director: Katherine Martin

Fitchburg Public Schools proposes to implement two evidence-based strategies to curb youth alcohol abuse – All Stars and Communities Mobilizing for Change (CMCA). The proposed program will impact approximately 10,000 secondary students. Six thousand students will participate in All Stars and will develop and/or enhance the work of strategy teams which implement the CMCA model.


Eastern Suffolk Board of Education, NY
Project Director: Dr. Candace White-Cirraco
Funding Amount: $377,100

This project will utilize two SAMHSA models – the school-based Project SUCCESS and the community focused Communities Mobilizing for Change in Alcohol. The project will focus on reducing the incidence and frequency of alcohol use as well as reducing the availability of alcohol to minors. The target population of the project will be 9th through 12th graders at two high schools within the district.


Eugene School District
4J Project Director: Nancy Johnson
Funding Amount: $336,942

This project will use an evidence-based alcohol abuse prevention project to serve all eight middle schools in the district. The project will use the SAMHSA-approved model program, Project Northland, to provide services to all middle school students. Research-based family activities and community components will be included to increase project outcomes and help ensure sustainability. The project will partner with the Lane County Coalition to Prevent Substance Abuse with the goal of reducing risk factors and increasing community capacity.


School District of West Allis
Project Director: Susan Stuckert

The project will implement a multi-level, comprehensive programmatic response to changing local norms and attitudes by implementing Class Action and Communities Mobilizing for Change.

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Last Modified: 12/22/2009